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[edit] H.R. PufnStuf Link

Okay, got the WIki links working now--Eaglescout1984 5 Feb 2007 14:32 GMT

[edit] Just Noticed

OMG! I just noticed that we actually see SB's bathroom's toilet in this email. Can someone upload an picture in the article? - Wario64

Yeah. See Strong Bad Smiling.

[edit] KOT's metaphysical?

Right. Does anyone else hear "metaphysical" when the KOT says it? Octan 02:55, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

That wouldn't make any sense. As "mega physical", albeit surreal, makes the sentence possible, "metaphysical" isn't even a noun, and in fact refers to the study of the nature of reality. — Lapper (talk) 03:03, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
I'm not going to bother registering to point this out, but I hear "meta" too... and uh, yeah, it a) doesn't make sense and b) the word is being used completely out of context... but c) ohhhh no, the Brothers Chaps have never had a character use an actual word out of context when a related word (in this case just plain "physical") would have made perfect sense, so it can't possibly be metaphysical on those grounds. Because "mega physical" makes perfect sense. Sincerely, An Ominous Poster.
Let's also not forget that Strong Bad says the same word earlier on, and his pronunciation is unambiguous. It's mega. --Jay (Talk) 17:10, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
Yes, Strong Bad is saying Mega. That's part of why it's funny that the KoT says Meta. It's also funny that "metaphysical" isn't a noun. And as for whether it makes sense...I think it does, since when the King of Town says it it's a self-referential joke--hence, "meta." --Tomemos 18:16, 6 February 2007 (PDT)
Definitely "meta" --m5rammy 9:20 2-7-2007
Meta! -JamesDean 19:26, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
Agree. I continuously hear "meta", even before looking here. I shan't change it without concensus, however. --DorianGray
Well, how do we establish consensus? That's an honest question; I'm new here. --Tomemos
Through discussions like this one, as a matter of fact. --DorianGray

[edit] Jou (something) no Hito

I'm working on translating the Bubs poster. So far I've got Jou (something) no Hito, which, when translated, would mean Man of...Something. Allowing something, or it could be that the two characters together make up a whole other word, I don't know. I'll get back to you on this. --Kiwi 21:56, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

I hear on the forum that it means Concession Man. Let me find the link. Shwoo 02:59, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
Oh, here it is. Scroll down to spiffy's post. Shwoo 03:01, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

The Japanese text on the King Bubsgonzola Supreme poster, from clicking on the word "reuse", at the end of the cartoon reads 譲歩の人, which babelfish translates as "person of concession", probably referring to Bubs having a concession stand. Phillip Alan Gulley 03:02, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

As for the kanji that appears when he walks into the water, I'm pretty sure it's 端, which Babelfish translates to "Edge". --Shay Caron 03:08, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

You trust BabelFish?! I don't know any Japanese, but based on my experience with BabelFish, it's quite likely to be wrong.· · T2|Things 03:14, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
BabelFish isn't that bad. Anyway, the word that appears when Bubs walks into the water doesn't look exactly like that, but it could just be because it's in a different font
Unihan lists as "end, extreme; head; beginning" – they might be using it to mean "The End". I agree it doesn't quite look like the one in the toon... but it's pretty close, and kinda works in context. Myself I'd gotten as far as "譲?の人"... and that was after an hour with some magic "find out what that character is" program... I guess I'll leave it to the experts next time. --phlip TC 03:20, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

I suspect I'm not alone in that my fonts don't support the Japanese. Someone should upload an image of the characters discussed in the article for those users. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 03:49, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

I'm on it. --phlip TC 04:04, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Here's an image of that text with him going into the water, there is an image of the poster in the article already.Phillip Alan Gulley 04:18, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

A better site for translation is WWWJDIC, but you need to know the unicode for the kanji. Danny Lilithborne 08:14, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Um. Well. Just for the record I started this whole thing. Bwah. *shot* And as for Babelfish, well...Babelfish is just hilarious. Underpants devil. Tee-hee! --Kiwi 17:52, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Not that this matters, but I think it's extremely hilarious and worth pointing out that English subtitles of Japanese films are often mis-subtitled, therefore making this potentially intentional and funny even if it wasn't.

Yeah, I think the bad Japanese was at least partly intentional. Danny Lilithborne 00:28, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

So, what do y'all use to identify the kanjis and what-all? I looked over and over in the wiktionary, myself, starting at the Chinese radicals index thingy

[edit] Possible Mario Reference?

After I saw this e-mail, I immediately thought of this episode of the Super Mario Bros. Super Show. I'm not very well-versed in Japanese monster movies, but I know TBC are Nintendo fans, and the growing/shrinking by eating some sort of food is synonymous in the e-mail and SMBSS episode. Just a thought, I may be wrong.

I have to highly doubt any video game reference, as the toon is clearly parodying the classic Japanese monster movies. When in doubt, the simplest choice is usually right. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 03:35, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
It also happens in Alice in Wonderland. It's probably not a reference to an old Mario episode. Shwoo 03:37, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Possible Inside Referance to Teen Girl Squad #10...

During the toilet Easter Egg, where Strong Bad is spinning, it's almost the same as when What's Her Face was spinning in TGS#10 with the same "Wheeeee!"

Well, she and he said "Wheee" when spinning, as I probably would, but aside from that there's absolutely nothing the same. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 03:50, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Also, Strong Bad does say everthing in TGS, so that's most likely why they sound the same.

Exactly. But that was one hilarious easter egg. XD—S*R 04:02, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Once again. This is StrongBadia. Not this. Or this.

Man, why do people keep asking what the weather is like in StrongBadia? It's going to be the same as the rest of FreeCountryUSA, which I don't think has even been mentioned by name in a toon...

