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Expen$e Account Ones Easter Egg

I respectfully disagree with the assertion that this Easter Egg is a reference to the "Real American Heroes" Bud Light Campaign. The voice-over for this spot was, in my opinion, a pretty good Ted Koppel impersonation. I think the idea was just to have this spot sound more stuffy and business-like, but, if others agree, mentioning the Ted Koppel impersonation may be worth it. [] 19:35, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

I wouldn't say Ted Koppel is the source of the voice, but the structure and tone of the commercial is a reference to either the Bud Light campaign or Miller commercials. I'm willing to accept that the community will feel it's TTATOT, but it's clear to me that the voice is clearly an attempt at mimicking a particular voice. wbwolf (t | ed) 19:13, 15 October 2007 (UTC)
I also don't think its a reference to the Real American Heroes. The voice didnt match at all
It sounded to me more like the Miller High Life commercials voice where they talk about "living the high life" (example)
I'm sure it's a Miller High Life parody. — It's dot com 23:37, 15 October 2007 (UTC)
Maybe it's not a reference to anything in particular? Maybe Matt was just mustering a generic overpaid executive voice? Evil Egg 12:05, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

The Field

i've never seen that style of trees in the field before. is it new? Zatchman 18:54, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Looks like. They're all the time tweaking those bushes. --DorianGray 18:58, 15 October 2007 (UTC)
Or maybe these bushes are from Foreign Lands? Free County UK or summat? Evil Egg 12:03, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Take off wedding rings

This is not a reference to Strongbad's boxing glove hands at all, but the tendency of some male business people on the road to remove their wedding rings to hide the fact that they are married to other women they might meet. I moved this to explanations and removed the inside reference. A mention of vaugly hand related things doen't make a reference. --Foolster41 19:25, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

"You - You've earned it."

Is this a reference to the scene in Ghostbusters where Venkman gives the candy bar to Egon? Just a coincidence?

Oh, wow. Why didn't I recognise that? o_o --DorianGray 20:55, 15 October 2007 (UTC)


I'm pretty sure that conglomerate is a rock. A sedimentary rock, at that. I have no idea what TBC would be referencing though... --Chiron 23:11, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

  • A conglomerate rock is a bunch of rocks formed into one. A business conglomerate is a bunch of companies formed into one. - 23:24, 15 October 2007 (UTC)


in the transcript for the last easter egg is says "Delivery Receivables", but if you listen to it, the announcer elides it into one word, like Delivericeivables. Not quite sure if there should be a note explaining it. -Telamon 23:29, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Homestar's Soles

Is this notable? I'm not really STUFFing it now because I'm neutral to its inclusion. Bad Bad Guy 23:40, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

I think the sole-stars are a stylistic inclusion. The One Two Homestar picture is of an ever-so-slightly different style than normal. Please to be also referring to crying, where he is in the usual style, also with no stars. Additionally, the footprints he leaves in the snow in Homestar Presents: Presents have no stars. Thusly, I feel the stars are NOT typical of the normal Homestar, and only appear in style changes. --DorianGray 04:17, 16 October 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, I think that makes sense. I agree. Trey56 04:57, 16 October 2007 (UTC)


They brought The Cheat an swimming airplane from St. Louis, why implies that they went to St. Louis, even though they went to the King's castle and went to the bar. Did they even go anywhere for the buisness trip?- 02:01, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

I think we should at least mention Lambert International Airport, because that must have been where he likely got it. Now that I read it again, did they even go anywhere? In some cases, I think it's possible. The Brother's Chaps try to reuse as much stuff as they can. Then again maybe "not going on pointless business trips." Means that the Cheat actually goes somewhere. 11:06, 16 October 2007 (UTC)
I think it's just speaking to the cheapness of the souvenirs that it just has the name of some random city. It doesn't necessarily have anything to do with where they actually went. (I wish they would have came to St. Louis, though. I'd have been at the airport waiting for them.)--.Johnny Jupiter! talk cont 20:22, 16 October 2007 (UTC)
Saint Louis pride. — Lapper (talk) 20:32, 16 October 2007 (UTC)


Should we maybe point out that Strong Bad misused (whether TBC did it intentionally or not) the word "scantily"? ~ CoachZ(talk · contribs)~ 03:52, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Strong Bad does that kind of thing all the time, really. --DorianGray 03:59, 16 October 2007 (UTC)
Or maybe just sits in an Corinthian leather office chair all day lighting smokables with vast wads of cash. But yeah, "scantily"'s probably just a Strong Bad mannerism. Evil Egg 12:00, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Umm he didn't misuse it though. MJN SEIFER 13:24, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

He so did. 'Scantily' is an adverb. - Fred Chook

New paaaaaper?!

The @ sign on New Paper is off a little bit. Wha?

It is. If you compare it to a previous email's, it's quite clear. --DorianGray 05:32, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Homestar jumping

Pretty sure that's a reference to scooby doo. Especially since it has to do with "rustling" in some bushes.

  • Chances are maybe not. Homestar would have sounded like our good ol' little dog if he would try to make that reference. But then again, maybe his speech impediments make that impossible. 11:10, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

They're bringing it back

American gladiators is being reborn. Worth mentioning?-- 07:39, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Perhaps, though nothing beyond "and it's being revived" or some similar short phrasing. The link should remain here on the talk page, since it's too tangental to the email. wbwolf (t | ed) 16:37, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Goes Down Smooth?

Is there any explanation of the easter egg voiceover forthcoming? What does it mean? It sounds kind of like a dirty joke, but that's so not-Homestar Runner. 15:49, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

As noted in the Real World References section (and misidentified by myself -.-;; ), the egg is a parody of the Miller commercials, right down to the tone of the announcer. "Goes down smooth" is a phrase that is commonly used in beer commercials, so I think TBC snuck in a subtle double entendre there with no really meaning. It could also be unintentional. wbwolf (t | ed) 16:35, 16 October 2007 (UTC)
In case you guys haven't noticed, the same phrase was used in web comics. "Strong Bad Email goes down smooth and clean, like gasoline." I rest my case. — Defender1031*Talk 16:47, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Continental Breakfast

As of this posting, there is an explanation phrased thus: "A continental breakfast typically consists of juice, coffee, tea, pastries and fruit. Many hotels frequented by business travelers have such breakfasts available at no charge for guests." I call the bolded portion into question. I feel it's unnecessary, but when I try to remove it, I'm finding much resistance for unknown reasons. (Time to post those reasons, defender.) Opinions, all? OptimisticFool 17:57, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

As i said in the edit when i first put it back in, certain types of hotels offer it. These types of hotels are the type frequented by businessmen, hence, i think it's an important statement. — Defender1031*Talk 18:00, 16 October 2007 (UTC)
I'm no businessman, and I've often been at hotels with continental breakfasts. Many hotels that cater to tourists also have continental breakfasts. I agree with removing the part in bold. Heimstern Läufer 18:12, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Theme Song

Is it just me or is the Super Mario Bros. theme song being played during the scene with Strong Bad and Homestar in The Field? 20:41, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

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