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[[Image:horriblepainting.PNG|thumb|right|150px|"Come on in heeeeere."]]
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Revision as of 00:48, 31 October 2007

"Come on in heeeeere."
Why is he holding that torch?!
"That thing is WAY more evil in pumpkin form!"

The Horrible Painting is a creepy drawing of Rocoulm — a demon holding a torch — that manages to rank as number nine on Strong Bad's bottom 10 list. It has presumably been in Strong Mad's Room since the Brothers Strong were little and always gives Strong Bad the jibblies. Rocoulm somewhat resembles the Jhonka, while his head bears a striking similarity to the Monster Maskus, both of which are featured in Peasant's Quest. The painting has a background that fades from blue to green.

Whenever anyone encounters the painting, Rocoulm creepily whispers the phrase "Come on in heeeeere." While the painting is usually confined to Strong Mad's closet, it broke free on Halloween of 2007 and extended its disturbing invitation to each one of the main characters, incapacitating almost all of them with an incurable case of the jibblies. Homestar Runner, however, was clueless enough to accept Rocoulm's proposal and entered inside the Horrible Painting, where he learned that all Rocoulm ever wanted was to entertain guests. Homestar agreed to stay for eternity in exchange for the alleviation of his friends' paralyzed condition.

Inside the Horrible Painting is a very dark cave-like room with torches on the walls and a kitchen consisting of a urinal and a large sink (Rocoulm mentions he plans to redo it). Homestar was seen entering through a sort of vortex on a wall; there appear to be no actual exits to the room. When characters enter the Horrible Painting, they appear in a cartoony style and their colors are dominated by cyan, magenta, yellow, and black.

Rocoulm's name was discovered when his catchphrase was featured as a Quote of the Week. Before it was removed, the link to the Horrible Painting in the weeklies.xml file was "rocoulm". The demon's name was confirmed in Jibblies 2, in which the name of the Horrible Painting's tarot card is "The Rocoulm".

The Horrible Painting was also seen in More Fan Costumes as a pumpkin. Before succumbing to the jibblies, Strong Bad states the painting is way more evil in pumpkin form.


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