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==Transcript==
==Transcript==
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''{A closeup of a time clock attached to a telephone pole. A time card is punched in. The words "Weclome<!-- sic, see Inside References --> Back" are shown, and flash various colors. Pull out to see Bubs holding a cup of coffee, in front of a table with styrofoam cups and an urn, in the Field. Marzipan enters and also punches in.}''
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''{A closeup of a time clock attached to a telephone pole. A time card is punched in. The words "Weclome<!-- sic, see Inside References --> Back!" are shown, and flash various colors. Pull out to see Bubs holding a cup of [[coffee]], in front of a table with styrofoam cups and an urn, in the Field. Marzipan enters and also punches in.}''
'''BUBS:''' Well, hello, Marzi-person! Welcome back.
'''BUBS:''' Well, hello, Marzi-person! Welcome back.
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' ''{yawns}'' What's up, my brothers? Let no one say the Homestar Runner don't know how to nap. What is it, like mid-May or something?
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' ''{yawns}'' What's up, my brothers? Let no one say the Homestar Runner don't know how to nap. What is it, like mid-May or something?
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Uh, try "early July."
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Uh, try "early July".
''{Zoom in.}''
''{Zoom in.}''
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==Easter Eggs==
==Easter Eggs==
[[Image:Freewheelinsteve.PNG|thumb|The Freewheelin' Eh, Steve]]
[[Image:Freewheelinsteve.PNG|thumb|The Freewheelin' Eh, Steve]]
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* In Homsar's scene, click on the "Steven Inches" sign to see a "The Freewheelin' Eh, Steve" album cover. On the bottom it lists the songs ''Sweet Cups and Cakes'' by [[The Wheelchair|Wheelchair Man]], ''Eh, Steve's Dream'' by Eh, Steve!, and ''Talkin' Trying to Catch a Worm Blues'' by [[Sherlock|Fresh Juice]].
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* In Homsar's scene, click on the "Steven Inches" sign to see a "The Freewheelin' Eh, Steve" album cover. On the bottom it lists the songs ''Sweet Cups and Cakes'' by [[The Wheelchair|Wheelchair Man]], ''Eh, Steve's Dream'' by Eh, Steve!, and ''Talkin' Trying to Catch a [[The Worm|Worm]] Blues'' by [[Sherlock|Fresh Juice]].
* During the close-up after the King of Town first appears, click on his crown to see his "I'm with Glutton Camp" [[T-shirt]].
* During the close-up after the King of Town first appears, click on his crown to see his "I'm with Glutton Camp" [[T-shirt]].
* Click on the left "everybody" at the end of the toon to see what Pom Pom and The Poopsmith presumably did during their summer vacation.
* Click on the left "everybody" at the end of the toon to see what Pom Pom and The Poopsmith presumably did during their summer vacation.
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===Explanations===
===Explanations===
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*This toon followed the birth of [[Mike Chapman]]'s daughter, [[Very, Very Little Girl]], in the late spring/early summer of 2006, during which time the site went nearly seven weeks (48 days) without a major update, the longest [[hiatus]] to the site on record prior to the five-month hiatus between [[Punkin Show]] and [[Xeriouxly Forxe]]. There were various minor updates during this period, but no toons.
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*This toon followed the birth of [[Mike Chapman]]'s daughter, [[Very, Very Little Girl]], in the late spring/early summer of 2006, during which time [[homestarrunner.com]] went nearly seven weeks (48 days) without a major update; at the time, it was the longest [[HRWiki:Hiatuses|hiatus]] to the site. There were various minor updates during this period, but no toons.
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*"Toot sweet" is a play on the French phrase ''"tout de suite"'' (which translates to "immediately" or "at once"). Both phrases are pronounced roughly the same.
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*"Toot sweet" is a play on the [[French]] phrase ''"tout de suite"'' (which translates to "immediately" or "at once"). Both phrases are pronounced roughly the same.
*The Baloney Truck is a spoof on the [[Wikipedia:Ice cream truck|Ice Cream Truck/Van]], which is popular in some parts of the world.
*The Baloney Truck is a spoof on the [[Wikipedia:Ice cream truck|Ice Cream Truck/Van]], which is popular in some parts of the world.
*A 7-inch record is a single.
*A 7-inch record is a single.
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*There are trees in the topiary garden shaped as an ice-cream cone, [[Trogdor]], a tree stump, and [[William Shakespeare]].
*There are trees in the topiary garden shaped as an ice-cream cone, [[Trogdor]], a tree stump, and [[William Shakespeare]].
*According to the sign on the side of Bubs's [[Baloney Sammich Truck]], he's selling:
*According to the sign on the side of Bubs's [[Baloney Sammich Truck]], he's selling:
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**"Gumball Surprise"&ndash; A baloney sandwich with a pink gumball on top.
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**"Gumball Surprise" &mdash; A baloney sandwich with a pink [[gum]]ball on top.
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**"Open Smiley Face"&ndash; An open baloney sandwich with a smiley face drawn on it in mustard.
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**"Open Smiley Face" &mdash; An open baloney sandwich with a smiley face drawn on it in [[mustard]].
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**"I Heart Baloney"&ndash; A baloney sandwich with heart-shaped bread.
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**"I Heart Baloney" &mdash; A baloney sandwich with heart-shaped bread.
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**"Dog Food"&ndash; A baloney sandwich with bone-shaped bread.
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**"Dog Food" &mdash; A baloney sandwich with bone-shaped bread.
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**"It's Not a Real Popsicle" &ndash; A baloney sandwich with Popsicle-shaped bread.
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**"It's Not a Real Popsicle" &mdash; A baloney sandwich with Popsicle-shaped bread.
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**"Inside Out"&ndash; A piece of bread between two slices of baloney.
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**"Inside Out" &mdash; A piece of bread between two slices of baloney.
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*Strong Bad's account of what happened during his "Skydive" makes it clear that he made up the entire event, another example of [[blatant lies]].
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*www.showbackontheroad.com redirects to the [[homestarrunner.com]] homepage.
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*In the DVD commentary on Strong Bad Email [[island]], Matt said they should use the island again. In addition to this cartoon, they already reused it in [[disconnected]].
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*In the DVD commentary on Strong Bad Email [[island]], Matt said they should use the island again. In addition to this cartoon, they had already reused it in [[disconnected]].
===Remarks===
===Remarks===
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*The spelling ''narwhale'' and Strong Bad's pronunciation of it are accepted variants; the more common spelling is ''narwhal''.
*The spelling ''narwhale'' and Strong Bad's pronunciation of it are accepted variants; the more common spelling is ''narwhal''.
*When the back of the Lappy is seen, it has none of the connection ports from [[isp]], but it is possible that Strong Bad's glove may be covering them.
*When the back of the Lappy is seen, it has none of the connection ports from [[isp]], but it is possible that Strong Bad's glove may be covering them.
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*Homestar effectively rolls the "r" when saying, "Whose turn was it to bring the doughnuts?", despite his speech impediment.
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*Homestar effectively rolls the "r" when saying, "Whose turn was it to bring the [[doughnuts]]?", despite his rhotacism.
*The minute hand on the time clock is too long to point to 6 or 12.
*The minute hand on the time clock is too long to point to 6 or 12.
*At the end, below the "everybody, everybody" words, The Cheat is actually floating and not touching the ground.
*At the end, below the "everybody, everybody" words, The Cheat is actually floating and not touching the ground.
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===Goofs===
===Goofs===
*Whenever Marzipan blinks, the action causes her outline to be intruded.
*Whenever Marzipan blinks, the action causes her outline to be intruded.
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*When Cool Tapes plays in the Topiary Garden, no amplifiers are present. Yet, when it closes up on Marzipan in the following shot, a "Marzipan" amplifier atop a "Marzipan" cabinet is present behind her.
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*When Cool Tapes plays in the Topiary Garden, no amplifiers are present. Yet, when it closes up on Marzipan in the following shot, a "Marzipan" amplifier atop a "Marzipan" cabinet is present behind her.
*Whenever Homestar blinks, his stubble is protruded.
*Whenever Homestar blinks, his stubble is protruded.
===Inside References===
===Inside References===
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* [[Pants]]burg is one of the [[Strong Bad's Vacation Spots|places Strong Bad visited]] on his [[vacation]], and one of the places (along with Northtime and Shoigut) in [[Limozeen]]'s [[Limozeen#Zeenin' Across the Country 2001|Zeenin' Across the Country tour]].
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* The toon's title contains the word [[Unusual Greetings#Weclome|Weclome]]
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* Strong Bad's line, "I can't believe I pulled the 'Mash stop when you think you're mashing record, and mash record when you think you're mashing stop' on myself", is a reference to [[mashing]].
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* The Atari seagull first appeared in [[huttah!]] and [[take-a-break.exe]].
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* Marzipan's [[Cool Tapes]] band comes from [[Cool Things]].
* Marzipan's [[Cool Tapes]] band comes from [[Cool Things]].
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* The toon's title contains the word [[Unusual Greetings#Weclome|Weclome]].
 
