Talk:The Luau

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[edit] Flintstones

Does anyone else think that the sound made by the group when they are running to Marzipan's party is ripped off from the Flinstones? Or is that a generic "cartoon running" noise ? -- Tony Stony 20:33, 29 May 2005 (UTC)

It's a generic "cartoon running" noise. I've heard it in other cartoons. — talk Bubsty edits 21:24, 13 November 2005 (UTC)


  • Marzipan's guitar has an M on it instead of the word "Carol".
    • That's because the intrument isn't Carol but a Ukulele.

Mister Mister 08:54, 4 Feb 2005 (MST)

  • This was obviously made before A Jorb Well Done, so why is it higher on the list on the Toons Menu? Shouldn't it be lower? Poopsmith Z

[edit] Closed STUFF

[edit] Reference? (DECLINED)

In the beggining of the toon, when Homestar is "standing behind the gazebo", may be a reference to "A Jumping Jack Contest".

  • If it is a reference, then it's just accepted, but since there is no reference, it's DECLINE ALL THE WAY, scalawag My jingle says it all. THERE IS NO REFERENCE I CAN SEE AT ALL! YES, I MUST YELL! JEEZ! Cheatachu72 14:35, 22 May 2005 (UTC)Cheatachu72
  • Whaatever happened to.... Declination? It used to be so cooooooooool! EDY-innit 14:52, 22 May 2005 (UTC)
  • A Simple Decline - No, there is no connection. Simple as that. Actually, Rewrite. After thinking about it, there is a slight similarity, (Hence the fact that Homestar was drinking a lot more Melonade than he should and ended up having to use the bathroom), but it's really no reference. It just basically tells you that Homestar has a problem with over-drinking. Reword it not as a reference, but as a character trait. SaikoRoxi 8:28 PM, 23 May 2005
  • Decline Actually, there IS a similarity (think about it!) but not enough for me to call it a "reference". --Jay (Talk) 15:40, 22 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline Nah. Donny vs Universe
  • Decline - I dunno how this is a "reference" it just because Homestar is releaving himself in both? I don't get the connection -- Tony Stony 18:22, 22 May 2005 (UTC)
    • I'm not supporting this fact, but I want to clue you in on the similarity. What do you think Homestar is DOING behind the gazebo? That makes the wood not light later on and had to do with melonades? --Jay (Talk) 22:28, 22 May 2005 (UTC)
      • Gotcha, and I stand by my decline -- Tony Stony 22:14, 23 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Rewrite. Now that Jay has cleared it up, I know what was meant by the above Fun Fact. It just needs to be reworded in a way that makes sense. (I.e. Homestar drinking several glasses of melonade may be a reference to A Jumping Jack Contest.) Though we're never actually told in The Luau that Homestar urinated on all the logs that Strong Bad tried to light, it is obvious if you pay close attention. --Upset_Your_Balance 18:30, 23 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Comment There's not enough for a reference. That's like saying that The poopsmith shovels crap is a reference to another time he shoveled crap.Cheatachu72 15:55, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC) (This would be a decline, but I've already voted)

[edit] The sound of 0-mouth eating

Coach Z and Pom-Pom can eat the marshmallows, even though they they don't have any mouths.

Posted on: 18:00, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
Closed: 15:42, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was unanimously declined, 17–0. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/The Luau.

[edit] The Whatever

A luau is a type of feast prominent in Hawaiian culture. It consists primarily of traditional Polynesian song and dance and the eating of an ethnic paste called poi, as well as roasting pork and salmon over an open rotisserie. Since Marzipan is a vegetarian, however, she instead roasts a slab of tofu.

Posted on: 01:45, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 22:16, 18 Sep 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was accepted, 12–4. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/The Luau.

[edit] First Times

This is the first time Missy Palmer has been credited as a writer.

Posted on: 01:45, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 06:01, 6 Sep 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was overwhelmingly accepted, 11–1. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/The Luau.

[edit] Nofu

Tofu is an Asian food made from curds of soy milk.

Posted on: 01:45, 4 Sep 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 06:01, 6 Sep 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was unanimously declined, 9–0. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/The Luau.

[edit] Unexpected guests?

In Strong Bad's marshmallow roast, he was seen with 16 name tags. Yet, at the time, only 11 characters existed, and even if Homsar did, there would still be too many. Also, Strong Sad and Marzipan were at the luau, and the KOT was uninvited, so only eight tags were used, (Unless someone wasn't wearing one).

Posted on: 13:29, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 02:12, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was declined, 6–1. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/The Luau.

[edit] Hork, eh?

