Talk:Videlectrix Guys

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[edit] What to call these guys

I made an update to the page and called the guys first and second programmer based on Workin' on the Game and Peasant's Quest Preview#Easter Eggs. Would moving the page to Videlectrix Programmers be better? — It's dot com 18:42, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

I think "Videlectrix Guys" is better since it comes from QotW. Are they ever officially referred to as Videlectrix Programmers? Trey56 18:45, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
Yes. Peasant's_Quest_Preview#Transcript: "Videlectrix programmers have actually been hard at work bringing this epic adventure to life." "Videlectrix Guys" was just something we made up for the quote, right? — It's dot com 18:46, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
Hmm, listening to the Preview, "Videlectrix programmers" sounds more like a description than a name. To me, the name in QotW is more of a name... to come up with it, they had to think, "Okay, we have this quote, what do we call these guys?" "Um, Videlectrix Guys." They could have just as easily chosen Videlectrix Programmers, but they didn't... It's not a huge issue, but I definitely lean strongly toward "Videlectrix Guys". Trey56 18:49, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
I agree that "Videlectrix programmers" sounds more like a description, but that doesn't change anything for me. Where did they choose "Videlectrix Guys" for the QotW? Quotes of the week aren't labeled; the XML name is just "vidguys". I think they (or whoever updated the weeklies that week, maybe Ryan) were just looking for something short. — It's dot com 18:50, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
Oh, here's something else: Fan_Costumes_'07. I think that one gives strong support for "Videlectrix Guys". Trey56 18:55, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
Okay, that's better, but to me it's just a description too. They work for Videlectrix and they are guys. — It's dot com 18:57, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
And here's another one (maybe the strongest one yet): Peasant's Quest/EasterEggs on the old wiki. Trey56 18:58, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
Where is that? Is it on the current wiki? If not, why not? — It's dot com 18:59, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
Not sure -- it's the screen you get when you die. It's not really a "response" per se, so I can't think at the moment where it should go. At any rate, if they sign a message from themselves as "The Videlectrix Guys", I think we'd be hard-pressed to find a better name for them. Trey56 19:00, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
Yes, you've convinced me. Now, should they be called "First/Second Guy" instead of "Programmer" in the transcripts? Because that's really what I'm getting at: consistency between this article and the transcripts. — It's dot com 19:01, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
(w00t!) Perhaps. I've been thinking of that too, and I wonder if there's a better way to identify them: by shirt color. But "Pink-shirted Guy" and "Blue-shirted Guy" just don't sound encyclopedic. So, I don't know. But I did check to see, and Matt and Mike do consistently wear the pink and blue shirts, respectively. Trey56 19:03, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
Amazing, I was just about to start this discussion and found there's already one going on ;-) I'm strongly against calling them programmers. We know that the blue shirted guy does the graphics, so we could call him the graphics guy. But we don't know what the other's job is, and we also don't know if the graphics guy has other duties either. My guess is that the shirts are part of their characters, and we might as well use those rather than "First/Second Guy" (although that woudl be safer). Loafing 02:35, 6 May 2008 (UTC)
I'm not sure which is less encyclopecic: Pink-/Blue-Shirted Guy or First/Second Guy. One of the guys is clearly the boss of the other. Is there some way we could incorporate that into names? — It's dot com 00:08, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
The boss guy is the CEO according to the job interview thingy - but we don't consider that canon. Shall we call them "boss guy" and "graphics guy"? I suggest that we keep calling them guys for obvious reasons. Loafing 02:16, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Henri Chapardieu

Should it be mentioned that (at least according to that blog) one of the Videlectrix guys is named Henri Chapardieu? Apparently, all the Videlectrix guys are French. 23:42, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

I've thought about this a bit, and I don't think we should regard the content of that blog as official Homestar Runner content — that interview portrays the Videlectrix guys as French, but in the times we've heard them speak (i.e., Workin' on the Game), they don't sound French at all — Matt Chapman's character's voice is some American accent (I can't quite place it). Also, I'm not sure whether TBC or that blogger came up with the name "Henri Chapardieu", but I lean toward the blogger inventing it.
So, it's a fun little interview, but I don't think we should try to incorporate it into our "official body of knowledge"... Trey56 23:52, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Fan Costumes

Shouldn't we mention that someone dressed up as one of the Videlectrix Guys for Halloween? --DarkAlex 00:56, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

We don't mention that on any of the other pages. It's not reverse-notable. — Defender1031*Talk 03:15, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
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