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Kenny does not appear in this episode. Thus making this another season where he doesn't die.
According to the South Park Live Tweet, the staff had to debate on how to make this episode, whether to make it two separate episodes or a two parter, leaving PewDiePie, EA and Activision (The makers of Call of Duty and Dragon Age) waiting for some time.
References to Popular Culture
Miley Cyrus is seen swinging on an ornament, which is a reference to her popular song, Wrecking Ball.
Tony Benett and Lady Gaga performing together is a reference to their collaborative album Cheek to Cheek which was released three months prior to the episode's original airing.
The hologram of Kurt Cobain loads a shotgun and briefly holds it up to his mouth, which refers to how the real Kurt Cobain committed suicide.
During Kurt Cobain's segment on the Christmas show, a live tweet from @D_Grohl77 reads "I miss you Kurt so much.... #courtneydidit #Ihatecartmanbrah." This is a reference to Cobain's former band member and founding member of the Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl, and the popular theory that Cobain's wife, Courtney Love, killed him.
Following @D_Grohl77's tweet, a tweet from @CeeLovesHole reads "Smashing Pumpkins were better. #Ihatecartmanbrah". This is also referring to Courtney Love and her band, Hole. It is also a reference to the band, The Smashing Pumpkins, whose lead singer Billy Corgan had been involved with Love before and after Cobain's death.
Michael Jackson dressed up as Peter Pan is a reference to the televised musical production of Peter Pan Live!, which aired one month prior to the original air date of this episode.
Tupac entering the police station to kill Michael Jackson and causing the police to shoot at him references the Terminator arriving at a LAPD station to kill Sarah Connor, leading to a massive shootout.
The theme music when Tupac appears in the scene parodies the main theme from the film.
During the scene, a tweet from @jojo_doe reads "Fat Albert Forever.#mushmouth #ihatecartmanbrah." in reference to the cartoon series Fat Albert which Cosby created, produced and starred in and character James "Mushmouth" Mush.
After she asks him what is in the drink, he spells out "J-E-L-L-O" in reference to the gelatin/pudding company Jell-O, as Cosby appeared in their ads for over two decades.
An announcer mentions that the Holiday Special is sponsored by Nabisco and Dolly Madison. Both are real snack food companies.
Ron, the man in the lether jacket is based on Ron Perry, a music executive and CEO of Columbia Records.
The episode brings back many plots and characters from all of Season Eighteen.
"Go Fund Yourself": The holiday special's name "The Washington Redskins' Go Fuck Yourself Holiday Special"
"Gluten Free Ebola": On the live Twitter feed of the special, one of the usernames is "@glutenkillz".
"The Cissy": Cartman mentions he is becoming "transgender" and that they will have to give him his own bathroom. Also, on the live Twitter feed, one of the usernames is @cisginger1.
"The Magic Bush": On the live Twitter feed of the special, one of the usernames is "@FullBushbro".
Angelina Jolie appears in the trailer for "The Washington Redskins' Go Fuck Yourself Holiday Special" where she scratches herself between her legs. This is a reference to the Season Eleven episode "Lice Capades".