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The situation with fun facts was getting a bit out of hand, especially with the Strong Bad Email virus. People often add fun facts that most people just don't think are fun or factual. So, we have set up this page where you can Select The Usable Fun Facts (STUFF).

Here's how it works. First off, you can still add a fun fact to the page directly. If somebody doesn't like it, though, it will probably be STUFF'D!, that is, moved to this list. If you think there is even a small bit of doubt as to whether or not everybody would agree it's fun and/or factual, it should probably be added directly to this page instead. This will not be necessary for every page, only those that would otherwise likely be cluttered with fun facts. This applies mostly to pages reflecting new Homestar Runner content, for instance, the page for the latest Strong Bad Email.

Things that always make good fun facts:

  • References to other toons or e-mails that will be obvious to longtime users but not to newcomers
  • References to pop culture (but not those that are so obvious that everybody will recognize them; everybody knows that Pikachu is a Pokémon, for instance)
  • Verified tidbits about the creation of the toon or e-mail (for example, "Mike, not Matt, provided the voice of Strong Sad saying 'Douglas'")

Things that often do not make good fun facts:

  • Speculation ("This scene may be a reference to a vaguely similar scene in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy...")
  • Glitches due to the Flash software (unless the glitch may have a very amusing and relevant anecdote to go with it)
  • Things already noted in the transcript
  • Things that anybody can figure out by watching the toon or reading the transcript
  • Things that become easily dated. ("Other then those past two times, this is one of the few times that ____ happens")

Things that always make good fun facts can just be added directly to the appropriate page without going through the approval process. However, be careful with references: if it isn't necessarily true that the table turning into a black and red grid is a reference to StrongBadZone, then you should probably post it here instead.

When something is posted here, you can vote on it. You should be logged in and sign your vote; anonymous votes do not count because it is easy for a single user to cast multiple votes. Signing your post with the name of another user in the hopes that it won't be noticed will definitely not be tolerated. This only applies to votes: fun facts may be proposed by any user and do not have to be signed (in fact, it is probably better not to sign them).

If the admins like a fun fact, they will immediately move it to the appropriate page as needed (regardless of votes). If they don't, they will wait a while until the fun fact has accumulated enough votes or a convincing argument is made.

If (and only if) you think a page needs this process, add {{funfacts}} directly under the == Fun Facts == heading, then add the appropriate heading to this page. If the list is really long, you may want to add a {{funfacts2}} footer to the end of the list as well.

Voting

New votes cast should generally be as follows:

  • Accept. To accept a fun fact as-is, or possibly with very minor changes.
  • Revise. The fun fact needs minor editing. Explain what needs to be changed (unless seconding another person's revise vote).
  • Rewrite. The fun fact needs major changes. Explain what needs to be changed, and provide an example version. When an example is provided, it may be voted on independently. If somebody responds to a "rewrite" vote with "rewrite" as well, it will be taken to mean that the rewrite itself needs to be rewritten.
  • Decline. Reject the fun fact completely.
  • Second. Write this as a sub-item to somebody else's vote when you want to make it clear that you agree not only with the person's vote, but his reasoning. (Don't respond to a "second" with a "third"; just make another "second" alongside the first one.)

The terms delete and keep are now discouraged because they convey the wrong idea: we will be voting mostly on whether to accept new fun facts, rather than on whether to retain existing ones.

Remember: you must be logged in to vote. If you don't have an account, create one. It won't bite you.

You must sign the listing or vote added after your comment with four tildes (~~~~). If you don't, your vote will not be counted.

To be done

  • How to distinguish between an approved fun fact and a directly-added fun fact on a page. Users would not be allowed to try and pass off their fun facts as approved if they weren't. (furrykef's current idea: tag each approved fun fact with a small star icon or other appropriate image.)
  • Where, exactly, rejected fun facts and their recorded votes should go (probably on a subpage here)

Toons and E-mails

long pants

Overlapped voice

This is one of the few times Strong Bad has used his ability to overlap his own voice. This ability is first introduced in techno.

  • Decline Uninteresting, and disqualified due to the phrase "one of the few". --TheEggman 08:43, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)

Homestar's Shoes, part 2

They might not be blue soles glued to the bottom of his feet but actual shoes, according to New Boots anyway. He also refers to them as shoes in Everybody Knows It, where he says, "So, I guess it's back to putting dog food in my shoes, huh?"

  • Decline Wasn't this bit about Homestar's shoes already tackled and Declined? Also STUFF'd due to conversational style. --TheEggman 08:43, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)

Shorter E-mail

This email is much shorter than most recent emails, being at least half a minute shy of its predecessor.

  • Decline This is unnecessary, due to the running time being evident at the top of each e-mail page. --TheEggman 08:43, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)

Edga Jr. removes text?

Strong Bad opens up Edga Jr. and when it goes away, all the text written before it is gone.

  • Weak Decline Since Strong Bad actually calls up the text in question bringing back his e-mail program with no problems, I really don't see this as being a Goof (I moved it here from Goofs). --TheEggman 08:43, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Comment. Just watched it and the text from the e-mail comes RIGHT back after the splash screen. Upgrading my vote to Severe Decline. --TheEggman 08:46, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)

Homestar Over Correction Fluid

When Homestar appears on the Lappy's screen, he isn't covered by the correction fluid, but rather, he shows up on top of it.

  • Weak Accept, but Move Like the above item, this doesn't seem so much as a Goof as a Remark - given that Homestar is acting crazy when this happens, certainly odd things would happen that aren't necessarily Goofs on the toon's creators' part. --TheEggman 08:43, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second. --Trogga 11:21, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline Its a sight gag, there isn't meant to be any kind of logic to it (in real life you wouldn't be able to appear on a computer screen just like that). Donny vs Universe
    • Second. --mibluvr13 20:06, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)

Klowning Arkound

The fact that "Kertified Klown Kare" has every word starting with K might be a reference to Krusty the Clown, from The Simpsons, who tends to use that letter a lot and is, obviously, a clown.

  • Severe Decline! Man, that leaves a bad taste in my mouth from reading it. It's just what clowns do! -thatkidsam 14:18, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Second I'm not saying anything here, but am I the only one who noticed that "Kertified Klown Kare" is basically K.K.K.? --Nevrmore 18:33, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • There was actually a "K.K.K" joke like that on the Simpsons. Still doesn't make this a reference to it. Decline. Donny vs Universe

Self-Made Man

Homestar saying "I'm a long-pants man, long pants long pants" is a possible reference to Bubs' Character page where he says "I'm a self-made man, I am I am".

  • Decline Just watched Bubs' Character Page, and the line he says sounds nothing like what Homestar says in long pants. --TheEggman 08:43, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • I gotta Accept this, because my keen ears detect some sort of similarity. ISlayedTheKerrek 14:35, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline What would be the point in referring to Bubs' video anyway? Donny vs Universe
  • Decline It really doesn't seem like a "reference" to me. More like a "coincidence." →evin290 21:46, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)

2nd Homestar Crying

This is the second time Homestar cried in an email. The first was crying.

  • Decline First times can be interesting. Second times, not so much. --Jay 00:48, 28 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second And how... --TheEggman 07:50, 28 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second Unless someone can figure out a way to graph it! --tomstiff 28 Mar 2005
  • Decline And isn't there another "fun" fact below that was about how crying showcased the second time a character cried? --Donny vs Universe
    • "Second." 69.3.234.29(The Great Aussie Evil 22:59, 28 Mar 2005 (MST)) 22:57, 28 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second Yes there is, Donny. And I'm gonna say what someone said in their vote for the crying fun fact. The word "second" is an immediate disqualification for this being a viable item.
      • An immediate disqualification is also in order for those who don't sign their votes. and Delete, by the way. ISlayedTheKerrek 19:58, 28 Mar 2005 (MST)

Red Screen

When Homestar finishes going nuts, the screen turns red, like in Where the Crap Are We?.

  • Decline. Big deal. It's not even the same kind of red. --Joshua 05:17, 28 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second. --TheEggman 08:43, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)

Edga Jr., Tompkins, and Ron Cumberdale...long lost triplets?

Edga Jr. bears a striking resemblance to Tompkins and Ron Cumberdale, one of the things the The Three Keepers of Trogdor turn you into if you get one of their questions wrong.

  • Decline. At least in Tompkins' case. I don't think Edga Jr. looks like Tompkins at all. I don't know about Ron Cumberdale...but I doubt it too. ISlayedTheKerrek 12:03, 28 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Eh, they all look like generic nerds if anything. Decline. Donny vs Universe
  • Decline I saw this one earlier and almost STUFF'd it myself. People are REALLY stretching to make references here, aren't they? --TheEggman 08:43, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Weak Decline. Although Edga Jr. does looks like a mix between Tompkins and Ron Cumberdale, this is a stretch. --Trogga 11:18, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)

Clanky?

"Clanky" is a reference to the popular video game Ratchet & Clank.

  • Revise. Replace "is" with "could be". --Trogga 16:08, 28 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. "Clanky" was just said as a mispronunciation of Clancy. It's not like Ratchet and Clank coined the word Clank anyway.
    • Second But sign your vote. And I think that any fun fact that cannot be confirmed (could be, might be, its possible that) should be removed or STUFF'D till it can be confirmed. Maybe then kids wouldn't be so eager to try and make a connection to their favorite game/show/movie what have you. Donny vs Universe
      • Decline Second'd, Suggestion Weak Accept'd I agree that there are way too many of these types of "possible references" being made, but STUFFing every single one would be REALLY time-consuming and would bloat this page way more than it already is. --TheEggman 08:43, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
      • Well, I don't mean that every un-confirmed fact should get stuffed. But crap like this one where there is clearly no connection could and should be deleted without any fuss or voting. If they author of the fact cares that much they can stuff the fact themselves and post a defense.Donny vs Universe

Sam I Am

Homestar saying "I have long pants, I wear long pants..." is a reference to Dr Seuss's childeren's book "Green Eggs and Ham"

  • Severe Decline and Baleted-erson No it's not. If the phrase was "I have long pants, Long pants I have" where the subject and the object are reversed, than it would be a refrence. But it is not.---erson 19:43, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Severe Decline 1000% no. Where did you get this idea from? The fact that both have verbs in it? Oh! "Am" and "have" are both verbs with the letter "a!" That HAS to be a reference... Come on, guys... This doesn't even belong on STUFF :-( →evin290 21:49, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)

Main Page 6

Outta Sync?

Strong Bad's movements are not in sync. He says "Holy Crap!" way too early.

  • Decline If the movements of Strong Bad's mouth are out of sync, why dontcha look at the .swf version and turn down the quality? But, why should it matter? --the spludge 20:19, 26 Mar 2005 (CST)
  • Decline Although it's the words and not the mouth, anyone going to the site will notice this.

crazy cartoon

Sealab 2021

"I'm gonna get you, Eh! Steve!" is a possible reference to an episode of the cartoon "Sealab 2021" called "Waking Quinn," in which a shark yells "I'm gonna get you Stinky Pete!" about seven minutes into the episode.

  • Weak Decline At first, I wanted to be sure that the episode in question aired before crazy cartoon, but as it turns out, the quote isn't precise ("I'll get you, Eh! Steve!" is the actual phrase). --TheEggman 16:06, 25 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Comment. Assuming the referrence can be confirmed, shouldn't this be placed on the Sightings page? -- tomstiff 25 Mar 2005
    • I did check TVTome.com, and the episode in question DID air before "crazy cartoon". --TheEggman
  • Major Decline It's likely that the Bros. Chaps watch Sealab, since they did a song for it. However, this reference is a huge stretch. "I'll get you (whoever) if it's the last thing I do!" is a common cliché phrase for villains. Sealab and this email were referencing the same general phenomenon. Aurora Szalinski 16:40, 25 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Second Listen, people, I don't know if you've figured this out yet, but just because you hear something in a movie then on something else doesn't automatically mean it's a reference, unless the movie says something that hasn't been said before. Like, if Strong Bad says "a little bit of the old ultraviolence", That would be a reference to A Clockwork Orange since that was basically the first popular movie to say that, but what if he said a phrase that has been used for decades and just happened to be in some popular movie, that doesn't make it a reference, okay? Nevrmore 18:37, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)

Old Characters Page

The H word

Bubs' profile is one of the few instances that the word "hell" is used on the site, other instances being in Parsnips-A-Plenty (Easter egg) and Teen Girl Squad Issue 3.

  • Decline. Did you know that comic is one of the few instances that the word "ass" is used on the site, with the other instance being Hairstyle Runner? Well don't post a fact about it. --Trogga 14:12, 25 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Comment In Teen Girl Squad Issue 3 they say hella, not hell. --Kiril 10:30, 27 Mar 2005 (PST)
  • Agree I never noticed that before.
  • Comment The use of "hell" in the toons is more on the slang side than actual cursing. In the case of Parsnips its just referring to the fiery place of torment. So the use of "hell" isn't really worth noting. Donny vs Universe

techno

Strong Bad might have said "Oh very clever" after reading the name Silent J because it could be a reference to Jay and Silent Bob, a pair of recurring characters from Kevin Smith's movies. It also may be clever because it's referring to the concept of a silent letter (for example, one would say "the word 'jalapeno' has a silent J"), and making reference to Silent Bob at the same time.

  • Decline. I think the Silent Bob connection is a real stretch. The silent letter connection is much more reasonable. -- tomstiff 25 Mar 2005
  • Revise. Funny, I think it's the other way around. It never occurred to me that "Silent J" would be anything but a play on "Jay and Silent Bob," but maybe that's my pop-culture-saturated brain. Aurora Szalinski 10:01, 25 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second The latter part doesn't work but the Silent Bob connection does. Donny vs Universe
    • Second. --Trogga 13:42, 25 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Comment. My brain is pretty saturated with pop-culture, too! However, it's from a time when Disco ruled and dinosaurs walked the earth! -- tomstiff 25 Mar 2005
    • Second Jalepeño is the stretch; Silent Bob is the obviously correct one. And I haven't even watched J&SB! --Jay 09:52, 26 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Comment I had thought he meant the fact that "Silent J" would mean he shouldn't actually say anything at all, so he was sort of duped, and he was mockingly calling him clever. I don't know. Nevrmore 22:48, 26 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Ummm...no.Thats more of a stretch than the "jalepeno" part of the fact. Donny vs Universe
  • Comment FWIW, "jalapeño" does not in fact have a silent J. The j is pronounced like an h, but it's certainly not silent. - Alun Clewe 09:25, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)

Experimental Film

Calvin and the Cotton Gin

In a Calvin and Hobbes strip, Calvin sometimes would use "The Cotton Gin" as an answer to problems he did not know, even on math tests.

  • Weak Decline Since the answer was right on that test (and never right on Calvin's tests) I don't think this is the case. --NFITC1
    • Comment We never actually see the questions to the test (except the first, which is "Are you all going to be in my experimental film?"), so we don't know if the answer is right. Aurora Szalinski 09:47, 25 Mar 2005 (MST)
      • Comment on comment Actually, we know the answer was wrong, because the test-taker got an A+ after selecting a different answer (specifically, "Yeah!") --Jay 09:56, 26 Mar 2005 (MST)
      • Comment on my own comment Well, okay, actually, I was assuming that it was multiple-choice and that the test-taker was selecting the first of four possible answers (notice the hilight). I suppose four questions being on a different page never really occurred to me before now. Oh, well, whatever. The test-taker got an A+. --Jay 10:01, 26 Mar 2005 (MST)
        • Will the commentary never cease? You are right! I personally don't think it has much to do with whether it's a reference or not, though. Aurora Szalinski 10:57, 26 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. Seems a bit of a stretch. --Trogga 15:45, 24 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Weak Accept. This reference seems fine to me. Calvin did this a lot and I think of it when seeing "cotton gin" on a test. It might be a bit stretchy though. Aurora Szalinski 15:49, 24 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Second
  • Decline. Theres an essay by Mike Nelson (of Mystery Science Theater 3000 fame) about how Eli Whitney and the cotten gin were all kids used to learn about in school. So the cotten gin answer isn't really an original idea (or at least not one to put a specific reference on). Donny vs Universe
  • Weak Decline I read and own many Calvin and Hobbes comic collections. In my reading, I noticed that while Calvin did use The Cotton Gin as answers, he mostly just puts down random answers to questions he didn't know the correct answer to. Other answers include "Trostsky, Lexington, 1824", and so on. --acekirby13 17:27, 26 Mar 2005 (MST)

pom pom

Bubs...greedy?

