Matt Stone and Trey Parker rule my world. Even though Isaac Hayes quit the show due to the whole making-fun-of-Scientology thing, they aren't letting that spell and end to his Chef character: 'South Park' Cooks Up Plan For Chef In Season Premiere
Details on the episode were scarce as of press time â€” Chef returns to town, but his erratic behavior worries Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny â€” though Comedy Central did confirm that contrary to previous reports, Hayes will provide the voice for Chef, however all his lines will be taken from previously recorded material.
I love it! You just know the "erratic behavior" will consist of every phrase sounding like it comes from a completely different context, making the cut-and-paste job completely obvious.
The very best part, though is the press release from Stone & Parker:
Stone and Parker are refusing to let the whole thing go, issuing a statement to Daily Variety that pokes fun not only at Hayes and Cruise, but Scientology as a whole.
"So, Scientology, you may have won this battle, but the million-year war for Earth has just begun!" the statement read. "Temporarily anozinizing our episode will not stop us from keeping Thetans forever trapped in your pitiful man-bodies. Curses and drat! You have obstructed us for now, but your feeble bid to save humanity will fail! Hail Xenu!!!"