Friday, March 17, 2006

Comedy Central Pulls
South Park Episode
Spoofing Scientology

Would you care to taste my little white vinegarey Scientology balls?

Scientologists must be geeks who have no sense of humor. Or maybe, they are totalitarians like the radical Islamists. Well, no matter what they are, they need to be made fun of, and criticized, just like any other group. Like us Christians for instance:

The battle between "South Park""South Park" creators Trey ParkerTrey Parker and Matt StoneMatt Stone and Scientology is escalating.

The dust-up gained steam last week when Isaac Hayes, a practicing Scientologist who has long been the voice of the character Chef, quit after objecting to a "South Park" episode called "Trapped in the Closet," which lampooned both the religion and Tom CruiseTom Cruise.

The skirmish continued this week, when Comedy CentralComedy Central abruptly pulled a repeat of that episode that was scheduled to air Wednesday evening. Showing instead was another memorable segseg which featured Hayes's character, called "Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls."

Blog reports pegged the mysterious episode switch to objections raised by Cruise, who, the reports stated, threatened to not promote "Mission: Impossible 3," the summer tentpole for ViacomViacom-owned Paramount.