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*This episode marks Kenny's first [[Kenny's deaths|death]] and appearance as [[Mysterion]] since last season's episode "[[Coon vs. Coon and Friends]]". This is also his only death in [[Season 15]].
 
*This episode marks Kenny's first [[Kenny's deaths|death]] and appearance as [[Mysterion]] since last season's episode "[[Coon vs. Coon and Friends]]". This is also his only death in [[Season 15]].
 
*This marks the first time people have acknowledged Cartman's peculiar way of pronouncing certain words and names, such as calling Kyle "Kyel" or "Kel", Kenny as "Keeny", and saying "Mem" instead of "mom".
 
*This marks the first time people have acknowledged Cartman's peculiar way of pronouncing certain words and names, such as calling Kyle "Kyel" or "Kel", Kenny as "Keeny", and saying "Mem" instead of "mom".
*Jokes were repeatedly made in reference to the [[Wikipedia:Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal|Penn State scandal]].
 
 
*It is revealed that Cartman is the second poorest kid at [[South Park Elementary]] (or at least in the [[4th grade]]).
 
*It is revealed that Cartman is the second poorest kid at [[South Park Elementary]] (or at least in the [[4th grade]]).
 
*The foster family is an exaggerated caricature of agnosticism, mocking the ambivalence of agnostic beliefs.
 
*The foster family is an exaggerated caricature of agnosticism, mocking the ambivalence of agnostic beliefs.
*Mysterion quotes Star Wars character Yoda when telling his sister Karen "Don't try, do".
 
 
*Since "[[Mysterion Rises]]", Kenny appears to have given up on trying to reform his parents.
 
*Since "[[Mysterion Rises]]", Kenny appears to have given up on trying to reform his parents.
 
*The Weatherhead foster family may be based on [http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Leslie_Weatherhead Leslie Weatherhead] (1893-1976).
 
*The Weatherhead foster family may be based on [http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Leslie_Weatherhead Leslie Weatherhead] (1893-1976).
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*Originally in the previews, there is a scene in which Kyle is told to stay inside whist [[Gerald Broflovski]] goes out of the house at the begining to find out about Stuart and Carol's arrest. Kyle is shown to be concerned, stating "What's going on at Kenny's house?" but being told to stay inside by Gerald. This scene appears to have been removed from the final episode.
 
*Originally in the previews, there is a scene in which Kyle is told to stay inside whist [[Gerald Broflovski]] goes out of the house at the begining to find out about Stuart and Carol's arrest. Kyle is shown to be concerned, stating "What's going on at Kenny's house?" but being told to stay inside by Gerald. This scene appears to have been removed from the final episode.
 
*It is revealed that [[Liane Cartman]] works two jobs, though it isnt revealed what those jobs are.
 
*It is revealed that [[Liane Cartman]] works two jobs, though it isnt revealed what those jobs are.
*Kenny is shown to be incredibly popular, as when he returns to South Park Elementary, he recieves a round of applause.
 
 
*This is the first time Kevin McCormick has spoken since Season 2 episode "[[Chickenpox]]".
 
*This is the first time Kevin McCormick has spoken since Season 2 episode "[[Chickenpox]]".
*Karen first appeared in the episode "Best Friends Forever", but she was just there, and had no name. People only guessed that she was Kenny's little sister because of her resemblence to Kevin and how dirty she was. Since she didn't have a name the fans just referred to her as Karen, since both Kenny and Kevin's names start with a "K" as well. Ever since that episode (until now) she was never shown again, though people have put her into fanfics, naming her Karen and giving her a wonderful relationship with Kenny. When Matt and Trey found out about the many fans calling her Karen, they decided to stick with it.
 
   
 
==Continuity==
 
==Continuity==
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*We hear Mysterion's signature music from the introduction of "Mysterion Rises" again during his fight with [[Jessica Pinkerton]].
 
*We hear Mysterion's signature music from the introduction of "Mysterion Rises" again during his fight with [[Jessica Pinkerton]].
 
*The meth lab at The McCormick House was mentioned in "[[Lil' Crime Stoppers]]", when The Mob Boss mentions that they will have to have The McCormick's start making their meth again.
 
*The meth lab at The McCormick House was mentioned in "[[Lil' Crime Stoppers]]", when The Mob Boss mentions that they will have to have The McCormick's start making their meth again.
*Kyle, for the first time in the series, references Cartman's constantly mispronouncing (likely intentionally), his name as "Kyahl", and his foster mother saying her name is not "Myom".
 
*A real alcoholic beverage is shown again (Pabst Blue Ribbon). The last time a real alchoholic beverage was shown was in "[[Ass Burgers]]"
 
   
 
==References to Popular Culture==
 
==References to Popular Culture==
 
*Mysterion paraphrases Yoda from the movie [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Episode_V:_The_Empire_Strikes_Back The Empire Strikes Back] telling his sister, "Do not try Karen, do."
 
