Monday, July 17, 2006

Set Your TiVo Now

Comedy Central has finally grown a pair and will air the Scientology South Park episode again.

Comedy Central plans to air the Emmy-nominated episode on July 19. It was last scheduled to rerun in March but was abruptly pulled by the network.

The network said, hey, nothing unusual.

The network rotates its 150 episodes of "South Park" in and out of the broadcast schedule, spokesman Tony Fox said Wednesday. "This episode just happens to be rotating back in," he said.

Parker and Stone call BS.

The show's co-creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, were told in May that the episode was pulled from the schedule to appease Cruise and his partners in "Mission: Impossible III," according to reports.

Then they exercised their creative market power.

"If they hadn't put this episode back on the air, we'd have had serious issues, and we wouldn't be doing anything else with them," Stone said in Wednesday's edition of the trade paper Variety.

'Bout time.

This is one of the funniest episodes you will ever see. It is really a classic, though I would suggest that you probably won't like it that much if you belong a money grubbing, litigation happy cult that believes that we are all inhabited by stress causing aliens and that science fiction writers have the answers to life all the while pretending to be a religion for tax reasons.

No particular reason for that comment. I just don't think that is this show's demographic.


At 3:59 AM, Blogger camojack said...

I stopped watching South Park years ago...they go too far for my (admittedly conservative) tastes.


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