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One of the knives on display looks like a "Klingon" knife (called "D'k tahg") from Star Trek. A "Bat'leth" (Klingon Sword) is also for sale.
This episode was the first episode to be released in High Definition, however, the High Definition version was only available on Xbox Live.
The style is based on the anime Ninja Scroll and similar styles of Japanese animation.
This episode aired almost a month after Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" at the thirty-eighth Super Bowl. At the end of the episode, the townspeople are enraged that their children saw Eric Cartman naked, rather than the gory scene of Butters with a ninja star lodged in his eye; Trey Parker and Matt Stone's intention was to satirize the American public's ludicrous concern towards nudity and sexuality in entertainment rather than gratuitous violence and gore. Sheila Broflovski's comment "This is what happens when the moral fabric of society breaks down" could be self-reflective of the meeting itself.
Sheila's comment "This is what happens when the moral fabric of society breaks down" is a reference to Trey and Matt's vision behind the show: "People are born bastards and society barely keeps them inline."
This is the second time Kenny's irises have been shown. The first being in “Starvin' Marvin”.
It is never revelaed what Cartman's punishment was for walking across the stage naked.
This was the first episode of Season 8, which Trey Parker and Matt Stone have referred to the year in which it was made as "The Year From Hell". This was due to the fact that their film Team America: World Police was filmed, finished and premiered while they worked on this season, which caused a huge amount of writer's block among the staff.
Below is a table with each of the boys compared with their ninja name and weapon wielded:
With the exception of Kenny's attack on Butters, the boys don't actually fight with the very dangerous weapons they've purchased. They're content to pretend to fire energy bursts from them, mimicking the Hadoken from the Street Fighter series.
The tattoo on Cartman's left arm 味 (aji) means "taste", and the subtitle 珍棒 (chin bou) means "rare stick", possibly a reference to a penis. This is a crude translation of the American insult "Suck my dick".
The fight scene between the eight boys mimics clips from various anime movies, mostly the Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie and some from Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation. Some proof of this is when Clyde charges up his power, he looks exactly how Ryu did charging up his power in Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation.
It is also worth noting that the anime scenes look and move in a manner extremely similar to Toei studio's godfather of fighting anime, Fist of the North Star (Hokuto no Ken). Professor Chaos in particular looks and behaves especially like Raoh the Conqueror and indeed just about every big anime baddie ever. Though his name and outfit pay particular homage to Doctor Doom, who isn't an anime character.
When the boys are looking at the weapons on the counter, the red nunchakus under the yellow ones keep disappearing when the camera angle changes.
Kyle's anime counterpart has black hair, whereas he really has auburn hair, as shown in "How to Eat with Your Butt". However, this may be excusable because the boys are imagining their ideal selves and Kyle doesn't like his hair.
After Stan tries to pick out the ninja star with a pair of pliers, we see all four of the boys and Kyle tells Stan to "Stop dude! You're gonna scramble his brain!" If you look on the far right on the snowy tree closest to Kyle, we can see a black line in the shape of Butters eyebrow, If you watch closely, it moves exactly like the eyebrow on Butters when he moves his head.
When Craig, Token, Jimmy, Clyde, Cartman, Kenny, Kyle and Stan are fighting in anime, you can clearly see Jimmy jump. He should not be able to do this since he is crippled but could've done this using his hands for support, suggesting he has a level of enableability and intelligence. It could also be a similar circumstance where Kyle imagines his anime counterpart with black hair instead of his natural curly red color - It could just be an imagination of their ideal selves.
When the boys are walking away from Butters (after they told him he can't be a ninja), the red cloth on Cartman's right arm isn't there.
Stan already knew who Professor Chaos/Butters is, he learnt that secret on season 6 "My Future Self n' Me" but still seemed confused on who he is. However, he may have simply forgotten, as he believes that Butters was telling him that he was gay.
At the end in the community center, you can see Randy and Sharon behind a man to the left. When the man stands up, Randy and Sharon have moved to the right, with the man being in between them. When it switches to most of the people again, it goes back to normal.
On the third left chair on the first row, you can see Wendy. After the first person close up, she is replaced by Red, and before Mr. Garrison speaks, no one is there.
When Cartman is walking across the stage, his hair looks normal but when Cartman is shown from the back, some of his hair is sticking up.
Despite Skeeter mentioning that he doesn't know how to explain sexual matters to his daughter, he never mentions his daughter again. Also, unlike the other parents who are seen sitting next with their children, his daughter is not seen next to him.