Sex date in park
While this was happening, Parker was anticipating the release of the Nintendo Wii, so it was decided that this scenario would also be a theme in the episode.
At the end of "Go God Go", Cartman is sent to the future; Parker and Stone loved the idea, in-part because it presented the opportunity for easy-to-write material.
The episode is the first in a two-part story arc, which concludes with "Go God Go XII".
In "Go God Go", Cartman is unable to wait the three weeks until the Wii video game console is released, and attempts to freeze himself to get closer to the release date, but accidentally ends up much later in the future, in the atheistic world of 2546.
Richard Dawkins and his book The God Delusion is also parodied.
Parker and Stone were very pleased with the work of the animation staff in regards to the designs of the scenes in the future, particularly praising them for accomplishing so much in the short amount of time that a South Park episode is produced.
I wouldn't have minded so much if only it had been in the service of some serious point, but if there was a serious point in there I couldn't discern it." In a Q&A session at the Free Library of Philadelphia, Dawkins said: "I would have thought they could at least have got an actor that could do a proper British accent.
The decision to do an episode with the theme of atheism was finalized when Penn Jillette emailed Parker and Stone expressing his disappointment in finding out that they are not atheists themselves.
The two later have sex, and Garrison pushes Dawkins to the realization it is his duty to rid the world of religion and bring about peace with its abolition.
Garrison begins to admonish students who express a belief in god, mocking that they likely believe in the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Parker and Stone's religion was questioned in an interview, which prompted Jillette's email.
It was assumed that they were atheists, so in the interview they clarified that they were not strictly atheists.