That A Ghost

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Dig my grave.

The old-timey characters seek a reward for the capture of a ghost.

Cast (in order of appearance): 1936 Marzipan, The Homestar Runner, Fat Dudley, 1936 Strong Bad, The Sneak, Strong Man, The Guys, The Guy at the Depot, Sickly Sam, The Ghost

Places: The Field (1936), The Old Pietimer Place, Punkin Patch, Cholera Acres Cemetary

Page Title: Bury me deep I'm cold and clammy!

Date: October 18, 2004

Contents

Transcript

THE HOMESTAR RUNNER

IN

A "SCARY" CAR-TOON


{Cut to:}

"That A Ghost"

Presented in Grand Old Sound-O-Vision

copyright 1937


{Opens to 1936 Marzipan with a plate of bones on the table}

1936 MARZIPAN: We haven't eaten in weeks!

THE HOMESTAR RUNNER: Guess what I read in the news-papper today.

1936 MARZIPAN: I can't guess!

THE HOMESTAR RUNNER: I read that a ghost.

1936 MARZIPAN: You read that a ghost what?

THE HOMESTAR RUNNER: I read that a ghost is.

1936 MARZIPAN: You read that a ghost is what?

THE HOMESTAR RUNNER: I read that a ghost is here in town and there's a 27 cent reward for its capture.

FAT DUDLEY: {makes musical noises}

THE HOMESTAR RUNNER: You said it Fat Duds. We sure could buy a lot of corn-pone with 27 big ones.

{The conversation is being watched in a telescope; pan to the right of the long telescope, where actually no-one is watching, but 1936 Strong Bad stands nearby reading a paper}

1936 STRONG BAD: Says here in the news-papper that the encapturement of the new apparition garners a top reward of 26 and one pennies!

{Cut to 1936 Strong Bad, Strong Man and The Sneak}

1936 STRONG BAD: We could buy the monocle off Rockefeller's very eyeball with that kind of cash!

STRONG MAN: Raaar!

{The Sneak moves his nose}

{Danger music. Cut to The Homestar Runner, 1936 Marzipan and Fat Dudley in front of a spooky house with a gate signed 'Pietimer'}

THE HOMESTAR RUNNER: Let's check out the old Pietimer place.

1936 MARZIPAN: We should split up.

THE HOMESTAR RUNNER: We can do more damage that way.

{They walk in. 1936 Marzipan looks under a cup.}

1936 MARZIPAN: Under here?

{The Homestar Runner looks at a bookshelf full of ghost books.}

THE HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hmm. Let's see. Maybe it's in here.

{He removes a book labelled 'A Goodtime Story', the only book not related to ghosts or monsters. Opening it, a moth flies out.}

THE HOMESTAR RUNNER: Just a moth. {He tries to eat the moth, but it flies off.} Dernit!

{1936 Marzipan looks under a plate.}

1936 MARZIPAN: Under here? {Spiders run out.}

{The Homestar Runner walks past two portraits. The one marked 'Mr. Pietimer' follows him with its eyes.}

THE HOMESTAR RUNNER: That picturemadrawin' looks sur-spicious. {He lifts it off the wall, revealing two one-eyed crows with a label reading "The Guys".} It's just two weird one-eyed crows. Ah, phooey.

{Cut to Fat Dudley amidst some barrels, with a cigar and a jug marked 'XXX'. The Homestar Runner pops out of a barrel.}

THE HOMESTAR RUNNER: Fat Dudley? Were you gonna sneak a nip of hooch?

FAT DUDLEY: {makes musical noises}

{Outside the house again, with the gate behind them.}

THE HOMESTAR RUNNER: Aw, there's no ghosts here. Just a bunch of gross aminals. Let's go look somewheres else.

{Cut to 'Cholera Acres Cemetary', then to 1936 Strong Bad and The Sneak in front of Eustice Pietimer's grave (skinflint and junk codger).}

1936 STRONG BAD: Listen smoothly, The Sneak! We're certain to catch a ghost once we exhume this grave using my new grave-exhuming invention!

{Cut to Strong Man holding a shovel.}

STRONG MAN: Raaar!

{The Sneak stands on his hind legs and moves his nose.}

1936 STRONG BAD: What what? Why, no! Of course that's not just the Strong Man holding a shovel! It's my newest invention! Besides, the Strong Man's over there doing some manner of stylish jig!

{Cut to Strong Man, who is now doing a stylish jig on an unmarked grave (son of mark grave). The Guy at the Depot's head comes up out of the grave.}

THE GUY AT THE DEPOT: {wheezily} Would you please keep it down?

{Cut to The Homestar Runner, 1936 Marzipan and Fat Dudley in the 'Punkin Patch'.}

1936 MARZIPAN: The Homestar Runner, I'm s-s-s-s-scared! {pronouncing each "s" as a separate entity, almost as "suh-suh-suh"}

THE HOMESTAR RUNNER: Scared of what? Punkins? They're just punkins.

