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2 things

1. this is the first/ maybe 2nd time strong bad closes is eyes 2. strong bad breaks the 4th wall by refrencing the title of the toon Foogs. 22:35, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Not to mention by referring to Coach Z, the Poopsmith and the KOT as "characters." -invisible_map

Stick Costume

Does anyone know what The Stick was supposed to be dressed as? For some random reason, I'm thinking Donald Duck. -141.133.145.118 00:19, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

nvm, just looked at the costume page. It's so fitting now! -141.133.145.118 00:21, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
The Stick is Lowly Worm. 207.62.231.2 00:23, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
I think that you think The Stick is Donald is because of Donald's Robin Hood get-up. SuperfieldCreditUnion
Robin Hood was played by Daffy. Keep your ducks straight! --BigScaryMike (Talk/Contrib) 03:58, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
But why do Strong Bad and Homestar insult The Stick? Does it have something to do with the Lowly Worm get up?128.104.61.243 19:56, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

No Interactivity

Does anyone else believe this toon broke a tradition for h*r halloween specials? In 2001, they had that trick-or-treat game, in 2003, they had a brief scene making fun of the trick-or-treat game, and in 2005, they had a potion game. This would be the 1st h*r Halloween special out of the ones released in an odd-numbered year not to include interactivity other than the usual Easter Eggs. Bad Bad Guy 00:33, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

...Ummm, yeah. Odd numbered years. Danny Lilithborne 03:43, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

About the mirror

There have been mirrors like that before the release of the Man of the Year 2006 issue (I caught a glimpse of one in a movie when flipping channels). I think saying it is a reference to that exact issue is a bit of a stretch. 207.119.175.50 00:34, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure the mirror is a reference to an actual mirror of that type, similar to the one featured in The Big Lebowski. (The Dude peers into this mirror in The Big Lebowski's office.) Link The "You" cover is too big of a stretch, especially when one of Pom-Pom's previous costumes was Walter Sobchak. -ReverendTed 01:40, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Big Lebowski - probably. Time magazine - no. It looks EXACTLY like the Big Lebowski mirror and NOTHING like the Time magazine cover. I remember you used to be able to buy those mirrors, a looong time ago. Stev0 18:10, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Kids Choice Awards

When Marzipan says, "I don't know" and then the green slime oozes on her, that was a reference to the Nick Kids Choice Awards.-Ava 00:50, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Actually, from what I've heard, the Nickolodeon slime tradition began on YCDTOTV. -141.133.145.118 01:49, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Regardless of where Nickelodeon got that tradition, that's a *direct* reference to TCDTOTV, where saying "I don't know" would get you slimed. *remembers watching that show as a kid* -YKHi. I'm Ayjo! 01:52, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Yep, and as clicking on Ross calls on the scene, I'd say it's an homage to YCDTOTV. It isn't even the first reference to that show on this site. Surprised they didn't throw in a "water" gag too. PlasticDiverGuy 04:44, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
{PlasticDiverGuy gets drenched with water} (Sorry, I couldn't resist. =P) -YKHi. I'm Ayjo! 06:47, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Shower scene?

The following fact was STUFFed — let's see it can be resolved here first:

Coach Z's shower scene is a reference to the famous shower scene in the horror movie Psycho.

There was one vote and an argument against, from NFITC1: "I've seen the original Psycho and it's nothing alike it except they're in a shower." So, what do people think. Is this a reference or not, and why? Trey56 01:17, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

I think that the connection to Psycho is tenuous at best. Coach Z's scene did not feature several closeups of him being attacked, nor was there the trademark high pitched staccato strings. Those would be the strongest connections to the film. wbwolf (t | ed) 01:23, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
I think that Coach Z's line before getting attacked is a reference, not the attack itself. Shwoo 01:28, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Wbwolf, I think you're right — if it was a reference to Psycho, they really would have used the trademark music. More likely, it's just a nod to the typical "shower scene" in horror movies (which originated with Psycho, I think). So, mayhaps the fact could be modified to refer to the stereotypical scene, rather than this specific movie. Trey56 01:29, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
I'd say this is more generally a reference to the fact that horror film starlettes are so often caught by the bad guy while in the shower. This is perhaps a subclause of the convention that the token hot chick will always die during or immediately following her topless scene. That being said, I don't think this warrants an explanatory note. -Telamon 01:59, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Hey. I'm the guy who originally posted this fact. As soon as Coach Z said that "a pretty thing like him" would be perfectly safe in the shower, I knew that it was a reference to those horror movies in which the heroine dies. Psycho was just the first one to come to mind because it was so well known. -141.133.145.118 02:08, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Classic Nick

There's a classic Nickelodeon theme going.

The Stick: Lowly Worm from Busy World of Richard Scarry: early Nick Jr.

Strong Bad: Beetlejuice, from a cartoon on Nick

Homestar: Artie, from Pete & Pete which was on Nick in the 80s and 90s

Homsar: the Typewriter guy from Sesame Street, which was once on Nick

You Can't Do That On Television- on Nick in the 80s

Awexome 01:32, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Beetlejuice was not a cartoon that was exclusive to Nickelodeon, but ran on other outlets (including Cartoon Network) throughout the 1990s. I know Sesame Street is on Noggin, Nick/CTW's spin-off, but I don't think it was on Nick proper. Still, three references (two exclusive, since Richard Scarry was also a series of books) is pretty strong. wbwolf (t | ed) 01:37, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
What about The Cheat? Was Danger Mouse on Nick too? -141.133.145.118 01:48, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, it was, as far as I can remember... back in the late '80s, early '90s, I believe. -YKHi. I'm Ayjo! 01:50, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Spelling and Nitpicks (add more as they're noticed)

"In it, the hero possesses a weapon called "The Glave" that looks identical to the picture on Strong Sad's tarot." Checking around on Wikipedia and IMDB, "Glaive" appears to be the correct spelling, yes? (If the appropriate editor agrees, you can nix this comment when it's changed.) ProtocolOH 01:53, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Marzipan's answering machine

Have any of you noticed that the number of messages on Marzipan's answering machine is 666? Does that mean the jibblies would have affected everybody until the're dead?-Don't say jorb 101

It just means that the rocoulm or whatever has taken over the answering machine. Presumably it picking up the call possessed it -Jdhannan 18:04, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

MArzipan's guitar

Hey did anyone else notice that marzipan's guitar only has five strings?

Hammakers Slammakers?

I believe that the store when StrongBad tried to find a Xenomorph costume is supposed to be combination of Hammacher Schlemmer, a catalog store for high-end, luxery gifts (like The Sharper Image) and Hammer's Slammers, a series of military science fiction novels and short stories by David Drake.

"Human Grate on my nerves"

  • It sounds like "Human Gettin' on my nerves" to me. Which doesn't make any sense, but that's par for the course, really. Danny Lilithborne 03:45, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
    • I hear grate. As in grating nerves. --70.106.82.44 14:19, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Strong Bad smiling

  • Is he smiling? I think the curve of the Beetlejuice teeth make it look as though he's smiling, but if you look closer it's his usual face. Danny Lilithborne 03:45, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Yes. The whole toon. Follow the contours of his mouth. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 03:56, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Well blow me down, so he is. :/ Danny Lilithborne 04:19, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Well, he goes back to his normal face right before he gets jibbilied. SuperfieldCreditUnion
When you wear fake teeth, you wanna show 'em off! Ever see a little kid wearing them on Halloween? All wide grins and growls so you can see the teeth. lol. -- 208.60.233.161 20:34, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

misc

A) Does anyone notice anything...unusual...about the football trophy? B) I don't hear Strong Sad saying "Xenomorph." I hear "Beatlemorph" or "Beatleborgs" or something, as if he's trying to say "Beatlejuice" three times. --71.203.169.248 04:03, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

a) What football trophy? The golbol looks normal to me. b) Strong Sad is clearly saying "Xenomorph"; he's correcting Coach Z's generic use of the word "alien" (in the Jibblies 2 Teaser, a silhouette of a Xenomorph costume is seen in place of Strong Bad.) --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 08:22, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
I think he means the football trophy in Strong Mad's room, but I didn't notice anything remarkable about it. --DorianGray 08:25, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Homsar smiling?

