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Ding! Taranchula is a featured article, which means it showcases an important part of the Homestar Runner body of work and/or highlights the fine work of this wiki. We also might just think it's cool. If you see a way this page can be updated or improved without compromising previous work, feel free to contribute.


[edit] Real World Refrences

Taranchulas style mimicks that of Metallica

PUT ON THE PAGE'D!! — talk Bubsty edits 17:51, 11 November 2005 (UTC)

The day that Taranchula's music resembles the music of metal-era Metallica is the day that Napalm Death opens for Madonna on tour. Taranchula sound more like grunge or stoner metal than anything else, and NOTHING like the death metal they are purported to be.

[edit] Who are they?

I've posed a question regarding the identity of the bandmembers, also a similar question has been posed for this image and if there are other real-life character pictures around they should also list who they are portrayed by. --Stux 20:54, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Re-directs

Does anyone mind if I create re-directs for each of the band members' names? Beat 02:06, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Sure, I durnt mind. Go ahead. Has Matt? (talk) 02:07, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Country of Origin

One of them sounds German, due to the "Ja." (pronounced ya) Count X Talk Email

Or scandinavian... seeing as they're all from scandinavia... Thekillerdynamo 05:58, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Allegedly, but their accent definitely sounds more German than Scandinavian. 17:49, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

I'd be more willing to bet that TBC just can't too a good Scandinavian accent rather than Taranchula being German... I mean, if you asked me to talk in a Scandinavian accent, I'd probably just to a bad German accent... --phlip TC 15:05, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Dougland?

It says that their music video featured in death metal is directed by Mort Dougland, yet the link directs you to Teeg Dougland's entry. Is this intentional or should it be fixed? TheRealGoatface 02:38, 1 February 2006 (UTC).

Mort's too minor to have his own page, so, since it's a related topic, he has a little blurb at the end of Teeg's page. --DorianGray
I see. I agree with you totally. Unless we see Mort Dougland making another (notable) appearance somewhere else on the site, then all he really needs is a little blurb like you said. Oh, and thanks for responding so quickly. :) TheRealGoatface 02:47, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
I'm pretty good at responding, when given the opportunity. And yep, you got the idea down pat. Another example for something like this would be A. Chimendez. --DorianGray

[edit] Template

Should that cleanup template still be up? Because all the topics currently on the talk page seem to have been dealt with. -VolatileChemical 22:34, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Immolation similarity

I think that's just a coincidence. Many, many death metal logos look like that. Darth Katana X (discussionitem_icon.gif user.gif mail_icon.gif) 01:39, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

You might be right. The letters on the Taranchula logo are probably supposed to represent dripping fangs; it's not hard to imagine that the similarity is a coincidence. Trey56 01:49, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
I agree that it's a coincidence, there are hundreds upon thousands of metal bands with logos like that. And since the brothers Chap never admit to listening to death metal... the similarity isn't really worth mentioning towards a band I'm sure they aren't familiar with. I challenge this entry.
Maybe instead of saying that the logo looks similar to Immolation, it would be a better wording to say something along the lines of "They're logo is reminiscent of many metal band logos, for instance Immolation"

[edit] Albums

We should hav a gallerey of the album artwork. -WeatherPerson

[edit] Sepultura?

I don't see how Taranchula is anything like Sepultura. Sepultura is from Brazil, not Scandinavia (where many popular metal scenes developed)... and they neither look nor sound like Taranchula. The comparison provided towards one of Sepultura's stop motion videos doesn't make much sense either, since by the time the video in question was released, neither MTV nor other stations in the US were playing metal videos. I challenge this entry.

Totally agreed, so I edited it out. Figured that there isn't too much room for debate, I saw that on the "featured article" and set up an account just to edit that out. If anybody sees any other resemblance to Sepultura besides the one music video in question, and want that blurb placed back into the article, here it was:
They might be based on Sepultura, a Brazilian thrash metal band that uses stop motion animation in their videos, much like Taranchula's clip in death metal. --poohead900

[edit] Appreciation from Italy

I really appreciated this awesome band. I think, if they really exist, I'll buy immediately their own albums. Forgive my abysmal English XD Keep on rocking with Taranchula The Master of Peppers-- 17:30, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Schenkel McDoo + Videlectrix?



Should the similarity of these two characters be noted? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 02:55, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Isn't that just Mike with a 'stache? Strongkinghomsarsmith 15:53, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Country evidence

Since it was never stated in any toon that Taranchula comes from Scandinavia, it is true that they are from Scandinavia? -- 20:53, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

death metal. — Defender1031*Talk 21:06, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

[edit] Explosion, Corpse, Danzig...

Matt portrays Bjornborg (in death metal) and McDoo (in various live shows) with a pretty generic "long black hair and a black t-shirt" that makes me pretty hesitant to pin him down as a parody of any one specific metal figure. In particular a couple claims in the article stood out to me as less-than-plausible:

  • Metalocalypse did not premiere until several months after "death metal", so Bjornborg cannot have been inspired by Nathan Explosion. Explosion is modeled after Peter Steele and Corpsegrinder, but again apart from having long black hair and wearing dark clothes there's little to specifically tie Bjornborg/McDoo to either figure.
  • The claim that an image from the SBSAOTH insert resembles Danzig seems similarly too vague. Though Danzig iconography often uses high-contrast black-and-white, he is far from unique in doing so - and a quick Google Image search doesn't reveal any Danzig poster using a similar "glowing white/infrared skin" treatment. Again, his long black hair and black clothing is hardly distinctive for the genre.

I've removed both trivia claims from the page. -- Bleu Ninja 05:37, 1 May 2022 (UTC)

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