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One of the articles in the newspaper Mr. Stotch is reading states "Towelie Ban Lifted". This is a reference to the comment Towelie made in the episode "Osama bin Laden Has Farty Pants".
Although Mr. Stotch demonstrates obvious homosexual behavior in this episode, having had several sexual encounters, he is horrified by the possibility that Butters might be bi-curious in the later episode, "Cartman Sucks". However at the end of that episode, he admits to being a little bi-curious as well, implying that he has not fully gotten over his time of man-on-man sex.
While in the bath house, looking behind doors for his father, Butters hears Mr. Garrison, albeit it is unclear that he recognizes him.
This episode reveals that Mr. Stotch is bi-curious.
Butters' Very Own Episode is one of very few to not start with the South Park Theme Song.
Even though the episode blames John and Patricia Ramesy for the murder of their daughter, in 2008 they were cleared as suspects in the case.
This is the first appearance of Mr. Slave, although we see only part of his body. After Butters leaves the sauna where Mr. Garrison is, he opens a room with two guys, one of which is Mr. Slave, quite recognizable by his characteristic voice.
Kyle has no spoken lines.
During Mr. Stotch's confession, he goes off on a tangent which involves yelling "murderer" and "liar" while the camera pans over O.J. Simpson, the Ramseys, and Senator Condit. A similar gag was employed during Jimmy's lesson speech at the end of "Up the Down Steroid".
Stones an Parker admitted that they actually felt bad and regretted the way they parodied Gary Condt and the Ramseys, don't know about O.J. though.
References to Popular Culture
The scene at the restaurant, where Simpson, the Ramseys, and Condit start chanting, "One of us! One of us! Gooble gobble! Gooble gobble!", is a homage to the famous scene in the 1932 horror film, Freaks.
The events of the episode parallel the well-publicized case of Susan Smith.
The old man that tells Butters how to walk back to South Park is based on Jud Crandall from Pet Sematary. He appears again in "Asspen" telling the boys about the mountain "K-13", and also in "Marjorine", in which he convinces Mr. Stotch to use an Indian burial ground in an attempt to resurrect Butters who was thought to be dead at the time. His most recent appearance is in "Insecurity", in which he tells the men of South Park that the UPS man is sleeping with their wives just like the milk man used to, and instructs them to get rid of him.
When Butters is in the bathroom you hear the song "It Feels So Good" by Sonique.
Butters' parents meet the Ramseys at a buffet named I Am Siam, a reference to I Am Sam, the famous Dr. Seuss character.
When Butters stops walking on the creepy road, three laser dots appear on his forehead forming a triangle. This is a reference to Predator, but the creature seen in the woods looked to be Alien.
The Accused Murderers
John and Patricia Ramsey - Were indicted by a jury in Boulder Colorado in 1999. In 2013, those files were made public for the first time. They were officially exonerated of their daughter's murder by DNA in July 2008. The real killer has never been identified.
Gary Condit - Condit was a United States Congressman accused of murdering an intern. He was exonerated of the murder of Chandra Levy in 2009 after another person was indicted for the death of Condit's intern. The person was convicted in 2010 and sentenced to 60 years in prison.
O.J. Simpson - The former actor/athlete was tried and found not guilty of the murders of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1994. He was later sued by the Brown and Goldman families for their wrongful death and was awarded $40 million in damages. Although there are many theories, the case remains unsolved.
In this episode, Stephen is accidentally referred to as 'Chris'.
During the song in the beginning, when Butters' jumps into a puddle when they sing "Jumping in puddles", Butters' pants turn purple during the splash.