Talk:Night of the Living Homeless

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The song[edit]

Does anyone know the full lyrics that the boys sing at the end of the episode?

Shaun of the Dead?[edit]

I can't remember the name but, there was a zombie movie I saw with people waiting on roof tops while a horde of zombies just waited below (the roof of a super mall) Anyone know that movie? I want to add it as trivia.

shaun of the dead? dawn of the dead?

this article chages as fast as I can hit 'refresh'

Shaun of the Dead is a spoof of the original Dawn of the Dead anyway, so the movie would be Dawn of the Dead. Jmlk17 03:55, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
More than likely Dawn of the Dead, either the '78 or '04 version. The latter of which sucked. Oops. I don't really see why Shaun of the Dead is listed as one it referenced to... I don't see it anywhere.
I agree. I would say simply the original 1978 version, since the 2004 was a remake basically. Jmlk17 08:53, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

It has more in common with the 2004 dawn than the 78 dawn, and has nothing (other than zombies) in common with shawn of the dead. Off the top of my head, the trapped on the roof bit, the binos watching the crowd, the shooting glenn, the armoured buses. there are other bits too. admittedly alot of 04s stuff was copies of 78s stuff but the south park scenes match more closely the 04 ones than the 78 ones as far as I can tell
Which leads me to question why its stated as referencing mainly night of the living dead. It has more with dawn 04 dawn 78 day 84 and dead rising than it does with night (dont know which one).
Also keep opinions like "the latter of which sucked" to yourself. Just because you think something doesnt mean its true or that everyone else thinks thusly.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 reference[edit]

Could Cartman wanting to jump (a certain number of) the homeless on his skateboard (especially at the end of the episode in Venice, California) be a reference to the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 goal where you have to ollie the bum 5 times in the Venice level? I don't want to add it to the article just yet, as it still just might be speculation. --GVOLTT 02:41, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

I would say that you're good to go. I certainly thought so, especially given the billions of references (mostly oblique) to Dead Rising, so I would add it. Particularly now, within a couple hours of the episode airing, is a good time to add because people are more willing to deal with the cultural reference trivia. RedSkull619 03:31, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
added. feel free to edit as I'm a relatively new editor here Anidealover 06:53, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
Venice, California is mentioned in the song, right before Cartman jumps again.Joeldipops 08:11, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
That's probably because Matt Stone has a house there. Jsc83 15:41, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

Removed. I think that the Tony Hawk bit was entirely incidental, the creators of this problem probably didn't have that small section of one of the Tony Hawk games in mind when they wrote it in. It has no place on this page, it is purely OS and not even compelling OS at that JayKeaton 07:51, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

