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[edit] Skate videos

"Strongbad repeating hose me down seems to be a reference to skate videos." What the heck does this mean?--Hysterical Woman 09:12, 5 Nov 2004 (MST)

  • I'm not sure, but I did edit it to make it a little more proper. Perhaps "skate videos" means videos like Tony Hawk's or something like that. --oddtodd 22:06, 19 Nov 2004 (MST)

I thought it meant like when in skateboarding videos, after they show a trick, they'll flash the clip about twice more so you can see it again, just like they did it in this, but for no reason. --VolatileChemical 19:22, 30 Mar 2005 (MST)

[edit] Stench of Biblical Proportions

There's a fun fact that says:

The fact that Strong Bad says "a stench of biblical proportions"
refers to the Bible and that there was always some kind of destuction
going on.

Is that fact even necessary? I'm torn between whether it's useful or not. --oddtodd 22:27, 19 Nov 2004 (MST)

I would have deleted it in its original form since it's sort of offensive, but it's a little better now. --Clever Ben

The whole fun fact should be deleted all together, since "A *something* of biblical proportions" is a commonly used phrase to describe something enourmous, such as "a flood of biblical proportions"--Nevrmore 15:18, 5 Jan 2005 (MST)

Moreover, the definition of "biblical" is just that: a reference to the bible. You could say "a pile of hamburgers of biblical proportions" but that doesnt necessarily merit the second half of that comment. --Tony Stony 23:23, 14 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Has Matt?

I doubt this is a reference to Matt Chapman. It's probably just a coincidence that they used the pun "Has Matt?" because it sounds like "Hazmat", since that is the word for who comes after a chemical spill. You might as well say if they use "Mike" instead of "Microphone", they're talking about Mike. And not all HSR fans know them by any other name than The Brothers Chaps, so they probably wouldn't mkae a joke that not all fans had a way of understanding.

I think it's very possible to be referencing Matt Chapman. Just because some of the fans won't get a joke doesn't mean they aren't going to put it in there. That's one of the reasons that make Homestar Runner funny! →[[User:FireBird|FireBird]]

Well, I still think it's a coincidence. --VolatileChemical 19:21, 30 Mar 2005 (MST)

Two questions: 1, "Has Matt?" is highlighted in the transcript, and the Wiki standards seem to say that we shouldn't ever do that. However, I'm not sure how else to incorporate a link to Has Matt? - any ideas? 2, in regards to the discussion above, I always thought the "Has Matt?" joke was an indirect reference to "Got Milk?" - a way to reference the "Got Milk?" commercials while also poking fun at the term "hazmat". — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 21:19, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

Has the idea that it's partially a reference to MATT!! in 50 E-mails been brought up already? given the poopsmith is painted blue and all of it is in caps?

[edit] Goofs Section

There needs to be a goofs section here, I noticed sevral. 4/17/05 -Guest

Well, by all means go ahead and put one in. Be bold!It's dot com 03:22, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Full Storyline

There's the possibilty that everyone is correct in their story. Observe:

  1. Strong Bad writes that he loves "Carla Lewis"
  2. Strong Bad realizes his embarassing mistake and tears up that part of the couch.
  3. Mysterious Figure (everybody knows it's ZUBS!) eats chili and pukes in the tear. Sews it up before anyone notices
  4. Strong Bad cuts open the area that was sewn up. The puke has rotted over the months/years and the scent of it overwhelms him. A Haz-Matt? team is required to remove the stench of the mysterious figure's old puke
  5. The Haz-Matt? team patches up the couch
  6. Homestar throws Teddy Grahams at the cieling.

See? Kinda silly to put in the main article, but interesting nonetheless. --GregHosting 20:31, 22 Apr 2005 (UTC)

It's not Bubs! It's Coach Z, hence the hat and other such stuff in the silhouette.Ookelaylay 03:08, 3 Jul 2005 (UTC)

He's obviously kidding. I think that's plausible, but I also think that's you spelled ceiling wrong. Unless it's like, sy-uh-eh-ling...--Jimmy Jammies 01:08, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

Homestar doesn't throw Teddy Grahams, he spits them. Although you do have a point, as Strong Bad is only Li'l Strong Bad in the "Carla Lewis" incident. -Marth 99 15:45, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

