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[edit] Microphone

I think Homestar's microphone looks more like Gene Rayburn's (Match Game) than it does Bob Barker's, mostly because Rayburn's was taller and gray, unlike Barker's shorter black mike. Is anyone in agreement with me on this?

Yes, I am in total agreement with you on this. I even added this to The Show as I think the design of the set mimics that of the Match Game (with rounded squares). And Homestar has mentioned C.N. Reilly, a regular panelist, on the DVD Commentary. Please sign your posts, ChicosBailBonds. —THE PAPER PREEEOW 03:59, 27 Sep 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Armed Homestar

"In the "We'll Be Right Back" placard preceding the Fluffy Puff Marshmallows commercial, Homestar is depicted with arms!"

I don't think that's Homestar. What do other people think?--Hysterical Woman 10:19, 11 Nov 2004 (MST)

Yeah, me neither. I have removed the Fun Fact. -- Tom 10:39, 11 Nov 2004 (MST)

[edit] Witch's brew

Is "witch's brew" really a misspelling? Could refer to just one witch, rather than a group of witches.

Yes, generic person who didn't sign their name has a point. "Witch's brew" is not a misspelling. Aurora Szalinski 21:11, 18 Mar 2005 (MST)

Which which are you talking about? -- Tom 15:02, 19 Mar 2005 (MST)

[edit] Marshalades

I doubt the fun fact about the marshmallow equation. Can someone write it out for me?

It's fine. If you eat 100 marshmallows a day, then you will eat approx. 365000 marshmallows a year, and 985500 marshmallows in 27 years, just short of one million. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 22:44, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)

you mean 36500 marshmallows a year:P User:Imdaman

Not counting leap years, of course. --DorianGray 23:09, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Closed STUFF

These fun facts were on the STUFF page and closed. If you wish to contest the verdict on them, please leave a note, but make sure your vote is seperate from the original ones.

[edit] Homestar's "Arms" (Declined)

Unless Homestar is holding the microphone under his armpit when he is reciting his list, this is another one of those times when it's questionable as to how many invisible arms he has: he holds the microphone in one hand, his cards in the other, and flips them over each other all at the same time.

