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[edit] For some reason

For some reason, Strong Bad has never referred to the Tandy as "the Tandy".

That's right! He has only said, like, "my old crappy computer". He sure didn't like the Tandy but I liked it since it was the computer that started it all! 14:24, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Tandy's Gender

I think the Tandy must be a female computer since in the e-mail "sisters" (e-mail #35) Strong Bad says "and the old girl's working again" in the beginning. I refer to my computer as a female since the old clunker is very temperamental. (lol.) --Osiris-Kitty 01:55, 19 Nov 2004 (MST)

  • I don't think the computers were really ever given a specific gender. They're just computers. Besides, 'the old girl' is just a figure of speech. Good observation though. -- Thunderbird 03:31, 19 Nov 2004 (MST)
  • It should be noted that, in invisibility, when the Tandy is lying in the trash, it says "Tell the printer I'll miss HER". -Clever Ben
    • Yea, I noted that a few weeks ago, here. Under 'Fun Facts' I think, or something. -- Thunderbird 14:32, 23 Nov 2004 (MST)
    • Just because Tandy said "Tell the printer I'll miss her", it doesn't mean that Tandy is a male. Tandy and the printer could simply be friends. I think Tandy is a girl, and I think the Compy and the Lappy are guys. As for the Tangerine Dreams and the Pom Pilot, I'm not sure what their gender is. -- Ian911299
      • WRONG!!!! The Lappy is a female. As shown in here. -- Hunk of Junk 14:42, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Strong Bad refered to the Compy as his brother in virus --ninja pirate 17:10, 29 Nov 2004 (MST)
    • Hmmm... Quite true. In that case, I don't WANT to know anymore... -- [[User:Thunderbird L17|⇔Thunderbird⇔]] 17:32, 29 Nov 2004 (MST)
    • That was nothing significant: just a slip of the tongue. He corrected himself immediately afterwards. --Upsilon 19:21, 5 Dec 2004 (MST)
Whatever anything is, I find this debate seemingly pointless. --Gafaddict 15:44, 27 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Steep Prices and Trees

"Bubs later salvaged the Tandy 400 and sold it to The King of Town for $900."

Is this part true? Where is it from? I can recall Strong Bad needing $900 from Strong Sad to get a new computer in gimmicks, but I can't find any info on how much Bubs sold it for. -BazookaJoe 14:51, 9 Jul 2005 (UTC)

I don't remember that, either. I've removed it until someone can show something different. — It's dot com 15:26, 9 Jul 2005 (UTC)
"Tandy 400! Slightly Not-Working - Only $900!!" is what the title of the King_of_Town_Email page reads. —FireBird|Talk 15:30, 9 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Oh, YEAH!! There it is. I couldn't remember. -BazookaJoe 15:34, 9 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Those Chapos with their subtleties! Amount put back in. — It's dot com

[edit] Real Computer

On the fact that the Tandy 400 was a real computer, it's true! I heard it from a librarian in an obscure library in Northeast Harbor, ME: "The first computer my son had was a Tandy 400." (all the library's computers were Tandys). -Tapd260

Most likely she was referring to either the TRS-80, 1000, or 2000 models, as they were the only Tandy computers that were ever manufactured. The 1000 was probably the one her son used, being the most popular of the three models, but I wouldn't know which was used in the libraries. The Tandy 1000's case and monitor were very bulky, making them unlikely candidates for a library system, but it could've been any of them I suppose.
-MNGoldenEagle 08:06, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Looks a bit like the G.Z.E. UNIMOR Bossman 8.-- 05:03, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Flashback Computer?

Since it has now appeared twice, should we change the computer used in personal favorites and to 'Flashback Computer', or something else appropriate? It was never stated that that computer is supposed to be the Tandy, it could be that it's supposed to be a computer even older than the Tandy. Any thoughts? I'm up for moving it. Thunderbird 16:56, 21 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Mixed Message

At the end of gimmicks when Strong Bad is in Strong Sad's room after the Tandy explodes, he says he liked that computer. While in sisters he says he hates it. Is this just because he missed an oppertunity of hooking up with Ali and Ali's sister? User:Catman87

Yes. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 00:48, 28 Sep 2005 (UTC)
In fact, they were probably a play on each other, and his growing hatred of the Tandy. How he says he liked it, then two emails later, says the exact opposite in the same tone. Thunderbird 01:44, 28 Sep 2005 (UTC)

[edit] The Tandy is Not Dead!

The tandy even after it's been gotten rid of as shown in "vacation" it is not dead in ghosts it is shown that it seeks vengence on Strong Bad it is still poping up hear and there like in pumpkin stencals and 3-D menu #2 (easter egg). Like the cheat "The Tandys not Dead"!

Doesn't its being a ghost mean that it has died? --DorianGray

[edit] Dirt

Has anyone noticed some brwon dirt in the lower left corner of the tandys screen? I noticed it when viewing a flash file.

[edit] Dials or buttons

I pulled this from the Quick Facts...
There is a possible mistake here, as both buttons actually appear to be dials. One would expect that, in real life, moving a dial one way would produce one effect (ie: greener screen), and moving it the other way would produce the opposite (ie: blacker screen). However, there are two dials.
I'm ambivalent about this... certainly it's true to an extent, after it explodes and returns you can see they're dials, not buttons. On the other hand, I don't think it's a mistake as such, any more than, say, the geddup noise is a mistake... rather, something they did, realised, and then decided to stick with anyway. Also, having them act as two buttons is much simpler to make, and to make usable (the Compy 386's single knob with two hotspots is a bit more confusing, to me at least). Either way, I don't think "Quick Facts" is the best place to put it... but there's nowhere that looks better on the page... Anyways, I'm too tired at the moment to think of something better, so I'll leave that there for you guys. --phlip TC 10:38, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Radio shack

I recently was looking at an old bagphone I have and noticed that it said "manufactured for Radio Shack a division of the Tandy Company" on the label. Weird. Elvis 19:48, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Yup. See Tandy 400#The Real Computer and Wikipedia:Tandy Corporation. -- Tom 20:03, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Apple Reference

  • Anyone here besides me think the company that makes the 400 is a homage to/parody of Apple? 01:50, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Atari reference?

While there's never been a real-life Tandy 400, the name could also be a reference to the Atari 400, which was developed under the codename "Candy".

I agree. I think it is a reference to Atari, and I noticed it as soon as I saw the words "Tandy 400." MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 20:52, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Redirect

Why doesn't "The 400" redirect to this article; (odd punctuation mark on purpose because Strong Bad says "y76p;" like it ends with a question mark in virus) "The 386" redirects to Compy 386 and "The 486" redirects to Lappy 486. --Tandy 400 Dreams (Tandy · 400) 20:53, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

This is a wiki, anyone can make pages. Feel free to make a redirect if you think it's necessary. — Defender1031*Talk 21:00, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Hremail 7

Could we get a snapshot of it from then? It seemed slightly different in Jumping Jack Contest-style form. User:FalconPuncher

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