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::::::::::I'm fully aware of my own comments there, however in this case, the original famous thing IS SNL referencing jeopardy, IMO. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 17:06, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
::::::::::I'm fully aware of my own comments there, however in this case, the original famous thing IS SNL referencing jeopardy, IMO. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 17:06, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
:::::::::::How is it even possible that the original is referencing something else?  If it's referencing something, it's not the original.  When the Celebrity Jeopardy! parodies started in the mid-late '90s, Potent Potables rang true as an actual category.  It was already famous.  If most of your pop-culture knowledge is from the last decade and a half (probably the case with most here), SNL's skits seem to dominate this usage.  TBC are old enough to know which predates which.  Again, if "SNL [is] referencing jeopardy," the SNL skits CAN'T be the original (by definition).  It's not where you know it from, it's where it ''comes'' from.[[Special:Contributions/146.122.71.68|146.122.71.68]] 19:57, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
:::::::::::How is it even possible that the original is referencing something else?  If it's referencing something, it's not the original.  When the Celebrity Jeopardy! parodies started in the mid-late '90s, Potent Potables rang true as an actual category.  It was already famous.  If most of your pop-culture knowledge is from the last decade and a half (probably the case with most here), SNL's skits seem to dominate this usage.  TBC are old enough to know which predates which.  Again, if "SNL [is] referencing jeopardy," the SNL skits CAN'T be the original (by definition).  It's not where you know it from, it's where it ''comes'' from.[[Special:Contributions/146.122.71.68|146.122.71.68]] 19:57, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
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:::::::::::: This is a pretty clear case of TTATOT. Jeopardy! made it famous first.--[[User:Periodic Table Greg|Periodic Table Greg]] 18:32, 8 September 2009 (UTC)
== "ONION BUUUUBSSSS!!!" ==
== "ONION BUUUUBSSSS!!!" ==

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Double Homestar with Cheese

Homestar is listed twice in the cast list. Any reason? Flicky1991 17:21, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Compé backgrounds

Considering that Strong Bad seems to have a new background for his Compé in each episode, I think that a new page should be added to keep track of them. Unbalanced 18:16, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, with a galllery and everything! The only problem would be after fifty emails or so, we'd end up with one long article with lots and lots of pictures, but that was never a real problem with Floppy Disk Container or the Other Costumes articles. – The Chort 18:22, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
You see, I promise i'm not lying, but i saw this coming! When he changed his background last time, I thought, that's gonna be a running gag.--Crudely Drawn Cupcake 00:41, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Fencéd Pants

Is there a seperate name for the fenced-in area where Marzipan's scene takes place, or is that just an extension of The Field/her house? Monkeytender 19:04, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Jeopardy!

"Potent Potables" is a real category from Jeopardy!, and not just from the SNL Celebrity Jeopardy skits. The skits use it because it's a real category. This sbemail references Jeopardy!, not SNL's skits. This real-world reference has been changed a few times already to insert and re-insert the SNL bit, but it does not belong. 146.122.71.68 19:05, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

