Talk:Homestar Presents: Presents

From Homestar Runner Wiki

Revision as of 03:59, 3 May 2005 by DMurphy (Talk | contribs)
Jump to: navigation, search
  • Darn! I just spent an hour transcribing the toon to find someone'd already done it! Is there some procedure for calling dibs on it? Also, I know that I contributed both the cast of characters and the easter egg, yet I do not see my edit listed in the history. What gives? -- FireLily
    • I can't comment on the second part, but it's normal to post in the transcription section saying that it's in progress. -- Mithent 04:58, 20 Dec 2004 (MST)
    • Your edit is on the page Homestar presents: Presents. I made a template on this page (Homestar Presents: Presents - note correct capitalization) and posted that the transcript was in progress at around 1:40 EST. After I'd finished the entire page (picture, cast list, transcript, fun facts, and easter eggs), I noticed the other page with the incorrect capitalization. Since all it had was a cast list, the lone easter egg, and a couple of Fun Facts that I didn't have, I took the Fun Facts that weren't already on my page and moved them there, then deleted the rest of that page and changed it to a redirect to this page. -- Forteblast 10:05, 20 Dec 2004 (MST)
      • That's all well and good, but you did use my text in the easter egg (at least in the italic scene description), unless somehow we had the exact same wording (which I doubt). As petty as it may seem, I'd like credit for it in some way. It's a little annoying to put work into something and have someone else delete it. -- FireLily
  • Could Coach Z talking on an unplugged phone be a refrence to the film The Waterboy? There's a scene in which Coach Klein (Henry Winkler) talks to "grandma" on a phone and as the camera pans down, it is revealed that the phone reciever is unplugged.. and he's wearing high heels.
    • Maybe. Why don't you post it on the STUFF page? Forteblast 10:05, 20 Dec 2004 (MST)
    • It could also be a reference to replacement and that one toon where in swf you can see something unplugged in Marzipan's house.

Contents

Snowfall sound

We've heard the snowfall sound before. Where? It's not from sweet cuppin' cakes that I can figure, and I went through all 22 main pages looking for a reference that would trigger my memory. Anybody remember? spblat 17:48, 20 Dec 2004 (MST)

Ah yes. It's Homsar walking. spblat

Oh. Uh, um. No it's not. Sorry guys. spblat

I talk to myself too. →FireBird

Fun facts

Is it just me or do the fun facts on this page need to be cut by about 75%? Most of them really don't seem to be "fun" enough... --Nerdular Nerdence 00:53, 22 Dec 2004 (MST)

It almost ALWAYS seems like that, but frankly some of them are still notable, if not "fun". Unless it's obviously wrong, already mentioned or just way way too vague, why do we get so paranoid about them? --Shadow Hog 09:37, 22 Dec 2004 (MST)


Homsar's paintbrush rings like a bell. Duh.
Strong Bad's Grabbo Arm makes the same noises as Homestar's tricked-out propeller cap in car./The dripping during Strong Sad's scene is the same sound used in Main Page 14. All the sounds on the site are recycled. So what?
Apparently Free Country, USA has a wharf, although Strong Bad didn't know this either, despite him appearing in a boat in both lures & jigs and montage. This needs rewriting... maybe Strong Bad didn't know Free Country USA had a wharf, even though he has appeared in a boat in lures & jigs and montage. The first part of this fun fact is just repeating the end joke.
Homsar quote of "You're a real state trooper" may be a commonly mistaken lyric from "Straight Shooter" by The Mamas and the Papas. The real lyric says "You're a real straight shooter"/It could also be a parody on the phrase, "You're a real trooper", a phrase which usually means, "You're pretty tough!" Or, more likely, it is Homsar being stupid and random again.
When we see Homestar's clock in the beginning of the toon at 9:59, and then it turns to 10:00, that looks a little like the way they show Phil Connors's clock repeatedly turning from 5:59 to 6:00 in the movie Groundhog Day. Seriously. A lot of clocks look like that. Probably not a reference.
It is a little odd that Homestar runs out of the house naked, considering that he had a shirt on when he woke up. Yeah, that's the joke, "Naked somehow"...
Both Homestar and Strong Bad imply Homestar has slept through Decemberween before, but Bubs and Marzipan do not recognize that it has. Huh? Homestar impies that? Where? If this is worth keeping, it needs serious rewording...
--Nerdular Nerdence 11:00, 22 Dec 2004 (MST) is fed up with the STUFF page, where nothing seems to get done

Feel free to STUFF these, that's what it's for. --Chrysaor

Yeah... see my signature on the previous post for more info.  :P --Nerdular Nerdence 16:23, 23 Dec 2004 (MST) makes no more comments for now

Putting them in STUFF would be every bit as productive as putting them here. --Upsilon

Homestar or Marzipan's house?

