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Trivia

  • The Japanese men frequently shout "Iruka!" (イルカ) meaning "Dolphin!"
  • The aircraft in the Kamikaze scene are Mitsubishi A6M Zeros, with Nakajima B5N torpedo bombers ("Kates") in the background.
  • The museum the boys visit along with the Emperor Akihito in Japan is most likely the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum - a museum set up in 1955 with aims of contributing to the abolition of nuclear weapons throughout the world, and of promoting world peace.
  • Japanese Prime Minister Hatoyama shouts "Nippon no gaijin! Kuso, taberu na!" (日本 の 外人! 糞たべるな!) meaning "Foreigner! Eat shit!")
  • Surprisingly, Kenny survives the boat explosion.
  • Emperor Akihito tells Stan, Kenny, and Cartman that after the Hiroshima bombing, Americans gave them a photo and the next day the Japanese ended the war. But there is still the Nagasaki bomb. Japan only ended the war with the United States ten days after the bombing.

References to Popular Culture

  • Eric Cartman sings the hit pop song, "Poker Face", by Lady Gaga, which is he uses to insult Stan and his whale saving mission by changing the words. This later inspired a release of the full song as sung by Cartman that is featured as downloadable content for the Rock Band video game, which was released in March 16, 2010.
  • The reality TV series' Whale Wars and The Deadliest Catch are shown to be actual rivals fighting each other and not just competing shows as in real life.
  • Even though Paul Watson, the captain of the Sea Shepard on Whale Wars, is a Canadian citizen, he is portrayed in a more realistic way than the two halved heads usually seen.
  • When the Whale Wars intro is first shown, you can see on the side of the Sea Shepard the code: "TK-421" which is a reference to Star Wars.
  • The Whale Wars crew use a model of Godzilla to scare of the Japanese, the word the Japanese yell is Gojira! which is Japanese for Godzilla, this model of Godzilla is based on the 2004 Godzilla from Godzilla: Final Wars with the green skin color of the 1999-2000 Godzilla which is from Godzilla 2000 and Godzilla vs. Megaguirus.
  • The Deadliest Catch boat that appears and tries to block the whale boat is the F/V Northwestern with Captain Sig Hansen and his crew.

Goofs

  • During the scene where Cartman, Kyle, and Kenny are playing Rock Band, when they show the TV screen, it shows a full 4-Man band, when there are only 3 people playing.
    • Also there isn't vocals and the song isn't Poker Face.
  • It shows Beluga whales at the Atlanta Zoo when really the Atlanta Zoo doesn't have them; the Georgia Aquarium does.
  • Whale Wars is filmed in the oceans around the Antarctic and Deadliest Catch is filmed near the Arctic, so the two ships would not normally cross paths.

Continuity

  • In "Chinpokomon", the Japanese, under Emperor Hirohito, wanted to avenge their defeat in World War II by perpetrating another Pearl Harbor attack (through Chinpokomon toys, no less), but here, under Emperor Akihito, they are grateful for learning that a whale and a dolphin were responsible for the bombing on Hiroshima. Stan was about to tell the truth, but Cartman reminded him that the Japanese were out to annihilate anyone responsible for that bombing.


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Story Elements

Denver AquariumPaul Watson • "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" • Whale WarsEmperor Akihito"Poker Face" ft. CartmanJapan • "Japanese Prison Blues"

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Release

South Park: The Complete Thirteenth Season

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