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== Help for the wiki? ==
Does anyone else think this week's quote was to help us with our transcript problems? {{User:Dacheatbot/sig}} 15:32, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

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Ding! Quote of the Week is a featured article, which means it showcases an important part of the Homestar Runner body of work and/or highlights the fine work of this wiki. We also might just think it's cool. If you see a way this page can be updated or improved without compromising previous work, feel free to contribute.

Checklist for new Weeklies:



The fact that these dates won't line up is driving me nuts. Is there some snippet of code we can use to add a date in a sort of uniform manner? -- AgentSeethroo 13:38, 11 Aug 2004 (MST)

Ask and ye shall receive. Actually, I came here to ask you if you liked the table, but found your note. You like? -- Tom 13:50, 11 Aug 2004 (MST)
Yeah, it looks wicked! I looked at the code, and even though it's probably rudimentary HTML, I'm lost on it. That's probably gonna be your thing. -- AgentSeethroo 13:55, 11 Aug 2004 (MST)
Okay, I did the whole thing. It looks kind of weird now, since some of the quotes are so long. I don't like how the date and download links get moved down. How about another form of writing the date? I tried another one in the first three, check it out. -- Tom 14:05, 11 Aug 2004 (MST)
It looks pretty good, but not uniform, ya know? How can we make the long quotey ones look...not jacked up? -- AgentSeethroo 14:09, 11 Aug 2004 (MST)
Yeah. This might be of some help. I think this might be the most confusing Wiki format there is. Maybe someone else has some ideas... Joey? -- Tom 14:17, 11 Aug 2004 (MST)
This may be a stupid question, but can you use html throughout MediaWiki? Or just when creating tables? -- AgentSeethroo 14:38, 11 Aug 2004 (MST)
I think it works everywhere. Strong? Em? Strike? Tt? Yup. Well, at least those tags work. But it's important to use wikitext where possible. I know that's one thing that Wikignomes do on Wikipedia, they fix someone's crazy HTML and make it simple to understand wikitext. -- Tom 15:20, 11 Aug 2004 (MST)


Um hath anys peoples realized that half thy links have been 404'd? --Clever Dan 17:42, 9 Oct 2004 (MST)

Yeah, if someone happens to have those quotes mirrored, it would be great to be able to link to them. --oddtodd 14:45, 22 Nov 2004 (MST)
Okay, I have a mirror for a few of them. Most of them I don't have, though. --FatPamPam

Also, if you keep pressing the QotW button, you don't just get Homestar's broken speech bubble, but you also get a frame where he's saying 'undefined' -- Matt 16:59, 25 Nov 2004 (MST)


Am I the only one that hears a very clear z at the beginning of the last "word" of the 12/16 quote? I suggested "zabbitablough" as a more accurate transcription, but it was reverted. (BTW, I agree with "blabittablough" in the actual email, but this sounds different.)

I hear a "Z," as well. -- FortyTwo
Yup. That's definitely a Z. Try changing it again.

Well, it says "zabittablough" on the QOD thing.--oopsyoubwokeit 14:26, 25 Mar 2005 (MST)

I think it's a "Z"-Catman87

QoD files

Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone was interested in these files I found on my HD. If so, I could upload them somewhere for a while. They seem to all be QoDs, though I can't be sure. (One of them ( might not be the original download, but a rezip.)

The Archon

File list begins:






Who does the mirrors for the QOWs? The human wedgie one still isn't on there... →evin290 12:52, 27 Feb 2005 (MST)

HRWiki Mirror Uploads

Is there any way for users to upload files to --Gafaddict 27 Feb 2005, 22:23 (GMT)

Nope. -- Tom 22:21, 27 Feb 2005 (MST)


Hi my name is Jess. I have never done wiki before.

I was looking at this quote:

Strong Bad: Oh. Why do me anymore. I-I've lost it! origins outtake.

I don't think the origins strong bad email is the right source for this quote of the week. I just watched the cartoon and I didn't hear the quote in the main toon or in the easter eggs.


Hi there Jess. Yeah, it doesn't seem right. Any ideas? -- Tom 17:45, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)
I'm putting in "unknown" for the time being. --Gafaddict 22:19, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)
I am quite sure that it IS an outtake from origins. Compare the following two lines:
Strong Bad (QOD): Oh. Why do me anymore. I-I've lost it!
STRONG BAD (Origins): Ugh! Why do you Van Peebles always wanna know the origins and histories of every freakin' little thing? Like, do you wanna know how Strong Sad got his belly button, too?
The tone is very identical in the parts that match (made italic here). This leads me to believe that it IS indeed an outtake from origins (don't forget, outtakes are recordings that go wrong and are scrapped - they are not part of the final version).
While I am the one who originally added outtake to the attribution (originally, it just said origins), I'll let you guys compare for yourselves. -- 15:26, 14 Mar 2005 (MST)
I'm still not convinced, though. The context for the two quotes are entirely different, though the tone is the same. --Gafaddict 19:26, 15 Mar 2005 (MST)
How on earth do you determine context on a single line? If you mean that the text is different, then that's obvious - it's an outtake, so it would HAVE to be wrong (one way or the other). Besides, I don't recall hearing another possible match in any other toon. -- 07:20, 16 Mar 2005 (MST)
In the outtake, Strong Bad is talking about how everyone likes him. In "origins", he is talking about why he hates that everybody wants to "know the origins of every single little thing". --Gafaddict 13:18, 16 Mar 2005 (MST)
Improvisation is not uncommon in outtakes. It could very easily be explained by Matt forgetting what he was supposed to say, then trying to make up something to go along. And again, I don't see any other potential sources (but feel free to point them out if you have any). -- 15:55, 16 Mar 2005 (MST)

Okay, I just noticed something interesting. Taking a look at the first line of the code for this file, I see "ID3 TT2 sbemail123_messup TEN iTunes v4.7.0.42 COM h engiTunNORM" Problem solved, and it look like we were right with "origins outake." -- Tom 13:01, 19 Mar 2005 (MST)

FWIW, that would be the ID3v2 tag. We should probably make a note to check for those things in the future. Most audio players (Winamp, for one) should show that info, so there's no need to get out Notepad or a hex editor or whatever you used :). (I can't believe it was really that simple.) -- 18:14, 19 Mar 2005 (MST)

Zip file

I'd like to see these all put into zip file(s) to easily download them all at once. As soon as I get an iPod, these are going on there. -- nintendorulez 18:07, 15 Mar 2005 (MST)