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* Bubs' line "shapèd plants" (notably parallel in structure with the line "stripèd pants" from [[highschool]]), is an instance of the [[-èd]] pronunciation.
 
* One of the places the Cool Tapes band visits is East [[Westerburg]]. Westerberg (spelled slightly differently) was visited in [[Thy Dungeonman 3]], and it was to the east of the player's starting location.
* One of the places the Cool Tapes band visits is East [[Westerburg]]. Westerberg (spelled slightly differently) was visited in [[Thy Dungeonman 3]], and it was to the east of the player's starting location.
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* The Poopsmith is wearing [[Strong Bad]]'s [[Dangeresque (character)|Dangeresque]] [[Cool Shades|sunglasses]], and Pom Pom is wearing [[Dangeresque Too]]'s sunglasses.
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* [[Pants]]burg is one of the [[Strong Bad's Vacation Spots|places Strong Bad visited]] on his [[vacation]], and one of the places (along with Northtime and Shoigut) in [[Limozeen]]'s [[Limozeen#Zeenin' Across the Country 2001|Zeenin' Across the Country tour]].
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* In addition to the two ropes attaching the tire swings to the tree at the obstacle course, a third rope hangs from the sky and sways gently, as did the rope featured in [[A Folky Tale]].
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* The "Gumball Surprise" is another example of a [[concoction]].
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* Homestar's sleeping through June is similar to how he slept through most of Decemberween in [[Homestar Presents: Presents]].
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* The Eh! Steve song "Sweet Cups and Cakes" refers to [[Sweet Cuppin' Cakes]], from which he originated.
* The Eh! Steve song "Sweet Cups and Cakes" refers to [[Sweet Cuppin' Cakes]], from which he originated.
* "Fresh Juice" (from the Eh! Steve album) is one of the suggested death metal lyrics from the worksheet in [[death metal]].
* "Fresh Juice" (from the Eh! Steve album) is one of the suggested death metal lyrics from the worksheet in [[death metal]].
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* Bubs' line "shapèd plants" (notably parallel in structure with the line "stripèd pants" from [[highschool]]), is an instance of the [[-èd]] pronunciation.
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* A seven-inch record was seen in [[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 13.2]].
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* The "Gumball Surprise" is another example of a [[concoction]].
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* The Atari seagull first appeared in [[huttah!]] and [[take-a-break.exe]].
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* Bubs proclaims that this was his [[Best/Worst X Ever|best summer ever]].
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* In addition to the two ropes attaching the tire swings to the tree at the obstacle course, a third rope hangs from the sky and sways gently, as did the rope featured in [[A Folky Tale]].
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* Strong Bad says "Oh, [[Crap|cuh-rap]]!"
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* Strong Bad's line, "I can't believe I pulled the 'Mash stop when you think you're mashing record, and mash record when you think you're mashing stop' on myself", is a reference to [[mashing]].
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* Strong Bad's account of what happened during his "Skydive" makes it clear that he made up the entire event, another example of [[blatant lies]].
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* Homestar's sleeping attire resembles that of [[caper]].
* Homestar is wearing [[cinnamon]] on his face, and his slippers resemble [[Nebulon]], who first appeared on [[Main Page 1]].
* Homestar is wearing [[cinnamon]] on his face, and his slippers resemble [[Nebulon]], who first appeared on [[Main Page 1]].
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* Homestar's sleeping through June is similar to how he slept through most of [[Decemberween]] in [[Homestar Presents: Presents]].
* Marzipan's comment, "Who's been taking care of the website?" is an example of [[Fourth Wall Breaks|breaking the fourth wall]].
* Marzipan's comment, "Who's been taking care of the website?" is an example of [[Fourth Wall Breaks|breaking the fourth wall]].
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* Strong Bad says "Oh, [[Crap|cuh-rap]]!"
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* The Poopsmith is wearing [[Strong Bad]]'s [[Dangeresque (character)|Dangeresque]] [[Cool Shades|sunglasses]], and Pom Pom is wearing [[Dangeresque Too]]'s sunglasses.
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* Bubs proclaims that this was his [[Best/Worst X Ever|best summer ever]].
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* A seven inch record was seen in [[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 13.2]].
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* Homestar's sleeping in resembles that of [[caper]].
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===Real-World References===
===Real-World References===
*The city "The Slickster" (as seen on the Cool Tapes tour map) is a reference to former [[Wikipedia:World Wrestling Entertainment|WWE]] manager [[Wikipedia:Ken Johnson (wrestling)|Ken Johnson]], whose ring name was Slick and often called "The Slickster" by the commentators.
*The city "The Slickster" (as seen on the Cool Tapes tour map) is a reference to former [[Wikipedia:World Wrestling Entertainment|WWE]] manager [[Wikipedia:Ken Johnson (wrestling)|Ken Johnson]], whose ring name was Slick and often called "The Slickster" by the commentators.
*The city of "Thuxtable" is a reference to Theo Huxtable, a character on [[Bill Cosby|The Cosby Show]]. Theo Huxtable was previously referenced in [[Halloween Potion-ma-jig]], when Coach Z dressed up like him.
*The city of "Thuxtable" is a reference to Theo Huxtable, a character on [[Bill Cosby|The Cosby Show]]. Theo Huxtable was previously referenced in [[Halloween Potion-ma-jig]], when Coach Z dressed up like him.
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*The design of the Cool Tapes Marzipan amps is based on the design of the classic [[Wikipedia:Marshall Amplification|Marshall Amp]]. It was previously seen in [[different town]].   Marshall is a famous brand of guitar amp that became synonymous with heavy metal and rock bands.
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*The design of the Cool Tapes Marzipan amps is based on the design of the classic [[Wikipedia:Marshall Amplification|Marshall Amp]]. It was previously seen in [[different town]]. Marshall is a famous brand of guitar amp that became synonymous with heavy metal and rock bands.