When Strong Bad smashes his face into the wall, Bubs puts up a sign saying that face smachings are $5. When Pom Pom beats the everloving crap out of Strong Bad, Bubs puts up a sign saying that severe beatings are $10. Could Bubs be greedy?

  • Decline. This is definitely not the only reference to Bubs' greedyness. By the point this email comes out, anyone that knows Bubs would almost expect that of him. --NFITC1 24 Mar 2005
    • Second. -- tomstiff 24 Mar 2005
    • Third. And add, duh. -- Aurora Szalinski 09:47, 24 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Fourth. Everyone knows that Bubs' is greedy. It's not just the pom pom email. Don't forget local news where they have to pay 5 bucks to wait in line. It's a joke to poke fun at already known knowledge. (I know I'm being repetitive.) Pop_tire 24 Mar 2005
    • Fifth A fact by a newb. --Joshua 19:09, 24 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second (or Sixth, I guess, to follow the pattern here...) - Alun Clewe 09:26, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline-inateAnd what about him charging increasing amounts of cash for pictures with the tragic hotdog clown? Donny vs Universe

website

Mahir Cagri reference

Strong Bad's closing remark that the writer of the email may be big in Pakistan tomorrow might be a reference to Mahir Cagri; a Turkish citizen whose personal website was the number one personal website of 2001.

  • Decline. Seems like a stretch to me. --Joshua 05:21, 24 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline Maybe, but theres not enough evidence. It could just be a variation on "big in France" or "big in Japan" style jokes. Donny vs Universe

Fourth Wall Breaks

Strong Bad wants a cartoon

In the King of Town DVD comentary, Strong Bad complains about the King of Town having his own cartoon while he dosen't have his own.

  • Decline. The fact that he's doing a commentary seems to point he knows they have cartoons.--Joshua 18:17, 17 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second. --Eujensc 05:35, 18 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. What is it with these obvious Fun Facts showing up all over the place? This one ought to be in the transcript, if it isn't already... which means this one doesn't even warrant voting. --TheEggman 20:30, 17 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • I'm the one who STUFF'd this, and it was mentioned in Fourth Wall Breaks, not The King of Town DVD. This fact is supposed to apply to a fourth wall breakage. --Joshua 07:19, 18 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • And it still deserves a Decline, because it's a pointless fun fact. ISlayedTheKerrek 10:53, 18 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline with a vengence The entire idea of the characters doing commentaries is a fourth wall breaking excercise. Donny vs Universe
  • Decline I'm ready to "decline" the entire idea of logging "fourth wall breaks"... Strong Bad is constantly making it clear that he knows he's performing for an audience (e.g. "So, until next week, keep sending me those emails...") - Dingell

Hello, Viewers!

In [insert Strong Bad Email here], Strong Bad says [insert speach here], which hints that he knows he's being watched by an audiance.

  • Decline. There are too many of these out there, and they're almost all boring. --Joshua 05:21, 24 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Strong Decline. I agree. This fun fact can not be placed anywhere. Could it be that he is so self-esteemed that he believes that he will have an audience for anything he does? Pop_tire 24 Mar 2005

different town

Beastie Boys

"This next one is the fourteenth song on my forty-second album" is a paraphrase of the Beastie Boys' [1] introduction to their song "Jimmy James" on their album "Check Your Head". In that song, the Beasties begin by saying, "This Next One, Is The First Song On Our New Album..."

  • Comment I STUFF'd this because it seems like a big stretch to me. I'm sure the Beastie Boys aren't the only ones who have said "this next one is the first song on our new album."
  • Decline. Agreed - many bands have said this and it's way too common to be attributed to any one source. --TheEggman 23:24, 14 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • "Second." --Aussie Evil 13:06, 15 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second. --AwesomeSauce 20:53, 15 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second. --tomstiff 21:50, 15 Mar 2005 (CST)
    • Second. --Joshua 18:49, 18 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Secondinated!!! --blakyoshi7 11:58, 27 Mar 2005 (MST)

little questions

Monty Python and the Holy Subtitles

The pseudo-Swedish subtitles are very (too?) similar to the opening credits of Monty Python's Holy Grail.

  • Decline There is a very key difference between them. In Monty Python, the subtitles are meant to look like they're in a foreign language when they're not. In little questions, they are meant to look English, translating pseudo-English being spoken to a Swede. That's not close enough for me. --Jay 05:17, 14 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second --tomstiff 08:00, 14 Mar 2005 (CST)
  • Decline. Entirely different subtitle gags - they just happen to share a common language. Also, the Holy Grail subtitles are not accompanied by the original audio that the subtitles are translating (I *know* there isn't an original audio track - I'm making a point here). And one more thing, the subtitles in 'little questions' are in English, not even QUASI-psuedo-Swedish. --TheEggman 23:03, 14 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • "Second." --Aussie Evil 13:07, 15 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second. --Joshua 18:49, 18 Mar 2005 (MST)

crying

Crying like we've done before

This is the second time a H*R character cries, the first time being in Homestarloween Party.

  • Decline. Unimportant, uninteresting, unacceptable. I don't see any reason to make note of this at all. →evin290 09:47, 13 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. The word "second" is an immediate disqualification for this being a viable item.
  • Decline. Not very fun or interesting. --TheEggman 21:12, 13 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline And did you know that "Homsar" is the second e-mail that Strong Bad appears in? Donny vs Universe
  • Decline. Seconding all the declines above. --tomstiff 21:52, 15 Mar 2005 (CST)
  • Decline Though I did post a similar fun fact in Homestarloween Party using the knowledge from this fact. --Joshua 18:49, 18 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline And for kids was the second time we see Strong Bad smile, and in virus it is the second email where a Strong Bad's computer explodes. Do you see how boring that can get? Pop tire 21:57, 24 Mar 2005 (MST)

All y'alls

"All a y'alls" is taken from sb_email_22.

  • Decline A slight stretch. I don't think Strong Bad said the exact same thing, and probably has said "all a y'alls" In another toon or sbemail. --acekirby13 14:09, 16 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline I live in Houston, and I hear "all y'all" about 749 times a day. -- tomstiff
  • Decline Agreed. --Joshua 18:49, 18 Mar 2005 (MST)

New Intro

The HTML filename (intro.html) does not match its SWF counterpart, named newintro.swf. intro.swf is the Flash file for the Old Intro.

  • Accept. Nothing wrong with it that I can tell of; why was this STUFF'd? Oh well... --Shadow Hog 18:29, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline This is just like the Flash MX fact below. Who cares what the file is called?Donny vs Universe
    • Second. While file naming is notable in instances where there is an intended gag (as with E-mail #100 and the fake 100th e-mail page), this one doesn't even bear noting. --TheEggman 23:08, 14 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second. --tomstiff 21:54, 15 Mar 2005 (CST)
    • Second As Homestar said, "Boring." --Joshua 18:49, 18 Mar 2005 (MST)

2 emails

Ladies' Choice Awards

"The 2003 Ladies' Choice Awards" is most likely a reference to "The Kids' Choice Awards", which is hosted by Nickelodeon each year.

  • Decline. They could be talking about something else. Maybe a Revise could also be in order; lest we forget the People's Choice Awards? ISlayedTheKerrek 13:11, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Decline Second'd. It's probably more a reference to People's Choice than Kids' Choice since the former has been around longer. In any case, this joke is obvious enough that it doesn't need explanation. --TheEggman 21:14, 13 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second. It's a People's Choice reference...
    • Second Also Critic's choice awards--User:Saddy Dumpington's Soolnds 16:42, 16 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second --Joshua 18:49, 18 Mar 2005 (MST)
      • Comment. The Kids' Choice Awards themselves are probably a reference to the People's Choice Awards anyway.

That A Ghost

Sickly Sam's lucky day

This is the only old-timey toon so far that does not have Sickly Sam "dying".

  • Neutral I guess this is fine, but i need to watch the old-timey cartoons to make sure that he has appeared in at least three to make sure that he hasnt just died in one and lived in another. This an all right fact, i think. What about the rest of you? --acekirby13 19:01, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline Has Sickly Sam died in anything other than Parsnips a Plenty?
  • Decline I think that any fun fact with the phrase "so far" or the like should be rejected automatically. Besides, didn't he not die in the kick the can cartoons? Donny vs Universe
    • Comment Sickly Sam was never in Kick the Can. Oh, and Sickly Sam did "die" in Mr. Shmallow (easter egg). He also fell of the I-beam in Ballad of The Sneak (if that counts). --Trogga 13:39, 14 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second "Fun" facts that can become easily dated are "bad" facts. --tomstiff 15:17, 14 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Rewrite and Accept I've watched all the cartoons that Sickly Sam is in, and That a Ghost seems to be the only one where he doesn't die (even though all the characters were skinned alive, none of them seemed to be "dead"). I would have to agree with Donny, but I'll just say to take out "so far", and delete this fact if he survives in another old-timey toon. However, I guess this fact's fate is up to the rest of the voting public, too. --acekirby13
    • Ummm, my basis for declining this fact was that it could be easily become false. Removing "so far" from it doesn't change that. Also, the fact relies on Sickly Sam being in every old timey cartoon for it to work. He isn't in kick the can so he doesn't die there (even if it is by a technicallity). The fun fact just doesn't work. Donny vs Universe
  • Rewrite How about "This is Sickly Sam's first appearance where he does not 'die'." --Trogga 14:15, 22 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline Slightly We can all see Sickly Sam ATTEMPTED to kill himself by burying himself alive on a Tuesday. -Walking Armless
    • 1936 Bubs was buried alive too, but he seemed to be OK. --Trogga 17:31, 25 Mar 2005 (MST)

dreamail

those weird little kids

It is quite possible that Strong Bad's reference to "those weird little kids" could be refering to the Scooby-Doo cartoon series.

  • This seems like sort of a stretch to me. Sure it's possible, but I don't think it's likely. There's nothing to imply that this is the case; Strong Bad could be referring to anyone. --Ogog
  • Strong Decline. Nowhere in the context of the email is anything that may narrowly resemble Scooby-Doo. ISlayedTheKerrek 10:56, 9 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. Maybe if he said "those weird little kids and that dog" or more obviously, "those meddling kids", it would more "quite possible". --Trogga 11:17, 9 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Responding to the previous two He says in the same sentence that he's solving a Celebrity Murder Mystery which is what the Scooby gang did all the time. I don't much care for that series myself, but it's probably true. --NFITC1
  • Accept/Rephrase There were many other cartoons like that too, it may not be that particular one, but it's most likely a reference to that one since it's the most well known. --NFITC1
  • Decline. I don't think Scooby actually ever dealt with a murder, let alone a celebrity murder. But even if he did there isn't anything in the e-mail to suggest a connection to Scooby. Strong Bad doesn't even mention a cartoon in the sub scene. Donny vs Universe
    • Second. --Eujensc 17:58, 11 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second. mibluvr13 08:51, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline You’re joking right? ‘Those weird little kids’ could be a reference to a lot of things; Village of the Damned, The Ring, The Shinning etc. Besides Scooby and the gang are teenagers not little kids. The_Pardack

old comics

Strong Bad is an Old Man

Strong Bad says that he appeared as a guest in the Castlefunnies comic strip, which he later notes was cancelled prior to the "dry pencil scare of '47". Since the email clearly takes place in 2004 (as noted at the end), this makes Strong Bad at least 57 years old.

  • Accept unknownwarrior33 15:49, 10 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Accept or even better Move. Excellent observation, but I think it would serve better on Strong Bad's and Homestar Runner's character biographies, stating that they must both have been born prior to 1947 according to this email. --62.252.224.13 16:19, 10 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Comment I put up this fact, and I think it's useful and "fun" as an anecdote, but it probably shouldn't be taken as a hard fact within the Homestar universe. Just to note a few contradictions that would arise if Strong Bad were in fact this old: (1) We probably wouldn't be able to have a VHS tape of Little Strong Sad performing stand-up comedy at school, (2) If the King of Town was already King in 1947, then The Cheat must have "mashed play on an extremely expensive jambox" before 1947, because the king was still a prince when said jambox-mashing occurred in sbemail 100, (3) A fiftysomething man goes trick-or-treating, and his mom helped him with his costume (Homestarloween Party)? Seems a bit strange. But anyway, I think it's worth pointing out the age factor.
  • Comment I'm not too sure, I mean, the email is really just looking at it as though the character of Strong Bad was used back then(since, as just a character, the age wouldn't matter. The idea for Strong Bad's character could've been around then, but then later used in modern day times, like, for example, Popeye or Mickey Mouse, for whom age isn't an important factor.), but it's presented through Strong Bad's point of view, thus implying that he would have aged since then. Sure, one could note that "Strong Bad has been around for 58 years", but saying that Strong Bad himself is over 58 years old doesn't work for me. --Ogog
  • Decline. I can't see any proof that the Castlefunnies actually "happed". --Trogga 16:47, 11 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • STRONG DECLINE. Some of you are reading way WAY too much into this. ISlayedTheKerrek 15:56, 13 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline Wow! Maybe old timey Homestar IS regular old Homestar...nah. Its a joke used for one e-mail. Donny vs Universe
  • Accept Very interesting, but it should be reworded. This isn't Strong Bad's age, it's just him showing that he knows that he's an unaging cartoon character. It's a forth wall break. --Joshua 10:48, 17 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Accept and rephrase It is interesting, but maybe it should be rephrased into the passive, saying "If it is true, Strong Bad would be 57 years old." That, or we've caught Strong Bad making things up, and there never was a Castle Funnies.Aaronite 6:32, 17 Mar 2005 (PST)
  • Decline. Yeah, this is radiculous. Definitely not fun in any way... And probably not accurate either. It's just a joke. A one-time joke. Get over it. →evin290 20:00, 17 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Worst prize'D, Ding People, we have encyclopedias, we can look things up. Just because we know things about the revolutionary war, doesn't mean that we're 200 years old. We go to school, and we learn things. So there. --64.136.27.226 18:01, 18 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Um... you should READ the fun fact before you vote for it. Sure, just because you know about the Civil War doesn't mean you're 200 years old, but what about if you FOUGHT in it? Because the "fighting in the Civil War" metaphor paralells the fact in question, not your post.
  • Decline Ummm, if this was taken literally, then how old would the KoT be?! Strong Bad's a liar, and this is a one-time joke, as said many times above. --acekirby13 14:11, 23 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Comment Chew on this: There's a 1936 version of Strong Bad out there, so it could be an "older" version of Strong Bad in the Castlefunnies, and not actually the present-day one. As it is, the other Castlefunnies characters look different from their present-day counterparts, and the Poopsmith actually had a different name.

The Strong Mad Ate Pasta Salad With Homestar's Spoon Controversy of Aught-Five

The spoon in Strong Mad's easter egg is the one Homestar uses as "Colonel" of the Homestarmy.

