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Britney Spears previously appeared in "Christian Rock Hard" as one of the musical artists on strike due to the illegal download of their music. She's also referred to in "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset"; in the titles of Season Seven; as one of Shelly's favorite artists; in an alternate scene for "Cherokee Hair Tampons" where Cartman notes that he will make her his love slave, paying her ten million dollars (with the money he would receive had Kyle paid him for his kidney); and in "AWESOM-O" when Cartman dresses as her.
Though Kenny does not appear in this episode, his parents appear briefly near the end taking photographs of Britney with everyone else.
Cartman does not re-appear after the scene where Britney shoots herself.
In the scene where Britney's manager and the boys secretly get into the manager's car, his car is an animated copy of a 2008 Mercedes E-class. The logo on the front is a four-point star, rather than the actual three-point star Mercedes use as a logo. This was most likely done for copyright reasons.
Lieutenant Dawson made a no-lines cameo appearance among the crowd who waited for Britney Spears in the small town in the end of the episode.
The news reporter at the beginning of the episode closely resembles Walter Cronkite.
The woman who says "Come on, hurry up" while the crowd takes pictures of Britney Spears, is Thomas's mother who appeared in "Le Petit Tourette".
References to Popular Culture
The Wicker Man - References to the harvest and sacrifices for farm crops are inspired by this film from 1973.
The Lottery- The plot elements of this episode are taken from the short story, including where everyone is taking pictures of her while in the real story they're throwing rocks at the person who gets picked. The story was written by Shirley Jackson.
Frosty The Snowman - Helping Britney escape from the mob on a train parallels the way the children helped Frosty get to the North Pole so he would not melt. The narrator has a Jimmy Durante-esque voice.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers. - When the reporters are chasing Britney out of the hospital one of them howls in homage to the pod people from this 1978 remake to the 1956 original film.
The Omen - The mob chants a similar to the spooky chant of the soundtrack from this 1970's horror film.
MTV Video Music Awards - The performance mimics Britney Spears at her comeback at the VMAs in 2007. Many critics and viewers proclaimed it a disaster.
The constant saying of sentences such as "leave Britney alone" is a reference to internet celebrity Chris Crocker YouTube video Leave Britney Alone which boosted his channel views and fame in 2007. Similar versions of the sentence would be used in "Canada on Strike".
The clothing that Britney Spears is wearing while recording in the studio is the same schoolgirl uniform she wore in the music video for "...Baby One More Time".
Instrumental versions of Britney Spears' songs can be heard in the episode:
Also, a woman resembling Mrs. Stephenson who had a relationship with Ike in "Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy" could be seen wearing a coat similar to the one she wore to hide her identity. However, her coat and her hair were in different colors.