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  • Blockbuster was a successful video rental store, until streaming video through the internet made watching movies easier. In 2011, Blockbuster went bankrupt and was sold to Dish Network,[1] referenced by Randy's acquisition of the company. In October 2013, Dish announced that it was closing its remaining Blockbuster stores, with the only remaining store in Bend, Oregon.
  • Butters Stotch dressed up as the 'Wereprechaun'. This was a scrapped idea mentioned during the "Imaginationland" DVD commentary.
  • In the promo, Kenny's voice, whilst dressed as Iron Man, is muffled as if he were in his parka. In the actual episode, his lines are clear, albeit slightly masked by a voice-changer.
  • Kenny's unhooded voice is performed by Matt Stone in place of Eric Stough, who provided it for "The Jeffersons".
  • Kum & Go is a real convenience store chain, indeed as the episode ran they tweeted that the first person to send them a screenshot of their debut on South Park would receive a $10 gift card.[2]
  • This is one of the few episodes where Kenny's voice is heard unmuffled.
  • Kenny uses a paper bag instead of a plastic pumpkin-shaped pail due to his economic status.
  • Kenny is shown with ears for the first time in this episode.
  • In the promo for the episode, Cartman is talking about how nobody is gonna know who Stan is supposed to be while walking to Petersons house. In the final episode, however, Cartman says that on the street.

References to Popular Culture

  • The boys are dressed like Marvel/Disney Super Heroes, in a reference to the then-recent film The Avengers:
  • Stan makes reference to the events of Captain America: The First Avenger, commanding Red Skull to surrender "the blue cube", otherwise known as The Tesseract.
  • When the boys decide to block the robbers from exiting the Kum & Go, Cartman screams out "Cartman smash!", which is a reference to The Hulk's battle cry "Hulk smash!".
  • Upon entering the Kum & Go, Kyle says "For Odin! For Asgard!" which is Thor's battle cry.
  • When the boys are trick-or-treating, Eric Cartman is mistaken for LGBT celebrities:
  • The names Stan gives his "torturers" are Bruce, Tony, and Curt. The former two reference the Hulk's and Iron Man's respective alter egos, Bruce Banner and Tony Stark, while the latter is a nod towards the character Curt Vaughan from the film The Cabin in the Woods, portrayed by Chris Hemsworth who also played Thor in The Avengers.
  • Stan's quote, 'Stay gold' is from the novel and film The Outsiders where the protagonist Johnny tells Ponyboy to, 'Stay Gold'. This was originally from the novel Gone With the Wind, which was also mentioned in the book.
  • Many scenes of Randy in Blockbuster, the conversation with the Blockbuster Employee's Ghost, the arguments with his family and when he freezes at the end are references to the 1980 film The Shining.
  • "Monster Mash" is a 1962 novelty song written and performed by Bobby "Boris" Pickett. The police quote this song in the hospital when mentioning the Halloween party.
  • There are multiple references to the music video for the song "Gangnam Style" by South Korean rapper PSY.
  • The female ghost from the 1980s was looking for the Tom Hanks movie Turner & Hooch, released in 1989.
  • Randy stares blankly towards a demonstration television showcasing Seth MacFarlane's film Ted.
  • At the "Monster Mash", there is a brief scene where Mr. Garrison is shown dressed as Ryan Gosling's character from the 2011 movie Drive.
  • Some costumes seen at the "Monster Mash" include:
    • Batman
    • Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    • SpongeBob SquarePants
    • Harry Potter
    • A Smurf
    • "Red Bird" from Angry Birds
    • Finn from Adventure Time
    • Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader from Star Wars
    • Mérida from the Disney/Pixar film Brave
    • The Flash
    • Peter Pan
  • Jimmy Valmer's stuttering of some of the lyrics to "Gangnam Style" refers to actual stuttering in the song.
  • The episode title is a pun of the horror movie title A Nightmare on Elm Street and the iPad's camera feature.
  • Shelly mentions that they still have six copies of the 2004 comedy film, Meet The Fockers
  • Randy finds a copy of the 2005 comedy, Wedding Crashers while looking for Stan.
  • A cover for the 1982 sci-fi film Blade Runner can be seen on the shelf in various shots.
  • A cover for the 1990 sci-fi film Robocop 2 can be seen on a shelf when Randy starts talking to the ghosts.
  • Randy mentions the horror film, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers after breaking into a house and sees two kids streaming the film.
  • On the Top Rental sign above the register are the names of real life films that came out in 2012:
    • 1. Avengers
    • 2. The Dark Knight Rises
    • 3. Battleship
    • 4. Snow White and the Huntsman
    • 5. The Amazing Spider-Man
    • 6. Men in Black 3
    • 7. The Bourne Legacy
    • 8. Katy Perry: Part of Me
    • 9. Cabin in the Woods
    • 10. People Like Us



  • When The Redbox Killers broke into the Redbox machine, they received coins. Redbox machines don't accept cash or coins.


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Story Elements

BlockbusterKum & GoSouth Park Monster Mash (2012)The Redbox Killers • "Gangnam Style" • Blockbuster Employee's Ghost


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