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References to Popular Culture

  • This entire episode parodies High School Musical, a series of movies produced by Disney.
  • The "Go With the Status Quo" song is a parody of the High School Musical song "Stick to the Status Quo".
  • Bridon's wish to play basketball is a reversed reference to Zac Efron's High School Musical character Troy, because Troy plays basketball but wanted to be in the school musical.
  • The dance moves of "Go With the Status Quo" are taken from the High School Musical song "All for One".
  • "We're So Happy to Be in School Again" is a parody of "We're All in This Together".
  • At the end of the episode, Kyle's hair is redesigned from his normal Jewfro to look like Corbin Bleu's hairstyle, who played the supporting part of Chad in High School Musical.
  • When Bridon tries to run away, his father threatens to slap him and says "Go ahead, make my day", in reference to Clint Eastwood's Harry Calahan character in "Sudden Impact".
  • In the final musical number, Kenny's parka is open, showing a T-shirt with the logo of The Rolling Stones.
  • The song Wendy sings in the lunchroom at the beginning of the episode, Everyone is Special, resembles You Give Love a Bad Name by Bon Jovi.



  • Craig is seen joining in with the rest of the school although he should, like the rest of the boys, have no knowledge of the new fad due being taken to Peru in "Pandemic". It's possible that he watched High School Musical before the boys did.
  • Heidi Turner is wearing gloves when she says that Bridon Gueermo is coming in the lunchroom. A few scenes later, her gloves are off.
  • Cartman decides to kill himself because of how disappointed he is in the new fad. When he shows up to school the next morning, Kyle inquires him. Cartman says he went to sleep in his mom's car in the garage with the engine turned on. Stan asks him why he's alive, to which Cartman replies "Freakin' hybrids, man. They just don't do the trick anymore." However, in the season 10 episode "Smug Alert!", the town vows to never purchase hybrid cars again, meaning that Cartman's mom should not own a hybrid.

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Story Elements

South Park ElementaryBridon GueermoMr. GueermoMrs. GueermoScott Malkinson • "Everyone is Special" • "Go With the Status Quo" • "You Gotta Do What You Wanna Do!" • "We Will Rock You" • "East Side, West Side" • "Stan's Song" • "We're Together at School Again" • "Rock N Roll Part II" • "You Can Sing It"


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