The House That Gave Sucky Treats

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"I'd gladly pay you Tuesday for some candy today!"

The Halloween special for 2001 is a fun sort of game where you choose what candy the characters get.

Cast (in order of appearance): Homestar Runner, Coach Z, The King of Town, The Knight, The Hornblower, Strong Bad, Strong Mad, The Cheat, Marzipan, The Poopsmith, Pom Pom, Homsar (easter egg), Strong Sad, Bubs

See Halloween Costumes for more information on what everyone was wearing.

Places: The Halloween House, Spooky Forest

Date: October 27, 2001

Page Title: Trick, then treat, then smell feet

Contents

Transcript

A Homestar Runner Cartoon

"The House That Gave Sucky Treats"

Voices by Matt Chapman & Missy Palmer

Written, Directed and Animated by Los Brothers Chaps

{Homestar's head pops up slowly}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, hello. This year, we're going to do things a little differently. {scary voice, eyes slant} We're all coming to your house to trick or treeeeat! {normal face and voice} So just answer the door, pick a treat, and drag it on top of us. We'll do the rest. Ok, bye!

Coach Z

{Knocks in a rhythm.}

Intro

Doot-doo-doot-doo, and I'll drink up all the Hennessey ya got on your shelf, but first let me introduce myself. My name is Coach Z. Pronounced with an "Oach Z."

Jujyfruits

Ooh, Jorgyfruits! Oh I mean Jurjyfrorts. I mean GEORGIE FRORGIE! George Foreman?

Boston Baked Beans

Ya know, I once knew a fellow in Boston 'could tell ya the time of the day at any time of the day. Ya'd say, "Say there Boston, what's the time of day?" And he'd say, "10:30." And you'd look at him and say, "But Boston, it's half past noon!" And he'd look back at ya and say, "Well, those are the breaks."

Cherry Clan

Da Cherry Clan. Are they related to the Wu-Tang Clan? 'Cause ya know, their first album was the BOMB! ( Pronounced "BAERMB!" due to his accent) In fact, you don't have a copy of "The 36 Chambers" in there, do ya? 'Cause I'd love to listen to it right now. Ya mind if I come in?

The King Of Town

{Rings the doorbell instead of knocking.}

Intro

Trick or treat! I'm horrible! {Strong Bad pokes his head out from the right of the screen and says: You got that right!}

Butterscotch

Ooh, butterscotch! Would you mind melting those down and pouring them over a ham? {pulls out ham}

Fun size Butterfinger

That's it? Well, if you think that I'll accept this paltry treat just because it has "butter" in the name...well, you'd be right. Give it here.

Stick of Butter

Ooh, a stick of butter! {noisily scarfs the stick of butter} {still with butter in his mouth} Trick or treat. Again? Please??

Strong Mad and The Cheat

{Knocks harshly, door shoots out yellow bursts.}

Intro

The Cheat: Mahnah!
Strong Mad: IS YOUR REFRIGERATOR PERRY RUNNING?

Rock Candy

Strong Mad: {staring at it, puzzled.} HALLOWEEN!

Pop Rocks

{The Cheat eats the Pop Rocks}
Strong Mad: No... No... NOOO!
{The Cheat takes a drink of cola}
The Cheat: {screaming The Cheat noises, The Cheat's head explodes}

Rocks

{Strong Mad eats the rocks, then bites off half of a can of cola. The Cheat's head inexplicably explodes.}

Marzipan

{Also rings the doorbell.}

Intro

Hey, ho! Let's go! Hey, ho! Trick or treat!

Candy Corn

Candy corn!? Do you have any real corn? Or Indian corn?

Rice Cakes

Hey, rice cakes! I like to eat them without water.

Steak

Is this a joke? It's not funny. {Strong Bad drops three steaks into her bag}

The Poopsmith and Pom Pom

{Knocks rapidly and quietly.}

{They don't have an intro, as neither can really speak.}

Mary Jane

{They look at each other, then The Poopsmith holds up a sign that says "Give us something good instead". Pom Pom laughs.}

Chick-O-Stick

{The Poopsmith dunks it in a bucket labelled "dippin stuff", which looks suspiciously like excrement. He offers it to Pom Pom, who shakes his head.}

Astropop

{The Poopsmith shoots his gun at Pom Pom so it reflects off Pom Pom's "I {heart} Flint" button and his microphone and hits himself in the chest sensor. He falls off the side of the steps.}

Pumpkin

{The "secret" music from any Zelda game plays. The pumpkin is firmly lodged in The Poopsmith's mouth. When the door closes, a caption reads "YOU UNLOCKED A SECRET CHARACTER!"}

Homsar

{Knocks "Shave and a Haircut".}

{This is an Easter egg, only accessible if you give The Poopsmith and Pom Pom the pumpkin.}

Intro

I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for some candy today!

