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[edit] Clean-up On Aisle Nine

The transcript needs a lot of cleaning up. I can't do it right now but will this evening if no-one else has by then. -- Mithent 09:11, 29 Oct 2004 (MST)

Yes, please, anybody please try to clean this up. There are very clear instructions on HRWiki:Standards on how this should look. — InterruptorJones[[]]

[edit] Jones

  • When the KoT asks for a "wicked mash potato Jones", he may be reffering to the popular 'Jones Soda', which has the reputation of making some very different, bizzare flavors.

A "jones" is a craving, this reference has nothing to do with the soda of the same name.-Drhaggis 09:57, 29 Oct 2004 (MST)

I agree. The KoT isn't asking for anything, he's asking if they have a craving for mashed potatoes. — InterruptorJones[[]]
A "Potato Jones" is a dish served up in one restaurant in the USA, that I can no longer find the name for. It is named after a Welsh coal miner who went to fight against the fascist army of General Franco in the Spanish Civil War. (It is clear that the dish is named after this character, as on the menu there is also another dish woth the same name as a miner who went to fight, although as Google is not finding me the link any more, I cannot give the name). I did an entire essay on Welsh miners in the Spanish Civil War for my History GCSE, so I read up on the subject quite a bit. "Potato Jones" was a Welsh communist. The dish was named after him, presumably by Welsh settlers who set up a restaurant. Where the "mashed" came from in this toon is beyond me. Googleing on "potato jones" with the quotes gives a BBC article that explains more about Potato Jones. (I was quite excited in a very sad way when I saw this toon for the first time, as I still remember Potato Jones, despite the fact that it's a couple of years since I dropped history) --EdB

Jones: An obsession. A burning desire. An undeniable passion or love for someone or something.

[edit] Possible unneeded Fun Facts

Kef's note: We're voting on these now. - [[User:furrykef|furrykef (Talk at me)]] 19:57, 22 Nov 2004 (MST)
I am aware. This was posted almost 2 weeks ago. See my explanation in HRWiki_talk:Select_The_Usable_Fun_Facts.
Yes, but other people might not be aware. :) - [[User:furrykef|furrykef (Talk at me)]] 00:52, 23 Nov 2004 (MST)

The following posts seem unnecessary to me, what do you guys think?

  • Shin Guards are used to protect shins(duh)while sparring in Karate and Kikboxing type sports. And soccer.
  • The "locka-room" may be a reference to Teen Girl Squad, wherein phrases such as "Unda-Wears" appear.
  • "Philly Cheat-steak" is a reference to the popular sandwich "Philly Cheese Steak".

-Your Fuzzy God


  • When the the gang leaves Coach Z's "locka-room" the puddle under the drippy towel overlaps Strong Mad, even though he's in front of it.

I lifted this fun fact. True, during ONE (frame #1141 to be exact) of the 5,000 frames of this flash toon does the aforementioned "fun fact" apply...And it only applies to a mere corner of strong mad's body. So TBC didn't have their layers quite right, not significant enough for a fun fact. I took a screenshot, does anyone else agree? --Teh P. 22:35, 5 Nov 2004 (MST)

Correction: There is 10 frames where his wig is overlapped, plus 2 with his body. (The other one is one frame before the frame in your screen capure, but barely visible even if you zoom in a lot.) -Some dude with too much free time

I think this is a legitamite Goof. It's obvious enough that you don't have to freeze-frame through the cartoon to catch it. Perhaps we should STUFF it and see what other people think? --Lukeonia1 16:10 CDT, 07/20/06

[edit] Transcription Standards

I redid the transcript. If I did it all correct, that note can be removed. Check my work for me though, I'm pretty sure I got it all. ~Hobo|talk

Looks good to me. Thanks! That was driving me nuts. — InterruptorJones[[]]

Couldn't the haikus be put in haiku format? As in

This night. Black as pitch.
Doom from inside me wells up.
Pray I don't get egged.

Rapping on the door.
Fills up aged pillow case.
So sick of smarties.

