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I feel the first theme song sounds more like the theme song to the original "Casper" cartoon than the Barney Theme... or is this my imagination? "Casper, the friendly ghost..." --Tempestryder
I feel the first theme song sounds more like the theme song to the original "Casper" cartoon than the Barney Theme... or is this my imagination? "Casper, the friendly ghost..." --Tempestryder
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*I can kind of hear the Casper similarity, but honestly I think it just has a generic sing-song tone.  I removed the Barney reference. [[User:Danny Lilithborne|Danny Lilithborne]] 07:19, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

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Spelling of "Gip"

Hi,

Please see http://www.answers.com/topic/gyp (and to be fair also see http://www.answers.com/topic/gip)

Will you allow my edit of theme song to stick now?

Thanks 198.49.180.40 00:20, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

I see your comment in the themesong page. Why don't you note that what SB typed is a mis-spelling? Other transcripts do that. "Gyp" is a slur, related to Gypsies' reputation as thieves. That's why "gyp" is the correct spelling. 198.49.180.40 00:24, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
You do realise that the first link you gave [1] says that it's also spelled "gipped"? Loafing 00:41, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
Sure. But the second [2] doesn't say anything about it (this meaning). "Gip" is obviously not considered a canonical spelling of this particular term by the American Heritage Dictionary, but variant instead. Why don't we add it to the transcript with the note about SB's variant spelling? 198.49.180.40 8 August 2006 (UTC)
That first link you gave is GIP in all caps. Did you see this article [3]? Variants are not misspellings, and are not really important to note. So makey outy 01:01, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
It is also questionable that "gyp" really is a slur (see the Wiktionary, though as we discovered earlier today, "gip" is actually not present there for some reason.) We had this discussion earlier today. At any rate, Strong Bad actually types the word "gipped", and according to our Manual of Style, what Strong Bad types is what we type, whether misspelled, nonsensical, or contrary to what he actually says (though in that last case, we also note what he actually says.) --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 00:46, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
That's why I didn't put the slur under "Fun Facts" - I know lots of people would howl about it. 198.49.180.40 00:50, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
[It's clear]. Maybe not to lots of people in general, especially Americans, but it's not imaginary. 198.49.180.40 00:52, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
Even if we accept it, why does it matter to the topic at hand? Many dictionaries accept "gip" as a viable alternative. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 00:57, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
Citations, please? 198.49.180.40 01:03, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
Why? I believe it's notable. Want me to find examples of SBEmail transcripts where similar things were noted? I'm only trying to note the spelling issue, not the slurring issue. That doens't belong in the transcript, but instead in Trivia or something. 198.49.180.40 01:06, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
[4] [5] [6] --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 01:07, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
If you can find one where it's just a variant and not an actual misspelling, then it would be a valid precedent. So makey outy 01:09, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
If you can find one where it's just a variant and not an actual misspelling, then I will happily remove it there too, 'cause I really don't think variants are notable. --phlip TC 01:11, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

Homestar's teeth

HOMESTAR HAS TEETH!!!!! WHAT IS THE WERLD COMING TOOO???????!!!!--Homfrog 11:09, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

I thought it was cute. » c u t e p e t s r u s « T/C 11:44, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Whyyyy??

It seems like every new e-mail nowadays has a little part of an e-mail that I sent- but mine never really gets answered! Like, a while ago, I sent Strong Bad an email about getting a talkshow- now he has one? Ahhh!!! » c u t e p e t s r u s « T/C 11:44, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Well, I did ask him about a theme song once... however, it was a personal theme song, and before Strong Bad is a Bad Guy came out (which sorta answered the question.) And I asked him a question relating to alternate universes, but again, it wasn't really related to the 'toon in question when I asked it. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 12:31, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
Strong Bad gets 3000 emails a day, according to the Wall Street Journal. The chances are pretty high that they get questions about theme songs every other day. Loafing 12:35, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
wall street journal??!!??, who cares about what some funny guy with the last name street thinks, and why are you reading his journal anywho? csours 13:56, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
Yes, I know. It's just aggrivating. And, Csours- I care about it, because I just happen to like the Wall Street Journal. » c u t e p e t s r u s « T/C 14:44, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
Wally street is perhaps the coolest guy i ever met. and its his fault for publishing his journal in the first place!-- Jhonka

Strong Bad e-mail will be right back...

The person who said Strong Bad e-mail will be right back after these messages was clearly not Mike or Matt or Missy. Could it have been Jackie? » c u t e p e t s r u s « T/C 11:44, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Jackie whom? Ppk01 11:54, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
Jackie Chapman, of course (there is a search bar for one to utilize) <3 . —BazookaJoe 12:47, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
It sounds like the same voice as Nibbles, at any rate. Probably Matt or Mike sped up digitally. Octan 12:58, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

After a brief listen to the seniorprom outtake, I think that it was Missy, without being 100% sure.Lord-z 12:15, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Sounded like Missy/Marzy to me. —NFITC1talk 15:13, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, that's what I thought, but isn't Marzi's voice a bit more 'squeaky'? If you know what I mean... User:InvaderJem
Homestar and Strong Bad are done by the same voice actor, but sound almost nothing alike. I don't think it was meant to be Marzipan, specifically, but probably Missy. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 20:50, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

If you pitch-shift it down, it sounds similar to Mike... not exactly the same, but similar... the accent's a bit different though. --phlip TC 06:55, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

Easter Egg

They only put in one easter egg. I'm letting them get away with this for one reason: There is NOTHING more fun than making The Cheat's tooth do the Shaheeeeeen effect.

Shaheen! --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 00:45, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

14 degrees below zero.

