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  • This is the second episode that was not aired in Japan. The first was "Chinpokomon".
  • Although Kyle is said to be a diabetic in "Cherokee Hair Tampons", he still buys a lot of candy.
    • It may have been sugar-free candy.
  • Even though Cartman, Kyle, and Stan don't physically make it to Heaven, they wouldn't have found Kenny anyway since he was a Christian, and not a Mormon. This concept is explained in "Do the Handicapped Go to Hell?".
  • The McCormicks have a robot guard even though they are poor. It could have been bought with Kenny's life insurance premium, the half-million they got from Cartman as compensation for Kenny dying (in "Cartmanland") or for just something that happened to be there for some reason.
  • In Cartman/Kenny's flashbacks, everyone speaks the echoes.
  • The flashback at the beginning of the episode about who had the ticket marks Kenny's first appearance since "Kenny Dies".
  • Starting with this episode, Tweek Tweak would cease to be seen with the other boys. He would be seen with the boys two more times very briefly, but on neither occasion was he the fourth member.
  • A pirate flag can be seen among the flags of other real nations in front of the UN building.
  • A still from this episode was featured on the cover of an issue of Reason magazine.
  • The name of this episode is a possible reference to the Led Zeppelin song "Stairway to Heaven".
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    Russell Crowe's one and only editor

    After the boys come back from their candy shopping spree, there is a guy wearing a HEY shirt. He is Russell Crowe's one and only editor, who had previously been shown in "The New Terrance and Phillip Movie Trailer". The editor character is based on an editor that used to work at South Park Studios.
  • The candy store is called Lolly's Candy Factory. The term 'lolly' can be short for 'lollipop', and it is also the singular of 'lollies', the Australian word for candy.



  • In the opening shot of Lolly's Candy Factory, the sign outside says 'Close'. When the view zooms in on the boys, it says 'Closed'.
  • When Alan Jackson puts down his guitar after singing "A Ladder to Heaven", it disappears.
  • Kyle's last name is misspelled in this episode.
  • In "Clubhouses", Stan builds a treehouse on his house's backyard. This treehouse is seen again in "Spookyfish". But, this episode shows Stan's backyard empty. The same error was made in "Quintuplets 2000", but they may have just taken the treehouse down after "Spookyfish".
  • When the news reporter first shows up, Kyle can be jumping on the ground and looking at Cartman. In the next frame, he is several inches from where he was before (this can be seen on; look at Kyle from 5:20 to 5:30).

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