And then, at once, all his credibility is got back, all the sub-plots resolved.

It's a totally worthless idea - rounding up f*****g sheep.

He's going to smoke the poor piggy, surely."It screwed me up when I saw it for the first time," he says, already confounding expectations.

"Because when I go and see a Tarantino movie, say, my defences are up: it's like, OK, let's see - you're going to try to subversively get to my heart. It's like they were the Japanese and I was Pearl Harbor. And not only, it seems, did Babe trot mercilessly into his affections, its climax became a template for his own work."What I like about that end too is something that's so hard to do, and that we've done in some of the South Parks, though we go for the easier version.

We'll go to the office and what happens -- it's pretty interesting because after doing it for ten years, it just happens every single time.

We come back and we really over-think things, and we spend, like, three weeks trying to make the first episode.

"Getting that episode on the air was no problem at all. We kind of avoided doing one for a long time because of Scientology's reputation for taking you to court.

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