A Los Angeles TV station reports that the "South Park" episode that poked fun of Tom Cruise and Scientology has apparently impressed voters at the Television Academy.
One of the Emmy nominees for Best Animated Program is the episode of "South Park" that angered Tom Cruise and Isaac Hayes. The episode, "Trapped in the Closet," implies that Cruise is gay and makes fun of Scientology.
Cruise's fellow Scientologist Isaac Hayes reportedly quit because he was upset with the episode. And when it came time to rerun it, Cruise allegedly called Comedy Central and demanded that it be pulled. It was, even though Cruise's people denied he asked for it.
Hayes quit the show during the controversy -- prompting "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone to rip into Hayes and Scientology in their season opener.