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Trivia

  • There is a drawing of what appears to be Osama bin Laden on the wall in Funnybot's office. Osama was killed by the United States Navy SEALS two days before this episode aired.
  • This is the second time Wendy Testaburger is seen without her pink beret since "Chef Goes Nanners".
  • Kenny is nearly killed by Jay Leno. Jay Leno kills Kenny by accident with a stone statue in "Jay Leno Short".
  • During the moment in the award show when everyone groans about having to sit through 50 awards, in the front row on the left there is a clear Bebe clone, simply with her hair colored orange brown. The normal Bebe is located near the lower middle of the bleachers in front of the Annie Knitts clone. The Annie Knitts copy is located merely 2 kids away on the right section of the bleachers.
  • In the creators' commentary for the episode, Trey Parker and Matt Stone mention that the idea of Funnybot had been floated around for about 5 years prior to the episode. They also mention that the original concept for the episode would have involved Jimmy Valmer being invited to Japan for a stand-up comedy festival before the Japanese reveal a skyscraper sized version of Funnybot that eventually destroys Tokyo. It would have also included a competition similar to the one used in the martial arts film Enter The Dragon.
    • They also mention that the final version of the episode was inspired by the Star Trek: The Original Series episode,"The Changeling". Inspiration also came from Matt and Trey being invited to the "Comedy Central Comedy Awards" show, which they didn't want to attend, and how they spent their time there discussing how much they hated the idea of a comedy award show.

References to Popular Culture

  • Funnybot's appearance and mannerisms are based on various television and movie robots:
    • Funnybot's mannerism and the phrase "non sequitur" are based on Nomad from the Star Trek: The Original Series episode,"The Changeling",
      • Kyle's idea of using a paradox to disable Funnybot is based on a tactic famously used in the Star Trek episode, I, Mudd.
    • Funnybot has the body of a Dalek from the BBC series Dr. Who and uses its phrase, "Exterminate!"
    • Funnybot says "Awkwarrrrd!" in the same drawn out way as Gay Robot in the Sex Offender episode of Nick Swardson's Pretend Time.
    • Funnybot accessing the mainframe to activate the nuclear missiles is based on R2-D2 from the Star Wars films.
    • Funnybot's plot to destroy human is similar to the "Judgment Day" by Skynet from the Terminator franchise.
      • His "Audience Assessment" display when analyzing the audience is similar in design to the heads-up display used by the Terminators.
  • Funnybot's role in "Family Funbot" as the entire family cast is similar to Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor where he portrayed the entire Klump family.
  • Actor/director Tyler Perry and his character, Madea are shown in this episode as a source of comedy for Token.
    • The fact that Token and Barack Obama can't help laughing at Tyler Perry movies is a reference that his movies contain too much African American humor.
  • On the wall outside of Funnybot's room, there is a poster showing Two and a Half Men with the text "One and a Half Men", as a reference to actor Charlie Sheen who was fired from the series in March 2011.
  • A poster of Hawaii 911 can be seen, as a reference to the television series, Hawaii Five-0 and Reno 911!
  • Funnybot's head also resembles Comedy Central's old logo.
  • Barack Obama's speech concerning Tyler Perry is based on his speech regarding the death of Osama bin Laden, both culminating in the sentence "Justice has been done."
  • In a recent poll (July 2011) Germany was actually voted the least funny country.
  • Murdering or slaying an audience is show business slang for successfully entertaining an audience. To Funnybot, it was literal.
  • Below is a list of the comedians satirized as vengeance-dirven in this episode:
  • In the movie featuring Funnybot having sex with two girls, there are two posters of the Jonas Brothers on the bedroom walls.
    • Actor / comedian Eugene Levy is portrayed as the father of the two girls.
  • The boys mentions that Funnybot appeared on Saturday Night Live and Nurse Jackie.
  • At CBS studios, a poster for Survivors: Somalia can be seen in the corridor when Funnybot begins his final plan.

Continuity

  • This is the third time Timmy is in a band, the first being in "Timmy 2000" and the second time "Crippled Summer".
  • Many of the Special Education students from "Crippled Summer" are seen.
  • This is the second episode with Butters as the "talker" in a terrorist situation, the first being "Imaginationland, Episode II".
  • Cartman speaks the German language for the second time since "The Passion of the Jew".
    • The translation Cartman tells the Germans that Kyle is "A handsome soft Jew. He's fresh. And beautiful, beautiful."
  • The Catcher in the Rye, the book that was given to the fourth graders in "The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs", is seen in Kyle Broflovski's locker.
  • When the celebrities rush in to the school, Cartman says "Oh wow, it's Adam Sandler." Being a huge Adam Sandler fan has been clear about Cartman since A.W.E.S.O.M.-O 4000 when 800 of his movie ideas made Adam Sandler the star.

Goofs

  • Annie Knitts appears on both the left and right seats during the award show.
  • Sally Turner is seen twice at the same time when the crowd is first seen at the award show.
  • Russell Brand is a British comedian, not an American comedian.
  • German Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble has been paralyzed and has used a wheelchair ever since the assassination attempt on him in 1990, yet he is seen standing behind President Wulff in several scenes.
  • When Stan says "Yeah, I'm sure glad that's over with." at the end of the episode, his voice sounds unusually pitched, similar to when Trey Parker voiced Dr. David Nelson.
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Story Elements

XJ-212 Funnybot • Sandy Cervix • President Wulff • Angela MerkelTyler Perry1st Annual Comedy AwardsThe Hollywood Minute

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Release

South Park: The Complete Fifteenth Season

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