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*The toy on the floor in the Strongs' living room is a [http://www.constructiontoys.com/store/capsela.php Capsela] set, a module-based construction set which can be used to make portable fans, real floating boats, all manner of wheel and caterpillar-driven vehicles, and even remote-controlled robots. It appears as though their set in particular was used to make a boat (the "balloon" capsules on the bottom are a dead giveaway).
*The toy on the floor in the Strongs' living room is a [http://www.constructiontoys.com/store/capsela.php Capsela] set, a module-based construction set which can be used to make portable fans, real floating boats, all manner of wheel and caterpillar-driven vehicles, and even remote-controlled robots. It appears as though their set in particular was used to make a boat (the "balloon" capsules on the bottom are a dead giveaway).
*Strong Sad being locked in the bathtub is a reference to [[The Best Decemberween Ever]], when he says that's what his brothers do to him every [[Decemberween]].
*Strong Sad being locked in the bathtub is a reference to [[The Best Decemberween Ever]], when he says that's what his brothers do to him every [[Decemberween]].
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*The song Strong Sad sings in the bathtub is a reference to "One Night in Bangkok".  It was a number one hit for Murray Head in 1984 and was composed and written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA and Tim Rice. It is from the musical Chess.  However, the lyric he sings was not part of the original song - the similar line is "One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble."
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*The song Strong Sad sings in the bathtub is a reference to "One Night in Bangkok".  It was a number one hit for Murray Head in 1984 and was composed and written by Benny Andersson and Bjrn Ulvaeus of ABBA and Tim Rice. It is from the musical Chess.  However, the lyric he sings was not part of the original song - the similar line is "One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble."
*At the end, [[Homestar's Clock]] shows how many minutes are left of Decemberween. The clock runs on your computer's clock and counts down to midnight on December 26. If the time runs out, the clock reads "It's Over", then starts over from 525,600 minutes left.  (525,600 minutes is 365 days.) You can also force it to say "It's Over" if you right-click on the toon and pick "Play" from the menu (only works if viewing the flash file directly).
*At the end, [[Homestar's Clock]] shows how many minutes are left of Decemberween. The clock runs on your computer's clock and counts down to midnight on December 26. If the time runs out, the clock reads "It's Over", then starts over from 525,600 minutes left.  (525,600 minutes is 365 days.) You can also force it to say "It's Over" if you right-click on the toon and pick "Play" from the menu (only works if viewing the flash file directly).
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*Free the baby seals is a reference to the time that Strong Bad said that tofu was made from little baby seals.  Who knows?  Maybe that really is what tofu is made from.
 
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* Coach Z talking into a broken phone could be a reference to the somewhat different kind of Flash cartoon, "Salad Fingers." Since Salad Fingers also has a fetish for rusty metal, this might be intentional.
* Coach Z talking into a broken phone could be a reference to the somewhat different kind of Flash cartoon, "Salad Fingers." Since Salad Fingers also has a fetish for rusty metal, this might be intentional.
*It's odd considering that [[Homestar]]'s tear-away calendar says it's the 25th, but he went to bed on the 23rd and didn't wake up until the 25th, which means he couldn't change it.
*It's odd considering that [[Homestar]]'s tear-away calendar says it's the 25th, but he went to bed on the 23rd and didn't wake up until the 25th, which means he couldn't change it.
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*Free the baby seals is a reference to the time that Strong Bad said that tofu was made from little baby seals.
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Revision as of 23:31, 20 December 2004

I ran out of the house, naked somehow.

Homestar does some last-minute Decemberween shopping.

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

Page Title: White and Drifted Snow, Yo!

Contents

Transcript

{Wintery music plays as the camera zooms in on Homestar's clock; it flips from 9:59 to 10:00. Cut to Homestar Runner in bed yawning. Homestar sits up and looks out the window, and the music stops with a record needle sound.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh crap! I set the alarm for 10 PM instead of AM again!

{While Homestar says this, cut to outside Homestar's window looking in, then back inside again.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: I was supposed to go Decemberween shopping today!

{Another record needle sound as the camera focuses on a page-a-day calendar, which reads 'Dec. 25 - "The D'Ween, Yo."'}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh crap! It's Decemberween already!

{Homestar jumps out of bed and runs off, hitting the wall.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh crap! I ran into the door!

{Homestar gets up and runs off again. The camera shakes to banging noises offscreen.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {dryly} Oh crap, I fell down the stairs.

{Cut to outside Homestar's house. A pixelated Homestar leaps outside and looks around.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {sighing} And now, I ran out of the house, naked somehow.