I have to agree with GVOLLT, because I thought of that reference immediately.--KoRnholio8 21:00, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
I just don't see any similarities here. The homeless guy in Tony Hawk was more like a dancing clown, but the ones in this episode were laying down all in a row. Kids on skateboards have always lined up while laying down for someone to jump them, I think that the inspiration for homeless jumping comes much more from the common practice of fellow kid jumping than the random challenge in the Tony Hawk game. In fact it seems ludicrous to me to even draw any real connection between the game and this episode JayKeaton 21:43, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, there's nothing here that clearly links the two, beyond some people thinking about it. First of all, similarities lie solely in the words "jump", "over", and "bum". That's it. It's not part of a contest, he didn't have to do it 5 times, the bum was described as either a "bum" or "magic". All of the other references in this episode were prima facia clear - there's no wondering what Glenn's suicide was a reference to. This, here? Not even remotely the same. Claiming that this is a reference to an old video game, instead of any number of other possible references, is entirely without support, and thus constitutes WP:OR. --Haemo 23:39, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
It's just that the episode ends in Venice Beache that made my mind sure of the reference.--KoRnholio8 10:26, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
That's fair enough - anyone who played THPS2 probably would think of this, if they have a good memory. I know I thought of it. However, that still doesn't make it a reference. --Haemo 01:28, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
It sounds like it could be either way. Maybe you should ad a "citation needed" tag before simply deleting it. Also, if you delete it, don't add immature comments on the talk pages of contributors who vote to keep it in, JayKeaton! Be warned, anyone who thinks it's a reference to Tony Hawk: saying so "completely destroys any credit you used to have as a wikipedia editor and makes you seem like a 12 year old adding made up fan fluff." At least, JayKeaton says so. Professor Chaos 02:22, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
The Tony Hawk thing has no place on this page, I think we have already reached a general consensus about that. In any case, someone else has already deleted it. If it comes back, I will delete it. It just doesn't belong here and it simply does not need a citation tag JayKeaton 07:08, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
Sure, it may be a stretch. Someone else put it there, and I was sure that if I deleted it it would show right back up, so I decided to work it in instead, because it sounded somewhat plausible (what if Matt or Trey are a Tony Hawk game fan?). As I worked it in, I thought, "this might be true," so I put it back myself. I should have put a tag on it. It doesn't mean I have no credibility, or that you can go making a fool of yourself with your comments. Professor Chaos 13:51, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
It's already been decided PC. If you can find PROOF to the contrary, then it aint coming back. I'm sorry, that's just how it is JayKeaton 18:27, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
Okay, just for the record, a {{Fact}} tag is used for a statement you know to be true, but don't have a reference for, at the moment, but are sure exists. It is not for something you kinda guess might be true if maybe these guys knew about this game and thought it would be funny. That's called original research, and it's prohibited. --Haemo 20:09, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
Good point, Haemo. This thing got out of hand, due to unneccessary comments from JayKeaton about my credibility. I try to remove anything I think doesn't belong in these articles, but they always get put right back in. I'm glad there's agreement that Tony Hawk doesn't belong here, I won't put it back in. My prediction was that if I took it out, it would be back in within an hour, so I compromised and decided to at least work it into the synopsis rather than make a long trivia section. This resulted in my credibility being questioned (you say you didn't, JayKeaton, but your direct quote on my talk page was that it "completely destroys any credit you used to have as a wikipedia editor and makes you seem like a 12 year old adding made up fan fluff."). I didn't think it was worth fighting to delete this trivia, I had no idea that would result in people accusing me of trying to keep useless trivia. Look at my edits: I routinely patrol trivia sections and clean them up! Professor Chaos 16:15, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

I have routinely been checking this article and using the Find function in my browser to look for the word "Tony". It hasn't come back for quite a while now, but if I see it I will delete it without question. It's not coming back, mate, I'll make sure of that JayKeaton 07:03, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

Dude, lay off the Tony Hawk thing! It looks like it's back, and guess what: I didn't put it there! Just like I didn't the first time, JayKeaton! I would have deleted it, I routinely delete trivia, but I thought it was pointless as it would just show up again. I also would like it out of the article, unless there's direct evidence that it's true. You seem to think I'm crusading to have Tony Hawk included in this article, the only thing I'm complaining about is that you insulted my credibility (direct quote from you on my talk page: "completely destroys any credit you used to have as a wikipedia editor and makes you seem like a 12 year old adding made up fan fluff"), then denied it. I don't care what you do about Tony Hawk, but don't go after other editors with good track records when you don't know what you're talking about! Professor Chaos 17:51, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
It is gone now, I will remain vigilant on this one Chaos, it is NOT coming back. Sorry JayKeaton 19:19, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
Dude, just chill. He's not adding it, and doesn't seem to want to add it. Your vigilance is appreciated, but remember to treat other users with good faith. --Haemo 21:20, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
Sound advice. Since it also seems like there isn't Consensus, I'd also be careful to make sure we aren't just enforcing our own agendas - or violating 3RR.. njan 21:25, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

We can reach a consensus if we need to, though I can't possibly see how it has anything to do wit tony hawk. Do we need to vote or summat? 08:33, 1 May 2007 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by JayKeaton (talkcontribs)

No, concensus isn't a vote - see Wikipedia:Consensus. The key is to discuss this, and not continually revert things you don't like, which is a swift way to violate 3RR and be blocked from wikipedia!. njan 19:18, 1 May 2007 (UTC)
I'm also pretty sure we have a consensus here. It sounds like everyone agree this isn't a reference, or the people who think it IS a reference have stopped arguing. --Haemo 23:15, 1 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Throughout the episode cartman says that he jumps the homeless professionally. In THPS 2, in the Venice Beach level one of the goals to accomplish is to jump 5 homeless. Matt Stone also lives in Venice, California. 17:13, 1 May 2007 (UTC)
I've moved this here from the main article, where it was reverted; since it's signed it seems appropriate for here. njan 19:16, 1 May 2007 (UTC)
Yes, but we've already discussed this. Also, Matt Stone in Brentwood, not Venice. --Haemo 23:15, 1 May 2007 (UTC)
Tell that to the song at the end of the episode... "In the city, city of venice, right by Matt's house, you can chill if you're homeless". And while I won't add anything to the page without a verifiable source, the THPS2 reference is blindingly obvious.

