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Reading Rainbow reference?

Stongbad says "But don't take it from me...". That sounds similar to the token phrase from Reading Rainbow: "But don't take my work for it...". Maybe too far of a stretch. — (Talk | contribs) 17:00, 8 September 2008 (left unsigned)

It's the first thing I thought of. — (Talk | contribs) 23:01, 8 September 2008 (left unsigned)
I don't think it's a reference. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 18:58, 9 September 2008 (UTC)
I think it is, It's very Burtonesque and it goes with the teachin' kids stuff theme of the email 19:01, 9 September 2008 (UTC)
It's "But don't take my word for it..." and if it was a reference they probably would have used that wording.--Pop tire 20:55, 9 September 2008 (UTC)


I found myself wondering where that screen shot came from that was used on the main page. It turns out it's from an Easter egg. I don't know what our policy on using Easter egg screenshots as the main screenshot that represents the email is, but I would be against doing this. Furthermore it's not really a shot of any of the "action" that takes place in the email. I would think a shot of the play itself, or maybe of Strong Bad abusing Homestar with the ice cream cone, would be a better choice.

Anyone? Octan 17:36, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

When I uploaded this screenshot, I wanted to take one similar to the one in the Toons Menu, which is the KOT in front of an empty blackboard. To get this image, one would probably need a flash decompiler, which I don't have. So I just took a similar one. However, if you want to replace it, go ahead. TCIC (Talk to me / Stuff I did) 17:46, 8 September 2008 (UTC)
We don't make screenshots based on the toons menu anyway. — Defender1031Talk 17:50, 8 September 2008 (UTC)
Oh, okay, didn't know that. TCIC (Talk to me / Stuff I did)
On a similar note, why do we have two different screenshots on two different pages? Shouldn't they be the same? O.K., I've finally got off my butt and decided to make this page.

Hello, H*R Wiki Friends and Losers! I am Dungeonman262, a new(er) guy 'round here. I don't do many major edits; just spelling and a few fact checks here and there.

How did I find out about Homestar Runner? Well, it all happened in January of 2008, when my brother and I were talking about something related to the end of the world (I think...), when my brother said, "There's only one thing that can save us now...Trogdor the Burninator!" However, neither of us knew what Trogdor was; he had only seen it ona T-Shirt once at camp. So, we Googled it, and came across SBE-Mail 58. And the rest is history...

NOTE: This page is STILL under construction, so stay tuned... 4:44, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Yeah! Why doesn't a Sysop edit that? I thought Sysops could edit the Main page...
I just replaced it. (the one on the main page). BTW., you don't need to be a sysop for that, you just have to edit Template:whatsnew, which is only semiprotected (meaning that anonymous users can't edit it). TCIC (Talk to me / Stuff I did) 00:06, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Whoever is williing to do it, please put my screenshot (the current one) on the page. They REALLY need to be the same. MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif


The King of Town's reference about not losing accreditation may be inspired by the Clayton County, Georgia school system's recent loss of accreditation about a week ago. Clayton County is directly south of Atlanta, TBC's home base. [1] — (Talk | contribs) 19:42, 8 September 2008 (left unsigned)

Yes. This is the truth and is not linked to any other school system, because a school system hasn't lost accreditation since 1969. — (Talk | contribs) 22:55, 9 September 2008 (left unsigned)

Goblin Keep Siege?

It might be a bit of a stretch, but couldn't Nice Dad's third email (to the 42-year old etc.) be a reference to World of Warcraft, or at least MMOs in general? Goblin Keep sieges in particular makes me think of WoW. -Zero.exe

I think it was a mention, not really noteworthy though - Wecannotbesaved 00:06, 9 September 2008 (UTC)
It's not WoW. It's a parody of the indie game "Dwarf Fortress," a game that you control a fortress of dwarves and defend against goblin sieges. (MNC)

Homestar's Tongue

First time we see homestar's tongue? I'm going to check the rest of the site, but I'm pretty sure him licking his stack of dairy is the first time we see it... Anyone want to help verify? --Flytape8490 23:58, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Hmm... I guess so. It sure could be a reference... MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif
but what would the reference be to?--Flytape8490 01:31, 9 September 2008 (UTC)
I went ahead and added the fact to Trivia -Telamon 01:34, 9 September 2008 (UTC)
We're not counting the part where Homestar as John blows his nose as the first instance we see his tongue? -- 02:17, 9 September 2008 (UTC)
Well spotted. I suspected it had happened before -Telamon 02:23, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
Darn. So close to my first real contribution. ^^'--Flytape8490 22:00, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Coach Z's arms

  • Coach Z's arms are messed up; they are separated at the elbow.

I'm not so sure about this "goof". While it's technically true (that's how they are animated), it doesn't seem to be significantly different here than in any other toon. Am I missing something?  Green Helmet 00:46, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Look for the outline of the lower arm separating the upper arm in certain poses. that usually doesn't happen. — Defender1031Talk 00:53, 9 September 2008 (UTC)
Do you mean the lower arm being drawn on top of the upper arm instead of underneath it? That seems to be pretty common. I found one or two frames where there's an actual gap between them though.  Green Helmet 01:04, 9 September 2008 (UTC)
It's not entirely uncommon, at least, and definitely not restricted to this one toon. --DorianGray 19:27, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

The bear facts

Uh. That's not a bear. The ears look more like eyes to me. And the eyes look like nostrils. Also, what's with the spikes on its arms? DEI BAT VMbatvm center\super contra 23:43, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Fur? Anyway, compare the ears and eyes to those of the Bear Holding a Shark. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 23:56, 9 September 2008 (UTC)
Okay, granted, I just checked and the eyes don't match the BhaS as well as I remembered. Still looks like a bear to me though. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 23:59, 9 September 2008 (UTC)
Before I read this topic, there was no question in my mind that it was a bear. Now, it still looks like a bear to me.  Green Helmet 00:20, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
Y'know, you've got a point there. I just accepted that it was a bear, but it does have some decidedly monster-like characteristics. (Image) I do still contend that the intended effect is the KoT's crown as the beast's lower jaw. -ReverendTed 01:49, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
I see a reptilian monster with an elongated snout (the crown IS the lower jaw), and i'm sure that was the intention. I do, however, see how one could think it's a bear. Similar to the old hag/young woman illusion, the "bear's" eyes are the nostrils, and the "bear's" ears are the eyes. — Defender1031Talk 01:54, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Drawing Reference?

Um, this probably isn't a reference, but could the Chalkboard Bear and the "Hungry Shark" possibly refer to the Bear Holding a Shark? Strongkinghomsarsmith 00:07, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

SB Peeking?

When the New Paper comes down at the end, SB moves the picture of "Hungry Shark Emails" downwards to show the parts covered by New Paper, which is basically the formula followed for Homestar Peeking. Should this count as a reference? I know the other characters rarely if ever do this... -Zero.exe

No, Strong Bad moved a piece of paper at, like, the second the paper came down. So, he could've just done it so it wouldn't get messed up or something like that. Doesn't really qualify as peeking. JCM 22:54, 10 September 2008 (UTC)


Um, this got DELETED, but I am pretty sure that in Coach Z's rap (including the easter egg), he says "bestest" instead of greatest, except the last time that greatest is said in the easter egg. Can anybody confirm/disprove this? Strongkinghomsarsmith 22:14, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

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