Talk:That a Ghost

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[edit] Phooey

Phooey was sort of a catchphrase of Donald Duck, especially in the thirties. Should that be included as a real-World References?

Naw, phooey is an extremely common saying. No reason to connect it to Donald Duck. -- tomstiff 17:43, 19 Jul 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Closed STUFF

These fun facts were on STUFF and closed. If you wish to contest these, please leave a note, but don't allow it to be confused with the original votes.

[edit] Sickly Sam's lucky day (REVISE)

This is the only old-timey toon so far that does not have Sickly Sam "dying".

  • Neutral I guess this is fine, but i need to watch the old-timey cartoons to make sure that he has appeared in at least three to make sure that he hasnt just died in one and lived in another. This an all right fact, i think. What about the rest of you? --acekirby13 19:01, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline Has Sickly Sam died in anything other than Parsnips a Plenty?
  • Decline I think that any fun fact with the phrase "so far" or the like should be rejected automatically. Besides, didn't he not die in the kick the can cartoons? Donny vs Universe
    • Comment Sickly Sam was never in Kick the Can. Oh, and Sickly Sam did "die" in Mr. Shmallow (easter egg). He also fell of the I-beam in Ballad of The Sneak (if that counts). --Trogga 13:39, 14 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second "Fun" facts that can become easily dated are "bad" facts. --tomstiff 15:17, 14 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Rewrite and Accept I've watched all the cartoons that Sickly Sam is in, and That a Ghost seems to be the only one where he doesn't die (even though all the characters were skinned alive, none of them seemed to be "dead"). I would have to agree with Donny, but I'll just say to take out "so far", and delete this fact if he survives in another old-timey toon. However, I guess this fact's fate is up to the rest of the voting public, too. --acekirby13
    • Second--rsl12 21:46, 31 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Ummm, my basis for declining this fact was that it could be easily become false. Removing "so far" from it doesn't change that. Also, the fact relies on Sickly Sam being in every old timey cartoon for it to work. He isn't in kick the can so he doesn't die there (even if it is by a technicallity). The fun fact just doesn't work. Donny vs Universe
  • Rewrite How about "This is Sickly Sam's first appearance where he does not 'die'." --Trogga 14:15, 22 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline Slightly We can all see Sickly Sam ATTEMPTED to kill himself by burying himself alive on a Tuesday. -Walking Armless
    • 1936 Bubs was buried alive too, but he seemed to be OK. --Trogga 17:31, 25 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • I disagree that anything noted as "so far" is bad (though "this is the first time" is usually more appropriate.) However, this fact isn't totally true as stated, so Rewrite and accept --Jay 03:21, 5 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Revise My basis for rejecting this was the "so far". Revise to "the first time". -- tomstiff 19:06, 25 Apr 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Cory (Declined)

The painting marked "Cory" is most likely a reference to Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 11.2.

  • BACLINED! Wait, no... OR it could be a reference to cheat talk. OR it could just be some randomly chosen name. --Jay 11:43, 9 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Well, Cory from cheat talk was a real person, so TBC couldn't have come up with that. And cheat talk Cory is a city in the Homestarverse. Painting Cory and Camdidate Cory are people. --VolatileChemical 12:54, 9 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • So what if they didn't invent the name for cheat talk? The name still came up, so the "reference" is just as valid. And, as I said, there's the whole "randomly chosen name" scenario. --Jay 14:41, 9 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Decline The answering machine could have been referring to a "Corey", or "Cori", not neccessarily "Cory".
  • Most Likely Declined Your geekdar is overly sensitive, when was the last time you had an expert look at it? Dasrik 06:10, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Strong Twins

The Strong Man holding a shovel and doing a stylish jig is another instance of twin characters.

Posted on: 10:44, 20 December 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 03:56, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was unanimously declined, 18–0. A proposed revision was also overwhelmingly declined, 12–3. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/That A Ghost.

[edit] Gold Pants

Strong Bad mentioning "gold pants" may be a reference to Ed, Edd, and Eddy episode "High Heeled Ed", where Ed spills gold paint on his pants and sells them as 'gold pants.'

Posted on: 22:43, 14 October 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 13:02, 19 October 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was overwhelmingly declined, 14–1. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/That A Ghost.

