Since the episode aired, however, Parker and Stone have become acquainted with Stamos and found him to be "a really, really cool guy". Smith, a minister at a Fairplay church, said of the resident, "We just call him Big Al, but he cross-dresses every year for Fairplay Day. South Park animators created the episode using PowerAnimatorthe Alias Systems Corporation animation program most commonly known as "Alias". The characters Butters Stotch and Clyde Donovan are featured during the football game, although neither had been identified by name yet in the series. The Complete First Season:
The episode marked the first appearance of Big Gay Al.
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The moment when Big Gay Al says, "My work here is done" and disappears into a suitcase is Stone's favorite part of the episode, even though he admitted, "It makes no sense". Michael Smith, a childhood friend of Parker and a basis for the Ned Gerblansky character, claimed that Big Gay Al was based in part on a real-life resident of Fairplay, Colorado. Since the episode aired, however, Parker and Stone have become acquainted with Stamos and found him to be "a really, really cool guy". He lives out of town, which is why Big Gay Al's cartoon pet sanctuary is set out in the hills". The speech Big Gay Al gave while taking Stan on a boat ride through his animal sanctuary were based on actual speeches animation director Eric Stough made while working as a "jungle cruise director" at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. Smith, a minister at a Fairplay church, said of the resident, "We just call him Big Al, but he cross-dresses every year for Fairplay Day.
Retrieved July 24, Retrieved January 24, Parker said of the network, "I don't think they ever really discouraged it, but they were definitely freaked out". Garrison's claim that gay people are evil and have a "black vomitous fluid" running through their veins, and the moment when Jesus was about to explain his feelings regarding homosexuality only to be cut off by "Marty's Movie Reviews". This song was also featured in their film Orgazmo.