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Ding! Quote of the Week/Archive 2 is a featured article, which means it showcases an important part of the Homestar Runner body of work and/or highlights the fine work of this wiki. We also might just think it's cool. If you see a way this page can be updated or improved without compromising previous work, feel free to contribute.
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Ja What?

...all right, I've removed that silly "Ja" fact like, three times, and it keeps getting added back. What *is* the big deal here? Considering it's not actually a real word, and that Schenkel McDoo's grasp of the English language is tenuous at best, this fact seems pointless and demeaning. Should we put a fun fact in buried about how when he says "Yold Ones Vry" at the end, he actually means "Cold Ones Dry"? Some of these so-called "facts" are so ridiculously nitpicky it's not funny. -YKHi. I'm Ayjo! 23:53, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Are you aware of the linguistic relation between /y/ and /j/? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 23:55, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
Ja, but that's really not the issue. "Yah" is perfectly acceptable; I've seen it spelled this way before. It isn't a glaring error that especially needs to be pointed out, because it's really not much more "incorrect", IMO, than Catsup/Ketchup. But let's be serious here. When you consider McDoo uses "Yah" in another line along with "Yold Ones Vry", which isn't proper grammar no matter *how* you look at it, it seems, as I said, excessively nitpicky. That, and I think TBC is allowed to make their characters talk as they want. But eh. -YKHi. I'm Ayjo! 00:00, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
Apart from YK's rant, he has a point. It borders on speculation to assume that he was actually saying "ja". Admittedly, a word meaning "yes" fits there, and he does have a foreign name and accent ("Ja" actually means "yes" in at least 7 languages [1], most notably German - which would also match his accent). In my opinion, it's speculation, and a discussion here on the talk page is all the documentation we need. Loafing 00:01, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
...this wouldn't be the first time I've complained about some of us being a tad bit too nitpicky here... -YKHi. I'm Ayjo! 00:11, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
Given that Taranchula are clearly portrayed as Scandinavian, I don't think it's at all unreasonable to speculate that they were saying "ja". I wouldn't call spelling it "yah" a goof, but I think noting that the real Scandinavian word is "ja" is worthwhile. Heimstern Läufer 04:24, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
Oops, I didn't know they were Scandinavian. OK, now the fact makes perfect sense and it should be noted somewhere! Loafing 05:39, 10 March 2008 (UTC)


I think the quote's from Marshieween. Awexome 22:25, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

help with syncing

I can't get the quotes to sync from itunes to my ipod. anyone know how to do that? --Shaggy 18:06, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Quote download

Am I alone in this? I tried to listen to the QOTW (Sweetness Sweetness) but I cannot get it to play. I have a new computer, but the archived MP3's work fine, just not the one on the official site. Any ideas? (Windows Vista) Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 02:14, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

You having trouble with Hear It or Get It? (I have Vista, and I can get both to play just fine.) --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 02:17, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
I'm running into some weirdness too. I go to the main page, and the current quote of the week is the grocery list thing ("Amazing thing, amazing thing," etc.). If I follow the link from the wiki to Strong Sad's "Sweetness, Sweetness" quote, I get a blank black page titled "Oops! You bwoke it." I suspect it may have been taken down? --DeathbyChiasmus 02:55, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
I'm having the same problem (Mac OS X 10.5.x). I've even tried using a different browser and clearing cache. I am wondering if there is some weird cacheing somewhere along the line, rather than a local problem. wbwolf (t | ed) 03:11, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
Same problem here. Windows XP, btw. But by doing proxy surfing I was able to hear it. Strange, strange, strange. Even hours later I can't get to It just tells me I bwoke it. =] OptimisticFool 07:00, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
I'm still getting a 404 from it, too.— Bassbone (TALK Strong Mad Has a Posse CONT) 04:55, 21 June 2008 (UTC)
Jay: On the site it works great. From this article it does not. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 05:43, 21 June 2008 (UTC)
I cannot see the new QotW on the official site at all. It's still Homestar's grocery list. I've cleared my cache twice.— Bassbone (TALK Strong Mad Has a Posse CONT) 07:22, 21 June 2008 (UTC)
I am having the same problem as bassbone, i've cleared my cache 3 times but it's still the grocery list. it works fine in my PS3 web browser, but not my PC. hazzard4123 17:23, 21 June 2008
Well, I guess whatever happened is over now. MichaelXX2 01:44, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
This all seems to be more evidence for my theory that H*R is hosted on more than one server, with a load-balancer or something, and they don't always keep them in sync properly... things like this, the lime in Let us give TANKS!, passwords on .exe files like the screensavers... sometimes they work, sometimes they don't, depends what server you're hooked up to. --phlip TC 08:57, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

"if" vs. "of it"

I think that we should still put "of it" instead of "it" in the newest QotW because that is what Bubs said. The Brothers Chaps of course didn't mean to put "if". Plus I already mentioned this mistake in Goofs. Homestar-Winner (talk) 19:41, 11 July 2008 (UTC)


This page is getting awfully long. 73 kilobytes, to be exact. Should we employ some archiving here? I was thinking a style similar to the Weekly Fanstuff or Sketchbook. --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 01:05, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

It's been mentioned before here. Heimstern Läufer 01:08, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Newest quote mirror

A message mainly for Tom, did you know that there still is no mirror mp3 of the newest Crack Stuntman quote? Homestar-Winner (talk) 02:56, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Get Smart Reference?

"We are just talkin' about Bubs with a piece of paper stapled to his face, right?" — In the recent Get Smart movie, Agent 23, played by The Rock, staples a piece of paper to another agent's face. I think this may well be a reference, though it's hard to prove it. — Defender1031*Talk 20:06, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Well, this quote seems to be a Happy Dethemberween blooper, which was made before Get Smart came out. So, this would be very unlikely. Homestar-Winner (talk) 20:51, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
Perhaps. But i have long felt that it's possible that some of the supposed "outtakes" are actually made after the fact. — Defender1031*Talk 21:33, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
Mmm, I dunno. And so, any thinking so would just be speculation, right? Homestar-Winner (talk) 02:36, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Alternate link

I already did this, but is it okay to put up an alternate link to download the fist two QOWs with since we have no mirror to it? MichaelXX2 18:46, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

I removed them. As before, I doubt the authenticity of those recordings. The quality is very poor, lower than in the actual toons themselves. They appear to be recorded by someone other than the The Brothers Chaps. How did you find them? Do you know their source? -- Tom 19:00, 8 September 2008 (UTC)
Actually, I recorded them myself. I thought they might be of assistance since we don't have a link...

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Download Help

I can't get any of these to download because I have Quicktime, which only allows downloads through a paid version that I don't have. Anyone know how to make Quicktime NOT the default download choice? Shaggy, who is currently not signed in.

If you right-click on the links in the list here, you should get a menu that you can choose "Save link" or "Save target" or similar... that should save straight to disk, rather than going through QuickTime. As for disabling QT completely (so that you could download them from the H*R site, for instance), I'm not sure... but it'd help to know what version of QuickTime you have, which browser (Internet Explorer? Firefox? Which version?) and which OS (Windows? Mac? Linux? Again, which version?). --phlip TC 07:05, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

It's QT version 7.5.5, Internet Explorer, and WindowsXP. And the "Save target" worked, so thanks :)--Shaggy | talk 08:07, 27 September 2008 (UTC)


I don't know the source of the latest quote. Someone fix it please. Thanks! —Mas12806 (talk·contribs) 01:09, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

I believe it's a Most in The Graveyard outtake.

