In the mini-commentary, both Matt Stone and Trey Parker remarked that they never saw "An Inconvenient Truth" but were still outraged that it won every major award that year for Best Documentary as in Stone's own words, "It's not a documentary. It's a Power-Point Presentation." Actually, "Inconvenient Truth" was done on Apple software, which makes it a Keynote Presentation. Power-Point is done on Microsoft.
At the first scene, when the kids are listening to Al Gore's lecture in school, Tweek's seat alternates every time. When the camera zooms out, we can see him seating with Craig in front of the boys, but on the close-ups, he seats behind them.
While in the cave cartman is seen drinking a bottle of water with a label that reads "Wottur".
Did you notice in the picture of Cartman's "treasure" there was a Ginger kid?
Al Gore: All right kids, I need you to keep an eye out for ManBearPig droppings.
Kyle: What do ManBearPig droppings look like?
Al Gore: Similar to pig droppings but more manbear-like.
Woman : Take a picture of the sound Steven.
Tour Guide: This one here we named "The Hanging Mushroom", and over here we have "Man With helmet and two bowling balls", and finally here of course are "The Two Sisters".
Cartman: Dude, what are you doing?
Al Gore: I'm spreading manbearpig awareness.
Mr. Mackey: M'kay, students, we have a very special guest speaker today. Who can tell me the name of our country's last vice-president?
Kyle: Dick Cheney?
Mr. Mackey: No, the last one.
Butters: Bill Clinton.
Mr. Mackey: No, Clinton's vice-president. He is here today to talk to you students about some very serious issues. Please welcome Al Gore.
Al Gore: Why won't anybody listen to me?! ManBearPig is in there and we have to kill him while we all have the chance! I'm cereal!
Miner: Mr. Gore, please, we need you to calm down. Now, what exactly do you suggest we do?
Al Gore: I told you we need to fill the cave with hot molten lead, cause it's the only way to make sure ManBearPig never comes out! And I'm sane and I'm totally cereal, but everyone just keeps digging!
Miner: Well, see, the problen is that if we fill the caves with hot molten lead, it will kill those boys too.
Al Gore: They're already dead! Didn't you listen to me? They got attacked by a ManBearPig and ManBearPig leaves nobody alive! I'm super cereal! Nobody will listen to me but I'm cereal! (he starts to weep)
Officer: Do you want me to get the ex vice president out of here?
Miner: Naw, I feel kind of bad for him. I don't think he has any friends.
Al Gore: (on the phone with Stan) Can you and your friends make it to an emergency ManBearPig meeting tomorrow morning? I have some evidence he could be in this area.
Stan: Eh look, I'm sorry but, we're all kind of busy.
Al Gore: … Oh. I get it. You don't believe me either.
Stan: No, no, it's not that.
Al Gore: Yes it is! Nobody believes me! I'm trying to warn everybody and nobody takes me cereal! (starts weeping) I just want somebody in the world to take me cereal just for once!
Stan: It's okay, Mr. Gore, I, I believe you.
Al Gore: No you don't!
Stan: Yeah, I'm sure ManBearPig needs to be stopped. I'm just… I'm just scared that I can't do anything to stop him.
Al Gore: Are you cereal?
Stan: … Yes, I'm cereal.
Al Gore: (reinvigorated) Don't worry! We CAN stop him! Bring everyone you can to my ManBearPig meeting tomorrow at 8 a.m. sharp!
Kyle: We need to get our friend to a hospital right away!
Cartman: No! No I'm fine! I just need to get home, a-and rest.
Stan: Cartman, seriously, you need to see a doctor!
Cartman: No! I just need to get to a toilet. See you guys. I… habbeh… HABBEHHHHHHHHHH! (he craps out the treasure he ate. Everyone stares at him)
Kyle: Dude, did Cartman just crap treasure?
Cartman: It's mine! It's mine, you hear me?! I got it out of the cave! It belongs to me! Keep your greedy hands away!
Tour Guide: Hey, that looks like the fake treasure from our Smuggler's Den photo room.
Cartman: That's right, and I… fake treasure?
Al Gore: I am super duper cereal!
(Cartman poops out treasure)
Kyle: You made us pull you back up because you ate treasure?! You son of a bitch!
Cartman: Shut up, Kyle!
Stan: (talking to Kyle while carrying Cartman) I can't keep carrying him, dude! I got no strength!
Cartman: (while coughing) Yes, you can!
Cartman: (begins coughing) Christ! Gotta' be strong! Still a lot more treasure to go! (Cartman starts eating and drinking water)
(The boys break through to the surface)
Rescuer Team: Oh, my god! It's the kids! They're alive!
Al Gore: Kids! I saved you!
