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  • The Brown Noise is a reference to the White Noise, a Nazi method of driving the enemy insane with music during World War II.
  • The New York Kids should have an appearance on "South Park: The Stick of Truth", as the models of four of them can be found in the game files. Their appearance in the game (except Smitty) is slightly different from their appearance in this episode.
    • The name of the New York kid in white tank top was revealed as "Smitty" in the game files.
  • This episode displays Mr. Hat's capability of an independent existence.
  • Danny DeVito, in the South Park 5th Anniversary special, claimed that this was one of his favorite episodes.
  • During the shots of the 4 million children, there are various repeat appearances throughout the crowd - for example, in shots of the stage from the crowd, at least fifteen versions of the Brimmy can be seen, albeit with green brims on their hats instead of yellow.
  • During the shot of the crowd from the stage, a "mirror" effect can be seen on the left side of the screen, resulting in several pairs of twins appearing along the edge of the shot.
  • On televised airings, when the sheet music that the boys changed appears on the stage wall, the camera zooms in on the changed note, but in the dvd version, it doesn't zoom in at all.
  • This is one of the few times that the boys' actions have a negative affect on a massive national and even global scale. Other examples appear in "Two Days Before the Day After Tomorrow", "Cancelled" and "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut".
  • Queefs are mentioned and focused on in a later episode, "Eat, Pray, Queef".
  • On a December 16, 2013 airing on Comedy Central, it was titled "The Brown Noise".
  • This is the first South Park episode to be aired in the new millennium.
  • This is the first episode in the series to have aired in the 2000s.

References to Popular Culture

  • One of the New Yorker kids are wearing a shirt that says Ekko, this is likely a parody of the Ecko clothing line.
  • The boys, along with the New York children, stay at the Roman Holiday Inn. This is a reference to the 1953 romantic comedy Roman Holiday starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn.
  • Cartman says that "they should bring back another season of Chicago Hope, though, seriously." Chicago Hope is an American medical drama television series that was in its final season when this episode aired.
  • Mr. Garrison's line: "Second star to the right, and straight on 'til morning" is a reference to a line in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. The line was, in turn, a quote from Peter Pan.
  • Cartman threatens Kyle and tells him once he finds The Brown Note "I'll just make you crap yourself so you look like Karen Carpenter". This is a reference to the singer, who was part of the 1970s music duo, The Carpenters. She had suffered from anorexia most of her life and it is believed that she had been consuming large amounts of laxatives, along with thyroid medication and strict dieting, in order to help her lose weight before her sudden death in 1983 at the age of 32.


  • When Mr. Mackey says "Aren't those our boys?", Stan's and Kyle's hats can still be seen next to him.
  • Kenny is seen dead after the massacre of crap, but later, he can still be seen alive on the bus.
  • The second time it says Pox, it says the 4 Million Child Blow is live in Oklahoma City, despite the concert being moved to Arkansas.
  • When The New York Kids say that mung a real word, and the boys say, "It is?", the children directly behind The New Yorker Kids turn around and join in saying, "Yeah"; one appears to be Token and the one next to him appears to be Bill or Fosse. They could just be laughing at the boy's stupidity, though.
  • The boys changed the last note to the lowest octave of E-flat according to the score, not the brown noise they stated, which needs to be 92 cents lower, and there are no means within the stave that can identify this brown noise.
  • Towards the end of the episode as the third-graders were getting on the bus, there was another bus on the background labelled "Honolulu School District", which is impossible given that a journey between Honolulu and Arkansas requires traveling across the Pacific Ocean.

Kenny's Death

  • When everyone at the concert plays the "Brown Noise", Kenny is one of the many people who died from then releasing of his bowels. However, due to a continuity error, he is seen alive on the bus at the end of the episode.

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