This page contains trivia for "Imaginationland, Episode II". 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.
Jesus has appeared in South Park as a real person with his own public-access show on several occasions, Manbearpig is imaginary, having been created by Al Gore and the little woodland critters were created by Cartman for his Christmas short story at school.
Kenny does not appear in this episode, but is seen in the recap.
This is the only episode where you see Gizmo not covered by the Comedy Central logo.
When Morpheus is talking, he has a normal closed mouth. But when he doesn't talk, he has lips. This trait is shared with Jared Fogle.
References to Popular Culture
The DVD version of this episode opens with a parody of Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, with a long fly-over snow covered mountains which carries on over South Park and into Butters' bedroom.
Cartman's dream parodies the dream Maximus has in the 2000 film Gladiator.
The opening scene of Butters dreaming of waking up, only to find out the opposite, may allude to a scene in an episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus, "The Bicycle Tour".
The imagination doorway parodies the movie and television franchise Stargate. In fact, when the boys are brought into the "gate room" a few chords from David Arnold's theme for the movie can be heard in the background. This fact is made obvious when the military hire Kurt Russell (who played Colonel Jack O'Neil in the movie) to go through the doorway first.
Castle Sunshine is a replica of Rivendell from the Lord of The Rings movies.
The scene when Cartman is giving Kyle CPR is a parody of the movie The Abyss.
Kyle effectively dies in this episode but is revived by Cartman. In previous episodes, he is briefly seen to die of AIDS in Cartman's Christmas story at the end of "Woodland Critter Christmas". He also died during his own dream sequence in "Cartoon Wars Part I".
Al Gore said that ManBearPig works alone, but he is with other evil imaginary characters. He was alone, though, when he was in the Pentagon (probably because Al Gore said that ManBearPig roams the Earth alone).
In the scene following Stan and ManBearPig getting sucked into the portal, a bloody wound can be seen on the left side of Kyle's abdomen. However, when Cartman attempts to revive him, the wound and blood appear to have disappeared.