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[edit] Mustard Man

Real-World References says: --"In the Homsar "Semi-Annual Mustard Man Award" easter egg, "Mustard Man" is a reference to a photo of a guy covered in mustard that circulated around the Internet in 2002."--

Does anyone else feel that that is a stretch.

Yeah, it sounds more like a bit of Homsar randomness my dear Annonys. Sign your comments. --TaranchulaVamp15 16:20, 25 Jul 2005 (CST)

[edit] Blue Book

I think "Blue book" is actually referring to Kelly Blue Book which is a resource book for people who want to buy/sell their used cars. When discussing the price of a used car people will often check the "blue book" for the cars value.

That makes sense to me, but I didn't know. Feel free to add it as a Real-World Reference. --Jay v.2020 (Talk) 08:45, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Strong Bad's Shoes

Has anyone else notcied that Strong Bad's shoes could be his feet, like how his mask and boxing gloves are his face and hands? This is evidenced in the "Stinkiest Diapey" award (he wears the shoes even as a baby) and the huge tube socks ad from modeling. (He's wearing the shoes under his socks) Poopsmith Z

Wouldn't surprise me one bit. --Jay v.2020 (Talk) 09:10, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Iiiiiit's possible. --TaranchulaVamp15 12:12, 25 Jul 2005 (CST)
From Stand-Up we at least know his shorts are not his... never mind

[edit] Cutest Couple

This is fairly obvious, but does anyone think it's worth mentioning that Bubs' "Cutest Couple" is a reference to the widely-held practice of Senior Favorites, when high school seniors vote on their classmates for the yearbook?

  • Also called "Superlatives", which, BTW, is the name of the chapter that Bubs' picture appears in. Yeah, it is obvious IMHO. Of course, most "cutest couples" in yearbooks are TWO people... --Jay v.2020 (Talk) 22:58, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)

[edit] No Photo available

Somehow, the "No Photo Available" for Marzipan's record makes me think back to "Happy Fireworks!", in which Bubs says Marzipan is still gone for the summer. How about y'all? --Ookelaylay 23:51, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)

That's what I thought of too. I'm not quite sure if the connection is enough for a fun fact though. --mibluvr13dígame 23:58, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
I was thinking more that someone (either Strong Bad or Marzipan) exaggerated the claim. But either explanation could work. --Jay v.2020 (Talk) 00:55, 26 Jul 2005 (UTC)
I've been wondering about something related to this. Is anything going on with Missy in real life that would keep Marzipan off the site? (And before you say it, I know that they don't need her voice to use Marzipan's picture. But her prolonged absence is unusual.) — It's dot com 01:03, 26 Jul 2005 (UTC)
If I'm not mistaken, the last time Marzipan's voice was heard was in a Store Easter Egg, which was (AFAIK) created on May 23. Yeah, it has been a while... --Jay v.2020 (Talk) 01:16, 26 Jul 2005 (UTC)
I think that it has been a couple of months since we have seen miss pan. Now that it has been so long, we can safely safely assume that Miss Palmer has gone AWOL. All that I know is that I am glad that Matt isn't doing the voices. Rogue Leader / (my talk)
I don't think she went absent without leave, exactly. We can only guess what's going on in her life. —BazookaJoe 01:32, 26 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Uh, I was kinda making a stab of not good humor. let me rephrase, I think that something has come up, and Missy doesen't have time to do Marzipan voices. Rogue Leader / (my talk)
Yeah, but I know we can't make it a remark of any sort. It's just speculation on all parts. --Ookelaylay 02:03, 26 Jul 2005 (UTC) PS- Maybe Mike and Missy got a divorce? Or maybe Missy's been in the hospital or something?
I believe that it is more likely a family affair, and if there was a devorce, Marzy would be killed off. Rogue Leader / (my talk)
According to IMDb, she's the co-producing some movie called The Unseen. That would certainly keep her busy for awhile. --mibluvr13dígame 03:02, 26 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Regardless of whatever is going on with Missy in real life, they don't need her to draw a picture of Marzipan. I think this was just a joke - leaving it open what exactly Marzipan was doing to get that award.--Eytanz 14:31, 26 Jul 2005 (UTC)
She doesn't do the voices, and everyone starts thinking that she's leaving forever and has divorced Mike.... I'm not sure what to make of this...
Annony, she seems to be cowriting a motion picture, she can't do a voice of Marzipan. Rogue Leader / (my talk)
Eytanz: We already said we know they don't need her voice for her picture. Rogue Leader: Matt used to do the voices from New York while Mike was in Atlanta (or something like that, I'm not going to look it up), so it's not like it's impossible for her to do a couple of lines here and there. — It's dot com 03:53, 27 Jul 2005 (UTC)
True, True... — Rogue Leader / (my talk)
The problem is that the record is for longest pole-vault, and Marzipan has no arms. Granted, that's never stopped any of the townsfolk of Free Country, USA before, but the photo'd look really weird.--Theguy23 04:24, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Strong Sad's the Cheat fountain pen