What does it have to do with Most in the Graveyard? Omnisweater 02:46, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

Reanimation. --Belthazar 03:04, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

Quote of the a few weeks

Has anyone noticed that the gaps btw qods are getting bigger? Seriously, they haven't changed it since, what, like Nov. 20? 'Tsup widdis?--Lifty Fernandez

It's most probably the same as any of the other delays in emails and toons and so on: working on the game or the recent DVD. --DorianGray 22:07, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

People have also noticed that the current quote is broken and has been for weeks, right? On the day the quote was originally going to have been switched out there was indeed a new quote there, briefly. Strangely it switched back within 6 hours and broke itself, and it hasn't been tended to since. -- 22:17, 14 January 2009 (EST)

Best quote of the week ever

Which quote of the week do you think is the coolest? Vote now, to stop this raging conflict. P.S. My favorite is "the hold music" from isp

Take this to the forum. And it's seriously not noice to lie about raging conflicts. BBG 00:29, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Quote of the Week "exclusive"

Should we really call every quote that seems to be an outtake of some toon but we can't tell which toon an "exclusive" quote? Most of what are currently known as QotW Exclusives seem to be outtakes. I think we should change them all to "Unknown", except for a few that really are exclusive quotes, like "This is the Quote of the Day!" one. Homestar-Winner (talk) 23:50, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Yeah. These quotes are probably all being produced for some-or-other toon; we just don't know which ones. Is there any room for speculation? For example, a recent filename was "patcheer_yearbook.mp3", suggesting that it came from TGS14 and that the guy was Patchbeard. In this particular case, I wouldn't have realized this unless someone had suggested it. — It's dot com 01:34, 6 March 2009 (UTC)
I read that as "Pat Cheer yearbook" implying that it's some guy named pat. Still, it's clearly a yearbook inscription and thus clearly from TGS 14. — Defender1031*Talk 11:01, 6 March 2009 (UTC)
Patchbeard. Still speculation. Still works. — It's dot com 20:44, 6 March 2009 (UTC)
So does anyone object to changing all of the "Quote of the Week exclusive"s to "Unknown"s? Homestar-Winner (talk) 21:02, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

How much xanthan gum can a fella take?

Would anyone be interested in adding "bulgar" and "xanthan gum" in the Explanations section? -- 15:41, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Career Day?

This weeks quote of the week sounds suspiciously like an outtake or deleted scene from Career Day, rather than a quote of the week exclusive. —Guard Duck talk 00:09, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

It could be, in theory, but where's the evidence? --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 00:28, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
Sounds to me like Homestar is answering one of Marzipan's questions asked during class. Homestar-Winner (talk) 00:58, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
I would have to agree; the general tone of Homestar's voice (more childish than usual) as well as what he's saying (also more childish than usual) suggests it. -- 05:49, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
It doesn't sound overly childish to me... no more so than usual anyway... — Defender1031*Talk 06:29, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
I thought it was an outtake for Main Page 20. — It's dot com 19:53, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

One List

The quote of the week page was recently split into several pages for each year (like the Sketchbook and Weekly Fanstuff pages), but I believe it should remain as one long list (okay, technically two, but on one page). The quotes page, while moderately long, is not unbearably so, and the benefits of having all the quotes on one page far outweigh any page-length concerns. Most important is the fact that the tables can be sorted for easy searching and comparison of quotes over several years. (The sketchbook and weekly fanstuff pages are different in that there is no need to sort the tables, and the graphics take up much more space per entry.) — It's dot com 01:02, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

But what about browsers that can't edit pages as long as Quote of the Week? It is just as helpful having the list broken up, if not more. --Thy Not Dennis (t/c) 13:32, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
Frankly, that seems to be spurious argument. While MediaWiki does complain when a page is too long, I'm not aware of any browser that cannot outright edit the page. The notice is more about a warning to make sure that data is properly kept track of. However, given the layout and nature of the page, I lean towards keeping it as is. wbwolf (t | ed) 14:14, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
Then if you wanna keep the QOTW as a long list, then why is the fanstuff divided?--Record307 Talk/Contribs 15:05, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
Because not dividing the Weekly Fanstuff would mean having to temporarily download hundreds of images of every single fanstuff that's ever existed from the server every time you just wanted to see the latest fanstuff. It's easier on your internet connection and speeds up your page viewing if you only need to download the year's fanstuff so far (a fraction of the total), rather than all the fanstuff so far. The Quote of the Week article contains only a dozen or so Character Heads so the images load pretty quickly. The text itself doesn't actually take long to appear in your browser so the amount of text isn't the issue here. But I wonder if the tables could be split up according to year? That way, you would have the choice to only edit the table of the corresponding year in which the quote appeared, instead of the entire table we have at the moment. – The Chort 18:47, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
Breaking it into separate tables would negate the advantage of having them on a single page, namely sorting, as dot com mentioned above. For example, you can sort by the character head, effectively allowing you to easily see all the quotes from a specific character, or by source to group them that way, etc. 19:49, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
Do you know how much stuff we would have to change template wise to make this big move work out? MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 20:28, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
Single duece list! It is easier and no known computer used today (besides the Lappy) is not strong enough to load this page.
As I've said before, the 32kb thing is just a benchmark, nothing more. On Wikipedia, IIRC that message doesn't even mention that some browsers might have problems, or even include the word "Warning". We probably should change the message here to match.
Fanstuff and Sketchbook it makes sense to split up, 'cause each row has its own image... if that was all in one page, there'd be several hundred images to download when you open the page (just look at how long it takes to load, say, Floppy Disk Container over a dialup connection... a one-page Fanstuff or Sketchbook would take even longer to load). The gains you get from paginating those outweigh the loss of sorting... and there's not much to sort on there, anyway. QotW doesn't have that problem - each row has an image, but they're smaller and heavily reused (it only needs to load SB's head once, for instance). And there's more use to be gained from having it all in one sortable table - the "Character head", "Quote" and "Source" columns can all be sorted to group the quotes by the face, who's talking, or which toon it's from.
So, in short: QotW doesn't have the problems that Fanstuff and Sketchbook have that made splitting those pages a good idea, and it does have features that would be made worse by splitting it up. So don't. --phlip TC 23:17, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
Well, don't we already have one of these for the sketchbook and the weekly fanstuff? Or, are those a part of the pages themselves? — Stavey the Stupid Hippie 23:06, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Forreally One List

Since the one-list discussion has come up again, how about the other side... What do people think about merging the two lists into one? Just leaving the "Head" column blank for the quotes before they were added... --phlip TC 09:43, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

They're two file types, .zip and .mp3. It's easier to have them in two lists. --Thy Not Dennis (t/c) 12:07, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
I'm not sure why the different filetypes should be important... I'm thinking more in terms of why we have it all on one page to begin with – for the sortable tables. There's really nothing special about the quotes themselves that means they should be in a different section... they just happened to be released before some random date that some stuff was changed. --phlip TC 12:10, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
That's a pretty good idea. I went ahead and tried it out. Looks fine to me. — It's dot com 23:21, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

Fanstuf QoTW's = "Not" Exclusive

Well, since there have been 2 Fanstuff QoTW's, I believe that they shouldn't be labeled as QoTW exclusives, but as Fanstuff QoTW's. It makes sense, doesn't it? --Darkangel Get offa me! 04:13, 26 June 2009 (UTC) On a side note, whoah, where have I been!?

July 23, 2009

I see that the most recent quote of the week has been labeled "Quote of the Week exclusive". I think it should say "imaginary outtake". is there any way to determine if a quote actually is an outtake from the toon, or can i just go ahead and change it? The Knights Who Say Ni 17:28, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

Go ahead. This is quite obviously a reference to his line in imaginary. -- 17:49, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
I wasn't really thinking when I wrote that. It probably is an outtake. free 18:36, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
I was thinking. There are a number of quotes like this labeled as an "outtake" when they're really more like alternatives to what was actually said. Could "alternative" be added as a category?--Shaggy | talk 22:03, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
That's what an outtake is, an alternate take that wasn't used. Calling something an outtake doesn't signify anything about the quality of the take, only about whether it's part of the finished product. In other words, outtakes don't have to be bloopers. — It's dot com 00:43, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

It's here!

