South Park Archives

Make Love, Not Warcraft/Trivia

< Make Love, Not Warcraft

3,371pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Add New Page Comment1

This page contains trivia for "Make Love, Not Warcraft". 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.


  • This episode was originally meant to air as episode 145, but due to a delay in the machinima animation, it aired as episode 147. Episode 145 was replaced with "Manbearpig" and episode 146 was "Tsst".
  • Blizzard Entertainment provided the gameplay footage of World of Warcraft for this episode.
  • Kyle Broflovski says "Come on, we have to finish the quest in Stonehaven". Stonehaven is a town in North East Scotland. There is no area in World of Warcraft named Stonehaven.
  • While the boys are playing World of Warcraft in Cartman's basement, all the boys have flat-screen desktop except Kenny, who has a crappy and an old computer.
  • In Cartman's basement, you can see a sex doll, possibly Liane's, due to her promiscuous behavior. 
  • This episode marks the first time Stan, Kyle and Kenny are shown to gain weight.
  • After comparing Clyde Donovan to the French, Cartman says to him "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi, Clyde?" This translates into English as, "Would you sleep with me, Clyde?" and is taken from the Patty Labelle song, "Lady Marmalade".
  • In the Blizzard office, an object resembling a gold record is seen hanging on the wall and it has the Forsaken emblem on it.
  • No female fourth graders participated in the game. However, Kyle Broflovski's and Craig Tucker's characters were female.
  • Jenkins' computer case contains a sticker with '1337' on it. '1337', pronounced 'leet', is a slang term meaning 'elite' and is commonly used in gaming communities.
    • Many other internet slang terms are used, such as 'r-tard', 'uber', 'pwn', and noob'.
  • During this episode's production, Jenkins was referred to as 'NWBZPWNR'.[1]
  • In order to create overweight versions of the boys, the South Park Studios' Storyboard department had to draw them. [2]
  • For the Year of the Fan, Fans considered this to be the best episode in the series.


  • This episode made #1 of the Paramount Comedy's Top 10 in May 2007.
  • This episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program in 2007.[3]
  • This episode won the Creative Arts Emmy Award in September 2007.

Behind the Scenes

On May 2, 2013, a live-tweet event was hosted on during the re-airing of this episode. Several behind the scenes images were tweeted containing storyboards and a photo of the final script.[4]

References to Popular Culture

  • The title of the episode is based on the 1960s slogan "Make love, not war".
  • This episode features a new remix of the theme tune, the backing music having been replaced by the track "Whamola", by Colonel Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade.[5]
  • Paul Stanley's song, "Live to Win", plays during the leveling montage. This was the song's world premiere.
  • The Blizzard Entertainment employee wearing the t-shirt with 'Dwarf Needs FOOD!' on it is a reference to the video game, Gauntlet.[6]
  • In the year following the airing of this episode, the game Hello Kitty Online announced an 'Island Adventure' expansion as an April Fools joke.[7]
  • Cartman states half of all World of Warcraft players are Korean, a reference to the growing popularity of Starcraft, another Blizzard Entertainment game, in Korea.
  • Randy Marsh stealing the car is a reference to a game mechanic in the Grand Theft Auto game series.[8]
  • Cartman utters the chorus of Lady Marmalade when speaking about the French in World War II.

World of Warcraft References

  • The only characters who would benefit from Kyle's 'Arcane Brilliance' would be him and Kenny, because Stan and Cartman are both Warriors and do not have mana.
  • The music that plays the first time all the boys fight Jenkins is the Orgrimmar theme.
  • There are many incongruities to the actual game:
    • When Butters Stotch just creates a character, his character is wearing plate armor, just like Cartman's. However, in the actual game plate armor is only available at level 40 or higher.
    • Randy's and Kenny's characters are Hunters; however, at the time of the episode being created, human characters could not choose this class yet.
    • Jenkins has the ability to summon scorpions; this was indeed the spell in Warcraft I, but it does not appear in World of Warcraft.
    • It is continuously mentioned that players must agree to duel to be able to kill each other; in game, a duel only reduces the losing player to 1 health, and does not actually kill them.
    • The boys would only have been able to train on boars for a short amount of time because after a certain level, they no longer give experience.
    • After the major fight, it's mentioned that Jenkins has killed 5000 players in Arathi Highlands. In the game itself, it's unusually high: such amount of characters in a single zone would, most likely, create a DDoS on the server.
  • Of all characters, the one belonging to Ike wears the highest level armor (level 60 priest set named Devout). On the opposite, Timmy and Randy Marsh are the only players to have absolutely no items aside from starting gear equipped on their characters.
  • Jimmy's character wears glasses, which are not available to characters in game.
  • This episode features the heavy use of machinima for the scenes that show characters playing the game.
  • Following the airing of this episode, the Sword of a Thousand Truths was featured in the World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade beta test[9], as a reward to the games arena system, though it did not have the same capabilities as stated in the show. The in-game caption read "Finely crafted to Salzman's specification".
    • The visual used for the Sword of a Thousand Truths in the episode was the same as the already existing in-game sword, The Hungering Cold.
    • The sword was renamed to Gladiator's Slicer and the in-game graphic changed prior to the launch of the Burning Crusade.
    • In the game's second expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, an updated version of The Hungering Cold was added for level 80 players with the name Slayer of the Lifeless. It again uses the same visual as the Sword of a Thousand Truths, and the item's flavor text states it was "Foretold by Salzman."
  • The area all the boys fight Jenkins in for the first time is the Arathi Highlands, a level 30-40 zone.
  • An in-game achievement has been added to World of Warcraft called "Make Love, not Warcraft". In order to obtain it, a player must kill another player and emote a hug for the deceased before he has the chance to free his spirit.
  • This episode was created with the direct help of Blizzard, who offered Warcraft Alpha: Burning Crusade servers to create some parts of the episode.
    • Blizzard member Joeyray Hall admitted that working for Trey and Matt was fun, but intimidating because, "It was kind of like 'Oh wow, it’s Matt and Trey - you know, South Park, yay!'" Joeyray continued on by saying that it was fun to do because Blizzard members had to create the South Park kids' WoW characters.[10]