Are you guys completely stupid retards? I can't imagine how somebody could think about a guy jumping with a skateboard over a lying homeless guy without playing THPS 2! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Apartament3c (talkcontribs) 14:24, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

Trivia: Brentwood Reference[edit]

In the song they sing, I believe Cartman references Brentwood, California. If I am not mistaken, I remember Alex Albrecht, a resident of Brentwood, mentioning that one of the creators of south park lives in Brentwood as well (he goes to the same gym). If someone remembers that episode or can find more specifics, it'd be applicable in the Trivia section 02:41, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

Towards the end of that song they have lyrics advertising Venice, CA as a good place for homeless to move. In the article "Still Sick, Still Wrong" referenced in the article it is mentioned that Matt Stone lives in Venice, CA and is having a dispute with the town over building a tall fence around his yard. It also mentions in that episode that there are many homeless people in that area. Perhaps this should be added to the trivia section of the wiki article? --Jwsmiths 23:57, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, the song says "In the city of Venice, right by Matt's house, you can chill if your homeless." - (talk) 21:53, 27 February 2008 (UTC)


There seems to be many acts of vandilism in this article. Just saying.. for editors to be aware of that. --Xxhopingtearsxx 02:52, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

That's hardly anything new... Maged123 03:15, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
Exactly. It'll settle down after a little while. Just stay vigilant and revert as necessary. Jmlk17 03:54, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

Jumping the Homeless[edit]

Could Cartman jumping the homeless be a reference to the term Jumping the Shark? I mean the episode wasn't that good, but it wasn't that well thought out or anything. Alamandrax 05:09, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

No, highly unlikely. Jumping over a pool of sharks on a motorbike clearly very different from jumping over a homeless man on a skateboard. The only thing they have in common is the verb "jumping" and the word "over". --Haemo 00:13, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
I agree with Haemo, but I couldn't resist correcting his interpretation of Jumping the Shark. Fonzie jumped over a pool of sharks on water skis, not a motorbike.  :-) Hoof Hearted 14:43, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Synopsis needs fixing[edit]

It's too long and it's just rambling. We need a summary, not a minute-by-minute account. Applesanity 07:30, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

I couldn't agree with you more. Almost every episode this season has a synopsis that is too detailed. But everytime I make cuts, it just keeps coming back a homeless person who won't stop asking for change. Hoof Hearted 12:44, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
I trimmed the hell out of this - we don't need a running summary of every joke in the episode. Let people find it out for themselves, for heaven´s sake. --20:41, 20 April 2007 (UTC)


I think that every South Park episode article should have a "continuity" section. Makes the entries more consistent and designates a logical portion of each article towards the series timeline. Added it just now. Applesanity 07:37, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

