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  • This episode is the second to reference Broadway plays, "Helen Keller! The Musical" being the first.
  • In the credits, Robert Lopez was listed as a producer and songwriter alongside Trey Parker.
  • This is the first time Randy Marsh and Sharon Marsh share an obsession. However, Randy's is for personal gain, receiving blow-jobs.
    • The last time blow-jobs were mentioned was as a major plot was in the episode "The Ring". This is also the second episode that implies that the music industry sells sex since then.
  • Shelly Marsh has a new boyfriend since "Over Logging", making this her third.
  • According to an interview with Robert Lopez in, Wicked is a favorite of Trey Parker.
  • Kenny is seen unhooded during the swimming lessons scene but had no dialog. This is the first time since "The Jeffersons" that Kenny's hairstyle has been identical to a previously used one - in this case, it was previously used in the promo pic for "Pee".
  • At the swimming lessons, both Stephen Stotch and Steve Black are seen, but neither Butters Stotch or Token Black are seen taking lessons.
  • This is the only Season Fifteen where Butters does not appear.
  • Larry Feegan's father states that there isn't a need to eat animal products. However, it is shown in "Fun with Veal" that if one doesn't eat meat, they may contract Vaginitis and turn into a giant pussy.
  • "Blowjob" was mentioned 44 times.
  • Kyle does not appear in this episode (with the exception of the intro).

References to Popular Culture

  • Randy dressing like Spider-Man is a reference to the short-lived Broadway, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
  • "Lewinsky" was used as a euphemism for oral sex in Randy's play. The term is a reference to former White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, who was accused of having an affair with former US President Bill Clinton (1992-2000).
  • The First Unicorn poster in Shelly's room is a reference to the novel and film, The Last Unicorn.
  • A brief mock advertisement for The Book of Mormon Broadway musical is shown at the end of this episode.
    • Notably, both Trey Parker and Matt Stone worked on the script and lyrics for said musical.
    • This advertisement was missing from the UK airing of the episode but is on the Season 15 DVD.
  • At the end of the episode, Randy's consoling words to Shelly about Spider-Man working in mysterious ways are a reference to the cliché of similar consoling speeches about God. It also references the song "Mysterious Ways", written by U2's Bono and The Edge for the Spiderman musical.
  • The game Shelly and Larry are playing on the Xbox is called the The Settlers of Catan, which is a real game.
  • The Woman In White is a reference to the play of the same name by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
  • Randy hanging on a rope on the theater's chandelier is a reference to Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, when Joseph Buquet, the Opera's chief stagehand, is killed by Phantom by hanging on the chandelier.
  • The song that plays inside Hooters after the bro down is "Whoomp! (There It Is)" by Tag Team.
  • Many Broadway musicals are satirized:
    • Sweeny Todd, Sunday in the Park With George, Merrily We Roll Along - Stephen Sondheim
    • West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim
    • The Phantom of the Opera, Cats - Andrew Lloyd Webber
    • Wicked, Godspell - Stephen Schwartz
    • Les Misérables - Claude-Michel Schönberg
    • South Pacific - Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
    • Jersey Boys - Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe
    • Anything Goes - Cole Porter. Satirized in the episode is Sutton Foster, the star of the 2011 revival.
    • Mamma Mia - Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA
    • Sister Act - Cheri and Bill Steinkellner
    • Grease - Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
    • Lestat: The Musical (Not Shown) - Bernie Taupin and Sir Elton John (was in the show)
    • Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark - Bono and The Edge of U2.
    • The Book of Mormon - Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Robert Lopez
    • Monty Python's Spamalot - Eric Idle and John Du Prez
    • Hairspray - Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
  • At the Creepy City costume shop that Randy breaks into, there are references to various comic, film and television characters:
  • Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is mentioned several times in this episode; in particular, his role in the Broncos' comeback win over the Miami Dolphins.


  • After Larry takes off his life preserver and places it on the ground, the white string that tied it together disappears.
  • Sharon and Randy can be seen watching Godspell inside the Gershwin Theatre. In real life, only Wicked has been playing at the Gershwin Theatre since 2003.
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Story Elements

Randy MarshBroadway BrosWickedThe Book of MormonLarry Feegan • "Man Time" • "The Woman in White" • "Put That Heart to Work" • "Out of My Shell" • Wicked


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