You wrote in your insights to daf 57a:
a) Josephus records that Yishmael Ben Fiabi was appointed Kohen Gadol by the Roman ruler of Israel, Agrippa.
Is the Gemarah making a pun on Agripas when it says "oy li m'egrofon?"
Sharp insight! It could well be that the Gemara is making a play on words (I did not see any commentaries that point that out, though).