South Park Creators Apologize To CollegeHumor.com For Using Writers’ Lines
Posted on Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:35 PM PDT

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK (X17online) - The creators of South Park apologized to the Web site CollegeHumor.com on Friday for using dialogue from a video on their site satirizing the summer blockbuster Inception.

“It’s just because we do the show in six days, and we’re stupid and we just threw it together, But in the end, there are some lines that we had to call and apologize for.”
Matt Stone, who created “South Park” with Trey Parker, told The New York Times Friday in a telephone interview.

Dan Gurewitch and David Young wrote the video Inception Characters Don’t Understand Inception, which was posted on CollegeHumor on Aug. 2. Coincidentally the South Park episode shown on Wednesday had a scene that contained dialogue similar or identical to the web-site's skit.

Apparently Matt Stone and Trey Parker could not find a movie theater showing “Inception,” or a DVD of the film so they turned to the Web, which led them to the CollegeHumor video.

On October 22 Dan Gurewitch posted a message about the plagiarism on his personal 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.

All is well, and we’re going to meet up with Matt and Trey when they’re in New York."

As for Inception, the DVD release date isn’t officially set however sources say Warner Brothers is looking to release the movie on DVD and Blu-Ray on or around December 7.

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