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Smurfette is actually Blonde, but appears in this episode with dark brown/reddish hair, similar to Sassett, a second female Smurf character.
References to Popular Culture
Dances with Smurfs is a reference to Smurfs, a cartoon from the 1980s, and the 1990 film Dances with Wolves.
Some of the Smurfs seen/referenced are Smurfette, Papa Smurf, Vanity Smurf and Hefty Smurf. A priest smurf that looks like Brainy Smurf is also seen.
Scarface is referenced after a jealous husband murders Gordon Stoltski during the morning announcements, in which he paraphrases the lines "Look at you now, you're dead."
The title was used as a criticism in a review of James Cameron's film, Avatar.
Cartman exclaims James Cameron used his ideas for his film Avatar, after Wendy sold him her book, Going Rogue On The Smurfs.
The episode parodies Glenn Beck multiple times, particularly when Cartman repeatedly says, "I'm just asking questions.", a common Glenn Beck phrase. His show intro and set are similar to Beck's. In the last part of the episode, the shape and color of Cartman's hair are similar to those of Glenn Beck.
Cartman references A Clockwork Orange when reading an excerpt from his book, saying the "old in-out, in-out,", a euphemism for sex.
During the panning shot of the kids in that scene, many of the children have changed positions (e.g. Bill being on the other side of the stands near the four boys).
When Cartman asks Wendy how many Smurf Berries the lives of each Smurf is worth, Kyle has his head on the desk. In the next scene when Cartman asks Wendy if she agrees the school is in a crisis, Kyle's head is back up.
A Visitor can be seen behind one of the school doors when Stan reads Cartman's book.