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This is the first episode to reveal Chef's last name (McElroy), as seen on his cubicle while working at his office job.
This episode is one of the first to strongly hint that Mr. Garrison is gay.
A succubus is a demon of mythical origin; the female equivalent of an incubus. It is a female demon that tempts men into committing "Acts of sin and fornication" and to steal souls of men through sexual contact. However, mythology states that a succubus exists in the dreams of men, not normally appearing as a physical being.
Kenny dies two times in this episode. The first time is when the boys are waiting for Chef. The second time is when he was crushed by the Succubus.
First appearance of Mr. Derp, it's also the only time the character is given dialogue and real screen-time. He is a background character every time else.
At the end when Chef is singing, the camera keeps showing Stan and Kyle's faces and then their backs. On the front side Stan is on the left but on the back Kyle is on the left and Stan is on the right
The optometrist continuously insults Eric Cartman calling him "piggy", in a possible reference to the character Piggy in the book Lord of the Flies.
Cartman has astigmatism, an ocular problem which makes it difficult to focus on objects.
Chef's father is convinced that he is being tormented by the Loch Ness Monster, a creature said to live in lake Loch Ness in Scotland.
According to Chef's dad, the Loch Ness Monster is a crustacean from the Proterozoic era. Crustaceans are sea creatures like shrimp or krill, which is inconsistent with the popular Loch Ness myth that identifies the creature as being a surviving Plesiosaur. The Plesiosaur was an aquatic reptile that existed during the Mesozoic era which ended 65 million years ago, versus the Proterozoic era which ended roughly 542 million years ago.
At the end of the episode, Cartman's optometrist asks him if he has $3.50, possibly meaning he is the monster in disguise, or just continuing the joke.
At the end Cartman brings in Kenny's severed frozen head to use his eyes as a transplant. Kenny was shown being crushed, though his head could have been intact, as he could have been squished on his back, leaving his head intact.
When the Succubus kills Kenny, Kenny is shown being squished. Kenny is gone in the next scene, then reappears.
References to Popular Culture
Chef was at the library looking up books on the Kama Sutra, an ancient Hindu text that is the standard of human sexuality.
The receptionist at Steinberg & Burgstein mistakes Cartman for the "little boy" from Jerry Maguire. Jerry Maguire was a romantic comedy starring Tom Cruise.
Mr. Garrison is teaching the students about the sitcom, Facts of Life. He makes a number of references to the series as listed below:
He states that Tootie left in the fourth season. Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey was a character played by actress Kim Fields. In reality she was on the series for all nine seasons appearing in a total of 200 episodes.
He states that Jo and Blair stayed on the show, and got married leaving Season 4 & 5 stagnant. Joanne "Jo" Polniaczek was played by actress Nancy McKeon who was also on the show for its entire run. Her character Jo does get married to Rick Bonner in the episode "Til Marriage do us Part". Blair Warner was played by Lisa Whelchel, her character never got married in the series.
Cartman mockingly calls Stan, Tom Brokaw. Tom Brokaw was the lead anchor on NBC Nightly News from 1982-2004.
The song playing while Veronica is walking down the isle is of course the classic Bridal Chorus from the opera Lohengrin, composed by Richard Wagner around 1850.
The painting of Jan van Eyck's The Arnolfini Marriage created 1434 can be seen on Mr. Garrison's wall.