Talk:Oh, Baby!

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USE THE TEMPLATES. Tezzla CannonUser Tezzla Dog.jpg 16:43, October 20, 2010 (UTC)

Page needs clarification on what makes this weapon unique (apart from name). PIMPinator 05:12, October 25, 2010 (UTC)

Actually, it doesn't. But the clarification you seek is in the item's Editor ID: WeapSuperSledgeUnique. --Kris User Hola.jpg 00:08, November 13, 2010 (UTC)

Name?[edit source]

Am I the only one, or do you think it might be a reference to Britney Spears? :P Hit me baby one more time? Oh baby? Hahaha. --24.44.101.10 02:42, November 8, 2010 (UTC)

You're the only one. The name could reference a thousand different films, songs, and video games. --81.183.138.22 10:26, November 10, 2010 (UTC)


It could also reference EarthBound

Giving this to veronica, with some fully repaired power armor, makes her a norse god in human form. 64.134.187.12 22:24, November 12, 2010 (UTC)

i think it's a reference to mc hammer you know being a hmmer and all,plus the "oh baby"....i wanna get witcha and take ya picture


Except for that verse is from Sir Mix a lot's one hit wonder "Baby got back" 166.205.13.76 20:48, November 26, 2010 (UTC)

Someone put the WHOLE page in caps lock. Can someone fix this?

Its just a common phrase..lol

Heh. The speculation is interesting, notably in that most of it strays away from fifties-era inspiration to the nineties. To me, it seemed a pretty clear (if indirect) reference to the Big Bopper. Specifically, the lyric "Oh, baby! You know what I like!" from Chantilly Lace. The weapon is a "big bopper". Get it? --steveg700 (I have no idea how to properly sign these things)

Oh, Baby! vs. Shishkebab[edit source]

Says here "Oh, Baby! is easily the strongest melee weapon in the game." but the shishkebab is stated to be the highest damaging melee weapon on the game. Personally i think the shishkebab outperforms Oh, Baby! does anyone disagree or should the statement on this page be deleted? --Ze5ro1 06:59, January 13, 2011 (UTC)

Perhaps "easily" wasnt the right word to describe, the Oh Baby has a much higher knock down rate and can do the strongest damage with one hit, which is what most people look for in a meelee weapon.

Then it's pretty much DPS(or rather damage in the few seconds following one hit) vs DAM. I'd rather let lily use this and the shishkebab for myself but that's just preference

Quest requirement?[edit source]

Can someone verify that the Oh, Baby! will be there even if you haven't started the quest? I had not started it, and went over every inch of that SW cavern and it simply was not there. Once I started the quest and went back, it was. Jogar2 18:37, February 5, 2011 (UTC)

Companions Using "Oh, Baby!" Instead of Ranged Weapons[edit source]

I've given Oh, Baby! to both Cass and Veronica, and they will use it even when their tactics have been set to use ranged attacks. Anboyd else run into this? Veronica, to my understanding, doesn't even have melee weapons tagged (using unarmed instead).

Lily Can't take care of her things...[edit source]

Has anyone else given Oh, Baby! to Lily Bowen and had her completely wear it down to 0 within a single conflict? I had just had it repaired, since the repair (performed at Mick & Ralph's) we have fought a total of 3 Deathclaws while passing near the Junction 15 Railway Station and she has already trashed it again. I'm maxed out without the Dead Money DLC's additional levels (so level 30) and currently have Rex (Fallout: New Vegas) and Lily Bowen traveling with me, I was shooting the Deathclaw with the Anti-materiel rifle well in advance of her attacking it so it isn't as if she killed the 3 of them alone... --Ndmorespd 07:49, March 9, 2011 (UTC)

The weapon doesn't get damaged through Lily's use. On the other hand, it's a big weapon and is easily hit by enemy attacks. Deathclaws wailing on it would tear it up fast.

A small heads up[edit source]

I recently began a new play-through on hardcore, and came upon Oh, Baby! One hard difficulty, with a character at level 16, with 7 strength and 52 in melee weapons, plus Oh, Baby! at about 90% repair, it can tear apart ANYTHING YOU COME ACROSS. I walked into quarry junction and cleared it, using the Mauler combination, about ten stimpaks and a couple of doctors bags. This weapon is ridiculously strong in the right hands. --Kale Nekona 02:05, March 30, 2011 (UTC)

Big Bopper Reference[edit source]

I see that many pages offer some speculation on the source of a unique weapon's name. For some reason, when I post the most likely source of the name, even with explanation, some jerk makes it his business to delete it. So, what are the guidelines for providing such commentary? It's obviously not forbidden.

You put your speculation on the talk page, like you've done. then people talk about it, then it doesn't get put on the page because it's speculation and Nitty will just erase it anyway.Lonely astronomer 02:03, October 18, 2011 (UTC)

I've no idea who Nitty is, but it's no less speculation than other named weapons have, which have had long-standing references to the source of said name. At any rate, let me put it a different way: If someone keeps making belligerent edits or deletions, is there an established method of remediation?

Nitty's page. If someone is repeatedly removing references and you disagree, ask an admin for an opinion (list in Community drop-down box, top of page). "Behind the scenes" is often contentious, and the other pages you refer to may simply not have been argued about yet. Ideally there would be confirmation from a developer or canon source, but sometimes the origins of a name are obvious.
In this case, I'd say it was too vague. Big Bopper wasn't the first to use the phrase and afaik never killed anyone with a hammer. --FourWayDiablo(talk) 16:35, October 18, 2011 (UTC)
It's not just that he used the phrase in his song, it's that the weapon itself is a "big bopper", and that he's a 1950's icon. Doesn't seem all that vague IMO, just have to stop and think about it. Anyway, thanks for the info about contacting admins.
No problem. It may well be the source of the name intended by the devs, but without confirmation you'll just end up with a revert war. --FourWayDiablo(talk) 20:27, October 18, 2011 (UTC)