‘South Park’ Explores Scientology


“South Park” never fails, whatever is the hot button in the news it will be tackled and it seems Scientology is about to get its due as Radar Online tells us an episode of “South Park” titled “Trapped in the Closet” will make its way to Comedy Central as Matt Stone and Trey Parker set their sights on Scientology and Tom Cruise, which Radar reports are topics previously deemed “off limits” due to the actor’s close ties to Comedy Central’s sister company, Paramount Pictures.

So what will happen in the episode? Well Radar gives us the rundown:

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”

In the end, R&B star R. Kelly—whose multi-song summer opus gave the episode its name—swoops in to save the day. (We suspect Chef will be sitting this one out. A rep for Isaac Hayes, who supplies the voice of South Park’s horny cook and who happens to be a Scientologist, said her client hadn’t heard about the plot and that she didn’t “think Chef was even in it.”)

The site does say that this is still just rumor and speculation as they approached Paramount spokeswoman Nancy Kirkpatrick who declined to comment, saying, “I don’t know anything about it…”

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