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[edit] Perhaps...

Perhaps someone should list what he has sold at his store over the years, the only one I remember is "Chocolate covered flame throwers that shoot out 1 hundred dollar bills", but that's all I remember. I'm sure there's more though.--Gamingboy 07:50, 11 Nov 2004 (MST)

I remember 3 things, and I'm really sketchy on this...but it doesn't look like the Bubs fans are interested ;)
  • Flamethrowers that shoot chocolate hundred dollar bills (imitation chocolate!)
  • something to The Cheat for a form of fake currency
  • An ubercheap lunch special consisting of scraps --Southpaw018 20:34, 13 Nov 2004

This does sound worthwhile to list, but should probably belong over at Bubs' Concession Stand. I'm gonna start putting a list together and maybe add it over there. BTW, The Cheat had bought some kind of hobby kit with pencil shavings. --BaconSandwich 18:38, 7 Feb 2005 (MST)

I somehow remember Snow Cones, a Pancreas, and 4 Cool Drinks for 4 Cool guys.Look at a Thig in a Bag, --Gir007 00:24, 13 February 2006 (UTC)Zaak

Don't forget several chairs and a box of 'Chick'n Beaks'.... Enigma 13:08, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

There was beatings for 5 dollars in the sbemail pom pom. DrPepper42 23:59, 9 June 2008 (UTC) Bubs also sold Strong Bad a "broken piece of an old pot" in SBCG4AP episode 2.

[edit] Glitchy

"Glitchy Bubs"? Is that really required? --Upsilon 17:02, 19 Nov 2004

[edit] 20X6 Bubs...

Are Greggo and Chorch from the Stinkoman 20X6 game possibly 20X6 versions of Bubs? The "teeth" on those two enemies vaguely remind me of Bubs. It's not much to go on, but we haven't yet seen any other variant of Bubs in 20X6, and I don't know why they'd put teeth on the robots if they weren't implying a connection.

I doubt it. →FireBird

It's possible, just kind of Unlikely..no offense--Gir007 21:16, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

I know that it's like, a year and almost three months since (I can't spell that word) this discussion ended, but I just realized something. If 20X6 Coach Z is the main villain of Stinkoman 20X6, then isn't it possible, since (I still can't spell that word) Coach Z is always hanging out with Bubs, that Greggo and Chorch could be 20X6 versions of Bubs working for 20X6 Coach Z? --Homsar Lover
Seco- Wait, this isn't STUFF'D. Well, I DO agree with Homsar Lover. Star Guy T/C 02:25, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
This is becoming a sort of forum talk, guys. (And you did spell since right HL) 64.12.116.143 14:02, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Bub's Last Name

Should it be considered Canon that Bubs's last name is "Concession Stand"?

I'd say yes, and in fact, it was added to this page just after you asked. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 06:54, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Wouldn't "Concession" be his middle name? —woddfellow2| 01:47, 4 Jun 2005 (UTC)
But does it need to be his "apparent" last name? Sure, Bubs may be a bit of an unscrupulous businessman, but why would he lie about his own name? --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 21:40, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Why WOULDN'T he lie about his last name -- especially if he IS an unscrupulous business man? --Wkelly42 23:45, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)

It's just a commercial, and the Senorial Day page states "If Bubs can be trusted, then we learn his full name is 'Bubs Concession Stand'". Also, I want to keep this Wiki's neutral point of view. --TROGGA! 23:43, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I don't like the phrasing "apparent last name." I changed it to "Full name: Bubs C. Stand, as he claims in Senorial Day". Hopefully this will satisfy all. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 00:09, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Shark-Tooth Bubs

A new section about Shark-Tooth Bubs is in need of writing. A screen shot would be nice, too. —BazookaJoe 16:42, 1 Aug 2005 (UTC)

You can check out the new article I created for him. I know there are improvements to be made. Do you think we still need a section on this page now that there's an article? —THE PAPER PREEEOW 21:29, 7 Aug 2005 (UTC)


[edit] Made or paid?