  • Decline. Need we bring up the ketchup example? Too general. ISlayedTheKerrek 10:05, 16 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second'd! Hmmm, is anyone getting the picture that TBC reuse things all the time? --acekirby13 14:42, 16 Mar 2005 (MST)
      • Apparently not if the STUFF'D fact below is any indication (oh, and second). Donny vs Universe
    • Second This one IS too general... (however, the one below is not) --TheEggman 09:39, 21 Mar 2005 (MST)
      • Third'd Holy crap! This cartoon is the 192nd time Strong Bad's head appears. --Zonath 21:11, 17 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Honestly! A word to the administrators: I move that these copy-and-paste Fun Facts be DELETED immediately. Do I have a second to this motion?

best thing

guitar "Space Gary" tosses

It's the same guitar shown in Puppet Time, which Puppet Homestar "borrows" from Puppet Strong Bad. Terra Rising 22:14, 13 Mar 2005 (PST) [Edited as per suggestion below. Terra Rising 19:14, 15 Mar 2005 (PST)]

  • Revise and Accept. The second half is unnecessary - just say it's the same guitar that appears in Puppet Time. --TheEggman 12:50, 15 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Comment. Heh, just realized that if this fact is accepted, it'll need a little more in it:
The guitar Space Gary tosses is the same guitar shown in Puppet Time.
--TheEggman 08:21, 17 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline Facts that are about re-used items are usually rejected outright. Puppet time or live action items shouldn't be excempted from this. Donny vs Universe
    • Comment. I disagree about live-action items. Given that there aren't that many live-action shorts, I think it's quite notable... in this particular instance. --TheEggman
      • What, they're going to go out and get a new guitar everytime they need one? I stand by my vote, its no different than the other times they re-use stuff. Donny vs Universe
        • Again, I respectfully disagree. It's different when you're dealing with small things like a can, or a spoon, or a bottle of ketchup - I agree that when it's reused more than once, it shouldn't be included. A guitar, on the other hand, is not a small thing, and in the context of this toon, it's a very noticeable item. And given that this is (possibly) the first time that a live-action shot was included in a SBE-mail, I think it's notable. I do agree that not every re-used prop deserves its own fun fact, but I do think that this one DOES deserve mentioning. --TheEggman
          • C'mon, the guitar also shows up in the 100th e-mail along with Limozeen. Its not important enough to point out everytime it shows up. Donny vs Universe
            • Geez, lighten up... for starters, that's in an easter egg, not the main cartoon. And as I said before, live-action bits in an animated series are special cases. But this bickering is meaningless - unless someone else votes, it's at a deadlock. --TheEggman
              • Decline. Since you said it was a deadlock... I think it's a silly fun fact. I'm sure the Brothers Chaps don't have new guitars lying around for every time they want to put one in a toon. Of course it's always the same guitar. Aurora Szalinski 20:40, 17 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Comment. Quite frankly, I find the "TBC re-use items all the time!" argument to be weak. This is a place where people look for connections between toons, and while not EVERY re-used item deserves a mention (the Wiki would be clogged with entries about ketchup bottles, old cans, and wooden spoons), there must be certain times when the reappearance of re-used items is notable. --TheEggman
  • Right right (and I'm the one who needs to lighten up). Look, the guitar also shows up on the Limozeen poster in Haircut. Is there going to be a fun fact for that appearance as well? It doesn't matter whether the guitar shows up in an easter egg or as part of the main cartoon. Its a re-used prop, not any different than TBC re-using the animated props. Donny vs Universe
    • I think the point I'm trying to make is that in those other instances, the guitar is not an active part of the toon. The fact that in "best thing" the guitar is *tossed* from animated to live-action makes it noticeable, and therefore, notable in the fun facts. --TheEggman
    • Um no, that still just makes it a PROP. And it still doesn't change the fact that its had other appearances before Best Thing. In fact, it shows up almost everytime Limozeen does so its safe to assume it'll show up again in the future. Donny vs Universe
      • "Almost?" I think not - it doesn't show up in their picture in monster truck, it doesn't show up in their Limozeen Thanksgiving E-cards, or any of their other appearances besides the easter eggs in haircut or flashback (which are the guitar's ONLY other appearances besides Puppet Time). Still, there's a difference between a prop that's just for scenery and a prop that is an active part of the action - in the easter egg appearances, it's just held with no explicit reference being made to it. This isn't the case in Puppet Time and Best Thing. And my reasoning for the weakness of the "TBC re-use items" argument is that the average viewer won't say "Hey, the Brothers Chaps re-use that guitar cuz they can't afford to go out and get a new one each time they wanna put one in a live-action shot" - the average viewer is more likely to say "HEY! That guitar looks just like the one Homestar takes away in 'Puppet Time'." An electric guitar is a noticeable item, other minor props like a bottle of ketchup or an old can are not - there is a diference, end of story.--TheEggman
    • Theres a bit of a flaw to your reasoning there guy. The use of the guitar isn't meant to be in refererence to anything. Its not important or central to the gag at hand. They could've used the black guitar for all it mattered. It would not have changed the joke at all. As I keep saying, ITS JUST ANOTHER PROP. If someone had posted that the guitar in Puppet Time was the same one in Flashback would you have rejected that fun fact? In fact, since you have to go out of the way to view the easter eggs its logical that pointing out the guitar's appearances in Hair cut and Flashback are more important than the one in Best thing. After all, if not everyone is going to see the easter eggs then its decidedly harder to note the use of the guitars. And thats what fun facts are for right? Pointing out stuff that people normally wouldn't notice right? So if we wouldn't point it out for the easter eggs why should we point it out here? But you go ahead and be obtuse and declare victory all you want. Donny vs Universe
      • There's a flaw in YOUR reasoning - it's more central to the gag at hand than either of the easter eggs in Haircut or Flashback, someone DID point out the guitar's appearance in Flashback, no I wouldn't have rejected it (being only the second time it's been used), and going out of the way to get the easter eggs does NOT make it more important than the reference in Best Thing - in fact, the easter eggs make them less important as they're not an integral part of the toon. And I'm not being obtuse, you're being argumentative (as usual). --TheEggman
    • I like how you added in "as usual", as if we've had a million arguments before when in fact I do believe this is the closest thing to an argument I've had here (and if it isn't, its the first one I've had with you. The fact is that if the guitar had been a cartoon prop people would've jumped on it screaming "TBC re-use things all the time". The guitar was not central to joke. It could have been any guitar that was thrown. Therefore, its just another prop. Second, one thing you said is that this fact is valid because some viewers might not have noticed the guitar's re-usage. The re-use is even less important if its been pointed out elsewhere on the site (hey, lets mention that Homsar started out in the e-mail "Homsar" everytime he appears). ITS. JUST. A. PROP. Donny vs Universe
      • It doesn't matter how much you capitalize it or put periods after every word, it doesn't make it more true or the guitar less noticeable. --TheEggman
  • Accept It also can be a fun fact as this particular instance(unlike the cans, ketchup, ect...) was difficult to notice. I hadnt recognised the guitar's similarity in the two toons even after watching each toon 3 times (as i do with most toons). --flashstorm 11:50, 18 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • After reading all the arguments, I am changing my vote to a Decline. Animated or not, it is stiull just a prop and is just as unimportant. --flashstorm 12:46, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Accept I found this fact interesting. --Joshua 20:29, 20 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second Y'alls can argue all you want, but I think the fact is good enough to be mentioned. --acekirby13 14:17, 21 Mar 2005 (MST)
      • Third'd. Donny is being argumentative, as he usually is. The majority so far is ruling, so get used to it. Oh, and... if you want it to be possessive, it's just ITS, but if it's supposed to be a contraction then it's IT apostrophe S. ISlayedTheKerrek 09:00, 23 Mar 2005 (MST)

Cancelled after first episode

There are five shows that were cancelled after their first episode:

You're in the Picture, CBS, aired 20 January 1961
Turn On, ABC, aired 05 February 1969
Co-Ed Fever, CBS, aired 04 February 1979
South of Sunset, CBS, aired 23 October 1993
Dot Comedy, ABC, aired 15 December 2000

Of the five, Turn-on, ABC's attempt to copy NBC's "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In," was actually cancelled by several affiliates during the first commercial break!

  • "SEVERE DECLINE!" (Changed from "Weak Accept...") --Aussie Evil 08:44, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline While this is an interesting fact, it really doesn't have a place here, being that none of those shows have anything to do with HSR and the only connection is being cancelled after one show. Interesting, but not relevant enough. --TheEggman 09:13, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second--tomstiff 23:47, 12 Mar 2005 (CST)
  • Decline. It isn't relevant. Plus, the addition of the show "The Will," which was cancelled earlier this year by CBS after only airing one episode, makes six. ISlayedTheKerrek 13:13, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • STRONG ACCEPT!! I think it's fun and interesting. The show that you said was cancelled after the first commercial break must be reference to the strong bad e-mail "montage". At the end when the credits are rolling it says that strong bad hosted a show on Animal Planet that cancelled after the first commercial break. The strong bad show also might be a reference to a show on Animal Planet that was hosted by Collin Mochrie that cancelled quickly. --s t i n k o m a n K
    • Fun? Interesting? Perhaps. How about RELEVANT? Sorry, fails that test. DECLINE --Jay 20:22, 13 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline There was also a show called "Aliens in the family" that got cancelled after one episode. There are just too many shows to list for this to be a viable fact. And a second on Jay Jay's vote. It isn't relevent anyway. Donny vs Universe
    • Actually, Donny, Aliens In The Family lasted only two episodes before it was cancelled. ISlayedTheKerrek 11:45, 14 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • The ABC affiliate where I live only showed the first episode. Donny vs Universe
  • Point One This has been mentioned about other single-episode shows already. Point Two Nobody wants to read about failure shows on a site about a successful web cartoon.
  • Major Revision then Accept Only keep Turn-On, because, like the Limozeen cartoon, it didn't even make it through the pilot episode. --acekirby13 08:43, 25 Mar 2005 (MST)

Space Gary & Facegary

"Space Gary" is almost certainly a reference to the popular JamesWeb series, Facegary.

  • Decline Could also just be referring to "Space" (i.e. Cartoon) Gary vs "Real" (i.e. Real) Gary. --tomstiff 14:49, 10 Mar 2005 (CST)
    • Second
    • Third - JZ
    • Second. --Shadow Hog 18:29, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second (What is it with the constant claims, based on the most tenuous of similarities, that something is "almost certainly" a reference to some obscure webtoon or other phenomenon? I think some people need to review the definition of "certainly"...) -- Alun Clewe 09:35, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Delete. ISlayedTheKerrek 07:56, 11 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • STRONG DECLINE! --Aussie Evil 08:45, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)

Parappa the Noodle

Bozar turning Limozeen's instruments into noodles could be a reference to the Playstation 2 game, "Parappa the Rapper 2".

  • Decline Man, a lot of severe stretches this week. --Jay 11:36, 9 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second; too big a stretch to me. Then again, I've not played Parappa, but this doesn't go very far as to convincing me. --Shadow Hog 21:31, 9 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second! --Aussie Evil 08:46, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Accept I play the game on a regular basis, and the correlation seems strong enough. Might want to change the specific PTR2 reference to a series reference, since there are three games in that series. --blackbelt 1:39, 14 Mar 2005 (EST)
  • Could be, yes. Is it? Most likely not. DECLINE. ISlayedTheKerrek 08:10, 16 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Rewrite. Explain why it could be a reference. --Trogga 20:04, 19 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Yeah, how is it a referance? I've only played the first game. The_Pardack
    • In Parappa the Rapper 2, a group of people are turning anything and everything into noodles.

They Might Be Giants reference?

Larry talking about the Alternative rock band "...and the lead singer wears Glasses!" may be a reference to They Might Be Giants' John Flansborgh.

  • Decline. ISlayedTheKerrek 07:14, 9 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. It could be about TMBG, or a hundred other alt. rock bands where the lead singer wears glasses. --Zonath 07:31, 9 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second. And it's Flansburgh not "Flansborgh". --Trogga 08:13, 9 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Neutral I thought the same thing for a second (it makes sense) but its too vague a joke to put a specific face on it. Donny vs Universe
  • Decline There are a lot of bands like that, such as Linkin Park.
  • Decline. The lead singer may wear glasses, but is the bassist a girl? --tomstiff 23:09, 11 Mar 2005 (CST)
  • DECLINE TO THE MAX WITH A VENGANCE TMBG is made up of The Johns, the Dans, and Marty, none of them are girls...
    • Two things: 1) SIGN YOUR VOTE. 2) The part of the line in question is posted above. The part with the girls isn't there for a reason. ISlayedTheKerrek 10:38, 21 Mar 2005 (MST)

Flash MX

This flash file version of this e-mail is named sbemail126_mx.swf instead of sbemail126.swf, because the email was made in Flash MX.

  • Comment I don't see why making it in Flash MX would make it have MX at the end or why TBC would be compelled to have it say MX just for the fact that it was MADE in MX. And that's my ¢2. --User:67.177.52.133 17:16, 8 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Comment Ummm.... I HAVE Flash MX, and it doesn't do that, nor should that be gloated upon so furthermore, Decline. -- Bonkava
  • Decline Even if it were true it doesn't matter enough to have it pointed out. Donny vs Universe
  • Revise, accept As there is no proof to the usage of Flash MX, do not include that part. However, I found it interesting that this particular flash file is named diffrently from the rest. So, try:
The flash file for this email is called sbemail126_mx.swf, instead of the normal sbemail126.swf.
Signed: flashstorm 11:57, 18 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. Much like the "newintro" item up above, this one is not that interesting and really doesn't bear noting. --TheEggman

A DV-what?

From the style of animation portrayed, the bizarre space setting, and the availability of VHS VCRs, the Limozeen cartoon pilot likely aired some time in the early-to-mid-1980's. However, Larry's mentioning of DVDs at the end of the episode suggests that it could not have aired before 1997, when DVDs first hit the American market, and likely aired even later when old television shows started being sold on DVD.

  • Decline. This rambles and makes no sense. ISlayedTheKerrek 13:24, 8 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Revise, Accept Rambles? Perhaps. But I understand what it's saying - the cartoon looks like it's from the 80s, but Larry's comment at the end makes it seem more modern. --Jay 14:19, 8 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline I thought that was the joke. Mister Mister 19:01, 8 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Rewrite "Although elements of the Limozeen in Space cartoon such as the animation style and mention of the popularity of hair metal bands seem to suggest that it would have been aired in the '80s, Larry mentions DVDs at the end, which first hit the American market in 1997. --Zonath 19:04, 8 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second I like this rewrite. --TheEggman 23:31, 8 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second. --Trogga 08:14, 9 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second. --Shadow Hog 21:28, 9 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Alternate Rewrite Just to make it a bit shorter: "Although Limozeen in Space seems like an 80's cartoon, Larry mentions DVDs at the end, which first hit the American market in 1997."
  • Decline While in many ways it seems like an early 80s cartoon, the alternative band reference also places it in the 90s, at least. Strong Bad seems to have an affinity for woefully outdated things (Rhino Feeder is his idea of a modern video game...)
    • Second Changed my vote. I keep thinking that this fact should work but I dunno. Donny vs Universe
  • Rewrite, Accept --Joshua 20:31, 20 Mar 2005 (MST)

Alternative vs. Hair Metal

The dialog at the end of the cartoon about Limozeen (who are parody of 80's Hair Metal Bands) being kicked off the charts by an Alternative band that has a girl as a bassist, etc. is most likely a reference to the fact that by the early 1990's people were tired of the excesses of Hair Metal bands and the popularity of that genre was already on the wane. Alternative Rock bands like Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer (SP had 2 female bassists, Weezer's lead singer wears glasses) which were generally considered by many music critics to be smarter, hipper and closer to the roots of what rock is all about, put the nail in the coffin of the L.A. Glam Metal scene.

  • Revise. A little too much info, like previously STUFF'd fact. ISlayedTheKerrek 16:02, 8 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Revise a bit too wordy... perhaps condense this info by taking out the social commentary (basically everything after 'by the early 1990's) and just stick to facts like 'Smashing Pumpkins had 2 female bassists' --211.252.38.203 18:30, 8 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Revise! English, please? --Aussie Evil 08:24, 9 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline Anyone who understands the joke about Limozeen being a hair metal band probably is already aware of the Alternative takeover of the early 90s. This item is simply explaining the joke - which, IMO, was a weak one to begin with. Any of the above revisions make this item even more obvious. --TheEggman 09:16, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)

The Claw

One villain has a claw that is the same as the one from the Kick the Cheat Demo.

  • Accept I didn't know that. Good fact, I think.--67.177.52.133 17:21, 8 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Severe Decline. What? Do you mean that the claw is SIMILAR? Because the Kick the Cheat Demo isn't in an "animation" style, it's in the regular style. The claw is definitely not the same one. (And even if it were, TBC reuse flash items all the time) →evin290 19:10, 9 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • "STRONG ACCEPT!" Good eye, good eye! --Aussie Evil 13:15, 15 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline It does look the same but I don't think its worth noting. Like Evin said, TBC re-use stuff all the time. Donny vs Universe

Guy With a Metal Jaw

With his mechanical jaw and arm, Mitch Overlord seems designed to resemble Trap-Jaw; one of Skeletor's henchman in the He-Man tv show, another popular 80s saturday morning cartoon series.

Or, Dr. Claw from the Inspector Gadget cartoon.
Or, Baron Underbite from The Venture Brothers.
Or, Malak from SW:KOTOR (At least with the head and voice)
Which, in turn, could have been designed to resemble another character from an 80's saturday morning cartoon show
Or, Hacker from Centurions (a cartoon created in 1986)
  • Revise Condense this somehow. Like 'With his mechanical jaw and arm, Mitch Overlord seems designed to resemble any number of cliche cartoon villains like Trap Jaw (from He-Man), Dr. Claw (from Inspector Gadget)' etc.. etc. --Zonath 18:32, 8 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second. Get rid of the word "designed" in the rewrite, and it's good to go. --TheEggman 23:12, 14 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline This seems really vauge. A lot of villains could look like that. The "Or's" say enough.

See you in syndication

Larry's comment joining them next time 'In syndication! Or maybe on DVD!' could be a referance to short-lived shows like Clerks or Family Guy which after they were canceled begain airing in syndicates on other networks or on collectors DVDs.