It's still cut off for me. I even restarted my network service on Linux, and still it cuts off! ColdReactive 12:12, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Well, it's working poifecly fine for me. Homestar-Winner (talk) 15:55, 8 August 2009 (UTC)
It's been cutting me off too. "It's here! IT'S HERE-" I wonder what's going on?-- 16:04, 8 August 2009 (UTC)
We're aware of this problem. I believe Dot com's looking into it. Everything is probably fine; nothing is probably ruined. Heimstern Läufer 16:05, 8 August 2009 (UTC)
I went ahead and mirrored a known good version. This is likely another instance of unsynchronized multiple servers. — It's dot com 23:50, 8 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for all the fish! ColdReactive 00:36, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

it's fixed, it's fixed, it's fina-lully fixed 14:21, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Determining the status of a quote

How do you guys decide whether a quote is an outtake, a blooper, an extended take, an exclusive, etc.? but, a buttdanceNeox ONION BUBS!YOU WILL RESPECT MAH AUTHORI-TAH!!! 00:38, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Its pretty simple. an Blooper is when they say a line, but there's an obvious mess-up. An outtake is when they say a line, but use a few different words. An extended take is when in the toon, not the whole sentence is completed, but the QOTW is. And, exclusive is when we've never heard it before. Simple. StrongAwesome74 00:47, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
To clarify:
  • outtake: Any take that is not used in the final product. We use the label outtake when none of the more-specific labels below will do, and items with that label are typically takes that feature an alternate wording from what ended up in the toon.
  • blooper: A specific kind of outtake where someone flubs a line or makes some other mistake.
  • extended take: A clip where a portion of the audio was part of the toon but the rest was not. The extra portion is included as a bonus.
  • exclusive: A clip that was prepared especially to be a quote of the week. We used to label more things as exclusive than we do now. Previously, anything we couldn't identify was labeled exclusive, but now we reserve it for things that are unequivocally unique and label everything else as unknown.
It's dot com 04:35, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Stale Cornbread

Bubs's quote that references A Decemberween Pageant on 16 Feb 2006 could not have been an outtake from that cartoon. If you listen closely, his voice is of the newer style, and the quality is much better than the Chaps could have produced during their Cool Edit Pro 'era'. However, the line would make sense in context when replacing his actual line in myths & legends, which was released 3 days earlier, and after his line he does a dance that references Dancin' Bubs, so it probably is from that sbemail.

Watch those hands, David Coppactuallyfromtheemailandnotanouttake...feel.

I'm just telling you, the QotW, "Hey! Watch those hands, David Coppafeel!" said by Marzipan, are actually from the email and not an outtake. "Let the KOT have some!" sounds like an alternate take more than an actual outtake, since the KOT's line is "Let the king have some!" on the actual email. --h o mj esa na rtalk contr. 22:05, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

The first one you mentioned is clearly an outtake. if you compare the QOTW and the toon, they're very distinctly different. The second one, though also distinctly different sounding, does have different words, so you might be onto something... StrongAwesome 22:14, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

Mike Chapman's Album?

The Geddup Noise and Cool Tapes "Doley-O" quotes are not only in stereo, but they are also labelled, in the Album section "Mike Chapman's Album". I think the StinkoMetal quote had something like this too. Are there any other stereo and/or Mike Chapman's Album quotes of the weeks? SBE-mail Checker Dan 02:56, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Some odd results? More like, none at all!

Currently the page says that a message will come up when there is no quote in the Flash file. However, it currently shows "undefined" rather than one of the two messages. I have confirmed this as early as 21 December 2009. Is this a glitch, or is it really different and should the page be updated? -- ■■   PURPLE  WRENCH   ■■ 20:55, 29 April 2010 (UTC)


It doesn't look like the next "weeklies" are ever coming. Should the checklist at the top of the page be removed? (Note that I have also removed the checklist from Talk:Podstar Runner - it was almost certain that the next Podstar Runner toon would never come.) And if sbemail206 doesn't come soon, should the checklist at the top of Talk:Strong Bad Email be removed? RickTommy (edits) 07:12, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

Why? Even if it takes ten years before the next one comes out, it'll be better to have than checklist there than have to dig through the history to remember what it was. And it's not like it's getting in the way as is. Heimstern Läufer 07:16, 23 May 2010 (UTC)
I completely agree with Heimstern. Almost nothing on the site is being updated, so if you be patient, the weeklies will be useful again. -- 12:06, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

Am I imagining things?

Did there used to be a link on this page that, when clicked on, would give you a bulk of past QotWs? I swear I remember this. If so, Where did it go? If not, please call an ambulance. -- Lazylaces Talk 04:53, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

You're not going mad. I can see them too. You're just as sane as I am. -Luna Lovegood But really, It's dot com took that out a surprisingly long time ago. I honestly thought it was still there. The Knights Who Say Ni 05:16, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
Are you sure you linked to the correct edit of mine there, if I in fact did what you're talking about? All I did in the linked edit is combine the two lists into one long list. — It's dot com 05:43, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
Any time before that edit, there was a link in the Contents box to "Older Quotes" that started at November 11, 2004. It went away when dc made that edit. I believe that's what Lazylaces was talking about. If not, Lazylaces will have to give a more accurate description of "a bulk of past QotWs". The Knights Who Say Ni 22:39, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
He's talking about a link to a .zip archive that was maintained for a while by The Paper. It was removed once it was obsolete. — It's dot com 00:25, 22 July 2010 (UTC)
that makes sense. it was kind of before my time, so i wouldn't know. so i'm leaving this discussion. The Knights Who Say Ni 03:37, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Quote Missing

The unedited remix quote from June 25, 2009 called "Power Crunch", which was listed under trivia, is now missing from the linked site. Does anyone have this mp3 so we can put it back on the wiki? --DENNIS T/C 15:49, 1 September 2010 (UTC)


What font is the qowt text? -- Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 20:17, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

Marzipan as Chigurh: outtake or exclusive

An anonny recently changed "Call it, friendo" to be an I Killed Pom Pom outtake, something I was hesitant to do when I originally added the quote. I went ahead and reverted it to a Quote of the Week exclusive. I don't think we can definitively call it an outtake. Based on the finished toon, it doesn't seem having her dress as Chigurh got very far into the planning process, and for all we know it was intended to be a joke from the very beginning. — It's dot com 18:43, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Change it to "Possible I Killed Pom Pom outtake". There is no definite proof that supports either argument. Maybe this was a quote that got cut when Marzipan's costume was changed. Maybe Marzipan was intended to be Tom Servo from the start. None of us know. Homestar-Winner (talk)|
Well then we shouldn't speculate in that column. The possible I Killed Pom Pom connection is covered by the fun facts. And actually, according to the guide above, we don't know for sure that it's an exclusive, so it should be labeled as unknown. — It's dot com 17:07, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Notes column

Down in the fun facts, we note how the quote is related to the sketchbook released the same day. I'm wondering if we should move these notes on specific quotes into their own column up in the table itself. — It's dot com 18:43, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

I actually think that makes more sense than what we're currently doing, so I second the motion. --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 19:42, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Marking as inactive

I brought this up in an above thread, but now that 1) it's been even longer and 2) @StrongBadActual seems to have replaced the Weeklies, I more strongly believe that the checklist should be removed marked as inactive. RickTommy (edits) 01:32, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

I don't see why that would be helpful. We mark some of our internal processes, such as FAS, as inactive because their activity is dependent entirely on our own userbase and will not be restarted without a decision made here. By contrast, usage of our weeklies checklist is based entirely on an external factor and thus its activity or lack thereof is not based on what we do. I don't see any value in marking it inactive. Heimstern Läufer 02:07, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
Concur. Nothing has changed since the last time this was brought up. Maybe there will never be another QotW, but if there is, we've got the procedure ready to go. Removing it does nothing except make us have to look for it when we need it. I'm not sure that we need the inactive label at all, but as long as there could be a new one, this is not inactive. — It's dot com 02:44, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
Yes, I agree. That's exactly what I've said earlier. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 04:11, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

Latest quote: 80s rock influence?

The style of the music and Marzipan's accent and slang remind me of 80s rock bands that featured a female vocalist, such as Siouxsie and the Banshees.

