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More on The Wotch

Thanks to this website, I discovered The Wotch. I noticed that the cheerleaders (only AFTER they become cheerleaders - you'll understand why I make that point if you read it) have "TG" on their shirts, and one of them has Cheerleader's pigtails. You guys wanna call it a reference or a coincidence? --Jay 22:51, 22 Jan 2005 (MST)

Well, the name of their school is Tandy Gardens High, and according to their FAQ, the writers chose the initials TG for transgender. I'd say it's just a coincidence. (Neat little comic, though!) -- FortyTwo 22:58, 22 Jan 2005 (MST)
Oh. Well, I guess I didn't know the school's name. Still, they DID make a clear H*R reference in another comic (which is sorta how I discovered its existence in the first place - see the Sighting article page.) --Jay 23:03, 22 Jan 2005 (MST)

Possible "Dominic Deegan" reference?

I caught this link from another web-comic I read and I was reading through the archives when I stumbled across this comic. It looks like the back of Strong Bad's head, kinda, but the line the character says is DEFINITELY something Strong Bad would say. Can anyone confirm or deny that this is a HSR reference?

Oh! I forgot all about that DomDeeg comic! (Seen it before.) Yes, it was agreed upon by me and one of my online contacts that the comic in question does indeed include a Strong Bad cameo. --Jay 11:56, 22 Jan 2005 (MST)

Small question

Is the word/exclamation "huzzah!" directly linked to Homestar Runner or is it something generally used? Because I've spotted it in some game.

King Nintendoid 08:48, 16 Dec 2004 (MST)

"Huzzah" is an exclamation used back in the old days in England, and possibly elsewhere. So no, it's not technically a sighting. --Hagurumon

Ok. Nah.. I saw it in Paper Mario 2, and I wondered....

King Nintendoid

Buffy

The "buffy" link is broken. --JD

Cheat

I'm not sure, but the Cheat section looks like it's been defaced. -User:oddtodd

  • I went ahead and fixed it myself. --oddtodd 21:43, 19 Nov 2004 (MST)

One Ring To Rule Them All 2

This belongs in the Discussion section:

  • no, i belive that music is "the Entertainer" a Rag time jazz song from the early 1890's by Scott Joplin.

No idea who wrote it, but it's about the background music in the middle of "One Ring To Rule Them All 2." (moved by oddtodd 21:43, 19 Nov 2004 (MST))

I wrote it - Futuramaooy

Enough with the Burnination "sightings"

Folks, please consider what refers to what.

Is it possible that TBC's "Burnination" refers to videogames that pre-date H*R? I mean, it can't be the other way around. Seriously: How could Final Fantasy 1 and 2 refer to H*R? Those go back to the late 1980s. beanluc 13:15, 14 Dec 2004 (MST)

Answer: It's the remakes. The line was added in to the new version on Game Boy Advance. Note that it says "Dawn of Souls". -Tom H.

Regular Chat

Holy crap! I'm like, an hour away from Hershey Park! I'm totally going there sometime now! Are they still doing the HR face paintings?

Cruxshadows Cd

On A Cd From Darkwave Band Cruxshadows (pronunces Croo-shadows) the thank you in the back says homestar runner ill try to scan a pic later

Possible Reference?

Just tell me, is "heart of a lion" a common phrase, because Ryan Seacrest from American Idol just said it a few minutes ago. --205.188.116.197

It's been a common phrase for centuries. See Richard the Lionheart. -- FortyTwo 19:19, 1 Feb 2005 (MST)

Table of Contents

In my opinion, it's getting too big and should be removed. --Gafaddict 19:42, 14 Mar 2005 (MST)


This Website Made a Reference!