*Mysterion paraphrases Yoda from the movie [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Episode_V:_The_Empire_Strikes_Back The Empire Strikes Back] telling his sister, "Do not try Karen, do."
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*<span style="font-style: normal; ">Jokes were repeatedly made in reference to the </span>[[Wikipedia:Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal|Penn State scandal]]<span style="font-style: normal; ">.</span>
 
==Kenny's Death==
 
==Kenny's Death==
 
*Kenny is unexpectedly killed by a "giant reptilian bird" moments before the end of the episode. His death is related to the "Agnostic Code" that his foster parents teach their adoptive children, specifically the part that reads "Then again, there could be a giant reptilian bird in charge of everything".
 
*Kenny is unexpectedly killed by a "giant reptilian bird" moments before the end of the episode. His death is related to the "Agnostic Code" that his foster parents teach their adoptive children, specifically the part that reads "Then again, there could be a giant reptilian bird in charge of everything".

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Trivia

  • Kevin and Karen McCormick have undergone a slight redesign for this episode.
  • This episode showcases Butters' computer knowledge.
  • This episode marks Kenny's first death and appearance as Mysterion since last season's episode "Coon vs. Coon and Friends". This is also his only death in Season 15.
  • This marks the first time people have acknowledged Cartman's peculiar way of pronouncing certain words and names, such as calling Kyle "Kyel" or "Kel", Kenny as "Keeny", and saying "Mem" instead of "mom".
  • It is revealed that Cartman is the second poorest kid at South Park Elementary (or at least in the 4th grade).
  • The foster family is an exaggerated caricature of agnosticism, mocking the ambivalence of agnostic beliefs.
  • Since "Mysterion Rises", Kenny appears to have given up on trying to reform his parents.
  • The Weatherhead foster family may be based on Leslie Weatherhead (1893-1976).
  • Kenny is referred to as "Kenneth" by Mr. Weatherhead, which is his real first name.
  • For Cartman to be the poorest kid in school while Kenny is away, Tammy Warner, who was even poorer than Kenny, must have either died of syphilis or moved away from South Park.
  • Kenny, as Mysterion, shows his fighting ability, able to take out larger girl with extreme ease, as well as kicking her in the head whilst jumping.
  • Originally in the previews, there is a scene in which Kyle is told to stay inside whist Gerald Broflovski goes out of the house at the begining to find out about Stuart and Carol's arrest. Kyle is shown to be concerned, stating "What's going on at Kenny's house?" but being told to stay inside by Gerald. This scene appears to have been removed from the final episode.
  • It is revealed that Liane Cartman works two jobs, though it isnt revealed what those jobs are.
  • This is the first time Kevin McCormick has spoken since Season 2 episode "Chickenpox".

Continuity

  • This is Karen McCormick's second appearence, her first being in "Best Friends Forever" and her first speaking role.
  • This is the only Season 15 episode to focus on Kenny.
  • This is Kevin McCormick's first appearance since the episode "Sexual Healing".
  • This is the second time Cartman has had his mom arrested; he has previously done so in "The Wacky Molestation Adventure".
  • This is the third time Kenny's parents have been seen arrested. The first time was in the episode "The Wacky Molestation Adventure", when they were falsely arrested under the belief they were molesting their kids, and the second time was in the "Mysterion Rises", when they were arrested at Cthulhu Cult Meeting, which was actually ten years earlier, meaning this was in fact the first time thay were known to be arrested.
  • Kevin McCormick speaks with a slow slur and can be seen on the short school bus in earlier episodes, further indicating that he is mentally disabled - or, more likely, drunk.
  • This is the fourth time Cartman has been in jail. The first time was in "Cartman's Silly Hate Crime 2000" then "Die Hippie, Die" and "Casa Bonita", although we didn't see him in jail in "Casa Bonita" it's mentioned that he was in jail for one week.
  • Kenny reprises his alter ego, Mysterion, in this episode - however, unlike previous appearances, the episode focuses on both "Kenny" and "Mysterion", rather than just one or the other. This is also the first time Mysterion appears alone without Cartman as The Coon.
  • We hear Mysterion's signature music from the introduction of "Mysterion Rises" again during his fight with Jessica Pinkerton.
  • The meth lab at The McCormick House was mentioned in "Lil' Crime Stoppers", when The Mob Boss mentions that they will have to have The McCormick's start making their meth again.

References to Popular Culture

Kenny's Death

  • Kenny is unexpectedly killed by a "giant reptilian bird" moments before the end of the episode. His death is related to the "Agnostic Code" that his foster parents teach their adoptive children, specifically the part that reads "Then again, there could be a giant reptilian bird in charge of everything".
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