Ask and ye shall receive! ZIP #1 and ZIP #2 (The server I use has an upload limit of 2MB, so that's why I had to split them up.) Hope this is helpful anways! --The Paper 06:24, 18 Mar 2005 (MST)
Sweet! Thanks, I hope some others find this helpful too. nintendorulez 18:38, 18 Mar 2005 (MST)


Does anyone have the March 17th Quote of the Week? Sadly, it's gone from H*R now.—StrongstarRunbad 11:02, 27 Mar 2005 (MST)

Added. -- Tom 23:34, 27 Mar 2005 (MST)

Lost QoDs

I have a theory that might work. I know it's possible to record the sound from your comp (no clue how, but I know it can be done), so theoretically, couldn't someone record the QoDs without a mirror straight from the toons? It'd come out the same as the QoD, and that could be added to the mirror. -- nintendorulez 14:38, 28 Mar 2005 (MST)

Sorry, but it's not the same. -- Tom 23:18, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
Darn. Well, it is better than nothing, right?
Well, there IS a way to get sound recorded from your computer, and it's called getting a Mac. (GarageBand can do that.) --Homsar999Talk 19:56, 2 Aug 2005 (CDT)
So can Windows and *Sound Recorder*, as long as your soundcard supports full duplex - just configure the Sound Mixer to use the proper input source. But that's not the reason we don't.
The sound on the site is of lower quality than the QoDs. Though we *could* sample those that are from the DVD, they often have background noise. --Pidgeot (t) (c) (e) 21:04, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Good point Pidfeot. I just want to point out that the lost Quote of the Week files that we were discussing here have been located and are now available for download. -- Tom 22:36, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Funniest word style ever

Apparently, someone made a useless page that listed the empty "Quote of the Week" phrase as different than the picture here. He went about it the wrong way, but he was actually right - at least when halfway on the on the virus Main Page, it really has changed, and to what he said it was. Is this worth note anywhere? --Jay (Talk) 15:56, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)

As I was TRYING to say before the database went down, it says:
"Oh Haldo! This is my
funniest word style
ever times that I've
said! Hope all is on
to it even more
lately! And I wish the
chicken & msg place
was open on
Lot of H*R refs in this one, huh? --Jay (Talk) 16:03, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Umm... Un-mirrored quotes not working

Is it me or are loads of the un-mirrord quotes not working for download? it brings me to the HSR 404'D page.

Yes, noname, you are right. It seems all the ZIP files from 3 May 2004 to 11 Nov 2004 have been removed from the site. Give Tom a week or two and we should have all these set up for download through the wiki server (mirror). I don't know if the macintosh 'sit' files will ever be mirrored. —THE PAPER PREEEOW 08:32, 28 May 2005 (UTC)

Repeated QoD?

They repeated the "human wedgie" quote today...why?

Yes, that doesn't really make sense...the only difference is it's AaAaahHmm instead of I'm. --ISlayedTheKerrek 18:10, 2 Jun 2005 (UTC)

You're A Girl

That link doesn't work. Neither do any of the "external links." I can't find it anywhere. Where is it? --VolatileChemical 01:09, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)

You will find "youreagirl.mp3" in my updated quote pack. If you want to take the song directly from Flash, save and open this file. I'm glad I saved all those Flash files from last year—when TBC still embedded the quote file into Flash. :) —THE PAPER PREEEOW 08:23, 1 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Hey, thanks, man! -- 06:27, 2 Jul 2005 (UTC)

The quote pack and the file didn't work. In the file, I could hear the quote, but I couldn't download it. Can someone fix this? -- RJMT

RJMT, you are probably opening the ZIP file (Windows XP allows you to do this) instead of saving the file to a folder on your hard drive. If you try right clicking on the link and then click "Save Target As..." you should be able to download the quote pack. If you would like more advice, you can tell me more about the situation on my talk page. —THE PAPER PREEEOW 14:49, 22 Jul 2005 (UTC)


The "Buttdance" quote is off the site, and it has not been added to this one. Does anyone have it?- Bad Graphics Ghost

New Picture

Should the transcried QotW in the picture be replaced? I know it's funny and special, but is a glitched QotW the best one to display on top like that? - Joshua

Not working on the web site?

Ok, I just found out that the quote of the week changed and i wanted to download it from the web site, but is it just me, or is the quote not working on the web site right now? --arrow4.PNG~Rebecca~ RJMT speaker-noise.gif 03:45, 19 Aug 2005 (UTC

It didn't work for me either. Weird.....--minibaseball.png Bkmlb(talk to me·stuff I did) 03:48, 19 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Works for me. -- Tom 03:48, 19 Aug 2005 (UTC)
O wait nvm u just have to wait for a little while after u click on it.... or @ least thats how it is with me... --arrow4.PNG~Rebecca~ RJMT speaker-noise.gif 03:50, 19 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Yeah. Just have to wait.--minibaseball.png Bkmlb(talk to me·stuff I did) 03:53, 19 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Cool Tapes quote problem?

when i download the new cool tapes quote, it downloads fine and then i double-click it to open, and it copies it into itunes. but then there's nothing playing there. the time says 00:00. what the heck? can someone help? -dayve_57 4:11 PM august 19

It works fine for me. I'm not using iTunes, however. Perhaps try to download it again? -- Tom 20:15, 19 Aug 2005 (UTC)
No, Tom, you're wrong. The answer, if you're trying to get it in Safari, is to get it in Firefox. Usually, Safari works with it, but this time I tried Firefox and it worked. --Homsar999Talk 19:45, 26 Aug 2005 (CDT)
How am I wrong? -- Tom 18:50, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Another Cool Tapes (maybe earlier) quote problem?

I saved the current Quote of the Week to my computer, knowing full well that this would make the sound clips unavailiable. However, instead of the "Oh Haldo! This is my funniest word style" message, i get a picture of Homestar and the message is "undefined". Did TBC change this, or is it just me? Smileyface11945 21:30, 21 Aug 2005 (UTC)

That's not a problem. It do read "Oh! Haldo" for about a second or so. Then it read's "undefined". -- 14:22, 24 Aug 2005 (UTC)


When I play the "Cool Tapes" on Quote of the Day, when Marzipan is supposed to say "Ready boys?" it doesn't sound a lot like her. Did they re-record these quotes? -Catsmeat (I forgot my password...)