It doesn't even sound like Marzipan's voice to me. Could it be something that someone else made, and sent to TBC, like the real marching band version of the CGNU fight song? But yeah, it's definately very Female-80s-band-esque. -- Chupaqueso 03:18, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
No, if it was fan-made, I'm sure they'd tell us. Also, it'd be too conveniently timed. --DorianGray
Yeah, your probably right. But maybe it was someone other than Missy doing the singing? Wait, I just thought of something. What if this QOTW is supposed to be what Cool Tapes would sound like if Marzipan rocked (from Different Town)? -- Chupaqueso 22:54, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
Have you people even listened to the clip? That is clearly Missy singing! If it isn't, may lightning strike me down right now! Only before "me", put in "people who disagree with". And how could it be fan-made? Can't you here Strong Mad and The Cheat's doley-o's ? That's Matt doing their voices, no doubt about it. Vol Chem, 1st Tile of Ical 15:41, 9 July 2006 (UTC)
Just listened to the clip; it doesn't sound much like Missy to me. --Trogga 23:50, 11 August 2006 (UTC)


Does anyone else think that the loading window was only for that one song, and has been removed? It seemed that way with the last one. 17:07, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

I just noticed the same thing myself. It may have been a one time thing, it may perhaps be kept in reserve only for long quotes, or perhaps those with a greater knowledge of flash could tell me if it's somehow still there, but only triggered on extra large quotes. Thunderbird 17:47, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
I just decompiled it with my flash thing, and even though it's third party and messes everything up when you import, I can't find any hint of the loading screen. 18:40, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
Those last two comments were me in IP form. I can't find a loading box at all. TBC probably took it out. So I'll add that it was on the page. If anyone has a better flash decompiler and can find it, feel free to add it. link_icon.gifThe Joe(Talk) 16:20, 22 August 2006 (UTC)
Sorry if my last comment sounded weird. What I meant to say was: I can't find the loading box. I'm going to write that it doesn't exist. If anyone finds it in the current qotw file, you can revert my edit. Thank you. link_icon.gifThe Joe(Talk) 16:24, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

chumbly wumbly bear

shouldnt the quote be creidited to both What's-Her-Face and The Ugly One? in the transcript they're both singing it - Superplough 04:54, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

We only credit to whose character head shows up in each quote ('cept the old ones from before there were such things). In this case, What's Her Face. --DorianGray

ah ok, i didnt even know there WAS someones head that popped up, i only ever get the quotes from the wiki :P Superplough 04:59, 19 August 2006 (UTC)


Hey Guys! youshould have a QotW podcast so it would be easier to load into iTunes! It would be just like's Free tunes podcast! User:Finest1

Going backwards

I've noticed that the qod has gone from the newer back to the new.TheTeach!

Awesome, just AWESOME!

Regarding the "Quote of the Week exclusive" source, it seems to me to more likely be either a Cheat Commandos...O's outtake ("Fantastic!", "Well that's...just...great!"), or possibly a Shopping for Danger outtake ("Fan-freaking-tastic!"). But it's hard to say for certain. Any ideas? Thunderbird 00:16, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

I'm sure it's a teaser for the next Cheat Commandos toon! ;-)  Loafing 06:43, 1 September 2006 (UTC)
I kind of think it's speculation to call it an outtake at this point. The quote it most closely resembles is "Well, that's... just... great!", but I think the similarity isn't great enough for us to assume it's an outtake of this line. I think we should consider it a QOTW exclusive. Heimstern Läufer 07:14, 1 September 2006 (UTC)
Since you listed two sources when Commander angrily shout positive things, I think it's just his personality and can't be attributed to any one cartoon. It's like trying to do the same thing if the quote was of Strong Bad "I hate this crappy guy" to where he said "crap". Elcool (talk)(contribs) 09:38, 1 September 2006 (UTC)


I noticed this QotW is attributed to a rather unique item, the old milkshake from under the seat, on But over here, it's just attributed to singers. Shouldn't this be recorded on the QotW page? Geshmalder 15:52, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

The song doesn't actually exist (Strong Bad just made it up) so neither do the singers. As such, the hypothetical non-existent singers are represented visually as an object associated with that scene. This is only because the format of QotW on the actual site requires the image of something the quote is coming from. The wiki, however, does not, and is free to state the true sayers of the quote, annonymous "singers", without having to resort to images. The ability to present the fact that all we know about the sayers of this quote is that they're singers, is why it shouldn't be recorded on the QotW page. Does that answer your question? Vol Chem, 1st Tile of Ical 06:40, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

Not really an outtake

The new qotw is labelled an outtake, but it isn't really. Strong Bad cuts Strong Sad off, but you can hear him finishing quietly in the background. --Telamon

Oh, hey, so it is... Like some Bubs quote about bananas before. And some other quotes. They seem to do this a lot. --DorianGray
Hey, if it helps you notice new stuff, then hooray! --Telamon
What is "Caaardinal Sins" anyway? --Trogga 18:45, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
That's a very good question. --DorianGray
Appearantly, it's another name for the seven deadly sins. I couldn't find any board game with the same title, though. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 19:10, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
Maybe it's a card game. (Card game? Cardinal sins? Get it? Oh, never mind...) --DorianGray

"Mumble Quotes"

With the previous two new quotes, it kind of looks like TBC are making us wikipeoples' lives easier for the transcripts, by providing us with the words of mumbled-out lines.

Heh. --DumDe 20:44, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

Marzipan's voice

In the latest one, Marzipan sounds differently. Retromaniac 01:42, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Reggae Song

I know they have Marzipan's picture for the "Bread and butter pickle" reggae song Quote of the Week, but that's a pretty obvious Police-era Sting imitation. Anyone agree? — (Talk | contribs) 22:06, 3 November 2006 (left unsigned)

I don't think so. Now that you mention it, it does sound a bit like Sting. But the style is different, and it'd be quite bold to assume that this is a Police imitation. Loafing 22:21, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
Sting? Sounds more like Bob Marley to me, but I haven't heard much Sting. Vol Chem, 1st Tile of Ical 06:58, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
Sounds like the black woman on Sesame Street. Retromaniac 01:59, 5 November 2006 (UTC)
Well, The Police were known for combining rock and reggae — especially in their early stuff — but this sounds just like The Wailers (the band in which Bob Marley received his initial fame just like Sting did with The Police). — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 01:20, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

I once imagined a version of Marzipan just saying it out. No song, just talking.

Character Heads On Main Article?

I think this necessitates a different discussion. Is the format of this page as good as it can be? Early on, there has been no question that the character name and comma indicated both that this was the character speaking/singing, and that it was the character head used. But with the Chumbly Wumbly Bear song, and now even more so this, we see that there is confusion. Perhaps the character head id should be in its own "character head" column. This would make it clear that that is what we are noting, and who we hear speaking the quote is not necessarily the same (and is a secondary priority on this page). In cases like the above, we can note elsewhere whether the character head accurately depicts the speaker/singer. Thoughts? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:30, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
I like Qermaq's plan. Had they started with the heads from the beginning, there would have been no question. Since we'd already came up with the format before the heads though, it kinda got ignored. I think a little 20 or 30 px image on each line might be a nice touch. Thunderbird 07:06, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
EDIT: If we're going to integrate the head, I'd like to see a decision here before somebody goes through them all only to have somebody come up with a better format. I'm thinking split the table into pre and post character heads quote tables, and something like this:
Date Download Quote Source
03 Nov 2006 download Marzipan (singer): "Want some bread and butter pickles. Ooo-ahh! Give me that bread and butter pickle, bread and butter pickle. You are." Lyrics to Marzipan's music from Happy Hallow-day

Questions, comments, better idea? Thunderbird 04:25, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

I think it's a generally good idea. Would you do it differently than this when the speaker is more unambiguously the character whose head appears? I was originally thinking more along the lines of this:
Date Download Character Head Quote Source
03 Nov 2006 download Marzipan (Unidentified reggae singer): "Want some bread and butter pickles. Ooo-ahh! Give me that bread and butter pickle, bread and butter pickle. You are." Lyrics to Marzipan's music from Happy Hallow-day

