This is the last episode to feature the town as a background in the end credits. From the next episode and onwards, the end credits would instead be placed against a black background.
Chef doesn't know what Cous Cous is in this episode but in Chef Aid, he does.
Visitor Sighting: In some scenes during the film festival, an alien is sitting in the theater, you can see the top of its head. Later when the people are exiting the film festival (while killing Kenny) the alien comes out to.
In the bathroom, Kyle sings the song "I Can See Clearly Now" by Jimmy Cliff.
Fred Savage didn't show up until guests started arriving, but during the first independent film, Fred Savage is in the audience.
The water in the sewer is shallow enough for the boys to wade through, but deep enough for Mr. Garrison to submerge completely with his diving equipment on.
Chef's Food Stand first appears with a green sign that reads "Chef's Soul Food", but later the sign is brown and reads "Chef's Salty Balls". Both signs have cutouts of naked women on them.
When Kyle was in the bathroom you could see that there was a shower to the right of the toilet, in the first "Mr. Hankey" episode there was no shower in the bathroom.
Even though Stan and Kyle didn't see Kenny die, they seem to assume that he did because they never ask where he is for the rest of the episode.
For the first time, Stan and Kyle do not do their "Oh my god, you killed Kenny. You bastards" routine. Instead the guys
finding the penny took care of it as best they could.
The poster on Mr. Garrison's desk starts off at the beginning of the episode with the word "Leafs" (mispelled, should be Leaves) on it along with various pictures of leaves. Then, after Mr. Garrison kicks Cartman out of class, the poster changes to a picture of a giraffe.
Robert Redford's shirt turned light blue to dark blue.
When Chef and Kyle are in the hospital, if you look carefully and you'll see Mr. Hankey's hands are separated but in the next scene, they aren't.
There's a shot of a fast food resturant from the Sundance Festival shown in two scenes.
When Kyle was on the toilet, then he heard Mr. Hankey but watch closely when he said "Could it be?" his pants were back on!
When the organizers are in the other town in the beginning, the crowd is on a loop. If you watch, the same people keep passing the two talking people again and again.
When the directors are gathered for a screening of A Bunch Of Gay Cowboys Eating Pudding, a set of twin directors (nos. 7 and 9) is with them. Director 9 has another director to his left, and director 7 has Fred Savage to his left. But director 7's voice changes to that of director 9 later on, while Fred Savage's shirt sprouts lapels.
Cartman's shirts say "Mr. Hankey and Me," but the film is titled Me and Mr. Hankey. Also, the picture on the shirt has a scanned photo of Tom Hanks. Finally, Hanks and Hankey.
When the boys are walking and Stan says, "She's not my girlfriend," you see a lady in a red dress. After Kenny utters his line and Kyle says, "Sick Kenny," the same chick is shown.
Plus South Park's weather is generally the same so why the hell would it make a difference when he came up?
Chef: Children, this whole film festival thing has quite lucrative monetary possibilities. Now I'm gonna sell some of my famous cookies to these Hollywood types and make a mint.
Cartman: What kind of cookies?
Kyle: Calm down tubby!
Chef's Salty Chocolate Balls Song:
Say everybody have you seen my balls?
They're big and salty and brown.
Whenever you need a fix, hook me up.
Just stick my balls in my mouth.
Ooh, suck on my chocolate salty balls.
Put 'em in your mouth.
Put 'em in your mouth and suck 'em and suck 'em.
Chef: Get them while they're hot. My all new cookies, I Just Went And Fudged Your Momma.
Cartman: Jesus, he sure ran that one into the ground.
Mr Garrison: Okay children I have some very exciting news for you. Why don't you tell them Mr Twig? (Garrison as Mr Twig) That's right Mr Garrison. The first annual South Park Film Festival begins today.
Wendy: Wow! Cool.
Kyle: They're not gonna show that stupid-ass Godzilla movie again are they?
Mr Garrison: No, no, Kyle, these are independent films.
Stan: Oh like Independence Day? That sucked ass too.
Cartman: No dude, independent films are those black and white hippy movies. They're always about gay cowboys eating pudding.
Kyle: Does poo go to heaven?
Chef: I kinda hope not.
Stan: That theater sucks, though. They need to get a bigger screen.
Kyle: They should project the movies on Cartman's ass!
(all laugh but Cartman)
Stan: Yeah, but that'd be like IMAX.
Cartman: Tom Hanks can't act his way out of a nutsack!
Cartman: What are you doing down in a sewer with a bunch of snorkel stuff on?
Mr. Garrison: Oh I was just, uh, hangin' out
Kyle: In a sewer?
