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The use of characters making noise while riding was also included in Season 8's "Pre-School" where the sixth graders make the same sounds while riding their bicycles.
The titular "F word" was spoken 69 times - "faggot" ten times and "fag" 59 - and seen written seven times.
One of the bikers mentions that Cartman's feces smells like a KFC Famous Bowl, which is an actual dish sold at the fast food chain. It consist of mashed potatoes, popcorn chicken, gravy, sweet corn bits and melted cheese mixed together.
One of the pictures of the potential "fags" the News Team shows children is a photo of Luka Magnotta, a gay porn star. He was convicted of murder in 2012.
The New York Times quickly issued an editorial which, while acknowledging the logic of the effort to change the meaning of the term "fag", was nevertheless critical of the episode.
References to Popular Culture
Emmanuel Lewis as the Dictionary Officiate is a play on the fact he portrayed the cute child star of 1980's sit-com "Webster", which is also the name of a well known dictionary publisher.
Father Maxi holding the sign that says "God hates fags" is a reference to the Westboro Baptist Church, a church/hate group notorious for its agressive and inflammatory protests.
The scene where the news reporter gets beaten up by the Harley Riders is a parody of an infamous Jim Rome interview in which he repeatedly referred to Jim Everett as "Chris Evert" (a well-known female tennis pro).
The concept of the whole "you can't say fag unless you're homosexual" from "It Hits the Fan" business seems to be dropped in this episode for an unknown reason, likely because it's not being used to refer to homosexuality anymore.