Talk:The Cheat's Head Exploding

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Why is this still an inside joke? It's appeared more than 3 times.

It's an inside joke/running gag because it is not a tangible item, or a distinct character or place. - Dr Haggis - Talk 16:56, 19 Dec 2004 (MST)
Rejects, Inside Jokes, and characters are not based soley on numbers of appearences. I mean, The Yello Dello appears in only one cartoon, but she's the star of the cartoon. She isn't a reject. Besides, what would "The Cheat's Head Exploding" be, a character? -Clever Ben

It may be a reference to the urban legend that a chess player's head exploded mid-game, and the video to go with it.--geoguy91 16:49, 22 Feb 2005 (MST)

Er, or the urban legend that drinking soda and eating Pop Rocks makes you explode? I mean, that was pretty clearly the reason behind the first occurrance of The Cheat's head exploding... --Jay 16:53, 22 Feb 2005 (MST)


[edit] Happy Fireworks Shot

I can't do images, but I think this page needs a shot of the actual explosion, no? ~~~ 16:05, 4 Jul 2005 (UTC)

I'm thinking one screenshot'll do it. All the other pics are one each. They're all the after effect too, since usually you can't see much of the actual event. Anyone else have an opinion on this? Thunderbird 06:44, 17 October 2005 (UTC)
One pic=very yes. I foresee apocalyptic visions of debates over whether The Cheat's head exploded, or his entire body, given the outline of the fireworks. Let us labor that this vision might not come to pass. —AbdiViklas 06:53, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Ballad of The Sneak

Does The Sneak's head actually explode here? It seems like there is an explosion emanating from the Victrola's speaker, not from The Sneak's head. - Idiot900 00:42, 5 Jul 2005 (UTC)

On the one hand, you're right that The Sneak's head isn't exploding on its own like The Cheat's head does. On the other, the blackened hair is essentially the same as The Cheat's when his head explodes. --Jay (Talk) 00:49, 5 Jul 2005 (UTC)

[edit] nerd.

whose idea was it to use "oscillate" here? it sounds so out of place.

Then how about you re-write the article and replace oscillate with something else instead of just complaining about it? :) 20:27, 18 Sep 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Is it in bedtime story

I think The Cheat's head exploded in bedtime story. We didn't see it, but we heard it right after Strong Bad puts some roach repellant in his grill. Does anyone agree?--~~Ampi~~meowarchives 23:42, 27 October 2005 (UTC)

Nah, that was the roach foggers exploding. Good thinking though. small_logo.pngUsername-talk 23:43, 27 October 2005 (UTC)
Thats what I thought originally happened, until I realized I was wrong. (Which was about 2 seconds after). — talk Bubsty edits 23:48, 27 November 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Mystery Science Theater 3000 Reference? Maybe?

The Cheat's head exploding reminds me of Tom Servo's head exploding when overly confused or depressed by a movie. --Grayson 17:18, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

Exploding heads are a cliche. It even has its own Wikipedia article. The Brothers Chaps aren't really making a reference to anything as they are using a classic gag. 21:16, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Possible Animaniacs reference here?

So, just know I found a quote from a character from the show Animaniacs in which they state that "One time Randy Beaman's brother ate pop rocks and drank a soda and his head exploded!" which is identical to what happens in The House That Gave Sucky Treats. Now, this could be pure coincidence, but I thought that seemed like too big of one. Of course, I could be totally wrong, or it could be that both were based around the same myth. 19:26, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, both are based around the same urban legend. --DorianGray 19:27, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
Man, that stories been used so many times that there's definitely going to be some overlap. Good eye though.-- DongleGoblin 19:31, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
Speaking of The House That Gave Sucky Treats (and The Cheat's head asplosion), this event is mentioned on TV Tropes: "The Cheat's head seems to be Made Of Explodium." It even mentions the Fourth Of July The Cheat Fireworks. Just an interesting side note... --WackoMcGoose 03:09, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
Perhaps that should be mentioned on Website Sightings, if it's not already. --DorianGray 03:12, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
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