Excuse me for being picky, but I always thought he was saying "I'm a self-paid man I am I am." Not "Self-Made." Anyone agree? — talk Bubsty edits 04:32, 25 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I'm positive he's saying "I'm a self made man."--minibaseball.png Bkmlb(talk to me·stuff I did) 13:54, 25 Sep 2005 (UTC)
k whatev. --— talk Bubsty edits 16:42, 25 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Actually, I agree with Bubsty. I think he said "I'm a self-paid man". Obey.OBEY.OBEY THE CRAB!--Gir007 00:29, 13 February 2006 (UTC)Zaak

rathergood post gir007--Valf 00:12, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

I just re-listened, it's pretty clearly "made" here. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 00:17, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Virus Bubs

Remember in Bubs in the Sb Email "Virus"? "I'm Sorry Strong Bad, but my Mouth was a broken tape player. I had no choice!" He was also holding Homestar's Left leg and near the end, after he shot the Compy with a Shotgun, Homestar asked for his leg back when it was clearly visible.Homestar's an idiot.But he's Marzipan's idiot.So were all safe.--Gir007 00:27, 13 February 2006 (UTC)Zaak

Huh?--Jnelson09 19:42, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

He said a broken jpeg.

[edit] Up close and personal

Pretty close

You'd think being that close his skin would have more variations. Just an observation. Thunderbird 02:35, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Duck Guardian?

Is it just me or does that alien at the end look like Bubs? Stongbah 17:07, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

Bubs Alien?
The head and body color are the same, but they don't look the same. Maggot Man (talk) 17:24, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
Well, his eyes do resemble Bubs' little eye.... Enigma 13:09, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
Yeah. The head and body color are the same, his eyes do resemble Bubs' little eye. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc

[edit] Domicle

Shouldn't Bubs' Domicle be the Stand? Just a thought, but it seems Bubs must live there, too, seeing he hardly goes anywhere else but there.

We don't make stuff up, though. There's no evidence he lives there. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:53, 21 July 2006 (UTC)
Actually, I've been thinking this, too. (I know this discussion was a while ago!) But, Qermag is right, it's just fan assuming. DrPepper42 00:04, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Bubs' head

Has anybody ever noticed that Bubs' head looks very similar to the Newbury Comics logo? Just a thought... Zero.exe 00:55, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Thnikkaman?

Just a thought... The thnikkaman isn't necessarily Bubs. This has never been conclusively proven, and bubs has never been suspected of being the thnikkaman by any of the major characters. What if it's homsar? We've all seen his disguise ability in impression. The Big Eye 23:23, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

Um, no. It's been pretty obvious since day one that Bubs is the Thnikkaman. As for Homsar, he can't change his voice to sound exactly like Bubs, even if he could make himself look exactly like him. Zero.exe 16:56, 30 November 2006 (UTC)
Well, he hasn't yet been observed to be able to imitate anyone's voice, to be technical. Still, any assumption beyond the obvious evidence is patent speculation. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 10:26, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

Well,there's a possibility it's Strong bad,as he perfectly pulled of Homestar and made a perfect him coustume(Albit in a "Da Bee" costume) in Pumpkin carve-nival.

In the first Easter egg found in cliffhangers (Strong Bad E-mail 158), Bubs seemed awfully annoyed when Coach Z "accused" himself of being the Thnikkaman. Well, if Bubs weren't the Thnikkaman, then why would he have been so defensive? Yes, Bubs might have shown annoyance regardless, but probably in a less defensive manner if he weren't the Thnikkaman (or so I think). ~Garnet Jell-o~ 16:19, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Bubs can't possibly be the Thnikkaman. He doesn't have anything written on his chest, and he doesn't wear any type of glasses. If I were Bubs, and Coach Z said that he was the Thnikkaman, I'd get defensive too. Who wouldn't? The Thnikkaman is just too cool for Coach Z. 70.48.130.2 18:24, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

I'd say he's definitely he's the Thnikkaman, even if there is no concrete evidence. It seems that the other guys are just A. stupid or B. blinded by the T-Man's coolness. Enigma 13:34, 7 May 2007 (UTC)


It doesn't have to be Bubs, it could be anyone, Strong Bad and the Goblin pulled off perfect disguises and voice imitations as Homestar (Angus Young?) and SB (the bee) respectively, why shouldn't other characters be able to do this?

