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Some of the characters in the [[Homestar Runner universe]], as well as some [[Pseudocharacters|not quite characters]], have used '''[[Wikipedia:Malapropism|malapropisms]]'''.  A malapropism is the replacement of a word with something that sounds like the word being replaced, but has a completely different meaning. Many of these malaprops are delivered as a punchline.
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Some of the characters in the [[Homestar Runner universe]] have used '''[[Wikipedia:Malapropism|malapropisms]]'''.  A malapropism is the replacement of a word with something that sounds like the word being replaced, but has a completely different meaning. Many of these malaprops are delivered as a punchline.
==Appearances by character==
==Appearances by character==
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===[[Lappy 486]]===
 
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*"Tell '''whim''' I love." (him) — [[Sbemail 150?!?]]
 
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===[[Strong Bad]]===
===[[Strong Bad]]===
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*"And check out all these '''speculations'''!" (specifications) — [[animal]]
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*"But if you want to be cool and have '''pizzas''' like me..." (pizzazz) — [[pizzaz]]
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*"The '''[[pie]]'''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s the limit as far as rampages are concerned." (sky) &mdash; [[rampage]]
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*"And check out all these '''speculations'''!" (specifications) [[animal]]
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*"'''Slumming''' in at Number Two..." (Coming) &mdash; [[bottom 10]]
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*"The '''[[pie]]'''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s the limit as far as rampages are concerned." (sky) [[rampage]]
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*"'''Slumming''' in at Number Two..." (Coming) [[bottom 10]]
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*"Space Captainface! '''Pretender''' of the galaxies!" (defender) — [[space program]]
*"The '''plausibilities''' are endless!" (possibilities) &mdash; [[disconnected]]
*"The '''plausibilities''' are endless!" (possibilities) &mdash; [[disconnected]]
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*"Sup my young '''parsons''', I too am so on the go that I drink my yogurt from a tube." (persons) &mdash; [[looking old]]
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*"Ah, living the '''sleazy''' life." (easy) — [[disconnected]]
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*"When we need muscle, we farm it out to our favorite band of shady '''missionaries'''." (mercenaries) &mdash; [[more armies]]
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*"Sup my young '''parsons''', I too am so on the go that I drink my yogurt from a tube." (persons) [[looking old]]
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*"It is recommended that you play your game in a large, open space, free of debris, rubble, and flotsam and '''Jetsons'''." (jetsam) &mdash; [[Strong Bad Gameways]]
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*"When we need muscle, we farm it out to our favorite band of shady '''missionaries'''." (mercenaries) [[more armies]]
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*"Now maybe I can get some freakin' '''piece of quiet'''" (peace and quiet) &mdash; [[Homestar Ruiner]]
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*"It is recommended that you play your game in a large, open space, free of debris, rubble, and flotsam and '''[[Hanna-Barbera|Jetsons]]'''." (jetsam) [[Strong Bad Gameways]]
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*"Just Another '''Homeless''' Romantic" (hopeless) — [[love poems]]
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*"Now maybe I can get some freakin' '''piece of quiet''' around here..." (peace and quiet) [[Homestar Ruiner]]
===[[Homestar Runner]]===
===[[Homestar Runner]]===
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*"Worst... '''commissary'''... ever." (commentary) &mdash; [[Experimental Film]]
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*"Well, if you take a look at my '''resume''', you'll see that I have quite a bit of experience in many different related fields." (résumé) — [[The Interview]]
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*"Do you need medical '''resistance'''?" (assistance) &mdash; [[Bug In Mouth Disease]]
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*"Yeah yeah, '''[[Intellivision]]'''" (intelligent) — [[stupid stuff]]
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*"That '''strangest''' man in the world contest ain't gonna win itself!" (strongest) &mdash; [[Strongest Man in the World]]
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*"Worst... '''commissary'''... ever." (commentary) — [[Experimental Film#Easter Eggs|Experimental Film (commentary)]]
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*"I bet I could lift fifty '''stringiest''' man in the world contests!" (strongest) &mdash; [[Strongest Man in the World]]
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*"Right, right, a lot of '''[[ducks]]'''." (bucks) — [[Halloween Fairstival]]
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*"Ooh, I'm a '''neglected''' official." (elected) &mdash; [[4 branches]]