{Homestar looks up at the snow.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Ooh, but it is snowing.

{Cut back to the calendar, over which the cartoon title appears, then to a mountain view with the the title "Blah blah blah - The Brothers Chaps", then to the side of a Decemberween-decorated side of Bubs' Concession Stand and the title "Vocal Styles by Missy & Matt", then finally to the Strongs' living room with the title "Here we go."}

{In the Strongs' living room, a toy set and present wrappings are on the floor. Strong Mad is tossing a rock with a winking face drawn on it and a ribbon up and catching it.}

STRONG MAD: I LOVE YOU, TONY STONY! {holding the rock in front of his face} NO, I LOVE YOU MORE!

{The camera pans over to reveal Strong Bad playing with an extending claw toy in front of a box labelled "Grabbo Arm".}

STRONG BAD: This thing is awesome. The Grabbo Arm demands respect. {to Strong Mad} I'd like to see somebody front on this. {calling} Hey, The Cheat!

THE CHEAT: {off-camera} Meh?

STRONG BAD: Grab ahold of that egg nog.

THE CHEAT: {off-camera}{"Okay" noise}

{The Cheat yelps as Strong Bad extends the Grabbo Arm to grab him, wearing antlers and holding a glass of egg nog.}

STRONG BAD: Thanks, man.

{Cut outside, to Homsar waving a paintbrush, standing next to a Salvation Army-like red pail with a sign over it reading "Baked Beans". Homestar runs by, then skids to a stop in the snow and turns around.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Listen up, shortstop. I need some presents.

HOMSAR: Alms for the pudgy. Alms for the pudgy.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Uhm, I don't know what any of that means, but I will make use of your complimentary spit bucket. Ah-ptoo!

{Homestar spits into the bucket and runs off.}

HOMSAR: You're a real state trooper.

{Homestar runs across the countryside in silhouette, then to Bubs' Concession Stand.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {quickly} Bubs I need to buy everyone and their brother a Decemberween present! {panting}

BUBS: Running a little late, aren't we Homestar?

{Zoom in on Homestar.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: I've got an hour and forty-five minutes. What do you got?

BUBS: {motioning to his left} Well, there's a bunch of my aught-four crap in that filthy box over there. Gotta make room for the aught-five crap!

{Homestar walks over to the box, clearly labelled "aught four crap", and kneels down. The camera switches to inside the box looking out.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Okay, what do we got here? {pulls out electrical tape} Electrical tape? Pom-Pom loves electrical tape. What else, what else? {pulls out a steak knife} Ooh, rusty steak knife. That's got Coach Z written all over it.

{Cut to the locker room. Coach Z is sitting on the bench in front of a TV dinner on a TV tray.}

COACH Z: Ooh, salisbury steak. Ring ring! {Picks up a phone with frayed wires, not attached to anything} Helloar? Ooh, Mom! Well, a very cheery Decemberween to you too! {shakes his head} Oh, Dad, it's you. Sorry about that. Yes, sir, I cooked a turkey, with the gravied yams and stuffinged ham. No, I'm not alone. Yes, this phone is plugged in.

{The lights suddenly go out.}

COACH Z: Aww, crackles. {Dejectedly} I forgot to pay my bills again this year...

{Cut back to Bubs' concession stand. Homestar pulls out a banana with an arrow through it.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hey Bubs, check this out. For the Poopsmith who has everything.

BUBS: You give me anything in that box, you'll be gettin' a kick in the skull with a ribbon on it.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Right right. Ribbons. Bubs loves ribbons. Lessee, Strong Sad. Don't need to worry about Strong Sad.

{Cut to an old fashioned bathtub with chains holding the boards covering the top in place.}

STRONG SAD: {singing, from locked inside the tub} One night in Bangkok and the rough got rougher...

{Cut to Marzipan's house, where she is sitting on the couch sporting lights in her hair.}

MARZIPAN: If Homestar doesn't get here soon with my present, I'm gonna' cook his goose.

{Homestar runs in and trips, falling flat on his face in front of Marzipan. He gets up in a daze and hands Marzipan a wrapped present.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {groggily} Happy Decemberween, Marzi-man.

{Homestar falls back on the floor and Marzipan opens the present.}

MARZIPAN: {sounding disappointed} Wire cutters...?

{Strong Bad walks in.}

STRONG BAD: Foolish Homestar. Decemberween is not about getting people presents. It's about getting people good presents! Good presents! Not this last-minute discount crap you're trying to foist on us!

MARZIPAN: {interrupting} Oh, Homestar, it's perfect!

