The Poopsmith

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Character: The Poopsmith
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A crappy job (literally)
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The Poopsmith is just a regular guy with a very crappy job. Literally. It's unclear whether "The Poopsmith" is his actual name, as it's used occasionally with an integral article, but often without. His body is peach-colored and egg-shaped, and he has small blue legs and feet, a white head, and an enormous underbite. He wears a pair of large orange gloves stained with whatsit, and he is usually seen carrying a large shovel. In I Killed Pom Pom, it is implied that he has no arms under his gloves, or at most a stump on his left arm. The Poopsmith has taken a vow of silence and rarely officially speaks (except in email thunder, where he sings the opening song, and Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 17.2), 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 Poopsmith has been employed by the King of Town, apparently to shovel whatsit for a living. In Homestar Ruiner, Strong Bad describes The Poopsmith's job as being the King's "personal bodyguard-slash-mime-slash-poosmith." He also works as a mail carrier, as seen in Compy Catalog. While he never seems to transfer whatsit 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 Swimming Pool, as seen in keep cool. Despite this, he seems to be held in deep respect by the other characters. For example, Strong Bad has refrained from hurting The Poopsmith, figuring "the guy shovels crap 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 Poopsmith is depicted as being the King's law enforcement agent, defending the King and his "municipality" from the rock-throwing disobedience of Strong Body. 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 Float Parade; and is the lead vocalist for All the King's Men! despite never speaking (he simply gestures with the microphone). In KOT's VOQPCS!, 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 first 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 was foretold that The Poopsmith would again break his vow after another 200 emails. He was again voiced by John Linnell in Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 17.2, in which he realized he was tired of his identity and wanted to be another kind of -smith. 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 high school, 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.


The Diapersmith says: "Phrppp!"
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