It has been at least thirteen years since the airing of South Park's Emmy-Winning episode "Make Love Not Warcraft," and it is still heavily regarded as one of the best—if not the best—episodes in the history of South Park. Even people who have never even touched a video game in their entire lives go nuts over this episode because it is such a classic. This episode contains a bunch of fun little hidden details that you might not have noticed before. What are some of these hidden details? Read on to find out!
10 What Did Cartman Say To Clyde!?
Arguably one of the funniest moments in the episode comes from Cartman giving a pep talk to his friends in order to help him destroy the powerful player on World of Warcraft. Clyde says he doesn't want to play, and Eric then asks if he's French because, according to Cartman, they have a history of "not playing". He then says, "Are you French, Clyde? Voulez Vous Couchez Avec Moi, Clyde?" Here, Cartman hilariously recites the lyrics from "Lady Marmalade," but does he know exactly what he's saying? The words translate to "Will you sleep with me, Clyde?"
9 Chinpokomon References Throughout
For avid fans of the mountain town series, they will be familiar with all the subtle nods throughout the episode towards the fictional phenomenon of "Chinpokomon." "Chinpokomon" is an episode from season 3 which focuses on the 90s Pokémon craze amongst children.
These Chinpokomon dolls become an obsession across the town of South Park, and the only way to stop the kids from obsessing over these dolls is for the parents to obsess over them as well. This way, the kids stop finding Chinpokomon cool. Although the episode aired way back in the 90s, it was cool for Matt and Trey to reference it again in this 2006 episode. You can see Chinpokomon featured on the kid's hat, as well as in Cartman's basement along with the rest of his toys.
8 Reference To The "Free WillZYX" Episode
In season 9, South Park made an episode called "Free Willzyx" which centered around the boys sneaking into the Denver Sea Park in order to steal a whale from captivity. They try to save the whale by sneaking it into Kyle's room as they attempt to keep it soaked in a kiddie pool. As expected, the whale ends up dying and is left for dead on the moon. In Stan's room, you can see the area where Willzyx the whale was left off in the framed picture hanging on his wall to the right. Long live Willzyx!
7 Their Armor Corresponds With Their Usual Clothes
Creatively, Matt Stone and Trey Parker have designed the World of Warcraft characters so they correspond with the color of clothing the characters usually wear. Stan's character has armor that is blue, Kyle's got green and orange, Cartman has red and yellow, while Kenny has orange and brown. This perfectly matches up with their winter hats and jackets worn in every episode, so, when you're watching "Make Love Not Warcraft," you can more easily distinguish which character is which. They even designed Cartman's player so he is "big-boned!"
6 Reference To The "Gnomes" Episode
In season 2, Tweek is first introduced to South Park as an anxious kid who is constantly jittery and on-edge. We learn in the episode "Gnomes" that Tweek's parents own a coffee shop called Tweek Bros. Coffee House. Their small local shop nearly goes out of business because of interference from "Harbucks," which is added into the town of South Park. Later on in the series, we learn their family's coffee shop nearly goes out of business because of Amazon.
Tweek's parents believe that his nervous habits are just the result of ADD, yet, in reality, it is the result of his coffee addiction. We totally feel him on that one! *sips iced latte despite constant jitters*
5 Reference To "Hell On Earth" And "Towlie"
"Make Love Not Warcraft" sure loves making subtle references to older South Park episodes! If you notice in the right corner of the living room, this guy has an "Okama game sphere," a gaming console invented in the season 5 episode "Towelie". On top of his TV, you can see an action figure of a demon creature who is featured as Satan's assistant in the season 10 episode "Hell on Earth."
On another note, this character who sits in front of his computer all day has generated a meme which populated the internet to indicate someone who is highly opinionated on the internet yet has absolutely no life.
4 Antonio Banderas Blowup Doll Cameo
Ever since season 3, Cartman's mother's Antonio Banderas Blowup Doll has been making small cameos throughout the series. In the episode "Make Love Not Warcraft," you can see the doll hanging out in Cartman's basement along with another Chinpokomon cameo.
Originally, Cartman thought the blowup doll was a present for him, but he was sadly mistaken when he discovered this was not the case. The Antonio Banderas Blowup Doll first appeared in the season 3 episode "Korn's Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery" and last appeared in "Mysterion Rises." It can also be seen in the video game, South Park: Stick of Truth.
3 Running Gag Of Kenny's Family Being Poor
Ever since South Park first aired back in 1997, there has been a continuous running gag of Kenny's family being significantly less well-off compared to the rest of the boys. This factor about Kenny's lack of wealth was much more prominent in the earlier seasons to the point where Kenny was Cartman's least-favorite friend rather than Kyle due to his impoverished upbringing. Oh, how things have changed.
As we can see from the image above, all the boys have up-to-date computers—at least for 2006—while Kenny seems to own an old school computer because he most likely can't afford a new one. It's subtle, but it just shows how consistent Matt and Trey are when it comes to little details about their characters.
2 Blizzard Entertainment Helped To Make The Episode
Blizzard Entertainment, the company behind World of Warcraft, played a role in helping co-creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker throughout the creation/animation process of the episode. According to South Park Studios, Bizzard Entertainment was thrilled with the idea of their game being featured on the Comedy Central series.
During Matt and Trey's commentary for the episode, Matt revealed that the people working for Blizzard Entertainment admitted to the fact that some of the people who play World of Warcraft have "no life," thus creating the character referred to as "He-Who-Has-No-Life".
1 Matt And Trey Are Total Gamers
Matt Stone and Trey Parker may be high-key making fun of gamers in this episode, but that doesn't mean they aren't total gamers themselves. The South Park creators revealed during an interview for Stick of Truth that they would come over to each other's houses during their college years to play video games with each other.
They reveal in the commentary segment for the WoW episode that while working on the series, everyone in the studio would stop working to play World of Warcraft. The obsession got so out of hand in the studio that they had to go ahead and make an episode about it. Luckily they did, because it is one of the most high-regarded episodes in the history of the series.