No, they don't. QOTW mp3's sound much clearer than the sound in the Flash cartoon. —BazookaJoe 16:12, 3 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Archive attempt

There is no need to split this page up. The page is not too long nor does it have too many images. -- Tom 01:58, 2 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Personally, I feel we should only split pages once they've reached the 32kb size line. —Gafaddict Image:Gafaddict sigpic.gif (Talk | Contribs.) 01:59, 2 Oct 2005 (UTC)
I agree. — talk Bubsty edits 02:06, 2 Oct 2005 (UTC)
What about the other two weeklies? They aren't over 32kb, but they take a load time to long and scroll. - Joshua


A question about Strong Bad as Reynold. Was that shown as Strong Bad, or Reynold? --smileyface.PNG11945 (Talk/Ctrbs) 14:31, 2 Oct 2005 (UTC)

It was shown as Reynold. —Gafaddict Image:Gafaddict sigpic.gif (Talk | Contribs.) 14:33, 2 Oct 2005 (UTC)
Thank you. smileyface.PNG11945 (Talk/Ctrbs) 14:45, 2 Oct 2005 (UTC)


Interestingly, the link for the Horrible Painting's quote "Come on in heeere" was "Rocoulm" struck me as an odd name for the mp3, so I thought I'd preserve that for posterity to speculate on. --Der Pepper

Already noted. - Joshua 16:47, 12 October 2005 (UTC)

Image Font

Look at the old QOTW picture, then the new one. The fonts are different for the 'hear it, get it' text. Anybody know when exactly the change happened? It should at least be meantioned somewhere (If it already is, I'm sorry, but I didn't notice it). Thunderbird 16:26, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

Is it just me or...

...has the QotW box reverted back to the one in the middle of Image:Quote Of Week Box Design All.PNG instead of the one at the bottom? --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif, 20:52, 18 October 2005 (BST)

It's not just you - it's happened for me, too. --Homsar999Talk Contribs 15:45, 22 October 2005 (CDT)
I just looked at the QoTW box, and instead of the default Homestar head, it shows each character in quick succession. Did anybody else notice this? Ephexx 20:12, 26 January 2006 (EST)

The Good Times

Uhh, TBC used "The Good Times Are Over!" 2 times. Has anybody noticed this? H * R 7 0 0

Actually, yes. This is the second time that TBC have used this quote. — Lapper (talk)
Yes. Most disappointing. NFITC1 19:10, 21 October 2005 (UTC)

Hmm, it's almost like "I'mmmm the Human Wedgie!" H * R 7 0 0 21:45, 20 October 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, it's definitely round two. Let's sue 'em!—S*R 12:54, 21 October 2005 (UTC)

Well they just changed it to the Strong Bad Is a Bad Guy song. They just have just realized it and changed it.--Martin925 21:38, 21 October 2005 (UTC)

Interesting. Must be reminicent of the old "Quote of the Day (or so)". — Lapper (talk) 13:40, 22 October 2005 (UTC)

Very mean and boring

Okay, I can sorta see the origins outtake ("Why do you... guys...") after it was explained to me, but I cannot see that the "very mean... things" quote came from boring (really) as was previously stated. It sounds to me like a generic-ized version of what Strong Bad says in just about every email. And, what's more, SB didn't say anything particularly close to it in b(r). --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 05:08, 28 October 2005 (UTC)

And making it "undetermined" is no better!!! --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 05:09, 28 October 2005 (UTC)
Can you prove that this one isn't an outtake?
{farts} "You guys, that was a pretty good one." {laughs}
How about this one? Unlikely as it is, can you prove it's not?
"This is the Strong Bad show, everybody come on down, there's gonna be lots a guests, and it's gonna be pretty fun, maybe at the end, I'll have a serious moment to talk to you guys, but right now I'm gonna throw a bunch of pies, at The Cheat!"
Yet I see no one insisting on making them "undetermined." --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 05:16, 28 October 2005 (UTC)
PS. As slow as SB is talking in the new quote, he is still speaking much faster and with a LOT more (mock?) emotion than in b(r). It's just a generic SB-esque thing to say: something mean and funny. --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 05:18, 28 October 2005 (UTC)
To me it sounds like his Reynold impression -- it seems like the same voice as "Ugh, I really need to go grocery shopping! I wish my girlfriend didn't leave me!" A Cheat Commandos outtake, perhaps?
I compared them side by side. The voices don't exactly match. - Joshua 02:19, 3 November 2005 (UTC)
Maybe it's a rock opera outtake?-LordQuackingstick 02:41, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

what's a belle?!?!

why does A QOUTE of the day say:"i'm a belle!" when it should say:"i'm a bell!"?-Jibney 23:26, 8 November 2005 (UTC)

We've discussed this at length here. --DorianGray

QoW Chronology

Ok, since no one has seen this post over there, i'll just point to it over here! Hopefully there is more visibility. In fact, i'll copy my questions here: I have two related questions:

  1. When did the QoW start using character heads?
  2. Wasn't the QoW character heads format just homestar's head used regardless of who was saying stuff, if so, when did they start using *different* character heads for their QoW to show the correct head for a quote?
  3. --Stux 16:40, 27 November 2005 (UTC)
Have no idea. just felt like someone needed to pay attention to this question (aren't I nice?). — talk Bubsty edits 01:19, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
Awwwww! That is very nice of you thank you! --Stux 01:39, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
Well, judging by the quotes, I'm guessing they started using them sometime after the 11th of November, 2004. The next quote, on the 22nd, is from virus, which still had the older box without the character head in the toon (check the .swf of "fake-qotw"). But that's all I know. --DorianGray
EDIT CONFLICT X2 ALL THANKS TO DORIAN GRAYS REALLY MINOR EDITS THAT HE COULD HAVE WAITED TO DO UNTIL I FINISHED THIS POST (just to tell you, I was being sarcastic in that first reply). Woah, that soon? I thought it was earlier. — talk Bubsty edits 01:48, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
What about before, didn't there used to be just the quote and Homestar's head regardless of who made the quote? I vaguely remember that. If so, how long did they have that? --Stux 02:42, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
I've never heard of that... Sure you're not thinking of when they haven't update the new head, or the error screen? Hopefully someone who's been collecting them longer will know. --DorianGray
I do know that the virus SB quote (I duh du doh crapfully yours) was with the new head design, and it was not Homestar's head, and as far as I know the first quote to implement the new heads. I think Homestar is just default if the image is either not uploaded or not declared as part of the quote thing (or something). small_logo.pngUsername-talk 02:50, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
Okay that makes sense now. I'm asking because I wanted to add the chronology to the QoW character heads page since it has no such information. And I know that the character heads were decompiled and published only recently (last Aug or Sept). --Stux 05:14, 28 November 2005 (UTC)

Fall Float Parade outtake?

