Old Man Rootbeer

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"Old Man Rootbeer is not a big fan of Mr. Poofers."

Old Man Rootbeer is a character from the ghost story, initially told by Homestar Runner, in Mr. Poofers Must Die. He is trying to see that the titular dog, Mr. Poofers, gets killed. He is upset at Mr. Poofers for eating his pimecones. He wears a red plaid overcoat and a red hat. His outline is brown, and he has stick arms and zigzag stick legs. Like The King of Town, his white beard (represented by three bumps at the bottom of his head) takes up his whole face, as evidenced when Mr. Poofers rips it off. He has gray skin beneath his beard, and is most often seen with an angry expression.

In Homestar's rendition of the story, Old Man Rootbeer takes a nap on a college hammock and asks Mr. Poofers not to steal his pimecones, which is when Mr. Poofers steals his beard, waking Old Man Rootbeer and angering him. After Homestar is unable to kill off Mr. Poofers, Rootbeer's beard evidently returns, and Coach Z has Old Man Rootber receive a roundish box from Mr. Poofers, which he had absolutely not asked for. He hoped it was full of replacement pimecones, but instead, it was half a hairbrush. Coach Z is then embarrassed by his inability to kill Mr. Poofers in the story. After Marzipan and Strong Sad both fail in turn to kill Mr. Poofers (without mentioning Rootbeer), Strong Bad lets Old Man Rootbeer have a flamethrower, and expresses, with increasing difficulty, that Old Man Rootbeer points the flamethrower at Mr. Poofers with dead aim and pulls the tr...trigg— trolley which is suddenly carrying a smiling Old Man Rootbeer and Mr. Poofers around the block. Strong Bad concedes that none of them will be able to kill Mr. Poofers in the story. Old Man Rootbeer is not seen in the cartoon's outro, or any of the Easter eggs.

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