The Secrets of
"Holiday Special"

by Wild Willie Westwood, with sources from all over the Web


DNA and Me - 23andMe, but more forward. Unless you know that there are 23 chromosomes in the DVA in your cells, 23andMe doesn't mean anything.

On first airing, former principal Victoria appears on the right side of the screen. Subsequent airing replace her with someone else.

Not only does this episode reference the many Confederate statues that came down during the summer of '17, but also the ease with which they came down. That showed the statues were mass-produced.

Randy confuses indigenous with indignant.

The Crystals - Then He Kissed Me.

Former Principal Victoria is in the audience when Mr. Galtman speaks to the students near the beginning of the episode.

Sharon is in a rut now, not being enthused or angry over Randy's behavior.

Cartma's poem is a nod to "In 1492," which follows

IN 1492

In fourteen hundred ninety-two
Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

He had three ships and left from Spain;
He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain.

He sailed by night; he sailed by day;
He used the stars to find his way.

A compass also helped him know
How to find the way to go.

Ninety sailors were on board;
Some men worked while others snored.

Then the workers went to sleep;
And others watched the ocean deep.

Day after day they looked for land;
They dreamed of trees and rocks and sand.

October 12 their dream came true,
You never saw a happier crew!

"Indians! Indians!" Columbus cried;
His heart was filled with joyful pride.

But "India" the land was not;
It was the Bahamas, and it was hot.

The Arakawa natives were very nice;
They gave the sailors food and spice.

Columbus sailed on to find some gold
To bring back home, as he'd been told.

He made the trip again and again,
Trading gold to bring to Spain.

The first American? No, not quite.
But Columbus was brave, and he was bright.