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[edit] Transcript needs work

This transcript needs some work...

I think it's oogly. -- AgentSeethroo 11:28, 6 Aug 2004 (MST)

I agree. Very oogly. --flatluigi 11:42, 5 Dec 2004 (MST)
I made a correction to the transcript, changed The Businessman's job from "to give the business" to say "giving the business" to correctly reference the cartoon. --Solcott 16:58, 25 Mar 2008 (MST)

[edit] Coach Z's Dream

Coach Z's dream is uncannily similar to the cut scene in Zelda: Majora's Mask when you skip time ahead by playing the song of double time. This is characterized by the spinning background and the objects flying towards the camera. However the most striking similarity is that a rooster crows and the next scene fades in. Again- the spinning background, flying objects, and rooster are very, very, similar. And also, because Majoras Mask was released on Oct. 1, 2000 (5 months before the release of this toon) It is certainly worth noting in the "real world references" section of this toon's page. --Douglas_fir

I dunno, the spinning background with floating things to represent a dream is a cliché, as is a rooster crowing in the morning—but having not played the game I won't comment on how similar they are. --phlip TC 05:19, 24 Jul 2005 (UTC)
You're right! Congraturations! But, maybe we should STUFF it first. See what others think. Right? Right. I can play Through the Fire and Flames on Medium now, DrPepper42 20:09, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
Please note that this conversation is almost three years old. --Jay (Talk) 20:20, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
That is true, but it's not like the original point was thoroughly discussed the first time. — It's dot com 21:31, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Tom Servo

The silhouette next to Coach Z in the movie theatre seems more like a silhouette of a key than the Tom Servo robot, the key being most likely to Coach Z's straps. --Gafaddict 23:11, 6 Feb 2004 (MST)

Really? I'm thinking it's exactly Tom Servo. Here's a Google image search that might help. -- Tom 17:29, 6 Feb 2005 (MST)
I agree that it is Tom Servo and think this should be accepted -- Douglas_Fir
As surely as the world is round, this is Tom Servo depicted in all his silhouetted glory. --The Smoking Monkey 12:48, 7 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Thumbs Up! Dat's ol' Tom! Elvis 02:10, 10 December 2005 (UTC)
Definately Tom. — talk Bubsty edits 02:11, 10 December 2005 (UTC)

On the comentry, Matt Chapman actually says it's Tom Servo - that's proof enough in my opinion. MJN SEIFER 16:02, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

'Course, that discussion is a year and a half old—before they had the benefit of the commentary. — It's dot com 16:22, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Humphel

Humphel? I took a Google search. The only usages of this word is on the wiki. I seriously think someone made it up. And it sounds more like "humple" or "humble". Are you sure it's humphel? --VolatileChemical 10:38, April 16, 2005 (MST) has no results either. Hmm. →FireBird
Try that search again. I get seven hits for Humphel (which is a name, albeit an uncommon one, BTW) and only three are this Wiki. --Jay 01:56, 17 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Nothing for Humphel, but Oh, man! Pom Pom, you gotta check this out.--Jnelson09 18:54, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Closed STUFF

[edit] Strong Sad's Tape (ACCEPTED)

When Strong Sad first walks into the locker room, the label on his "job" tape is written backwards. --VolatileChemical 8:57, 16 April 2005 (MDT)

  • Accept. --Gafaddict 10:57, 22 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept. Why was this STUFF'd? It's demonstrably true, and it's something most people wouldn't notice just by watching the 'toon. — It's dot com 20:40, 22 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • 2nd place. Ding! --Trogga 22:37, 22 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Answer Unless I'm missing something, it wasn't actually deleted from the 'toon in question - apparently, VC added it directly here. Which is technically how STUFF is SUPPOSED to work, but nobody uses it that way. ;) Anyway, this one is true enough that it could have been directly added and no one would have batted an eye, so Accept. --Jay 05:35, 23 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Mistah Hippo says Accept! By the way, I use STUFF that way. o.o --Kiwi 18:28, 23 Apr 2005
  • Accept This is the best fun fact I've seen in a while. The_Pardack
  • Accept This is what the Fun Facts are supposed to be like - short, to the point, something interesting, but that many people wouldn't notice. --phlip 14:38, 2 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Strong Mad's Laugh

Possible piece of trivia - do we have Strong Mad laughing ANYWHERE else on H*R?

His Doug the Dino growls don't count... - blackbelt 00:18, 8 June 2005

I'm pretty sure he laughs at the "show" in extra plug. It's a very different laugh, but Strong Mad's voice has drastically changed since this 'toon. --Jay (Talk) 05:33, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Halloween Fairstival. And also, women can't drive! Aurora the Homestar Coder 05:52, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Strong Mad also laughs in A Mother's Day Message and helium. It's changed from a quiet "huh huh huh" to a loud "DAA HAA HAA HAA!" Poopsmith Z

[edit] Goofs?

The last goof says that Coach Z is looking at the screen instead of the chalkboard in the "chalkboard scene." After reviewing it, I realized something - since Z's noggin is a silhouette, his head could be construed as looking either way. The same optical illusion occurs in MST3K - if you look a Crow T. Robot's head while in silhouette, it might seem as if he's watching the viewer instead of the movie.

