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TGS Issue Picture

Which picture should we use?
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Number one (the warrior) id say. its somthing difffernt

The lower one definitely. It shows the theme of the episode better. - Joshua 15:47, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

Stan!

In the hidden easter egg where The ugly one's dad is advertising, the way he is waving his arms around is a striking resemblence to Stan from the Monkey Island Games. Would this be a fun fact?

Easter Egg? If this exists why isn't it listed? --jake 15:37, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

It is. - Sahm

Yup. It was listed sometime between 3:37 pm Oct. 10 and now, though, which explains the question. —AbdiViklas 05:41, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

New Software

I think the reason for the new animation is TBC got some new animation software and they wanted to test it out. DaChazman

It's all done with Flash. If it were done with Flash 8 (the new one) we'd know. Ppk01 16:25, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

Besides, with simple characters like that, you can do that with a few masks and shape tweens. —Gafaddict Image:Gafaddict sigpic.gif (Talk | Contribs.) 21:13, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

I know there's some software that can export 3D animation to flash. It's called Swift 3D. However, I dont know if TBC are using it. -Jesselangham

They're not. There's nothing fancy with the rotation that they haven't done before, eg in funny. --phlip TC 23:51, 10 October 2005 (UTC)
Yeah, good point. That software is expensive anyway. Too expensive for a 1 second rotation. -Jesselangham

3-D? I don't even know what that is!

I move that all instances of the word 3-D be replaced with the word 3D. Who's with me, eh? Ppk01 16:25, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

Can somebody who knows something about 3D software confirm that the "We got a spinner" gag is a reference to the bizarre glitches that such software sometimes create (elements moving by themselves in weird ways)? —AbdiViklas 19:14, 10 October 2005 (UTC)
I found it to be a reference to CGI animation glitches like the ones shown under special features of Pixar movies.---RatherAnnoying 19:29, 10 October 2005 (UTC)
Yeah, that's what I was thinking of; like the monster's hair in Monsters Inc. —AbdiViklas 19:32, 10 October 2005 (UTC)
You're wrong, BTW. 3D is an auto-redirect to 3-D. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 01:50, 11 October 2005 (UTC)
And m-w.com doesn't recognize 3D, only 3-D. —AbdiViklas 01:55, 11 October 2005 (UTC)

Inside references

In the party sequence, I know all the TGS inside references are listed in the cast of characters at the beginning, but is there any other appropriate way to mention it elsewhere? Say, an inside reference that simply says "See the Cast of Characters?" Also, can someone confirm my suspicion that this contains every TGS character seen to date (even a reference to Brett!), and that it's the first TGS to include a shot of the "real world," or of regular H*R characters other than Strong Bad? —AbdiViklas 18:34, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

I'm not sure about your first question, but I can answer your second and third ones:
  • 2: No, it does not contain every TGS character to date. For example, the Floor Tom and the Vulture/Bat don't appear. See the Minor TGS Characters page for a bunch of characters that fail to appear.
  • 3: Yes and no. It is the first episode to show the "real world", but Pom Pom appears in episode #8.
Hope that helps. - Joshua 18:45, 10 October 2005 (UTC)
This is, however, the first TGS to show any character--including Strong Bad--outside of the comic's world. Pom Pom in issue 8 was still a drawing, as was Strong Bad's cameo appearances in issues 1, 8, and 9. This is the first time a TGS episode has had not-drawings in it. --DorianGray
Actually, Strong Bad Email #53, "comic" also features TGS and "not-drawings" together. Which is the "official" TGS #1, anyway?
The Vultures do appear. See the bottom left corner of the scene where Manolios is introducing The Ugly One. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif, 19:55, 10 October 2005 (BST)
Sorry, I meant the Vulture from issue #2. - Joshua 18:58, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

Vowels

Vowels are A-E-I-O-U "Y" is not a vowel :p

Sometimes it is. It's being used as a vowel in this case. --DorianGray
From the Wikipedia: "In the standard English language, the letter Y is traditionally regarded as a consonant, but as a survey of almost any English text, including this one, will show, Y more commonly functions as a vowel." So our anonymous friend is right. Y is not a vowel. And sign your posts.– The Chort 19:37, 10 October 2005 (UTC)
Also from Wikipedia: The name "vowel" is often used for the symbols used for representing vowel sounds in a language's writing system, particularly if the language uses an alphabet. In the Latin alphabet, the vowel letters are usually A, E, I, O, U, and in some languages Y, as in English. -- Mycroft.holmes 19:50, 10 October 2005 (UTC)
Oh yeah, because an entirely user-edited encyclopaedia can NEVER contradict itself. Why don't we go with the majority and accept that Y is NOT a vowel?
Encarta seems to agree as well. After all, the way most schools teach vowels is A-E-I-O-U and SOMETIMES Y. In "sorry," Y is a vowel, as it is nearly impossible to construct a meaningful syllable without a vowel. Does "syzygy" also have no vowels in it? No. ... Okay, I rambled. Sorry. But Y is a vowel in this case. Spell4yr 20:41, 10 October 2005 (UTC)
Because it is. The word "vowel" denotes how the letter is used, not what the letter is. As it happens, Y isn't the only "consonant" that can be used as a vowel (W is common, and G and H show up often too.) It's just that the five letters most commonly called "vowels" are the ones NEVER used as consonants. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 20:39, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

