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Decompiling

Can somebody decompile the flash file to see if there is anything actually hidden in the picture or when Strong Bad takes off his mask? It seems like something TBC might put into the flash as a "super secret easter egg". -AtionSong 21:56, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

Way ahead of ya! nice try, dodongo!--Echeese 22:00, 4 December 2006 (UTC)
We's already done. The picture is blank, and here's his face without the chair there: [1] (courtesy of The Mu). --DorianGray
I'm not as computer-smart as you guys are, so can someone explain how you do that?--Martin925 04:13, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
You'd want a program like Flash Decompiler. Mind that it isn't free, but there may be free alternatives out there. --205.251.60.126 17:32, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
Heck, Eltima's IS a free trial, and that's the one I use. --DorianGray
See, that's what I get for not reading more closely. Mea culpa. --205.251.60.126 19:22, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

It seems to me that this would be more appropriate under Trivia than as an Easter Egg, since it's not readily viewable--it has to be decompiled to see it. --H-ko 22:01, 5 December 2006 (UTC) I have a question. What does this have to do with SB's parents? RocketMasterZ 12:23, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Danube Largo?

I was going to say this is a reference to the Danube river, but then I realized it's probably also a parody of a real person's name. So I'm waiting to see if anyone else has dirt on this. Octan 22:03, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

Not of any furniture designer that I'm aware of. I don't think it's a reference to the river so much as to the trend towards nature-related names, such as River, Skye, or Willow.--H-ko 01:59, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
Wasn't Largo the villain in Thunderbird? (007 movie, for those of you wondering) Could that be a possible reference? Bluebry 02:03, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
Thunderball is the Bond flick. Thunderbird is a car. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 11:16, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
Largo is Italian for "slow". But that has little relevance to its usage here. I think it's likely just something they put together to sound foreign. I don't see a reason to think into it any deeper than that. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 02:49, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
Actually, Largo is a common word. It STILL may be a reference. Just suggesting it. Bluebry 03:44, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

An die Schöne Blaue Donau is a world-famous waltz, known in English as "The Blue Danube Waltz," or "The Blue Danube," or "The Danube Waltz." Waltz can be a musical designation, as can Largo. So, "Danube Largo" is a riff on "Danube Waltz," although I doubt that TBC put as much thought into it as I just did. Did either of the Chap brothers study music at some point? -- Unregistered User, M Valdemar.

Actually, there are a few waltzes with "Danube" in the name. And "Largo" is pretty generic. I don't think this needs to necessarily refer to music in any way. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:09, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Still seems more like TTATOT than references to me, though.--H-ko 22:07, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Leather

I'm thinking that the leather is not "Chairybdian" but is in fact "Corinthian" parodying Ricardo Montalbon and his rather (unintentionally) silly ads for Chrysler in the 80's. But maybe I'm just hearing things.

I hear Corinthian.--H-ko 01:51, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

3 years pre-owned

This could just be me and my tendency to mishear things, but does it sound to anyone else like Bubs is saying it's a PRE-OWNED box of chicken beaks, rather than a 3-year-old box of chicken beaks? --Kiwi 17:54, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

I hear it as 'pre-owned'. Cara Carabowditbowdit 23:11, 4 December 2006 (UTC)
I also hear pre-owned. SaltyTalk! 01:16, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
I hear pre-owned, too.--H-ko 01:53, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
I put this bit on my user page before it was transcribed, and "pre-owned" is what I heard. Still do. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 02:51, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
I wrote the transcript here and heard "3 year old" the first time, but after listening a few more times I realized Bubs did in fact say "pre-owned". I kept trying to change the transcript to match but I kept getting Edit Conflict! ARGH!! Anyways, yes; he does indeed say pre-owned. — SamSF%20sig.jpgFisher (Come in, Lambert.) 14:33, 5 December 2006

Buzzer sound

It's the same buzzer sound as the old "deleted" buzzer. "Remarks"? "Inside references"? Is it even wiki-worthy? Tbone762 23:38, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

Nope. It's just a sound effect. You should list it there, though, if it's not already. — It's dot com 00:06, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
I compared the two, and from what I can tell, it's definitely the DELETED buzzer. Exhibit A (talk · edits) 03:41, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

melon-chair

Is the stool supposed to be the same face as the cantelope he stole from Marzipan?

You mean Doreauxgard? I don't really think so. The chair doesn't bear much of a resmblance to him. Spyrox6
i thought the same thing. it's VERY similar...if not almost exactly the same
I compared the picture in the article to the face on the chair, and they're almost identical, except for the forehead wrinkles.--H-ko 22:17, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

This is the one where Scratchy finally gets Itchy!

