Well, someone has to do it and I’m glad it’s Matt Stone & Trey Parker.Â Stone & Parker have filmed a last-minute episode ofÂ South ParkÂ in response to Scientologist Isaac Hayes’ request to be released from his contract because the show mocked his “religion”.
Hayes quit the show last week stating, “there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry toward religious beliefs and others begins.”Â This is the same Hayes who is one episode of SouthÂ ParkÂ had the following line:
Chef: Where were we going to find a child to sacrifice?
Chef’s Mother: We weren’t going to ask where you got if from.
Back to the current story.Â Because South Park episodes only take about six days to create, Stone & Parker were able to react to the current controversy soon after it happened.Â The upcoming show that will air tomorrow night is entitled, “The Return of Chef”.Â According to Comedy Central the show will feature, “The triumphant homecoming of school chef Jerome McElroy.”
“While Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman are thrilled to have their old friend back, they notice that something about Chef seems to be different.Â When Chef’s strange behavior stars getting him in trouble, the boys pull out all the stops to save him.”
I will most assuredly be tuned in to Comedy Central tomorrow evening.Â It begs the question, who will be voicing the part of Chef now?Â Will they use Hayes’ voice by piecing together existing dialogue?Â Find some other soul singer & deep voice extraordinaire?Â I’ll tell you what I’m hoping for- something completely different.Â I think a polar opposite voiceÂ from whatÂ Isaac Hayes offers would really illustrate the ridiculous nature of this currentÂ situation.Â What about a high-pitched Irish voice for our old pal Chef?
Can’t you just hear it now (read now with an Irish accent), “You’ve got to hold the football like you would hold your lover, eh. Gently, yet firmly, eh. You wanna be both nurturing and clinging at the same time, don’t you know.Â Oh, yes. Just like making sweet love to the football, eh. Be naughty with the football, eh.Â Mmmm, spank it, eh. Ever so gently, eh. Spank it, eh. Oh, uh, sorry, children.”
From the boys who had George Clooney on the show just to bark for the role of Sparky, the gay dog, I’m just tickled to see just what they do do.