An incredibly weird and exciting article about Halo 3 going gold in relationship to Marsha Marsha Marsha!
When Microsoft officially announced Halo 3 going gold on August 29th, some people claimed to already know that information. They had an inside source, they read an article about it the previous week, they have ESP, aliens abducted them and planted a chip in their brain containing this information, Cortana visited them in their dreams, etc. Well I am here to tell you I actually knew about this over 20 years ago. Oh yes, I speak the truth. Unbelievable you say? Well here is your proof.
Back when I was growing up, my favorite show was The Brady Bunch. Every day I would rush home from school to catch the glorious reruns that brought me endless amounts of joy and laugher. One of the more memorable episodes was about Jan’s jealousy of the attention her big sister received. The often repeated quote from this particular show is, “Well, all I hear all day long at school is how great Marcia is at this and how wonderful Marcia did that. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!“. If you read the last part of that line without using the proper nasally high pitched tone and inflection, stop reading now. You are not worthy of this information. If you can recite that line in a decent imitation of Jan, you may continue reading.
Let me explain the correlation between The Brady Bunch episode titled Her Sister’s Shadow and the date Halo 3 went gold, August 29th, 2007. Prepare to be enlightened.
First important fact : (relevant to August)
Her Sister’s Shadow first aired on Friday, November 19th. Friday has 6 letters in it. November has 8 letters in it. Nineteenth has 10 letters in it. Add them all up and you get 24 (6+8+10=24). Divide that by 3 (the most significant number due to this being about Halo 3) and the answer is 8 (24/3=8). August is the 8th month and August is the month in which Halo 3 went gold. Coincidence? I think not.
Second important fact : (relevant to the 29th)
If you take the 10 from the difference in days from the release date of Halo 2 and the date the episode aired (19-9=10), and if you take the 10 from the difference in days from the date Halo 3 went gold and the date the episode aired (29-19=10), and if you add the number of main characters that appeared in that show (9), that equals 29 (10+10+9=29). The 29th is the date that Halo 3 went gold. Coincidence? I think not.
Third important fact : (relevant to 2007)
This particular episode originally aired on Friday, November 19th, 1971. If you take the 1971 and add 19 to it (for the 19th), you get 1990 (1971+19=1990). If you then add 11 to that (for November being the 11th month of the year), you get 2001 (1990+11=2001). If you add 6 on top of that (taken from Friday since there are 6 letters in that word), you then get 2007 (2001+6=2007). 2007 just happens to be the year that Halo 3 went gold. Coincidence? I think not.
Important facts relevant to the number 3 : (for Halo 3 of course)
Her Sister’s Shadow was an episode within Season 3. Season 3. The game we are talking about is Halo 3. Halo 3. Season 3. Halo 3. Coincidence? I think not.
Her Sister’s Shadow originally aired on November 19th (1971). The first hint in there is that Halo 2 was released on November 9th (2004). The 9th is exactly 10 days before the 19th. Microsoft made the official announcement that Halo 3 went gold on August 29th (2007). The 29th is exactly 10 days after the 19th. If you take the 10 days difference from both important dates and divide it by 3 (for Halo 3), the answer is 3 (rounded to the nearest whole number from 3.33). Coincidence? I think not.
Her Sister’s Shadow is episode number 59. The production code for this show is 56. 59-56=3. As in Halo 3. Coincidence? I think not.
Her Sister’s Shadow contains multiple lines with significant clues to Halo 3. Jan has her infamous line where she squeals, “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!”. Marcia upon discovering her awards were missing cries, “Gone, gone, gone!”. Cindy imitates Jan’s rant by teasing, “Jan, Jan, Jan!”. Three different girls say three lines that contain one word repeated three times. Coincidence? I think not.
Her Sister’s Shadow first aired on 11.19.1971. If you add all of those numbers individually (1 + 1 + 1 + 9 + 1 + 9 + 1 + 9 + 7 + 1), that equals 30. Take the 30 and add it the same way (3 + 0) and that equals 3. As in Halo 3. Coincidence? I think not.
So as I said, I knew Halo 3 was going gold on August 29th, 2007 long before anybody else did. I had this information back in the 80s. The clues were there, you just had to know where to look.