Looks like Trey is making an effort to sound more like a boy again. For a while people have noticed that Stan and Cartman's voices were deeper than expected for fourth graders. Here in this episode, they both sound as they should.
When the men and women are arguing in the mall Jimbo is standing next to Randy. But when Randy starts talking about: "Crazy? Different? Outcasts?" Jimbo is gone.
It seems that Jimbo shaved his head in an effort to be more metrosexual.
This is one of the few episodes where we see Kenny's blonde hair.
This is the second time that a seemingly harmless fad corrupts South Park. The first was "Chinpokomon."
According to the mini-commentary, the Crab People were an idea that Matt and Trey would put into the scripts temporarily until they could think of something better. This time they decided to actually leave it in and see what happens--and they've regretted it ever since.
When we first see the parade, we see a float with the mirror on it, and immediately behind was the float with the bird-shaped head. But when it zooms up on the float with Stan, Cartman, and Kenny, they are now between the two floats, though earlier, there is no float between the two.
As seen in previous episodes, the president is not meant to look like the real George W. Bush. It is supposed to be that of the Comedy Central show "That's my Bush".
Mr. Mackey is seen only at a side view when other gay men are around. He is never adressed/pronounced either. He just kind-of appears.
Chef: No it isn't. Last year you children were all trying to be black, and now you're trying to be gay.
Officer: You sure you don't want to press charges?
HBC Worker #1: That's okay, officer. I'm sure they learned that murder is wrong.
HBC Worker #2: Especially in those pants.
Stan: Oh my God you guys are not gonna believe what happened to me last night.
Cartman: What? Tell us.
Stan: So, I'm watching the season premiere of Boy Meets Boy on television and then Queer Eye for the Straight guy comes on, right? So I fall asleep in front of the T.V. and when I wake up, I see that I've spilled the Coke I was drinking...all over my satin pajama top.
Cartman: Oh my gosh! Are you serious? That was the cutest top ever!
Stan: I know!
Kenny: I just love this jacket because it's SOOOO beautiful!
Stan: Oh, tell me about it, Ken doll.
Mr. Nommels: You don't like us being metro-sexual?
Randy: Well, you know what I think? I think you're all metro-phobic!
Craig: (To Kyle) Take your non-flaming ass to some other school!
Cartman: Look guys. A lot of the kids in school are talking and they are spreading rumors that we're not metro-sexuals because we hang out with Kyle.
Stan: Well what can we do about it?
Cartman: We have no choice guys. We're just going to have to kill Kyle.
Mr. Garrison: We spent our whole lives trying not to be one of you! You can't do this to us!
Mr. Garrison: Mr. Tweek, why don't we go back to my place.
Mr. Tweek: Why?
Mr. Garrison: Well, you know. I was just thinking we could put on some music and watch videos and pound Mr. Slave's tight little ass.
Mr. Slave: Oooh. Jesus Christ!
Mr. Tweek: Whoa! Goodness no. I'm straight.
Mr. Garrison: Straight? What the hell is going on here?
Craig: You'll never be as metro-sexual as us! C'mon fags!
(Craig and the other 3 boys walk away.)
Craig: You guys look pretty gay.
Craig: Not as gay as us, though.
Cartman: Oh please, Craig, we're ten times gayer than you.
Craig: Oh yea? We're super duper triple dog gay.
Cartman: Oh yea? We're ultra super stamp-it stamp-it no erasies mega gay!
Chef: What's all this fighting about, children?
Stan: These guys are trying to say they're gayer than us!
Clyde: Oh my God! Where is my homework? I am freeeeeaaaking out!
(Gerald sees Kyle walk in with his metro-sexual clothing)
Gerald: AHHH! Kyle! What's happened to you!?!
Kyle: I'm just trying to fit in daddy, don't be such a drama queen.
Cartman: Nice jacket Kyle. Polyester is really the hot fabric this fall!
Head of Programming: I should have known they were crab people. They tried this before with The Jeffersons!
