11.16.2005

Tonight: Tom Cruise Is 'Trapped in the Closet'

South Park Takes on Tom Cruise, Scientology in New Episode

from National Ledger

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone will use their vehicle of Comedy Central's South Park to spoof Tom Cruise and Scientology in tonight's episode, titled "Trapped in the Closet."

A tease on Comedy Central's website has a reporter standing outside a house in South Park, "A lot of people here are hoping Tom Cruise will just come out - we're still not exactly sure why Tom Cruise is in the closet..."

This may be brutal.

According to a source who has read a draft of the script, it begins with Stan leaving a psychiatrist's office only to be hailed as a savior by the leaders of a strange, Scientology-esque cult because of his off-the-chart results on an E-meter-like "personality test." A group of Hollywood A-listers quickly gather outside Stan's house, we're told, with Tom Cruise somehow ending up stuck in a closet — leading a news crew stationed at the scene to report that Cruise’s fans fervently want the actor to "just come out."

Radar Online goes deep and grabs tons of info on the upcoming episode.

Parker and Stone are reportedly nervous about the blowback from the episode "due to the actor’s close ties to Comedy Central’s sister company, Paramount Pictures," Radar reports.

The unwanted cartoon cameo comes at an awkward time for Cruise. The actor recently canned his career-wrecking publisister Lee Anne DeVette, and has been trying to restore his image with help from Rogers & Cowan spin-masters Paul Bloch and Arnold Robinson. Comedy Central's parent company, Viacom—which also owns Paramount—might not be too keen either about seeing its studio's big-money Mission Impossible 3 star ridiculed yet again just when America had seemingly moved on from its obsession with his sexuality and Scientology ties.

1 Comments:

Blogger blu said...

Brilliant episode!

Loved every second of it as it exposed the scam that is Co$!!!!

November 17, 2005 8:55 PM  

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