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Why is the cableman jorge reference in the Inside References section?  I know who he is, I just can't find any other mention of him in this sbemail.
Why is the cableman jorge reference in the Inside References section?  I know who he is, I just can't find any other mention of him in this sbemail.
:He's mentioned on the Homestar VS. Homestar poster, I believe. --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]]
:He's mentioned on the Homestar VS. Homestar poster, I believe. --[[User:DorianGray|DorianGray]]
== "Streisand" ==
*I'm confused.  What does Streisand have to do with guitars? [[User:Danny Lilithborne|Danny Lilithborne]] 05:26, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

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Easter egg: Homestar vs Homestar

I will handle the...getting of the screenshot...of the Easter Egg poster. --Kiwi 21:54, 29 Jan 2007 (UTC)

Ya know, I figured that Egg out first, you guys just beat me to the point. Derrickee3 02:58, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

It's the desperate, ruthless life of a wiki in turmoil, when there is a new email/toon waiting to be known... --Addict 2006 03:34, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

The Big Space

Is there any way we can fix that big space under "Fixed Goofs"? I HATE it. TheYellowDart(t/c)

What big space?Shwoo 03:19, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
Hm, must be this monitor... does anybody see it? TheYellowDart(t/c)
Looks normal to me... Trey56 03:23, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
Okay then, it has to be my monitor. Pluus I'm editing from my usual computer. All right, don't worry about it, then. TheYellowDart(t/c) I'm telling you, it's the pudding pops!!
Incidentally, your monitor would not cause a space anywhere, unless it was extremely broken. Different browsers might, though. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 03:32, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
Screen resolutions might, though. But I see no big space no matter how small I make my browser window. Loafing 03:34, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
Okay, now I'm on my Windows XP again. It looks better. TheYellowDart(t/c)


A couple things I couldn't quite catch, such as Strong Mad's line, and the song Homestar sings. So if anyone else could get that, that'd be great. DBK! 03:29, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Sounds like "Just take those old glasses off the shelf." Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 03:33, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
Shwoo already added that, Q ;-) Loafing 03:34, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
So I noticed! Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 03:39, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
Also, I wasn't sure about the PBTC Strong Bad's line, I'm not sure if I'm hearing 'Iconic'. DBK! 03:38, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
Sounds like it to me. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 03:39, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
To me as well. Loafing 03:40, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Homestar's stance

Anyone else think that homestar's foot-to-foot stance as he beats himself up is eerily similar to the dancing headless homestar at the seek bar found end end of mile? just compare it to Image:headlessdance.gif and you'll see what I mean. Dr. Clash 03:58, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

I wouldn't call it eerie (frightening without being actually threatening) but it is similar. However, fighters are often characterized as "dancing" so perhaps this is merely appropriate foot movement to avoid an attack from the... opponent... wow, maybe this is eerie. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 04:08, 30 January 2007 (UTC)


When the "whatsit" is thrown after The Cheat lands, it seems that the whatsit lands vertically on a lens of some sort. Where would this information go? --Dacheatbot · Communicate 04:06, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

I wonder if it needs to get a special mention at all. It's apparent in the shot, and could be simply mentioned in the transcript. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 04:09, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
"Hello chocolate cake!" EEW!

It's the desperate, ruthless life of a wiki in turmoil

Okay, I do NOT want a repeat of last week's events of stress outs. Everything in the transcript is okay as it is unless there's some changes to the display and all. --Heading off to watch Heroes now, Addict 2006 05:00, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Now come on, if there were no disputes over the transcript, where would all the fun be? :-) Seriously, though, we can't prevent transcript disputes. The closest we could do would be to ask Matt to use really clear diction all the time, and I don't know that he'd feel like implementing that just for us. Heimstern Läufer 05:15, 30 January 2007 (UTC)


People have been referring to it as "badlathon" rather than "badathlon". What's wrong? --Addict 2006 06:23, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

I guess you're simply the first one to notice ;-) Loafing 06:24, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
Actually, i think all those errors are mine, I'll fix them. My problem is that the first time I used it wrong, and show preview gave a blue link because the redirect existed :\ Whoops. Trey56 06:25, 30 January 2007 (UTC)


the ladies name is Laconic, not iconic.(frame 1870)

