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Trivia

  • 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.
  • When the boys walk home after being with Mr. Jefferson, they walk past some houses. One of these houses has the number 2001 (That's supposed to be the Marsh house), but it's not the same color, so it's not where Stan lives.
  • 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.

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.

Continuity

  • In this episode, Kenny appears unhooded and speaks clear lines of dialogue for the first time in the regular run of the series. Prior to this, his face and voice had only been revealed in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, and his hair was partly seen in "The Tooth Fairy Tats 2000" and "Lil' Crime Stoppers." His unmuffled voice is provided by Eric Stough, director of animation for South Park Studios.
  • 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.

Kenny's Death

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."

Goofs

Unlike his appearance in reality, Blanket isn't white.



  807: "The Jeffersons" edit
Story Elements

Michael JeffersonBlanket Jefferson • "Let's Ride the Train" • "My Wishing Tree"

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Release

South Park: The Complete Eighth Season

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