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[edit] smells like dead what now?

can anyone tell what the last 2 words in the easter egg conversation are? -- Neumannz 06:29, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

Danzut? That's the only thing I can think of, but I've never been to Turkey, so I don't know if it smells bad or not.

It sounds like "dead-zuh" to me. Or possibly "deadzert". You know, like "dessert", only dead. --DorianGray 06:38, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
I don't know why, but I heard "tion". like air condi"tion" pronounced shun.--Crudely Drawn Cupcake 13:16, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
I heard "dim sum" which would correlate with Coach Z's "kimchi." ---Ransom (-- 02:25, 25 August 2009 (UTC))
My take was "desert" (vs. "dessert"), but that too doesn't make any sense. But surely there's something better than "zut." I mean, Occam's razor, amiright? AbdiViklas 14:19, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
The first word is definitely "dead", and it is said in such a way that it is its own word. Zut is actually a word, anyways--it's an Americanization of a French cuss word, and makes perfect sense in this context. And The Brothers Chaps have shown in the past they aren't against foreign cuss words (using Bollocks in sb_email 22, for example). (The)trlkly 23:31, 23 October 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, but "zut" the French word doesn't translate to anything that would have any particular smell, and it's not pronounced anything remotely like the "zut" that Homestar says. --Jay (Talk) 00:05, 24 October 2009 (UTC)
I just assumed it was the semi-familiar cleansing agent "Zud" but it might also be, er, the Mongolian phenomenon known as Zud wherein the snow is so thick that cows can't graze, and they're found dead in the pasture.

[edit] Ppice

How do we know it's a goof? Maybe Bubs ran out of r's. Don't forget the Conces5ion Stand. 07:59, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

It's clearly a cloth sign with the letters printed on. You can't "run out" in such an instance.
On the other hand, I do agree. Perhaps move it to Remarks if TBC don't fix it within a couple days. --DorianGray 08:02, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
Maybe it was painted on. Maybe TBC deliberately did that and had Bubs "forget" the R's tail--Dollaroo 16:46, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
I thought the PP was connected to P^2. - 17:25, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
I thought that too. — It's dot com 17:56, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
I, however, think that's kind of a reach. --Jay (Talk) 18:44, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Not sure where to put this...

Strong Bad says himself, Homestar and Coach Z are all fully grown.!

Sounds like something that could be mentioned on Characters' Ages. --DorianGray 08:22, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Smoking Crayon

In the first scene, before Coach Z walks up, the crayon Strong Bad smokes (or pretends to smoke) is emitting smoke like a real cigaret. However, as soon as Strong Bad points out it's fake, there is no more smoke to be seen. Should this be noted as a goof, a trivia or just in the script? --Cass from Germany 09:52, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

Furthermore, the crayon disappears altogether as the toon progresses even further. --DorianGray 09:54, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
Quit likely that he puts it back into hammerspace. Not sure about the smoke though --ftr

[edit] The Sausage Race

The thing where the mascots run around the field seems to be a reference to the Miller Park (Milwaukee baseball) race where various hot dogs, sausages, etc. run a lap around the field. I'd put the reference up myself, but I don't have the time to look stuff up.

They have mascot races at just about every baseball park. free 12:06, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
Not at mine. At least, not to my knowledge. but, a buttdanceNeox ONION BUBS!YOU WILL RESPECT MAH AUTHORI-TAH!!! 00:59, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
The only two Major League Baseball stadiums that have mascot races to the best of my knowledge (and I'm a pretty big baseball fan) are the Sausage Race at Miller Park (Milwaukee Brewers), and the President Race at Nationals Park (Washington Nationals), which, given it's a relatively new team and stadium, was clearly based on the much older Sausage Race. Both are already mentioned in the fun facts, as well. -YKHi. I'm Ayjo! 01:17, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
Nonsense. There's the Dot Race (Texas Rangers), the bottle race (Tampa Bay Rays), the condiments race (no really; Kansas City Royals), the tools race (Atlanta Braves), and maybe more. Even more clubs have races on the video board only (and a lot of the live races originated in video form). I would have linked a third one, but those two Wikipedia pages are the only ones on the subject I found. — It's dot com 16:47, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
Also, there's hot dog races at Progressive Field (Cleveland Indians) and Citi Field (New York Mets, and this one makes a lot of sense, seeing as Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs are sponsors of the Mets, along with many other teams.)--VmKid 13:39, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
Don't forget all the minor league teams that have mascot races. I live about 10-15 minutes from New Britain Stadium (New Britain Rock Cats, double-A affiliate of Minnesota Twins) and they always have some sort of race. LePorello / T / C 11:54, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
And in Pittsburgh we have the par oh ge races.--Crudely Drawn Cupcake 01:42, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

[edit] the Bumbling Mascot Race Around The Field!

