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Even before the episode was made, the fanon pairing of Craig and Tweek was incredibly popular.
Randy refers to the Chinese President as "Mr. Jinping", which is wrong due to the fact that "Jinping" is his given name and Chinese surnames are always mentioned first. So the correct form of address would be "Mr. Xi".
The Japanese text at the bottom of Wendy's presentation screen at the beginning of the episode reads boizu rabu, a wasei-eigo rendering of "Boys' Love", another term for yaoi.
Many of the Yaoi pictures seen in the episode were drawn and submitted by South Park fans at the request of the show's creators.
It is shown that Mayor McDaniels is a widow as she is seen looking at a picture of her husband and later seen mourning at his grave.
The beginning of Tweek and Craig's relationship marks the first time a student at South Park Elementary is in a same-sex relationship.
References to Popular Culture
The episode's title is a reference to a genre of fan-art called yaoi. This involves two or more male characters ("yuri" for female characters) romantically linked in some way that would not normally occur in the author's intended version.
The song "The Book of Love" by Peter Gabriel, plays as everyone is overjoyed about Tweek and Craig being perceived as a couple. While Craig, Tweek, Thomas & Stan contemplate over the situation and yaoi is drawn and bought of Tweek and Craig at a market.
This is the second time a Peter Gabriel song has been played on the show, the first being "Shock the Monkey" in "Raisins".
The song "Say Something" by A Great Big World, plays after Tweek and Craig's pretend break up and new yaoi is drawn to depict the split.
This episode may have been inspired by the MTV relationship comedy Faking It.
Craig's father, Thomas, references the 2005 LGBT drama film Brokeback Mountain with the line "Why can't you quit him?" Where in the movie the line was "Why can't I quit you?"
Randy mentions "Maui Zaui" when he pretends to know what Stan is talking about concerning yaoi at school. Maui Zaui is referencing a type of pizza with ham and pineapple toppings available at Round Table Pizza restaurants.
In Craig's room, a poster depicting the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek can be seen on his wall behind his bed. Additionally, he has a toy robot on his dresser that resembles the G1 incarnation of Megatron from The Transformers.
In Tweek's room, a poster depicting what appears to be Ant-Man can be seen on the back of his bedroom door, although Ant-Man has a light green and black color scheme as opposed to a red and grey color scheme.