Talk:Mr. Tulip

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aren't they also a parody-reference to the two asassins from the James Bond film? - Mr. Kidd (Pin) and Mr. Wint (Tulip) - the film was Diamonds are forever - anyone else remember this or see the resemblance?

They've been brought up before, among several other criminal duos, but Wint and Kidd were apparently gay, along with other dissimilarities.--Old Dickens 00:56, 22 May 2007 (CEST)

To be honest, the first mental association for me was with the outre and somewhat lunatic stage magicians Penn and Teller - the big menacing forthright one who acts like he's on drugs and one step away from an act of genially applied violence, and the little guy who says nothing but always seems to upstage Penn. Apart from the air of extreme violence that accompanies their act, I couldn't find any conclusive asociations between them and Pin and Tulip, apart from a very vague distant echo in the names... considering how stale stage magic is, though, such a fossilised art that it veers dangerously close to Clowning combined with Mime, you could see their Discworld equivalents being drummed out of the Guild of Conjurors for being too new and innovative!--AgProv 00:45, 22 May 2007 (CEST)

I think it's generally agreed upon that Pin and Tulip are not a specific parody, but more in general of the crews of 2 criminals. --Sanity 10:54, 22 May 2007 (CEST)


What about his potato-necklace? Is that just a one-off gag, or was it supposed to be more (or picked up again later)? A "potato church" is mentioned in at least one book (Monstrous regiment).--Cyberman 17:58, 31 December 2010 (CET)

See Potato, Epidity and other mentions of humorous, erotic, spiritual and edible potatoes. AgProv has done a lot of work with spuds. --Old Dickens 18:10, 31 December 2010 (CET)

_ing what?

Wo! The recent edit by SanityClaus really needs a reference. What speech impediment? Why has no one noticed it before? He says "I don't _ing swear", which may be true, but "_ing" is generally interpreted as such, given his character. His ability to pronounce an underscore seems to be a gift, not an impediment. (Mr. Pin calls it a speech impediment: he is not a reliable witness.) I can't search any support out of Google Books; perhaps SanityClaus can provide a source faster than I can do a whole re-reading. --Old Dickens (talk) 23:38, 6 July 2019 (UTC)