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[edit] Computer Name

just wondering, where did you guys get that The Cheat's computer is called Tangerine Dreams ? I do not recall ever seeing it referred to as such outside of this site. --Anonymous; 05:15, 27 Oct 2004 (MST)

  • The name comes from the page title in "weird dream". --InterruptorJones 15:05, 27 Oct 2004 (MST)
  • Are you guys sure that's where its name comes from? The song "Lucy in the sky with diamonds" mentions the actual line "Tangerines Dreams."
No, the Beatles song has "tangerine trees". The word "dream" is not in the song. And please sign posts. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 16:51, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

I've never understood why we call the computer Tangerine Dreams. If the title bar for Weird Dream is the only place it's ever mentioned (unless there's somewhere else I don't remember), since when do title bar messages hold any weight? I mean, why don't we call Stinkoman 20X6 "Check out my new gameplay!" Also, in a similar email, the bird, Strong Bad checks his email on Pom Pom's Pom Pilot, but the title bar says "Tandy 400!!!" Does that mean that the Pom Pilot should actually be called Tandy 400? Now I know the difference is Stinkoman 20X6 and the Pom Pilot have established names that appear in their respective toons whereas The Cheat's computer does not. But those are two of many many examples that show The Brothers Chapp don't use the title bar message to give stuff official names. Tangerine Dreams is a little joke referencing something in the toon and some partly obscure pop culture reference, like they do in at least a dozen other toons. In this case it's Tangerine iMacs, and that German Band. Well, maybe it's the German band. I've never heard of them myself, but there's a handful of other stuff that Tangerine Dream could refer to. I think a lot of people think the lyric from the Beatles song is "tangerine dreams and marmalade skies."

Now since we've been calling the computer Tangerine Dreams for 3+ years, and that's what a lot of people know it as, I don't suppose there's any reason to change, but we should let people know somehow that Tangerine Dreams is what we call it, not necessarily what TBC call it.--Antisexy 04:58, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

Hmm, I agree actually... maybe we need a Conjectural-Title template? I've noticed quite a few pages that take their names from lines or titles or other stuff. Wookieepedia has a similar template. — Defender1031*Talk 05:06, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
Well, apparently the DVD commentary for redesign confirms that TBC called this computer Tangerine Dreams, or at least Tangerine Dream. Although, given their praise of this Wiki, it's entirely possible it wasn't originally intended to be the name of the computer, but they started calling it that because we did. It'd be AWESOME if we could get official confirmation of that, to know that we had a (ever so minute) part in shaping the Homestar Runner Universe.
Because I just thought of another argument for Tangerine Dreams not necessarily being the name of the computer, that's so obvious I'm surprised it hadn't occurred to anyone yet: Tangerine Dreams could be a play on the weird dream, the email for which it was in the title bar — weird dreams + tangerine computers = Tangerine Dreams!"--.Johnny Jupiter! talk cont 20:14, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Font

  • Does anybody know what font Tangerine Dreams uses? -- Total Spaceship Guy3 15:43, 21 June 2005 (GMT)
Yup.Darklinkskywalker|Talk_|i did this stuff_ 02:23, 7 Sep 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Weirded Out.

Could anyone give a explaination on HOW The Cheat watched Strong Bad awnser the emails regarding The Cheat? Anonymous; 03:43, 27 July 2005 (GMT)

He was just watching the email, and breaking the fourth wall too, annony Rogue Leader / (my talk)
It's generally accepted as being The Cheat watching the Strong Bad email over Granted, there are technicalities, and those are The Cheat somehow watching the email live, as well as the fourth wall break mentioned above. But, it's a cartoon, so we can't try to rationalize it too much. —BazookaJoe 19:47, 27 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Anyone can make up an explaination. Anonymous, 03:51, 27 July 2005 (GMT)

[edit] Tangerine Dream.

