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{{toonnav|Powered by The Cheat|fisheyelens|Crystal Fortress|Trogdor Was Dragon Man}}
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{{toonnav|Powered by The Cheat|fisheyelens|Crystal Fortress|The Cheat Theme Song}}
[[Image:Fish Eye Lens.png|thumb|right|220px|"Things are about to get bulbous!"]]
[[Image:Fish Eye Lens.png|thumb|right|220px|"Things are about to get bulbous!"]]
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'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' {{film|Strong Bad}}, {{film|Coach Z}}, {{film|Homestar Runner}}, [[The Barbershop Trio]] (Easter egg), {{film|Old-Timey Strong Bad}} (Easter egg), {{film|The Cheat}} (Easter egg)
'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' {{film|Strong Bad}}, {{film|Coach Z}}, {{film|Homestar Runner}}, [[The Barbershop Trio]] (Easter egg), {{film|Old-Timey Strong Bad}} (Easter egg), {{film|The Cheat}} (Easter egg)
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'''Places:''' [[Basement of the Brothers Strong]], [[The Cheat's Computer Room]] (Easter egg)
 
'''Date:''' Friday, October 3, 2014
'''Date:''' Friday, October 3, 2014
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Woke up this mornin' in a rap song video<br />
'''STRONG BAD:''' Woke up this mornin' in a rap song video<br />
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'''COACH Z:''' Can ya help me with my hip hop ditty, yo?<br />
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'''COACH Z:''' Can ya help me with my hip hop ditty-o?<br />
'''STRONG BAD:''' Well, Coach Z, that all depends<br />
'''STRONG BAD:''' Well, Coach Z, that all depends<br />
Can ya get ya green mittens on a fisheye lens?<br />
Can ya get ya green mittens on a fisheye lens?<br />
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'''STRONG BAD:''' That's right! ''{smiling}'' And you know what that means:<br />
'''STRONG BAD:''' That's right! ''{smiling}'' And you know what that means:<br />
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'''COACH Z:''' I don't!&mdash;<br />
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'''COACH Z:''' I don't!--<br />
'''STRONG BAD:''' Things are about to get... bulbous.<br />
'''STRONG BAD:''' Things are about to get... bulbous.<br />
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At a real fish eye?
At a real fish eye?
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''{Homestar points the lens at a real fish. The video comes to a halt with a splat. Using crudely drawn software menus, a mouse cursor applies a twirl effect. The scene spins as if down the drain. Back in normal styles, Strong Bad, Coach Z, and Homestar appear in the basement dressed in old-timey Dixieland jazz band outfits. Strong Bad has a trumpet with a plunger mute. Coach Z has a banjo. Homestar is holding a fishbowl with a dead fish floating in it. An SLR camera with a fisheye lens is submerged in the bowl. The music finishes in an old-timey flourish.}''
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''{Homestar points the lens at a real fish. The video comes to a halt with a splat. Using crudely drawn software menus, a mouse cursor applies a twirl effect. The scene spins as if down the drain. Back in normal styles, Strong Bad, Coach Z, and Homestar appear in the basement dressed in old-timey Dixieland jazz band outfits. Strong Bad has a trumpet with plunger mute. Coach Z has a banjo. Homestar is holding a fishbowl with a dead fish floating in it. An SLR camera with a fisheye lens is submerged in the bowl. The music finishes in an old-timey flourish.}''
'''STRONG BAD:''' Aw, man!
'''STRONG BAD:''' Aw, man!
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' ''{continued}'' —Several syncopations! Several syncopations tonight!
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' ''{continued}'' —Several syncopations! Several syncopations tonight!
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''{Cut to a closeup on the fishbowl with a "waughmp waughmp" sound effect. The word "eND" appears over the fisheye lens.}''
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''{Cut to a closeup on the fish bowl with a "waughmp waughmp" sound effect. The word "eND" appears over the fisheye lens.}''
== Easter Eggs ==
== Easter Eggs ==
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* Click on the "D" in "eND" to see an [[Old Timey]] version:
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* Click on the "D" in "eND":
:'''ONE OF THE BARBERSHOP TRIO:''' Several syncopations tonight!
:'''ONE OF THE BARBERSHOP TRIO:''' Several syncopations tonight!
:''{The rest of the trio appears behind him.}''
:''{The rest of the trio appears behind him.}''
:'''THE OTHER TWO IN THE TRIO:''' ''{overlapping}'' Several syncopations tonight!
:'''THE OTHER TWO IN THE TRIO:''' ''{overlapping}'' Several syncopations tonight!
