South Park: Season 9, Episode 12

Trapped in the Closet (16 Nov. 2005)

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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 ... 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 episode was pulled from airing in the UK and as a repeat on Comedy Central because of Tom Cruise's objections. See more »

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Field News Reporter: Breaking news here in South Park. Tom Cruise & John Travolta still will not come out of the closet.
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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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Spoofs Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 1-12 (2005) See more »

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Controversial episode
25 September 2008 | by (Canada(Montreal,Quebec)) – See all my reviews

This episode sparked controversy when it was released for insulting Tom Cruise and the church of Scientology.It was thought that Cruise pulled the episode.It was later found out however, Cruise did not have any part in pulling the episode.This is also the episode that is responsible for Issac Hayes(Chef) quitting South Park.The episode has Stan joining the church of Scientology, after he scores high on some test, they believe he is the reincarnation of L Ron Hubbard(the founder of the church of Scientology).Stan is now highly respected in the church.Tom Cruise acts Stan what he thinks of his acting.Stan says he's just alright, so Tom gets sad and locks himself in Stan's closet.So now Tom Cruise will not come out of the closet(a double meaning, it also refers to his sexuality).Trapped In The Closet is a pretty funny and interesting episode.


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