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The condition of Randy and the other men appears to be Elephantiasis of the scrotum rather than testicular cancer. Of course, the increased size is a humorous exaggeration of the tumors in their testicles.
Kenny has no lines and isn't shown again after they find out that KFC has been replaced. This is also the last time we see Kyle in this episode as well. (Stan is seen a few more times during the episode but only very briefly).
The scene with Randy trying to move after his balls fall out of the wheelbarrow was originally acted out by Trey using a large yoga ball. The animators took this video and animated it, almost frame-for-frame.
This episode marks the fourth mention of KFC, but the second time in which KFC's importance to the boys is a driving story point.
References to Popular Culture
The episode was produced during a time where Colorado was considering restricting fast food restaurants and relaxing laws against the use of marijuana in order for it to be used for medicinal purposes.
The KFC being replaced by a medicinal marijuana store is based on Kind for Cures in Los Angeles, an eponym after Kentucky Fried Chicken which had previously owned the building. The medicinal store has since been shut down.
Products from KFC are used in a similar way to cocaine in the episode, from workers cutting it to Cartman chopping it with a credit card and snorting it.
Some scenes (especially when Cartman is talking to the Colonel in Corbin) are scene recreations from the movie Scarface.
Much of Cartman's story, and his relationship with Colonel Sanders, is a parody of assorted drug related films, most prominently Scarface.
Cartman makes numerous references to the March/April 2010 scandal in the Catholic Church that Pope Benedict XVI protected the priest that molested over 200 deaf boys, as well as other pedophile priests (which drew massive controversy).