  • definition : using or involving the use of a minimum of words : concise to the point of seeming rude or mysterious csours 15:22, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
You say that as if you know for an indisputable fact. I'll have to relisten, but as I noted above I heard it as "Iconic". Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:03, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
yup, 90% certain its Laconic. or 88% certain anyway. arent you proud of me for not editing the transcript? csours 01:10, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
It doesn't make much sense, but I hear "Lyconic".--H-ko 03:55, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
I'm also pretty sure PBTC Strong Bad calls the girl "Laconic" and not "Iconic".--Andyroid 04:12, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

Homestar's points

Also, since Homestar is beating himself up, shouldnt he have an even number of points? (score * 2)? I assume thats where his advantage comes from. csours 15:36, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

How do you figure? He gets the same number of points for beating himself up and subsequently being beaten up? I doubt it works that way, and even if it does, that's reading pretty far into it. He wins because he has an intimate knowledge of Homestar's weak points. --Jay v.2020 (Talk) 16:13, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
because the general assumption in sports is that there is more than one party, and each party is awarded points. In this case each party would be Homestar. So when Homestar is awarded his points, he gets them as the party of the first part, and as the party of the second part. in a cartoon world, obviously rules need not apply. also, because its funny. csours 17:40, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
The Olympics, what this is based on, is more of a "who does it better" thing, though. They just put person after person to one thing, and whoever does it best wins. Like here. --DorianGray
Also, a competition does not necessarily mean that the total of both people's points will be even. We simply do not know enough about the nature of the contest to make such an assumption. I can cite many cases where two people have competed and the point total was odd. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:12, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
since it has come to that, how are these events scored with points anyway. olympic style events are scored by the stats (time, distance, etc) unless the underlying game is scored with points. csours 01:08, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

East Germans

The "Check the East Germans' pants" is obviously referencing the common urban legend that the East Germans used to put men in the womens' events. This was also referenced in the simpsons talking about the 1984 olympics. --JamesDean 23:42, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

No, I'm pretty sure it's cause steroids make...stuff...shrink. I mean, if I read correctly, they did tons of steroids back then. Bluebry 23:59, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
I agree with JamesDean. Anyone remember the movie "Top Secret", and the scene with the East German women's Olympic award ceremony, and they were all played by big, hairy, butch guys? That's what it makes me think of.--H-ko 03:33, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
Hm, it looks it could be a clear reference to either one. Bluebry, you are funny. "stuff"? Ha ha. Anyway, I am leaning towards JamesDean and H-ko, since it makes more sense. TheYellowDart(t/c)
Strong Bad is not gonna say "Check the East Germans' Pants" meaning that you should be able to see the guys' packages. Thats stupid. That wouldnt mean they were on steroids if you couldnt see their packages through their pants. Someone be bold and make my suggestion a reality. --JamesDean 04:44, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
Is it true that East Germany put men in women's events? I wasn't aware of that. With respect to Top Secret (awesome movie, by the way), I always thought that the joke was that those were women on steroids, not that they were actually men pretending to be women. Steroids have the effect of masculinizing women just as they have the effect of feminizing men, hormonally speaking. Trey56 04:54, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

Lordy Lordy

Was this the first ever usage of "Lord" like, in vain? They've said Lord before like Lord Quackingstick, and Lord of england and whatever, but I don't think they've ever said anything like "THANK THE LORD" like they have here --JamesDean 23:42, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

What 'bout that one TGS (Can't remember issue number, maybe 11) where they sang the song and replied "Lord no." with whatever stupid thing the bear sold. Also, I don't think it's too important to mention. I mean, I know it's a sin in Christianity, but many modern Christians say it. I mean, we're not gonna mention everytime some word is used in some certain way commonly used. Bluebry 00:02, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

For the record, saying "Thank the Lord" is in no way using it "in vain."

Um, I'm a Christian, and "thank the lord" isn't a sin at all. Some people take it like a religion. But it's not. You can make it one, but for me it's a relationship. And it isn't in vain at all, either. TheYellowDart(t/c)
With all due respect, whether or not it is "in vain" is immaterial. It's a common phrase, and is as such not notable. TBC's religious beliefs are not part of the show. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 04:30, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
No, we don't have to say it every time. But if it is the first occurrence, I think it deserves a mention - everything else does. And no, its not a hard/fast Christianity rule, but it seems to me that you're not supposed to use the Lord's name unless you're praying, and saying "Thank the Lord" that strong bad isnt going to give you a wedgie, is not actually praying. --JamesDean 04:46, 31 January 2007 (UTC)


as in dysphemism? I think "number 2" is definitely a euphemism. A dysphemism would be a purposely vulgar word, rather than a set of normal words (like 'number' and 'two') that say something vulgar without saying it.