Mr. Garrison: Children, do you know how to file a police report?
Mr. Garrison: Good, see ya in school! (he swims away)
Mr. Garrison: Eric, if you call Wendy a bitch again you're going straight to the principal's office!
Mr. Garrison: That's it Eric go--
Cartman: I'M GOIN'!
Kyle: You've got the best balls in the whole world, Chef.
Kyle: You can't die Mr Hankey, you can't.
Mr. Hankey: (Cough)
Kyle, before I go, there's something I must tell you. Come closer… Closer…
Kyle: What is it Mr Hankey?
Mr. Hankey: There is another Skywalker. Uhhh… (Mr Hankey dies)
Mr. Hankey: (Mr Hankey appears to be alive) Wait Kyle.
Kyle: What is it Mr Hankey?
Mr. Hankey: Come closer…
Kyle: What is it?
Mr. Hankey: Closer…
Mr. Hankey: Closer! (Pause) One time, when you were sleeping, I put myself in your mouth and had my friend take a picture. Uhhh… (Mr Hankey dies)
Mr. Garrison: The fist film showing is called 'Witness to Denial' and is a sexual exploration piece about two women in love.
Stan: Oh, my uncle Jimbo has a ton of those movies in his dresser drawer.
Cartman: I love your chocolate salty balls, Chef!
(after Kenny dies)
Movie Goer #1: Oh my god, I found a penny!
Movie Goer #2: You bastard!
When the people leave the movie theatre and trample Kenny, you can see a visitor amongst the crowd (for a split second)
There actually is an accurate and justified explanation to why Trey and Matt made fun of Robert Redford & the Sundance Film Festival in this episode.
A mere couple years before South Park, before the Spirit of Christmas even, Trey and Matt had made a film in college called "Cannibal: The Musical"
After Trey had completed the film, he and Matt sent the film to be submitted at the Sundance film festival in Utah, along with their $50.00 submission fee. Not only did they not get picked for the festival, they never got a response of any kind from Sundance. And from the looks of it their $50.00 check never got reimbursed. What's more, according to Lloyd Kaufman, the creator of the Toxic Avenger and producer of Cannibal: The musical, Matt and Trey actually went to Sundance and created their own film festival opposing Sundance and Matt and Trey's festival featured only one film. and, you guessed it, it was "Cannibal: The Musical"
So, artistically speaking, Matt and Trey had every right to make fun of the Sundance film festival for not getting picked and for taking their money.
In the "Makin' Bacon with Macon" segment before the episode on the second season DVD collection we learn that Robert Redford hates Matt and Trey because of this episode.
Phantom of the Opera: As Kyle is walking down the tunnel you can hear Mr. Hankey playing the organ. It is similar to a scene in the movie/play the Phantom of the Opera.
When Mr. Hankey causes the sewers to flood the streets, the music from Fantasia(1940) begins to play, poo monsters rise from the muck and dance like the creatures in Fantasia. Also, Mr. Hankey wears the blue cap (with stars) and red robe that Mickey wears in the film, as he "conducts" the sewage.
The movie "Mr. Hankie and Me," is an obvious parody of the Oscar-winning 1993 film, Philadelphia, which starred Tom Hanks.
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock:
Near the end, the festival director says "I...have had enough...of you!" when throwing Mr. Hanky.
This line was spoken by Kirk to Kruge (Christopher Lloyd) in the climactic fight from the 1984 film, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.
Sundance Film Festival:
The film festival parodied here is the Sundance Film Festival, held every year in Park City, Utah.
The Restaurant that opens is South Park is Hollywood Planet.
This name reversed is Planet Hollywood, a chain of restaraunts that was founded by celebrities. You can view many different types of movie memorabilia there. In their heyday Planet Hollywood restaraunts were in nearly every major city in America and around the world.
Star Wars: When Mr. Hankey tells stan to get closer it's in the same way Yoda told Luke to get closer to talk to him in the 1983 film Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi.
Mr. Hankey says "There is another Skywalker." This line is Yoda's final line in the 1983 film Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi.
When Mr. Hankey is shown as white and dying, this is a reference to the 1982 film E.T.. E.T. becomes sick and nears death the longer he stays on Earth, becoming pale and eventually white.
Cartman: What are we, the Goonies?
The Goonies is a 1985 movie about a group of underpriviledged kids who are about to lose their housing project. They find a treasure map that promises to solve their problems.
The map takes them underground, just as the South Park boys are in this episode. Mr. Garrison snorkeling gives Cartman the feeling that the search for Mr. Hankey is much like a treasure hunt.