After Stan scores a remarkably high "Thetan Level" at a Scientology center, he is considered to be the reincarnation of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. John Travolta, Tom Cruise and ... See full summary »

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Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / Brian / Randy Marsh / Grandpa Marsh / Mr. Mackey / Head of Scientology / Scientologist #1 / Scientologist #2 / Tom Cruise / News Reporter / Policeman / R. Kelly (voice) (as John Smith)
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Kyle Broflovski / Mike / Scientologist at Headquarters #2 / Kenny McCormick (voice) (as John Smith)
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John Travolta (voice) (as John Smith)
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Kelly (voice) (as Jane Smith)
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Sharon Marsh / Michelle / Scientologist at Headquarters #1 / Shelly Marsh / Nicole Kidman (voice) (as Jane Smith)
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After Stan scores a remarkably high "Thetan Level" at a Scientology center, he is considered to be the reincarnation of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. John Travolta, Tom Cruise and other Scientologists go to South Park to convince Stan to be their leader, but when Stan makes disparaging remarks about Cruise's acting, the movie star locks himself inside a bedroom closet. R&B singer R. Kelly is recruited to get Tom Cruise to come out of the closet, but eventually Kelly, as well as Travolta, find themselves all trapped in the closet. Written by IMDb Editor

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This show received an Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour)" in 2006 for this episode. See more »

Quotes

R. Kelly: [singing] Man, this is some crazy shit here. Why won't you both just come out the closet, they said?
Tom CruiseJohn Travolta: [singing] We're not coming out the closet. You can just go away.
R. Kelly: [singing] But everyone wants you out the closet.
Tom CruiseJohn Travolta: [singing] That doesn't matter 'cause we're gonna stay.
R. Kelly: [singing] Now I'm startin' to get angry, so I pull out my gun!
[as soon as R. Kelly pulls out his gun, everyone standing outside Stan's room runs away]
R. Kelly: [singing] I'm gonna give you a count to three to open this closet door, one - I'm ...
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the episode, Stan and the leader of the church of Scientology, get in an argument to which Stan says "So sue me!", and the leader says "Fine we will!". When the credits roll, everyones name is John Smith or Jane Smith, presumably, so Tom Cruise (who was mocked in the episode) wouldn't sue them. See more »

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Cruising
13 August 2006 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

Many, many times, I dip into TeeVee offerings and find them depressingly vacuous. That's especially true of "quality" productions made in the BBC tradition. Only "Singing Detective" impressed me, indeed really grabbed me.

But I am almost always blown away by South Park episodes, at least the ones that are recommended to me.

This is the first of a recent batch, and the most highly recommended by a reader. Its because of the Isacc Hayes bit. For years and years, South Park has bitten hard on the stupidities of society, especially the obvious candidates: sex, politics, religion.

Hayes has happily participated. Until now, when his "religion" is the target.

What's in this is almost incidental. Its how it is presented that's cool, and what impresses me about the creators of this. Its so light and offhand. Death, for instance, is as casual as turning on a light. It isn't that strange things happen and are underscored as strange, its that strange and terrible things happen and are underscored as not strange.

So when you have something from real life that's strange and it is inserted in an episode, the power of anticriticism is so much more powerful. I saw this with a similar episode on Mormons and the difference is striking.

Scientology is based on a fabricated myth and it rips off its devotees. Mormons have a similar fabricated truth but manage to have to have built something healthy as religions go.

So smooth. It used to be Doonesbury and Bloom County and Gary Larson where we'd go for this. Now its here. These guys matter.

Ted's Evaluation -- 3 of 3: Worth watching.


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