  • Comment. I stuffed this because it's very much in question whether Homestar has invisible "arms" or some other way to "hold" objects. Opinions? Aurora the Homestar Coder 14:59, 7 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • Decline. Because it wasn't clear in my previous comment. Anyway, I don't think Homestar has invisible arms. He doesn't have any arm holes in his shirt and the other characters call him armless. Aurora the Homestar Coder 12:56, 9 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Decline. You could add this fact to any toon or email which features Homestar manipulating an object. Hopefully, we won't. -- tomstiff 07 Apr 2005
  • Accept. In how many other toons does homestar appear to be handling more objects than could be reasonably handled using two arms? --rsl12 15:52, 7 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • time capsule is another example. Aurora the Homestar Coder 15:55, 7 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • Hmm....even so, it's one of those things that's not very obvious. If it happened all the time, that'd be one thing, but if it doesn't happen that often, I think it's worth noting.--rsl12 21:02, 7 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Decline! "Another one of those times"? For shame! --acekirby13 18:59, 7 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Decline Dear Strong Bad, how do you type with boxing gloves on? Donny vs Universe
  • Accept This is one of the best Fun Facts I've seen (I'm talking about the original Fun Fact, not that boxing gloves mention). Half glitch, half major insight into the Homestar universe. Definitely a keeper.
  • F-- Does everything in the world make perfect sense? Heck no at all. I think the fact that his arms are invisible in the first place is pretty weird. Rudeboy87 08:57, 8 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Dcline I don't think Homestar has invisible arms. It just... floats. Kvb 12:14, 9 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Decline I'm thinkin' Homestar's like VeggieTales. -- Joshua 21:23, 9 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Decline Aren't fun facts supposed to be fun? This is... just silly. Dasrik 20:37, 10 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Revise, move This seems like it is worth pointing out about Homestar, but if this really a common occurence(I never really thought of it before, does Marzipan ever do this?) that it should be mentioned on his character page. The reason I think this falls under fun facts is that it's unexpected and hard to notice as a result. It's easy to assume when you see Homestar holding something without hands that he essentially has invisible arms. Occurences like this supplant that notion. PolarBoy 11:21, 11 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • Based on what people are saying, it sounds like it's not a common occurence. Only in two episodes (to my knowledge) has this been an issue: this one and time capsule. It wasn't obvious to me on watching either episode, and I'm glad someone is pointing this out!--rsl12 16:44, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Buleeted May I remind you? Is marsipan a broom? Yo strongbad, How do you type with boxing gloves on? Where is Pom pom's mouth? You are one of these people now. Muhahahaha. OWIE!
    • Second. Too technical. But people, please stop picking on him. You're being a little harsh. TakuaKaita600 16:44, 12 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • Comment We SHOULD mention on Marzipan's character page that she looks like a broom, and on Strong Bad's page that he types with boxing gloves on, and on Homestar's page that he has no arms, etc. Just because these are issues/questions that TBC refuses to explain (yet), doesn't make issues like Homestar's strange arm-mechanics unworthy of mention. The proposed fun fact is centrally relevant to one of the main mysteries on the site. It also sheds new light on the issue by refuting a common interpretation (that Homestar has two invisible arms). It's less similar to "Strong Bad typing with boxing gloves on" as it is to "Strong bad typing with boxing gloves on and without touching the keyboard". It adds a new layer to an age-old Homestar Runner question. - Dingell
  • Homestar has no arms, invisible or other wise. He simply manipulates objects. Nobody knows how, because thats the joke. Trying to apply logic to it only ruins the fun.Donny vs Universe
    • Accept- it seems that this is reasonable. computerdude33
    • Accept When I see Homestar, I presume that if he has ANY "Invisible Arms", He would have two. --Bonk 20:21, 17 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Decline. Donny, I couldn't have said it any better. High-ball! --Beatfox 04:52, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Comment- Homestar's arms, Marzipan's figure, and Strong Bad's WPM aren't great big huge mysteries of the universe that we have to use science and logic and smarts to explain. It's just funny. That's all the explaniton it needs. See cartoon physics-- 21:51, 7 August 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for your input, but note this has been closed for over 2 years. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 02:03, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Added a few things

Hi all, I added a few things. First the "We'll be right back" image reminds me a lot of the one used for The Galloping Gourmet. I tried to find an image online; no such luck. But if anyone wants to check me, I think the show is on Food Network. I also changed Marshie's "guys/jies" spelling. The way he said it was spelled as sounding like "jies" which, to me, rhymed with fleas or twees ;P so I changed it to juys. Positatewithoutpizzaz 00:14, 3 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Simpsons reference = ???

Just found another possible The Simpsons reference and was surprised it hadn't already been debated here. Homestar's cue cards in the Easter egg could be inspired by the 12th season opener A Tale of Two Springfields, in which Homer writes on his hand "Lenny = white Carl = black". There could be other shows that have used the same joke, but I think this one is just similar enough to be a reference. Has Matt? (talk) 13:23, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

However, it's a very old joke. Legend has it that Leonard Bernstein, before conducting a major orchestra, would glance at a card and then put it back in his pocket just before going on stage. One performance, it accidentally fell to the floor and the stage manager picked it up and, curious, looked to see what words of importance were written there. The card read "Violins on left; cellos on right." Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 13:51, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

[edit] What Show? (New Title)

There should be a different name for The Show, because a lot of you people are thinking "What show?", "Which show?", and a whole lot of other questions you may ask for yourselves. So, why not call it something like, "Homestar's Game Show" or "HR: The Real Lightning Round"? -Ümläut76 (The C Zone · Talk here!) 11:47, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Uhh... no. "The Show" is its name, not its description, and that's half the joke. What show? The Show. --Belthazar 21:37, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Chicken Pox

Aren't the chicken pox supposed to get more serious the older you get? So because strong sad is considered an adult shouldn't he be more sick then just lying in bed? --Happypasta 00:08, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

While that may be true, discussion pages are for the article itself, not the toon. We have forum for such topics. --Jellote wuz here 00:25, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
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