Homestar Presents: Presents

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I ran out of the house, naked somehow.

Homestar does some VERY 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!



{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. It is in the middle of the night.}

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, the sound of him smaking into something is heard.}

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 naked, 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: {happily} Ooh, but it is snowing.

{Cut back to the calendar, over which the cartoon title appears, then to a field 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 Capsela set and present wrappings are on the floor. Strong Mad is tossing a large 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 a red nose and 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-tpoo!

{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} Hellor? 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 Decemberween 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 wharfs. {singing to herself} Free the baby seals...

{Marzipan walks off, smiling.}

STRONG BAD: Well, shut my mouth.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Well well, Strong-o Bad-io. 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, cwap! 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, cwap! 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," which is from the musical Chess. It became 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. 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).
  • The outside of Homestar's House in the Decemberween toons looks nothing like the outside of his house in the other toons. Here and in The Best Decemberween Ever, the house has white paneling, unlike his usual red with white polka-dotted house.
    • The view of the outside of the house (panelling and steps) is very similar to Charlie Brown's house, which may explain the departure from previous toons.
  • Homestar's pajamas are exactly like the ones Michael Jackson wore in the "Beat It" music video.
  • Even though Strong Bad was unaware of wharfs in FCUSA, he is somewhat aware of the presence of docks, as seen in A Decemberween Pageant.

Other Things of Interest

  • This is the first time Homestar and Homsar have had a true '1 on 1' conversation. In Pumpkin Carve-nival, it was really Strong Bad, and in army he just addressed his troops rather than Homsar himself.
    • Although Homestar did address Homsar in theme park, as Poppy the Tire and Ryan S. the General Tso's Chicken, respectively.
  • 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, and a very brief part of the In Search Of The Yello Dello DVD
  • This episode marks Homsar's first appearance in a Decemberween 'toon.
  • Strong Bad's Grabbo Arm makes the same noises as Homestar's tricked-out propeller cap in car.
  • The dripping during Strong Sad's scene is the same sound used in Main Page 14.
  • Strong Mad's rock is a reference to "Pet Rocks" which were popular in the mid-70's
  • It's odd considering that Homestar's tear-away calendar says it's the 25th, but he went to bed on the 24th and didn't wake up until the 25th, which means he couldn't change it. (Then again, he could have changed it before going to sleep and forgot.)
  • Homestar's bunny slippers have the eyes and ears upside down relative to one another. This is also true in caper.
  • Apparently Free Country, USA has a wharf, although Strong Bad didn't know this either, despite him appearing in a boat in both lures & jigs and montage.
  • The sound quality is higher than normal, resulting in crisper sound compared to other toons on the site.
  • This is the first main Decemberween 'toon that does not end in a multi-character holiday greeting.
  • Homestar's comment to Strong Bad referring to himself as the "ol' captain of the team" is also referenced in TBC's interview with Wired
  • The King of town is the only main character not even mentioned in the main toon.
  • The Cheat has the least screentime. He's there for two seconds.
    • Still, though the scene with Strong Sad locked in the bathtub lasts about six seconds, he is not actually seen at all.
  • When Bubs mentions the "Aught Four crap," it's a reference to old comics When Strong Bad says he's gonna start the "Under Drawer Drawer Scare of Aught Four"
  • The cup of egg nog The Cheat is holding is the same one from Decemberween Sweet Cuppin' Cakes

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