A butt for a face.
Little brother, dork, dork, dork.
Stay out of my room.


[edit] Blue Star Ointment

I don't think the Blue Star Ointment thing is a reference to "Blue Stuff Ointment"; There's an actual brand of ointment called "Blue Star Ointment", which used to be heavily advertised in my part of the country. -- 12:50, 29 Oct 2004 (MST)

[edit] Transcript

Sorry about the mess you guys, I think I got most the content, but didn't present it properly. I'll get it right next time -Homsar

[edit] Lack Of Voting

Aww man, how come we don't get to vote for our favorite costume?? King Of Town deserves to win!

[edit] M�tley Cr�e?

Someone fun-facted a "Witched Br�e" to "M�tley Cr�e" reference, which someone else wiped out saying it could be a reference to any number of bands with umlauts. While this may be, I think that the "Crew" ==> "Cr�e" and "Brew" ==> "Br�e" comparison is valid. -PrinceOfTown

[edit] Bear-Shark

This was previously one of the fun facts: "This is more nitpicky than anything else, but if Strong Bad wanted to scare the hiccups out of The Cheat, why didn't he just use the bear-shark from Strongbadia? That always terrifys the little yellow squeaky guy to no end." It was pretty clear that Strong Bad just wanted to make good use of the halloween festivities, plus one would think that's where they were already headed. Also, this really is just too nitpicky to matter. -Ogog

[edit] Belching Noises

First of all, they were supposed to be barfing noises because Strong Bad just said that "it's about to give me the throw-ups," and second of all, I don't think they sound anything like the ones in TGS 7. Those were more like gulping sounds. - Miss Free Country USA

I 'gree. Excactly why would Strong Bad be belching? Doesn't make much sense. — talk Bubsty edits 20:33, 13 November 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Closed STUFF

[edit] Shin guards

Shin Guards are used to protect your shins while sparring in sports such as Karate and Kickboxing.

  • Decline: I don't know why this is here.-Fuzzy
  • Decline: I think this is pretty obvious, and not very "fun" anyway.
  • Decline. Eh, no. --TheNintenGenius 13:45, 22 Nov 2004 (MST)
  • Decline. --[[User:Kilroy|Kilroy/talk]] 15:51, 22 Nov 2004 (MST)
  • Decline — InterruptorJones[[]] 10:48, 23 Nov 2004 (MST)
  • Decline. ...and Halloween is a real event on 31 October every year. «Rob»
  • Decline. is a website. -- Mithent 12:43, 26 Nov 2004 (MST)
  • Decline. Anyone born and raised on Earth who remembers their childhood should know what shin guards are. -- [[User:fahooglewitz1077|fahooglewitz1077 | Talk]] 14:29, 26 Nov 2004 (MST)

VERDICT: declined after unanimous "declines" over a week or so. Moved to Talk:Halloween Fairstival. -- [[User:furrykef|furrykef (Talk at me)]] 04:05, 28 Nov 2004 (MST)

[edit] The Haiku Triad Rule (Declined)

The Haiku made up by Strong Bad (which includes the line "Little Brother Dork Dork Dork") is technically not a Haiku due to the little known Haiku Triad Rule, which says that the same syllable cannot be used three times in a row in a Haiku poem. Needless to say I know quite a bit about Haikus.

  • Listen squirt, who do you think you are? Because I am a MAJOR LEAGUE haiku writer, and I know for a fact that this "Haiku Triple" rule or whatever, doesn't exist! You want a fun fact, here I will revise your fun fact into a fun fact of my own:
Proposed "Haiku Triad Rule" Fun Fact is the biggest load
of melarkey, ever!  Its author is one of the biggest
doodle-pad Haiku writers ever! Needless to say, the only
thing he/she knows "quite a bit" about is writing half-bit
haikus in a Bat Man Doodle Pad.

Let me be the first to give a vigorous Accept for this newly revised fun fact.

