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[edit] Transcribing

Is anyone trying to do the transcript right now? Cause if you thought I was going to do it, you're wrong. Stupid Flash player that I desperately need to get... Has Matt? (talk) 15:20, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Figures, I had time, thought you were going to do it, then I go to my next class where the computers don't have speakers and I find out I could've written the transcript.... can this wait like, 3 hours or so? I can get it then -User:StrongBaditude

[edit] Does Strong Bad look odd

His arms seem lower and his gloves seems bigger to me. Am I going mad, or has he been slightly redesigned? Lord-z 16:02, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Looks the same to me, but I'm mainly showing off the new siggy. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 00:08, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

Yeah...I kinda noticed something wrong with his arms, and I think that is it. They seem to be slightly lower and more to his side/behind him.

His boots look different too. This should be added to the character evolution page.

image:Strongbadchange2.png Nicko9y 02:23, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

This isn't a new design! That's the sixth design (see the evolution page). Eman

Not quite. The shading on the shoes is similar (more so to either one than design 7) but different. The arm lengths are completely different. His head is also larger in proportion in design 8. --Jay (Talk) 23:57, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

Why would they go back and use an older design? Nicko9y 00:29, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Email, eh?

Hmmm... That's surprising. I was expecting the special Flashforward intro cartoon... Perhaps they're going to save it for a week or two... Thunderbird 16:08, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Or they'll just keep it to themselves for an undisclosed amount of time, like a ton of other stuff they don't release on the site. Maybe if we're lucky they'll put it, or portions of it, on the DVD. —BazookaJoe 20:19, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] My first transcript

Three cheers for my first transcript! Hooray! Seriously though, I left out a whole lot of stuff. People should verify that my dialogue is accurate, check for spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors, and add details that I wasn't able to. This was basically an audio dump plus what I could remember from the toon so it's like written from my doodle memory.--Bobo the King 16:30, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Horray! You done a great JAEORB!!!! Thunderbird 16:43, 6 March 2006 (UTC)
Woo-hoo! Congraturations! 'tis be great! 6 March 2006

[edit] Early

This email came out really early! I'm not sure what time zone they're in, but I'm in Central and it can't be that much of a difference. -Unknownwarrior33 16:49, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Im also in Central and it did come out really early
Georgia is EST. I don't know exactly when it went on the site, but the Wiki page went up about 9:30 their time. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 16:50, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Man you guys are lucky, here in new zealand H*R updates every tuesday! Cyberdemon 8:11, 7 march 2006

[edit] It's Dot Matrix

An explanation of my (reverted) removal of the fact that The Printer is apparently dot matrix is in order. It's Dot Com, you're absolutely right. The printer that The Paper comes from is obviously a dot matrix. That's a very distinctive sound, and the appearance of the font clinches it. But my point is that the fact has nothing to do with this toon. We've known for years that it's a dot matrix. There's no new evidence presented by this picture of the printer.

On the other hand, if someone could find a specific model of printer that this new picture is based on, that would be noteworthy. But I've tried. As I expected, it resembles slightly every home-computer printer made in the mid-to-late-1980s, and resembles none of them exactly. --TheNicestGuy 21:34, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

"what appears to be an Epson L-1000 dot matrix printer. The first time The Paper appeared out of a printer was in Email Processing Room."
I'd say it more closely resembles an Epson LX-800. The cartoon printer does not have the smoked-translucent-plastic window that the L-1000 has.

[edit] Horse twees

You all know what that would mean, right? TBC are getting a little outside the okay zone. You following me? good. -Homfrog, not logged in 21:45, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

See Crap - they've been doing that since the site was first launched. :) — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 22:02, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Technically, all she said was that he was a horse's bum. Any profanity would be purely speculation ;)Trelawney

[edit] Tejas

I'm kinda on the fence about the Tejas fact. On one hand, I agree that it should be mentioned that Strong Bad has pronounced "Texas" as "TEH-hahs" in the past, and the writer of the email may be directly referencing that. BUT: I think it's also important that people understand that "TEH-hahs" is not uniquely Strong Bad's pronunciation, but rather how "Texas" is pronounced in Spanish. The letters "x" and "j" have the same pronunciation in Spanish. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 22:19, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

I also wanted to point out that here in Tejas, it's also spelled that way too on a lot of Spanish-language literature. — It's dot com 04:52, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] My bad


  • The caption "loose weight?" may be a reference to a common misspelling of the word "lose", altered from the more common "lose weight!" caption.

You know it's true. So quit cutting it!

We're not arguing that it's false. But it is extremely obvious, and we don't note such obvious things as Fun Facts. Heimstern Läufer 01:57, 7 March 2006 (UTC)
It's not funny if we have to explain it. --DorianGray
Another common adage you'll see here on the wiki is: "That's the joke." — It's dot com 04:47, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

But the fact that it's a "common" misspelling of the word "lose" means that there's a lot of people out there who won't get the joke. It'd be good to put that down here for those people.

