Doomy Tales of the Macabre

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Doomy Tales

Strong Sad takes control this year!

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Sad, The King of Town, Marzipan, Homestar Runner, Coach Z, Bubs, Onion Bubs, Pom Pom, The Poopsmith, Homsar (Easter egg), The Sad Kids, Strong Mad, The Cheat, Strong Bad

See Doomy Tales of the Macabre Costumes for more information on what everyone was wearing.

Places: Strong Sad's Room

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2009

Running Time: 5:57

Page Title: Available wherever doomy books are sold!

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{Open to an almost-entirely black screen, with a window in the corner. As the following words are said, they are written at the bottom of the screen in red.}

STRONG SAD: {voiceover} One chilled {said as chillèd} Hallow's eve I rose,

{Strong Sad steps out of the shadows. The next line is not written on the screen.}

STRONG SAD: {voiceover} And sat right down to writing,

{He sits down as a desk moves in to view, with a paper and inkwell on it. He pulls out a pen and takes it to the paper.}

STRONG SAD: For none had bothered to propose, to their parties, my inviting.

{Cut back to another mostly-black screen with another window. Strong Sad is seen writing at the desk in white silhouette. The words are again written in red.}

STRONG SAD: {voiceover} So I crafted such a macabre {said in an exaggerated fashion} tale there in my darkened room

{Cut to a closeup of Strong Sad.}

STRONG SAD: {voiceover} To achieve literary justice, and send each to their DOOOOM! {As he says the final word, a skull image appears over his head, the screen glows slightly green, and a musical sting is heard.}

{To music, a book entitled "DOOMY TALES OF THE MACABRE by S. Sad" appears. On the cover, Strong Sad is dressed as the grim reaper and laughing. In front of him lie skulls of other main characters.}

Easter Eggs

  • During the scene with Pom Pom and The Poopsmith in the field, click on The Poopsmith's Goron Ruby tattoo to see the Homsar Easter egg.
  • If you click on The Poopsmith after the end of the toon Homestar sings Saria's song from The Legend of Zelda:Ocarina Of Time which causes The Poopsmith to dance.
  • At the end, click on Bubs:
Bubs: Hey, Coach Z, you seen my wallet?
Coach Z: Well, what does it look like?
Bubs: It's the one that says "Bad business practices."
  • At the end, click on The King of Town:
Strong Band: The King of Town ate the colonel's mustard, and the rope, and the parlor.
King of Town: I admit to only two thirds of that statement.

Fun Facts

Trivia

  • This is the first time Onion Bubs has ever spoken.

Remarks

  • Many characters break the fourth wall by speaking to Strong Sad as he narrates. Marzipan does so by "misreading a cue card". Strong Bad also does so by typing what Strong Sad is narrating. Strong Sad does so by addressing the audience at the end.
  • The patty on the McArby resembles that of the Thick 'n Nasty.
  • This is the second time, both ever and in a row, that two characters have dressed from the same series.
  • This is also the second time that a character has sported two different costumes in the same Halloween Toon: Strong Sad is wearing his Grim Reaper getup on the cover of his book.

Goofs

  • The Poopsmith is dressed as King Darunia which is incorrectly spelled King Dirunia.
  • Homsar's hat is dressed up for Halloween, but at the end, he is wearing his normal bowler hat.

Inside References

Real World References

Totally unfrustrating. Totally.
  • Strong Bad's comment about the moon falling refers to The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask, in which, the moon would come crashing down after 3 in-game days (72 minutes real-world time, under normal conditions), causing a game over unless Link reset time using the Ocarina of Time. His comment about it being a "totally unfrustrating" manner of play refers to how this time limit and limited saving cause the gamer to rush almost constantly.
    • The face on the moon resembles the moon in Majora's Mask.
  • The song that Homestar hums and the Poopsmith dances to is Saria's Song from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. In this game, the player must make Goron Chieftain Darunia dance to this song.
  • Marzipan says "Crystal, crystal, on the ball", a reference to the line "Mirror, mirror, on the wall" from Snow White.
  • This toon is done in the style of the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe.
  • When you click on Homestar at the end of the toon, the Easter Egg wraps up with him claiming to be strong and able to kick. This, along with Homestar's costume, is a reference to Crispin Glover's 1987 appearance on "Late Night with David Letterman".
  • Coach Z's Easter egg makes heavy reference to Paula Abdul, including her songs "Opposites Attract" and "Rush Rush". MC Skat Kat first appeared in the Abdul's "Opposites Attract" video.
  • Strong Bad's quote "Run, Marzipan, Run" is based on the source of Marzipan's costume, the German movie Run Lola Run.

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