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Enlighten Me, but in what "Secret Page" does Coach Z have a Noid Costume on? - Everybody!

This one! --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif, 18:58, 6 June 2005 (BST)

No clue.Someone enlighten us.We're uninformed, here. --Gir007 00:19, 13 February 2006 (UTC)Zaak

You don't need to post in all these old discussions, you know. Anyway, this one was already answered. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 00:20, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
Actually, looks like the link is broken now. TBC must've taken it off the site. Thunderbird 00:23, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
Works fine for me. You know how those secret pages are. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 00:24, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

Thanks.I'm still here, tryin to update my main page, after purging it.--Gir007 01:58, 13 February 2006 (UTC)Zaak

Bling

I think the caption 'Bling-Bling indeed!' should be changed. Bling bling is more like jewelery. What CoachZ is wearing is more like the clocks Public Enemy would wear, and since he prefers old school hip hop. Bling bling is more new school, rappers such as 50 Cent, or Snoop Dogg.

Nah. It's pretty much "bling". Also, please sign your posts. Thank-you. →[[User:FireBird|FireBird]]
The name bling bling come from the sound the jewelery makes, that alone won't make a sound, definitely more decoration purpose, and being into old school hip hop, before bling was anything, he wouldn't be interested in bling. Even new school stuff which is closer to old school today, Jurassic 5, or Black Eyed Peas, steers clear of anything 'bling'. thecoachz

Alright, Coach Z is clearly an adult (albeit with a funky afro) in the sbemail stand-up, he thanks little marzipan for her clogging. Later, in marzipan's answering machine 5, coach Z is drunkenly propositioning her. What kinda sick pedophile is he ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Well, Marzipan's not a child any more. More importantly, the characters aren't human, so we can't tell how they age - Coach Z could potentially be a year or two older than her. We can't start drawing human parallels with a character with no nose or mouth. --Upsilon
I speculate that Marzipan is now a teenager or in her 20's, and Coach Z is in his 40's or 50's. -Clever Ben
I speculate that Marzipan is 25 year old, and Coach Z is 30 or so. I know that is most likely wrong as with stand-up, but that's just how I always looked at them...Kvb 18:39, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
If i remember correctly, Coach Z describes himself as an 'old man' in caffeine and has ailing back problems, albeit encouraged by sleeping on a locker room bench. As such, I always regarded him as nearing late-middle age, although his penchant for hip-hop would seem contrary to this - or maybe I'm being ageist. Regardless, I think Marzipan's maturity would debunk any grounds for pedophilia accusations. Grover Junior
Just leave it alone--you're ruining the magic. -Innocent Bystander
I agree with Clever Ben about their age. Also, consider the fact that Coach is their Coach, and has been since they were kids.20X6 GEM

Okay, why is the section edit link hidden behind text? (at least for me. FireFox. But don't say anything bad about it, or I'll punch your refresh button so hard you'll be loading tomorrow's edits.) —AbdiViklas 02:57, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

It happens from time to time. A Wiki glitch, I think. Just hard-refresh while the edit link would normally be on-screen; that usually fixes it for me. And, are we a bit touchy today? --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 03:00, 10 October 2005 (UTC)
LOL—no, just jealous for the honor of the One True Browser. As long as the glitch is on my side, I'll ignore it. —AbdiViklas 03:03, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

Context for mispronunciations

It would be nice to link to the toon in question for each of the mispronounced words on the list. For one thing, it would make it easier to verify additions to the list, besides which it would improve its knowledge-base usefulness! —AbdiViklas 02:22, 1 November 2005 (UTC)

Swtchereroo?

Has anyone else noticed that Strong Sad and Coach Z seem to be "switching roles"? Strong Sad is much more outgoing, and Coach Z is starting to ask depressed, as in "No, I'm not alone! Yes, this phone is plugged in" (talking to himself), and more recently, "Unless Coach Z's life is a magic potion." (saying he's riuined his own life)in Halloween Potion-Ma-Jig. I'm just saying. Pretty weird. Cheatachu72