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*"'''Hide and Seek'''" (Hi [[The Cheat]]) &mdash; [[theme park]]
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*"Today's '''missile''' comes from Josh Keady in Corvallis, Oregon." (missive) &mdash; [[Hremail 2000]]
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*"I do hate white '''clowns'''." (clouds) — [[dreamail]]
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*"Do you need medical '''resistance'''?" (assistance) [[Bug In Mouth Disease]]
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*"Uh, Strong Bad, I think that '''total''' wave ruined your 'ool." (tidal) — [[keep cool]]
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*"That '''strangest''' man in the world contest ain't gonna win itself!" (strongest) [[Strongest Man in the World]]
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*"I bet I could lift fifty '''stringiest''' man in the world contests!" (strongest) [[Strongest Man in the World]]
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*"Ooh, I'm a '''neglected''' official." (elected) [[4 branches]]
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*"Hey there, '''Senator''' Cardgage Bubs!" ([[Senor]]) — [[original]]
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*"Please, leave a '''massage'''." (message) — [[8-Bit is Enough]]
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*"And my compliments to the '''Seth'''." (chef) — [[A Death-Defying Decemberween]]
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*"Today's '''missile''' comes from Josh Keady in Corvallis, Oregon." (missive) — [[Hremail 2000]]
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*"I'm a lonely Swiss miss lost in '''a chanted''' forest!" (an enchanted) — [[Hremail 2000]]
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*"These doomy tales of '''macrame''' aren't very scary." (macabre) - [[Doomy Tales of the Macabre]]
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*"The Cheat as '''the thorax'''? Love it." ([[Wikipedia:The Lorax|The Lorax]]) — [[Doomy Tales of the Macabre]]
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*"You're my best friend and '''concubine'''!" (confidant) - [[I Killed Pom Pom]]
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*"Hey '''Can''' of Town, '''Tootsmith''', did you guys hear that legitimate conversation I was just having?" ([[The King of Town|King]], [[The Poopsmith|Poopsmith]]) &mdash; [[I Killed Pom Pom]]
===[[Senor Cardgage]]===
===[[Senor Cardgage]]===
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*"Come along down for a free '''canceltation'''." (consultation) &mdash; [[Senor Mortgage]]
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*"Come '''along''' down for a free canceltation." (on) — [[Senor Mortgage]]
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*"You're '''every''' welcome, Valerie." (very) &mdash; [[Senor Mortgage]]
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*"Home '''Lawn''', Escrow, Re-Financin'&mdash;" (loan) — [[Senor Mortgage]]
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*"'''Gamble''' (or '''gambol''') around the campfire, children." (gather) &mdash; [[Senorial Day]]
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*"You're '''every''' welcome, Valerie." (very) [[Senor Mortgage]]
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*"Well, if you could just sign right here on the '''dotty''' line, the '''adaption''' will be complete." (dotted/adoption) &mdash; [[alternate universe]]
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*"'''Gamble''' (or '''gambol''') around the campfire, children." (Gather) — [[Senorial Day]]
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*"Forty-twone will be to your '''lest'''." (left) &mdash; [[the movies]]
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*"Come see me and this little dog for '''vera''' low prices." (very) — [[Senorial Day]]
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*"Can you '''detect''' me to the nearest bus '''stamp'''?" (direct/stop) &mdash; [[fan club]]
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*"You '''doe''' NOT want to miss any Senorial Day savings action!" and the accompanying on-screen text: "'''Doe''' NOT Miss Out!" (do) &mdash; [[Senorial Day]]
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*"'''Dump''' tell '''no mandy''', it's just a '''land''' mower turned '''bankways'''!" (don't/nobody/lawn/backwards) &mdash; [[concert]]
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*"Well, if you could just sign right here on the '''dotty''' line, the '''adaption''' will be complete." (dotted/adoption) [[alternate universe]]
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*"This is not what I '''sagged''' on for!" (signed) &mdash; [[diorama]]
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*"Forty-twone will be on your '''lest'''." (left) [[the movies]]
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*"Can you '''detect''' me to the nearest bus '''stamp'''?" (direct/stop) [[fan club]]
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*"'''Dump''' tell '''no mandy''', it's just a '''land''' mower turned '''bankways'''!" (Don't/nobody/lawn/backwards) [[concert]]
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*"This is not what I '''sagged''' on for!" (signed) — [[diorama]]
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*"I'm sorry, Bridget, but can I '''steep''' some identificaption?" (see) — [[rated]]