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*The page title references the John E. Sebastian song "Welcome Back," which was the theme song from the sitcom ''[[Wikipedia:Welcome Back, Kotter|Welcome Back, Kotter]]'' ("Welcome back / Your dreams were your ticket out...").
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*The page title references the John E. Sebastian song "Welcome Back", which was the theme song from the sitcom ''[[Wikipedia:Welcome Back, Kotter|Welcome Back, Kotter]]'' ("Welcome back / Your dreams were your ticket out...").
*Athletic competitions between summer camps occupying the same campground are common in family movies and cartoons. Some examples include the movies ''[[Wikipedia:Heavyweights|Heavyweights]]'' and ''[[Wikipedia:Meatballs (film)|Meatballs]]''.
*Athletic competitions between summer camps occupying the same campground are common in family movies and cartoons. Some examples include the movies ''[[Wikipedia:Heavyweights|Heavyweights]]'' and ''[[Wikipedia:Meatballs (film)|Meatballs]]''.
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*The "Freewheelin' Eh! Steve" album cover is a reference to [[Wikipedia:Bob Dylan|Bob Dylan's]] early album, ''[[Wikipedia:The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan|The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan]]''. In addition, "Eh! Steve's Dream" is a reference to the Dylan song ''Bob Dylan's Dream'' and "Talkin' Trying to Catch a Worm Blues" refers to Dylan's song ''Talkin' World War III Blues''.
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*The "Freewheelin' Eh! Steve" album cover is a reference to [[Bob Dylan]]'s early album ''[[Wikipedia:The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan|The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan]]''. In addition, "Eh! Steve's Dream" is a reference to the Dylan song ''Bob Dylan's Dream'', and "Talkin' Trying to Catch a Worm Blues" refers to Dylan's song ''Talkin' World War III Blues''.
*Homestar's green ribcage [[Homestar Runner's Sleepwear|shirt]] is a reference to the movie ''[[Spinal Tap|This Is Spinal Tap]]'', in which [[Wikipedia:Nigel Tufnel|Nigel Tufnel]] wears the same shirt and later remarks "This is what I sleep in sometimes".
*Homestar's green ribcage [[Homestar Runner's Sleepwear|shirt]] is a reference to the movie ''[[Spinal Tap|This Is Spinal Tap]]'', in which [[Wikipedia:Nigel Tufnel|Nigel Tufnel]] wears the same shirt and later remarks "This is what I sleep in sometimes".
**The Eh! Steve song "Sweet Cups and Cakes" is likely a ''This Is Spinal Tap'' reference as well, since "Cups and Cakes" is the name of a Spinal Tap song.
**The Eh! Steve song "Sweet Cups and Cakes" is likely a ''This Is Spinal Tap'' reference as well, since "Cups and Cakes" is the name of a Spinal Tap song.
*Strong Mad's violin-styled bass bears a resemblance to the [[Wikipedia:Hofner|Hofner]] bass played by [[Wikipedia:Paul McCartney|Paul McCartney]]. However, Strong Mad plays right handed, while Paul is left-handed.
*Strong Mad's violin-styled bass bears a resemblance to the [[Wikipedia:Hofner|Hofner]] bass played by [[Wikipedia:Paul McCartney|Paul McCartney]]. However, Strong Mad plays right handed, while Paul is left-handed.
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*The sign on the merchandise table that reads "Merch Masala" refers to Mirch Masala, an Indian restaurant in Decatur, [[Georgia]]. Interestingly, Mirch Masala is also the name of a [[Wikipedia:Mirch Masala|1985 Hindi movie]].
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*The sign on the merchandise table that reads "Merch Masala" refers to Mirch Masala, an Indian restaurant in Decatur, [[Georgia]]. Interestingly, Mirch Masala is also the name of a [[Wikipedia:Mirch Masala|1985 Hindi movie]].
*Strong Sad's "I'm with gluten camp" T-shirt is a play on the popular [[Wikipedia:1980s|'80s]] "I'm with stupid" T-shirts.
*Strong Sad's "I'm with gluten camp" T-shirt is a play on the popular [[Wikipedia:1980s|'80s]] "I'm with stupid" T-shirts.
*[[Wikipedia:Gluten|Gluten]] is a protein that makes up 80% of the protein in wheat.
*[[Wikipedia:Gluten|Gluten]] is a protein that makes up 80% of the protein in wheat.
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===Fast Forward===
===Fast Forward===
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*Bubs' Baloney Truck is seen again in [[Happy Dethemberween]] as [[The Thnikkaman]]'s unmarked van. The truck is also seen in [[The Baloneyman]].
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*Bubs' Baloney Truck is seen again in [[Happy Dethemberween]] as [[The Thnikkaman]]'s unmarked van. The truck is also the main focus of [[The Baloneyman]].
*The tune of the opening and closing music is used throughout [[Kick-A-Ball]].
*The tune of the opening and closing music is used throughout [[Kick-A-Ball]].
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*In [[Baddest of The Bands]], when Strong Bad uses the microphone, he might say, "Hello, Pantsburg! HELLO PANTSBURG!"
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*In [[Baddest of the Bands]], when Strong Bad uses the microphone, he might say, "Hello, Pantsburg! HELLO PANTSBURG!"
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*In [[Donut unto Others]], Homestar says dough-not again.
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*In [[Donut Unto Others]], Homestar says "dough-not" again.
==DVD Version==
==DVD Version==
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'''MATT:''' This cartoon is called Weclome Back, and weclome ''you'' back&mdash;
'''MATT:''' This cartoon is called Weclome Back, and weclome ''you'' back&mdash;
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'''MIKE:''' Yeah
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'''MIKE:''' Yeah.
'''MATT:''' &mdash;to more commenting... aries.
'''MATT:''' &mdash;to more commenting... aries.
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'''MIKE:''' Did you ever have to punch a time clock at any of your jobs?
'''MIKE:''' Did you ever have to punch a time clock at any of your jobs?
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'''MATT:''' I did. At, uh... uh... United Artists Theater I worked at.
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'''MATT:''' I did. At, uh... uh... United Artists Theater I worked at.
'''MIKE:''' I had to do it once too, when I worked in that warehouse.
'''MIKE:''' I had to do it once too, when I worked in that warehouse.
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'''MIKE:''' It made me feel like the common man.
'''MIKE:''' It made me feel like the common man.
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'''MATT:''' Yeah. Wasn't there something&mdash; It made me feel like that&mdash; the sheep and the wolf from those Looney Tunes cartoons. Wasn't theirs just kind of on a pole like that?
