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[edit] Meedly Meedly MEEEE

Methinks this is a reference to the X-men Cartoon theme song ~Kirch

I'd put all my Strongbadia currency on "Highway Star" by Deep Purple. Listen to the solo 4m 30s into the song. ~Spiderbaby

Either way, Saban shows have kick-awesome 'lixx.

[edit] Heart Talk

Why does the Heart reference not listed when several contributors have added it? -concerned strong bad fan

  • Because there are many possible songs that the 'rhythm guitar' could reference, so it's probably just a general reference to rhythm guitar rather than a reference to a specific song. Aurora the Homestar Coder 02:56, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • What are you thinking? Have you heard Barracuda? This is a wrong call, and I think the Barracuda reference should be in. Nobody who has heard Barracuda would think that Strong Bad was imitating Bonanza. I fail to see any other song that it could be! P.S. It is much more apparent that Strong Bad's rhythm guitar is from Barracuda than it is that the tiny strings are from Creeping Death. So if we can't have Barracuda maybe we should delete Creeping Death as well?
  • I agree with her.I was listening to Barracuda over the weekend,and went,"Oh dude!That opening sounds like one of the guitar-y things from the email guitar!"I swear,ask my mom.

[edit] Closed STUFF

[edit] That's got to be "Barracuda" by Heart (DECLINED)

Strong Bad's rhythm guitar music is clearly inspired by the intro to "Barracuda" by Heart.

  • User:Homestar_Coder has vowed in Talk:guitar to delete any mention of "Barracuda" from fun facts on the basis that "there are many possible songs that the 'rhythm guitar' could reference."
  • The only other song I saw in the history was Bonanza, which for so very many reasons is obviously false and should be kept out.
  • What do you think? I only ask that you listen to "Barracuda" and the email before deciding this one.
    • In the future, I would appreciate if you would refrain from claiming I "vowed" to do anything. I merely deleted the fact, explained my reason, and requested you put it in STUFF if you don't agree. Aurora the Homestar Coder 06:10, 29 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Hey Anonymous! Why don't ya, um, write a post or something and not attribute it to yourself! -- tomstiff 13:15, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline. Sometimes basic rhythm guitar is just basic rhythm guitar. -- tomstiff 13:34, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept! Have you ever heard the song? It is so Barracuda! It's even the same number of beats, the only difference is the basic rhythm guitar music in the email is a slightly different tone then the opening refrain of Barracuda. Ookelaylay 14:56, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • No it isn't, count them... guitar has 5 low ones then it rises, Barracuda has 7 low ones then it rises... All the same I think it's close enough, so Revise (get rid of the word "clearly"), but get your facts straight first. --phlip TC 15:16, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)
      • Well,I think it's close enough. Yeah, revise I guess, change 'clearly inspired by' to 'remniscient of',and you're set. Ookelaylay 17:44, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)
        • Yes, I've heard Barracuda. Over and over and over and over and over again since 1977. That's why I voted against this. It's not the same rhythm (see above) and SB doesn't sing it the same way. -- tomstiff 17:59, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • It sounds slightly like Barracuda..but I would have to say revise as well to something equivalent to philip's suggestion. I do think it is some sort of reference too, as isn't the "meedly meedly" part a reference to a real song too? -- Tony Stony 21:04, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline All the proposed rewrites may as well have "may be" or "could be" latched onto them. Donny vs Universe
  • DECLINE It sounds absolutely NOTHING like the song or at least very little. The only reason they're similiar is becasue they're both rhythm guitar. Case closed.
  • Decline There are a lot of songs it could be referencing. Unless the line or section of the toon in question is very obviously referring to something, it seems too conjectural to claim it as a reference.--Big Dog 22:56, 5 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Anonymous, GET OVER YOURSELF please. Decline, belindas Dasrik 13:51, 6 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Can you say, "uh-DECLINE"? Who cares what song it sounds a little like? Resemblance doesn't equal reference. - aaronak 11:44, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Revisit?

For what it's worth, when I heard the song in Shrek the Third tonight, I immediately thought of this email. I stayed through the credits to find out the name. I was both pleased and disappointed to already find it discussed here. — It's dot com 05:33, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

Since there's no replies to this, I'm assuming it's still up for grabs, and I think that Barracuda is extremely similar. Accept. --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 06:32, 28 December 2007 (UTC)
Concur with the above users that this one could be revisited. The rhythm and the pitch contour are both remarkably similar. I'd only be convinced against the reference if I could hear another song that's equally likely. Heimstern Läufer 06:53, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
Sure, we could revisit. I'm ready with my vote: decline. =] OptimisticFool 07:04, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
(And just for fun, sing "jug jigga jug jigga jug jigga jug jigga JAH JAH" to the tune of Bonanza's theme!) OptimisticFool 07:17, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
This fact was recently added and removed again, and since there was talk of "revisiting" it relatively recently, I think it's not inappropriate to bring back up. On my part, I'm somewhat on the fence about it. I'd never connected Barracuda and this email in my head before, but when it's specifically pointed out, the similarity is kind of undeniable. -DAGRON 02:34, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
I agree that the similarity between SB's tune and "Barracuda" is quite close. Unless someone else can provide another riff that sounds as similar, we need to consider that "Barracuda" was the inspiration for it. I vote Accept 15:58, 9 June 2008 (UTC)
Accept. Immediately when I saw the e-mail, I was reminded of Barracuda. Jedibob5 03:21, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
It's definitely Barracuda. barracuda has more notes before the "JAH JAH" as it were, but the tune is too close. I just saw it reverted (wrongly imo). i was about to correct the formatting of the fact, and remark on my surprise that it wasn't already on the page. I'm more familiar with the song than i am with this email, and when i saw the email for the first few times until i was used to it, i was surprised at how accurately he followed barracuda. now i still think about the song every time. The Knights Who Say Ni 00:34, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
After the revisit, there seems to be a significant degree of support for this fact. Should it be added? - 15:41, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

[edit] homestartotcom?

down in the commentary section, near the end. Are you guys sure that's right?

[edit] Death Metal

D'ya think the jugga jigga wuggas in death metal are a reference to this toon?

We had a vote on it, and it was decided that they weren't a reference. --DorianGray

[edit] Abductors (?)

I'd like to suggest as an additional reference the Judas Priest song 'Abductors', from their 1997 album Jugulator. In the song Tim Owens screams out "and they come in the niiiiiiiiight", essentially the way SB does. Maybe someone else is familiar with this song and would care to comment?

[edit] References

I think it's safe to say that the ambiguous "guitar noises" are not references to any specific song.-- 04:40, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

[edit] How Does Strong Bad Play Hot Lixx With Boxing Gloves?

I just wanted to point this out, and perhaps it should be mentioned in the main Guitar article-- it seems it could be a reference to the "How do you type with boxing gloves?" joke.

Probably not a deliberate reference, but it might make a good email for Strong Bad not to answer. Heimstern Läufer 04:05, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

True, but Strong Bad hasn't not answered an email for a long time (since the days of... uh, the sbemail we're discussing, except for a few here and there). I doubt they're going to do another one for a while (until they can't find a good email, at least). Eh well. xP

[edit] And the dragon/paper/Trogdor/Kung-Fu Dragon Chinese Takeout goes into the NIIIIIIIIIIGHT!

Anybody think we have enough appearances for a running gag? --Essence of Ghost Water 23:50, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

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