I agree that it's annoying. Free Country USA was mentioned out loud in flashback, but I guess not many people noticed. There should be a page for people mistaking Strong Badia for Free Country USA. Like, Mistaking Strong Badia for Free Country USA. Okay, so that's a horrible name.
I would make it a subheading in Strong Badia and include every direct reference to Strong Badia except for flag day (Strong Badia was pretty new, I believe), and army, local news, and space program (those don't feel as serious to me).
People ask that because they don't care about the rest of the city. I should know.--H*Bad 04:55, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

If I asked what the weather was like in Brooklyn, does that mean I don't care about the rest of New York? Anyway, if you feel such a page should exist, make it. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 09:51, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

A good parallel is people saying 'New York' when they mean NYC, not the state. That's gotta bug someone. Or when they say either New York or New York City when what they mean is Manhattan. @_@
I would like to warn that the exact problem people had with my article was that it was hard to determine which emails reffered to Free Country and which referred to Strong Badia. Bad Bad Guy 03:35, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

[edit] This is my email

Dude that's awesome! This is my email. I sent this one. I can provide a screen shot too!--H*Bad 04:23, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Are you sure you should be proud of that? There were a lot of apostrophes... No, just kidding. Congratulations! The Big Eye 04:30, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

I' d'o' th'at som'etimes', heh. :P--H*Bad 04:31, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
Why didn't you sign your email? Retromaniac 05:52, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
Now I wish I did. I just put in random apostrophes in there... cuz I was bored. I didn't think it would be made into a real email. :|--H*Bad 04:20, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
Could you provide a screen shot, then? Shwoo 06:15, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Addict 2006 here. does THIS help??? --Forcing a clarification, Addict 2006 00:00, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

That proves it! Hai Five! Gerkuman 12:34, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
No it doesn't! I could just as easily type that up. If you had a date on it, it would be entirely believable. 21:22, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

That is, without a doubt, the worst screenshot I have ever seen offered as proof. I could make a screenshot exactly like that in less than a minute. Having a date on it would be better, but still not convincing. I have seen two other screenshots that supposedly came from the "sent" folder of the person who made it, and they're of a much better quality than this one—but they're still fake. — It's dot com 21:31, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Good point. Maybe we just shouldn't allow people to claim they sent an email. 21:37, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

For outlook express, which is what that screenshot's of, the email address you're sending to and the subject are "grayed out" and the color of the rest of the box, meaning that you can't type in them any more. Obviously, you can type more, and the send button is still clickable. I mean, you can even see the tpye cursor after "storms"! Sorry, but like dot com said, I could've just as easily made that in 5 seconds. Provide one from the sent items folder with a date prior to Monday, and we'll beleive you. Dr. Clash 21:49, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

I'm not sure I'm seeing the same screenshot as you. Are you saying the email address is grayed out in the screenshot? When I am typing an email in OE, the boxes are not grayed out. Then again, anyone could fake this or any other email. Here I "prove" that I sent the email for theme song. I took this screenshot "just before I sent the email". It surely "proves" I am the "author" of that email. This image is not photoshopped or altered in any way, it's an honest-to-goodness screenshot from my harddrive. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:20, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
Hey Qermaq — I think Dr. Clash is saying that if that really was an email from Outlook Express' sent folder, it would have had the address and subject grayed out, etc. So, I think the two of you are in agreement. Trey56 22:31, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

I guess posting things is in fashion, so here's what I made earlier today. I mean... here's what I sent early last week. —BazookaJoe 22:55, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

What are you talking about, Emily? This was totally the email I sent. Like, two whole days before you did. — It's dot com 23:48, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
....:(. Fine don't believe me, the only thing I care about is, that I know the truth. That's all I need.--H*Bad 04:37, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
H*Bad, that is exactly (word-for-word) what you said to me when you were pretending to be Giskard. I'm sorry, man. —BazookaJoe 05:08, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
Don't be. Loafing 10:49, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
I don't know. I kinda believe him. Maybe he's telling the truth this time. -Brightstar Shiner 21:52, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
Whether I believe him or not, there simply is no easy way to establish after the fact that you wrote a particular email. Aside from posting the email contents on your user page, or getting a copy notarized, it's just too easy to fake it for it to be a notable statement. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:08, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

Maybe in the future, when someone claims to have sent SB an email, he could temporarily change his password/give it to a trustworthy admin/sysop, and they could verify that the email is in the sent items folder from a date prior to the email's release. It might work, as long as the ones the password's given to is trustworthy. Dr. Clash 22:16, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

You can still fake it... plus I don't trust either of them. Sorry, but I don't really.--H*Bad 22:25, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
Personally, I wouldn't log on to anybody else's email account. If an email is unsigned and a user has no logs at the wiki, the forum etc, then it's just bad luck. Then, we can only go by the trustworthiness of someone who claims to be the author. In this case, the user who claims to be the author has repeatedly vandalized the wiki and created several more or less elaborate lies and sockpuppets. And while he hopefully left all this in the past now, he has not yet (had time to) built a reputation for for being honest. So I don't see why I should believe this. Loafing 23:04, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
Simply, it is not within this wiki's pervue to annotate the user-contributed emails. It's a waste of resources. I have long proposed not noting in any way whether users claim to have sent the "email" and I continue to do so. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 00:10, 10 February 2007 (UTC)
Really the best thing to do — and is what porplemontage did — is post a log of e-mails you send in a public place. You can post it on the forums, or maybe the sandbox; some people even put them on their user pages (doesn't have to stay there, just be in the history). Having your name and location in your e-mail can help verify that no one steals it from you. —BazookaJoe 00:11, 10 February 2007 (UTC)
Hmm...think about it, though. If your email was picked by Strong Bad to be used, wouldn't you want to shout it out to the whole world (starting with the wiki)? I can't imagine just holding it in like that. In the case that another user's email gets picked in the future (which will most likely happen), I think they're perfectly obligated to say so. With legitamate proof, of course. -Brightstar Shiner 00:21, 10 February 2007 (UTC)
You know, I would be happy, but I would not see a need to foist this upon a bunch of fans. I would not feel in the least "put upon" to be restricted from noting this fact on the main namespace. I could certainly post it on my userspace, but that's the extent it would be appropriate. Realize we are here to annotate TBC's creativity, not our own. In that light, it's clear that any mentions of user's contributions to H*R are unacceptabe. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 00:28, 10 February 2007 (UTC)
And by "saying so" I meant on a talk or user page. We don't really need it to be on the article, but people should be able to say "This is my email!" on a talk page and proudly proclaim it on their user page. That's not unacceptable, right? -Brightstar Shiner 00:39, 10 February 2007 (UTC)
In userspace exclusively? I'm all for it. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 00:41, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

What should I do if they take the suggestion I sent last year for the 200th email? Bad Bad Guy 23:00, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

Show your outbox/sent items folder with the email. It's that simple. -teh c.

