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This page contains trivia for "Go Fund Yourself". 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

  • As of this episode, the design of the school bus has been updated since it's last appearance in "A History Channel Thanksgiving".
  • In the promo of the episode, when the coach of the Washington Redskins football team is telling Cartman how offended he is by Cartman's company name, Robert Griffin III is with him. But in the actual episode, it is changed to Kirk Cousins, after Robert Griffin III got injured.[1]
  • The shot of the town slowly zooming in is very similar to the one found in South Park: The Stick of Truth.
  • In the scene where Stan and Kyle are working on their own start-up company, there is a picture of Kyle with his pet elephant near the window. This is seen again when Cartman confronts Kyle on Kickstarter's destruction. This is a reference to the episode "An Elephant Makes Love to a Pig". There are also toy versions of the alien ship from "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe" and a Joozian from "Cancelled" in Kyle's room.
  • Current events in Iraq and Syria are referenced by the name drops and cameo portrayal of the terrorist group ISIS.[2]
  • This episode continues in "Gluten Free Ebola".
  • This is the first time in South Park history that they show all of the NFL owners for every single team.

References to Popular Culture

  • This episode heavily satirizes the website Kickstarter.
  • This episode satirizes several NFL controversies and scandals.
    • The main plot parodies the controversy surrounding the name of the Washington Redskins football team, which many called offensive due to "redskin" being a derogatory slur for Native Americans, and how the trademark on the team's name was not renewed on those grounds in July 2014.
    • There is mention of the scandal regarding Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice's assault of his wife in an elevator caught on a security camera. The incident itself was spoofed during the Redskins' raid on the Kickstarter headquarters, where a female employee tries to escape in an elevator, only the scene to cut to the point of view of a security camera revealing a Redskins player about to attack her.
    • This episode also addressed the controversy regarding NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's underwhelming statement in the wake of a series of abuse scandals (including the Ray Rice incident mentioned above) that rocked the NFL. Here, Goodell is depicted as a malfunctioning robot, wherein the actual audio of his statement was used.
  • The scene where Dan Synder sheds a single tear along a highway road is a reference to the famous "Crying Indian" anti-pollution PSA.[3]
  • This episode parodies Apple and its launch of the iPhone 6 during Cartman's several keynote presentations. This includes Cartman's emphasis on being "new and innovative", despite making only minor changes, such as changing the company logo and rearranging office furniture. Cartman also emphasizes the company being "firm, yet flexible", possibly referencing Apple's technical issues with the iPhone 6 bending.[4]
  • The football game at the end is a reference to the annihilation of the native-American people by the white settlers throughout the 1800s. The game takes place between Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys, and makes a reference to the famous "playing Cowboys and Indians" as a reference to the portrayal of the west in the popular Western Movies.

Continuity

  • This is the second time the "Redskins" name has been referenced, regarding the allegedly offensive nature of the name. In the Season Eight episode, "Douche and Turd", Mr. Garrison names the "Redskins" and the "Indians" as possible new mascots for South Park Elementary, in response to PETA protesting their use of the Cows, to which Wendy asks, "But aren't 'Indians' and 'Redskins' just as offensive?"
  • This is the second time where someone is pointed out for having eyes far apart from each other. The first time was in "It's a Jersey Thing".

Goofs

  • During the original airing of the episode, when all the NFL football team owners are shown during the Skype meeting with Dan Snyder, the 49ers are represented by Gideon Yu, former team president and current minority owner, rather than Jed York, CEO of the 49ers. The error was later corrected, as current airings and online streaming of the episode now show Jed York representing the 49ers during the Skype meeting.[5]
  • In the original airing, during the news report on the startup of the Washington Redskins, when the camera cuts back and Tom spins around on the chair, the computer showed Kyle's Kickstarter page for Furry Balls Plopped Menacingly On The Table, INC. instead. This has since been corrected.
  • When the school bus arrives and the door squeak is heard, the bus's doors don't open.
  • The last sentence of the Mission Statement in the Washington Redskins Kickstarter page says "Tis is our commitment." instead of "This is our commitment."

References

  1801: "Go Fund Yourself" edit
Story Elements

Dan SnyderWashington Redskins (Football Team)Washington Redskins (Startup Company)KickstarterISISRoger GoodellNFL Owners and PresidentsLaw Office, pa

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Release

South Park: The Complete Eighteenth Season

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