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Special Olympics Smackdown

The crew at Cinematical have an article about a flap over the concept behind "The Ringer." Evidently, the Farrelly brothers are accusing Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of "South Park" of stealing their idea for an episode of their show. The 2004 episode of "South Park" featured Cartman feigning disability to enter in the Special Olympics. Replace "Cartman" with "Johnny Knoxville" you also have the synopsis of "The Ringer." The claim comes from the fact that the writer of "The Ringer" shopped it around Hollywood before the Farrelly brothers picked it up.

When you pull back, and see the journey that the Knoxville character is likely to go through (seeing that the disabled are not without their worth and dignity.) Then remember that Cartman is incapable of such a journey. The Farrelley's should remember that they bring more to a project than a log line. Oh that and the South Park team will mock them... Which will bring on more media coverage... So maybe it's not a dumb idea. --Terrence Ryan

Posted by on December 15, 2005 11:26 PM
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