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  • This episode's title is the shortest in the series. It simply contains only a number and numeric symbol.
  • This episode has a scene that was intended to be in "201", where Cartman's mom interrupts his tea party with his stuffed animals. The scene was copied word for word, except the "1%" storyline was used, not "201".
  • Michael Moore goes to South Park to support Butters and Jimmy, saying he is also the 99%. Due to his weight, he would most likely be in the 1%, like Cartman.
  • This is the first time Token's room is shown in the series.
  • This episode introduces a new toy of Cartman's called Muscle Man Mark, who is boiled alive.
  • Muscle Man Mark has tattoos, or more likely stickers, of the faces of Cartman's other Stuffed Animals on his body.
  • Token is shown to have an Okama Game Sphere to the right of his bed.
  • This episode has multiple political statements against Barack Obama, stating how it seems that a black person can't be blamed for anything these days.
  • At the funeral, Bebe is seen using an iPhone 4.
  • When Cartman is searching for Clyde Frog, he goes through his closet. A jacket and hat exactly like the ones he is wearing can be seen. This shows that Cartman has extra sets of the same clothing he wears everyday.


  • This is the first time we see South Park Elementary's new gym uniform, though Kenny couldn't afford one.
  • This is the third time the South Park Students gang up on Cartman. The other times they did this was in "Breast Cancer Show Ever" and "The Death of Eric Cartman".
  • This is the first time Clyde Frog has been acknowledged since "Tonsil Trouble".
  • This episode shows that Cartman has split personalities, not unlike Mr. Garrison and Mr. Hat, as his stuffed animals are killed by Polly Prissypants, and even sets fire to his house in order to kill Peter Panda.
    • This is the third episode that deals with split personalities. Previous examples are with Mr. Garrison, Mr. Hat, and Mr. Twig in "Chef Aid", as well as Tuong Lu Kim and his multiple personalities in "City Sushi".
    • As Mr. Hat is shown to be able to move and drive a car, independant of Mr. Garrison, Mr. Hat is possibly not a split personality, but an actual living being. The same cannot be said for Mr. Twig however.
  • An Okama Game Sphere is seen in Token's Room, next to his bed. An Okama Game Sphere was last seen in "Towelie", which was the obsession of Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny.
  • This is the fourth episode this season with a theme of growing up, or changing; the first was in "Crack Baby Athletic Association", where Stan tells the others to grow up, about they still believed in Slash. The next was "You're Getting Old", where Stan becomes cynical, and he loses interest in things he used to love. Then there was "Ass Burgers", where Stan comes to terms with change, but is then thrust back into his regular life. This episode is the fourth, with Cartman killing all of his stuffed animals after being told, and possibly even realizing himself, he has to grow up.
  • When Butters and the others are in the cafeteria talking about Skeletor, Stan and Kyle were correct by saying it was a different show with real people and that "Skeletor" was actually a woman. This conversation was a continuation from an earlier episode.

Cultural References

  • The episode is a parody of the "Occupy movement", specifically the slogan "We are the 99%".
  • Instead of protesting banks the 99% Club pickets the parking lots of Red Robin and Macaroni Grill.
  • Clyde Frog was crucified on a tree and had "VENGENCE" written in scrawled red lettering underneath his corpse. This along with the music that played during the scene is very similar to the video game BioShock
  • Cartman's tripping the wire and killing Rumpertumpkins is similar to how a character in the Showtime Series Dexter died, when a police officer tripped a wire, killing a woman.
  • Rumpertumpkin's death is done by a Bomb Collar. Bomb Collars are used the video games Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas.
  • The bomb collar could be a reference to the Japanese horror/survival film Battle Royale.
  • The masked hippie protester is wearing a Guy Fawkes mask made famous by the film and graphic novel V for Vendetta. This is a reference to Internet group Anonymous, many of whom support the Occupy movement.
  • Cartman's insistence that black people can't be blamed is most likely due to the issue of racism, that incriminating a black person would be met with problems.
  • Cartman finding Muscleman Mark boiling in a pot is a parody of the scene in Fatal Attraction where Michael Douglas' character finds that the same thing has been done to his daughter's pet rabbit.
  • There is also a reference to S.E. Hinton's "The Outsiders". When Peter Panda is dying after being burned, he tells Cartman to "stay cool"... mirroring the scene where Johnny tells Ponyboy to "stay gold".
  • When Cartman's room is raided near the beginning of the episode, one of the first things he searches for is Batman: Arkham City.
  • Butters talks about a show where Skeletor and Terminator are getting a divorce when he is in the cafeteria, but the show is actually a show with Maria Strife and someone else, where they are getting a divorce.
  • Terminator is a character from the movie series " The Terminator ", in which robots with human features go back in time to prevent John Connor's birth, and later kill him after failing their first mission.
  • Skeletor is a character from the television series " He - Man ", in which Skeletor is the main villain.
  • Butters gets The Terminator and Skeletor mixed up with former Governor of California and actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver. Who, are really divorcing.
  • The split personality with dolls may be a reference to the 1960's Twilight Zone Episode "The Dummy".


  • When the police say that the protest has quadrupled in size, they say that there are still only two protesters. The increase would make it eight. There were also two more people there; the drum player and the masked dancer. This means that they only doubled in size, not quadrupled.
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