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This page contains trivia for "Broadway Bro Down". Remember, trivia must be factual, provable, and it is always best to cite your source for not-so-obvious trivia. If you would like to dispute a trivia point, please discuss it in the talk page.

Trivia

  • 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 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 Broadway.com, Wicked is a favorite of Trey Parker.[1]
  • 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 episode where Butters does not appear.
  • Larry Feegan's father states that there is no need to eat animal products. However, it is shown in "Fun with Veal" that if one does not eat meat, they may contract Vaginitis and turn into a giant pussy.
  • "Blowjob" was mentioned 44 times.
  • Kyle does not appear in this episode.

References to Popular Culture

  • Randy dressing like Spider-Man is a reference to the short-lived Broadway, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
    • At the end of the episode, Randy tries to console Shelly by saying Spider-Man works in "mysterious ways". The song "Mysterious Ways" was written by U2's Bono and The Edge, who also wrote the music for the Spiderman musical.
  • "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.
  • The game Shelly and Larry are playing on the Xbox (The Settlers of Catan) 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
    • 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.

Goofs

  • 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.

References


  1511: "Broadway Bro Down" edit
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 • "Whoomp! (There It Is)"

Media

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Release

South Park: The Complete Fifteenth Season