Talk:Here Comes the Neighborhood
|This article is of interest to the following WikiProjects:|
This episode (the part with the lions in the zoo) parodies both "the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" (Aslan) as well as "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (the part where Rudolph goes to the king of the Island of Misfit Toys, who is a lion). 22.214.171.124 00:58, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
Or maybe it clearly parodies LW&W in several ways and by coincedence vaguley resembles that other one, because it happened to have a lion in it, Hey! maybe it resembles The lion king? theres a lion in that also. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 14:18, 15 October 2007 (UTC)
It should not be "his intentions MIGHT HAVE been purely racist" because we know that his intentions were definitely racist, so we should say "his intentions HAD been purely racist." 188.8.131.52 (talk) 08:59, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
- The character "Aslon", head of the lions whom Token joins, is a reference to "Aslan" from C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia. The character is made to resemble the version of Aslan from the 1979 made-for-TV animated movie The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe directed by Bill Meléndez. Aslon's fondness for jokes is a reference to the chapter, "The First Joke and Other Matters", in The Magician's Nephew, where Aslan describes a newly-awakened talking beast's clumsiness as Narnia's "first joke."
- "Aslon" speaks in the same manner as King Moonracer from the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer TV special.
- The names of P. Diddy's children are "P. Diddy Mini", "P Poofy Bite Size" and "Poppa Diddy Diddy Puff Fun-size."
- The title is a reference to the expression "There goes the neighborhood" which is used to state that somebody unwelcome has come into the town, as depicted in this episode.
- At the begining of the episode Cartman mutters that he will make Mrs Choksondik eat her parents which is reference to an earlier South Park episode Scott Tenorman Must Die in which Cartman forces Scott to eat his parents.
Stating the obvious
Maybe we shouldn't assume that most people understand the real social message. That social estrangment effects all people and must be worked around. This message is achieved through the obvious parallel of Token being black, yet this ISNT what the episode is about AT ALL. Its a very funny and observant SATIRE. I just think this deserves some placement somewhere. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 23:09, 25 March 2009 (UTC) Speaking as far as Notability, social relevance, and also just being a plot synopsis. I looked for this episode for a point about the prevalence of DVD's to lower-middle-income Americans in the time frame. Agree with satire and as a historical snapshot with the character names, etc. Jwichman (talk) 23:52, 12 September 2011 (UTC)