  • Decline It's pretty standard industry practice to show a cancelled show in syndication, even the wildly unsuccessful ones, since it makes the studio money. The recent phenomena of releasing everything in DVD format is just an extension of this. At any rate, this is way too obvious for a 'fun' fact, and we don't really need a thousand edits of this once everyone has added their own favorite, unjustly canceled show. --Zonath 18:44, 8 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second --tomstiff 15:05, 10 Mar 2005 (CST)
    • Second
    • Second -- Alun Clewe 09:39, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline It actually happened the opposite way with Clerks: It was realeased on DVD then syndication. The joke is fairly obvious anyway and doesn't need a fun fact to explain it.Donny vs Universe

The Beatles

The alternative rock band that knocked Limozeen off the charts may be a reference to The Beatles - The "girl" bassist (Paul McCartney, who was known as the "cute one"), the short-haired drummer (Ringo Starr), and the bespectacled lead singer (John Lennon).

  • Decline The Beatles are not an alternative band, they were not responsible for destroying metal, and the bassist is not actually a girl, so I don't see why this would be a reference to the Beatles rather than a stereotypical alternative band. Aurora Szalinski 15:56, 10 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second This one should have simply been deleted, for the reasons stated above. --TheEggman 09:19, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline Hmmm... I can't figure out if this is a serious comment, or just a joke about how many other Beatles references are on the page for this one. At any rate, definitely not relevant. --Zonath 08:50, 11 Mar 2005 (MST)

Strong Bad's cancelled Animal Planet show

Strong Bad's show that was cancelled may also be a refrence to Limozeen in Space being cancelled during it's pilot episode in best thing. (Originally posted in montage, but would make more sense the other way around and posted in best thing, IMO).

  • Decline I really don't see why. Aurora Szalinski 16:59, 10 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline They are similar events, but there's no connection between them. --Jay 17:05, 10 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Revise/Move It's a re-used joke, sure... but a clear reference? Seems a bit of a stretch. Maybe it would be better to toss up a new page about the instances of this and linking to it on the Inside Jokes page (where it seems like it would most belong). --Zonath 09:02, 11 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Decline It's simply a re-used joke or a running gag, not a clear reference. --TheEggman 09:21, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)

Background Goof

When the Limozeen spaceship is flying throughout space, the background obviously loops; however, it does not tile well at all, with noticeable seams flying by every second.

  • Comment: I was going to put it in there, but I wasn't really sure how well it'd go over; chances are this is some minor joke or something that I'm not getting. Soo... is it a Goof or not? --Shadow Hog 18:29, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Rewrite and Move, then Accept Maybe you could move it to real-world references, because old Hanna-Barberra (or whatever) cartoons obviously looped too. Though the noticible seam thing is worth thinking about. Hmmm... I think it should be used as a reference to cartoons like The Flinstones. But I'm rambling. --acekirby13 19:07, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Rewrite. This is a decent reference to the common practice of looping backgrounds in cartoons, and the Fun Fact should reflect that. This item should be split into two parts - one regarding the looping and the other regarding the noticeable seams. --TheEggman 23:14, 14 Mar 2005 (MST)

Babylon 5

"Encounter at Groupulon 5" is most likely a combined reference to Encounter at Farpoint (the first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation) and the popular science-fiction show Babylon 5. (only the part in bold is in question)

  • Accept: Babylon 5 is similar enough to Groupulon 5, and it's the same genre as both Star Trek and the email itself. — It's dot com 19:56, 18 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second tomstiff 20:51, 20 Mar 2005 (CST)
    • Comment It's my opinion that for the reason above the Babylon reference is much stronger than the Star Trek reference. If the B5 ref is a stretch it seems to me that the ST ref is equally stretchy. tomstiff 20:51, 20 Mar 2005 (CST)
  • Decline: it seems too much of a stretch to me. personally i think it's just a generic sci-fi sounding name that they came up with.Keab42

Sergeant Marshie

Marshie's Initial

His first initial is 'M'.

  • Decline
    • Second. But sign your vote →evin290 05:33, 2 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline That's great kid. You want a cookie everytime you point out the obvious?The_Pardack
  • Shouldn't it just be "His initial is 'M'"? We don't know that he's got any others. Also, fun fact already noted in the Cheat Commandos...O's Fun Facts. So Decline. --Venusy
    • NOTE: I just checked the Cheat Commandos...O's Fun Facts again, and it is only his first initial. Oh, the (slight) embarrassment. --Venusy, 20:03, 27 March 2005 (BST)
  • Decline As it is, this item is mind-numbingly obvious - but even if you're referring to the easter egg in the Cheat Commandos...O's toon, it's also already noted on that page as well. --TheEggman 09:23, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. It's major obvious that his first initial is "M", because his first name is Marshie. He doesn't have "Sergant" in his name. DO THE MATH! --oopsyoubwokeit 13:13, 21 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline And this is news, how? Strong Bad's first initial is S, but I don't see that anywhere. Really.

colonization

Until next week...

This is the last email in which Strong Bad says "so until next week", a regular closing line for early emails.

  • Severe decline. Since he says this in many emails, it's irrelivant which one is the "last" one. →evin290 12:57, 1 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Accept for now. Once he says it again, though, it should be changed. ISlayedTheKerrek 07:28, 2 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. Well, this is a stupid Fun Fact. Do you know for sure this is the last one? And if so, are you some kind of future seer? And if so, what kind of future do you see? Do you use this information for good, or for awesome? Would you like to join forces with Strong Bad? He just happens to be the greatest criminal mind of our time. --Shadow Hog 15:36, 3 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Accept He means it's the last one so far genius. 68.4.92.98 12:10, 7 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Comment. What is with the attitude? Are you badamn_187, by any chance? ISlayedTheKerrek 16:04, 8 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline ...for the simple fact that he actually hadn't said it in a LONG time before this e-mail. I'm not going through them all to find the next closest time he says it, but a slightly more acceptable form would be, "This is the only time since [whatever] that Strong Bad has ended an e-mail with a line that includes 'So until next week'..." and even then, it's a tenuous item. --TheEggman 09:29, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. This shouldn't have been STUFFed. It should have just been deleted. --tomstiff 22:04, 15 Mar 2005 (MST)

dragon

Trodgor was a Motorhead

The main riff to Trogdor's theme song appears to be very similar to the one from the Motorhead song "Shoot You In The Back".

  • Weak decline. Doubtful. "appears to be very similar." So you're not sure whether or not it's similar? I think that TBC just wrote their own stuff. Even if it appears to be similar, that doesn't mean it had anything to do with the creation of the the song. →evin290 21:23, 23 Feb 2005 (MST)
    • Severe secondSevere seconding a weak decline,--67.177.52.133 17:27, 8 Mar 2005 (MST)

rock opera

Definitely Maybe? Yes? No!

"Definitely baby" (The line ended by Vector Strong Bad) is a reference to the album Definitely Maybe by Oasis

  • Severe decline. Just because something sounds like something else doesn't make it a reference. →evin290 18:41, 2 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Severe Second --67.177.52.133 17:28, 8 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Ticked-off Third -- I just think it's stupid. That's all.
  • ULTIMATE DECLINE. It was just three words toghether from three different emails. Why was ths STUFF'D? --oopsyoubwokeit 13:16, 21 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • a-digga-diggga-digga-DELETE! This is stupid. It's not why was this STUFF'd- why was it even put on the board in the first place. ISlayedTheKerrek 12:53, 24 Mar 2005 (MST)

Sender's parents

Second time Strong Bad talked about both the sender's parents. This was last done in animal about Spud Jr.

  • Decline. Didn't consider this a "fun" fact at all... --TheEggman 16:50, 2 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second. It was well observed, but as a 'second incidence' it isn't much fun. --Eujensc 13:37, 3 Mar 2005 (MST)

Rose-face/Rosebud

When Strong Bad yells "Rose face!" it could be a possible reference to Citizen Kane and the famous "Rosebud."

  • Weak Decline. Felt this was a bit of a stretch, though I did wonder if it was a reference myself. Still, "Rosebud" is the last dying whisper of Citizen Kane, while Rose-face is anything BUT whispered. --TheEggman 16:50, 2 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline Too much of a stretch, IMO. --Zonath 09:14, 11 Mar 2005 (MST)

Pizza Pizzazz

The appearance of a spinning pizza during the word "Pizzaz" may be a reference to the Pizzaz Pizza Oven, which rotates the pizza under a heating element to cook it.

  • Decline. I don't think that they were purposefully referencing the Pizzaz Pizza oven. The two words are just spelled similarly. (Also, there was a restaurant where I live called "Pizza Pizzazz," but you don't see me putting that down as a fun fact) :-) →evin290 10:02, 27 Feb 2005 (MST)
  • Strong decline. I don't think that this this really is a "fun fact." It's barely a fact. It's incidental at best. ISlayedTheKerrek 09:50, 28 Feb 2005 (MST)
  • SUPER DECLINE. Why it was a fun fact probably has to with some people make stuff y'know, with words from bigger words. --oopsyoubwokeit 13:19, 21 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline Or, it could be... Pizzaz, which I think is pretty obvious. --acekirby13 08:47, 25 Mar 2005 (MST)

Order?

Each quote is truly taken from each email, in order. The first word is from some kinda robot, the second from homsar, and so forth.

VERDICT: This item was Accepted after two weeks of voting. It was also agreed that this item was incorrectly and prematurely STUFF'd (the user who placed it here did not check all facts before putting it up for debate). The item has been added back to the rock opera page. --TheEggman 21:18, 7 Mar 2005 (MST)

Another brick in the wall

At the end of the opera, the cast is on a stage, where the bottom of the stage is a white bricked wall with blue brick outlines. This might be a refrence to the popular rock opera The Wall, by Pink Floyd, as the wall in the Floyd's opera is the same. MajorB 17:07, 23 Feb 2005 (MST)

  • Decline. Good thinking, but this is definitely not a reference. This isn't the first time this stage has been shown (See A Decemberween Pageant) →evin290 16:29, 23 Feb 2005 (MST)
    • I just watched ADP, and the part of the stage in question is not visible. Perhaps I should look in the email where the stage appears (I don't remember the name right now). MajorB 17:07, 23 Feb 2005 (MST)
      • In the very first scene after marzipan says "Homestar, I don't think those are your lines." That's when they show the whole stage.
        • Hmmm...how did I miss that? 24.58.44.43 19:05, 23 Feb 2005 (MST)
  • Comment Just because it's already shown doesn't mean it's not a reference. --acekirby13 19:17, 24 Mar 2005 (MST)

Where's The Cheat?

In the beginning of the toon when Homestar is spreading the marshmallow spread on the veggie burger, the spread changes everytime he spreads it. Thought it was an interesting detail.

Note: this submission created the section on STUFF, but named it incorrectly as "Where The Cheat Is At?". This is referenced at least once in the votes below.

  • Decline and also, who cares?! And sometimes Homestar's shirt is a lighter shade of blah blah blah. Fun facts are meant to be FUN, okay? You didn't even get the name of the cartoon right! Donny vs Universe
  • Decline - yeah, it's a nice detail, but not really all that worth mentioning; too minor. (And Donny, nothing personal, but that was pretty harsh, man. Might want to tone down before we hurt someone's feelings...) --Shadow Hog 23:02, 21 Feb 2005 (MST)
    • Second'devin290 13:58, 22 Feb 2005 (MST)
    • I'll tone you down my lord! Donny vs Universe
      • CommentJust to give you a head's up, Donny, those were the rudest words I have ever heard. Realize that this is a cartoon, PLEASE . If you ever spoke like that in the real world, you would get your butt kicked.
      • Comment Uh-huhhhh...1) Sign your post. 2) Scroll up. People are saying far ruder things than I did, including the person who told me to "tone it down". 3) I was blunt not rude, boo hoo. Donny vs Universe
        • To be frank, what I said didn't really seem rude to me. I'm not particularly sure how you can say that my politely asking you to tone down is far ruder than coming up to somebody's face and practically calling them an idiot. (Unless you mean something completely unrelated?...) Also, being harsh to somebody's face like that IS generally a rude thing. --Shadow Hog 09:41, 7 Mar 2005 (MST)
        • To be frank, I think that saying "Well this is a stupid fun fact" and then proceeding to rip apart the contributor with a SB quote is pretty rude. Donny vs Universe
  • EXTREME DECLINE!!! This is a pathetic fun fact. That's all there is to it.--24.159.113.2 13:54, 23 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Accept. I have no problem with this one. Remove the last sentence, and you're good to go. --Trogga 13:48, 25 Mar 2005 (MST)

secret recipes

Pamcakes and Pimecones

Homestar's use of the word "pimecone" instead of "pinecone" is reminiscent of his usage of the word "pamcakes" instead of "pancakes" in montage.

  • Neutral. I don't really know about this one. It... kinda has merit... hm... →evin290 19:55, 23 Feb 2005 (MST)
  • Accept Reasonable, I guess... --Joshua 20:41, 27 Feb 2005 (MST)
    • Second --Trogga 10:53, 8 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline Homestar pronouces 'n's as 'm's; he's always done this and he probably always will. ;The Pardack
    • Comment This is not always true. There are many cases where he pronounces 'n'. I think this fact is worth mentioning, albeit not incredibly interesting. --NFITC1 11:33, 3 Mar 2005 (CST)
  • Strong Decline Homestar has a speech impediment. He does pronounce 'n's as 'm's. This is amazingly obvious so it should not be a fun fact.
    • He never pronounces "Marzipan" as "Marzipam". --Trogga 18:41, 18 Mar 2005 (MST)

Bumdumbourge and Totalslava

Bumdumbourg and Totalslava are obviously loose references to the countries Luxembourg and Bratslava.

  • Decline. Bratslava isn't a country, nor is it even spelled right! The correct spelling is Bratislava, which is the capital of Slovakia. The only one who could even really be considered a reference is Bumdumborge, and even that's a stretch. ISlayedTheKerrek
    • Second The Luxembourg reference is TOO obvious, and the "Bratslavia" too wrong. The former Yugoslavia would work better, but it's still pretty obvious that SB was just making up country-like names off the top of his head (similar to Dortugal and Prance.) --Jay 15:23, 15 Feb 2005 (MST)
    • Yeah, but at least Dortugal and Prance ARE real country names, only with the first letter changed. These ones are just totally random, and not correlating to anything, so... Second. --Shadow Hog 16:27, 15 Feb 2005 (MST)
  • Maybe that's why he said it was an obvious reference. And, if anyone cares to know, someone revised this fact, so this STUFF really isn't necessary. --acekirby13 14:27, 2 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • ...and I wrote this one. But give me a break! I'm not from Europe, and I was wrong. Get off my back. Like I said, It's been changed. acekirby13 14:39, 2 Mar 2005 (MST)
      • Why the hell do you think nobody's commented on this since February 15? I know it was changed. We all know it was changed. Why do you think I STUFFed it in the first place? In a way it was to get it to be changed! Word to the wise, acekirby13, next time you try to post a fun fact, make sure it's as factual as possible. That doesn't necessarily mean it'll stand up in a court of HR Wiki law, but at least you won't be laid to ridicule as much as you were here. And if you're this sensitive to criticism, then don't post here at all. Nobody likes a crybaby! ISlayedTheKerrek 08:22, 7 Mar 2005 (MST)
        • Calm down, Kerrek! Nobody likes a smartass either. homestar3.14 12:23, 10 Mar 2005 (EST)
          • Maybe not, but he shouldn't have complained about my STUFFing his fact.ISlayedTheKerrek 06:39, 11 Mar 2005 (MST)
            • Who's complaining? I simply stated why my fact was so dam wrong. Your face doesn't have to turn the color of the Reddest Raddish because of that. And, at least I admitted to such a terrible mistake. I'm sure that more than a couple of users haven't stood up and admitted to their STUFFed facts. ...anyway, its over and done, so lets drop it, or this could turn into a pretty bad flame war. --acekirby13 18:12, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)
              • Whatever, bro. Just be careful what you post in the future, and don't threaten me again. ISlayedTheKerrek 11:26, 15 Mar 2005 (MST)

The Best Decemberween Ever

The Brethren

This is the first cartoon when the brothers Chaps refer to themselves as "Brethren" Chaps.

  • DECLINE-- It's just weird. Unsettling.
    • Whats unsettling about it?--flashstorm 12:03, 10 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Please sign your vote. --TheEggman
  • Decline-- I don't find this item to be necessary at all. If anything, it's the *only* time, because they try to do things different with the credits with each new toon. This is, at best, a running gag, and shouldn't be placed on this toon's page. --TheEggman 09:15, 13 Mar 2005 (MST)

Kick the Can

Coincedincem

According to Bubs' Yearbook Character Page picture, Bubs now owns the can in the cartoon... Or it's just a strange coincedincem.

