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  • The idea of having Cartman eat the skin off of every piece of fried chicken came from a similar script meeting one evening when the writing staff were sitting around a table having a bucket of KFC for dinner while they discussed ideas and someone mentioned how terrible it would be if someone stole all the skins when everyone else was out of the room.[1]
  • This episode contains cameos of Sally Struthers, Ms. Claridge and Scott Tenorman during Cartman's song 'Make it Right'.
  • When Cartman gives a fruit basket to Ms. Claridge, if you look on the far left, there are two preschoolers fighting over a toy, one of them looks very similar to Butters by his hair and clothes.
  • Sally Struthers has been dieting since her appearance in "Starvin' Marvin in Space" - she is back to her original appearance, as opposed to looking like Jabba the Hutt from Star Wars.
  • There are two graves near the Tenorman's that say "A. Kutch(last part is blocked by Scott's head)" and "K.Bryant".
  • In bed, Butters is wearing a Chinpokomon shirt instead of his usual pajamas.
  • This episode seems to end Kenny and Cartman's "best" friendship, which had been touched on in "Kenny Dies" and "Best Friends Forever". It never seems to fully recover in the future episodes not even after everyone stopped giving Cartman the silence treatment.
  • Eric Cartman hands out fruit baskets to try to redeem himself:

References to Popular CultureEdit

  • When Butters hides himself in the kitchen cabinet, he mentions he saw a ghost like 'that boy in the movie'. Butters iss referring to the M. Night Shyamalan movie The Sixth Sense.
  • Cartman and Butters trying to resolve all the bad deeds with the help of a psychic may be a reference to the TV show Ghost Whisperer.
  • When Cartman and Butters visit Scott Tenorman in the graveyard there is a gravestone that reads 'A. Kutcher' on it, in the background. This a reference to actor Ashton Kutcher and the movie he was in called The Butterfly Effect.
  • In Butter's room during Cartman's rampage, several games can be seen on the bookshelf. Among them is a board game titled "Ollie Otter" which is a reference to the Talking Critters Series of books for kids.


  • The graves of Mr. and Mrs. Tenorman say that they died in 2003, however the "Scott Tenorman Must Die" episode aired in 2001. This is due to South Park's 'floating timeline', wherein dates are fluid, as the characters do not age over time.
  • This is the third instance of Butters' signature song, I've Got Some Apples.


  1. South Park: Season 9 DVD Boxset Episode Commentary

  906: "The Death of Eric Cartman" edit
Story Elements

Eric CartmanButters StotchKFCRed Cross Blood Bank • "Make It Right" • Doctor LindsaySouth Park Institute for Mental Health


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