"Vowel" and "consonant" are phonetic distinctions, not letter distinctions. "We're sorry" is pronounced (IPA) /wi:r sɒˈri:/ - both /i/s and the /ɒ/ are the vowels. It is simply that the large majority of vowel sounds are represented in English with A-E-I-O-U which is why they're called the 5 vowels. So we then have 2 definitions of "vowel" - a vowel phoneme (which is relevant for the "there's at least one vowel in every syllable" rule) or a vowel letter (strictly A-E-I-O-U, possibly Y depending on who you ask). The confusion only comes when you get the two confused - for example a syllable does not require A-E-I-O-U(-Y), just a vowel phoneme. Getting back to the point, it's impossible to pronounce words completely without vowel phonemes, /ə/ slips in everywhere (/wər sər/ is as far as you can take "we're sorry"). "Removing all the vowels" only makes sense from a vowel letter view, in which case Y only applies if whoever it is wants it to. And now I'm rambling a bit, so I'll stop. --phlip TC 00:13, 11 October 2005 (UTC)

You know... even after all this controversy, it doesn't make a good Fun Fact, since she never mentions taking ALL the vowels out. She says "taking the vowels out," which, yes, implies all the vowels, but doesn't say it emphatically. —AbdiViklas 07:33, 11 October 2005 (UTC)

Okay, I'm confused. Have we reached a conensus yet? -- Super Sam 11:57, 11 October 2005 (UTC)

This is a horrible fun fact. Regardless of whether or not Y is a vowel... the scene is meant to be a pun on internet slang (in AIM saying sry instead of sorry). If they said "'m Srr" it wouldn't be nearly as catchy or funny. I fail to see how this is of interest to anyone. -DMurphy 02:30, 13 October 2005 (UTC)

  • As I pointed out on STUFF, that doesn't even begin to explain "prty," which was said before "srry". --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 05:00, 14 October 2005 (UTC)

The slang term for sorry on the internet IS NOT srr it's Srry. As DMurphy said, it's not about the vowels. I say get rid of the thing.

This fun fact has been STUFF'd. The TGS10 STUFF Page -DMurphy 22:59, 13 October 2005 (UTC)

The other side of the paper

When the paper saying "Its over" in on screen, you can see the other side of the paper, which is the image of Strong Bad making out with the Ugly One. I dont know if you can see it on a regular screen, but I can only see it on my Laptop, if I makes the screen darker. - Lord-Z

I see it too. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 20:43, 10 October 2005 (UTC)
Yes, and this has already been noted in the transcript. It's been covered just for you ;)—Gafaddict Image:Gafaddict sigpic.gif (Talk | Contribs.) 21:11, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

References

When the Ugly One's father presents her to the party, I am pretty sure that that is a reference to the MTV show, My Super Sweet Sixteen. Am I correct? --ItalianBallerina

No, this is just a common practice at sweet sixteens. —Zelinda 20:50, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

I'm thinking the whole transformation of The Ugly One is a reference to the movie She's All That, in which Rachel Leigh Cook's character goes through the same kind of transformation. --p0wned

Or is it to Miss Congeniality? Or... what's that other one where an overlooked girl comes out of her shell—oh yeah, Cinderella! Fact is, the ugly duckling plot line has been around since, well, The Ugly Duckling. Probably before. It's a reference, not to any of the movies or stories that use it, but to that plot line. —AbdiViklas 20:27, 16 October 2005 (UTC)
I'm not even sure that the word "reference" works there; it's just a similar story line. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 20:30, 16 October 2005 (UTC)

Well, "I" think it is an insult to Hilary Duff. They're making fun of her by portraying The Ugly One as the superstar hotness(Transformation?) and her making out with Strong Bad is what the Brothers Chaps want Hilary Duff to do with Strong Bad. RHRN the Jigglypuff.

RHRN, will you quit saying that everything is a reference/insult to Hilary Duff? - KookykmanImage:kookysig.gif(t)(c)(r)
Don't worry, Kookykman. RHRN has stopped. Blocked indefinitely for insulting comments, removing others' remarks, personal attacks, editing others' userpages, and sending a load of derogatory mail to Tom. We need not worry about that one anymore. Also, it was quite a while ago. --DorianGray

Breakin?

When Strong Bad says "Arrow'd II: Electric- wait a minute!", it seems to be a reference to "Breakin II: Electric Boogaloo", a movie which has been mentioned on the site before. TheSyndicate88

Check the fun facts, dude. It's already in there. - Joshua

Olympic Coach's Voice?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the Olympic coach is the only TGS character not voiced by Strong Bad. If so, do you think that's a worthy fun fact? SA2Tails 21:53, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

What about Mr. Pitters?
Also the vultures as they are eating Mr. Pitters do not have a Strong Bad-type voice. Maybe Fatty's Big Chance as well. The voice is grainy and rough, but not as much as the other characters. --Gillan The Villain 22:19, 10 October 2005 (UTC)
The Scottsmen don't really sound like strong bad.- Jhonka

Has 3D Been Used Before?

