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[edit] "XXXX, Homestar!"

Hmm... I'm almost certain that Strong Bad says "Out of the way, Homestar!" --Upsilon

Why wouldn't it be "Out of the way, Homestar?" I have changed the transcript to say that. [[User:Kilroy|—Kilroy/talk]] 11:35, 28 Nov 2004 (MST)
Well, I did change it, but it got changed back. --Upsilon
"Almost certain"? I'm absoultely positive Strong Bad says "I'm the winner, Homestar!"--The one who changed it back
Why would it be "I'm the winner"? In context, "Out of the way" sounds much more likely. And you can clearly here the "ay" sound in the lastest word. --Upsilon
To Mee, it sounds more like "Get away, Homestar!" DEI DAT VMdatvm center\super contra

[edit] "Cheezit"

Strong Bad's line as he and the others leave with the radish is almost certainly "Now let's cheezit.", a reference to the old-timey phrase "Cheezit! The Cops!" uttered by gangsters and such in the 20's and 30's. "Now let's cheat it." is barely grammatical.

I agree! For a second I thought he maybe said "Now let's cheat-eth.", but "Now let's cheezit." is better. (Cheezit, the fets!) Kvb 09:48, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)
It's "cheat it." Grab an mp3, or take a close listen with a pair of headphones in a quiet room. Ignore the "boooo"s. Let me explain why "cheat it" makes sense. In the bad old days of H*R, Strong Bad, Strong Mad, and The Cheat were the bad guys. The cheaters. The ones who cheat. They are the ones who cheat all types of contests, whether it be Strongest Man or Reddest Raddish. Gah, I hate footnotes. —BazookaJoe 02:13, 7 Sep 2005 (UTC)
I still think it's "cheezit" or "cheese it." "Cheese it" means to "look out" or "get away fast." (trogga)
I was thinking Cheezit could be a reference to Futurama, as that is one of Bender's catchphrases. - Volbeat A The Cheat 08:09, 2 February 2006 (UTC)
  • "Cheat it" is barely grammatical? It's perfectly grammatical. E.g. "to cheat death"; "You cheated what?"; "Death"; "You cheated death?"; "Yes, I cheat it every now and then."
  • I will relent that "cheese it" is a phrase in the M-W dictionary. However, "to cheese" means "to put an end to something; to stop", and "cheese it" is "used in the imperative as a warning of danger." From the context, is Strong Bad more likely to be saying "Now let's put an end to it", "Now let's hurry up and go, the cops are coming", or "Now let's rip it off"? If you haven't caught my stance yet, I think Strong Bad is saying that they are ripping [the contest, the radish] off.
  • Upon further consideration, this has the same problem as "I hate your shoes"/"I think you're cute" (disconnected). Think-cute and cheat-it have hard sounds; Hate-shoes and cheese-it have soft sounds. I can right away hear the hard sounds in both, but I can hear and understand perfectly why people are interpreting soft sounds. In my opinion, hard sounds rule. Flash just distorts them.

BazookaJoe 03:58, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Headsets will clarify it. The line is for sure CHEAT IT. --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 04:15, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

yup, i think it's cheat it. venomous...underlings.

I would like to reopen this discussion. I came across this use of the phrase "cheese it", and that prompted me to look it up in the Urban Dictionary. The first definition there is exactly what Strong Bad and gang are doing. Furthermore, when I subject the audio sample to scrutiny (isolating the clip, amplifying it, speeding it up, slowing it down, listening to it over and over), I think there is a /z/ sound there, not a /t/. Finally, BazookaJoe's assertion that "cheat it" is grammatical is shaky at best: If we assume it's "cheat it", then the only possible antecedant to "it" is "vegetable", which makes no sense. To make it make sense, we're forced to conclude he's actually talking about the contest. That seems like an unnecessary stretch to me given that "cheese it" is an actual slang phrase that fits the context 100%. — It's dot com 19:34, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Oh. Well, I hear "cheat it". I think that might be a "t" in there. – The Chort 20:45, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

If Strong Bad said cheat it, that wouldn't make any sense. If you say that you are going to cheat something it means you will try to cheat, but it's not grammatically correct. If he said cheezit, that would make sense because he's running away. maybe he said cheat it or cheezit. I'll email the Brothers Chaps and see (wasd98)