If it wasn't in every single SNL Celebrity Jeopardy! parody ever made, I wouldn't be arguing a case. If it had only been in a few of them, I would agree that it didn't belong, but since it's in all of them, and since SNL made it much more famous than Jeopardy! did, i think it deserves a mention. I'm certainly not disagreeing that it was originally a Jeopardy! category, but it is much more common in the SNL parodies. i also don't think it's proper to say "it doesn't reference x; instead, it references a thing that x references" if it's this direct of a reference. for instance, if i wanted to say "potent potables" intending it to be an SNL reference, i wouldn't want you to say "it's not an SNL reference b/c it's an actual Jeopardy! reference". not saying that's what tbc did or didn't do, but it's too commonly referenced in SNL to not be mentioned on the page. The Knights Who Say Ni 19:34, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
There's nothing tying it to SNL that doesn't also tie it to Jeopardy. Jeopardy did it first, so list it and it alone. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 19:38, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
Alex Trebek as host was a part of every SNL Celebrity Jeopardy skit. This cannot be said of Jeopardy!, which was previously hosted by Art Fleming. So if a Jeopardy-style show were hosted by Alex Trebek, would this be a reference to SNL's skits since he was in all of them? Potent Potables is one of few oft-repeated Jeopardy! categories, which is why SNL uses it.146.122.71.68 20:44, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
I dunno, I kinda lean towards the SNL skit, too. Like TKWSN said, it seems that SNL did much to make the category stand out in popular consciousness. Note that the big wiki feels it relevant enough to mention both of them. I kind think we should too. -132.183.151.122 00:27, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
They have in-depth pages on both the game show and the parody. We focus on Homestar Runner; both are outside our scope except in mentioning references. I wouldn't say that's comparable. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 01:53, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
PS. Compare with the discussion we had here. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 01:56, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
I wouldn't say that's comparable. I grew up in one of the states mentioned and have never heard of that radio show. Almost everyone has seen Celebrity Jeopardy. -128.103.10.119 02:05, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
Jay, how did i know you were going to bring that up? 128.103.10... (i notice it's very close to the ip in that other talk page; is it a college campus ip?), if you grew up in the midwest, as i said in the other talk page, i don't think the show is popular there. as for this issue, i think we should take it to STUFF. The Knights Who Say Ni 03:36, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
I personally have watched dozens of episodes of jeopardy in my lifetime and have never once seen that category appear outside of the SNL version. Had i not seen this, i'd have continued to think that SNL made it up. Jeoparsy may have used it once or twice, but it's SNL that made it famous. — Defender1031*Talk 03:41, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
Conversely, I don't watch Jeopardy all that much, and I've never seen the SNL sketch, but this is far from the first appearance of "Potent Potables" that I've seen. So either it's a common phrase that I cannot place (outside of Jeopardy) or I saw it on Jeopardy. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 04:29, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
I would dispute the claim that SNL made it famous. Maybe SNL made it famous to the under-30 crowd, but they used it because it was an already-famous Jeopardy! category. The reason they use Potent Potables first is so that they have a real category before a series of joke categories. DeFender1031, I would direct you to your own comments on the talk page Jay posted. I suppose the Jeopardy! issue could be avoided altogether by simply stating that a potent potable is an alcoholic beverage.146.122.71.68 12:44, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
I'm fully aware of my own comments there, however in this case, the original famous thing IS SNL referencing jeopardy, IMO. — Defender1031*Talk 17:06, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
How is it even possible that the original is referencing something else? If it's referencing something, it's not the original. When the Celebrity Jeopardy! parodies started in the mid-late '90s, Potent Potables rang true as an actual category. It was already famous. If most of your pop-culture knowledge is from the last decade and a half (probably the case with most here), SNL's skits seem to dominate this usage. TBC are old enough to know which predates which. Again, if "SNL [is] referencing jeopardy," the SNL skits CAN'T be the original (by definition). It's not where you know it from, it's where it comes from.146.122.71.68 19:57, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
This is a pretty clear case of TTATOT. Jeopardy! made it famous first.--Periodic Table Greg 18:32, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

"ONION BUUUUBSSSS!!!"

The cheering crowd, which includes the fanatic who screams "Onion Bubs" (from original and A Death-Defying Decemberween), appear in this sbemail. Does that mean that they should have a separate page since they've been heard three distinct times?

I'd say no, because the only things that can be said about them can (and probably already are) noted on Onion Bubs's own page already. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 19:31, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

404'd

Currently, whenever I try to view the regular page or the flash file, I get 404'd. Anyone else? What can I do? Can someone put up a mirror?

Not me. I'd try to put up a mirror, but I don't know how to. Sorry about that. Maybe clear your cache and see if that works. After that, wait. If it doesn't clear up, the only option left would be to contact the Chapmans. Maybe the error is on their side. (On a related note, can anyone teach me how to make a mirror of stuff? Maybe on my Talk Page?)--Jellote wuz here 20:15, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

mystery homestar theatre 3000

Did you guys know homestar was watching city (comma) state.

User:Ar2nF

Yes, actually. See the inside references.--Jellote wuz here 23:31, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

No! No more Strong Bad Smiling! NO MORE, I SAY!

This article is criminal purely for the reason that it contains yet another Strong Bad Smiling. This is not unusual any more, people! No more Strong Bad Smiling! It happens every toon or every other toon nowadays, we do not need to point it out any more! User:Mr_Eyeball

As little as this needs to be here, Mr. Eyeball has a point. Espemon333 01:07, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
We've had some discussion on this before (Talk:Strong Bad Smiling). I'm all for the removal (or SEVERE toning-down) of the page, but consensus seems to remain split at best. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 01:44, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Wrapping it up?

I don't think the way SB talks at the beginning is most accurately described as rapping. It's more... i dunno... jive speak, or something. -128.103.10.119 02:14, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

"Yes it does!"

Anyone else notice that Strong Sad is visible at the back of the group? --93.96.201.18 10:44, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Yes we does! He even seems to be singing along. That was was the joke. Good eye, though. --Jellote wuz here 10:48, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
Was it really? I don't understand it then. Mind elaborating? NMRodo 22:08, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
Strong Sad is saying his own Paunch smells. Despite denying it moments earlier. Espemon333 03:47, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

Gutterances

I think there should be a gallery for the symbols that represent SB's sounds, perhaps on a separate page. -128.103.10.119 14:00, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

gutt*e*ral

No-one else notice Strong Bad's spelling mistake? He combined "gutteral" with "utterances" to form "gutterances". The problem is that "gutteral" itself isn't a word. It's "guttural".

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