Just so you know, Matt and Trey have specifically stated in interviews that they loath continuity in animated series, and frequently break the paradigm (names switching, characters dying and coming back, etc.) so it would be difficult to keep a coherent Continuity section. -- 18:13, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
Continuity plays a HUGE role in South Park. Everything Matt and Trey say should be taken with a grain of salt, as always. Even in the recent episode, "Fantastic Easter Special," one of the characters specifically referred a five-year hiatus of Jesus, after being killed in Iraq. That's continuity, big time. Applesanity 02:18, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
No, that's a joke, nothing else. It was a play on Jesus being crucified, as opposed to being shot in Iraq, hence the pause between " died..." and " Iraq." However, for the general PLOT of south park, continuity is MEANINGLESS, hence why Jimmy's last name keeps changing, Butters father's name has changed several times, Kenny can die and just mysteriously come back each episode, and why Butters can be chained in his basement for one episode, and suddenly be back in class 2 later. They do not keep track of past events beyond what is necessary for the joke, and they have said this in interviews in the past. I'm not saying DON'T make a continuity section, go ahead if you want to, but just realize that a lot of it will have to be mentioning contradictions from past episodes. -- Ubergenius 20:14, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
Jokes in the moment are just that. Kenny's death is a running gag - more like a major exception, not the rule. Meaningful plot changes remain. 1)the pause was for dramatic effect. If the character says, "you died (pause) in Iraq," what else could he have been talking about, besides Red Sleigh Down? I have no idea what you're talking about with crucifiction. Before Jesus died in Iraq, EVERYONE knew he was amongst the living - see the episode, Are you there God - It's me, Jesus. 2) Butters' parents probably let him out of the basement once they realized their mistakes. Butters' parents mistreat him so often that Butters himself probably doesn't see anything unordinary. 4) Jimmy Vulmer's name has changed once. From Jimmy Swanson. Don't exaggerate. A few exceptions here and there do not make an entire series not continuous. It's called a "goof." Or better yet, read the Jimmy Vulmer wiki to see the reasons and explanations for the name change.Every show in existence, serial or otherwise, has goofs. You can't keep track of everything.
Just a few bits of continuity off the top of my head here:
  • In the Follow That Egg! episode, it appears stan is STILL not over his breakup.
  • Mrs. Garrison is STILL Mrs. Garrison.
  • Stark's Pond is STILL gone. Now the boys play basketball.
  • The boys have moved up from the third grade. Now they're 9.
  • Mr. Slave is STILL not with Mrs. Garrison.
  • For the first few seasons, there were suggestions that Mr. Garrison was a repressed homosexual. It kept building and building until he wrote the gay novel. He got fired because he accidentally tried to solicit sex from Cartman. When he left, Ms. Choksondik replaced him until she died. - that's a 4-season story arc! Continuity? Yes.
  • The characters mention past events all the time. Stan tells the AA members that he was once a cult leader. Cartman threatens to make his enemies eat their parents. Trent Boyett is jealous that he didn't get to fight Barbra Streisand. ETC.
Perhaps the biggest example of continuity is the evolution of Eric Cartman, which is heavily discussed on that page. Go back to an episode in the first few seasons - Notice how Eric Cartman used to be the loser of the four boys. Now, more often than not, he's the leader. Character development = Continuity.
I bet you the real reason why Matt and Trey said they loathe continuity is that they want to avoid answering questions by nerdy nit-pickers that spend their lives looking for inconsistences, instead of just enjoying the show. Remember that Simpsons episode where Homer does the voice of Pooch, and the Comic Book Store Guy starts asking a bunch of stupid questions? Just accept it. South Park does flow on a (very, very slow) timeline. As does the vast majority of TV shows. Please, no more straw grasping. Applesanity 05:23, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
Ok... Yes, I will agree that the plots do follow somewhat together, as in, they are not a random collection of messy stories. BUT, what they mean, I think, is that they have no reservations about doing anything they want, ever, regardless of continuity. Plus, my point regarding the feasibility of what you're doing is exactly mentioned in your post: What point is there in keeping track of continuity if by nit-picking the stories will bring about regular inconsistencies? I just don't see the point of the section. And don't say it's because you think it's important to South Park, because even if it IS, it is no more important than any other TV show. -- Ubergenius 12:20, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
I'd have to be real convinced to have a continuity section in each episode article; in fact, I don't really like the idea, unless it's a special case for a big continuity item. Jmlk17 09:52, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
I agree. Character development is not the same as continuity, it's what happens when you work with characters and storylines over a long period of time. Most of the items posited above as continuity are merely in-joke references to earlier stuff that Matt and Trey have done with the show.


Has there been anything recently that could in anyway make it likely that Matt and Trey would throw in a Simpson's reference? ('Evergreen' Terrace) or is it by all accounts a coincidence?Joeldipops 08:15, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

     - I dupt it, after all Springfield already exists in south park continuity at some level
It's much more likely that Evergreen is a reference to the real city of Evergreen, Colorado which is only a few miles from Park County, Colorado. Hoof Hearted 12:21, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
An obvious reference to the town in Colorado; all the towns they refer to in episodes are actual towns in Colorado. Jmlk17 19:35, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

Car accident[edit]

The car accident (one car rams another from the side, while driver looks the other way and camera shows the approaching car from inside another car, such a dramatic effect) looks very much like the accident in The Forgotten (film). I would add it, but my English is far from perfect. Lantios 15:55, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