The way Strong Bad says he will never take off his mask again reminds me of a Simpsons episode where Scratchy finally gets the better of Itchy instead of vice versa in one of their episodes. The TV gets unplugged as Bart and Lisa are watching, and they end up missing it. When the TV gets plugged back in, Krusty says, "Wow! They'll never let us show that again, not in a million years!" — It's dot com 00:12, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

It does seem similar in a kinda this-is-not-a-referencey sort of way. :p --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 00:26, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
I saw that one as well, and I don't think there's a notable similarity at all. The "now that you can't see it, I'll finally reveal all the secrets" gag is an old one. Loafing 00:39, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
Quite. Which is why I posted it here and not in the fun facts. — It's dot com 00:49, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Chickenella

Just wondering since I suspect it'd be removed or STUFFed: How notable is it that Strong Bad probably meant Salmonella, which is commonly associated with chicken, rather than the mammal-specific Anthrax? --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 00:13, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

  • meh, i did notice that also, but it is much too much ttatot. also i love the ethical tag. its funny. csours 01:29, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Ecochair != Tempurpedic

So someone put up a reference saying the ecochair was a reference to tempurpedic mattresses. I don't get how this could possibly be. That chair is NOTHING like a mattress. I figured it was a fairly vague reference to IKEA furniture, personally.

Yeah, that person's crazy. If my changes weren't universally overridden, I'd change it myself... but i want this to be changed, so i won't change it --JamesDean 00:35, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

And that would be me! Forgive, for I should've ran this through the discussion thing before I went ahead and made such a bold statement! I figured the Ecochair made a bit of a reference to Tempur-pedic and other such styles of furniture, with their questionable designs made from questionable materials! After re-rewatching the email, it would appear that the ecochair does not, in fact, use crazy memory foam to shape itself to the user! Such a reference is quite a bad decision. --Crazy Person

I'd actually say that chair is more like those crazy chairs designed to fix bad posture. --Xifihas

Anthraxy

Anyone else think that Winger is less anthraxy, not because of the disease anthrax, but because Winger is not like the band Anthrax, thus they are less Anthraxy? --JamesDean 01:01, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, it seemed like a bit of word-play to me.--H-ko 01:44, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
That seems extremely likely to me. Winger and Anthrax both thrived in the late '80s, which is a particularly common era for TBC to reference. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 02:54, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
Incidentally, wasn't Winger referenced in death metal? -YKHi. I'm Ayjo! 04:20, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

I don't particularly care whether we list the links to Anthrax (both kinds) and Winger in Explanations or Real-World References, but we don't need to spell out the above joke. The links are enough. Let the viewer put together the humor. — It's dot com 16:30, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Well, at least someone spelled it out here, coz I'd never get it otherwise. --DorianGray
It seems like some kind of reference--spelling it out or not--would be good. I'm not up to date on that kind of music anymore, but it seems likely that there will be a good number of people who won't have heard of Anthrax, 20 years after their heyday (ouch!).--H-ko 22:11, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Truely

Is Strong Bad's pronouciation of of the misspelled truely, a reference to his pronounciation of truuly in modeling? How similar are the two?68.239.209.107 03:56, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Hey, it's Tiptup!

Bubs says both 'Tip' and 'tup', which are parts of the name 'Tiptup', who is a turtle racer in the game Diddy Kong Racing. At least, I think so.--147.133.207.186 05:30, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

"Tip top" is a colloquialism that means "the very top"... and it's a mix-up of "Start at the bottom, and work our way to the top." That "top" is pronounced as "tup" is probably just Bubs being strange. --phlip TC 05:34, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
Tiptup the Turtle was the first thing I thought of too, but I think it's just Bubs being random. He does seem to be acting kind of strange in this email :) - Image:TinySaturn2.GIF Saturn 07:08, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

SB's Parents

Just wanted to say that I sent an email to SB last week asking how his parents looked like, kind of surprised to see at least part of it being used. Guess my pronounciation was too good to become an actual e-mail ;) Eitherway, you can never be sure that it actually originated from my e-mail. I'm pretty sure loads of people have sent in the same question. It's just that I find it kind of funny to actually get some kind of an answer :)

Yeah, I think that question had probably been asked quite a bit. The one time I sent SB an email (which was a couple years ago) part of it inquired about his parents. The rest suggested his he and his brothers might all be adopted, since they bear no resemblance to each other.

Pronunciation? Was it audio email? Has Strong Bad done audio email before? - anonymous

Parts?

Does that refer to the same thing that The Ugly One's intro in Issue 2 refers to? EEEEEWWW!! I wouldn't think they'd make deezguzzteeng hints to dat. EEEEWW!! --Homfrog 11:21, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Psoriasis? I see no connection here, unless I'm just rather thick right now. (I am pulling an all-nighter just so I can't oversleep and miss class and it's 5:30.) — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 11:26, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Hate?

