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The music played in the Jersey Shore intro Osama bin Laden was sent in aired version of this show is different from the music played on South Park Studios' version of the episode.
Cartman says that Kyle has the three J's, Jewish, Jersey and Ginger. This is quite clearly erroneous; ginger would have to be spelled phonetically (i.e., "jinjer" or "jinger") for this statement to be true.
The working title for this episode was "New Jersey". This was later changed to "It Came From Jersey" and was later finalized as "It's a Jersey Thing".
References to Popular Culture
This episode was inspired by the recent interest in reality TV shows about people from New Jersey. Several shows are satirized with parody versions of people in the shows:
Jersey Shore; Snooki is the nickname of Nicole Polizzi. The character is modeled after the alien in Steven Spielberg's movie E.T.:The Extra-Terrestrial and Snarf from the cartoon Thundercats. "The Situation" is the nickname of Michael Sorentino.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey; Joe and Teresa Giudice appear as dinner guests of the Marsh family and new neighbors. Teresa is later seen at the SP Salon. Jacqueline Laurita, Caroline Manzo and Danielle Staub appear as customers at the SP Salon.
Jerseylicious; the salon scene is a parody of a reality show about a salon in New Jersey. The scene includes a salon similarly laid out to the Gatsby Salon in Jerseylicious, along with a similar logo.
Just seven months after being shot in the head by a paratrooper in "It's a Jersey Thing", Osama bin Laden was found and killed by US Navy SEALs in Pakistan via a shot to the head on May 1, 2011.
The video Randy gave to Osama bin Laden is labeled "The Shaw Redemp", which is a reference to the film The Shawshank Redemption.
When Kyle Broflovski transforms into a "Jerseyite", it is reminiscent of the classic films Teen Wolf and An American Werewolf in London.
According to "Jared Has Aides", it takes 22.3 years for a tragedy to become funny and acceptable to laugh about. Stephen Stotch says that the 9/11 victims' families' feelings still matter for another ten months, a month short of the ten year anniversary.
This episode reveals that Kyle Broflovski's conception took place in New Jersey.
This marks the second episode so far where Cartman honestly thanked Kyle, the first being "Le Petit Tourette".
The weapons that are passed around to the townspeople of South Park to defend themselves from the Jersey invasion are bayonet-fitted muskets and Henry repeaters. Similar weapons were used in the episode "The Red Badge of Gayness".
When discussing having neighbors from New Jersey at the sizzler, the boys are sharing a large basket of fries. Stan and Kyle have milk-shakes and Cartman has a Sundae, while Kenny just has a glass of water, furthering the example of his family's lack of funds.
When Cartman is telling Stan how to get rid of his new neighbors in Sizzler, one of Kenny's French fries completely disappears.