So, this has been around in its current state for a long time, but I don't really think there should be so much dispute. I hear "cheese it" pretty clearly, and the context, "Now let's run away" makes the meaning pretty unambiguous. Can I remove the footnote? Are there still those who think it's "cheat it"? (see also Dot Com's note a couple lines above). -132.183.138.33 23:53, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

I heat the T quite audibly and absolutely no Z sound. I can only conclude that "cheat it" is a play on "cheese it" and "the cheat". — Defender1031*Talk 00:34, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
I wanna reopen this dispute. After playing around for the longest time with the Audio of the toon (singling out some things), I can undeniably conclude that the line is "Cheese it". I'm sorry if this is annoying anyone. But I don't think we've reached a consensus.--Record307 Talk/Contribs 02:51, 26 October 2010 (UTC)
Unless the "boos" and the bird are stored completely separately from the dialogue, I doubt that that is even possible. I think it's "cheat it", but I don't know for certain either way. --Jay (Talk) 03:39, 26 October 2010 (UTC)
Well, I don't wanna close the discussion unless we've reached a consensus and I don't think we have.--Record307 Talk/Contribs 01:50, 27 October 2010 (UTC)
Without some kind of official word, I doubt there's ever going to be a consensus to remove the footnote, but it's not hurting anything. The status quo is fine. — It's dot com 02:41, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Closed STUFF

These were on the STUFF page and declined. If you wish to contest these, leave a note here, but don't allow it to be confused with any of the original votes.

[edit] Back Buttons

The reason that this toon does not have a "Back" button is most likely because this cartoon appeared on the Telebision Toons Menu, which integrated the cartoons into the menu itself.

  • Decline ...unless you can find that this is the ONLY toon that does not have a "Back" button, or that this is the ONLY toon that doesn't have the "Back" button for this specific reason. Otherwise, this ought to go on the Telebision Toons Menu page and not on the specific toon pages. --TheEggman 11:51, 15 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline Dreamail doesn't have a back button either. -Miss Free Country USA
    • Comment. (posted after fun fact was declined) But "dreammail" wasn't embedded into the Telebision Toons Menu, was it? --Gafaddict 23:21, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept. Why not? --Trogga 10:15, 13 Apr 2005 (MDT)

[edit] Paper Doll Style (Declined)

This is the only cartoon in which TBC use the "paper doll cut-out" visual style. Another older toon to have a unique visual style is In Search Of The Yello Dello.

  • Decline. Not only is this extremely obvious, but In Search Of The Yello Dello isn't exactly a unique visual style. The King Of Town DVD uses almost exactly the same style. --thatkidsam 15:39, 9 Jan 2005 (MST)
    • Well, no, it doesn't, but the Fun Fact is still useless. (Decline) --Jay 18:14, 16 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • Decline It's like saying that the puppet time shorts use puppets or that Teen Girl Squad is a comic book set to music and spoken words.
    • Second. «Rob»
  • Revise and Accept It may be obvious that THIS 'toon is done in paper-doll-cutout style, but it's not obvious that it's the ONLY 'toon of its kind, especially to a newcomer.
    • Second -- cut out the bit about Yello Dello and you've got a good bit of trivia. Kamek 09:17, 21 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • Neutral. It's an interesting idea, but I don't know if it needs to be a fun fact. But then again, where else would it go? →evin290 06:42, 24 Jan 2005 (MST)
    • Does the paper doll style mimic an old cartoon show or something? It seems to me, what with the laugh track and the bizarre style, that the Brothers Chaps are paying homage to something specific. Anyway, if they are, it might be an interesting fact.


[edit] Facefaults

The way Homestar and Pom Pom fall over after Marzipan reveals the real reddest radish is similar to a popular sight gag from Japanese animation called a facefault. When a character in a comedy series experiences great surprise, frustration or annoyance, they will often fall over on their faces as a sign of just how stupified they are.

Posted on: 06:44, 5 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 13:18, 5 Sep 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was declined (patently false), 2–0. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/The Reddest Radish.

[edit] Predating? But that's not-

Within the Fun Facts sections, it says that this is the first time Strong Bad says "Holy Crap", as it predates "A Jumping Jack Contest"...on the AJJC page, it says that was a 1999 cartoon, while this one (according to the wiki) was made in 2000. Which leads me to this question:Did "The Reddist Radish" come before or after A Jumping Jack Contest? DevonM(talk·cont-ribs) 22:17, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

See Talk:A Jumping Jack Contest#Which Came First? Bad Bad Guy 22:33, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
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