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Someone deleted the transkript

AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!! --djm1791 09:05, 11 May 2005 (UTC)

Yes. They did. You DID know that it's revertable, right? But man, people are sleeping on the job today. Wait a sec while I ban him. --Jay (Talk) 09:06, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
djm1791, instead of yelling about it, revert it and put him on the WikiTroll list. This happens all the time. →FireBird
ok --djm1791 06:16, 12 May 2005 (UTC) :-)

Coach Z On The Nest?

Is Coach Z really a mother? He was after all buying things for babies, but other than that, I see no evidence leading me to believe this. Does anyone else have anything? -- Homeschool Winner 11:42, 2 May 2005 (UTC)

  • Coach Z is just getting increasingly weird. -- Mithent 13:13, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
  • I seriously hope that'll never get mentioned again! Except if the baby turns out to be a bag of flour or whatever. ("No, my baby isn't an inanimate object. Yes, this phone is plugged in.") Kvb 18:32, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Well, as far as evidence goes, he says he's a mother in the easter egg. Perhaps he keeps the baby in a locker or something? I'm sure TBC will pick up this story line in future e-mails though... -DMurphy 21:32, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
  • well in the e-mail just before coach z waz actin weard and strong bad comented "whats rong with you?!?" posibly a conection? --djm1791 07:12, 5 May 2005 (UTC)
  • I think it's just going to be a one-time joke about Coach Z being weird. --Ogog
  • It better be, Coach Z is getting pretty close to "Jumping the shark"- Alice
  • I thought Coach Z was a dude. He's probably been drining mouthworsh again. - Chanson des 60s
    • Coach Z is far from jumping the shark. He keeps on getting better! -- Joshua 23:53, 5 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Maybe Coach Z is a kangaroo with a baby in his pouch! Have you seen his feet!? He a KangarooooooooooooooooooooooooooooOoEoerorb! - Coach Z-I man Arlex Orch. (Alex H.)
    • But if Coach Z really is a mother then whose children is he a mother of? Cyberdemon 9:25 am, 28 September 2006
Note the conversation is almost a year and a half old. I don't think he's the mother of anyone. The gag has never been revisited. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 21:30, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
Uhh how were you able to reply a day before i posted that? Do you have a time machine? Well I'll be willing to buy it for a.. money... Cyberdemon 8:28 am, 29 September 2006
      • I don't know whose kids, but Musichan has some...ideas... - Alex H.

Whose Garage Sale Is It Anyway?

May I ask whose garage sale this is, Marzipan's or Strong Bad's? --djm1791 11:57, 2 May 2005 (UTC)

  • Well, we see Strong Bad selling to Bubs, and Marzipan thinking about buying her answering machine, so it looks like Strong Bad's sale to me. Of stolen items sold back for inflated prices. -- Mithent 13:13, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
  • The can of peas was on sale for $99, in Strong Bad email 99 (different town) the KoT was buried in a box of peas. Anyone else think this is a referance?
    • The price of every item corresponds to the number of the sbemail in which it first appeared. -- Yo, Anony! Why don't you post comments to talk pages without revealing your own identityyyy!?
      • Look who's talking. Poopsmith Z
        • YA BUT EVERY WERE IT SAYS ITS MARZI'S SAIL --djm1791 10:32, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
          • Where does it say anything about a sail belonging to Marzipan? --Jay (Talk) 10:51, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
Except that it doesn't. No where does it say that Marzipan is running this sale. She's just browsing, not running. →FireBird
  • Well i think its quite obvious it is Strong Bad's sale, he set it up to "get people out of their houses so The Cheat can ransack them"

I see why your confused. Well, these items may belong to other people, but this is a scam Strong Bad is doing. He's stealing items from people so he can sell it back to them and get money. So, it's still his garage sale, he's just taking items from others, because he's Strong Bad, and Strong Bad is quite a cheater.  :D Chess Cheese

Change Request

umm someone should change this... (under trivia, continues to remarks)

   * While debatable, this also might raise the possibility of Senor Cardgage being a permamanent character. 

also on remarks. duplication and spelling - almost more than 2 problems!

