Talk:Coach Z's 110%

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[edit] Censorship?

The floating endorsement on Strong Bad's hat is a reference to late night advertisements that use a similar technique to censor parts of the screen.

I thought they just stuck that floating logo in because the generic endorsement is obviously prerecorded and is used to make it relevant. Nothing to do with censorship. – The Chort 18:48, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

You're right. No further discussion necessary, it's just completely incorrect. Consider it gone. OptimisticFool 18:53, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
The reason I added that reference is because it looks suspiciously like the Girls Gone Wild spots that show up on overnight TV, which also fits with the style of the informercial parody. The reason I phrased it that way was to prevent having a link to a site containing nudity and inappapriate content. wbwolf (t | ed) 21:34, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
This is digitally pasting a logo onto Strong Bad's hat. That is censoring. Not even vaguely similar, save that both are done in post production. Oh, and the way SB's hat-logo doesn't follow his motion very well. --Belthazar 21:39, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Weird talking narrators?

Should that be a running gag? It seems that most fake commercials on Homestar Runner have narrators with a tenuous grasp on the English language. -Stinkoman KTalk 23:18, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Where else does this happen? I don't find any announcers in these commercials so far to have low-English skills. -- 02:24, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
You're right. I thought there were more instances of poor English by narrators, but I guess I was confusing it with the general poor grammar that is used in toons like this. Moving on. {buzzer} -Stinkoman KTalk 03:14, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

[edit] "How you did at"

Should we consider this a non-inverted question, a word jumble or Engrish? Though inverting inverting the question's noun and verb it still doesn't make sense, however then it could be considered Engrish ("How did you at?" could mean "How did you it?— Wait. It could just be Engrish itself for "How you do it?" I'm slightly confused on what we should put this under. -- 23:48, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

It sounds vaguely like a Southernism (like "What it be" or whatever that nonsensical question is that became "How are you doing"). Danny Lilithborne 02:50, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
It's a slurring of "How you did that?" which is "cool" talk for "How did you do that?" - 20:30, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
So, should we add this to the explanations? -- 22:15, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Plastique

consider adding a real world refference about plastique. I'm pretty sure it's old slang for plastic explosive. — (Talk | contribs) 01:59, 9 December 2008 (left unsigned)

I think its a play on trademarks or fancy names for fancy things. Even then, it seems like a stretch. -- 02:24, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

I removed a reference to the cover of the Kraftwerk single Tour de France. Although the designs are indeed similar, they're basic enough that it could easily be a coincidence. — It's dot com 02:34, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Trivia

Is it necessary to describe how the cards look in the trivia section? Maybe if they were parodies of existing card designs I could see it. But it's not really trivia to say, for example, "the track is a brownish color, has white stripes, and 7 is the only clearly visible number."

We tend to describe that sort of thing in trivia sections all over the wiki. It doesn't fit in the transcript and it's useful to have. — Defender1031*Talk 20:30, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
Why is it useful to have. I also was left wondering why descriptions of the cards were included. It did not seem interesting or useful to me. Del Taco? 21:45, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
Actually, if you look at the toon in the flash file, you can clearly see numbers 7,6, and 5 counting outwards, and the track ends on 6, so stragely, there is no 4,3,2, or 1 on the track. Just sayin'. *BOOM!*Kumquaticus*BOOM!* 16:58, 10 December 2008 (UTC)Kumquaticus

[edit] Strong sad smiling

When the vhs is first shown, you can see strong sad smiling. Should someone add this to the page?

Already added. --DorianGray 20:38, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

[edit] VHS meaning

In actuality, VHS means "Vertical Helical Scan" or "Video Home System".

Stick it in Explanations. --DorianGray 21:06, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Card numbers? Really?

I don't think that it is nessecary to mention the credit cards' numbers. Really, is it that important to post? Besides, the article it links to is being discussed for deletion anyway. *BOOM!*Kumquaticus*BOOM!* 17:46, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

[edit] 80s Viderotapes

This entire thing is a reference to cheesy instructional videos and infomercials, we know that. But a few features stand out that make it particularly '80s (a time when these videos were king).

  • Sliding boxes with trails showing different images from the tapes, which appeared in every one of these videos I saw as a kid
  • Ridiculously huge box sets due to the VHS tape's length limitations
  • Use of poorly illustrated graphs and 'computer graphics' that were just vector lines (a la Battlezone, which came out in 1980 and paved the way for '3D' graphics like Main Page 21.
  • A stupid musical sting at the beginning of the video
  • Random cuts of people saying the name of the tapes

Just wondering if there's a way to parse this into actual references. TsuyoiWarui 19:26, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Gymnasium

I think I saw the Gymnasium and maybe the Athletic Field in the fly-thorugh shots at the beginning. Shouldn't these be added to the places?

[edit] VCR Card

The one to the right reads "VCR" on a card that resembles a VHS video. I don't think that this is supposed to be a credit card. I think it's an icon tied to "Free with proof of VCR-have." Anyone agree?-- 00:06, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Yes. That's the joke. — Defender1031*Talk 00:08, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
However, it does have the same credit card number as the others. --DorianGray 00:23, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

[edit] A Commercial Year

  • This was the last Short of 2008, and it is a commercial like the first 2008 Short, Blubb-O's Commercial.

Intentional or not, that's still pretty weird, especially if you remember 2008 as the year Homestar Runner sold out. BBG 19:48, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

It doesn't belong in the article. There's no real connection at all. — Defender1031*Talk 19:53, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
I didn't say I still think it does. BBG 20:04, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

[edit] -Have

I noticed that this toon includes "Proof of VCR-Have" at the end, which matches a similar pattern of "something-having" in other toons and emails. I'm wondering if there's enough here to start a running gag article on this pattern.

The only other instance I can point to at the moment is Email your edge, which is all about "edge-having". Gunhaver may also qualify. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 22:21, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Hmm... i think it's broader though... it's the same pattern as things like "sense-make" too... don't know how to articulate that as a page title though, i'll leave that to the grammar buffs. — Defender1031*Talk 22:43, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Olive Square, Olive Square, Olive Square Olive Squaaaaaare...

In the YouTube version, there is an olive-colored square inside the "O" in "Call Now!" at the end. Since the DVD hasn't been released yet, should we start a section called "YouTube Version", or is it not significant enough?

Looks like an encoding mistake, given that it's inside the o surrounded by yellow and supposed to be blue, i think the video compression got those colors confused somehow. — Defender1031*Talk 17:22, 22 November 2009 (UTC)
Could be, but something tells me it isn't because the square has a slightly different-colored outline like the Chaps use for most of their objects.

[edit] Straps and practice! Straps and practice! ...Oh, hash potatoes! I'll never be the number one Kewpie!

Any chance "sports and practice" is a reference to "straps and practice" from Arcade Game? The context of being about sports is similar, especially when you consider that Coach Z does have a line of trading cards not unlike the one in Arcade Game. -- ■■   PURPLE  WRENCH   ■■ 13:02, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

That seems like a rather large stretch. — Defender1031*Talk 14:23, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
Hey, sounds crazy, but thought it was worth a shot! -- ■■   PURPLE  WRENCH   ■■ 03:02, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Missed Line Read?

Coach Z appears to skip a line from an off-screen teleprompter when he says the following line:

"I've cram-packed these nineteen 'VHS' cassette tapes, with all the secrets to-

<missing line here>

-step-by-step sports instructional videros." 08:56, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

It's a good theory, but speculation nonetheless. I just think it was meant to be a funny-sounding line. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 22:38, 27 October 2019 (UTC)
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