I don't hear "Hate, hate, hate this email", I hear "Hey, hey, hey, it's email." Anyone else agree? -- 4.244.214.55 12:59, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Yes. The Hate vs. Hey is hard to distinguish, but "it's" is a give-away. —BazookaJoe 14:08, 5 December 2006 (UTC)


Treatment of Chickens

I noticed [It's dot com] deleted a comment I added to the Fun Facts section of "the chair". Please look it up. This is a direct quote: "Domestic chickens are typically fed commercially prepared feed that includes a protein source as well as grains. Chickens often scratch at the soil to get at adult insects and larvae or seed. Incidents of cannibalism can occur when a curious bird pecks at a preexisting wound or during fighting (even among female birds). This is exacerbated in close quarters. In commercial egg and meat production this is controlled by trimming the beak (removal of ⅔ of the top half and occasionally ⅓ of the lower half of the beak)." This most likely explains the "ethical" label on Bubs box of Chick'n beaks

I think that is a major stretch. If you want, you can create an account and STUFF it. — It's dot com 17:00, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
For what it's worth, we're talking about cruelty to animals in Ethics class this week, and the chicken beak cutting off is the first thing I thought of when I saw that box. Trelawney
I just assumed it was humorous--Bubs selling something "Ethical" brand--him being so ethical and all! --H-ko 22:21, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
I see what you're saying, and I'd hate it if i had a point that good and it was disagreed with, but i hafta disagree. Its not strong enough to be listed on the main page. Its a big stretch to call removing most of a chicken's beak for any reason ethical. --JamesDean 05:54, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Stooley

Should Stooley get a character page and a cast nod? He does have a name and lines, which I think warrents him as being up there with Frank Bennedito or any of the other inanimate objects in the Homestar world... Cyndentia

If Stooley appears again then it seems likely that he will get a character page. Otherwise, No. Xifihas
I strong disagree with Xifihas. The stool, or whatever we call it, is a charcter as it has lines. Lesser character have been called characters or at least pseudocharacters (The Denzel, Doreauxgard). I R F 20:09, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
The only reason I am not adding this right now is that I don't know what to call it. The Stool? Stooley? Chairscoot? I R F 20:10, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
Strong Bad names the chair himself: "Stooly here is a tush-cheek's dream." Then we just decide on the spelling, right? Cyndentia 13:18, 5 December 2006 (MST)
That could just be a term of affection, and not a definite name. I'd go with "The Stool". - Joshua 22:44, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
The page has actually been created as Stooly, so further discussion should be at Talk:Stooly from this day henceforth. Heimstern Läufer 22:52, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Strong Bad's Face

Um, did anyone try checking if there's an easter egg in the Flash file itself when Strong Bad takes off his mask/face? You know, like the "Nice Try Dodongo" joke? It probably should be mentoined in the article what exactly is going there, animation-wise.--68.121.102.254 19:41, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

No... There's no Easter eggs... He's not up for it. See here. --DorianGray

I just reworded a lengthy item about how the face should be backwards or upside-down or something when Strong Bad pulls it off. I disagree. He could have twisted his hand around, pulled straight up, and then untwisted his hand to hold up the mask for us to see. Furthermore, if TBC had animated it in any other way, it wouldn't have been as effective in showing off the mask. By that I mean that without a decompiler you can barely see the mask, and so they had to include the details exactly as they did in order for it to be recognizable. — It's dot com 23:37, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Dodongo

I've got this creeping feeling that TBC have used the line "nice try, Dodongo" before. I did a search but nothing came up. Am I just suffering from crazy deja vu, or am I on to something? 72.187.97.84 23:04, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

What?

  • In real world references:
This could also possibly be a reference to the character Largo in the Megatokyo webcomic. In this webcomic, Largo "is an impulsive alcoholic who speaks L33t fluently and frequently." Thus, the mention of "Danoob" might be to what is known commonly online as a newbie.

This doesn't make any sense, even if it were a connection to something. It sure needs to be cleaned up if it is something more than a coincidence.

I think it makes enough sense. Largo refers to the character from Megatokyo, and Danoob refers to the expression "the noob" which a l33t speaker would pronounce "da noob"... i dunno, use that if u like. --JamesDean 05:53, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

I dunno. There're two completely different "explanations", and if you ask me, both of them seem like a stretch. A combination of a river and a webcomic character...? Uh... That just doesn't sound right to me. Considering that, it seems like it's a pretty broad "reference", if it even *is* one (yeah, TBC can be weird and random without referencing anything; it was probably meant to sound like a generic Swedish name), to the point of, dare I say it, TTATOT. Maybe a DVD commentary will explain it, but for now, I say we just don't bother trying to attach this to anything in the real world. STUFF one or both, I guess. -YKHi. I'm Ayjo! 08:37, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
Addendum:
  • The reference to the "Danoob Largo" chair is probably a reference to the Danube River, which runs through Europe, where there are many people apt to buy such a manner of furniture. And in this case Danoob Largo would mean something like "Long Danube."
  • This could also possibly be a reference to the character Largo in the Megatokyo webcomic. In this webcomic, Largo "is an impulsive alcoholic who speaks L33t fluently and frequently." Thus, the mention of "Danoob" might be to what is known commonly online as a newbie.

"Probably", "Possibly", "Might". Aren't these words rather frowned upon in real-world references, especially? -YKHi. I'm Ayjo! 08:41, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

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