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*"'''Soggy''', junior, come back when you're all grold up." (Sorry) — [[rated]]
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*"Is this a '''Frank''' call?" (prank) — [[A Decemberween Mackerel]]
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*"Would you care to '''coincide'''?" (go inside) — [[A Decemberween Mackerel]]
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*"You might '''paste''' away if you '''Dinty Moore'''." (waste/didn't eat more) — [[A Decemberween Mackerel]]
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*"You '''rally''' might, Pez Dispenser." (really) — [[A Decemberween Mackerel]]
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*"I've been Kuwaiting for you all '''nice'''." (night) — [[Later That Night...]]
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*"Go ahead, take as '''money''' as you like." (many) — [[Later That Night...]]
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*"'''Prude''' me in, '''Couch''' Z, I'm '''Reggie Toupee'''." (Put/Coach/ready to play) — [[too cool]]
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===[[Coach Z]]===
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*"This guy's a true '''consommé''' professional. (consummate) — [[Sbemail 169 Deleted Scene#Commentary|Sbemail 169 Deleted Scene Commentary]]
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*"That's our orfigy of the King of Town! Er, arfigy. '''RPG'''. First person shooter!" (effigy) — [[Strong Badia the Free]]
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===[[Homsar]]===
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*"Oh no! You (just) '''shanked''' my jengaship!" (sank) &mdash; [[Where's The Cheat?]] and [[Meeple Grove]]
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*"I've brought my best foot '''flowered'''." (forward) — [[Homsar's Character Video|character video]]
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===[[Powered by The Cheat Character Variations#Strong Bad|Powered by The Cheat Strong Bad]]===
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*"So, okay folks, I gotta go to my next show. See you later '''nice''' time!" (next) — [[mile]]
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*"When we '''laugh''' left our heroes, they had just won a debate against the minds of Mount Rushmore." (last) — [[bedtime story]]
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*"'''When''' the Seventies, there was a commercial for a board game." (in) — [[Trogdor Was Dragon Man]] (later reused by [[Strong Sad]] in the same toon)
===Others===
===Others===
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*"Learner's '''ointment'''!!" (permit) &mdash; [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 9]]
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*The Cheat's [[Physiology of The Cheat|physiology]] includes an "'''ulterior''' sclipula" (anterior) — [[big white face]]
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*"'''Hollandaise''' gift collection" (holiday) &mdash; [[what I want]]
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*"'''Taste''' a walk!" (Take) [[50K Racewalker]] cover art
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*"'''Soiled''' gold ornament" (solid) &mdash; [[what I want]]
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*"'''Ump''' is down and black is '''right''' in this crazy, mixed-up '''label'''. (up/white/level) — [[Stinkomanual#Level 8 - Negatory|Stinkomanual]]
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*"But my concession '''strand''' is much nicer than this malarky here." (stand) &mdash; [[Puppets on the Road]]
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*"But my concession '''strand''' is much nicer than this malarky here." (stand) — [[Shark-Tooth Bubs]], [[Puppets on the Road]]
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*"Tell '''whim''' I love." (him) — [[Lappy 486]], [[Sbemail 150?!?]]
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*"'''Hollandaise''' gift collection" (holiday) [[what I want]]
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*"'''Soiled''' gold ornament" (solid) [[what I want]]
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*"I'll go by you with a '''spine'''-toothed comb!" (fine) — [[Old-Timey Strong Bad]], [[alternate universe]] ([[alternate universe#Commentary Transcript|DVD commentary]])
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*"This side '''brown''' &darr;" (down) — [[magic trick]]
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*"Introducing ALL NEW! '''Homerun Hitter'''";  "'''Homestars Running'''" (Homestar Runner) — [[Costume Commercial]]
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*"You got it, '''hoss'''" (boss) — [[Dangeresque (character)|Dangeresque]], [[Dangeresque Roomisode 1: Behind the Dangerdesque]]
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*[[A Decemberween Mackerel|A Decemberween '''Mackerel''']] (Miracle)
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*You can't brother me down, Mrs. Strong '''Fast'''!" (Bad) — [[Strong Sad]], [[Strong Bad Classics!]]
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{{incomplete list}}
==See Also==
==See Also==
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*[[Homophones]]
*[[Deliberately Poor English]]
*[[Deliberately Poor English]]
[[Category:Word running gags]]
[[Category:Word running gags]]
[[Category:Spelling and Grammar]]
[[Category:Spelling and Grammar]]

