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You know, I think that this is just how Strong Bad imagines Senor Cardgage ending up. That would explain why he looks like Creepy Comb-over Strong Bad, and also why the Visor Robot is there, seeing as how the Visor Robot's only other appearances have been fictitious and have been created by Strong Bad and The Cheat(Strong Bad imagined him in Homestarloween Party, he drew him in Teen Girl Squad Issue 1, and The Cheat animated him in Everybody to the Limit.)

I think its awesome! there are so many cheesy mortgage compnaies, and now internet sites out there that promise everything. Check out Mortgage Lead Market I had a guy from there give me his schpiel yesterday! Keep the humor coming. It allows us to deal with it all...

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[edit] Every welcome?

I'm pretty sure he says "You're EVER welcome, Valerie" not "You're EVERY welcome" →evin290 10:17, 19 Feb 2005 (MST)

[edit] Chick Fil-A?

I could have sworn he said "Cheap Fillet" or even Cheat Fillet.

Chick Fil-A is an actual restaurant chain. Aurora the Homestar Coder 07:34, 25 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Funny, I originally heard it as "The Cheat" or something. --TROGGA! 23:20, 19 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Navigation Bar?

"This 'toon is one of the last ones to have the old non-flash Navigation Bar."

It is? I wasn't able to access it. --Homsar999ß 19:10, 29 Apr 2005 (CDT)

Access it? It's there. Perhaps you don't understand. The Brothers Chaps used to widely use JavaScript within the HTML of every page on the site to make the link for the Main Page random. You can see the script in the source code of the Senor Mortgage page. -- Tom 02:20, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Oh! I thought it meant navigation bar like in A Jorb Well Done. --Homsar999ß 22:00, 29 Apr 2005 (CDT)

[edit] Closed STUFF

[edit] Potential reference

The phone number 555-55-55855-55-5-SENOR-MORT-GAGE-TODAY could be a potential reference to a phone number in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which is 1-555-55-5-55555-555-5555.

  • Decline. The whole point of the bit was to lampoon poorly made advertisments run in the middle of the day when few people are watching TV. These commercials typically end in some anoyingly catchy jingle that includes the toll- free phone number, which more often than not has the name of the business embedded among a series of repeating or sequential numbers. -- The Real Zajac 11:30, 2 May 2005 (PDT)
    • Second. -- tomstiff 18:34, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Second. "Potential reference"! — It's dot com 00:12, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Second. --Tehngion 19:10, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline Agh! "Could be"! --acekirby13 20:33, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Second. If it's a could be, then it's not really a fun fact. It's just guessing. Ramrod 02:46, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
  • The too long phone number gag is not exclusive to Hitchhikers. Decline Donny vs Universe
  • Declined One is not a reference to the other. Both are a seperately reference to the fact that in old movies, phone numbers always started with 555- (since no area in the US at that time had that prefix). Another words, it's a coincidence. --phlip 12:42, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
  • This fun fact is OVERRR!!! Seriously, "could-be's" are not cool. Rudeboy87 14:44, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Deep-42'd. --Beatfox 21:32, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
    • TWO'nd!As much as I like H2G2, I have to disagree. TK600 23:06, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
  • DECLINED! - T.C.
  • 2nd'd! How thick can you get? "This is a potential reference to HG2G" was an example of a pathstic fun fact!!-Alice
  • STRONG Accept unless someone can come up with another example (outside of HHG and Senor Mortgage) of a gag phone number with a ridiculous number of 5's in it. I'm pretty sure I never saw such a thing before Senor Mortgage. So I would say that this is very unlikely to be a coincidence. - Dingell
    • Well I STRONGLY suspect that the reason there are a STRONG number of fives in the name is because there's STRONG evidence to point to the STRONG fact that fictional phone numbers have three STRONG "5"s in the name, and it's a STRONG inclination to just stick a bunch of "5"s if you want to be STRONGLY funny. STRONG DECLINE, so says STRONG BAD STRONG Dasrik 01:14, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Comment Actually, I remember when I was about 4 years old, there was a phon number on Sesame Street that was fives. Plus, I think this is just a goof on the long and hard to rememebr phone numbers companies give you (There's an 8 somewhere in the middle of Senor's) -- Ju Ju Master
  • DENIAL: I was a writer on "The Bozo Show" on WGN-TV in the mid-1990's, and we used a joke that started "The number is 555-5555, and remember, the third number's a 3." --James Craven 1:11 AM ET May 13 2005
  • Comment 555-5555 is a normal seven-digit phone number. Senor Mortgage's phone number is clearly exaggerated in length, which is the main part of the joke. Yes, 555-5555 and similar numbers are used all the time in media, but that's not all that's being referenced here. - Dingell
    • Yes it is. Deal with it. Dasrik 23:40, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
      • With that sort of reasoning on your side, how could one disagree? Of course, the length of the phone number isn't at all meant to be a joke... maybe Mike and Matt actually thought that phone numbers are 31 digits long. Or maybe one of them fell asleep at the keyboard with his finger on the "5" key. Those scenarios are about as likely as this reference NOT being true. - Dingell
        • Well you're losing anyway, so who cares. Your logic amounts to a "could be" and everyone knows by now how I feel about those. Dasrik 20:49, 14 May 2005 (UTC)
          • And you're being a jerk Dasrik. Anyway he's at least right that the length is a joke. But I would say it's not a reference to the number above ecause it's a different length, if it were the same length, then maybe. -- AnarchyBalsac
            • Thanks, I agree. Let's end it on this. Dasrik 02:41, 15 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Arthur De-cli-nt! Guh, no. »ßenit, known as señor« 15:33, 14 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline The 2 numbers are not the same length. -- AnarchyBalsac
  • Possibly Second? I'm not so sure on the subject. Has anyone tried calling it before? -Sb100

