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Among the scouts are Butters Stotch, Token Black, a black-haired version of Tweek Tweak and a blond-haired version of Clyde Donovan. Craig Tucker's dad can also be seen in the bar discussing Big Gay Al, which indicates Craig is most likely one of the other scouts without his hat, possibly with a different hair color as well.
As usual, Kenny has his orange hood up despite being in scout uniform. However, his parka's sleeves are missing - a similar mistake is made in "Raisins".
Jimmy's eyebrows are brown in this episode. Later, though, they become the normal black.
The Mountain Scouts’ branding as a hate group is a reference to the controversy of the BSA banning homosexual members, particularly the Boy Scouts of America v. Dale case in 2000.
In a UK poll, Paramount Comedy's Top 10 Episodes, this episode was ranked number 8. "Park Life", the documentary accompanying the countdown, showcased how the positive characterization of Big Gay Al in this episode is what earned it so much respect.
Among the life-threatening events that happened to Jimmy while wearing one of Kenny's parkas were a falling safe, a vulture, a car crash, a herd of stampeding cows, Jimbo and Ned shooting at him from a rooftop, and one of NASA's Space Shuttles nearly crashing into him.
This episode reveals that Kenny's parka may be the attraction of his deaths.
This is the first episode in which Timmy begins to show advanced cognitive ability. In previous episodes, he is shown to have near-complete mental disability.
The mini-DVD commentary for the episode describes how the fight between Jimmy and Timmy is based on the fight between George Nada (Roddy Piper) and Frank Armitage (Keith David) in the 1988 film They Live. When overdubbed with the appropriate audio from the film, the fight sounds and much of the dialogue match up almost perfectly with the animation.
Kyle does not appear in this episode.
Sheila and Gerald Broflovski are seen in the church while Cartman enters and yells "Cripple Fight!", although they are Jews.
At the end of the episode Jimmy is kicked out of the scouts when they think he's gay due to the new rule. In reality this sort of policy would only apply to the scout leaders, not to the kids.
References to Popular Culture
The fight scene between Timmy Burch and Jimmy Valmer mimics a fight scene between Roddy Piper and Keith David in John Carpenter’s They Live.
Kyle's parents can be seen in the Catholic Church, when Cartman enters, announcing the Cripple Fight. Since they are Jewish, they shouldn't be there (though they could have been there for a funeral/event).
During the scene in which Jimmy does impersonations of the townsfolk, Sharon Marsh appears to be wearing lipstick, when in other episodes she doesn't.
During the fight, Timmy's uniform has the number "0" on its side. However, the number of the troop is supposed to be "69". (This could be because Jimmy said at the start of the episode that he traveled around states, so he wasn't in the South Park troop at the time).
During the fight, Jimmy inflicts two wounds on Timmy, one on the left side of his forehead and one on the right side of his mouth which bleed. The wounds and blood vanish after Jimmy helps Timmy up and says "I told you to put on the hat." and hits him to the ground with his crutches.
Kenny is seen sitting in the scout meeting in the last scene of the episode, even though he got carried away by an eagle minutes before.
When the parents discuss the new scouting leader in the bar, Stephen Stotch has the voice of Skeeter.
While Jimmy is telling jokes at the bake sale, Esther is seen standing in the crowd. For the first few times she is seenn in the crowd her right lock of hair is missing. When she is shown again her lock is present.