My fear was that it would dissapear from that folder by the time SB reached email 200. But I settled it by rewriting on my userpage, to the best of my memory, the emails I sent Strong Bad, before he had the chance to answer them. Would that still count as proof? Bad Bad Guy 00:17, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

You could just put ALL the emails you send strong bad on your user page before strong bad reads it and BAM! there your proof. I know this doesent solve this problem but it will in the future. Ben a hr wiki contributer.

Please note that this topic is over a year and a half old. — Defender1031*Talk 17:23, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

[edit] The Meaning of Life

I noticed that the scene with them all repeating their opinions over and over was similar to the opening of the animated film The Meaning of Life. Is that notable, or too obscure? -- 04:41, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Not that obscure (not to me) but not at all notable per TTATOT. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 09:52, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
Yes, personally, it reminded me more of some of our talk pages ;-) Loafing 10:52, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
What, you mean like this? I didn't know exactly what font Media Wiki uses Shwoo 13:09, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] phone number

the phone number would translate to:
1-800 - 276-787-646542
which is obviously not a real number. by truncating to 1-800 + seven digits, we get 1-800-267-7876, which is also not a listed number (i think, i didnt dial it yet). However there is a toll-free number ending with 267-7876, 1-877-267-7876. its a number for some kind of cabinet supplies or something. csours 04:54, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

ok, a different web search reveals that that may be the number for Provincial Civil Servants Kingston Credit Union. but no one answers it. csours 05:01, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
Folks, this is so interesting, but this page is for discussing the article, not the toon. Unless you propose either (1) TBC used an existing number for the toon (which ain't gonna happen) or (2) we add a Fun Fact saying, "That number they made up? Call it! It's this guy..." which would be horribly irresponsible and inappropriate, this is a conversation better suited for elsewhere, like that Forum we've always had. (And the wiki always had an elevator too!) Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 09:55, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
meh. -> translates to: i thought it was interesting, but i didnt want to add it for 2 reasons: 1. i was short on time. 2. a lot of my contribs like this have been reverted, and i've gotten tired of it. therefore, i no longer make many edits on the article page, i put info here and let the community decide if it is worthy. if that belongs on the forum, please do so inform me. also, all the edits before Qermaq were me. csours 02:07, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Another non-fourth wall break

I know that it's tempting to say that every time Strong Bad directly addresses the viewer it's a fourth wall break, but I once again direct you towards the precedent set in Talk:mile (under "Fourth Wall Break?"). Strong Bad addresses the viewer pretty frequently and the entire premise of the Strong Bad emails is that he's answering them for his viewers. Fourth wall breaks, as I see them, should be limited to when the characters acknowledge they're in a cartoon, not just for addressing the viewer. After all, Strong Bad took a camera with him when he checked that one email while skydiving.--Bobo the King 05:28, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

This is a different sort of "addressing the viewers" though. --DorianGray
Regardless, it seems like there are a lot of fourth wall breaks listed on the page that just shouldn't be there. "Strong Bad says he'll have a candy product 'by the end of this email'"? What is that? Should we just start calling it a fourth wall break every time Strong Bad says something that he doesn't type? On those grounds, he might as well be addressing the audience. I honestly think all these sbemail fourth wall breaks are a bunch of whatsit. --Lux Acerbus 00:23, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
  • Marzipan is right next to Bubs's foot when she says it's just in the foreground. Does this count as breaking the fourth wall? Kevin G. Dannerson 02:55, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit] errors

Hi, not a contributor, but: 1) It's not a charlie horse, it's a charley horse 2) It might not be Kasha in the bowl-- Kashi is a brand, yes, but "Kashi" is a generic term for the cereal produced under that brand, like Kashi Good Friends, so to me it's inconclusive. -gcolive

You is right. Making the change. --BigScaryMike 01:21, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

FYI: It looks like the bowl of Kashi is the Kashi Pilaf (Kashi Pilaf) which contains just the signature "seven whole grains and sesame." The Kashi brand is built upon this proprietary mixture, so I believe that using "Kashi" without any further specification is a particular reference to the pilaf. --Rocket Lobster 04:34, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Gonna or better

I hear Bubs saying "I better mosey on" instead of "I'm gonna" but I'm not 100% sure. More like 90%. Peoples? --Jay (Talk) 06:31, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

It's pretty hard to tell, but it sounds like "I'm gonna" to me. --Lux Acerbus 04:47, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Recycle Star

I think the thing with the recycling symbol is a star shape because it's the Homestar Runner site, but is it significant? Probably not, but hey, what's talk without insignificant bantering about? Phillip Alan Gulley I thought it was becuase of strong bad saying 5 things that started with RE. Maby maby not Ben

[edit] Goof?

The record button on strong sads boombox starts off as red, then loses its color when he is playing the message, then turns back to red after he is done.

Actually I think this is analogous to real tape recorders where the red dot on the record button is lit only while you are allowed to press it (i.e. not while the tape is playing). The red LED under the button turns off, signaling to the user that they can't record while the tape inside is playing. It also locks up, physically disabling you to press it, so the light's just there on the more expensive models to hopefully convey to the stubborn: "No! It's not broken! You need to stop the tape if you want to record!".
I've never seen a tape recorder with an LED under the button... --DorianGray 08:42, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
I had one, once. But it was the other way around. Loafing 08:43, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
That honestly seems pretty far-fetched to me. --Lux Acerbus 17:55, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Hunt for Red October Reference

When Strong Sad is demonstrating the sound recording of Bubs, Strong Sad's line is nearly identical to one used by Courtney Vance's character in The Hunt for Red October. In the movie, Ronald "Jonsey" Jones, the USS Dallas's sonar technician, is attempting to find some sort of audible trace of the Red October, and is running this one snippet of sound over and over again to try and isolate a mechanical noise. He finally demonstrates to the captain that if the tape is played back at high speed, a mechanical thumping noise emerges. Go and watch the movie if you like (and no, I can't post a clip of it anywhere, I don't have a DVD copy of the film and don't feel like going to all the trouble of ripping the scene from a VHS tape just to prove an insignificant point about a free cartoon). My point is this: that this particular plot point in the movie is the basis of this particular segment in the cartoon. Re-write it as a good fun fact if you wish, I just wanted to get some other opinions on this first. --The Real Zajac 02:52, 6 Feb 2006 (PST)

Quite a few movies use sound manipulation to better hear dialogue. The Good Sheperd, for example. — Lapper (talk) 20:58, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
I second the Hunt for Red October reference. He presents it in the same attitude as Jones does. -- 03:26, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Cans?