Shavin' Creem

YaAaAaAh, I'm the original ladies' man!

Black and Orange Taffy

(singing) If you give me a treat, make sure that it's sweet, and I'll eeeat iiiiiit!

Wrench

Oh no, I think this is my favorite!

Strong Bad

{Instead of knocking, Strong Bad shouts "Open the freakin' door!"}

Intro

Where in the world is my candy?

Fun Size Butterfinger

Oh, a "fun size" candy bar? Tell me this: what's fun about eating less candy? Maybe if you gave me an entire bag of them it would be fun. The only fun I'm going to have with this thing is smearing it all over your door when I leave. {If you choose this, the door is smeared with the Butterfinger when Strong Sad shows up.}

Marshmallow Bunny

Why you lazy crap for crap. All you've got is old freakin Easter candy? This thing's rock hard, man. Well, you just made it onto my "People I gotta egg today" list. {He shows you the list: Ronnie Pudding, King of Town, Kewpie Dan, Homestar, and you lazy crap for crap.}

Apple

What is this crap? What are you, a dentist? Or a hippie? Or some kind of hippie dentist?!

Strong Sad

{Knocks quietly.}

Intro

Trick or treat, I guess...

Necco candy wafers

Oh, Necco Wafers. These remind me when I used to eat the colored chalk when I was in school. I was sick for a year and nearly died.

Baking Chocolate

Oh! Baking Chocolate! I used to eat this stuff when there was no chocolate in the house. And now... it's my only friend...

Campbell's Soup

Oh. While I do appreciate the relevance of this, given my costume, but I was kind of hoping for something that I wouldn't have to prepare. You know, like Necco Wafers or baking chocolate...

Bubs

{Knocks in a rhythm that is later used in Hip Hop Dance.}

Intro

Please, baby please, baby baby baby please! Give me some candy!

Mallo Cup

I got a shallow gup and a crallow nup, somebody give me dat Mallow Cup.

Dum-Dums

Oh! I'm such a big dum-diddy-dum-diddy-diddy-diddy-dum-dum...my.

Bazooka Gum

I never understand the comics that come in this bubble gum. I mean, the first frame is some guy saying,{he unfolds the comic and shows it to you} "Look out, the sky is falling!" And the second frame is some guy getting hit on the head with a rock {he unfolds the comic and shows it to you again. The second frame is captioned "Fortune: The rock hit the guy in the sweater"}. And I'm sitting there going, "What the heck just happened?", and before I know it, I swallowed my bubble gum!

Homestar Runner

{Homestar continually knocks until you answer.}

Intro

{singing} Believe it or not, I'm walkin' around, I never thought I could trick or tre-e-eat!

Smarties

Alright, Smarties! Marzipan said to eat lots of these this year. I'm not really sure why she said that though. {Crickets chirp, record scratches when Homestar breaks the silence.} Umm....... trick or treat!

Peanuts

{Dances and sings Entrance of the Gladiators, long considered a circus theme, since peanuts are commonly considered a circus-type snack. You close the door, but Homestar rings the doorbell , and is still dancing.}

Handful of Change

Oh. A handful of change. I guess I can use this to go, um, buy some candy. So...thank you for adding a step to my Halloween process.

Later that Night...

"Vote for your favorite costume!!" is written at the top. Everybody is standing around in his or her costume. Run your cursor over each to see a caption (shown here in parentheses after the character's name). If you click on one to vote for, an email is started to ween@homestarrunner.com, with a different subject line and text for each character:

  • The Poopsmith (Lazer Tag):
    • Subject: Teddy Poopspin
    • Text: I Choose YOU, Poopachu
  • The King of Town (Hagar The Horrible):
    • Subject: King of Town, Now Sit Down
    • Text: I Choose YOU, Kingachu
  • Strong Mad (The Fridge):
    • Subject: Strong Madden Football 99
    • Text: I Choose YOU, Strong Madchu
  • Coach Z (Humpty Hump):
    • Subject: 1 2 3 Coach Z
    • Text: I Choose YOU, Coach Zchu
  • Pom Pom (Michael Moore):
    • Subject: Pom Pom for Prez
    • Text: I Choose YOU, Pom Pomchu
  • Bubs (Mars Blackman):
    • Subject: Bubs has got it goin ON
    • Text: I Choose YOU, Bubsachu
  • Strong Bad (Carmen San Diego):
    • Subject: Why do you keep dressing up as girls
    • Text: I Choose YOU, Strong Badchu
  • The Cheat (Punchy):
    • Subject: How bout a nice Hawaiian Cheat
    • Text: I Choose YOU, Cheatachu
  • Homestar Runner (The Greatest American Hero):
    • Subject: Homestar Riggidy Riggidy Runner
    • Text: I Choose YOU, Homestarchu
  • Homsar (Wimpy):
    • Subject: Homsar Salad Sandwich
    • Text: I Choose YOU, Homsarchu
  • Marzipan (Joey Ramone):
    • Subject: Marzipan is a Laugh Riot Grrl
    • Text: I Choose YOU, Marzychu
  • Strong Sad (Andy Warhol):
    • Subject: A vote for Strong Sad is a vote for America
    • Text: I Choose YOU, Strong Sadchu

The Discussion

HOMESTAR: Hey Strong Bad, I really like your costume. The Spanish Inquisition...that's great.

