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This is the second episode of the meteor shower story arc.
Liane Cartman is shown talking on the phone, referencing the events of "Cat Orgy".
Cartman and Kenny do not appear in this episode, and Kyle only has a very minor part. This is also the first time Kenny has been absent for two consecutive episodes.
This episode is Butters' first major role in the entire series.
Throughout this episode, Randy refers to Gerald as Jerry, this is the only time he calls him this.
Butters is shown to be friends with Pip despite beating him up in "Weight Gain 4000" and being shown as one of the bullies who tortured him in "Damien".
Butters' name is finalized in this episode. Prior, he was referred to as "Swanson" in "Conjoined Fetus Lady" as well as "Puff Puff" in storyboards and scripts.
References to Popular Culture
Stan refers to Pip, Butters, and Dougie as "Melvins", which is slang for really lame people.
According to Pip, one of the steps of playing Wickershams and Ducklers involves singing the merry tune of Stratford. It's likely a reference to Stratford, England.
Dougie and Pip want Stan to play Charlie's Angels; A Crime detective show that aired originally from 1976-1981.
Mr. Mackey's house is surrounded by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), a department that regulates the listed controlled substances/weapons in the United States. In 2001 they were renamed The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The ATF is worried that Mackey's party is really a meeting of a religious cult that is plotting to commit suicide during the meteor shower. This is a reference to the Heaven's Gate religious cult and the 1997 Hale-Bop comet passing.
Jimbo is having a conversation about Football with two burley guys. Here's a break down of what they are talking about:
Jimbo mentions that they don't have Elway that year: This is referencing the fact that John Elway had left the Denver Bronocs, he played his last game with the team in 1998.
He also mentions how Brister won every game he played for with the team. This is in reference to Bubby Brister who joined the Bronco's in 1997.
The ATF members liken their reaction to how they dealt with things in Waco. This is a reference to the Waco Siege the ATF launched against the Branch Davidian led by David Koresh on February 28, 1993.
They play the "latest album" by the musician Cher. The song they play is a parody of Cher's 1998 chart-topper Believe which was released on November 24, 1998. At the time this episode aired it was still ranking high in the charts.
This episode jokingly anticipated Ricky Martin was gay. His song Livin' la Vida Loca was popular at the time this episode aired on TV. Ten years after this episode originally aired, he officially stated that he was gay on his own website.