Talk:Balding Man

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[edit] Human?

Would it be worthwhile (or even accurate) to note that Balding Man is the only human character in the HR Universe? Besides Strong Bad (who may or may not be human) Strong Mad (who comes very close, except he has no head) and Senor Cardgage, none of the recurring characters in any group (20X6's super-human looking Marzipan only shows up once for a half-second) are as obviously human as Balding Man. If anyone reads this, I'm sure I'll get chided for failing to take into account the Teen Girls or ARROW'D Man, or Rather Dashing and the peasants are human, or... Since they're all cartoons and are really drawings as opposed to being human, anyway, it doesn't really matter, but I'd like a second opinion. The Smoking Monkey 14:42, 24 Jul 2005 (UTC)

I think that's a good notice, except you're forgetting about the Shareholders. Even if you say Puppet Stuff isn't part of the H*R universe proper (although I think it is), there are still others I believe (but can't prove) are human: all of the announcers, the clapper loader, the director, the audience at little Strong Bad's stand-up, some of the people in Marshmallow's Last Stand, and probably others I can't remember. But Balding Man seems to be the only human character we've ever really gotten a good look at.It's dot com 14:55, 24 Jul 2005 (UTC)
I thought of some more: Lem and Beverly Sportsinterviews and Limozeen (who did appear in cartoon form). — It's dot com
That's what I was thinking. The "universe" is so big, you can't really draw the line on who's really part of it or not. But it's seems safe to say Balding Man is the only human cartoon character who actually exists from TBC we've seen so far, for whatever that's worth (just to clarify that, ARROW'D Guy is a cartoon, but could never interact with, say, Coach Z - Balding Man might be able to). But even then - it's these little things about HR/H*R that blow my mind. Since we never see the little guy interact with another character (only the announcer) who's to say he's not a cartoon within a cartoon (a la Sweet Cuppin' Cakes)? I like him, though, and maybe I'll add a little blurb about his human-ness. Seems harmless enough. The Smoking Monkey 15:11, 24 Jul 2005 (UTC)
(Laughing) Well, it's dot com (can I call you 'idc'?), you're right, and I feel wiser for hashing out the human aspect to H*R. There's just too many examples of humanity scattered through the toons and easter eggs and what-not to justify making Balding Guy (I think I'll just call him 'baldy' for short now) feel special that he's the only human. He'd just give an exhausted sigh, anyway. One final note on this: if Limozeen is indeed a "real" aspect of the Universe, if they interacted with Strong Bad and the gang, would they appear as Matt Chapman in video form with Strong Bad as a puppet, or as they did in the failed pilot as toons? The Smoking Monkey 15:32, 24 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Well, sweet cupin cakes guys have inter-acted with teen girl squad once. And one charecter in it is strong bad with the key board head. Thechamp 15:37, 24 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Teen Girl Squad and Sweet Cuppin' Cakes are both cartoons made by Strong Bad, so he could easily cross them over if he wanted to. Upset_Your_Balance 16:13, 26 July 2005 (UTC)
If I had to bet, I'd say they'd be in live-action form, since their failed cartoon was just based on that. TBC have kinda got a Who Framed Roger Rabbit thing goin' on here, where both cartoons and live action exist simultaneously, and everybody in their universe thinks it's normal. Oh, and the short form of my name: it's Dot com 15:45, 24 Jul 2005 (UTC)

[edit] The REAL Senor Cardgage?

Thanks to the creator of this page, TheNintenGenius, we were given this tantalizing bit of speculation: is the Balding Man the REAL Senor Cardgage? At first glance, no. He shows up twice, both in the context of being helped by the good Senor. He "appears" a thin third time (since removed from his appearences) as a "Have You Seen Me?" silhouette in kind of cool.

But do the Balding Man and Senor ever appear together in the same frame? Do they not share the same tell-tale Aldi bag full of melty candy bars or the shattered pieces of their former lives? Do they not talk at you like you were a lady even if you're a dude using words that are not quite one word but not quite another?

In short, no.

But it was a fun bit of speculation to have hanging around for over a year. Now, TBC - craft us a new Balding Man toon worthy of the ages! (editors note: the likihood of this happening is roughly 57,431 to one) — THE SMOKING MONKEY 16:02, 21 Sep 2005 (UTC)

The Balding Man sort of looks like my uncle Charles. Gm1121983 8:13 pm, 1 Feb 2006

He has a comb-over like your uncle Charles and Uncle Jim. --Uncle Bill 23:10, 15 October 2007 (UTC)
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