Does Strong Bad's use of the word "hork" require a reference to its origin (The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew, 1983) or has it passed sufficiently into the vernacular to stand on its own? --Darksasami 08:58, 2 November 2005 (UTC)

[edit] ukelele/ukulele

I'm new to wiki so i don't know if i'm doing this right, but I'm going through and editing spelling errors, and i don't know if ukelele is spelled right. according to the wikipedia (

The ‘ukulele (pronounced /ʔukulele/, or the Anglicised /ˌjukəˈleɪli/), or uke, is a fretted string instrument which is, in its construction, essentially a smaller, four-stringed version of the guitar. In the early 20th century, the instrument's name was often rendered as "ukelele", a spelling still used in Great Britain. The Hawai'ian spelling ‘ukulele is also sometimes seen.

so i don't know if its right or wrong or if i should just leave it? it could be listed as a goof or a remark too. Also, its listed as Ukulele on most other pages, and ukulele on a few other pages. --Collin 02:43, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

Well, if you ask me, use the Hawaiian spelling, as that's what it should be. --DorianGray
So should i change it to ukulele? and if someone wants to change remarks or goofs? i don't know, i'm a n00b here. --Collin 03:19, 28 February 2006 (UTC)
Well, let's wait and see. Maybe some language experts could help us out (as opposed to Hawaii fans)? --DorianGray
I do notice that Marzipan pronounces it as "oo-koo-lay-lay", which is the Hawaiian pronounciation/spelling. --DorianGray

[edit] Animation Question

I don't know if it's just the Toons menu or anything, but if this 'toon was released after A Jorb Well Done, how come it uses an older animation style than it? Just wondering. Homsar Wikiman 14:31, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

That's a good question. I wonder if the toons menu is wrong. If it isn't, that sure is weird. Maybe we should put that question on HRWiki:Questions. —BazookaJoe 14:39, 7 June 2006 (UTC)
I'm sorry to bring up such an old conversation, but it was mentioned is the "A Jorb Well Done" commentary that A Jorb Well Done was remade in cerrent animation sytle. --TotalSpaceshipGirl3 20:37, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Hork / Hoard

I'm pretty sure that Strong Bad's line is "I know where we can hork some," not "...where we can hoard some." I can clearly hear the k at the end of the word, and "hoard" doesn't make sense in that context. "Hork" is slang for "steal", which is precisely what Strong Bad is doing. The word "hork" was used a lot by the McKenzie Brothers of SCTV and the movie Strange Brew. Aaronak 20:37, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

I distinctly hear "hork" too. --DorianGray

[edit] date of release ?!?!?!

this dicussion was moved here where it would be more relevant.

[edit] DVD Version

I think someone should add notes saying whether the CBS Special Presentation theme and the Luau Main Page are still on the DVD. We note that the CBS Theme is gone from A Holiday Greeting and The Best Decemberween Ever and that Coach Z Talker is gone from A Jorb Well Done. Bad Bad Guy 02:25, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Are those still on the DVD? Bad Bad Guy 23:15, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
Anyone here? I don't want to have to resort to makin' stuff up! Bad Bad Guy 02:19, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
The CBS Special Presentation theme IS still on the DVD, when Strong Bad's party invitation spins into view.--NoMayonnaise 17:46, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
Better late than never, I guess. Thanks for responding at all. That makes it weird that the Decemberween specials don't have it. Bad Bad Guy 23:48, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Possible Goof?

When Strong Bad is attempting to light a fire, the red tip of the match he uses is still visible after it is lit. Does anyone else think this may be a possible goof?? --Murgatroid

More of a remark, I'd say. Especially it being an old toon and all. --DorianGray 07:20, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Peewee's Playhouse

I credited "Meka-Leka Hi" to Peewee's Playhouse, since that's were it originated

This is already noted in Trivia. I'm not sure whether to keep both of them, or which one to keep if not both of them. The Knights Who Say Ni 20:55, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Luau 2

Has anyone noticed that the address bar says is this a sequal to another luau? Rondleman! Stuff I did.Talk. 18:35, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

They probably did a rough draft of the toon before releasing the final toon. But you may be right, as this toon was titled "Party Problems" in May 2001, and renamed to "The Luau" a month later. (from That'sBupkis! 19:11, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
We know about it. There are a handful of urls that do it that way; and they are gathered here. The Knights Who Say Ni 20:49, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Strong Sad's chanting

Does his Hawaiian mean anything? Wolf O'Donnel 05:50, 3 July 2021 (UTC)

There's already some of that covered in the Trivia section although it doesn't seem like all his lines are covered by the transcript. (Likely because they are in the background?) Perhaps they should be added somewhere? --Stux 09:28, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
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