Talk:Blubb-O's Commercial

From Homestar Runner Wiki

Jump to: navigation, search

Contents

[edit] milk/melt

being the contentious person i am, i suggest homestar says "meltshake" instead of "milkshake" a la road trip. anyone else hear that? --Zatchman (Neumannz) 15:49, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

actually, i'm sure of it, so i'm changing it. --Zatchman (Neumannz) 16:18, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

it is unequivocally "melt"... — Defender1031*Talk 16:20, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
done and done --Zatchman (Neumannz) 17:03, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Teen Girl Squad?

I Think The Isosceles Fish Sandwich Is A Referance To a breadtangle, breadpazoid, breadallelogram, and brhombus of pizza From Teen Girl Squad Issue 8-http://fanstuff.hrwiki.org/index.php/User:Userunknown

I don't see how. All those things have 4 sides (not 3), and also aren't real shapes (isosceles is). 198.49.180.40 16:54, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
I wouldn't go so far as to say I don't see how, but I agree in that I think they are unrelated. -DAGRON 01:40, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
This is also fish, not bread. Awexome 23:41, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Coach Z

Could someone update Coach Z's more than 2 Problems? Awexome 17:54, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

With what, pray tell? — Defender1031*Talk 17:57, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
What he did while in the whale costume? I don't know what to categorize it under. Awexome 18:40, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
He didn't do anything problematic... — Defender1031*Talk 18:43, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
Aside from tell somme kids he would chop off their legs. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 21:30, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
I think he's just getting the sever your leg line wrong. TheTeach!
Don't forget that he implies that he doesn't mind going to prison. – The Chort 17:28, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Hamboiger?

I hear an 'r' in Bub's pronunciation of hambroiger in the easter egg, where currently there is no 'r' in the transcript. Anyone else in agreement? -CaseyEllo

Hmm... I hear "hamblioger." I don't know... it's kind of like arguing over some of the Coack Z-isms. -- lelila (talk) 19:21, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

I just have watched this once... but I think I hear "hambloiger"--P.F.P. is the greatest 22:49, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

I've definately heard hambroiger... SuperfieldCreditUnion

I think it is just "hamboiger", actually. It's kinda deceptive, really. The first time, I heard bloiger, and on a subsequent time I heard "broiger", but after repeated listenings, I think the "oi" is just playing tricks on our ears. It seems to be just "boiger" -DAGRON 01:40, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

I hear "broiger". Homestar-Winner (talk) 01:41, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
I listened to it about 15 times, and I still can't make up my mind. I've distinctively heard it all three ways at least once. SOMETHING in Bubs' speech is playing tricks on our ears. But I think I'm leaning more towards broiger.--.Johnny Jupiter! talk cont 06:54, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
...so, how long before this line makes Quote of the Week? -YKHi. I'm Ayjo! 18:17, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
Dang, you are like so right about that. SuperfieldCreditUnion
Actually, now I hear "bloiger". Homestar-Winner (talk) 20:01, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
Turn it way up: it's "boiger". What's throwing you off is all the guttural stuff going on in Bubs' Louis-Armstrong-parody of a voice. Either way it should at least match between this page and the one about "er" pronounced as "oi". PolarBoy 17:34, 13 March 2008 (UTC)
I tried turning it way up and all I heard was "broiger" but even louder. I don't hear "L" anywhere but it's more than just guttural stuff. At this point it's 3.5 votes for "broiger" (CaseyEllo, SuperfieldCU, Me, and Johnny Jupiter's 'leaning'), 3 votes for "bloiger" (Lelila, PFP, and HS Winner), and two votes for "boiger" (Dagron and Polar Boy).Some kind of scientist 15:12, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
I hear "Hambloiger" myself. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 22:00, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

I hear hambroiger. StarFox 23:34, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

