Talk:TPS report

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The TPS Report has become a legend thanks to the movie "Office Space" based on the Milton Cartoon that was syndicated on SNL (Saturday Night Live), and was created by Mike Judge (Beavis and Butt-Head, King of the Hill, Milton...etc)


The wow comercial is a scene stolen directly from Office Space. Therefore, it is an inelligible source because it duplicates an already cited source. I mean, it isn't even re-acted... they just use computer editing to paste a short WoW scene in. (He was actually playing tetris... notable because you can't really play WoW with only the arrow keys.)

Finally, this article does NOT cite it's refrences... everything after popular use is bullshitted into the article.

I took a management class a couple years ago and my professor was quite confident that TPS reports referred to Transaction Processing System reports, not transactions per second. Could be wrong, but one could certainly speculate either way. I would trust my professor over some random wikipedian, however, so some sourcing is definitely needed. Captkrob 22:39, 11 December 2006 (UTC)


Article Split[edit]

Recommend dislocation of remaing infomation, either into existing articles, or extior to its own... also recommend 'stub' tag. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Merranvo (talkcontribs)

Now that you went and started a new article without any discussion, please be so kind as to fix the mess you made. I already added the seealso and a GFDL split notice. You can fix all the incoming links. — RevRagnarok Talk Contrib 12:43, 15 December 2006 (UTC)


In the video game F.E.A.R. on the level Interval 4 on a desk there is a TPS Report, a Red Stapler (like the one Milton had in Office Space), and a sticky note with a phone number for Chachkis, a restaurant in the movie.sangre viento 17:33, 6 April 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sangre viento (talkcontribs)

Duplication?[edit]

This article has duplicates of the entries on TPS. A disambiguation pointer to that and removing the duplicates seems called for. —EncMstr 01:14, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Made-up TPS report image[edit]

The TPS report cover sheet that's pictured in the article is a made-up one that someone put together in Word. That must be specified or the image needs to be deleted. It's a fictional TPS report. ask123 (talk) 17:10, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

Additional Pop Culture reference[edit]

The narrator of the movie "10 MPH" mentions TPS reports during his introduction to the film (prior to 02:30), and leans on the Office Space reference for comedy.~~ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.52.47.145 (talk) 04:29, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

Popular culture references[edit]

I believe that though there is a good amount of similarity between this IEEE specification and the paperwork in OfficeSpace, I do not believe it is quite adequate to combine these two subjects, much less to give credit for the cultural references to this specification.

The only one I spotted that is vague enough, due to it being itself in software which could have been an actual reference to the paperwork the developers had to fill in, is Borderlands 2. Everything else is much more a reference to the movie.

If these two similar, but distinct subjects should remain under the same heading, then there should be clarification as to where the reference is more likely to have been sourced from. The movie and it's fictional document, or the IEEE specification. ~AeSix 96.254.154.93 (talk) 02:40, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

in addition: There is already a page describing the IEEE specification. There should be a "For the IEEE specification, click here" or w/e it is. No one outside of an industry which actually uses the IEEE spec forms will know what a TPS report is when referencing that form. However, everything else on the page is more of a reference to the movie. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.254.154.93 (talk) 02:44, 8 June 2014 (UTC)


I agree -- I think "tps" is "transactions per second" which is a measurement of computer throughput and something a software engineer running a database would regularly report on. A TPS might be a Testing Procedura Specification, but why would you regularly report on that specification? I would expect almost 100% of the later "pop culture references" to trace their derivation back to the Office Space movie, so those references are redundant when it comes to etymology. Someone should call up Mike Judge and ask what he really meant, because I can't find a good reference of the story of how it came into the movie. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 204.225.145.241 (talk) 18:10, 21 October 2016 (UTC)