[edit] Moth Swallow

Homestar finally swallowed a bug in Bug In Mouth Disease.

Posted on: 16:19, 3 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 21:46, 7 Aug 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was unanimously declined, 13–0. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/That A Ghost.

[edit] Gold pants?

I've STUFF'd a possible Ed, Edd, and Eddy reference.--The Kooky One(talk) 22:49, 14 October 2005 (UTC)

[edit] How much was 27 cents worth in 1937?


Nikolce Kocovski 06:04, 13 November 2005 (UTC)

I'd imagine it was worth about twenty-seven cents. If you mean "compared to today's currency," then I don't know. --Jay (Talk) 06:05, 13 November 2005 (UTC)
Once again, I'm going to turn it back to you; maybe a few Google searches would find an answer. It would be a nice piece of Trivia to add! —AbdiViklas 06:09, 13 November 2005 (UTC)
According to this inflation calculator 27 cents in 1937 would equal $3.60 in 2005. —Zelinda 00:59, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Gold pants (not EEnE)

Maybe the gold pants line is a reference to "More Cowbell," where Dickinson says Before we're done here, y'all be wearing gold-plated diapers! Probably not, and I'm not putting this up for STUFF. Just a thought.—S*R 04:44, 22 November 2005 (UTC)

I was wondering if they might be a reference to the "golden pantaloons" from Baldur's Gate?

[edit] Skeletons?

Hmm. Those skeletons are good and interesting, but they take up so much room and add so much blank space to the article. What if they were on their own page, like "Old-Timey Skeletons" or something, like we do for minor variations of regular characters? — It's dot com 03:05, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, the skeletons are great, but they are out of place. I would suggest moving them to minor variations. Rogue Leader / (my talk) 03:07, 20 December 2005 (UTC)
Actually you can already see them (with backgrounds, however) on Old Timey Other Costumes. --DorianGray
Hmm, then they really don't need to be in the article itself. (I personally don't mind the backgrounds so much.) — It's dot com 03:32, 20 December 2005 (UTC)
Unneeded. Delete them, I say. We already have them on another page. (Hotlinks to the original images could be nice, I suppose.) - Joshua 05:01, 20 December 2005 (UTC)
Wha? Someone say my name? I 'gree with Joshua... (that was a little Harry Potter humor, for those of you who don't know). But yeah, I second what Josh was saying. When I first read them, (which was sometime this morning), I was seriously wondering why we needed them. Delete! — talk Bubsty edits 05:52, 20 December 2005 (UTC)
I'll make a page for them. EASports
No, you see, there already is. - Joshua 14:07, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Two Strong Men?

It's apparent that there's a case of twin characters here. You see the Strong Man holding a shovel in one place and immediately see him doing some stylish jig in a different spot. Maybe it should be STUFFed?

It's in STUFF now. And sign your posts. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 16:30, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Car-toon

Could "Car-Toon" possibly be a reference to Fleschier Studios "Car-Tunes"? -- 16:37, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Screaming

Did anybody else notice that when the The Homestar Runner and Strong Bad 'scream' when seeing the ghost, they sound exactly like Homsar's usual opening gambit?

[edit] Newest vs. Heinous

I'm pretty sure that Old-Timey Strong Bad says "my heinous invention", but pronounces it as "my hin-uous hin-vention". The transcript says "newest" instead of "heinous". I've turned the volume way up, and that's what i hear, anyway. Anyone else want to take a listen, and weigh in? --Duke33 18:00, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

I do hear an extra syllable in there, but it doesn't sound like he's trying to say "heinous", even mispronounced. Actually, I don't know WHAT he's trying to say... --Jay (Talk) 18:03, 28 February 2007 (UTC)
I always heard "latest". o_o --DorianGray 20:00, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Gone with the Wind?

  • Marzipan says "At least we'll never go hungry again". Did I miss something? Seems like a clear ref to me. ^_^ Danny Lilithborne 13:25, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
The Lion King also had a similar quote. Bad Bad Guy 03:21, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Indiana Jones

I think When They jump out of Thier Skin is a Refrence to Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark

[edit] Mickey and the Ghost

Could this be a parody of the Disney cartoon Mickey and the Ghost? Wolf O'Donnel 18:33, 17 July 2021 (UTC)

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