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"we had to come up with some pretty creative ways to ite him into stories"

Yes, "write" seems to be a bit cut off. Can I or someone put that as a glitch? --Addict 2006 16:12, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Umm, it's clearly "write". — Defender1031*Talk 16:13, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
I do hear an audio click there in the word "write" like what would come from some not-so-seamless editing. Mayve it originally was "ite", and they fixed it by editing in the "wr".--.Johnny Jupiter! talk cont 02:47, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
It actually sounds like "get" to me. Jimmy91 18:23, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
He types "write", so it's safe to assume it's "write". 22:10, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
It does skip a little bit, but it's still audibly "write". The "i" is just kind of cut in half. — SamSF%20sig.jpgFisher (Come in, Lambert.) 23:10, 4 September 2007 (UTC)


Is this the first sbemail where you cant email strong bad at the exact end by link? --Orange Star - T - C

No, that was cliffhangers(part 2).-- DongleGoblin 16:57, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
No, it's vacation. Bad Bad Guy 17:05, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
Right my bad. Either way, this isn't the first...Or second.-- DongleGoblin 23:33, 3 September 2007 (UTC)


I was watching the toon while holding down the tab button to look for easter eggs, so at the end I was holding it down and the paper was just stuck there covering the whole screen of the lappy and the audio for the "downhill" easter egg played. Just thought I'd share rootbeersoup 18:23, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

On the flash file itself,

The second time that Strong Bad and Homestar try to make it look like "Original Bubs" is there (DEESH WARSH), "Concessions by Original Bubs" is written backwards!

Rock 'em Sock 'em Reference?

Wouldn't "Strong Bad's head popping up" be a reference to Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots? Just want to know before I add it on. : 21:28, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

No. If it was a Rock 'em Sock 'em reference, they would make it more obvious, and would make the animation look more like a Rock 'em Sock 'em robot. 22:45, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

  • Ya, you have a good point there. 22:46, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Kick The Can

Did anyone find the Homestar/Marzipan Easter Egg an obvious reference to Kick The Can and/or The Reddest Radish? Bad Bad Guy 21:29, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

There have been a few can kicks done in HSR universe before, I don't think it would count.
How? Because he kicks a can? That's a stretch. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 21:38, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
Because he kicks a can because he missed a loved one. Bad Bad Guy 21:44, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
He also kicks a can in Where My Hat Is At?. Has Matt? (talk) 21:47, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
Umm... The only closest reference to that is the toon "In Search of the Yello Dello" other than that I don't remember that happening in the HSRU... Oh, wait. "The Storm of '28," nevermind.
Since Oldtimey Homestar did that, it made me think they were about to mention that Homestar had been a replacement himself, for the 'original' old Homestar.


Also, when his head is popped up, his head's shadow does not move on his neck. The URL of the image is "" I don't think my brain is at its best today, would this be a shadow problem? I have some disagreement with that for some reason, no idea why. 22:36, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Wait, did I say that right? 20:13, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

No "Click here to email strongbad"

Is it important to note that this is the first email to NOT have a "Click here to email strongbad" link? 23:17, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

It's not. See the section "Something" further up. Loafing 23:19, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Retirement - "It was me. I like hushpuppies." is not clickable. Original does have a "Click here to e-mail Strong Bad" link. It's just too quick for some people to click.


Strong Bad's mention of talk show hosts using guest hosts when they have surgery is a reference to David Letterman.

The above was removed from the article. I'm not going to do an exhaustive search, so I won't bother claiming Letterman is the only host to have undergone surgery, but he's certainly the most popular one in recent memory to do so, and I think it's very likely TBC would have had him (and only him) in mind as they wrote the line. The only person I can think of who has both had guest hosts and is as notable as Dave is Johnny Carson, but this section doesn't make any mention of a surgery. I think the link to Letterman should be restored, at least in some form. — It's dot com 01:00, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

Regis too. But can anyone come up with a reference to a talk-show host in prison?-- 05:42, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
Or more recently, Roger Ebert. --Trogga 15:45, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
To note, some anonny added Rush Limbaugh, who (according to anonny) got replacements for both surgery AND legal trouble. --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 16:31, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

Okay, there have been several famous ones. In certain cases, we list two or three representative examples for things like this (like in bottom 10). Would this be something we'd want to do here, too? — It's dot com 23:22, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

I would have to say no. It's really explaining the joke - the fact writes itself from Strong Bad's own words. To wit: "Strong Bad talking about talk show hosts taking replacements when they have surgery is a reference to talk show hosts taking replacements when they have surgery [such as blah blah blah blah blah]." Kind of a useless fact. Surgery is near-universal in this day and age (at least among anyone with any money at all in America). --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 01:16, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Manilla cheese choke?

In Homestar's Line to Senor Cardgage, I'm pretty sure I hear "manilla cheese choke" instead of "manilla cheese Coke".--.Johnny Jupiter! talk cont 02:52, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

James Bond reference?

Does anyone else think the reference to replacing Original Bubs with an unknown that had zero experience (and it going 'downhill' from there) was a reference to the James Bond series? I mean, that's exactly what George Lazenby was - an unknown with zero experience. And the wide opinion is that the series DEFINITELY went downhill from there.

It's a reference to many instances of jumping the shark. Lots of people consider replacing an actor as an instance of when the show begins to decline. --DorianGray 05:16, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

New Paper

After subsequent watchings of this email, it appears that the new printer prints the "Click here to email Strong Bad" in landscape... therefore, it must be a wide format inkjet... anyone else agree? mister t 18:32, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

Rock horns

Just being nerdy and throwing it out there, but the .\m/ emoticon could also represent the Floppy the Banjo Clown Hand Puppet. I know we're not gonna change it or anything, just pointing it out. --Jesse2 19:58, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

Great Eyesight

Is the fact that original Bubs has "good eyesight" due to the fact that New Bubs has had to squint just to see something like the sign that says 'Duck A L'Orange' when Strong Bad held it up in lunch special? --Abelhawk 00:59, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

I think it's due to the fact that OB's eyes are the same shape and size. --Trogga 02:03, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Just a notice

Oh, and by the way, I don't think this is a valid remark: "Bubs saying that he has no thumbs is a reference to his lack of visible fingers." 'Lack of visible fingers' redirects to 'lack of visible arms.' Bubs HAS arms, and he's not really referring to anything that has to do with them, but rather just maknig a random comment about himself. I don't think it's part of that running gag. --Abelhawk 01:03, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

I'd agree but I have no strong emotional attachment either way. If other people want to keep it I won't argue.Some kind of scientist 01:08, 5 September 2007 (UTC)
Maybe we should make No Visible Fingers. It could include Bubs, The Cheat, Strong Bad, and The Blacksmith, and typing with boxing gloves would fit nicely into it.--.Johnny Jupiter! talk cont 03:12, 5 September 2007 (UTC)
Invisible fingers are listed here, and typing w/boxing gloves on is listed hereLoafing 03:18, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

That toothpick sculpture

Does anyone else see that as a crappy Eiffel Tower? -- 03:43, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

I thought it was, until I read about it being the Statue of Liberty, which I can see once I stare at it long enough. It's that one lone toothpick going up, off to the side, that really cements the possibility. --DorianGray 03:45, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

and How?

What's with Original Bub's mouth when he says "and how?!" during his talk with the KOT

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