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Much of the episode draws on Children of the Corn, namely, the motive and the absence of the adults in a small country town. Except in this case, the children of South Park wanted to get rid of the adults for personal gain, rather than dedication to a pagan corn cult.
When Stan speaks about how the children ended up alone, and presents their religious system, this is a parody of the feral children's ritual "tell" in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.
"The before time" and the Shatner-esque speech are references to the "Miri" episode of Star Trek.
According to the audio commentary, this episode originally had Cartman trying to block the sun out of "Smiley Town". This was planned for the whole weekend of production before this episode was made. On that Monday, however, a writer revealed that The Simpsons 'already did it'. The show was eventually changed, but this event eventually inspired the plot for "The Simpsons Already Did It".
The ritual known as "Carousel" is a reference to the 1976 film Logan's Run. In the movie, people who have reached the age of 30 are sacrificed in the ceremony of Carousel, which ostensibly holds the possibility of "renewal."
Mark (the husband of the couple) calls Craig by the name Spaceman Spiff. This is a reference to Calvin and Hobbes, referring to one of Calvin’s alter egos.
In one of the cutaway scenes the whole South Park gang of kids are seen dancing to the tune of "Old Time Rock and Roll" by Bob Seger.
When Kyle slides across the hallway wearing his underwear and a pair of sunglasses, it's a reference to the same act by Tom Cruise in Risky Business.
When Kyle writes a letter to Fidel Castro to persuade Cuba to adopt democracy, the song he sings sounds similar to "Blue Christmas" from the TV special The Year Without a Santa Claus.
The retrieve the book sequence mimics a plot point from Army of Darkness.
The fact that the children are split up into two different rivaling groups that have no adult authority may be a reference to Lord of the Flies by William Golding.
When McCormicks are looking for their son Kenny, you can see Billy Clinkovic with his family who needed $600 for an operation in "The Tooth Fairy's Tats 2000".
The kindergarten girl creepily says "We wanna play with you", a line said in "Pet Sematary".
Butters running a dilapidated petrol station is a call-out to numerous horror movies where lost people would ask for directions at run-down locations and be warned away from a dangerous place, only to head straight to it.
After Eric Cartman throws a rock trough the window, it seems to be intact in the next shot.
When Cartman tells Kyle about how he, Stan, and Kenny we're staying at each other's houses, he uses "parent" in the plural. Liane Cartman is Eric's only parent.
The two adults switch sides as they walk through the Memorial Park.
When the man at the rehab center says "Oh. Fishing?", his mouth doesn't move for the word "oh."
During the retelling of the "before time", a tall blonde-haired kid is seen twice.
While Mark is having his speech, the clock on the statue switches from eight o'clock to 9:30 and later back to eight.
When the adults return to their kids, one of the kids' mom is identical to Laura Tucker.
Kenny is found dead at the John Elway statue along with two other kids. Instead of Stan’s "Oh, my God! They killed Kenny!" the man says "They’ve killed him," and his wife simply says "The bastards." Kenny was sacrificed during Carousel.
This is one of the few times Kenny dies off screen.