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== Fun Facts ==
== Fun Facts ==
===Explanations===
===Explanations===
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*A "humdinger" is slang for "one that is extraordinary or remarkable". To be a "humdinger" is also a question that is hard to answer.
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*A "humdinger" is slang for "one that is extraordinary or remarkable".
*To "deign" means "to think it appropriate to one's dignity".
*To "deign" means "to think it appropriate to one's dignity".
* A [http://m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=jackanapes&x=12&y=16 jackanapes] is a whippersnapper, an upstart, or a rascal.
* A [http://m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=jackanapes&x=12&y=16 jackanapes] is a whippersnapper, an upstart, or a rascal.
*The poster with The Dapper Swindler has "known in the Northwest Territories as The Sneak" at the bottom. The [[Wikipedia:Northwest Territories|Northwest Territories]] is a [[Wikipedia: Canada|Canadian]] territory, located in the north-central part of the country.
*The poster with The Dapper Swindler has "known in the Northwest Territories as The Sneak" at the bottom. The [[Wikipedia:Northwest Territories|Northwest Territories]] is a [[Wikipedia: Canada|Canadian]] territory, located in the north-central part of the country.
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*"Ach, du lieber" ("Oh, dear") is short for "Ach, du lieber Himmel" ("Oh, dear Heaven"), a [[German]] exclamation of surprise, well-known from the song [[Wikipedia:Oh_du_lieber_Augustin|Ach, du lieber Augustin]].
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*"Ach, du lieber" ("Oh, dear") is short for "Ach, du lieber Himmel" ("Oh, dear Heaven"), a German exclamation of surprise, well-known from the song [[Wikipedia:Oh_du_lieber_Augustin|Ach, du lieber Augustin]].
*"Jaunty" means "stylish" or "genteel".
*"Jaunty" means "stylish" or "genteel".
*"28 skidoo" is a play on "[[Wikipedia:23 skidoo|23 skidoo]]", a bit of slang popular during the [[Wikipedia:Roaring Twenties|Roaring Twenties]]. It generally meant to leave quickly, sometimes specifically meaning to "get out while the getting's good" (very appropriate for The Sneak). [http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/393450.html The Phrase Finder] offers a number of possible origins for the phrase.
*"28 skidoo" is a play on "[[Wikipedia:23 skidoo|23 skidoo]]", a bit of slang popular during the [[Wikipedia:Roaring Twenties|Roaring Twenties]]. It generally meant to leave quickly, sometimes specifically meaning to "get out while the getting's good" (very appropriate for The Sneak). [http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/393450.html The Phrase Finder] offers a number of possible origins for the phrase.
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*The [[Wikipedia:Hully Gully|Hully Gully]] didn't exist in 1936. It was a hit song and popular dance introduced by The Olympics in 1959.
*The [[Wikipedia:Hully Gully|Hully Gully]] didn't exist in 1936. It was a hit song and popular dance introduced by The Olympics in 1959.
*Old-Timey Strong Bad flies over the Cliff in what appears to be a [[Wikipedia:Wright Flyer|Wright Flyer]].  
*Old-Timey Strong Bad flies over the Cliff in what appears to be a [[Wikipedia:Wright Flyer|Wright Flyer]].  
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*The piano that The Sneak rides upon is a [[Wikipedia:player piano|player piano]], an automatic piano which reads music from pre-programmed paper reels.
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*The piano that The Sneak rides upon is a [[Wikipedia:player piano|nickelodeon]], an automatic piano which at the time actually cost a nickel to operate.
*"Dapper" means "well-mannered and/or dressed".
*"Dapper" means "well-mannered and/or dressed".
=== Trivia ===
=== Trivia ===
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*This toon features Old-Timey counterparts of all of the main characters except [[The Poopsmith]] and [[Homsar]].
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*This toon features all of the main characters' Old-Timey counterparts except for those of [[The Poopsmith]] and [[Homsar]].