I think 3D was used before. On The Luau, the tofu seems to be spinning in 3D. -Lotionman 23:34, 10 October 2005 (UTC)Lotionman

I think what has everybody so excited is that in this one the camera moved in 3D. Though I'm not sure it took anything more than plain ol' Flash to do that. —AbdiViklas 23:43, 10 October 2005 (UTC)
Don't forget the opening to The Interview. --phlip TC 00:21, 11 October 2005 (UTC)
True, but the animation here seems a lot smoother than that, with the spinning camera sequence, What's-her-face spinning and Strong Bad's movements at the end of the toon.
Only because the framerate is higher. Flash's default framerate is 12fps - which is about the lower limit for most people being able to distinguish animations from a series of pictures. TGS10 is 20fps - so a lot of the animations are smoother. I've looked with the decompiler - just trust me when I say that What's Her Face spinning is done exactly the same way that they do Strong Bad's head turning to look from side to side. --phlip TC 04:29, 11 October 2005 (UTC)

Pictures from the Party

I made an image of the pan across the party, showing the minor characters appearing in attendance. It'd make a nice picture for somewhere, I think. (I had the idea of making it just a link, not an actual picture, and putting it in the issue 10 article somewhere. Duck Guardian One has an example of this in the Trivia section.) One thing though: the picture is roughly four or five times bigger in file size than what's normally recommended to upload. So I thought I'd tell people before acting, just in case. --DorianGray

Pwn

Is pwn a reference to Pure Pwnage? Because thats basically the only other place I've heard it. - Faro1

It's vice versa - Pure Pwnage is a referance to the word pwn. Look at the wikipedia link from the article. --phlip TC 04:31, 11 October 2005 (UTC)

I'm glad they made fun of that term. Can't we just correct the typo and call it "ownage?" -Jesselangham

Its not a typo. It's l33t-sp34k. -B 06:05, 15 October 2005 (UTC)
It's not consistent in the transcript, though. In one place, the leet-speak is verbalized, with the pronounciation in italics, and in the other place the leetspeak's in italics with the pronounciation verbalized. Should it probably be one way or the other for both (either both having leet-speak in italics, or having the pronounciations in italics)? Spell4yr 13:00, 15 October 2005 (UTC)

Goof or Remark

In the rotational scene, Cheerleader's baby daddy seems to come out of her dress.
I think this inconsistancy was a mistake made by the Brothers Chaps, therefore a goof. However, It's dot com insists otherwise, rendering it a Remark. What is it? - Joshua 19:05, 11 October 2005 (UTC)
  • Remark. I'm not saying they did it on purpose per se. I am saying that because this sequence is the first of its kind on the site, they would have paid it extra special attention. Therefore, TBC would have realized the type is doing what it does. Maybe they actually did do it intentionally. Maybe they saw how it turned out and liked what they got. Or maybe there was some technical limitation that made it like it is. It doesn't really matter, because the point is that they didn't mistakingly do it the way they did. I mean, let's give them a little credit. — It's dot com 19:13, 11 October 2005 (UTC)
    • Second. -- Mycroft.holmes 21:06, 11 October 2005 (UTC)
    • Second. I don't know how this could happen to make it a goof. There's no way they would have programmed the words to not be on the shirt and not have noticed. small_logo.pngUsername-talk 22:11, 11 October 2005 (UTC)
  • Goof. Now I don't know for sure if it'd be easy to fix or not, but it seems to me they could have just omitted the "ba" and "da" to get a favorable result. If they noticed it, they probably figured it was just one frame and not worth fixing. But that doesn't change the fact that it is still a goof - missed or seen and ignored. This seems to be just as much of a goof as all the other ones written down there. - Joshua
  • Goof. When I posted it, I put it on goofs. I'm with Joshua on this one. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 19:33, 11 October 2005 (UTC)
  • Goof. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 20:34, 11 October 2005 (UTC)
  • Goof. Paying attention or not, the writing is off the shirt. That says goof to me. We don't know their intentions. -B 21:16, 11 October 2005 (UTC)
    • The fact that we don't know their intentions is a prime reason for it to be a remark. I'd rather err on the side of TBC here. Calling it a remark when it was a goof doesn't make it less true, and leaves it open to interpretation. Calling it a goof when it really wasn't stigmatizes it unnecessarily. — It's dot com
  • Just because they don't bother to fix it doesn't mean it's not a goof. If we followed your standards, then we'd have to move a lot, maybe almost all, of the goofs to remarks. - Joshua 21:44, 11 October 2005 (UTC)
    • Not at all. I'm trying to emphasize that they would not have been careless here, since the effect is new and unique. I believe they have both of these things here exactly how they want them. — It's dot com
  • Remark. After going through it frame by frame, I discovered that Cheerleader's text is floating off the ENTIRE thing, all three times, rather than the single frame that I thought before. So now I think TBC did it to make the overall thing look better when moving quickly, to make the 3D stand out more. But it still deserves mention. And a better picture. (It's hard to see what's what in the currect pic.) - Joshua 23:17, 11 October 2005 (UTC)
  • Strong Bad's head, with and without masking
    Glitch - some explination of how TBC make things rotate is in order. Making a realistic rotation would be very time consuming, and you'd need to draw almost every frame to get it to look smooth. However, TBC take a shortcut - almost everything they make that rotates is just a plain sphere with a thing added on it, eg Strong Bad's face or his shoelace thingy - apart from that his head is perfectly round - so when they rotate his head left and right only the face and shoelace have to move, the actual head can stay still. Now for the second shortcut - when his face moves around his head, they don't actually do anything fancy to make it go "around" - they just move it straight from left to right, no distortion, no parallax, nothing. Then they take a mask the shape of SB's head and use it to crop the face to the head. The result - it looks like the face is going around the head. Look at the picture on the right if you're not sure what I mean. If the effect isn't strong enough they add things like skews to make it more real, but for the most part they don't need to. Now we come to Cheerleader's shirt. They did the same thing they always do. They animated everyone's faces and the writing on Cheerleader's dress as moving across them from side to side. Then they added a mask to their faces, but forgot to add a mask to Cheerleader's dress. Hence it is a glitch, I see no reason for them to do this intentionally, and a perfectly good reason for them to do it accidentally. As for Goof vs Glitch, I thought Goofs were things like plot holes, mistakes in the design of the toon, and Glitches were mistakes in the actual building of the toon in Flash, like this. --phlip TC 03:56, 12 October 2005 (UTC)
Thank you, Phlip. For one thing, I had been wondering about the seemingly indiscriminate and interchangeable use of "Goof" and "Glitch." Seems to me a lot of Goofs around here need moving... Also, thanks for finally providing some insight on the way the Flash stuff worked. I agree it's a Flash-generated glitch, but for the record I'm not necessarily saying they didn't notice it and think it was cool. I think it's kinda cool myself. It enhances the 3-D-ness of it all, kind of a ViewMaster moment. :) —AbdiViklas 04:12, 12 October 2005 (UTC)
  • Glitch. Shifting my vote again. Phlip's explanation makes a lot of sense. - Joshua 19:07, 12 October 2005 (UTC)
  • Glicth. I can go for a glitch here. — It's dot com 00:22, 13 October 2005 (UTC)

