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[edit] Lollipop?

I believe they're more properly called ice cream bars. This might be an American name though, but for context it may be more approperate. --AndrewNeo 17:53, 9 May 2005 (UTC)

That's what I was thinking too.. --Mick 18:00, 9 May 2005 (UTC)
They're being referenced as both lollipops and popsicles, and it's neither. --AndrewNeo 18:01, 9 May 2005 (UTC)

I've always known them as "Fudgesicles", although that is a registered trademark of Good Humor. Note that, whatever you call them, they are not lolliops. A lollipop is made of hard candy, not frozen chocolate pudding. However, a quick google search reveals that there really is such a thing as chocolate lollipops, though these are also significantly different from other lollipops. Tootsie also makes a chocolate flavored tootsie roll pop(which already has a chocolate center).

The "pops" in question are almost definitely fudgesicles, as they are revealed to be brown to the core, not vanilla with a chocolate coating, as ice cream bars are. PolarBoy 18:08, 9 May 2005 (UTC)

I saw part of this discussion before changing them to "ice cream bars" - it's certainly a lot more correct than "lollipop" or "popsicle." --Jay (Talk) 18:27, 9 May 2005 (UTC)

We just call them chocolate fudge bars in school, because now that I think about it a ice cream bar is more like ice cream on a stick with chocolate coating. --AndrewNeo 22:39, 9 May 2005 (UTC)

I still say they're Fudgesicles, or Chocolate Pudding Pops if you like.

They CAN'T be chocolate lolipos. Those arn't "scientificly possible"

You've got a point!

I have had a chocolate-flavored lollipop before. Didn't taste very good, though. -67.22.197.57

I "have" too. It was a Dumm-Dumm. I agree with the Fudgesicles theorey. -72.172.198.130 (Talk)

I think it's most accurate to call them Pudding Pops, because that is what Strong Bad called them in Weird Dream. Trelawney 00:42, 27 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Various notes

You know the table where Homestar is seen on the T.V.? Well, I'm guessing that's Cheat Commandos...O's table in the toon. When the King of Town is talking about an unnamed person, he;s talking about the Poopsmith. Bubs burning "Exhibit A" is a reference to Strong Bad E-mail lackey, as it showed that Bubs might have done some illegal things.--THE TOAD

I'm not sure about the first. It might be a valid point, I dunno. Of course the King is referring to the Poopsmith, but I don't think that needs to be mentioned on the page. And the "Exhibit A" burning and the Dorauxgard confrontation in lackey don't reference each other - they're just similar jokes about the same concept. --Jay (Talk) 23:49, 9 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Strong Sad?

Anyone else think Strong Sad acts out of character in this toon? I mean he normally doesn't act like someone who'd care too much about underwear.

  • I don't understand how you can not care if someone individually priced and auctioned off your underwear. As far as being attached to a specific pair of underdrawers, Strong Sad seems to have uncommonly strong feelings about inanimate objects. For instance they way he likes "board games more than most people" in his character video.
Either way it's weird seeing Dumpy not-naked. He and The Cheat have it going on for nudity. ^_^

[edit] Inside references

It seems unlikely to me that the "Bug Swallow! BUG SWALLOW!" bit is a reference to "Rose face! ROSE FACE!" as "Rose Face!" is very likely a reference to "Rosebud!" from Citizen Kane. The connection seems tenuous at best - there are probably a good number of similar exclamations on HSR. I would vote that it be removed.

  • I know! I wish people would stop attempting to add it! Someone even tried to make a PAGE dedicated to this tenuous connection! --Jay (Talk) 19:02, 10 May 2005 (UTC)

I wouldn't call "the most quackinest" a specific reference to either the character page or Shake Your Rump: double superlatives are common in hip hop (another example off the top of my head: "You win our award for most stinkiest," Del, If You Must).

It's actually "You get our vote for most stinkiest", but I have to admit that Shake Your Rump is what came to mind when I heard "Most quackinest"

[edit] Movie Reference?

Does anyone else think that the reference to "Dr Bubs" as a fashion consultant is a reference to the movie "Hitch," in which Will Smith plays the "Date Doctor" Alex Hitchens?

Not at all. I guess you could say that calling Bubs a paranormal investigator would be a reference to the movie series Ghost Busters, but I would say that both examples are tenuous at best and could not be considered a "fun fact" - Tony Stony 02:12, 11 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] To back up the sticky-side goof

I'm unable to save images as PNGs, so I uploaded my proof to Photobucket, in case anybody feels a need to see it: The far side should be sticky Suicune64 23:16, 11 May 2005 (UTC)

  • I was thinking... could it be intentional? ~sunbun 5/12/2005 12:40 GMT
  • Not sure, as the tape is correct (save for the lack of a fifth stripe) once he turns his head to the viewers. Suicune64 23:46, 11 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Dr. Bubs

Who keeps deleting my comment about the inside reference between Bubs' business card and CGNU TV/VCR Repair??? This connection is just as relevant and clear as the connection to 12:00. --Rgb9000 01:41, 12 May 2005 (UTC)

It's on the STUFF page right now. If it's STUFFed, it's off-limits until the voting ends. --Jay (Talk) 01:42, 12 May 2005 (UTC)

Ah! I didn't know, if only you would mention that in your edit summary I would be able to pinpoint that. Well I guess I'll go vote on it then. --Rgb9000 01:14, 13 May 2005 (UTC)

Sorry, it's part of my new sysoply power - I can revert single edits REALLY EASILY but it auto-fills the edit summary for me. I could do it the old-fashioned way (which is the way non-sysops have to go) but it'd take longer. --Jay (Talk) 01:17, 13 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] SNES

When Strong Bad says "Aw. Now my head's not taped to the TV." you can clearly see a north american super nes in the TV. I don't know if that would be a real-world reference or not, thought I might mention it.

EDIT: ok, I take back "clearly"

--qtip

I see it too, and I must wonder why people keep removing it... --Jay (Talk) 16:37, 13 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Blue And-1s?

Could be a reference to the popular sneakers 'And 1s'. Especially the way Strong Sad intonates the phrase.

I doubt it. He's saying he's going to do a search for "blue and ones", instead of just "blue ones". --Jay (Talk) 03:27, 13 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Theme Music

That is the coolest music I've ever heard! It seems to be some sort of Casio instrument with a rythym accompanyment in the background...but what instrument? --VolatileChemical 21:59, 14 May 2005 (UTC)


it sounds a little like a kazoo to me. Kefti islander 00:37, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] The good times are over!

It's just an idea but could this sentence be (or rather the fact that Homestar keeps repeating it even if the bug swallowing doesn't have anything to do with it) a reference to the "the brothers chaps are losing their touch" kind of comments that almost every toon or E-mail provokes in some fans?


I thought it was just his way of saying "I'm going to die!"

Or maybe he thought he'd have no more fun.

