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Mr. Jefferson refers to Cartman by his last name rather than calling him Eric as most adult characters do.
In this episode, the cops feel the need to frame and arrest rich black people (simply because of jealousy, according to Gerald Broflovski), but ironically enough, they never arrested Token Black's family.
I.T. is a reference to E.T.
If you look closely in the hallway when Mr. Jefferson is chasing the boys, you can see a Mr. Hankey fountain.
There are several toys inside Blanket's room that are references to "Free Hat," including the Ark of the Covenant, a toy imperial walker, and a stuffed ewok. An alien toy similar to the Tiny Alien is also seen in the room.
When Stan and Kyle are trying to sneak Blanket out from the bathroom window, they express their fear of being caught by Mr. Jefferson. Unbeknownst to them, Mr. Jefferson was already standing there, as a lock of his hair and a part of his left shoulder is seen on the right edge of the screen.
Despite his family being invited for dinner, Butters wasn't there with his parents.
This episode is one of the few to feature Kenny's unmuffled voice (though most of his face is covered by a mask), when he is taking Blanket's place.
Mr. Jefferson is said to be 50 years old. Michael Jackson was in fact 45 years old when this episode aired. Coincidentally, Jackson died at age 50.
This episode is the first and only time Kenny died in the season.
Although Kenny doesn't speak while wearing his parka, he speaks while disguised as Blanket.
References to Popular Culture
Stan tells Kyle that Mr. Jefferson could be a burn victim. This possibly references a 1984 incident where the real Michael Jackson's hair caught fire while filming a Pepsi commercial.
Mr. Jefferson swings Blanket off the balcony of his house. This is reference to the 2002 incident, in which the real Michael Jackson nearly lost grip of his newborn baby while being on top of a balcony.
When Officer Yates informs the other officers not to beat Mr. Jefferson, as neighbors might be carrying cameras, he is referring to the Rodney King beating of 1992.
When Mr. Jefferson’s face melts - he bears a strong resemblance to Tar Man, a grotesque melting zombie featured in the 1985 horror comedy “The Return of the Living Dead”. Kyle, Stan, and Blanket’s reaction to seeing Jefferson in this state mirrors the same reaction in the movie when Tina, the zombie’s intended victim, first sees him and attempts to flee.
When Kenny says, "you guys owe me for this," after disguising as, and switching places with Blanket, Stan replies that at least he gets to do something. This is because Kenny has not taken any major role since before his death in "Kenny Dies."
This episode was the first time Kenny's hair changed - before this it had always been the same as it was in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. Since this episode, though, it has always been changed in some way, even changing color slightly from "Lice Capades" onwards.
Wendy and Token are seen together on the ferris wheel, continuing their relationship that began in "Raisins".
Unlike his appearance in reality, Blanket isn't white.
While posing as Blanket, Kenny is killed when Mr. Jefferson begins to toss him in the air playfully, mistaking him for his son. However, Mr. Jefferson throws Kenny too high by accident and he is killed when his head crashes through the ceiling, making Stan and Kyle cry out their catch-phrase for Kenny's death. This is the second episode in which Kenny dies unhooded, the first being "Super Best Friends" and third being "Pee."