[edit] You make less sense all the time, Bubsy

After reviewing Bubs in the sbemail the chair, I think it would be cool if there was a page dedicated to how Bubs talks (we've already got great ones dedicated to Homsar and Coach Z) and some of his strange vocabulary. There was a great analysis of Homsar's "word salads." Any guesses on what condition Bubs might have (other than "strange old man")? Cyndentia

I wouldn't say he's a "strange old man" (that's the KOT's job), but I agree. He does have a rather....obscure vocabulary. He's probably just a bit "messed in the head" like Coach Z (anging out with him must be bad for your health). Enigma 13:38, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
First of all, as that article concluded, Homsar does NOT speak in word salads. Secondly, ALL the characters on the site are "messed in the head". DeFender1031 13:44, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
Even Pom Pom? --Trogga 20:08, 7 August 2007 (UTC)
Bubbley Bubble Bub Bubble — Defender1031*Talk 20:10, 7 August 2007 (UTC)
You can say that again. DrPepper42 00:06, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
I think his sanity at least deserves a paragraph in his description. I could write it if you agree. --Jellote 16:17, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Bubs' Voice

Is Bubs supposed to sound black?

Well, Matt's said that Bubs is basically his best attempt at a Redd Foxx impersonation... --DorianGray

Isn't the way bubs is portrayed a bit racist? He's always willing to "stick it to the man" and the thnikkaman is a shaft-type hero. Other things collaborate this. 70.237.47.94 20:16, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

Who would it be racist against? Blue-headed people? Dancers? Concession stand owners? Could you be more specific? TotalSpaceshipGirl3 20:18, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

Yea, BLACK PEOPLE. 70.237.47.94 10:43, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

Bubs is blue, orange and green. He's not black, and he doesn't really act like a black American stereotype. How is his portrayal racist? Shwoo 11:03, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
Ihere's really no attribute of Bubs that I can exclusively pin to one ethnicity or racial background. I think the oversensitive would certainly have cause to invent offense, sure. I am also rather confident no real offense is given, as Bubs happens to be among the smartest of the lot. If one were to make a character as a racial insult, one would not then make that character about the smartest of all of them. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 14:31, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
I have never personally thought that Bubs was supposed to be black, anyway. I just think of him as some funny weird store-owner who helps and/or annoys the other characters. Nothing remotely racist about that. Plus, if they meant it that way, they would've made him say "Y'all come back now, ya hear?" and stuff like that. -Brightstar Shiner 14:37, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
Even if he was 'black' I can't see that it would be racist. First, I reject the idea that all members of all minorities (Something Bubs, a fat, eccentric orange and blue cartoon man with one eye bigger than the other isn't depicted as visually at the very least) have to be portrayed in a positive light. Besides this other characters are often portrayed as being eccentric, stupid or heavily intertwined with areas of popular culture, (Coach Z's love of rap, Strongbad with a mexican accent and wrestling mask, Marzipan's links to the hippy movement etc.) meaning and that any lampoon is fairly universal. This means any attempt to make a stab at black people in general would have to be entirely intentional in this case. As the Brother Chaps have never made any noise about being against black people or other minorities in general that's a fairly strong accusation. 82.69.88.21 05:34, 17 March 2007 (UTC)
They appeared to play on the impression of Bubs as black in one scene (don't remember where from); Coach Z is going on interminably about scary urban legends (the joke is they're the sort of things a clueless crypto-racist would panic over), and Bubs just looks increasingly chagrined. But they don't appear to have made much more of it than a schtick. Like most of the cast of Homestar Runner, Bubs' schtick has relatively little to do with his character, which (I think) is about the smiley contempt he shows toward his customers. In a lot of ways, the Chaps seem to make him archetypal of commerce itself. Given the degree of quirk separating other characters' schticks from their themes and concepts (cf. Coach Z, whose regional accent has nothing to do with being a hopeless old dork), I think it's fair to conclude that even if Bubs were explicitly conceived of as using a black dialect, that would not necessarily imply a comment on Afro-Americans.
I always thought Bubs was supposed to be black, but I never really thought it was racist. As for Coach Z, well, he seems to be a white person wishing to be black. "It's gonna rocket straight to the bottom of the BET charts!"
I think that TBC indirectly made it that way. The Chapmans want characters to have a voice that compliments their appearence. If he speaks in a gravvelly, deep voice, then yes, someone may envision him as a man of a darker persusion. If I envisioned Bubs as human, yes I would see him as a tall, darker man, but it is not from his actions, but from his voice. Even I, the one who is sensitive to all forms of predjudice, do not find offense in Bubs' voice. He is smart and is doing well for himself, and though he is overwieht and slightly insane, he is still a very successful part of the Dumb Animal Characters. If anything, Strong Bad and Coach Z stereotypes, which I don't beleive in, are the worst part of the show. All in all, Bubs is cool, and until I see him stab some people or do something VERY illegal, I don't see any racism. --Jellote 16:12, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Very interesting to say the least, that Bubs wears floaties in "keep cool." Might they be perpetuating the stereotype that black people can't swim?