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'''MATT:''' Yeah. Wasn't there something&mdash; It made me feel like that&mdash; the sheep and the wolf from those Looney Tunes cartoons. Wasn't theirs just kind of on a pole like that?
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'''MIKE:''' Yeah, I think so. ''{pause}'' So this was the second version of this song. There was a much darker... version of the Cool&mdash;  
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'''MIKE:''' Yeah, I think so. ''{pause}'' So this was the second version of this song. There was a much darker... version of the Cool&mdash;  
'''MATT:''' Sonic Youth-ier version.
'''MATT:''' Sonic Youth-ier version.
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'''MIKE:''' Yeah.
'''MIKE:''' Yeah.
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'''MATT:''' "Stop creepin' at me" is how it ends. ''{pause}'' We did that as a Quote of the Day, I think, didn't we?
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'''MATT:''' "Stop creepin' at me" is how it ends. ''{pause}'' We did that as a Quote of the Day, I think, didn't we?
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'''MIKE:''' Yeah, we did. And Mirch Masala is an Indian restaurant about half a mile from here.
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'''MIKE:''' Yeah, we did. And Mirch Masala is an Indian restaurant about half a mile from here.
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'''MATT:''' Yeah. Except it's M-I-R... C-H.
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'''MATT:''' Yeah. Except it's M-I-R... C-H.
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'''MIKE:''' Oh, right. Right.
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'''MIKE:''' Oh, right. Right.
'''MATT:''' Right.
'''MATT:''' Right.
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'''MIKE:''' Hence the joke.
'''MIKE:''' Hence the joke.
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'''MATT:''' Exactly. There's an Easter egg there of "The Freewheelin' Eh, Steve". What's that?
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'''MATT:''' Exactly. There's an Easter egg there of "The Freewheelin' Eh, Steve". What's that?
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'''MIKE:''' Oh, yeah. ''{pause}'' Kinda wish there was a baloney sandwich truck. We should try to convince our friend, Matt, to, uh... have a baloney sandwich truck.
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'''MIKE:''' Oh, yeah. ''{pause}'' Kinda wish there was a baloney sandwich truck. We should try to convince our friend, Matt, to, uh... have a baloney sandwich truck.
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'''MATT:''' Yeah. ''{laughing}'' Look at that one that looks like&mdash; looks like a double Popsicle.
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'''MATT:''' Yeah. ''{laughing}'' Look at that one that looks like&mdash; looks like a double Popsicle.
'''MIKE:''' ''{laughs}''
'''MIKE:''' ''{laughs}''
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'''MATT:''' So the ''bread'' is cut to look like a double Popsicle, and then there's just baloney.
'''MATT:''' So the ''bread'' is cut to look like a double Popsicle, and then there's just baloney.
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'''MIKE:''' ''{partially over Matt's previous comment}'' And then there's a piece of baloney in it.
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'''MIKE:''' ''{partially over Matt's previous comment}'' And then there's a piece of baloney in it.
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'''MATT:''' That's great. ''{pause}'' What did ''you'' learn about... gluten, Mike, when you decided&mdash; did you do any wiki research for gluten?
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'''MATT:''' That's great. ''{pause}'' What did ''you'' learn about... gluten, Mike, when you decided&mdash; did you do any wiki research for gluten?
'''MIKE:''' I think I did, it's, uh... Yeah, what, like, bread?
'''MIKE:''' I think I did, it's, uh... Yeah, what, like, bread?
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'''MATT:''' Is it pro-biotic?
'''MATT:''' Is it pro-biotic?
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'''MIKE:''' I don't know. A lot of people were&mdash; Right after this... I found out a lot of people go on no-gluten diets.
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'''MIKE:''' I don't know. A lot of people were&mdash; Right after this... I found out a lot of people go on no-gluten diets.
'''MATT:''' Really?
'''MATT:''' Really?
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'''MIKE:''' Guess it's bad, yeah. Some...
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'''MIKE:''' Guess it's bad, yeah. Some...
'''MATT:''' So, I was pr&mdash;
'''MATT:''' So, I was pr&mdash;
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'''MIKE:''' Nice 3D tire swings, Matt.
'''MIKE:''' Nice 3D tire swings, Matt.
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'''MATT:''' Thanks. I was proud of that.
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'''MATT:''' Thanks. I was proud of that.
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'''MIKE:''' Yeah. ''{pause}'' That, uh, "I'm With Gluten Camp" shirt is sort of loosely based on, uh &mdash; just the colors of it &mdash; the, uh, Science Olympiad shirts that I think I got in sixth grade.  It was this... light yellow shirt with a blue Science Olympiad logo.
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'''MIKE:''' Yeah. ''{pause}'' That, uh, "I'm With Gluten Camp" shirt is sort of loosely based on, uh &mdash; just the colors of it &mdash; the, uh, Science Olympiad shirts that I think I got in sixth grade.  It was this... light yellow shirt with a blue Science Olympiad logo.
'''MATT:''' ''{laughs}''
'''MATT:''' ''{laughs}''
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''{pause}''
''{pause}''
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'''MIKE:''' Says talk. Say talk, Matt!
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'''MIKE:''' Says talk. Say talk, Matt!
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'''MATT:''' Uh, well... what is he..?
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'''MATT:''' Uh, well... what is he...?
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'''MIKE:''' Did you ever pull that trick? The old record&mdash;
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'''MIKE:''' Did you ever pull that trick? The old record&mdash;
'''MATT:''' Well, I'll tell you who ''did'' pull that trick was this guy, ''Justin'', from high school&mdash;
'''MATT:''' Well, I'll tell you who ''did'' pull that trick was this guy, ''Justin'', from high school&mdash;
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'''MIKE:''' That's right.
'''MIKE:''' That's right.
