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[edit] Amazing Feets of Wonder

I think an explanation about the phrase "Feet, don't fail me now" is relevant, but without some kinda origin (which I don't know..), it wouldn't be a very interesting fact. Thoughts? -DAGRON 13:26, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

"Feets, don't fail me now" was a catchphrase of Stepin Fetchit, wasn't it? Lord-z 14:58, 24 March 2008 (UTC)
This has beed discussed elsewhere, BTW. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 00:14, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
But this is the first time somebody got it right! The other thread talks about Little Feat. 20:05, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
That's because Little Feat's "Feet Don't Fail Me Now" predates Hancock's. Look it up. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 02:27, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
And: regarding Stepin Fetchit, I can't find documentation of that being anything of a "catchphrase" - googled "Stepin Fetchit" feets and went through 3 pages. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 02:35, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
Stephen Fetchit, fyi, predates ALL these bands/musical acts. Look it up.

[edit] Catagorization Toon Category Confusion!

Why does it say that the category is "shorts" on this page, but on the main page it says it's a "holiday toon"? Which is it in reality, or is it just linked to by the main page bubble? If so, I suggest listing it as a holiday toon.

AwkwardFire 12:23, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Even though it's about Easter, I say this toon is a Short because it is under Shorts in the Random Toon XML Source. Homestar-Winner (talk) 18:43, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit] B at the T of the K

I believe that stands for "ball at the top of the key," which means, if my basketball knowledge doesn't fail me (and it has, MANY times), College Reg has the ball behind the three point line directly opposite of the hoop. Maybe that's a semi-dig at Dick Vitale, as he says PTPer (stands for Prime Time a lot. I can't recall him using any other abbreviations as such, though.

Is any of that gobbledygook fit for a Real World Reference? GillanTheVillain 18:20, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

It wouldn't be a real-world reference so much as an explanation, but you can save it for other pages where it might be more appropriate. After all, "Reg has the ball at the top of the key" is kind of a running gag in H*R. --Jay (Talk) 18:33, 24 March 2008 (UTC)
Oh, and as for Mr. Vitale, he's already mentioned on the page. --Jay (Talk) 18:35, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Noses

Why is lack of visible noses mentioned? We don't mention lack of visible arms every time Homestar picks something up, why this? TheTeach!

Well, the lack of a character's nose is't really mentioned as much. Homestar's constantly picking things up, so his lack of arms/hands is only mentioned in certain situations. By contrast, TBC don't have noseless characters talking about smells or bloody/runny noses often, so it's makes sense to mention them.-- DongleGoblin 20:01, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
We've also done it before. So there's somewhat of a precedent. On the other hand, Coach Z has sometimes been mentioned not to have a nose. So it could go either way, really. --DorianGray 20:07, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Eggs within eggs

Does the repeated smashing-against-the-wall thing count as an Easter egg? And even if it doesn't, could we please clean up that fact about no Easter eggs in the toon? It could be confusing to someone who doesn't understand the terminology. --Jay (Talk) 03:27, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Does it really even matter that there are no Easter eggs? It's not a law that H*R toons have them, and shorter, "see you next week" type toons like this usually don't (Sbemail 150?!?, for example). --DorianGray 03:33, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
Eggs didn't have any Easter eggs, either, and we didn't mention it there. That seems to be more an ironic footnote than encyclopedic content, if you ask me... -YKHi. I'm Ayjo! 03:40, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not strongly in favor of it being there, but I figured I'd err on the side of caution given the fact that it was re-added after I removed it. I didn't want to get into an edit war, especially since the fact isn't necessarily WRONG, per se. --Jay (Talk) 03:43, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
I think the fact that there are no Easter eggs in a toon about an Easter egg. I think the fact should be noted somewhere... but maybe it's best for that "somewhere" to be here on this talk page. Heimstern Läufer 02:29, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
There are a number of toons with no Easter eggs. The happenstance that two about eggs don't isn't article-worthy. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 02:39, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
I think you mean "coincidence", not "happenstance". A la Goldfinger: "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. But three times, Mr. Bond, is"... notable.

Ironic, though. 20:00, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Actually: I must take umbrage at the fact that you all didn't include that tidbit. I came to this site _specifically_ to find out whether or not this toon had any easter eggs. Finding no help in the article, I had to resort to the talk page. It is indeed significant that the one cartoon about easter eggs had none. Add it please. 21:54, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

As stated above, it's not notable that there are no Easter eggs, as it's not the only toon with out them--and not even the only toon about Easter eggs without them. It doesn't need a mention. --DorianGray 22:04, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Anyway, we cannot cater to the demands of every user. Besides, if there is no "Easter eggs" segment on the page, it can be assumed that the toon in question doesn't have any that anyone has found. --Jay (Talk) 22:09, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Demands, nothing. You people take this thing way too seriously. I'd think H*R fans would have at least some kernel of a sense of fun! 05:13, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
Pot, kettle, something something. — It's dot com 05:23, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Insert funny discussion topic title here.

I was noticing that an anonny edit about SB being nice to SS got reverted, which is what brought me here. Obviously, I was completely in agreement with the revert at first, but after thinking about it for a minute, I wondered: why were they watching basketball together in the first place? B-ball is definitely Graw Mad's favorite sport, while SB seems pretty all-around "athletic", liking b-ball and wrestling and lotsa stooff. Strong Sad, on the other hand, doesn't really like sports at all.
The question is, then, why were SS and SB watching a game together, especially without anyone else? Isn't that hanging out? Ergo, a case of the niceties.--Onamuji (b/w T. C.  ) 13:52, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

The point is, it's not very notable. Why say it? It happens all the dang time. Their hanging out together is not a rare occurance anymore. --DorianGray 19:12, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
Moreover, they are brothers, watching a progrum on the only television in a house isn't an uncommon occurrence, even among hated siblings. — Flashfight 19:55, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit] sbemail next week?

I think the next SBemail is next week. Does anyone agree? --The 386 My talk 16:06, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Huh? Like, do you mean you think the next sbemail is going to be next week? If so, yeah, I agree. Homestar-Winner (talk) 19:35, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
I think this conversation isn't furthering the article, and should take place at the Forum or on IRC, myself. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 20:18, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
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