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[edit] Douglas

so... any idea what the actual *significance* of Douglas is?

None what-so-ever. I believe that's part of the joke. -- Tom 13:39, 28 Jan 2005 (MST)

[edit] Closed STUFF

[edit] To "T" or not to "T" (DECLINED)

At the beginning of the email, Strong Bad types The Cheat's name with a lowercase T. Usually the T is uppercase as it is considered part of his name.

  • Douglassssss...ahem, DECLINED! I have noticed that the Cheat's name was like this >the Cheat (sometimes, at least)Cheatachu72 11 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept Uh... what's wrong with this? It's true and we note it in other very rare cases when it happens... --Jay (Talk) 02:35, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Second. «Rob» 10:16, 19 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Okay, so I can't find any other examples of us noting such a thing, but how often does The Cheat's name get written without the capital T anyway? I'll change my vote if you can show it to be common (emailers to Strong Bad don't count.) --Jay (Talk) 02:38, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept A mistake on SB's part. --user: Lappy 486 Lappy 486 03:31, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Read the HR faq!! TBC make mistakes sometimes, we don't need to go after every piddling little detail alright? Save goofs for when it really matters, like in Radio where part of Strong Sad's shirt dissapears. DECLINE!! Donny vs Universe
    • That isn't what the FAQ says. The FAQ is advising people not to add flash artifacts (that is, oddities when we view the Flash file in .swf mode or by manipulating Flash features, unless they're PARTICULARLY notable.) It doesn't say not to add Goofs. --Jay (Talk) 21:56, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
      • I believe that Donny was talking about the FAQ on homestarrunner.com. mibluvr13 22:51, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept. It is part of The Cheat's name, and to not capitalize it would be like not capitalizing any of our names. --upset_your_balance 4:41, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Repeal the Accept and Decline. I like the point below about how the author of the email lowercased the T twice in his email and so Strong Bad was making fun of him. It may not be true, but... that'll work. --Upset_Your_Balance 17:07, 14 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Yeah, it is part of The Cheat's name. Yet for some reason, (and maybe this is just me), I don't find the fact that Strong Bad forgot to hit a shift key once in one e-mail particularly "fun". DECLINED --Tony Stony 11:21, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline. Didja notice that the author of the email referred to The Cheat as "the Cheat" ... twice? Strong Bad is making fun of the author. -- tomstiff 13:14, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Gah! Good work soldier (and good eye)! Its not your fault people keep accepting this! Donny vs Universe
  • ACCEPT -- Joshua
  • Decline! I mean, who really gives a hunkocrap? Fetus!
  • I was the one who STUFF'd this, and even though I've seen a lot of perspectives, I still stick to my post (for anyone who disagrees. Second for all da declines Cheatachu72 [only one vote per customer]
  • My bad. Cheatachu72
  • Accept'd! not capitalizing Teh C.'s Name would be like, capitalizing my name. Becasue it's lowercase. --kerrek slaya 11:28, 14 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept the The is part of The Cheat's name which makes it a proper noun, which means it needs to be capitalized. The Pardack
    • But dude, Strong Bad is making fun of him by not capitalizing it. At least, he would be making fun of it if he cared, which he probably doesn't. --Tony Stonytalk
    • At the risk of being repetitive ... didja notice that the author of the email referred to The Cheat as "the Cheat" ... twice? Strong Bad is making fun of the author. -- tomstiff 21:43, 17 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline This whole fun fact is rediculus. --AnarchyBalsac
  • I have a question. If Strong Bad is making fun of the author, why is it so subtle? Strong Bad is not one for that much subtlety when making fun of people. I think that it was a mistake that coincidentally coincided with the mistaken capitalization in the email. I mean, does Strong Bad type in ALL CAPS when trying to make fun of people who type like that? No. He half-yells it and reminds them how many internet ettiquite laws they're breaking. --Jay (Talk) 02:34, 20 May 2005 (UTC)
  • At any rate, this is such a nitpicky minor thing that I really feel it's not neccessary. --AnarchyBalsac
  • Weak Decline or somethin'? I dunno - Not capitalizing parts of "The Cheat" is very common, since in the english language you must capitalize a noun, but people sometimes forget that "The Cheat" is one noun, thus making "the Cheat" or "The cheat", but "The Cheat" must be capitalized in two places. Very easy mistake. -- SaikoRoxi 11:13 AM, 21 May 2005
    • On a side Note, I didn't realize that You had to capitalize all Nouns in English. Do Pronouns count in That? (But yeah, You do have to capitalize proper Nouns.) --Jay (Talk) 15:39, 21 May 2005 (UTC)
      • Oh crap, sorry, what I meant to say was, you DO have to capitalize all proper nouns in English, not nouns. "The Cheat" is a proper noun because it is a name, and "The" is part of his name as well as Cheat, but they are considered separate words but the same (Like a first and last name). -- SaikoRoxi 7:21 PM, 21 May 2005
        • So what? It doesn't matter. It's a cartoon. Dunno if I already voted but I don't think I did so Decline.TK600 21:08, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Might Need Fixing...

