Talk:Fan Costumes '06

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TGS-esque Voices?

This might just be me, but the teen kid and gravely mum/mom voices sound a bit like characters from Teen Girl Squad. Do you think they did voices like that on purpose? Because the Mom sounds sorta like The Ugly One, or one of the other members of the Squad. --Gerkuman 09:45, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

Both TGS and the commentary were done by Strong Bad, so they are bound to sound similar. Loafing 09:43, 6 November 2006 (UTC)
I was thinking that the teenage boy voice sounded like teenage Strong Bad from highschool. I don't think they're intentional references though. Trey56 09:44, 6 November 2006 (UTC)
But there is a chance that TBC chose that style of voices for it. (Croaky, high Stongbad voices) Is that qulaification for a fact or is it too much of a stretch? --Gerkuman 09:49, 6 November 2006 (UTC)
My interpretation is that Strong Bad was choosing from his repertoire of croaky voices to make fun of the guy in the picture, not necessarily trying to draw reference to the TGSers. (I may be wrong though.) Trey56 09:52, 6 November 2006 (UTC)
To me, the Mom voice sounds a lot like Delililea (or however you spell that) from the email Senior Prom. But yeah, it's TTATOT. The croaky SB voice style is prevalent throughout the site. ~ Bruce 04:59, 7 November 2006 (UTC)
Definitely TTATOT. But just to share how TTATOT - I hear a lot of PBTC Strong Bad in the last "teenager" line. Of course. that's ridiculous. We have to realize that all these different voices are by one guy, and hey, some of them will sound alike from time to time. That does not, however, mean it's a reference. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 10:00, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Transcript Uncertainties

There were a couple lines in the transcript that I wasn't sure about:

STRONG BAD: Yes. Thank you. Tonight.

Could this be "Good night"?

STRONG BAD: What's this guy smilin' about? {in a mocking voice} Oh, yeah. I just got promoted to the three-foot-wide cubicle. Now I can fit four to three post-its on my wall. Hey Doogen, you stayin' after tonight for the LAN party?

I'm really not sure about these, especially the Local Area Network party... Trey56 09:56, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

I'd say that It 's more likely to be goodnight. But I think the LAN party thing shows up SB's lack of computer knowlege, rather than a mistranscribe. --Gerkuman 09:59, 6 November 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, "Good night." makes more sense contextually...I just had trouble hearing the "g" sound. Go ahead and change it if you're confident in what you hear. :) Trey56 10:04, 6 November 2006 (UTC)
I think the first one is probably "Tonight". He said it a lot in local news, and that's what it sounds like to me. Shwoo 10:09, 6 November 2006 (UTC)
Drat, it can work both ways. --Gerkuman 10:11, 6 November 2006 (UTC)
It's "tonight" from local news. It's a hard reference.
STRONG BAD: Good evening and tonight.
STRONG BAD: Yes, well, thank you, tonight.

STRONG BAD: {commentary} ...So, if you're a gotta say "tonight" as much as possible.
MIKE: Mmhmm.
STRONG BAD: That's what I learned.
MIKE: Well, you say it a lot in this email.
STRONG BAD: Yeah, you're supposed to. Because you have to remind people, or they'll think it's the afternoon news, and they'll turn it off. Nobody wants to watch that crap.
MIKE: No, just the evening news.
STRONG BAD: Yeah. Evening—
MIKE: "Tonight."
STRONG BAD: Tonight. The tonight news. We should have called it that.

{simultaneously, after newscaster Strong Bad says "Yes. Well, thank you. Tonight."}
MIKE: There, he said... There, he did... So, Bubs... Bubs is...
STRONG BAD: See? Because, see, someone was about to change the channel, they'd be like, "Oh, this is the—this is noonday. I don't want to watch noonday." Oh! Yeah...

STRONG BAD: {After newscaster Strong Bad says "tonight" again} ...See? Once again, that was, like, five more viewers—
MIKE: That doesn't even make any sense.
STRONG BAD: {laughs} What do you mean?
MIKE: I mean, you're just saying "tonight."
STRONG BAD: I s—I kept reiterating that it is tonight!
MIKE: And you never told us what the World in Crisis was about.
STRONG BAD: That's to get you to come back tomorrow night and watch.
BazookaJoe 15:34, 6 November 2006 (UTC)
Doogen sounds like a good enough guess to me. It's probably his last name. LAN party, definitely. Geeky people at the office have LAN parties. Just like me and people from my workplace. —BazookaJoe 15:37, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

Mario and the KOT

I put this fun fact in, but I'll admit it's a bit of a stretch:

  • The Mario costume in the background of one of the pictures may be a reference to the King of Town, who dressed up as Mario in Pumpkin Carve-nival.

What do you guys think? Keep, or is it too far a stretch?

