Talk:Teen Girl Squad Issue 9

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[edit] D&D as a Real World Reference

It seems to me that D&D should be added as a Real World Reference. I don't know that everyone knows what it is or even what "D&D" stands for, and it has a nice entry on the big wiki that could explain that to link to. Does anyone object if I added it, or is this a bad idea? -Jenny 05:40, 28 October 2005 (UTC)

It's listed in Explanations. Do you mean besides that, or instead of that? — It's dot com 05:48, 28 October 2005 (UTC)
Beat me to it. I was going to say that I don't know if the link would be better placed in RWR (maybe, maybe not), but it only needs to be listed once. --Jay (Talk) 05:50, 28 October 2005 (UTC)

Aha! I did not notice that... but I still do believe it should be a real world reference besides. It is a very popular game, and other Real World References often include the games mentioned or alluded to in the toon. -Jenny 05:56, 28 October 2005 (UTC)

An interesting point, in D&D if his experience points just recently hit triple didgets then he's still a first level character (level 2 is reached at 1000 EXP): The unregistered avenger.

[edit] What birds?

I don't think the vultures count as Birds (Teen Girl Squad), and I didn't notice any other birds in this 'toon. Did I miss something? --Jay (Talk) 06:32, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

There's one in the background of Mr. Pitter's title card, just before the vultures land. --phlip TC 07:16, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I saw that the last time through - but aren't those just the vultures from a distance? Oh, well, call them "The Birds" if you want. --Jay (Talk) 07:17, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I agree; they are the vultures from a distance, and they don't count as Birds (Teen Girl Squad).--Nucleartonga 12:25, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I just discovered, the "fact" that this is the first time they don't die is false anyway. They survived at the end of TGS2 --phlip TC 14:46, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Ummm...

Why were no back and again buttons?

Well, TBC either forgot, or.... Forgot.--DumDe

They might go back and add some. --StarWarsMonkey :-)

[edit] HAY!

why did ja deleate da fun fact of mine? --djm1791 13:45, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

hello Mr. i asked u a question! --djm1791 13:48, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

(1) Being rude and angry isn't going to help you. (2) 3 minutes is hardly long enough to wait before demanding a response. Think more along the line of days, possibly longer since it is an anonymous user and thus less likely to return often. (3) If by "da fun fact of mine" you mean "This is the first time we see Tompkins as a teenager.", I'm guessing it was because it is not particularly interesting. I know I'd vote against it if it went to STUFF. Also not necessarily true, depending on his age in TGS8 (which isn't obvious). --phlip TC 14:26, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Your fact was deleted because this isn't the first time we see tompkins as a teenager, the first time was in Tgs 8.

[edit] Byrds reference

I'm not even going to try and STUFF this, because it's complete speculation and could easily be a coincidence, but I still think it's cool: On the Best Friends Squad intro, it looks like Cheerleader has been replaced by a unicorn, much like the group The Byrds were rumored to have intentionally replaced the recently-fired David Crosby with a horse on the cover of their 1968 album The Notorious Byrd Brothers. Just throwin' that out there. — It's dot com 18:08, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Interesting theory! However, I think the unicorn, rainbow and flowers are just generic frilly, girly things. -- tomstiff 20:45, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] What's Her Face

The girls of Teen Girl Squad have been presented as 8th graders almost since the outset. To discover that What's Her Face is possibly 3 or 4 or 5 years *older* than the others is interesting and notable. -- tomstiff 20:59, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

This is also noted in Talk: What's Her Face. -- Kiwi 20:35, 27 Jun 2005

[edit] Mr. Pitters

Why does he have his own article? He has only appeared in ONE issue of TGS, so if he has his own article, shouldn't the Port-A-John, the vultures, and all the others have their own articles too? No. So shouldn't he be part of the minor TGS characters page? -- Marshmallow Roast 09:09, 21 Jun 2005

Well he doesn't only appere once or twise he's tru the hole comic, unlike the others --djm1791 02:34, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I agree, he is more of a guest star like Tomkins. -- The Real Zajac 20:13, 21 Jun 2005 (PDT)

[edit] Sci-fi Greg

I liked Sci-Fi Greg.He reminds me of my dad,who's addicted to Sci-fi and my dad's name is actually Greg.i just thought that was a really weird coincidence.Ookelaylay 20:14, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] +3 Sword?!

Well, I run a D&D game myself, and no player with a three-digit experience total (1st level) should have a +3 weapon! They're usually reserved for powerful players of level 7-8 minimum.

Well, for an example of how much research goes into these animations, listen to the indie record store bit at the end of comic.
Ummmm ... SFG is lying!

