Voice of Stan Marsh; Eric Theodore Cartman; Herbert Garrison; Officer Barbrady; Terrance; Timmy; Ned Gerblanski; Satan; Randy Ma
Voice of Kyle Broflovski; Kenny McKormick; Gerald Broflovski; Pip Pirrup; Jesus; Jimbo Kearn; Phillip; Saddam; Various Others
Voice of Wendy Testaburger; Liane Cartman; Sheila Broflovski; Sharon Marsh; Mrs. McKormick; Mayor McDaniels; Ms. Crabtree; Princ
Voice of Jerome "Chef" McElroy
When Cartman is in bed in the morning of his home school, he is watching the revamped version of Jesus and Pals from "Mexican Starring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka."
A Slovenian flag can very briefly be seen on the inside of Rebecca's door when her parents run up to stop her and Kyle from "playing doctor".
At the school dance, an instrumental version of the "Stinky Britches" song, from "Chef Aid", can be heard.
Rebecca spells one of her words "l-i-t-o-r-a-l" and is announced correct, although the actual spelling (based on the definition given in the episode) is littoral.
The word Kyle was given (Krocsyldiphithic) is not a real word.
Butters is a bully in this episode, this is after his formal introduction in Melvins. This leaves one to wonder why he is in with the popular crowd at this time.
Butters is seen with the boys when Stan & Kyle smiled and looked at each other, but in the next scene, he's with the adults.
Mr Cotswolds pulled one plug out of the socket, but when he said "Where are my Children?!" two are pulled out.
When we see the shot where Wendy & Bebe are dancing for the 2nd time. Watch very carefully and for a split second the scene stopped before it moved to the next scene.
If Kyle says he's not kissing a girl in "Clubhouses", how come he kissed Rebecca?
Go to the part where the boys tell Kyle that they are going to tape the boy to the "BLEACHERS" but the whole time the plan was to tape him to the flag pole.
When you first see every one in the spelling bee, one of the home school kids is already sitting down, then it changes seats and it shows two empty seats instead of one.
The spelling bee ends with both Mark and Rebecca winning. Usually there's only one winner in a spelling bee.
Stan makes fun of Kyle for liking a girl. How come nothing is said of Stan and Wendy?
At the spelling bee Mr. Cutswald says "Come children let's go place our trophies high up on the mantle." But later, the trophies are seen in their house on a bookshelf in the dining room.
The Song that Dio plays is "Holy Diver" off of his debut album with the same name.
The band equipment was unplugged, yet the microphone worked fine.
Jimbo: You can do it kid, you can do it!
(after Kyle spells incorrectly)
Jimbo: YOU LITTLE BASTARD!!, YOU COSTED ME 50 BUCKS!!!!
Stan: Shut up, Cartman!
Cartman: You shut up, butt-hole! (Hit's Stan)
Stan: You shut up, gay-wad! (Hit's Cartman)
Cartman: You shut up, ass-logger! (Hit's Stan)
Mark: Oh my goodness. Are you two enemies?
Stan: No... we're friends.
Mark: Strange friends would call each other names and fight.
(Cartman finds out about home school)
Cartman: (singing) Who would have thought such a miracle could be, who could have known that this moment I would see, a new way of living, a chance to be free!
Cartman: You're going down bitch!
Kyle: Shut up fat-ass, everyone knows I can spell better than you.
Cartman: Yeah, well this year I have a secret weapon. (Gives Phonics Monkey a thumbs up)
Jimbo: (at the spelling bee) Kyle, Kyle, he's our man, if he can't do it I'm out 50 bucks.
(Mark, the home schooled kid, rolls into Mr. Garrison's class in a giant hamster ball.)
Mark: Hey guys, what's up?
Cartman: Dude, what's wrong with you, you got some kind of John Travolta disease or something?
Mr. Garrison: Alright children, let's all just try to ignore the fact that there's a little boy in a giant hamster ball and continue on with our lesson, okay?
Mark: Now look at her she's a damn whore papa.
Butters: Damn right.
Stan: Oh, my god! Fonics monkey killed Kenny!
Cartman: You're damn right, he did.
Tape: If you're monkey arrived in the box dead, call 555-4500 to get a new monkey.
Mayor McDaniels: Alright, Eric. Here's your word. Chair.
Cartman: C'mon Phonics monkey, drum!
(Monkey does nothing)
(Monkey is doing something, but not drumming)
Cartman: Eric, your word is chair!
Mayor McDaniels: Something you sit on.
Cartman: Country of origin?
Mayor McDaniels: English!
Cartman: Could you use it in a sentence?
Mayor McDaniels: FOR GOD SAKES, KID, THE WORD IS CHAIR!
Cartman: Chair…C-H-A-R-E (Buzzer) Dammit, how come I always get the hard ones? (Runs off the stage) GET OVER HERE, YOU SON OF A BITCH PHONICS MONKEY!
Cartman: Alright that's it, SCREW YOU GUYS; I'm going to home school.
Mr. Garrison: Oh please God, let it be forever.
Mark: Now look at her, she's a goddamned whore, Papa.
Butters: You should stop being such a smart-mouthed, Mr. Know-It-All!
Music: Dio - Holy Diver
This is the last episode with Mary Kay Bergman.
Rebecca is a parody of Rebecca Sealfon, a home schooled student who made hand gestures while spelling. She won the Scripps National Spelling Bee in 1997.
Hooked On Phonics:
The title and the concept of the monkey fonics is a parody of the popular reading program for kids.
Boy in the Plastic Bubble:
Cartman: Dude, what's wrong with you, you got some kinda John Travolta diesease?
Cartman is likening the home-schooled kid in the hamster ball to John Travolta's 1976 TV Movie portrayal of the true story of Tod Lubitch who was born with a severely deficient immune system. The TV movie was titled "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble."
When Kyle and Rebecca talk about the distant lights (the city), this scene parodies a similar scene from Star Trek's The Gamesters of Triskelion where Captain Kirk talk about the distant lights (stars) with an alien woman.
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