I'm thinking that maybe 'cans' is some kind of euphemism. Can somebody figure this out? -(Homfrog)

I just did. According to Wikipedia, it's a euphemism for buttocks, headphones, and (don't yell at me for typing this but I can't really phrase it differently) boobs, but I don't think that's what was intended here. Unless TBC were acting like pervs when they made this email, it most likely means no more than what you put your soda in. -Brightstar Shiner 15:29, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
Actually I was sure that Strong Bad's reaction was based on the euphemism meaning. I mean we're not far removed from "Word Booty." (on an random note between the Booty/Cans references and the DNA/Tea party plotline, could TBC be starting ongoing plot lines? NAH. . . .) - ISTC 17:39, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
I don't really think we need to put this on the page, though. Unless someone asks why SB reacted like that, it's not necessary to note. Euphemisms aren't usually, anyway. -Brightstar Shiner 18:46, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
I disagree. There may be people who wouldn't get the reference, or understand why SB reacted that way. However, it would have made more sense if she said, "Show me your can (singular)," as this would be more likely to mean "buttocks". The plural is more likely to mean "breasts", which is a little risque for HR. Hrjogger 21:22, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
I got it, but I think it needs no explanation for two usual reasons: explaining the joke, and if you don't understand, you're not old enough to understand. (See also Talk:studying for the second item's precendent.) --DorianGray
Yeah, that's kinda what I meant by not mentioning it on the page. Euphemisms like that are either adult jokes or not intentional. If you don't understand, you're not old enough to understand. Or, if you're like me, you're not old enough to understand but still do because you don't like to miss out on anything and just have to get the joke or you'll explode into a quintillion fission-fried atomic particles. Yeah, I'm wierd. -Brightstar Shiner 02:25, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
Never in all my life have I heard "cans" refer to breasts, no matter what Wikipedia says. It's a mild hint at the butt, which TBC have never been shy about referencing, but only a mild one. I don't think it's a direct concrete euphemism; it's supposed to be funny because it almost sounds like one. --Toastburner
Cans definitely refer to breasts, at least where I come from, and quite frequently at that. I'm sure urbandictionary or your preferred online resource could confirm this. As mentioned above, when referencing the backside, it's always the singular "can." Regardless, it does seem a little much to beat people over the head with it in the article. Gerta 20:35, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

I think it means "abs" in this case--"cans" could be synonymous with "six-pack," hence Strong Bad's reaction. 19:00, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

Whoa, whoa, wait. There is no reference of any kind here. Strong Bad promised to recycle. Marzipan is demanding he produce cans to recycle. The rest is due to your sick, sick imagination. It is as simple as it appears - there is no sexual or other reference present. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 20:59, 30 June 2007 (UTC)
I know this point has been laid to rest and I agree with the aforementioned reasons for not including this on the main page. I can't help but take issue with Qermaq's self-righteous indignation and insulting of the above users by saying that they have sick, SICK imaginations. If your intention was to verbally put a foot down and stop the discussion, fine, but your approach was inappropriate and rude. Your logic about Marzipan demanding cans to recycle is fine, it's Strong Bad's surprised response that makes zero sense if there were no "other reference present". Not to mention that 'cans' IS a very commonly used euphemism (yes, for breasts), regardless of if the pure-minded are familiar with it or not. All that to say: try to watch how you say things and don't insult the other users if you don't understand or you disagree with them. --Danlecompte 05:49, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] I Swear I Heard This Before...

Strong Bad's "I'm not making an I approve this message joke" sounds vaguely familiar. I swear it was in another email, but I can't figure out which one it was. If I'm right and it was in another email, we should put this in Inside References. -Brightstar Shiner 15:29, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

I've heard "I approve this message" jokes, but not a "I'm not making an I approve this message joke" jokes. --Jay (Talk) 17:05, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
That's what I meant. He's referencing a past email. -Brightstar Shiner 18:40, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
Searching for approve shows this is the one-and-only time making an "I approve this message" joke. --DorianGray
That's...really weird. Am I going crazy? Must be the -5 degree cold where I live. -Brightstar Shiner 18:55, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
You never know, though, TBC might of read List of emails that meet Strong Bad's approval and made fun of us! :P TheYellowDart(t/c) 21:51, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

If you "swear you've heard this before", it must have been on TV during the elections south of the border. I mean, I receive some US channels up here. And I remember a couple. --Addict 2006 23:57, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Maybe you're thinking of "I'm not gonna sing an email song this week"? --phlip TC 01:04, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, I've heard parodies of "I approve this message" on such shows like the Simpsons, and the joke goes back to the... mid 90s, I think. And since then, I'll guess 10 shows have stolen the joke. I think it's just a reference to those jokes, or the fact that many commercials (mostly polictical) have "I approve this message" at the end. Bluebry 01:08, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Maybe "This email is brought to you by a grant from The Cheat and the support of Viewers Like You."? Dr. Clash 01:10, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Naw, that's purely PBS. Approving messages are done by politicians, comedy shows, and bad commercials where the mascot says he approves the message. I've never seen one like that, but we all know they exist. Bluebry 01:12, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
Hmm..."Stuwart Brown let us down." "And he promoted her!" "I'm {insert name here} and I approve this message." Just a sampling of the onslaught of political ads on local TV we had last November. I don't even know how Stuwart Brown let me down, but he sure did according to his competitor. Politicians are wierd. Anyway, I must have been having a dreamail or something like that with SB saying "I'm Strong Bad and I approve this message," as the Email Rap. What's wrong with me? O_o -Brightstar Shiner 02:25, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

