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This central premise of the episode is a spoof of the book and film The Dead Zone.
The psychic battle scene is similar to the one in the movie Scanners. When Eric Cartman is warning Kyle Broflovski he can make his head explode, it is also a reference to an iconic scene of the same movie. Both Scanners and The Dead Zone are directed by Canadian cineast David Cronenberg.
The scene in the killer's basement is a parody of a similar scene in the movie Red Dragon and, retroactively, a scene in the TV series, Hannibal. Cartman has to look at the killer's vacation pictures and see his "transformation". This is similar to Freddy Lounds, or Frederick Chilton, being captured by the killer Francis Dolarhyde and forced to look at the murderer's victims, while he repeatedly asks "Do you see?".
Eric Cartman has a vision of a man making "quadruple stuffs" by taking tops of two double stuffed cookies and putting them together. He previously expressed his love for them in "Chef Goes Nanners".
Veronica Crabtree and the bird that rests in her hair are killed off in this episode. They are murdered by Michael Deets off screen, who also removes the former's left arm and the latter's left wing. Since her death, the bus driver is now Jose Venezuela.