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This page contains trivia for "Taming Strange". 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.


Terry behind window
  • The tower seen in Terry's window is the CN Tower in Toronto.
  • Tom Brady receives medication from Canada, even though he is American.
  • Kyle Broflovski reveals that Ike Broflovski is five years his junior.
  • One of the promos for the episode had Ike asking Kyle, "How'd you get so fucking stupid?!" However, that line was not in the episode.
  • Fifth time we see a lock of Kenny's hair however, it is slightly hard to see.
  • Kenny has no lines in this episode.
  • Wendy Testaburger is not seen in Mr. Garrison's class in this episode.

References to Popular Culture

  • IntelliLink is a reference to the problems associated with the Obamacare website,
  • Mr. Mackey's computer plays Lionel Richie's "All Night Long" and Glenn Frey's "The Heat is On".
  • The introduction to the puberty video is a take on an obscure Canadian children's educational program that aired in the 70s and 80s called All About You.
  • Foofa's decision of appealing more to adult audiences is reminiscent of Miley Cyrus; Foofa's performance at the MTV Video Music Awards also reflects Miley Cyrus' controversial performance at the 2013 VMA.
  • Sinéad O'Connor sent an open letter to Miley Cyrus, advising her not to let the music industry executives exploit her sexuality. In this episode, she helps the other Yo Gabba Gabba characters try and convince Foofa not to expose her private parts on television.
  • A Bieber World Tour poster can be seen in the background when the Yo Gabba Gabba characters are talking to Ike about his behavior on stage.
  • Ike's diuretic medication was switched with New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady's hormone medication.
  • The Rolling Stone magazine is a parody of the October 10, 2013 issue, which featured Miley Cyrus posing in a pool and covering her exposed breasts.
  • Two cover lines on Rolling Stone read, "The Last Days of NIRVANA: Yep, we're still talking about them." and "Eddie Vedder (Yep, him, too)", criticizing how often Rolling Stone publishes articles about Nirvana and Eddie Vedder, who is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of Pearl Jam.
  • Another line on the Rolling Stone magainze reads "Sheryl Crow: Still Relevant", referring to singer Sheryl Crow.
  • When Tom Brady ends up on the ground after crapping in his pants, he ends up sitting in the same pose he took after his pass was intercepted during the 4th quarter of the 2012 Super Bowl, costing him and his team the win. This pose is known as "Bradying", which Mr. Mackey also does after that scene.
  • In the end, Ike is seen watching Dora the Explorer on television.
  • Ike was chewing Skoal Straight tobacco in this episode.
  • The name Taming Strange is a reference to the popular TV show Breaking Bad.


  • This is the second time Tom Brady appeared in since "Sarcastaball".
  • Ike Broflovski confronts Kyle about his game, "Kick the baby!", a popular catchphrase from the earlier episodes.
  • The queef bit is a reference back to "Eat, Pray, Queef".
  • The Canadian Healthcare video also references the buddy/guy/friend bit from "Canada on Strike".
  • This is the second episode where one of the children takes hormones, albeit unknowingly. Stan first takes hormones in "Are You There God? It's Me, Jesus", in order to go through puberty after believing his friends are going through it.


  • A Justin Bieber poster appears in the background, even though he was killed in "Coon vs. Coon & Friends".
  • When Terry is talking to his friend, Rick, Terry says "I try not to think about it, Rick." but he doesn't pronounce "about" as "aboot" like Canadians on South Park usually do. However, he then says "I try to forget about it" pronouncing it "aboot".
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Story Elements

"The Heat is On" • "All Night Long" • CodyYo Gabba Gabba




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