- This is the first time that Cartman has successfully managed to convince Kyle Broflovski to help him in one of his schemes. He was able to do this by telling Kyle how much money they made in 11 days, which is a negative stereotype all Jews are driven by money. Though Kyle's moral conscience was conflicted, he tried justifying his actions by talking with Stan about the matter, even sounding like Cartman at one point.
- Even though Kyle is Jewish, therefore forbidden to eat pig meat, he is still impressed by the bacon-filled menu at Denny's that even boasts bacon wrapped with pancakes.
- Kenny is not present in this episode.
- This is one of the few episodes that South Park actually shows the proper appearance of a normal eye (during the crack baby advertisement), there is a green eyed baby, while most of the time, everyone has a white circle and a dot for an eye.
- The episode was nominated for an Emmy Award.
- Cartman is slightly mistaken when says that McDonald's french fries dipped in KFC gravy was called “poutine” by the French. It is actually a dish first conceived in Quebec, Canada, a predominantly French-speaking region. It is also normally served as medium thick french fries with fresh cheese curds and topped with gravy, but it shows Cartman's ignorance of culture.
- University of Colorado Boulder is shown, this is where Trey Parker and Matt Stone met.Template:Cite
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- Sarah McLachlan is the Canadian singer/songwriter who was pictured in the commercial.
- The commercial featuring Sarah McLachlan and the crack babies parodies real life ASPCA commercials featuring McLachlan while her song, “Angel” plays over video clips of mistreated animals in cages.
- Stan and Kyle's negative reaction to the commercial also references television viewers having trouble watching ASPCA commercials due to its depiction of animal cruelty with melancholy music. Even McLachlan herself admits that she has trouble watching her own ASPCA commercials.
- The song that plays when Cartman takes the boys to Denny's and Butters later sings during karaoke is “Boom Boom Pow” by The Black Eyes Peas.
- The dress shirt, tie, suspenders and gold watch that Kyle eventually wears parodies the clothing worn by Gordon Gekko in the film, Wall Street.
- On the commentary track for this episode, Trey Parker and Matt Stone say they watched the films The Devils Advocate (1997) and Wall Street (1987).
- The part about Slash being able to be in more than one places at once and not being real, but rather being based off old myths is a reference to Santa Claus (or Sinterklaas).
- The first scene at Denny's is a parody of the loud club scene from The Social Network.
- This episode mocks video game company, Electronic Arts (EA), for solely trying to make the biggest profit off of its customers.
- This also mocks the fact that College Athletes are not paid, despite how much money they bring in for the college.
- It also may be referencing a dispute between Bethesda Softworks and EA in the late 80s when EA bought Bethesda's GRIDIRON (1987) and used their mechanics for their Madden series. Bethesda was promised that EA would publish more GRIDIRON games, but EA decided not to. Bethesda later sued EA for $7,000,000.
- Vünter Slauche is not Dutch, but a reference to Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas), the Belgian and Dutch legend on which Santa Claus is based. The song that is sung is basically Sinterklaas Kapoentje, but with the lyrics changed and sung in (incorrect) German instead of Dutch.
- The US Postal Service uses Bell brand monitors, a parody of Dell.
- At the end, Kyle sees the orphanage and runs inside. As Kyle inquires as to who funded the orphanage, Stan directs him to Slash's hat and guitar in the corner. This is a reference to the end of Miracle on 34th Street (1947).
- At the EA Sports office, there are various posters for actual games released by the company:
- Around the EA Sports office are awards from E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), a real trade event for the video game industry that is held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
- The man that the boys speak to at EA sports is Peter Moore, who in real life, was the head of EA Games' sports division from 2007 to 2011 and then C.O.O. until 2017.
- One of the themes for this episode is the boys questioning the existence of Slash a guitarist who is best known for being a member of Guns N' Roses.
- In the song about Slash, there is also a reference to his Guns N' Roses band mate, Axl Rose.
- When Cartman points out to Craig and Clyde that Slash is at Lakewood Mall and Slash is shown on the TV in their office, the intro to “Sweet Child o' Mine” by Guns N' Roses can be heard.
- When Cartman looks at the book about Vunter Slaush, one section reads: "Heed ye not the false riffage of Buckethead and Robin Finck (though Buckethead can totally shred, i mean, have you seen that guy?). And from the ashes of Rapidfire arose a legend".
- Cartman's line "Screw you guys, I'm going home" hasn't been used since “A Very Crappy Christmas”.
- Slash was previously seen in Season Seven's I'm a Little Bit Country as the guitarist in Randy Marsh's band.
- A 2001 Okama Gamesphere can be seen at the EA Sports office underneath the TV and next to an XBox 360. It was previously seen in “1%” and “Make Love, Not Warcraft”.
- When Kyle first sees Cartman in the hospital, the door behind him is open. In the next shot with Cartman, the door is closed.
- It may be considered a goof that Kyle is likely participating in the consumption of pork, which is forbidden in the Jewish faith.