So, my point in all of this is that it's not a 'goof' but an optical illusion. Any takers? The Smoking Monkey 13:15, 23 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Nope, it's a goof. Here's how to tell: Take a screenshot of the scene in question and open it in an image editor, like Photoshop. If you don't have Photoshop, go get it; it's good. Next, turn the brightness way up, and what do you see? Coach Z's eyes! He's definitely looking at the camera. Those sly Chaps! They thought we wouldn't notice. — It's dot com 13:42, 23 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Wow - I'll take your word for it. That's really funny that they would do that... The Smoking Monkey 16:04, 23 Jul 2005 (UTC)
They were probably just lazy and figured nobody would check. Remember, this toon was made a long time ago. As for the image, don't take my word for it... check out the goofs section of the article. — It's dot com 16:08, 23 Jul 2005 (UTC)
I just saw it - awesome! The Smoking Monkey 16:09, 23 Jul 2005 (UTC)
The reason for this is that TBC didn't want to silouette Coach Z (Maybe because it was to hard for them), so they just darkened his face. DaChazman
Well, if they had darkened it to black, or removed the eyes, we'd never have been able to tell the difference. In later toons they darken the characters completely to black. — It's dot com 03:09, 9 Oct 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Oh man

  • Homestar saying, "Oh man, Pom Pom." is a reference to The Luau when Homestar says the same thing when he arrives at Strong Bad's party.

Are we sure about that? Personally, I think it's "a stretch", but that's one of those debatable arguments, so... what do other people think? -Polly 10:38, 7 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I don't think it's a reference so much as it's representative of how Homestar and Pom Pom converse. Or, more accurately, how Homestar talks to Pom Pom. As time has passed and the status of their friendship seems ever more distant (and Homestar has become ever more randomly idiotic), Homestar doesn't really have cause to say "Oh man, Pom Pom"'s a catch phrase that didn't catch on and gracefully expired. Or am I wrong, and there's a third (or fourth) instance of Homestar saying this? Either way, it's a trait and not a reference. The Smoking Monkey 12:45, 7 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Regarding Stux's question about the anony removal of this fact (which happened today), I concur: It's not so much a stretch, as just something that isn't really all that noteworthy to begin with. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 00:09, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Ramrod??

A ramrod is a tool used to clean out a rifle barrel. Where would this go?

Explanations, before any other fun fact categories. - Joshua 00:11, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Back of Homestar's head

The back of Homestar's head in this toon is displayed in the old style. Compare Main Pages 12 and 23 to see the different styles. Mathgrant 21:01, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

Everthing Else Vol.2 DVD mentions that this is really an updated version of an original that has an old style of Homestar's head. --FlapperPrower 04:13, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Right. They updated the characters from the front, but didn't update the back of Homestar's head. —BazookaJoe 04:17, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Strong Sad's voice

It sounds different than what I'm used to - that would be in the Strong Bad Emails. -- 02:25, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, it's an early toon. I mean, 2001's pretty different than most Sbemails. 'Cept for the sbemails made in 2001, but... Bluebry 02:31, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Useless?

Why do we have a statement in the trivia section that says "At the rate Strong Sad repeats the word job on the tape, it would take him right at 100 hours to say it the 285,194 times."? What's the point of that? What does it matter how long it takes him to say it 285194 times?

He couldn't possibly fit it on a single cassette tape, which I think is the point. Shwoo 12:29, 7 August 2007 (UTC)
Also it is the very essence of trivia, interesting things to read after the toon, at least, I find it interesting.--~ SlipStream 12:31, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Strong Bad's laugh

Strong Bad laughs like a maniac!! Where else do we hear him laugh like that? In RCWHR(on YouTube made by masterofhomestar), with something from cliffhangers, he adds a clip of Strong Bad laughing the same way, only in present form. Is there any other cartoon where he laughs like he does here?

[edit] 100 hours?

On the Trivia section it states It would take 100 hours to listen to "job" 285,194 times, but, who said Coach Z did listen to the WHOLE THING? He could of just listend from the amount of time Strong Sad could say job from 8-10 hours (the amount of time Coach z would of slept), It's possible! This is A Website (T/C)

Exactly. The fact says "it would take him..." it doesn't say "Since it would take about 100 hours to say "job" 285,194 times, Coach Z slept for 100 hours." see what I'm saying? Nowhere does it say that Coach Z slept through the whole tape, so I think the fact is fine how it is. StrongAwesome 19:00, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
Oh, right, my mistake ;o_o...

This is A Website (T/C)

[edit] A Jorb Well Done on Newgrounds

An imposter put it there. We're not putting it here. -- 17:23, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Recreation of the toon with the older assets?

Could someone try recreating the pre-2001 version of "A Jorb Well Done"? It'd be interesting for people to see "Fat Body" Homestar in this toon again. — (Talk | contribs) 11 December 2021 15:11 (UTC) (left unsigned)

[edit] Any archives?

Of the one with the old Homestar design. TMBGLOVER 21:49, 15 October 2022 (UTC)

Came back here, guessing no. TMBGLOVER 15:21, 16 December 2022 (UTC)

[edit] Original version b/w fat-body Homestar

So I've found the original version of this toon with fat-body Homestar on YouTube. Should I link to it on the article? - HoveringSombrero (talk)

No, that's not an upload to the official channel. — It's dot com 21:30, 23 January 2023 (UTC)
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