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  • Images of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster are seen during Kyle's flashbacks about "how lame shuttles can be".
  • The live action scene was filmed at Marina Del Rey harbor in Los Angeles.
  • The actors portraying the boys during the live-action re-enactments are: Michael Zazarino as Stan Marsh, Brandon Hardesty as Eric Cartman, Eli Bildner as Kyle Broflovski, and Josh Beren as Kenny McCormick.
  • The boys are the only recurring characters that have speaking roles in this episode.
  • This is the second episode with a documentary theme. The first episode was "Crippled Summer."`
  • This episode is the second to reference programs on Animal Planet, the first being "Jewpacabra".
  • During the live-action reenactment, the actors portraying Kenny and Kyle have brown hair and the actor portraying Cartman has the wrong colored shirt. These inconsistencies are a parody of reality show reenactments, which lack detail and are overdramatized.
  • Mr. Hankey's aircraft, designated the Seven Turdy Seven, resembles the quad-engine Boeing 747, as opposed to the twin-engine Boeing 737.
  • This is the first time since "Pinkeye" that Kyle was the one to say, "Oh my God, they killed Kenny!"
  • Kenny was the only one that did not get interviewed most likely since he was dead at the time.
  • Kyle had the idea of going to the city pool despite the fact he is grossed out by them in "Pee".
  • When Kyle yells at Stan that he is a bastard to causing Kenny to die of boredom, he is clearly alluding to the running gag of Stan and Kyle announcing that Kenny has been killed. Cartman even says "You... You killed Kenny!"
  • In the picture of Kyle in the hospital at the end of the episode, there is a calendar displayed on April 2012, which is the month and year that this episode first aired.
  • The boat that was used during the live-action reenactment was actually a boat owned by Trey Parker's father for filming with the four actors, according to Brandon Hardesty (Live-action Eric Cartman actor) on the official South Park Studios Wiki.

References to Pop Culture

  • The entire episode and its title parodies I Shouldn’t Be Alive.
  • Cartman drinking Mountain Dew is a reference to the ad campaign promoting it as an extreme sports beverage.
  • When Michael, the zip line instructor, talks to himself on the safety video, it may be a reference to the Mr. DNA video from Jurassic Park.
  • Cartman is shown to wear "Cornucopia Brand" underwear, which is most likely a parody of the Fruit of the Loom company, whose logo was thought to have a cornucopia in the background.


  • During the closing montage it was mentioned that Stan made an awareness campaign so successful that he ended up "Jackin' it in San Diego" for a second time. The first incident occurred in "Butterballs".
  • Kenny's death in this episode marks the only one of the season.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of Mr. Hankey since the "200" and "201" arc. However, he doesn't speak with his real voice in this episode and is only shown in pictures and as real-life feces.
  • Cartman insults Kyle for being Jewish, which indicates his attitude towards Judaism has reverted since "Jewpacabra".
  • Mr. Hankey's Poo-Choo Train makes a re-appearance by mention, having first appeared in "Red Sleigh Down". The repertoire of his fecal-built transport is also added to with a 'helicrapter' and 'Seven Turdy Seven' jet.

Kenny's Death

  • Dies of boredom while riding on a boat going 5 mph. Other factors that led up to his boredom include ziplining and horseback riding with tour groups.


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Story Elements

MichaelBackcountry Adventures • "Little Green Frog" • Michael ZazarinoBrandon HardestyEli BildnerJosh BerenEric Meyers


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