"The Good Times are Over" is a cliched phrase from whenever someone is on a deathbed at an early age, meaning that their times of running around and having fun. It is rarely used to demonstrate a lack of quality.

[edit] Homestar killed Caleb

Why the heck did Homestar kill Caleb? Was he hired to?

It's a joke, dude. -- Tony Stony 23:14, 17 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Bubs the Ripper

Does anyone have any clue how Bubs got his hands on Exhibits A and B (possibly the pancreas)? I'm fearing a homicide reference here. Is it even a pancreas? And what court is there in Free Country USA to convict him, anyhow?


No way! That's definetly not a REAL pancreas!

Oh MY GOD! BUBS IS A MURDERER!!!! he must have gotten the pancreas from homeschool winner. he probably killed him. I wouldn't put it past him

                               -71.212.93.135 00:42, 23 January 2007 (UTC)that_freakin_marshmallow

[edit] The remote

I just know I saw that remote somewhere before. Isn't it the remote from the old toon menu? You know, when Sbemail, TGS and Marzipan's answering machine weren't buttons yet. Kvb 20:18, 23 May 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, it is. But it's not really a reference, is it? -Walking Armless

[edit] A few proposed transcript revisions

  • When Bubs is looking in Homestar's mouth, I don't hear "Curious, yes." I only hear "Yes, yes," said with some kind of an accent - like "Yeyes, yes." Is it just me?
  • When Bubs is looking in Homestar's mouth, Homestar's "gurglings" sound like he's trying to repeat what Bubs just said - if I were to transcribe it, "Ogey," "Aa-ahh ahh," "Ingoein." Worth mentioning?
  • I don't know how anyone got "A-na-ma" in Strong Bad's line "A-na-ma! Not today, McDorkle." Isn't it just a regular ol' "Ah-ah-ah-ah" (four syllables) type scolding, no extraneous consonants?

Yeah, I'm not a "bold" editor. :-P --128.12.90.100 14:43, 5 Jun 2005 (UTC)


[edit] Who shot Caleb?

I've listened to this cartoon several times, and I'm almost certain that the TV announcer does not say "Find out whom shot Caleb," as stated in the transcript, but rather says the grammatically correct "who shot Caleb" with a strong emphasis on the word "who" which may have caused some to hear an "m" at the end. I realize a Fun Fact about this has already been STUFF'd and accepted; I'm bothering to bring it up because it seems those who voted on this Fun Fact didn't vote based on the accuracy of the fact but rather voted on its merits assuming it was accurate. I thought I would at least see if others hear this line the way I do. Heimstern Läufer 00:48, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

I know this post is pretty old, but I thought I'd second and revive it. My interest was just attracted to this page, and when I checked up on the "who(m)" fact I thought, "Oh great, another hearing question, but I'm not convinced that's 'whom'." Thoughts? —AbdiViklas 04:06, 29 June 2006 (UTC)
After listening to the narration there about twenty times, I believe it is not absolutely distinguishable as either "who" OR "whom"; therefore the presumption should be that it is the correct "who". So I support revisiting this as well. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 09:24, 29 June 2006 (UTC)
After listening UPWARDS times to the annoncers line, I definatly heard "Whom". --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 03:28, 9 August 2006 (UTC)
You know, it sounds more like "whom" to me as well now. Maybe my ears are going with old age. Or, just maybe... Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 03:43, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

dont worry, i fixed the mistake, the transcript says "who" like the announcer said instead of "whom" which he clearly did not say

I have reverted, it's definitely "whom", and the consensus here is "whom" also. — Defender1031*Talk 02:00, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
For years, I've been hearing him say "whom". What does it sound like he says in the DVD version? Bad Bad Guy 02:04, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
I'm glad you brought that up. This one has always bugged me, and the DVD version makes it pretty clear that it's "Who". Have a sound file. (see above) OptimisticFool 02:48, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
OK this has come back again. It was at "who" for quite some time, then someone decided to change it back to "whom". I really don't understand how anyone can here an "m" at the end of this word, especially in Opti's clip. And really, with no consensus in this thread (I'm willing to completely discount the old STUFF discussion because it had nothing to do with the transcrpt, but only the merits of the fact), we shouldn't be attributing grammatical errors to TBC, even as a joke (especially since this joke is not funny). "Who" is by far the simpler solution to this question. Heimstern Läufer 00:45, 25 June 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, I was the one who changed it. I should've checked the discussion first. After listening to it several times more, and listening to the provided clip, and reading over what's been said here, I'm fairly certain that it was in fact "who" and not "whom." Sorry to drag an old issue out of the grave. -Branewashed 01:10, 25 June 2010 (UTC)
I also hear who. -132.183.151.135 03:26, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Closed STUFF

[edit] Elijah Wood (DECLINED)

A search for "blue ones" at images.google.com displays a picture of Elijah Wood (among other things).

