Talk:The Next April Fools Thing

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[edit] Sbemail 208

Even though it technically is an April Fools toon, should we still refer to it as Sbemail 208? -- Mml554 talk 10:25, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

If it doesn't appear on the Sbemail menu, it's not an email. We call things like this Not Quite Strong Bad Emails. --DorianGray 15:17, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
Strong Bad says this counts as sbemail 208 in this Twitter thread: Wear a Bikini 16:21, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
I think it should be treated similarly to Trogdor Was Dragon Man. It's a Powered by The Cheat toon, but not listed as such on the toons menu. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 00:05, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
Following up on Wear a Bikini's observation, we have a more direct declaration of 208-ness here. --Jay (Talk) 05:09, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

So, it's been confirmed many times that this is a Strong Bad Email. However, it's not listed on the email menu, and it's inside another toon. I support listing it on the Strong Bad Email organization pages and such, but where do we draw the line? Do we treat this identically to a regular email? Should we put it on {{Strong Bad Email}}? Trogdor Was Dragon Man doesn't include the next/previous navigation bar at the top, so should it be removed here, or added there? There aren't specific guidelines for this sort of thing. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 20:29, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

But Trogdor was a Man is not a strongbad email. - 16:35, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
That's because Gfdgsgxgzgdrc changed the subject. It should be added there. The Knights Who Say Ni 18:43, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
I didn't change the subject. As I said above, Trogdor Was Dragon Man is a PBTC toon not listed on the PBTC menu, and The Next April Fools Thing is a sbemail not listed on the sbemail menu. I brought it up because it's similar in that regard, and both toons should probably be treated the same. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 19:27, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
Oh then yeah it should be added. - 19:55, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

[edit] Aloud/Allowed but Deadly

Which does everyone think Strong Bad is saying? At first "aloud but deadly" didn't make sense before Mee proposed that it could be an opposite of "silent but deadly". I think "allowed but deadly", as in legal but deadly, would be more of a funny joke, and more within Strong Bad's character to say. What does everyone else think? The Knights Who Say Ni 17:01, 2 April 2018 (UTC)

I, the transcriber of the toon, wrote "Allowed"... because "Aloud" didn't occur to me. Now that it's been posited, I do think it's the correct interpretation. But man, this isn't the first time we've had disagreements over homophones being used in bizarre contexts... --Jay (Talk) 20:20, 2 April 2018 (UTC)
I'll admit, it didn't occur to me at first either, and when I saw the first edit that changed it to "aloud", I was also thinking of reverting it back to "allowed", but after thinking about it for a moment, "aloud" seemed to make more sense while also being a clever joke. (Though I do concede that "allowed" would be in character for Strong Bad.) DEI DAT VMdatvm center\super contra 14:11, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

[edit] Be'sing a Doozer

When I hear the term "be's do'ser" I can't help but think of Doozers. They're these little green things in hard hats who spend their lives constructing towers in Fraggle Rock. But it's probably just a coincidental homophone. Thoughts? -- 02:31, 13 May 2018 (UTC)

If it was meant to be a reference, it probably would have been spelled like "doozer" on Homestar's sheet, or in some way a more obvious reference to Fraggle Rock would have been made. It's just a coincidence in the same way that it's probably not a reference to this. --Jay (Talk) 05:06, 13 May 2018 (UTC)
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