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  • In the beginning of the scene where Stan Marsh and his grandfather are talking in the park, a squirrel wearing a black top hat and bow-tie can be seen running behind the bench.
  • This is the third time the credits have rolled in silence, the second time being in "You're Getting Old", and the first time being in "Free Willzyx".
  • The J&G Shopping Network is a satire of real home shopping networks such as QVC and HSN.
  • The "Old Hindu Saying" recited by the man at the refinery actually means "I don't want water" in Hindi.
  • While watching the J&G Shopping Network and seeing how the scam works against an elderly woman, Cartman shows the other boys his derived formula for making money out of gold; the people holding the Cash For Gold signs attract people to sell unwanted crappy jewelry, which when added to the Cable-Based Shopping Network, which is then divided by demented old people, all equals gold:

$ gcfs_2 \rightarrow puc_2 j_2+\dfrac{cb(sn)}{d_I O_P} = gold $

References to Popular Culture

  • Sean Penn's Oscar for Best Actor, for his role in Milk, is seen in the pile of gold being melted at the smelting plant.[1]
  • The music that plays during the montage of the gold going from India to America and back is a crude vocal cover (presumably performed by Matt Stone and Trey Parker) of the office theme from the soundtrack of the 1985 movie Brazil. The theme was later used in The Fractured But Whole, heard when The New Kid is filling out a section of his Character Sheet.



Stan jacketgoof

Stan's jacket's zipper and buttons missing.

  • When the boys are at the bus stop, Stan's buttons and zipper are missing from his jacket. This goof is seen again when Stan is discussing Shelly Marsh's jewelry preferences with his grandfather.
  • When Dean mentions that he saved viewers 5000 seconds by removing the "Z" in "EZ PAY", he equates this to 9 hours. 5000 seconds, in reality, is 1 hour, 23 minutes, and 20 seconds.[2]


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Story Elements

DeanCash For Gold Sign HoldersGems WholesaleIndia Manufacturing Inc. Workers Looming Sunset Assisted LivingTaco BellCash For Gold (Locations)India Manufacturing Inc.J&G Shopping NetworkOld People's Shopping Network • "The Jewelry Polka"


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