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[edit] Home improvement (not the sitcom)

In the past, a fun fact for this page about the second half of this email being a parody of home improvement shows was declined. (Such that Strong Bad = Steve Thomas or Bob Vila, and Bubs = Norm Abram, if you use a This Old House analogy.) I know several people who aren't familiar with home improvement shows at all and so probably wouldn't get this toon unless this was pointed out to them. Should the home improvement show reference be made in some way? -- Spell4yr 20:24, 11 October 2005 (UTC)

What was the wording of the old item? When and how was it declined? How would you word a current item? I admit I had never really thought of this email in those terms, but I'm intrigued by what you're suggesting. — It's dot com 20:32, 11 October 2005 (UTC)
The original one, submitted back in June, said "The exchange with Bubs is a parody of the popular television remodeling show This Old House, which always featured the host walking around the construction site asking different team members what they were doing and how." This is probably too specific, but captures part of what I'm envisioning this toon as. Perhaps something similar to the above sentence, perhaps "The exchange with Bubs is a takeoff of television home remodeling shows such as This Old House, where the host asks various team members what they are doing, why, and how." Something to that effect. Spell4yr 20:44, 11 October 2005 (UTC)
I don't see the connection as much as you, but if you feel strongly about it, go for it. If you're not as sure, you could put it directly in STUFF and see whether it's accepted. — It's dot com 21:05, 11 October 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for the helpful advice; I've added it and I hope I followed the templates all right. But the advice is most appreciated, and at least this way we can see if I'm not just seeing things. :-) One question though -- is it newest toon at the top, or newest submitted fun fact? Spell4yr 02:59, 12 October 2005 (UTC)
That would be newest submitted fun fact. —BazookaJoe 03:01, 12 October 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Closed Stuff

[edit] This Old VCR

Strong Bad's exchange with Bubs is a takeoff of television home remodeling shows such as This Old House, where the host asks various team members what they are doing, why, and how.

Posted on: 02:54, 12 October 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 12:53, 19 October 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was unanimously accepted, 12–0. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/12:00.

[edit] Space Shows tape

I'm not real sure of the timeline in question, but is it possible that the "space shows" tape is a reference to the Decemberween Puppet Stuff episode? Homestar asks Little Girl what she wants for Decemberween, and she ultimately tells him "space show DVD's." We could fit in the reference on this page. Triumvir 04:34, 13 January 2006 (UTC)

This email came out before Homestar vs. Little Girl. So it can't be a reference to that. Heimstern Läufer 04:12, 13 January 2006 (UTC)
Thanks - just thought I would check. It's an amusing coincidence, but it's obviously just chance. Triumvir 04:34, 13 January 2006 (UTC)
Even though A Decemberween Pageant came out after this e-mail did, there is a tape in this e-mail that says "Strong Mad's b-ball game" which relates to Strong Mad's Kobe #2 Costume. - Volbeat A The Cheat 02:49, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
Space Shows from Dec. Puppet Stuff had a reference to this. It's the other way around. TheYellowDart(t/c)

[edit] No Loafing and bubs work bench

OK, I never noticed this before but it is interesting. In this email, we go visit Bubs in his work room, but there is a cut back to strong bad standing next to his desk with the No Loafing sign behind him.... could it be that Bubs also has a No Loafing sign and similarly blue painted wall? or is it that Bubs' work area (also the Datum Center from isp) is in Strong Bad's email checking room. I need someone else to verify what I have seen mister t 20:11, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

According to the commentary, it was mostly some kinda mistake or something. --DorianGray 20:13, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
Yeah — in addition to the commentary transcript, No Loafing Sign and The Garage have some interesting info if you want to read more about this... Trey56 20:16, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
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