I'd think an asterisk or something would be appropriate, with a notation below such as "Marzipan's head appeared on the 09 Nov 2006 Quote; however, the actual voice heard is an unidentified reggae singer" or something. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 10:28, 17 November 2006 (UTC)
I think it's a great idea to have the character heads in their own column. We don't even need the asterisk disclaimer bit if the quote starts with the name of the person who actually said it (just like in you example). Loafing 04:09, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, having the character heads in their own column is a wonderful idea. Trey56 05:46, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
Just double-checking, we are going to put the character's name in boldface before the quote even if it matches the character head, right? You know, for all of the image-disabled people out there. —BazookaJoe 07:48, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
And for hanging a link on. We should also put some alt text on the character head image. (See the tweak I made to the above.) — It's dot com 13:57, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
The section in the table for the character head seems a little wide for me, any way to reduce it's width? - link_icon.gifThe Joe(Talk) 14:04, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
Changing the column header to just "Head" rather than "Character head" should solve that one pretty quickly... --phlip TC 14:20, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
Trying it... Needs some padding, but it works. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 15:09, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
Date Download Head Quote Source
03 Nov 2006 download Marzipan (Unidentified reggae singer): "Want some bread and butter pickles. Ooo-ahh! Give me that bread and butter pickle, bread and butter pickle. You are." Lyrics to Marzipan's music from Happy Hallow-day

Here's my attempt at revamping the QotW page. --Trogga 19:59, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Very cool. Implement'd! — It's dot com 03:30, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Take out the outtake

On the one hand, the "Good graphics" (11/16/06) quote says it's an outtake in Windows Media Player. On the other hand... is it really any different than the actual line in Peasant's Quest Preview? At all? I can't right now, but I'd like to listen to both simultaneously to check. If not, I think we should put a note (or Fun Fact) stating that they call it an outtake but it's not. --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 22:54, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

They are exactly the same. Click here to watch/listen to the video I made. They are both playing at the same time, although they may be off 1/4 of a second or something, but you can still tell they are the same.--minibaseball.png Bkmlb(talk to me·stuff I did) 00:52, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
Well done! Maybe it is both an outtake and an Easter egg. Mike's "What?" sounds genuine. My guess is that they decided it was a funny enough outtake for an Easter egg. Loafing 01:12, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
"...can we trust that it's an "outtake" when it exactly matches the toon?"[2]
Good question. It just doesn't make sense to say that, though. This is, by the book, not an outtake because it is in the toon. It's not best to blindly follow what TBC say if it's clearly incorrect or misleading. More likely than not, it says outtake in Windows Media Player because they simply didn't give a care what the incorrect or out-of-date title was when they put it up or it had not occurred to them. We've consented that we should give the actual date of release on the updates page even if the main page says otherwise, and I don't see why we should be any less accurate in our description of this QOTW based on what TBC may have inadvertantly said. —BazookaJoe 07:38, 18 November 2006 (UTC)


There's a problem. This quote of the week from today is the same quote as last year! Are they stupid?TheValentineBros

I don't think stupid people could create such a clever site, personally. Are you going to pretend that you have never made mistakes? It happens. --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 00:52, 1 December 2006 (UTC)
TheValentineBros: I'm a little put off that you would even use that word. I'm sure you wouldn't say it to their faces, and if that's true, then you shouldn't say it here, either. — It's dot com 01:49, 1 December 2006 (UTC)
Remember that QOTW's have been repeated in the past. I don't think they really care if it bothers anyone or not, frankly. They have whatever reason they have for allowing repeats. I'm cool with it. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 01:55, 1 December 2006 (UTC)
Also remember that this is a weekly section that has no history on the site, so if someone only started visiting H*R in the past year, or didn't visit or download the quote last year, it would still be new to them. Just because we have a record of all the QotWs doesn't mean that everyone does, or that everyone has been watching since day one and downloading all the quotes. It would actually seem like repeating QotWs would be more the norm than it is - Ilko Skevüld's Teh C 02:23, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

It's dot com:

Should we be splitting hairs between stonk and stunk?

  1. it was an outake so they could have easily have screwed up the line
  2. if this is where the line originated, they probably didn't pull up a script but did it from memory
  3. it is a little over 2 weeks before christmas so that the likelyhood that they are either working on a christmas/decemberween toon, or watching christmas movies are high.

I think that they probably saw the Grinch that stole christmas recently and thought of the line. I R F 17:07, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

Like I said in the edit summary, I was reminded of this as well. "Stink, stank, stunk" (the real lyrics) are the tenses of the verb, but "stonk" seems more to me like a deliberate (and not necessarily related) joke by TBC. As it is, there is too much speculation to list it (coupled with the fact that, if it's a reference, then they got it wrong). — It's dot com 05:23, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
There is something to be said that this many people so far have been reminded of some version of the Grinch . . . I don't know much of the cartoon or the movie, and while the written word is stunk without a doubt, could one or the other of the sung lines sound like "stonk"? Someone who has made the edit recently, give us some help as to why you think it's a reference. It seems like too many people to just be pulling it out of thin air to me, but at this point I don't see a strong argument for the reference. - Ilko Skevüld's Teh C 17:07, 11 December 2006 (UTC) -- It's "Stunk". But still! It's too close to not be an intentional thing, if you ask me! So c'mon! Don't be grinchy!  :3 It's me!(Jessica U. Ingmann)It's Strong Sad!  <3 18:42, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

PC vs Mac fad

Was this a short lived fad? I found it odd that there are only 4 entries with PC and Mac links; 19 Jul 2004, 29 Jun 2004, 17 May 2004, 03 May 2004. Why is that? Did it appear on the site that way and TBC just give up on it? I R F 20:27, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

If you look at the PC/Mac links, they link to .zip and .sit files, respectively. All the regular "download" links point to naked mp3s. ~ Bruce 06:01, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
IRF, yeah, that's how the files were on the site. -- Tom 06:08, 22 December 2006 (UTC)


Shouldn't that be Montalban as in Ricardo Montalban?

Did you read the Quote Of The Day on the site? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 00:35, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, and they misspelled it, didn't they?
Perhaps. There also exists the possibility that this is not a reference to Ricardo Montalbon, and they were doing something else entirely. Someone they know locally, perhaps. We don't really know for certain. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 00:40, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

Dec 14 link

I know that the link to Homestar is broken, but where is the mirror? Just wondering.--File:podstarrunner sig.jpg | Saddy Dumpington | talk 22:04, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

We're lookin' for it. If anyone has it, we'd appreciate the contact. --DorianGray
Hey I do! Still! Uh where do I put it??? :S -- 01:23, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
I'd email Tom via his user page. (See his email address near the bottom of the page.) Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 01:40, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
Thanks! I've uploaded the file. -- Tom 15:16, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Audio Quality

Is it just me, or do quotes of the week sound a little different (clearer, maybe?) than the originals? Just wonderin'.-LordQuackingstick

Nope, you're right. The QOTWs are straight mp3s that don't play directly in the Flash animation. They play the sounds through Flash, which distorts the sound a bit. Probably makes the file size smaller than what it would otherwise be. —BazookaJoe 00:35, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
Actually, it's not that it plays through Flash, but to save loading times in the cartoons, Flash automatically exports them as a lower quality. They just keep the original versions on their computer. - link_icon.gifThe Joe(Talk) 00:37, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. I figured it was something like that. —BazookaJoe 00:39, 1 January 2007 (UTC)


Voice actors often do multiple takes of a line and the best one is selected later. This is clearly what Matt had done with Bubs' line "Crabadonk". Are all three outtakes for certain? Would this be better described as multiple takes? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 01:02, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

This is like June 29, 2004's "I just hate you so much". Bubs says crabadonk twice in the e-mail. Let's not call this an outtake. Multiple takes is better. Or, we can just leave its source as plain ol' "the chair". —BazookaJoe 01:42, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
The first two "Crabadonk"s of the QotW are outtakes. The third one matches the first time Bubs says "Crabadonk" in the email. The second time in the email is distinct to all three in the QotW. --phlip TC 06:09, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
I say we stay with "outtake" — it seems to have both meanings, a take that's not used because it ends with a mistake, or any take that's not used (e.g., multiple takes are recorded and only the best is uesd). No point in using different words if we don't have to, I think. Trey56 19:17, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
Wait, at least one occurence of "crabadonk" cannot be called an outtake by either definition. Therefore, since it was used, that portion of the QOTW cannot be called an outtake. "Multiple takes" communicates more clearly what they are, and I think multiple words are warranted when clarity is concerned. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 01:34, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
"Multiple takes" is cool with me. —BazookaJoe 02:00, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
I've changed it in order to see how it looks, I like it. Please chime in if you have thoughts. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 02:05, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

I went first

I went ahead and added to the Quote, Sketchbook and Fanstuff. But I want the stuff improved. -- 14:08, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Okay! Don't worry, someone'll get on it. (I'm not too confident in my "downloading pictures" abilities, so I'll leave that to the pros). kai lyn 14:28, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
Oh, and if someone doesn't upload the quote, I guess I'll have to email fellow Tom again! -- 18:18, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
I meant last week's. -- 18:18, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Define "outtake"

Well, we have more edit-warring here regarding outtake status than anything else, so let's explore the issue.