[edit] Microsoft sam

I think that the brothers chaps used the voice of microsoft sam as the voice, does anyone else think it's something else? Thechamp 14:16, 6 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I agree with you. I reconized it was MS Sam the second I heard his voice. Pgj1997 00:22, 22 March 2011 (UTC)
You're responding to a six year old post. Additionally, this reference is already in the trivia section for this toon. — DeFender1031*Talk 00:28, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

[edit] Fun Fact to be removed/changed

This doesn't make sense, because that link just redirects to the Senor Cardgage page. I think maybe it was decided that they are one person and this page was just never updated to reflect that? This fact needs to be removed or changed in some way, and I'm really not sure what would be the best way to do it, so... Can somebody take care of that? -Polly 06:13, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I have updated the wording. — It's dot com 06:21, 13 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Yeah, they used to have seperate pages at one point. - Joshua 13:27, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Another fun fact that got changed is, "Senor Cardgage calls the robot Valerie because of his habit of treating everyone like females, even though they're not, as Creepy Comb-over Strong Bad does in kind of cool." As Jay mentioned, we'd decided not to use the term "Creepy Comb-Over Strong Bad" and so he changed it to "he". The only places on the wiki that still use that term are the kind of cool and Senor Cardgage page. The transcript for kind of cool uses "Creepy Comb-Over Strong Bad" because it's been written from a standpoint that was supposed to be taken in 2003. (At that point, The Brothers Chaps didn't know that the guy with the creepy comb-over and beer belly was Senor Cardgage.) 2Fast2Furious 12:14, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Wait. Is Senor Cardgage real!? I think at one point, there was a link provided by The Paper, reminding that his real name is Creepy Comb-over Strong Bad. It probably got removed because TBC were forced to admit to themselves that he became a bona fide separate character. —Brian Barbera 00:11, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

Yep, they made him a real character. He is apparently the creepy old guy from the Strong family's youth. —2Fast2Furious 00:22, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

[edit] What happened to my contributions?

I added stuff like the percent signs being a reference to interest rates and the "NOT APPROVED" sound being similar to the "DELETED" sound. What happened?

The sound's not that similar, and the others are explaining the joke. --DorianGray
That was edit summary of me and It's dot com's revertions. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 18:44, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Are you having trouble buying a hotel or something?