When Strong Bad rewinds the 3-D spin around, the "SO GOOD!" speech bubble disappears.
Same deal here as above. The bubble was there, then it wasn't. All that happened was a rewind and replay. OOPS. Seems pretty clear, and the note is still there. -B 21:16, 11 October 2005 (UTC)
  • Remark. I really can't imagine how this could be accidental. I just don't see TBC watching this toon later and slapping their heads: "We forgot to keep the speech bubble there!" — It's dot com 21:36, 11 October 2005 (UTC)
    • Second. I know I wouldn't want to deal with animating a speech bubble if I had a Monday deadline. I don't know how a rotating speech bubble would work realistically, so I think they probably took it out so people wouldn't look at it and say "wow, that just doesn't look good" if they got it wrong. small_logo.pngUsername-talk 22:38, 11 October 2005 (UTC)
      • Look closely - they already did a rotating speach bubble the first time they spin around - it's just not there when they spin the second time... So, Glitch. --phlip TC 03:56, 12 October 2005 (UTC)
  • Goof. But this differs from the above. Although I doubt TBC did this without noticing, it is an "inconsistancy," which officially makes a goof. - Joshua (You know, we really are fighting over nothing. :P)

The wording of the Standard you linked is: "...if things mysteriously vanish or appear (and it's not obviously intentional...)." Personally I have a problem with that wording; I would move it be changed to "obviously not intentional." Little change, big difference. First of all, let's all notice that they did animate the rotating speech bubble on the first rotation, okay? Then it disappears because they're done talking. Now if it was in fact an omission, it was a pretty big honkin' one; it's not like the grass around Strong Sad; it's a huge... well, thing. My personal opinion is that they left it off the second time because this rotation is essentially a visual effect, and they didn't want it to get in the way of the effect. If it was in fact an omission, it would have to be a last-minute, bleary-eyed, semi-conscious one (which doesn't fit the quality of the rest of the 'toon). I'm staying non-commital as usual, but I find the arguments for not even mentioning this one pretty strong. —AbdiViklas 04:20, 12 October 2005 (UTC)

"Not obviously intentional" conveys the meaning I intended when I wrote that better than "Obviously not intentional." For instance, with the "baby daddy" thing, it's not obviously not intentional, but it's not obviously intentional either. (If you can parse that.) However, the disagreement here is on just what IS obvious in this case. This much is obvious: they didn't just reverse and repeat the scene, since the speech bubble is missing. Maybe they just felt like drawing it twice, maybe the second time was an earlier version, or maybe it was intentional. And, at any rate, I'm not willing to call it a "Goof," because it's really not needed (speech bubbles are not physical objects in the real world, so its non-inclusion doesn't really affect what's happening in the scene at all.) So remark. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 06:43, 12 October 2005 (UTC)
I agree with what Jay is saying and I maintain that it is a remark. On the other hand, it is pretty obvious by just watching the toon, so like AbdiViklas hinted, perhaps it should just go unmentioned.It's dot com 00:29, 13 October 2005 (UTC)
I'm clean with leaving it out, but we should note for this discussion that, even though this is a visual effect, the sound remains, indicating a simple re-wind. The omission is indeed obvious, so leave it out. -B 06:13, 15 October 2005 (UTC)

The more I think about this the more it seems the must have tried just reversing the whole scene, speech bubble inclusive, and realised it didn't look very good (I mean, the speech bubble disappeared when they finished talking and String Bad started talking, and it would look weird for it to return), so they removed it. So I'm changing my vote to either put it in the transcript or leave it out entirely, probably the latter. --phlip TC 16:22, 13 October 2005 (UTC)

Making out

Is this the first time we've ever seen Strong Bad actually make out with something? I mean, he's always gone on about it. If it really is the first time I think it's worthy of a mention in the article somehow.

It think this is the first time we've seen him... kissing. I think it's noteworthy. - Joshua 02:23, 12 October 2005 (UTC)

i thought that was discusting....i had too close down the window and turn the volume all the way down!-User:Timmy!

its also the first time we have seen strong bad eating a girl, atleast the paper 1 is drawn on, tbc have been getting a LITTLE r rated with that!@! and actually if you count fan hallloweeen costumes we did see "strong bad" making out with a girl before

And if we put in that Strong Bad ate a girl, people are going to jump to the wrong idea.