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'''MATT:''' &mdash;when me and Jamie's... hip hop band, Two Copies Sealed, was s'posed to play at the battle of the bands. It would've been the only video evidence that that band ever existed.
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'''MATT:''' &mdash;when me and Jamie's... hip hop band, Two Copies Sealed, was s'posed to play at the battle of the bands. It would've been the only video evidence that that band ever existed.
'''MIKE:''' Hey, I was in that band.
'''MIKE:''' Hey, I was in that band.
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'''MATT:''' I know. You were on stage playing bass.
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'''MIKE:''' ''{laughing}'' As a sophomore in college I was playing a high school battle of the bands.
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'''MIKE:''' ''{laughing}'' As a sophomore in college I was playing a high school battle of the bands.
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'''MATT:''' ''{laughs}'' You were pretty cool.
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'''MATT:''' ''{laughs}'' You were pretty cool.
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'''MIKE:''' I was very cool. We were playing&mdash; We played a nice Jackson 5 cover, though.
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'''MIKE:''' I was very cool. We were playing&mdash; We played a nice Jackson 5 cover, though.
'''MATT:''' Yeah, and A Tribe Called Quest cover.
'''MATT:''' Yeah, and A Tribe Called Quest cover.
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'''MIKE:''' Did we? What'd we do?
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'''MIKE:''' Did we? What'd we do?
'''MATT:''' We did, um, Check the Rhyme.
'''MATT:''' We did, um, Check the Rhyme.
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'''MIKE:''' Really? I don't even remember that.
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'''MIKE:''' Really? I don't even remember that.
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'''MATT:''' Yeah. You and Gabe&mdash; Gabe got up and&mdash;
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'''MATT:''' Yeah. You and Gabe&mdash; Gabe got up and&mdash;
'''MIKE:''' Ah, nice.
'''MIKE:''' Ah, nice.
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'''MIKE:''' ''{laughs}''
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'''MATT:''' Were the two cuts. It was the most generic thing ever. ''{pause}'' Homestar's wearin' the&mdash; Nigel Tufnel's&mdash;
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'''MATT:''' Were the two cuts. It was the most generic thing ever. ''{pause}'' Homestar's wearin' the&mdash; Nigel Tufnel's&mdash;
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'''MIKE:''' ''{impersonating Nigel Tufnel}'' This is my exact bone structure.
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'''MIKE:''' ''{impersonating Nigel Tufnel}'' This is my exact bone structure.
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'''MATT:''' ''{impersonating Nigel Tufnel}'' His exact inner structure.
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'''MATT:''' ''{impersonating Nigel Tufnel}'' His exact inner structure.
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'''MIKE:''' ''{continuing to impersonate Nigel Tufnel}'' Done in a T-shirt.
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'''MIKE:''' ''{continuing to impersonate Nigel Tufnel}'' Done in a T-shirt.
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'''MATT:''' It wasn't that Homestar went to sleep for a long time.
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'''MIKE:''' ''{partially over Matt's previous comment}'' No, that was the, uh... the baby break number one.
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'''MIKE:''' ''{partially over Matt's previous comment}'' No, that was the, uh... the baby break number one.
'''MATT:''' Yeah.
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'''MATT:''' ''{singing}'' Oh, oh, oh! Tallahassee fade, Tallahassee fade, Tallahassee fade, Tallahassee fade!
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===Fun Facts===
===Fun Facts===
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*Matt mentions that he punched in when he worked at a United Artist Theater. United Artists Theaters was a chain of theaters originally founded by the founders of United Artists Pictures, but were legally unrelated. It merged with Regal Cinemas and Edwards Theaters in 2002 to form what is now known as Regal Entertainment Group, the largest theatre chain in the U.S. (while outside signage retains the Regal, Edwards, or UA names, most interior signage uses the REG name).
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*Matt mentions that he punched in when he worked at a United Artist Theater. United Artists Theaters was a chain of theaters originally founded by the founders of United Artists Pictures, but was legally unrelated. It merged with Regal Cinemas and Edwards Theaters in 2002 to form what is now known as Regal Entertainment Group, the largest theatre chain in the U.S. (while outside signage retains the Regal, Edwards, or UA names, most interior signage uses the REG name).
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*"The sheep and the wolf from those [[Looney Tunes]] cartoons" are [[Wikipedia:Wolf and Sheepdog|Sam Sheepdog and Ralph Wolf]].
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*"The sheep and the wolf from those [[Looney Tunes]] cartoons" are [[Wikipedia:Wolf and Sheepdog|Sam Sheepdog and Ralph Wolf]], whose animosity in the cartoons was shown to be just a day job for the two of them, hence the necessity of punching the clock.
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*[[Wikipedia:The Jackson 5|The Jackson 5]] was a 1970s R&B band consisting of [[Michael Jackson]] and his four brothers.
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*[[Wikipedia:The Jackson 5|The Jackson 5]] was a 1970s R&B band consisting of [[Michael Jackson]] and four of his brothers.
*[[Wikipedia:A Tribe Called Quest|A Tribe Called Quest]] was a 1980s hip hop group.
*[[Wikipedia:A Tribe Called Quest|A Tribe Called Quest]] was a 1980s hip hop group.
*[[Wikipedia:Science Olympiad|Science Olympiad]] is a primarily American elementary, middle school, or high school team competition that requires knowledge of various science topics and engineering ability.
*[[Wikipedia:Science Olympiad|Science Olympiad]] is a primarily American elementary, middle school, or high school team competition that requires knowledge of various science topics and engineering ability.
==External Links==
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*[[HR:weclomeback.html|watch "Weclome Back"]]
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*[[Forum:8992|forum thread re: "Weclome Back"]]
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Toon Category: Big Toon
watch A Folky Tale Strongest Man in the World
"What is it, like, mid-May or something?"