Do we really need all sightings of the form "this webcomic / blog / whatever made a Homestar Runner reference"? It isn't very interesting to list every two-bit webcomic writer who sticks "burnination" in their comic. Aurora Szalinski 21:14, 18 Mar 2005 (MST)

I agree. Although the extremely popular sites (Such as Yahoo, Google, Maddox, etc.) should stay. --radiodj19 12:01, 20 Mar 2005 (MST)

Trim

This page really needs to be trimmed. It's getting way too long. I believe we should go through and remove all the minor HSR sightings and anything that could possibly be a stretch, leaving only major sightings (for example, Trogdor on Buffy, Asplode mentioned on Google blog, etc.). Any other comments on this? Kilroy/talk[[]] 12:05, 20 Mar 2005 (MST)

Frankly, I'd love it if we could just clear 'em out to a subpage, or split it up with those... why exactly were we fiercely against those again? --Shadow Hog 12:12, 20 Mar 2005 (MST)
That's what I was thinking when I made the post in the header above ^^^ (This Website Made a Reference!) There's just too many tiny, minor things here. Aurora Szalinski 12:18, 20 Mar 2005 (MST)

I agree that this page needs an overhaul, but I'm a little choked that the Smax ref got cut. That comic is fairly major (it is Alan Moore after all) and it is rife with references. I would like to see this added back at some point. - Dr Haggis - Talk 15:19, 20 Mar 2005 (MST)

Boo! Bad deletion. I know it was crowded, but you got rid of a few good ones. Like that Fosters one I thought was hilarious. I liked it better before. Much better. I'm thinkin' it might be better if we just split the original version of this page up into several pages. --Joshua 16:16, 20 Mar 2005 (MST)
I've restored everything that was removed. I think the discussion needs to be completed before someone (who I notice wasn't even part of the discussion) removes stuff. -- Tom 17:33, 20 Mar 2005 (MST)
I'm glad that all the references were restored. A lot of the deletion seemed arbitrary to me. I was thinking, maybe we could have a system for Sightings similar to the Fun Facts system? Then we could vote on which to keep and which to toss. Aurora Szalinski 18:17, 20 Mar 2005 (MST)
Eep. I think we should avoid anything like the STUFF thing. Discussion pages are where it's at. Or where it should be? -- Tom 11:42, 21 Mar 2005 (MST)

Okay, I just removed the cleanup notice at the top of the page, since it seems to be encouraging people to remove references willy-nilly (this is the second instance, unless they were the same person). I think we should come to a consensus as to how the article should be cleaned up before putting up a cleanup notice. Aurora Szalinski 14:41, 21 Mar 2005 (MST)


I think we should have the main catagories, and make them links into that section like:

Television

Games|Games

ect

and stuff like that, it'll shorten the page and make it easier to see some "ddouble sightings" - Futuramaooy--144.137.169.213 01:44, 7 Apr 2005 (MDT)

Well, we definately need to do something with this page. It's bigger than a hippo on sterioids. But subpages are never allowed, says InterruptorJones. Maybe a "Sightings" namespace with all the references in an actual page? (Example: Sightings:Comics, Sightings:Advertising, etc.). Anyone like this idea?
And while were at it, there is some terrible grammar and spelling and overall bad use of the wiki standards sitting here. But the largeness of the page seems to be the case for now. →FireBird
I hope nobody minds; I put the first three pages through SpellCheck before I noticed the Project Page notice was totally from last year.--The4swordImage:The4swordssigpicisbetterthanyours.PNG 06:05, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

Basic Sightings

I saw a guy at the YMCA a few weeks back and he was wearing a star shirt. Could it be? unknown 3/21/05 12:00

Could it be what? You trying to be funny? Or you mocking this article? -- Tom 12:18, 23 Mar 2005 (MST)

"unknown" note

Ok, look guys, I'm sorry I crapped up the sightings page. I might be able to save it. I saved the page before I edited it, like I always do. I think I can copy everything on that page I saved and paste it over the text I crapped up. It's risky, but it's worth a shot. unknown 3/22/05 10:01

It has already been reverted. Thanks. -- Tom 12:18, 23 Mar 2005 (MST)


Used in Flash 8 Demo

I've got a link to a video and mirrors of a [Flash] Development Con where Homestar Runner and The Homestar Runner appear as example graphics and animations and have some of the new effects applied to them that will be coming out in Flash 8. What section of the article should this 'sighting' be listed under? Nidonocu 16:39, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)