Hmm, how do we know this isn't Marzipan's house? It looks like her house from 3 times halloween funjob. And I thought Homestar's house was red with spots.

some little comments

  • The sound quality is higher than normal, resulting in crisper sound compared to other toons on the site.
I had removed this, but now agree after listening to it on my system with 5.1 speakers - sorry.
  • Homestar's alarm clock here is different from the alarm clock in radio. It was apparently made just for him, as it says "Homestar's Clock" right on it.
I had rewritten/consolidated these, but now wondering if the first part (or all) is worth noting, as I noticed the clock radio in radio appears to be in a different room (at least on a different piece of furniture in the same room) - so who cares if he has different clock in another room?

--BaconSandwich 22:38, 17 Feb 2005 (MST)

Panic Room

I removed a "fact" about the credits resembling those from the movie Panic Room. This seems a stretch even by my standards. Post a comparison shot and we can reconsider. - Dr Haggis - Talk 21:32, 27 Mar 2005 (MST)

I have to admit I thought of Panic Room when I first saw the title sequence of this toon as well. I'm surprised I managed to find not only some screenshots of the movie, but an entire article about the opening sequence. That quicktime movie they link to doesn't seem to be working, but you can watch the opening credits at picturemill.com. ("What we do" --> "Film" --> "Main Titles" --> Scroll right [about six times] --> "Panic Room") Isn't the Internet great? -- Tom 00:40, 28 Mar 2005 (MST)

Closed Fun Facts

Length Of Grabbo Arm (Declined)

The grabbo arm is about 3/4ths of the length of the screen, and judging by Strong Bad's height, and the chart on Strong Bad Is In Jail Cartoon, the grabbo arm is about 6 feet long. Since Strong Bad is about 4 feet long and the grabbo arm is a little higher than him, therefore the measurement. --RPharazon Oh yeah, I used the SWF file for this, and I had an insane amount of time because that's the only SB thing I had during my vacation...

  • Revise but Accept This is very interesting, although we do not know how far off the screen the grabbo arm goes. You should judge by the ratio of the hight of the diamond-shaped workings of the grabbo arm and the length of the grabbo arm itself to find out how long it actually is. Then determine how long it is in proportion to Strong Bad. Needs a bit more work, but it could be a very interesting fact!
    • Comment. Actually you CAN see how far the Grabbo Arm goes off screen. just watch the .swf file. Kvb 14:52, 1 Apr 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. Hmmm... TBC don't really pay attention to scale (see the DVD commentary for flag day and new hands), so I don't think this method of figuring real-life measures of length are relevant. -- FortyTwo 21:57, 17 Jan 2005 (MST)
    • Second.-- tomstiff 22:13, 15 Jan 2005 (CST)
  • Neutral There's a way to find out for sure how far off the screen it went. Save the Flash file to your computer. now squish the window verticly then stretch it out so you can see it in sort of a WIDESCRRRRREEEEEEEEN version to see what you don't on the webpage.
  • Decline. This particular item isn't really that 'fun', is it? --TheEggman 20:41, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. You stretched it, not that big of a deal. --Stinkoman K

It's odd considering... (Declined)

It's odd considering Homestar went to bed on the 23rd and didn't wake up till decemberween that his tear-away calender was on the 25th. He obviosly didn't change it because he was sleeping.

  • Decline, if only because I'm not sure what this means. It's riddled with poor spelling and grammar and doesn't make a lot of sense. [[User:Upsilon|--Upsilon]]
  • Accept, Here, let me revise this a bit. If Homestar had been sleeping since the 23rd, how did his calender get set to the 25th? [[User:James|--James]] (I'm not logged in)
    • Second, I'm the one that wrote this one. Thanks James for revising. Xhycho
    • Second. - Rainer
    • Had he been sleeping since the 23rd? Since he complains about having set his alarm for 10 pm, it implies that he went to bed on the night of the 24th. --[[User:Upsilon|Upsilon]]
  • Revise and Accept as per James' suggestion, but not in the form of a question. — InterruptorJones[[]] 21:38, 20 Dec 2004 (MST)
    • Second.--Lyzz~
    • Second. It is notable. -- Mithent 06:29, 23 Dec 2004 (MST)
  • Decline or Revise. We have no way of knowing that he went to bed on the 23rd. Decemberween could have just snuck up on him like days do to people sometimes. Haven't you even woken up and realized with a start, "Oh, crap, it's Monday!" when you have something important? Furthermore, it's Homestar. He needs no excuse to be confused. --FortyTwo 14:46, 25 Dec 2004 (MST)
  • Accept No,No I haven't. Xycho
  • This is probably incorrect but still worth noting as it's a common understanding of the cartoon (I assumed he went to bed on the 23rd, and so did my mother, and apparently some other people on this wiki). I've added this: --MadEwokHerd 15:46, 5 Jan 2005 (MST)
    If Homestar slept through December 24 (as many assume after watching this toon), he could not have changed his tear-away calendar to the 25th. An alternative explanation is that Decemberween simply snuck up on him.
  • Decline or Rewrite --Your taking a cartoon too serious.Mr. Sparkle
    • Which is entirely the point of fun facts, my good sir. --Upsilon
  • Neutral OK OK. sheesh. 23rd, 24th, BIG WHOOP. just fix MY mistake and leave it at that. Xhycho
  • Comment It has been pointed out that his clock has no AM/PM indicator, and according to my reasoning, he could not have set it more than 12 hours in advance. When I consider this dubious fun fact (It's odd considering...) and the point that I made on the fun fact about Homestar's clock, Homestar could have changed his calendar when he woke up on December 25th, and set his clock to 10 PM and gone back to sleep, because he simply did not realize that the 25th was significant, nor did he realize... anything... about time. Sorry for the long-winded comment, but it makes sense to me.
    • Comment on the comment. That just occurred to me as well - What does Homestar do at the end of the toon when Strong Bad reminds him there's only 7 minutes left? He runs around like a maniac because he "forgot to buy presents"... just like he does at the beginning of the toon. It's even possible that he went through the same thing earlier in the day and we just don't see it. Given the "12 hours in advance" limitation, unless Strong Bad broke into his house and messed with his clock sometime during the day, Homestar would have had to be up no earlier than 10 AM on the 25th. --TheEggman 21:22, 15 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Accept Good eye! --Stinkoman K
  • Comment. What I don't understand is why you know he started sleeping on the 23rd. -oopsyoubwokeit 13:40, 21 Mar 2005 (MST)