Homestar and the gang all reflect on their summer vacation.

Cast (in order of appearance): Bubs, Marzipan, Strong Mad, The Cheat, Homsar, Eh! Steve! (Easter egg), Strong Sad, The King of Town, Coach Z, Strong Bad, Homestar Runner, Pom Pom, The Poopsmith

Places: Telephone Pole, Topiary Garden, The Island, Obstacle Course, Airplane

Date: Monday, July 3, 2006

Running Time: 4:37

Page Title: Your dreams were your ticket out...

DVD: Everything Else, Volume 3

Contents

Transcript

{A closeup of a time clock attached to a telephone pole. A time card is punched in. The words "Weclome Back!" are shown, and flash various colors. Pull out to see Bubs holding a cup of coffee, in front of a table with styrofoam cups and an urn, in the Field. Marzipan enters and also punches in.}

BUBS: Well, hello, Marzi-person! Welcome back.

MARZIPAN: Well, howdy, stranger!

BUBS: Stranger? I'm Bubs, remember?

MARZIPAN: {unimpressed} Uh, I know. It's a joke.

BUBS: That's hilarious! How was your vacation?

MARZIPAN: It was toot sweet! I took the Cool Tapes on a midwestern tour {the tour map pops up} of bead shops and topiary gardens.

{Cut to a topiary garden; Marzipan, Strong Mad and The Cheat are playing in the band}

MARZIPAN: {singing}

Cool tapes are cool, and we're better than ever,
Cool tapes are cool, 'cause we're light as a feather.
Keep it down with that real cool flavor,
Me and The Cheat and our bass player.
Rockin' the spot.
Yeah, we're rockin' the spot.

{Marzipan appears behind a topiary tree shaped like William Shakespeare.}

MARZIPAN: Thanks, y'all! And don't forget we've got cool 7-inches for sale over at our merch table.

{Cut to the merchandise table. Homsar is standing on it, it has a sign reading "Merch Masala" and another reading "Steven Inches $π"}

HOMSAR: I'm a little light in the leftovers!

{Homsar's hat flies off the left of the screen, then returns from the right and hits him on the head before settling back into its original position. Cut back to Bubs and Marzipan at the coffee table.}

BUBS: I bet you drove the shapèd plants wild.

MARZIPAN: Yeah, they were way into it. So what did you do?

BUBS: I drove my baloney sandwich truck down to the beach.

{Cut to the tropical island. Bubs's "Baloney Sammich Truck", which resembles an ice-cream truck, doesn't quite fit, and the rear wheels are in the water.}

BUBS: BAH-loh-NEH!!! Come on, people! Come on, palm tree! I'm-tryingtosellabaloneysammich!

{An Atari seagull squawks and flies past.}

BUBS: {angrily to Atari seagull} You shut your face!

{Cut back to the coffee table.}

BUBS: I sold exactly zero baloney sandwiches!

MARZIPAN: Well, that's great!

BUBS: Yeah, it was pretty much my best summer ever.

STRONG SAD: {walks in} Same here. I spent two glorious weeks at Gluten Camp. I learned more about this oft-misunderstood plant protein than I ever thought possible.

THE KING OF TOWN: Whateva! {puts a time card in the time clock} I was across the lake at Glutton Camp. And we challenged those pansies to an obstacle course!

{Cut to the obstacle course, pan across to see Strong Sad and the King of Town stuck in two tire swings.}

STRONG SAD: Well, should we call it a draw?

THE KING OF TOWN: Hecks, no! I got stuck in here 10 minutes before you!