STRONG BAD: Look, for the last time, I'm not The Spanish Inquisition, I'm not Cab Calloway, and I'm not Strong Bad wearing a yellow turtleneck! I'm Carmen freakin' Sandiego!

MARZIPAN: I like Cab Calloway.

STRONG BAD: Okay, Poopsmith, that's the worst costume I ever saw. I mean, you're Lazer Tag? What, are you supposed to be dressed up as the product or is it more abstract than that, like you're supposed to be the concept of Lazer Tag? Come on man, you know you just found that old crap in a trunk in your basement.

THE KING OF TOWN: Ease off, Strong Bad. He's not the one that dressed up as a girl two years in a row!

STRONG BAD: Oh ho ho ho, you asked for it, King. {Strong Mad punches The King of Town}

BUBS: Did any of you guys go to that house that was givin' out change? I changed my costume and went back ten times! I made 35 dollars!

STRONG SAD: Did you guys go to that house where they let you into this big room and there's all these people wearing black hoods and they ask you these questions about life and existence and if you answer them wrong you get eternal damnation, but if you answer them right you get a Twizzler?

STRONG BAD: Um...no.

HOMESTAR: No.

COACH Z: Nope.

THE KING OF TOWN: No.

BUBS: Nope.

THE CHEAT: Meh!

STRONG MAD: NO!

STRONG SAD: Oh. Never mind.

MARZIPAN: I like your costume, Strong Sad, but you weren't invited this year.

COACH Z: Say, Pom Pom, check out this funky bass groove! A doo'rear, a doo'ri, a doo'rear, a doo'ri! {Grooves around a little}

HOMESTAR: Have they voted yet? I really have to pee.

STRONG BAD: Yeah, and the Poopsmith's not smelling any rosier, either.

HOMESTAR: Oh, oh! I've got an idea. Let's totally freak 'em out. Let's repeat the stuff that we just saaaaid!

{loops back to the start of the discussion}

Easter Eggs

  • When Strong Bad's egging list is up, click on "kewpie dan" to see.. something. (Note: although this egg appears to be glitched, it was intended to open this page in a new window.)
  • When Pom Pom and the Poopsmith knock at your door, move the pumpkin that's sitting on your porch onto them to unlock Homsar. Homsar will only appear in the final scene if you unlock him, though he doesn't say anything.
  • In the final scene when all of the characters are talking, you can roll over the skull, pumpkin and moon to see funny captions.
    • Skull: Get offa me!
    • Pumpkin: No costume. Just a pumpkin.
    • Moon: Just pick a freakin' character already!

Fun Facts

Trivia

  • The length of this toon was originally listed as "?:??" on the Toons page. Now it is listed as 4 minutes. The new time is of course an estimate since viewers can choose their paths.
  • Marzipan's costume has a small hole in it and you can see her pink flesh beneath, giving further evidence to the theory that her body is actually "skirt" shaped.
  • Originally Coach Z's intro rap was: "Doot-doo-doot-doo, and I think I'll make ya fall right down on your face, but first let me introduce myself. My name is Hoodsey. Pronounced with an 'Oodsey.'"
  • This is the first instance of The Cheat's Head Exploding.

Remarks

Weirded out.
  • Giving The Cheat and Strong Mad pop rocks shows you a rare glimpse of The Cheat's mouth open without his teeth being visible. This is also the only instance so far that The Cheat has opened his mouth fully.
  • Bubs' comment about the house that was giving out change is interesting; he went back ten times and made $35, implying that the inhabitant was giving out on average $3.50 per trick-or-treater—surprisingly generous.
  • The only candy that shows up twice is the Fun Size Butterfinger.
  • Clicking "Back" takes you to Main Page 7, the Halloween Main Page.

Goofs

  • In the final scene where all of the characters are talking, Strong Bad's caption is misspelled: it should read "Carmen Sandiego," not "Carmen San Diego."
    • Bubs' caption is also misspelled as "Mars Blackman" instead of "Mars Blackmon."

