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According to an interview with Robert Lopez in Broadway.com, 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.
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.
Kyle does not appear in this episode.
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 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.
The song that plays inside Hooters after the bro down is "Whoomp! (There It Is)" by Tag Team.
Many Broadway musicals are satirised:
Sweeny Todd, Sunday in the Park With George, Merrily We Roll Along - Stephen Sondheim
West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim