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This page contains trivia for "Broadway Bro Down". Remember, trivia must be factual, provable, and it is always best to cite your source for not-so-obvious trivia. If you would like to dispute a trivia point, please discuss it in the article comments.


  • This episode is the second to reference Broadway plays, "Helen Keller! The Musical" being the first.
  • In the credits, Robert Lopez was listed as a producer and songwriter alongside Trey Parker.
  • This is the first time Randy Marsh and Sharon Marsh share an obsession. However, Randy's is for personal gain, receiving blow-jobs.
    • The last time Blow-jobs were mentioned was as a major plot was in the episode "The Ring". This is also the second episode that implies that the music industry sells sex since then.
  • Shelly Marsh has a new boyfriend since "Over Logging", making this her third.
  • According to an interview with Robert Lopez in, Wicked is a favorite of Trey Parker.
  • Kenny is seen unhooded during the swimming lessons scene but had no dialog. This is the first time since "The Jeffersons" that Kenny's hairstyle has been identical to a previously used one - in this case, it was previously used in the promo pic for "Pee".
  • Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is mentioned several times in this episode; in particular, his role in the Broncos' comeback win over the Miami Dolphins.
  • At the swimming lessons, both Stephen Stotch and Steve Black are seen, but neither Butters Stotch or Token Black are seen taking lessons.
  • Larry Feegan's father states that there isn't a need to eat animal products. However, it is shown in "Fun with Veal" that if you don't eat meat, you may contract Vaginitis and turn into a giant pussy.
  • "Blowjob" was mentioned 44 times.
  • Sharon and Randy can be seen watching Godspell inside the Gershwin Theatre. In real life, only Wicked has been playing at the Gershwin Theatre since 2003.

References to Popular Culture

  • Randy dressing like Spider-Man is a reference to the short-lived Broadway, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
  • Lewinsky was used as a euphemism for oral sex in Randy's play. Monica Lewinsky was accused of having an affair with former US President Bill Clinton. (1992-2000)
  • The First Unicorn poster in Shelly's room is a reference to the novel and film, The Last Unicorn.
  • A brief mock advertisement for The Book of Mormon Broadway musical is shown at the end of this episode.
    • This advertisement was missing from the UK airing of the episode but is on the Season 15 DVD.
  • At the end of the episode, Randy's consoling words to Shelly about Spider-Man working in mysterious ways are a reference to the cliché of similar consoling speeches about God. It also references the song "Mysterious Ways", written by U2's Bono and The Edge for the Spiderman musical.
  • The game Shelly and Larry are playing on the Xbox is called the The Settlers of Catan, which is a real game.
  • The Woman In White is a direct reference to the play of the same name by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
  • Randy hanging on a rope on the theater's chandelier is a reference to Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, when Joseph Buquet, the Opera's chief stagehand, is killed by Phantom by hanging on the chandelier.

Broadway Musicals

  • Sweeny Todd, Sunday in the Park With George, Merrily We Roll Along - Stephen Sondheim
  • West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim
  • The Phantom of the Opera, Cats - Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Wicked, Godspell - Stephen Schwartz
  • Les Misérables - Claude-Michel Schönberg
  • South Pacific - Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
  • Jersey Boys - Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe
  • Anything Goes - Cole Porter. Sutton Foster was in this episode as she is the star of the 2011 revival.
  • Mamma Mia - Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA
  • Sister Act - Cheri and Bill Steinkellner
  • Grease - Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
  • Lestat: The Musical (Not Shown) - Bernie Taupin and Sir Elton John (was in the show)
  • Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark - Bono and The Edge of U2.
  • The Book of Mormon - Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Robert Lopez


  • After Larry takes off his life preserver and places it on the ground, the white string that tied it together disappears.
  1511: "Broadway Bro Down" edit
Story Elements

Randy MarshBroadway BrosWickedThe Book of MormonLarry Feegan • "Man Time" • "The Woman in White" • "Put That Heart to Work • "Out of My Shell" • Wicked


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