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[[Image:Drivers Eded.png|thumb|"TEN O'CLOCK AND TWO O'CLOCK!"]]
[[Image:Drivers Eded.png|thumb|"TEN O'CLOCK AND TWO O'CLOCK!"]]
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When Cheerleader dies, the remaining girls, along with an old man named Mr. Pitters, attempt to re-make themselves as the "Best Friends Squad".
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When Cheerleader dies, the remaining girls, along with an old man named Mr. Pitters, attempt to re-make themselves as the "Best Friends Squad."
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'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' {{Film|Cheerleader}}, {{Film|So and So}}, {{Film|What's Her Face}}, {{Film|The Ugly One}}, [[Mr. Pitters]], [[Minor Teen Girl Squad Characters#Learner's Permit Girl|Learner's Permit Girl]], {{Film|Sci-Fi Greg}}, [[Minor Teen Girl Squad Characters#Vultures|The Vultures]], [[Minor Teen Girl Squad Characters#Port-O-John|Port-O-John]], {{Film|Arrow'd Guy}}, {{Film|Strong Bad}}, {{Film|Tompkins}} (Easter egg), {{Film|Open Source Greg}} (Easter egg), {{Film|Japanese Culture Greg}} (Easter egg), {{Film|D n' D Greg}} (Easter egg)
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'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' {{Film|Cheerleader}}, {{Film|So and So}}, {{Film|What's Her Face}}, {{Film|The Ugly One}}, [[Mr. Pitters]], [[Minor Teen Girl Squad Characters#Learner's Permit Girl|Learner's Permit Girl]], [[Science Fiction Greg and D N'D Greg#Science Fiction Greg|Science Fiction Greg]], [[Minor Teen Girl Squad Characters#Vultures|The Vultures]], [[Minor Teen Girl Squad Characters#Port-O-John|Port-O-John]], {{Film|Arrow'd Guy}}, {{Film|Strong Bad}}, {{Film|Tompkins}} (Easter Egg), [[Open Source Greg]] (Easter Egg), [[Japanese Culture Greg]] (Easter Egg), [[D n' D Greg]] (Easter Egg)
'''Places:''' [[Teen Girl Squad Locations#Teen Girl Squad Field|The Field]], [[Teen Girl Squad Locations#Vultures' Dining Room|Vultures' Dining Room]], [[Teen Girl Squad Locations#What's Her Face's House|What's Her Face's House]], [[Teen Girl Squad Locations#A Theatre|A Theatre]], [[Teen Girl Squad Locations#Babbage's|Babbage's]], [[Teen Girl Squad Locations#The Spirit World|The Spirit World]]
'''Places:''' [[Teen Girl Squad Locations#Teen Girl Squad Field|The Field]], [[Teen Girl Squad Locations#Vultures' Dining Room|Vultures' Dining Room]], [[Teen Girl Squad Locations#What's Her Face's House|What's Her Face's House]], [[Teen Girl Squad Locations#A Theatre|A Theatre]], [[Teen Girl Squad Locations#Babbage's|Babbage's]], [[Teen Girl Squad Locations#The Spirit World|The Spirit World]]
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'''NARRATOR STRONG BAD:''' Teen Girl Squad! Cheerleader! ''{screen shows Cheerleader wearing a dress with "sell fish" on the front and "backyard pool!" next to her}'' So and So! ''{library!}'' What's Her Face! ''{24 hour diner!}'' The Ugly One! ''{parking deck?}''
'''NARRATOR STRONG BAD:''' Teen Girl Squad! Cheerleader! ''{screen shows Cheerleader wearing a dress with "sell fish" on the front and "backyard pool!" next to her}'' So and So! ''{library!}'' What's Her Face! ''{24 hour diner!}'' The Ugly One! ''{parking deck?}''
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'''CHEERLEADER:''' Okay my spanish galleons, this summer's gonna be different! Say guh-bye to hanging out next to this old person!
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'''CHEERLEADER:''' Okay my spanish galleons, this summer's gonna be different! Say guh-bye to hanging out next to this old person!  
''{Mr. Pitters appears on the left hand side of the screen.}''
''{Mr. Pitters appears on the left hand side of the screen.}''
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''{...as well as The Ugly One, who looks like a mess, with a pig.}''
''{...as well as The Ugly One, who looks like a mess, with a pig.}''
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'''THE UGLY ONE:''' I CAN STOP SHOWERING!!!!
