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"The Alien" redirects here. For the present-day alien, see Nebulon. For other aliens in the Homestar Runner universe, see Aliens.
"But Earthling, they don't have polymascotfoamalate on my planet."

Rumble Red is an alien who first appeared in the Old-Timey era to The Homestar Runner, presumably after his UFO crashed into a factory. He later conversed with Limozeen in space on an unidentified planet.

Rumble Red is a humanoid with pincers instead of hands, horn-shaped ears, and three eyes that blink sequentially. He frequently adds the word "rumble" after or during sentences. He also often mentions the lack of Earth amenities (such as polymascotfoamalate and Decemberween) on his home planet, which The Homestar Runner finds very annoying. Old-Timey Marzipan doesn't appear to like Rumble Red either, as she appears to kill him with a Decemberween gift in Decemberween Short Shorts.

He has been accused by both The Homestar Runner and Mary Palaroncini of being a communist fool. (During the 20th century, the term "red" was a derogatory slang word for communists.) This is later referenced in the Strong Bad Email mini-golf, in which a scorecard from "Rumble Red's Kommunist Kozmik Bowling" is seen.

Rumble Red's planet doesn't have much. According to him, it has long lines and expensive bread. This references the Soviet Union after the economic reforms of the 1980s, when the Soviets had to stand in extremely long lines to receive their rations, and when staple foods like bread were scarce, and therefore expensive to procure.

As the Brothers Chaps discuss in the DVD commentary for 4 branches, he was inspired by the 1956 cartoon Destination Earth, in which a Martian visits Earth and learns about petroleum and free-market capitalism. Rumble Red may also be a parody of The Great Gazoo from The Flintstones or Marvin the Martian from Looney Tunes.

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