Good Job, Tom!

The question at hand is, did Tom threaten to derail his own movie in order to have a Scientology spoof taken off the air?
…The episode first aired in November and was scheduled to re-air on Wednesday night, March 15. But Comedy Central (which is owned by Viacom), abruptly pulled a repeat of the episode.
But why?
Reportedly, because Tom objected, threatening not to promote the Paramount film “Mission: Impossible III” if the episode wasn’t pulled.
The connection between the two? Paramount is owned by Viacom.
…In true “South Park” form, show creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker issued the following statement:
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.”

Pitiful man body, indeed. And what a dope.

9 Responses to “Good Job, Tom!”

  1. Oh brother. I’m not going to see his movie anyway.

  2. Gunslinger says:

    Comedy Central should be flogged for such cowardice.

  3. Gunny, it all boils down to “who’s yer daddy?”

  4. The_Real_JeffS says:

    I saw Mission Impossible I; it was good.
    Mission Impossible II ran like “The Matrix” with actual sun shine added in, and without the sunglasses. Thank God I caught it on HBO in a hotel room while on TDY.
    Mission Impossible III: I decided not to watch it when I first heard it was being made. Forewarned is forearmed.
    Besides, Cruise started his downhill slide into mediocrity around “The Minority Report”. Or possibly a bit earlier.

  5. Ken Summers says:

    You know, it would be nice if, someday, at least one of these rich freaks learned how to tie a friggin’ necktie. Jeebus.

  6. Dave J says:

    Much earlier, Jeff. More like around “Days of Thunder.”

  7. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Probably so, Dave J. Fact is, I can’t remember seeing any Cruise movies between “Days of Thunder” and “Mission Impossible”. It’s like my memory was blocked by the horrors I witnessed……

  8. Crusader says:

    Top Gun was great (screw the acting. Lots of F-14 footage!), MI I ws good, MI II was OK, Days of Thunder is a good laugh, and I like Minority Report, but besides those, I can’t even recall any other memorable Cruise movies.

  9. Shannon says:

    Remember he played the spitting, screwy cadet in “Taps,” shooting up the whole scene and screaming “it’s beautiful, man!”
    He married Mimi Rogers – who introduced him to this S*****ology crap – in the late 80s. So, anything he did before then is watchable: “Risky Business,” “The Outsiders,” heck, even “Losin’ It.”

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