[edit] The Announcer

I think the announcer that was heard in this toon deserves his own page now. He has had five appearances if you include the one in Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 15.2, which I would count. I think the page name should maybe be something like Cold Ones Announcer because of his first appearance. Any thoughts or page name ideas? Homestar-Winner (talk) 00:23, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

That's why I've got this page right here so users can find out when the announcers, especially the one heard in this short, show up. I even included the link to Unseen Characters on the bottom. Now as for that "Blubb-O's" announcer deserving his own page, I've been considering taking a somewhat different approach to telling numerous announcers apart. For practice, we might feature a little list like this:

Batman-Style Announcer — appears in fingers, alternate universe, Accent, cliffhangers
Cheat Commandos Announcer — appears in Cheat Commandos, Cheat Commandos...O's, Shopping for Danger, Blue Laserdisc Challenge
Profit Announcer — appears in Senor Mortgage, Senorial Day, theme song
Urban-type Announcer — appears in TGS Issue 13, diorama
Cold Ones (and Blubb-O's?) Announcer — appears (in a tough-guy-like voice) in business trip, buried, and (in an easy, low voice) in nightlife, Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 15.2, and Blubb-O's Commercial.

You get the idea. --Charlie Jr. 20:27, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Coach Z and Strong Sad

The conversation was moved to Category talk:Character Relationships#Coach Z and Strong Sad since it beared no relevance to this article.

[edit] Easter Egg

I heard Tennis Back. Awexome 04:32, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

"Cash Back" sounds right to me--.Johnny Jupiter! talk cont 06:55, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
"Cash back" here, too. "Would you like cash back?" is a fairly common phrase used by cashiers, and "Would you like tennis back?" would be strange in a Senor Cardgage way rather than a Drive-Thru Whale way. -- Mithent 23:11, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
Then again, the Drive-Thru whale does speak in rather Senor Cardgage-ish terms. However, I hear "cash back" as well. —Guard Duck talk 23:13, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit] TRIANGLE???

Under "Explanations", it says, "as well as the fact that breaded fish used in sandwiches are usually cut in a triangular shape." However, this isn't correct. Most fish cuts used in fast food sandwiches are square, not triangular. — 69.92.186.96 (Talk | contribs) 21:42, 10 March 2008 (UTC) (left unsigned)

Agreed. This is the kind of thing you should be bold and fix or remove, so go for it. OptimisticFool 04:46, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
Oh, good. You did. While I wasn't looking. OptimisticFool 04:48, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Benihana?

I think this reference needs STUFFing. I've never heard of this restaurant before now, and I couldn't find any vegetable-flying references on their website (or on the Wikipedia article). Also, I'm pretty sure I've seen that type of vegetable washing and chopping effect on other commercials for fast-food restaurants. Can't remember which ones off the top of my head though. --Lukeonia1 05:21, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