  • Accept. I don't know why (maybe it's the goofy picture), but I find this very funny. And I think it's relevant enough to Strong Sad's online search to merit inclusion under either the Trivia or Remarks section. — It's dot com 17:09, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline Not particularly relevant to H*R, I'm afraid. Though it IS kinda weird. --Jay (Talk) 17:14, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Second. --Tehngion 18:51, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
    • I realize that. But it was just so... I dunno, bizarre. I didn't originate this fact myself; I noticed it while backtracking through the page's history, and it struck me as funny enough to be shared. I can already sense that this fact won't make the cut, but at least it will have a short life here. — It's dot com 19:05, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Second. Intriguing as it may be, this simply isn't the place for it. --Beatfox 20:02, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline Probably referring to his eyes. Donny vs Universe
  • Decline. This ranks right down there with Aunt Gert. -- tomstiff 18:00, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
    • It might not be good enough for the article, but it's not as bad as that.
  • Sigh, you people just don't get it, do you. FUN. FACT. This is the only fact I've seen in a while that really fits that term. And what don't you get about it? Isn't it SLIGHTLY coincidential that Strong Sad said that he searched for the blue ones and found something kind od disturbing (he didn't exactly say it, but you know that's what he meant.)? I think this would be perfect for a Fun Fact...for now. If this gets taken off google then the Fun Fact should be dropped (even changing it to say "at one point" would make it lose its luster.) Oh, I never actually voted, did I. Accept, at least for now. TK600 21:19, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Calm down Mr "I know the real Foofoo Grass". People are declining it because its not RELEVENT not because its not interesting. Donny vs Universe
  • Accept. This is actually one of the more intreguing Fun Facts I have ever seen (and one of the only ones I really actually persued cause it intregued me). I say let it on. --Tony Stony 11:18, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline All other arguments aside, this fun fact doesn't work because it's temporary. Eventually, some other (more search-relevant) pictures will replace the Ellijah Wood photo and this won’t make sense. Lucres 01:18, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Indeed. Second. --GregHosting 05:43, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Revise and Accept They never actually say that Strong Sad searched Google, but I think it can be safely inferred, in which case I think this is one awesomely fun fact. I think it's also safe to assume that TBC did the search and knew what it was that they were indirectly referencing... and even if they didn't, I think it's worth recording, since future fans will likely be curious as to what was on the other side of the "blue ones" search when the toon was released. It should be revised, however, to say "At the approximate time that the toon was released..." since the search result is almost certain to change relatively soon. - Dingell
    • Second «Rob» 10:16, 19 May 2005 (UTC)
    • But that doesn't prove they were talking about the Elijah Wood image. And curious future users? Who cares? What, we're going to list everything an image search for "Blue Ones" will bring up? Donny vs Universe
      • I think it's a funny coincidence. I don't think TBC had it in mind, but it's an interesting observation. It should at least be put on the discussion page of Bug In Mouth Disease for people to see. And as said before, that picture won't always come up on a google image search for "blue ones", so it should be edited to "At the time this toon first came out..." --Ogog
        • But WHY would the Elijah Wood pic have to be singled out? Nobody has given one good reason as to why beyond "its interesting". Thats not a reason, thats an opinion. This fact has no place on the wiki. If people are curious, let them do their own image search. Or better yet, just post a link to google's results for "blue ones" and we can be done with this damned fun fact. Donny vs Universe
          • I have *yet* to figure out why this is so fascinating to people. If you page through the results, there's a picture of girls in bikinis. Personally, I think that's *far* more interesting, but I ain't writin' a fun fact about it! Maybe there's some kinda Frodo-voodoo thang goin' on here. -- tomstiff 17:04, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
            • It's fascinating because many people like "strange but true" facts, especially considering (A) you wouldn't expect to find the picture using that particular search, (B) it's almost the very first result, (C) Elijah Wood is well known, and (D) the picture is kinda creepy. — It's dot com 17:48, 12 May 2005 (UTC) — P.S. That bikini picture wasn't nearly worth the effort to find it. What a tease.
              • However, a picture of girls in bikinis would be better attributed to fact that Strong Sad got "nothing pleasant" No Smorking 19:39, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Comment. The picture in question could be uploaded to the wiki. Then, it wouldn't matter whether the original eventually wasn't on the first page of Google's results, because we could just link to our copy.
    • No! NO! Stop it! Back off! Back the F*** off! IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT COMES UP ON THE "BLUE ONES" GOOGLE SEARCH. THEY WERE NOT TALKING ABOUT ELIJAH WOOD. Whats worse, if you do image searches at Lycos.com or Altavista.com the Frodo pic? Doesn't come up. Sorry, "being sort of weird" doesn't entitle the fact to be placed on the Wiki. And NOBODY has answered my question for why this is relevent to the toon other than "It came up with the google search".Donny vs Universe
      • Why are you yelling? The last I checked, the declines outnumber the accepts nearly 2 to 1; there's no real danger that this fact will make it to the page. Even if the opposite were true, we can still discuss these matters civilly. — It's dot com 20:27, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
      • To speak to your specific question, somebody out there (not me) wondered what Strong Sad would have found (if Strong Sad were real) when he searched for "blue ones". The Elijah Wood picture was what he or she found and, being sufficiently strange, qualified as "nothing pleasant" to this unknown originator and to at least a few of us as well. It's a tenuous link, perhaps, but that's what STUFF is for. That's why I put my version here first, not on the page itself. — It's dot com 20:27, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
        • Because its annoying listening to acceptors accepting this fact based on "its kinda weird". The "nothing pleasent anyway" is meant to be a generic statement. They most likely didn't have anything in mind when they made it. There are other fun facts where the declines are overwhealming and people are still being rude. Donny vs Universe
          • Dude...its a cartoon. No need to get so worked up, especially because dot com is correct in observing that a. It is not exactly pleasent, b.people would actually find it amusing, unlike many a' fun fact and c. the declines already are winning. --Tony Stony 21:38, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
            • Okay repeating what the other guy just said is not cool. Kay? If I wanted to re-read what Dot Com said I'd've just scrolled up. Save your finger wagging for if I ever break the rules. Donny vs Universe
              • What is wrong with agreeing with someone? But whatever..I am a noob here so I shall change what I said.--Tony Stony 00:09, 14 May 2005 (UTC)
            • Whoa, Donny. Don't bite Go easy on the guy. Tony, don't change what you said because Donny yelled at you. If you ment it, keep it up there. --acekirby13|My Talk 18:17, 14 May 2005 (UTC)
              • Its more for effect than me trying to antagonize someone. That, and I hate it when someone has to have their say, only to repeat what the last guy just said. Bah. Donny vs Universe
  • Decline While this is a great fact, there is no appropriate place for it on the page. Possibly there will be in teh future, but now, it is sadly not so. AtionSong 2:47 PM May 14, 2005
  • Decline It's just like saying "Googling the word 'virus' will bring up a picture of Tim Allen." It's extremely irrelevant. But it's still good for people to argue over. S-B,GmbH
    • The difference is, whereas Strong Bad never searched for "virus", Strong Sad did actually mention using an internet search engine to fine "Blue Ones". Whether that makes this fact relevant I don't know, but it is actually fun. --Tony Stonytalk
      • But it still isn't relevent. Like I said, they didn't specify a search engine and the Frodo pic only shows up on Google. I'm not even sure why its interesting at all. "Blue ones" causes Frodo to come up because his eyes are blue. Its not weird. Donny vs Universe
        • I hate it when someone has to have their say (read: get in the last word), only to repeat what he himself has already said. Bah. --P810A
        • I hate it when someone whines about someone getting the last word, just to try and get the last word. Donny vs Universe
  • Comment. Donny, will you SHUT UP already?! We get it! You don't want this to be a Fun Fact! There's no sense in standing up and trying to persuade everyone. The purpose of a VOTE is that everyone can get their OWN idea in, NOT ONE PERSON'S. So "BACK OFF BABY." Decline it and then mind your own business.TK600 20:28, 17 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Comment I hate it when someone criticizes a noob for repeating and agreeing with another member, and then repeats his own point of view over and over again just in case we missed it the first few times. *ahem* -- Tony Stonytalk
  • Common Taters - I'm sorry, but will everyone PLEASE stop making a huge deal out of this? This has to be the most ridiculous argument I have ever seen in my entire 12 years of living. Really. I'm just going to get this back on topic for actual debating, if everyone is done bickering about nothing.

So, after some thinking, Weak Decline. This is very true, and also very strange, but it shouldn't really count as a fact, considering how you can just click on the link and already know what's on the page. --SaikoRoxi 5:40 PM, 21 May 2005

[edit] Music by TMBG? (DECLINED)

The opening theme is somewhat like They Might Be Giants', "Till My Head Falls Off". The beat is the same, but the Bug In Mouth Disease one is slower and has a drum loop and heavier keyboard sounds.

