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- This episode features the final appearance, and death, of Gordon Stoltski. He previously appeared in "Ginger Kids" and "Fatbeard".
- In previous episodes, Gordon was voiced by Matt Stone, but in this episode, he is voiced by Trey Parker.
- Smurfette is actually blonde, but appears in this episode with dark brown/reddish hair, similar to Sassett, a secondary female Smurf character.
- This is Mr. Testaburger's final regular appearance to date.
- Cartman's line "If a Smurf dies and no one is around to hear it, does it still scream?" is a reference to the philosophical thought experiment "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"
References to Popular Culture
- Dances with Smurfs is a reference to Smurfs, a cartoon from the 1980s, and the 1990 film Dances with Wolves. During Cartman's video of mingling with the Smurfs, the music heard is similar to the soundtrack of Dances With Wolves.
- Some of the Smurfs seen/referenced are Smurfette, Papa Smurf, Vanity Smurf and Hefty Smurf. A priest smurf that looks like Brainy Smurf is also seen.
- Scarface is referenced after a jealous husband murders Gordon Stoltski during the morning announcements, in which he paraphrases the lines "Look at you now, you're dead."
- The title was used as a criticism in a review of James Cameron's film, Avatar, the creators feeling that the story was extremely similar to that of Dances With Wolves.
- Cartman exclaims James Cameron used his ideas for his film Avatar, after Wendy sold him her book, Going Rogue On The Smurfs.
- Cartman and his morning show parody Glenn Beck heavily:
- Cartman repeatedly says, "I'm just asking questions!" (a common Beck phrase).
- He uses a chalkboard to illustrate his conspiracy theories (a common segment on Beck's show).
- The show intro and set are similar to that of Beck's show.
- In the last part of the episode, the shape and color of Cartman's hair mimic Beck's.
- Cartman references A Clockwork Orange when reading an excerpt from his book, saying the "old in-out, in-out,", a euphemism for sex.
- Wendy's book Going Rogue on The Smurfs is possibly a reference to Sarah Palin's book, Going Rogue: An American Life, which was released 6 days after the episode aired.
- Casey Miller's appearance, speaking style, and name are references to radio personality Casey Kasem.
- The chime sound before Eric's announcements (E5-G4-C5) are similar to NBC's older xylophone theme (G4-E5-C5).
- Ike screaming "Nooo!" after Cartman states that Wendy wants to kill smurfs, is the same as heard when Ike keeps seeing the spirit of Billy Mays in "Dead Celebrities".
- Clyde Frog makes his first appearance since the Season Twelve episode "Tonsil Trouble".
- Smurfs were last referenced and seen in the Imaginationland trilogy. An image of them can be found here.
- Cartman's instant attack on Wendy is likely an act of revenge for her beating him up in "Breast Cancer Show Ever".
- In the crowd shot as Mr. Mackey addresses the school post-Stoltski's death, there are three Sally Turners, and two copies of Francis, Tommy, Esther, Bradley, and Kevin.
- During the panning shot of the kids in that scene, many of the children have changed positions (e.g. Bill being on the other side of the stands near the four boys).
- When Cartman asks Wendy how many Smurf Berries the lives of each Smurf is worth, Kyle has his head on the desk. In the next shot with the back of his head, Kyle's head is back up.
- A Visitor can be seen behind one of the school doors when Stan reads Cartman's book.
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