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This episode won an Emmy in 2013 for 'Outstanding Animated Program'.
In the creator's commentary, Trey Parker mentions that the idea for this episode came from an article about Disneyland and people on mobility scooters. The article was in reference to the new Cars Land section at Disney California Adventure, where the line entrances were expanded to accommodate those on mobility scooters so they could be in the same line as other guests. Previously, those on scooters were allowed to bypass longer lines and moved into a shorter queue. He and Matt Stone then joke about how some people were now upset at the change, before pointing out how many lazy fat people would take advantage and use the scooter instead of letting those who truly needed have it.
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.
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. 
Kyle breaks the fourth wall when he tells Stan that "We lowered the bar, a long time ago."
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.
In the commentary for this episode, Trey mentions that he only knew a little bit about Honey Boo Boo from another show, while Matt did not even know about the show until he received an e-mail about how the show was beating South Park, as it was airing at the same time on Wednesday nights.
The real June Shannon later commented that she did not like her and her family portrayal on South Park, calling it "Trashy". 
Musician Randy Newman has worked for Disney/Pixar for a majority of their movies.
After Kyle suggests that Cartman learn to pick his scooter if it is tipped over, Cartman mentions British singer Adele. At the time this episode aired, she was known for having a curvier figure compared to other young women in the music industry. Though in recent years, she has lost a significant amount of weight. 
Cartman’s voice-over monologue about “being treated differently” and the corresponding music is a reference to Bruce Springsteen’s “Streets of Philadelphia”, a song written for the 1992 film Philadelphia.