Anyone notice that strong bad doesn't close his face door thingie when they do the bumbling mascot race around the field?--Crudely Drawn Cupcake 13:21, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

I noticed that. Also that it changes sides whenever Strong Bad turns around so that it's always "upstage" to the viewer. And that the clown frill and tie had to be moved lower down when compared to its original appearence in part-time job so that the door thingie could fit. Don't know if any of these are quite worth mentioning on the page, though. --Belthazar 13:37, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Kid Quote.

After listening closely with my Skullcandy's on, I think the kid says "mommy, I can't see" 14:21, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

[edit] "Chase" Music

Just so there isn't a big debate over this... the song sung while the mascots run around the field ISN'T "Yakety Sax", the theme from Benny Hill. This is a piece of music called "Bond Street" (I believe?) composed by Burt Bacharach for the 1967 version of 'Casino Royale'. As I noted in my edit, this is the same music used for Stewie's "sexy parties". -Steve

Not even close. "Bond Street" does not sound like that; it has a slower tempo and sounds like an ersatz Bond theme (which, it is). The song in the short is clearly "Yakety Sax" (or attempt to recreate it there of). wbwolf (t | ed) 15:34, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
"Yakety Sax"
Sexy party clip Definitely not "Bond Street" wbwolf (t | ed) 15:46, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
The melody of the two is pretty close. But different enough to count. And "Bond Street" is not the song known for "silly" chases. It's clearly "Yakety Sax". --Jay (Talk) 16:02, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
I don't really see the resemblance to Yakety Sax. I think I've heard something that went along with this toon somewhere in the Homstar Runner Universe, actually, but it's vague, and maybe it's not Homestar Runner-related at all. Soiled Bargains (talk|ctrb) 21:15, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
I really don't see how there is an arguement over this. It is clearly meant to at least sound like Yakety Sax, seeing as how it is played when a bunch of characters are running around. Monkeytender 21:49, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
I definitely hear reference to "Yakety Sax" (i didn't know it was called that until today), especially in the second half of the first line and the first half of the second line. outside of that is a bit more vague, but since that is a random chase song, i think it was the intention. what really had me confused was why tbc were talking after the toon and after the easter egg. The Knights Who Say Ni 21:54, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
I've heard this song before, it's a -version- of Yakkety Sax that's actually noticeably different from the usual version, that tends to be used more in this setting. Compare the version heard in "Close-up animals with a wide-angle lens" from South Park. Really most of the notes are different, but it progresses so similarly.

[edit] Pickle?

Should we change the wording for the explanation of kimchi? I think the term "pickle" may confuse others into thinking that kimchi is a Korean cucumber even though it's actually pickled vegetables.--Dollaroo 16:30, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

To most people, a "pickle" means "pickled vegetables", e.g. branston pickle, picallili (spelling?) etc. I think it's clear enough as it is. -Ftr
That's not true. Pretty much everyone i know, myself included uses "pickles" to mean the cucumbered variety. — Defender1031*Talk 06:27, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
"Pickle" meaning cucumber style is mostly North American usage (even though there are things like pickled okra etc.). Pickle meaning any pickled veg is more usual in Europe and Australia. The clarification is fine now. wbwolf (t | ed) 13:49, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Child's Voice

Anyone maybe got any info on where the child's voice came from? It sounds surprisingly like a real child, which would imply that the source is one of the "Little Girls," but I think it's also possible that it could have been Matt sped up. If the voice *is* someone other than Matt, that would be interesting, and would merit mentioning in the article. 14:36, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

It could possibly be Matt and missy's son
It could possibly be any kid in the greater atlanta area. Or it could possibly be matt sped up. Or mike. Or a sound clip taken from somewhere else. There's really no way to know. — Defender1031*Talk 19:52, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
They usually reveal these kinds of things in DVD commentaries. free 23:35, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
For the record: Matt's not married to Missy, Mike is; and Matt and Mike both have one daughter; neither of them has a son. The Knights Who Say Ni 23:46, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
Does it bother anyone else that we keep this close track of people's lives that we're bound to never meet?
The same way everyone keeps track of anyone famous. Those are what paparazzi, tabloids, and celebrity news shows like TMZ are for! It just a part of life to know exactly what everyone else is doing!....... Yeah, it does kinda bother me.--Dollaroo 14:54, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
Moving back on topic, to me it sounds like they sped up Matt's voice. The quality is kinda poor, which, in my experience, always occurs whenever you speed up a sound clip. – The Chort 19:00, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
if you speed up a sound clip like that, it sounds like a chipmunk. i guess that's possible; it's really too short for me to pick up on it. The Knights Who Say Ni 19:11, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
That could very well be Matt. I took a clip of the child, played it back at about 75%, and it sounds unmistakably like Strong Sad. That'sBupkis! 10:54, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Smoker

  • Although Strong Bad denies being a smoker, he's been seen to smoke a cigar in Store Thank You Message.

