Did South Park Plagiarize Inception Spoof?

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If South Park's spoof on Inception sounded familiar, it's because you may have seen it before when it was actually a Web video from CollegeHumor.com. South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have apologized to the creators of the Web video "Inception Characters Don't Understand Inception" for striking similarities, saying, "We're stupid and we just threw it together."

The two told The New York Times they had called CollegeHumor.com and apologized.

In both clips, characters from Inception squabble over the over-complexity of the sci-fi movie and its dream-within-a-dream-within-a-nightmare-within-a-deep-emotional-disturbances-manifested-as-trains scenario.

Take a look at both. First, College Humor's skit from August:


Now, South Park's, which aired last week:


That's good and all, but how come no one is pointing out the similarities between the South Park guy "singing" the Inception score and the a capella Inception YouTube clip?



It's cool Matt and Trey, I still love you. Just don't do it again.

Do you think South Park stole their ideas? And why is it always funnier when things are done in South Park's crappy animation style?


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