  • Mild Accept Hmm...interesting theory. Yeah, I guess it does sound pretty similar, now that I listen to both together. --VolatileChemical 19:00, 28 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline It actually mimics that homestar theme song much more closely, just listen to what homestar is saying. --AnarchyBalsac
  • Decline. ADATMBGR -- tomstiff 13:32, 2 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • And that stands for? --AnarchyBalsac
      • I'm guessing "Always Decline A They Might Be Giants Reference" --phlip TC 06:20, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] 555-What? (ACCEPTED with modifications)

The 555 numbers on Bubs' business cards are a reference to the 555 numbers traditionally used in movies, television, and radio. (Revised.)

  • Decline First! Long-winded and obvious. Traditions aren't references. -- Lappy 486 00:55, 28 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept (Maybe Rewrite). Not everybody knows about this tradition. I thought it was interesting when I first learned about it. Aurora the Homestar Coder 01:19, 28 May 2005 (UTC)
  • NO ACCEPT, but revision is prolonging the inevitable, in other words, SECOND TO THE MOTION I WILL - 555 We Tip, anyone? (not a GTA: San Andreas reference).
    • "The 555 numbers on Bubs' business cards are traditionally used in movies, television, and radio." Something like that. -MK and/or BurnBox 06:03, 28 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Comment It's not tradition, it's protecting themselves. (In most areas, dialing 555-anything results in a computer telling you things like the time and weather.) If they put a real number and a real person gets harrassed by the stupid people who for whatever reason feel the need to call fictional telephone numbers, TBC may hear no end of it. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 06:27, 28 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Comment: Revise some more, if not decline Hmm, good point. "The 555 number on Bubs' business card is used in movies, television, and radio to prevent usage of real telephone numbers." If that doesn't work, I say DECLINE 3 Weak Accept...ed -MK and/or BurnBox 16:20, 28 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept. Here's the wikipedia link. -- tomstiff 18:08, 28 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline If you actually read the link above, you will realize that it is not a tradition as Jay said, but just a way to protect Homestarrunner and other movies, TV shows or media from being sued by people with the phone number. Even so, this isn't a noteworthy trait. I don't think that it would be particularly "fun" -- Tony Stony 17:57, 29 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Hmmmm. I *did* read the link before I posted it. It shows that the use of the "555" in the toon is a reference to (or a similar usage of) the "555" used in movies and television. Whether it's a "tradition" may be in question, that fact that it's a reference (or perhaps an explanantion) is not. -- tomstiff 18:52, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)
      • But the thing is that it is so common in almost anything in media with a phone number that I fail to see it as a "reference". It's more of just a staple of cartoon numbers. It was probably not meant to be a joke -- Tony Stony 21:10, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)
        • The fact actually should not listed as a reference. It should be an explanation. -- tomstiff 13:15, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Allready voted, just a comment I think how it is put on Cell Phone is best.

[edit] Bugface (DECLINED)

The way Homestar yells "Bug Swallow! BUG SWALLOW!" is reminiscent of the way Strong Bad yells "Rose face! ROSE FACE!" in rock opera.

Due to ballot stuffing, the entire vote will be restarted. All votes except Jay's (since this is Jay clearing everything) have been deleted, so we're starting with a fresh entry.

  • "I'm-a gonna accept." This is a good fact, or at least I think so. It should say something about a paniced scream about getting hurt, usually capatilized when they say it a 2nd time.--MrsCommanderson 18:07, 14 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline This is becoming something of an edit war, and the poster who added it won't STOP adding it, so I'm putting it to the vote. Vote away, people. --Jay (Talk) 21:50, 10 May 2005 (UTC)
  • I stick by my Accept greg2point0
  • Accept Just once this time =P Hawk-Eye-100 3:49 (This is the same user as the above vote. Check the History.)
    • {smack} That was the sound of my head hitting the keyboard. --Jay (Talk) 22:54, 10 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Jay, why are we even voting on this if its just the one guy who thinks it should be accepted? His cheating should've dis-qualified this fact from the get go. |Donny vs Universe
    • To make a point, I suppose. He WASN'T STOPPING. He was even editing my "don't add this" note. I'm trying to take the higher ground here. --Jay (Talk) 03:41, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline Mere coincidence. And breaking the rules isn't cool. --Upset_Your_Balance 4:16 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline. Also comment that just because someone tried to cheat the vote doesn't mean the fact itself should be scrapped immediately, in my opinion. It should wait the two weeks from when the vote was restarted and considered unanimously declined (unless someone other than this cheater gives an accept vote of course). --phlip 05:52, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline. -- tomstiff 20:01, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Comment. IMHO, the four user names and two IP addresses involved in this incident should be banned permanently. This Wiki looks the way it does because the vast majority of the community follows the rules, both written and implied. Those who don't shouid not be welcome here (again IMHO). -- tomstiff 13:17, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline and permaban the IP's. --Beatfox 20:34, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Meh, accept.(Upgraded vote: Meh, Very weak accpet.) This guy's awfully devoted to getting his fact up, and it Italic textisItalic text true. Heck, I didn't even realize it until I read this. Anything that does so should work as a fun fact, no? So I don't see what's wrong with it but I think this should be in "remarks." TK600 21:25, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Sigh...TK, one guy does all the voices for the characters (Powered by The Cheat, Marzipan, and Teeg Dougland aside). Of course every once in awhile there is going to be similiar sounding dialouge. And just because a fact is true, doesn't make it fun. |Donny vs Universe
      • Right. We could say "this is the first 'toon where Strong Bad tapes his head to the TV," and we wouldn't be wrong, but who cares? Anyway, I doubt that there's any real connection between these - they sound kinda similar, but that's it. --Jay (Talk) 06:13, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
        • Yeah, I guess...I'm going to demote my vote to Meh, very weak accept.TK600 23:39, 18 May 2005 (UTC)
    • I agree, it should go in "remarks". So Second. Supyall (What is your deal? You can only vote once!)
      • Hmmmm. Where have I seen this user name before? -- tomstiff 21:43, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • We gave him repeated warnings and he's still breaking the rules. I say ban him. --Upset_Your_Balance 23:17, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Three-day suspension as of now. If he does it again it'll be indefinite. We warned him multiple times. Does he think we're stupid or something? --Jay (Talk) 01:01, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept. - Dingell
  • Whoever keeps putting this up, FYAD. Decline Dasrik 02:59, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Dare I ask what that stands for? --Jay (Talk) 03:08, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
      • ...you and die ;) Dasrik 03:12, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
        • Oh. You learn something new every day, I guess... --Jay (Talk) 06:08, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Despite the chaox of this... Voting process, I say Accept. Could be a refferance...Thunderbird 22:54, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
  • As another mighty fun fact slayer said: Could be's are not cool. |Donny vs Universe
  • I'll Accept your FACE!! to a bloody...pulp... --kerrek slaya 11:33, 14 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Not that it really matters, but is this an accept or decline?
  • No no no no no! VERY small liason. VERY unlikely to be reference. VERY declined. »ßenit, known as señor« 15:19, 14 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline I wasn't going to step in, but considering the surprizing number of accept votes, I have to. This is coincidence people, nothing more. --AnarchyBalsac
  • Decline --Tony Stony 19:34, 29 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline. Even if they're a bit similar, it's nothing worth noting. -GG Crono

[edit] Whom made a mistake? (ACCEPTED)

When the Announcer says "whom", in an attempt to sound sophisticated, it is grammatically incorrect. As the pronoun that would go there is not "Him shot Caleb" but rather "He shot Caleb", the question should use "who".