1: He wasn't eating the girl, he was trying to make out with the girl on the piece of paper, not eat her. 2: How is making out "R-rated"? Clever Ben 21:07, 13 October 2005 (UTC)

It's certainly not R-rated or 99% of the films ever made would be R-rated! However it certainly is a move to ever so slightly more "adult" material which along with the "teen pregnant" line in Commandos in the Classroom probably constitues a change in TBC's writing style, probably in recognition of the fact that there's no question of their writing for kids anymore. 131.111.250.142 22:19, 13 October 2005 (UTC)

People, he is making out with paper. I think that we are being critical saying that the TBC is moving toward an R rated site. Rogue Leader / (my talk) 22:24, 13 October 2005 (UTC)

I agree with Rogue Leader here. TBC are using humor, as they always do. Making out with/eating paper was intended to be funny, and nothing about it that I can notice is R rated. Homestramy20|Talk 03:38, 15 October 2005 (UTC)
If there was nudity (which, this site being family-friendly, there is not any), then it would be R-rated. This does not even come close to being R-rated! GWR_Wikisig.gifGWR 2004 TalkContribs 03:58, 15 October 2005 (UTC)

Oh, for God's sake. He's KISSING a girl. Not even a real girl! Can you imagine the devestating effect on little kids if they see that?!! Or even on us! Most of the Wiki are in their teens, so we all understand what sex is and in some cases, what it's like, and a lot of kids our age are constantly talking and joking about it at school, and yet we all complain about REAL tiny things, and run out the room screaming for mommy when Strong Bad says "make out". Jeez, guys. This is why I don't visit the Wiki much anymore. The people on the Weebl and Bob forums aren't like this. Poopsmith Z

That's a generalization, and it's not valid. Besides, who are you people arguing with? Everyone after the initial "R-rated" suggestion is saying the same thing: namely, that the suggestion was wrong. — It's dot com 14:00, 16 October 2005 (UTC)

The eating a girl was obviously a joke since he popped the paper into his mouth with a picture of a girl on it, and by the way, lets not forget there is plenty of nudity, lets not forget the shower main page, homestar's butt dance, the alien dude in the shower in that 1 flash with coach with a bare butt(ugh, you made me member that ass)

It's not exactly Strong Bad making out with modestly hot The Ugly One, remember. It's extremely buffed animated Strong Bad. Sure, it's the first instance of him making out with something (the piece of paper). But I think that the first instance of him making out with a real character or something would be more notable. Teen Girl Squad isn't real, since it is drawn and usually voiced completely by Strong Bad. He was making out with the paper to make his scene more "realistic." User: Teh_Frossty_One

Accents

Possible goof - when one of the three scotsmen speaks (to say 'BAGH! Only 23 metres!), he's speaking with an irish accent.

What? I think that it's Scottish. Plus, corn is no place for a mighty warrior! --The 386 My talk 23:40, 12 October 2005 (UTC)

People do that often (try to do a Scottish accent and wind up Irish). What we hear here is only a rough approximation hinting at a vaguely British-Isles accent. But please see the definition of a goof (also linked just a little way up the page). A goof is not when TBC fail to meet our expectations; it's when they fail to meet theirs. —AbdiViklas 00:56, 13 October 2005 (UTC)

Oh, man! What would the accents mean? I am just concerned. --The 386 My talk 15:51, 13 October 2005 (UTC)

Mean? Um, are you being ironic? If so, I agree, it's not a big deal. If not... um, they don't "mean" anything. —AbdiViklas 19:46, 14 October 2005 (UTC)

What the crud? Oh, if you said that I'm being ironic, then you're right, I am being ironic. --The 386 My talk 22:33, 14 October 2005 (UTC)

Special-Olympics Man?

So... is the Olympics Man an amputee or what? I see no stick hands... -B 06:43, 15 October 2005 (UTC)

Did you just say amputee? I think you're being ironic. But, yes, he's an amputee. --The 386 My talk 13:25, 15 October 2005 (UTC)

Not really sure how that question has anything to do with irony, but is that worth mentioning (probably as a note in the transcript), or is it too obvious? I'm thinking that since I had to ask, someone else will, too. -B 06:04, 16 October 2005 (UTC)

Okay, it's become abundantly clear that it's going to be mentioned in one category. --The 386 My talk 15:04, 16 October 2005 (UTC)

Well, the third Scottish men has no hands, yet he is clearly able to hold his glass. Maybe the olympic man has really muscular hands, like him. – The Chort 15:09, 16 October 2005 (UTC)

What did you say? Oh, wait, you said that one of the Scots had muscled hands like the olympics man. --The 386 My talk 15:22, 16 October 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, maybe the Olympics guy's arm muscles are so ripped that they've enveloped his hands! Or made his wrists indiscernible, anyway. :) —AbdiViklas 18:07, 16 October 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, you're right, I'm just ironic. --The 386 My talk 19:08, 16 October 2005 (UTC)

Sweet DuffTeen?

Why is Hilary Duff being insulted due to Sweet Someteen via Ugly One? (Sweet Sixteen reference) Also, there's MTV and Billy Idol feelin' down BECAUSE of that horrible reference/insult. RHRN

I'm thinking "Sweet Someteen" is simply a way to avoid saying how old the girls are (something that's been hotly debated). Now, the part about Billy Idol feeling down: are you talking about something in the toon, or some bit of news I haven't heard? —AbdiViklas 20:06, 16 October 2005 (UTC)
Billy Idol made a song called "Sweet Sixteen" as well. - Lord-z.


