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This page contains trivia for "Funnybot". 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

  • There is a drawing of what appears to be Osama bin Laden on the wall in Funnybot's office. Osama was killed by the United States Navy SEALS two days before this episode aired.
  • This is the second time Wendy is seen without her pink beret since "Chef Goes Nanners".
  • Barack Obama is shown being darker skinned than his original appearance; he is shown to be dark brown or black, while in past appearances he is light brown.
  • Kenny is nearly killed by Jay Leno, Jay Leno kills Kenny by accident with a stone statue in "Jay Leno Short".
  • This is the most recent episode to not have a subrating, it was rated TV-MA in its first airing

References to Popular Culture

Movies/TV

  • In the Star Trek: The Original Series episode,"The Changeling", Nomad was a malicious robot, which had mannerisms similar to FunnyBot. Most notable, is Nomad's famous phrase "non sequitur", which is repeated often by FunnyBot.
    • Kyle's idea of using a paradox to disable Funnybot is based on a tactic famously used in the Star Trek I, Mudd.
  • Doctor Who - Funnybot has the body of a Dalek and uses the word "Exterminate!" (Nomad used the word "Sterilize!")
  • Star Wars - Funnybot accessing the mainframe to activate the nuclear missiles. (R2-D2)
  • Eddie Murphy - Funnybot's role in "Family Funbot" as the entire family cast is similar to Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor where he was the entire Klump family.
  • Tyler Perry - The fact that Token and Barack Obama can't help laughing at Tyler Perry movies is a reference that his movies contain too much African American humor.
  • Charlie Sheen - On the wall outside of Funnybot's room, there is a poster showingTwo and a Half Men with the text "One and a Half Men" since Charlie Sheen was sacked off the series.
  • Hawaii 5-0/Reno 911 - Poster of Hawaii 911. One is a police drama in the 1970s the later is a parody of COPS and reality based television.
  • Funnybot's head also resembles Comedy Central's old logo.
  • Funnybot's plot to destroy human is similar to the "Judgment Day" by Skynet from the Terminator franchise.
  • Barack Obama's speech concerning Tyler Perry is based on his speech regarding the death of Osama bin Laden, both culminating in the sentence "Justice has been done."
  • In a recent poll (July 2011) Germany was actually voted the least funny country.
  • Murdering or slaying an audience is show business slang for successfully entertaining an audience. To Funnybot, it was literal.

List of Avenging Comedians

Continuity

Goofs

  • Annie Faulk appears on both the left and right seats during the award show.
  • Sally Turner is seen twice at the same time when the crowd is first seen at the award show.
  • Russell Brand is a British comedian, not an American comedian.
  • German Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble has been paralyzed and has used a wheelchair ever since the assassination attempt on him in 1990, yet he is seen standing behind President Wulff in several scenes.
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Story Elements

XJ-212 Funnybot • Sandy Cervix • President Wulff • Angela MerkelTyler Perry1st Annual Comedy AwardsThe Hollywood Minute

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Release

South Park: The Complete Fifteenth Season

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