Recent edit to current QoTW mentioned the quote was from the Fall Float Parade outtake. Where's this outtake? I don't remember seeing or hearing of one. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 20:25, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

Hey man, why do you ask? Is the quote from the outtake? --The 386 My talk 20:27, 9 December 2005 (UTC)
I have no idea - that's why I asked. One thing I'm curious about though is if this QoTW is exactly the same as the quote in the toon itself - TBC have been known to switch it up on us in the past. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 20:28, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

This is why I had to revert it. None of us know. --The 386 My talk 20:31, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

You mentioned an outtake - I was wondering where this outtake was in the first place. As far as I know, there is no outtake. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 20:32, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

Hey man, don't you know why I had to revert it? Still, it's reverted. --The 386 My talk 20:33, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

*shrug* Okay then, sorry. (BTW, I answered my question from above: I captured Coach Z's line from the Toon and listened to it closely, and he does say "zader matermorts" there.) — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 20:37, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

Meh, I don't want to listen to such a quote like that. Why does he mention that? --The 386 My talk 20:38, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

I listened to the toon and the QotW at the same time (overlapping), and the words and rhythm are the same. Because one sound clip is part of a toon and the other is isolated, the timbre isn't quite the same between the two, but that's the only difference I heard. — It's dot com 21:04, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

I used to think that sometimes the Quote of the Week was directly affected by debates over lyric spelling on the wiki. I still do, but now I can see that The [Smelly] Brethren Chaps are playing with us. There wasn't even a debate over Coach Z's line, but now they have to go and make up a word like "zader". --VolatileChemical 23:57, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

What makes you think they were playing with us on this one? I'm pretty sure Coach Z was saying the same thing in the original toon both before and after the QoTW - perhaps they just wanted to clarify it. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 00:11, 10 December 2005 (UTC)

zader matermorts

How it is spelled.

Just because I have a feeling it will come in handy, I've uploaded a screenshot of the current quote. -- Tom 20:22, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

2006 01 12 quote

Closest think I can think of is the background of Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 5.0. Ideas? -- Tom 20:35, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

Yes. That's exactly it. Thank you, Tom and Rogue. —BazookaJoe 20:36, 12 January 2006 (UTC)
Should we insert this into the transcript? If so, how so? --DorianGray

SB is a bad guy

You guys probably won't believe me, but I begged TBC to put on Strong Bad is a bad guy up. I didn't know they did, I thought they'd Email back. I've no proof, but I did. --Dinoshaur 19:20, 13 January 2006 (UTC)

Ancient history

Okay, I know it was a long time ago, but I could have sworn 1-Up had a quote in March 2003. It said, "Everyone says that you're the guy, but I wanna be the guy too!" -Marth 99 18:49, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Wait! I just remembered something! It came directly before Homestar's "Brutus" quote. And we have that on the list! -Marth 99 18:51, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

new updates

I just added the new quote from Jan. 26. There's no sound file yet so I left that blank.


Does anybody know what band performed the CGNU Fight Song? --אוקאלייליי (Ookelaylay)

No, but judging on the voices, they might be british or austrailian.-- Benol, aka Coach B 20:11, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

Another repeated quote?

Not that I'm complaining, but did anyone else immediately recognize that we've had this "weekly" quote before? I seem to recall something similar around the time of the NYU Talk last year...and lo and behold, turns out the wiki has a truncated version cataloged for 25 March '05. Reminds me of the Homsar "Aaah" duplicate. —THE PAPER PREEEOW 03:34, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

Actually, if you listen to 'em both, the tone of voice is entirely different. --DorianGray
And this recent one has new lines. DBK! 03:45, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

Under Siege 2 x 2

Anyone else think it suspect that two different "outtake" quotes would use "Under Siege 2" in place of another movie? One uses it in place of "Jurassic Park 3" in Halloween Potion-ma-jig and the other in place of "Deep Impact" in The Best Decemberween Ever. --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 19:37, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

It's almost like an inside joke... --DorianGray
Right - but if that's the case, then they're not "outtakes" so much as, I dunno, re-takes? Or maybe just a really weird coincidence. --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 19:42, 23 February 2006 (UTC)
I think this page is misusing the term "outtake" throughout. Many of the quotes listed as "outtakes" are probably variations created after the fact. What proof do we have that any of them are actual outtakes? "(name of original source) variant" would be better. --Tim333
Really. Why would they record alternate versions solely for the purpose of a quote of the week? When you're recording audio for this sort of thing, you do many takes that get edited together after the fact. There are always leftovers. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 17:02, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
You're right, actually. Don't know what I was thinking. --Tim333

"Not Talkin’ ’Bout Butter"

The Cheat's remix is nice and all, but I'd really like the original!—S*R 20:00, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Why? The remix was 1,000,000,000 times better. --ISlayedTheKerrek 05:04, 19 March 2006 (UTC)
I prefer the original. But because TBC didn't make it QOTW, I'ma have to run a cable from my Mac's speakers to my PC's mic port and record it in Audacity.—S*R 15:05, 20 March 2006 (UTC)
um, genius, with Audacity you can record without any cable.
No need to be rude. Also, please sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). — Bassbone (TALK Strong Mad Has a Posse CONT)
Sorry,, but you can't record sound without a cable. I just checked Audacity's input options.—S*R 20:19, 16 May 2006 (UTC)
I'm assuming your PC runs Windows... in which case, bring up the volume control (double-click the speaker icon in the taskbar), go into the preferences and choose "Recording" and turn on all the options below. Now, depending on your sound card, you'll want to find something like "Stereo Mix" or "Mixer" or "Output" or something similar, and either turn on "Select" or turn off "Mute" or something like that. Now when you hit "Record" in Audacity (or any other recording software) it will record whatever your speakers are playing... so click Record, then play the toon, and you'll have the soundtrack. It will take a few goes to get the recording level right, but that's how you do it. Under Linux you're probably out of luck, because of the awful way that Flash for Linux plays sound... it can be done, but not directly like this. --phlip TC 11:50, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

