Parker's completed script for a live-action project titled Fuzzies recently drew the attention of producer Scott Rudin. The story revolves around a nine-year-old with a mental disability (he continuously repeats the phrase "bacon and cheese and carrots and peas") who triumphs over the forces of evil (large "blue-horned fuzzies") threatening to wreck his hometown. In the film's climactic scene, a brigade of mentally disabled kids charges over a hill to save the imperiled town from the clutches of the fuzzies. Like previous projects, this one appears to be bizarre and slightly reckless. But Fuzzies -- and its estimated budget of $20 million -- has been shelved at Parker's behest. "The only way I could do it is if I left South Park" says Parker. "They wanted to do it in January. I said no. They freaked out. They're like, `How can you not want to do a Paramount movie?'"Well, Trey and Matt did make a Paramount movie, in association with Warner Brothers: South Park, Bigger, Longer, and Uncut. And though Fuzzies was shelved at Trey's request, it seems to have been dear to him, for the concept of a mentally disabled protagonist resurfaced with the introduction of Timmy in Season 4 of South Park. Timmy is a mentally challenged 8-year-old boy in a wheelchair, and his roots go all the way back to Fuzzies by way of a Daily Show-type pilot, "How's Your News?" Information on "How's Your News?" can be found in Episode 402 secrets. But that project was shelved as well.
|PLAYBOY:||Are you still writing the script for a prequel to Dumb and Dumber?
||PARKER:||We'd rather keep it quiet, but we gave the money back. It was another thing we took at the beginning of South Park. And they were really patient with us, but when the South Park movie happened, I felt like, for the first time, I could define what a Trey Parker-Matt Stone thing was. I could say, "Here's what we're about." And we felt that doing Dumb and Dumber was a big step—not necessarily backward, but in a different direction, after we had worked so hard to define our style.
||STONE:||We felt like we just weren't 100 percent into it, and that we were going to dick over [New Line chief] Mike De Luca, who we respect and adore in every way, or the Farrelly brothers, or Jim Carrey. If we weren't going to go into this a hundred percent, then we're just gonna disrespect the last movie and make this piece of shit.
||PARKER:||And people were whispering in our ears, "Hey, people do this all the time. Get another writer, pay him, and you guys still get your fucking $2 million." But fuck that. We just wrote them big fat checks and give them all the money back. And this is the best decision I ever made.
||STONE:||Our agents get on us and say, "People gat paid in this town for doing nothing all the time." And we're like, "Yeah, but we don't." If someone pays me, I want to do something to earn the money.
The result was "Princess." Drawn in the style of a pre-school children's cartoon, "Princess" is about a lap dog who observes the adult-sometime very "adult"-world around her. The sexual content was so extreme that production on the "webisodes" was halted early on and has never been seen in any medium. Shocked includes clips from the two completed shorts, as well as original interviews with Stone, Parker, and the Shockwave executives who were there.
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