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  • Although he has been in the show since season 2, this is the first time Stephen Stotch's job has been depicted (he had an unknown cubicle-based job in "Jared Has Aides" and was projectionist for "Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls", although that may only have been a temporary job).
  • Cartman references how plots in later seasons have moved away from the main four boys.
  • The South Park Mall is near-abandoned and incredibly dilapidated after Amazon's dominance of retail.
  • Among the people working at the Amazon Fulfillment Center includes Mr. Slave and one of the redneck farmers from "You're Getting Old".
  • It is revealed that Tweek Bros. Coffeehouse has been shut down due to Amazon moving to the town.
  • Wayne D is seen at the mall.

References to Popular Culture

  • Jeff Bezos' appearance and telepathy are references to the Talosians from Star Trek: The Original Series pilot episode "The Cage".
  • Kim Kardashian is briefly mentioned.
  • The song Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford is used in the episode during Stephen Stotch's day at the Amazon Fulfillment Center.
  • The song Sweet Love by Anita Baker is heard as they boys explore the abandoned mall.
  • The Irish-American Amazon worker references the mass immigration of the Irish to America and their general life of poverty[1]
  • The mall zombie workers reference Dawn of the Dead.
  • The Amazon workers' strike references a variety of labor union strike movies, mostly set in the early 20th century, including the accents and clothing of the union men.[2]
  • Marxism briefly referenced by Randy regarding the protest-sympathising Amazon box/human hybrid, later revealed to be Josh.
  • The USDA and its Grades[3] referenced in the Stotch's Amazon downgrade. It also references a variety of science-fiction works where people are organized into castes and promoted or demoted by the rulers.
  • Amazon is heavily referenced, including its main website:
    • The poor working conditions[4] for Amazon workers are referenced.
    • An accurate Amazon Fulfillment Center has been built in South Park; these are also referenced in the episode's title according to its plot regarding the strike and how Amazon's orders went unfulfilled.
    • Amazon Prime is referenced, verbally as well as Prime Video.
    • Amazon Prime Air is referenced with the drone delivery.
    • Amazon causing local businesses to fail[5] is referenced with the Tweeks.
    • Similarly, the South Park Mall being abandoned references real life e-commerce dominating to the point that, from lack of business, local malls and stores are abandoned or have significantly less foot traffic.[6][7]
    • Jeff Bezos visits the mayor and threatens her (by telling her that her that her Prime membership could be revoked).
  • The scene with Scott going to work on the bus during the strike for his son going to the bike contest may be a reference to Billy Elliot.
  • Inside the mall there are various references to real life shops and food court restaurants found in many malls.
  • The physical appearance of the mall employees are based on The Morlocks from the novel, The Time Machine. [8]



  • When the boys walk into the food court, the Svarroh sign only says "Pizza". After the Wiener on a Stick employee mentions they don't have the inventory like online wholesalers, the camera shows the Svarroh sign again and it now reads "Svarroh".
  • When Gruff Worker is talking with Stephen he used the word "fucking", but as he was saying it in a stereotypical Scottish accent, it did not come out as a typical expletive in the show and was left uncensored. The reason for this is currently unknown.


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