Chinpokomon

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (17)

  • Chinpokomon doll: I love you. Let's be best friends… and destroy American Capitalist government!

  • Chinpokomon doll: Down with America!

  • Randy: We love Chinpokomon too! It's super toy number one!

  • Stan: Dude! The video game just gave Kenny a seizure! Cartman: Ah, sweet! This game's cool!

  • Cartman: Jesus tap-dancing Christ Kyle, get with the program!

  • Chinpokomon Executive: You have such a large penis.
    Sharon Marsh: What??
    Chinpokomon Executive: Your penis, wow!
    (Mr. Hosik slaps his executive and pushes him aside)
    Mr. Hosik: What he means is all MEN in this town have very large penis.
    Sharon Marsh: Can't you see what's happening? They're just using their talk to distract you! He doesn't really have a small penis!
    (Mr. Hosik pulls down his pants, everybody looks shocked)
    Sharon Marsh: Oh.

  • Mr. Garrison: For the last time I am not Garrison-san! and this is not Hat-san!

  • (From the 'Wild Wacky Action Bike' commercial) Singer: Wild, Wacky Action Bike! Very hard to drive! Narrator: Wild Wacky Action Bike is impossible to steer. And it glows in the dark!

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Notes (5)

  • Co-creator Trey Parker studied Japanese and lived in Japan for a time. Japanese jokes are sprinked thoughout the episode.

  • This episode was nominated for the 2000 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less)".

  • On the season 3 mini-commentary of "Chinpokomon", Trey Parker mentioned that this episode featured the voice of an old buddy from college named Junichi Nishimura. Junichi had also done a voice in one of Trey's earlier animated shorts that he made in college called "American History."

  • The aircraft the kids were about to use to bomb Pearl Harbor were, ironically, American made F-15s which the Japanese currently use themselves in real life.

  • The actors used in the live action sequences featured in this episode were not credited.

Trivia (10)

  • In this episode, Cartman finds the Alabama Man toy to be gay, but yet in the previous episode, he's circles the toy for his Christmas wish list in the toy catalog.

  • Sharon's question about what the Chinpokomon are if they are animals or robots. This was on every Americans' mind when they watch the Pokemon series when it first came on, if the Pokemon were animals or robots.

  • There were two flags displayed at the Chinpokomon Camp. The left flag is the first Flag of Japan, which was no longer adopted nearly 3 months prior to this episode. Note that the red disc is not placed perfectly at the centre of the flag. The right flag appears to have flames on the red disc, which does not exist in the real world.

  • At the last shot of the scene where the Marsh family showed 'Chinpokomon' to the other families, look closely at Carol McCormick's (Kenny's mother) right eye. Her pupils will fade for a short while, before it disappears.

  • Cartman was murmuring in his sleep that he had to buy all Chinpokomon but earlier he had stated that the Chinpokomon video game is the new "thing"

  • Cartman clearly states that there are no more penguins, but when the store clerk looks at the shelf when he closes the store, there is a penguin on bottom shelf in the middle.

  • Cartman has an intense hatred for hippies, yet in order to gain money for Chinpokomon toys, he sings a classic hippy style song, while later stating he had to be out playing like a hippy.

  • When Cartman walks towards the penguin basket there is one on the shelf behind him, but he tells Kenny that he has the last one.

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Allusions (4)

  • Independence Day: Sharon: We know how to take 'em out Mr. Garrison, spread the word. Get on the wire to every parent around the country and tell them how to bring those sons of b*tches down! This line is a spoof on the 1996 film Independence Day, starring Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum.

  • Hirohito: Emperor Hirohito was the Emperor of Japan during WWII. Note that Hirohito died in 1989, 10 years prior to this episode.

  • Infamous Pokémon Seizure Ep:

    Stan: Kenny's got a seizure!

    Kenny getting a seizure is a reference to the infamous Pokémon Episode #38: Electric Soldier Porygon. When first aired in Japan, it caused hundreds of Japanese kids to have seizures. Thus, it was never re-aired and did not air in the United States.

  • Pokemon: We all know that the episode name is a take-off on Pokémon. But what Trey and Matt also slipped into the script is that "chinpoko" is Japanese slang for "penis". Therefore the title of the episode is "Penis Monster."