Heavy Lourde

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The '''Heavy Lourde''' is an extremely large weight that drops on various characters. The most frequent victim of this weight is [[Homsar]]. In [[French]], "lourde" means "heavy", making the name redundant. "Lourde" might also be a deliberate mis-pronunciation of "load".
The '''Heavy Lourde''' is an extremely large weight that drops on various characters. The most frequent victim of this weight is [[Homsar]]. In [[French]], "lourde" means "heavy", making the name redundant. "Lourde" might also be a deliberate mis-pronunciation of "load".
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This gag is perhaps spoofing [[Monty Python|Monty Python's Flying Circus]], which had a similar running gag with a weight that said "16 TONS" on it.
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This gag is a reference to countless classic cartoons in which characters were incapacitated by a falling weight or anvil.
The bilingual labeling on the weight may refer to the [[Wikipedia:bilingual sign|bilingual labeling]] of items [[Wikipedia:Bilingualism in Canada|required]] in Canada and becoming more prevalent in the United States since the advent of [[Wikipedia:NAFTA|NAFTA]]. When a bag is over a certain weight, a label is added to the bag saying "Heavy Lourde" on two lines in the same way it appears on the large weight.
The bilingual labeling on the weight may refer to the [[Wikipedia:bilingual sign|bilingual labeling]] of items [[Wikipedia:Bilingualism in Canada|required]] in Canada and becoming more prevalent in the United States since the advent of [[Wikipedia:NAFTA|NAFTA]]. When a bag is over a certain weight, a label is added to the bag saying "Heavy Lourde" on two lines in the same way it appears on the large weight.

Revision as of 17:56, 2 December 2008

Heavy Lourde
The Heavy Lourde doing what it does best.

The Heavy Lourde is an extremely large weight that drops on various characters. The most frequent victim of this weight is Homsar. In French, "lourde" means "heavy", making the name redundant. "Lourde" might also be a deliberate mis-pronunciation of "load".

This gag is a reference to countless classic cartoons in which characters were incapacitated by a falling weight or anvil.

The bilingual labeling on the weight may refer to the bilingual labeling of items required in Canada and becoming more prevalent in the United States since the advent of NAFTA. When a bag is over a certain weight, a label is added to the bag saying "Heavy Lourde" on two lines in the same way it appears on the large weight.

In the FAQ, a similar weight (labeled "1 TON") appears in the activity on the last page. Also, in Teen Girl Squad Issue 4, What's Her Face is squashed by a similar weight reading "NO Pounds".

Appearances

  • Debut: Email homsar — Homsar is squished.
  • Homsar Main Page — Homsar is again squished when the "Games" button is selected.
  • Email stunt doubleStrong Sad gets "what [he] like[s] to call a broken neck", as a stunt double for Strong Bad, who is playing Dangeresque, when the Heavy Lourde is dropped on him.
  • Email garage sale — The Heavy Lourde is for sale at Strong Bad's garage sale.
  • Homestar Ruiner — In the second part of the Triannual Race to the End of the Race, competitors must carry the Lourde while jumping on a pogo stick.
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