- Harsher in Hindsight: Ms. Garrison's disturbing excitement at getting an abortion becomes this after Lena Dunham came under fire for saying she wishes she had an abortion despite never having been pregnant.
- Hilarious in Hindsight:
- Nightmare Fuel/Nausea Fuel: Mr. Garrison's sex change operation in the beginning. It's a great idea to cover your eyes when the live-action part of the episode comes on, unless you can take it.
- "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny: The whole gag about people identifying as things they blatantly aren't has since been repeated ad nauseum by numerous comedians in the 2010s, either as a knee-jerk response whenever someone takes offense at their most recent joke or purely for the sake of publicity.
- Values Dissonance: This episode came out at a time when the general public still saw sex change as a joke, and Ms. Garrison's operation is clearly depicted as such. It sends the message that transgender people can't become the sex they want to be through operations, stressing the point by having Kyle become black and his father become a dolphin.note
YMMV / South Park S9 E1 "Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina"