Talk:Hooked on Monkey Fonics

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If you watch the episode, it says "Monkey Fonics" in the set (as opposed to Monkey Phonics), so the references are wrong. It's stated in the trivia section, however, that the title of the episode actually is "Hooked on Monkey Phonics", so only the references to the actual monkey set should be changed. If nobody else bothers to change those, I may do it myself when I find the time. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 10:51, 13 July 2006 (UTC).

Have Mark and Rebecca reappeared since this episode? 01:45, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

No Mad Jack 18:02, 11 August 2006 (UTC)
Oh, it seems Mark re-appeared briefly here [1] Mad Jack 20:16, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

That Word[edit]

Kyle loses the spelling bee because he has to spell some impossible word. Does anyone know what this word is (or if it's just a neologism?) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:04, 14 February 2008 (UTC)


I feel like a lot of scenes from this are parodying a failed WB tv show called O'Keefes. But I'm not sure. Anyone else seen the show? Crito2161 02:27, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Uncited material and other references[edit]


  • The title of the episode is a reference to the popular mail-order literacy aid, Hooked on Phonics. Though there seem to be two competing ways of spelling "Phonics" in this episode's title (one as "Fonics"), the official site and DVD releases spell it as "Phonics".
  • In a scene that parodies the episode "The Gamesters of Triskelion" from the original Star Trek, Kyle convinces Rebecca to kiss him. This includes use of music from the original series, but not directly from the episode in question. It comes instead from the episode "Shore Leave," and was reused in "This Side of Paradise". Kyle also speaks in the same manner as William Shatner's famous lilting speech as Captain Kirk during this section.
  • Seeing Mark in a plastic bubble, Cartman describes him as having a John Travolta disease, a reference to The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, a film John Travolta starred in.
  • The character of Rebecca is based on Rebecca Sealfon who won the 1997 Scripps National Spelling Bee. She is one of the most well-known spelling bee winners, spelling her final word, "euonym," by screaming out each letter. She also displayed the odd habit of covering her mouth and whispering each letter before saying it, which was parodied in the episode as well.

Alastairward (talk) 19:37, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

I'm going to be bold and most of this back in. There ARE cites. The cites are: Hooked on Phonics, the Star Trek Episode "The Gamestres of Triskelion," and the movie "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble." It requires no original research to identify John Travolta in the film, nor to identify the lines and music as originating from Star Trek. (talk) 02:57, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Bold maybe, but cites, certainly not. Simply saying "x looks like y, its a match!" is not a cite. Alastairward (talk) 10:02, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
Consensus seems to agree with keeping these. It's not WP:OR to mention blatantly obvious connections such as these. They are also of value to people who haven't seen the second source. (see Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)/Archive 60#Verifiability taken too far?)–OrangeDog (talkedits) 19:22, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
The linked article says nothing of the sort. It's not good form on a talk page to misrepresent others views. Everything in an article should be attributable to a reliable third party source. As the discussion you linked to says, if it's not in such a source, is it really notable? Alastairward (talk) 23:50, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

Source from anon[edit]

source Anon, thanks for this! Alastairward (talk) 23:25, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

Its a F not a Ph[edit]

The box that Ms. Cartman shows Eric says Hooked on Monkey Fonics. The episode is even listed with Phonics being Fonics. Yami (talk) 05:03, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Episode Guide Sidebar[edit]

There's a problem with the page - the Wiki of other episodes have the title bolded in the sidebar but it doesn't do so in this. AznWarlord (talk) 20:17, 26 October 2008 (UTC)