HOMESTAR RUNNER AND STRONG BAD: {simultaneously} It is?

MARZIPAN: This is just what I need to free the baby seals from the crab traps down at the wharf. {singing to herself} Free the baby seals...

{Marzipan walks off, smiling.}

STRONG BAD: Well, shut my mouth.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Well well, Strong-o Bad-o. Looks like the ol' captain of the team still has what it takes.

STRONG BAD: {brandishing his Grabbo Arm} Oh yeah? Well, the Grabbo Arm has what it takes, {extends the arm} and what it takes is Marzipan's purse.

{The Grabbo Arm comes back with Marzipan's purse.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: No skin off my back.

STRONG BAD: Hey, thanks! Have a nice last seven minutes of Decemberween, Homestar.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {increduously} There's only seven minutes left of Decemberween?! Oh, crap! I forgot to get everyone presents!

{Homestar runs off again.}

STRONG BAD: Ugh, it goes on and on like this.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {off-camera} Oh, crap! There's only seven minutes left of Decemberween?!

{Homestar Runner runs back behind Strong Bad.}

STRONG BAD: Seriously. Like until New Year's.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {off-camera} Oh, crap! there's only seven minutes left...

{scene fades to black.}

STRONG BAD: I didn't know we had any wharfs.

{The camera returns to Homestar's clock, which displays the number of minutes remaining until Decemberween/Christmas ends. The back button appears.}

Easter Eggs

  • Click on "Homestar's Clock" at the end to see what happened to the three main characters left out of this toon.
{The King of Town, the Poopsmith, and Pom-Pom sit around a table in what is probably the King of Town's castle, two cans labeled "gravied yams" and "stuffinged ham" on the table. On the wall behind them is a sign that reads, "Left Out Characters' Support Group & Buffet."}
THE KING OF TOWN: Pass the gravied yams, please. And don't bogart that stuffinged ham neither!

Fun Facts

  • The toy on the floor in the Strongs' living room is a Capsela set, a module-based construction set which can be used to make portable fans, real floating boats, all manner of wheel and caterpillar-driven vehicles, and even remote-controlled robots. It appears as though their set in particular was used to make a boat (the "balloon" capsules on the bottom are a dead giveaway).
  • Strong Sad being locked in the bathtub is a reference to The Best Decemberween Ever, when he says that's what his brothers do to him every Decemberween.
  • The song Strong Sad sings in the bathtub is a reference to "One Night in Bangkok". It was a number one hit for Murray Head in 1984 and was composed and written by Benny Andersson and Bj�rn Ulvaeus of ABBA and Tim Rice. It is from the musical Chess. However, the lyric he sings was not part of the original song - the similar line is "One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble."
  • At the end, Homestar's Clock shows how many minutes are left of Decemberween. The clock runs on your computer's clock and counts down to midnight on December 26. If the time runs out, the clock reads "It's Over", then starts over from 525,600 minutes left. (525,600 minutes is 365 days.) You can also force it to say "It's Over" if you right-click on the toon and pick "Play" from the menu (only works if viewing the flash file directly).

Other things of interest

  • Homestar says he set the alarm for ten PM even though no alarm went off.
    • Actually, some music does begin to play when the alarm goes off, although it's pretty quiet.
  • When the clock says, "IT'S OVER," this is most likely a reference to Teen Girl Squad, where Strong Bad says, "It's over!" at the end of every toon.
  • Homestar dressed in his pajamas with a cinnamon stubble is a reference to caper.
  • This is one of the very few times when we see the inside of Homestar's house, and the first time we see his bedroom. The others are radio and caper.
  • This episode marks Homsar's first appearance in a Decemberween 'toon.
  • Homestar's T-shirt at the beginning is almost identical to the one Michael Jackson wears in the beginning of the "Beat It" video.
  • The dripping during Strong Sad's scene is the same sound used in Main Page 14.
  • The candy cane in Coach Z's locker room is from the Decemberween In July menu.
  • Homsar's paintbrush rings like a bell.
  • Tony Stony is a reference to "Pet Rocks" which were popular in the 60's and 70's
  • Coach Z talking into a broken phone could be a reference to the somewhat different kind of Flash cartoon, "Salad Fingers." Since Salad Fingers also has a fetish for rusty metal, this might be intentional.
  • It's odd considering that Homestar's tear-away calendar says it's the 25th, but he went to bed on the 23rd and didn't wake up until the 25th, which means he couldn't change it.
  • Free the baby seals is a reference to the time that Strong Bad said that tofu was made from little baby seals.

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