I've been to a similar restaurant and if the vegetables were washed it was before I got there. They were chopped, though, only a moment before they were given to me. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 07:39, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
I'm not aware of a Benihana ad that features mid-air vegetable slicing, and I'm fairly sure the chefs would rarely, if ever, do this in the restaurant. I've been to plenty of similar hibachi restaurants, and the closest I've seen is breaking an egg by throwing it across the edge of a turner. However, the reversion of the Benihana fact invoked TTATOT and only gave one example. Haven't we stopped doing this yet?! One false association and one legit association do not make a TTATOT!
The legit association ironically mentioned in the same edit comment is a Burger King commercial from the early 1990s. I remember that commercial, although I couldn't state with absolute certainty whether it was Burger King or McDonald's. Either way, this bit is a direct rip-off. Solid black background, cascading sheet of water with vegetables passing through it in slow motion, followed by kitchen knives slicing them in mid-air. It's exactly the same. I remember the slices then landing slowly and perfectly on the waiting patty, and I also remember idly wondering how the onions became rings when they were only sliced once. I just wish I could find a copy of it online for reference.
I'm adding the fact in as a direct reference to the Burger King commercial. If anyone remembers better than I do that it was a different restaurant, fix it, but please do not remove it as TTATOT unless you can cite at least two specific commercials that are equally similar to the toon. --TheNicestGuy 20:54, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
And again removed as TTATOT with no further examples. Thanks, Wbwolf. --TheNicestGuy 13:26, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
Listen, a lot of commercials do montages like that, it's not specific at all to burger king. — Defender1031*Talk 13:28, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
What I'm saying is that there was a single commercial that this one mimics shot-for-shot. Exactly the same background, layout, and action. Probably even the same vegetables. It's extremely unlikely that there was more than one that similar to this toon, because there would have been lawsuits. I remember the visuals vividly; am I the only one?
But more to the point, still no other specific examples of commercials similar to this have been given. One person remembers one source that's exactly the same, while multiple people supposedly know multiple sources that are vaguely the same, but can't be bothered to say what they are? How does that qualify as TTATOT? Do you really know other commercials that have shots of vegetables flying through a sheet of water followed by shots of them being sliced midair? I'll be overjoyed to put this to rest if you do. --TheNicestGuy 13:56, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
You claim that it is exactly hte same, right down to the background. Is there a youtube vid of it somewhere that we can use for comparison? If this is true that it is EXACTLY the same, then i'll concede. — Defender1031*Talk 14:20, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
I wish, but I looked hard and found neither video nor screenshots. If no one else remembers this ad and seconds me, then it is conceivable I've just lost my mind. I lost it pretty good, though. I think it was from that period when Burger King was doing commercials that were shots of food over 70's and 80's songs (like "Good Morning, Starshine" and "I Melt With You"), because it was certainly a similar visual style. But on the other hand I seem to remember it had a voiceover (which those did generally did not), so it may have been earlier. --TheNicestGuy 15:25, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit] I'm disappointed.

Seriously, nobody caught the Spinal Tap reference? For shame. -Pat 14:12, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

I had to think hard to figure out what you were talking about, and I'm a huge Spinal Tap fan. It's the sandwich called the "New Original". One of Tap's numerous former band names was "The New Originals", which they changed from "The Originals" when they discovered it was already taken. This "reference" is oblique enough that it will probably get killed, but I'll go ahead and try it anyway. --TheNicestGuy 21:07, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
Don't forget that the other band called "The Originals" later changed their name to "The Regulars". Come on, "The Original, The Regular, The New Original"... it's a trifecta of Spinal Tap. -Pat 11:45, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
As a huge fan of Spinal Tap - D minor is indeed the saddest of all keys - I am ambivolent. It is as likely as not to be a coincidence. The joke is so easy, and there's no tip of the hat to wryly suggest this might be Spinal Tap. I'ma say it's too ambiguous to note for now. Future commentary may well prove me wrong. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 13:05, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
Me? I'ma haven't seen Spinal Tap. I know it's a real cult hit with rocker fans, though, and I'm willing to bet TBC have watched it...a bunch. However, I was thinking this was more a reference to Coke who made a terrible new recipe in the 80's, then re-released the old recipe and called it "Classic Coke." i'm not noting that in the RWR, though--I just think a "likely" or "may be" is necessary for the Spinal Tap point.Onamuji (b/w T. C.  ) 19:21, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
I've never seen Spinal Tap, but I think it's probably a coincidence. StarFox 01:47, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

[edit] Relanquish

Do you think the whale said "Relanquish your pipes" or "Relinquish your pipes"? I think Relanquish makes more sense in this situation, because of the inaudibility of the drive-thru whale. Unbalanced 17:59, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

I listened to it three times, and i just hear "relinquish" every time... i think this relanquish business just started because whoever did the transcript misspelled it... — Defender1031*Talk 18:53, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
i don't know, i hear "relanquish", especially when strong bad repeats it --Zatchman (Neumannz) 06:03, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
That doesn't follow the pattern set by other appearances of the Drive Thru Whale, tho. DTW's statements are nonsensical, but every word he says is one that can be properly spelled, so I don't see why they'd break that pattern here. The original speaker of the line may have (or be applying) a bit of an accent, and the distortion may be making it sound odd. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 22:07, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

