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  • Kyle Broflovski doesn't appear in this episode.
  • Kenny McCormick only appears in the bleachers with his dad and Eric Cartman appears sitting in the crowd at the derby close to him. They both come with the others to greet the aliens.
    • Cartman and Kenny don't speak in this episode.
  • This is the last episode to feature the Braniff plane logo at the end.
  • Despite not having sons, Mr. Testaburger and Mr. Stevens appear in the bleachers with their daughters Wendy Testaburger and Bebe Stevens.
  • Mr. Mackey is revealed to be a member of the scouts as he is seen in a panning shot in a scouts uniform.
  • This episode, which was supposed to have aired on February 8, 2009 on the Latin American MTV, was banned, allegedly due to the complaints of Felipe Calderón due to the infamous image that is depicted about his country. However the Mexican government has since given its approval, and the episode aired on April 4, 2010.
  • In the commentary for this episode, Matt Stone and Trey Parker said that this episode was originally going to be an hour-long special about Randy finding a dinosaur fossil with a gun, leading him to the realization that the dinosaurs had fought each other to extinction. After Randy successfully brings about world peace by convincing everyone to get rid of their weapons, an alien gangster is able to easily take over the Earth with a single revolver. However, before this concept could be completed, they were informed that this was similar in premise to an episode of The Simpsons--the episode in question likely being "Treehouse of Horror II".


The Politicians featured in the episode include:

References to Popular Culture

  • Randy dresses up as Princess Leia when he steals the superconducting magnet.
  • The suicide by Mr. Hollis and the response by his son parodies that of a scene in Dead Poets Society.
  • The movies referenced by the newsreader are Contact and Star Trek: First Contact. Contact was referenced in "Tom's Rhinoplasty" and Star Trek has been referenced in many other episodes. Specifically, Earth being enclosed in a giant "web", closed off from the rest of the universe, is a direct reference to the Original Series episode "The Tholian Web". Also the Federation of Planets is a direct reference to the United Federation of Planets that Earth and several other planets are a part of.
  • Baby Fark McGee-zax resembles the Green Lantern villain Sinestro and sounds like James Cagney.
  • Before the Space Cops leave a second time, one of the space cops turns round and says "Just one more thing". This is a reference to the American detective show Columbo, where the eponymous character regularly does this.

Deleted Scene

Randy and Stan are in the car while Randy calls the Hollis'. They claim their car clocked in at 1.2 seconds while Stan's clocked in at only 1.8. This causes Randy to curse and get pissed.

Another one where Baby Fark McGee-zax claims that he's the supreme ruler, while another man says that they'll never serve their ruler, Randy wants everyone to rush in, but McGee fires a warning shot, scaring everyone.


  • In the Pinewood Derby race, children such as Craig and Tweek appear in a wide shot of the crowd about two thirds of the way down the track. However, when the camera follows the race, they are sitting at the end of the track.
  • Two adults appear twice in the derby crowd. In addition, Mr. Mackey appears to be looking down towards the ground with an angry expression on his face, a possible animator mistake.
  • This episode depicts John Howard as Prime Minister of Australia but Kevin Rudd was voted in a year before Barack Obama.
  • The judge's table has four racing flags on its surface when the camera faces it directly - however, there are only three as Stan hands in his car.
  • In one of the deleted scenes, Sharon spoke in Trey Parker's voice.
  • This not the first time Earth has had significant alien contact. The first time was in the episode "The Biggest Douche In The Universe".

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Baby Fark McGee-zaxIntergalactic PoliceFederation of PlanetsAngela MerkelFelipe CalderónGordon BrownHan Seung-SooHu JintaoJohn HowardLuiz Inácio Lula da SilvaMatti VanhanenNicolas SarkozyRaila OdingaSilvio BerlusconiTaro AsoVladimir PutinMr. HollisEmmett Hollis




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