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The episode's title is derived form the alcoholic drink of the same name.
It is also based off the urban legend.
The leader at the front stand of Randy's Alcoholics Anonymous group is the same guy who was in charge of the weight loss camp in "Fat Camp".
At the beginning of the episode Cartman wears a Hachimaki. This a bandanna that was commonly worn by Japanese kamikaze pilots during the late stages of WW2.
References to Popular Culture
The bleeding Mary statue is a parody of the weeping statue phenomenon that has been claimed to occur on multiple statues and many years dating back to at least 1951. Widely debunked, most of these 'weeping' statues are of the Virgin Mary.
The fourth wall break of the Pope raising his eyebrows at the audience is likely inspired by the Looney Tunes cartoons.
The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights condemned this episode for its treatment of the Virgin Mary. They demanded an apology to Roman Catholics and that the episode "be permanently retired and not be made available on DVD." In particular they also demanded that Joseph A. Califano, Jr., a member of Viacom's board of directors and a practicing Catholic, issue his own statement of condemnation. Califano did later release a statement calling the episode an "appalling and disgusting portrayal of the Virgin Mary," and pledged to have it reviewed. When Comedy Central subsequently reaired all the episodes from Season 9 in late 2005, "Bloody Mary" was noticeably absent from the broadcast. Australian network SBS didn't air the episode at all, and the episode wasn't aired in several countries, including Russia.