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'''THE UGLY ONE:''' I CAN STOP SHOWERING!!!!  
''{...as well as Mr. Pitters, who looks like an old person teen girl, and wears a dress with "boy toy" on the front, and has two pigtails, like Cheerleader's.}''
''{...as well as Mr. Pitters, who looks like an old person teen girl, and wears a dress with "boy toy" on the front, and has two pigtails, like Cheerleader's.}''
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'''SO AND SO:''' You guys, I think this might be the start of a kinder, gentler squad of teen girls.
'''SO AND SO:''' You guys, I think this might be the start of a kinder, gentler squad of teen girls.
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''{Cut to the intro to "Best Friends Squad", which features The Ugly One's, So and So's, and What's Her Face's head, as well as some flowers, a rainbow, and a unicorn. The normal music is switched for the Best Friends Squad theme, as sung by Strong Bad.}''
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''{Cut to the intro to "Best Friends Squad." The normal music is switched for the Best Friends Squad theme, as sung by Strong Bad.}''
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'''NARRATOR STRONG BAD:''' A glue stick, some glitter paint, ''{a "GLOO STICK" is seen on the first part, some "GLITTA PAINT" on the second}''<br>
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'''STRONG BAD:'''  
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A glue stick, some glitter paint, ''{a "GLOO STICK" is seen on the first part, some "GLITTA PAINT" on the second}''<br>
Words cut out from a magazine, ''{Cut-out words are placed to read "Scrap BOOKS R Scrap TASTIC"}''<br>
Words cut out from a magazine, ''{Cut-out words are placed to read "Scrap BOOKS R Scrap TASTIC"}''<br>
BFF carved in a tree, ''{A heart with "BFF" is seen on a tree}''<br>
BFF carved in a tree, ''{A heart with "BFF" is seen on a tree}''<br>
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==Easter Eggs==
==Easter Eggs==
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* At the end, click the "o" to see Sci-Fi Greg brag to the other Gregs about how the ladies and Valkyries are all over his experience points.
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* At the end, click the "o" to see Sci-Fi Greg brag to The Gregs about how the ladies and Valkyries are all over his experience points.
:'''SCI-FI GREG:''' I knew she'd come back to me. Ever since my experience points went into triple digits I've had to keep the ladies and valkyries off with a 2 handed plus 3 broad sword.
:'''SCI-FI GREG:''' I knew she'd come back to me. Ever since my experience points went into triple digits I've had to keep the ladies and valkyries off with a 2 handed plus 3 broad sword.
:'''D N' D GREG:''' ''{leaning in from the left}'' Hey! Quit bitin my style!
:'''D N' D GREG:''' ''{leaning in from the left}'' Hey! Quit bitin my style!
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===Explanations===
===Explanations===
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*Although Strong Bad says BFF stands for "BAOW! FOM! [[FROOSH]]!", the initialism usually stands for "Best Friends Forever".
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*Although Strong Bad says BFF stands for BAOW! FOM! FROOSH!, the acronym usually stands for "Best Friends Forever."
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*Sci-fi Greg's speech in the Easter egg uses terminology from [[Wikipedia:Dungeons and Dragons|Dungeons and Dragons]], or "D&D", which is why D n' D Greg accuses him of "bitin' my style".
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*Sci-fi Greg's speech in the Easter Egg uses terminology from [[Wikipedia:Dungeons and Dragons|Dungeons and Dragons]], or "D&D", which is why D n' D Greg accuses him of "bitin' my style."
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*In Dungeons & Dragons, magical weapons are typically prefixed with the bonus they give to attacks (+1 or higher), so a +3 broadsword is a magic sword giving +3 to attacks.
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*In the United States, a learner's permit is granted by some states to drivers as young as fourteen. When drivers have a permit, they must be accompanied by a licensed driver.
*In the United States, a learner's permit is granted by some states to drivers as young as fourteen. When drivers have a permit, they must be accompanied by a licensed driver.
*A [[Wikipedia:galleon|galleon]] was a large, multi-decked sailing ship used primarily by the nations of Europe from the 16th to 18th centuries.
*A [[Wikipedia:galleon|galleon]] was a large, multi-decked sailing ship used primarily by the nations of Europe from the 16th to 18th centuries.
*For many years, American teenagers were taught in Driver's Education class that the proper position for hands on the steering wheel was ten o'clock for the left hand and two o'clock for the right. Most teenagers are now taught to hold the wheel at nine and three o'clock.
