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First appearance of Mr. Adler.
First appearance of Craig's family.
This episode features many live action segments involving the flashbacks Mr. Adler had.
In the episode, we see at least two reasons why Kenny joined home economics instead of shop class.
The first reason we see is that Kenny is surrounded by girls in home ec, which someone like him would really enjoy.
The second (and probably most important) reason we are shown is that Kenny has or had a fear of shop class; a fear of the saws, drills and other dangerous equipment. This suggests that Kenny is fully aware of his proneness to dying. This is the second episode to show him having such awareness (behind his apprehension and following celebration at the end of "Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo").
Mr. Adler is based on a teacher Matt Stone had in elementary school.
On a poster in shop class telling students to wear safety goggles, the child drawn on the poster appears to be Kevin Stoley.
On the Nishimura Martial Arts building along with Judo, Karate, and Jujitsu it lists Scratching and Biting and Bar Room Brawling.
Kenny is seen at the actual fight, then later at Shop Class. This means that Kenny walked past it and perhaps took a look.
Like the episode "Chickenpox", this episode ends with a hospital scene where someone comes to confess and apologize to patients.
References to Popular Culture
Mr. Adler's dream is a reference to the 1987 film Robocop. In the film, Robocop would have memories of his previous life (believed purged by his creators) of his wife and children.
The boys are weighing in both Tweak and Craig in much the same fashion that the International Boxing Association does to inform the audience of a boxer's weight class, victories and statistics.
Pearl tells Bebe to "dump that zero and get yourself a hero", which was a common catch phrase uttered by former daytime talk show host Ricki Lake when giving dating advice to female guests on her show. Her show ran from 1993-2004.
Duing one of Mr. Adler's flashbacks about his fiancé she says "It's all for you Richard". This is another reference to the 1976 horror film The Omen. The line is uttered by a young nanny (Holly Palance) to Damian.
Mr. Adler's solution to Tommy belt sanding off his face is using Hydrogen peroxide, which is commonly used as a disinfectant.
When teaching Tweek how to box, Jimbo teaches him the "Oppenheimer technique" which involves hitting your opponent in the balls. This is likely a reference to J. Robert Oppenheimer, who was one of the American scientists being part of the Manhattan Project, which developed the first atomic weapons.
Even though Kenny is already in the shop class, he can be seen watching the fight outside.
When Stan and Kyle accuse Tweek of being the biggest trouble-maker in their class, Tweek is seen with four hands instead of two: two attached to his arms, two on his chin.
At the beginning on Mr Adler's desk, the orange pencil cup changes position after he looks at his fiance's picture.
When Adler's picture of his wife is first shown, her head is leaning left. Every other time it is shown her head is tilting the other way.
When the boys go to the first fight, when Stan and Kyle's group are walking, on the top right there is a child who looks like a blonde haired Clyde.
Kenny goes to Shop Class despite the class being over.
If you look closely in the scene where Mr. Alders' wifes' plane starts to crash, when blood appears on her face, you can see it squirting in from the left.
In the scene where the children go the the hospital to see Tweek and Craig, Wendy's legs are missing as they all walk in.
When the boys find out that Tweek and Craig went home before they could fight, when Token says "Yeah. They left." His voice gets incredibly deeper.