I don't know if that's a direct reference. I think it was more for shock value...personally. Jmlk17 19:32, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
Those car accidents refer at least to the remake of Dawn of the Dead. Similar accidents happen at the beginning of the film (this fact is missing in Zombie Fiction Allusions) --Mikli 17:44, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Gears of War reference[edit]

Those 3 soldiers really look like the characters from Gears of war, you can check it on the page the names are linked to. 2 white males (they look like the soldiers) and 1 black male (also looks like the soldier). Also look to the background, very similar

I was kinda thinking the same when I first saw them

-- I think this is pure speculation and coincidental at best, the only obvious similarity is that the 3 men are 2 white and 1 black - their outfits(particularly headgear) do not match the characters that you mention and I believe this comment should be removed from the main article 23:07, 19 April 2007 (UTC) Kamal

I don't think so. I think they were meant to look ragged and "homeless" perhaps. Jmlk17 19:34, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

Fantastic Easter Special[edit]

Don't you think that the Homeless scientist or w/e scene and him shooting himself is a self parody of in Fantastic Easter Special (a previous South Park episode)? It just seems too.. FIRMILLIER. --Xxhopingtearsxx 23:16, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

No. Gory death scenes are typical South Park humor. Applesanity 02:20, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
Watch a few episodes, and you'll see Xxhopingtearsxx is correct. Jmlk17 19:36, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
No, it's definitely not a self-reference. It's a joke. See, he says "Forgive me for taking the easy way out" - which is a cliche many films use when referring to suicide. However, he then proceeds to have a great deal of trouble killing himself, which means it wasn't the easy way out and thus ironic. In the "Easter Special" the joke was that Kyle was conflicted about stabbing Jesus, but was convinced when he believed it was going to be easy. This is different. --Haemo 23:52, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

They're only similar on the level that they're both gory death scenes. Since there have been so many of those in South Park (do we really want to list every time Kenny has died as well?), I don't find this to be particularly similar to Jesus' death scene. Also, "firmillier" is just the worst spelling I've ever seen. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:14, 27 February 2008 (UTC)


The scene on the roof of the community center, the rescue bus,and the scene in the basement may be reference the movie Tremers

a fan

No, they're pretty clearly references to a couple of famous Zombie films, which are already mentioned in the article. --Haemo 23:50, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
Not Tremors whatsoever. Jmlk17 09:50, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

Homeless Researcher[edit]

is it just me, or did that scientist guy look alot liek Gaius Baltar from Battlestar Galactice (the new series)

Well, he does, but really only insofar as being with high hairlines, dark hair, and glasses generally do. He does, however, also look like Dr Logan, from Day of the Dead, which makes a lot more sense, given that it's a zombie film with a researcher just like him. --Haemo 00:11, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
NO. if I say it's Baltar, it's Baltar. nothing you can do or say can change that. not even deleting this comment. In fact, if you do delete this comment, I win.
Why would I delete your productive comments? Your last comment was deleted because you were being incivil. As long as you meet WP:CIVIL, I have no quarrel with you. --Haemo 00:36, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
Now now, no need to delete ANY comments whatsoever :) Jmlk17 09:53, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
I thought he looked like Stephen King. In Day of the Dead Dr. Logan had white hair, so it doesn't look that much like him. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 11:40, 21 April 2007 (UTC).
the scientist character is also the scientist in the "canceled" episode. South Park re-uses a few of the minor role character art. (lead singer of santified is a drug dealer in another episode for instance) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:03, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Resident Evil facedown[edit]

The part where Randy was keeping the shotgun trained on Glenn, basically waiting for him to become "one of them", reminded me of part of the first Resident Evil movie, when Alice is forced to kill Rain. If anyone else agrees with this comparison, I'd like to add it to the list of allusions to zombie flicks. - Ugliness Man 05:24, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