Did anyone notice that the tip of Strong Sad's Pen was yellow with black spots, Just like the cheat!

Dear Annony- Have you ever watched "STRONG BAD IS IN JAIL"? It's the same pen there, and it wasn't noted then. --Ookelaylay 02:56, 26 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Ummm...I'm not touching this one...it's too easy... --TaranchulaVamp15 00:25, 26 Jul 2005 (CST)

It just has a yellow tip with black ink smeared on it. --Jay v.2020 (Talk) 06:22, 26 Jul 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Shirts or shorts

I've watched this email several times now, and I consistently hear the "punchline" of his first joke as "they don't wear shorts", rather than "they don't wear shirts".

I know this is the kind of thing that cannot really be determined due to Homestar's accent, and I realize that "shirts" makes more sense in the context than "shorts". I really don't expect anyone to change the transcript. I just thought it worth noting.--Eytanz 14:35, 26 Jul 2005 (UTC)

I hear "shorts", but yeah "shirts" makes more sense. --Ookelaylay 18:06, 26 Jul 2005 (UTC)

I hear "shirts". — It's dot com 18:17, 26 Jul 2005 (UTC)
I hear "shirts" too. And think about the redneck stereotype for a minute. They wear pants (thankfully). They often don't wear shirts. Come on; Homestar isn't THAT dumb. --Jay v.2020 (Talk) 18:20, 26 Jul 2005 (UTC)
That makes sense, but it still sounds like "Shorts" to me. Probobly is Homestar's accent, though. -GG Crono
It sounds like shorts to me; I won't deny that. But I know he isn't saying that. —BazookaJoe 03:31, 27 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Actually it sounds like "sho-its," which may could go either way. "Shirts" is the logical interpretation. — It's dot com 04:07, 27 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Shirts sounds more like your stereotypical redneck, which is basically what redneck jokes are about. So, yeah I’d say its shirts too. The Pardack

[edit] I'm just me

Is the I'm just me song a real song? seems vaguely familiar - killyoukillyou

Yeah I know. It sounds like a kiddie song they sing on PBS kids -Kinsey

[edit] The single grain of rice thing

Once I read in a record book that someone wrote the lord's prayer on a grain of rice. Strong Sad doing a similar thing HAS to be a referance. I don't know who it was or anything more about it, though...--DumDe 08:53, 27 Jul 2005 (UTC)

If you go to a street fair in many big cities (in the US or Europe), you'll find someone who writes stuff on grains of rice. Normally they aren't very good at it, but I once saw a man who could write decently long sentences. So yeah, this is a reference, but to a particular craft (taken to a ridiculous extreme), not to any particular event. --Eytanz 15:30, 27 Jul 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Random

