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- Cartman rips on Scott Malkinson for having a lisp and diabetes. Kyle also has diabetes, as mentioned by his mom in Season 4's Cherokee Hair Tampons. However, only Stan and Kyle know this, and as such wouldn't mention it.
- This marks the first time Wendy kissed Stan without him barfing on her.
- The school hall in which the kids dance is the same as the one in Middle Park Elementary, as seen in Quest for Ratings.
- A clip from this episode is used for Stan and Kyle's line in the shows revised theme, first shown in the Season Fourteen opener Sexual Healing.
- Despite having no musical or dancing talent until the end of this episode, Stan, Kyle and Cartman all participated in musical scenes in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, and Kenny proved himself to be a talented opera singer in "Quintuplets 2000".
- 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 to the events of the previous episode.
- There is an episode of The Simpsons that is also entitled "Elementary School Musical".
- The song playing in the background during Bridon's basketball game is "Rock and Roll Part 2" by Gary Glitter.
- At the beginning, when Jimmy Valmer (in response to the boys not knowing what High School Musical is) asks the boys where they have been, Craig replies "Peru", referencing "Pandemic" and "Pandemic 2: The Startling".
- Kyle is shown to be a good dancer at the end in his episode, however in Rainforest Shmainforest, Kyle proves to have absolutely no dancing talent, supposedly because of the fact he is Jewish (at least according to Cartman). The events of "Rainforest Shmainforest" are also contradicted in "Something You Can Do with Your Finger" and "Helen Keller! The Musical".
High School Musical References
- 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.