[edit] Crabbadonk?!

What does crabbadonk mean anyways? Thats all -Green Bubs

We don't know. --Trogga 20:08, 7 August 2007 (UTC)
Just another strange, strange, Bubs word. Like radio host Strong Sad's "ZABBITABLOUGH!" DrPepper42 00:10, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

[edit] The Baloneyman

Since he has his own short with the same name, should the baloneyman count as a variation of Bubs, and be added to the variation section? --TVK

No, since it actually IS bubs, just selling sammiches. Also, if you put 4 tildes (~~~~), it'll sign with your name and a timestamp, like so: — Defender1031*Talk 07:32, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
Ok, just wondering. I'm new to this wiki deal, thanks for the tip! TVK 07:38, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Bubs' home

Does Bubs live at the concession stand?— smashogun (Talk | contribs) {{{2}}} (left unsigned)

We already decided that this was spec-a-lation. Also, sign your posts. I'll sign it for you this time, but please remember to do so in the future.--Jellote wuz here 00:33, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

[edit] '

If Bubs' full name is Bubs concession Stand, then shouldn't his first name be Bubs'? Fingerface 21:45, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

No. This is also something you post on the forum. MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 21:47, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

Not ALL forum now is it? Fingerface 22:09, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

First off, his name just means he is named in response to his stand, not named after it. But no, this is not forum talk. Maybe not that well thought out, but this is legitimate discussion talk indeed.--Jellote wuz here 00:33, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Bubs Angry

Okay, I know this should probably go on the forum (that I have never seen before), but I don't know how to use that (I barely know how to use this place &;mdash), but I made a picture of a Bubs comparison. Take a look:

File:bubsangrycompare.png

On the left, we got him from original, when he's angry and (somehow) in Strong Bad's Computer room.

The right is him in Donut Unto Others where he first goes over to Homestar.

I just thought it was kinda weird how he didn't turn red in original, but, it's just a cartoon (I've basiclly just terminated the reason for this post. Entierly.).

Also, why does his face fade out to Blue during the scene where Homestar and him are talking in D.U.O, I thought it would be him getting happier/less angry, but he still appears as angry as he was.

Oh well.

-Bubz

Nice pics. The forum is located here, and you need a separate account to post there. Hope that helps, free 00:55, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Could this be counted as an inconsistency? Though maybe Bubs was just much angrier at Homestar than at Strong Bad for some reason. Homestar-Winner (talk) 03:40, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Criminal Record?

Hopefully not a waste of space, but is there a page about the many instances where Bubs has been implied to be a notorious criminal? Ilovefrenchhorn 21:45, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

you mean something like one of these for Bubs? That direct name (i.e. Crimes Committed by Bubs) doesn't work right now, but you've got an idea there. The Knights Who Say Ni 21:49, 30 April 2010 (UTC)
Just noticed this... Since it's recent, i'll say that after this was asked, Bubs's Shady Business Practices was made. Enjoy. — Defender1031*Talk 21:33, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

[edit] safety pin, internal ear

This was actually part of the Lou Albano costume and not related to his physiology in any way. Take it from me as a long-time fan of both pro wrestling and Homestar Runner - Captain Lou used to affix all manner of foreign objects to his face, usually including (but not limited to) safety pins and rubber bands. A very strange, very entertaining fellow. R.I.P. Captain Lou. 68.225.171.64 04:37, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

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