[edit] The Cheat's right arm

I believe I mentioned this in the forum already, but did anyone notice the way he was handling the harpoon? Is that even normal? If not, can it be placed in the remarks section? --Charlie Jr. 20:33, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit] What Homestar says

I thought it was Plastic Blubb-O's. Awexome 20:56, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

I heard "Welcome to back to Blubb-O's". And as me and 2 others reminded you on your talk page, you are not allowed to reply with another header. Bad Bad Guy 21:22, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
D'oh! I only use this website weekly, so I forget. Awexome 21:49, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
Nice to know you listened. Bad Bad Guy 21:52, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
Perhaps it's "Welcome to Classic Blubb-O's". If the restaurant is one of the first established, you will today find the word "classic" in its name. Awexome 23:13, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
Definitely "Welcome the crap to Blubb-O's" in my opinion. -- Mithent 23:14, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Isoceles Sandwich???

The fish triangle in the picture is not isoceles. It's equilateral so is that a goof?

It actually is an isosceles triangle. Equilateral triangles have three equal sides, isosceles have to. The edge to the farthest left is shorter. -- lelila (talk) 22:57, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
Actually, an equilateral triangle is both equilateral and iscosceles. An iscosceles triangle has at least two sides congruent. An equilateral triangle has all three sides equal. SuperfieldCreditUnion
How come there's no real-world reference to the fact that some restaurants use a different shape for the patties other than a circle? Like Wendy's hamburger patties being square? --66.82.9.103 01:11, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
It's because this is a fish sandwich, not a hamburger. Bad Bad Guy 01:13, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
True, but whenever restaurants have a fish sandwich, the patty is usually square. Besides, why else would they come up with that, unless they're joking about the fact that the patties are square? 70.130.240.228 22:58, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Whalespeak

Could someone do an analysis of what this whale says? Awexome 23:40, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Actually, I was planning to do that one sometime around, say, the first of next month. --DorianGray 03:49, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
That's perfect, since you'll have a free subpage, as soon as the Cardgage one gets moved into namespace :P -DAGRON 05:41, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Thick 'n Nasty

The Thick 'n Nasty is quite clearly a reference to the Big 'n Tasty sandwich from McDonald's. I'm just not sure how best to say this on the article page.

I aggree. Big N' Tasty is obvious, and Thickburger is very likely. Someone was pushing it with Thick-and-Hearty, but I think the original wording was fine: "The name of the Thick 'n Nasty burger is a reference to both the Hardee's Thickburger and McDonald's Big N' Tasty burger."--.Johnny Jupiter! talk cont 06:46, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
I disagree... maybe the big n tasty is a reference, but i don't think the other ones are. People are always advertizing think burgers... — Defender1031*Talk 12:25, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
Hardee's is Carl's Jr. for those west of the Missourri. Awexome 17:11, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
I don't understand how anyone can think that the Thick 'n Nasty isn't an obvious reference to Hardee's Monster Thickburger. The name may consist of the same rhythm as the Big 'n Tasty, but in my opinion that really doesn't matter. Let's consider the following: 1) TBC live in an area of the USA that Hardee's has a large market share in. 2) McDonald's is not known for having thick burger patties. Hardee's is (it's in their entire name, after all). 3) TBC have made Hardee's references in the past (in colonization and strong badathlon), so it would seem that they're going more for that instead of McDonald's and would easily go to the Hardee's reference first. Confronted with those, it's very hard to see how this can be a McDonald's reference. --I slayed the Kerrek. Be careful, or you're next. 06:55, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
I'm positive the name is derived from McDonald's, it's really really similar to Big 'n Tasty, and I don't think that's a coincidence. But that doesn't mean it's not a reference to both. Why don't we use the wording Johnny Jupiter suggested? --SaltyTalk! 20:04, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Come the heck down

Those this may not be totally true at all, it seems that one of the slogans is a reference to a restaurant that (I can't remember which) the slogan and/or name was "Eat and get the heck out"

Was it Bob's Grill Outer Banks?--Mrcontesty 22:28, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

[edit] Real-world reference

  • Grumble grumble*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lWL0BIHlA4&feature=related TELL me that the mid-air vegetable slicing isn't poking fun at this...