  • Decline. TBC reuse flash items a lot! So, I guess it's not a coincedincem. →evin290 18:35, 5 Feb 2005 (MST)
    • Second. -- The Real Zajac 14:31, 6 Feb 2005 (PST)
      • Third. The movies themselves take place in 1936, which was a long time ago, coincedemtally.
        • FOURTH'D --TheEggman 23:34, 25 Feb 2005 (MST)
  • Rewrite and Keep. It's poorly worded, for sure, but I never noticed it before and think it's interesting enought to keep. — InterruptorJones[[]] 12:25, 10 Feb 2005 (MST)
    • Second. --Trogga 11:27, 8 Mar 2005 (MST)
      • Fifth'D! It Sucks! TBC recycle stuff so their brains don't get screwed!

other days

Tappity Tappity

When Strong Bad dismisses the email's text to make room for his new text, as he does often, it makes the standard typing sound effects instead of the hard "enter" hitting sound.

  • Although it was deleted as "not fun", I'm not too sure that it deserves it. Your opinions? --Jay 00:03, 5 Feb 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. Strong Bad often clears the screen by just typing more, analogous to a 'soft return' onto the next page. -- The Real Zajac 14:39, 6 Feb 2005 (PST)
  • Decline. Who cares? Fun facts are supposed to be, well, FUN. They're not about picking out every insignifcant detail. Donny vs Universe
  • Accept Yeah its a good fun fact? all ya'lls are too picky Extremejon
  • Accept. Seems to me like a good fact. It's definitely a glitch if TBC usually use the 'enter' noise. →evin290 17:20, 12 Feb 2005 (MST)
    • You know Evin290, TBC mock fans who use logic like that (Homestar does NOT have a stupid uncle egg). Donny vs Universe
      • Are you taking a H*R line way too seriously in order to convince people not to take a H*R way too seriously...? --Jay 10:58, 16 Feb 2005 (MST)
        • Comment. I'm just saying that it's probably worth having because it's out of the norm. →evin290 20:19, 16 Feb 2005 (MST)
  • Decline! On most of my computers I use, it's usually the SPACE BAR that sounds different, not the return/enter key. --Aussie Evil 15:28, 3 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Accept On my computer, both sound different. Anyway, I think its good enough to be in there. -acekirby13
  • Decline, If we acepted this than we'd have to accept all the other fun facts that mentioned a slight, often unimportant, difference. --flashstorm 15:26, 14 Mar 2005 (MST)

radio

German Radio?

Old-timey Strong Bad's pronunciation of radio (rah-dio) is actually the German pronunciation of the word.

  • Declined. I think this is purely co-incidental. I think TSB is pronouncing the word in an "old-timey" way (e.g. newspapper rather than newspaper in That a Ghost). -- tomstiff 25 Mar 2005

The fish was delish and it made quite a dish (ACCEPTED)

Strong Bad's test phrase is an old broadcasting cliché. The phrase has been used to test the levels of the F and SH sounds in audio signals for recording, public address and broadcast. When those sounds are too "hot", sounding like intense hisses, the mike can be moved or covered to reduce the "swishiness". --beanluc 15:47, 16 Dec 2004 (MST)

VERDICT: This item was Accepted after several weeks of voting. It appears in this form on the page for radio --TheEggman 21:59, 21 Feb 2005 (MST)

Location

Jugding by the name of the colledge radio station (WSBD) Free Country USA must be East of the Mississippi River. All radio stations to the east of the Mississippi have a 'W' in front of their name all those to the west have a 'K'.

  • Neutral What do you guys think?
  • Accept It sounds like a good fact. I mean I didn't know it. The Pardack
  • Second! -thatkidsam 08:24, 12 Feb 2005 (MST)
  • Accept. Interesting and certainly not common knowledge. --Upsilon
  • Decline Considering TBC live east of the Mississippi, they probably used it because it just sounded better to them than using a "K". ACupOfCoffee
  • Weak Accept Not really anything groundbreaking, but the standard for naming radio station call signs based on relation to the Mississippi River isn't necessarily common knowledge. However, like the above voter said, it could just be coincidence. --TheEggman 15:30, 9 Feb 2005 (MST)
  • Rewrite and Accept. Another poorly-worded fun fact. Add info about TBC's geography for good measure. — InterruptorJones[[]] 12:30, 10 Feb 2005 (MST)
  • Terminally Confused Free Country USA was never a place, so trying to map out its probable location is redundant. -Walking Armless
  • Accept I never knew that. I like it. --24.159.113.2 15:57, 25 Feb 2005 (MST)
  • Accept It's kind of a cool fact, regardless of whether it was done intentionally or not. --Gydea
  • Accept...almost It's probably true...I think. I live in New England, where the radio stations are W..., but when I took a trip to California, the radio stations were K..., but I need more proof that the Mississippi River determines it. --acekirby13 14:46, 2 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Accept! There's some border between K and W, according to the FCC. If if it was ZSBD, Free Country USA would not be in any plausible place in the States. --Aussie Evil 15:31, 3 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Accept. Here's a document that explains K/W radio call letters. Note that there are exceptions to the general rule (e.g. WBAP in Dallas, KDKA in Pittsburgh). -- tomstiff 23:26, 11 Mar 2005 (CST)
    • Accept now Thank's tomstiff, thats just the proof i needed. --acekirby13 18:16, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Comment Heck, I *LIVE* in Pittsburgh, and I completely forgot about KDKA... Still, it's nice to see that explained. --TheEggman
  • Comment I wonder if WSBD is a play on Atlanta radio station WSB. -- tomstiff 21:36, 12 Mar 2005 (CST)
    • Uh... if anything, it's just a joke on Strong BaD --TheEggman
  • Accept I'm not sure if it's true because I didn't research it at all but it is interesting and not common knowlage --Because, It's Midnite

WSBD in Ohio

There is a real news radio station transmitting from Cleveland, OH with the call letters WSBD. The Brothers Chaps most likely did not know about this, as SBD can easily stand for Strong Bad.

  • Possible Decline This might not be a fact at all, since the only positive reference I could find that listed a WSBD in Cleveland is this page, which is likely a mistake by the author of the CIS webpage, as there is a WSPD radio station in Toledo, Ohio with a newsradio format. Could anyone (possibly from Ohio) positively confirm or deny this? (Note: Fun fact not removed from page) --Zonath 09:01, 7 Mar 2005 (MST) A bit of fact-checking on the FCC website has not turned up any licensing information for the WSBD call-sign, which pretty much indicates that no station exists with those call letters. It's technically possible that a radio station WSBD may have existed at one time, but not anymore. --Zonath 10:32, 7 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline Seconding above. Might this reference be a play on Atlanta radio station WSB? -- tomstiff 23;40, 11 Mar 2005 (CST)
  • Decline It's definetely a play on Strong Bad. --acekirby13 08:51, 25 Mar 2005 (MST)

origins

Beverly Sportsinterviews

Beverly Sportsinterviews, likely related to Lem Sportsinterviews, is a reference to Beverly Cleary, an author for children and young adults.

VERDICT: After several weeks of voting, this item was Accepted. It appears in this form on the origins page. --TheEggman 00:00, 9 Mar 2005 (MST)

Cut the Crusts

In the second bread sing-along song, Homestar sings, "I cut the crusts off in the morning light." This is a reference to the 80s metal band Dokken, whose song "Alone Again" had the same tune and opens with "I'd like to see you in the morning light."

  • Decline. The tune is not the same as the Dokken song, and without the tune being the same this is too much of a stretch. -166.102.250.139 23:23, 20 Feb 2005 (EST)

Señor & Mr.Bland

Señor & Mr. Bland got crushed by Bubs' Concession Stand, though they appear in the audience of Marshmallow's Last Stand. Bubs' Concession Stand appeared before this toon.

  • Decline. You have to remember that ths is from Strong Bad's point of view, and he has been known to not tell the truth. Fizz123

funny

409

409 is a reference to Formula 409, a cleaner/degreaser by Clorox.

VERDICT: After several weeks of voting, this item was narrowly Accepted. Added to funny --TheEggman 00:04, 9 Mar 2005 (MST)

Strong Bad Is In Jail Cartoon

Poopsmith

The Poopsmith never blinks.

  • Decline Do I really need to say why? The_Pardack
    • Second Who cares if he never blinks? mk5dude
      • Third I don't think ANY character in H*R blinks! -acekirby13
  • Comment Actually Homestar blinks, quite frequently, I might add. Pop tire 22:16, 24 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Okay, okay. MOST characters don't blink, unless I'm missing something giant here. --acekirby13 08:54, 25 Mar 2005 (MST)

Wall Markings

According to the markings on the wall of the jail, the Cheat and Strong Bad have been in jail for about a week.

  • Decline. Fairly obvious to anyone watching the cartoon. Besides, the marks on the wall are common cliches in jail settings. Thats why they're there, to act as a visual gag NOT to tell us how long Strong Bad and a The Cheat have been there.Donny vs Universe
    • Second. -- tomstiff 21:27, 11 Mar 2005 (CST)
  • accept. Good fact... →j to the sag
  • Accept. I never noticed. Maybe a slight rephrase is in order, however. Something like "If the marks on the wall are accurate, then the Cheat and Strong Bad have been in jail for about a week." - Rebochan 10:07, 31 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • Rewrite and move. Just stick in the transcript how many tick marks are on the wall. Besides, those marks may have been made by the last inmate in the cell. -- The Real Zajac 13:19, 14 Feb 2005 (PST)

Fifty frickin' wings

The King's line "fifty frickin' wings" could be referring to Fricker's, a restaurant famous for their "frickin' chicken wings."

  • Neutral I've never head of Fricker's. →evin290 14:50, 25 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • Decline Could've sworn I've seen this one submitted before...if not, theres still not much to go on with this one proof wise.Donny vs Universe
  • Accept It doesn't get any clearer than this.
  • Is it in Georgia or thereabouts? If not it's probably not a reference. I'm not going to say accept or decline since I don't have an actual username. I used to but I forgot it.
  • Accept I support this one because I do not think TBC would use the word "frickin'" to sound like a well known four-letter word in the english language. --BegyLips
  • Accept! However, i've only seen Frcikers in Ohio, but who knows...
  • Revise A touch more information on Fricker's is needed, such as where the chain can be found. Eujensc 17:14, 20 Feb 2005 (MST)
  • Decline because I doubt TBC has heard of Fricker's either. According to their website, they're only located in Ohio, save for two restaurants in Fort Wayne and Richmond (Indiana). ISlayedTheKerrek 07:36, 2 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Weak accept. It's still possible, as TBC may have visited Ohio and/or Indiana once or twice. --Trogga 20:12, 8 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Accept. I live in ATL, and could swear that I've seen that placr a couple times. --clashman 18:55,9 Mar 2005 (MST)

Teen Girl Squad Issue 4

Buck Privates

The part where they say the same thing and laugh is a reference to the Abbot and Costello film Buck Privates.

Decline. I've never seen Buck Privates but unless there's a scene with Lou under a Heavy Lourde type weight and Bud under a sack of potatoes this sure seems like a stretch to me -- tomstiff 24 Mar 2004

Decemberween Teen Girl Squad

Starbucks

Double Double Whippless Mochaccino Half Caf is a Coffee drink from Starbucks. However, it is actually called a Venti Half-caf frapaccino w/o whipped cream (not all Starbucks serve this). Double Double refers to a coffee from Tim Hortons with two creams and two sugars.

  • Decline. But wait. If the drink is actually called something else then it's *not* available. Da Bros are just making fun of Starbucks, not refering to a real drink. -- tomstiff 24 Mar 2005
  • Decline. Not only is this not the exact name of a Starbucks drink, the person who posted this fact also had the drink wrong; a Mochaccino is not the same as a Frappuccino or even a Mocha Frappuccino, and "double double" refers to the amount of espresso in the drink, not the size of the drink (so we don't know it's Venti).

Teen Girl Squad Issue 8

The Intercom

The Intercom, who introduces the battle of the bands, may be a reference to Saved by the Bell, where the character Screech creates a similar-looking robot friend.

  • Decline. This seems like a real stretch. Sometimes an intercom is just an intercom. -- tomstiff 08:44, 24 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Accept. TBC watch SBTB. --Trogga 20:13, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)

Soofa Group?

The page title "soopa group" is a stretch, but could possibly be a reference to SoofaGroup (http://www.freewebs.com/soofagroup/index.htm). At least that's the only thing that makes any remote sense, and it's doubtful that Soof took their name from this toon.

  • Decline. Or it could just be a silly-slash-funny mis-spelling with no referrence to the real-world. -- tomstiff 08:30, 24 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second It's most likley a play on the words "Super Group". --acekirby13 19:24, 24 Mar 2005 (MST)

Truk

In the "Easter Egg" from the exclamation point at the end of episode 8, we see Tompkins wearing a shirt that says "Truk." Truk is the name of a Pacific atoll inhabited by Polynesian peoples. Truk was newsworthy in the 70's for the gang violence there.

  • Decline. This reference is in no way relevant to TGS or H*R. It's explained in the transcript that "Truk" is a misspelling of "truck" as a caption to the poorly-drawn truck on Tompkins shirt. --TheEggman 23:00, 14 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second -- tomstiff 08:52, 15 Mar 2005 (CST)

Phantom Drummer? (ACCEPTED)

At the actual Battle of the Bands concert, it's quite clear that the only instruments being played are Cheerleader's three-necked guitar and What's Her Face's Bass. However, you can easily distinguish the sound of a drumset being played in the background of the song.

VERDICT: This item is Accepted by a score of 8-1; it is added to the Glitch section of Teen Girl Squad Issue 8 --TheEggman 10:18, 18 Feb 2005 (MST)

Fender Guitars

During Kissy Boots' first practice session, both What's Her Face and Cheerleader are playing basses, possibly Fender basses, judging from the arrangement of string keys.

  • Rewrite. The machine heads (tuning keys) on Cheerleader's guitar definitely suggest Fender, but Fender never made guitars with bodies in the Flying V shape -- that shape suggests Gibson (or possibly Epiphone, who make the first good knockoff). It does appear to be a four-string bass, since during the concert, Cheerleader plays (or pretends to play) a multinecked guitar with six machine heads per neck, so it's not just Strong Bad's artistic license. What's her face's guitar (which is, interestingly, left-handed) is much more likely to be a Fender. -- 70.19.78.90
  • Epiphone is owned by Gibson, numbnuts. Therefore, no knockoffs. It's the same guitar. - badamn_187
  • badamn, sign your post correctly, or your vote doesn't count. ISlayedTheKerrek

College Radio

What's Her Face being labelled as "College Radio" is probably a reference to radio.

VERDICT: This item was Accepted. However, whatever user STUFF'd this item failed to remove it from the TGS8 page. It remains on the Teen Girl Squad Issue 8 page in this form. --TheEggman 23:00, 14 Mar 2005 (MST)

The Reddest Radish

Back Buttons

The reason that this toon does not have a "Back" button is most likely because this cartoon appeared on the Telebision Toons Menu, which integrated the cartoons into the menu itself.

  • Decline ...unless you can find that this is the ONLY toon that does not have a "Back" button, or that this is the ONLY toon that doesn't have the "Back" button for this specific reason. Otherwise, this ought to go on the Telebision Toons Menu page and not on the specific toon pages. --TheEggman 11:51, 15 Mar 2005 (MST)

island

Forward referencing # 1

Homestar called Strong Bad Stinkoman. This is the name Strong Bad will use for his 20X6 counterpart in japanese cartoon.

  • Decline Its not the first time a character was created based on a throwaway gag (Homsar for instance).
  • Accept, since it's a fairly interesting point.
  • Accept This has been confirmed by TBC as the original source of the name "Stinkoman". I think this is significant enough to note here as well as in "japanese cartoon". - tim333
  • Modify, accept. Say that this is the first instance of the name Stinkoman. --Upsilon
    • Second. -- AgentSeethroo
    • Second Kamek 12:03, 24 Jan 2005 (MST)
    • Second - GOOD example of forward referencing. Much unlike that "Eh! Steve" one at the top of the page. --Shadow Hog 19:34, 13 Feb 2005 (MST)
  • Decline Fairly obvious and already noted on the Stinkoman page. Donny vs Universe

Forward Referencing #2

The one thing Strong Bad described would happen on the island that was not illustrated was salting his foot.. which didn't take place until interview.