It's not. It's a clear, and direct comparison to Day of the Dead, which is almost certainly where they got it from - given all of the other references to the film. It's literally verbatim. Yours, while similar, is considerable different, and the reference is considerably less clear. --Haemo 05:35, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
Understood... I'm a fan of the Resident Evil franchise, but I'm not very familiar with any other zombie movies, so I'll leave it at that. - Ugliness Man 06:00, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
No problem - the Resident Evil writers are known to be fans of the zombie genre, so it's not a stretch to think that they were influenced by this film. --Haemo 06:05, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Really? Day of the Dead? Because there's a scene in the Dawn of the Dead remake that's exactly like the scene in South Park. Someone is bitten by a zombie, the others argue over whether or not he will become a zombie and whether it's okay to just kill him, and in the end Ving Rhames waits by him with a shotgun and kills him the second he changes into a zombie. I don't know, was that scene originally in Day of the Dead? Should we list the scene as references to both? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:32, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Is it just me or does the school bus that Cartman, Kyle, and Stan lace with weapons, barbed-wire, and cast iron window bars, have a surprising resemblance to the bus in Resident Evil: Extinction? Also, the song played in the background sounds reminiscent to that of Marilyn Manson's "Seizure of Power" (from the first Resident Evil movie). (talk) 01:41, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Heroes TV Series reference[edit]

When the homeless expert tells the boys he's investigated soe homeless to find out what makes them "tic" is a reference to Heroes when Sylar tells Mr. Bennet that when he kills his victims he finds out what makes them "tic"

No, it's not. The phrases "make them tick" is much, much older than heroes. --Haemo

Virgina Tech Massacre[edit]

User:Cosprings added this text to the article:

Virginia Tech Massacre
This episode was aired just two days after the Virginia Tech Massacre, and contained many occurences of explicit gun violence. While it is unknown whether or not this episode was wholly or partly written following the massacre, its relevance following the event remains. South Park is known for including references to current events as quick as any show in the history of television. If the homeless can be seen as a metaphor for societal outcasts, then the episode becomes an intricate allegory.

I deleted it, but I wanted to make sure you all agreed with my actions. First of all, it's 100% unsourced speculation - there are no references, and nothing solid here. It's just a collection of "well-maybes"; something which we should be proactive in removing. Furthermore, it doesn't even explain how this episode is an allegory for the attacks. I don't see any conceivable way it is, but perhaps some of you do.

However, what's more important is that it beggars the imagination that this could even be related. In order for this to reflect the events, two days prior, they would have to have written, edited, animated, and distributed the episode in two days. Bear in mind, of course, that no one even really knew what happened until a day or so later. As the South Park article mentions, the shortest it has ever taken them to write an episode was four days - however, it typically takes them a couple of weeks [1]. It's therefore nearly impossible for them to have written this episode about what's described here. --Haemo 23:33, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

I think you made the right call and I wish more editors were like you to make sure these episode articles contain relevant information. Hoof Hearted 14:45, 4 May 2007 (UTC)
I believe it to probably be quite the coincidence, if it has anything to do with the whole matter at all. Jmlk17 09:28, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

Pregnant woman[edit]

One of the guys who arrive on the rooftop of the community-center is a pregnant woman. This was also the case in at least one Dawn of the Dead movie. --Mikli 18:52, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Referencing to vehicles in Zombie Films[edit]

Why has someone removed the reference to Dead Reckoning? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 14:00, 10 May 2007 (UTC).

TV/Movie References[edit]

The trivia section said that this is the 5th out of 7 this season to parady TV/movies, and says one reference is the day after tomorrow. That was back in season 9. I removed that reference and corrected the number. 04:48, 17 May 2007 (UTC)


The small bit about references to zombie films has this text:

"from the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead, while Randy Marsh plays the role of Kenneth Hall in, opposite Glenn, who parodies Roger DeMarco's character in the same film"

How does that make any sense gramatically?

-- —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:23, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

-- take out the comma after "in" and it works just fine —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:07, 18 September 2007 (UTC)


An editor keeps adding unsourced speculation that this is a reference to Jericho (TV series). This is totally unfounded, unsupported, and based on the fact that "both involve a group of survivors trying to get by". By the same token, this is also a reference to the Swiss Family Robinson. I will be aggressively deleting this, without good evidence for inclusion. --Haemo 22:06, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

Alright, but don't forget about the big revertin' rule! Jmlk17 09:29, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

Metal Gear Solid 3 Reference[edit]

In the trivia section, it says something like, "The music playing while the boys are wandering around town at night is taken from Metal Gear Solid 3." I just watched the homeless episode and that music sounds nothing like the music in MGS3. Not only that, but there's no citation to prove this. If there's no objection, I'm going to delete it (feel free to put it back in if you can supply a source). —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:39, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

While removing it, I noticed that the citation needed tag has been there since July, so I don't think that the person who originally put that comment there is going to give a source (as I'm sure he/she would've done so already). —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:43, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

