Could Strong Bad's line "You get french fries, and you get french fries, but you don't get french fries" be a reference to Even Numbers' lyric "You like French fries/But you don't like French fries?" It could be a coincidence, but French Fries aren't really a common subject for music, and the lines are very similar. --Mosesofthecows 20:11, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
- I would think at least partially it's a reference to the notorious Oprah Winfrey "You get a car! And you get a car! ..." episode/meme/debacle. The episode aired in 2004. --Nehushtan (talk) 12:10, 6 April 2020 (EDT)
Anyone else automatically think of "Crystal Castles" (the game) when they hear the title? --Duke33 17:02, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
- Indeed, every time. :-) --MisterMe (talk) 08:43, 2 February 2015 (EST)
- YES! The Atari game! I thought I was the only one! Giants Jubilee Mightathon (talk) 11:17, 6 April 2020 (EDT)
May 3rd 2006 show.
Someone added a comment that this was first performed on stage back in 2006. Can anyone verify that? I don't see it on the setlist. --Duke33 19:14, 10 November 2008 (UTC)
- I think that perhaps they're referring to the comment made by John Linnell that Strong Bad should "come down off of his hostile plateau." Although I wasn't at the show, this video has the dialogue between Strong Bad and the Johns that may have "introduced" this song; even though they probably didn't PLAY Crystal Fortress, the basis for the song may have been established at this show. It's just speculation, but it seems plausible.
Words written in things
This is a REALLY common theme, Whistling In The Dark, Hide Away, Folk Family, this song, all have things spelling out words. S'weird. --⇂⇂↋ suᴉɥsuǝZ ʎɯɯᴉᒋ (talk) 15:40, 25 October 2021 (EDT)