Talk:1013: Wake Up Sheeple

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This one is my favorite comic. That is all, nothing constructive to add here. just praise. lcarsos (talk) 05:33, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Waking up of ancient creatures may be a reference to "The Cabin in the Woods", the movie that Randall, a fan of Firefly, is likely to have watched. 10:43, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

Considering the comic came out a month before the movie, it's somewhat unlikely. 13:08, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

"Oh God Oh God Oh God!" should bring some help!--DrMath 06:46, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Are you sure that the Sheeple are a race? I thought that it was just one giant monster (using the royal "we" in its speech). -- 11:23, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

I agree - there is no indication that there are more than one Sheeple, but the trees(?) in the background and the loud baaa indicates that the one shown is a giant. Also the zoom in on the mega eye goes that way. I have corrected the explain acordingly.Kynde (talk) 07:25, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

I dissagree. "Ten thousand years we slumbered..." ~ ~ ~ ~ (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Aren't they goats? 04:31, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Sheeple is a plural word, if it were just the one you'd have to call is a sheeperson. 16:08, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Both sheep and people have a singular sense so it is not impossible that sheeple has too. Tharkon (talk) 01:15, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
But "people" as a singular is a collective noun. A people is a group such as a nationality or race, not a single individual member CVictoria (talk) 19:06, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Removed the following paragraph:

This comic may also be a view on Randall's actual political views; the awakened monster in the comic actually represents all the "sheeple". Thus, Randall may be saying that if the "sheeple" wake up and realize that the government is controlling them, without an authority figure (i.e. the government) the sheeple would go wild and pandemonium would ensue.

It seems to be wild speculation, and unless there is something to back it up, I think it should remain removed from the explanation. Suspender guy (talk) 13:06, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

This looks like a valid interpretation to me. It says "may", couching it as just an interpretation. We never know which of us Randall is more similar to, that we guessed the interpretation he had in his mind better than somebody else. Thanks so much for preserving it instead of just erasing it. 23:02, 4 November 2020 (UTC)

There may be a connection to Tom Smith's song, "Sheep Marketing Ploy." The song describes a series of imaginary horror movies about "Fenton, the Death Sheep from Hell," who has a deep and ominous "Baaa." Gmcgath (talk) 20:40, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

Is that a shepherd's crook it's holding? Subtle, yet serious, irony... 12:39, 12 May 2017 (UTC)