Talk:A Death-Defying Decemberween

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Wisp of smoke

Smoke on the water mountain

I think that when Marzipan notes that Homestar Runner will be able to eat brunch with her at her parents' house, the small wisp of black smoke that rises from above his head resembles a climber on the mountain in the final frame before the smoke disappears. I may be hallucinating, though. Either way, time to sleep... -- eb3686 | talk 09:46, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

Here's an image to help illustrate his point. While I can see where he gets the idea, I think it's a not-notable coincidence. It's not the first time they've used the "angry smoke" image, and the positioning is because Homestar just happens to be directly near the valley there. --DorianGray 09:57, 22 December 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the image! I agree with you, but I thought that I'd point it out just in case so that everyone can decide on it. Yes, sleepy time needed. -- eb3686 | talk 10:02, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

Father of six?

Is this meant to refer to Strong Bad Email and the sub-series? (Teen Girl Squad, Cheat Commandos, etc.)

Wow. That's probably the biggest stretch I ever witnessed on a Wiki Talk page. BBG 17:31, 22 December 2008 (UTC)
(insert fanfare) but, a buttdanceNeox ONION BUBS!YOU WILL RESPECT MAH AUTHORI-TAH!!!

Trivia.

Someone put that it was the first time we see Homestar in long pants, but I deffinately recall seing him in long pants in Highschool.

First time in long pants as... Homestar. He was wearing them in Highschool, but that was in Strong Bad's imagenation.

Smile for the cartoon, Strong Bad!

Is everyone here too... something...meh, whatever... to notice Strong Bad smiles twice in this toon? but, a buttdanceNeox ONION BUBS!YOU WILL RESPECT MAH AUTHORI-TAH!!! 15:55, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

Yes. BBG 16:14, 22 December 2008 (UTC)
I don't have a stake in the argument over whether to include SB smiling, but I have an issue here. I see that the edit has been removed at least twice with reference to the aforementioned talk page. Said talk page has only a handful of comments on the subject and no consensus on a cutoff date. Furthermore, the argument to cut off these comments should come from the article, not the article's talk page, should it not? It seems that edits are being removed without a solid reason given for doing so. 146.122.71.68 17:27, 22 December 2008 (UTC)
...In English, please? but, a buttdanceNeox ONION BUBS!YOU WILL RESPECT MAH AUTHORI-TAH!!! 22:04, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
זה היה אנגלית. אני יכול לספר לך בעברית אם אתה רוצה... (That was english. I can tell you in Hebrew if you want...) — Defender1031*Talk 22:09, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Steep deep

The way Steep Deep is made came to mind two possible references: either the climactic scene of How The Grinch Stole Christmas TV special or the Cliffhanger game from The Price Is Right. The former is more plausible, given the holiday theme. Thoughts? Broken glass? wbwolf (t | ed) 18:14, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

+1 for the Grinch. Homestar teetering over it on the sled is too much like the climax to be a coincidence imo

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Some Irrelevant Crap

Someone mentioned this on the forum: do the TV special parts w/ the piano, pipe, etc. seem like that Stephen Colbert christmas special that was on last month? I personally doubt it, More likely a parody of christmas specials in general, but hey, some o' you might think so. -Lifty Fernandez

They are clearly both mocking the concept of Holiday Specials, non-notable in my opinion. Flashfight 18:43, 22 December 2008 (UTC)
I think Homestar is wearing a cardigan, not a suit. That and the pipe make me think this could be a reference specifically to Bing Crosby. Sentroyd 19:21, 22 December 2008 (UTC)
I was pretty sure it was meant for Homestar to look like Mr. Rogers. but, a buttdanceNeox ONION BUBS!YOU WILL RESPECT MAH AUTHORI-TAH!!! 22:08, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
I thought it had refrences to the SC special too. Especially the "oh, I didn't see you there" part. 76.28.156.79 20:15, 22 December 2008 (UTC)
This is common to many spoofs of old-style celebrity specials. It is far more likely that SC and H*R are spoofing the same source than that H*R is spoofing the spoof. See the mid-1980s SNL skit with Eddie Murphy as Gumby in "Merry Christmas, D**mit!" It's the same format. The "Oh, I didn't see you there" line a common method of appearing "off the cuff."

Previous Engagement = Prior Arrangement

I think it should be noted in the article that when Strong Bad translates the cheat as "previous engagement", he (or the Cheat) probably meant "prior arrangement". A previous engagement is something that has already happened, not something that is about to happen that the Cheat must attend.

Nah.. "previous engagement" is fine. Here's one source. 98.127.16.93 19:14, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

Again?

Hey, is it me, or are Homestar, Bubs, and Coach Z are all projecting very poor acting during the commercial? It's not on the toon's page and it's not on the bad acting page, but I'm too afraid to add it. Could anyone do that for me? Corruption 22:03, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

"Chef" or "Seth"?

I believe he said "My compliments to the Seth". --Alex H. 99.189.252.31 23:16, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

Sounds more like "fesh", though I'm still not at all sure. I can definately hear an s-ish sound at the end, and "fesh" would be "chef" backwards. --Belthazar 00:28, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
Sounds a lot like Seth to me, but the sound quality seems to degrade during that scene.
And the music kinda drowns out Homestar's word partially too. I can't tell either way. --Jay (Talk) 01:36, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
I distinctly heard "Thes". That might be just me, though. Tooty-Two 03:07, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
I heard "cef" as in "chef" with no "h" -70.245.222.179 03:50, 23 December 2008 (UTC) (ding-dang it, I keep forgetting to log in -Everybody!)

Brunch at 12:30 a goof?

"Some people eat brunch late. Homestar does." --Alexie 01:18, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

If it's after 12:30, then as far as pretty much anyone would be concerned, it's lunch. If not dinner. The best argument against is that the brunch is actually the next day, or something like that. --Jay (Talk) 01:40, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
Or maybe it's just a joke. --Alexie 05:21, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
Pretty obscure (and unfunny) for a joke. --Jay (Talk) 05:40, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, that'd be pretty lame. It's probably just a teeny inconsistency (or is it?) (Glad it's in Remarks now.) --Alexie 07:03, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Defying Death=Death?

When Homestar sleds down the steep deep, he doesn't attempt to "defy death". Instead, he is trying to kill himself so he doesn't have to see marzipan's relatives. I just thought I'd point that out... Tooty-Two 02:05, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Well, that's kinda' the joke. He's probably saying he will defy-death in hopes no one will catch on to his plot of trying to injure himself badly so that he won't have to go to Marzipan's parents' house. Also, "A Badly-Injuring Decemberween" isn't as appealing to the eye :) DevonM(talk·cont-ribs) 02:22, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
Oh, oh, oh! Now I see your logic. It does make a bit more sense...somewhat Tooty-Two 02:43, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
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