Stan: Stay away from us, asshole! I was nice to you because I felt sorry for you, because you don't have any friends. But now I see WHY you don't have any friends. You just use 'ManBearPig' as a way to get attention for yourself because you're a LOSER!
Al Gore: Yeah right. The man who single-handedly killed 'ManBearPig' is a loser?
(Stan, Kyle, and Kenny are sleeping)
Cartman: All that treasure. It's all mine-so long as these greedy assholes don't find out about it. You would all just love to get your hands on my treasure, wouldn't you? Even though I found it, you'd love to think it's somehow yours, too. God, I hate you guys. (he starts crawling toward Kyle) Especially you, you money-grubbing snake in the grass. (Cartman is now inches from Kyle's face, and he starts to whisper) Well, I've got news for you, Kyle. You're never going to get my treasure. I've got a little plan going to get the treasure out of here without you ever knowing.
(Kyle wakes up, they are still face-to-face)
Cartman: Oh, hey, Kyle. How's it going?
Kyle: Dude, what are you doing?
Cartman: Not much. You know, just hanging out. How you been, man? Good?
Kyle: Dude, get away from me.
Cartman: Yeah. Nice talking with you, Kyle. See you around.
Randy: Boys, I don't want you hanging out with that ex-vice president anymore, okay?
Stan: Aw, he's alright, dad. He was just trying to warn us about Manbearpig
Kyle: He's half man and half bearpig.
Cartman: No dude. He's half man, half bear, and half pig.
Kyle: That doesn't make any sense.
Stan: He could be half bear and half manpig.
Randy: Boys, there's no such thing as Manbearpig. The vice president is just desperate for attention.
Stan: But I feel kind of bad for him dad. I don't think he has any friends.
Al Gore: I am here to educate you about the single biggest threat to our planet. You see, there is something out there which threatens our very existence and may be the end to the human race as we know it. I'm talking, of course, about 'ManBearPig.'
Al Gore: It is a creature which roams the Earth alone. It is half man, half bear, and half pig. Some people say that ManBearPig isn't real. Well, I'm here to tell you now, ManBearPig is very real, and he most certainly exists--I'm cereal. ManBearPig doesn't care what you've done. ManBearPig just wants to get you. I'm super cereal. But have no fear, because I am here to save you. And someday, when the world is rid of ManBearPig, everyone will say, "Thank you Al Gore--you're super awesome!" The end.
Mr. Mackey: Uh, Okay. Thank You, Mr. Gore.
Al Gore: Thank you class. Excelsior!
Al Gore: Excuse me. excuse me! This cave-in was no accident, and it isn't going to stop unless we move fast. I am super, duper cereal.
Rescue Leader: What do you mean, the cave-in is over.
Al Gore: I'm afraid you have a much bigger problem than a cave-in.
(Al Gore holds up a sketch of ManBearPig)
Fireman: What is that a Pigbearman?
Al Gore: No stupid, it's a ManBearPig.
There is no real ManBearPig in this episode. The only times ManBearPig appears in the episode are in Gore's drawing or when it turns out to be Gore in costume. This is in contrast to the earlier episode "Volcano", in which Scuzzlebutt is a real monster. This is due to the fact that MBP is a symbol for Global Warming.
This is Al Gore's second appearance on the show. His first appearance was on The Red Badge of Gayness.
This is the second time Cartman gain lots of weight.
Cave of the Winds:
The Cave of the Winds is a real tourist attraction in Colorado. It allows people to take a tour inside the mountain on which it is located.
Apple Computers :
One of the computers in Al Gore's headquarters looked very similar to an Apple system. The box near the monitor even had the Apple logo.
Al Gore: Excelsior!
Throughout the episode, Al Gore says "excelsior", which means "higher" in Latin. The word is used largely by Stan Lee, creator of many superheroes of the Marvel Universe. The Al Gore portrayed in this episode seems to think that he is a superhero for defeating "ManBearPig" and even wears a cape at the end.
The episode name is similar to the CatDog episode named "CatDogPig".
Heroes of Might and Magic:
When Al Gore is at the school telling the class about ManBearPig, right after he turns the page to show the sketch, a sound effect plays. (As if signifying danger or caution.) This sound effect comes from the game Heroes of Might and Magic II.
City Slickers 2:
The fake treasure in the Cave of the Winds is reminiscent of the "gold" in the 1994 film City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold.
The Al Gore bashing in this episode is probably a response to Al Gore's upcoming movie, An Inconvenient Truth. South Park has frequently ripped on global warming, and Al Gore's "ManBearPig" speeches resemble his speeches in the movie's trailer.
This can be used as slang for the word serious.
Al Gore's base of operations is a room at the Komfort Inn, a parody of Comfort Inn.