Family Guy plagiarise, it’s what they do. Simpsons Can’t copy because they’ve done it all. South Park is original…oh wait no it’s not!
Larry: For Animated Comedy writers to come up with original ideas it is getting pretty hard these days, especially when you’ve had the Simpsons running for 22 seasons and before that king of the hill and others.
Ed: We all know that Family Guy is one of the funniest shows on TV (at least it was a few years ago) but we have all seen the similarities of their jokes and storylines compared to The Simpsons (Youtube it)
Larry: On the other hand you have south Park which throughout it’s years on TV, episodes have for the most part seemed completely original in terms of its ideas and jokes. But no more!
Ed: Following watching and enjoying the new SP episode Insheeption which parodied the movie Inception starring Leonardo DiCaprio, we noticed an unto familiar scene
Larry: It appeared that South Park directly copied and pasted this scene from a Gurewitch/Young video on CollegeHumor.com into their episode
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Ed: Who knew that SP would stoop so low as to blatantly copy someone elses work? Your probably now trying to convince yourself that this is just a coincidence, SP would never copy someone else. Well we wish that where true as well but, Matt Stone and Trey Parker recently said it was true after Gurewitch – creator of the Inception spoof on college humor – posted on his blog about the similarities of his spoof episode and SP episode:
“Well, this is odd. It looks as if South Park essentially plagiarized Inception Characters Don’t Understand Inception, a sketch written by me and David Young a few months ago.
“I’m conflicted, because I absolutely adore South Park. I admire Trey Parker and Matt Stone more than almost anyone currently working in comedy. To give them the benefit of the doubt, I’d say maybe it’s an homage — I’d be honored — but while our sketch was popular, it wasn’t nearly the national phenomenon it’d have to be for them to parody it.”
Gurewitch later said on his blog:
“David and I just got off the phone with Matt Stone (coolest sentence I’ve ever written). He was extremely nice and apologetic. He explained that when they couldn’t get a copy of an ‘Inception’ screener, they used our sketch as source material. They thought that the lines in our sketch were taken directly from ‘Inception’ (and the joke was that they were arranged in rapid succession), rather than original lines written by us.”
Larry: So it seems that it was all sorted out and Matt Stone and Trey Parker managed to play it off as a mistake
Ed: Weather that is the truth or not who knows, but one things is for sure if any other stolen lines or material appears on SP they can expect a greater backlash from their fans who may not be so forgiving the second time round.
Larry: Aside from all this commotion, SP continue their great run of episodes of late and continue to show Family guy and all other animated comedies that way forward
Ed: Lets hope when Family guy airs its next episode on november 7th it will be a good one because I can see them losing some fans after they made a miserable restart to their series
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