Helping us out

Once again, although they didn't clear up the issue we were hoping they'd clear up, it almost seems TBC are intentionally trying to help us out on the Wiki, with the new lady fan quote (it's not actually an outtake; Homestar does say the line but the volume is turned way down and said under one of Strong Bad's lines so you can barely hear it.) --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 02:21, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

From vs Source

I think Source is better to use than From. Thoughts? I just know I'm gonna get shot down.—S*R 03:39, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

The Sadsons

The Simpsons used the tai chi/chai tea gag in the 2000 episode "HOMR". Lisa claimed that she dealt with the stress of being an intellectual through practices that included drinking chai tea and doing tai chi. It's even conceivable that the Simpsons similarity was the reason they didn't use this take. Notable? --TheNicestGuy 18:18, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

Notable. -RadSkat3 19:47, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
Weak. I've seen the episode, and rather than the Homestar Runner gag being a reference to a similar Simpsons gag, I'd say that they're both references to the fact that "chai tea" and "tai chi" sound amusingly similar for things that are both considered "new age" but have no semantic relationship. I don't think that every joke in Homestar Runner needs to be noted with everyone who's used the joke before; here, there's simply no tie to The Simpsons. I vote, strongly, for baleetion. 00:18, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

TGS 10.5 vs death metal

Well, this is interesting. An anonny edited the QOTW to read "Teen Girl Squad Issue 10 1/2 (death metal Easter egg)" instead of "death metal Easter egg". It was reverted, even though on the TGS page itself, it's listed as TGS 10 1/2. So, why was the anonny edit wrong? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 05:14, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Strong Bad's "check me out" quote

You shouldn't say it's "similar" to first time here, It actually is from that toon. — (Talk | contribs) 14:58, 31 March 2006 (UTC) (left unsigned)

Although the words are the same, the inflection is quite different – download it and compare... I'm guessing it was another take, but we don't know for sure, so we just say "similar". --phlip TC 15:12, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Just played both of the quotes, and Strong Bad's saying is different from the flash file. So you're right. -

No Load

The old quote (it's just "its") no longer loads. Put it on a mirror, somebody! Just a reminder no one needs. -RadSkat3 22:45, 6 April 2006 (UTC) AKA gramrabbit in WikiForum...WikiTikkiTavi rules!

So faint a sound, I thought you would enjoy it!

What faint laughter? I don't hear any faint laughter, even with my speakers turned up... --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 05:41, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

Oh, never mind. I hear it now with my headphones on. --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 05:42, 28 April 2006 (UTC)
And before someone makes a "Doot doo" crack, I hear that with my new headphones just as clearly as with speakers. I still hear no third syllable. Just in case anyone was wondering. --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 05:51, 28 April 2006 (UTC)
Also, the title of the clip (as seen in the properties) is "mike laff". I think that's all the proof we need. —Zelinda 12:09, 28 April 2006 (UTC)
Didn't know that one. --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 15:34, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

I'm so sorry

I was trying to link to a MP3 version of a quote on the kitkorp mirror and I erased everything somehow. Please don't ban me.--Jnelson09 20:59, 6 May 2006 (UTC)


I have noticed a lot of the QOTW's have outtake next to them. I cannot find any proof that any of these are outtakes and am wondering how this is comfirmed? Dylnuge videlectrix.png (Talk · Edits) 23:47, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Careful listening to some, logic for others. --DorianGray

Hey, Dylnuge, do you honestly think that they'd make the outtakes available to us normally, like have a blooper reel attached to the emails/toons/whatever? I don't think that's the best idea. --ISlayedTheKerrek 17:47, 30 June 2006 (UTC) (rhetorical question)

Shadow Stevens. Master of Mystery.

Does anybody understand what the word "stevens" means in this context? (In QOTW for 6/29/06.) And is there a possible/appropriate way to make this information available & connect it to the QOTW? —AbdiViklas 05:28, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

This[1] probably explains most of it. It also explains "Circle gets the square." (It's a phrase used on Hollywood Squares.) -- 23:04, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

Latest quote: portrait outtake?

So I noticed my edit was removed that said the new quote was an outtake from portrait... and the person who changed it back was confused as to my reasoning. Well, what happened was that I downloaded the new quote and played it in iTunes, but in iTunes itself the title of the clip was different than the title of the actual file. It said "sbemail139_5_shadowstevens" as the title, which lead me to believe that the quote was an outtake from email 139. Tom H

Ooh, good call. And the quote talks about an "artist". I'm wondering about the "5" part of the file title — The only alternative interpretation is that the quote belongs to a NQSBE occurring in between #139 and #140. I think yours is the more likely interpretation, though (it comes from version 5 of email 139 or something). Trey56 13:50, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
No, you did not answer my question with this. Why would its iTunes name be anything remotely resembling official? That's not its name on the site, and who uploaded it to iTunes anyway. You will have to pardon my ignorance of iTunes, but unless we can be sure it was uploaded by the Bros. Chaps, we really can't call that official. --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 15:40, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
The fact that he's using iTunes has very little to do with it. "sbemail139_5_shadowstevens" is the title string in the ID3v2 tag for the official version of the file. iTunes is an mp3 player, as well as an interface to Apple's iTunes store. Any other mp3 player should be able to tell you the same thing. Coincidently, The Bros. Chaps must have used iTunes at some point in the production process, because the Encoded By string in the ID3v2 tag is "iTunes v6.0.4.2". -- 19:05, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
Again, you'll have to pardon my ignorance concerning iTunes. I think I get it now, though. --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 19:13, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

Latest quote: 80s rock influence?

The style of the music and Marzipan's accent and slang remind me of 80s rock bands that featured a female vocalist, such as Siouxsie and the Banshees.

