Talk:Mr. Shmallow (toon)

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[edit] loathe vs. loath

  • loath: adj. Unwilling or reluctant; disinclined: I am loath to go on such short notice.
  • loathe: tr.v. To dislike (someone or something) greatly; abhor.

It's "loath", right? -- Tom 12:12, 19 Feb 2005 (MST)

[edit] Rejected STUFFed Fun Facts

[edit] Sweating

Mr. Shmallow sweating is a reference to old television sets where the lights required to light up the set often made the set uncomfortably hot.

  • Weak Decline. I have to admit this one has had me stumped for a long time. It's the best explanation I've seen yet, but I'm not sure it's the right one. -- tomstiff 31 Mar 2005
  • Stronger Decline. [EDIT:] Full Decline. Personally, I too have always wondered why he's sweating... and, who knows, maybe it is the lights—but I doubt it. There's nothing in the 'toon to even suggest the above as being more than mere speculation. — It's dot com 16:02, 31 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Weak Decline -- It's true that the lights of early television sets made the actors sweat a great deal. However, Mr. Shmallow is not from the 40's-50's era of television, he's from the 30's (allegedly; I'm not convinced that the Brothers Chaps can tell the difference...). Aurora Szalinski 16:07, 31 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Weak Accept Hey, it could be true. Rudeboy87 16:22, 31 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • But it could more easily be false. I don't think the minimum burden of proof has been met to justify including it. It's dot com 22:24, 31 Mar 2005 (MST)
      • Fine, then. Declination begins now! Rudeboy87 19:07, 6 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Accept. Watch any of the old-timey shows and you'll see how much everyone is sweating. It was the first thing I thought of when I saw Mr. Shmallow sweat.--rsl12 21:20, 31 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • The problem is that (1) they're on film, not TV, (2) nothing in the shot where he's sweating makes it look like he's under any lights, bright or otherwise, and (3) it's the only instance I can recall that a 1936-era character has sweated like this. It's dot com 22:24, 31 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second. 1) Being on film wouldn't change a whole lot necessarily, considering it's a low-budget-ish commercial, so, given that and the time era, it WOULD have the hot lights no matter what. 2) Would YOU want the lights visible when you're shooting? Hmm? 3) There's a first time for everything. --Shadow Hog 22:37, 31 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Stronger-est? Decline. Like I said below: If you can't prove it, don't post it. He could be sweating for any number of reasons. Donny vs Universe
  • ULTRA SUPER DECLINE He isn't sweating. The moon just ate him so now he's dripping with spit from its "mouth thingy".
    • But his glasses were fogging up...not to say that's from sweat, necessarily...
  • Super Accept. when ever I watch old black and white shows, I always see the people sweat, and also I've been in all of the school plaays and believe me... It can get really hot really fast on stage -Smooth criminal
    • Secondidateing the countryside! I agree. This is a great fact and I don't see why it was removed in the first place.--TakuaKaita600 14:39, 12 Apr 2005 (MDT)

...sorry about re-adding that, should've looked here first. 05:53, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

No problem. No one can be expected to memorise every inclusion discussion we've ever had (if we've even had one), yeah? --DorianGray 06:02, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Compare

Let's look at the differences between Marshie and Mr. Shmallow:

  • Marshie is creepier
  • Mr. Shmallow is more polite
  • One lives now, the other lives in 1936
  • Marshie is obsessed with making sure kids like him and fluffy-puffs
  • Mr. Shmallow sure isn't
  • I hate Marshie


Query: What is your point? --Jay (Talk) 20:40, 6 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Counterpoint: Mr. Shmallow is definitely creepier than marshie; everytime I hear his voice, it's like a dull cheese grater on the back of my head and i always get the feeling that there is someone behind me holding a knife in a menacing fashion... that's all i'm saying.

What does any of this have to do with the contents of this wiki page? — Defender1031*Talk 23:07, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Response: I'm not sure, I just think that Mr. Shmallow is creepier.

If that's the case, this would make an excellent topic for forum discussion... and not such a good one here. — Defender1031*Talk 23:14, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Mixing of Time Periods

They old-timey stuff is supposed to take place in 1936, correct? Why is there a profusion of 1950s-style imagery in this film?— Bassbone (TALK Strong Mad Has a Posse CONT) 07:41, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Not enough research? --DorianGray
Although it is mostly because of the different years of the toons, We changed the name of the articles from "1936" to "Old Timey" also because they represent older times in general, like the 50s style you mentioned. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 08:07, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Rename

Can we move this page to simply, "Mr. Shmallow"? Bad Bad Guy 16:37, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Possible Real-World Reference?

Could the scene where the moon eats Mr. Shmallow be a reference to that really early special effects short where a spaceship crashes into the moon and the moon grimaces?

Highly unlikely. BHS · Talk to me (Also, sign your posts.)

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