  • The Al Roker losing a lot of weight in regards to Strong Sad also is too much of a stretch. It's just a skinnier guy dressed up as SS, just like the above is just a guy dressed as Mario standing next to a guy dressed like HSR.
We don't note references that are made by other people as references. TBC didn't make a Mario reference, the submitter of the photo did. So I say it's unnotable. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 15:35, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

I was immediately reminded of this when I saw it but I don't think it's a reference. SaltyTalk! 01:34, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

I was reminded of myself on Halloween when I saw this. --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 00:38, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

Not Necessarily

To me, it sounds like Homestar is saying "Not necessary", which would make more sense in the context. --Color Printer 14:04, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

"Necessarily" makes perfect sense. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 15:36, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

Missing Picture

Has anyone noticed that when you scroll your mouse over the fan costumes '06 button in the holiday section you see a picture of a Homestar costume in the preview box and it's not in the cartoon.Flamer8965 14:52, 6 November 2006 (UTC)


Is it just me or is it really the Quake logo on strong bads mask on pic 13? User:Cyberdemon 7:03am, 7 Nov 2006

No, it's not the Quake logo. It's just a really badly drawn version of that one silver "V" thing on Strong Bad's mask. The Spainish Inquisition 21:15, 6 November 2006 (UTC)


Homestar saying that Luigi tasted like Mushrooms is a reference to the Mushroom Powerups and overall mushroominess of all the Mario games.

Cubicle guy

Am I insane or is his head -significantly- too small to be a human head? Is that guy a puppet or something?

You may be insane. Or huge-headed. But that's speculative. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 10:08, 7 November 2006 (UTC)
Well, whoever is insane: The picture seems to be taken with a wide-angle lens. What is closer, gets bigger (than normal), what is farer, gets smaller. And of course: Don't you think as well, the cubicle guy is Strong Badman? -Arjuna 11:43, 24 December 2006 (UTC)-
Ohhhh wide-angle lennns... I get that.

Change The Picture, You Guys

That lady creeps me out.

What? Not even The Cheat is scared by that ;-) Loafing 00:13, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Coach Z in the fizzoyay...

Should it even be noted that Coach Z pronounces foyer "foy-a" as opposed to "foy-er"? They're both perfectly valid.

Gron Sad's voice

Is it just me, or does Strong Sad's voice sound a bit odd in this one? It sorta sounds to me like Mike did the voice, maybe. The inflection is very different from usual and also the pitch, more like the one of the older style Strong Sads.

I agree. The first time I watched it, I thought maybe Strong Bad was doing an impression of him, since it didn't really sound like something Strong Sad would actually say. Shwoo 07:39, 7 November 2006 (UTC)
Maybe that's what he sounds like after losing weight. I don't know. It's all speculative. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 10:04, 7 November 2006 (UTC)
I remember they said on one of the commentaries that sometimes Mike will do Strong Sad, because Matt can't do it right if his voice is strained at all. So that's probably all this is. But like Qermag said, it's still just speculation. Exhibit A (talk · edits) 16:50, 7 November 2006 (UTC)


I don't think that SB saying "Margie" is a mistake. If you look closely, you can see that the Marshie costume has eyelashes for no apparent reason, making it look like a female version of Marshie. SB saying "Margie" is just poking fun at that, not an {sic}. Zero.exe 17:48, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

No, I agree that it's intentional, but I think the {sic} is there to let people know that it's not a mistake. Trey56 17:52, 8 November 2006 (UTC)
I thought he looked like tofu. Whatever2965


Did TBC just sacrifice the no-swearing rule to make a bad joke? ¤ The Dang, Pom Pom, you see that? That's a nice golbol. Talk to me. 18:23, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

No, I'm sure it's just another one of Strong Bad's weird pronounciations. --DorianGray
There is no "no-swearing rule", they just try to keep it generally clean. I R F 18:42, 8 November 2006 (UTC)
Ok, so what in nine hecks is ho-ties supposed to be? Ok just as I typed that I got it-- ho_ties -- See? It's totally hotties minus a 't'. That Guy with the Sideburns
That's my interpretation too. In fact, Strong Bad doesn't spell it any particular way, I just think he pronounces it hōtties with a gap between the syllables. Trey56 21:26, 8 November 2006 (UTC)
Right. We just spell it so it can be shown how he pronounced it to readers. --DorianGray
Yeah, but it's... a pun... that's how I see it. ¤ The Dang, Pom Pom, you see that? That's a nice golbol. Talk to me. 22:06, 8 November 2006 (UTC)
That's not what a pun is, hope that helps.


with sketch

Discussion of the following remark:

  • In the final photo, a photographer can be seen in the mirror in the background taking the picture, disproving Strong Bad's camera-timer theory.

