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[edit] We Represent The High Voice Crew?

Anyone think the "High Voice Crew" is a vague reference to the Lollipop Guild from The Wizard of Oz movie?

The thought never occurred to me! My vote would be "no". -- tomstiff 19:56, 12 Aug 2005 (UTC)
If it is, wicked awesome! But I doubt it, so... --Ookelaylay 01:35, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)
Probably not. — talk Bubsty edits 17:33, 11 December 2005 (UTC)
More urgently: were the Munchkins on helium? —AbdiViklas 04:15, 12 December 2005 (UTC)
Watching The Wizard of Oz on AMC with director's commentary, I learned that there was a single Munchkin who delivered the high voice naturally; the rest were digitally altered. The Lyrical Wondermind 02:26, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
That's impossible as The Wizard of Oz came out in 1939 and digital computers weren't invented until the '60s or '70s. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 08:29, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
My bad. Not digitally altered, just sped up to create higher-pitched sound, like a record or something. The Lyrical Wondermind

[edit] Remark

  • Strong Mad's balloon does not deflate at all when he inhales the helium from it, which may explain why his voice stayed the same.

That's not true.--Jnelson09 22:46, 13 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Inside References

  • The Strong Sad easter egg is a reference to Main Page 15 ("I'm sad that I'm flying.") And if you listen closely you'll notice there is a pause between "that" and "he's", showing that the brother used the "I'm sad that I'm flying" and simply took out "I'm flying" and replaced it with "He's flying"

That's not true. Was there a different version previously? (See also, Remarks, above)

[edit] Sped up

I had one of Strong Bad's Quotes of the Week sped up (well, recorded in Nintendogs - the white record), and sped it up. It sounded like Cartman almost. I guess it would probably the same type of voice in this one though. -- 01:26, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Not Sped Up

I removed a FF for discussion here.

"Strong Bad's voice while he breathed helium was only his regular voice sped up. You can tell this when Strong Bad's voice is returning to normal - his song gradually slows down."

Now, if it were "sped up" then as it returned to normal the key of the song would have gradually transposed itself. As it did not, the above is an incorrect explanation. But what is a correct explanation? What it seems to me is that they manipulated the audio in some way without speeding it up so the pitch was unchanged, but how to describe that is beyond me. I think the intent of the fun fact is notable, but the facts must be straightened out. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 23:29, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

-The song could have been sped up, then slowed down and altered. The song does change in pitch if that's what you mean by transposing. And even if that weren't the case it could have been altered in post so we wouldn't notice.

-It's possible that they used the key change feature like the one found in the Audio editing program Audacity. VmKid

-Helium actually doesn't change the pitch of your voice. It changes the timbre, or tonal quality of it so that it SOUNDS squeakier than normal, even though the pitch is the same. This is a bad analogy, but it's a bit like turning up the treble and down the bass on a car stereo to make audio sound more "tinny". If Strong Bad's pitch is actually changing, it could be a sign that the Chaps used a digital pitch shifter, which would make sense, considering that inhaling as much helium as you'd need to to record potentially multiple takes of a line on short notice would give you a wicked head rush at best.

[edit] Helium, or no helium

I think the baloon The Cheat breathed did have helium. He was just holding it. User:TwO 2 bReAdS iN a BiScUt

Umm, yes. He was. Who said he wasn't? — Defender1031*Talk 18:25, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Strong Mad's voice

I could be wrong on this, but Strong Mad's voice does seem to change after he breathes helium, albeit slightly. Strong Mad in his earlier days, spoke in a lower, more gruff voice before evolving into the louder, higher-pitched bawl we know him for today. He seems to go from his deeper "old" voice before inhaling, to his louder "newer" voice on helium. Since that became his better known regular voice, maybe it's just hard to see it as a "different" voice for Strong Mad.

[edit] Head Rush?

To tell you the truth, I've never heard anybody use the phrase "Head Rush" before, unless referring to the game "You Don't Know Jack: HeadRush". Could this be a possible reference to the game? VmKid

Doubtful, it's a common term. Ever been sitting down, and then stood up quickly and got all dizzy? That's because of orthostatic hypotension, more commonly referred to as a "head rush".  Green Helmet 02:51, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Fake Easter Egg

I clicked on The Cheat FIFTY times! But Strong Sad didn't say anything!

Are you sure you're waiting long enough to start clicking? adjusted your volume control? it's working fine for me. The Knights Who Say Ni 02:44, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

Oh, until you made your edit on the article, I didn't quite understand, I thought they meant while he's floating over Homestar and Marzi, no I didn't wait long enough, I didn't even know he'd float by again, I tried again when I read you edit, then clicked on him when he floated after the paper came down and it worked. 02:52, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

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