Talk:A Ladder to Heaven
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- A Ladder To Heaven → A Ladder to Heaven – Just a simple capitilisation regarding episode names, I've only listed it at requested moves because A Ladder to Heaven has edit history so I can't move it myself. I am following the wikiproject for television episodes guidelines Discordance 02:41, 16 January 2006 (UTC)
- Support. — Knowledge Seeker দ 09:01, 16 January 2006 (UTC)
- Support as well;
will perform this move. Can't sleep, clown will eat me 18:25, 16 January 2006 (UTC)
- I see now what Discordance meant by being unable to move it himself, it appears this must be done by an administrator. Can't sleep, clown will eat me 18:26, 16 January 2006 (UTC)
I'm sure it will be non-controversial, so I moved it. To do so, I deleted the redirect, which had this in its history:
- Original air Date: 2002-11-06
- The boys have to find a way to reach Kenny before they lose their chance at untold candy riches; and what better way to achieve this than a ladder to heaven – because Kenny’s dead. Said ladder quickly becomes a national sensation, leading to lame (redundant, I know) country songs and the usual government intervention. Will the boys succeed? In a word or two: sort of.
Jonathunder 22:28, 16 January 2006 (UTC)
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- When Cartman sees things through Kenny's eyes, the scenes are similar to scenes in Being John Malkovich.
- The race to Heaven between Japan and the US in this episode is comparable to the Space Race between the US and the USSR. The Japanese ladder to Heaven resembles a space elevator. Coincidentally, one of the main themes in the 2008 anime, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, is the existence of three orbital elevators which functions as both a space elevator and a solar power satellite.
- Bombing Heaven is a parody to the Iraq disarmament crisis.
- When the townsfolk gather around the ladder and sing is similar to the townsfolk in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"
- When the boys build the ladder to reach above the clouds, Stan mentions the lack of the giant from Jack and the Beanstalk. This is preceded by another observation: that the boys have not seen Cloud City from The Empire Strikes Back yet, either.
- The creators were spoofing America's sensitive emotions (and the exploitation of said emotions) widely observed around the 1-year anniversary of 9/11 through their caricature of Alan Jackson.
- Japan's staging of reaching heaven in order to win the “race to heaven” is comparable to the discredited belief that the United States actually shot the moon landing in a studio in order to win the Space Race.
- The golden ticket is a reference to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as is the prize.
- The vague photographs with military installations indicated by the military and shown to the president are a reference to vague images used in the Rationale for the Iraq war.
Some kana on the wall
In the news report, telling about Japan's fake victory in Ladder Race, when the set falls over some katakana symbols on the back wall near the door are revealed. Do they mean something22.214.171.124 (talk) 07:52, 18 July 2010 (UTC)