Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Video: South Park - 'Trapped in the Closet' episode

Here in its entirety is the infamous Scientology episode of 'South Park' that Tom Cruise apparently tried to force off the air. (Click on the play button.)

(From Wikipedia:) 'As a reference to Scientology's litigious tendencies, all the credits at the end of this episode were changed to read "John/Jane Smith". A sequence which might appear to be a satirically exaggerated view of the Scientologists' version of history has the caption, "This is what Scientologists actually believe". Isaac Hayes, who voiced "Chef" on the show and is himself a Scientologist, ostensibly left the cast on account of this episode. However, it isn't clear whether this was his own decision or a decision of upper-level Scientologists; during a radio interview on The Opie and Anthony Show after the episode aired, Hayes defended South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, saying, "If you take the shit they say seriously, then I'll sell you the Brooklyn Bridge for two dollars."'


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