*Mr. Shmallow makes an appearance in this cartoon on the front of a [[Fluffy Puff Air-Puffed Sugar Delights|Fluffy Puff box]]. This box is different from the one featured in [[Mr. Shmallow (toon)|Mr. Shmallow]]. The container in this cartoon appears to be a tin, while the other is a cardboard box. Also, the candies in the tin appear not to be marshmallows but a candy similar to the Choco-Lumps referred to in the aforementioned toon.
*Mr. Shmallow makes an appearance in this cartoon on the front of a [[Fluffy Puff Air-Puffed Sugar Delights|Fluffy Puff box]]. This box is different from the one featured in [[Mr. Shmallow (toon)|Mr. Shmallow]]. The container in this cartoon appears to be a tin, while the other is a cardboard box. Also, the candies in the tin appear not to be marshmallows but a candy similar to the Choco-Lumps referred to in the aforementioned toon.
*"The Ballad of the Sneak" also appears on the album "Shame and Cookie Dough" by Paul and Storm, two former members of DaVinci's Notebook. The CD includes the original H*R.com version and one with commentary.
*"The Ballad of the Sneak" also appears on the album "Shame and Cookie Dough" by Paul and Storm, two former members of DaVinci's Notebook. The CD includes the original H*R.com version and one with commentary.
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===Goofs===
===Goofs===
*When The Sneak's head explodes, his tail disappears.
*When The Sneak's head explodes, his tail disappears.
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*The monocle of the rightmost trio member [[Flipped Images|switches eyes]] at the end of the song.
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*The monocle of the rightmost trio member switches eyes at the end of the song.
**Also, the trio member whose head sticks in from the top of the frame during the "Fluffy Puff" scene has his monocle reversed.
**Also, the trio member whose head sticks in from the top of the frame during the "Fluffy Puff" scene has his monocle reversed.
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*The Sneak's head exploding imitates how present-day [[The Cheat]]'s head will at times [[The Cheat's Head Exploding|randomly detonate]].
*The Sneak's head exploding imitates how present-day [[The Cheat]]'s head will at times [[The Cheat's Head Exploding|randomly detonate]].
*Ward Boss Tweed kicking The Sneak out of Tammany Hall may refer to Strong Bad's frequent [[Kicking The Cheat|kickings of present day The Cheat]].
*Ward Boss Tweed kicking The Sneak out of Tammany Hall may refer to Strong Bad's frequent [[Kicking The Cheat|kickings of present day The Cheat]].
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*The whistle has an engineer's hat like Homsar's in his [[Homsar's Character Video|character page]].
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*The whistle has an engineer's hat like Homsar's in his [[Homsar#Character Video Transcript|character page]].
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*The Sneak falling off the cliff is a reference to [[Parsnips A-Plenty]], in which [[Old-Timey Strong Bad]] fell of the cliff.
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*The Sneak falling off the cliff is a reference to [[Parsnips A-Plenty]].
*"Boss Tweed gives The Sneak what-for" is a reference to an Easter egg in [[50 emails]], where Old-Timey Strong Bad replies to a telegram with "I'll give you what-for!".
*"Boss Tweed gives The Sneak what-for" is a reference to an Easter egg in [[50 emails]], where Old-Timey Strong Bad replies to a telegram with "I'll give you what-for!".
*The Strong Bad wristwatch is an Old-Timey equivalent of the [[Strong Bad Clock]] download.
*The Strong Bad wristwatch is an Old-Timey equivalent of the [[Strong Bad Clock]] download.
*Bootleg hooch and the political cartoon are references to [[alcohol]].
*Bootleg hooch and the political cartoon are references to [[alcohol]].
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*The caption of The Sneak dancing on the barrel reads "[[Not X|(Not the Panama Canal)]]".