What is an outtake? It's a take that was not used in a toon, basically. It may have been a particular reading of a line (or a single word) that was rejected for a different approach. It might be a totally different line that was recorded but unused. It might be an error, or "blooper". But in each case, the outtake does not occur in the finished toon.

In the "clabadonk" case, a strong argument exists for referring to the three repeated words as "multiple takes". There's evidence that at least one of these takes were used in the finished toon. I suggested "multiple takes", but even if it's somehow agreed that these are outtakes, it should be plural, as these clearly are three successive takes.

In the most recent QOTW we have a different issue. This is a line from the toon, but some extra is apparently tacked on. I haven't taken the time to listen and compare, but if the lion's share of it is in fact the same as is used in the toon, how can we call it an outtake?

What I'd like is a bit more formal agreement on what should and should not be labeled as an outtake so these silly revert wars stop. (And, at risk of sounding like a scoolteacher, my rule of thumb is it's good to indicate in the edit summary why the edit was made, but if you or someone you agree with is reverted (or if what you reverted is added back), it's time to take it to the Talk page, lest these wars continue.) Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 01:47, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

After another listening under the tutelage of Pom Pom's keen ears, I don't think the current QotW (18 Jan 2007) is an outtake, but there are a couple of lines in the middle of it that aren't in the toon. Namely, the underlined part here is missing: "I can't remember cereal, I can't remember TV. Is it football season yet? I don't even watch football. I hate football but I'll play football. Run you over in football. Run you down the field like a clown!" The rest of it sounds exactly like what's in the toon (although it's admittedly hard to hear under the voiceover). — It's dot com 02:38, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
Holy crap! A revert war because of my original edit. To me, it's not an outtake. Most of the quote is in the toon. It's all good, though. You can do anything you want to it. I don't care. TheYellowDart(t/c)
Interesting... Some of the underlined football bit was used in the toon, but in a different place. Namely when Strong Bad ask how does Strong Sad feel, just before he say that he can't remember his legs. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 17:41, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
I heard it over the voiceover, but barely Xifihas 21:20, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
I agree that the revert wars are silly. I wouldn't be opposed to seeing a section defining outtakes. I R F 21:53, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Have there ever been skips in the Weekly updates before?

--Please reply to the heading question, Addict 2006 17:28, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

Yes, many times, or at least enough that it's not notable. - ISTC 18:35, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

And the Chappies just messed our intuition.

Anyway, they didn't have the Weeklies this morning when I last checked. --Addict 2006 23:48, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

Okay, never mind. The point is, I'm not going to be here to update the thing every single time, because of school and whatever. --Addict 2006 23:53, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

And we don't expect you to be. —BazookaJoe 00:02, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

Help for the wiki?

Does anyone else think this week's quote was to help us with our transcript problems? --Dacheatbot · Communicate 15:32, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

That was my initial thought, however they haven't always done that so maybe not. I'd like to know how often they look at the wiki. I R F 16:00, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

404'd II: Electric Boogaloo

I'm getting a 404 error for the valentimes mp3, not sure what the fix would be I R F 19:47, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

The fix is for Tom or someone to upload the mirror. I just added the link prematurely. --DorianGray 19:50, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

MATT = missing words?

The transcript for the "MATT!!" quote originally was "Matt Equals MATT!!" Recently, however, we obtained a file with only the last word included. Listening to the file, does it sound like this is the full quote, or should be still be looking for a better file? — It's dot com 16:02, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

I just did a random sampling of a few of the authentic quotes I have downloaded over the years and all of them had a bit rate encoding of 80 kbps. This sb_matt.mp3 file is 128 kbps. I think it is probable that someone just created this sound file on their own. -- Tom 23:07, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
So should we revert to the pre-file version of the page? — It's dot com 23:26, 23 February 2007 (UTC)


If you go and listen to It's Dot Com by Brent LaRowe (some sort of Fan Music), in it, at about 2:03, is a quote from Strong Bad. "Don't worry big guy, we'll find him... if the King of Town hasn't already ground him up into sausages." Now, this seems to be from Where's the Cheat?, but not a direct quote. I discussed this with someone in the chat room a few months ago, and whoever they were seemed to agree with me that it was a quote of the week. Now, it could be a very good impression, but I don't think so. Does anyone remember this quote, if it ever was? --smileyface.PNG11945 (Talk/Ctrbs) 19:50, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

A quick search shows nothing. Does the clip in the song seem to be authentic? Bluebry 19:53, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
Looking back into my Activity History (thanks Trillian), I discussed this with Kookykman. The rest of the quotes from the song are legitimate, so I have no reason to believe it's not an authentic quote. I'm going to upload the section of the song with the quote in it. --smileyface.PNG11945 (Talk/Ctrbs) 20:15, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
Okay. But, exactly why is this discussion being held here? I see nothing on the page with a quick ctrl-F, nor do I see any archives. Bluebry 20:19, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
Uploaded at Image:Sausage.ogg. Bluebry: I put it here because I'm pretty sure it's a Quote of the Week, and therefore would warrant addition to the page this page discusses. --smileyface.PNG11945 (Talk/Ctrbs) 20:21, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
Well... we need a source that says "This was totally a QOTW". A quick Yahoo! search gets nothing. But, I'd like to see other opinions. Bluebry 20:25, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
Imagine my surprise to see people still chatting about these stupid tunes I smashed together when I didn't feel like studying. :-) I can confirm that the "sausages" was a legitimate quote of the week, though it was so long ago (around four years ago) I have no idea if I found it through the front door of the QOTD links or the backdoor folders that were still accessible when H*R was fairly young. User:Blarowe 04:25, 5 June 2007 (UTC)


The file for the latest quote of the week is called crack_up2here.mp3 signifying that it's Crack Stuntman, the voice of Gunhaver as mentioned in Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 14.2 - Will you stop changing my edits and leave it as Crack Stuntman?!?!??!

AND Gunhaver, as a Cheat Commando, is not very tall... Maybe for a Cheat he's tall, but the cheats are kinda small.

Can we please get a consensus on whether this week's quote is Crack Stuntman as himself, or as Gunhaver? Kahteh 22:50, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

I think it makes perfect sense that it's Crack Stuntman: notice that he says "If you could see me..." Where would Gunhaver have said that in any of his appearances? It makes much more sense for it to have been the answering machine message. Trey56 22:53, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
Oh yeah, the filename pretty much proves it — good point. Trey56 22:54, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
That... actually makes sense. Good point. (Also sorry about the duplicate sections- the unsigned post wasn't there when I started typing!) Kahteh 22:55, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
No prob :) Trey56 22:56, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
Sorry about not signing - it's my first contribution and I didn't know how to sign them.... mister t 23:05, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
Understandable! Trey56 23:07, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Incidentally, it should not read "Crack Stuntman as Gunhaver", because Stuntman wasn't playing Gunhaver at the time. Our format in cases like that is to put the character head first followed by what it really is: "Gunhaver (Crack Stuntman)" — It's dot com 23:19, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

