Talk:The Dregs

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Is this necessary? After all, I didn't think that "King of the Dregs" meant the little disabled animals...but I could be wrong. (A "dreg" is defined as "the basest or least desirable portion", so I assumed that TBC were just saying that he was the lowest of the low. I don't think we should have a page of these animals without even knowing their names and only seeing them for a few brief seconds in a cartoon...but I could be wrong. --Tony Stonytalk

Second! -- tomstiff 17:16, 19 May 2005 (UTC)

It seemed to me to be the best name for this collection of characters. All of these animals are affiliated and they do belong together on the same article. If you have a better name for these guys, feel free to suggest it. - Dr Haggis - Talk 15:11, 15 May 2005 (UTC)

This article seems to imply that TBC named these guys The Dregs, which IMHO they most certainly did not. -- 17:16, 19 May 2005 (UTC)

Its not so much the same as whether this needs to exist as an article...I doubt we will ever see them again -- Tony Stony 22:56, 18 May 2005 (UTC)

The purpose of this Wiki is to catalogue everything, regardless of how frequently we see it. The frequency and depth of information determines the weight we give the content. Lesser entries can be combined to form compound articles like this one. - Dr Haggis - Talk 16:37, 19 May 2005 (UTC)

Wow, you guys are so literal! The Wiki often names characters until a formal name is given. Would it make everyone less cranky if we moved this info to The Li'l Brudder Show?

Actually, yeah -- Tony Stony 22:45, 19 May 2005 (UTC)

Should we move Tony Stony to Homestar Presents: Presents too? We are unlikely to see it again. - Dr Haggis - Talk 22:47, 19 May 2005 (UTC)

Not comparable...The difference is "Tony Stony" is an actual item in the Homestar Runner world. The "Dregs" are either imaginary or characters played by actors in a show in Free Country, U.S.A. IT would make sense to talk about these minor characters on the page about the show, in much the same way as it doesn't makes sense to have pages for all the animated versions of Limozeen in their cartoon...or am I wrong?

--Tony Stony 22:53, 19 May 2005 (UTC)

Tony may be an actual item, but these guys are actual characters. With current article formatting information on specific characters belongs on a character page, while information on the toon such as transcripts and easter eggs belong on the toon page. If we ever see other episodes of The Li'l Brudder Show, there would likely be an article describing the series as a whole, and The Dregs would fit very nicely on that page. Does that make sence?

I thought the collective name for these characters should be something from the toon, even a backhanded remark like "The Dregs." I thought it was more whimsical than The Li'l Brudder Show Characters, which would have to include Tendafoot and Li'l Brudder, but no one wanted to move those articles. - Dr Haggis - Talk 23:19, 19 May 2005 (UTC)

That does make sense, yes. I am just wondering how likely it is that someone can find this article if they don't know that "The Dregs" is the given name....

That is a very fair point. There are several articles with this problem, and this is how we attempt to address it. First we interlink articles as much as we can. This increases the likelihood of finding it. Also we use categories and lists to group articles together. Finally we use redirects to bring people to the proper pages. Parrot and Possum both link here. If we rename this article "The Dregs" should remain as a redirect for that reason.- Dr Haggis - Talk 01:36, 20 May 2005 (UTC)
  • I'm wondering why it is that "Piddles" might refer to one of the names of the Dregs..isn't that stretching it a bit? Tendafoot was just being dumb -- Tony Stony 11:09, 2 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I'm commenting on something Tony Stony said, the same thing with mustachiod Homestar, no given name, but the wiki has to note him anyway. By the way, the catergory should be groups for this, shouldn't it? --Dinoshaur 12:26, 1 Aug 2005 (UTC)


[edit] Star-nosed Mole

Is it worthy to note how the Possum's abnormal nose somewhat resembles the Star-nosed Mole's ( Which seems to have it's entire head a nose also.

[edit] Li'l Brudder and Tendafoot too?

This page seems boring with only 2 descriptions. I propose that we add a short blurb about the dreg king and his faithful elephoot friend, with a Main Article: link. Anyone agree? — Defender1031*Talk 18:44, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

I agree. They are obviously a part of the group. The New Uzi Bazooka 13:30, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Possum?

I thought it was an Opossum, not Possum? -- 20:20, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

For the Western Hemisphere marsupial, see opossum. For the Eastern Hemisphere marsupial, see possum. — Defender1031*Talk 20:59, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
I wouldn't edit your post, Defender, but the links are switched. StrongAwesome 21:32, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
No they're not. The text "For the Western Hemisphere marsupial, see opossum." is on Possum and the text "For the Eastern Hemisphere marsupial, see possum." is on Opossum. — Defender1031*Talk 21:39, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
Ah, right. I was thinking you of all people wouldn't make that mistake, but I just had to be sure. Anyway, to the actual question here, and comparing the pictures, I'd say that this is an opossum. StrongAwesome 21:50, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Dregs DVD, here to prevent an edit war

I think that the idea of including the following is a good idea:

 In a post to @strongbadactual on 29 March 2021, Strong Bad suggested The Dregs: Mostly the Second Decade of as a title for a hypothetical
followup to the strongbad_email.exe and Everything Else series of DVDs.

Does anyone agree? --J∃ffJMan 11:26, 25 April 2022 (UTC)

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