Current revision as of 20:20, 9 June 2020

Some of the characters in the Homestar Runner universe have used malapropisms. A malapropism is the replacement of a word with something that sounds like the word being replaced, but has a completely different meaning. Many of these malaprops are delivered as a punchline.

Contents

[edit] Appearances by character

[edit] Strong Bad

  • "But if you want to be cool and have pizzas like me..." (pizzazz) — pizzaz
  • "And check out all these speculations!" (specifications) — animal
  • "The pie's the limit as far as rampages are concerned." (sky) — rampage
  • "Slumming in at Number Two..." (Coming) — bottom 10
  • "Space Captainface! Pretender of the galaxies!" (defender) — space program
  • "The plausibilities are endless!" (possibilities) — disconnected
  • "Ah, living the sleazy life." (easy) — disconnected
  • "Sup my young parsons, I too am so on the go that I drink my yogurt from a tube." (persons) — looking old
  • "When we need muscle, we farm it out to our favorite band of shady missionaries." (mercenaries) — more armies
  • "It is recommended that you play your game in a large, open space, free of debris, rubble, and flotsam and Jetsons." (jetsam) — Strong Bad Gameways
  • "Just Another Homeless Romantic" (hopeless) — love poems
  • "Now maybe I can get some freakin' piece of quiet around here..." (peace and quiet) — Homestar Ruiner

[edit] Homestar Runner

[edit] Senor Cardgage

  • "Come along down for a free canceltation." (on) — Senor Mortgage
  • "Home Lawn, Escrow, Re-Financin'—" (loan) — Senor Mortgage
  • "You're every welcome, Valerie." (very) — Senor Mortgage
  • "Gamble (or gambol) around the campfire, children." (Gather) — Senorial Day
  • "Come see me and this little dog for vera low prices." (very) — Senorial Day
  • "You doe NOT want to miss any Senorial Day savings action!" and the accompanying on-screen text: "Doe NOT Miss Out!" (do) — Senorial Day
  • "Well, if you could just sign right here on the dotty line, the adaption will be complete." (dotted/adoption) — alternate universe
  • "Forty-twone will be on your lest." (left) — the movies
  • "Can you detect me to the nearest bus stamp?" (direct/stop) — fan club
  • "Dump tell no mandy, it's just a land mower turned bankways!" (Don't/nobody/lawn/backwards) — concert
  • "This is not what I sagged on for!" (signed) — diorama
  • "I'm sorry, Bridget, but can I steep some identificaption?" (see) — rated
  • "Soggy, junior, come back when you're all grold up." (Sorry) — rated
  • "Is this a Frank call?" (prank) — A Decemberween Mackerel
  • "Would you care to coincide?" (go inside) — A Decemberween Mackerel
  • "You might paste away if you Dinty Moore." (waste/didn't eat more) — A Decemberween Mackerel
  • "You rally might, Pez Dispenser." (really) — A Decemberween Mackerel
  • "I've been Kuwaiting for you all nice." (night) — Later That Night...
  • "Go ahead, take as money as you like." (many) — Later That Night...
  • "Prude me in, Couch Z, I'm Reggie Toupee." (Put/Coach/ready to play) — too cool

[edit] Coach Z

[edit] Homsar

[edit] Powered by The Cheat Strong Bad

  • "So, okay folks, I gotta go to my next show. See you later nice time!" (next) — mile
  • "When we laugh left our heroes, they had just won a debate against the minds of Mount Rushmore." (last) — bedtime story
  • "When the Seventies, there was a commercial for a board game." (in) — Trogdor Was Dragon Man (later reused by Strong Sad in the same toon)

[edit] Others

[edit] See Also

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