Happy Hallow-day

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"In unrelated news, this newsboy get-up is not my Halloween costume!"

It's Halloween Night but it's not Halloween night. Everyone sets out to find out what happened to it before Halloween is over!

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

See Happy Hallow-day Costumes for more information on what everyone was wearing.

Places: The Field, Strong Bad's Basement, Spooky Forest, Bubs' Concession Stand, King of Town's Castle

Page Title: HA HA HA HA Halloween Night!

Date: October 30, 2006

Running Time: 5:18 official, 5:14 actual

Contents

Transcript

{Marzipan walks through the field, which is sprinkled with leaves. A clock comes up from the bottom of the screen reading "8:13 pm"; however, the sun is clearly still out. Strong Bad hides behind The Stick wearing a red witch's hat and mask.}

MARZIPAN: {half-singing} Do do-doo doo, lots of leaves, Do do-doo hmm...

STRONG BAD: {jumps out from behind The Stick} Groady bloody gross and blood!

MARZIPAN: {bored} Eh, nice try, Strong Bad. I'm just not feeling it in broad daylight. And, you were hiding behind a twig.

STRONG BAD: Yeah, I know. Why isn't it dark yet?

{Cut to Homestar, dressed as a newsboy and holding up a newspaper. As he says each line, he holds up a different newspaper whose headline matches what he's saying.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Extrie, extrie! Read all about it! Halloween Night missing! Citizens mobilize to save holiday! In unrelated news, this newsboy get-up is not my Halloween costume!

{Closeup of The Local Newspapes. It has a picture of two pumpkins, the headline reads, "Happy Hallow-Day!", and the subtitle reads, "These ARE the opening credits!"}

{Cut to Strong Bad's Basement. Strong Bad and The Cheat are on the couch. Strong Mad is standing behind it.}

STRONG BAD: {hits the newspaper he's holding} This is bull-tonk! How are we supposed to scandalize and vandalize without the protective cover of Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Halloween night?

THE CHEAT: {questioning The Cheat noises}

STRONG BAD: I'm going to interrogate the toilet for about eight minutes. See if he knows anything. After that, we'll form into a giant robotic Halloween Night-finding space panther! {Walks off. Strong Mad and The Cheat make confused faces. Strong Bad Pops back in.} Or not.

{Cut to the field with Homestar, Pom Pom, and Strong Sad. The clock comes up and reads "11:18 pm".}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Halloween Niiiight! Come here boy! {whistles and brings out chew toy that looks like a brain with a bolt and eyeball sticking out of it. He squeaks it while talking.} I got this spooky, yucky chew toy for ya!

STRONG SAD: Homestar, you are aware that Halloween Night is not a puppy, aren't you?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {in a laughing voice} Ye-heh-hes! {whistles} Obviously! I am...! Aware...! That it is not...! What was that last part?

STRONG SAD: A puppy.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: A puppy!

STRONG SAD: Okay, good. {A yellow glow appears in the upper left corner of the screen, and grows brighter as Strong Sad talks} But seriously, we have to find Halloween Night. I don't do so well with all this sunlight! {Eerie music plays. Strong Sad looks toward the menacing sunlight.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {in wacky postures} Sit, Halloween Night, Sit! Sit! Sit! Sit! Sit! Sit sit-sit!

{Strong Sad and Pom Pom run away.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {whistles}

{Cut to Marzipan and Coach Z on a different part of the field. Marzipan is playing a reggae rhythm on Carol}

COACH Z: Hey, whatcha doing there, sista?

MARZIPAN: {Stops playing} I'm trying to attract Halloween Night with music. {Starts playing again} It loves reggae, you know! {Stops playing}

COACH Z: Good idear! And I can do some of my famous Halloween sound effects that everybody knows me for.

MARZIPAN: Coach Z, I don't think that's what everybody knows you for.

COACH Z: What are ya torkin' abort? Listen to this spooky owl! Hort! Hort hort! Hort hort! Or get a load of these creepy crackets! Cricket! Cricket-dadadadadadada! {Marzipan starts playing again} Cricket-dadadadada!

