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#1 Edited by smithz2 (62 posts) -

So I saw on twitter that there was going to be a Giant Bomb reference on Archer so I watched very intently and found "GL-HB" on a folder in one scene. Here's the screen cap with the GL-HB boxed. It's great to see GB references on TV!

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#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

That's a pretty esoteric reference, though. Couldn't it just be coincidence? It's not like one of those was the Giant Bomb bomb or anything, or the word "duder".

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#3 Posted by tastyhouse (130 posts) -

Um - I don't get it - what is GL-HB?

Also

So I saw on twitter that there was going to be a Giant Bomb reference on twitter

I needed to control-Z out of this statement.

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#4 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@tastyhouse said:

Um - I don't get it - what is GL-HB?

Also

So I saw on twitter that there was going to be a Giant Bomb reference on twitter

I needed to control-Z out of this statement.

GOOD LUCK HAVE BATMAN
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#5 Edited by smithz2 (62 posts) -

I guess I should have mentioned that one of the artists from the show tweeted that he was a GB fan and that there would be a reference in tonight's episode.

@taswell The more obvious scene was cut, but eagle-eyed Giant Bomb fans should check out the ISIS file room on tonight's episode of Archer.

— Duncan Burris (@DuncanBurris) February 10, 2012
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#6 Posted by Barrock (3926 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

That's a pretty esoteric reference, though. Couldn't it just be coincidence? It's not like one of those was the Giant Bomb bomb or anything, or the word "duder".

The guy that drew it told Ryan he did it intentionally on Twitter.

I guess there was an even bigger reference but the scene got cut. Wonder what it was?

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#7 Posted by Barrock (3926 posts) -

In another thread it was also pointed out that another book says RD JG VC...

Poor Brad. :(

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#8 Edited by ShaggE (8394 posts) -

Nice! Amazingly subtle, but a treat indeed.

Edit:

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#9 Posted by Barrock (3926 posts) -

@ShaggE said:

Nice! Amazingly subtle, but a treat indeed.

Edit:

And maybe an AN and a DS?

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#10 Posted by TheStimpinator (110 posts) -

just one of many reasons to love archer

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#11 Posted by ShaggE (8394 posts) -

@Barrock said:

@ShaggE said:

Nice! Amazingly subtle, but a treat indeed.

Edit:

And maybe an AN and a DS?

Looks like it. So that covers Apatrick Nklepek and... Dwill Smith?

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#12 Posted by SmasheControllers (2951 posts) -

Two things I love put together, did someone divide by 0?

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#13 Posted by papercut (4097 posts) -

Damn, I never would have found that. That's one step closer to being in a family guy reference and then being completely played out. Onward and upward!

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#14 Posted by ThunderSlash (2588 posts) -

They need to have a character named Chloe Bananas.

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#15 Posted by andriv (274 posts) -

@papercut: peter: Remember that time when I was tasting hemp milk with the giant bomb crew and my head exploded?

My favorite Web page + favorite animated show = having a batman.

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#16 Edited by MrKlorox (11142 posts) -

Wow, say what? Been a fan of 70-30 since before Sealab 2021 sucked (RIP Harry Goz) and I never had any idea they were into WM/GB. Somebody should try and get the Time Trotters rights from CNET (and retool the show to where it's not just quicklooks with an animated intro) and call these fools up.
 
@ShaggE said:

@Barrock said:

@ShaggE said:

Nice! Amazingly subtle, but a treat indeed.

Edit: @Barrock: It looks like the book next to the GL-HB one has what could be a "BS" on it.

And maybe an AN and a DS?

Looks like it. So that covers Apatrick Nklepek and... Dwill Smith?

Alex Navarro and Drew Scanlon. Neato!
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#17 Posted by jakob187 (22932 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

That's a pretty esoteric reference, though. Couldn't it just be coincidence? It's not like one of those was the Giant Bomb bomb or anything, or the word "duder".

"Duder", in and of itself, is a reference from The Big Lebowski, good sir.

There's also a rather classy definition for what a "duder" is on Urban Dictionary:

When a girl is giving a guy head (or guy going down on a girl) and the guy guides the girl's head up and down his dick by sticking his pointer and middle fingers in her nose like a bowling ball. This is in reference to "the dude" from The Big Lebowski. Afterwords, the girl cooks the guy pancakes.

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#18 Posted by Veektarius (6099 posts) -

No one is mentioning that one of the folders has RD - JG - VC on it?

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#19 Posted by SlightConfuse (3996 posts) -

I thought i saw that, last nights episode was great as always

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#20 Posted by ajamafalous (13398 posts) -
@Veektarius said:

No one is mentioning that one of the folders has RD - JG - VC on it?

There are no less than five posts in this thread before yours mentioning it.
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#21 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4569 posts) -

I dont understand how GL-HB is a reference, but the folder tht says RD-VC-JG totally is, why no BS? LOL

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#22 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

We'll be like Fight Club one day, just complete ubiquity for every gamer, making sly references to each other.

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#23 Posted by Nac (67 posts) -

Hahah, looks like you guys found em! I was worried they wouldnt show up on screen. Oh, about stuff like sticking the bomb logo in the show... By the very nature of how these things work, if I included Luchadeer or something like that in the scene he would be owned by 20th Century Fox, and no one wants that. So in-jokes usually work best.

