South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone on “Trapped in the Closet,” the episode where Stan Marsh joins the Church of Scientology:
“They said ‘We’re going to pull that out of rotation. We’re going to pull that episode.’ And we were like ‘Why?’ And they said ‘Because certain producers on Mission: Impossible III would rather not have it on the air,’ ” says Stone.
“We’re pretty sure [it was Tom Cruise’s people] who asked for the episode to be pulled,” says Parker.
Chimes in Stone: “We can’t legally say that, but we’re pretty sure it was.”