  • Posters of other games made by Blizzard are also seen in "Go God Go".
  • When all the boys are in Cartman's basement and are about to battle Jenkins, Liane's Antonio Banderas love doll and Clyde Frog can be seen in the background.[11]
  • Randy's role in this episode is mentioned by Sharon in "You're Getting Old".
  • An Okama Gamesphere can be seen in the background of Jenkins' apartment.[12]
  • A model of Zazul, demon from Hell seen in "Hell on Earth 2006", is seen in the background of Jenkins' apartment.[12]
  • The child playing World of Warcraft at Best Buy is wearing Chinpokomon clothing.[13]
  • When Tweek Tweak's room is shown, boxing gloves can be seen. This is a reference to Tweek's boxing training in "Tweek vs. Craig".
  • A bass guitar can be seen in Token Black's bedroom, a reference to "Christian Rock Hard".[14]
  • At the start, Cartman says "Aye, I don't need to that kind of lip from a girl!" which is a repeat of Cartman saying "I do not need to take that kind of shit from a jew!" in "Spirit of christmas: Jesus vs Santa".


  • Stan's character's name in the earlier part of the episode is "StanIsCool", seen above the health bar. Later, when the Blizzard employees attempt to deliver the Sword of a Thousand Truths, they ask for the name 'LUVS2SPWGE', though this may be because at the time, World of Warcraft accounts used an account name rather than an email address when logging on[15].
  • During the training montage, the first rear-view shot of the boys playing in the computer lab show them in their obese state, yet the next cut shows the boys still in their usual appearance.
  • After Randy's character dies, Stan's shield disappears for a short period of time, and reappears after he says "You killed my father!"
    • The shield also switches from his left hand to his right hand.
  • In the Blizzard boardroom, a Game Master states the boys have gained 50 levels in 3 weeks. However, Cartman calculated it would take over 7 weeks to gain 30 levels. This may be because Cartman had made an error in his calculations.
  • During the final battle, Cartman tells the boys to target the scorpions. They are visible, however, that there are no scorpions in the battle on the boys' screens.
  • While Cartman defecated during the final battle, Stan disappears from his seat in front of the computer and his video game character continues to move.

Kenny's Death

  • Although Kenny does not die in this episode, his World of Warcraft character does.


  1. "Although this bad guy is never named in the show, he’s referred to as “NWBZPWNR” throughout the script.". @SouthPark on
  2. "To create fat, pimple-covered versions of the boys, we first have our Storyboard department draw it.". @SouthPark on
  3. "This episode ("Make Love Not Warcraft") won the 2007 Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program. 2nd Emmy win, after "Best Friends Forever" in 2005.". @SouthPark on
  4. See tweets containing the original images: Tweet 1, Tweet 2, Tweet 3, and Tweet 4. @SouthPark on
  5. Colonel Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade on Wikipedia.
  6. "The Blizzard programmer wearing a T-shirt reading "Dwarf Needs FOOD!" references the videogame Gauntlet.". @SouthPark on
  7. "Hello Kitty Island Adventure isn't real. But in '08, Hello Kitty Online announced an Island Adventure expansion game as an April Fools joke.". @SouthPark on
  8. "This scene with Stan’s dad stealing a car and beating up the driver was done a la GTA.". @SouthPark on
  9. " This episode’s fictional Sword of a Thousand Truths showed up for reals, in an expansion of World of Warcraft.". @SouthPark on
  10. "EPISODE 3".
  11. "SouthPark easter eggs in Cartman’s basement: Clyde Frog, Peter Panda, Rumper Tumpskin, and of course, the Antonio Banderas blow-up doll.". @SouthPark on
  12. 12.0 12.1 "In NWBZPWNR’s apartment, there's a model of a Zazul (demon from "Hell on Earth") & an Okama Gamesphere from "Towelie".". @SouthPark on
  13. "Look at the kid playing the WoW demo. Notice anything? Yep, that's all Chinpoko Mon gear.". @SouthPark on
  14. "We see a few boys’ rooms for the 1st time: Tweek has coffee & a scary clown; Clyde has a Playboy; and Token has a bass guitar.". @SouthPark on
  15. "Stan’s character name in World of Warcraft is LUVS2SPWGE. Just thought you should know that.". @SouthPark on

  1008: "Make Love, Not Warcraft" edit
Story Elements

JenkinsWorld of Warcraft • "Live to Win" • Sword of a Thousand Truths


ImagesScriptWatch Episode


South Park: The Complete Tenth Season

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki