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I had always assumed he was more of a reference to the [[Wikipedia:Political boss|political bosses]] of the turn of the century, in particular [[Wikipedia:Boss Tweed|Boss Tweed]], especially given his reference in [[Ballad of The Sneak]]. I know the stuff on his desk about "firing" would indicate a corporate rather than political boss, but if I understand it, Boss Tweed did most of his graft via kickbacks for overpaying contracters. Also, he was pretty round, and Thomas Nast's images of him were even rounder. His Wikipedia page even shows that he was used as a product endorsement! --[[User:notstrongorbad|notstrongorbad]] 00:35, 2 Oct 2005 (UTC)
I had always assumed he was more of a reference to the [[Wikipedia:Political boss|political bosses]] of the turn of the century, in particular [[Wikipedia:Boss Tweed|Boss Tweed]], especially given his reference in [[Ballad of The Sneak]]. I know the stuff on his desk about "firing" would indicate a corporate rather than political boss, but if I understand it, Boss Tweed did most of his graft via kickbacks for overpaying contracters. Also, he was pretty round, and Thomas Nast's images of him were even rounder. His Wikipedia page even shows that he was used as a product endorsement! --[[User:notstrongorbad|notstrongorbad]] 00:35, 2 Oct 2005 (UTC)
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[[The Kaiser]] is the Old-Timey version of the King of Town.  The Bossman could be the Old-Timey version of Homsar, but the wiki doesn't say if he is.  I think the 1936 era has all the main characters' counterparts except Homsar's.  Homsar doesn't have a 20X6 counterpart, either.  [[Gm1121983]] 9:17 11 Jan 2006
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[[The Kaiser]] is the Old-Timey version of the King of Town.  The Bossman could be the Old-Timey version of Homsar, but the wiki doesn't say if he is.  I think the 1936 era has all the main characters' counterparts except Homsar's.  Homsar doesn't have a 20X6 counterpart, either.  [[User:Gm1121983|Gm1121983]] 9:17 11 Jan 2006
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I think this page should be moved to "Mr. Bossman", as that is how Mr. Shmallow addresses him in [[Mr. Shmallow (toon)]]. Anybody have any other opinions? {{User:Has Matt?/sig}} 02:01, 3 January 2006 (UTC)
I think this page should be moved to "Mr. Bossman", as that is how Mr. Shmallow addresses him in [[Mr. Shmallow (toon)]]. Anybody have any other opinions? {{User:Has Matt?/sig}} 02:01, 3 January 2006 (UTC)
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== Rumor Part ==
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If Homsar is a person of some responsibility at Fluffy Puff Marshmallows explains Mr.Bossman is the Old-Timey Homsar.
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:That is speculation... and baseless speculation at that. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 01:07, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
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== The Boss of Who Now? ==
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How do we know that he's actually the boss of the company that makes Fluffy Puff Air-Puffed Sugar Delights?
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<br><br>(unnecessary explanation for this question follows)<br><br>
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I interpreted his presence as a way of saying to the audience, "''your own'' boss wouldn't settle for much less", rather than "''our'' boss". If we assume that it's the boss of the Fluffy Puff "empire", then they are trying to say "our boss is proud of it, so you know it's good". If we assume it's generically the audience's boss, then that could mean "your boss eats it (a person who has greater societal status than you), so you should eat it if you want to feel like you've increased your societal status". Or, taken more literally based on the picture itself, "you should eat it if you don't want your boss to fire you".
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<small>Why I'm editing this page? There is no point explaining. <small>Yes, no, maybe, I don't know...</small></small> --{{User:Purple Wrench/sig}} 02:13, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

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I find myself wondering if this guy could be the 1936 Homsar. Check the hat.