Cartman: (to Craig) I'm half bi-sexual!
Mr. Garrison: Oh, stop it! You kids don't even know what you're talking about! Eric, you're not half-bi!
Cartman: I'm like, a quarter-bi. My grandpa was bi, so that makes me quarter-bi.
Mr. Garrison: What?
Kyle: (to crab people) You'll never turn me into a metrosexual! I like being a dirty, filthy little boy!
Announcer: Coming up on HBC, it's Queer Eye for the Staight Guy! Then it's Boy Meets Boy, followed by Will and Grace, and then, the Love Boat... with Men.
The Boys: chanting
We're not queer!
But we're close!
Get used to it!
Mr. Garrison: (to bar of metrosexual men) Why won't anybody pound Mr. Slave's butt?
Randy: Well, we don't 'pound butt', Mr. Garrison, we're straight.
Mr. Garrison: Those pants and those shoes say you pound butt!
Jimbo: Hey, now that's not true. My shoes don't say I pound butt.
Mr. Garrison: No, your shoes say you take it in the butt!
Crab People: (singing) Crab People.
Taste like crab,
Talk like people.
Mr. Garrison: Chef, what did you do when white people stole your culture?
Chef: Oh, well, we black people just always tried to stay out in front of them.
Mr. Slave: How did you do that?
Chef: Well, like with our slang. Black people always used to say, "I'm in the house" instead of "I'm here." But then white people all started to say "in the house" so we switched it to "in the hizzouse." Hizzouse became hizzizzouse, and then white folk started saying that, and we had to change it to hizzie, then "in the hizzle" which we had to change to "hizzle fo shizzle," and now, because white people say "hizzle fo shizzle," we have to say "flippity floppity floop."
Mr. Garrison: We don't have time for all that, Chef! Oh, if only those Queer Eye For the Straight Guy people understood what they were doing. Wait. That's it! I know exactly what to do! Come on, Mr. Slave! Let's get back to our flippity floppity floop.
Chef: Oh no! Dammit! Don't call it that!
Cartman: (to Craig) You're straight like a freeway!
Stan: Kyle, hey, you wanna come play catch with us?
Kyle: What? You want me to hang out with you?
Stan: Yeah. It's cool, holmes.
Kyle: No, dude, it really isn't cool. You all turned your backs on me. You're supposed to be my best friends and you just treated me like nothing! And now you all expect me to just forget it all and, and hang out with you again like nothing happened?
Stan: Aw Jesus, Kyle, don't be such a whiny little gaywad! Come play catch with us.
Cartman: Yeah, don't be such a fag, dude!
(they walk away; Kyle tries not to go with them but eventually goes)
Kyle: God dammit!
Butters' Dad, Stephen Stotch, is officially referred to as "Stephen" at this point, previously when referred to by name Stephen was called "Chris" Stotch.
The song "All Things Just Keep Getting Better" that plays during Kyle's makeover is by Widelife featuring Simone Denny and is the same song used in the makeover series "Queer Eye For the Straight Guy."
Chef's house number (10465) is the zip code for the Bronx, NY.
This is the first episode that's title features the show's (and also the town's) name.
The HBC Network:
HBC is a parody of the popular television channel NBC.
Out Of The Closets And Into The Streets!:
"Out of the malls and into the streets" is a famous gay pride rally cry.
In the mall scene "Forever 16" is a parody of "Forever 21" and Marcy's is a parody of "Macy's".
Stan, Kenny, & Cartman:
We're here, we're not queer, but we're close. Get used to it.
This is a take on the chant often heard at gay rallies/protests: "We're here, we're queer. Get used to it."
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy:
Announcer:This week on HBC: Queer Eye For The Straight Guy and Boy Meets Boy.
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is a series on the Bravo cable/satellite channel, where 5 gay men come into the life of a straight man and give him a makeover. "Boy Meets Boy" is another gay-oriented series seen on the Bravo cable/satellite channel.