Good call. I'm not so sure Strong Sad is changing permanently, though. Although he's gone from being Eeyore to (as per prophecy) "more whiny" to, now, more of a long-suffering misunderstood-poet type. But as for Coach Z being depressing, I think that starts at least with some of those answering machine versions, particularly 8.0. That one sure knows how to tug at your heartstrings. (He's just such a trouper.) —AbdiViklas 23:40, 12 November 2005 (UTC)
Editor's note: These three comments were left originally as HTML comments and have now been made visible on this talk page.
I think you want "trooper", because "trouper" indicates someone who is part of a troupe - as in, a traveling band of performers, etc. A "trooper," in this case, is someone who keeps going, against all odds.— Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk)
Dictionary.com seems to prefer "trouper." "Trooper" doesn't have a resilience definition, at least in the dictionaries I glanced through. Spell4yr
this is funny! But definitely very informative... I know to use trouper now! --Stux
The rest are regular comments.
On the other hand, the Mirriam Webster entry for "trooper" lists the third definition as "TROUPER," which in turn contains the connotation we're looking for here. So it's not like it's absolutely wrong to use "trooper." —AbdiViklas 21:31, 20 November 2005 (UTC)
As supported by the fact that I was about to go change it in crying, and was reminded by a hidden comment that it was spelled as "trooper" on the screen. —AbdiViklas 21:38, 20 November 2005 (UTC)
Wouldn't that make it a goof then??? --Stux 21:48, 20 November 2005 (UTC)
I don't think so. "Trooper" may not be officially defined in the dictionary, but it is commonly accepted, at least in American English. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 22:04, 20 November 2005 (UTC)
Look at ABBA's "Super Trouper" for a proper usage. Elvis 18:32, 17 December 2005 (UTC)
Coach Z has always struck me as the misunderstood type, right from the start. He's the type to get out there and help however he can, but people often misunderstand him partly because he tries too hard. Seems TBC have been playing up more on his personal, inner side lately, rather than his outer, social side. But I don't see his character really changing all that much - I think we're just getting to know him better over time. :) - KieferSkunk 23:45, 12 November 2005 (UTC)
I personally think that it's Coach Z's insecurities that are just starting to surface more and more. My guess is that his style and taste in music are a reflection of his attempt to draw attention and fit in. Only now, his desires for attention and/or acceptance not being realized through his "hip-hopness" (not that he's not being accepted) and its beginning to take its toll. His loneliness and insecurity is now starting to become more visible. Of course coach Z wouldn't be coach Z without his hip-hopness (??). I'm probably overanalyzing but still, that's my take on things. --Stux 20:38, 20 November 2005 (UTC)
I think Coach Z is getting more emotional and showing it, but discussing this character's emotional development (or lack thereof) is depressing in itself. Elvis 18:37, 17 December 2005 (UTC)

Coach X or Coach Y?

There's a new remark that mentions that in A Folky Tale, Coach Z refers to Coach X and Coach Y in the present tense, indicating that these other Coaches exist and are known to Strong Sad. I wanted to call this one into question: I don't think Coach Z's phrasing in Folky Tale means anything more than just "You might get away with that with someone else, but not with me", and he just called out X and Y as hypothetical examples. We have no evidence anywhere else that there is a Coach X or Y in the HSR universe. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 22:10, 27 December 2005 (UTC)

I agree. That Fun Fact seems very tenuous to me; it should probably be DELETED! Heimstern Läufer 22:16, 27 December 2005 (UTC)
Update: this Fun Fact is now in STUFF. Heimstern Läufer 01:45, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
It has been declined. Heimstern Läufer 05:01, 6 January 2006 (UTC)

The Cheat and The Chort

I'm adding this here because I don't know if it should be STUFF'd or not. Now, on the page under inconsistencies, we note the saying of both "The Chort" and "The Cheat" in mascot. Call me crazy, but I don't really think this is an inconsistency, because Coach Z only calls The Cheat "The Chort." I would consider the other person/thing Coach Z is referencing (who I'll call The Chort for the sake of the argument) to be an Unseen Character. What do y'all think? --ISlayedTheKerrek 18:13, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

Well, it's true that Coach Z's comment ("Get yer head in the game, The Chort! The Cheat is wide open!") doesn't make much sense in the context - basically, he's telling The Cheat to somehow cooperate with himself. But there are two things going on here: One, in the context, there would be no reason for an unseen "The Chort" or such like - The Cheat is bashing a pile of (unmoving) electronics. Two, regardless of who he's talking to or what the context is, Coach Z's accent almost ALWAYS has him saying the long E "ee" as "or" (Cheat -> Chort, etc), so him actually saying "The Cheat" is inconsistent, whether he's referring directly to The Cheat or not. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 21:08, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

Closed STUFF

You're dealing with Coach dang Z!!

In his character video, Coach Z says you can call him just "Coach" because he's the only one; but in A Folky Tale, he refers to Coach X and Coach Y in the present tense, and in a context that implies they are also known to Strong Sad.

Posted on: 00:32, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 03:31, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was unanimously declined, 16–0. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/Coach Z.

Totally true."That may work on Coach X and maybe even Coach Y, but this is Coach Z you're dealing with!!" And Strong Sad sucks big time.--Gir007 00:16, 13 February 2006 (UTC)Gir007-Zaak

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