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George Carlin Reference[edit]

The part where the now homeless guy is lamenting about how he doesn't have a home, is that a Carlin reference (about how a house only functions as a place for your stuff?) (Neosystems (talk) 00:21, 11 February 2008 (UTC))

Maybe, but that's too vague to put in the article. It's also very possible that whoever wrote that scene just used those lines because they needed a way for that character to start asking for change. - (talk) 21:20, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Homeless in previous episodes[edit]

Should we add something to this article about how homeless people have been depicted differently in previous episodes? Like, less zombie-like, and more regular-human-being-like? And by "should we", I mean does anyone want to stop me from doing it myself? VolatileChemical (talk) 03:01, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Well, I can't remember offhand what other episodes have had homeless people in them, but if you can name some specific episodes and maybe some specific scenes, I don't see why not. - (talk) 21:17, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Well, the movie for one, I'm sure of that. There's a homeless character near the beginning, who they use to see the R-rated Terrence and Phillip movie. The guy has conversation with the boys, shows a desire for alcohol (not just change), and actually shows a human conscience when he briefly confronts the boys about trying to see an R-movie underage. That's very converse to this episode. I'll have to try to find some homeless in actual TV episodes. VolatileChemical (talk) 11:07, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
meh... I don't see this as something worthy of inclusion, it's just part of the absurd humor that homeless people act like zombies in this episode. Would we point out that Mr. Hankey is different from pieces of poo that have been shown in other episodes? Or that black people are not always portrayed as rich, as they were in Here Comes the Neighborhood? Hoof Hearted (talk) 16:19, 20 March 2008 (UTC)
Hmm. One: it wasn't all black people being depicted as rich in Here Comes the Neighborhood. It was specifically featuring rich black people. There was never any implication that all black people that weren't celebrities were rich. Two: This is a major departure from previous episodes in the depiction of a group of people. The fact that the homeless, all homeless, are like zombies, is the central aspect of the episode. This isn't a simple gag like Mr. Hankey. I mean, wouldn't it be mentioned if there was an episode all about Canadians that didn't depict them drawn and talking all weirdly? Three: there was also a homeless guy in Ike's Wee Wee who, once again, held conversations, took drugs, and even used logic and reason to get Mr. Mackey to try marijuana. In fact the homeless guy in that episode was the same one in the movie. VolatileChemical (talk) 11:45, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

I don't believe this is really notable in the slightest. If Canadians were depicted differently, it'd be notable as the adopted brother of a main character is Canadian, several stories have taken place in Canada, and Canadians have a distinctive art style. There has been very little mention of homeless people in the show: One scene during Ike's Wee Wee and another during the movie does not a notable addition make. Plus, in the episode we are discussing Evergreen had sent over the homeless, so these were out of town homeless. In all, I don't think it is notable. -Shane —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:16, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

"And by "should we", I mean does anyone want to stop me from doing it myself?", I will for one. If it's unreferenced, any sort of speculation or original research, I'll happily lift it off this article.Alastairward (talk) 07:47, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Original Research and Tagging[edit]

I removed the "citation needed"-tags from the "Allusions to zombie films" section. Although I agree that this section needs citations to backup its claims, one tag at the top of the section is sufficient in this case, and excessive use of {{fact}} isn't going to solve the problem. Adrianwn (talk) 15:13, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Original Research, Verifiability and Reliable Sources[edit]

The burden of evidence lies with the editor who adds or restores material (see WP:PROVEIT). This also applies to claims like "The episode's title is a spoof/parody of the film, Night of the Living Dead" or "the episode itself spoofs the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead" or any other speculation in this article regarding allusions to the zombie genre, otherwise they constitute original research. Remember that any challenged material which doesn't get backed up by reliable sources after some time will be deleted. Adrianwn (talk) 06:36, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

You want a proof of the allusion to the zombie genre? That's moronic. Just watch the show to convince yourself. (talk)

trivia/goof: when the boys arive at calafornia just before it shows the beach a women jogging looks alot like the main girl in the previose epesode. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:33, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Obama's "Change" campaign[edit]

I could have sworn there was some allegorical/satirical joke about the Obama campaign in this episode, a pun on "change". Am I the only one? (talk) 04:52, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Unless otherwise cited, yes, you are the only one. WikiuserNI (talk) 15:44, 8 January 2011 (UTC)