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  • This episode won an Emmy in 2013 for 'Outstanding Animated Program'.
  • When Cartman is trying to access Kyle's bathroom for the first time in his mobility scooter, there is a picture of Kyle without his hat.
  • The references to Here Comes Honey Boo Boo are due, in part, to its season finale beating the ratings for South Parks season premiere. This is supported by Eric Cartman being indignant that Here Comes Honey Boo Boo broke the ratings for his show, Fatty Doo Doo.
  • Various insurance providers, including Medicare, that provide coverage for motorized convenience chairs have been scammed by those wanting a free one for convenience.
    • Also addressed is how many use them regularly in supermarkets whether they need them or not. [1]
  • Kyle breaks the fourth wall when he tells to Stan that "We lowered the bar, a long time ago".
  • James Cameron remarks about how he will be filming Avatar 2, which will be partly filmed underwater.[2]
  • Randy Newman's "Fatty Doo Doo" theme song has the lyric, "White President, Black President I don't care", referencing his satirical song titled "I'm Dreaming", having the lyric "I'm dreaming of a white president." The lyric also references, at the time, the 2012 presidential election.
  • Token says that Here Comes Honey Boo Boo! airs on The Learning Channel. Although that's its original name, it has gone by the initials TLC since 1998 and hasn't aimed to be educational.

References to Popular CultureEdit

  • This episode contains several references to the reality TV series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo on TLC.
  • On March 26, 2012, James Cameron set the record for the deepest solo dive in a submersible when he explored the Mariana Trench in the Deepsea Challenger.
  • Randy Newman has worked for Disney/Pixar for a majority of their movies.
  • Michelle Obama is an outspoken advocate on obesity and health issues in the United States with her Let's Move! campaign.
  • The film Aliens is referenced when James Cameron says, "We're in the pipe, five by five."
  • The introduction to the speech from Michelle Obama refers to her campaign against childhood obesity.[3]
  • The episode's title references the 1980 film Raising the Titanic, James Cameron's films noteworthy for "raising the bar" on modern films, and James Cameron's obsession with the Titanic.
  • Candy Corn Oreos are a real product made by Nabisco/Kraft.



  • At the beginning of Honey Boo-Boo's interview, it shows her name and age in the bottom left corner showing that she's seven, but then later in the interview she states that she's six.
  • Michelle Obama calls Cartman 'Fatty Poo-Poo' instead of 'Fatty Doo-Doo' right before the fight.


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James CameronRandy NewmanAlana ThompsonMichelle ObamaFirst Lady's Symposium on ObesityJune ShannonHere Comes Honey Boo BooThe BarUSS James CameronDisneyland • "Ballad of James Cameron" • Here Comes Fatty Doo DooMobility Scooter


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