Homsar's Cover?

Also, anyone else notice the hat on "the haggler" caption is homsar's? --Johnoboy

  • No, it isn't. But I was expecting someone to say so. Homsar's hat is yellow - "The Haggler"'s hat is brown. --Jay (Talk) 21:04, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Yes, but it is clearly the same shape. I highly doubt that can be considered a coincidence. -DMurphy 02:28, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
      • Homsar is hardly a haggler. They were probably just reusing the shape: they do that all the time. -- Joshua 11:19, 3 May 2005 (UTC)

Bub?

Someone had better check the spelling of Bubs' Concession Stand (below, under Fun Facts). It doesn't let me change it - but it makes me so mad!

Teplotaxl: May 2, 2005

Why doesn't it let you change it? Obviously you haven't been blocked, and the page is not protected. You should be able to change it. →FireBird

Gar(bage/baaj/bledina)

Enough, people. Let's settle this once and for all. What should it be? Gar-bage, or Gar-baaj? Kvb 12:45, 4 May 2005 (UTC)

Making up a fake spelling doesn't make unusual vowels any clearer. Writing "baaj" doesn't clearly indicate /bɑʒ/, any more clearly than /bædʒ/ or any of a number of other possible pronunciations. The only way to indicate the pronunciation clearly is by describing it: hence "to rhyme with garage"; and underlining or italics can indicate stress on the last syllable. And if a fake spelling doesn't add anything, why use it? 24.193.240.181 17:58, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
Well ... "garbaaj" doesn't do it for me, either. Maybe "garbahge" or "garbahj"? I think "gar-bage" is just fine though. -- tomstiff 18:26, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
I think using the IPA might be our best bet. See this chart to determine what to use. -- Tom 20:11, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
So garbɑʒ is more meaningful than "gar-bage"? I dunno about that. -- tomstiff 20:58, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
To display that IPA character I had to steal a hunk of HTML by expanding the Wikipedia IPA templates. Is there an easier way? -- tomstiff 20:58, 4 May 2005 (UTC)

Gar-Baaj may or may not be the most correct one technicly, but this is for reading. We want something that's easily readable, and "rhymes with garage" is the most readable idea we have. Gar-baaj? What the crap? -- Joshua 23:48, 4 May 2005 (UTC)

Just did some googling. Garbahge seems to be a generally accepted spelling for garbɑʒ. -- tomstiff 14:05, 5 May 2005 (UTC)

I propose using 'zh' to represent the last consonant. Unlike 'ge', 'j', or others, it's unambiguous in meaning that sound as far as I know. And I think 'ah' is least ambiguous for the vowel sound, though I'm less sure there. -- Minivet 11:01, 7 May 2005 (UTC)

Garage Sale vs Yard Sale

I see that fun fact as being needlessly pedantic. People interchange the terms garage sale and yard sale all the time. In fact, even the Wikipedia entry the fun fact links to lists yard sale as a synonym for garage sale. Can we get rid of it? I'm posting about it in here, because I'm not entirely sure of how STUFF is supposed to work, unfortunately. -- The Lurker 17:56, 4 May 2005 (UTC)

That one's been buggin' me too. I almost deleted it when I added the link. It's gone now. If the author is in love with the entry, he can STUFF it! -- tomstiff 22:02, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
I thought my fact was good, and I've done so, anyway. -Walking Armless

Well, here's my opinions on yard sales and garage sales. I think that garage sales is where you sell stuff such as tools, gardening items, and other things that's used for home and yards, while yard sales and tag sales is where people sell old items such as clothes that no longer fit, baby toys, and other things that you can live without with, but just nice to buy them. I don't know why tag sales and yard sales have the same name. It sounds a bit confusing. Chess Cheese

