Talk:The Thnikkaman

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  • Wow. I just remembered. In my social studies class last year (or is that this year? The last time I was in school, anyways), my teacher used an old television commercial as an example. It was from Louisiana, I think. I forget what the exact item was (loans, maybe), but it consisted of this: two people have trouble buying a home (or something). And some random person tells them 'You gotta see the Special Man' (all melodious, like certain unseen choruses). They go to this Special Man and ask, 'Can we have [some]?' And the Special Man replies, 'Yeah, I guess so.' Now, this was many months ago, but that's how I remember it being told to me. At the time, I instantly thought 'Hey, is that the Thinkkaman?' But I forgot about it until I just watched Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 12.2, and it suddenly came back to me (also, I hadn't yet discovered the HRWiki back then). Just thought this was interesting enough to share... People who ask for 'some', a melodious voice, a non-comittal reply... And even the name 'Special Man' sounds similar to Thnikkaman. The only problem I have with this is that it's from Louisiana (no tie-ins to weird dream, please). Otherwise, it's almost an uncanny source for the Thnikkaman tale. --Annonymous User Number 69.139.163.12

You're talking about Frankie and Johnnie's furniture in New Orleans. I saw that commercial all the time growing up. Someone would want some furniture but didn't have good credit, and they'd be told to see the "special man," an old black man with a cowboy hat and cigar who would say "Let 'em have it!" (When I was looking for the name of the furniture store, I came across this page: apparently the "Special Man," Lester Love, Jr., died in 2001.) Anyway, I thought of this same commercial when the Thnikkaman was first introduced! --Cholling 23:32, 16 Aug 2005 (UTC)


  • Then shouldn't this be noted as a reference?--Sultn 09:02, 23 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Is Thnikkaman a reference to Jay-Z "Jigga Man?" It goes along Bubs's whole rap persona. - ben mo

Umm no. Coach z is the one thats obsessed with rappers. Dagger (talk · edits) 17:09, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Hmmm

I was under the impression that "Here, shut up, kid" is what "some" is, since Strong Bad acts quite happy when the Thnikkaman says it.

Blaxploitation

Not that I have watched much Blaxploitation, but it seems like that's what Thnikkaman is parodying.

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