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:''{Whip-pan to Old-Timey Strong Bad. He has an old-timey movie camera with a fish roped to it. Each time he says "Waughmp waughmp", the word "waughmp" appears on top of him, pulses twice, and then disperses in a cloud-like puff.}''
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:''{Whip-pan to Old-Timey Strong Bad. He has an old-timey movie camera with a fish roped to it. As he says "Waughmp waughmp", the word appears on top of him and then disperses in a cloud-like puff.}''
:'''OLD-TIMEY STRONG BAD:''' Waughmp waughmp, I say! Waughmp waughmp! Everything ''is'' better with this pescatary oculation!
:'''OLD-TIMEY STRONG BAD:''' Waughmp waughmp, I say! Waughmp waughmp! Everything ''is'' better with this pescatary oculation!
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* Click on the dead fish to see a scene showing the Cheat presenting the video to Strong Bad:
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* Click on the dead fish:
:''{Strong Bad and The Cheat are sitting at [[Monosodium Dreams]]. The twirl effect is still visible on the screen.}''
:''{Strong Bad and The Cheat are sitting at [[Monosodium Dreams]]. The twirl effect is still visible on the screen.}''
:'''STRONG BAD:''' The Cheat! That was incredible!
:'''STRONG BAD:''' The Cheat! That was incredible!
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:'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{overlapping himself}'' I'm buying you a pizzaaaaa!
:'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{overlapping himself}'' I'm buying you a pizzaaaaa!
:''{The music stops as he says "pizzaaaaa". A pizza falls from the ceiling and covers their heads. The Cheat makes a "da-ta-da!" fanfare noise.}''
:''{The music stops as he says "pizzaaaaa". A pizza falls from the ceiling and covers their heads. The Cheat makes a "da-ta-da!" fanfare noise.}''
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:'''STRONG BAD:''' Whoa! Guess I can... conjure ceiling pizzas now.
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:'''STRONG BAD:''' Whoa! Guess I can conjure ceiling pizzas now.
== Fun Facts ==
== Fun Facts ==
=== Explanations ===
=== Explanations ===
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* A [[Wikipedia:Fisheye lens|fisheye lens]] is an ultra-wide-angle lens that produces strong visual distortion intended to create a wide panoramic or hemispherical image.
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* A [[Wikipedia:fisheye lens|fisheye lens]] is an ultra wide-angle lens that produces strong visual distortion intended to create a wide panoramic or hemispherical image.
* A Benz is a [[Wikipedia:Mercedes-Benz|Mercedes-Benz]] automobile. Mercedes-Benz is a marketer of luxury vehicles, popular among the hip hop community.
* A Benz is a [[Wikipedia:Mercedes-Benz|Mercedes-Benz]] automobile. Mercedes-Benz is a marketer of luxury vehicles, popular among the hip hop community.
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* The form shown riding a skateboard is a [[Wikipedia:IRS tax forms#W-2|W-2 form]], which reports the earnings of and taxes withheld from a United States taxpayer.
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* The form shown riding a skateboard is a [[Wikipedia:IRS_tax_forms#W-2|W-2 form]], which reports the earnings of and taxes withheld from a United States taxpayer, and was previously mentioned in [[Arcade Game]].
* [[Wikipedia:Dixieland|Dixieland]] is a style of jazz that originated from New Orleans during the early 20th century.  
* [[Wikipedia:Dixieland|Dixieland]] is a style of jazz that originated from New Orleans during the early 20th century.  
* [[Wikipedia:Syncopation|Syncopation]] is a musical term that means accenting beats that are normally not accented. It was commonly used to describe early jazz and ragtime music.
* [[Wikipedia:Syncopation|Syncopation]] is a musical term that means accenting beats that are normally not accented. It was commonly used to describe early jazz and ragtime music.
=== Trivia ===
=== Trivia ===
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* The animation menu options are "BLOATATE", "FORNGE", [[Lowercase i's|"PAXELiZE"]], "DISTORT", "MUFFLIN'", and [[Punkin Show|"PAINT DAUBZ"]].
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* The animation menu options are "BLOATATE", "FORNGE", [[Lowercase i's|"PAXELi<!--sic-->ZE"]], "DISTORT", "MUFFLIN'", and [[Punkin Show|"PAINT DAUBZ"]].
* The "DISTORT" submenu options are "ELOAK", "PRIVET", "TWIRL", "ZAPPOS", "TENASCHE", and "RELUMP".
* The "DISTORT" submenu options are "ELOAK", "PRIVET", "TWIRL", "ZAPPOS", "TENASCHE", and "RELUMP".
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* This toon is the first in sequence that [[Toons Without Back Buttons|doesn't have a back button]] after it was removed from all new videos.
 
===Remarks===
===Remarks===
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* This is the first non-holiday-themed content uploaded to the website since [[videography]], released October 5, 2009&mdash;just two days shy of five years apart.
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* This toon has no "back" button.
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* This is the first non-holiday themed toon released since [[videography]], released October 5, 2009&mdash;just two days shy of five years apart.
