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This page contains trivia for "Damien". 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.


Trivia

  • This is the second episode since "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe" to be rated TV-14.
  • Throughout the episode, whenever a shot of the 3rd grade class is shown the numbers "666" appear in red with the rest of the numbers on the wall. The black board also reads some calculations and mathematical formulas, amongst them 2x + 3y + 1 = 666.
  • When Cartman gives Clyde an invitation to his Birthday Party, he refers to him as Clay.
  • When Damien Thorn makes things fly around the cafeteria and Chef says "we have to do something children, he's tearing my cafeteria apart!" if you freeze it for a frame you can see Mr. Hankey fly across the screen.
  • This is the first appearance of Satan. During this episode, his speech is echoed, but this would later be changed in other appearances.
  • Satan does not speak to or interact with Damien Thorn in this episode even though he is his son.
  • Cartman tells Jesus to not mind Kyle because he is Jewish, but Jesus himself is Jewish.
  • According to the DVD commentary, Pip was originally supposed to die in this episode but they decided not to kill him off because they needed him for crowd scenes. Pip would later be killed off in "201".
  • Damien was originally going to be voiced by Beavis and Butt-Head creator and voice actor Mike Judge. Due to the fast production of South Park, however, Judge was unable to record new lines. He later recorded lines for Kenny McCormick's unmuffled voice in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.
  • "Rectus Dominus" would be used later in the episode "Britney's New Look", by the towns people as the Celebrity Death Cult in another reference to The Omen and Children of the Corn films.
  • "Let's get ready to rumble" is a trademark phrase done by Michael Buffer. Buffer is an iconic boxing announcer, who was a celebrity guest.
  • Satan's manager is boxing promoter and manager Don King. King is best known for his representation of boxer Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson. The press interview with Satan parodies a lot of Don King's many interviews with the press.
  • The fight between Jesus and Satan is televised on Pay-Per-View, which is a common service provided by cable television services which are usually a one-time showing of a live event for a fixed price.
  • This is the first episode to air in 1998.

Megaman

  • Cartman's beloved Mega Man toys are a parody of The Power Rangers, a live action children's show which recycles footage from the Japanese Super Sentai series.
  • The real Megaman is a well-known video game character.
  • In Japan Megaman is known as Rock Man. The character collects white round energy pellets called rocks, the name change was Because Capcom thought Rock man was not a cool name and changed it to "Mega man" in America to appeal to the American audiences.
  • Mega Man also references other toys of Japanese origin; Transformers (1977–present) Voltron (1981-1985).


Item's that flew due to Damien's Storm

  • 26 milk cartons
  • 22 food trays
  • 11 desks
  • 8 Bunnyfish
  • 6 telephones
  • 5 fire alarm switches
  • 5 benches
  • A clock reading 12:05
  • 3 happy face bags
  • 3 footballs
  • 2 shotguns
  • 2 beer cans
  • Pip's hat
  • Box of Snacky Cakes
  • Yellow Backpack
  • Mr. Hankey
  • K.C.
  • A cow
  • Various Signs
  • Kevin Stoley
  • Craig Tucker

