SXSW Panel - 14 Mar 2005

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"I'm leavin' Marzipan."

On March 14, 2005, The Brothers Chaps and Ryan Sterritt appeared at the "South By Southwest" festival in Austin, Texas. They showed many things including footage of Puppet Homestar Runner touring the Austin area filmed earlier that same day. At this presentation, viewers were shown similar material to that seen at the NYU Talk which occurred two weeks prior.


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AMANDA CONGDON: Okay, so we're here, at South by SouthWest and we're about to see the Homestar Runner panel.

{Cut to Matt and Mike Chapman at desk with Homestar puppet}

MATT CHAPMAN: Um...We're the guys who make

MIKE CHAPMAN: My name's Mike Chapman.

{Roaring applause from the crowd}

{Matt is holding a puppet version of Homestar}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Um, Mike? Are you ready to roll yet?

MIKE: I'm afraid not, my friend.


MIKE: I dunno, I don't think it's going to happen. There's too much pressure. I've got too many files on this computer.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Too many files.

MIKE: Too many files.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: You need to defrag.

{Audience laughter}

{Cut to a video on a projector screen. Puppet Homestar is with Mike overlooking a field.}
MIKE: Pretty amazing, this Texas...
{Homestar opening and closing mouth, audience laughter}
HOMESTAR RUNNER: I—I don't see much, Mike. Where's the By West?

{Audience laughter}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: The By West Show. That's what I'm in town for.
MIKE: South by Southwest?
HOMESTAR RUNNER: I don't know. It's called By West. I wanna — I wanna see some cool bands.
MIKE: You're not gonna see any cool bands.
MIKE: You're not.
MIKE: Well...
HOMESTAR RUNNER: Did you forget to get tickets?
MIKE: We did forget to get tickets.
HOMESTAR RUNNER: Crap. Oh well, By West. We'll do our best.
{Cut to Homestar Runner on top of a building overlooking a city.}
HOMESTAR RUNNER: Everybody' hair! They put products in their hair! They're all...dressed real cool! I'm not dressed cool at all! I wear the same shirt, every day! {Deep breath} Ah! Boston!

{Audience laughter}

HOMESTAR RUNNER:The annual By West Boston Clam-Bake!

{Audience laughter}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Let's do it! Let's do it up! {leaning over building ledge} GREETINGS BOSTON!!! {unintelligible} WE'RE STAYING ALIVE!!! ...This town's dead, man. {exits left off screen}

{Cut to Matt with Homestar puppet with Amanda Congdon who is comically kissing Homestar puppet}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Wow. I'm— I'm leavin' Marzipan.

{Amanda hugs Homestar puppet}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Wha-? Oh, hi! Thanks. Where's...the rest of the chicks?

AMANDA CONGDON: Um...There's some over there...We have lots of chicks fans!

OFFSCREEN MAN: This is a geek conference, man...


HOMESTAR RUNNER: {to the offscreen man} I know.

AMANDA CONGDON: Homestar, all the chicks love you, why don't they wear your T-shirt?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: I don't know! You're not wearing my T-shirt.


HOMESTAR RUNNER: Yeah. What's the deal??

AMANDA CONGDON: {laughing} Sorry!


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  • While Homestar usually wears the same shirt every day, there are quite a few exceptions to this rule. In the Strong Bad Email caper, for example, he is wearing a shirt from the store, and he has worn many different shirts throughout the holiday toons.

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