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When Uncle Jimbo notices the deer, he says, "looks like a 46-gauge" he is then seen with a rocket launcher. The shotgun gauge system works such that smaller numbers describe larger barrels, so a 46-gauge would actually be very small.
This was the first episode to be rated TV-MA.
References to popular culture
Happy Tarts are a product that were mentioned in the film Orgazmo, which was a film created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker.
Jimbo and Ned both participated in the 'Nam, a.k.a the Vietnam War. Cartman said he fought in it as well, but he's making that up. Ned asks Cartman if he was stationed in Da Nang, which was the location of a major U.S. Air Force base in Vietnam during the war.
Jimbo blames the strict hunting and conservation laws in Colorado on the Democrats. The Democrats were in power federally in 1997, the year this episode was produced.
Cartman starts having "flashbacks" from 'Nam, telling somebody named Danforth to watch out for "Charlie". "Charlie" is a slang term for the phrase "Victor Charlie" which was the NATO phonetic alphabet name for the Viet Cong Army.
Cartman tells Stan to "Go back to Woodstock" if he can't shoot anything. This is in reference to the original Woodstock Music Festival of 1969, who's major attendees were Hippies.
When Ned lights himself on fire, Jimbo tells him to "Stop-Drop-And-Roll", which is the catch phrase fire safety measure.
Mount Evanston is named after the real Mount Evans located in the state of Colorado.
When warned of Mt. Evanston's impending eruption, the Mayor tells her aide to call Inside Edition (A magazine series that featured crime, celebrity gossip and human interest stories), Rescue 911 (A television program that featured reenactments of real stories of 911 phone calls, hosted by William Shatner), and Entertainment Tonight (A TV series centered on celebrity gossip.)
The monster known as Scuzzlebutt is missing a leg, in its place is actor Patrick Duffy. When Cartman tells this legend to his friends, they don't find it very scary, to which Cartman responds by saying "What do you mean? Have you ever seen Step By Step?". Step By Step was a sit-com which starred Patrick Duffy.
The song that Ned sings on his "cancer kazoo" is "Kumbaya", a popular Christian folk song.
Ned and Jimbo hope to get on the cover of "Guns & Ammo", a.k.a Guns and Ammo Magazine, a publication for gun enthusiasts.
The towns people are shown an educational video titled Lava and You which is a parody of Duck and Cover, a nuclear explosion safety technique that suggested ducking and covering yourself would protect you from a nuclear bomb, much like how Lava and You suggests doing the same thing will protect you from lava.
"It's coming right for us!" references an incident in Colorado in which a man shot three Rocky Mountain black bears (a protected species) down from a tree. His excuse: They were coming right for us!
Randy Marsh is missing eyebrows for (almost) the entire episode, though they appear near the end.
At the end, Ned can't shoot Scuzzlebutt because he is out of ammo, but later, he drops his gun and it shoots Kenny.
South Park has some tough snow. When the boulder of lava lands in front of Kenny, there's neither steam nor melting snow around it.
When the boys are hunting in the forest, then they start to crawl after the rabbit. However, the background behind them is static as if they were crawling in place.
When Jimbo is apologizing to the boys for almost getting them killed, his left hand moves to his mouth independently of his arm.
At the nighttime fire scene, you can see the fire standing still, but then it is seen moving again.
In Cartman's tale Scuzzlebutt's left hand was a stalk of celery, but when he personifies Scuzzlebutt, his hand is not celery; Scuzzlebutt holds celery in his right hand. When Scuzzlebutt came to rescue the camping party, his right hand was a stalk of celery.
While Eric Cartman tells his Scuzzlebutt tale, Stan's arm is missing. It later reappears.
Ned dropped his gun and it fired by mistake, killing Kenny.