  • As the writer, I Accept it, but I put it here because I'm not sure if it's enough for a fun fact. I think the grammatical use of "whom" isn't exactly widely known, but some people might disagree. Also I'm not sure if it should go in Remarks or Explinations. --phlip 09:37, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept. I know, I know, it's just a joke. I know, I know, not every joke requires an explanation. But speaking as a devoted silly fact slayer, I think this is worth a mention. -- tomstiff 13:27, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Definetly depends on what section this is meant to go in. I would say remarks. Accept. Donny vs Universe
    • Second. --Beatfox 19:53, 16 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Second. Which means accept. :PTK600 21:21, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Few people know the rules of "who" and "whom" but it's still a grammatical error and therefore I Accept. --Upset_Your_Balance 23:12, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Yeah its worth being there, though you might consider adding the fact that Strong Bad is famous for his anal-retentive attitudes on grammar yet he does not react to this common mistake. Accept --Tony Stony 23:49, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • This is true and worthy of note...DELETED. That's what you thought I would say, right? Well, too bad. Accept Dasrik 02:58, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline I'm pretty sure TBC were under the impression that we should already know this, as that's the joke. No need for fun factization, it's pretty obvious. (to me at least)
    • While most will realize that its wrong, they may not get WHY its wrong. Donny vs Universe
  • Decline This may or may not have been intentional, and the fact that it's grammatically incorrect is obvious. No need state the obvious. -- AnarchyBalsac
    • So if I walk up to the average guy on the street and ask "When should you gramatically use 'whom' rather than 'who' in a question?" he'd be able to tell me? --phlip 05:30, 14 May 2005 (UTC)
      • I would think so, yes. -- AnarchyBalsac
        • Not everyone has the grasp of the English language that you do. In fact, the MAJORITY of people don't.  :P Dasrik 07:42, 14 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept I never noticed this. And the fact that Strong Bad did not criticize it makes it fun enough to be a fact. Hamrodrunner 01:26, 15 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Declined. This is a FUN fact? Maybe for an englilsh teacher, but not for me. --Rgb9000 02:16, 17 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept/Comment Actually, it's quite the oppisite. An english teacher would think it's common sense.
  • Accept It's true, and a lot of people don't understand when to use who vs. whom. Aurora the Homestar Coder 07:16, 20 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline. Too obvious, more than likely deliberate, and not all that "fun" in any case. -GG Crono

[edit] Invisible bug??? (ACCEPTED)

When Homestar runs into a bug, there is no bug. The bug only appears at the end.

  • Decline. -- tomstiff 19:33, 19 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept I'd really like to know why people have such a problem with this fact. It's true... --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 19:39, 19 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Comment. It's not that it's wrong, it's just not notable. -- tomstiff 20:40, 19 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline No, he was running so fast that you couldn't see it. -Miss Free Country USA
  • Accept I noticed this too, but never thought to add it. --AnarchyBalsac
  • Second Running so fast you couldn't see it my eye! --Lappy 486 01:15, 20 May 2005 (UTC)
  • (Almost) Accept The aid of flashbooklets helps on this one. But I'm not really sure if it needs to be noted. To be honest, I checked for the bug before I read this, so it might be valid. --weirdguy
  • Accept. I noticed this, and thought it was funny... Aurora the Homestar Coder 07:13, 20 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline So?? --TROGGA! 16:12, 20 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept It's true. -- Joshua 16:33, 20 May 2005 (UTC)
  • The pessemist that I am I attempted to discover exactly how and why this fact was false. I watched it several times over and tried to come up with some rationale for how the bug does not show up. In the end though I have to say that this is true, and it is interesting enough to stay Accept-- Tony Stony 17:58, 21 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline That's why he said "I DID swallow a bug" at the end, I think.
  • Insert Homestar-related Accept pun here. I noticed this too. --Kiwi 17:03, 24 May 2005
  • No!No, you people are SO technical! Think of what a normal person just watching the toon would see! He's running fast, everything around him is a blur, so you wouldn't notice it! Of course they didn't use one, but they don't have to there. TK600 21:14, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] British Guy Show? (DECLINED)

Considering the accent of the TV show host in the beginning of the toon, the show Strong Sad is watching is likely the "show on Public Television hosted by that British Guy" which he mentioned wanting to watch in morning routine.

  • Accept, If 'likely' is changed to 'possibly'. Thunderbird 22:59, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Or it could be Masterpiece Theater. Who knows... who cares? Too much speculation. Decline, old boy Dasrik 23:37, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept Good thinkin there. -- Dingell
  • Naaaahhhhh Decline --Tony Stonytalk
  • Comment If I remember correctly, I think The Announcer has a British accent. --acekirby13|My Talk 22:06, 15 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline. Nothing more than speculation. -- tomstiff 13:39, 16 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Dacline. I see wut you're saying, but the Caleb Rentpayer sounds more of a soap then something Public Television would view (although EVERYTHING is technically "public television" I am referring to channels like PBS, as I think SB was). I think the show SB is talking about was probably a documentary hosted by a british guy (which PBS is chock-full of.)TK600 23:55, 18 May 2005 (UTC)
      • Comment We're not talking about Caleb Rentpayer, we're talking about the show Strong SAD is watching... Kvb 19:08, 19 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Acceptinated! Actually a very good catch. -Walking Armless
  • Decline though that show was hosted by a British guy there are a lot of real life PBS shows hosted by British people, like almost every NOVA episode ever made The Pardack

[edit] Grandma's Stories (DECLINED)

The line "Can't you see Grandma's watching her stories?" may be a reference to a Saturday Night Live comedy skit, where Adam Sandler plays a Grandmother who enjoys a television series named "My Story".

