How Not to Write a South Park Episode

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So Trey & Matt decided to do a parody of Inception last week, but given that they produce a show in six days and the movie was out of theaters, they turned to the Web to research lines.

Hey, we do that all the time when we can’t think of sufficiently obscure references on our own. If we wanted to riff on Inception, we’d hit up the IMDb quotes page.

Apparently Trey & Matt (or their minions) didn’t. Instead, they found a clever parody online, and figured the parody was using lines straight from the movie.

It, um, wasn’t.

The creators of “South Park,” the animated Comedy Central series, apologized on Friday to the creators of a Web comedy video satirizing the summer blockbuster “Inception,” following a recent episode of “South Park” that shared numerous similarities with the Web video, called “Inception Characters Don’t Understand Inception.”

Apology accepted. And video creator Dan Gurewitch is going to enjoy a beer with Trey & Matt, next time they’re in town.

Which reminds us: If Trey & Matt ever want to riff on Citizen Kane, here’s the last line…


You’re welcome! We’ll have a pint of Guinness.

‘South Park’ Apologizes for Lifted Material in ‘Inception’ Parody [NYT]

Hmmmmm…. running out of ideas, are we, boys?

Well, good morning! Somebody’s been pulling an all-nighter on a deadline project! Somebody’s sleeping in today!

Good God. That skit’s almost as boring as the movie. But we are grateful to noje for thinking of us when he’s been up all night ‘working’.

OMG, they killed Parody!


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