They Killed The Scientology Episode. You Bastards!
You all have been following the dust up over at South Park as Isaac Hayes, "Theme from Shaft" vocalist and voice of the character "Chef", has left South Park, claiming that the show is hateful toward religion.
As noted by Matt Stone, that religion is not Christianity, Mormons, Judaism or Islam (which Isaac had no problem with) but rather specifically Scientology. And coincidentally, Hayes is a follower of L. Ron's "religion." Well, well. We guess it's all fun and games until it's your ox getting gored.
But in the latest move over the ever more infamous episode entitled "Trapped in the Closet," it seems that Tom Cruise, noted Scientologist has actually succeeded in getting Viacom to pull the episode from rotation. A repeat of "Trapped in the Closet" was supposed to air Wednesday night, but was pulled without explanation.
Well it seems the explanation is in. Allegedly, Tom Cruise has threatened to boycott any promotion for the upcoming Mission Impossible 3 if Viacom (parent company of Comedy Central) did not put the Scientology episode on ice.
Scientologist are well noted for their lack of humour.
And Viacom, money grubbing bastards that they are, folded like a cheap camera. (In the digital photography age, does anyone even know what that mean anymore?)
In response, Parker and Stone released the following public statement (even though they were ordered by Viacom not to comment) which is the most startlingly brilliant FU we have ever seen. via Andrew Sullivan
So, Scientology, you may have won THIS battle, but the million-year war for earth has just begun! Temporarily anozinizing our episode will NOT stop us from keeping Thetans forever trapped in your pitiful man-bodies. Curses and drat! You have obstructed us for now, but your feeble bid to save humanity will fail! Hail Xenu!!!We at The Idiom stand in awe. God that's so f'ing funny...
- Trey Parker and Matt Stone, servants of the dark lord Xenu.