Squintmojis

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"Guaranteed to give you the slightest impression of a Homestar Runner character!"

Squintmojis are here! See which Homestar Runner characters you can barely recognize on your favorite mobile device!

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, Homestar Runner, Coach Z, The Cheat, The King of Town, Strong Sad, Marzipan (Easter egg) Strong Mad (YouTube version only)

Places: The Field

Date: Monday, August 28, 2017

Running Time: 4:41 (official), 0:54 (actual), 1:11 (YouTube)

Page Title: Slightest Impression Guaranteed!

Contents

Transcript

STRONG BAD: Are you tired of people using {Strong Bad gestures and -moji appears in shiny black letters} -moji as a legitimate suffix?

{"Neith" pops up above the -moji in sharp red letters, and "are we" and a second -moji appears below as Strong Bad speaks}

STRONG BAD: Neith-moji are we -moji!

{Cut to a white background with animated blue tiles. Homestar Runner and Strong Bad float in onto the screen}

STRONG BAD: Introducing new Homestar Runner {the label appears} SQUINTmojis!

{Homestar and Strong Bad are converted into an amalgam of emoji signs. Homestar is a bathtub, siren, and a sake bottle and cup with blue stripes. Strong Bad is a red car, Do Not Enter Sign, a Japanese rice cracker, boxing glove, table tennis paddle, and musical notes.}

STRONG BAD: Guaranteed to give you the {pan slowly across the two emoji figures as Homestar and Strong Bad flash on top of them for comparison} slightest impression of a Homestar Runner character!

{Cut to a yellow tiled background. A smartphone appears with a blue chat balloon reading "Hey bro, Wich is one sez 'jorb'?"}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} Simply type them in...

{A series of emojis appears consisting of a magnifying glass, a green lizard, a half-chopped cucumber, a green battery, another lizard, and a turtle is entered on the lower talk balloon.}

{Cut to Homestar's head. The word "SQUINT" appears squished as Homestar squints his eyes}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} ...and squint those eyes up!

{Cut to a comparison shot. The emoji is labelled "ORIGINAL", divided by a line next to the actual Coach Z labelled "SQUINTMO'". Above reads "0% SQUINTIFICATION"}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} More...

{Squintification turns up to 10%. The image becomes blurrier}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover, more anticipatory} More...

{Squintification turns up to 25%. The image becomes much blurrier}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover, angrily} More!

{The scene shakes and blurs to 75%. Both images are barely visible}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover, laughing} There we go!

{A rubber stamp with the word "INDISTINGUISHABLE!" is stamped on}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} Indistinguishable!

{Cut to Homestar in the field. His propeller cap is on backwards and his eyes look saggy and tired. The corner reads "Actual Talk-Say"}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {mumbling} I this one time I was hanging out with this kid, {pulls out a smartphone with a chicken head, siren, and a sake bottle and cup resembling Homestar} and he got a Squintmoji. And I was like, {pulls it away and squints very hard} "Hey, that's Homestar Runner".

{He moves the phone further and squints harder. Homestar puts down the phone and smiles.}

GENERIC ANNOUNCER 1: That's a great story!

{Homestar's hat spins around on his head.}

{Cut to another white tiled background. Homestar, Strong Bad, The Cheat, the King of Town, and Strong Sad appear and are brought up to size}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} New Homestar Runner {the label appears} Squintmojis!

{The "squint" part is squeezed as the five figures transform into figures comprised of emojis. Text appears as an announcer speaks.}

GENERIC ANNOUNCER 2: "Oh jeez, squintmojis!"

{The scene briefly goes dark and blurry in a squint, then back to normal}.

GENERIC ANNOUNCER 2: Suh— somebody's already used that, right? {the music cuts out} We should check into that. Get Lawrence. Is he— is he still on the payroll? Lawrence?

Easter Eggs

  • Click on the Homestar squintmoji at the end for an extra scene.
{Squintmoji Homestar is running through an emoji-sculpted version of the Field as "Everybody! Everybody!" plays in the background. He encounters a Squintmoji Marzipan and stops abruptly.}
HOMESTAR RUNNER: Ah! Moji-pan!

Fun Facts

Explanations

  • This toon is based on emojis, pictograms and smileys used in modern web applications.

Trivia

  • Starting from this toon, Strong Bad has a new mouth for when his normal mouth is very short.

Remarks

  • This cartoon was only categorized under New Stuff for a few days, until it was added to Shorts on August 31st, 2017, the same day Homestar Runner Goes For the Gold was added to Big Toons.
  • In the Flash version, the "Oh jeez, squintmojis!" text can be highlighted.

Goofs

That almost looks like Coach Z!
  • In the Flash version, parts of the actual Coach Z are typed in on the smartphone instead of emojis. This goof was not present until the "Original"/"Squintmo'" goof was fixed, and is not the case in the YouTube version.

Fixed Goofs

  • Originally, on the comparison shot, the Squintmoji Coach Z was labelled "Original" and the original Coach Z was labelled "Squintmo'". This was fixed by swapping the position of the original image and the Squintmoji image, though the goof can still be seen in the YouTube version.

Inside References

Fast Forward

YouTube Version

"WHERE'S THE APPLE JUICE?"

See Also

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