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  • The episode title is a pun of the horror movie franchise A Nightmare on Elm Street.
  • Blockbuster was a successful video rental store, until streaming video through the internet made watching movies easier. Last year, Blockbuster went bankrupt and was sold to Dish Network,[1] referenced by Randy's acquisition of the company.
  • The commentary track for the episode "Imaginationland" mentioned their idea for the 'wereprechaun'.
  • 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 this episode, as opposed to Eric Stough in previous episodes.
  • Jimmy Valmer's stuttering of some of the lyrics to "Gangnam Style" refers to actual stuttering in the song.
  • 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 you hear Kenny's voice.

References to Popular Culture

  • The boys are dressed like Avengers members Iron Man, the Hulk, Captain America and Thor. This is a reference to the recent film The Avengers.
  • Cartman is mistaken for Bruce Vilanch, Chaz Bono, Harvey Fierstein, and Honey Boo Boo when the boys are trick-or-treating. All of them are fat and, save for Honey Boo Boo, gay or transgender.
  • The names Stan gives his "torturers" are Bruce, Tony, and Curt. The former two reference the Hulk's and Iron Man's respective alter egoes, 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 The Outsiders where the protagonist Johnny tells Ponyboy to, 'Stay Gold'. This comes from the novel Gone With the Wind which was also mentioned in the book.
  • Many scenes of Randy in Blockbuster and when he freezes at the end are references to The Shining.
  • "Monster Mash" is a 1962 novelty song and the best-known song 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 rapper PSY.
  • The female ghost from the 1980's was looking for the Tom Hanks movie Turner & Hooch, released in 1989.
  • Randy stares blankly towards a demonstration television showcasing Seth McFarlane's 2012 comedy film Ted.
  • At "Monster Mash", there is a brief scene where Mr. Garrison is shown dressed as Ryan Gosling's character from the 2011 movie Drive.
  • At the "Monster Mash" there are people dressed as Batman, Spongebob Squarepants, Harry Potter, and Finn from Adventure Time.



  1612: "A Nightmare on Face Time" edit
Story Elements

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


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