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  • Darryl Weathers returned from the episode, "Goobacks", as did his catchphrase. It seems he works at an automotive plant.
  • Kenny McCormick does not speak at all in this episode nor is he seen wearing his trademark parka.
    • This is the first episode where Kenny wears something other than his parka for the whole episode.
  • This is the first time the Marsh family mentioned Grandma Marsh.
  • The sections on the Treasury chart are: "Try Again" in the center, "Let Fail", "Nationalize!!!" "Coup D'Etat", "Socialize" and "Bailout!" in the inner ring, "Cut Education", "Press Conference", "Print Money", "$90 Trillion", "Go to Congress", "Go to War", "$1 Billion" and "Raise Fed" in the middle ring, and "Bad Bank", "Indian Casinos", "Buy Mortgages!", "$10 Trillion", "Sell to China!", "Lower Gas Prices", "Run to the Hills", "Call JP Morgan", "Telethon" and "Tax the Rich" in the outer ring.
  • It is possible that the reason the money was "gone" was because the teller was actually wiring the money into his own account, essentially stealing it.

References to Popular Culture

  • The entire episode is a satire of the Biblical stories of Moses (played as Randy Marsh) and Jesus Christ (played as Kyle Broflovski).
  • The name of the episode is taken from Jimmy Buffett's most famous song "Margaritaville". This is also the name of the appliance that features heavily in Stan's plot.
  • The scene in which Eric Cartman offers to 'catch' Kyle features a reference to a similar scene from the films "Jaws", where an older fisherman makes a similar offer to catch the eponymous shark. Specifically, the close-up of his hand as he rakes his nails across a chalkboard is a shot taken directly from the movie.
  • This episode is both a commentary and parody on the economic state of the United States in early 2009.
  • When Stan goes to the DC Treasury, the music cue is similar to the music used in Independence Day.
  • Obama getting the credit despite doing nothing appears to reference the Nobel Peace Prize incident, where he was awarded the Prize despite most Americans believing he did not deserve it.

Continuity Errors


  • When Cartman first mentions Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, he incorrectly refers to it as Grand Theft Auto IV. Although, the game takes place in the same city as Grand Theft Auto IV.

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