===Goofs===
===Goofs===
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* In the Flash version, the sound of record pops and hiss from the Old-Timey Easter egg can still be heard at the beginning of the Easter egg in front of the Monosodium Dreams.
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* The sound of record pops and hiss from the Old-Timey Easter egg can still be heard at the beginning of the Easter egg in front of [[Monosodium Dreams]]. This, however, is not present in the YouTube version.
=== Inside References ===
=== Inside References ===
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[[Image:@StrongBadActual profile01.jpg|thumb|"Everything is better with a fisheye lens!"]]
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[[Image:@StrongBadActual profile01.jpg|thumb|Everything is better with a fisheye lens!]]
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[[Image:sketchbook_040826_themanybuttsofcoachz.png|thumb|"I've got a considerable rear shelf!"]]
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* The profile picture of the [[@StrongBadActual]] Twitter account was taken with a fisheye lens.
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* The current profile picture of the [[@StrongBadActual]] Twitter account was taken with a fisheye lens, and the toon was previously teased there in [[twitter:StrongBadActual/status/516039750138875904|a post on September 27, 2014]].
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* This is an instance of [[couch mumbling]].
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* The fisheye effect used in this toon is similar to the one used in [[Rap Song]].
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* Coach Z sometimes pronounces "video" as "[[Videro Games|videro]]".
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* This toon marks an instance of [[couch mumbling]].
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* The song is referred to as a [[number one jam]].
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* "Waughmp Waughmp" is an [[onomatopoeia]].
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* Coach Z sometimes pronounces "video" as "[[videro]]".
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* Coach Z's "considerable rear shelf" is derived from a [[Sketchbook]] [[Sketchbook 2004#SK-2004-08-26|entry]], and was also seen in a similar form on the [[Stripèd Green Rabbit]] in [[New Boots]].
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*Coach Z's hypothetical girlfriends are [[Pom Pom's Girls]].
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*During the bridge, Strong Bad has a [[Green Tongues|green mouth]].
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* Taxes and the W-2 form were previously mentioned in [[Arcade Game]].
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* A few of Homestar's forms resemble some of his from [[Exaggerations]].
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* When the fisheye lens is pointed at the real fish eye and the twirl effect is applied, one of the items in the software menu is "[[Punkin Show|paint daubz]]".
* When the fisheye lens is pointed at the real fish eye and the twirl effect is applied, one of the items in the software menu is "[[Punkin Show|paint daubz]]".
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*Homestar wears [[pants]]. His Dixieland vest also has [[Lack of Visible Arms|arm holes]].
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* The Easter egg with Strong Bad and The Cheat at The Cheat's computer is a callback to the ending of [[Everybody to the Limit]].
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* The fisheye effect used in this toon is similar to one used in [[Rap Song]].
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*[[Homestar]] is wearing [[pants]]. His Dixieland vest also has [[Lack of Visible Arms|arm holes]].
* Coach Z's line "What happened to the honeys?" is a reference to the end of one of [[Matt Chapman]]'s old rap songs, {{inlinecontentwarning|content warning|Adult language and themes}} [[thorax:mp3s/3-D_Booty.mp3|3-D Booty]].
* Coach Z's line "What happened to the honeys?" is a reference to the end of one of [[Matt Chapman]]'s old rap songs, {{inlinecontentwarning|content warning|Adult language and themes}} [[thorax:mp3s/3-D_Booty.mp3|3-D Booty]].
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* The Easter egg with Strong Bad and The Cheat at the Monosodium Dreams is a callback to the ending of [[Everybody to the Limit]].
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* The closeup of Coach Z's butt is similar to the striped green rabbit from [[Hip Hop Dance]].
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* Strong Bad remarks that Coach Z has [[lack of visible body parts|green mittens]].
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=== Real-World References ===
=== Real-World References ===
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*''[[Wikipedia:Blackthorne|Blackthorne]]'' is an action-platformer game for the [[Nintendo|Super Nintendo Entertainment System]], [[Sega|Sega Genesis]], and PC.
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* ''[[Wikipedia:Blackthorne|Blackthorne]]'' is an action-platformer game for the [[Nintendo|Super Nintendo]].
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*This toon is heavily influenced by the [[Beastie Boys]]. Many of their music videos and publicity photos were shot using fisheye lenses. The music video for their song [[Wikipedia:Hold It Now, Hit It|Hold It Now, Hit It]] was the first to be shot entirely using a fisheye lens. The cover of their album [[Wikipedia:Check Your Head|Check Your Head]] is also re-created in the toon.
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* This toon is heavily influenced by the [[Wikipedia:Beastie Boys|Beastie Boys]]. Many of their music videos and publicity photos were shot using fisheye lenses. The music video for their song [[Wikipedia:Hold It Now, Hit It|Hold It Now, Hit It]] was the first to be shot entirely using a fisheye lens.
