Play Date

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Homestar babysits Strong Mad, with disastrous results.

Cast (in order of appearance): Homestar Runner, Strong Mad, Bubs, Nebulon, Strong Bad, The King of Town (Easter egg)

Places: Homestar Runner's House, The Field, Marshmallow's L'est Stand (Easter egg)

Date: Monday, June 9, 2008

Running Time: 2:46

Page Title: Wanna mess around?



{Camera tilts down to reveal Homestar Runner calling on his cordless phone, sitting on his couch.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hey, Pom Dog. It's Homedog. Yeah, dog. You wanna hang out? Oh? Oh. Firmware upgrade. No, that sounds important. No, it's cool. I'll catch you later. Boop! Oh.

{Homestar actually hangs up the phone. Reverse shot, with a list marked "Phone People". Pom Pom (Pom Dog) is crossed out. Homestar dials the phone.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Strong Bad? No? Cool.

{Homestar hangs up. Strong Bad's name is crossed off.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Bubs! In federal prison? {Homestar hangs up; white frame} Coach Z? In juvenile prison?

{Homestar hangs up. Coach Z's name is crossed off the list. Increasing Dutch angle shots as Strong Sad and The Cheat are crossed off. Cut to Homestar lying on his couch.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {Disappointed} Nah, it's cool. I forgot today was you and Brunswick stew's anniversary. 'Kay. Bye.

{Homestar hangs up. King Of Town's name is crossed off. Homestar sighs off camera.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, well, I guess I'll just have to call —

{Cut to Strong Mad opening the door.}


{Title "Play Date" drops down over a black background.}

{Crossfade to Homestar leaning out his front door talking to Strong Mad.)

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Uh, we don't really call it "playing" anymore, Strong Mad. {Close-up of Homestar} It's more like hanging out, messing around, kicking back...

{Two shot of Homestar and Strong Mad}


HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hm. Maybe not "fool around" either. {Close-up of Homestar} Why don't we get down to business? Let's play. Or, kick around. Whatever.

{Two shot}


HOMESTAR RUNNER: Blocks, eh? I'm not opposed to the classics. Let's play some blocks.

{Push wipe left to a tower of cinder blocks wavering slightly. Strong Mad grunts off camera and another cinder block flies to the top of the pile. Pull back to reveal Homestar pushed into the ground with the blocks on top of his chest.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {strained} You know, this is exactly what I thought you had in mind. {Close up on Homestar} Not sure why I agreed to it. How 'bout we play catch?

{Push wipe left to Homestar crouching slightly, his cap on backwards, and a baseball glove floating in front of him.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: All right! Fire it in here! Gimme the old pepper atta pepper whatta pepper who's a pepper— {Strong Mad grunts off camera and Bubs' Concession Stand lands on Homestar, who drops his glove} Oof!

{Bubs pops up in the Stand}

BUBS: It's a relocation sale! Fifty percent off all badly beaten Homestars!

{Push wipe down to Homestar, with bandages on his head and face, and Strong Mad sitting on the couch.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {shakily & sounding exhausted} Okay, Strong Mad. We're going to have a little something I like to call "Migraine Time". We can play your new favorite game, {pull back to a wider shot} Feathers and Cotton. Ready? Go.

{Homestar puts an ice pack on his face. A meteor falls through the ceiling, crushing Homestar.}



{Nebulon pokes up from the meteor, looking around. Nebulon's sound effect is heard}

{Push wipe up Homestar heavily bandaged, legs in casts, and sitting in a wheelchair in The Field. Strong Mad is standing next to him, smiling apologetically.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Wow! I had a real great time messing around today, Strong Mad. But next time, maybe we should just play.

{Strong Bad enters from the left}

STRONG BAD: Hey, thanks for babysitting the little guy for me, Homestar.



STRONG BAD: Yeah, sorry, man. {close-up of Strong Bad} Cinder blocks, structural damage, and meteors? It is definitely time for your nap.

{Pull back to previous shot. Strong Mad and Strong Bad exit left, Strong Mad pouting and sobbing a little.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Whew! Bubs, hit me with a Cold One. {Camera shift right to reveal Bubs' Concession Stand, as Homestar's wheel chair leans back. Bubs slides an 'Old One down the counter.}

{Cut to black. A crash is heard followed by a gulp.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Ahh. Thanks, man.

{"END" appears on the screen as music plays. A dot soon follows and the word back fades in the lower left corner.}

Easter Eggs

  • At the end, click on the "E" to continue the ending scene.
    {scene reopens at the Concession Stand. The 'Old One bottle lays broken on the ground}
    HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hey, wait a minute! Aren't you supposed to be in federal prison?
    BUBS: I got time off for snitchy behavior!
  • At the end, click on the period to see The King of Town.
    {At Marshmallow's L'est Stand. The King sits at one end of the table, with a bowl of soup at the other end. A candle and small jewelry box are also on the table}
    THE KING OF TOWN: You know, Brunsy, the 50th anniversary is the {holds up a spoon with sour cream in it} dollop of sour cream year!

Fun Facts


  • Homestar's telephone uses dual-tone multi-frequency dialing and the numbers can therefore be determined from the tones produced. Homestar dials the following numbers:
    • 5-3-3 at the beginning of the toon before saying, "Hey Pom Dog..."
    • 8 after hanging up on Pom Pom.
    • 8-6-5-3-3 before talking to Strong Bad
    • 8 after hanging up on Strong Bad and before talking to Bubs.
    • 8 after hanging up on Bubs and before talking to Coach Z.
    • 8 after hanging up on Coach Z.
    • 5-3 before talking to the King of Town.
    • 8 after hanging up on the King of Town.
  • In the Easter egg, Bubs' arms are in the older, bendy state.
  • The word "END" appears to come down over the top of the first Easter Egg: in the last frame, you can see bottom half of the word at the top of the screen.


  • The Poopsmith appears after Strong Sad and The Cheat the first time Homestar's list is shown, but between the two in subsequent appearances of the list.
  • At the end of the toon, Homestar appears to have both his legs injured from the meteor. However, his legs were the only parts of his body that were NOT hit by the meteor.

Inside References

Real-World References

  • Homestar Runner shouting about "peppering" is a reference to Bugs Bunny's similar shouting during Baseball Bugs after which Bugs grins and says, "That's the old pepper, boy!"
    • Homestar's chatter starts to follow Dr. Pepper's jingle from the 1970s and 1980s, "Wouldn't you like to be a Pepper too?"

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