I swear I've heard this before too. Somebody should look into this; I know I've heard Strong Bad say "My name is Strong Bad and I approved this (something)" (perhaps it wasn't an email he was talking about?) or something very similar to that at some point. --Lux Acerbus 04:40, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] fortune cooke pic

we need a pic of the fortune cookie on here

No we don't. --Kiwi 17:57, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
Don't we? There's a hidden image there where the fortune cookie says for a split second "you are not as good as most people" before it unfolds completely. I have a screenshot! --Lux Acerbus 23:20, 12 February 2007 (UTC)
Not needed. Just see Fortune Cookies. It's pretty much the same image. In fact, the joke is a reference to the game. Bluebry 23:22, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Simpson's Refrence????

the town meeting concept is that of a generic disater movie, even the simpsons were refrenceing the idea of a town meeting.

This all goes back to Jaws, if I'm not mistaken. --Jnelson09 21:24, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

That's the first thing I thought of when I saw it too. Jaws, that is. --Lux Acerbus 04:40, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Ants

Homestar says "We must save the Queen! I have six legs!" Is this not a reference to ants? Retromaniac 18:06, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

I took it to be a reference to the Simpsons episode where Homer goes into space. When he flies into the ant colony, they yell (squeak?) to one another, as I recall: "We must protect the queen!" "Which one is the queen?" and so forth.

I really don't think it's a Simpsons reference, but just a reference to ant behavior in general. Everything Homestar says in this email is obviously based on his delusion that they've been turned into ants. Including the chocolate cake that someone was confused about. However, I thought someone might mention in "explanations" or "real-world references" that Homestar comes on at the end carrying a leaf with a bite in it, which seems to me to indicate that at this point he thinks he's a leafcutter ant. Anyone want to back me up on this? --Toastburner

I will! I was actually amazed no one wrote this already. It seems to be the only logical explanation. I really don't see why Homestar would be carrying a leaf bitten by the KoT, anyway. --Image:SBsig.gifSBLOUNSKCHED! t/c 19:32, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] FCUK Reference?

Is it possible that the FCUSA on the recycle bin in the easter egg is a reference to the company FCUK?

No, it stands for Free Country USA, and has for a while. — It's dot com 18:10, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Is it just my computer but...

The e-mail isn't working. It takes me to a 404'd thing.--‪‪‪X66x6615px-X66x66.png 19:54, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

It's probably just you. Try clearing your cache. It works fine here. --DorianGray
It works now, thanks!--‪‪‪X66x6615px-X66x66.png 20:00, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] New running gag

I've recently noticed a new running gag and would make the page myself if I knew what to call it. I'm talking about the conversations that the viewer only gets to hear the end of, leaving the rest of the conversation to the imagination. examples: "And that's when I tampered with the DNA evidence"- unnatural "And that's why I think the DNA evidence has been tampered with"- strong badathlon "So from then on, it was pork and beans"- helium "So that's when I realized I don't even need Lamaze classes"- portrait "But it turned out I didn't die"- the show I definitly think this qualifies as a running gag, and as soon as someone helps me figure out what to call it, I'll start cranking away on the page. 16BitJorge 20:54, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Interrupted Conversations? It already exists. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 20:57, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
I think he means one of two things. Either the fact that most of the time when the camera jumps to the characters having a conversation, the conversation ends with a one-liner which I myself have seen a few times. Or that characters are talking about something (for example: Marzipan's DNA speech in strong badathlon) and then in a later scene or toon, a second character talks about the same thing, only from their side (e.g.: Strong Bad's DNA speech in unnatural). Which I've only noticed in these two toons. It's not exactly the same as Interrupted Conversations even though most of the time when we hear the one-liners, the conversations interrupted. --Frusion1021 21:16, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Crap and dang. Now I feel like an idiot. Thanks for the link though; I'm going to add some of the above quotes the page has omitted. 16BitJorge 21:10, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] ending

Ok, I'm a little unsure of this, but isn't this the first email in the Lappy Era that has extra text at the end of the email (like after the paper comes down)? i don't recall this event happening recently, but someone took it off when i tried to add it to the Remarks section and i don't know why. was i mistaking? -Zerlock1124

If you read the corresponding comment, there was also bottom 10. And it was not mine. --Addict 2006 23:12, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] The cheat.. in the Town Meetin'.. thing.

During the Organized Forum, The Cheat passes by twice bein' all angry. I know it mentions it in the transcript, but I wanted to point it out in remarks for those who don't notice. I thought it was interesting. (my sister pointed it out to me and demands I give her credit. ^_^) But I don't want to get it removed before it gets on there. So I just wondered if anyone else agrees. Thanks --- Image:Videlectrix man.sig.gif Collin - (T/C) 23:13, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

If it's mentioned in the transcript, we tend to not mention it anywhere else. Once And Only Once. --DorianGray

[edit] Different Sb face?

Did any one else notice that SB looks slightly different around the facial area? It looked like one of the older versions too me, will some one please investigate. Thanks -Jmoney (too lazy to sign in.)