Okay, i'm telling you. It's not. — Defender1031*Talk 19:05, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
Then I can safely say you didn't bother watching it. 48 seconds in if you're that impatient. -75.72.etc.etc
Incorrect. I watched it, and I can safely say that the pineapple is floating in a completely different manner, and that there is someone holding the knife, and that the angle is completely different. — Defender1031*Talk 19:13, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
Resorting to nit-picking eh? Your argument won't hold up in court I tells ya! But regardless, seems to be a likely reference. - The Seven Five.
Objection! Miracle Blade did not invent the concept of slicing vegetables in the air. There's a "Slice The Vegetables In Midair" minigame on WarioWare: Touched! A Japanese chef slices food in midair in The Simpsons episode "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish". There's a vegetable slicing round in this Japanese game I found. My point? Slicing vegetables in midair is a common cliche. It's pure 100% TTATOT. – The Chort 20:17, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Endorsement

  • The Thick 'n Nasty is a parody of the Big N' Tasty, a hamburger from McDonalds that was designed to compete with Burger King's Whopper. The Peacey P endorsement is likely a parody of Kobe Bryant endorsing the Big N' Tasty.

I am merely discussing the bolded part, my removal of the whole thing was accidental. Anyway, on to the debate. If they had moses malone endorsing it, or had it been fitty cent who endorsed the big 'n tasty, i might be inclined to agree... but in response to the revert summary, nothing falls into place here except the burger being named the same. One endorsement was from a basketball player, one was from a rapper. I don't see anything else that connects the two. — Defender1031*Talk 20:34, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Now that I think about it, you're correct, DeFender. Peacey P and Kobe have nothing in common, save the color of their skin, and that's shouldn't be enough to go on as being a reference. I was thinking that it's a reference to those McD's commercials that show the cool 20-somethings cruisin' and listening to hip-hop or what-have-you when they get a craving for McD's. (Wow. I am such an old man...and I'm not even in my twenties! Help!) Anydangway, I agree: I'ma need a Fitty or Snoop plug for something to agree that it's a direct reference. --Onamuji (b/w T. C.  ) 20:55, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Participating "Stores"(!?)

I just realized, if this is a commercial for a restaurant, shouldn't the title read "Participating Restaurants?" :3 -Everybody! 15:48, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Locash? CB4?

Is HMS Locash really a reference to CB4? I think it's more likely a reference to comedy writer Robert LoCash, a collaborator with the Zucker/Abrahams/Zucker team. LoCash was a screenwriter for CB4, and the song/town referenced in the movie were references to him.146.122.71.68 15:50, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Starbuck(s)

The article says the coffee part is a reference to fast-food places attempting to compete with Starbucks. Could this kinda be a refence to Starbuck, a character in Moby Dick (also mentioned), which is about a whale?

[edit] Music

The music playing during the commercial is very similar to the music that the Drive-Thru Whale plays while moving his water spout up and down. Could the music be associated with Blubb-O's in any way????? --FangoriouslyFotoshopStar.png 21:56, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Wait, this is about the Blubb-O's whale. MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 21:58, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Transcript vs. Correct spellings

Regarding the placement of the apostrophe in "y'all": One line above Peacey P's spoken line, the speech bubble that is seen is spelled out exactly as is. I think it would be okay to keep it as "ya'll" in the description of the speech bubble, but change it to "y'all" in the transcribed section. Would this be out of line? The Knights Who Say Ni 15:19, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

Personal tools