How about "Really Cool"? I can't think of anything better than the Other section, but sometimes for really cool videos and the like we create a whole article for them. Are you up to it? Do you think it would be worth it? What's the link? -- Tom 16:50, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Well, the characters only appear for a small part of it. Though I thought it was worth adding since out of all the cartoons on the web, the Developers of Flash its self picked Homestar to use in their first ever presentation of the new technology. The link is [here]. Any of those links will take you to the same video at diffrent quality settings. I'd like to get this down as my first contribution here though so please don't anyone else post to the article. ^^; It might however be worth afterwards, someone either cropping the video to the relavent section or creating a HRWiki Mirror of the file. -- Nidonocu 17:00, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)
I have it on screen, and I can get a snapshot of it. Also, I have a screen recorder that can allow me to get the specific sections of the movie which Homestar is included. Should I?-- Posted by: -erson Talk 18:35, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Sure, I think capture everything from when Homestar appears to a sutible pause after The Homestar Runner disappears. I'll post up the main links and description. Check back in a while and append on your media and add the screenshot if you like.. since I still don't know how to do that on Wiki's. o.O -- Nidonocu 19:12, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)
I know how to insert snapshots, but not the video. Can anyone explain it to me?-- Posted by: -erson Talk 20:35, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)
The movie you'll need to host somewhere and then provide a link to it. I'd try contacting who ever it is that hosts the mirrors of the old versions of the flash files that are nolonger found on H*R.com such as the old menus. -- Nidonocu 12:28, 21 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Mr. Incredible vs. Trogdor

Twice now, I've discovered that people have added that "The Incredibles" makes a reference to Peasant's Quest, when Mirage calls Mr. Incredible's outfit "rather dashing". Such a thing is hideously unlikely. The voices for animated movies are often recorded MONTHS before the movie is actually completed (so the animation can be synched with the voices - it's much more difficult to do it the other way around). The release of The Incredibles (November 5, 2004) and Peasant's Quest (August 2, 2004) were too close. Anyway, "rather dashing" is a semi-common phrase that did not originate with Peasant's Quest. Without something a little more solid connecting the two, there is no reason to believe that the line was added because of Homestar Runner. --Jay 19:22, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I agree with Jay. When I watched the movie I was like "Wow, she said Rather Dashing, I bet that some user is going to consider this a reference." I highly doubt it is, rather dashing is actually a common phrase. «Rob» 12:39, 21 Apr 2005 (UTC)
The phrase is why he's called Rather Dashing. "You are Rather Dashing. Your cottage" etc.

Road Waffles

someone had mentioned this sighting but couldn't remember where it was, so I (Eight, the author of said comic) decided to wiki it up for y'all. ["pop culture reference!"]

Thanks man. Thunderbird 21:16, 20 May 2005 (UTC)

Significant vs insignificant

TBird and I are planning on creating a second page for the more important fun facts (such as the Buffy, the Ryan S, the Maecromedia Flash Player 8, nothing that involves a random t-shirt wearing or toon watching). The discussion is on My Talk Page if you want to see. What other signtings are significant enough to me moved this new page? Is this new page even a good idea? -- Posted by: -erson Talk 12:48, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Personally, like I have said before, I think we should have a Sightings namespace (for example, [[Sightings:Magazines]] or [[Sightings:Television]]. We could just list them on the regular Sightings page in a short list. →FireBird
Well basically my main problem is with the more minor web cartoons. Where does a sighting end, and a fanstuff begin? That's the main question. I think some kind of standard should be set, just how well known a sighting is to be accepted. Like... LIKE STUS! Select The Usable Sighting, or something. Anybody else wanna share their two cents? Thunderbird 02:10, 4 May 2005 (UTC)

Rodney's Gonna Have To Jump

I'm iffy about the "Gonna have to Jump" line from Robots being related to Homestar, but I haven't seen the movie in question. I can't find any links on the web connecting the two, so like The Incredibles, I'm more than willing to chalk it up to coincidence. (Having seen TI, I'm 100% confident that it's no reference there.) Thoughts? From someone who's actually seen the movie? --Jay (Talk) 05:24, 2 May 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, I remember he said that, but I'm not sure if it was intentional.-Alice 03:48, 8 May 2005

Guild Wars

I wonder why this is not here already, but on NCSoft/ArenaNet's new Online Role Playing Game, there are fire skills which contain Rodgort e.g 'Rodgort's Invocation' and 'Mark of Rodgort'. Rodgort backwards is obviously Trogdor, and seeing as they are fire skills and 'Rodgort's Invocation' symbol contains a dragon, its likely this is a sighting (or at least an obscure reference). There are also creatures in the game called trogs, dont know if this is related but could be.

I coulda sworn it used to be - but it wasn't there, even before Trogga's removal of anything and everything online. Maybe it was deleted by someone who didn't know any better when I wasn't paying attention? I dunno. --Jay (Talk) 03:54, 8 May 2005 (UTC)
There's also a "shout" skill that makes your character yell "For Great Justice", a possible reference to Zero Wing, so a HR reference doesn't seem that far-fetched. A "trog" creature is probably NOT a reference, I've seen creatures named this in other videogames. --ClamIAm
there are no such things as "trogs" in guildwars.

Kim Possible Cowinky Dink?

In Kim Possible, during the "Oh Boyz" episode, one band member was wearing a sleeveless red shirt with a white star. Coincidence?

Yes. White star on red? Red is a color and star is a common shape. Putting them together randomly isn't a Homestarrunner reference.
I'd consider it a reference ONLY if by "sleeveless" you meant he didn't have anything to stick his arms through. :) ¡ɯooz + 00:03, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

Where did all the sightings go?

I'm not sure when the last time I checked the sightings page was, but I'm fairly sure the page was twice as long before. Some of the genuine sightings have gone (i.e. Macromedia Flash Player 8 Demo), as well as all of the comic sightings (online or otherwise). Did someone take the notice on top of the page a little too seriously or something? --Venusy (Talk) (Contributions), 16:29, 11 May 2005 (BST)

Someone deleted a ton. Again. Who's up to bringing them back? -- Joshua 16:47, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
It was Trogga's doing, if I'm not mistaken. I didn't do anything about it because the page really was cluttered, but yeah, he might have gone too far. --Jay (Talk) 16:57, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
He did. The Macromedia one was rather significant, same with the Zelda Comic one. I think he just removed them because of the cleanup template. Perhaps we could elaborate more on how it should be cleaned up? Anyway, I say bring them back. -- Posted by: -erson Talk 18:05, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
Just read his user talkpage, and noticed he's removed a bunch of information from other pages too. I think this is a similar case. But now one problem, how do we re-add all the other sightings but keep the updates since they were removed?
Also think I'll point out that when I split the page, I also brought back all (or most) of those sightings Trogga deleted. -- Joshua 01:44, 12 May 2005 (UTC)

Split Page

There, I put each category onto its own page. That helps cut down space a lot, and should really help lower the problem. -- Joshua 00:18, 12 May 2005 (UTC)

Holy carp, great job Joshua! That looks a whole lot more organized. On a scale from cool to awesome, you rate a super-great! →FireBird

Jughead's double digest

In the newest issue of Jughead's double digest, Jughead said he was having a garage sale, and Reggie said "You forgot the 'b'. It should be a garbage sale." Coincidence? -Alice

Doubtful. →FireBird|(Talk)
If anything, TBC copied from archie. It's too soon for vice-versa. It's not a sighting, and it's a pretty obvious pun. Thunderbird 21:13, 20 May 2005 (UTC)

12:00

In Napoleon Dynamite, when Uncle Rico is about to show his football tape, the VCR is blinking 12:00. It might be that the time was 12:00, but it looked like it was blinking it. Sighting? --Kutchipatchi (who lost her password)

Based on your description, no, not a sighting. A blinking "12:00" is a default display for most VCRs. -BazookaJoe 02:46, 8 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Clean Up

Not really the main Sightings page itself, but more of the other sightings pages, such as Television Sightings.

  • The top summaries could probably use some work.
  • They all need to be working with the Standards. Which means links, grammar, etc.
  • They all need to follow the same format.
  • Skins Sightings should probably be merged with Other Sightings.

FireBird|Talk 14:56, 11 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Skins Sightings is crossing into fanstuff a bit much for my taste. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 15:01, 11 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Something on Fantastic 4

I recently saw Fantastic 4 and on Johnny Storm's(aka The Human Torch) car, his front license plate said TORCH'D. Possible TGS reference? Imwithcrazy

I guess so, but many people accross the US do that on their own licence plates.--witchesbrew82 15:28, 18 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Oh, ok, it's just when I saw it, it reminded me of the Arrow'd Guy. Imwithcrazy

Robots?

