In the showdown of animated comedies, "The Simpsons" won the Emmy this weekend for best cartoon show - beating one of the most controversial episodes ever of "South Park."

Comedy Central nominated the much talked-about "South Park" epsiode "Trapped in a Closet," which skewered Scientology and was pulled off the air under pressure from Tom Cruise.

"Well, I guess this is what happens when you don't mock Scientology," said "Simpsons" co-executive producer Al Jean said afterward.