Talk:The House That Gave Sucky Tricks

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[edit] Narrator

"The narrator at the end, as well as his rhyming cadence and the background organ music, is a reference to the Ghost Host of Disney's Haunted Mansion."

Really? It seemed like a blatant reference to Vincent Price in Micheal Jackson's Thriller. — (Talk | contribs) 03:29, 30 October 2015 (left unsigned)

[edit] Title of the episode

If you try to share the link to the Homestar Page, it titles the episode as "St. Cadaverstump's Home for Wayward Sbemails" & not "The House That Gave Sucky Tricks." — (Talk | contribs) 03:32, 30 October 2015 (left unsigned)

That's because when you share a link, it takes the page title in the tab at the top. - Catjaz63 04:02, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

[edit] TiVo?

Does anyone think we should add that Strong Mad is dressed up like a TiVo? 02:08, 31 October 2015

The House That Gave Sucky Tricks Costumes. The Knights Who Say Ni 02:42, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

[edit] The Goblin

The Goblin is not in this cartoon. 18:14, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes. And? He's also not in The House That Gave Sucky Treats, Halloween Fairstival, Doomy Tales of the Macabre, or I Killed Pom Pom. --Jay (Talk) 23:27, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Marizpan's shoes

Is it worth pointing out that in the pile of shoes are a pair of distinctly marizpan looking shoes, suggesting that she regularly wears shoes like that?-- 22:28, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

That's speculation; which is not something we document. - Catjaz63 22:42, 2 November 2015 (UTC)
Actually, it's not speculation at all, it's a reference to the running gag about Marzipan's legs and warrants inclusion both here and there. — Defender1031*Talk 02:19, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

[edit] "A 220 in four-fourty-five"

Could we get an Explanation on this? Is "220 in 4:45" even remotely impressive? — (Talk | contribs) 20:40, 4 November 2015 (left unsigned)

[edit] Horror Experience Room

The whole "immersive horror experience room" is at least a reference to Race to Escape (complete with ridiculous leaps in logic). — (Talk | contribs) 20:31, 5 November 2015 (left unsigned)

And other things of that nature. There are many such things in existence. — Defender1031*Talk 20:52, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

[edit] The New Face of Terror

Is it me, or is Large Bean a dead-on parody of Slenderm'n? The design is similar, they are both "unsettling" rather than graphic, and they both have become popular enough to warrant plush toys (which are even closer in design).
And if you want to get really nit-picky, the scene keeps jump-cutting between the room itself and Strong Bad watching on a live feed, where there is a small amount of static.
Yeah, that last one was a stretch... But still. And I'm aware that this is now a controversial topic, but if the toon is referencing it then it should be added. -- ■■   PURPLE  WRENCH   ■■ 17:13, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Just a Gigolo

  • When Strong Bad says "Why if I had a haunted house, I think it would turn out a little something..." could be a reference to David Lee Roth's "Just a Gigolo" song and music video.

Could someone please explain which specific part of the music video this line "could" reference, since I haven't seen it myself? BBG 18:33, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

If noone knows the connection, and thus whether or not it seems that strong, does this entry still seem worth keeping on the toon's page? BBG 14:12, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

[edit] I Wanna Speak To Cookie Puss, Man!

Could the KoT's Cookie Puss line be a reference to an early Beastie Boys number by the same name? I only ask because the Beasties are referenced multiple times throughout the site. YoghNess (Talk | contribs) 19:42, 17 November 2015 (left unsigned)

nope. — Defender1031*Talk 20:18, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
I know Cookie Puss is a real mascot, but this wouldn't be the first sneaky reference. [1] [2] [3] YoghNess
I don't know why you call those references "sneaky", but there's absolutely NOTHING here to suggest KoT is referring to anything other than the mascot. — Defender1031*Talk 16:01, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Beetlejuice Cartoon, maybe?

I'm curious if Homestar's song might be a reference to an old episode of the Beetlejuice animated series which took place on a tropical island and ended with the same "Da-bo-dee-bo-da!" scat song. — (Talk | contribs) 19:08, 25 November 2015 (left unsigned)

Given that he's already mentioned Beetlejuice, it's likely, but we'll need a direct reference to a specific episode rather than a vague description of one. — Defender1031*Talk 12:29, 26 November 2015 (UTC)
Season 1 Episode 18, Quit while you're a head. I just looked up the episode on dailymotion. Skip to about the 22:00 mark. — (Talk | contribs) 21:17, 6 December 2015 (left unsigned)
That certainly seems like a direct reference. DEI DAT VMdatvm center\super contra 12:44, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

[edit] Strong Sad's nitpicking?

I've noticed a trend of Strong Sad correcting people (Pseudonym, anyone?) - should this be noted as a running gag or just a facet of his personality on his own article? Perhaps it could be paired with those times he's grammatically wrong, as that seems to be part of the joke- a pretentious know-it-all who frequently makes his own mistakes. 16:50, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

Interesting idea. Can you give other examples besides this toon and secret identity? Or examples of when he's grammatically wrong? (I can't think of many of those.) I'm not sure if it would qualify as a page-able running gag, but maybe we should note it on his page. Lira (talk) 18:25, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
Strong Sad is the Strong Bad Email police. Strong Sad complained that both 5" and 3 1/2" disks are both floppies and that Strong Bad's octopus-toss was a change-up, not a curveball. That's three Strong Bad Emails in a row. Not to mention that you get an achievement in Homestar Ruiner for getting Strong Sad to show up an nitpick about lemmings and such. 00:36, 3 December 2016 (UTC)
fan club also shows some grammatical errors- his pronunciation of Twizzlers and his shortening of "fan fiction". I don't know how we would connect the nitpicking and the errors, but the two gags do seem to go hand in hand. 16:38, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
Okay, I get the Strong Sad Correcting People thing. Still not sold on the grammatical errors. The "Twizzlers" thing isn't a grammar error so much as a weird pronunciation befitting of a Homestar Runner cartoon... "fanfic" could be considered an error, but it's a common abbreviation that Strong Bad just doesn't like. Not sure if it counts. Lira (talk) 16:55, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

[edit] Error, New Design Change, or Part of Costume?

I'm just now noticing The Knight's visor slats are blue instead of the standard yellow, along with shading added to them. Since this is his as-of-date most recent appearance, and the design choice doesn't really seem to relate to the costume in any way, should this be considered an error for him, or part of a design evolution? --ZootyCutie 23:57, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

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