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  • This is the first episode of Season Eighteen to not reference an earlier episode of the season.
  • The title of this episode is a pun on the Indian recipe Vindaloo.
  • This episode is based around the real virtual reality device Oculus Rift.
  • The boys and Butters Stotch are shown live-action for the second time in this episode, the first one was the a live-action sequence with actors re-enacting the boys' boating experience in "I Should Have Never Gone Ziplining".
  • There is a brief signal loss effect in a long shot of South Park.
  • The episode mentions twenty-four references of being grounded. This total also eclipses both "The Ungroundable" and South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, with nine and thirteen references respectively.
  • Clocks at the customer service center are not regulated.
  • It is eventually revealed that all South Park characters are real-life characters, while the South Park we all watch is Stan's master level of virtual reality, which is represented in South Park animation style. After Stan gets out, he says that the graphics suck, which is the show's self-mockery.

References to Popular Culture

  • Butters compared his rampage through town to the video game series Grand Theft Auto. This included both hijacking the car and trying to beat up a hooker to get her money: both events are actual elements of the gameplay in the GTA series.
  • The phrase "doing a total recall" has a double meaning; 1. Recalling all of the Oculus devices due to manufacturer's defect. 2. A pun on the plot of the film Total Recall.
  • Cartman's suit and sunglasses while visiting Butters in the hospital references the characters of The Matrix trilogy of films.


  • This is the second time Butters has touched Wendy's boobs, although this time it happened off-screen, the first time being in "Bebe's Boobs Destroy Society".
  • This is the second time Butters has stood up against his parents grounding him, the first time being "The Ungroundable".
  • Stephen first used his belt to beat Butters in "Jared Has Aides".
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Story Elements

Oculus RiftSteve ("Grounded Vindaloop") • "I'm Troubled In Mind"




South Park: The Complete Eighteenth Season

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