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By Kent Larsen

'South Park' Producers Hit LDS Roadblock

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- The new series by the producers of Comedy Central's "South Park" won't get the name that the producers wanted, thanks to the LDS Church. Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who once lampooned a Mormon missionary in one of their films, are producing a new TV series about the first family. But they weren't able to simply turn the name around. The name Family First is an LDS Church trademark.

The pair's proposed series has already caused controversy when word leaked out that a proposed script portrayed President Bush's two 19-year-old daughters as lesbian lovers. But Comedy Central executives nixed that idea, and told the producers that they couldn't portray the twins in the series at all.

Meanwhile, the producers have moved on to calling the show "That's My Bush." They originally tried to name it "Family First," but when Comedy Central's lawyers reviewed the name, they discovered that the LDS Church already owned the rights to the name. News reports have not indicated whether or not Comedy Central approached the Church about purchasing the rights to the name.


Comedy Series Leaves Bush Twins Out
(Long Island) NY Newsday (AP) 26Jan01 N6
By David Bauder: AP Television Writer


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