[edit] A fantastic stretch

"The Iron Sheik is a wrestler, and a former WWF Champion in the 1980s. Homestar's reference may be due to the similarity between the sound of the words Iron Sheik and 'Iron cheek', which in turn could be reinterpreted as Buns of Steel, the name of a series of workout videotapes."

I'm posting that here on the talk page so that I never forget it. I mean, I've seen some incredible stretches before, but I gotta say this one takes the cake. — It's dot com 04:42, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

Such persistence in re-adding it, as well. — Lapper (talk) 04:45, 7 March 2006 (UTC)
It's a stretch, no argument, but I don't think it's that bad. I've seen much worse. At least IMHO. --Jay (Talk) 07:45, 7 March 2006 (UTC)
I actually thought that the "sheik" ~ "cheek" part was an intended pun. Though I do agree about the extension to Buns of Steel... Trey56 07:58, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Marzi Stewart?

Should we add that Marzipan's crafts are probably modeled after Martha Stewart? I think they are. Is that too obvious, not obvious enough...?Trelawney

  • It's TTATOT. They're based on numerous craft how to shows. Martha Stewart would probably be the best known, but there are really so many that you'd have to have something more specific to call it a reference to Martha Stewart (For instance, Martha Stewart actually made something out of junk mail and kitty litter, or actually called her scissors "snip-snipperouskis"). As far as referencing how-to shows similar to Martha Stewart: Living, I think it's a bit too obvious to be worth mentioning. PolarBoy

[edit] It's Dot Benday

Strong Bad's comic strip does indeed use Benday dots. (Well, at least some overlay effect that's clearly supposed to look like Benday dots.) Benday dots are indeed the trademark of artist Wikipedia:Roy Lichtenstein. However, there's no clear connection between Lichtenstein and this toon. They're both referencing the same source, which is inexpensively printed and melodramatic color comic books/strips. Lichtenstein's only known for the technique because he exaggerated it and introduced it to high art. It had already been in use for decades. As for mentioning the Benday dots themselves, I don't see the point. Any artist trying to evoke a comic strip feel would be likely to use a similar effect. Note that they did it before on The Castlefunnies in old comics. --TheNicestGuy 07:41, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

I'm copying your argument over to the STUFF page... Trey56 07:44, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] end bracket

Does anyone think that it is significant there is the ] symbol before the back button? I R F 15:07, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

It's always been there, it's the prompt on the Lappy - same as a> on the Compy and Tandy. It's probably only noticible since it's not on the screen. --phlip TC 15:19, 7 March 2006 (UTC)
Did I sniff out my first goof?!?! I R F 16:55, 7 March 2006 (UTC)
Nah, they've done it like that before. --phlip TC 16:57, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Yoga DVD

I could've sworn I heard "slip" or something in that sentence, not buy. But I guess they changed it.

They didn't change it. The caption and the voice always said "buy". Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 18:11, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Obligated By Law?

I thought it was interesting how SB is "obligated by law" to do anything that people ask him. Could this be a reference to sb_email_22? --ArgentAngel 04:55, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

I think that's just him being his sarcastic self. Besides, 22 was the British, so why would he be subject to their law? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 05:01, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Snip-sniparooskies

I was tempted to add a Goof about Marzipan's snip-sniparooskies behaving like pinking shears while being called scissors. (Note that they make a "crinkle cut" without her having to turn the paper or the scissors.) Then I noticed that Wikipedia defines pinking shears as a type of scissors. This doesn't agree with my experience where pinking shears and scissors are two different (albeit closely related) tools. Anyone got any feelings on this subject? --TheNicestGuy 16:09, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

Remember that Wikipedia isn't always right - in fact, it's frequently not. If you have strong evidence that the WP article is wrong, you should feel free to go and correct it there. This is especially true if you want to use WP as a reference here.
That said, I'm not sure this is all that noteworthy in this case. Those may be pinking shears, but I think in a more general sense anything that acts like a pair of scissors (regardless of type of cut) can be called a form of scissors - at least, that's how I'd expect most people think of it, whether it's technically correct or not. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 20:14, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
WP is not always right?? *gasp!* My world is crashing down! — It's dot com 20:28, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
*gasp!* Dot com's world is falling on my breakfast buritto! The poor, defenseless, tasty breakfast! I hardly knew ye... (OK, this is getting extremely off topic.) Has Matt? (talk) 20:31, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] There's an Iowa kind...

Do we really need the Des Moines fact? It seems extremely obvious, as it's the state capitol and all. If it was just a small town or something, I could see the need... Trelawney has a lot of fans outside of the US who wouldn't know their US state capitals.

As an Iowa native, I have to let you know that by most US standards, Des Moines isn't really that big: its population is only 200,000, so some could consider it a small town. :P --Spanky The Dolphin 13:07, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Song...

does the music playing with HOmestar sound alot like i think i have a chance with this guy...or is it just me?--StrongBad110990 13:54, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

It has the same drum beat, but nothing else. — Seriously (Talk) 14:04, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] How does SB get up?

After SB fails to do a two-handed push up, how is he able to get up from the prone position? It's pretty fast, but it looks like he effectively pushes himself up to a standing pose...