1936 MARZIPAN: But I'm s-s-s-s-S-scared!

THE HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, fine. We'll go look in the graveyard.

1936 MARZIPAN: {smiling} Hooray!

{Cut back to Cholera Acres Cemetary, where they enter, then meet 1936 Strong Bad, Strong Man and The Sneak, who have dug up the grave of Eustice Pietimer.}

1936 STRONG BAD: You're too late! The reward will be ours! I'll be marching around in gold pants in no time!

1936 MARZIPAN: Where's the ghost?

1936 STRONG BAD: Behold! The fantoustic phantasm!

{Sickly Sam rises out of the grave, and floats above it.}

THE HOMESTAR RUNNER: That's no ghost. That's just our worst friend Sickly Sam.

SICKLY SAM: I bury myself alive on Tuesdays.

1936 STRONG BAD: Criminy crickets! Foiled again!

THE HOMESTAR RUNNER: Then where's the real ghost?

{A black cloaked ghost with spindly arms fades in, floating above the tombstones and making a motorcycle-like noise}

THE HOMESTAR RUNNER: {eyes bulging} Wa-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a. {his skin falls off, leaving his skeleton}

1936 STRONG BAD: Wa-a-a-a-a-a! {his skin also falls off, leaving his skeleton too}

{Cut back to the ghost, which fades away, then to The Homestar Runner and 1936 Marzipan, who is also a skeleton.}

SKELETAL 1936 MARZIPAN: At least we'll never go hungry again.

SKELETAL THE HOMESTAR RUNNER: 'Cept for Fat Dudley. {Cut to skeletal Fat Dudley, who is 'eating' a shoe with a soup spoon, with a jug labelled 'XXX' nearby.} He's livin' the high life!

SKELETAL FAT DUDLEY: {makes musical noises}

{Transition accompanied with closing music, to:}

THE END

Easter Eggs

  • At the end, click on the "D" in "THE END" to see 1936 Strong Bad shopping for gold pants.

{Show 1936 Strong Bad's skeleton in a clothing store, trying to pull up a pair of pants, but they continue to fall down. Strong Man's skeleton is in the background.}
1936 STRONG BAD: Curses! Now I'll never find gold pants that fit this tiny waist!

Fun Facts

Trivia

  • This is the first cartoon featuring the "1936" characters in the far-flung year of 1937.
  • This is Sickly Sam's first appearance where he does not "die".

Skeletons

Marzipan
  • Her pony tails apparently sport their own spinal columns
  • Marzipan's skeleton also reveals that her "skirt" has its own skeletal structure. This is in agreement with The House that Gave Sucky Treats, where contemporary Marzipan wore jeans with a hole near the hem.
  • Marzipan and Homestar's skeletons prove that they don't have arms.
1936 Strong Bad
  • His Moustache has bones in it
  • 1936 Strong Bad's skeleton also shows that his shoes have bones, or else that his feet are shoe-shaped.
  • His hands look like his "gentleman's sports gloves", which proves that he doesn't just wear them; those are really what his hands look like. The same would then apply to modern-day Strong Bad's boxing gloves, and maybe even his mask, which is consistent with his response in the email "some kinda robot."
  • He has no visible mouth- it may be behind his mustache, which moves when he talks.

Remarks

  • Based on the tombstones in Cholera Acres Cemetary, Sir Rondello Shmallow could be Mr. Shmallow's full name.
    • But maybe not, since in Malloween Commercial, it shows Mr. Shmallow's tombstone and it just says "Mr. Shmallow", so Sir Rondello Shmallow might be a relative.
  • The theme for 1936 Strong Bad is different from that of his previous appearances.
  • The Homestar Runner's voice isn't as scratchy and Fat Dudley's voice is deeper than in Parsnips-A-Plenty.
  • When Marzipan lifts the teacup, the "liquid" in it does not spill.

Goofs

  • The two one-eyed crows eyeballs do not match up with the painting after the painting is removed.
  • "Cemetery" is spelled wrong. This may or may not be a goof.

Inside References

  • The picture labelled 'Cory' could be a reference to the email cheat talk written by "the citizens of cory".
  • The page title, "Bury Me Deep I'm Cold and Clammy!” is taken from an interview with Matt Chapman in which he says this line as Homsar. The interview can be seen here.
  • The Strong Man dancing on the grave is most likely a reference to Dancin' Bubs, where one of the places he can dance is on "your grave". The tune used while he dances is the same one used whenever The Homestar Runner "does his dance".
  • When The Homestar Runner's eyes balloon up in fright this is similar to The Cheat in Pumpkin Carve-nival.
  • On one of the Gravestones, it reads, "Sir Rondello Schmallow 'Look Lively?'" This is an obvious refrence to the Mr. Shmallow toon, in which he says many times, "Look lively!!!"
  • When Homestar screames it bears a resemblence to Homsar

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