From what I remember, a lot of people didn't get this punchline when I originally posted it. Which is disappointing, because this is actually one of my favorites. Ah well.
Also Blue paraphrases Ozzie from Chrono Trigger here. I want to say this was around when I played Chrono Trigger for the first time. I got into gaming in the N64 era, which meant I had to go back and play a lot of the classics later - EarthBound was obviously one of the first.