{Pan across to Coach Z.}

COACH Z: Let's go, Glorten Camp! Glorten Camp is pain and scranin' on yous!

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} Oh yeah?

{cut back to the coffee table}

STRONG BAD: Well while you slo-mos were slounching around on your haunchy laurels, I was checking the most amazing email of my career!

{Cut through static to Strong Bad, holding the Lappy, on a plane. Screen markers and a recording light are visible, as though viewed through a camcorder. Strong Bad leans in and adjusts the focus.}

STRONG BAD: All right, Lappy, when I mash record on that camera, we're gonna perform the world's first death-defying midair SBEmail check! We'll make the cover of all the latest blogs! Now, are you psyched?! I'm psyched, are you psyched?!? OK, 3! 2! 1!

{Strong Bad leans in and presses a button on the camera. Cut through static to Strong Bad standing on the ground. The camera drops to the ground and slowly falls over.}

STRONG BAD: Oh, the believing is hard to be doing, because that was so incredible! We met so many celebrities in midair! And the part with the narwhale was so illegal.

{Cut through static to Strong Bad, back at the coffee table}

STRONG BAD: Oh, cuh-rap! What am I, your dad? I can't believe I pulled the old "mash Stop when you think you're mashing Record and mash Record when you think you're mashing Stop" routine on myself.

MARZIPAN: But if we've all been on vacation, who's been taking care of the website?

{Homestar Runner walks in, tired, wearing a dressing gown, a nightcap and Nebulon slippers, with a cinnamon 5 o'clock shadow.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {yawns} What's up, my brothers? Let no one say the Homestar Runner don't know how to nap. What is it, like mid-May or something?

STRONG BAD: Uh, try "early July".

{Zoom in.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Aah! I slept through June!

STRONG BAD: Yup.

{Zoom in even tighter.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Aah! -gatha Christie would never sleep through June... neither would Angela Lansbury.

STRONG BAD: Aren't they the same person?

BUBS: Yeah.

KING OF TOWN: Yep.

MARZIPAN: I think they are.

STRONG SAD: Yes, they definitely are.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Well, it's settled then. Now, what's this I hear about some of you guys sleeping through June? I'll let it slide this time, but June-sleepers will not be tolerated from this day henceforth. Now, whose turn was it to {rolls the "r"} bring the doughnuts?

EVERYONE BUT HOMESTAR RUNNER: Yours!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Well, I'll let it slide this time, but dough-not rememberers will dough-not be tolerated from now on. All right, everybody, everybody. It's time to get this www-dot-show back on the road-dot-com. Now, places! Aaand... {Cut to everyone standing in regular clothes in front of a plain blue background. The words "everybody, everybody" appear in front of them, zooming and flashing. The music from the Intro page plays.}

CHILDREN: Everybody, everybody! Everybody, everybody! Everybody, everybody! Everybody, everybody!

Easter Eggs

The Freewheelin' Eh, Steve
  • In Homsar's scene, click on the "Steven Inches" sign to see a "The Freewheelin' Eh, Steve" album cover. On the bottom it lists the songs Sweet Cups and Cakes by Wheelchair Man, Eh, Steve's Dream by Eh, Steve!, and Talkin' Trying to Catch a Worm Blues by Fresh Juice.
  • During the close-up after the King of Town first appears, click on his crown to see his "I'm with Glutton Camp" T-shirt.
  • Click on the left "everybody" at the end of the toon to see what Pom Pom and The Poopsmith presumably did during their summer vacation.
{Pom Pom and the Poopsmith are both leaning on the palm tree on the deserted island. The Poopsmith is wearing Strong Bad's Dangeresque sunglasses, and Pom Pom is wearing Homestar's Dangeresque sunglasses. After a few moments, a thought cloud appears and reveals that Pom Pom is thinking of a baloney sandwich. Another one appears shortly afterwards and shows that the Poopsmith is too.}

Fun Facts

Explanations

  • This toon followed the birth of Mike Chapman's daughter, Very, Very Little Girl, in the late spring/early summer of 2006, during which time homestarrunner.com went nearly seven weeks (48 days) without a major update; at the time, it was the longest hiatus to the site. There were various minor updates during this period, but no toons.
  • "Toot sweet" is a play on the French phrase "tout de suite" (which translates to "immediately" or "at once"). Both phrases are pronounced roughly the same.
  • The Baloney Truck is a spoof on the Ice Cream Truck/Van, which is popular in some parts of the world.
  • A 7-inch record is a single.

Trivia

Cool Tapes' June 2006 tour
  • The time card reads:
IN: OUT:
   
   
   
8:03 5:54
7:45 6:21
9:21 6:03
12:02 5:58
7:56 6:23
8:03 5:54
7:45 6:21
  • The Cool Tapes tour goes through East Westerburg, Beadsburg, Bead Store City, Sculpted Busheston, New Beadshop, Topiarianapolis, Beeeeeds, and Tope Gardens. Other towns on the map are Northtime, Pantsburg, Shoigut, Thuxtable, and The Slickster.
  • There are trees in the topiary garden shaped as an ice-cream cone, Trogdor, a tree stump, and William Shakespeare.
  • According to the sign on the side of Bubs's Baloney Sammich Truck, he's selling:
    • "Gumball Surprise" — A baloney sandwich with a pink gumball on top.
    • "Open Smiley Face" — An open baloney sandwich with a smiley face drawn on it in mustard.
    • "I Heart Baloney" — A baloney sandwich with heart-shaped bread.
    • "Dog Food" — A baloney sandwich with bone-shaped bread.
    • "It's Not a Real Popsicle" — A baloney sandwich with Popsicle-shaped bread.
    • "Inside Out" — A piece of bread between two slices of baloney.
  • www.showbackontheroad.com redirects to the homestarrunner.com homepage.
  • In the DVD commentary on Strong Bad Email island, Matt said they should use the island again. In addition to this cartoon, they had already reused it in disconnected.

