The Secrets of
"Trapper Keeper"

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


Mr. Garrison teaching kindergarten takes Mr. Hat to his roots, for you see, Mr. Hat is based on Trey's kindergarten teacher's puppet.

One Bill and two Billys in this episode.

Filmore = Gore
Ike = Bush
Flora = Florida

Carlos is the name Filmore gives the absent kid, but Mr. Garrison calls him Billy when he shows up.

Bill Cosby, VSM471, is a compilation of movie references:
1. He and his plotline are a spoof on Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator.
2. His voice is more like a Ferengi's in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
3. The white fluid that comes out of his body is like that of the first Bishop in Alien and the new one in Alien 3.

The walls in Cartman's room are yellow in this episode, as they were in "Cartman Joins NAMBLA".

Cartman sings a verson of Paula Cole's "I Don't Want To Wait," the Dawson's Creek theme song. Someone hums it in the background as "Bill Cosby" elaborates on what Trapper Keeper would do if it were not destroyed right then and there.

The trapper keeper went Tetsuo in Cartman's face and swallowed Rosie O'Donell like it was Tetsuo's girlfriend. The music playing in those scenes is from Akira, in which.Tetsuo is chosen to host an ultimate energy known as Akira. Tetsuo transforms from matter to energy bit by bit, and some of that transformatiion involves Tetsuo deforming and swelling to immense proportions, swallowing up anything in his way, and finally blowing up, creating a new universe.

When Kyle is sucked into the mutated Cartman, the room where the Trapper Keeper's CPU is located looks exactly like HAL's CPU racks in 2001:A Space Odyssey. The Trapper Keeper's voice and his dialogue with a floating Kyle are also taken from 2001.

In the Wednesday episode VSM471 said "Oh, ogh! Oh, it hurts!" and in the Saturday one he said "I'm fading! I don't exist!"

In the Wednesday episode Stan said "Oh, that's a bitch." and in the Saturday it's Kyle who said it.

Another movie reference: Aliens