*For many years, American teenagers were taught in Driver's Education class that the proper position for hands on the steering wheel was ten o'clock for the left hand and two o'clock for the right. Most teenagers are now taught to hold the wheel at nine and three o'clock.
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*According to Norse mythology, [[Wikipedia:Valkyrie|Valkyries]] were fierce warrior-women who would swoop down on a battlefield, carrying away fallen warriors to [[Wikipedia:Valhalla|Valhalla]].
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*According to Norse Mythology, [[Wikipedia:Valkyrie|Valkyries]] were fierce warrior-women who would swoop down on a battlefield, carrying away fallen warriors to [[Wikipedia:Valhalla|Valhalla]].
===Trivia===
===Trivia===
*The song Strong Bad sings in this episode has him singing the lowest note of all the musical interludes he performs on homestarrunner.com (low C, below the bass clef).
*The song Strong Bad sings in this episode has him singing the lowest note of all the musical interludes he performs on homestarrunner.com (low C, below the bass clef).
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*The [[YouTube]] description for this toon is "With Cheerleader gone, the remaining TGSers form the Best Friends Squad. It lasts a few seconds."
 
===Remarks===
===Remarks===
*Vultures usually do not actively kill animals to feed, as implied with Mr. Pitters, but wait for the animal in question to die of other causes before feeding.
*Vultures usually do not actively kill animals to feed, as implied with Mr. Pitters, but wait for the animal in question to die of other causes before feeding.
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*Mr. Pitters's rib cage opens out of his back on his dead body, even though that's where the spine should be.
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*Mr. Pitters's rib cage opens out of his back on his dead body, even though that's where the spine should be.  
*In this issue, Strong Bad secretly inserted a "[[crap]]." The word "scraptastic" is pasted together with an S, the word "crap," and the suffix "-tastic."
*In this issue, Strong Bad secretly inserted a "[[crap]]." The word "scraptastic" is pasted together with an S, the word "crap," and the suffix "-tastic."
*Generally speaking, American teenagers get a driver's license at about sixteen years of age. Given the fact that she's had a driver's license for a year, it appears that What's Her Face is at least seventeen years old, a hint to her relative [[Ages of Characters#Teen Girl Squad|age]].
*Generally speaking, American teenagers get a driver's license at about sixteen years of age. Given the fact that she's had a driver's license for a year, it appears that What's Her Face is at least seventeen years old, a hint to her relative [[Ages of Characters#Teen Girl Squad|age]].
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*This is the first Teen Girl Squad comic in which Strong Bad appears outside of an Easter egg.
*This is the first Teen Girl Squad comic in which Strong Bad appears outside of an Easter egg.
*Strong Bad usually does the voices for Teen Girl Squad toons, but the vultures and Mr. Pitters sound nothing like Strong Bad or Strong Bad imitating the voices.
*Strong Bad usually does the voices for Teen Girl Squad toons, but the vultures and Mr. Pitters sound nothing like Strong Bad or Strong Bad imitating the voices.
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*Assuming Science Fiction Greg was indeed referring to Dungeons and Dragons, he would still be a level one character if his experience points were still only in triple digits; a character becomes level two at 1,000 experience points in most versions of the game.
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*Assuming Science Fiction Greg was indeed referring to Dungeons and Dragons, he would still be a level one character if his experience points were still only in triple digits; a character becomes level two at 1,000 experience points.
*Many Public Service Announcements involving safe driving emphasize the youth of the accident victims showcased, commenting on how "they had their whole lives ahead of them", giving a possible explanation to Cheerleader's cry of "Ow, my entire life!"
*Many Public Service Announcements involving safe driving emphasize the youth of the accident victims showcased, commenting on how "they had their whole lives ahead of them", giving a possible explanation to Cheerleader's cry of "Ow, my entire life!"
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*When Cheerleader leaps in happiness over her friendship with Crazy Learner's Permit Girl, the horizon line cuts off where she stood.
*When Cheerleader leaps in happiness over her friendship with Crazy Learner's Permit Girl, the horizon line cuts off where she stood.
*The font used for Strong Bad's handwriting contains European Qs and 7s, which have small lines running through them. Normally, [[The Brothers Chaps]] edit them, removing the lines, but they didn't here.
*The font used for Strong Bad's handwriting contains European Qs and 7s, which have small lines running through them. Normally, [[The Brothers Chaps]] edit them, removing the lines, but they didn't here.
