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When Stan is trying to convince the casino owner to not destroy the town he says "we shop in that Walmart". But the town has not gotten a Walmart yet. They get one in "Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes" a few episodes later.
At the end of the episode the boy who made random appearances breaks the 4th wall mentioning a voice contest. In reality, there actually was a contest for a South Park fan to lend their voice and be animated into the episode. The winner was Alex Glick, as revealed at the end.
In the meeting in the school, Towelie is hidden but does not speak.
As a running gag, the characters keep using the term "Indians" only to correct themselves or each other by instead saying "Native Americans".
References to Pop Culture
The song the townspeople sing is “Love Is a Battlefield” by Pat Benatar with a cappella “Ba-Bum -Bumm” emphasis as in the rock video percussion part for lack of a background soundtrack. This is the second appearance of the song in the series, the first being in "Ike's Wee Wee".
SARS was a disease which was very prominent in the news when the episode originally aired, largely afflicting people from Asia, hence the Chinese men rubbed on the blankets. Stan's father incorrectly states that there is only a 98% chance of survival; in reality, SARS had a 9.6% fatality rate (instead of the 2% as stated by Stan's father).
“Shock and awe” was a catch phrase used for the strategies employed during the operation to invade Iraq, which had begun when the episode originally aired.
The using of blankets to give the townspeople SARS is a reference to an infamous incident in Pontiac's Rebellion (1763), when British officers led by the brutal general Lord De La Warr gave American Indians blankets exposed to smallpox in an attempt to infect them.
When Chief Runs With Premise offers the people of South Park $5 credit at the casino, this could be a reference to Canada's Treaty Days, where each First Nation citizen receives $5 from the government. It is also common for many Indian Casinos to give out $5-$10 credit for things such as a first time visit or birthdays.
Cartman suggests they infect Kyle with AIDS and start a fundraiser but use it to buy the town back. In a later episode, "Tonsil Trouble", Cartman would actually infect Kyle with AIDS.