Now, are you talking about The Poopsmith being "number 2", because that's already mentioned. If not, then I apologize. Bluebry 00:48, 31 January 2007 (UTC)


That's a processor, right? Athlon processor? It's obviously based on "-athon" and "-athalon" but distinct enough that I think it was spelled that way on purpose.

Athlons are awesome. Anyway, yeah, I see three spellings with Athlon. I think it's totally a reference. Bluebry 00:48, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
Huh? No... It's a pun on "biathlon", "triathlon", "decathlon" et al... The word is reasonably relevant too, since the Greek "athlon" just means "contest", so the Strong Badathlon is a contest to find out who's the best at being Strong Bad. --phlip TC 01:44, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
Yes, definitely a reference to "-athlon" sporting events, not AMD processors, considering this is about a sports event and not computers.--H-ko 03:40, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

Missing/Potentially Debatable Stuff

I noticed that the part where Strong Bad's laser gun hands can be seen through the dress of the "hot girl" walking across the screen appeared in the e-mails transcript, but not in either the "goofs" or "remarks" section. It seems like it should be in one of those. Also, in "Inside References," it says that the laser gun hands appeared in one of the e-mail's easter eggs, but no such easter egg is listed in the e-mail's article. Besides that, I think that calling the "Someteen days of glory!" an inside reference to Teen Girl Squad Issue 10 is debatable, but maybe that's just me. Oh well. There's my two cents. --Lux Acerbus 01:48, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

We don't list PbTC goofs in the Goofs section, 'cause they're intentional... we list them in Remarks if there's a lot of them, but when there's only one or two the Transcript is enough. The Inside Reference you mention is talking about an Easter egg in new hands, not in this email. As for the "Sweet Someteen" ref... well, maybe it's debatable, but I'd vote for it if it was in STUFF. --phlip TC 02:02, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
I see. I figured it had something to do with the fact that it was PbTC, since that seemed like an obvious thing to overlook to me. As for the whole new hands e-mail thing, I guess I just forgot that it mentioned the new hands e-mail in there. Sorry. Anyway, I don't know anything about STUFFing items, so maybe someone else should do it. --Lux Acerbus 02:21, 31 January 2007 (UTC)


Does anyone else think that Strong Bad's "accidentally" (?) referring to the Kenyans dominating the Cheat Chuck (before correction himself to the Poopsmith) refers to the Kenya's excellence at track & field events? Or is this so super-obvious it doesn't even warrant a mention?--H-ko 04:08, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

Under Explanations: "Kenyan athletes are noted for dominating the sport of distance running.". Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 04:10, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
Thanks--missed it there. I was looking under real-world refs.--H-ko 04:11, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
That's Real World References - but this isn't a reference to something so much as it is an actual mention, so we're explaining it. A common mix-up. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 04:12, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

Patriotic Little Girl

Any ideas which cute little girl from sit-com is being referenced? Or is it just generic?--H-ko 04:10, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

I'd say any guess would be by necessity TTATOT. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 04:13, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

Clean & Jerk

The clean and jerk is a part of weightlifting. Retromaniac 04:37, 31 January 2007 (UTC)


Temporarios is a reference to Wheaties due to the athlete endorsement. Retromaniac 04:37, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

I disagree with this one — that is, I think that there were a lot of cereals that featured olympic athletes on their boxes, not just Wheaties (here's one example). Trey56 04:39, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, the different one listed in explanations fits better, in my opinion. --DorianGray

Fosbury Slop

  • Gee, didn't know I'd be resoundingly defeated in STUFF. I would have hoped that people would have seen the fact for the coincidence it is. But hey, I'll live to STUFF another day. --ISlayedTheKerrek 04:57, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

Cableman Jorge

Why is the cableman jorge reference in the Inside References section? I know who he is, I just can't find any other mention of him in this sbemail.

He's mentioned on the Homestar VS. Homestar poster, I believe. --DorianGray


  • I'm confused. What does Streisand have to do with guitars? Danny Lilithborne 05:26, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
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