Talk:Caleb Rentpayer

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If this article is ever picked for the main page, leave out the dialog. --The Real Zajac 12:27, 2 Apr 2006 (PDT)

Okay, thanks. Thunderbird 05:26, 3 April 2006 (UTC)


[edit] Caleb Rentpayer = Homestar

Caleb's voice sounds an awful lot like Homstarrunner. I'm not suggesting that this is on purpose just a similarity that might be mentioned

I believe that is how the chapman brothers thought that Caleb Rentpayer should sound. I don't think that they would have any intention to make it sound like Homestar Runner.--H*Bad 13:27, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

[edit] You can't speculate upon what Caleb and Tucksworth are going to say, Wiki!

Am I the only one who considers it speculation to write that each of the quotes from Caleb Rentpayer follows one of those patterns? I'm not aware of a pattern they used more than once, unless you count Strong Bad's omlette line. Are there any used more than once? Bad Bad Guy 01:06, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

I agree. Even with the two listed occurances, it's pretty bold to claim that "a typical episode would follow these dialogue formats". Loafing 23:04, 17 March 2007 (UTC)
Since Tucksworth and Homestar use the "Did you action (shoot Caleb)/I sure did" pattern, that's the only one we can confirm has been used more than once, since Tucksworth also used it with Caleb (make a tent out of my shirt). And I don't think there's anything else to say for that last pattern. As seen below, Caleb has never said, "I sure did." Bad Bad Guy 01:25, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Here's all the Caleb Rentpayer quotes:
Tucksworth: You can't marry your guitar, Caleb!
Caleb: I can try!

T: Caleb, that hamburger was mine!
C: It's mine now!

T: Caleb, were you making a little tent out of my shirt?
C: I am now!

C: You throw like a girl, Tucksworth.
T: Caleb, that suitcase was heavy!

T: Why aren't you breathing, Caleb?

T: Homestar Runner, did you shoot Caleb?
h*r: I sure did!
To assume from these quotes that there are 4 patterns would be like if you assumed from 4 different email quotes there were 4 patterns for that. Maybe we should post these on the page, or redo the whole article. Bad Bad Guy 05:41, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Loafing, if no one objects by March 25, can I delete those patterns, like you did with the Old-Timey timeline? Bad Bad Guy 23:23, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

[edit] The Simpsons Reference

I removed this bit from the paragraph that mentions soap operas, but I thought it was really interesting. Trey56 06:56, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

It also sports a similar style to "McGarnagal", a fictional show on The Simpsons, in which Homer, while watching it, shouts things similar to (and around the lines of) "That Chief isn't the boss of you!". McGarnagal is, in fact, a smooth talking and hard-hitting cop, who usually backsasses his police chief, much like Caleb to Tucksworth

[edit] "Tucksworth"

Anyone else think his name might actually be "Tuxworth" like a Tuxedo (being some sort of butler)? - Zephiel April 6

I've always thought that. And if my assumption that he a butler had been more popular early on, he would probably have always been spelled that way on the Wiki. I propose a change. Octan 21:53, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
About a decade and a half later, this Tweet gives the spelling "Tuxworth", which, similar to T'daveral in Fan 'Stumes 2022, might be as official a spelling as we're gonna get. DEI DAT VMdatvm center\super contra 22:41, 4 December 2022 (UTC)

[edit] Butler?

An Anonymous Contributor posted and then deleted the below. If he or she no longer wants the sentiments I'll adopt them as my own, since they seem worth asking.

"Might I ask, how are we certain that Tucksworth is Caleb's butler? Or for that matter, any of the other "details" of the show? All we have from H*R is a few quotes of Caleb being mean to Tucksworth, but little else to indicate what their precise relationship is." —AbdiViklas 01:04, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

[edit] List of Quotes

I added a list of quotes from the show to the page, and it was removed. I think it's a nice, convenient addition to the page, and I can't think of any reason for it to be reverted. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 02:48, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

I agree, it is a nice addition, I had to scroll around the transcripts to get to these quotes, it was very inconvenient. ----J∃ffJMan 14:33, 14 December 2021 (UTC)
Well, let me just say that 1) no other article of this sort does this, last I checked, and 2) such an addition had been removed twice before. RickTommy (edits) 03:12, 6 December 2022 (UTC)
Those decade-old removals were taking out text that asserted a pattern. The text on the page now doesn't assert that there is a pattern; it's just a straight list of the transcript. In other words, it doesn't have to answer to those previous removals; it just has to justify its existence in light of the fact it's apparently not our usual practice. If you're obliged to argue for its removal, please do try to come up with something better than the fact that you personally don't prefer it. — It's dot com 04:27, 6 December 2022 (UTC)
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