It doesn't even sound like Marzipan's voice to me. Could it be something that someone else made, and sent to TBC, like the real marching band version of the CGNU fight song? But yeah, it's definately very Female-80s-band-esque. -- Chupaqueso 03:18, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
No, if it was fan-made, I'm sure they'd tell us. Also, it'd be too conveniently timed. --DorianGray
Yeah, your probably right. But maybe it was someone other than Missy doing the singing? Wait, I just thought of something. What if this QOTW is supposed to be what Cool Tapes would sound like if Marzipan rocked (from Different Town)? -- Chupaqueso 22:54, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
Have you people even listened to the clip? That is clearly Missy singing! If it isn't, may lightning strike me down right now! Only before "me", put in "people who disagree with". And how could it be fan-made? Can't you here Strong Mad and The Cheat's doley-o's ? That's Matt doing their voices, no doubt about it. Vol Chem, 1st Tile of Ical 15:41, 9 July 2006 (UTC)
Just listened to the clip; it doesn't sound much like Missy to me. --Trogga 23:50, 11 August 2006 (UTC)


Does anyone else think that the loading window was only for that one song, and has been removed? It seemed that way with the last one. 17:07, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

I just noticed the same thing myself. It may have been a one time thing, it may perhaps be kept in reserve only for long quotes, or perhaps those with a greater knowledge of flash could tell me if it's somehow still there, but only triggered on extra large quotes. Thunderbird 17:47, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
I just decompiled it with my flash thing, and even though it's third party and messes everything up when you import, I can't find any hint of the loading screen. 18:40, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
Those last two comments were me in IP form. I can't find a loading box at all. TBC probably took it out. So I'll add that it was on the page. If anyone has a better flash decompiler and can find it, feel free to add it. link_icon.gifThe Joe(Talk) 16:20, 22 August 2006 (UTC)
Sorry if my last comment sounded weird. What I meant to say was: I can't find the loading box. I'm going to write that it doesn't exist. If anyone finds it in the current qotw file, you can revert my edit. Thank you. link_icon.gifThe Joe(Talk) 16:24, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

chumbly wumbly bear

shouldnt the quote be creidited to both What's-Her-Face and The Ugly One? in the transcript they're both singing it - Superplough 04:54, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

We only credit to whose character head shows up in each quote ('cept the old ones from before there were such things). In this case, What's Her Face. --DorianGray

ah ok, i didnt even know there WAS someones head that popped up, i only ever get the quotes from the wiki :P Superplough 04:59, 19 August 2006 (UTC)


Hey Guys! youshould have a QotW podcast so it would be easier to load into iTunes! It would be just like's Free tunes podcast! User:Finest1

Going backwards

I've noticed that the qod has gone from the newer back to the new.TheTeach!

Awesome, just AWESOME!

Regarding the "Quote of the Week exclusive" source, it seems to me to more likely be either a Cheat Commandos...O's outtake ("Fantastic!", "Well that's...just...great!"), or possibly a Shopping for Danger outtake ("Fan-freaking-tastic!"). But it's hard to say for certain. Any ideas? Thunderbird 00:16, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

I'm sure it's a teaser for the next Cheat Commandos toon! ;-)  Loafing 06:43, 1 September 2006 (UTC)
I kind of think it's speculation to call it an outtake at this point. The quote it most closely resembles is "Well, that's... just... great!", but I think the similarity isn't great enough for us to assume it's an outtake of this line. I think we should consider it a QOTW exclusive. Heimstern Läufer 07:14, 1 September 2006 (UTC)
Since you listed two sources when Commander angrily shout positive things, I think it's just his personality and can't be attributed to any one cartoon. It's like trying to do the same thing if the quote was of Strong Bad "I hate this crappy guy" to where he said "crap". Elcool (talk)(contribs) 09:38, 1 September 2006 (UTC)


I noticed this QotW is attributed to a rather unique item, the old milkshake from under the seat, on But over here, it's just attributed to singers. Shouldn't this be recorded on the QotW page? Geshmalder 15:52, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

The song doesn't actually exist (Strong Bad just made it up) so neither do the singers. As such, the hypothetical non-existent singers are represented visually as an object associated with that scene. This is only because the format of QotW on the actual site requires the image of something the quote is coming from. The wiki, however, does not, and is free to state the true sayers of the quote, annonymous "singers", without having to resort to images. The ability to present the fact that all we know about the sayers of this quote is that they're singers, is why it shouldn't be recorded on the QotW page. Does that answer your question? Vol Chem, 1st Tile of Ical 06:40, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

Not really an outtake

The new qotw is labelled an outtake, but it isn't really. Strong Bad cuts Strong Sad off, but you can hear him finishing quietly in the background. --Telamon

Oh, hey, so it is... Like some Bubs quote about bananas before. And some other quotes. They seem to do this a lot. --DorianGray
Hey, if it helps you notice new stuff, then hooray! --Telamon
What is "Caaardinal Sins" anyway? --Trogga 18:45, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
That's a very good question. --DorianGray
Appearantly, it's another name for the seven deadly sins. I couldn't find any board game with the same title, though. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 19:10, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Maybe it's a card game. (Card game? Cardinal sins? Get it? Oh, never mind...) --DorianGray

"Mumble Quotes"

With the previous two new quotes, it kind of looks like TBC are making us wikipeoples' lives easier for the transcripts, by providing us with the words of mumbled-out lines.

Heh. --DumDe 20:44, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

Marzipan's voice

In the latest one, Marzipan sounds differently. Retromaniac 01:42, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Reggae Song

I know they have Marzipan's picture for the "Bread and butter pickle" reggae song Quote of the Week, but that's a pretty obvious Police-era Sting imitation. Anyone agree? — (Talk | contribs) 22:06, 3 November 2006 (left unsigned)

I don't think so. Now that you mention it, it does sound a bit like Sting. But the style is different, and it'd be quite bold to assume that this is a Police imitation. Loafing 22:21, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
Sting? Sounds more like Bob Marley to me, but I haven't heard much Sting. Vol Chem, 1st Tile of Ical 06:58, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
Sounds like the black woman on Sesame Street. Retromaniac 01:59, 5 November 2006 (UTC)
Well, The Police were known for combining rock and reggae — especially in their early stuff — but this sounds just like The Wailers (the band in which Bob Marley received his initial fame just like Sting did with The Police). — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 01:20, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

I once imagined a version of Marzipan just saying it out. No song, just talking.

Character Heads On Main Article?