I know, who cares, etc. Just struck me as odd.

I looked into this, and if you slow those five frames down, you see that he actually uses his knees to get up. Here's that clip, twelve times slower than what you'd normally see:
Strong Bad does not actually do any pushups

[edit] Twees

Homestars speech inpediment (sp) makes Rs Ws, wight? In dictionarydotcom one of the definition of "Trees" was to force into a difficult position; corner. Fun Fact? -- 22:10, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

Possible, but I'm thinking that's a bit of a stretch here. There are several points in the email where "Twees" has something to do with "butt". Also, if I'm not mistaken, the "Trees" you refer to up there is still pronounced the same as the plural of "tree" (treez, not treess), so the words don't match up. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 02:15, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Closed STUFF

[edit] Office Space redux

Strong Bad saying, "I'm gonna go ahead and need you to..." is a play on the catchphrase of boss Bill Lumbergh from the film Office Space.

Posted on: 17:05, 10 May 2007 (UTC)
Closed: 20:00, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was accepted, 16–9. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/lady fan.

[edit] I'm legally required to STUFF this

Strong Bad says in this email that he is "legally required" to do anything asked of him in a "stupid email", whereas in sibbie he said "I'm not here to fulfill your every freakin' whim!"

Posted on: 00:34, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
Closed: 22:56, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was overwhelmingly accepted as revised, 22–1. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/lady fan.

[edit] The case of the missing stand

Marzipan's glue gun is missing a stand to hold it in its position.

Posted on: 21:31, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
Closed: 04:30, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was overwhelmingly declined, 19–6. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/lady fan.

[edit] Ned Lichtensteinerson

The pattern of dots on Strong Bad's comic simulates Benday dots. This technique is also used in The Castlefunnies (featured in old comics).

Posted on: 07:43, 7 March 2006 (UTC)
Closed: 22:22, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was revised and then overwhelmingly accepted, 20–1. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/lady fan.

[edit] Dry The Cheat

The Cheat being washed in the dryer instead of taking a normal bath is a reference to Calvin and Hobbes, in which Hobbes is also washed in a clothes washer and dryer.

Posted on: 21:00, 6 March 2006 (UTC)
Closed: 00:17, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was swiftly and overwhelmingly declined, 20–5. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/lady fan.

[edit] PikaCheat, I choose you!

The Cheat electrocuting Strong Bad is a possible reference to the Pokémon Pikachu, whom The Cheat resembles.

Posted on: 18:20, 6 March 2006 (UTC)
Closed: 00:09, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was declined like there's no tomorrow, 26–2. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/lady fan.

[edit] Twees vs. Preowww

This is another appearance of Preeeeow, the onomatopoeia describing The Paper's sound effect.

Posted on: 16:44, 6 March 2006 (UTC)
Closed: 00:07, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was accepted in a landslide, 28–4. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/lady fan.

[edit] Sick/Green The Cheat

Sick The Cheat

Can someone please upload an image of a sick/green The Cheat, you know when he was about to puke? I don't know how to upload images and make images appear that good, like each page has. 19:51, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

Done'd. Has Matt? (talk) 19:59, 19 March 2006 (UTC)
Whatcha need it for? --DorianGray
Thanks, Has Matt?. DorianGray, I just thought it would be good to have, because the picture is funny. 20:01, 19 March 2006 (UTC)
I guess we can put it on The Cheat Other Costumes... --DorianGray

[edit] Shoulder stance

This may be a strech, but twees it, twees it shoulder stance could be a refrence to martial arts, where many different arts have a stance called shoulder stance.-- Benol, aka Coach B 11:44, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Iron Sheik's physique

--"The Iron Sheik also has a physique closely resembling Strong Bad's."-- What does that mean? Do they resemble each other? Does this Sheik character have a small round body and a giant head? Do they dress alike? I apologize if it seems like a stupid question, but I am not a fan of wrestling. It just seems like a weird claim to me. Lord-z 07:49, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

The Iron Sheik is a wrestler, so technically they're the same, but I'm a bit fuzzy on the Iron Sheik's appearance. ThnikkOwen 23:24, 28 February 2009 (UTC)
Considering that fun fact is long gone, ThnikkOwen, I think the issue can be left to rest. —Guard Duck talk 23:30, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Looking all fluffy and cute~

Can someone please upload a few screen shots of The Cheat in "Lady Fan" when he's revealed in the drier looking all fluffy and cute and also when he's sparking with electricity?


Here's one. And the other. Already been uploaded for a whiles. --DorianGray

[edit] Not-so-tidy Cat

I wonder if Cat Mess brand cat litter could be a play on the popular Tidy Cats brand of cat litter. Matt would probably be familiar with cat litter brands. Just a thought. Trey56 16:57, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

[edit] pecs or pants?

in the script it says "flex your pecs" but I'm pretty freakin' sure I heard "pants". can I get another ear in here? Sompm 23:05, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

Pecs. OptimisticFool 23:52, 19 October 2007 (UTC)
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