  • Decline This is another case of thinking a similar joke on the same phenomenon is the origin of the joke itself. "My stories" is simply how some people refer to the soap operas they watch. Heck, George Carlin makes reference to that in an album from the '70s, and that's not the origin either -- it's just that sweet English language in action again. sninky-chan 12:12, 10 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Deliciously Declined And I'm glad someone saw fit to remove the "fact" stating the stories gag was a Simpsons reference. C'mon folks, not every little detail in the HR universe is derived from something else. Donny vs Universe
  • Decline. Seconding those above. -- tomstiff 13:35, 10 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline. When someone refers to a TV show as a story, they're talking about a soap opera. --Upset_Your_Balance 13:41 10 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Second --Tehngion 20:18, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Second. --Beatfox 20:46, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Delteated! STREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETCHING again, ain't we? --ISlayedTheKerrek 17:47, 10 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline If you were to mention all the things this could have come from then we'd get a TTATOT. And while finding out what the origin of this phrase was would be good, it's probably not going to happen, and it's almost certainly not this. --phlip 05:52, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline It's just a common saying among grandmas, like "gar-bazhe" among moms. My grandma is always referring to TV shows as "stories" - Dingell
  • MAY BE != IS. DECLINE *exhales* Dasrik 03:01, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
  • DECLINED. James Craven

[edit] Dr. Bubs Christmas (DECLINED)

Homestar thinking Bubs is a doctor could be a reference to A Decemberween Pageant, where Bubs played Dr. Christmas.

  • So weak a connection. I thought I would Decline it! --Beatfox 22:29, 9 May 2005 (UTC)
  • I accept it, certainly. Cookiecaper 23:53, 9 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Dr. Decline And why? There's no connection except the word "Doctor" and Bubs. --Jay (Talk) 23:43, 9 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Shut up kid! Nah, Homestar is just being silly. Donny vs Universe
  • Decline Upon further consideration, this reference is awfully weak. SilverSurfer
  • Decline Everything is a reference to everything these days, eh? --Upset_Your_Balance 04:24 10 May 2005
  • Accept Even if it's not an intentional reference, it's a good catch! - Dingell
    • Uh... if it's not intentional then it's not a reference. And, as thus, the "fact" is not. --Jay (Talk) 05:47, 10 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline. -- tomstiff 13:36, 10 May 2005 (UTC)
  • I shoulda declined this like a million years ago! The_Pardack
  • I was the person who wrote this fun fact. It was what I thought of when I saw the toon, but I understand that the connection is quite weak. Actually, I'm a little surprised no one said anything about the "could be" in there. Anyway, since most of you feel the same way, I cheerfully withdraw the fun fact. - Song from 60s 15:28, 10 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Could be's aren't usually good anyway. I'm gonna say no and hit it with a little uh digga digga digga digga digga digga digga DECLINED! -- SBEmail22
    • Second -Tony Stony 01:33, 11 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] "Dr." Bubs (DECLINED)

Bubs' Doctor card says VCR repair on it, which is a reference to the email 12:00.
Or maybe he's a CGNU graduate.

NOTE: We're voting on the CGNU portion, not the tiny portion.
  • Neutral The wording is very very poor, but I'll leave it to the vote. Y'no, if anyone cares about this page any more. --Jay (Talk) 05:40, 10 May 2005 (UTC) Know what? I'm changing to Decline because, truth is, we really DON'T know that he's a CGNU graduate, and we don't really need the speculation. --Jay (Talk) 01:45, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline Donny vs Universe
  • Decline -- tomstiff 13:34, 10 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline The_Pardack
  • Bubs attends night classes at Disco Tech according to the Homestar Quiz. Perhaps they had a VCR repair course? Or maybe Bubs is just an unethical quack who tapes clocks to broken VCRs. It's possible that he went to CGNU, but since we don't know, I give it a Decline. - Song from 60s 15:44, 10 May 2005 (UTC)
  • So weak that its creepy decline GEEEEEEZZZZ OH PEEEEEEEEEEEZZZZ! YOU GUYS ARE TRYING TOO HARD!! Oh yeah and the post above mine, I agree with that so I guess this is kind of a second, too. Cheatachu72 10 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Second Ohhhh, people with way too much, time on their hands, doo doo doo! DancingRobots
  • So because among Bubs's fake (I assume) buisness cards, there is one that says "Dr" Bubs, we assume he probably has a doctorate in something? He didn't just make it up and shove it on a card? Bubs Normal Investigator is also apparantly not affiliated with Bubs Paranormal Investigator, does that mean we should make a fun fact that Bubs must have multiple personalities, or there are several Bubs's or something? Of course not. Decline. --phlip 05:52, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Second. --Beatfox 20:43, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Second. You see, the joke is, in the e-mail CGNU, Strong Bad is offering classes in TV/VCR Repair. Bubs could have gotten his certificate. Obviously the paranormal/normal investigator is an independant joke, not relevant here. I think the idea of Bubs attending a Strong Bad class is funny enough to keep it. And to those that say he didnt neccesarily go to CGNU, I ask you this: What other school in the H*R universe has TV/VCR Repair classes? He MUST have gone to CGNU, because it is the only school. I rest my case. --Rgb9000 01:25, 13 May 2005
    • Right. We know that. But we KNOW that Bubs tried to repair a VCR in 12:00. We DON'T know that Bubs is a CGNU graduate. Without this knowledge, this is nothing more than speculation about a common use of a couple of common words. --Jay (Talk) 01:45, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Exactly how "Common" is "TV/VCR Repair"? I havent used that phrase in real life, ever. --Rgb9000 02:32, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
      • So you've NEVER seen an infomercial? --Jay (Talk) 02:37, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
    • (on the edit) We can't answer the "which school" because the only one we know about is CGNU - but that doesn't mean it's the only school! And we don't know Bubs went to ANY school for VCR repair. And just because you think it's funny, that's no reason to keep it in and of itself. And, BTW, was it necessary to change the title of this fact (formerly "See Gee In Bubs")? Yours makes it look too similar to vvv that one. --Jay (Talk) 02:37, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
    • It seems to me that the CGNU thing and Bubs' business cards both refer to the same real-life observation -- a lot of ads for sketchy correspondance schools prominently advertise "TV/VCR Repair" as a "major". So this is not referencing CGNU, it's just referencing a general occurrence. Aurora the Homestar Coder 07:22, 20 May 2005 (UTC)
  • What does "See Gee In Bubs" mean anyway??? I don't get it. "Dr. Bubs" makes it clear that we are questioning his Dr. Bubs business card. "See Gee In Bubs"... doesnt mean anything to me. Please explain. --Rgb9000 02:57, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
    • See Gee In You --phlip 03:02, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
    • OHHH Now I get it. I was reading it too literally. Well, change it back if you want. Its a wiki. Maybe make it "CNG - bUbs" --Rgb9000 03:13, 13 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Egg-free Diet (DECLINED)

This is the first cartoon in years to not contain any Easter eggs.

