Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the founders of South Park, stole lines for their Inception parody called Insheeption and now the duo have apologized to the CollegeHumor.com creators who actually wrote the lines they lifted.
The South Pdark founders told the New York Times that the plagiarism happened because:
“It’s just because we do the show in six days, and we’re stupid and we just threw it together,” adding, “But in the end, there are some lines that we had to call and apologize for.”
It’s rumored that the South Park guys couldn’t find the movie on DVD or in theaters so they took to the web and stole the material.
For example, one line they stole:
“Sometimes my thoughts of my dead wife manifest themselves as trains.”
Thankfully for Matt Stone and Trey Parker The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Dan Gurewitch (the original writer) and David Young are taking it all in stride, mentioning that the South Park creators were “extremely nice and apologetic” and that “All is well, and we’re going to meet with Matt and Trey when they’re in New York.”
Here’s a sample video from Insheeption: