Wednesday night's episode of "South Park" was censored after the show's creators received death threats following last week's episode featuring the Prophet Mohammed.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone celebrated the 200th episode of "South Park" last week, with a story that showed the Prophet Mohammed dressed up in a bear suit.
Episode 201 continued the storyline, but this time any images featuring Mohammed were blocked, and any mentions of the Prophet's name were bleeped.
Parker and Stone posted on their website yesterday:
"After we delivered the show, and prior to broadcast, Comedy Central placed numerous additional audio bleeps throughout the episode. We do not have network approval to stream our original version of the show."
This comes right after a radical Muslim group threatened that the duo would end up like Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh, who was killed in 2004 by a fanatic who didn't like Van Gogh's portrayal of Muslim women in one of his films.
The author of the threat, Abu Talhah Al-Amrikee, told the Associated Press that Parker and Stone "should feel threatened by what they did."
In an interview Stone and Parker did with Boing Boing just before the start of the new season Stone said, "It matters to me when we talk about Mohammed that I can say we did this... and I can stand behind that. I don't think it's going to change the world, but this is how it's got to be for our show."
Comedy Central confirms that they censored the episode, and that they aren't allowing Parker and Stone to broadcast it on their own South Park Studios website.
Another episode of "South Park" was banned back in 2006 for portraying Mohammed. Many Muslims feel that any physical representation of the Phophet is blasephemous.
Parker and Stone both grew up in Colorado, and met while studying film at the University of Colorado at Boulder.