It seems like cartoon honchos Matt Stone & Trey Parker slipped on a banana peel in their rush to make a South Park video spoof of Inception. According to reports, their video titled Insheeption "accidentally" lifted lines from a live-action parody video on CollegeHumor.com.
How does that happen, exactly?
Haste makes waste, or at least leads to egg on your face.
"It's just because we do the show in six days, and we're stupid and we just threw it together," Stone told the New York Times. "But in the end, there are some lines that we had to call and apologize for."
Reportedly, when the South Park guys couldn't find a theater showing Inception or get a hold of a DVD copy, they hit the Web searching for raw material and found the CollegeHumor video ("Inception Characters Don't Understand Inception").
For instance, in both skits, a character says, "Sometimes my thoughts of my dead wife manifest themselves as trains."
The writers of the CollegeHumor piece are taking it all in stride, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Dan Gurewitch, who wrote the CollegeHumor piece with David Young, blogged Friday that Stone was "extremely nice and apologetic" and that there were no hard feelings. "All is well, and we're going to meet with Matt and Trey when they're in New York."
So maybe it was all just a dream after all.