[edit] Gallery/Galleon fun fact

There's no reason to suppose that "my Spanish galleons" is a specific reference to a particular other time that Cheerleader addressed the other girls as some variation on "gals". It's not a reference: knowing that she said "my gallies" before doesn't make the joke any funnier or help you to understand what she means. If she had just said "my gallies" a second time, that wouldn't be a reference. It's like saying that Homestar calling The Cheat "yellow man" in one toon is a reference to the time he called him a "yellow dog" in an earlier toon. It's not a reference; it's just because The Cheat is yellow. Here it's not a reference; it's just because TGS are gals. 17:11, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Who had the worst death in this issue?

  • What's her face-choked on Staple Sauce
  • Cheerleader-got run over by a crazy girl
  • The Ugly One-crushed and burned by a flaming tree
  • So And So-arrowed with a port-o-john


I'd say So and So was SPEAR'D, not ARROWED. --Jay (Talk) 04:58, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

- Cassie Rose

I'd say it was So and So because she was out with a Port-a-john

and she got spear'd or arrowed in front of tons of people

Getting SPEAR'D would kill you instantly (or at least very quickly). Choking on Staple Sauce would be a much longer and more painful death. --Stong Bad 20:25, 23 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Babbage's

Sorry to break it to the folks who are arguing if Babbages is still a store or not... but my local mall still has a Babbages. There's a Gamestop arcoss the street. -TheGilmanator

I don't know where TheGilmanator lives, but I also found a Babbage's in the Lakeside Shopping Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, and a phone call placed to them this morning confirmed that they still operate under the name Babbage's. — It's dot com 15:30, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Horrible!

I personally think that this is probably the most violent TGS ever. Getting impaled, combusting, getting run over, eaten by pigeons, and die by eating staple sause! Strange for TGS. --Klaymation

So getting ARROWED, zapped by a robot's laser, getting run over (OMG! IT'S HAPPENED BEFORE!), getting mauled by possums, getting hit in a sailing mishap, all the various things that happened to Tompkins as a child, eaten by a lion or a shark, etc. are any better? And, BTW, Mr. Pitters was eaten by VULTURES. --Jay (Talk) 06:29, 2 Jul 2005 (UTC)
These cartoons are similar to when Chuck Jones wrote all sorts of horrible ends to Wile E. Coyote in the Road Runner cartooons. Allthough for those the comedy mostly stems from the build-up to a disaster while in Teen Girl Squad, the deaths come through a duex ex machina. --The Real Zajac 20:07, 12 Jul 2005 (EDT)
I was surprised by being eaten by vultures, but nothing else. Oh, yeah, I LIKE THE ROAD RUNNER CARTOONS!!! Rogue Leader / (my talk)

[edit] Learner's permit?

What state gives learner's permits to 14-year-olds? And lets them drive without supervision? I'm thinking, here in Ohio, you can get a learer's permit at age 15 and 6 months, and you have to be acompanied in the passenger seat by a parent or guardian, or, if you're 16 or over, a licensed driver age 21 or older. That always seemed reasonable to me - but on second thought, some states have dumb vehicle laws, like how in Texas it's legal to drive with an open container... Gus 22:08, 2 Jul 2005 (UTC) In Indiana its the same, i agree ....Cassie Rose

Nothing said that the crazy driver's ed girl was 14.-Jhonka

[edit] Final Fantasy 7 Reference?

Did anyone else think that the theatrical play put on by one of the girls and the Port-o-Pottie looked eerily similar to the play that Cloud and Aeris participate in during their date scene in the Golden Saucer? I couldn't find a picture of the FF7 scene to confirm this, but the backgrounds and costumes look very familiar... Anyone???

1. Any of the playable females could be in that play, not just Aeris. 2. Cloud and A/T/Y didn't wear hats of any sort in that play, and Cloud wasn't the king. 3. No. --Jay (Talk) 03:02, 14 Jul 2005 (UTC)

It was just a generic king-and-princess play. The costumes and set were so stereotypical, they'd be a reference to hundreds of things if we accepted that it's a reference to Final Fantasy. Trelawney 19:04, 21 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Luigi's Reference?

Do any of you guys think Cheerleader calling the girls, when they're ghosts, art galleries is a referance to Luigi's Mansion? --Technochocolate 14:47, 11 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Umm... no.

That would be the BIGGEST coincidence if it wasn't, so it probably is. Makes sense to me. --ColorPrinter 16:25, 14 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Ghosts, art galleries...WHOA. Now all we need is Old Man Pitters with a vaccuum. Kiwi

So should we add it to the page now or put it up for voting in STUFF? --Technochocolate 21:25, 26 Aug 2005 (UTC)

If you really wanna try, I'd suggest STUFF-ing it immediately. This one has been added and subtracted numerous times since July. Item that thrash in and out like that usually get voted down, however. -- tomstiff 21:39, 26 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Closed STUFF

[edit] My Art Galleries

Cheerleader calling the girls "art galleries" when they're ghosts is a reference to Luigi's Mansion.