Also, looks like I owe Patrick a mention in a future episode. Sorry dude!

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#24 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5098 posts) -

@Nac said:

Hahah, looks like you guys found em! I was worried they wouldnt show up on screen. Oh, about stuff like sticking the bomb logo in the show... By the very nature of how these things work, if I included Luchadeer or something like that in the scene he would be owned by 20th Century Fox, and no one wants that. So in-jokes usually work best. Also, looks like I owe Patrick a mention in a future episode. Sorry dude!

Don't forget about Brad!

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#25 Posted by Nac (67 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse:

Brad's the B.S. on the second folder. It's half obscured though, so you might have a point.

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#26 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -

what's archer?

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#27 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2353 posts) -

@ShaggE said:

@Barrock said:

@ShaggE said:

Nice! Amazingly subtle, but a treat indeed.

Edit:

And maybe an AN and a DS?

Looks like it. So that covers Apatrick Nklepek and... Dwill Smith?

Dave Snyder

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#28 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5150 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

what's archer?

Good Question! Also, why is this a big deal?

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#29 Posted by Bucketdeth (8252 posts) -

Guys, we did it. Game's over, go home.

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#30 Posted by RenMcKormack (1087 posts) -

Good Luck Have Bateman as in Patrick Bateman

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#31 Posted by Kyreo (4682 posts) -

That's pretty cool!

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#32 Posted by ProfessorEss (7957 posts) -

Good Luck, Have Benjamin.

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#33 Posted by MisterMouse (3602 posts) -

I was looking for the references as well, but didn't see it as I was watching the Episode. Figured it was on the binders though.

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#34 Posted by MrKlorox (11142 posts) -
@Nac said:
By the very nature of how these things work, if I included Luchadeer or something like that in the scene he would be owned by 20th Century Fox, and no one wants that. So in-jokes usually work best. 
Then you definitely made the right call. WM needs to trademark Luchadeer stat.
 

Also, looks like I owe Patrick a mention in a future episode. Sorry dude!

 Nah... But who are the other two sets of initials for? One I presume is Alex Navarro. But is the other for Dave Snider or Drew Scanlon?
 
I really like the show. It's got great voicework and writing, and a super clean but detailed art style. Hope you guys keep getting re-upped.
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#35 Posted by DonChipotle (3387 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

what's archer?

The only cartoon on television worth watching

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#36 Posted by iAmJohn (6232 posts) -

This officially makes up for last night's episode only being okay.

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#37 Posted by ZombiePie (6891 posts) -
@jakob187 said:

@Video_Game_King said:

That's a pretty esoteric reference, though. Couldn't it just be coincidence? It's not like one of those was the Giant Bomb bomb or anything, or the word "duder".

"Duder", in and of itself, is a reference from The Big Lebowski, good sir.

There's also a rather classy definition for what a "duder" is on Urban Dictionary:

Oh Urban Dictionary................................... 
 
Anyways official word from members of the Archer animation staff is that they are in fact fans of Giant Bomb and the folders are references to the site. 
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#38 Posted by GunslingerPanda (5164 posts) -

Never heard of it.

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#39 Posted by Jimbo (10472 posts) -

Whatever, Giant Bomb has had an Archer reference for ages.

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#40 Posted by DFSVegas (373 posts) -

I've been on this site fo 3 years, and GL-HB means nothing to me.

I find "references" to things nobody even knows about to be more annoying that interesting. It's not that hard to sneak something in, if nobody knows what the hell it is.

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#41 Posted by Scrawnto (2552 posts) -

@DFSVegas: It's been a running joke since early Starcraft 2 coverage, as a play on GL HF, the common greeting in that game's multiplayer scene. GL HF means "Good luck; have fun", while GL HB is "Good luck; have batman".

While I can understand not having caught the origin of the thing, it's amazing that you've avoided it altogether. Though, I suppose it really gained steam in the live stream chats. If you're never in any of those, I guess it's less surprising.

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#42 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8504 posts) -
@ajamafalous said:
@Veektarius said:

No one is mentioning that one of the folders has RD - JG - VC on it?

There are no less than five posts in this thread before yours mentioning it.
Hey, is anyone going to point out that all but one of the folders don't have RD - JG - VC on them?
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#43 Posted by TheHT (14307 posts) -

Awesome! Guess I'll start watching Archer now.

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#44 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3413 posts) -

How do so many people not know what GLHB is? GOOD LUCK HAVE BATMAN!

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#45 Posted by BirthWild (300 posts) -

aw das cool. GB Rep'n hard all over!

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#46 Posted by FunExplosions (5534 posts) -

Fucking awesome. What's the word or phrase for when good things tend to stick together? Well, it makes sense, anyway. That show is practically made for GB's audience.

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#47 Posted by BaneFireLord (3218 posts) -

GODDAMMIT, THEY'VE GONE MAINSTREAM. 
Fuck you guys, I'm out!

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#48 Posted by Dagbiker (7041 posts) -

Going to have to watch archer now

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#49 Posted by EuanDewar (5160 posts) -

Oh man I fucking love Archer, regardless of this.

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#50 Posted by MistaSparkle (2285 posts) -

I could picture a lot of Jeff's rants being in Archer, like the space thing from the last Bombcast. It would also be cool if he did a reading of My Exotic Farm :)