The man sitting beside Principal Victoria in the Stotch house is her husband, making this episode his first appearance in South Park.
Characters who support Obama:
- Marsh Family
- Broflovski Family (except Ike)
- Donovan Family
- Black Family
- Mr. Adler
Characters who support McCain:
- Stotch Family
- Mr. Mackey
- Mr. Garrison
- Principal Victoria
Songs playing during the party-riot:
"Whoomp! (There It Is)" by Tag Team
"Who Let the Dogs Out?" by Baha Men
"Mickey" by Toni Basil
"Celebration" by Kool & the Gang
"Mandy" by Barry Manilow(sung a capella by Randy in the hospital)
Randy: Hey, it's my boss. Hey boss!, (walks over)
Randy's Boss: Oh, Marsh.
Randy: Yeah, you know what? F*ck you! (Stan and Kyle are stunned)
Randy's Boss: Huh?
Randy: You heard me, you f*ckin' piece of sh*t! I can finally tell you what I think of you, f*ckin' asshole!
Stan: Dad, what are you doing?!
Randy: It's okay, Stan, everything's changed. I don't need this stupid f*ckin' job anymore! You little f*cking assf*ck, piece of sh*t (gives him the finger again) You know what Obama said? Yes we can!
Randy's Boss: Hey, I voted for Obama!
Randy: Obama's not talkin' about you!
ER Nurse: (about Ike) Is he a McCain supporter or an Obama supporter?
Kyle: What does that have to do with anything?
ER Nurse: Because then I'll know if he partied too hard or he tried to kill himself.
Air Tahiti was featured in this episode. However it carries a different logo, aircraft type and its livery, compared to the real world.
It also appears that the airline flies to Washington DC (where this episode is set), which the real world airline does not serve.
Latin America: June 29, 2009 on MTV Latinoamerica.
This episode aired just 23 hours after it was announced that Barack Obama was the winner of the 2008 United States Presidential election. In fact, the episode's opening speech wasn't completed until the morning the episode aired.
Kenny does not appear in this episode.
When the McCain supporters are reacting to his loss, Mr. Mackey quotes Bill Paxton's classic line from the 1986 film, Aliens.
Hudson: That's it man, game over man, game over!
The whole theme about the election being a cover up for a large-scale theft is a reference to the Ocean's Eleven series of films.
Twilight Zone Episode:
When we see some McCain supporters rioting for a place in a bunker built by Butter's dad, is a reference of the classic "Twilight Zone" episode "The Shelter"