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  • This episode marks the first appearance of an entirely new opening sequence, which is a 3D-animation remake of the first intro.
  • In the preview for this episode, Craig Tucker was in the scene were Eric Cartman explains what "Shitter" is. He is replaced by Clyde Donovan in the televised version.
  • This is the second time in which a real background of a neighborhood is used since the Season One episode, "Mecha-Streisand".

References to Popular Culture

  • The main plot is a parody of the TV show Dragnet, complete with the show's famous horn stinger.
  • Cartman says while talking on the phone that he went to Amazon to see if they had Grand Theft Auto V, where it was suggested that he might also be interested in the Blu-ray for Star Trek.

Alec Baldwin

  • Bill Hader voices Alec Baldwin in an uncredited role.
  • This episode satirizes Alec Baldwins misbehavior on social media site Twitter and in his daily life.
  • The Alec Baldwin had a real talk show on MSNBC network was called Up Late with Alec Baldwin. It was cancelled after five episodes due to a video that leaked of him verbally assaulting a paparazzi photographer with homophobic slurs.
  • Alec Baldwin reveals personal information about Kim Basinger. They were married in real life from 1993 until 2002.
  • Alec Baldwin invents Shitter as an alternative to Twitter.


  • The Department of Motor Vehicles or DMV, is name given to agencies in the United States that issue drivers licenses. Each US state, including Colorado, has its own DMV, with various branch offices throughout the state.
  • The National Security Agency or NSA, is the US government agency that investigates threats to the country and its citizens.
  • This episode exploits the fear of US citizens have with the government agencies spying on them in the name of counter-terrorism.
  • Cartman uses the name of former President of the US "Bill Clinton" to sneak into the NSA.
  • The NSA head says hooking up Santa Claus to a machine will help them find out "who's sleeping and who's awake", which is a reference to the song "Santa Claus is Coming to Town".
  • When Cartman cries about discovering the NSA's conspiracy, he says he'll now have to move to Russia, a reference to Edward Snowden.
  • Cartman compares the NSA to the dictatorial government depicted in the George Orwell book Nineteen Eighty-Four.



  • When Cartman is shown pledging allegiance at the DMV, the overweight clerk is seen at the right end of the counter, whereas another clerk is seen instead when Larry walks there.
  • Alec Baldwin mentions having sex with the Queen of Monaco in 1992. In real life, Monaco is a principality.
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