(degrees removed because they's there now)

also, the transcript says that the first guest is hilarity, i think he said celerity. because celerity would be funnier.
(rio grande comment also removed for the same reason)

csours 14:06, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Location, Location, Location

When Strong Bad says "south of the border flavor", wouldn't this mean the Free Country USA is above Canada? Nintendogs123

No, it means Strong Bad doesn't know his geography very well. — It's dot com 15:06, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
read the last thing i wrote, right above this. csours 15:19, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Hey Dog thing- It's 'cause of how he says Ontario. Wit a Spainish accent. So there you go. Elvis 19:26, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Plus, if he was above Canada, he would be practically on the North pole, rending shortlessness, pool time, and Summer impossible.--The4swordImage:The4swordssigpicisbetterthanyours.PNG 01:37, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

And he wouldn't be in Free Country "USA". -Brightstar Shiner

Well, There Go My Hopes...

I sent in an email talking about theme songs to Strong Bad, and when it said "theme song" on the main page, my heart fricken skipped a beat. But alas, it wasn't mine. Dang you and your shiny last name Shaween! - Image:Homsar-in-motion.gifHomsar7(Hom · Sar)Image:Homsar-in-motion.gif

Inside References and the Trivia section

A great deal of the Inside References are referring to the credits. I put up a couple internal links in the credits, but should I move more of them? Or take them out and let Inside References continue to be huge?

Could Tim Timmers be a reference to Tip Tappers?

That hit the nail on the head

I really don't like the fact that many shows go to commercials right after the intro, then have this thing that tells you they'll be right back. You could've told us that before you went to commercials. Also, I don't like the distorted end credis and muted end song just to advertize what's next. Can't they wait until after the credits?

The one thing they didn't do was those annoying popup ads some TV shows seem to have nowadays. Retromaniac 16:22, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

They did that with Walking with Trogdor in myths & legends.— Bassbone (TALK Strong Mad Has a Posse CONT) 17:08, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Senor Cardgage wearing a hat

This is the first time we see Senor Cardgage wearing a hat. He looks like a rascal wearing a backwards cap and glasses; course, he's always wearing glasses. —Brian Barbera 20:41, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

First Homestar teeth sighting

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isnt this the first time we see his teeth? We put marzipan's first teeth-sighting in whatever article that was, so i think we should do it for homestar too. --Tyler 20:55, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Uh, check the Trivia section. It's been up there for a while... --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 21:01, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

NOLA connection

Probably unnotable for the main page, but it's interesting that both the Nevilles and the Marsalises are native to New Orleans. Thought I'd just mention it here. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 21:18, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

While we're at it: This is a reference to the Neville brothers how? Just because they're musicians and their name is "Neville"? I don't get it. Loafing 21:35, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
They're quite famous here in the U.S. (especially Aaron), and their style is the same kind of pop ballad as the theme song. — It's dot com 23:03, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
OK, convinced :-)  Loafing 23:07, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
I might add that I have had the opportunity to play with members of each family (Charles and Delfeayo respectively) but that's certainly not notable on the main page! Still, it's kind of cool. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 02:17, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

Tiny toon adventures

I am 100% sertaint that the anounser describing the cheat comandos is the same line from the themes song from Tiny Toon adventures. Im gonna add this once the editin gdies down. Cessna Man! 22:03, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

It's already mentioned in Real World References. - Image:TinySaturn2.GIF Saturn 22:06, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
Yah, I saw that right after I posted this. My bad.

Cessna Man! 22:10, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Fact Merge

  1. In the theme song we see a close-up on how Strong Bad types with boxing gloves.
  2. The email shown in the first theme song asks Strong Bad to draw Trogdor again – one of the commonly sent emails that will not be answered.

We could probably merge that into one, seeing as they are both emails that will not be answered (explaining how Strong Bad types with his boxing gloves and redoing an old e-mail). My suggestion: "Seeing how Strong Bad types with his boxing glove, and an e-mailer asking Strong Bad to redo an e-mail are both examples of e-mails that will never be answered". Somebody better at Wikipedianese will have to rewrite that. Swimma Dan 23:38, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Strong Bad typing with boxing gloves on is not a reference to emails asking him about it. It's simply what he does.  Loafing 00:21, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

Super Bad

I just wondeling, is the way Johnathan Shaheen adresses SB a reference to superbad.com?--The4swordImage:The4swordssigpicisbetterthanyours.PNG 01:48, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

It's arguable that since it was the email writer who made a possible reference, not TBC, it's a moot point, and it's not worth noting. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 02:13, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
More: AA writer from Ontario making a reference to a California graphic designer's website on The Strong Bad Email Show? Nah... doesn't work for me. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 03:12, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

Get Your Degree

I tried to go to www.cgnuonline-eniversity.edu/ and got nothing. Someone (preferably the brothers Chaps, but really any of us) needs to do something about that. Or did I mistype?-- Point7Q 02:08, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

.edu addresses are only available to actual educational institutions. --Maxamegalon2000 02:33, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

The lighter side of fun facts

Should the Mad magazine or the sports show reference be the one used? There are four possible votes.

  • Mad, as it's more prevalent
  • Sports show, as it's a closer match to title
  • Both, as there are arguments for both
  • Neither, TTATOT

Thoughts? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 03:59, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

The sports show's title is a perfect match. And I believe TBC have made many more sports references than MAD references. So I think the sports show is definitely the winner here. I also believe it should be included, as most non-Americans won't have heard of the show (like me). Loafing 04:46, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

Casper Theme

I feel the first theme song sounds more like the theme song to the original "Casper" cartoon than the Barney Theme... or is this my imagination? "Casper, the friendly ghost..." --Tempestryder

  • I can kind of hear the Casper similarity, but honestly I think it just has a generic sing-song tone. I removed the Barney reference. Danny Lilithborne 07:19, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
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