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The title for this episode is a mix of all The Lord of The Rings movie titles (The Return of The King, The Fellowship of The Ring and The Two Towers).
The boys mention that the video store is in Conifer, which is an actual town that Trey Parker grew up in.
It’s unknown how Butters Stotch got out of the video store; in the next episode, he is seen back at South Park.
As the boys enter Bailey, they pass by a group of a kids playing Harry Potter. Three of the kids are dressed up like Harry Potter, Severus Snape, and Ron Weasley. Cartman laughs and calls them fags.
When the Sixth graders ride out with the bikes, a sign behind them reads "More-Doors Doors", a reference to the land of Mordor from The Lord of the Rings.
When the boys enter Bailey, Stan says "Perhaps the ringworm of Bailey is about!", this is a possible reference to Ringwraiths.
According to the DVD commentary, the audio coming from the video tape Butters watches by accident is from an actual porno.
When the boys take the video tape from Butters in his basement, adult film actor Evan Stone can be briefly seen on his TV.
Much of the episode parodies the Lord of the Rings film franchise:
Butters Stotch falling into the video tape drop box is reminiscent of Gollum falling into Mount Doom.
The sixth graders on their bikes play the roles of the Ringwraiths, who are unable to cross water, and who are able to "sniff" out the Fourth Graders.
The boys, as well as other kids, took roles similar to those of characters in The Lord of the Rings. Although boys seem to have specific characters in mind to play, they occasionally shift characters; Stan Marsh represents Legolas, Kyle Broflovski was Aragorn, Eric Cartman (with Kenny's spirit sharing his body) was Gandalf, Butters Stotch played the role of Gollum, Clyde Donovan was Elrond, Craig Tucker plays as Boromir before he turning against the group and Token Black plays as him after (continuing the theme of the video representing The Ring), the Sixth Graders were "Ringwraiths", Jimmy Valmer alternated between Sam Gamgee and Gandalf the Grey, and an unnamed kindergartener (possibly Filmore) was Gimli. There was also a "Council of Faragon" acting as the "Council of Elrond" with Timmy Burch, Pip Pirrip and Jason as elves,Ike Broflovski and Dougie as dwarves. and Tweek Tweak as a "Man" (race).
When Randy and Sharon Marsh arrive at Butters' house, they are wearing their night clothes, but after they find out they switched the two tapes by mistake, they're wearing their ordinary clothes, then back to their night clothes in the next scene.
Before the parents find Jimmy, Randy, Sharon, Sheila and Gerald are in one car and Butters' parents in another car. After they talk to Jimmy, Sheila and Gerald are seen in their own car.
When the sixth graders get together to hunt down the fellowship, Scott Tenorman is seen in the group despite being a 9th grader.
Right before Jimmy gets run over by the 6th graders, he's missing his cape.
When Butters kneels on the ground, the line on his jacket is not visible.