Posted on: 23:03, 26 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 05:43, 31 Aug 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was overwhelmingly declined, 17–2. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/Teen Girl Squad Issue 9.

[edit] Math Geek

The only legible marks in Tomkins's Algebra paper are the number 3 and what appears to be a square root sign. If you zoom in, you can see that the original problem appears to be 3 times the -1st root of (4L^-1) divided by an unintelligible scribble. This can be simplified to 3L / (4 x unintelligible). His answer appears to be some random doodle; it could be anything.

Posted on: 00:18, 3 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 03:23, 17 Jul 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was declined, 12–11. A proposed revision was also declined, 4–1. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/Teen Girl Squad Issue 9.

[edit] Hangin' out next to the Old Person

Apparently, the girls are standing next to Mr. Pitters in nearly every episode, you just never see him because he is hidden behind the frame. This is similar to the "Strong Sad, how long have you been standing there?" joke in The Luau, and Homestar's claim that he is in every SB Email but is hidden behind the black in flashback.

Posted on: 03:18, 2 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 22:58, 14 Jul 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was almost unanimously declined, 11–1. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/Teen Girl Squad Issue 9.

[edit] Babbage's

Strong Bad is unaware that Babbage's stores do not tend to stock obsolete game consoles such as TurboGrafx 16. They generally do not inventory anything prior to PlayStation.

Posted on: 09:54, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 17:33, 7 Jul 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was declined, 10–2. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/Teen Girl Squad Issue 9.

[edit] Well, Duh, She's a Teen

Generally speaking, American teenagers get a driver's license at about sixteen years of age. Given the fact that she's had a driver's license for a year, it appears that What's Her Face is at least seventeen years old.

Posted on: 20:57, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 17:33, 7 Jul 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was accepted, 24–10. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/Teen Girl Squad Issue 9.

[edit] Like I don't get two jillion of these facts every two jillion seconds

Strong Bad needing a ride to Babbages is an oblique reference to car, where he admitted he doesn't have a car.

Posted on: 06:16, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 17:33, 7 Jul 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was almost unanimously declined, 14–1. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/Teen Girl Squad Issue 9.

[edit] Teen Girl Sq-uad

The lowercase Qs are unedited in this issue...

Ok... please sign your posts Mr. Annoymous. Excactly what do you mean by "un-edited?" — talk Bubsty edits 18:58, 13 November 2005 (UTC)
The font used for Strong Bad's handwriting contains European Qs and 7s, which have small lines running through them. Normally, TBC edit them, removing the lines, but I guess they didn't here. --DorianGray
Oh I see now! So do we put that as a fun fact or what? — talk Bubsty edits 19:07, 13 November 2005 (UTC)
Might be a goof... It's so slight that few may notice. Seems odd that it already hasn't been mentioned. --DorianGray
I think I'll put it up. It's actully kinda interesting. — talk Bubsty edits 19:53, 13 November 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Old Person = Very Yes?

Since Mr. Pitters says "Bye old person" in one scene, presumably to The Ugly One, does this mean that the Ugly One is, um, an old person? I don't really know any other way of putting this, and I'm surprised no one noticed this before me. Has Matt? (talk) 02:01, 17 December 2005 (UTC)

Um, no. Mr. Pitters is just a stereotypical old person with memory problems and othe eccentricities. That's why he says "Bye, old person". --DorianGray

[edit] Crap reference?

Hey, can we count this episode as a reference to "crap?" It's on the page where there are cutouts from magazines. It says "scrap" but the "s" is from a different paper. So there's a standalone "crap." CoveredinSuudzu 03:24, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Airbag myth

Last night's Mythbusters had a segment specifically addressing the "10 and 2" airbag myth. It turns out that regardless of where you put your hands (unless you have them right at the center of the steering column), the bag inflates between your hands and the rest of your body, making it essentially impossible to either punch yourself in the face or have your thumbs broken. I think the article ought to be changed to reflect this. We may even want to consider taking that part out entirely. Wear a Bikini 19:03, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

I've gone ahead and made the change. Wear a Bikini 12:25, 8 September 2007 (UTC)
I agree on all parts. Loafing 12:32, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

[edit] I looked everywhere..

And I don't think on the atricle nor the talk page state that there is no back or again buttons at the end. -- Still Homsar 09:35, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Whoops. Botched a reversion edit summary.

When I reverted the edit that mentioned when the TurboGrafx 16 was discontinued, I goofed on the reversion edit summary. I meant that I don't believe we've marked when other consoles have ended on other articles, so we shouldn't start now with the TurboGrafx listing here. Sorry about the goof. — Ngamer01 15:19, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

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