Look, repeating a syllable is not only allowed in a haiku, it is a "literary device" that has contributed to some of the best Haikus ever. I would give you an example, but I don't usually like to release my work before it's been published, especially onto the internet. But since you've basically cornered me into it, here is one of my latest haikus, which will show you how repeating a syllable can be a good idea:

Bee comes buzzing in
Flower flower, buzz buzz buzz
Buzz buzz buzz buzz buzz

Now if you will look carefully there, you'll see that I used the same syllable not just three times in a row, but EIGHT times in a row, and it only makes the poem a better reading experience. Observe and learn. --- 10:34, 17 Feb 2005 (MST)

Decline, however I must say to that I have read my fair share of haikus, and I never find that repeated syllables are a good literary device. However, they are allowed.

  • Don't even call me a Doodle Pad. Don't even go there. Don't even.
  • Will no-one sign their votes?, that is, Neutral, given that I'm not sure right this second. --Shadow Hog 19:58, 20 Feb 2005 (MST)
  • Decline just for the record, even though this entire entry is probably a joke anyway. (I'm probably taking this more seriously than it deserves by saying this, but...a Google search on "haiku triad rule" turns up no hits whatsoever, and if you really want to get into what technically constitutes a haiku there are all sorts of rules that most writers of English haikus don't bother with (such as the fact that (IIRC) the first line of a haiku must contain at least one word designating the season). I don't think it's worth getting that technical, though, so even if the "haiku triad rule" did exist (which I'm pretty sure it doesn't) I'd probably still vote to decline this one.) --Alun Clewe 02:07, 26 Feb 2005 (MST)
  • DELETE! Who the h*** are you to revise Fun Facts? You're nothing more than an arrogant *******. Go to h***. ISlayedTheKerrek
  • SEVERE DECLINE! This is nonsensical. Also, I recommend BAN! for user ISlayedTheKerrek for obscenity. think I sprained my ankle. --Aussie Evil 15:52, 3 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Though I'm not sure what IStK is referring to or why he's being so rude about it, I wouldn't call "hell" an obscenity... --Jay 16:24, 3 Mar 2005 (MST)
      • But you would call "*******" one, right? --Aussie Evil 20:27, 3 Mar 2005 (MST)
        • Apologies if some were offended- I was referring to the long post, where I felt this guy was really being an idiot and super arrogant, and I felt I needed to put him in his place.ISlayedTheKerrek 09:47, 7 Mar 2005 (MST)
          • Just watch it from now on, man. They'll block your service for something like that. -Walking Armless

[edit] The Tale of Six Flags

The sign in the locka-room that reads "Don't go into the marsh!!!!" refers to a similar sign in the Monster Plantation ride at Six Flags Over Georgia.

Posted on: 20:39, 24 October 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 19:02, 9 November 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was accepted, 11–7. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/Halloween Fairstival.

[edit] Wine, Women, and STUFF

The phrase wine, women, and song is from an old adage, "Who loves not wine, women, and song / remains a fool his whole life long."

Posted on: 20:39, 24 October 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 02:19, 6 November 2005 (UTC)

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

[edit] Hi-oo-koo or hi-ee-koo

I heard Strong Bad say "hi-ee-koo" Retromaniac 05:58, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

Well that wouldn't even be a mistake. I definitely heard hai-u-ku.

[edit] Why can't you move this page?

Why is it move-protected? --FangoriouslyFotoshopStar.png 01:18, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

There's no reason to move it. BBG 01:24, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
There is also no reason to move the Strong Bad page, yet it's not move protected. --FangoriouslyFotoshopStar.png 02:26, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
The page was protected from moves after a rash of page-move vandalism, essentially to see if it could be done, and the protection was simply never lifted. — It's dot com 02:51, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Telephone Pole?

look, you guys, i've seen that telephone pole at the beginning of the toon at least twice in different toons(this and independent). we should probably put it under places. can someone make a new section in places called "the telephone pole" or something?

[edit] Referornces!

Homestar last attempted to hold his breath in his Yearbook page, along with Strong Sad in Most in the Graveyard. --Still Homsar 17:59, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

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