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Who Inspired The Mayor of Imaginationland? PostThu Mar 08, 2012 2:36 pm Offline
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Imaginationland (aka Kyle Sucks Cartman's Balls - The Trilogy) was re-aired last night and I couldn't help but point my browser to wikipedia just for fun to see what interesting tidbits of surely accurate information there was on the episode.

One thing bought my eye though (points if you get that reference).

According to Roger Ebert (and thus Wikipedia), the Mayor of Imaginationland was inspired by Mr. Sophistication from the 1976 movie 'The Killing of a Chinese Bookie.'

Frankly I think Roger has lost his head (not just his jaw, heyo!).

I was always under the impression that the Mayor was, at the very least, 95%+ inspired by the animatronic Dreamfinder character in the ride Journey Into Imagination that used to be at Disney World's Epcot Center back in the 80's and 90's.

Is there an official take on who or what the inspiration was behind the Mayor? Just wondering...
Re: Who Inspired The Mayor of Imaginationland? PostThu Mar 08, 2012 3:03 pm OfflineBoard Moderator
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Yes, it's Dreamfinder from EPCOT's Imagination pavilion (thus the "Imaginationland" in the three episodes).
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Re: Who Inspired The Mayor of Imaginationland? PostThu Mar 08, 2012 3:18 pm Offline
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Okay yeah, that's what I thought.

Ebert can suck it.
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