  • I would have to say Decline to both of those. TBC probably have just been reusing cool ideas. Not any relation to future.
    • Second that.
    • Second --PolarBoy 09:49, 11 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. I doubt that Strong Bad salting his foot was in anyway foreshadowing another e-mail. Especially if we don't know if they had recieved the interview e-mail at that point.
    • Second Plus both of these are already on the pages for the japanese cartoon and island emails
    • Second, but you guys need to sign your votes or they don't count. Kamek 12:06, 24 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • Accept. Why not? --Trogga 13:24, 14 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • Accept. Seems perfectly reasonable to me. --Upsilon

2 years

Mormon Missionary

E. Fullmer's first initial could possibly really stand for "Elder" Fullmer, indicating that he is about to become a Mormon missionary. This could explain why he will be going on a two-year trip and will not be able to check the website for two years, as that is how long Mormon missionaries serve, and they are not allowed to use the Internet during that time.

  • Accept. -- thatkidsam 09:04, 8 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. Oh, like: "E. Fullmer's name could be Ed Fullmer, a play on Elmer Fudd" or "E. Fullmer's name could be Evan Fullmer, a disc jockey in Georgia I know, and the brothers chaps are from Georgia." --24.21.86.243 00:19, 3 Jan 2005 (MST)
    • TBC claim not to have come up with any of the content in the e-mails Strong Bad answers, so the name is probably not a joke. Maybe someone who has experience with the LDS church could comment on whether it's common for an elder to sign in that fashion.--216.231.36.102 09:35, 4 Jan 2005 (MST)
      • Don't suppose this matters much now, since it's verified that he was a Mormon missionary, but for the record no, it's not common at all. I'm a Mormon, and I've served a mission myself, and I've never seen "Elder" abbreviated like that (before). But apparently there's always a first time... --Alun Clewe 02:19, 26 Feb 2005 (MST)
        • In fact, actually, the more I think about this the less sense it makes. Not only is "Elder" in my experience never abbreviated to "E.", but it wouldn't make sense for him to be referring to himself as "Elder Fullmer" in the first place. If he's sending an e-mail saying he's going to be gone for two years and unable to access the web, that means he hasn't started his mission yet, and he wouldn't be calling himself "Elder Fullmer" yet. Okay, I understand someone says this guy is a friend of his coworker and he was indeed a soon-to-be Mormon missionary, fine, but...did his first name, by any chance, start with E? Because that would still make a lot more sense than the "E." standing for Elder when Elder isn't abbreviated that way and he wouldn't be calling himself Elder yet anyway. In fact, the personal testimonial notwithstanding, this rings false for me on enough levels I'm going to have to vote Decline on this one unless some more direct evidence arises. -Alun Clewe 16:07, 1 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second. gwr2004 11:15, 8 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • Didn't someone say they actually knew E. Fullmer, who is indeed a mormon missionary? Wait... yes. Of course, that may not necessarily mean anything, but I still say accept either way. - SailorHippyGirl
I'm going to have to Accept. Because it's true! And 216.231.36.102, it's not terribly common for missionaries to sign things that way, but I think he did it so people could get the joke without being so blatant as to write out Elder. I do know that H*R is saturatingly popular at both USU and BYU, so there would be plenty of people to get the joke. --racerx_is_alive 13:16, 12 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • Accept. Click on the link above - this is a verified fact. Kilroy/talk[[]] 20:23, 21 Jan 2005 (MST)
    • Accept -- I didn't know that. Definately an interesting tidbit and should be accepted as long as there is enough supporting evidence to merit the assumption. Kamek 12:12, 24 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • Revise I think this should be reworded, because it has been verified. Something like "E. Fullmer is a Mormon missionary, which explains why he will be absent for the next two years," or something. Gydea
    • Decline the above revise, accept the original The original is a plausible enough explanation, whether it's true or not (and a lot of fun facts are based on more sketchy information). However, I would decline the above revise because someone posting on a message board about 'the best friend of my coworker' is not the same as verification. I should know... my brother's boss's former roommate was the guy whose stomach exploded because he mixed Pop Rocks and Coke. --211.252.38.203 00:29, 9 Mar 2005 (MST)

Strong Sad a Strongbadian

According to this email, Strong Sad is (or will be) a resident of Strongbadia.

  • Decline He could simply be there, or visiting. You don't have to belong to a country to visit it, or even to reside in it. (Jim Carrey wasnt amercan until recently but he lived there for years).--flashstorm 17:15, 15 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. If that was the case, the sign would read "Population: Tire, Bundt Cake Pan, Coach Z, and Strong Sad." --TheEggman 11:59, 15 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline Although I think this fact is wrong, I just want to point out that the population on the tire isn't entire accurate. Strong Bad, Strong Mad and The Cheat aren't listed, and we all know they're in there. --Joshua 20:44, 28 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second Might I quote the national anthem? "The people are so great, but really there's only me, and that means I'm so great, and also there's the Cheat." --acekirby13 15:54, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)

A grill, a doghouse, a trash can, an igloo and the TARDIS

The spacious interior of The Cheat's house may be a reference to Snoopy's house from the Peanuts comics. It also looked small and ordinary on the outside, but was very large and luxurious on the inside, housing, among other things, his prized Van Gogh. It might also be a reference to Oscar the Grouch's trash can (from Sesame Street), which is also small on the outside, but contains a swimming pool and a number of other facilities within. It could also be a reference to the Nickelodeon show Doug, where his smart dog's (Porkchop) igloo is WAY roomier than it looked. Or even the TARDIS from Dr Who...

  • Neutral I doubt its a reference to any those, but for some reason, I don't want to decline it. --Trogga 22:03, 22 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Weak decline - needs severe rewrite This is actually a combination of several entries from that page that should have been combined in a single fact, so I did. The trouble is, there are way too many references noted here. The "roomier than it looks" gag isn't anything new, and severe rewrite on this is needed in order for this to be acceptable. At the very least, the Oscar and TARDIS references need to go. --TheEggman 07:53, 23 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second Alls I know is that Snoopy's house was huge on the inside. --acekirby13 09:00, 25 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline It's a reference to this... and a reference to that... and a reference to this other thing... and a reference to something else... make up your mind! I hate "facts" like this. --Jay 10:05, 26 Mar 2005 (MST)

Homestar Presents: Presents

Length Of Grabbo Arm

The grabbo arm is about 3/4ths of the length of the screen, and judging by Strong Bad's height, and the chart on Strong Bad Is In Jail Cartoon, the grabbo arm is about 6 feet long. Since Strong Bad is about 4 feet long and the grabbo arm is a little higher than him, therefore the measurement. --RPharazon Oh yeah, I used the SWF file for this, and I had an insane amount of time because that's the only SB thing I had during my vacation...

  • Revise but Accept This is very interesting, although we do not know how far off the screen the grabbo arm goes. You should judge by the ratio of the hight of the diamond-shaped workings of the grabbo arm and the length of the grabbo arm itself to find out how long it actually is. Then determine how long it is in proportion to Strong Bad. Needs a bit more work, but it could be a very interesting fact!
  • Decline. Hmmm... TBC don't really pay attention to scale (see the DVD commentary for flag day and new hands), so I don't think this method of figuring real-life measures of length are relevant. -- FortyTwo 21:57, 17 Jan 2005 (MST)
    • Second.-- tomstiff 22:13, 15 Jan 2005 (CST)
  • Neutral There's a way to find out for sure how far off the screen it went. Save the Flash file to your computer. now squish the window verticly then stretch it out so you can see it in sort of a WIDESCRRRRREEEEEEEEN version to see what you don't on the webpage.
  • Decline. This particular item isn't really that 'fun', is it? --TheEggman 20:41, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. You stretched it, not that big of a deal. --Stinkoman K

Homestar's Clock

It is unclear how Homestar's clock could even differentiate between 10:00 am and 10:00 pm -- usually analog clocks have a light or indicator when it is night time, but Homestar's clock has none.

  • First of all, analog clocks usually don't have an indicator, and Homestar's clock is called a digital clock. Second of all, most people can tell whether it is AM or PM by looking outside. --24.21.86.243 10:00, 3 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • Revise and accept Not in Alaska.
  • Revise and accept first of all, this IS a electric analog clock, uses small wheels inside with the numbers, i've seen this style before, also there is no indicator on this model but not all of them have it, normally they use a ssmall ne-2 indicator lamp with a 56k series resistor, he can tell am/pm by looking outside the window behind the clock but where are the buttons to set the alarm if any and when did you hear any alarm or see him shut it off? ~~Frogz~~
    • You know alot about clocks.
  • Revise and accept What matters isn't whether Homestar can tell if it's AM or PM. He claims that he accidentally set the alarm for PM instead of AM, but how could he do that if the clock can't tell the difference between AM and PM? That's what's weird. (Frogz: Alarm buttons might be on back, and the music could be a short alarm.)
  • Rewrite To something like:
  • Homestar says that he accidentally set his alarm for 10 PM instead of AM, but it is unclear how his clock can show the difference between AM and PM in the first place. There is no indicator!
    • Maybe this is the cause of the confusion. -- all by Pianoplayerontheroof
    • Second. --Upsilon
    • Third...I mean.. Second. --RPharazon
    • Second Kilroy/talk[[]] 20:14, 21 Jan 2005 (MST)
    • Second But get rid of the "Homestar says" part. Thats already noted in the transcript and adds un-needed weight to the fact. Just say "Its unclear how Homestar's clock can...and the rest"..Donny vs Universe
  • Accept However, I think another important thing is the fact that if the clock does not have an AM/PM indicator, then Homestar would have had to set him clock after 10 AM (because, obviously, you can't set a clock like that any more than 12 hours in advance), further proving how...ahem... absent-minded he is.
  • Decline I think we're trying to make a very complicated issue out of a very subtle joke - with no indicator, he COULDN'T have set it for AM or PM, in which case, his statement isn't false, it's just stupid... which isn't surprising coming from Homestar. --TheEggman 20:43, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)

Grabbo Arm Sound

Strong Bad's Grabbo Arm makes the same noises as Homestar's tricked-out propeller cap in car.

  • Accept Yes, this is just a copy and paste, but it is interesting and fun. It suggests a similarity of the internal workings of the two devices. --Pianoplayerontheroof
    • Second. Although this is a "glitch," I do agree that it is fun! --evin290 19:56, 17 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. Yes, TBC reuse things occasionally. This is because they are using Flash, and can copy and paste. These fall under "Glitches due to Flash software" above and do not make good fun facts. --24.21.86.243 00:02, 3 Jan 2005 (MST)
    • Reusing something =/= glitch. A glitch is a bug or something messed up that happens even though it's not supposed to. Before you start criticizing others placement, you might want to consider working on yours. --super orange! 19:14, 3 Jan 2005 (MST)

Slippers

  • Homestar's bunny slippers have the eyes and ears upside down relative to one another. This is also true in caper.
  • Decline. It is not interesting when it is easily observed while watching the cartoon. For example, "Homestar wears a propeller cap" would not make a good fun fact. --24.21.86.243 00:02, 3 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • Rewrite it and put up a page for Homestar's Bunny Slippers in the clothing category of the Items page. --Pianoplayerontheroof
  • Accept Pointing out that their upsidedown is perfectly reasonable. And for lords sake, not every other fun fact HAS to be STUFF'd--68.4.92.98 22:22, 3 Jan 2005 (MST)
    • Second I agree on the STUFFing - the issue about 'Order?' on rock opera should not have been STUFF'd in the first place. --TheEggman 23:48, 25 Feb 2005 (MST)

Blade man

The rusty steak knife being perfect for Coach Z may reference the fact that he's a "blade man, man" from personal favorites.

  • Decline. This, and the phone without the wire, is a reference to a disturbingly dark cartoon "Salad Fingers" whose title character enjoys touching rusty objects and once used a similar phone.
    • You need to sign your decline, please. Otherwise, it doesn't count. Kamek 09:34, 21 Jan 2005 (MST)
    • Ew, I didn't pick up the Salad Fingers reference. That is a fun fact. (Please don't comment on my stupidity if it's already in the fun facts; I haven't been to that page in a bit) - Gydea
  • Neutral. It's possible, but it's more likely that the rusty steak knife was more of a prelude to Coach Z's Decemberween TV dinner. He didn't seem to have any utensils to eat the salisbury steak with. Kamek 09:34, 21 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. The original dialogue was "I'm a white guy with a knife!".It was edited out. So Coach Z had to say something different.

Charlie Brown

The view of the outside of the house (panelling and steps) is very similar to Charlie Brown's house, which may explain the departure from previous toons.

  • Decline. Complete speculation. Some people don't seem to understand that H*R is a silly cartoon, not a carefully thought out parody. --24.21.86.243 23:56, 2 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • Accept Some people don't seem to understand that H*R has elements of a carefully thought-out parody, and is not just a silly cartoon. It's dot com 10:22, 22 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • Accept. --racerx_is_alive 13:21, 12 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • Neutral The fact is correct, but it's less likely a parody of Charlie Brown THIS time. See, it's EXACTLY the same as in The Best Decemberween Ever, which has MUCH stronger Charlie Brown overtones. --Jay 14:00, 25 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • Move to Homestar's House. --Trogga 19:54, 25 Jan 2005 (MST)

Wizard of Oz

Homsar "ringing" the paintbrush may be a reference to the Dark Side of the Moon/Wizard of Oz sync. One of the syncs is a paintbrush being moved up and down, and a bell ringing.

  • Decline. Complete speculation. Some people don't seem to understand that H*R is a silly cartoon, not a carefully thought out parody. --24.21.86.243 23:56, 2 Jan 2005 (MST)
    • Accept. And in what other context do paintbrushes ring? This kind of pointless and obscure reference is right up the Chaps' alley. It's not like it's the first obscure reference to be found in the toons; heck, just look at the costumes in every Halloween toon.--HeartBurn Kid 11:15, 25 Jan 2005 (MST)
      • Accept Second'd I myself have not seen the DSotM/WoO sync, but if the original sync is there, I believe this should be a legitimate reference. And that 'Complete speculation' vote (and every other on this page) should be discounted as a joke vote as it is obvious trolling. --TheEggman 23:51, 25 Feb 2005 (MST)
      • Second --Trogga 10:19, 11 Mar 2005 (MST)
        • Actually, there's a reason why it appears more than once. See, 24.21.86.243 put a WHOLE LOT of facts under one heading and voted for all of them with a single "Decline, Complete speculation, carefully thought out parody, etc." Then someone split the facts and duplicated the (at the time) two votes that were given, for each one. (I think racerx was the other duplicated vote.) So it wasn't REALLY trolling, just one person with a bad voting scheme and someone who split them like this. See my comment on the next fact! --Jay 00:41, 26 Feb 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. --racerx_is_alive 13:21, 12 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. This is merely adding to the fact that Homsar is excempt from reality's physics. -Walikng Armless

Beat It

Homestar's pajamas are exactly like the ones Michael Jackson wore in the "Beat It" music video.

  • Decline. Complete speculation. Some people don't seem to understand that H*R is a silly cartoon, not a carefully thought out parody. --24.21.86.243 23:56, 2 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • Accept Alms for the pudgy, paintbrush ringing, and Accept the rest. --racerx_is_alive 13:21, 12 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • Accept Big Time! But with edit: "The piano nightshirt Homestar wears is the same as Michael Jackson's in the "Beat It" music video." Not sure how you'd call this speculation - it's quite specific, and funny as hell, more so than Weird Al wearing it in "Eat It". And racerx, what exactly are you getting at here?--BaconSandwich 13:53, 8 Feb 2005 (MST)
    • What racerx is getting at, BTW, is that User:24.21.86.243 added a whole bunch of Fun Facts under one heading and Declined them all with one comment. Someone later came in and split them, putting User:IP's Decline in all of them (which is why all of the Fun Facts near this one have the same Decline comment, even where inappropriate). Apparently, racerx responded to all of them but didn't get his response split in quite the way he'd intended (he meant to decline two of the facts and accept the rest) - and I'm surprised I'm just now noticing. --Jay 23:44, 16 Feb 2005 (MST)

I went ahead and added this, combined with the existing not-as-fun fact about the 'anatomically incorrect' keyboard. After finding and watching the video, this is even stronger evidence, as MJ's t-shirt is incorrect in exactly the same way. --BaconSandwich 22:55, 16 Feb 2005 (MST)

If you go up stairs you are on the second floor

Homestar's room is up a flight of stairs, so it's probably on the second floor.