I think this is plausible. --Jnelson09 21:32, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Seconded, thirded, fourthed, fifthed, sixed, and so on. but, a buttdanceNeox ONION BUBS!YOU WILL RESPECT MAH AUTHORI-TAH!!! 23:07, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Print me a million dollar bill.exe

  • The Easter Eggs section says to click on a hidden "print me a million dollar bill.exe" to print a million dollar bill.Where is this hidden clickable?Ookelaylay

[edit] Closed STUFF

[edit] Computer miscommunications (Declined)

At the beginning of the email, Strong Bad tells Compy not to give him any cross talk. This is refering to the transient signal interference that comes from two wires running parallel to each other which can cause erroneous signals to be sent/received. (I welcome rewrite suggestions)

VERDICT: This item was narrowly declined.

[edit] Million yuan bill

In Chinese superstition, the number 8 means wealth. This email was email number 88 and Strong Bad tries to print out a million dollar bill.

Posted on: 07:30, 16 March 2006 (UTC)
Closed: 07:30, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was unanimously declined, 18–0. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/couch patch.

[edit] Hazmat = Matt?

The Poopsmith's Has Matt? uniform is a reference to Matt Chapman.

Posted on: 17:28, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 17:38, 7 Jul 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was declined, 11–4. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/couch patch.

[edit] Um... Real World Reference?


"Crosstalk" refers to an interference phenomenon commonly found on Parallel ATA (PATA) cables in most computers. This is caused when signals passing through wires are too strong and inadvertantly are transferred to adjoining wires, causing errors. This is probably what Strong Bad thinks is happening (why Compy won't print out the bill), while also creating a small pun, as in backtalk.

Um... What? Even with the qualifer (PROBABLY what Strong Bad thinks etc...) this seems like an EXTREME stretch to me. More than likely it's a play on the whole childish

"Print me a million dollar bill!" "No!" "Print it!!" "What's the magic wooooord?"

Phenomenon rather than some kind of crazy PATA cable nonsense. Did this wording pass a vote? Am I nuts?

Actually, a fact essentially identical to that was previously declined from STUFF (see above) so it shouldn't have been re-added without some sort of consensus. --Jay (Talk) 05:41, 11 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Rashomon

Why was the comment about the Rashomon reference deleted? It seems to me that the only part of it that was really irrelevant/TTATOT was the part about the Simpsons or whatever. I think it should at least be re-considered...--Tally Solleni 02:23, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Just so ya'll know, I was the one who put the Rashomon reference in. Sorry about the Simpsons reference that had been in there. It's just that it was that Simpsons episode, which contained a parody of Rashomon, that clued me in that this entire e-mail might be a Rashomon parody. I'd put the reference back in, but I never saw any reason why it was deleted in the first place, thus I fear it will just disappear the moment I put it up. Will the deleter mind explaining why the Rashomon reference wasn't wiki material? Thanks.--El Santo 02:23, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Glitch or Goof?

When you click on the million dollar bill easter egg, once it finishes printing out, you can hear the beginning of the Homestar easter hear "pto"--then it's cut off in the middle of the "ptoo." Should it be a goof or a glitch? --Pretztailfan95 20:34, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Neither. This is a known bug with certain versions of flash player, that it continues playing audio for a split second after it's supposed to stop. Not remarkable, and not TBC's glitch. — Defender1031*Talk 02:47, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Glade Plug-In Fast Forward???

(I don't know if I'm doing this right. Or if anyone still cares. But here goes.) Glade Plug-Ins are later referenced in love poems. Is this not a fast forward-worthy fact? — (Talk | contribs) 05:28, 14 September 2013 (UTC) (left unsigned)

No, as there's nothing connecting the two references aside from having happened to mention the same thing. — Defender1031*Talk 21:57, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

[edit] Speculation of Biblical Proportions

Theoretically, all the stories could have been true: Lil' Strong Bad could have written on the couch and removed the ink somehow (or ripped the written-on section out of the couch resulting in the tear), Coach Z could have puked in the tear Lil' Strong Bad might have left, resulting in the "stench of Biblical proportions".

I'm pretty sure this "fact" has been removed, re-added, et cetera a bunch of times, and I'm surprised it's still on the page now. This seems like speculation at its finest, I doubt that it's what The Brothers Chaps intended, and I think it needs to go. Anyone else? Lira (talk) 05:22, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

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