I think this necessitates a different discussion. Is the format of this page as good as it can be? Early on, there has been no question that the character name and comma indicated both that this was the character speaking/singing, and that it was the character head used. But with the Chumbly Wumbly Bear song, and now even more so this, we see that there is confusion. Perhaps the character head id should be in its own "character head" column. This would make it clear that that is what we are noting, and who we hear speaking the quote is not necessarily the same (and is a secondary priority on this page). In cases like the above, we can note elsewhere whether the character head accurately depicts the speaker/singer. Thoughts? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:30, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
I like Qermaq's plan. Had they started with the heads from the beginning, there would have been no question. Since we'd already came up with the format before the heads though, it kinda got ignored. I think a little 20 or 30 px image on each line might be a nice touch. Thunderbird 07:06, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
EDIT: If we're going to integrate the head, I'd like to see a decision here before somebody goes through them all only to have somebody come up with a better format. I'm thinking split the table into pre and post character heads quote tables, and something like this:
Date Download Quote Source
03 Nov 2006 download Marzipan (singer): "Want some bread and butter pickles. Ooo-ahh! Give me that bread and butter pickle, bread and butter pickle. You are." Lyrics to Marzipan's music from Happy Hallow-day

Questions, comments, better idea? Thunderbird 04:25, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

I think it's a generally good idea. Would you do it differently than this when the speaker is more unambiguously the character whose head appears? I was originally thinking more along the lines of this:
Date Download Character Head Quote Source
03 Nov 2006 download Marzipan (Unidentified reggae singer): "Want some bread and butter pickles. Ooo-ahh! Give me that bread and butter pickle, bread and butter pickle. You are." Lyrics to Marzipan's music from Happy Hallow-day

I'd think an asterisk or something would be appropriate, with a notation below such as "Marzipan's head appeared on the 09 Nov 2006 Quote; however, the actual voice heard is an unidentified reggae singer" or something. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 10:28, 17 November 2006 (UTC)
I think it's a great idea to have the character heads in their own column. We don't even need the asterisk disclaimer bit if the quote starts with the name of the person who actually said it (just like in you example). Loafing 04:09, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, having the character heads in their own column is a wonderful idea. Trey56 05:46, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
Just double-checking, we are going to put the character's name in boldface before the quote even if it matches the character head, right? You know, for all of the image-disabled people out there. —BazookaJoe 07:48, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
And for hanging a link on. We should also put some alt text on the character head image. (See the tweak I made to the above.) — It's dot com 13:57, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
The section in the table for the character head seems a little wide for me, any way to reduce it's width? - link_icon.gifThe Joe(Talk) 14:04, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
Changing the column header to just "Head" rather than "Character head" should solve that one pretty quickly... --phlip TC 14:20, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
Trying it... Needs some padding, but it works. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 15:09, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
Date Download Head Quote Source
03 Nov 2006 download Marzipan (Unidentified reggae singer): "Want some bread and butter pickles. Ooo-ahh! Give me that bread and butter pickle, bread and butter pickle. You are." Lyrics to Marzipan's music from Happy Hallow-day

Take out the outtake

On the one hand, the "Good graphics" (11/16/06) quote says it's an outtake in Windows Media Player. On the other hand... is it really any different than the actual line in Peasant's Quest Preview? At all? I can't right now, but I'd like to listen to both simultaneously to check. If not, I think we should put a note (or Fun Fact) stating that they call it an outtake but it's not. --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 22:54, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

They are exactly the same. Click here to watch/listen to the video I made. They are both playing at the same time, although they may be off 1/4 of a second or something, but you can still tell they are the same.--minibaseball.png Bkmlb(talk to me·stuff I did) 00:52, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
Well done! Maybe it is both an outtake and an Easter egg. Mike's "What?" sounds genuine. My guess is that they decided it was a funny enough outtake for an Easter egg. Loafing 01:12, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
"...can we trust that it's an "outtake" when it exactly matches the toon?"[2]
Good question. It just doesn't make sense to say that, though. This is, by the book, not an outtake because it is in the toon. It's not best to blindly follow what TBC say if it's clearly incorrect or misleading. More likely than not, it says outtake in Windows Media Player because they simply didn't give a care what the incorrect or out-of-date title was when they put it up or it had not occurred to them. We've consented that we should give the actual date of release on the updates page even if the main page says otherwise, and I don't see why we should be any less accurate in our description of this QOTW based on what TBC may have inadvertantly said. —BazookaJoe 07:38, 18 November 2006 (UTC)


There's a problem. This quote of the week from today is the same quote as last year! Are they stupid?TheValentineBros

I don't think stupid people could create such a clever site, personally. Are you going to pretend that you have never made mistakes? It happens. --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 00:52, 1 December 2006 (UTC)
TheValentineBros: I'm a little put off that you would even use that word. I'm sure you wouldn't say it to their faces, and if that's true, then you shouldn't say it here, either. — It's dot com 01:49, 1 December 2006 (UTC)
Remember that QOTW's have been repeated in the past. I don't think they really care if it bothers anyone or not, frankly. They have whatever reason they have for allowing repeats. I'm cool with it. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 01:55, 1 December 2006 (UTC)
Also remember that this is a weekly section that has no history on the site, so if someone only started visiting H*R in the past year, or didn't visit or download the quote last year, it would still be new to them. Just because we have a record of all the QotWs doesn't mean that everyone does, or that everyone has been watching since day one and downloading all the quotes. It would actually seem like repeating QotWs would be more the norm than it is - Ilko Skevüld's Teh C 02:23, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

It's dot com:

Should we be splitting hairs between stonk and stunk?

  1. it was an outake so they could have easily have screwed up the line
  2. if this is where the line originated, they probably didn't pull up a script but did it from memory
  3. it is a little over 2 weeks before christmas so that the likelyhood that they are either working on a christmas/decemberween toon, or watching christmas movies are high.

I think that they probably saw the Grinch that stole christmas recently and thought of the line. I R F 17:07, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

Like I said in the edit summary, I was reminded of this as well. "Stink, stank, stunk" (the real lyrics) are the tenses of the verb, but "stonk" seems more to me like a deliberate (and not necessarily related) joke by TBC. As it is, there is too much speculation to list it (coupled with the fact that, if it's a reference, then they got it wrong). — It's dot com 05:23, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
There is something to be said that this many people so far have been reminded of some version of the Grinch . . . I don't know much of the cartoon or the movie, and while the written word is stunk without a doubt, could one or the other of the sung lines sound like "stonk"? Someone who has made the edit recently, give us some help as to why you think it's a reference. It seems like too many people to just be pulling it out of thin air to me, but at this point I don't see a strong argument for the reference. - Ilko Skevüld's Teh C 17:07, 11 December 2006 (UTC) -- It's "Stunk". But still! It's too close to not be an intentional thing, if you ask me! So c'mon! Don't be grinchy!  :3 It's me!(Jessica U. Ingmann)It's Strong Sad!  <3 18:42, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

PC vs Mac fad

Was this a short lived fad? I found it odd that there are only 4 entries with PC and Mac links; 19 Jul 2004, 29 Jun 2004, 17 May 2004, 03 May 2004. Why is that? Did it appear on the site that way and TBC just give up on it? I R F 20:27, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

If you look at the PC/Mac links, they link to .zip and .sit files, respectively. All the regular "download" links point to naked mp3s. ~ Bruce 06:01, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
IRF, yeah, that's how the files were on the site. -- Tom 06:08, 22 December 2006 (UTC)


Shouldn't that be Montalban as in Ricardo Montalban?

