Talk:Parsnips A-Plenty

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[edit] Revising

Looks like this one needs revising. I'm on it. -- AgentSeethroo 14:42, 5 Aug 2004 (MST)

[edit] American Flag

The flag with 8 stars in a circle, and 5 stripes, is closer to the Confederate Stars and Bars (originally 7 stars and 3 stripes) than any incarnation of the U.S. flag (originally 13 stars and 13 stripes). I don't know whether this is worth remarking on the page. -- Caradhras 07:01, 25 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I think that would be worth posting on the page, so I say go ahead. Don't be afraid to post anything that you think is worth remarking on. Homestramy20|Talk 07:07, 25 Sep 2005 (UTC)

So I did, and it was immediately reverted. I thought the point of "remarks" was to point out something interesting. I wasn't claiming it was the same flag or that Homestar lives in the C.S.A., just pointing out what struck me as an interesting coincidence. Apparently someone else disagrees. -- Caradhras 05:05, 28 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Unfortunately, in most cases, if we open the door for interesting coincidences, the fun facts sections become severely bloated. The reason I don't think it's the same flag is because the caption reads "U.S. Soup Bonds," and The Homestar is wearing a WWI helmet. Clearly, it's supposed to be an American flag, it just suffers from poor "old-timey" animation. Like you said, the resemblance is probably coincidental to the Confederate flag. On a side note, American Cival War armies actually suffered due to the similarities of the two flags, and the Southern troops demanded a flag that was easier to distinguish from the U.S. flag so that they wouldn't rally 'round the wrong one. — It's dot com 05:40, 28 Sep 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Hell

Is this the only time the word "hell" is used, other than the original character page ("Bubs makes a helluva snowcone?")

There was the use of "Hella tight" in Teen Girl Squad Issue 3.

OK, well then was this the first instance of cursing (y'know, the kind that seven-years-old-and-under kids shouldn't use} on the site? -WeirdAl (talk · 18:48, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

It's not technically cursing in this instance (since he's referring to the place). --DorianGray

Good point. I have to keep remembering that since I'm under 15. -WeirdAl (talk · 19:03, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

PS:Anyone else like Weird Al? If so, post on my talk page.

[edit] Pencils in Bubs' Can

Could the pencils in Old Timey Bubs' can possibly be a reference to The Cheat paying normal Bubs with pencil shavings, seeing as Old Timey Strong Bad and The Sneak just bought all of Old Timey Bubs' parsnips, possibly paying with pencils instead of pencil shavings? - SBLOUNSKCHED! 18:35, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

Another interesting thought on the same subject is that pencils might be seen as the "old timey" version of the pencil shavings - i.e., what the pencil shavings looked like a long time ago, before they were put through the sharpener. This may be a bit of a stretch though. Image:SBsig.gifSBLOUNSKCHED! t/c 22:20, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
You'll have to excuse my n00b-ness as I get used to how things run around here. I looked around, and, after seeing messages about boldness and whatnot, decided to be bold and post it. Feel free to delete either that or this talk section, or both, if you want. Image:SBsig.gifSBLOUNSKCHED! t/c 00:34, 12 April 2006 (UTC)
Hmm. How can Parsnips A-Plenty reference lackey when "lackey" came out about two years after "Parsnips A-Plenty"? —FireBird|Talk 00:40, 12 April 2006 (UTC)
Good point, didn't think of that one... um... oops? Image:SBsig.gifSBLOUNSKCHED! t/c 00:44, 12 April 2006 (UTC)
how about a fast-forward, then?-LordQuackingstick 02:33, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Parsnippitties

Shouldn't there be a mention that parsnips are real?-LordQuackingstick 02:20, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Reference Missing

I don't the "scene missing" gag is a Monty Python reference. Missing scenes are common in old movies. --Trogga 00:00, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Where have all the Parsnips gone?

is a reference to the song Where Have All the Flowers Gone? by Pete Seeger.-- 05:31, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Maybe. It's possible, I suppose, though I think it's too generic. I've always seen it as a reference to the slogan in the commercials back when Hershey's first invented their Cookies 'N Cream bar ("Where have all the cookies gone?"), for example. =3 --DorianGray 05:41, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
I think they sound the same. Check it; 06:45, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Old-Timey Homestarmy

Could the poster in the Hell easter egg be a reference to The Homestarmy? I know it's a bit of a streach, but still... Star Guy T/C 05:48, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

This cartoon is much older than the Homestarmy. Heimstern Läufer 13:05, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

[edit] The Greyest Parsnip

I always thought that this toon was like the old-timey version of The Reddest Radish, but I was surprised that there was nothing like that on the page. They're both about vegetables that are kind of similar, and about Strong Bad, Strong Mad, and The Cheat (or their old-timey versions) trying to steal something. What do you think? Should this be mentioned on the page? Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 02:31, 9 December 2015 (UTC)

Well, The Reddest Radish is about Strong Bad trying to cheat at a (Strong Bad accent) competition, which many early Homestar Runner cartoons are about, such as Marshmallow's Last Stand and A Jumping Jack Contest. Parsnips A-Plenty is more about The Homestar Runner and his crew trying to get food or money to buy food (That A Ghost continues the theme), and Strong Bad is trying to get it first. I guess Strong Bad like to cheat a lot, Old-Timey or not. 03:30, 9 December 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, obviously there are some plot differences, but it's mainly the same. Versions of Strong Bad, Strong Mad, and The Cheat steal a radish/parsnip so they can win a contest/have parsnip pie, and Homestar finds out, and they fight/duel, and the good characters win at the end. I still think this was intended to be an Old-Timey version of The Reddest Radish, just like The Cheat Theme Song and Ballad of the Sneak, or Meet Marshie and Mr. Shmallow. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 20:26, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

[edit] Am I going crazy?

Did this toon use to be on YouTube? I distinctly remember watching this on the homestarrunnerdotcom channel. But I guess it is not. Am I going insane? - HoveringSombrero (talk)

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