Glitches

  • You can move the light switch even while the door is opened. Also, if you leave the light switch down, it will automatically go back up when the next person knocks.
  • When viewed in Linux, there are weird sounds related to the door opening and closing. They are always at the same place.
  • After Strong Bad says, "Open the freaking door!" we can hear the sound of the door opening.
    • This is not the only toon on the site that has this issue in Linux, either. For example, the email mascot has the same problem at the end when you roll over the notes of the fight song.

Inside References

  • The following all are references from the previous year's Halloween toon, Homestarloween Party:
    • The music that plays when Homestar rises up at the start is the same one used when it was time for "Flashlight Ghost Storytelling With a Flashlight".
    • The skull and pumpkin are the same ones which served as the "play" button.
    • Stuffing the pumpkin into the Poopsmith's mouth is a reference to when he was seen bobbing for pumpkins and holding them in his mouth.
    • Marzipan notes at the end that "I like your costume, Strong Sad, but you weren't invited this year" refers to the fact he had been uninvited the previous year. She told Strong Sad that he couldn't come to next year's party.
    • The King of Town's comment on Strong Bad dressing up as a girl for two years in a row refers to the previous Halloween toon where Strong Bad dressed up as Carmen Miranda.
  • Bubs' line when you give him the Dum-Dum Pop is a reference to A Jumping Jack Contest.
  • Strong Mad attempted almost the same prank greeting as in this toon on Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 4.

Real-World References

  • Coach Z is dressed as Humpty Hump, the alter ego of Shock G, frontman for the rap group Digital Underground. He also raps a couple lines from their biggest hit song, "The Humpty Dance," substituting his own name for Humpty Hump's.
  • The joke involving The Cheat consuming Pop Rocks and soda is a reference to an urban legend that states that Mikey, the Life cereal mascot, died when consuming Pop Rocks and soda caused his stomach to explode.
  • When you drag the pumpkin onto Pom Pom and the Poopsmith, the music that is played is from the Legend of Zelda games, usually when you unlock something (like blowing up a wall with a bomb, thus creating a door). The particular sound music they use in the toon is from "A Link to the Past", as you can hear the dungeon music after the sound plays.
  • Ronnie Pudding, the first name on Strong Bad's list of houses to egg, is the name of Spinal Tap's first bassist.
  • Strong Bad greets you with "Where in the world is my candy?", a reference to the computer game and TV show "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" from which his costume comes.
  • Strong Sad's comment on receiving the Campbell's soup is a reference to Andy Warhol's (whom Strong Sad is dressed as) series of paintings Campbell's Soup.
  • "Please baby, please baby, baby baby please" is a reference to Mars Blackmon's (whom Bubs is dressed up as) exact same line in She's Gotta Have It.
  • The skull's line at the end when you hold the mouse pointer over it ("Get offa me") is a quote from Murray, the Demonic Talking Skull from the Monkey Island games.
  • Homsar's greeting is a play on Wimpy's famous line "I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."
  • Marzipan is dressed as Joey Ramone from the band, the Ramones. Her intro is, "Hey, ho! Let's go!" which is from the Ramones' 1976 hit, "Blitzkrieg Bop". This was also a reference/tribute to Joey's death earlier in 2001.
  • Homestar's greeting is sung to the tune of (and is a play on) the theme song to the TV show The Greatest American Hero.
  • Cab Calloway was a famous jazz bandleader and singer whose career spanned many years.
  • Homestar saying Strong Bad's costume is the "Spanish Inquisition" is a reference to a Monty Python sketch of the same name in which Michael Palin, Terry Jones, and Terry Gilliam were dressed in similar costumes.
  • The Poopsmith holding up a sign due to his inability to talk (or his vow of silence) is reminiscent of Wile E. Coyote of Looney Tunes fame.
  • The "I choose YOU, <insert character name here>chu" is an obvious reference to the show "Pokémon," where one character, Ash, has a similar famous line, "I choose YOU, Pikachu!"
  • The subject line of the email when the Poopsmith is chosen for best costume, Teddy Poopspin, references Teddy Ruxpin, a popular toy from the 80's made by Worlds of Wonder, the same company that made Lazer Tag.
  • If you choose the King of Town for best costume, the subject line of the email is "King of Town, Now Sit Down." This is a reference to Sierra Online's Quest for Glory (aka Hero's Quest), where the phrase "Hut of brown, now sit down" was used to gain access to Baba Yaga's magic hut.

Fast Forward

  • The music that was used as Homestar was rising would later be used in the Strong Bad e-mail theme park as background music for "The Strong Sad Gets Decked Repeatedly Stunt Spooktacular".
  • "Your house" was later reused in 3 Times Halloween Funjob where you could, once again, choose Coach Z's and Bubs' treats.

See Also

Strong Bad's Treat Snatcha

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