Strong Sad's face was too big, also. Yeah, I'm too lazy too. -(Homfrog)

[edit] Chocolate Cake - STUFF Question

I'm confused about the whole chocolate cake reference thing. I thought that the first proposed statement was completely accurate. If someone proposed a revision, do votes for the original proposal still count? Because if they do, I'd rather change my vote back. I thought there should've been no question that it was a reference and shouldn't be stated as a "could be." --Lux Acerbus 04:06, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

The STUFF rules clearly state that only one's bottommost "accept" vote counts. If the original gets more support than the revision, then it would be accepted over the revision, of course. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 04:10, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
All right, thanks. I probably should've checked one of the help pages for that, but I'm busy right now. Lo siento. --Lux Acerbus 04:16, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Teaset

Is it worth noting that the teapots in Strong Bad's teaset are the exact same colors as those found on his mask? The only color not on the teapots is the blue from his diamond, but I think it's pretty apparent that TBC did it on purpose. I figured it'd just be shot down if I put it on there before discussing it. I'm just not sure if you people would think it was interesting enough to put in the article. --Lux Acerbus 04:45, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

It's visually apparent in the toon. I see no reason to make special note of it. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 04:48, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
I had a feeling you'd say that. I guess it's a good thing I asked. --Lux Acerbus 04:51, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

What about the fact that in one email, Marzipan was having tea with Homsar with her teaset designed after her talking about tampering with the DNA evidence and in the next email, Strong Bad was having tea with the cheat with his teaset designed after him, talking about how he tampered with the DNA evidence. I realize that theres something similar in there, but maybe it should be more clear how similar the two are.

[edit] Background tiling

Sorry, not a regular contributor. (Perhaps will get an account soon.) I noticed that the tiling on the wall of the Brothers Strong Bathroom is the same as that of Main Page 14 (Nakers!) Maybe this is notable?

We've also seen it in narrator and Experimental Film. Sorry to burst your bubble-bubble! -(Homfrog)

This is already mentioned on the Bathroom of the Brothers Strong article. —FireBird|Talk 13:02, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Reference to bosses from the Zelda series?

This fact was removed with a good explanation given. Nevertheless, I think it's worth discussion:

Normally I would unilaterally agree that it's just part of the overall reference to Japanese monster movies; in this case, however, the reference in question is to games from The Legend of Zelda series, to which TBC have repeatedly alluded. So, what do other people think — Reference, or No Reference? Trey56 08:03, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Reference! No Reference! Wait, guh, gah! Jeez, I don't wanna end up with one dollar! Seriously, though, I'm pretty sure it's just a coincidence that they can be link. But, others may disagree. --TotalSpaceshipGirl3 11:12, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
I think its a reference because I beat Ocarina of Time twice, and before you fight a boss, letters in white text at the bottom of the screen show the name of the boss, then it usually growls, and you fight it. And TBC unmistakably love Nintendo, so I think it is inspired to be like Zelda. --TheYellowDart(t/c) 22:29, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
I think it is a reference, but it does seem debatable. I'll STUFF it. 16BitJorge 14:08, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] bar of gold

"Strong Sad has painted a bar of gold" It looks to me like a bar of Soap, ala Dial --m5rammy 9:30 2-7-2007

They have it down as a bar of gold? It looks like soap to me, too. Bar of gold? What's THIS malarky? --Kiwi 18:47, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
Wha?? Look at the picture. There is suds under the soap. SUDS!! This is soap, I'm changing it. TheYellowDart(t/c) 23:52, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
Yes, suds. Or lettuce. Or green smoke. We can't conclusively say either way. It looks more like a sponge to me, actually. I've turned it into something neutral. Loafing 00:02, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
Lol, art and its many interpretations... —BazookaJoe 00:13, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
you heathens have never seen sudsy gold???? csours 04:56, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
I always thought it was soap. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 05:12, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
I always thought it was gold. --DorianGray
Yep. It was me who added "bar of gold" to the transcript. My reasoning was that, you know, Strong Sad is, like, depressing and he'd probably...want to...bask in the...cold glow of...death? My bad. – The Chort 19:40, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
Hmm. It's a different shape than I remember. Now it does look like soap. I'm allowed to change my opinion! --DorianGray
when did it start saying death on it??? csours 10:28, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
It says death on it the whole time. Shwoo 11:05, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
DVD commentary reveals that it IS a bar of soap. Yeehaw. OptimisticFool 20:07, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

[edit] hot, free number

Shouldn't there be a real-world reference to Toll-free Hot-line ? --m5rammy 9:30 2-7-2007

[edit] Another Goof

I was wondering if anyone else had noticed that as the scene fades and Bubs walks into the lake, you can see something that looks like his skeleton (especially if you are using a stand-alone flash viewer at full screen)? This would seem like a goof to me. Oh, and apparently Bubs' external shirt is padded, his shoulders aren't that high ;)--Shadow

Um, I'm serious but I'm not registered so I can't upload files. Look!

BubsSkeleton.PNG --Shadow

I'm unable to reproduce this here - it looks perfectly normal to me. That picture looks a bit bright and too noisy to be a straight screenshot... have you edited it at all? --phlip TC 13:01, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
Yes indeed, I tried to brighten it up a bit to make it more apparent (similar to the goof on the "Can't Say Job" for Coach Z). I'm just trying to show that it's not my imagination, this does exist. I don't intend for this to be used on the article page.--Shadow
Okay, this is curious indeed. I tried viewing it on a campus computer and it didn't show up, I installed the latest version of Swiff Player and it also does not show up on that. Is it possible for older versions of stand-alone flash players to display some things that newer versions would hide? I shall check this when I get home in case the original flash file had been updated.--Shadow
I checked when I got home using the same file and flash player as when on campus and it's curious, but I still have the same results. It must be my laptop screen for some reason, but I can clearly see Bubs' skeleton as he goes into the water. Here's an additional shot:

Looks like somehow you're seeing the different layers in Flash. Each of those things you can see is actually a separate object: Bubs' upper arms, head, lower arms, etc. Dunno what's causing it, but that's what you're seeing. Not any kind of skeleton. --DorianGray
Well, yes, I did know that but it's much like seeing a skeleton or framework ;) --Shadow
That image still looks noisy... like it's been dithered for some reason... it looks like it's being displayed as... like... 8-bit colour or something, and perhaps Flash's rendering algorithms are broken at that depth. It's not that simple, since there's more than 256 distinct colours in that image, but it's probably something like that. Anyways, I look at the same frame (2724) in my browser, and it looks identical, sans dithering and framework. Regardless... a glitch in Flash itself and not in TBC's work, and thus not notable in the article. --phlip TC 10:39, 11 February 2007 (UTC)
And it seems it's not even a bug in Flash but in a third party application. Loafing 10:53, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Teaset colors

I noticed that the teaset that Strong Bad and The Cheat are using are the same colors as Strong Bad's mask(red,black,and green). Should this be added to the fun facts sections?