  • True but uninteresting fact 24.21.86.243 23:42, 2 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • decline A tad too obvious. --super orange! 22:24, 3 Jan 2005 (MST)
    • Second Kilroy/talk[[]] 20:25, 21 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • Rewrite Maybe you could add something about the fact that Homestar's house looks like a one story from the out-side. Xycho
    • No, it doesn't 24.21.86.243 12:56, 6 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • Decline That's like saying: "Homestar uses a ladder to get on the roof of his house, so his roof must be really high up". Rainer
  • Decline. Like the title says, "If you go up stairs you are on the second floor!" Nobody cares that his room is on the second floor. Most rooms are.
    • 'Comment - Most houses are one-storey. "Most rooms are" I wouldn't say that most bedrooms are on a second level. Most bedrooms are on the first level because most houses are one-storey. - Rainer
  • Decline Well EXCUSE ME. Xycho
  • Accept This is interesting because it is here that it's revealed that Homestar's room is near a flight of stairs. Also, it's not as obvious as you might think. For one, his falling down the stairs happens quickly and off camera, so you might miss it or think that he's fallen down his front steps. Then there's the fact that we've never seen an exterior shot of this version of Homestar's house, so it's mere speculation that there even is a second story. He could have fallen into the basement for all we know. It's dot com 10:15, 22 Jan 2005 (MST)

Coach Z's Phone

Coach Z's phone is the same one from replacement.

  • Revise. Say that it's similar to the one from replacement. [[User:Upsilon|--Upsilon]]
  • Revise. It's not the same phone, but the phone cord being broken might be a reference to replacement's red phone Strong Bad used. thatkidsam votes on a STUFF'd fun fact again!
  • Inconclusive. It's not clear whether both of these revisions are the same one. --MadEwokHerd 15:17, 5 Jan 2005 (MST)
    • Well, they're not really the same. Mine says "similar", his says "reference". --Upsilon
  • Revise. Say that it 'resembles' the phone from replacement. Do not say "similar" or "reference"!

It's odd considering...

It's odd considering Homestar went to bed on the 23rd and didn't wake up till decemberween that his tear-away calender was on the 25th. He obviosly didn't change it because he was sleeping.

  • Decline, if only because I'm not sure what this means. It's riddled with poor spelling and grammar and doesn't make a lot of sense. [[User:Upsilon|--Upsilon]]
  • Accept, Here, let me revise this a bit. If Homestar had been sleeping since the 23rd, how did his calender get set to the 25th? [[User:James|--James]] (I'm not logged in)
    • Second, I'm the one that wrote this one. Thanks James for revising. Xhycho
    • Second. - Rainer
    • Had he been sleeping since the 23rd? Since he complains about having set his alarm for 10 pm, it implies that he went to bed on the night of the 24th. --[[User:Upsilon|Upsilon]]
  • Revise and Accept as per James' suggestion, but not in the form of a question. — InterruptorJones[[]] 21:38, 20 Dec 2004 (MST)
    • Second.--Lyzz~
    • Second. It is notable. -- Mithent 06:29, 23 Dec 2004 (MST)
  • Decline or Revise. We have no way of knowing that he went to bed on the 23rd. Decemberween could have just snuck up on him like days do to people sometimes. Haven't you even woken up and realized with a start, "Oh, crap, it's Monday!" when you have something important? Furthermore, it's Homestar. He needs no excuse to be confused. --FortyTwo 14:46, 25 Dec 2004 (MST)
  • Accept No,No I haven't. Xycho
  • This is probably incorrect but still worth noting as it's a common understanding of the cartoon (I assumed he went to bed on the 23rd, and so did my mother, and apparently some other people on this wiki). I've added this: --MadEwokHerd 15:46, 5 Jan 2005 (MST)
    If Homestar slept through December 24 (as many assume after watching this toon), he could not have changed his tear-away calendar to the 25th. An alternative explanation is that Decemberween simply snuck up on him.
  • Decline or Rewrite --Your taking a cartoon too serious.Mr. Sparkle
    • Which is entirely the point of fun facts, my good sir. --Upsilon
  • Neutral OK OK. sheesh. 23rd, 24th, BIG WHOOP. just fix MY mistake and leave it at that. Xhycho
  • Comment It has been pointed out that his clock has no AM/PM indicator, and according to my reasoning, he could not have set it more than 12 hours in advance. When I consider this dubious fun fact (It's odd considering...) and the point that I made on the fun fact about Homestar's clock, Homestar could have changed his calendar when he woke up on December 25th, and set his clock to 10 PM and gone back to sleep, because he simply did not realize that the 25th was significant, nor did he realize... anything... about time. Sorry for the long-winded comment, but it makes sense to me.
    • Comment on the comment. That just occurred to me as well - What does Homestar do at the end of the toon when Strong Bad reminds him there's only 7 minutes left? He runs around like a maniac because he "forgot to buy presents"... just like he does at the beginning of the toon. It's even possible that he went through the same thing earlier in the day and we just don't see it. Given the "12 hours in advance" limitation, unless Strong Bad broke into his house and messed with his clock sometime during the day, Homestar would have had to be up no earlier than 10 AM on the 25th. --TheEggman 21:22, 15 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Accept Good eye! --Stinkoman K
  • Comment. What I don't understand is why you know he started sleeping on the 23rd. -oopsyoubwokeit 13:40, 21 Mar 2005 (MST)

Coach Z's disconnected reciever

Coach Z talking on an unplugged phone may be a reference to the film The Waterboy. There's a scene in which Coach Klein (Henry Winkler) talks to "grandma" on a phone and as the camera pans down, it is revealed that the phone reciever is unplugged. --TDK

  • Revise, accept. It's plausible, but I'm not sure the high heels part is necessary. --Lyzz
    • Rephrased so it isn't a question, removed the bit about high heels. --TDK
  • Accept. This sounds more likely to me than the Salad Fingers thing. --Chrysaor
  • Revise, accept. I think that a fun fact should be listed that explains both speculations, for example: "There has been quite some speculation about Coach Z talking on his unplugged phone. Some say it is a reference to the Salad Fingers series, in which Salad Fingers uses a similar phone, and also due to the rusty steak knife, as Salad Fingers likes to touch rusty objects. Others say it is a reference to the film The Waterboy, as in one scene, Coach Klein(Henry Winkler) talks to "grandma" on a phone and as the camera pans down, it is revealed that the phone reciever is unplugged. --Ogog
    • Comment Talk about bloated - that revision is a STUFF item just waiting to happen. We're working with Fun Facts here, not semi-random speculations. In any case, this is an awful lot to be posting about something as silly (pathetic?) as Coach Z talking on a disconnected phone. --TheEggman

"state trooper"

Homsar's line "You're a real state trooper" is a commonly mistaken lyric from the song Straight Shooter by The Mamas and the Papas. The real lyric is "You're a real straight shooter." Terra Rising Dec 27, 2004 1:40 AM (PST)

(Correction: I made a mistake. The line in the song is "I'm a real straight shooter" Homsar is talking in the second person. (re: "Hi, Wonder Mike" in his characters video.) Terra Rising Dec 29, 2004 7:34 PM (PST)

Am I allowed to add this to the main page now? Terra Rising Jan 09, 2005 12:40 AM

  • Decline-- But only because I think it is more like "You're a real trooper" with "state" put in. PaxMan356 Dec 28, 2004 2:22 PM (EST)
    • Second Yeah. Ingeniousknight Jan 2, 2005 3:52 PM (EST)
    • Second. - SailorHippyGirl
    • Second (Although FYI: without the "state," it would be "You're a real trouper," with an -ou-, not -oo-. Trouper = one who handles adversity well.) It's dot com 10:15, 22 Jan 2005 (MST)
      • Comment: I don't think the Brothers Chaps know this. See crying. 134.241.227.51 06:51, 25 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second, or Fifth, whicever works. --flashstorm 14:15, 14 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Accept. I't sounds pretty reasonable that it is a reference to the misheard lyrics. that would fit in with his normal type of speech,wouldn't it? --Pianoplayerontheroof
  • Neutral If someone could confirm that these are commonly misheard lyrics, I'd accept it, but a google search for the phrase only shows links related to Homsar. --MadEwokHerd 19:23, 28 Dec 2004 (MST)
  • Accept --MadEwokHerd 15:28, 30 Dec 2004 (MST)
  • Decline Janik
  • Decline There are people named State Troopers. Sheesh, all of this rhyming stuff. Ok, Homestar Runner rhymes with Domepar Stunner. So it's a reference to that tv show? Come on, that kind of thing annoys me! Pop tire 22:09, 24 Mar 2005 (MST)

A running gag?

The Ah-tpoo! noise Homestar makes when spitting into the bucket has become a bit of a running gag. It starts in Halloween Fairstival with the noise he makes when he tries to hold his breath. It resurfaces again in "Montage" with his "Hi-Ya!" during the Champeenship scene. He performs another variation in "Radio" when he throws his highball glass at the radio. He exclaims "High-Ball!". (unsigned)

  • Decline I'm the one who moved it here. I hear a connection, but not enough to think that it was intended as a running gag by the Brothers Chaps. --FortyTwo 08:09, 29 Dec 2004 (MST)
  • Agree I am not a user here, but I agree with you. It really should be a running gag. You're welcome, Nate(Big fan of H*RWiki)
  • Agree I agree with this. I've never noticed this before, and it is indeed pretty fun to learn. -Hagurumon
  • Accept I noticed it to. --super oraaaange!
  • Revise and Accept I believe what the fact is TRYING to say is that Homestar uses the reverse emphasis on his action speech. For example, with "High-Ball!" from Radio, if one were winding up to throw a glass, one would exclaim, "High, BALL!" Instead, Homestar reverses it: "HIGH Ball.". He does the same in many of these two syllable action phrases. It's a character quirk that I think is straddling the line between obscurity and popularity, it's most definitely intentional, and it'll probably be back. --Noshtzy
  • Accept. Homestar likes using two-syllable exclamations. A perfectly okay fun fact. Who STUFFed this anyways??!? --Kerrek Slaya!
  • Accept, but move. If this is a character trait (and I think the consensus is that it is), it belongs either on Homestar's page or as part of the running gags, NOT on the Homestar Presents: Presents page - especially given the three previous references. --TheEggman 08:30, 17 Mar 2005 (MST)

animal

Sterrance

Sterrance's feet look remarkably like the feet of Mickey Mouse

VERDICT: This item was Accepted after several weeks of voting. --TheEggman 01:31, 10 Mar 2005 (MST)

Lappy Startup Screen

The Lappy's boot-up process-- including the sound, the icon, and the logo text-- is very reminiscent of that of Mac OS 8. --codeman38 21:51, 29 Nov 2004 (MST)

VERDICT: After several weeks, this item had no clear consensus with 2 Decline votes, 2 Rewrite votes, and a Move vote. The discussion for this item is moved to the Talk:Lappy 486 page --TheEggman 01:31, 10 Mar 2005 (MST)

The Price is Right... Again

The way Strong Bad is describing Lappy could be a nod to the game show The Price Is Right.

VERDICT: After several weeks of voting, a rewritten version of this item was Accepted by a very small margin. It appears in its rewritten form on the page for animal. --TheEggman 01:31, 10 Mar 2005 (MST)

Just me being picky

The keyboard on the lappy is placed so high on the (toon)screen, that there is no way Strong Bad could have typed on it without it showing in the toon. (Needs rewording. Badly.)

  • Accept. --J to the sag
  • Neutral Shouldn't this be on the Lappy 486 page? It seems unlikely that this will be confined to just "animal". --Tim333
  • Accept. There's something wrong with this. --The Real Zajac 23:30, 4 Dec 2004 (PST)
  • Accept but Move. It's definitely odd, but put this on Lappy 486 unless things change next email. -- Mithent 16:45, 9 Dec 2004 (MST)
  • Comment. The possibilities for ambiguity with this voting system are just endless, aren't they? Since it wouldn't seem fair for me to cast the deciding vote and then immediately end this, I'm going to wait for someone else to do that (if I were voting, I'd just make it more confusing and say decline; I don't understand what this guy is saying at all). --MadEwokHerd 11:21, 1 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. I'll make it difficult... The thing is, the whole issue is quite ambiguous, since the way the perspective works, we never see the keyboard and it's possible that Strong Bad IS able to type without us seeing. See rock opera - it could be something as simple as TBC not wanting to take the time to really work out the logistics of getting SB's hands where the viewers can see them. --TheEggman 01:31, 10 Mar 2005 (MST)

Weird laptop

After some measuring, I figured that the Lappy 486 has the aspect ratio of 1.67:1. A normal display would have the aspect ratio of 1.3:1 and a widescreen display has the aspect ratio of 1.85:1. So the Lappy must have a resolution of around 400x240. More or less. Was there such a display back then? (Yeah, I know this is suppose to be on the Lappy page, but I want to confirm this information and I didn't want to put it there until I made sure.)

VERDICT: A rewritten version of this item was Accepted and appears on the Lappy 486 page. --TheEggman 01:31, 10 Mar 2005 (MST)

Off-screen typing

Normally, Strong Bad doesn't type anything into the computer unless the toon is focused on him, and in the cases he does you can hear him typing. In this cartoon, you can see at the end that Strong Bad typed in all his Sterrence comments, but the toon was focused on Sterrence and no typing sounds were heard.

  • Neutral Figured I'd add it here first for approval, because I could be wrong, but I believe this is the first time it's happened. Might need a rewrite too. Kamek 05:50, 15 Dec 2004 (MST)
    • Accept ...Though it's not the first time. I can't remember where I first remembered seeing this, but it was some time ago. I'm not totally inclined to go through each and every one to find out, but I do remember instances where cutting back to Strong Bad revealed that he had typed what he was doing as a voice-over. --TheEggman 11:20, 17 Feb 2005 (MST)
      • Comment. This happens again in best thing, when it cuts away to show the videotape that the Limozeen cartoon is on - when it cuts back, it shows that SB typed what he said during the cut-away, but no typing was heard. --TheEggman
  • Accept Hey, I didn't catch this! Pretty interesting. Tim333
  • Rewrite. How's-about...
Although Strong Bad usually only types what he's saying when the
Compy is visible, his voiceover for Sterrance's appearance is visible
on the Lappy at the end of the email.
--Upsilon
  • Decline I don't even know what they're talking about. --Clever Ben
    • That's why I suggested the rewrite. ;) --Upsilon
  • Comment. More ambiguity. The system I like would result in adding the rewrite. --MadEwokHerd 14:34, 2 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. This should actually be let slide, seeing as how TBC are working with a new format for emails in this one and can be forgiven for some slipups.

Baby Doll Crazy Dance

When Strong bad realizes that he can't be a fangley fish and dance on top of the fangley fish at the same time, you hear an Atari sounding noise, and the "Baby Doll" dancer starts going back and forth really quickly. I think this is a reference from an old Atari 2600 game, but for the life of me, I can't remember which one.

  • Accept: Looks good to go
  • Good to go my eye. Decline, unless you can Revise this to mention what Atari game it is. You've got plenty of time. --Shadow Hog 21:22, 5 Feb 2005 (MST)
  • Revise/Weak Decline -- Basically, this is the same sound made when you roll over the 'store' button on Main Page 13, as well. Even so, there doesn't seem to be any indication in the wiki page for that what game (or games) this sound could have been taken from. Personally, it doesn't seem like something worth spending a whole lot of time on researching. --Zonath 01:45, 2 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Severe Decline. If you don't remember which one it was, why make it a fun fact? →evin290 05:36, 2 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Comment I like that music, and it could be in a PBTC voice. --oopsyoubwokeit 13:46, 21 Mar 2005 (MST)

virus

Real virus?

Since the curret Frequently Asked Questions page says every email but 'mile' is real, it's safe to assume someone actually tried to crash Compy 386 by sending a virus to Strong Bad.

  • Decline I've got a real problem with this one. The e-mail could have just been corrupted or broken in transit, or, like 'fhqwhgads', it could have been someone just mashing on the keyboard. Also, since Compy 386 isn't actually a real computer, someone couldn't actually "crash" it by sending a virus to Strong Bad. --TheEggman 16:20, 25 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline It's probably just a nonsense email they recieved like the Fhqwhgads. Aurora Szalinski 16:45, 25 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. As written anyway. Revise as "someone tried to crash TBC's computer by sending a virus to strongbad@homestarrunner.com." At least, I *think* that's what he meant! -- tomstiff 25 Mar 2005

3D Bubs legs (MODIFIED)

When Bubs walks across the screen with Homestar's leg, his lower half is done in two layers of red and blue. Watching this scene with red and blue 3D glasses makes Bubs vaguely 3D. This is most likely a reference to "stunt double", in which Dangeresque 3 was supposed to be in 3D.

