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  • The title "taming strange" is innuendo for 'taming' female genitalia, in other words the conquest of receiving intercourse.
Terry behind window
  • The tower seen in Terry's window is the CN Tower, right, located in Toronto Canada.
  • Tom Brady receives medication from Canada, even though he is American.
  • Kyle Broflovski reveals that Ike Broflovski is five years younger than him.
  • One of the promos for the episode had Ike asking Kyle, "How'd you get so fucking stupid?!" However, that line was not in the episode.
  • Stan, Kenny and Butters have no lines in this episode.
  • Wendy Testaburger is not seen in Mr. Garrison's class in this episode.
  • Eric Cartman has only two lines in this episode.

References to Popular Culture

  • Pat Conners is a stand in for Kathleen Sebelius, Barack Obama's Secretary of Health and Human Services who was in charge of
  • IntelliLink is a reference to the problems associated with the Obamacare website,
  • Mr. Mackey's computer plays Lionel Richie's "All Night Long" and Glenn Frey's "The Heat is On".
  • The introduction to the puberty video is a take on an obscure Canadian children's educational program that aired in the 70s and 80s called All About You.
  • Foofa's decision of appealing more to adult audiences is reminiscent of singer/actress, Miley Cyrus, who originally had a generally wholesome teen idol image on her Disney show Hannah Montana before eventually dressing and acting more risque after the show had ended in 2011.
  • One of Foofa's pose during the montage features Foofa riding on the wrecking ball, which was a reference to Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" music video.
  • Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor sent an open letter to Miley Cyrus, advising her not to let the music industry executives exploit her sexuality. In this episode, she helps the other Yo Gabba Gabba characters try and convince Foofa not to expose her private parts on television.
  • A Bieber World Tour poster can be seen in the background when the Yo Gabba Gabba characters are talking to Ike about his behavior on stage.
  • Ike's diuretic medication was switched with New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady's hormone medication.
  • The Rolling Stone magazine is a parody of the October 10, 2013 issue, which featured Miley Cyrus posing in a pool and covering her exposed breasts.
  • Two cover lines on Rolling Stone read, "The Last Days of NIRVANA: Yep, we're still talking about them." and "Eddie Vedder (Yep, him, too)", criticizing how often Rolling Stone publishes articles about the grunge band Nirvana and Eddie Vedder, who is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of Pearl Jam.
  • Another line on the Rolling Stone magnetize reads "Sheryl Crow: Still Relevant", referring to singer Sheryl Crow.
  • In the Foofa montage, besides Rolling Stones magazine are covers for FHM and Maxim magazine. Both are actual publications that cover topics aimed at young men and feature female celebrities on their covers.
  • When Tom Brady ends up on the ground after crapping in his pants, he ends up sitting in the same pose he took after his pass was intercepted during the 4th quarter of the 2012 Super Bowl, costing him and his team the win. This pose is known as "Bradying", which Mr. Mackey also does after that scene.
  • In the end, Ike is seen watching Dora the Explorer on television.
  • Ike was chewing Skoal Straight tobacco in this episode.
  • IntelliLink was also the same name for the telematics/infotainment system devices provided by General Motors for vehicles such as Buick, GMC, Opel and Vauxhall, which functions almost similar like in this episode.
  • Real life celebrity news channel E! News is depicted in this episode.


  • This is the second appearance of Tom Brady since "Sarcastaball".
  • Ike Broflovski confronts Kyle about his game, "Kick the baby!", a popular catchphrase from the earlier episodes.
  • The queef bit is a reference back to "Eat, Pray, Queef".
  • The Canadian Healthcare video also references the buddy/guy/friend bit from "Canada on Strike".
  • This is the second episode where one of the children takes hormones, albeit unknowingly. Stan first takes hormones in "Are You There God? It's Me, Jesus", in order to go through puberty after believing his friends are going through it.
  • The "Bradying" meme that Mr. Mackey and Tom Brady do in this episode was previously mentioned in "Faith Hilling".
  • When Tom Brady was saying "Hut hut" it was a callback to Randy Marsh saying "Hot hot hot" from the episode More Crap as they both were defecating.


  • A Justin Bieber poster appears in the background, even though he was killed in "Coon vs. Coon & Friends".
  • When Terry is talking to his friend, Rick, Terry says "I try not to think about it, Rick." but he doesn't pronounce "about" as "aboot" like Canadians on South Park usually do. However, he then says "I try to forget about it" pronouncing it "aboot".
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Story Elements

"The Heat is On" • "All Night Long" • CodyYo Gabba Gabba




South Park: The Complete Seventeenth Season

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