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*The caption of The Sneak dancing on the barrel reads "[[Not X|(Not the Panama Canal)]]"
=== Real-World References===
=== Real-World References===
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*[[Wikipedia:Prohibition|Prohibition]] was established in 1919 by the passage of the [[Wikipedia:Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution|18th amendment]] to the Constitution. It outlawed the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcoholic beverages. It was eventually repealed in 1933 by the passage of the [[Wikipedia:Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution|21st amendment]].
*[[Wikipedia:Prohibition|Prohibition]] was established in 1919 by the passage of the [[Wikipedia:Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution|18th amendment]] to the Constitution. It outlawed the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcoholic beverages. It was eventually repealed in 1933 by the passage of the [[Wikipedia:Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution|21st amendment]].
*"The Kaiser" is how German Emperor [[Wikipedia:Wilhelm II of Germany|Wilhelm II]] was popularly referred to in the U.S. and Britain during World War I. Propaganda-laced political cartoons of the time would often exact comedic revenge on this enemy of Allied forces. The title "[[Wikipedia:Kaiser|Kaiser]]", however, stopped being used in 1918, following the end of World War I and the dissolution of the German Empire.
*"The Kaiser" is how German Emperor [[Wikipedia:Wilhelm II of Germany|Wilhelm II]] was popularly referred to in the U.S. and Britain during World War I. Propaganda-laced political cartoons of the time would often exact comedic revenge on this enemy of Allied forces. The title "[[Wikipedia:Kaiser|Kaiser]]", however, stopped being used in 1918, following the end of World War I and the dissolution of the German Empire.
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**The Kaiser is wearing a [[Pickelhaube|pickelhaube helmet]], a 19th century Prussian invention, which at the time of World War I was outdated, and was relegated mostly to ceremonial garb, as befits a militaristic emperor. Note the [[Wikipedia:Iron cross|Iron Cross]] on the helmet, a German military decoration of the early 19th century, re-introduced by Kaiser Wilhelm II in World War I.
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**The Kaiser is wearing a [[Wikipedia:Pickelhaube|pickelhaube helmet]], a 19th century Prussian invention, which at the time of World War I was outdated, and was relegated mostly to ceremonial garb, as befits a militaristic emperor. Note the [[Wikipedia:Iron cross|Iron Cross]] on the helmet, a German military decoration of the early 19th century, re-introduced by Kaiser Wilhelm II in World War I.
*The train whistle may be a reference to many old cartoons, in which inanimate objects such as train whistles and brooms were depicted as "alive".
*The train whistle may be a reference to many old cartoons, in which inanimate objects such as train whistles and brooms were depicted as "alive".
*The [[Wikipedia:Panama Canal|Panama Canal]] was established in 1914 as a way to get from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean without having to go around South America. It was United States territory until December 31, 1999, when it became Panamanian territory due to the [[Wikipedia:Panama Canal Treaty|Panama Canal Treaty]].
*The [[Wikipedia:Panama Canal|Panama Canal]] was established in 1914 as a way to get from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean without having to go around South America. It was United States territory until December 31, 1999, when it became Panamanian territory due to the [[Wikipedia:Panama Canal Treaty|Panama Canal Treaty]].
*The mention of [[Wikipedia: jazz|jazz]] refers to jazz's association with wild living, corruption and illegal activity from the Prohibition era, and the fear/disdain with which it was viewed by polite society.
*The mention of [[Wikipedia: jazz|jazz]] refers to jazz's association with wild living, corruption and illegal activity from the Prohibition era, and the fear/disdain with which it was viewed by polite society.
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*'''Doo Whacka, Doo Whacka, Doo!''' is a reference to the [[wikipedia:Parachute Express|Parachute Express]] song of the same name.
 
===Fast Forward===
===Fast Forward===
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*Sickly Sam attempts the Charleston again in [[Sickly Sam's Big Outing]].
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*Sickly Sam attempts the Charleston again in [[Sickly Sam's Big Outing]]
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*Strong Bad is seen flying something like the Wright brothers' plane in this toon. The actual Wright brothers' plane would be seen briefly in [[highschool]].