You should READ the talk page to see if what you're thinking of adding has already been discussed. I proposed this earlier, but apparently, it's not worth noting because it's visually apparent in the toon anyway. --Lux Acerbus 02:15, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Cliche

I think that the part where Strong Bad is naming possibilities on how Bub's grew so large is a reference to cliche's used in 1950's-1960's Sci-fi movies and comics. Shouldn't this be added somewhere? -- 01:37, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

It's already on the page...
The methods that Strong Bad suggests how King Bubsgonzola Supreme got big are common plot devices in kaiju films.
--phlip TC 12:05, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Cookie

Oops... I probably should have asked about that fortune cookie "goof" I added yesterday. Ah, us noobs. Watcha gonna do? Anydangways, I screenshot'd the opening cookie with trusty 'ol "print screen" button, and zoomed in on the image. look for yourself. I'm posting this via Wii, so no image. D:

[edit] Kashi vs. Kasha

I know that Strong Sad specifically defines the contents of the bowl as Kashi, but personally, they bear a much greater resemblance to kasha to me. It could just be me...but it really looks like kasha. Does anyone else agree? · · T2|Things 02:23, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Why did the Kashi make him shrink?

If it was flushing himself down the toilet that caused him to grow, and not chicken wings, then why did he shrink back to his normal size when he ate the Kashi?

Ooooh, plothole alert. Actually, I've been wondering the same thing. --Kiwi 16:15, 11 Feb 2007 (UTC)
Aahh, it's the infamous & mysterious blur between what characters imagine and what is a reality. Even TBC can't control it! Ebil flindas! —BazookaJoe 21:53, 11 February 2007 (UTC)
Maybe the Kashi is also the polar opposite of toilets! Oh wait, eeewwww! That would make Chicken Wings equal to toilets! Im a bell 00:33, 22 August 2007 (UTC)
Of course it could just be that it's a funny cartoon under no obligation to make sense.--Antisexy 01:08, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

[edit] "This is probably to make the Easter eggs jump back to the appropriate place when clicked."

Okay. I have to try to explain this.

So in the past, clicking the easter egg, no matter when you click it, reverts the scene back to one place and one place only. Now, if you click either "reduce" or "recycle" before Strong Bad types " kind... rewind", it will take you back before he types it. And if you click either word after he types " kind...rewind", it will take you back after he types it. Clear?

Okay, so someone please rephrase this. I think I slipped it in a week or so ago when I had to leave for school. --Addict 2006 14:39, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

And if you try to click either "reduce" or "recycle' during the typing of " kind...rewind", it will not work. --Addict 2006 14:40, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

I removed this line because making the words unclickable doesn't have anything to do with jumping back to a specific point on the timeline. The code on the words would be something like on(release){ gotoAndPlay (first frame of easter egg) } and then it edits some sort of variable saying whether you clicked it before or after "be kind...rewind". Then when the egg is finished, there's script on the frame that puts you back to where you were depending on the variable.

My guess is that it doesn't work during this time because when they added it into the email later, they forgot to add the code to the words, or maybe the code was lost when lengthening the timeline. I dunno. It happens. --Jello B. 22:56, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

JelloB, I don't see what you're talking about. Do you really believe it would have been better for them to cut the "Be kind, rewind" line right in the middle for an Easter egg and then jump back to the middle? I do not believe this is a glitch and I do believe it was intentional for the very reasons Addict provided. --Jay (Talk) 23:20, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
With the code written the way that it is, if the buttons on the words worked while the "rewind" line was being said, when the Easter egg finished it would return to before the "rewind" line, not to the middle. --phlip TC 07:48, 14 February 2007 (UTC)
My entire point is that the buttons being unclickable has nothing to do with going back to the right point in the timeline. It's defined in the Actionscript of the words, and the last frame of the easter egg. --Jello B. 13:33, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Shaving?

  • Strong Bad also asked Homestar if he had to shave in caper.

That seems way too obscure to be a reference to me. I think it's much more likely that Strong Bad was referring to the fact that Bubs doesn't appear to have a lower jaw. --Lux Acerbus 23:36, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

What?! That is a reference if ever there was one!-LordQuackingstick 00:37, 15 February 2007 (UTC)
Am I honestly to believe that it's more likely that TBC were referencing Strong Bad asking Homestar if he had to shave 98 emails ago than that they were referencing Homsar's mention of chocolate cake in the very last email? WHAT THE CRAP IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?! --Lux Acerbus 00:51, 15 February 2007 (UTC)
Well, for starters, we are documenting a dumb animal cartoon on a wiki. Need more? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 01:10, 15 February 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, the fact that we're doing that means there is definetely something wrong with us. And besides, he even says "You have to shave?" with the same inflection.-LordQuackingstick 01:13, 15 February 2007 (UTC)
First of all, I think you mean intonation. Secondly, your argument is a bunch of whatsit. Strong Bad said to Homestar, "Homestar, I didn't know you had to shave." He wasn't asking Homestar anything, he was making a statement. On those grounds, the reference is already improperly written. Finally, he used nowhere near the same tone speaking to Homestar as he did speaking to Bubs. Not even close. --Lux Acerbus 19:11, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Strong Badia Location

In summer Short Shorts, it was made clear that Strong Badia was next to Bub's concession stand and a big lush forest. But now it appears there is no lush forest: The KOT's castle is there. Anyone else notice this?

Good observation. However, in Short Shorts, the flag and Strong Badia were facing the forest. But in unnatural, there is no flag, so it's possible that if the forest is on Strong Badia's East, and the stand is on it's west, the castle may be on it's North or South. And even with alla that aside, remember, it's a cartoon. Things aren't supposed to make sense. ;-) Bluebry 16:47, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Chocolate cake STUFF

Why was the last revision called on only a two-point advantage? 11-9 hardly seems definitive enough to call, to me. Time restraint, I'm guessing? Rowsdower45 03:52, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

It went about 4 days without anyone commenting on it at all... It was pretty clear that anyone who was going to comment/vote on the fact, had already done so. --phlip TC 04:42, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Closed STUFF

[edit] Emergency Marketown Meeting! Jaws?

