The Secrets of
"Good Times With Weapons"

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


Those tiny firecrackers Cartman tosses at Kyle's feet? They're usually called "snap pops" and are made from a few grains of gunpowder twisted up in a paper "load". It's about $1 for a small box of 20-25 snap pops (local prices may vary). You can shoot them through straws, throw them at stuff or squeeze them between your fingers and they explode with a small bang and emit a little spark.

The weapons the boys choose and the characters they portray are:
Character
Kyle
Cartman
Kenny
Stan
Craig
Clyde
Jimmy
Token
Weapon
Nunchakus
Sai Blades
Shuriken
Tonfa
Katana
Kama, or sickles
Kali sticks
Nunchakus
Anime Name
Bounaku
Bulrog
???
Sharohachi
Ginza
- not given -
- not given -
Black Taku
Looks like
Bruce Lee types
E. Honda and Balrog from Street Fighter II
Raiden, of Mortal Kombat
Ryu, of Street Fighter
Ryu Hayabusa, of Ninja Gaiden (NES)
Joe Higashi, of Fatal Fury
Sodom, of Street Fighter Alpha
Dee Jay, of Street Fighter

Cartman's tattoo says "aji" or "flavor". One might say "flava."

Jimmy is the only boy who didn't buy a ninja weapon. He didn't need to. His crutches become kali sticks, while the braces attached to them become part of his armor... which says something about kids and handicaps: after a while, the handicaps disappear from the friendships kids form. Jimmy is a boy like any other, and his handicap became part of his identity.

References:
The Passion of the Christ - Cartman's statements on Mel Gibson's view of the Jews, and the abuse Butters takes throughout the episode.
Cartman's penis exposed - Super Bowl XXXVIII, Janet Jackson's right breast exposed.

"eradicating the world of hippies" - Cartman really says "eradicating the world from hippies," but if he meant that, he'd have nothng but hippies left here. :D

"this sweet eight-year-old little boy" - you'd think all the boys would be nine by now, being in the fourth grade and all...

Stan forgets that Butters is Professor Chaos, not Craig.

Trey confuses the hiragana and katakana forms of Japanese lettering in the following song, which is presented in romaji here. Thanks to breayle for the text, and to my dictionaries and Alessandra, Chaos, and other fans for corrections and amendments.
Written
Subashii chinchin mono
Kintama no ke aru
Sono oto wa sarubobo
Iie! Ninja ga imasu

Hey hey let's go kenka suru
Taisetsu na mono protect my balls!
Boku ga warui so let's fighting...
Let's fighting love!
Let's fighting love!

Sung
Subarashii chinchin mono
Kintama no kame aru
Sore no oto sarubobo
Iie! Ninja ga imasu

Hey hey let's go kenka suru
Taisetsu na mono protect my balls!
Boku ga warui so let's fighting...
Let's fighting love!
Let's fighting love!

Kono uta chotto baka
Wake ga wakaranai
Eigo ga mechakucha
Daijobu! We do it all the time!

Hey hey let's go kenka suru
Taisetsu na mono protect my balls!

English Translation
I have a wonderful penis
And testicle hair.
That's the sound of a sarubobo.
No! It's the ninjas!

Hey hey let's go fight!
The important thing is to protect my balls!
I'm bad, so let's fighting...
Let's fighting love!
Let's fighting love!

This song is a little stupid
It's hard to make sense of
Its English is messed up
That's OK! We do it all the time!

Hey hey let's go fight!
The important thing is to protect my balls!

- or hairy testicles. Trey says "kame" instead of the right word, "kami." Kintama means "golden jewels." In slang, it means "testicles." Compare to English: testicles = family jewels.
- A sarubobo is a charm made in the Hida district, Japan. It is faceless and its limbs taper to points. Sometimes super-deformed anime characters look like sarubobo, but keep their faces. Atashi, in Chobits, looks somewhat like a sarubobo. And then there are Satan's minions :) They dangle from strings like wind chimes do. See the pic. In slang, sarubobo means "monkey cunt."

The characters shown before the announcer starts talking say "Dstinctive Pole."

The announcer recapping the episode and introducing the next one is something done in Japanese anime, and used to be done in American TV and radio when continuous serials ruled the day. Now, though, American TV is not continuous in its storylines, so recaps are unnecessary there.

The announcer mentions Tokugawa, which Cartman mentioned back in episode 305, "Jackovasaurs." See the secrets for "Jackovasaurs" for more info on them.

Bloopers
  1. The vet and his assistant enter Butters' cell to put him to sleep, but moments later they're shown outside, as if just approaching the gate they had entered moments earlier.
  2. In anime form, Kyle's hair is black instead of red.
  3. In the final scene at the meeting, Liane and Eric sit next to the man who says he's "shocked and apalled." When the camera zooms in on him, Liane changes to a random woman with a purple shirt. When the camera zooms out, Liane is back in place. At the time, Stan, Kyle, and Kyle's father are shown throughout, but when Eric is shown up close, different people are seated behind him. On zoomout, Stan, Kyle, and Kyle's father are back in place.
  4. Mr. Slave is seated next to Mr. Garrison when viewed from behind. When the camera is on them, Mr. Mackey replaces Mr. Slave.
  5. At the town meeting at the end, Wendy is seated left of Skeeter. Red replaces her the next time Skeeter is shown, and when he's talking, she looks up at him. No one is seated to Skeeter's left when the crowd shot is shown again.