Not that this is a sighting or anything, but I thought it was amusing that this company had a facial cleanser of that name. I was at a health food store and saw the box and then copied the website :). --Stux 03:51, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

A little something else I found: --Stux 16:26, 24 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Zoolander

Now, I'm pretty sure there isn't a real Mac that is orange, but in the movie Zoolander, there is a computer that looks exactly like the Tangerine Dreams. SaltyTalk! 04:58, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

Yes, there is a real Mac that's orange, a tangerine iMac. Check the Puppet Stuff. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 06:23, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] The logo

The logo on Tangerine Dreams' isn't just on the machine itself: It's also on Strong Bad's first computer (The Tandy 400)

[edit] Really iMacs, or just a spoof?

Are you guys sure that in the Free Country USA world, Tangerine Dreams and The Cheat's new computer are iMacs? I mean, it's obvious that it is the same design and everything, but could it just be a spoof because of the star instead of an apple? It could be an iStar for all we know! -Thelongestpants

Well, it would be an iTandy(the star is their logo), but since we don't know much about them, and they resemble iMacs, we just made it like that, anyway, through search, people wouldn't type iTandy, since there is no reason to think thats actually their name, so its like this :P--Slipstream 05:35, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Probably iMacs without the real logo to avoid legal problems. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 09:34, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Past Tense

Shouldn't the article be in past tense now that The Cheat has a new iMac? (i.e., used instead of uses)-LordQuackingstick 01:44, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Maybe if we see it again. And see some proof that he doesn't use this one. Coz he hasn't used either computer since. --DorianGray

[edit] 5th Generation -> G5

I've made this change because the 5 and the G in G5 don't stand for 5th Generation and I have never seen the iMac referred to in this way. It's always G5. This is the name for the particular sort of PowerPC processor that the computer uses. 04:53, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Tangerine Dream (again)

In the light of this edit and the previous "Tangerine Dream" topic on this talk page: should the fun fact about that "famous German prog rock turned ambient group" go as well? I don't see any relevant connection to the The Cheat's computer and it seems to be TTATOTLoafing 02:22, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

Given the rather diverse musical tastes of TBC, I would say that fun fact about Tangerine Dream is highly notable, since it is the likely the source (or at least influenced) the name of Der Cheat's computer. I would agree that the bit about Do As Infinity is TTATOT. The name "Tangerine Dream" is too random to not be a reference to something. wbwolf (t | ed) 03:39, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
But, as there are multiple places it could have come from, it's pure speculation to say which one, hence ttatot. — Defender1031*Talk 03:42, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
Name another source. It's not that common of a phrase. wbwolf (t | ed) 03:45, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
Please re-read my first post in this section, and also have a look a the original "Tangerine Dream" section. That's four sources so far. Loafing 04:14, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
Hmmm, well I still think the band is the more likely source, but I will concede... wbwolf (t | ed) 14:42, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
No, this is ridiculous. There are not four sources. The Beatles lyric is a misquote. The combination of "weird dream" and "tangerine iMac" is pure speculation. Even if TBC reasoned that way (which is plausible), the result of "Tangerine Dreams" matches the band name too well to be pure coincidence. And I guarantee you the name of the album by Do As Infinity was itself a reference to the German band. Tangerine Dream is not as obscure a band as some seem to think; they are both much-revered and often-lampooned by aficionados of electronic music. They are also, as far as I know, not named after a misheard Beatles lyric. (Though I have heard of bands that are...) Can we please, please, pretty please restore the Fact that the name of the computer is a reference to the German band? This is definitely notable whether we can prove intent or not. --TheNicestGuy 17:05, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Newer iMac model

It is not possible to identify Monosodium Dreams beyond the fact that it is an iMac with built-in iSight. It could be a later-model G5, a Core Duo, or Core 2 Duo. They all have exactly the same case design and appearance.

The wireless mouse is just that, a Wireless Mouse. It is not a Mighty Mouse, as it lacks a scroll ball. 15:06, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

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