Possible Goof

Is it just me, or does Strong Bad start reading the e-mail a little too early? He seems to say "Hey Strong Bad!" before it actually appears on the screen. --Spanky The Dolphin 23:44, 4 May 2005 (UTC)

You're right, it does seem a smidge early. That could have been on purpose though. -Alice 7:59, 5 May 2005

Original Saying

In regards to this fun fact:

In the "Mothers only" easter egg, Coach Z originally said, "Oh, so I'm okay then!". The reason this was changed is probably because this would imply that he already said it, even though he wasn't making conversation with anyone. So to fix this plothole they made him say something that would imply he hadn't said it yet instead.

Did Coach Z originally say, "Oh, so I'm okay then!"? --Gafaddict 02:42, 5 May 2005 (UTC)

I think that they changed it from "Oh, so I'm okay then" to "Oh, then I'm okay to say it" because his first line was a tad vague. It seemed to mean simply that he was okay, instead of meaning it was okay for him to say it. --Ogog

Possible goof

When SB says he gets people otu of hteir houses so the CHeat can ransack them, Homestar is in the bag full of items. Possibly why he sold himself...eh?-firekirby

It's not a goof, it's a plot twist. I think The Cheat stuffed him in there with all the other items to be sold, and that's why he was being sold. But it was all for humor, so don't take it too seriously. Or else. -- Joshua 11:49, 7 May 2005 (UTC)

Closed STUFF

Are ALL the prices (except where otherwise noted) related to e-mails? (ACCEPTED)

Except for the candle, the egg carton, Aunt Gert, and unpriced items, all prices refer to the number of the email in which the item first appeared.

  • I think this needs to be revised, just because I don't really consider army to be the official Cheat Commandos debut (despite Firebert's debut). To me, they officially didn't come around until Cheat Commandos. --ISlayedTheKerrek 19:14, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Regardless, the first time we saw a Cheat Commando was in "army". That being said, I don't know that CC toys have ever been seen in an email. -- tomstiff 19:24, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
    • From the DVD commentary for army: MATT: "So, this is, uh, where Cheat Commandos comes from."
    • SECONDThere is a fireburt toy in army it's in an easter egg. -DaBorg
  • There are enough I've seen for me to believe it, but maybe somebody should investigate (maybe put it up on the project page). If it's true, totally 100% accept As of now, I'd say weak accept. - AtionSong 15: 56 4 May 2005
    • As stated in the main article, Swiss Cake Rolls first appeared in email #41 invisibility. It doesn't appear as if the statement is 100% correct. Maybe a more general statement is "all prices refer to an email in which the item once appeared." Doesn't quite cover the the Helicopter and Troop Transport, though. --tomstiff 21:16, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept. Possibly with the revision, "...in which the item appeared, in most cases for the first time." — It's dot com 22:22, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept with note The Swiss Cake Rolls were probably a mistake, and the numbers are consistent with everything else (sure, the Cheat Commandos toys didn't actually appear in army, but since they all got the same price, the Firebert connection is easy enough to make. If they weren't in army, their first appearance was at least inspired by it.) --Jay (Talk) 22:40, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept Maybe change "...army, which introduced The Cheat Commandos" to "...army, which inspired The Cheat Commandos" in the list below it. --phlip 05:29, 5 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Second exactly --user: Lappy 486 6:21 May 5
      • Third... ya --djm1791 06:27, 6 May 2005 (UTC)
      • Yes! Yes! SECOND! This is 100% true! --thatkidsam 13:15, 7 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept. I say leave the fact as is. Complications are mentioned on their individual items, where they belong. -- Joshua
  • Accept I dunno, but it looks like itr may have been edited since some of these "rewrite" posts were made, and I like it the way it is right now.TK600 19:46, 6 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Comment Not sure if anyone else noticed it or if it just doesn't count, but what about the appearance of Marzipan's answering machine in personal favorites? That wasn't an easter egg. I just realized the error of my comment. I'll go ahead and Accept this fun fact. - Song from 60s 04:36, 16 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept Even though army was not the introduction of the cheat commandos, I highly doubt the price would be "coincidentally" the email number of army, especially considering the prices of all the ones that are directly from emails.unknownwarrior33 18:18, 15 May 2005 (UTC)
  • You just bought yourself a decline! Isn't this already noted in the transcript?Maestro 22:50, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • No, it isn't --phlip TC 23:51, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)

