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Monday, October 15th, 2012

'South Park' Creators Sued by a Guy Who Created a Show Called "Lollipop Forest" and Probably Isn’t Crazy

Matt Stone and Trey Parker, creators of South Park, have just been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit over a character featured in their popular "Imaginationland" episode trilogy. TMZ reports that a man by the name of Exavier Wardlaw filed a suit in federal court in Philadelphia, claiming that the "Imaginationland" character "The Lollipop King" is a rip-off of his character "Big Bad Lollipop" from an independent kids show he made called The Lollipop Forest. According to the suit, Wardlaw is miffed that his family-friendly character was exposed to "unwholesome language and sexual innuendo" and he is asking that South Park remove all traces of the character from the episode, which is five years old as of this week. It's pretty silly that Wardlaw is filing this lawsuit half a decade after the episode aired, but not as silly as trying to prove in the court of law that you were the first person to ever give human characteristics to a lollipop.

After the jump, please find two clips from Wardlaw’s Lollipop Forest kids show:

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  • Matt Visconage

    Thank goodness someone made my fever dream into a television show

  • Nate

    I feel like I've just watched a jazz improv version of a children's television show, produced by people who don't know any real children and have no knowledge of television production. Fascinatingly surreal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jay.hester.520 Jay Hester

    there is no similarity between the 2 shows…Sorry.

  • ianrey

    I am looking at a picture of a talking lollipop in front of Ronald McDonald, Count Chocula, a Storm Trooper, a Care Bear, and Raggedy Ann, and the creator of the talking lollipop is suing for copyright. His name is "Exavier." Am I high right now?

  • Super Sexy Robot

    I'm noticing how the Lollipop trailer has them parodying the song, "I Feel Good."

    So it's ok for them to do it? Not that I'm saying SP's Lollipop King was a parody of…… whatever this s&*t is, but still.

  • tony

    this is an acid trip from hell!!!

  • tony

    Is this real life? Are u my daddy? … holy shit this show Exavier made is ridiculously bad… if it isn't even TV quality, then how can he sue for intellectual rights? his show is a non-existent bit of rabble that is only understood by the folks in mental institutions!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dragontattoo79 Ronaldo Saenz

    DAMMIT! Another minute and a half of my life I'm not getting back.

  • jwillis

    WHY WAS THIS MADE BURN IT BURN IT NOW.

  • http://www.facebook.com/BigDaddy1978 Mike Childs

    There's no way this is going to stand up in court. He would have to prove intent to steal and I doubt very highly Matt and Trey have even seen this show, let alone decided to steal his character. Not to mention the fact that the two characters look NOTHING alike.

  • TripleA

    The only thing copyrighted was his name let alone the character. If he wants to sue for something make sure it's first copyrighted, but this was really badly produced and everything. I'm sorry but I couldn't take watching this.