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Randy Marsh compares the boys to "little John Walkers." This is meant as a reference to John Walker Lindh, an American who fought for the Taliban.
Michael Dorn is famous for playing Worf on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He is portrayed in this episode wearing a sweatshirt which bears the logo of Pasadena City College, his real-life alma mater. After this episode aired, Dorn revealed that he is a fan of South Park, and would've provided his voice for the episode had he been asked.
Cartman's "Mission Impossible Breaking and Entering Playset" is a parody of the Mission Impossible Series. And you can hear its theme song playing in the background when the boys are entering Jenkins' Ranch at midnight to save the calves.
The negotiations over the phone, the cattle truck, and most of this episode (such as the part when Cartman was standing outside the front door ordering that the men step back) was a parody of the cult classic 1975 film Dog Day Afternoon.
The negotiator tells Cartman that he is "just a guy from Lakewood trying to make ends meet." Lakewood is a middle-class city near Denver.
Cartman has a nightmare about Uncle Jesse from the TV show Full House trying to molest him.
This is the second time Cartman makes someone or something a cannibal, feeding a baby cow beef jerky. The first time was when he tricked an unknowing Scott Tenorman into eating his own parents, whom Cartman had made into chili, in "Scott Tenorman Must Die".
Cartman's catchphrase of "You're breaking my balls" returns.