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  • This is the first episode where Token Black lives in South Park. In "Cartman's Silly Hate Crime 2000", he lived outside of town and was bussed in for diversity.
  • Token's song "If I Can't Be Poor" is auto-tuned on Hulu and Netflix.
  • The name of this episode is in reference to the phrase "There goes the neighborhood", which was an "expression of resignation and disapproval of racial minorities moving into previously all-white neighborhoods".[1]

References in Pop Culture

  • The boys play a game very close to Monopoly but apparently with a heavily inflated monetary system, although Stan said that Cartman was cheating. One of the player tokens is a dreidel.
  • The character "Aslon", head of the lions whom Token Black joins, is a reference to "Aslan the Lion" from Chronicles of Narnia. The character is made to resemble the version of Aslan from the 1979 movie The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
  • The sign in front of the lion exhibit reads "Africanus Lionus Carnivorus" is homage to the Warner Brothers cartoon The Roadrunner which uses fake humorous Latin for the coyote and roadrunner characters as introductions. The real scientific name is Panthera Leo, although that is only implied for the regular lion.
  • J-Mart is a parody of the K-Mart department store chain.
  • While Token and his parents are shopping at J-Mart, Sharon mentions that they can afford to shop at Cherry Creek. Cherry Creek is an affluent neighborhood in Denver, and the Cherry Creek Mall is famous/infamous for being upscale and expensive.
  • Inside Will Smith's house, there are movie poster parodies of real movies Will Smith has starred in:


  • When Cartman is done giving his "project", he tells Ms. Choksondik that he will make her eat her parents, a reference to "Scott Tenorman Must Die".
  • This is the second time that someone has dressed up as a KKK member while trying to be a ghost. The first time was in "Pinkeye" when Principal Victoria dressed Cartman up as one.
  • Aspen is mentioned several times in this episode (on Token's Forbes advertisement for instance), and this place later on gets featured in "Asspen".


  • While Token is always referred to as Token Black, during the scene in J-Mart, Randy Marsh refers to Token's family as the Williams, instead of "the Blacks".
  • The snow on one of Token's front yard plants disappears at the end of his song.
  • When Butters Stotch is giving his report on volcanoes, you can see another Butters seated at his desk.
  • When Will Smith is looking at Forbes Magazine, an advertisement says "like Aspen was 20 years ago", but his wife mistakenly says 30 years instead.
  • In real life, Jaden is older than Willow. In the episode, Willow is older than Jaden. Jaden is born in 1998 and Willow is born in October 31, 2000.

Kenny's Death

  • Kenny's death is not actually seen in this episode. Later, Craig tows Kenny's corpse on a sled when the boys rendezvous with Token.


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Story Elements

Token BlackSteve BlackLinda BlackSnoop DoggWill SmithJada Pinkett SmithBill CosbyOprah WinfreyKobe BryantSouth Park ZooAslan the Lion • "Why Can't I Be Like All the Other Kids?"


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