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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.
The "Old Hindu Saying" recited by the man at the refinery actually means "I don't want water" in Hindi.
The Alchemical Formula for Gold
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.
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.
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.
Marvin Marsh is seen out of his wheelchair for the second time, when he is seen sitting on a bench with Stan. The first time was in "Death" when he attempted to hang himself.