At Nintendo's 2007 Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference, a clip of the episode where Cartman tells his mother he must have a Wii was included in a montage of clips about the demand for the Wii.Richard Dawkins reacted to the two-part episode by saying, "I'm buggered if I like being portrayed as a cartoon character buggering a bald transvestite.The episode was written and directed by South Park co-creator Trey Parker.
For a time, the episode actually did end up feeling "preachy" because too many ideas and statements were present.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.Now, if only I could be offered a cameo role in The Simpsons, I could show that actor how to do a real British accent." When asked about the episode in a 2012 interview with Playboy magazine, Dawkins, who said it was the only episode of South Park he had seen, thought the fighting among the different atheist sects had "a certain amount of truth in it" and harbored a greater potential for satire.In an attempt to enter cryonic suspension, he buries himself in the snow at the top of Mount Elbert, with help from Butters. Garrison resists being forced to teach the school's evolution curriculum.In response, the school hires evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins to present the evolution lesson.