Is that really a reference? A lot of people say "Look's like I'm gonna have to jump!".--witchesbrew82 15:28, 18 Jul 2005 (UTC)

I dunno, if he said it like Dangeresque, then it most likely is a reference. Otherwise, it probably isn't. Imwithcrazy

TGS'D!

Seriously,people,just because there's a certain word in a webcomic with 'D! at the end of it doesn't always make it a reference to TGS. The comic page REALLY needs to be cleaned up. Imwithcrazy

A "Coincidence" Section

(Warning: It's entirely possible that this is a really bad idea.) I think it might be neat to have a "coincidental sightings" section... Like, for example, if a cow lamp appeared in some TV show. It's not a *reference*, but it's a noteworthy coincidence. It'd be a place for the things that seem like references, but we know aren't. Although, I don't know if that sort of thing happens a lot... and it would probably spark a lot of argument... So I'm not officially proposing this, but it's a thing to consider, maybe. -Polly 15:17, 4 Aug 2005 (UTC)

That might be a good idea, but there would be SO many things and it would be really messy. --bkmlb 15:38, 4 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Dead links

Should we really keep the sightings with dead links up? Because it seems kind of stupid to say "this site used to have a picture of Homestar" or something like that. Imwithcrazy

Deletion

This page seems an unnecessary duplication of the effort of Category:Sightings and the Sightings template. Furthermore, the hotlinking images notice is out of place, because there are no longer any images (or anything) on the page. Let's just delete it and change all links to this page to links to Category:Sightings. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 16:47, 31 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Do not delete. Too many links from other places direct people here. -- Tom 16:49, 31 Aug 2005 (UTC)
Also, category pages should not contain articles. -- Tom 16:50, 31 Aug 2005 (UTC)
1. This isn't an article. It's a brief description of what a sighting is, which is fine for the header of the Sightings category.
2. We should change all the links to Category:Sightings, and leave a redirect to that page here for external sites. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 16:51, 31 Aug 2005 (UTC)
The Category namespace should never contain article content. That is what the article namespace (also called the main namespace) is for. Regardless of what the actual content of an article is, it still remains an article. Also note that this has come up before. -- Tom 16:57, 31 Aug 2005 (UTC)
What about the Character Evolution page? It was deleted and replaced with a category. - Joshua
Anyway, I say we keep this page, if nothing else than to keep this talk page, with has a lot of lengthly discussions. - Joshua


There isn't any article or content here, though, just "Homestar is taking over the world! Visit a Sightings page!" There's no content to be kept. Also, if we deleted it, we could move the discussion to the talk page of the category. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 17:12, 31 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I say keep. This page is useful and fun, I might add. --Homsar999DaAaAaA! 18:29, 31 Aug 2005 (CDT)
As stated before, me and Tom have been over this before, in the Inside Jokes/Running Gags instance. I say keep, and revise to add a bit more of an overview of 'sightings'. Maybe meantion a few of the more notable ones, maybe describe a few of the categories, ect. Lengthen the article to about a paragraph or so. I'll add it to my to do list. Thunderbird 23:46, 31 Aug 2005 (UTC)
That sounds good to me. I'm removing it from deletion, then. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 23:52, 31 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Move it to Fanstuff

Ok. Listen to me before you decline this. The sightings we list are made by fans. If it's the director of Buffy or the author of a webcomics, this person is a fan, and everything fan-made, is listed on the Fanstuff wiki. It have no to place here in the Knowledge Base. It's not official material that is off the site like the side projects or the TMBG concert. What do you think? Elcool (talk)(contribs) 18:38, 5 November 2005 (UTC)

The Fanstuff wiki is for fan submitted material. The fan themself submits it. The Buffy creator isn't going to come and submit his show in a page there. Here at the knowledge-base, we use the Sightings series of articles to report on appearances of Homestar Runner in popular culture, TV shows, etc. I see it as knowledge-base content. It could use some cleaning up and standardizing, for sure, but it belongs here. -- Tom 19:05, 5 November 2005 (UTC)
What about Not Without My Application? Elcool (talk)(contribs) 19:27, 5 November 2005 (UTC)
It looks like it's covered under Animation Sightings#High Score. -- Tom 19:37, 5 November 2005 (UTC)
That was placed there in the early stages of the Fanstuff Wiki, probably when users were struggling to get good fanstuff. It's appearance there has been questioned in the past, although nothing has been done as it isn't exactly urgent. - Joshua 19:38, 5 November 2005 (UTC)
So what? The fact that it is listed there only makes my case stronger. I think that some years ago, when Homestar was an underdog and the sightnings were few, this page had some merit. But now it's like listing sightnings of Bill Clinton! If this was moved to Fanstuff each sightning can have page for itself with fun facts and transcripts. The move will also remove the question "Where does a sightning stop and fan stuff begins?" Elcool (talk)(contribs) 19:58, 5 November 2005 (UTC)
Firstly, this does not belong in the Fanstuff Wiki. Not Without My Application doesn't belong in the Fanstuff Wiki, and I'm planning on moving it elsewhere. (Like the Bonus Stage wiki, perhaps.) Also, sightings end and fanstuff begins when the feature is focused on Homestar Runner. That's why Not Without My Application isn't really a sighting either. - Joshua 20:37, 5 November 2005 (UTC)
So why not expend Fanstuff Wiki to include sightnings? As I wrote, it's not part of the Knowladge Base. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 20:41, 5 November 2005 (UTC)
Because most of these things aren't fanstuff. There's like... only one of two things here that can be classified as Homestar Runner Fanstuff. And there's no reason to expand the Fanstuff Wiki to put in a bunch of random sightings. It's better like this. - Joshua 20:53, 5 November 2005 (UTC)
So you say we keep a "bunch of random sightings" in here? You know, I never realy liked this page. The only reason why I offered to move it, is that all the people who contributed won't be forgotten. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 21:05, 5 November 2005 (UTC)
It's important to note that just because these items are made by fans of Homestar Runner, that doesn't make them "fanstuff" in the same way things on the fanstuff wiki are fanstuff. The way we use the word isn't just a simple "fan + stuff = fanstuff" equation. The fanstuff wiki requires that a user submit their own work. As Joshua noted, the Not Without My Application page E.L. Cool brings up should not be there like that.
The knowledge-base can report on and document instances of Homestar Runner appearing in popular culture, etc. That's what we do, we document everything about Homestar Runner. -- Tom 04:55, 6 November 2005 (UTC)
But it's impossible to list them all. It's like listing sightnings of Google! Almost the whole world knows about it. I'll say we ether cut it down drasticaly or remove it completely. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 20:18, 6 November 2005 (UTC)
Yes, there's a lot of it, and yes, it could be cleaned up, but it definitely belongs on the knowlegdge base as opposed to the fanstuff wiki. — It's dot com 19:13, 12 November 2005 (UTC)

Censor Notice

I beleive these sightings page should have an "obscene language/imagery" notice template appended to these, some of these links can either have obscene language in other parts of the site, or risque images. --Stux 21:56, 3 December 2005 (UTC)

I agree, we've even had to delete some of them because it had to do with cruelty and nudity. A notice somewhere around here would be more appropriate. Homestramy20|Talk 21:59, 3 December 2005 (UTC)
2nd. — talk Bubsty edits 22:01, 3 December 2005 (UTC)
Agreement. Even though I have no problem with such, others might. And I always think of others. --DorianGray
I think we should individually put brief censor notices next to each link that leads to inappropiate content. That way younger uses can check out the good while avoiding the bad. - Joshua 22:32, 3 December 2005 (UTC)
I also add that we have censored versions of interviews, when necessary. This would be related. --DorianGray
Yeah, I think having both notices would be a great idea: a general explanatory notice, and then wherever possible short warnings next to selected content. As for interviews: I know that the Inkhole Interview has a censored version. The category itself shows several interviews already with censored versions. It is possible that the rest did not need censoring. The Interviews and Public Appearances page links first to the uncensored versions and I think should either link first to the censored versions or provide links to both. --Stux 13:00, 4 December 2005 (UTC)

I have created the following two templates: {{sitelanguagenotice}} and {{sightingslanguagewarning}} for the aforementioned notices. The Animation Sightings page has it, and so does this section. I will be adding the notice to the other sightings pages. Please be aware that the wording may be a little ad hoc. So if you can come up with better wording. Cool! That would be “da bearm”! --Stux 20:12, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Different Break Down