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*This toon has no back button.
 
===Inside References===
===Inside References===
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*Mr. Pitters's last line, "I look so good," is Cheerleader's last line in [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 1]].
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*Inside Babbage's is a sign that appears to offer [[Cheap as Free]] software, although it is partially obscured.
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*Mr. Pitters' obsession with [[Ointment and Old Person Rub|ointment]] is a running gag.
*The phrases Cheerleader uses to address the Squad, "my Spanish galleons" and "my art galleries", are an extension of the phrase used in [[Decemberween Teen Girl Squad]], "my gallies."
*The phrases Cheerleader uses to address the Squad, "my Spanish galleons" and "my art galleries", are an extension of the phrase used in [[Decemberween Teen Girl Squad]], "my gallies."
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*Mr. Pitters has an obsession with [[Ointment and Old Person Rub|ointment]].
 
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*Cheerleader [[getting run over|gets run over]] by the Learner's Permit Girl.
 
*This is another mention of [[showering]].
*This is another mention of [[showering]].
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*Mr. Pitters's last line, "I look so good," is Cheerleader's last line in [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 1]].
 
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*Inside Babbage's is a sign that appears to offer [[Cheap as Free]] software, although it is partially obscured.
 
===Real-World References===
===Real-World References===
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*Now known as [[Wikipedia:GameStop|GameStop]], Babbage's, along with Software, Etc., Electronics Boutique/EB Games and FuncoLand, were popular chains of software stores. There are some [http://www.google.com/search?q=babbage's+software Babbage's] stores still in business today, while some of the stores merely changed names. Franchises in Canada are still generally operated under the name EB Games.
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*Now known as [[Wikipedia:GameStop|GameStop]], Babbage's, along with Software, Etc., Electronic Boutique/EB Games and FuncoLand, were popular chains of software stores. There are some [http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&rls=GGLD%2CGGLD%3A2004-13%2CGGLD%3Aen&biw=801&q=babbage%27s+software&btnG=Search Babbage's] stores still in business today, while some of the stores merely changed names. Franchises in Canada are still generally operated under the name EB Games.
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*The [[Wikipedia:TurboGrafx-16|TurboGrafx-16]] was a fourth-generation video game console released by NEC in 1989, for the North American market. It did not sell well, in large part because of the stranglehold [[Nintendo]] and [[Sega]] had on the home video game market at the time.
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*The [[Wikipedia:TurboGrafx-16|TurboGrafx-16]] was a fourth-generation video game console released by NEC in 1989, for the North American market. It did not sell well, in large part because of the stranglehold [[Nintendo]] had on the home video game market at the time.
*The "Johnny Rite There" label on the [[Minor Teen Girl Squad Characters#Port-O-John|Port-O-John]] is a reference to [http://www.johnnyonthespot.com Johnny On The Spot, Inc.], a major US manufacturer and distributor of portable toilet stalls.
*The "Johnny Rite There" label on the [[Minor Teen Girl Squad Characters#Port-O-John|Port-O-John]] is a reference to [http://www.johnnyonthespot.com Johnny On The Spot, Inc.], a major US manufacturer and distributor of portable toilet stalls.
===Fast Forward===
===Fast Forward===
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*The two characters to whom Sci-Fi Greg brags in the Easter Egg are later given the names [[Open Source Greg]] and [[Japanese Culture Greg]] in [[4 Gregs]].
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*The two characters that Sci-Fi Greg brags to in the Easter Egg appear as [[Open Source Greg]] and [[Japanese Culture Greg]] in [[4 Gregs]].
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==YouTube Version==
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*The intro has different subtitles for the girls:
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:'''Cheerleader:''' pool lifeguard!
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:'''So and So:''' math tutor!
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:'''What's Her Face:''' sandwich artist!
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:'''The Ugly One:''' still goes to camp!
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*The Sci-Fi Greg and Overachiever Bandit Easter eggs play automatically, in that order, after the end card.
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==External Links==
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== External Links ==
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{{extlinks|tgs9|youtube=ygMF-YYCdi8}}
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*[[HR:tgs9.html|watch "Teen Girl Squad Issue 9"]]
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*[[HR:tgs9.swf|view the Flash file for "Teen Girl Squad Issue 9"]]
*[[Forum:3947|forum thread re: "Teen Girl Squad Issue 9"]]
*[[Forum:3947|forum thread re: "Teen Girl Squad Issue 9"]]
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