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What do you suppose Homestar's marking as "ds" means? I can think of one that's not family friendly, but other options? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 19:23, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

My guess is on Dumb Star, or something like that. He previously called Homestar that in an email, I think, but I am not sure. Rogue Leader / (my talk) 19:25, 31 July 2006 (UTC)
I'm guessing it's a reference to the Nintendo DS. It has been shown again and again that TBC are Nintendo fans. At least, the DS was what I first thought of when I saw that. My two cents. Alcnolien Has Spoken! 20:45, 31 July 2006 (UTC)
It's almost certainly "duckshirt." That's pretty much a synonym for Homestar, and in flashback, SB uses "Duckshirt" as Homestar's name. LitigationMattson 20:59, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

Maybe it's just the "sb" on the Strong Bad cutout mirrored. The Spainish Inquisition

If that's the case then the "s" would be backwards.

Baseball reference

Strongsad's Easteregg mentioning Baseball could be a reference to the MLB Trade Deadline (which ends in 20 minutes)

Doubtful - TGS11 had a baseball ref too. I think TBC just like baseball. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 19:45, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

Sticklyman's Return!

No running, no diving, and no swimming; All represented by the pudding-shoveler himself! -- 19:59, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

Ah, but are you sure it's Sticlyman? Does he have a shovel? Is he into light fighting? Or maybe he's just the typical guy-on-a-sign stick man. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 20:14, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

I hate you. My hopes and dreams rise up and you cruelly shoot them down with your harsh words. I will have my revenge, jerk! -- 20:22, 31 July 2006 (UTC)
That was kind'a rude, Qermac, but I suspect a block-in-progress, Mr. IP Stongbah Preeow! 21:01, 31 July 2006 (UTC)
There was nothing rude about what Qermaq said. He was just making the facts obvious. Loafing 21:44, 31 July 2006 (UTC)
In a somewhat funny way too. I don't think it's sticklyman. Although I'd like to see him return for another challeeeeenge one day!--Image:Stinkwing.gif »Bleed0range« 06:31, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

no clicky on the lappy

when you click the lappy's screen, the pressure waves don't show up.

Sure they do. I just did it. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 20:14, 31 July 2006 (UTC)
They don't show up after Strong Bad falls through the roof. --Ragey 22:41, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

Up, A, and Start

  • Does this reference any particular video game? If it were just Up+A, I'd be sure it was a reference to Metroid or both Legend of Zelda games on the NES (using that code on a second controller would save your progress and restart) but I can't think of any games that used Up+A and Start. -- Frickinsellout 20:29, 31 July 2006 (UTC)
    • You are almost certainly right. In fact, the Up+A on the second controller trick only works when you have paused (pressed start) on the first controller. I'm going to add it to the real-world references section. Trey56 20:58, 31 July 2006 (UTC)
      • I don't think it refers to any video game, he's just making up a cheat code. Swimma Dan 22:59, 31 July 2006 (UTC)
      • I agree with Swimma Dan. The Metroid and Zelda references don't make sense because you have to press Start before hand. That's not Up, A, Start, that's Start, A, Up. And if we're going to accept Kirby's Dream Land, where it's Up, A, Select, then are we going to accept codes that go Up, B, Start, or Down, A, Start, or A, Up, Start? Unless someone can find a game code that goes exactly "Up, A, Start", I think this should be changed to a more general reference about video game codes. 00:46, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
      • Agreed, I figured it was just a generic cheat code thing, not a reference to a specific game. The Zelda reference might make sense, but I think the Kirby one is really stretching it (it's not even the same code!). As for the Metroid thing, I'm probably going to make myself sound really stupid here, but didn't Metroid use passwords, not save files? At least the US version did. - Image:TinySaturn2.GIF Saturn 01:23, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
        • Metroid did use passwords, Mr. Saturn. However, if you paused and hit Up+A on Controller 2, you would get brought to the password screen, and you can restart the game from there. I've seen this trick in the various tool-assisted speedruns of the game. -- Frickinsellout 04:33, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
          • I'd have to agree with the Generic Game Code people. We could make a poll though » c u t e p e t s r u s « T/C 12:46, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Long Pants?

Is it me, or is Homestar wearing his 'long pants' in the 'ool? (~InvaderJem)

According the Strongbad, he doesn't have long pants. » c u t e p e t s r u s « T/C 12:46, 1 August 2006 (UTC)


How about the fact that the "pool" had been previously mentioned here [1]

I think that might pass off as a fun fact. Nice find, there! (~InvaderJem)
See Swimming PoolLoafing 21:30, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

It seems more likely to be the pool from A Jumping Jack Contest.

Was there not also a pool mentioned in other days, when Strong Bad had swim practice? Apparently he's finished them as well as lifeguard training since then. So makey outy 23:45, 31 July 2006 (UTC)
other days doesn't directly mention a pool, but where else would Strong Bad and Strong Sad have swim practice?The Spainish Inquisition
They had a pool back in A Jumping Jack Contest and Theme Song Video. 02:45, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Mr. Chek(h)ov

I'm pretty sure this is a double reference to both the writer and the Star Trek character. Yeah, they're spelled differently, but who ever calls Anton Chekhov "Mr. Chekhov"? However, Kirk did call his Chekov "Mr." all the time...

It's not going to be TTATOT. If they were referencing Star Trek, they'd have spelled it Chekov. They didn't, so I doubt it's a ST reference at all, especially as Chekhov is even more famous. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 02:03, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
Not only that, but Anoton Chekhov is someone Strong Sad would be reading. It's Strong Sad. I mean, come on.— Bassbone (TALK Strong Mad Has a Posse CONT) 07:38, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
Yes. Obviously, Strong Sad would read Chekhov. So it's a reference to the author. But nobody calls Anton Chekhov "Mr.". That is obviously (I think) a reference to the Star Trek character. It's a joke. And I think that it's worth putting in the explanation because many people won't know what it's about.  Loafing 09:27, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

I removed the Chekov reference based on points above. It's this, that and the other thing if it's a reference to both. And it's spelled like the author, not the navigator, so it's clear which was being referenced. Now, IF "Mr. Chekov" is included, I can live with it, but not without. Otherwise it's like saying that Monkey D is a reference to Sunny D, Tenacious D and Sandra Dee. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 09:23, 1 August 2006 (UTC) (Add: And by "living with it" I am saying I still don't agree, but can let it go. But we're a bit too generous in claiming what's a reference around here. Without an explanation of why "Mr. Chechov" might be referring to a guy with a differently-spelled name, it seems out of place and random, and reduces the knowledge-base-ness of the page.)

Nice, we were working on it at the same time... I reckon "Mr. Checkov" is simply such an iconic name that "Mr. Chekhov" is an obvious reference for someone who knows Star Trek. And there have been made enough ST references by TBC that I believe they do know ST.  Loafing 09:33, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Progressive progress

Is anyone still currently working on the transcript? When I stopped, I took the "inprogress" template off... If whoever's working on it now is going really slowly, that's one thing, but it's kinda rude to leave the template there and just stop. --Jay v.2020 (Talk) 21:56, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

The school aways had an elevator!

Is anyone else thinking that this particular line might be a reference to Saved by the Bell? Specifically, that time the school suddenly had an elevator for Zack to deliver Mr. Belding's son in? - 21:59, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

--I think it is a refrence to that, and many other TV shows where the charecters go to a second floor, basement, pool, etc.

Or, maybe it was like my school, where there was no elevator, and there was no swimming pool, but all the freshman were sold swimming pool passes and elevator passes by the upperclassmen.

It makes more sense that it was the Saved by the Bell episode, because it's referring to how their cartoon and the TV show suddenly and conveniently had something that was never obviously there before for sake of the plot.--Image:Stinkwing.gif »Bleed0range« 06:24, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
However: they have always had this pool. Since one of the very first animated toons. So the analogy doesn't really apply, does it? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 09:07, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Einstein and Muffled?

STRONG BAD: So later on anybody wanna get together a game of "Sharks and Minnows"? "Einstein and [muffled]"? "Pregnant and seventeen"?

It seems to me that Strong Bad says "Einstein and Kreskin," likely a refrence to The Amazing Kreskin. I'll refrain from changing the article untile there's a consensus. 23:30, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

Well, someone just made the edit. Nevermind. 23:33, 31 July 2006 (UTC)
Second reference to pregnant teenagers, with the Cheat Commando's setting precedence?

Inflated The Cheat

In regards to the Inside Reference of the Helium email, I'm not certain the cheat is actually inflated, from what I can tell he just seems to be leaning back (or tilting his head up)

 ---He is neither inflated nor lying on his back.  I present you with this image.

Image:Dacheet.JPG cessna man!

I find myself to be skeptical as well. —BazookaJoe 05:04, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
Well, he sure looks inflated to me... Perhaps not quite in the same way, but much rounder in some way. --DorianGray
The cheat is a pudge like thing. He has no feet, it kind of just has skin folds near the bottom of him. In order to swim forward, a normal person would need to kick their feet... apparently the cheat leans his bottom half backward and it causes a bend in him, making him look puffed up. He uses his arms to paddle. This also makes him look kind of like a boat. Regardless, I don't think he is inflated at all.--Image:Stinkwing.gif »Bleed0range« 06:28, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
Claiming he's inflated is pure speculation. He could easily be arching his body to propel himself across the water's surface. We really don't know anything about his physiology to assume he can or cannot inflate. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 09:15, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
He looks like a duck. --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 10:53, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Funny and true

It has been hot in Sunnyvale, Ca. I know this because I live there. Unfortunately, I didn't write this one, but I'm glad Strong Bad knows about it. -JesseLangham

Ool, not Pool

After Homestar crashes through Strong Bad's roof. He says "Uh, Strong Bad, I think that total wave ruined your ool." That's "Ool" not "Pool" as the transcript currently reads. This is in reference to the "There is no P in our pool, please keep it that way" Sign referenced in the toon. -JesseLangham

You could have just updated the transcript yourself and explained your reasoning in the summary... --Jay v.2020 (Talk) 00:13, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
....oh yeah...duh... Thanks!

Goofs - The parenthesis

Are you guys sure this is a goof? When i first watched it I took it as an apostrophe. Ie: for the marking of a missing letter --ME!

I'm confused, so I'll elaborate on what we're talking about: it's the ( right before "Notice." There is an apostrophe on the sign for comparison, i.e. in 'ool. —BazookaJoe 04:07, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
Ahhh dont mind me then, your right i was wrong. I thought it meant the apostrophe in 'ool :D

Heat wave

no doubt about th heat wav. I mean, even in Seattle it's boiling hot! --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 06:14, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

In Michigan, my city had a low temperature of 81 degrees F (27 degrees C) this morning. That's a record high minimum temperature. At eleven o'clock last night, it still felt like (heat index) 100 F (38 C). And that's not the worst of it. Ask the people from St. Louis and central Illinois how hot it is. —BazookaJoe 12:27, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Marzi's green hair

Any chance that her green hair is a reference to Diff'rent Strokes? There was an ep where Kimberly washed her hair using acid rain water (which contained lots of chemicals, like the 'ool) and the result was her hair turned green. Mike 06:25, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Was I the only one reminded of that Falling Sand java game? The "plant" sand is green and burns away like Marzi's hair.
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