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== DVD Version ==
== DVD Version ==
*The DVD version features '''two''' hidden creators' commentaries. To access them, switch your DVD player's audio language selection while watching.
*The DVD version features '''two''' hidden creators' commentaries. To access them, switch your DVD player's audio language selection while watching.
===First Commentary Transcript===
===First Commentary Transcript===
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('''Commentary by (in order of appearance):''' [[Mike Chapman]], [[DaVinci's Notebook|Paul Sabourin]], [[DaVinci's Notebook|Storm DiCostanzo]], [[Matt Chapman]])
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('''Commentary by:''' [[DaVinci's Notebook|Paul Sabourin]], [[Mike Chapman]], [[Matt Chapman]], [[DaVinci's Notebook|Storm DiCostanzo]])
'''MIKE:''' ''{sounding muffled throughout}'' All right, so for this commentary we're on a four-way conference call.
'''MIKE:''' ''{sounding muffled throughout}'' All right, so for this commentary we're on a four-way conference call.
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'''STORM:''' Ok.
'''STORM:''' Ok.
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Hey, all right, welcome to the commentary.
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Hey, alright, welcome to the commentary.
'''STORM:''' So this is "The Ballad of the Sneak" as written by, uh, it was actually- Da Vinci's Notebook was credited, but it was actually ... Hello? Hello?
'''STORM:''' So this is "The Ballad of the Sneak" as written by, uh, it was actually- Da Vinci's Notebook was credited, but it was actually ... Hello? Hello?
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'''STORM:''' I buried Paul.
'''STORM:''' I buried Paul.
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When does Pom Pom show up? I want Pom Pom.
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When does Pom-Pom show up? I want Pom-Pom.
'''STORM:''' I buried Paul.
'''STORM:''' I buried Paul.
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===Fun Facts===
===Fun Facts===
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*[[Wikipedia:Michelle (song)|My Michelle]] and [[Wikipedia:Revolution 9|Number Nine]] are both lines from songs by [[The Beatles]]. "I buried Paul" is a part of the [[Wikipedia:Paul Is Dead|Paul Is Dead]] conspiracy, and is the rumored final line of [[Wikipedia:Strawberry Fields Forever|Strawberry Fields Forever]], also by the Beatles. The actual line is "cranberry sauce." Number Nine is also part of the Paul Is Dead conspiracy.
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* [[Wikipedia:Michelle (song)|My Michelle]] and [[Wikipedia:Revolution 9|Number Nine]] are both lines from songs by [[The Beatles]]. "I buried Paul" is a part of the [[Wikipedia:Paul Is Dead|Paul Is Dead]] conspiracy, and is the rumored final line of [[Wikipedia:Strawberry Fields Forever|Strawberry Fields Forever]], also by the Beatles. The actual line is "cranberry sauce." Number Nine is also part of the Paul Is Dead conspiracy.
== See Also ==
== See Also ==
*The [[Ballad of The Sneak Visuals|visuals]] that occur during the film.
*The [[Ballad of The Sneak Visuals|visuals]] that occur during the film.
*[[DaVinci's Notebook#The Making of Ballad of The Sneak|The Making of ''Ballad of The Sneak'']]
*[[DaVinci's Notebook#The Making of Ballad of The Sneak|The Making of ''Ballad of The Sneak'']]
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==YouTube Version==
 
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*When first uploaded, the video was titled "sneakvideo yt".
 
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*The [[YouTube]] description for this toon is "[[Number One Jams|Number one summer jam]] of 1936!"
 
== External Links ==
== External Links ==
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{{extlinks|sneakvideo|youtube=SEkqtMw4aYs}}
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*[[HR:sneakvideo.html|watch "Ballad of The Sneak"]]
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*[http://www.paulandstorm.com/sounds/newstuff/TheBalladofTheSneak.mp3 Download a higher-quality version of the audio from Paul and Storm's website]
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*[[HR:sneakvideo.swf|view the Flash file for "Ballad of The Sneak"]]
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