This is just an idea that will probably get rejected, but I think that this page would be more useful if, instead of breaking the sigtings up by media, we broke them up by topic. For example, a separate page for all the sigtings of "Burninate", etc. We could then create a page for Possible References so that there would be fewer arguments over what is a sighting and what isn't. I feel like this would definately make the sightings more organized. If you guys like it, I'd be willing to do the moving. Just my thought. -AtionSong 21:30, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

These were the categories that I think we should break this into:
  • Sightings of Trogdor & "Burninate"
  • T-Shirt Sightings
  • Possible Sightings
  • Apostrophe D ('D) Sightings
  • Peasant's Quest Sightings
  • Mention of homestarrunner.com
  • Mention of Characters
  • Quotes Sightings
  • Pictures of Actual Site
  • TMBG Mentioning H*R.com
  • Covers of H*R Songs/H*R Tribute Songs
  • Thank Yous to H*R or SB

-AtionSong

Unconfirmed Star Wars EU sighting

Hey, I'm not logged in, but according to the Star Wars Wiki, Homestar Runner might've made a tiny reference, but since it's so minor, it's unconfirmed. (Homestar was the name of a Corellian cantina in a comic) 66.142.252.20


Wall Street Journal

(Ok, we don't have a newspaper section, so I'm not sure where to dump this. Someone move it where it needs to go, please. --JamesGecko 02:09, 30 July 2006 (UTC))

In the July 29-30 weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal had an article entitled "Moguls of New Media" in the Pursuits section. It talked about the internet media phenomena, and Homestar Runner was featured prominently. A slightly stretched image of Strong Bad checking his email was on the front page of the section, and he appeared again in the "What to watch" sidebar. TBC also appeared in a sidebar under the title "The Pioneers", with the following text: "Since 2000, these Decatur, Ga., brothers have made hundreds of cartoons and videos featuring a roster of absurd characters for their Web site. One of the most popular is Strong Bad, the star of a series that's now produced as a regular podcast (see 'What to watch,' left)." There appears to be no mention of Homestar Runner in the article main article body.

The article is currently free online, but it might not be for much longer. Read (or mirror) it while you can: Moguls of New Media  Loafing 02:17, 30 July 2006 (UTC)
"The Pioneers" part can be added to The Brothers Chaps page. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 06:53, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

Burninate

Many of the sightings and references on the sightings pages are listed because of the word "burninate". I don't think Strong Bad was the first person to say this, and it's not a very uncommon thing to use. I think we shouldn't list any reference based solely on the fact that it uses the word "burninate". SaltyTalk! 01:19, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

I'ma ask you for a citation of usage of "burninate" prior to 2003. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 10:06, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

Nintendogs Dalmation

I was wondering if the new nintendogs should be added because in the commercial if you can see a propeller on the red and blue hat then it should be added.- Austio talk 06:47, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

Template Relocation

Per this suggestion I'm moving all templates to the top. I'm also considering adding the notice to the template instead of as part of the page (kinda would force the template to go on top, but it's not an idea i'm really crazy about). --Stux 15:39, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Sightings per subject

Following this discussion I would like to suggest that some sightings be organized in terms of subject (note I mean organized as in copied to, not reorganized as in moved). This would mean organizing significant references of a particular H*R subject into a section within some page. That way all such references are "neatly" packaged together. That is, as I'd suggested in the burninating page, that all references made to "Burnation" (or maybe just trogdor) be clustered under the same section for ease of use/accessibility. The question that would remain is if that would be useful. (Which I think to some degree it is.) Of course this might require a note to editors that sightings of specific topics be added in two locations. Comments? --Stux 16:09, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

The Cheat Sighting

Ok, I'm not sure if this counts, and have absolutely no way to verify it, as it was just a brief appearance, but I was just watching a baseball game (June 27, Boston Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners) and they showed a man in the seats wearing a red The Cheat shirt. They didn't say anything about it, but when the man moved, it was clear what it was. I don't know if this warrants inclusion, but I thought it was pretty neat and felt like mentioning it somewhere. -YKHi. I'm Ayjo! 22:19, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Idiocracy

For those who may not know, the movie I will talk about is a sci-fi comedy about an army man and a prostitute who become subjects for a hibernation experiment and do not awaken until 2505, and by that time everyone in the country has become dumbed down, mostly by commercialism and violent/sexual media. The reason I am bringing this movie up is because the phrase "Why Come" appearrs in this film. Bad Bad Guy 23:20, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

I just found out this was also proposed on Talk:Why Come Bad Bad Guy 00:30, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

All The Real Girls featuring a Strong Bad!

I tried to look up Strong Bad Email DVDs on IMDB, but I was taken to Strong Bad's character page. Apparently Matt Chapman played Strong Bad (not sure if it's the same one) in some sex movie titled "All The Real Girls". Anybody know anything about this? Wikipedia was no help. Bad Bad Guy 15:38, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

Toronto Star newspaper has SBCG4AP as a picture!

Okay, this is crazy. In the Entertainment section on today's (May 13) paper, there is a there is a article that's called "Gaming goes indie with new WiiWare". Although the text itself dosen't say a thing about it, the picture is of the game; where Strong Bad was standing on top of his stool. The caption says "TELLTALE GAMES/AP PHOTO Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, a forthcoming WiiWare game.". I don't know where this would go, but someone, PLEASE PUT IT IN! I'm shure anyone who read it would be able to say it's true.

-Hey, the article is on it's website. Here it is. (Will only last for the rest of the week.)

-Ben. Again.

(Considering it's been on their website this long, I don't think it's leaving. But it was on the actual news paper!)

Why not just go ahead and add it to one of the lists instead of just mentioning it on this talk page? There doesn't seem to be a section for newspapers, but it could go under 'Other'. Or I guess 'Websites' since there is an online edition of the paper. One or the other (but not both I'd say). Don't worry about doing it wrong — plenty of people keep an eye on the wiki and will clean it up if needed it isn't up to their standards ;-)  Green Helmet 17:28, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Done.

-Ben Again

Bus Driver refrence!?

Hmm... twice in a row? Dose anyone go to this page anymore!? Anyway, I got this fairly new game called Bus Driver, which has every level in some part of the laptop-slowingly large city. In the northern suburbs, the streets form a weirdly Homestar head-like pattern. Is that good enough?

-Benamabooooo...

Hmm.. from your description, that sounds sort of vague and coincidental to me, but then again I haven't seen it. I'd be doubtful unless it's a painfully obvious reference.  Green Helmet 17:31, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
Do you have a screenshot of that map anywhere?

No, but I could easily make one. But another thing is, if it was suppose to look like him, then to... um.. "show it off" more, they made the first level there, instead of somewhere else. But anyway, I'll get the screen shot as soon as I can.

-Ben Again

Ok, I have a picture and a picture. I'm shure that's all the nessessary things for someone to say if it's Homesar enough.

-Ben Again

Although it does look a bit like H*R (especially where the track's "shirt" connects), I don't think its a close enough resemblance. If he had a hat looking thing it might be another story...and also, there's a road that goes straight through his "head". The "head" is made up of 2 different roads, and, said "head" is made up of a half-circle shape and a rectangle. I would think if they wanted it to actually look like Homestar (in my opinion), they would've taken out the "middle of the head" road. DevonM(talk·cont-ribs) 15:40, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Hmm. You're opinion makes sence, but in my opinion, that part of town was quite small. Not only would putting in a hat be difficult to build, (and hard to manuver at the intersections with a bus,) but the middle road would be kinda weird if it just had a dead end, oh-so close to another road. 'Cause the way I see it, that road is his mouth.

-Ben Again


Email this guy

I was on super smash flash dojo and when you scroll over to Naruto[NU] in blue the bottom of the page says trogdortheburininator@... I forgot the website. Roboblob

CAN'T I FIND A GOOD H(STAR)R REFRENCE

Does anyone FIND A H(STAR)R REFRENCE?!?! On family guy the episode where Peter goes blind when he accindntly went in to stewie's room he sayd what the deuce? on road to germany the euorpinan see and say rooster part went like chick-r-dy, sounds like coach z would say. the llama sone the loading screen sayd tis' loading. on south park someone sayd they hooked up their coleco to an black and white tv, that's pretty wierd becuse they never sayd a classic system before. Imagine this on some show that talks about classic systems and sayd they hooked up their intell to their freezer and when ever they win it makes me icecubes. User:TwO_2_bReAdS_iN_a_BiScUt

None of those seem related at all to H*R... well, specifically. DevonM(talk·cont-ribs) 18:03, 16 November 2008 (UTC)
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