At one point in the Fast Forward section of this page, it says Strong Sad then also "Douglas." Do I just not get it, or does this make no sense? -Polly 05:07, 14 Jul 2005 (UTC)

You're right. As written, it doesn't make any sense. Let me fix that. -BazookaJoe 05:11, 14 Jul 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Meh!

Maybe The Cheat noises when Strong Bad was trying to make him say, "Douglas" was THE actual saying of Douglas. For instance:

  • Strong Bad: Say something normal like er...um...uhh....Douglas.
  • The Cheat:("mehs" out, "Douglas.")
  • Strong Bad: Douglas.
  • The Cheat:("mehs" out, "I said, Douglas.")
  • Strong Bad: Douglas.
  • The Cheat: ("mehs" out, "Douglas!") -Viklas 18:10, 26 Febraury 2007 (UTC)
We don't put words in The Cheat's mouth. --phlip TC 00:38, 27 February 2007 (UTC)
Phlip, that is how I think The Cheat would say these quotes during that transcript. -Viklas 19:17, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
I did the same thing in The Cheat Theme Song (when he squeaked "How was that?"), but it got removed right away. It should not go in. --The Goblin!! 03:02, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Resolution Inside-joke

Does any one remember what cartoon has a resolution of a tree rubbing against a window? I seem to remember one and SB's tone seems to indicate it.

[edit] Cory, North Dakota

  • There is no such city as Cory, North Dakota, according to Wikipedia.

This fact was removed because it's just strong bad toying with the sender's name and location, and then added again because people might be "curious". To me, it seems obvious that it's not, strong bad says that sort of thing all the time. If people are curious, they can check themselves. Remarks are IMO for things remarkable about the email/toon, not for things remarkable about something commonly done and are therefore unremarkable. — Defender1031*Talk 01:25, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

This fact should definitely be on the wiki. It's not obvious that there is no such town (unless you are intimately familiar with the cities of North Dakota), and I think that quite a few people would want to know — people that would be casually using this wiki as a reference, not just the obsessive types (like myself). I'd fully expect this page to tell me if Cory was or was not a town if I came to look it up after watching the toon. In my opinion, it belongs in an encyclopedic reference.  Green Helmet 01:37, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Keyboard scoot sound

No one has commented that the keyboard makes a geddup-like noise just before Strong Bad shoves it into Strong Sad. Are there similar occurances elsewhere. I find it at least noteworthy.

Thank you, Jeff in Poway — 72.197.212.178 (Talk | contribs) 9 November 2008 20:55 (UTC) (left unsigned)

*Goes to Firefox* *Goes to email* *Skips till Strong Sad's hit*
You know what, you're right. That is weird. To me, it fits just fine, especially since The Brothers Chaps shortened it. Does anyone else think this should be added? Even though I find it fitting, I do. --75.41.212.228 21:28, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Won't load.

Everytime i watch this video, it just dosen't wanna load. Can someone tell me why it won't load? weirdalinstrongbadia 10:21 AM 10/8

HRWiki:Toon loading problems. If you have the version of flash named in that link, that's probably the answer. If you upgrade your flash player, the problem should be fixed. The Knights Who Say Ni 14:37, 8 October 2010 (UTC)
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