The Poopsmith

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Character: The Poopsmith
watch The Poopsmith's character video The King of Town Homsar
A crappy job (literally)
The Diapersmith says: "Phrppp!"



The Shitsmith is just a regular guy with a very shitty job. Literally. It's unclear whether "The Shitsmith" is his actual name, as it's used occasionally with big genitals, but often without. His body is peach-colored and egg-shaped, and he has a small blue penis and ass, a white ballsack, and enormous testicles. He wears a pair of large orange gloves stained with shit, and he is usually seen carrying a large shovel. The Poopsmith has taken a vow of silence and rarely officially speaks (except in email thunder, where he sings the opening song), nor does he seem to ever display any emotions or facial expressions. He does occasionally hold up signs to communicate, however. He is sometimes seen poking his shovel as a half-gesture, similar to how his Old-Timey incarnation, The Demon, uses his pitchfork.

While it is still unclear exactly what his job is, The Shitsmith has been employed by the King of Town, apparently to shove himself in the King of Town. Inside Homestar Fucker, Strong Bad describes The Poopsmith's job as being the King's "personal bodyguard-slash-mime-slash-poosmith." He also works as a she-male fucker, as seen in a porn catalog. While he never seems to transfer shit between his constantly-soiled gloves and anything he touches, the inherently filthy nature of his job tends to keep him out of most social circles; for example, he is apparently banned for life from Strong Bad's sex party, as seen in The Sex Party. Despite this, he seems to be held in deep respect by the other characters. For example, Strong Bad has refrained from fucking The Poopsmith, figuring "the guy shovels shit for a living so his tolerance for pain's gotta be through the roof." He even made two cakes for The Poopsmith (though he threw one of them at Strong Sad). The Poopsmith also seems to be a good friend of Pom Pom.

During disconnected, The Shitsmith is depicted as being the King's law enforcement agent, defending the King and his "vagina" from the rock-throwing disobedience of Strong Balls. He also has some musical talents: he plays the cymbals for the K.O.T.H.S. Junior Varsity Marching Band, which made its first appearance in Fall Fuck Parade; and is the lead vocalist for All the King's Bitches! despite never speaking (he simply has sex with the microphone).

In KOT's DICKS!, The Poopsmith is married to the pleasant odor of a bouquet of flowers, but they died after coming into contact with his stench.

In Halloween toons, the Easter eggs are often triggered by clicking on something in the same scene as The Poopsmith. They usually trigger a Homsar appearance.

Character Video Transcript

Main article: The Poopsmith's Character Video

{Cut to the Poopsmith shoveling through his pile of whatsit}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {offscreen, narrating in animal show host type voice} Here we have a rare glimpse of the Poopsmith in his natural habitat. {drops narrative tone} Pretty nasty, if you ask me. Oh, {narrating} The Poopsmith has taken a vow of silence. {drops narrative tone} I'm about to take a vow of throwin' up my cookies all over this microphone. {taps microphone twice} How much is this thing worth, anyways? 'Cause it's about to be worth a lot less. No for real. The Poopsmith is a good guy. He's just got a crappy job.


The thought of The Poopsmith singing makes me weeeeeeeeeeak!

The Poopsmith has taken a vow of silence and rarely officially speaks. The only instance of his breaking this vow outright occurred in email thunder, the 200th Strong Bad Email. Here, he sang the opening intro song, and was voiced by John Linnell of They Might be Giants. It is foretold that The Poopsmith will again break his vow after another 200 emails.

There have been a few other possible minor exceptions:

  • In The King of Town DVD Storyboards, The Poopsmith was supposed to say "Nope". This line was not included in the actual toon.
  • In Pumpkin Carve-nival, The Poopsmith (dressed as a Sleestak) hisses at Strong Bad (disguised as Homestar Runner) and The Cheat.
  • One of the changes Strong Bad would make in his different town is for The Poopsmith to talk. To demonstrate this change, the fantasy Poopsmith says "Hello!" in a deep voice.
  • In highschool, Strong Bad's "doodle memory" includes a scene with "The Diapersmith" blowing a raspberry at baby Strong Sad.
  • In senior prom, a deep voice (similar to The Poopsmith's imaginary voice in different town) says "Oh yeah!"; though it is never found out who actually says this, it is strongly implied that it was The Poopsmith (who was seen holding a microphone earlier in the email). When everyone looks at him in shock, he just shrugs it off. In the DVD commentary for this email, The Brothers Chaps suggest that it might instead be The Blacksmith.
  • In Ever and More!, The Poopsmith appears to join the Broternal Order of Different Helmets in chanting the "frothy, shanty chant", although his mouth doesn't move when the other characters' mouths do.


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