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On the chalkboard in the students' classroom, you can see the sentences "Chupe mis Chi Chis", "No me Toquen los Huevos" and "Mi verga es Fea y Morena". In Spanish, these sentences read "Suck My Boobs", "Don't Touch my Balls", and "My dick is ugly and black".
This is the first episode where Pip Pirrip is shown without his hat.
During the scene in which Mr. Garrison is ready to snipe Kathy Lee, he is seen with his normal sweater instead of the trench coat. However, he most likely took it off in the depository.
One of Mayor McDaniels' aides makes a crack about Kathy Lee especially liking kids if "they work in a sweat shop". In 1996, the National Labor Committee had reported that a line of Kathy Lee brand clothing, distributed through Wal-Mart, was made using sweatshop labor.
Wendy rebuffs Cartman's boasts of fame by telling him that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was also famous.
Chef states that his penis is at least three times bigger than Frank Gifford's. Frank Gifford was an NFL football player for the New York Giants and was also the husband of Kathy Lee Gifford.
Weight Gain 4000 and the commercial selling it are a spoof on "bulk up" powders used by those who would like to gain more muscle mass. Commonly known for their dubious promises, usually they're only effective if one exercises regularly, and most can cause serious health problems, which is why the end of the commercial contains the warning "May cause irreversible damage to the kidneys and liver."
According to the history of South Park, the land was originally inhabited by the Ute Indians. The Ute tribe did live on land that would become the States of Colorado and Utah.
Mr. Hat states that they could have gotten away with murdering Kathy Lee if not for those "meddling kids." This line is usually uttered by a captured criminal caught by the Scooby-Doo gang from the TV series Scooby Doo.
The episode ends with Eric Cartman finally getting on TV, on a talk show hosted by Geraldo, who, before becoming a regular at Fox News in 2001, had his own day time talk show on NBC.
There is a golden version of Trey Parker and Matt Stone's Orgazmo on top of Kathy Lee's trophy.
The scene where Mr. Hat's head spins parodies The Exorcist.
Mr. Hat and Mr. Garrison arguing over killing Gifford is a parody of many books and films where the ventriloquist has multiple personality disorder and argues with his puppet, including Magic.
The scene where Mr. Garrison is at Jimbo's Guns talking to himself in the mirror is from the Robert DeNiro film, Taxi Driver in which the same lines are spoken by Travis Bickle (DeNiro).
There is a reference to the original short Jesus vs. Santa where Kyle almost completely quotes an exact line he said in the short. "Goddamn, that's a big fat fuck."
As Mr. Garrison addresses the class at the start of the episode, when he blinks his closed eyes appear in front of his glasses. This is remedied in the following shots.
Both Kyle and Mr Garrison's mouths disappear during the episode - Kyle as he is talking to Chef, and Garrison as he recalls the talent show.
At the beginning when the kids are talking to Chef, Kenny is not wearing his gloves in one scene.
Before Chef sings his song, he calls Mayor McDaniels "Mr. Mayor" even though she is a female.
Later in the episode, the wood texture in Mr. Garrison's assault rifle turns from wood to metal, and then back to wood again in the following scene. It is seen during the conversation with Officer Barbrady.
The Beefcake advertiser's hand comes out of Cartman's TV screen.
When Mr. Garrison asks Mr. Hat why he was looking at him that way, the wrinkles on his forehead disappear.
When Wendy is pulling out papers, she is wearing gloves, however, immediately before and immediately after this scene, she is not.
When Cartman is trying to get through the bus doors, Ms. Crabtree is nowhere to be seen.
When Mr. Garrison is showing the play to Mayor McDaniels, Kevin is assigned as a pioneer but later appears as an Indian when he falls next to Bebe.
Shot by Mr. Garrison, this launches him into the air and impales him on a flagpole.