  • Decline as written Is it? I'm not sure. But "in years" is unprofessional. If you can provide an actual time span - and be accurate - then maybe you've got something here... if said time span is impressive enough. --Jay (Talk) 05:40, 10 May 2005 (UTC)
  • I put on my detective hat and had a look. The last eggless toon was HomestarRunner.com PAY PLUS!, a month and a half ago. Before that was the Peasant's Quest Movie Trailer 3 months ago. Under Construction and most of the Puppet Stuff is eggless. If it is rewritten "The first cartoon (except April Fools features and live action) ..." then the last was Ballad of The Sneak, 10 and a half months ago. Discounting music videos too, the latest was Lookin at a Thing in a Bag, 13 months ago.
    In summary - as written it is false, and rewriting to make it even one year ago requires too many caveats to be interesting. Decline.
    Incidentally, the last eggless email was property of ones, and I put that in its Trivia section. --phlip 06:37, 10 May 2005 (UTC)
    • All right, that settles that. Second and this "fact" may as well be closed now. --Jay (Talk) 06:44, 10 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline. -- tomstiff 13:32, 10 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Okay, how about "This cartoon contains no Easter eggs"? Or, better, put the Easter egg section up with "(none)" listed under it. That way, people don't have to wonder whether there were eggs but we somehow forgot to list them. — It's dot com 19:01, 10 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Not necessary We don't do that for any OTHER egg-less toon. --Jay (Talk) 19:20, 10 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Why not? It would make them all more complete. Where's the harm? Besides, since people expect the eggs, it's news when there are none. — It's dot com 20:51, 10 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Rewrite Possibly:
 Unlike most recent cartoons featuring the Freecounty, USA characters,
 this one contains no easter eggs. 
-- AtionSong 15:56 May 10, 2005
  • ATTENTION POSTERS ALL!! I think what the post-er was trying to say was that it was the first Big Toon in whatever years, so this needs a rewrite, changing "cartoon" to "Big toon" or "toon." Cheatachu72 May 10 2005 (UTC)
    • Comment In which case the last was Where's The Cheat? in February 25, 2002. However there have been so few "Big Toons" that my previous comment about the sample space being too small to be interesting still holds. I stick by my decline. --phlip 05:52, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline If a toon doesn't have an egg, it doesn't have an egg. People are smart enough to figure that out if there aren't any listed on the Toon's wiki entry. Donny vs Universe
    • Second. --Beatfox 20:41, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • GUYS! He means BIG toon! And He's Right! But he needs to REwrite it! ACCEPT BUT REWRITE FIRST!TK600 21:32, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Comment My only question is: what is "fun" about this fact? --Tony Stony 22:27, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Absolutly nothing. Its just another example of Wiki members thinking we need to document every last worthless detail. And while I appreciate rewrites, they're a pain when you have to keep changing whats being rewritten as parts of the fact are picked apart.Donny vs Universe
  • Rewrite. As others have said before, it should be noted that this is the first Big Toon to contain no Easter eggs in over three years. --Upset_Your_Balance 23:21, 11 May 2005
  • Neutral While I noticed this too, I also noticed that this is the only Big Cartoon that has no credits of any kind either. Makes an interesting remark on its own, but I don't know... --NFITC1 02:51, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
  • O.K...I made up my mind: Decline. Look people, you could also say that this is the first cartoon to feature Homestar naked in a long time, but would that make it any more "fun"? I think not. --Tony Stony 02:06, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Going back to the last toon thing...actually, the last long toon was Shopping for Danger, if you want to talk most recently. The last toon featuring the H*R universe was Strong Bad is in Jail Cartoon, last year. --ISlayedTheKerrek 19:02, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
      • Not exactly - Shopping for Danger DID have an Easter Egg, and SBIIJ had extra scenes after "THE END" (some people count those as Easter Eggs, even though they're not listed as such in our articles). Not as though I'm defending this fact or anything, just trying to keep out own facts straight. --Jay (Talk) 19:46, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline! We can't start keeping track of this kinda thing... Thunderbird 22:56, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Rewrite. I'd cut out "first in years" and replace it with something like: "a rarity to have no easter eggs." -Walking Armless
    • (Not a vote.) Exactly.TK600 23:42, 18 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] The Blue Ones (DECLINED)

Strong Sad's many mentions of "the blue ones" are a reference to the email "property of ones", where several other types of "ones" are discussed.

  • Now this fact is totally worth my time and consideration DECLINED!! Very, very different type of "one" being referred to. --Jay (Talk) 06:58, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Oh, for the love of...it's a word people! We're not here to keep taps on every time a character says something twice! DeclineThe_Pardack
  • Bupkis'd Ummm ... decline! -- tomstiff 13:23, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • If there were ever a candidate to be immediately Deleted (skipping the STUFF process), this is it. — It's dot com 15:03, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • DeclineAnd once again so as to make me sound like a broken record: Not everything is meant to refer to something else.Donny vs Universe
    • Second this "one". --Beatfox 20:38, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • What!? No! No!! No!!! I mean, no! Never! No! What? No!TK600 21:28, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline and STFU. (I'm in a bad mood today, deal with it.) Dasrik 03:00, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline. No. Just--just no. »ßenit, known as señor« 15:21, 14 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline. Definitely the wrong kind of ones. -- Mithent 13:30, 16 May 2005 (UTC)
  • EXTREMELY STRONG DECLINE no not at all. I'm right, your wrong
  • Well, there's more than one One.... Declined... No->No->No. EDY-innit 04:50, 17 May 2005 (UTC)
  • DECLINE³ This is the biggest stretch EVER! Kvb 19:03, 19 May 2005 (UTC)
  • De-freakin'-cline What made you think that??? -- SaikoRoxi 5:45 PM, 21 May 2005
  • Down with Declined...ding. There's no real correlation here, as everyone else pretty much said. Crystallina 02:46, 28 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Sorry, Declined! This guy is dumb. Obviously the blue ones do NOT mean blue cold ones or blue numbers. It means a blue item with THIS NUMBER:1. All of us probably use this type of language all the time. For example:I already have those ones!Maestro 05:25, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Quacks like a Bubs (ACCEPTED)

A "quack" is an untrained person who pretends to be a physician and dispenses medical advice and treatment

  • Trogga's pushing it again. Accept --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 19:39, 19 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Second. -- tomstiff 19:40, 19 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept Sure, why not, if it's true. Ju Ju Master
  • Decline A very common phrase that's a tad too obvious. --TROGGA! 23:46, 19 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept I didn't know it. -- Joshua 16:32, 20 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline Most poeple should know what a quack is... and if you don't i'm sorry --user: Lappy 486 Lappy 486 01:52, 21 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept --AnarchyBalsac
  • Accept. SaikoRoxi
  • Weak Decline It's true, but it's common knowlage--Because, It's Midnite
  • Accept Doc Zamboni's Egustorative Snake Oil Elixir Extract, and the ladies will be all-up-ons! --Beatfox 05:59, 24 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Everybody Knows It? (ACCEPTED)

Dairy Queen is a restaurant chain that was founded in 1940 in Kankakee, Illinois. It is best known for its line of "soft-serve" ice cream products.