DA? (DECLINED)

Strong Bad makes fun of the word da when he uses it all the time. (like, in every strong bad email)

  • Decline. Be bold: delete bad facts. -- tomstiff 14:00, 19 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline I don't think he's neccessarily making fun of it. --AnarchyBalsac
  • Weak DeclineI see where you're going with this, which is kidna the problem. It's a little obvious and pointlessBecause, It's Midnite
  • TrogDecline!Were you just looking for a fact to STUFF or something? -Walking Armless
  • Decline Just delete this fact...this is not worthy of STUFF -- Tony Stony 19:37, 29 May 2005 (UTC)

Not really a garage sale (DECLINED)

Technically, it's not a garage sale, as we never see a garage. It's more of a yard sale.

  • Accept. Sounds alright to me. -Walking Armless
  • Decline. Garage sales aren't in garages. They're called garage sales because one usually sells the old junk that's been sitting in one's garage. →evin290 15:53, 7 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Second Utterly useless fun fact. --acekirby13 15:54, 7 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Second--TROGGA! 18:43, 8 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Second And I've seen a yard sale in a garage too. Aurora the Homestar Coder 07:27, 20 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline. Garage sale, yard sale, they can be used interchangably. --Upset_Your_Balance 15:56, 7 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Second. Garage sale is a colloquialism. It doesn't mean that the sale has to happen in the garage. --phlip 15:03, 8 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept The garage sales I've seen actually take place in garages. I won't be sad though if this fact gets voted down. Donny vs Universe
  • Decline. Not only is this obvious, but also the term "garage sale" is a blanket term, and doesn't necessarily imply the sale is inside a garage. From Webster.com:
Main Entry: garage sale
Function: noun
a sale of used household or personal articles (as furniture, tools, or clothing) held on the seller's own premises - DMurphy 02:42, 9 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline. Seconding all the other declines! Talk about a waste of valuable mission time! -- tomstiff 13:36, 9 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline You're being way too literal, seriously. The_Pardack
    • Second.TK600 19:53, 9 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Second --Tehngion 19:03, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Second Fun facts are, by definition, fun. --Tony Stony 22:30, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept with modifier Since the place is the field where the "garage sale" takes place, it could be even part of a flea market. --James Craven 10:42 ET 12 May 2005.
  • Decline We use the term Band-Aid even when the bandage is a different brand, and we use the term garage sale even when they're not in a garage. Also it seems unlikely that Strong Bad's house would have a garage because we've never seen any of the brothers Strong with a car and thus the only reason he called it a garage sale was because the email said "garage sale".unknownwarrior33 18:18, 15 May 2005 (UTC)
  • And then the Decline smote the Useless funfact, and all the land was laid to sanity... EDY-innit 05:14, 17 May 2005 (UTC)

The first mother's day toon? (DECLINED)

All of the mom jokes in this email is probably because this was the last cartoon before Mother's Day (second Sunday in May).

  • NO'D! Donny vs Universe
  • Second--User: Lappy 486 Lappy 486 03:04, 7 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Comment. Oops, I just remembered about "A Mother's Day Message". I guess this wouldn't be the first mother's day 'toon. --Hamrodrunner 03:19, 7 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Nay 71.110.2.216 03:43, 7 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline. Hmm... why does everybody NOT use "Decline" and "Accept"? --Gafaddict 04:26, 7 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline. I seriously doubt it had a thing to do with Mother's Day. And yes, there was a Mother's Day cartoon back in 2001. --Upset_Your_Balance 05:04 7 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline! If they were really planning a Mother's Day cartoon, they would make it tomorrow, not the week before. --thatkidsam 13:08, 7 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Second --aaronak 14:08, 8 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline. There's nothing more to say. --phlip 15:03, 8 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline. -- tomstiff 13:43, 9 May 2005 (UTC)
  • hahahaha NO Like I said, check your frickin facts! --the spludge
    • SECOND. Absolutely not the case!TK600 20:38, 17 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Nooo, no no no no. Decline. - Nuh uh! - SaikoRoxi 8:34 PM, 23 May 2005

Eyebrow? (DECLINED)

This is the first time we see Marzipan raise an eyebrow.

  • Decline Why oh why someone thought this was trivia boggles the mind. There is nothing to this "fact". She raised an eyebrow, whoopdie do. Trivia implies that someone will actually find the information interesting, nobody cares about facial expressions unless it somehow reveals something about the character (in the case of Strong Bad, it'd show that he actually has eyebrows). This just encourages the posting of worthless facts. Donny vs Universe
    • Second -- tomstiff 13:40, 9 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Then again, have we ever seen Marzipan have eyebrows?
    • If you watch her character video and the SB is in Jail Cartoon you can see her eyebrows when she makes her angry face. However, we're talking about a cartoon with characters sans arms and that has a guy with a wrestling mask for a head and boxing gloves for hands. Eyebrows aren't a concern. Donny vs Universe
  • Decline. Some kinda robot marks the first time we see Strong Bad using a computer. So what? --Upset_Your_Balance 23:25, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Weak Accept Lately, TBC seem to be adding new facial expressions to the characters on a regular basis (like SB's sarcastic look in "long pants"). It might be worth it to point them out. Lucres 01:33, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
  • accept New facial expressions happen once in a while and it's interesting to note when it happens. --GregHosting 05:57, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Strong Decline Why not add 'This is the first time we see Senor Cardage talk to Strong Sad' or 'This is the first time Coach Z buys something from Strong Bad' too? -- AtionSong 9:30 14 May, 2005
  • Accept Sure, why not. It's worth adding. *shrug* »ßenit, known as señor« 15:25, 14 May 2005 (UTC)

Srong Acceptcome one peoples (prenounced 'pee-oe-puhls') this is the first time we have evidence of Marzipan having eyebrows period, up until this she was like my friend Jeff who had no eyebrows--Because, It's Midnite

  • Decline. When Garfield makes a new expression in that comic strip of his, it's not something I write up in my diary. "Ooo, Garfield made a kind of a smirk, but he was wiggling his ear at the same time! I never saw that before. I wonder what he was thinking?"--rsl12 22:38, 25 May 2005 (UTC)

Legless

Strong bad is legless when he says "Up-up-up! Moms only!" in the easter egg in the swf.

  • Decline I don't really think this is a goof since you can only see it in the .swf... and he doesn't say "up-up-up"No Smorking 20:28, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Second. -- tomstiff 20:40, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Third --djm1791 07:38, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline. This one isn't even worth voting on. We have a long-standing policy that missing body parts outside the Flash frame are neither glitches nor goofs. — It's dot com 20:45, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Declorned Goofs in the flash file don't count The_Pardack
    • Comment. This isn't a goof at any level. I'm no animator, but I certaintly wouldn't waste time on legs if I knew they'd never been seen! -- tomstiff 19:26, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Let's draw the line. Some things just aren't worth pointing out. Delete Dasrik 19:53, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
  • BOOO You can say the same thing for, oh, every H*R cartoon ever made. The Brothers Chaps don't bother animating body parts that don't show up anyway - what would be the point? Rudeboy87 01:25, 5 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline Have you seen the "Making of" for big Hollywood movies? Like how the sets are all sort of half-done? Wow, a lot of those directors must have goofed really badly when they forgot to build the sets where the camera's never going to point at them... --phlip 01:17, 6 May 2005 (UTC)
  • adu adu adu adu adudududiggadiggadiggadiggaDECLINED!!! normally I wouldn't be this harsh, but this is just "really dumb and bad." TK600 19:48, 6 May 2005 (UTC)
  • File:DECLINED!.JPG - T.C. (Prepare to see this a lot.)
    • Um, you should really just vote normally. --acekirby13 15:50, 7 May 2005 (UTC)
Yes, you should. In fact, I'm deleting this picture right now. →FireBird
  • Um, like totally declinedWasn't he, like, just sticking his head into the scene? I think you're looking a little too hard for a goof.-Alice
    • Exactly. Most of the supposed goofs people list are just nit picky details. Donny vs Universe
  • Once Again, Biscuit-Decline-Man slips through Our Fingers He was leaning, and like Alice said, he was stickin his head into the shot. ---the spludge 22:06, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Buh-buh-buh-buh...Declined! --James Craven 10:50 PM ET May 12 2005
  • No. »ßenit, known as señor« 15:28, 14 May 2005 (UTC)

Aunt Gert

Aunt Gert being sold for 22½¢ could be because she was used in sb_email 22 when Strongbad was making fun of the English.

  • Um, hang on a sec... Come now, Spud Jr. What would Spud Sr. think if he saw your repulsive grammar, "could be say she". I seriously suggest to whoever posted this to listen to some serious Strong Bad Rhythm 'N Grammar, and then get some serious Clown Care, man. Cheatachu72 May 2 2005
  • That's funny, Cheatachu. But we don't actually have to vote on this, do we? If we do, I'll bet one can guess what my vote would be. — It's dot com 00:10, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Wait... there's a connection? Really. I don't even come close to seeing it. --Jay (Talk) 00:25, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Wait, is there a decline. Why, my young lad, I believe there is 4. And, if it were to be used in an email 22.5, that would mean it would have had to occur BETWEEN email 22 and 23. Plus, unless I'm mistaken,the doll was supposed to sell for $.25 -- Posted by: -erson Talk 00:28, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept..wait no! You turned that all around on me! I think this has potential to be the worst fun fact ever submitted. Ever. EVER. Donny vs Universe
    • "This is pretty much the worst video ever made." "Napoleon, like anyone can even know that."
  • DECLORNED! Actually, the "it's 25 CENTS" thing would be fine, if it made sense. Because the RQ Box-boat costs $1.04, for email $104. But still this Fun Fact is extremely stupid, but not as stupid about the one saying Sterrence was a reference to Terrance and Bloo. -- Joshua 01:48, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Wait! Maybe TBC have sent a secret message telling us that there's an as-of-yet undiscovered Easter Egg in ... awww, never mind! Declined. -- tomstiff 13:33, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline. I sense an early verdict for this one. --ISlayedTheKerrek 19:51, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Declined i just dont know why we have to vote anymore it shoud be verdicted!!! --djm1791 07:37, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Because it's not May 16.
      • Who cares? This one never should have been STUFF'd in the first place, just outright delorted. Its horrible! Donny vs Universe
  • Worst... fun fact... ever. Declete. Dasrik 19:51, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Ooh! Ooh! I think I finally figured out what they meant. They meant Aunt Gert may have featured in the fictitious email that was banned in the UK, not the sbemail_22 that we see on the site today. All the same, it's just speculation. Decline. --phlip 04:26, 6 May 2005 (UTC)
  • File:DECLINED!.JPG - T.C.
    • Er... no offense, but I think that picture is only going to serve to make this cluttered page worse... --Jay (Talk) 15:48, 7 May 2005 (UTC)
  • What in the...Declined! Was Aunt Gert even IN that email?! I don't think so. -Walking Armless
  • Fugget it Who cares? I mean, really.-Alice
  • Decline This isn't even worth sarcasm The_Pardack
  • BALEETED!!! Why bother? James Craven 10:48 ET May 12 2005
  • DECLINE AND CHECK YOUR FACTS ¬¬ She. wasn't. anywhere. near. the. vicinity. of. that. email. period. »ßenit, known as señor« 15:27, 14 May 2005 (UTC)

'Moms'

As far as I know, Strong Bad has always typed 'mom' with a capital letter. I don't think it needs to be in the 'goofs' section.

Catman

Strongbad calls cat "Catman", which is the name of a villain in the Green Arrow comic series. Since the Brothers Chaps are so familiar with Batman, I don't think it's that much of a stretch to think that they know Green Arrow, another DC hero (If I did this wrong, someone please show me how? This is my first wikipedia post ever)

Catman is also a character on The Fairly OddParents. He's voiced by Adam West, who actually played Batman in the campy '60s live-action show. It's related, but I'm certainly not going to put it as an actual fun fact, as it would surely get STUFFed and declined. It's just something to note. --Annonymous User Number 69.139.163.12

Cow nitpick

"It's not even a real cow" -- This line could very possibly be "It's not even real cow (no 'a')." Seeing as how it's Homestar's 'cow lamp' from the Caper E-mail, I thought that he was saying something akin to "That thing's worthless-- it's not even real cow" like someone may say "Don't spend 30 bucks on that wallet! It's not even real leather!" Does this make sense to anyone else?"

--TobyTheRobot 05:05, 3 Aug 2005 (UTC)

It would be grammatically correct, but it simply sounds like "It's not even a real cow." --mibluvr13dígame 05:07, 3 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I don't have speakers hooked up right now, so I can't check, but I think I remember hearing it without the "a" too... It makes total sense, and I hope that really is what he's saying... because that's great! Not even real cow... *Priceless.* -Polly 07:02, 3 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Sorry. If it's not clear on the website, it's clear on the DVD. It's "not even a real cow." --Jay (Talk) 05:28, 4 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Possible Running Gag/Inside Joke

This is the second time that "It's a great day at..." has been used. One more, and we should make a page for it, or at least note it as a reference. --Smileyface11945 20:04, 26 Aug 2005 (UTC)

When Strong Sad says that he needs a chemical shower after talking to Senor Cardgage, I'll bet it's because his blood pressure is high, and his palms are sweating, and his heart is pounding. Gm1121983 12:57 pm, 27 Jan 2006

The one with the funny coincidence

In a Friends episode ("The One With The Baby Shower"), there is an amusing parallel to this email, and coincidentally it's spoken by the mom of one of the main characters.

{Scene: Monica and Chandler's, Mrs. Green (Rachel's mother) is telling Ross what needs to be done to baby-proof his apartment.}

MRS. GREEN: ...and all those dinosaur knickknacks you have Ross, I thought they might be more at home in the garage.

ROSS: Well we—we don't have a garage.

MRS. GREEN: Did I say garage? I meant garbage. {says "gar-bahge", to rhyme with "garage"}

Just thought I'd share. — It's dot com 03:42, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

Commentary transcript

I added a cleanup tag to this article because of the lacking names in the transcript. Should be added who does the talking. (sorry if this is inappropriate use of the cleanup tag.) /Olaf, Norway

Well, I've gone through and done what I can... Jonathan sounds a lot like Mike, at least to me... maybe someone who can tell them all apart better can go through and check them? There's a couple of places where there's what seems to be things said by two different people, but they both sound to me like Mike for instance... --phlip TC 13:56, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

Didn't SB used to call Strong Sad a freaking lurker?

As far I remember, he used to... 70.44.146.95 16:55, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

As far as I can tell, he never did. I downloaded the flash file right after the email came out and there's no "freaking" in it and I'm sure the freaking-less transcript was written even before I downloaded it. —Zelinda 17:13, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

Inflation

Should the inflation thing be for 2008, now, or 2005, when the e-mail was released? I found a better inflation calculator (values up to 2050).

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