I don't think I've ever witnessed this happen before. Did he ever have such a wide smile in any other cartoon?--75.62.6.158 04:42, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

I believe the reason his smile is so wide in this cartoon is to portray his chin as the top of the paper in the typewriter as best as possible without cutting off the top of his head. - PlasticDiverGuy 06:14, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Volkov

Someone wrote under "goofs" that "Volkoff" is a misspelling of "Volkov." This is incorrect. Russian uses the Cyrillic alphabet, and there are a number of different ways of transliterating it into ours. I've seen final "v"s and final "ff"s used interchangeably all over the place -- for instance, "Prokofiev" vs. "Prokofieff," "Rachmaninov" vs. "Rachmaninoff." The "v" is the preferred transliteration in academic/linguistic contexts, but in everday use, they're both pretty common. In fact, the Wikipedia article calls him "Volkoff." -invisible_map

Oops, I watched the toon again, and TBC spell it "Volkov," so I must have misread the "goofs" section. Either way, though, they're both acceptable spellings.
Transliteration from the Russian alphabet really isn't the issue though. If Strong Mad is meant to be the former WWE wrestler Nikolai Volkoff, the Brothers Chaps made a spelling mistake, since the name has always been Volkoff in English. - Boffo97 13:43, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Traditional spellings of names from languages with different writing systems are sometimes changed to more accurately reflect the pronunciation. For instance, "Mao Tse-Tung" is usually spelled "Mao Zedong" now. Sometimes the old spelling is so well-known that change is slow to catch on -- for instance, people almost always write "Lao-Tzu" for the Daoist/Taoist philosopher, even though "Laozi" is the preferred spelling among people who study this stuff. Same thing with "Prokofiev" (which has totally displaced "Prokofieff" vs. "Rachmaninov" (which is still less common than "Rachmaninoff"). Here's my point: even if "Volkoff" is the traditional and more common spelling, "Volkov" is not *wrong*. In fact, it's probably closer to the way it actually sounds in Russian (though I'd want to ask a Russian-speaker to verify that). And "Nikolai Volkov" gets 11,000 hits on Google.

2 Forum Topics

Would it be better for us to link to [http://forum.hrwiki.org/viewtopic.php?t=12733 the forum topic] that started 1st or the forum topic with more replies? Bad Bad Guy 12:57, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Creep...wha?

The transcript has "creep-take", the subtitles have "creep-cake". Sounds to me like Homestar's saying "creepsake" as a pun on keepsake. TTEchidna 16:11, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

It's Creepstakes. Like Sweepstakes. -- 208.60.233.69 17:46, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Length

I saw on the "Teaser Page" (Link leads to specific page, look under "Toon Title" at about the middle.) Talk:Jibblies 2 Teaser that this toon would "be amazing" if it exceeded 6 minutes. Is that important? Because I didn't see anything under Remarks about the toon being 6:44 and if it that was important to the original poster, would it have any relevance in the Remarks section of the information? Thanks Stinkoblade 16:51, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

I don't suppose its 7:06 if u include homsar's scene or anything, is it? -Jdhannan 18:06, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Clickable button

In the answering machine scene, the right button on the machine is clickable. I was thinking maybe it would yield an Easter Egg, but no. Can any of the Flash-knowledgeable advise whether that's just because they recycled a Flash file, or is this noteworthy? —AbdiViklas 16:56, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

I'm no expert, but I'm gonna assume it's because they recycled a Flash file. Nothing happens when you click it except it messes up the scene, effectively ruling out it being an Easter Egg, and recall that TBC have made these kind of mistakes before, primarily with the VCR and the Tandy and Compy's contrast buttons. -YKHi. I'm Ayjo! 18:40, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Um, I just cleared my cache so I could see the "new" version with the KOT and Poopsmith easter eggs, and now I can't click the button, so I'll assume it's fixed and note it on the page.-- Nevadie 22:00, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
Well, that more or less confirms that it was just a glitch/flash artifact, at least. -YKHi. I'm Ayjo! 22:50, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Strong Sad

Should it be remarked that Strong Sad's eyes would be behind his fat kid mask, in comparison to his mouth? Or that it's odd that it's a white face, as opposed to a flesh-colored one? Heck, he pretty much just has a different head. Like the KOT when he dressed up as the mayor of Halloween Town. --Abelhawk 18:18, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Title Card

The title card is holographic/3D. Awexome 19:59, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Jibblied Bubs

  • The way Bubs said "uh, jibblies" reminded me of Homestar saying "uh, crapface" instead of kicking the Cheat in replacement, but that's probably a coincidence. Want to see if anyone saw it too. Danny Lilithborne 23:05, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
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