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*During the music video, Homestar's body is a can of [[Wikipedia:Campbell Soup Company|Campbell's Soup]], which is probably a reference to that company's line of [http://www.campbellsoup.com/Products/Homestyle/All Homestyle soups].
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* During the music video, Homestar's body is a can of [[Wikipedia:Campbell Soup Company|Campbell's Soup]], which is probably a reference to that company's line of [http://www.campbellsoup.com/Products/Homestyle/All Homestyle soups].
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*Homestar's singing at the end of the toon resembles the chorus of the song "One Singular Sensation" from the musical [[Wikipedia:A Chorus Line|A Chorus Line]].
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*[[Wikipedia:Zappos|Zappos]] is an online shoe and clothing shop.
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=== Fast Forward ===
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*The eponymous visual effect, along with the "waughmp waughmp" sound effect, are used again in an Easter egg in [[I Killed Pom Pom]].
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==YouTube Version==
==YouTube Version==
[[Image:Fisheye_YT_Thumnails.jpg|thumb|220px|"Don't look for these so much."]]
[[Image:Fisheye_YT_Thumnails.jpg|thumb|220px|"Don't look for these so much."]]
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*The [[YouTube]] description for this toon is "Strong Bad makes a new #1 jam with the help of Coach Z...and a fish-eye lens."
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*After the end of the toon, a group of nine thumbnails appears, parodying YouTube's related video thumbnails. None of the "videos" shown in the thumbnails have been released as of yet. The contents of the thumbnails are as follows:
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*After the end of the toon, [[YouTube Related Video Thumbnails#Fish Eye Lens|a group of nine thumbnails]] appears, parodying YouTube's related video thumbnails. None of the "videos" shown in the thumbnails have been released as of yet. The contents of the thumbnails are as follows:
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{| {{standardtable}}
{| {{standardtable}}
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| Coach Z and [[Strong Sad]] dancing on the [[Race Track]] in [[outer space]]. || A photograph of a CRT television displaying [[Wikipedia:Swordquest|''Swordquest: Earthworld'']]. The [[Videlectrix Guys]] appear in the lower-left corner, along with the caption "Joystick Wagglin' with [[Videlectrix]]". || Homestar and a peasant from [[Peasant's Quest Proposed Sequels|Peasant's Quest Online?]] standing in [[The Field]] with snow on the ground.
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| Coach Z and [[Strong Sad]] dancing on the [[Race Track]] in [[outer space]] || A photograph of a CRT television displaying [[Wikipedia:Swordquest|''Swordquest: Earthworld'']]. The [[Videlectrix Guys]] appear in the lower-left corner, along with the caption "Joystick Wagglin' with [[Videlectrix]]" || Homestar and a peasant from [[Peasant's Quest Proposed Sequels|Peasant's Quest Online?]] standing in [[The Field]] with snow on the ground
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| A tiny Strong Bad walking up [[Senor Cardgage]]'s head. || Homestar standing in an older style Field, with an orange laser beam in place of his head (which is now on the ground). || [[Puppet Homestar]] and [[Mike Chapman]] sitting in front of a curtain with a cup of [[coffee]]. The caption reads "COFFEE TOWN WITH HOMESTAR + MIKE, episode 6".
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| A tiny Strong Bad walking up [[Senor Cardgage]]'s head || Homestar standing in an older style Field, with an orange laser beam in place of his head (which is now on the ground) || [[Puppet Homestar]] and [[Mike Chapman]] sitting in front of a curtain with a cup of [[coffee]]. The caption reads "COFFEE TOWN WITH HOMESTAR + MIKE, episode 6"
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| Strong Bad in front of a red-yellow gradient. In place of his legs are several more torsos that continue off the screen, some of which have extra arms, resembling a centipede. || A small [[Bubs]] hovering over the [[Compé]]'s keyboard on Strong Bad's desk. Bubs is leaving a bouncy, dashed white line behind him, à la [[Where U Goin' 2?]] || [[Pom Pom]] peeking out of a stylized human [[brain]].
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| Strong Bad in front of a red-yellow gradient. In place of his legs are several more torsos that continue off the screen, some of which have extra arms, resembling a centipede || A small [[Bubs]] hovering over the [[Compé]]'s keyboard on Strong Bad's desk. Bubs is leaving a bouncy, dashed white line behind him, à la [[Where U Goin' 2?]] || [[Pom Pom]] peeking out of a stylized human brain
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*After the thumbnails, the Old-Timey Easter egg is shown, immediately followed by the "ceiling pizzas" Easter egg.
*After the thumbnails, the Old-Timey Easter egg is shown, immediately followed by the "ceiling pizzas" Easter egg.

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