Ask ol' Tommy that question, seeing as HE put it in the Wikipedia, not me. Oh, and tell him I'm a Hilary Duff fan who thinks she's HAWT and shouldn't be insulted even by The Brothers Chaps. RHRN

What does Hillary Duff have to do with ANY of this? --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 20:23, 16 October 2005 (UTC)

Hmm... she made a song called Sweet Sixteen describing EVERY DETAIL about being sixteen years old. The Brothers Chaps were likely to have collected the detail and reverse it for the effect of Sweet Someteen...and Jay is...ARROWED!!! RHRN the Jigglypuff

"Sweet sixteen" is a common phrase; in fact, there is a song called "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen" that was written before Ms. Duff was even born. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 20:27, 16 October 2005 (UTC)
And easy on the personal comments. If Miss Duff herself reported being offended by it, that would be fairly noteworthy; if TBC said in a commentary or interview they had her in mind it would be a solid connection—but if "Sweet Sixteen" is the only connection, there isn't much to go on. (And frankly, I doubt TBC would go out of their way to insult her; their references tend to be reserved for pre-1995 cultural phenomena, and are seldom truly insulting.) —AbdiViklas 20:32, 16 October 2005 (UTC)

My personal comments can only be commented by User:Tom! TBC might've accidentally gotten the info from Hilary Duff. I'm not a doofus. By the way...Yami Yugi was AFTER 1995,scalawag! They had a reference to a deserted island which was 1997! RHRN the Jigglypuff

Right. Tend. By personal comments, I meant "arrowing" Jay. (Who's Tom?) —AbdiViklas 20:57, 16 October 2005 (UTC)

Tom is the creator of this Wikipedia! He is Exodia the Forbidden One incarnate! RHRN

I think RHRN means User:Tom. And the word is "Wiki", not "Wikipedia". Wiki refers to a knowledge base anyone can edit, and Wikipedia refers to a giant online encyclopedia anyone can edit. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif, 22:01, 16 October 2005 (BST)

I was talking about how TBC are making fun of Hilary Duff with the Sweet Someteen reference to sweet sixteen. RHRN

I'm not sure how else to say that I find it very unlikely. Unless whatever you mentioned about Billy Idol on Wikipedia (which as Venusy was saying, is a different website; we use the same software, but aren't really affiliated) has more proof, then I really don't think there's anything to be indignant about. Perhaps you could link to the Wikipedia article you have in mind? Otherwise, I think we can all agree that Hilary Duff's honor has been defended. —AbdiViklas 21:11, 16 October 2005 (UTC)

Are you sure? (He takes Gravity-Axe Grarl, the weapon, from his left pocket and pokes at all who respond) Don't make me get you...ARROWED II..ELECTRUC BOOGALOO!!!! RHRN the Jigglypuff.

Hilary Duff DID NOT invent the term sweet sixteen! It was around before she was born! There is absolutely no reason to believe that "Sweet Someteen" is a reference to the song. -Exhibit A

Exhibit A: I think we've covered the topic pretty thoroughly. Further discussion isn't really needed. RHRN: These Talk pages are for serious discussion of proposed changes to the wiki. Which we've now done. Any further, chat-type discussion is best on the forum. —AbdiViklas 21:19, 16 October 2005 (UTC)

Why don't we let Exhibit B take care of this! Sweet Sometten is possibly a reference to Hilary Duff and I won't give up until we defend her honour surely! RHRN the Jiugglypuff

You're never required to "give up," RHRN. I can think of at least one sysop who was unhappy with a fact that was voted into existence; it's his right to still disagree with it. But what appears on the main pages is the result of majority agreement. In the meantime, I strongly suggest that you avoid what could sound like insults or challenging language to other users. —AbdiViklas 21:30, 16 October 2005 (UTC)
*ACHOO!* Huh? What? Did someone say something about nickels and Family Guy? --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 03:48, 17 October 2005 (UTC)
LOL; in tactful allusion, yes. It abides as a testimony to the deocratic functioning of a wiki, with its drawbacks, as well as appropriate ways to express unresolved disagreement without revert wars or sulking, OR "giving up." —AbdiViklas 04:21, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

Gee...I summon Exhibit B in Attack Mode. It can't attack until I find out about the Sweet Someteen insult to Hilary Duff, even if it wasn't done on purpose. Unleash the proof! RHRN the Jigglypuff

I still don't understand why it's an insult. A reference possibly, although at a severe stretch. It still stands that the phrase "Sweet Sixteen" was around long before Hillary Duff, and facts with features like this normally get voted down unanimously on STUFF. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif, 22:30, 16 October 2005 (BST)

Exhibit B shall be equipped with Gravity Axe-Grarl! Give me more information, or I shall attack your Life Points directly! RHRN the Jigglypuff

RHRN, please stick to serious discussion or move the discussion to the forum. And the burden of proof is on you; I suggest you either provide a link to the Wikipedia article you mentioned or some other supporting material, or end this discussion. Also, by the way: unless 1) Hillary Duff was actually offended, or 2) TBC meant to reference her, then the only person actually offended was you. An unintended "insult" that Hillary Duff either never heard about or wasn't hurt by, therefore, is... well, nothing. —AbdiViklas 21:48, 16 October 2005 (UTC)

And now...I sacrifice Exhibit B to Tribute Summon Final Verdict, Tom must now decide on this because he made this Wiki! Muahahahahahahaha RHRN the Jigglypuff

There's no need to drag Tom into this. It's already been turned down by several other respected users, and I'm sure Tom would say the same things they did. --DorianGray
Actually, the Wiki community normally gives the verdict, normally with a sysop just relaying back the results. And what do you have against Exhibit A and DorianGray? That could be considered a personal attack, which is something you could get blocked for. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif, 22:55, 16 October 2005 (BST)
I'm no longer sure, RHRN, whether you're still seriously discussing or whether you're just editing for the fun of it. That's called trolling, and if I were a sysop you would be banned by now. It's time to find a different way to contribute to the wiki; maybe check out HRWiki:The Stick. —AbdiViklas 22:00, 16 October 2005 (UTC)
(After edit conflicts): Aand that didn't help. Since I can't block you, I will take the liberty of removing your offensive remark. —AbdiViklas 22:01, 16 October 2005 (UTC)

I attack a random troll by using this AbdiViklas Upgrade Ritual! I offer all these responders and Final Verdict to Ritual Summon AbdiViklas Anti-Troll the Not-dNd Duffman!(ATK/Infinity DEF/Infinity) RHRN The Zerg Jigglypuff

Now...I shall wait...for Tom. RHRN

A few things: first, could you rationally explain why you assume that "Sweet Someteen" a reference to the Hilary Duff song, let alone an insult? If you want this fact in, at least try to make a case for it, instaed of just insisting that it's an insult and spamming stupid stuff about Yu-Gi-Oh. Second, Tom did not make the wiki JoeyDay did. —Exhibit A 22:31, 16 October 2005 (UTC)

Well...JoeyDay and Tom should be here (Looks at his clock) by now. RHRN


how is hilary duff's sweet sixteen song even linked to sweet someteen? this is the dumbest conversation ever!-User:Timmy!

Well, it does sound familiar, but it is as easily doubtful as it is possible. Now, let's STUFF this. The message RHRN was trying to convey, before you guys attacked him unreasonably, was that his assumption seems possible with evidence. Yata-Garasu 22:07, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

What's STUFFable? "Sweet Sixteen" is a phrase from way, way back. Unless we have some proof that they were referring to her song, it's a stretch. As we don't, we must assume it's a play on a common phrase, which is not notable. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:10, 12 April 2006 (UTC)
Sweet Sixteen is everywhere! And this one is most likely what they're referencing. And, I still don't see how it is an insult. Normally, references are compliments unless directly insulted. Bluebry 22:16, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

Nick-at-Nite vs. Nick-at-Night

TGS10 references "Nick-at-Night" a misspelling of "Nick-at-Nite", which I think is worthy of a remark or a goof in the article. The current article corrects the spelling without mention of the mistake. -Komo

You know, you're right! I've just noted it in the article. — It's dot com 15:09, 18 October 2005 (UTC)
Good job Komo, but in the future, feel free to change that yourself. — talk Bubsty edits 21:47, 27 November 2005 (UTC)

Anorexic Girl squad?

The "let's get ready to eat NO FOOD!" comment might state that theyr'e anorexic, and not eating. sould I place a remark or explanation? --Coach B 20:38, 21 October 2005 (UTC)

I don't think you should. Look at the food! It's a pile of corn. I wouldn't eat that. - DBK!
I think it's a reference to the fact that a lot of junior high and high school kids think it's not cool to eat lunch at school. At least, this happened in my school. Most of us would just get a roll and hang out in the courtyard. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 21:03, 21 October 2005 (UTC)
No, you shouldn't mention it in the article. But I gotta say I was a little disturbed by it. We're really hitting the heavy subjects here; first teen pregnancy then peer-induced anorexia, then the unnerving age gap of Strong Bad (whatever his age is) and a someteen-year-old making out... (Note: the above mention of teen pregnancy is not intended to restart the amusingly earnest discussion of its putative scandal. Nor do I want to start such a debate about anorexia. But it did disturb me.) —AbdiViklas 02:26, 22 October 2005 (UTC)
Oh, Abdi. I like how you throw gasoline on the fire and then hope it doesn't explode. ;) — It's dot com
For what it's worth, What's Her Face does consider eating something else later in the 'toon (though she doesn't get much of a chance due to spinning and being LATHE'd.) --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 04:30, 23 October 2005 (UTC)
You know, the last time we actually saw them eating anything, they were MSG'd; maybe this is simply a reactive response. Though since then, So And So has expressed the willingness to accept a Lunchables or a juice box. Also, though we don't know whether they ate it or not, we do recall that day when lunch was a breadtangle of pizza, making this the second time their appetites have been thwarted by capriciously-themed school lunches contrary to the natural order of things. (It is What's Her Face who underscores that pizza belongs in a triangle—but, unless it had a soy-based imitation cheese topping, it is unlikely that she, as a vegan, would have eaten it in either shape.) In conclusion, between corn chips, corn-and-corn-alone, Lunchables with juice, and chocolate bars dipped in salt, it is safe to assume that a suitable foodstuff may be found for each of the Teen Girls, and we may tentatively ascribe their hunger strike to culinary imagination gone amok rather than to insecurities of image. —AbdiViklas 05:51, 23 October 2005 (UTC)

American vs. British

Is it worthy of some reference that when the Scottsmen speak, meters is spelled metres, the spelling in every other English-speaking country outside of the US? ~Isaac Smith

Well, the Scotsmen are Scottish, I assume. Scotland is an English-speaking country outside the US, I believe. I'm guessing that's where it comes from. --DorianGray

Closed STUFF

Vowel Obstruction

When Cheerleader and So And So took the vowels out of words, they left in Y, which is sometimes considered a vowel.

Posted on: 22:55, 13 October 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 04:17, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was declined, 21–9. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/Teen Girl Squad Issue 10.

Free Comics, USA

This is the first Teen Girl Squad issue to take us outside the paper and into the regular Homestar Runner universe.

Posted on: 18:12, 12 October 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 12:46, 19 October 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was overwhelmingly accepted, 24–6. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/Teen Girl Squad Issue 10.

Electric Ozone

"Arrow'd 2: Electric-" also alludes to Strong Bad's Ozone (from Breakin' and Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo) costume in 3 Times Halloween Funjob.

Posted on: 23:22, 10 October 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 23:46, 12 October 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was overwhelmingly declined, 20–1. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/Teen Girl Squad Issue 10.

Blue is a reference to the sky

"Olympic Race" is a reference to Homestar's list on The Show.

Posted on: 22:38, 10 October 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 23:46, 12 October 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was unanimously declined, 22–0. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/Teen Girl Squad Issue 10.

Different Voices

This is the first time a voice beside Strong Bad's has been used in the comic (the coach's).

Posted on: 01:08, 11 October 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 05:39, 11 October 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was unanimously declined (patently false), 10–0. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/Teen Girl Squad Issue 10.

ARROWED vs. ARROW'D

I corrected the spelling to ARROWED but was promptly reverted. Please don't revert a change without first researching it! Watch the toon and you will see that the page says "ARROWED II". — Bill 22:09, 30 November 2005 (UTC)

Nice catch. I guess you proved how sometimes we jump too fast to conclusions, eh? The funny thing is we even have it spelt ARROWED II on the Arrow'd Guy page. --DorianGray
Well, with all the crap you guys must have to revert every day, a bit of gun-jumping now and then is certainly understandable — especially since I'm new and haven't established a reputation as a trustworthy editor yet. And it doesn't help matters that we're stuck with the "official" inconsistency of ARROWED! vs. Arrow'd Guy. — Bill 03:42, 1 December 2005 (UTC)
Or the fact that such things are usually spelled with a "'d" rather than an "ed" in TGS (for example, "MSG'd!" or "CEREBELLUM'd!"). "Arrowed" is kind of an anomaly in that respect, but it is how it was spelled in TGS. --Shippinator Mandy 22:08, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

Strong... Bad...?

Near the end, I think Strong Mad and Strong Sad say "Strong..." "Bad...?" instead of "Uh..."s. Anyone agree with me on this? Kiyobi 02:03, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

I don't think so. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 02:17, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure that it's at least not an "Uh..." coming from Strong Sad. Listen to it a couple of times, it might get to you. Or not. -Kiyobi 02:38, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

I already did. It doesn't sound a thing like "Bad". --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 03:10, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

Really? Well, nobody's perfect, I guess. I still think he's saying "Bad?" -Kiyobi 06:17, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

Well, I'm Nobody. And I'm pretty sure they aren't using the consonants necessary to form the words "Strong" or "Bad". Nobody, aka Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 06:20, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

Increased workload

In the DVD commentary, the brothers mention that this episode took roughly 80% longer to animate than the others due to the higher framerate (20 fps instead of the normal 12 fps). But, all things being equal, and extra 8 fps would amount to only about a 67% increase in work. (e.g., A cartoon that takes 60 minutes to make at 12 fps would take 100 minutes at 20 fps.) Maybe the extra 13% of the time went to colorization. (The preceding comment was originally posted as a fun fact by 66.220.96.135 (Talk | contribs).)

Mighty Warrior

I don't get the mighty warrior... and I can't find out what it means? What's the meaning or the joke there?

TGS is quite random; probably not a reference. Blendage 16:17, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Or something like that

In the manoleo easter egg at the end, Manoleo talks alot like Strong Bad does when he's doing an e-mail, at least as far as interjecting "or something like that" as I recall Strong Bad occasionally doing. Maybe this could be a Remark?

(Side note: grrr the HRWiki CAPCHA sucks) --64.195.243.2 06:12, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

Well, Strong Bad is doing the voice, so it's really not remarkable that it sounds like him. (Side note: mass vandalism sucks worse.) — It's dot com 14:15, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Scooby Doo reference...

I tried putting this under "Real World References" a couple times, and it was deleted... I don't know why, because it's obvious! The Ugly One's "new look" is exactly like Velma's new look in "Scooby Doo 2". Same hair, same outfit.

Right, and it's not even a little bit like She's All That (see also above). — It's dot com 14:15, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

What're you talking about? Velma wore a sweater and a seperate skirt: at her sweet someteen birthday bash, The Ugly One wore a one piece party dress. Velma wore plain plastic rimmed glasses: The Ugly One wore thin horn-rimmed. Velma had what looked like bowl haircut, while The Ugly One had straight shoulder-length hair. Where can I get the stuff you're smoking?--Saxon the Deutschmaster 05:13, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

I think he's referring to something with the live-action movies. Specifically, the second one. --DorianGray
A few images of the new hot Velma: (It doesn't show, but I think I remember her wearing pants in the film)
SD2-PW12.gif scooby_velma.gif
And of The Hotgly One:
Also note: Red leather is considered sexy and was worn by name other people in order to look hot. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 11:09, 19 October 2006 (UTC)
I don't know much about STUFF, but can I STUFF this or not? - Austio talk 23:46, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Get in on like Diddy Kong

I keep getting the feeling that the line is a play on the line "Get it on like Donkey Kong" from the country song Honky Tonk Ba Donk-A-Donk. Which, mind you, I hate if only for the fact that the song was terrible AND I can't get the horrid tune or lyrics out of my head, BUT! I thought it would be of interest to point it out. *shrug* Possible Real-World reference?

It's been said outside of that song before. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 23:27, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
Where? --Trogga 15:04, 19 October 2006 (UTC)
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