Anyone think the "house" in the beginning looks an awful lot like a blue Monopoly hotel? CoveredinSuudzu 02:57, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Monopoly hotel

Monopoly hotels are red, and have a cupola or something like that centered on the peak. This blue house (referred to as a house) has a chimney not centered on the peak. Other dissimilarities occur as well. I don't think this'd be a notable observation. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 03:03, 19 March 2007 (UTC)
True, and it looks nothing like a monopoly hotel. Other than that, spot on! BryanCTC 03:11, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Not a Robot

Should there be something in real world references about "Not a robot!" referring to commercials that say "Not an actor", or is this too obvious? --12.217.241.197 03:33, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Hmm, I think that could be useful info; especially if someone's not familiar with those types of commercials... go ahead and add it to the article, if you like. Trey56 03:35, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Upside down hair

inbetween frame 725 to 729 (as he turns his head). Senor's hair flip's vertically then does a complete 180 degree turn. Can anyone explain this or should it be added to goofs? Stribbs 11:15, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

That's already listed under Remarks... given they made it bounce a little when flipping sides, I don't think it was unintentional, and thus it doesn't belong in Goofs. --phlip TC 11:17, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] This might sound kind of stupid, but...

I know it's a 555 number, but is it possible to remark what would really happen if someone actually dialed the 31 digit telephone number? If not, then what about 1-555-555-5855, coming from 555-55-55855-55-5-SENOR-MORT-GAGE-TODAY? Considering that 1-555 doesn't appear to be a regional area code...and even if I picked up the phone, someone would still have to back up such a claim.

From Wikipedia: "In fact, only 555-0100 through 555-0199 are now specifically reserved for fictional use". So by dialing 555-555-5855, you'll probably get an answer. Bluebry 02:19, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

I don't think its stupid at all cause ive tried but my phone wont fit all 31 digits... I would try "555-555-5855" but im to freaked out that someone will answer.

[edit] I am staring at you...

This is NOT the first time we see a front view of the Visor Robot, we saw the front view briefly in Homestarloween Party as he turned to vaporize the dog named Chris. --Jellote 00:04, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Icebergs?

Is it possible that he says "handsome talking icebergs," instead of experts? It's one word, that's not quite like another, but it is a little obscure. --Rotanagol 01:56, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

[edit] TODAY

The phone number 555-55-55855-55-5-SENOR-MORT-GAGE-TODAY would translate as 555-55-55855-55-5-73667-6678-4243-86329. "TODAY" is part of the phone number, but meant to be part of the jingle.

The part in bold has been on the article essentially as long as it's existed on the MediaWiki wiki, and it might even go back to the old wiki. Recently it was removed as redundant but then immediately replaced with the reason that "without it, people would try to remove that part of the phone number." I, however, agree with the anonny who removed it and think it's unnecessarily explaining the joke. — It's dot com 06:07, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

Agree, this is just explaining the joke (and seems a bit like it's alleging a mistake that's not there). If indeed people start removing the "TODAY" from the phone number, it can be invisocommented in. Heimstern Läufer 06:14, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
It's not a goof on the part on the Bros Chos, not obscure and very obviously intentional on Cardgage's behalf. Therefore, there is no reason for it to be kept. --Jellote wuz here 10:39, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
That's fine, we can leave it out i guess. i like heimstern's idea though The Knights Who Say Ni (and yes, i was the one who reverted the removal.) 17:22, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

[edit] The Robot Says......

Ok, the Visor Robot says, "Thanks, Senor Mortgage." Isn't he supposed to say, "Thanks, Senor Cardgage." ?

No, Senor Cardgage is a spokesperson for the company Senor Mortgage. The robot is thanking the company, because Senor Cardgage most likely didn't do it all himself. UGoBoom 04:14, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

[edit] The Closest

Should I put in the trivia that this is the closest thing to a character video for Senor Cardgage on the site? Haldo, haldo, yello dello, I'm NSEG! 20:00, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

Umm... No? Because it's not one? — DeFender1031*Talk 20:21, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
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