References to Popular Culture

  • Damien's theme music is parody of the "Ave Satani" theme from the film The Omen. The name Damien is likely another reference to The Omen films.
  • While being trained by Stan and Kyle for the big fight, Stan tries to get Jesus to drink a glass of raw eggs. This is likely inspired by Sylvester Stallone's character Rocky Balboa doing the same thing in the 1978 film Rocky.
  • Mr. Garrison is teaching the children about musicians of the Baroque era. This was a period in 17th Century Europe, which popularized the use of the tri-tone note sometimes called the Devils Triade.
  • Cartman asks if Damien got his hair cut by blind musician Stevie Wonder. This is also a joke told by the famous British blue comedian Roy Chubby Brown.
  • A reporter during the press conference asks Satan what his involvement was in the Gulf War. This is a reference to the Persian Gulf War that went from August 2, 1990, to February 28, 1991, between the United Nations and Iraq.
  • Instead of buying the Mega Man that Cartman specified, Kyle bought Eric the game Ants in the Pants.
  • Stan inspires Jesus with the quote "Don't try to be a great man, just be a man", and tells Jesus that he said it himself. When Kyle asks if it's true or not, Stan admits that he heard it on Star Trek. The line is from the 1996 film Star Trek: First Contact, said by the character Zefram Cochrane.
  • When Damien makes demons throw Pip into the air and make a fireworks display out of him, it's similar to the scene in Dragon Ball Z where Vegeta kills Cui with an attack known as Dirty Fireworks.
  • The plot of the boxing match where the fight is rigged by the bad guy for personal gain is a cliche plot device in many fictional boxing stories and films.
  • The referee of the boxing match is a parody of referee and judge Mills Lane.
  • When Stan tries to give Jesus a pep-talk and encourage him to give the fight his best, he cites figure skater Nancy Kerrigan. Kyle sours that motivational speech by mentioning that she won the silver medal. This is a reference to the 1994 Winter Olympics, in which Kerrigan was beat for the gold medal by 0.1 points.
  • The title Boutin' at the Mountain is inspired by The Rumble in the Jungle , a historic boxing event in 1974.

Continuity

  • This episode marks the first appearance of Craig Tucker and Boy with Blue Cap.
  • This is the third fight Jesus has with other symbolic characters the others being Frosty the Snowman and Santa Claus in the pre-South Park shorts Jesus vs. Frosty and Jesus vs. Santa.
  • The advertisement promoting the Pay-Per-View match shows Jesus shooting fireballs from his hands much like he did in the Spirit of Christmas short.
  • At Cartman's party in the final scene of the episode, it is implied that Eric eats his feelings, which is also displayed in "Fat Camp".

Goofs

  • Stan gives Cartman a Blue Mega Man at the party, though he was supposed to give him a green one. (The only Mega Man previously mentioned were a Red, Yellow and Green one).
  • Two Kevin Stoley's can be seen flying in the air during the cafeteria scene.
  • Ms. Cartman is seen at the fight, even though she is supervising the party.
  • Token is seen in the background when Jimbo sees Kenny (and screams, "He's coming right for us!") but when the camera cuts to Kenny and back, Token is white.
  • In Damien's anger, the flying things are all in two places at once, rather than moving across the screen.
  • In recess, Craig's mouth is too far to his left.
  • When Damien sets the jungle gym on fire, Butters (at the time referred to as "Puff Puff" & "Swanson" in storyboards) screams in an obviously female voice, somewhat similar to Bebe's.
  • When Jesus first appears at school, Damien's head is not connected properly.
  • When Cartman is directing the kids at his party to set down his gifts at the table, he says to put them down on the left, though he points to the right.
  • Kyle exclaims, "Somebody bet on you, Jesus. You said yourself that one person still had money on you" yet Jesus says this in the bar, where the boys weren't around.
  • When the camera showed Cartman pinning Kyle on the ground, his birthday hat is missing. In the following shot, it appears again.
  • When Kenny is turned into a platypus, Kyle's left eyebrow is missing in a few shots.
  • After the kids spit on Pip, you can see damien on the left side of the screen before he walks toward Eric, Kenny, Stan, and Kyle.

Kenny's Death

Damien transforms Kenny into a duck-billed platypus. Jimbo Kern shoots him on the usual grounds that "He's coming right for us!"

Hidden Visitors

Five alien visitors can be found in this episode:

  • In the twister as Satan talks to the crowd of people.
  • At the "Match for Spiritual Dominion" cheering along with the crowd.
  • Another visitor is hiding behind Mayor McDaniels at the fight.
  • On the "What We Dream" pegboard on the bottom right corner.
  • The "Have you seen me?" poster flies through in Damien's anger


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Release

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