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  • This is the first holiday episode since Season Eleven's "Fantastic Easter Special".
  • This is the first Thanksgiving themed episode since Season Four's "Helen Keller! The Musical".
  • A planet labelled "Indi" is seen on a star map; "Indus" (genitive case "Indi", used in individual star designations) is the name of a real constellation, said to represent an Indian (of either American or Asian origin).
  • The other planets on the star map are Earth, Indi, Plymouth, Coltenheim and Green Lantern World, the latter of which nobody really cares about.
  • Natalie Portman is a portmanteau of Transport Man.
  • There is a picture in Kyle's room of him and his elephant.
  • The Pilgrims were an english separatist religious movement from Plymouth, county Devon, UK.
  • Plymouth Rock is in Massachusetts, USA where the Pilgrims landed in 1620 in order to establish a new colony.
  • The Turkey Hand is a common way for children to draw a turkey for Thanksgiving.

References to Popular Culture

  • This episode plot is a satire of the paranormal show Ancient Aliens the History Channel.
  • The majority of this episode is a parody of the Marvel Comics' film Thor (2011). This was furthed by the depictation of Natalie Portman, of whom starred in the film.
  • One of the planets on the map the pilgrim shows Kyle was called "The Green Lantern World" a reference to the film Green Lantern.
  • He who controls the stuffing controls the universe is a reference to the book and film Dune; "He who controls the spice controls the universe."
  • The star map is a reference to the different family's planets in the Dune saga.
  • Devry Intitute is an privately owned technical college with campuses around the United States.


  • Cartman gets confused about human physiology and thinks males have menopause after the menstral cycle stops in women. The last time this happened was "Are You There God? It's Me, Jesus". Though he could have done this simply to insult Kyle.
  • This episode has Indians and Pilgrims from different worlds. This was last mentioned in "Canceled", when the Aliens revealed that Earth's population is in fact comprised of many different species taken from different planets.
  • Butters is seen watching one of The Jonas Brothers' music videos. The music video originally appeared in the episode "The Ring".
  • In the episode, it says Kyle is 9 years old. However, in Crack Baby Athletic Association, an episode from earnlier this season, Stan says Kyle is 10.
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