Doesn't "Most Macaronis Nailed To A Paper Towel Tube" count as making up random crap that no one else would do and calling it a record? why does Count Longardeaux stand for it?-Ashley

The record is for: "Most Macaronis Nailed to a Paper Towel Tube by Strong Mad," which furthers the chances that no one else would do it. I bet Count Longardeax wouldn't stand for it. —BazookaJoe 12:47, 27 Jul 2005 (UTC)
I think that random crap is more like me destroying a TV, while handstanding, while singing the itsy bitsy spider song with a flappy disk taped to my head.
I think that it is just Strong Bads usual practice of humouring Strong Mad, with a "Good Work" like in E-mail "Dragon". - Lord Z.
I agree. Strong Bad is probably humouring him... 'cause you don't wanna get that guy angry. -Polly 02:17, 28 Jul 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Count Longardeaux

Could "Count Longardeaux" possibly be a reference to big-band leader Guy Lombardo? --Sam, 27 July 2005

Sorry, maybe I am just being slow, but I dont see the connection. - Lord-Z

[edit] Name that tune

What's the name of the tune Strongbad sings in the openning song? -- M4CFR34K 08:22, 3 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I don't think it is a tune. Like, a real one. — talk Bubsty edits 23:34, 18 November 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Standard Nathan

You can still click on the words Standard Nathan around two seconds after it goes

Should I add this too Goofs? And please someone else don't add this for me, I want to be credited if it is accepted.

(1) It doesn't work for me. (2) You won't be credited even if you do add it - anything you add to the article belongs to the wiki. You can claim credit on your user page, but you could do that anyway even if someone else actually added it to the page. --phlip TC 07:53, 4 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Monty Python

I was just watching Monty Python's Flying Circus and at one point there is a shot of a sign, then it cuts to a blank screen reading "13.4 SECONDS LATER", then a cut back to the exact same sign. Unlikely to be a reference, but an amusing coincidence nonetheless. --phlip TC 17:15, 27 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Closed STUFF

[edit] ICD

The King of Town's twitching during the heart attacks is likely caused by an implanted defibrillator shocking his heart back into a normal rhythm.

Posted on: 05:57, 6 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 02:44, 10 Aug 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was overwhelmingly declined, 12–1. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/record book.

[edit] Blue's Clues

"Let's take a look. A book-look!" is said in the same style as a phrase from Blue's Clues: "It's time to look for clues. Blue's Clues!"

Posted on: 01:48, 28 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 15:15, 7 Aug 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was unanimously declined, 12–0. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/record book.

[edit] Terrible jokes

The groans heard when Homestar tells his second redneck joke are from Senorial Day.

Posted on: 18:33, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 15:07, 7 Aug 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was accepted, 22–13. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/record book.

[edit] Very High Sodium

The King of Town had a heart attack after eating the pile of salt because it contains sodium, a chemical element linked to high blood pressure. Persistent high blood pressure is a risk factor for heart attacks.

Posted on: 12:38, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 15:02, 7 Aug 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was revised and accepted, 29–15. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/record book.

[edit] Salty Reference

The King of Town inhaling all of the salt like a vaccum is a reference to the Nintendo character, Kirby, who ate things in the same manner.

Posted on: 14:55, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 21:35, 27 Jul 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was overwhelmingly declined, 24–6. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/record book.

[edit] The Cheat's "Wrists"

The end scene is the first time that The Cheat appears to have any bending that appears to be wrists, other than in the much more cartoony "Cheat Commandos" episodes.

Posted on: 16:46, 26 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 17:10, 26 Jul 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was automatically declined (patently false), 4–0. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/record book.

[edit] 40 Tbsp of Insanity

The King of Town is lucky to be alive at all after eating the salt, because ingesting as little as 40 tablespoons of salt can kill an adult human.

Posted on: 13:56, 26 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 04:22, 27 Jul 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was unanimously declined, 12–0. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/record book.

[edit] The Ultimate Record

"Page 42" in The Record Book of World Records could be a possible reference to The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams.