I don't think Gunhaver's name should be in there at all because he's not acting as Gunhaver and Gunhaver didn't have anything to do with this quote. It's Crack. and it's mentioned in Marzipan's Answering machine that he is the "Handsome actor that's handsomely paid." to play Gunhaver... just because Gunhaver's picture is on the website doesn't attribute this quote to him. If anything it should read Crack Stuntman (Gunhaver) mister t 23:25, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
Perhaps, but in that case all of the similar quotes would need to be reformatted. "Character shown (Actual speaker)" is simply the format we've used up to now. Gunhaver's name should definitely be there, however, since his image is shown on the site. — It's dot com 23:37, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
Or you could reformat the entire page to look like this. --Trogga 23:59, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
Or you could read a thread above. I still feel something like that is a better way. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 01:20, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

The format has now been changed. (It's weird which threads end up being the straw that breaks the camel's back when it comes to implementing a long-discussed but languishing idea.) — It's dot com 03:42, 16 March 2007 (UTC)


Is "shinoligans" a portmanteau? I can see it being a cross between "shinanigans" and something else. Retromaniac 01:08, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

(I think it's just a mispronunciation. - User:Zephiel )

The Portmanteaus page says it's a cross between "shenanigans" and "shinola". Personally, I think they're stretching it a bit. --DorianGray 01:23, 19 March 2007 (UTC)
Usually, the Portmanteau's base words relate to each other. In my opinion, I really don't think Shoe Wax and Shinanigans relate. (User:Zephiel)
See Talk:Portmanteaus#Shinoligans. -- Tom 07:37, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Just wondering...

Does anyone know the font that the Chappies use for the QOTW? If not, I am planning on making a TrueType file for future use and I want to know if I could be saved the trouble. --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 01:45, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

I'm no expert in fonts, but it looks to me just like plain old Arial. Has Matt? (talk) 01:55, 13 April 2007 (UTC)
Hey, thanks! They look almost exactly alike! Next time when I test the "Basic" fonts I'll remember to throw in Arial with T.N.R. and C.S.M.S. --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 02:08, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

Misleading Column

I kind of think "download (mirror)" should be changed to "hear it! (mirror)." I was afraid to click it for so long because I was afraid it would really take up my lappy's memory. Bad Bad Guy 02:51, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

What did you think you were going to download? —BazookaJoe 04:37, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
The quote. Bad Bad Guy 16:55, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
See, I was afraid the mirror was supposed to be the "get it!" button. Bad Bad Guy 02:58, 16 May 2007 (UTC)
Technically, it's both. Click for hearing it (thus downloading it to your music player), right-click and save-target-as for getting it. --DorianGray 04:03, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Is it just me or just Marzipan sound a bit... different?

It just seemed like she had a slight southern accent maybe, and it didn't really sound like Missy in the newest QOTW. --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 03:35, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

I thought it was MORE Missy (as opposed to Marzipan). Like they just had something Missy said that was funny, and stuck Marzi's name on it.
I feel like we've discussed "not Missy" quotes before... --DorianGray 03:39, 18 May 2007 (UTC)
Remember, this is credited to a 7 year old toon... Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 09:07, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

sb_fieldday.mp3 - a hidden/unfinished toon?

The page states that the qoute of the week from 24 May 2007 is a Quote exclusive. Since the link for the file is sb_fieldday I went to fieldday.html to check it out. The quote is actually from a short toon featuring Strong Bad, titled "Field Day intro". I can't seem to find a page for it here on the wiki, so I wanted to point out to that in case nobody had noticed. It doesn't have the bottom navigation links, neither does it continue to what it's an intro for so I'm guessing it's something unfinished. Please tell me if I just stated the obvious or made an amazing discovery. :D - Einir usertalk 16:29, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

Sweet. Thanks for the heads up. I'll get to work on it ASAP.· · T2|Things 16:33, 27 May 2007 (UTC)
WOW. I'll do some research here and on the page. Firefox tells me the page was last modified (note: modified) on "Saturday, April 01, 2006 11:46:20 PM". I'll check some more. By the way, you might wanna put this on Secret Pages. I'll let you do it, Einir; you found it. Bluebry 16:41, 27 May 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, I agree. That's a secret page. But the question is, is it an unfinished toon, or an old toon that TBC abandoned and might not finish at all? Hagurumon 17:19, 27 May 2007 (UTC)
Well, a look at DNA Evidence's page says it was modified on "Tuesday, May 15, 2007 5:38:58 PM". The day it came out. more armies came out on May 21, and Firefox says it was modified "Monday, May 21, 2007 2:09:06 PM". So, considering this was made on or before April First, 2006 (see my first reply), I think it's abandoned. Bluebry 17:23, 27 May 2007 (UTC)
Could this toon possibly have been the intro for April Fool's Day? That could be why Strong Bad was saying not to adjust "The Jumbo Tron", because the site was flipped upside down. Homestar-Winner (talk) 18:12, 27 May 2007 (UTC)
"On December 16th 2004 at the Zenith in Munich, Germany, the Beastie Boys used two JumboTron screens on the left and right side of the stage to present to the crowd the first one and a half minutes of Everybody to the Limit." Source: Musical Sightings. A possible intro to the event?
But then why does he mention Long Island? I do think the toon was used (or was planned to be used) for some type of outdoor festival or event similar to the one you mentioned, but not one in Germany. Has Matt? (talk) 18:42, 27 May 2007 (UTC)
Please discuss this at Talk:Field Day Intro. --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 18:44, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

Did you just say parakeet?

Why is Strong Mad's "parakeet" quote still broken? Homestar-Winner (talk)

Because we haven't yet found anybody who's got the mp3. Loafing 20:37, 31 May 2007 (UTC)
Oh man! I really should get to downloading the quotes again. My sister doesn't want me sticking them into the iPod shuffle I have. They're too incessant. --Addict 2006 00:43, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

Which one's The Ugly One?

Seems like the newest quote is being said by 2 different TGS girls. Anyone else think so? (a salty chocolate bar to anyone who recognizes the reference in my topic title here)

It sounds like Cheerleader, and makes sense in the context (the Sketchbook has this quote while on a boat, and Uggs was with Cheerleader on the canoe. Dr. Clash 22:48, 14 June 2007 (UTC)
The filename starts "uglycheer"... so I'd say the first sentence is The Ugly One, the second Cheerleeder. --phlip TC 01:29, 15 June 2007 (UTC)
I agree with Philip, it's UglyCheer, so the ugly one us talking first, then cheerleader says "I'm a lattitude snob". So we should add those facts to both qow and sketchbook.--Darkangel Get offa me! 03:22, 15 June 2007 (UTC)
It's very hard to distinguish them from one another. They are all Strong Bad in falsetto, so they are very similar. However, agreeing with the last two, it must be The Ugly One first.
P.S. Congrats on the chocolate bar, Phlip! --The Goblin!! 19:55, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Weeklies of 6/21/07 not replaced for 7 weeks

You don't suppose that it's worth mentioning in the Trivia section that the Quote of the Week, as well as the Sketchbook and the Weekly Fan Stuff, have not been replaced for 7 weeks, do you? I mean, that's gotta be the longest wait for the pop-ups to be updated. After noticing the release of Quality Time and the fact that sbemails return next week, I'm certain that those pop-ups will be replaced. --Charlie Jr. 13:27, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

I think they'll update it today. They also took a break from updating the Quote of the Week etc. during their break last year. Homestar-Winner (talk) 13:45, 9 August 2007 (UTC)
Done. Wow, I think I set a record as my fanstuff being up the longest. Yay! (Yes, The Cheatz-it was mine.) The Goblin!! 23:47, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Couldn't resist

I've just woken up and I'm not a frequent wiki (HR or otherwise) contributor, sooooo ... FLASHING SCREEN 10x BONUS CONFUSION MULTIPLIER! -ding!ding!ding!- Anyways Bubs' N-E-S-T-L-E-S reference, I believe, was taken from a sleepy little jingle for a Nestle candy bar called 'Alpine White' television spot in the late 80's/early 90's. Dunno if you remember it ... can't believe I just did.