Can some people weigh in on whether or not they see a photographer in the reflection of the last picture? It's tough to tell... Trey56 07:31, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

I don't see one... Loafing 07:36, 11 November 2006 (UTC)
There's a red light, but that's probably from the camera which could be on a stand and timer like Strong Bad said. The reflection of feet behind that guy is actually just that guy's legs. And anything else behind him are letters on the window. (there is no mirror)--Image:Stinkwing.gif »Bleed0range« 07:43, 11 November 2006 (UTC)
(there is no spoon) Trey56 07:58, 11 November 2006 (UTC)
It doesn't look like anything distinguishable at all. --DorianGray
Just adding a picture for reference. I can see what the person who added the fact meant, but it's too blurry to tell. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 09:29, 11 November 2006 (UTC)
Adding another picture for reference. As bleedy said, it's a differently shaped S. There's even a second letter stuck to the window. It seems most people here don't see a photographer in the picture, so I'm removing the fun fact for now. Loafing 22:05, 11 November 2006 (UTC)
You can see the subject's legs reflected in the original image. I don't see anything that could definitively be called another person, though. — It's dot com 22:20, 11 November 2006 (UTC)
I'm the one who added the Remark to the article. I look for this kind of thing in photos all the time, I just kind of noticed it this one. It is tough to see, and I'm not 100% sure, naturally. For the "more different 'S'" people, I think the photographer might be holding the camera vertically to get the vertical photo we see. See my sketch to the right. -- Tom 00:27, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
Maybe. On the other hand, increasing the brightness doesn't reveal a figure, and we ought to see more of "Homestar's" reflection as well. I'm not saying that it for sure isn't a person, but we might just be seeing faces. — It's dot com 00:35, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm willing to concede, no problem. I just wanted to let you know what I was seeing. But if that person joins the wiki and posts pictures confirming my theory, I get to smile real real big. -- Tom 00:49, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

Ali and Ali's Sister

This is just a theory, but could the girls in the bear holding a shark T-Shirts be Ali and Ali's Sister? Also, are they the same girls in the Hot Homestar costume last year? Dramus 03:34, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

They could just as easily be your neighbors; they're two random fangirls. As for the "hot Homestar" costume, you'd have to check for yourself. — Lapper (talk) 03:40, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

The Cheat's Hot Mom!

I'm pretty positive that I remember, when once viewing the Wiki forums, having seen a user--one who looked just like the aforementioned hot mom--who mentioned totally loving The Cheat. She had a picture of herself and a giant sand sculpture of T.C., submitted for Fanstuff. In fact, it might have been a fanstuuf thread...anyway, shouldn't we list this user in Trivia? Meh, maybe I'lls be bold and go find her name and add it meself. --Onamuji (b/w T. C.  ) 07:53, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

The thread, 'tis here. Jhonkin' it on in da article now. --Onamuji (b/w T. C.  ) 08:11, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

Strong Bad's childhood photo

Ok I have two things to say about this picture.

1. Am I the only one who things this is just a green screen effect behind them? I don't think I know many people that would take pictures outside with a shirtless 12 year old and also the kid dressed as strong bad is wearing socks.

2. I don't mean to sound judgemental or homosexual, but something looks weird about the kids "man-boobs" to me

Your second point makes me want to revert you so hard, I'm actually holding myself. Get your mind out of the gutter. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 07:17, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

Where the Sun Don't Shine

Didn't Strong Bad say "where the sun don't shine" in a different cartoon? StarFox 19:19, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

Looks like it.It's dot com 22:33, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

Identification of the secret costume from the Toons Menu preview

As described in this forum post, I remember one Twitter user (who's mentioned on this Wiki through a @StrongBadActual Tweet reply) identified themselves as being one of the Halloween Costumes hidden away as the Toons Menu preview for the cartoon, seemingly the '06 one as he'd post a video of himself in his Homestar costume talking with a flappy mouth. But his Twitter and online presence were nuked after very unsavoury details about his character came to light (not to go into further detail here), so it's a struggle to find the evidence of him proving it was his costume as it's only potentially saved amongst loads of individual Tweets of his archived on the Wayback Machine to sift through, and even then, possibly not even saving the video of it with its Tweet. Not sure what would be the best course of action to get a proper citation for the secret costume's identity; I think someone's response to one of his Tweets about it was saved, but I'm not sure if that would give you the URL of the original Tweet. --PokeGyroid 20:06, 1 August 2023 (UTC)

In general, we tend to only identify people in costumes if they are HRWiki or Wiki Forum users (with very few exceptions: "a friend of a wiki user", a person who is otherwise notable online, additional context to explain the character portrayed. I suppose the robotics team is the only thing close to this). Even though costumes since 2015 have been publicly compiled through Twitter, the HRWiki isn't in the practice of finding and linking original costume-submission posts even if they do have additional photos (and, personally, I'm not sure that's within the scope of the wiki).
Even if we did do such a thing, I don't know what the point would be here — why identify a username only to say "that username doesn't link to any accounts"? If there was an accessible video, we could discuss linking something like "Additional footage of the Homestar costume can be seen [here]", determining what additional personal info it would be appropriate to include. But it's a moot point, since any such photo/video evidence isn't currently available. Personally I don't think something so minor — a costume not even in the toon proper — needs "a proper citation", and given the person's reputation I don't think it would be worth anyone's effort to go through the Wayback Machine's 4,430 URLs to maybe find some vague evidence. -- Bleu Ninja 22:26, 1 August 2023 (UTC)
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