Posted on: 12:34, 26 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 04:22, 27 Jul 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was unanimously declined, 12–0. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/record book.

[edit] This Might Be a Fun Fact

Homestar's redneck jokes are a reference to Jeff Foxworthy, who is famous for the "You might be a Redneck if..." jokes.

Posted on: 15:58, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 04:22, 27 Jul 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was unanimously declined, 15–0. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/record book.

[edit] Wiki Fix: URL Capitals

Small edit by me (Gingercat) to fix the Volkswagen Jetta link - The []'s weren't properly enclosed; fixing this showed that the URL needed to be changed to have capitals at the start of "Volkswagen" and "Jetta". Wikipedia is quite picky about exact caps in URLs for their articles. :) Gingercat 01:54, 9 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Mathematics!

16' .5" is 4' .25" short of 20' .75" . This error is in the Fun Fact about the pole vault record. gwr2004 01:29, 15 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I'm not entirely sure what you're referring to. I don't see a 16' 0.5" or a 20' 0.75" anywhere in the article. Neither do I see a mistake in the pole vault fun fact - Marzipan's record in the toon of 20' 1.5" is indeed 0.25" less than the 20' 1.75" quoted in the fun fact. However, if there was a mistake, you could just fix it directly rather than taking it up here. --phlip TC 20:02, 15 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Nevermind. I reread it and it makes more sense now. gwr2004 00:12, 16 Sep 2005 (UTC)


[edit] Isn't that impossible? To the extreme?

Strong Sad says he "transcribed Paradise Lost onto this single grain of basmati rice! In four languages!" But it's impossible (to the extreme) to write it even once. Paradise Lost is like, the equivallent of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. And judging from the amount that is shown of what SS writes... I really don't think so. — 84.69.117.166 (Talk | contribs) 16:57, 20 September 2006 (UTC) (left unsigned)

I counted 80,000 words and about 454,463 characters (including spaces) in Paradise Lost. Yeah, probably can't be done on a grain of rice by Strong Sad with a fountain pen. Oh, and I counted Frankenstein as having 77,936 words and about 432,425 characters (including spaces), so good job with the choice for a size comparison. -- Tom 18:16, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

[edit]  ???

"The buzzer that is played when the pages appear on the screen is that same one that's used for the DELETED screen."

But why? Am I missing something? Anyone want to help me? --Jnelson09 23:47, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Least Healthiest

Should this remark be moved to the Goofs section? NMRodo 22:45, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Remove what, specifically? Never mind. I misread. --DorianGray 22:51, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
To actually now make a relevant reply, I'm not sure. I think it works as a remark, although it could technically be classified as a goof (though a very understandable one). So I dunno. I guess that didn't turn out so relevant after all. --DorianGray 22:59, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Lower

I think the line in the intro is a deeper tone than the one in TGS 9. -- Still Homsar 09:42, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Swearing?

After The Cheat says Strong Bad has the most rectangular mouth, he says that that is "A bunch of bull hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooonk-ey.". Doesn't this imply that Strong Bad was gonna say Bulls**t?

[edit] Book of Redneck Jokes

I wonder if the Redneck Jokes addition is a reference to the redneck dictionaries written by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, such as this one: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/jeff-foxworthys-redneck-dictionary-jeff-foxworthy/1007233915?ean=9780307495563 --Marsho 19:09, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

I can say with 100% certainty that a toon made in 2005 is not referencing a book published in 2009. — Defender1031*Talk 20:12, 8 June 2013 (UTC)
It looks to me like that publication date is referring to the e-book. I'd say it's also fairly difficult for a book published in 2009 to have reviews of it written in 2005. According to the hard copy's page, the book was first published in 2005, but later in 2005 than this toon was released. And the other books like it were released after this one. So, no, it's still not a reference. The Knights Who Say Ni 21:25, 8 June 2013 (UTC)
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