Did you read the Quote Of The Day on the site? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 00:35, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, and they misspelled it, didn't they?
Perhaps. There also exists the possibility that this is not a reference to Ricardo Montalbon, and they were doing something else entirely. Someone they know locally, perhaps. We don't really know for certain. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 00:40, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

Dec 14 link

I know that the link to Homestar is broken, but where is the mirror? Just wondering.--File:podstarrunner sig.jpg | Saddy Dumpington | talk 22:04, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

We're lookin' for it. If anyone has it, we'd appreciate the contact. --DorianGray
Hey I do! Still! Uh where do I put it??? :S -- 01:23, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
I'd email Tom via his user page. (See his email address near the bottom of the page.) Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 01:40, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
Thanks! I've uploaded the file. -- Tom 15:16, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Audio Quality

Is it just me, or do quotes of the week sound a little different (clearer, maybe?) than the originals? Just wonderin'.-LordQuackingstick

Nope, you're right. The QOTWs are straight mp3s that don't play directly in the Flash animation. They play the sounds through Flash, which distorts the sound a bit. Probably makes the file size smaller than what it would otherwise be. —BazookaJoe 00:35, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
Actually, it's not that it plays through Flash, but to save loading times in the cartoons, Flash automatically exports them as a lower quality. They just keep the original versions on their computer. - link_icon.gifThe Joe(Talk) 00:37, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. I figured it was something like that. —BazookaJoe 00:39, 1 January 2007 (UTC)


Voice actors often do multiple takes of a line and the best one is selected later. This is clearly what Matt had done with Bubs' line "Crabadonk". Are all three outtakes for certain? Would this be better described as multiple takes? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 01:02, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

This is like June 29, 2004's "I just hate you so much". Bubs says crabadonk twice in the e-mail. Let's not call this an outtake. Multiple takes is better. Or, we can just leave its source as plain ol' "the chair". —BazookaJoe 01:42, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
The first two "Crabadonk"s of the QotW are outtakes. The third one matches the first time Bubs says "Crabadonk" in the email. The second time in the email is distinct to all three in the QotW. --phlip TC 06:09, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
I say we stay with "outtake" — it seems to have both meanings, a take that's not used because it ends with a mistake, or any take that's not used (e.g., multiple takes are recorded and only the best is uesd). No point in using different words if we don't have to, I think. Trey56 19:17, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
Wait, at least one occurence of "crabadonk" cannot be called an outtake by either definition. Therefore, since it was used, that portion of the QOTW cannot be called an outtake. "Multiple takes" communicates more clearly what they are, and I think multiple words are warranted when clarity is concerned. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 01:34, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
"Multiple takes" is cool with me. —BazookaJoe 02:00, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
I've changed it in order to see how it looks, I like it. Please chime in if you have thoughts. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 02:05, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

I went first

I went ahead and added to the Quote, Sketchbook and Fanstuff. But I want the stuff improved. -- 14:08, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Okay! Don't worry, someone'll get on it. (I'm not too confident in my "downloading pictures" abilities, so I'll leave that to the pros). kai lyn 14:28, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
Oh, and if someone doesn't upload the quote, I guess I'll have to email fellow Tom again! -- 18:18, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
I meant last week's. -- 18:18, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Define "outtake"

Well, we have more edit-warring here regarding outtake status than anything else, so let's explore the issue.

What is an outtake? It's a take that was not used in a toon, basically. It may have been a particular reading of a line (or a single word) that was rejected for a different approach. It might be a totally different line that was recorded but unused. It might be an error, or "blooper". But in each case, the outtake does not occur in the finished toon.

In the "clabadonk" case, a strong argument exists for referring to the three repeated words as "multiple takes". There's evidence that at least one of these takes were used in the finished toon. I suggested "multiple takes", but even if it's somehow agreed that these are outtakes, it should be plural, as these clearly are three successive takes.

In the most recent QOTW we have a different issue. This is a line from the toon, but some extra is apparently tacked on. I haven't taken the time to listen and compare, but if the lion's share of it is in fact the same as is used in the toon, how can we call it an outtake?

What I'd like is a bit more formal agreement on what should and should not be labeled as an outtake so these silly revert wars stop. (And, at risk of sounding like a scoolteacher, my rule of thumb is it's good to indicate in the edit summary why the edit was made, but if you or someone you agree with is reverted (or if what you reverted is added back), it's time to take it to the Talk page, lest these wars continue.) Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 01:47, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

After another listening under the tutelage of Pom Pom's keen ears, I don't think the current QotW (18 Jan 2007) is an outtake, but there are a couple of lines in the middle of it that aren't in the toon. Namely, the underlined part here is missing: "I can't remember cereal, I can't remember TV. Is it football season yet? I don't even watch football. I hate football but I'll play football. Run you over in football. Run you down the field like a clown!" The rest of it sounds exactly like what's in the toon (although it's admittedly hard to hear under the voiceover). — It's dot com 02:38, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
Holy crap! A revert war because of my original edit. To me, it's not an outtake. Most of the quote is in the toon. It's all good, though. You can do anything you want to it. I don't care. TheYellowDart(t/c)
Interesting... Some of the underlined football bit was used in the toon, but in a different place. Namely when Strong Bad ask how does Strong Sad feel, just before he say that he can't remember his legs. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 17:41, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
I heard it over the voiceover, but barely Xifihas 21:20, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
I agree that the revert wars are silly. I wouldn't be opposed to seeing a section defining outtakes. I R F 21:53, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Have there ever been skips in the Weekly updates before?

--Please reply to the heading question, Addict 2006 17:28, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

Yes, many times, or at least enough that it's not notable. - ISTC 18:35, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

And the Chappies just messed our intuition.

Anyway, they didn't have the Weeklies this morning when I last checked. --Addict 2006 23:48, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

Okay, never mind. The point is, I'm not going to be here to update the thing every single time, because of school and whatever. --Addict 2006 23:53, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

And we don't expect you to be. —BazookaJoe 00:02, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

Help for the wiki?

Does anyone else think this week's quote was to help us with our transcript problems? --Dacheatbot · Communicate 15:32, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

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