MARZIPAN: We be jammin'!

{Cut to Bubs' Concession Stand. The clock appears for a moment reading "12:09 am".}

BUBS: What is wrong with you people? {holds up spray can} I got instant spray-on Halloween Night! {sprays can} I got Halloween Night vision goggles! {holds up black opaque shades with orange frames} I even got this do-it yourself Halloween Night hovercraft kit! {pulls out a "Hollerin' Jimmy's Hovercraft Kit". The words "Hollerin' Jimmy's" have been covered with a piece of masking tape with "Halloween Night" written on it}

{Static, and change to Spooky Woods with Strong Bad, Strong Mad and The Cheat. The trees are covered in yellow flowers}

STRONG BAD: Aw man, I thought sure we'd find Halloween Night in the spooky woods! This place has really gone uphill since it disappeared. Even that rotten old skull doesn't seem so creepy.

THE SKULL: {rainbow afro comes out of head} A-jam on it!

THE CHEAT: {The Cheat noises}

STRONG BAD: Good thinkin' Monchi-Cheat! That guy's always hanging out with Halloween Night! But how do we find him?

THE CHEAT: {Triumphant the Cheat noises}

{The Cheat pulls out a keyboard and plays the Goblin's organ jingle. The Goblin appears, wearing swim trunks and sunglasses}

STRONG BAD: What's this crap-cake? Where's Halloween Night? Strong Mad, pat him down! {Strong Mad hangs The Goblin by his feet and shakes him. Several coins, a pencil, some lint, and a hamster ball fall out.} Aw, he's clean. I'm taking that hamster ball, though.

{Cut to outside The King of Town's Castle with Strong Sad, Pom Pom, The King of Town, and The Poopsmith. The clock reads "2:38 am".}

STRONG SAD: Cough it up King of Town! We know you ate Halloween Night!

THE KING OF TOWN: You amateurs! You don't know what you're talking about. I'm on a diet! {The Poopsmith nods his head} It's strictly Arbor Day and Earth Day for me this year! {The Poopsmith nods his head}

STRONG SAD: Well now where do we look? I need some doom and gloom soon. {laughing} Something funny is happening to the sides of my mouth. {The corners of his mouth wiggle and turn upward, creating weird noises.}

{Scene changes to Homestar, making a box trap at The Stick}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Homestar Runner, you are a genius! Thank you, Doug. So tell us what you're doing here. Well it occurred to me that no Halloween Night could resist these orange and black flavored loose tooth remover candies.

COACH Z: How are they biting today Homestar?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Sound Effects Man! Ooo-ooo! Do broken wheelchair. On cobblestone!

COACH Z: {weird noises}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: It's like I'm right there, wheeling grandma through the old town. Do you want to stop in here and get a kielbasa, grandma?

{Cut to the field with Marzipan, Strong Sad and Pom Pom. Strong Mad, Strong Bad and The Cheat walk in. Strong Sad's mouth is still wiggling. The clock reads "5:42 am".}

STRONG SAD: {laughing} Somebody shoot me.

STRONG BAD: Man, this sucks. Halloween Night's almost over and still no sign of Halloween Night. We should be out there turning treats right now!

{Marzipan walks in.}

MARZIPAN: Oh you guys didn't have any luck either? Oh well, happy Halloween anyways everybody. {the screen darkens}

STRONG BAD: Woah! Say that again!

MARZIPAN: Say what? Happy Halloween? {the screen darkens some more}

STRONG BAD: Now somebody else say it!

COACH Z: Harrpy Harrlaw- {the screen gets brighter}

STRONG BAD: {covers Coach Z's mouth} Not you, Coach Z. Now everybody, all at the same time!

EVERYONE: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

{The screen darkens into night.}

STRONG BAD: Oh, yes it worked! I'm gonna egg so many candies and eat so much houses. I'm gonna-

{A rooster crows and the sun comes up.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: So, uh, what do we do now?

STRONG BAD: Ummm..

EVERYONE: HAPPY DAY OF THE DEAD!