"state trooper" (Declined)

Homsar's line "You're a real state trooper" is a commonly mistaken lyric from the song Straight Shooter by The Mamas and the Papas. The real lyric is "You're a real straight shooter." Terra Rising Dec 27, 2004 1:40 AM (PST)

(Correction: I made a mistake. The line in the song is "I'm a real straight shooter" Homsar is talking in the second person. (re: "Hi, Wonder Mike" in his characters video.) Terra Rising Dec 29, 2004 7:34 PM (PST)

Am I allowed to add this to the main page now? Terra Rising Jan 09, 2005 12:40 AM

  • Decline-- But only because I think it is more like "You're a real trooper" with "state" put in. PaxMan356 Dec 28, 2004 2:22 PM (EST)
    • Second Yeah. Ingeniousknight Jan 2, 2005 3:52 PM (EST)
    • Second. - SailorHippyGirl
    • Second (Although FYI: without the "state," it would be "You're a real trouper," with an -ou-, not -oo-. Trouper = one who handles adversity well.) It's dot com 10:15, 22 Jan 2005 (MST)
      • Comment: I don't think the Brothers Chaps know this. See crying. 134.241.227.51 06:51, 25 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second, or Fifth, whicever works. --flashstorm 14:15, 14 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Accept. I't sounds pretty reasonable that it is a reference to the misheard lyrics. that would fit in with his normal type of speech,wouldn't it? --Pianoplayerontheroof
  • Neutral If someone could confirm that these are commonly misheard lyrics, I'd accept it, but a google search for the phrase only shows links related to Homsar. --MadEwokHerd 19:23, 28 Dec 2004 (MST)
  • Accept --MadEwokHerd 15:28, 30 Dec 2004 (MST)
  • Decline Janik
  • Decline There are people named State Troopers. Sheesh, all of this rhyming stuff. Ok, Homestar Runner rhymes with Domepar Stunner. So it's a reference to that tv show? Come on, that kind of thing annoys me! Pop tire 22:09, 24 Mar 2005 (MST)

Grabbo Arm Sound (Accepted)

Strong Bad's Grabbo Arm makes the same noises as Homestar's tricked-out propeller cap in car.

  • Accept Yes, this is just a copy and paste, but it is interesting and fun. It suggests a similarity of the internal workings of the two devices. --Pianoplayerontheroof
    • Second. Although this is a "glitch," I do agree that it is fun! --evin290 19:56, 17 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. Yes, TBC reuse things occasionally. This is because they are using Flash, and can copy and paste. These fall under "Glitches due to Flash software" above and do not make good fun facts. --24.21.86.243 00:02, 3 Jan 2005 (MST)
    • Reusing something =/= glitch. A glitch is a bug or something messed up that happens even though it's not supposed to. Before you start criticizing others placement, you might want to consider working on yours. --super orange! 19:14, 3 Jan 2005 (MST)
  • FunFact=very yes. I like this fun fact a lot, and even remember it when it was among the other fun facts. I wonder why it was stuff'd. TakuaKaita600 18:17, 12 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Decline. And Strong Bad's left boxing glove looks the same as his right boxing glove...

Tony Stony

Should Tony Stony really be under Cast, since it's an item? -DMurphy 03:59, 3 May 2005 (UTC)

Personal tools