Is this necessary? My dad has smoked a cigar before, but he's not a smoker!--Crudely Drawn Cupcake 22:45, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

The Cheat, ANOTHER ezpensive light, please. --Jellote wuz here 23:14, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
My experiences on the topic are: just b/c you see someone smoking once doesn't mean they're a smoker. If you see them smoking on two different occasions, then you can infer that the person is a smoker. Since we've only actually seen strong bad smoking once, my vote is remove. The Knights Who Say Ni 23:17, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
The store messages aren't the same kind of canon as toons, in my opinion. I also tend to agree with cupcake; I know lots of people (both real and fictional characters) who enjoy a cigar once in a blue moon but don't habitually smoke cigarettes. Still, I'm not sure it's not remarkable. — It's dot com 23:21, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
I think it should stay. While what has been said is true, the fact as reads is also true. We're not inferring that SB is or isn't a smoker, we're just noting that he doesn't identify one while also noting that he has indeed been seen smoking at least once. - 02:35, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
He doesn't say he was a frequent smoker, just that he does. Not nessisarily meaning often. --Jellote wuz here 15:30, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
Although SB dosen't blame the Squeak for the Cheating on his news years resolution. Espemon333 23:16, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
I think it's notable, but I don't think the Store Thank You Message is the only place he's seen smoking. So maybe reword it, to say that he's been seen on several occasions with a cigarette/cigar/pipe/whatever. CompGrl323 (talk · edits) 20:15, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Um, GRAVY Go Nuts U.?

Am I the only one who thinks it sounds like Homestar, at the end of his Fresh Orientation, says "G! G! N! U!"? It wouldn't make any sense—aside, you know, from Homestar getting things randomly wrong—but I've been playing it back over and over and I swear the two letters sound identical. —AbdiViklas 14:36, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

I heard TGNU even after looking at the atricle. I guess he could be saying GGNU, but one thing is sure: he doesn't spell it right.--Jellote wuz here 15:30, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
Given that we have two conflicting ideas of what he says and the fact that i hear nothing out of the ordinary, it seems clear that the first sound is just a bit hard to hear. That is far from being "sure he doesn't spell it right." Seems like people reaching for a mistake that isn't there. — Defender1031*Talk 19:44, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

[edit] TSquared

Isn't it a little suspicious that P-Squared and TSquared sound alike? Also, I learned from an interview that TSquared got his nickname from his name (Tom Taylor).

______-squared is a common joke often used by people who don't understand how exponents work to indicate something times two. I doubt it's a reference to any one person who used that joke. — Defender1031*Talk 01:08, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
I think T stands for Trouble. Right here on our wiki. That's Trouble with a capital T (and that rhymes with P and that stands for Pom Pom). — It's dot com 01:10, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
Gotta find a way to keep the young folk moral after school!! —AbdiViklas 20:03, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
TTATOT Strong Vader 01:41, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

Additionally, Strong Sad has been named S-Squared at least once before. --DorianGray 20:18, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

It's Dot Com: I also saw an interview where TSquared revealed that he got his nickname from Tom Taylor. I think it was X-Play.
Dot Com, every time I see that, I crack up! Obviously I'm not the only one who has seen/heard about The Music Man. Espemon333 23:18, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
Anonny, you already said that. Dot Com, I almost created a "favorite quotes by wiki users" on my user page for that. very creative. The Knights Who Say Ni 23:45, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
What? Oh, that. My brother and my Dad use this a whole lot, so it was probably my bro.
That's kind of ironic that you're talking about "TSquared", cause "T-Squared" is one of my other nicknames... >.> -Everybody (who keeps forgetting to sign in)

[edit] Wait.

Strong Bad QUIT his job in part-time job. but, a buttdanceNeox ONION BUBS!YOU WILL RESPECT MAH AUTHORI-TAH!!! 01:17, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

Guess he must have gone back to work for Bubs since then. Heimstern Läufer 01:20, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Thunder and Burgers?

I might be hearing things, but during the BurgerTime easter egg, one of those guys kinda drifted off the theme song into that Julius Fučík march "Entrance of the Gladiators". You know, the one everyone associates with circuses and clowns and stuff? Anyone else thinking that? : 04:48, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

Nope. I've heard the music. It goes just as Mike and Matt did it. That'sBupkis! 11:16, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

[edit] CGNU Tower

The CGNU Tower visible in the background as Homestar does his orientation dance appears to be modeled after the Tech Tower on Georgia Tech's campus.

Thats actually already noted here, but maybe it should be on the Crazy Go Nuts University page. StrongAwesome

[edit] E.T. reference?

in the scene where homestar runner is orienting the freshmen, is the second freshman from the left E.T.? because he sort of looks like E.T.

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