  • Accept. We have links to IHOP. Why not Dairy Queen? -- tomstiff 19:35, 19 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Comment. Also links to Sonic, Winn-Dixie, Hardee's, Sbarro, Del Taco, Chick-fil-A, and Big Boy. I'm sure there are more. -- tomstiff 19:42, 19 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept You'd be surprised what some people don't know. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 19:39, 19 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept sure, why not? --Tony Stony 20:47, 19 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept DQ is no McDonald's or Subway, (there's only one in my town!) and you have to admit it's an interesting nickname. --TROGGA! 23:46, 19 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept This fact is fine, particularly because I'm not sure all parts of the country (not to mention other countries) have Dairy Queens. Aurora the Homestar Coder 07:14, 20 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept. Good with me. Continue, brave Fun Facter! -Walking Armless
  • Cool Cool (aka accept) I WENT TO DQ YESTERDAY!!! --Because, It's Midnite
  • 'Tis True Pom Pom, 'Tis True, so Accept! -- SaikoRoxi 5:51 PM, 21 May 2005
  • Could we possibly have a unanimous Accept on our hands? --Beatfox 05:55, 24 May 2005 (UTC)
Yeah...that's a first.
  • Accept I guess if people accepted my half and half one, I should accept this one. --Hamrodrunner 22:46, 26 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Oy vey, people! Like I said before, not all of these need to be STUFF'D! --ISlayedTheKerrek 19:54, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Comment I'm just interested in how Strong Sad got that nickname. Ookelaylay 19:58, 2 Jul 2005 (UTC)


[edit] That British Guy

It's likely that the show Strong Sad is watching in the beginning is "that show on public broadcasting hosted by that British guy" mentioned in morning routine.

Posted on: 17:56, 1 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 05:51, 3 Jul 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was automatically declined (been STUFFed and Declined in the past), 2–2. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/Bug In Mouth Disease.

[edit] Dread white and blue

In the Flash file for the toon, the sides randomly flash white and blue while Homestar is singing his song.

Posted on: 00:13, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 06:02, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was automatically declined (Flash byproduct), 3–0. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/Bug In Mouth Disease.

[edit] Atari? You tell me...

http://pictures.greatestjournal.com/userimg/4792593/830733

I'm guessing this is the picture you can see when Strong Bad rips his face off of the TV. It says on the main page that it's an Atari, but I can't really tell. I do make out a Gamecube and N64 on the right side though. (I guess we know where their brand loyalties lie.) Can anybody better acquainted with old videogame systems tell me?


The system on the top shelf, far right is clearly a Colecovision. It's black, has a silver label in front, and that's a Coleco controller on top. And remember, they had a Coleco controller in the Space Program email. --4.249.201.247 05:56, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] cubeland reference

so, i put this thing up saying that the drum beat was the same, but i wonder. is it a useless reference to a nonexistent topic? please answer this. Seriously 00:14, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] The Blue Ones

I just did a google image search for the blue ones and got the folowing forst result [1] the google search is here [2]. You gotta love the irony.

[edit] closed bug

I kmow that the thing about the bug not being there when it flew into Homestar's mouth is closed but I'd just like to say that I've always felt that TBC did not make the bug visible to create a feeling of uncertanty or disbilief in the "fact" that a bug flew into Homestar's mouth. I mean, come on, this is homestar we're talking about he does have an "unbelievably loose grasp on the world around you (him)" I think we should take the thing about the "invisible bug" off the remarks section.

Still, it remains that the remark is true. I agree with your interpretetion of why the bug was not visible, but it doesn't discount the fact that it is invisible. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 03:22, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Oh, I see now!

  • Am I the only one who found the opening sequence with Shakespeare ridiculously funny? Danny Lilithborne 09:59, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

No I thought it was pretty funny too. Andrew 911

[edit] Sue Him!

Is someone finally trying to sue bubs, and is bubs geting rid of the evidence? --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 03:17, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

I think that was simply left to the imagination of the viewer. Bubs would get into that type of trouble, wouldn't he? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 03:19, 9 August 2006 (UTC)


[edit] Caleb strong?

Caleb strong (or strong, caleb) was one of our founding fathers.--71.112.33.128 21:39, 15 October 2006 (UTC)

Well spotted, but probably a coincidence, as the Caleb in Homestar Runnar is not called Strong. Loafing 21:51, 15 October 2006 (UTC)

But why did strongbad say "strong caleb"--71.112.33.128 21:56, 15 October 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Possible inside reference?

Is the "EEEEEMAIL" on Bubs' paranormal investagator card a reference to the Malloween Commercial short? Homestar goes "EEEEE!" with the eyeball at the end, and the business card is kind of creepy, like Halloween. Maybe I'm thinking about this too much. Steve Talk Contributions 22:53, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

IIRC Homestar makes the eyeball go "SEEE" - as isn't that the sound an eyeball would make? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:57, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
Since when do eyeballs make sounds at all!? ("See" would make sense, though) Steve Talk Contributions 23:03, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
That, I believe, was the joke. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 23:04, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
I know, I was kidding. But back to the subject, inside reference, or small detail too thought out? Steve Talk Contributions 23:12, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Paranaormal

I just watched BiMD again, and I noticed it says "paranaormal" on "Normal Investigator".

Already noted in goofs and trivia. - link_icon.gifThe Joe(Talk) 19:08, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
just noticed BazookaJoe's edits about that.... Well spotted. - link_icon.gifThe Joe(Talk) 19:13, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] two of a kind

why is there two fun fact sections in this page? 68.63.159.4 15:25, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

The first one is for the toon as it was released on the web, and the second one is for additional fun facts relating to the DVD version only. I changed the second heading to a subheading to reflect this. Trey56 15:38, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Google Blue Ones

This was correctly reverted from the article, but it's certainly worth noting here. At this writing, a Google Image Search for "the blue ones" in quotes [3] yields as the top hit this image. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 00:51, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

This is still true. You don't even need quotes. — It's dot com 22:32, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Correct capitalization of title

Okay, so this toon is listed in the TV Time Toons Menu as "Bug in Mouth Disease", but it is listed in the toon itself as "Bug In Mouth Disease" (the difference being the capitalization of "in"). My understanding is that the Toons Menu is the standard we always use for determining the official title for our article. If so, then this page should be moved, and there will be a lot of links to change. However, I wanted to get some consensus on this before I went ahead and did all that. Trey56 05:38, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Unethical Quack

I thought he said "Unethical Crack". Ok. --Jangles5150 (words+helps) 18:48, 10 April 2007 (UTC)


well, given the situation, "an unethical quack" would make more sense then "on unethical crack", but i thought the same thing when is first heard it

[edit] why

why does strong bad call strong sad dairy queen? i like how homestar sang his theme song wrong and calls the king of town santa

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