That sort of hat was popular in the 30's. Not only that, but this guy looks NOTHING like Homsar. He doesn't look much like the KoT, either. -Clever Ben

Well he looks more like Homsar than 'Stickly Man' looks like the Poopsmith. I say we put him on as Homsar. Besides, they have every other character, so I think it's quite possible whom he's supposed to be... [[User:Thunderbird L17|⇔Thunderbird⇔]] 13:17, 27 Mar 2005 (MST)

Okay, so The Bossman wears a bowler hat. So what? Many people wore that type of hat in those days, and in all honesty, I think that The Bossman looks more like the King of Town than anyone else: check the mustache, waist line, and eyes! - User:63.114.228.2

I agree with above. When I first saw this 'toon I assumed it was 1936 King of Town, because of the eyes, mustache and position (even though the king has no real power). Saying that he is "Homsar" is a huge stretch. --Tony Stony 23:12, 11 May 2005 (UTC)


Please, the 2 guys even have the same eyes! Are all of you saying there is no possibility of a KoT-Bossman correlation? Yes, that interview never mentioned him, but surely the Boosman has more in common with the KoT than with Homsar or anyone else. Fishal 16:21, 17 May 2005 (UTC)


I really don't think the bowler hat indicates a relation to Homsar. The only time a bowler hat (sans Homsar) has been used as a reference to Homsar was in garage sale, since that's what TBC said in the garage sale commentary, but a bowler hat has also been used for Perducci in dangeresque 3, and that was obviously not meant as a reference to Homsar. Given the Perducci example, I don't see why it's automatically assumed that the Bossman might have something to do with Homsar, especially since he has no other Homsar-like features. People are just too eager to leap to conclusions. --Der Pepper

Well I'm quite sure he's not the KoT, TBC wouldn't put TWO of him in 1936... Thunderbird 10:30, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I had always assumed he was more of a reference to the political bosses of the turn of the century, in particular Boss Tweed, especially given his reference in Ballad of The Sneak. I know the stuff on his desk about "firing" would indicate a corporate rather than political boss, but if I understand it, Boss Tweed did most of his graft via kickbacks for overpaying contracters. Also, he was pretty round, and Thomas Nast's images of him were even rounder. His Wikipedia page even shows that he was used as a product endorsement! --notstrongorbad 00:35, 2 Oct 2005 (UTC)

The Kaiser is the Old-Timey version of the King of Town. The Bossman could be the Old-Timey version of Homsar, but the wiki doesn't say if he is. I think the 1936 era has all the main characters' counterparts except Homsar's. Homsar doesn't have a 20X6 counterpart, either. Gm1121983 9:17 11 Jan 2006

Don't Think So. Homsar is the Only Dude WHo Doesnt Have An Old Timey Conterpart.-Image:Homsar-in-motion.gifHomsar7(Hom · Sar)Image:Homsar-in-motion.gif

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[edit] Stinkoman boss?

He looks like the third Stinkoman boss.

Um... No, he doesn't. At all. - Joshua 23:19, 6 November 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Mr. Bossman

I think this page should be moved to "Mr. Bossman", as that is how Mr. Shmallow addresses him in Mr. Shmallow (toon). Anybody have any other opinions? Has Matt? (talk) 02:01, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Rumor Part

If Homsar is a person of some responsibility at Fluffy Puff Marshmallows explains Mr.Bossman is the Old-Timey Homsar.

That is speculation... and baseless speculation at that. — Defender1031*Talk 01:07, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

[edit] The Boss of Who Now?

How do we know that he's actually the boss of the company that makes Fluffy Puff Air-Puffed Sugar Delights?

(unnecessary explanation for this question follows)

I interpreted his presence as a way of saying to the audience, "your own boss wouldn't settle for much less", rather than "our boss". If we assume that it's the boss of the Fluffy Puff "empire", then they are trying to say "our boss is proud of it, so you know it's good". If we assume it's generically the audience's boss, then that could mean "your boss eats it (a person who has greater societal status than you), so you should eat it if you want to feel like you've increased your societal status". Or, taken more literally based on the picture itself, "you should eat it if you don't want your boss to fire you".

Why I'm editing this page? There is no point explaining. Yes, no, maybe, I don't know... --   PURPLE  SHARD * 02:13, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

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