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**Live action backdrops such as this one and the football field behind Baby Coach Z were used in Muppet Babies when the babies would use their imaginations.
**Live action backdrops such as this one and the football field behind Baby Coach Z were used in Muppet Babies when the babies would use their imaginations.
*Homestar as the matronly nursery character saying "Now you children skedaddle" is a reference to and hybrid of both Nanny from Muppet Babies and the Mammy-Two-Shoes character from [[Wikipedia:Tom and Jerry (MGM)|Tom and Jerry]]. The costume and Southern colloquialisms are suggestive of the "Mammy" character, who often wallops the cat with a broom when he misbehaves. "Nanny", likewise, was only shown from the waist down.
*Homestar as the matronly nursery character saying "Now you children skedaddle" is a reference to and hybrid of both Nanny from Muppet Babies and the Mammy-Two-Shoes character from [[Wikipedia:Tom and Jerry (MGM)|Tom and Jerry]]. The costume and Southern colloquialisms are suggestive of the "Mammy" character, who often wallops the cat with a broom when he misbehaves. "Nanny", likewise, was only shown from the waist down.
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*Baby Strong Sad being depicted as a female (in addition to being something Strong Bad would do to insult his brother) refers to Skeeter, Scooter's twin sister in Muppet Babies, who was added to the cast of that show in order to make gender representation more balanced on the show.
*Baby Pom Pom's peglike limbs give him the appearance of a [[Wikipedia:Bumble Ball|Bumble Ball]].  
*Baby Pom Pom's peglike limbs give him the appearance of a [[Wikipedia:Bumble Ball|Bumble Ball]].  
*[[Wikipedia:Don Knotts|Don Knotts]] (1924-2006), who passed away shortly after this email was released, was an actor best known for playing [[Wikipedia:Barney Fife|Barney Fife]] on [[Wikipedia:The Andy Griffith Show|''The Andy Griffith Show'']].  He also twice guest-starred in the ''New Scooby-Doo Movies'' cartoons.
*[[Wikipedia:Don Knotts|Don Knotts]] (1924-2006), who passed away shortly after this email was released, was an actor best known for playing [[Wikipedia:Barney Fife|Barney Fife]] on [[Wikipedia:The Andy Griffith Show|''The Andy Griffith Show'']].  He also twice guest-starred in the ''New Scooby-Doo Movies'' cartoons.
*The "Roman times" Easter egg is a reference to ''[[Wikipedia:The Roman Holidays|The Roman Holidays]]'', a Hanna Barbera animated sitcom from 1972.  Like ''[[Wikipedia:The Flintstones|The Flintstones]]'' and ''[[Wikipedia:The Jetsons|The Jetsons]]'' before it, the basic premise was plunking a typical sitcom family into another time period (in this case, 63 A.D.).
*The "Roman times" Easter egg is a reference to ''[[Wikipedia:The Roman Holidays|The Roman Holidays]]'', a Hanna Barbera animated sitcom from 1972.  Like ''[[Wikipedia:The Flintstones|The Flintstones]]'' and ''[[Wikipedia:The Jetsons|The Jetsons]]'' before it, the basic premise was plunking a typical sitcom family into another time period (in this case, 63 A.D.).
*"Just the facts" is a reference to the phrase "Just the facts, ma'am", which was made popular by the TV police procedural [[Wikipedia:Dragnet (drama)|Dragnet]], despite the fact the phrase was [http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/dragnet.htm never used on the show].
*"Just the facts" is a reference to the phrase "Just the facts, ma'am", which was made popular by the TV police procedural [[Wikipedia:Dragnet (drama)|Dragnet]], despite the fact the phrase was [http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/dragnet.htm never used on the show].
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*The band formed in high school has a keyboardist (Strong Bad) but no bassist, an identical situation to the famous and influential late 60s rock band [[Wikipedia:The Doors|The Doors]].
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