Talk:Strong Bad is a Bad Guy

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Another vote for "hates." -- [[User:Mycroft.holmes|Mycroft Holmes]] 14:10, 18 October 2005 (UTC)
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== Tricked Out Van ==

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The Field?

I know it's a little early on to be worrying about this, but I've gone ahead and labeled the place where SB, SM and The Cheat are as The Field, although I'm doubting that it is. New page? Label it "A Field" without linking? Two cents? —FireBird|Talk 15:39, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

Well, it looks like the field to me, just without bushes. The entire art style in this toon is a naturally a little off. I think it's the field, but I wouldn't care if you called it something different. - Joshua 15:48, 17 October 2005 (UTC)
I'm for keeping it as The Field.-KookykmanImage:kookysig.gif(t)(c)(r)

Easter Eggs?

Since we haven't gotten the direct Flash file yet, I can't use the seek bar to find Easter eggs. By the looks of it, I don't think there are any, but our good annonymous IP who crated the page apparently says there is ([{Strong Sad]] (Eater egg)). Any other way? —FireBird|Talk 15:56, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

I fount the Flash file! Yay! http://www.homestarrunner.com/badguy.swf Elcool (talk)(contribs) 16:01, 17 October 2005 (UTC)
w00t. By the looks of it, though, there are no Easter eggs. Ah, we found one. —FireBird|Talk 16:07, 17 October 2005 (UTC)
Two, actually. Thunderbird 17:24, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

A Revelation for Homestar?

I'm not sure if this is important, but is this the first time that someone has mentioned to Homestar (or Homestar has admitted to himself) that he doesn't have arms? I know Strong Bad has mentioned his armlessness before, but always when alone and not within earshot of Homestar himself. I dunno if this counts as an important bit of data or not, but I just wanted to throw it out. Rocketlex 16:21, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

I think that this is an important fact too. I'm going to STUFF it.--KookykmanImage:kookysig.gif(t)(c)(r) 20:25, 17 October 2005 (UTC)
In fingers, it was implied that Homestar knows about his situation. — It's dot com 20:58, 17 October 2005 (UTC)
Actually, the 'implied' part in fingers is part of Strongbad's imagination no? (as shown by the dream bubbles and such). So it'd be little more then Strongbad again saying to himself that Homestar is harmless. Ghilz 22:44, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

Actually, my outlook on Homestar's "arms" are that they are obviously invisible. He carries things all the time. In fact, sometimes it is questionable about the invisible arms since in The Show, he can hold the microphone, hold the cards, and shuffle them at the same time. But all these prove that he has invisible arms.--Martin925 20:44, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

It almost seems that he can telekinetically move anything within a set range, as characters walking by (or crowding aroud) him never seem to run into his arms.=KookykmanImage:kookysig.gif(t)(c)(r)
I agree, it'd also explain Old Timey Homestar has not only no arms, but no shoulder sockets for his invisible arms to be linked to. Ghilz 22:44, 17 October 2005 (UTC)
It could be that he is blissfully unaware of the fact that he has "no arms", much like he is unaware of the fact that his pants are invisible (or nonexistent.) 24.138.54.79 01:51, 18 October 2005 (UTC)
I too have always thought telekinesis. Invisible arms is a tad elaborate, and telekinesis would explain how he is able to hold a microphone, hold the cards, and shuffle the cards all at the same time. It's not like Homestar has a really powerful mind and thus is able to use telekinesis, it's just his way of making up for having no arms. Though, alternately, I like the idea that because Homestar is so unaware of his lack of arms, he is able to pick things up without having arms, i.e., he "forgets" his lack of arms and acts like he can pick things up, and it works for some reason. ("How did you walk through that wall?" "I was able to because I forgot to use my laws of physics.") --Der Pepper

Don't be a Hater

After listening twice, I think the lyrics actually say "Strong Bad paints Marzipan", as opposed to "hates". I distinctly hear an N sound in there. This would also match up well with origins, a previous time when Strong Bad spray painted Marzipan. What say the rest of you? --DorianGray

I hear an "h" sound in the beginning. It's hard to tell, though. - Joshua 17:52, 17 October 2005 (UTC)
Both make perfect since, so it's really just a matter of listening. On that note, I do hear an "h" sound, as well. —FireBird|Talk 17:55, 17 October 2005 (UTC)
I hear paint. We could make a footnote, like we did with Strong Bad is in Jail Cartoon.-KookykmanImage:kookysig.gif(t)(c)(r)
Ugh, not another footnote. Let's get some more opinions here before even thinking about going down that road. I heard "hates," by the way. — It's dot com 20:59, 17 October 2005 (UTC)
As all the other lyrics match up exactly with the illustrations, "paints" seems more plausible.-KookykmanImage:kookysig.gif(t)(c)(r)
I'm hearin' "hates" dude. 20X6 GEM
Hearing "hates" here too Ghilz
LOL—I heard "Strong Bad is Marzipan on my first listen! That had me kinda confused. —AbdiViklas 23:15, 17 October 2005 (UTC)
I heard it three times, it is very faint, but I am pretty sure I heard hates. I am 100% sure that they did not say paint, as the "p" sound was nowhere to be heard. --Stux 01:24, 18 October 2005 (UTC)

Hates. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 10:02, 18 October 2005 (UTC)

I also hear "hates." Trey56 13:16, 18 October 2005 (UTC)

"Hates". --Der Pepper

Another vote for "hates." -- Mycroft Holmes 14:10, 18 October 2005 (UTC)

Tricked Out Van

I figured that the van in the music video could reference the tricked out van Strong Bad mentioned in the Strong Bad is in Jail Cartoon. What do you think? -- TaranchulaVamp15 12:17, 17 Oct 2005

That certainly sounds plausible to me. --DorianGray
I'd STUFF it, though. I'm for it, but some may not approve.--KookykmanImage:kookysig.gif(t)(c)(r) 20:15, 17 October 2005 (UTC)
In fact, it's currently already there. --DorianGray
I just noticed that. Heh. I'm a genius.-KookykmanImage:kookysig.gif(t)(c)(r)

Song visuals

Why is it, that with things such as Experimental Film and rock opera, we split the music from the visuals, but here we put 'em all in the transcript? Is there some sort of standard at all? Thunderbird 17:26, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

It's because those two have several minutes of nothing but visuals and lyrics. This one is pretty short so the visuals can be insite the transcript. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 17:29, 17 October 2005 (UTC)
Yeah, we generally split them for large ones. There's no set standard, though. - Joshua 17:53, 17 October 2005 (UTC)
I'm not really sure I like it that way. I think we should do it one way or the other for consistency. —FireBird|Talk 17:55, 17 October 2005 (UTC)
Well, the visuals usually get in the way of simply reading the song, but they are important for a knowledge base that collects as much info as possible. I think it's fine the way it is, but if we had to choose one way or the other, I'd go with a seperate page for visuals. - Joshua 20:03, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

Dooj?

Anyone know what the rocket laucher "Dooj" is about?

It could just be a sound effect.-KookykmanImage:kookysig.gif(t)(c)(r)
I think "dooj" may be a variant (or the actual spelling of) the word "doosh" Strong Bad uses occasionally. (See Random Toon and TROGDOR!) --DorianGray
Don't forget The System Is Down (song)! — Lapper (talk) 20:39, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

This Toon

Is this toon even on the site? Where? Cheatachu72

It's a Short. --DorianGray
Also, check the main page. Look under "back to our roots". If that doesn't work, do a hard refresh and try again. — It's dot com
Back to Our Roots? Cheatachu72
You're not in conversation. If you missed something, read the message again. —Gafaddict Image:Gafaddict sigpic.gif (Talk | Contribs.) 10:57, 18 October 2005 (UTC)
On the rotating "What's new!" button.-KookykmanImage:kookysig.gif(t)(c)(r)
It's under "Shorts" on the Toons page. - Camalex(talk) 20:40, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

Of Snake Ladies, Nagas, and Warcraft

Snake/Human hybrids are, of course, not constrained to Warcraft and date back to Indian and Asian mythology. In fact, the name Naga isn't even constrained to Warcraft and denotes a wide variety of snake like mythical creatures in southern Asia. I propose the dropping of that particular reference and letting the Cheat's snake lady just be a product of his imagination rather than yet another spurious reference.

I agree. I've never even heard of Warcraft, but I have heard of nagas before. --DorianGray

I agree, I have heard of Warcraft, but I also remember them in Final Fantasy games before Warcraft...Hmmm, FFII and III were SNES games as was Mario Paint...reference? Probably not.--Slackerboy 22:38, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

My guess is that they got the reference from all those video games you guys mentioned. It might be more of a referene to the genre in general. --Stux 01:25, 18 October 2005 (UTC)

Bad Guy!

Considering this is a toon described "Going back to our roots", Isn't the entire basis of the toon is a reference to how StrongBad was more of a villian earlier on in the series? Maybe? 20X6 GEM

Yeah—reasserting his identity now that he's become the vulnerable, personable, lovable scamp who charmed his way into the hearts of a nation. No, seriously, you're right. (Not that it should go in the article, but good observation.) —AbdiViklas 23:20, 17 October 2005 (UTC)
I thought about that, but he really doesn't act like a villain. - Joshua 23:18, 17 October 2005 (UTC)
I totally agree with that, 20X6 GEM. I was about to leave a similar note here. — It's dot com 02:27, 18 October 2005 (UTC)

P.S. Isn't StrongBad bouncing on his Head a reference to the SBEmail funny? 20X6 GEM

Reference, no. Interesting, though! —AbdiViklas 23:20, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

I think it was very interesting. Does anyone else think so? --The 386 My talk 01:02, 18 October 2005 (UTC)

I seriously think The bouncing one his head was a reference to when he did it in "Funny"! "Liko Liko Liko!!!" 20X6 GEM

Pic's

Could someone please give me pics of SB talking as in when he says "A glowy box? Are you sure that's what you'd get for your tattoo?" and when SM is talking, please? | Apocalpyx Zeta

Erm. Read the transcript? —Gafaddict Image:Gafaddict sigpic.gif (Talk | Contribs.) 10:59, 18 October 2005 (UTC)

Richey Edwards reference?

"The For Real Deal"-tattoo may be a reference to Richey Edwards, and the infamous interview he did with NME journalist Steve Lamacq. Lamacq asked Edwards if he and his band Manic Street Preachers were serious about their music. Edwards tried to convince Lamacq by carving "4-real" into his forearm.

I agree...it's a pretty unmistakable reference, in my opinion. I'm going to put it on the STUFF page. Trey56 12:59, 18 October 2005 (UTC)
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