If I've misplaced this, certainly do feel free to edit/move this. --Cardgage Forty Twone 18:57, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

I agree. Although is it possible he was just referring to Nestle (or another commercial)? Just did a quick Youtube look through, I only found really crappy jingles. The N-E-S-T-L-E-S bit was only found on the Alpine White commercial. Bluebry 19:01, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

Heh heh, yep. There it is ... the tagline at the end is: Sweet dreams you can't resist. ... obviously it was an effective jingle - apparently it's been stuck in more people's heads than just my own after, what, 18 years?! --Cardgage Forty Twone 20:44, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

Sad Kids

When did the Sad Kids actually say, "Frosty? Flurry."

It's one of those quotes that does not actually appear in a toon. But what I would like to know is if they were referencing Wendy's frosties and McDonald's McFlurries. Bad Bad Guy 22:15, 14 September 2007 (UTC)
I certainly agree that it's a fast food dessert reference, My guess is that since the kids' "catchphrase" is "Huh? What?" that Matt (or is it Mike?) was just messing with that, and said something with a similar cadence. Maybe they had a quick-serve ice cream product jones while recording. -Telamon 00:26, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

I guess I forgot to...

Keep a backup of Coach Z's quote. Did anyone do this (to upload as a mirror), or is it lost forever? JasonDeLima 23:52, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

Sort By Year

Can anyone stand to split this into separate articles listing each year's Quotes of the Week, as was done with Sketchbook and Weekly Fanstuff? That's the best solution I can think of to get rid of the "This article has more than 32 kb" thing. All those "Unknowns" should probably go into their own article or go with the 2002 article. Bad Bad Guy 19:52, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

There is no need to split this page up. The page is not too long nor does it have too many images. -- Tom 21:29, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
Hit "edit" and it clearly says that the page is too long. ("WARNING: This page is 60 kilobytes long; some browsers may have problems editing pages approaching or longer than 32kb. Please consider breaking the page into smaller sections.") Also, it's starting to feel odd that this is the only weekly page not sorted out by year. Bad Bad Guy 21:33, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
Solution: Stop using browsers that have problems with that, then. =3 In all serious, though, I don't much like the idea of splitting it either. It's mostly just a list, unlike the other two, which have pictures. Furthermore, each of those have dates. The inconsistancy of the dates here presents a problem: look how many early ones are listed as "unknown". Where would you put them? The '03 ones are very sparce, and there's only one '02. I don't really see the need for it. --DorianGray 21:40, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
As I said in the other place you posted this, the "This page is too long" warning is just a benchmark, a notice that you should possibly consider splitting the page. After all, if an article reached this length, then it would definitely either go into too much detail, or have several logical sections it could be broken up into (like the Peasant's Quest walkthrough, references, etc). But a list such as this one is fine as is... and being able to sort all of the quotes at once by, say, character head would be impossible if they were split by year. Personally, I think we should maybe copy over the Wikipedia version of this message ("This page is xxkb. It may be appropriate to split this article into smaller, more specific articles." without the word "WARNING") because that just seems more better. --phlip TC 07:36, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Spare any mush and guitars in one day?

Uh... Did I miss one quote of the week in one day? And now I have "I DON'T WANT TO EAT A GUITAR!" did they do two? 22:24, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Yeah - is there any info on that? I mean, they put the Sickly Sam one and then just went and posted the Strong Mad one? --Addict 2006 20:04, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

They first put on the duplicate Sickly Sam quote (see QOW, 22 Sep 2005). In Charlie Jr.'s edit summary [3], he mentioned he wished that they would put on Strong Mad's eat-a-guitar quote and the Brothers Chaps apparently realized their mistake, saw Charlie Jr.'s edit summary, and granted his wish. OptimisticFool 20:17, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Jibblies 3

When I listened to Marzipan's jibblies, I can hear one of The Brothers Chaps saying something like, "Oh, yeah, keep going." Do you know which one is saying it? I can never tell Mike and Matt apart. Religious Corn   19:11, 1 November 2007 (UTC)


I think that the current quote is Missy trying out her line. That's why Matt can be heard saying "Yeah, keep going" after her line. But if it isn't an outtake, I don't know what to say it is. Homestar-Winner (talk) 19:46, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Too may SBs

Do you suppose it's worth mentioning that of all the characters' lines used in Quote of the Week, Strong Bad has the most? I mean, his head was there for three consecutive weeks with "...if your jim-jams happen to be...", "Borgoroth of Coolswordoroth...", and "Oh, way to impress, Spirit of St. Loolis..." And it seems a Homestar Runner quote hasn't been used in a while. Even Homsar hasn't had another since late 2005. -Charlie Jr. 20:04, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

All of that is obvious and not worth noting. Homestar-Winner (talk) 20:09, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Mirrors behind mirrors.

I've found a mirror for "The Wicked Guitar Solo" from personal favorites. Or actually, I just dug up the old one. It still works, if you know how to get there. It's on this page, listed as "The E-mail Rokk". The funny thing is that a direct link to the file doesn't seem to work sometimes, and will just bounce you back here, or whatever page you came from. Freewebs' server most likely checks the referrer (oops, referer) and just spits it right back at you if it matches some filter of theirs (Or doesn't match, however they've got it set up). So, if someone with the know-how and power-how (or something like that) to upload it to the HRWiki mirror would do so, we'd be down to just one QotW without a mirror link! (Marzipan's "I'm the only girl"). -- LGC&CS 05:01, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

I doubt the authenticity of that recording. The quality is very poor. -- Tom 05:08, 3 November 2007 (UTC)
True, comparing the email itself and the file, the sound is quite different. But I'd say that in itself is not inconsistent with the older quotes mirrored on the wiki. And the files on that webpage seem to be identical with the ones mirrored here, though it's quite possible that one copied them from the other, which would be difficult to confirm at this point. I think that file is at least equally authentic as the other old QotW files we have mirrored here. Maybe it is the original, official file. Maybe it isn't, and one day someone will dig up the original file. Or maybe TBC will repost it. I suppose the hope is that someone who does have the original will notice it's missing on this page, and submit it. In any case, I consider that file to be better than none at all, and I'm glad that I found it. If it doesn't seem good enough to list officially on the page, then at least those interested can find it following the links I posted here. I just found it strange that the link was summarily removed a while back. -- LGC&CS 06:12, 3 November 2007 (UTC)
Yes, I'd say most of those files were taken from here. The site is run by User:Homestar Runnar (User:Bottles98), try asking them. As for that edit removing it, I'd say that's a very good reason Nelson left in the edit summary, especially because of the trouble you described in downloading the file just above. -- Tom 18:36, 3 November 2007 (UTC)
I wouldn't doubt it because of low quality. This is a very early QotW. TBC have gotten better at sound quality. That website is where I found the "MATT!" quote several months ago. Homestar-Winner (talk) 01:25, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
Explain how the quality would be lower than in the actual toon itself. -- Tom 06:46, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

Coach Z's Christmas Quote

In the newest quote (Nov 15), Coach Z uses the word "Christmas" rather than "Decemberween"; should this be taken note of?

Yes, there's a whole section on Decemberween for references to Christmas. --DorianGray 23:04, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

404'd quote

I tried to view the quote from KOT'S VOQPCS! and got 404'd. Should we put the fact that the link's broken?I'm a man on the prowl and I stick up for myself! The city is at night and I'm dancin' dancin'! Homsar solo!Master of Nature 18:22, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

It works for me: kot_reek.mp3. If it still doesn't work, perhaps try clearing your cache? Trey56 18:40, 21 December 2007 (UTC)


Does anyone else get "Undefined" as Homestar's message when downloading the swf without saving the XML source? I've never seen the "This is the funniest word styles" thing. Homestar-Winner (talk) 21:16, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Yeah... I get that too. I think maybe it happens cause of using windows XP or something? MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif

How the Crap!?

When I click on the "download" link in Quote of the Week, it automatically opens the file in Windows Media Player. So, how do I save the file to my computer?

If you use Windows, click "download" with the right mouse button and then select "save target as". Bad Bad Guy 04:16, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

I tried that, it treats it as a webpage.

Alternately, once the quote opens in Windows Media Player, hit "File" and choose "Save Media As..." to save it. --DorianGray 04:33, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

I can't see it for some reason.

If you can't see the file menu, try moving your mouse just above the top of the window. The real top of the window should appear. Shwoo 07:00, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Alright I got it, thanks.

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