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This page contains trivia for "Two Days Before the Day After Tomorrow". Remember, trivia must be factual, provable, and it is always best to cite your source for not-so-obvious trivia. If you would like to dispute a trivia point, please discuss it in the article comments.


Trivia

  • This episode is a parody/statement of the Katrina disaster in New Orleans.
  • This episode premiered on Trey Parker's 36th birthday; October 19, 2005.
  • The Crab People theme plays in the background after they are accused of being responsible for the flood, and several people looking around for the source of the music, implying it could be heard by the characters and not just the audience.
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Error image of Kenny riding in the boat with Stan and Cartman.

  • This is one of the few episodes where Cartman and Stan are joined together and primary focus without Kyle, Kenny, Butters or another friend.
  • Liane Cartman - surprisingly - does not appear in this episode and no one shows concern that Liane Cartman is missing this also goes for Kenny McCormickJimmy ValmerStuart McCormickCarol McCormick and Ike Broflovski
  • The scenes of global warming "attacking" South Park are a parody of textbook shots from second rate disaster movies.
  • When the people of South Park are fixing the television in Park County Community Center, a part of Russell Crowe's show "Fightin' Around The World" is seen.
  • Randy Marsh states that the temperature outside will fall to over 70 million degrees below zero. It's obvious that this is absurd, but it's also against the laws of physics. The lowest temperature possible is −273.15 degrees celsius.
  • The claim that one of the last stages of hypothermia is a feeling of being too hot is a reference to a real phenomenon known as "Paradoxical Undressing.”
  • This is the very last time we see Nurse Gollum, she is briefly seen running out of the school screaming along with all the other kids and other staff members. In "South Park: The Stick of Truth" it is shown she went missing during the events of this episode (there is a missing poster of her in the police station) . She is later replaced by a New nurse in "Ass Burgers".

References to Popular Culture

  • The people of South Park one-by-one saying, "I broke the dam," is a reference to the 1960 film Spartacus where the slaves each say they were Spartacus to hide his true identity.
  • A large deal of this episode - including the title - are lifted from the disaster film The Day After Tomorrow. Among the references are Stan's near-underwater phone call, the expedition to retrieve the children, and Randy drawing on the Government's map of the US.

Continuity

  • The Crab People are blamed as a cause of the Beaverton Flood. They were last mentioned in "Quest for Ratings".
  • Randy has twice before been called on as the leading scientific mind in South Park. The first was "Spontaneous Combustion" and again in "Die Hippie, Die".
  • Cartman claims to have an uncle Roy at the start of the episode. However, Stan has already met all of Cartman's extended family in "Merry Christmas Charlie Manson!". In fact after they crash the dam and Stan tells them not to panic and tell this Uncle Roy, Cartman admits he doesn't have an Uncle Roy and the boat belongs to "some guy's boat I knew about!"
  • One of Mrs. Garrison's breasts is damaged in this episode and leaks its contents. The damage done to the breast can be seen again in "Go God Go", where one of her boobs is smaller than the other.
  • Russell Crowe Fightin' Around The World can be seen for a brief instant when the TV at the community center is being changed to the news.

Goofs

  • Kenny is shown riding in the boat with Cartman and Stan in one scene, but is not seen again throughout the episode. This error was corrected for the DVD version.
  • When Sheila asks Ms. Garrison if she is okay she says "Mr. Garrison" although he is female in this episode.
  • If you look closely, Nurse Gollum's hair is brown, the fetus is not on her head and does not have her name tag.


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BeavertonJew Gold • Global Warming Theory

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Release

South Park: The Complete Ninth Season

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