VERDICT: After several weeks of voting, a modified version (omitting the third sentence) was Accepted - however, a mention of this particular item is already included in the transcript, so no additional mention in the "Fun Facts" section is necessary. --TheEggman 10:08, 18 Feb 2005 (MST)

Homsar's walking sound (MODIFIED)

The sound made when the "blocky" Strong Mad walks away is the same sound heard when Homsar walks towards the screen in "for kids".

VERDICT: A modified version of this item (without the specific e-mail reference) has been added to the transcript after an overwhelming number of Modify votes. This item is closed. --TheEggman 10:11, 18 Feb 2005 (MST)

Edgar's anachronism (REVISED)

Edgar the Virus Hunter was written a year before the first computer virus was written. In 1983, US student Fred Cohen created the first documented virus as an experiment in computer security at the University of Southern California.

VERDICT: After several weeks of voting, a revised version of this item was added to the Remarks section of virus. --TheEggman 20:03, 19 Feb 2005 (MST)

The Number 423,827

I'm just wondering what significance, if any, the number 423,827 has to HomeStarRunner.com. I personally think it could be the total number of e-mails recieved to date by the site, however I do not know how to confirm that.

Interesting Hmm... it could be posssible. I mean, thats less than 4000 emails a week, which isnt alot for popular websites. Is there anyway to confirm this? --flashstorm 17:38, 9 Mar 2005 (MST)

  • What? Where did this come from? --Jay 19:51, 9 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Is it not the number of Viruses that Edgarware.exe found? --flashstorm 06:48, 10 Mar 2005 (MST)
      • Decline anyway Unless it gets re-used, I don't see how that matters. I mean, it was just an arbitrarily large number. Are people looking for the significance of the number 1,685,421 (other than Mitch Overlord being that number caller in best thing?) --Jay 16:22, 10 Mar 2005 (MST)

Drive letter

After Strong Bad types "deleted!" for the first time, and the blue screen appears, the drive letter disappears. This is possible, but I doubt Strong Bad knows the right command

  • Accept Good catch, I didn't even catch it. --flashstorm 14:15, 14 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Revise This is a valid goof (it COULD just be part of the viruses beginning to act), but the second line about Strong Bad knowing the right command is unnecessary. --TheEggman 08:33, 17 Mar 2005 (MST)

Quote of the Day (or so)

Shortly after the release of this e-mail the format of the Quote of the Week box was changed to include the character's image and transcription of the quote. However, this change was not copied for the fake box in this e-mail.

Shopping for Danger

Disney "Mickey" Logo

All of the Cheat Commandos have a marking in the shape of the Disney "Mickey" logo on their lower leg.

  • Neutral. I noticed this recently. Hadn't seen it mentioned anywhere. I put it here directly just to save valuable mission time. I thought it was interesting, but let's let The Collective decide. -- tomstiff 12:39, 17 Mar 2005 (CST)
  • Very Weak Decline Dunno what to make of this one, really... It certainly does seem to be true, but whether or not it constitutes a fun fact is kinda up in the air. Personally, I think coincidences like this (since it probably wasn't intentional) don't really make for good fun facts. Still, I'm pretty close to neutral on this. It might be more notable that all the cheat commandos have the same pattern of spots. --Zonath 21:41, 17 Mar 2005 (MST)

Reynold and Ghostbusters

Reynold trying on the Justice Rocket Backpack may be a nod to Ghostbusters II.

VERDICT: After several weeks of voting, the consensus was to Modify this item. The modified form of this item appears on the Shopping for Danger page. --TheEggman 00:30, 10 Mar 2005 (MST)

montage

Pants

Homestar wears pants in the "Im The Best" Easter egg. This is possibly the first time Homestar wears pants.

VERDICT: This item was voted to be Accepted - however, the item was found to be factually inaccurate. A revision of the item, noting the exception, is currently on the montage page. --TheEggman 00:15, 10 Mar 2005 (MST)

pizzaz

Biscuit Dough Hands Man (Revised)

Biscuit Dough Hands Man is the initial suspect for Strong Bad's crimes in "Strong Bad Is In Jail Cartoon", created by Bubs drawing the King of Town's description of Strong Bad. So (when the Strong Bad Interview-Type Progrum says he will interview Biscuit Dough Hands Man in the next show), technically Strong Bad will be interviewing "himself" again.

VERDICT: A rewritten version of this item was Accepted and added to the pizzaz page. --TheEggman 08:36, 17 Mar 2005 (MST)

car

"You ever see me in a car? No!"

Another subtle fun fact: At the end of the email, Strong Bad says, "You ever see me in a car? No!" Interestingly, he is seen in the Gremlin just a few emails later, in the Dangeresque 3 email.

  • Revise, Move I think this belongs more in the Dangeresque 3 email fun facts. Also, get rid of the "Another subtle fun fact" bit. - Gydea
  • Decline. I'd actually put the Gremlin more into Bubs' possesion. He came up with it, so it just seems to work along those lines.
  • Decline. As with the 'bigger wusses and lesser wimps' item up above, since when does Strong Bad always tell the truth? See stand-up. --TheEggman 21:31, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Comment. He could have also changed his mind about being seen in a car. Since this really doesn't contradict anything, it's not really worth noting. --TheEggman 08:38, 17 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. Previously someone else said "Strong Bad tends to lie" or something like that. I've thought of that fact before....also the Gremin might not be his. Allow me to reason:
stunt double had Dangereque 2
dangeresque 3 had Dangereque 1, with which car.
car had the "You ever see me in a car?  No!" quote.

Allow me to put these in order:

dangereque 3(1)
car(quote)
stunt double(2)

First in Dangereque 2, he wasn't in a car.
but Dangereque 1, he was seen in a car.
Dangereque 1 was obviously made before 
Dangereque 2, before "car".

This is too confusing, but I hope it gives you a better understanding of it.

--oopsyoubwokeit 13:55, 21 Mar 2005 (MST)

I think what the above user is saying is that since Dangeresque 1 is a prequel to Dangeresque 2, and Dangeresque 2 was made before "car", that Strong Bad had been in a car before "car" was made. However, I think there is evidence in the "dangeresque 3" e-mail that Dangeresque 1 was actually made after Dangeresque 2 (within the H*R universe). Note the sign at the beginning that says "Not in 3-D" and the fact that it is called "Dangeresque 1", not just "Dangeresque." Strong Bad probably realized there was no Dangeresque 1 and subsequently made one, excusing its appearance after Dangeresque 2 by saying it was the limited edition director's cut. 134.241.227.51 06:44, 25 Mar 2005 (MST)

lackey

Unemployed?

In montage, The Cheat is said to be unemployed. However, he has been a paid lackey since he'd known Strong Bad. (might fall under montage fun fact too).

  • Decline Yeah, and "lackey" looks real good on a resume - Current Salary: pencil shavings... Seriously though, as it is with just about any kind of gag, it involves something being exaggerated. Strong Bad was asked to create a montage - so he made some up... emphasis on "made up". --TheEggman 21:39, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second. --Ian 18:52, 17 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Accept Just because it's a bad job with very poor pay doesn't mean its not a job. And, technicly, the entire catoon series is an exagerated gag.--flashstorm 14:16, 14 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Comment. I disagree - even if the series is loaded with exaggerated gags, there are still accepted premises. Also, don't forget that the end credits photo montages usually give narration from some point after what takes place in the montage - The Cheat could become unemployed in some toon in the future, which would make this item moot. In any case, as I said above, SB was asked to "creat" a montage, so the result was something he completely made up - in that respect, whatever comes of it doesn't necessarily HAVE to be canon. --TheEggman 08:43, 17 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • I know the current is going towards a lot of declines, but this is one I have to ACCEPT. I actually think this fact is a decent one. ISlayedTheKerrek 10:37, 22 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Comment. I just realized the problem with this item: there isn't really a discrepancy here. Lackey is #96 while Montage is #117, so it's possible that The Cheat could have become unemployed (as a lackey) between then and...then. We're not told about anything regarding The Cheat's job status in the meantime, so this isn't really that notable. (And my comments above about the montage not being canon still stand.) --TheEggman
    • Not necessarily. I am sure that if Strong Bad did lose his The Cheat, we would have heard about it. I'm sure The Cheat is more valueable to him than his Compy, but look at how much he freaked out when it was shotgun'd, If he lost The Cheat he would probably be depressed for a few weeks. Also, in extra plug, The Cheat still stands by, wating for his orders (to plug in the shoes) which would indicate he is still a valueable lackey to SB. And I realise that he "created a montage", and the results dont have to be completely true. However, there is nothing indicating that it is UNtrue either.--flashstorm 12:36, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)

Parsnips-A-Plenty

Relation to The Biggest Raddish

The 1936 Strong Bad hauling the Parsnips in the wheel barrow with Strong Man and The Sneak is reminiscent of Strong Bad, The Cheat and Strong Mad hauling the Biggest Raddish in The Reddest Radish. In fact, it has been speculated that this is the 1936 predecessor to The Reddest Raddish.

  • Rewrite- Too long and confusing --flashstorm 15:48, 11 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second ...though I almost voted Decline. The reference is a decent one. Perhaps something as simple as:
The 1936 Strong Bad, Strong Man, and The Sneak stealing the parsnips 
in the wheelbarrow is reminiscent of the scene in The Reddest Radish
where their 21st-century counterparts steal Marzipan's radish.
The mention of the speculation is unnecessary. --TheEggman 21:49, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)

Strong Sad's Lement

Meh

"meh" is one of Strong Sad's emotions, and it also is frequently said by The Cheat.

  • Decline. It's to obvious, It's like saying Homestar's speech impediment. Meh is also an emotion meaning normal, not happy, not sad, just...meh. - Stinkoman K

Games

Stinkoman_20X6

Control Scheme

The poor control scheme (a to jump, s to fire) may be another Mega Man reference, this time to the Mega Man Anniversary Collection which included Mega Man 1-8. On the Gamecube version, the controls for fire and jump were also messed up. (a to fire, b to jump) This eventually ended up with many frusterated gamers who intented to jump over a bottomless pit, but instead fired their plasma buster instead.

  • Decline. This has got to be a joke. Poor control scheme? Tons of computer games use cursor keys as directions and a and s as action buttons. Also it is not uncommon to see the action buttons in the same order, with jump on the left and attack on the right. Additionally, many gamers choose a and s as their main buttons when setting up games and emulators and have no joypad. I'm sorry for whoever got burned by Mega Man, but this really isn't the place for it. -PolarBoy 11:52, 22 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second. --MZilla 23:18, 22 Mar 2005 (CST)
  • Decline. The control scheme for Stinkoman 20X6. Whoever wrote this was probably mad at MMAC and just wanted to get it out of his system. I really don't see what the problem is. I have that game, and in a few minutes I was fully adapted to the weirdish control scheme, no problem. -Joshua 05:21, 24 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second. I, too, have that game, and it came almost second nature. It's not a "poor" control sceme. --thatkidsam 15:41, 24 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline, mostly because it's irrelevant (although I DID hate that reversed control scheme in MMAC...). --Shadow Hog 17:39, 26 Mar 2005 (MST)

Ninja Gaiden Levels

Level X.x is also a reference to the display of levels in Ninja Gaiden.

  • Decline. The display of levels within Ninja Gaiden used a dash rather than a period and sub-level notation has been used in a number of different games. Had each level been called an "Act" as in Ninja Gaiden, you'd be onto something. --MZilla 23:38, 22 Mar 2005 (CST)
    • Second. --Joshua 05:24, 24 Mar 2005 (MST)

Stoves

Planet K is in the Year 20X6, where gas stoves would have gone out of everyday life, yet some can be seen in stage 2.

  • DeclineTo quote geoguy: What's the big deal? I feel that Homestar Runner's world is on a different plane of reality. It obviouslty is, but in saying on the official Wiki page that gas stoves are supposed to be obsolete by 20X6? What is 20X6? 2016? Gas is most likely to run out in 2025 in OUR world. In Homestar's world, there may be abundant reserves of oil. Have you ever seen anyone drive a car(for real) in Free Country, USA? They may well use mainly solar power. --Ogog
  • Decline This is quite presumptuous - how do we know that gas stoves would have become osbolete? --TheEggman 15:38, 26 Mar 2005 (MST)

More Levels

When you beat the game it will say "MORE LEVELS TO COME!".

  • Far too obvious; anyone who beats the game can see that. Sure, it might be useful to anyone who can't beat the game, but it's hardly worth being listed as a "fun fact". --Ogog
  • Accept Since the game doesn't have a Transcript, this is useful information for the game's page. --TheEggman 15:38, 26 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second. Oh, and Ogog, I'm assuming that's a Decline? You never actually voted. Just a heads-up. --Shadow Hog 17:42, 26 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • I was going to leave it for others to decide after I explained why I moved it here, but yeah, Decline. --Ogog

Stone Fist

When you beat the final boss, Stinkoman says he got a power-up and puts on the stone fist, showing an almost 100% chance for more levels!

  • DeclineSame as the "More Levels" fun fact listed above. Obvious and not noteworthy as a fun fact. --Ogog
  • Accept Same as my comment above - since the game has no Transcript, it's useful as a fact. --TheEggman 15:38, 26 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. This doesn't show that there will be new levels. That's what the screen AFTER the cutscene's for. --Shadow Hog 17:41, 26 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Accept! Extremejon


Engrish

The creators of Stinkoman 20X6 are poking fun at the 'all your base are belong to us' type language goofs in the stereotypical English port of a Japanese game.

  • DeclineThere is absolutely no need to point this out. Yet another fun fact that's too obvious. --Ogog
  • Weak Accept I do agree that is kind of obvious, but this does constitute a valid reference. --TheEggman 15:38, 26 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline; noted at the top of the page. --Shadow Hog 17:43, 26 Mar 2005 (MST)

Brody

Brody looks similar to Big Bird from Sesame Street.

  • DeclineAside from Brody's legs and coloring, this isn't true. And the legs and coloring don't hold much water on their own, seeing as how: A. Birds' legs look something like that and are often illustrated that way. B. Every other chicken in Level 2 is colored yellow, and chickens are often illustrated to be yellow anyway. --Ogog

Tampo

The name Tampo may be a reference to a Japanese kind of fried food (Tempura). Or even Tempo, the speed of music.

  • DeclineThis is very doubtful. Tempura is a big stretch, sure the manual says Tampo is as mean as he is delicious, but that hardly connects Tampo and tempura. And tempo?? Tampo has nothing to do with tempo or even anything musical. --Ogog
  • Decline Big stretch in both cases. And a Comment to Ogog, make sure that your comments are bulleted and that you show your vote as Accept or Decline. Also, make sure you remove the STUFF'd item when you put it on this page. --TheEggman 15:38, 26 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second. Er, the vote, that is. --Shadow Hog 17:44, 26 Mar 2005 (MST)

Bronco Trolleys

Wagon Wheel

This after-school snack is along the lines of the Wagon Wheel (a slice of cheese between 2 round crackers) which was immortalized in the classic "Time For Timer" cartoon about hankering for a hunk of cheese. The circular shape, Western theme, suggestion of locomotion, and after-school nature of this snack add up to a TBC homage. --beanluc 03:05, 16 Dec 2004 (MST)

  • Accept. I suppose that's interesting. --67.161.224.65
  • Rewrite Fun facts shouldn't reference "me". The wiki is supposed to be informational, like an encyclopedia. -- Tim333
    • Good point: It was re-written as suggested. --beanluc
  • Rewrite It wasn't Schoolhouse Rock. It was Time for Timer. --Jeffrey
  • Accept. --Upsilon

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Cross-Toon Facts

Parents

When [insert scene here], this is one of the few references to any of the characters having any parents.

  • Decline every last case Not necessary; the parents of various characters are referred to multiple times (the Bros. Strong, Pom-Pom, and even Marzipan (even though the last one was later changed.)) Similarly, any instance of "This is the first time Strong Sad has smiled/laughed/burped/sighed/whatevered" is not only silly but, these days, wrong. --Jay 17:44, 9 Feb 2005 (MST)
  • Revise, Accept. Just replace [insert scene here] with a description of the scene, and you're good to go.
  • Decline The phrase "one of the few" should automatically disqualify this from being accepted. Fun facts should tell something unique or noteworthy about the toon in question - if you have to rattle off a list of other toons where the same thing happened (except in extreme cases where a reference to a previous e-mail/toon is explicit), then it shouldn't be included. --TheEggman 21:53, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)
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