{Cut to the end screen, with a Mexican-style skull of Homestar, wearing a sombrero.}

{Cut to the final shot, where all of the characters stand in their costumes.}

Easter Eggs

  • As with other Halloween cartoons, click on the Poopsmith's head (after the King of Town says "this year") to see Homsar. (He will also appear in the end scene, but he doesn't have a separate Easter egg.)
    {Homsar is standing beside a pile of newspapers similar to those Homestar is seen with during the toon intro. He is holding up one of the papers to display the headline "EGGS TREE! EGGS TREE!", and a tree growing eggs as fruit can be seen behind him.}
    HOMSAR: Eggs tree, eggs tree! This get-up is mah get down! {as he says the second sentence, his head sinks into his neck, leaving an empty space}
  • At the end, click on Strong Bad:
    HOMESTAR RUNNER: Sta-rong. Bad. That's the best Evil Carmen Sandiego costume I've ever seen!
    STRONG BAD: If I wasn't dressed up as a pretend priest-comedian, I'd beat the crap outta you right now.
  • At the end, click on Marzipan:
    HOMESTAR RUNNER: Marzipan, I just love your "I-have-a-caterpillar-crawling-across-my forehead" costume! That's kind of a mustache...have..costume...
  • At the end, click on The Cheat:
    STRONG SAD: Uh, The Cheat, technically shouldn't all this sunlight be turning you into some sort of horrible beastie?
    THE CHEAT: {Covers eyes, The Cheat noises sounding similar to Gizmo's line "Bright lights! Bright lights!"}
  • At the end, click on Strong Sad:
    STRONG BAD: 'At's a good costume, Strong Sad. What is that, you at your twenty-year high school reunion?

Fun Facts

Explanations

  • The Day of the Dead is a celebration of the memory of deceased ancestors which is celebrated on November 1st and November 2nd in Mexico. Its art and themes also feature prominently in Frida Kahlo's work.

Trivia

  • This is a rare Halloween where Homestar does not at any point mention Witch's Brew.

Remarks

  • This is the first time we see Homestar whistle.
  • If you view the Flash file in a Decompiler, it reveals that the stack of newspapers on the Loading screen says "Eggs Tree! Eggs Tree!", which is the same newspaper Homsar holds up in his scene.
    • When Homestar holds up the "In Unrelated News" newspaper, the stack next to him also reads "Eggs Tree! Eggs Tree!"
  • This is arguably the first Halloween toon on the website without true opening credits.
  • Three different characters in this toon (Strong Bad, Strong Sad, and Homsar) play fictional characters of real comedians.
  • Sunlight doesn't turn mogwai into gremlins; it kills them. Eating after midnight is what triggers the transformation.

Goofs

Coach Z's arm goof
  • In the scene where Coach Z is imitating a wheelchair, the candy Homestar dropped on the ground in the previous shot is still visible, now in mid-air, and appears on top of Coach Z's arm.
  • After Homestar's close-up during Coach Z's wheelchair impression, the last candy in front of the box trap, a black one, has disappeared.

Glitches

  • When the camera zooms in on Strong Sad after The Poopsmith's head becomes clickable (for the Homsar Easter egg), that area of the screen is still clickable even though nothing is there.

Inside References

  • From the Malloween Commercial:
    • "These ARE the opening credits!" is a reference to Homestar's T-shirt, which reads "This is my Costume!"
    • Homestar's "orange and black flavored loose tooth removers" are a reference to Marshie's "orange and black flavored" marshmallows.
  • The scene at Bubs' Concession Stand follows the same format as the scenes at Bubs' Concession Stand in Senorial Day.
  • "The Local Newspapes" was also the name of the newspaper Strong Bad was reading in the email candy product.
  • Bub's do-it yourself Halloween Night hovercraft kit is a Hollerin' Jimmy's brand which previously appeared in the email lackey. Bubs also had the product then.
  • At the end, Homestar compares Strong Bad's costume to his 2001 costume: Carmen Sandiego.
  • Strong Bad's glasses are in the same style as his Dangeresque glasses, but with a different rim color.
  • Strong Bad is seen holding a cigarette at the end of the cartoon.

Real-World References

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