The emergency town meeting scene could be a reference to a similar scene from the movie Jaws.

Posted on: 16:14, 18 March 2007 (UTC)
Closed: 19:55, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was overwhelmingly declined, 17–1. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/unnatural.

[edit] Chocolate cake again! I said chocolate cake again!

Homestar mentioning chocolate cake is also a reference to strong badathlon in which Homsar mistakes The Cheat covered in Whatsit for a chocolate cake when he lands on the picnic table.

Posted on: 22:07, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
Closed: 05:44, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was declined, 25–16. Two proposed revisions were also declined, 16–1 and 11–9. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/unnatural.

[edit] The Legend of King Bubsgonzola

The title and growl observed during King Bubsgonzola Supreme's appearance is reminiscent of the beginning of boss fights from the Nintendo game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and later games in the series.

Posted on: 14:27, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
Closed: 17:26, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was declined, 12–2. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/unnatural.

[edit] Bubzilla

The scene with Bubs going into the water and the Japanese symbol is a reference to Godzilla.

Posted on: 13:05, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
Closed: 22:00, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was unanimously accepted, 16–0. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/unnatural.

[edit] Weeee!

In the toilet Easter Egg, Strong Sad saying "Weeee" is an inside reference to the Cheat Commandos episode Shopping For Danger. Gunhaver says "Weeee" in the same way when he's sliding down the ripcord.

Posted on: 4:04, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
Closed: 23:56, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

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

[edit] Possible Hunt For Red October Reference

In the Movie version of the Hunt for Red October, the "stealth" submarine sounds like a "seismic anomaly" when heard at normal speed. However, one of them then records it, and plays it back multiple times at higher speeds until it sounds vaguely mechanical.

Seems like a direct link to the fast forward roars to me.

Hey, please read the above post. Thanks, --TheYellowDart(t/c) 00:33, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
See above – this has been discussed before. The device isn't unique to that movie, so we don't include it as a reference, per TTATOT. --phlip TC 00:34, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Tape can't play moving right to left

Strong Bad's boombox can only play in one direction because there is no button to change the direction of the tape. If the boombox could play the tape in both directions, the play button would have two triangle "play" symbols with one pointing left and one pointing right. Also, since the cassette is inserted open end down the tape plays by moving from left to right. In the email the tape plays when moving from right to left, which is impossible. --Rocket Lobster 05:22, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Ninja Vs. Reference?

is Strong Bad Referring to himself as "regular Strong Bad" a reference to this? I think so, but I don't want to put it up without getting someone else's opinion.

umm, i'm pretty sure THIS is a reference to STRONG BAD. DeFender1031 04:30, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, that should totally go on some Sightings page somewheres, if it's not already. --DorianGray 04:33, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Chicken wings

Here's proof of the fast-speed replay --Darkangel Get offa me! 22:02, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Wait a sec!

If the chicken wings had nothing to do with Bubs growing 100 feet tall, how could the bowl of Kashi shrink him down to normal size? For that to work, the chicken wings would have to be responsible, right? but, a buttdanceNeox ONION BUBS!YOU WILL RESPECT MAH AUTHORI-TAH!!!

very true! maybe Bubs was not telling the truth to keep them from eating his chicken wings so they could mutate and maybe, if they are angry at Bubs, crush him! Jibblejibblejibble 16:49, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

[edit] I put a finding under RW refs.

Homestar's line at the end saying let's all jump into someone's pants is a possible refrence to the little kids game "Ants in your pants"

Nope, it's just a common phrase. — Defender1031*Talk 01:20, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

[edit] STUFFed

It's in the DVD commentary section now, but I just wanted to point out that the DVD commentary overrides the STUFF decline of the Zelda RWR. - 14:28, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Old Version

In the Remarks and Goofs area of the Article, it says that whaen Strong Sad is telling everyone how to stop King Bubsgonzola Supreme, his face is an old drawing. I do not agree. He is just far away, and so his face looks smaller. Anyone concur? Jibblejibblejibble 23:56, 23 December 2009 (UTC)

Well, look at it yourself. his eyes are closer together, which would be the 4th design. and also, he's pretty much the only thing there, so
MARZIPAN: "he's in the foreground."
Thank you, Marzipan. StrongAwesome 01:41, 24 December 2009 (UTC)
If you compare Strong Sad in the first Marzipan scene to the fourth design on the ss evolution page, they're identical. not sure if the scene in question is the same though. The Knights Who Say Ni 01:55, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

In my opinion, i think all the scenes with Strong Sad is identical. i think they are the same. just because the eyes are closer doesnt mean it is a different design. maybe, only his EYES are "in the foreground" Jibblejibblejibble 16:47, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Fourth Wall breaker

Could Strong Bad saying "As for HSR hurricans 'n stuff..." be breaking the forth wall (by saying HSR)?

If there weren't anything in Strong Bad Email's universe with the initials "HSR," I would agree with you, since that would mean Strong Bad can't be referring to anything but the show. However, "HSR" is very likely also the initials of Free Country's terrific athlete that everybody loves. BBG 23:33, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
Think about the context. Does it sound like Strong Bad is talking about Homestar Runner?-- 02:20, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
He doesn't even say HSR. --Still Homsar 09:46, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
He says HR, but my argument still applies here. -- 21:27, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
By HR I meant the HR (Homestar Runner) Universe.


[edit] Chocolate Cake

You think Homestar's line "Let's go steal a slice of chocolate cake from that picnic table over there." could be a nod to the previous SBEmail as Homsar thought The Cheat coverd in Whatzit was a chocolate cake? Geonightman 03:07, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, that's clearly the joke. — Defender1031*Talk 10:08, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
I've never considered that. I just though Homestar was being an ant; eating food during a picnic. StrongAwesome 20:36, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
For the record, this was STUFFed and declined in the past. Heimstern Läufer 23:46, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
Huh, did I actually accept that fact? I wouldn't have done so if the voting took place today. --Jay (Talk) 02:57, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
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