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  • Originally, Season 3 was planned to end with "Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics", the episode before Are You There God? It's me Jesus. However, Comedy Central wanted South Park to make an episode regarding the arrival of the new millennium (The Year 2000) because every other show was producing Y2K episodes.
  • As a way of saving time and money, frames from "Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics" are used; for instance, the scan of the colon infection is the x-ray scan from the Mr. Hankey intro song. Also Jesus has a picture of himself and Santa performing their duet.
  • This is the first appearance of God.
  • Kenny was seen reading a magazine backwards.
  • Jesus' house number is 80122. This is also the zip code for Littleton, Colorado, where Eric Stough, one of the producers, grew up.
  • Cartman, Kyle, Stan, and Kenny seem to be unaware about how male puberty works.
  • Butters' father can be seen in the crowd outside of Jesus' house.
  • When Kyle arrives at the bus stop and pretends he has had his period, his voice, including the accent, strongly resembles that of Butters when saying "I was just hangin' out in my room and then I perioded all over the place".
  • At the very beginning, the boys walk past a window with a guy in a long robe, holding a scythe which has "1999" written on it. That is ol' Father Time holding a Deathlike scythe, it's a little homage to how everyone thought the world was going to end on Y2K.
  • This is the first time Stan's rear was seen in the nude.
  • This is the only South Park episode to focus on New Year's Eve.
  • The condition whereby Stan grows breasts is known as Gynaecomastia. In real life, gynaecomastia can't occur if the individual also prematurely develops facial hair as it's a side effect from having excess estrogen, which can happen in the presence of too much exogenous testosterone that aromatizes to estrogen, especially in the presence of the enzyme aromatase, rather being converted into the masculinity hormone DHT, or dihydrotestosterone.
  • In this episode, Kenny's bathroom is very clean and looks the same as Cartman's but later in "Cartman Joins NAMBLA", his bathroom is very dirty and unkempt like it should be.
  • After Dr. Mephesto hands Stan the bottle of hormone pills, the label changes from "PURE HORMONES - one tablet daily" to "HORMONES - one tablet weekly" constantly through shots. Also, when Dr. Mephesto hands Stan the bottle and he takes it outside, there is no cork in it. However, after a close shot of the bottle, a cork appears, but Stan removes it.
  • This was the first episode to feature Eliza Schneider and Mona Marshall providing the voices for the female characters following Mary Kay Bergman's death.

References to Popular Culture

  • The title of this episode is a play on the book Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume, which is about a sixth-grade girl who tries to find her religion and goes through pre-teen issues, like getting her first period.
  • While on the pot, Kenny reads the South Park Enquirer, which is believed to be a parody of The National Enquirer.
  • Cartman says his mom gave him the book Women Who Run With the Wolves, a best selling novel by Clarissa Pinkola Estés, which is helping him find out all about his, Kenny's and Kyle's goddess powers.
  • At the end of the episode, Stan performs an A cappella version of "Auld Lang Syne" a Scots poem by Robert Burns.


  • Despite seeing God in this episode, Garrison became an atheist in the two-parter "Go God Go"-"Go God Go XII". However, Mr. Garrison did not expect God to look so odd, so Mr. Garrison may have remained skeptical.
  • Cartman, Kenny and Kyle gather for their "period meeting" in Cartman's clubhouse which he and Kenny built in "Clubhouses".
  • A Jakovasaur can be seen in the news in France.
  • Chinese dodgeballers can be seen in the news in China.


  • In the episode, doctors told parents that the stomach virus could be treated with antibiotics, however antibiotics cannot treat viral infections, only bacterial infections.
  • When Jesus is watching the news about the upcoming concert, all of the colors in the shot are messed up, an example being that everyone's faces are yellow. The next time the TV is shown, the colors are corrected. This happens again when Rod Stewart is performing.
  • The stage in Las Vegas is briefly shown with snow, mountains, and pine trees in the background when Jesus approaches the mic.

Kenny's Death

  • Kenny shoved a tampon up his rectum which plugged him up for several days, and eventually caused him to explode, which was signaled when Kenny was clutching his abdomen, moaning in pain, and eventually, blood bursting from his mouth, nose, and eyes.

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