It's a little unclear exactly what's going on between Comedy Central, "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and pocket-sized Uber-Thetan, Tom Cruise. Variety claimed that Comedy Central pulled the recent "South Park" episode that skewered Scientology out of rotation, and that "blog reports" (and we know how reliable they are!) were claiming that Comedy Central buckled to the threats of Cruise, a famous Scientologist. A Cruise spokesperson, though, denies that he made any such threat. Then, Parker and Stone issued this statement to Variety:
"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!!!"
Comedy Central now claims they simply took the Scientology episode out of rotation this week to replay the episode "Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls" in honor of Isaac Hayes, also a Scientologist, who left the show as the voice of Chef, complaining about the way the show depicted Scientologists. Hmmm. We don't know what's going on, but we're enjoying the fun. Since posting a link earlier this week to a YouTube upload of said controversial "South Park" episode, it was taken down. But we found another one! And below that, we've linked to a bonus interview of Parker and Stone, who appeared Thursday on Letterman. Enjoy!