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Cartman and Kenny do not appear in this episode (with the exception of the intro), and Kyle only has a very minor part. This is also the first time Kenny has been absent for two consecutive episodes.
This is also the first episode not to feature Cartman.
This episode is Butters' first major role in the entire series, as well as the first time he is referred to as Butters.
Throughout this episode, Randy refers to Gerald as Jerry, this is the only time he calls him this.
Butters' name is finalized in this episode. Prior, he was referred to as "Swanson" in "Conjoined Fetus Lady".
References to Popular Culture
Stan refers to Pip, Butters, and Dougie as "Melvins", which is slang for really lame people.
According to Pip, one of the steps of playing Wickershams and Ducklers involves singing the merry tune of Stratford. It's likely a reference to Stratford, England.
Dougie and Pip want Stan to play Charlie's Angels; A crime detective show that aired originally from 1976-1981.
Mr. Mackey's house is surrounded by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), a department that regulates the listed controlled substances/weapons in the United States. In 2001 they were renamed The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The ATF is worried that Mackey's party is really a meeting of a religious cult that is plotting to commit suicide during the meteor shower. This is a reference to the Heaven's Gate religious cult and the 1997 Hale-Bop comet passing.
Jimbo is having a conversation about Football with two burly guys. Here's a break down of what they are talking about:
Jimbo mentions that they don't have Elway that year: This is referencing the fact that John Elway had left the Denver Broncos, he played his last game with the team in 1998.
He also mentions how Brister won every game he played for with the team. This is in reference to Bubby Brister who joined the Broncos in 1997.
The ATF members liken their reaction to 'how they dealt with things in Waco'. This is a reference to the Waco Siege where the ATF launched against the Branch Davidian led by David Koresh on February 28, 1993. Before the final assault, the ATF played music amongst other sounds to sleep-deprive the inhabitants.
They play the "latest album" by the musician Cher. The song they play is a parody of Cher's 1998 chart-topper Believe which was released on November 24, 1998. At the time this episode aired it was still ranking high in the charts.
This episode jokingly anticipated Ricky Martin was gay. His song Livin' la Vida Loca was popular at the time this episode aired on TV. Ten years after this episode originally aired, he officially stated that he was gay on his own website.