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The book that Mr. Garrison is assigning is The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger. It had been often challenged due to its themes of sexuality, angst, rebellion, alienation, and teenage confusion.
This entire episode was directed at people's tendency to interpret their own themes in material that obviously never intended that "hidden meaning".
Strangely, it is Stan who exclaims in excitement at the risque themes, when Kenny is the one who has been shown with an obsession with the female body.
The insane man who kills the Kardashians looks strikingly familiar to both Mark Chapman and John Hinckley Jr.
Al Roker's statement that The Catcher in the Rye caused someone to make an assassination attempt on former President Ronald Reagan is partially incorrect. Although it has been claimed that John Hinckley Jr. who attempted to kill Reagan, could have been motivated by The Catcher in the Rye, it is more widely said that he was instead supposedly motivated by Jodie Foster's performance in the 1976 film Taxi Driver.
While Kenny does not die in the episode, Cartman does declare him dead while they, along with Kyle, are playing Xbox 360.
In a deleted scene for this episode, the boys, Butters, and Ike are sitting around a bed and saying dirty words and Cartman puts them into a dirty sentence. At the same time, the school is holding a meeting for Catcher In The Rye to be removed from the banned books list.
This is the second time where one of Cartman's friends (Kenny) has agreed with him on murdering someone in order to accomplish their goals, the first being in "Good Times with Weapons" when Kenny gets his shuriken stuck in Butters' eye and Cartman suggests that they kill Butters which Kyle, fearful of his mom, agrees with.
In the original airing, Kyle mouths "What?" twice and no voice comes out. South Park Studios later corrected this in the re-runs of the episode.
Meredith Vieira's lips change shapes between shots.
When the boys first start writing The Tale, chapter one begins with "It was a warm spring morning..." but when Stan's mother finds it, she reads "It was a warm summer morning...". When Randy finishes the book, he reads "That was all long ago in some brief lost spring". Also, while Cartman gives the book the title "The Tale Scrotie McDickinass", when Sharon finds it the title is "The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs".