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Ok, the easter egg looks like nothing more than to plug the broken animation from the end of mile. It's pretty much exactly the same animation. Thoughts? Dr. Clash 01:27, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Don't forget Cheatsa Parties. There were also those in mile. 01:38, 25 September 2007 (UTC)DEI DAT VMdatvm center\super contra
Wow, looking at that animation, I have to say that they're probably the same. Here's my theory: TBC were going to make the Cheatsa Party/Pizza Party Easter egg for mile, but didn't end up having time to do it. Notice that there are two separate links that lead to the same image of The Cheat eating the pizza, whereas it would make sense for one to link to the Pizza Party Easter egg.
My theory is speculation, but I think it's very reasonable to say that the two instances are connected. Trey56 01:44, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
Maybe it's just me, but looking at the afformentioned broken animation, the movements seem to match up perfectly to the Pizza Party song Homestar sings, adding even more plausibility to your theory. -YKHi. I'm Ayjo! 03:19, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Why is no one mentioning strong badathlon??? --Addict 2006 13:54, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

That's true, they did use use that animation during the Greco-Roman Homestar Crud-Out-of-Beating scene — I think it's just an unrelated reuse of the animation, though. Trey56 14:31, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Well "Cheatsa Pizza" could be a reference to Mario Party 3's "Eatsa Pizza" mini game. I know that the Chapman brothers are Nintendo fans, just throught I'd throw that in there for debate. I didn't know where to put it. :P --MrsCommanderson 20:44, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Pizza and Grill

I vote Decline. But on what?

Someone will eventually claim that since a large number of people can fit into the KOT's grill and have a pizza joint party there, that it must come from a Warner Brothers cartoon in which Daffy or someone opens a fridge or oven and there's stock film of a party going on inside it; or that it comes from something similar held in Snoopy's doghouse.

On that. ¡ɯooz + 01:48, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

I assumed that it was definitely a reference to Looney-Tunes gags "> where there's a party in the oven. Why wouldn't it be? -chad [don't even know how to do this sorry if I screw something up]

Wait, maybe it's just Hammerspace -Flashfight

Hang on a sec...

Does this mean that Strong Bad has finally hit it with the ladies? 141.133.145.118

Debatable. The ladies were there for The Cheat. Strong Bad just moved in on his action. --BigScaryMike (Talk/Contrib) 03:17, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Floppy Disk Container is not an inside reference...

The name on the container is actually from the a game for PC and PS1 made in 1995 here's the wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D_(video_game) -CujoSR First Post but long time lurker...

The floppy disk container has -'d written on it, as a reference to Teen Girl Squad. That is the inside reference I'm talking about. 141.133.145.118 02:09, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure CujoSR is right. —BazookaJoe 02:15, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Background

Hey, is there a new background in this email? Because I don't remember seeing "trees" like that before. -141.133.145.118 02:46, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, I think you're right — I only remember seeing the ellipsoidal trees, which were used as recently as the last sbemail. I bet this is the new trees' debut! Trey56 02:48, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

virtualpizz.biz

Looks like virtualpizz.biz has become official. The login page now redirects you to this SB e-mail. The domain is registered to some dude from Austin, Texas, so I'm guessing the Brothers Chaps aren't behind this, unless they recruited a partner! --BigScaryMike (Talk/Contrib) 03:14, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, it's a fan — this is the original message he had in the Easter egg. He sure registered that domain name and got the site up fast! Trey56 03:16, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

One "Pizz Point" for a Cow Lamp?

When Strong Bad adds the Cow Lamp to his Virtualpizz.biz room, only one "point" is deducted from his total. In garage sale, Homestar says "You wouldn't get much for that thing anyways. It's not even a real cow." Do you think the cheap price is a reference?

Also, this is the first time I have done anything here, so I'm new to this. — Nameless2000 (Talk | contribs) 04:34, 25 September 2007 (UTC) (left unsigned)

Makes sense to me -Jdhannan 15:13, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Hm...I think that's kinda far fetch'd for something like this...--Zerlock1124 13:09, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

I don't see this far fetched at all. All the other stuff costs a lot, and then there's a cowlamp for 1 point. If it's not a reference to that garage sale quote, there's still definitely something behind this, and should somehow be at least noted in some clause somewhere. --Sysrq868 15:22, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
How could you possibly think that that is far fetched? TBC/h*r are well known to add little references like that in all their toons/emails...some many years apart. I think it is EXACTLY what they meant to do. Well done on spotting that! 71.75.58.31 00:48, 26 September 2007 (UTC)
You know, I have to agree here. It's been stated before that the cow lamp is cheap. And if an offhanded mention of "real fruit smoothies" in alternate universe can refer to a likewise offhanded mention in mascot, then I fail to see why this is such a stretch. -YKHi. I'm Ayjo! 05:29, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Indiana Jones reference?

"I belong in a museum!" seems to be a reference to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, when he tells the villain who stole the Cross of Coronado "it belongs in a museum!" (Twice, actually.)--Tenka Muteki 05:46, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

I think it's a coincidence, personally. I love The Ugly One's line there, though! Trey56 06:01, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
Coincidence. Xerzes 09:31, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
Third'd. 74.136.201.5 12:39, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

-Since the ugly one is in a Egyption sarcaphagus, (note Egypt was not a location for The Last Crusade) that reference doesn't seem very plausible.

-That could be classified as TTATOT, since it could be a reference to many things and whatnot. I just wouldn't go there...--Zerlock1124 13:11, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Okay, it's looking like the consensus so far is that it's not a reference, so I removed it. Here's the fact as it was written. Trey56 13:18, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
The Ugly One's line, "I belong in a museum!" could be a reference to the opening sequence to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, in which Indiana is fighting a man on a ship for the Cross of Coronado and says, "It belongs in a museum!" The man replies, "So do you!"

Actually, Indy says it a lot, not only in the original 3 movies but in subsequent productions and games. He DOES visit egypt quite often. I immediately thought of indy when i saw this. I say it's a valid reference. — Defender1031*Talk 12:59, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

real world reference.

first flash site by brothers chaps anyone?

I'm pretty sure that would be homestarrunner.com, which was started in 2000. In fact the only other flash site they've done that I can think of is mellowmushroom.com (2001). What does this have to do with the sbemail? 74.136.201.5 12:48, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
Think he was incorrectly assuming Mellow Mushroom came first, and trying to connect it with the pizza theme in this email. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 18:51, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

locations: Virtualpizz

isn't that website with a virtual strongbadia and homestar and the KOT a location? also, new character spin offs?(though the avatar's dont resemble Homestar and the King.

and did anybody notice a mouse cursor on Strong bad's computer? user: Raltaran (from starwars wiki)

I don't think it should count as a location, since they weren't really there... it was just a simulation.
Also, you're right that at least Strong Bad's version should go on Retro Gaming Character Variations. Trey56 15:16, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

The delivery guy's flat

Does anyone else hear, "...the delivery guy caught a flat" as opposed to "got a flat"? I'm pretty sure I hear a hard "c" sound in there... --Lukeonia1 15:49, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

I hear "caught". It's weird, though. :|Awexome 18:59, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Fourth Wall?

I'm reasonably sure Strong Sad's blatant mention of "Strong Bad Email 179" is an example of a Fourth Wall Break. I saw it mentioned last night, then removed. By its definition, it qualifies as a break of the 4th wall. Thoughts? PlasticDiverGuy 15:52, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

I removed it. Strong Bad knows that he has an email show, and he occasionally mentions the number of the episode (e.g., flashback, montage, etc.) So, I don't think that Strong Bad is recognizing that they are cartoons in his review, he's just commenting on the episode as it happens. I could be wrong, though — sometimes it's difficult to determine what is a Fourth Wall Break and what isn't... Trey56 15:57, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
I think it totally breaks the fourth wall, He points up to the address bar of the browser... that is a total break mister t 18:06, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
Oh, I didn't notice that he was pointing at the address bar — maybe you have a point, then. Trey56 18:16, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
The pointing at the address bar was what I noticed, and I'm the one who suggested it in the first place. That, and the URL appearing on the screen. Awexome 18:57, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
Strong Sad makes that "pointing" gesture in all of the Review Revue reviews. 76.99.42.185 21:00, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
except in the last one, he actually "pokes" towards the address bar whereas his arm remains stationary during the others. 63.253.45.138 15:21, 26 September 2007 (UTC)
My contention is this: There is precedence that the characters in sbemails are actually doing a webcast show that is watched by people in web browsers. So when they acknowledge it, they are not breaking the boundary between their fictional universe and reality (aka the 4th wall). This isn't the case in the big toons, shorts, and TGS; so I would apply different criteria to them. (I'm aware that by my criteria, most — but not all — of the "breaks" listed for sbemails are erroneous). 74.136.215.40 23:35, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
I think this would make a pretty good STUFF at this point. I say this because the result could redefine what we consider a 4th wall break. I can see both sides of this argument and where they come from. If we define things like this as 4th wall breaks, it sets a loose precedent for what is often mentioned in the emails themselves. If we don't define this, then the 4th wall page will get somewhat leaner. I saw Strong Sad point too, but he does it in all 3 reviews so I don't see that as 4th wall breaking. Still looking for opinions I can put on the arguments of STUFF for this so please fire away. PlasticDiverGuy 05:11, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Tire goof?

In the social networking scene, is the Homestar "slice" passing behind the tire a goof? Wear a Bikini 17:05, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

The Maxx

"The Max" could be a reference to Saved by the Bell or to the TV show/comic book "The Maxx" (which has showed up on h*r before)

Pizza Party

The way Homestar is saying "pizza party" reminds me of some cartoon where the character was saying "Party! Ice cream party!" the same way. Awexome 19:02, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

  • Yes, for whatever strange reason, I actually remembered this 20 years after the fact... -204.155.77.92 22:19, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
    • The cartoon he's referring too is probably Kids Next Door, where they melt a giant Ice Cream Monster.

Two straight college ho-ties?

After SB specifically denounced the lack of college style ladies, we get two straight sbemails composed by college style ladies with college style questions...Inside Reference yet? -Flashfight

It could be a continuing theme that might result in something (like DNA Evidence did), but until it happens/doesn't, we have no way of knowing. ¡ɯooz + 01:17, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

I like your thinking. However, the Bike Theif email was annoyomus, so we can't conclude that the sender was female. Scholar of Homestar

Problem with that is I know the first one is female (she's tachyon42 on deviantART). ¡ɯooz + 01:17, 26 September 2007 (UTC)
"Annoyomous"? Her name was Virginia. Someone suggested that Virginia was a town name but according to google and mapquest there's no such place as Virginia, MI. It's her name.

Abbreviated Ingredients

Is there an appropriate section for adding probable identities for the abbreviated ingredients that Homestar rattles off? I'd propose:

  • p-roni - pepperoni
  • t-sauce - tartar sauce (or maybe teriyaki sauce)
  • m-rooms - mushrooms
  • p-loaf - pimento loaf (though this could be pepperoni loaf)
  • m-cheese - mozzarella cheese (or macaroni and cheese perhaps?)

Also, is there an Inside Reference here? Hasn't this form of abbreviation been featured rather prominently somewhere else? -ReverendTed 01:57, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Tartar sauce pizza... hmm... I think I need to go vomit right now. Tomato sauce maybe? 74.136.215.40 02:37, 26 September 2007 (UTC)
I don't think he's saying "t-sauce", I think it's "p-sauce" as in Pizza Sauce mister t 15:28, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Review Revue

The Review Revue looks like a parody of something. Could it be the Critic's Corner? Awexome 04:06, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

I was thinking the same thing myself. Of what exactly escapes my mind. Are there any local Atlanta commercials or review shows we don't know about? PlasticDiverGuy 05:13, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

70th Email

I counted the email, and this is the 70th email of the Lappy 486 era. User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man 10:45, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Actually, it's the 60th. Homestar-Winner (talk) 11:30, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Zoombinis

I had to remove this reference, but i didn't want it to get lost, because it is interesting, and brings back memories.

*The Pizza Trolls were antagonists characters in the "Pizza Pass" puzzle in The Logical Journey of the Zoombinis game made by Brøderbund Software.

and just so that no one looks at this and wonders why i removed it, it's because it's very much a stretch, the pizza trolls in that game were tree stumps who wanted you to make them pizza, not evil slices of pizza. — Defender1031*Talk 13:16, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

I used to love that game, and stll like it a lot, but I agree. Strong Bad probably called them pizza trolls off the internet slang word troll, not as a Zoombinis reference. If it was a Zoombinis reference, there would probably a hammy narrator or some blue things involved in the joke. Shwoo 13:24, 26 September 2007 (UTC)
"Fleens? You're not Fleens. Well, whatever you are... MAKE ME A PIZZA!" — Defender1031*Talk 13:26, 26 September 2007 (UTC)
"There's stuff on that I don't like!!" Which is my way of saying that I agree with you both on both points: that it's a great game, and that Strong Bad is probably not referencing it (unfortunately). Heimstern Läufer 16:41, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Homestar Hair

well, when homestar is wearing his "the pizz" uniform, you see hair under his cap. is this the first time we actually see homestar with hair? and what does this go under, remarks? Zatchman 15:05, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

No, I think Homestar has been seen with hair some times, especially when dressing up as someone else. Some halloween costumes of him have had hair. And if not anything else, then at least Hairstyle Runners. --Sysrq868 17:46, 26 September 2007 (UTC)
I can't think of a time outside of Halloween that Homestar has had hair. Yes, a black outline of him for drawing hair on has had hair... thats hardly relevant tho -Jdhannan 19:06, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

The "piz"?

If the original word is pronounced (peet-sa) shouldnt the restaurant have been pronounced as the "peets"?

Not, because it's not written "The Pizz-", but rather "The Pizz" as pizz as a seperate word. If you ignore that pizz derivates from "pizza", you'd also pronounce pizz as "piz". Also, TBC is widely known for their obscure pronunciation jokes. --Sysrq868 17:41, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Craaaaappy Reference

Just FYI, I deleted one of the inside references ("Strong Bad spends his virtual "Pizz Points" on the Trogdor stand-up arcade cabinet from Arcade Game, the couch and wall paint from Strong Bad's basement, and Homestar's cow lamp.") because it's so blindingly obvious. Visorbot 386 21:35, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Strong Badia?

Seems like nobody learned from that time he explained to us the difference between Strong Badia and other locations in Free Country USA. This is like the fourth question now where they ask "is there any ___ in strong badia?" when strong badia is his freakin' backyard!

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