Remarks

  • Agatha Christie and Angela Lansbury are not, in fact, the same person. Christie was a crime fiction author, and Lansbury is an actress famous for playing a crime fiction author on Murder, She Wrote. Lansbury did, however, play Christie's fictional sleuth Miss Marple in the movie adaptation of Christie's The Mirror Crack'd.
  • The spelling narwhale and Strong Bad's pronunciation of it are accepted variants; the more common spelling is narwhal.
  • When the back of the Lappy is seen, it has none of the connection ports from isp, but it is possible that Strong Bad's glove may be covering them.
  • Homestar effectively rolls the "r" when saying, "Whose turn was it to bring the doughnuts?", despite his rhotacism.
  • The minute hand on the time clock is too long to point to 6 or 12.
  • At the end, below the "everybody, everybody" words, The Cheat is actually floating and not touching the ground.
  • When Strong Bad is in the plane, the plane is bumping up and down, yet Strong Bad is not.
  • In the last scene, The Cheat and Strong Mad suddenly appear after Homestar asks whose turn it was to bring the doughnuts.

Goofs

  • Whenever Marzipan blinks, the action causes her outline to be intruded.
  • When Cool Tapes plays in the Topiary Garden, no amplifiers are present. Yet, when it closes up on Marzipan in the following shot, a "Marzipan" amplifier atop a "Marzipan" cabinet is present behind her.
  • Whenever Homestar blinks, his stubble is protruded.

Inside References

Real-World References

  • The city "The Slickster" (as seen on the Cool Tapes tour map) is a reference to former WWE manager Ken Johnson, whose ring name was Slick and often called "The Slickster" by the commentators.
  • The city of "Thuxtable" is a reference to Theo Huxtable, a character on The Cosby Show. Theo Huxtable was previously referenced in Halloween Potion-ma-jig, when Coach Z dressed up like him.
  • The design of the Cool Tapes Marzipan amps is based on the design of the classic Marshall Amp. It was previously seen in different town. Marshall is a famous brand of guitar amp that became synonymous with heavy metal and rock bands.
  • The page title references the John E. Sebastian song "Welcome Back", which was the theme song from the sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter ("Welcome back / Your dreams were your ticket out...").
  • Athletic competitions between summer camps occupying the same campground are common in family movies and cartoons. Some examples include the movies Heavyweights and Meatballs.
  • The "Freewheelin' Eh! Steve" album cover is a reference to Bob Dylan's early album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. In addition, "Eh! Steve's Dream" is a reference to the Dylan song Bob Dylan's Dream, and "Talkin' Trying to Catch a Worm Blues" refers to Dylan's song Talkin' World War III Blues.
  • Homestar's green ribcage shirt is a reference to the movie This Is Spinal Tap, in which Nigel Tufnel wears the same shirt and later remarks "This is what I sleep in sometimes".
    • The Eh! Steve song "Sweet Cups and Cakes" is likely a This Is Spinal Tap reference as well, since "Cups and Cakes" is the name of a Spinal Tap song.
  • Strong Mad's violin-styled bass bears a resemblance to the Hofner bass played by Paul McCartney. However, Strong Mad plays right handed, while Paul is left-handed.
  • The sign on the merchandise table that reads "Merch Masala" refers to Mirch Masala, an Indian restaurant in Decatur, Georgia. Interestingly, Mirch Masala is also the name of a 1985 Hindi movie.
  • Strong Sad's "I'm with gluten camp" T-shirt is a play on the popular '80s "I'm with stupid" T-shirts.
  • Gluten is a protein that makes up 80% of the protein in wheat.
  • Marzipan almost smashing Carol in the "Cool Tapes" scene is a reference to some rock guitarists' habit of smashing their guitars onstage.
  • Strong Bad's reference to a narwhale might be an allusion to the game Narwhal Diving.
  • The Cool Tapes' tour map looks vaguely like the area around Indianapolis, Indiana.

Fast Forward

DVD Version

  • The DVD version features hidden creators' commentary. To access it, switch your DVD player's audio language selection while watching.

Commentary Transcript

(Commentary by: Mike Chapman, Matt Chapman)

MATT: This cartoon is called Weclome Back, and weclome you back—

MIKE: Yeah.

MATT: —to more commenting... aries.

MIKE: Did you ever have to punch a time clock at any of your jobs?

MATT: I did. At, uh... uh... United Artists Theater I worked at.

MIKE: I had to do it once too, when I worked in that warehouse.

MATT: Mm-hmm.

MIKE: It made me feel like the common man.

MATT: Yeah. Wasn't there something— It made me feel like that— the sheep and the wolf from those Looney Tunes cartoons. Wasn't theirs just kind of on a pole like that?

MIKE: Yeah, I think so. {pause} So this was the second version of this song. There was a much darker... version of the Cool—

MATT: Sonic Youth-ier version.

MIKE: Yeah.

MATT: "Stop creepin' at me" is how it ends. {pause} We did that as a Quote of the Day, I think, didn't we?

MIKE: Yeah, we did. And Mirch Masala is an Indian restaurant about half a mile from here.

MATT: Yeah. Except it's M-I-R... C-H.

MIKE: Oh, right. Right.

MATT: Right.

MIKE: Hence the joke.

MATT: Exactly. There's an Easter egg there of "The Freewheelin' Eh, Steve". What's that?

MIKE: Oh, yeah. {pause} Kinda wish there was a baloney sandwich truck. We should try to convince our friend, Matt, to, uh... have a baloney sandwich truck.

MATT: Yeah. {laughing} Look at that one that looks like— looks like a double Popsicle.

MIKE: {laughs}

MATT: So the bread is cut to look like a double Popsicle, and then there's just baloney.

MIKE: {partially over Matt's previous comment} And then there's a piece of baloney in it.

MATT: That's great. {pause} What did you learn about... gluten, Mike, when you decided— did you do any wiki research for gluten?

MIKE: I think I did, it's, uh... Yeah, what, like, bread?

MATT: Mm-hmm.

MIKE: Yeast...

MATT: Is it pro-biotic?

MIKE: I don't know. A lot of people were— Right after this... I found out a lot of people go on no-gluten diets.

MATT: Really?

MIKE: Guess it's bad, yeah. Some...

MATT: So, I was pr—

MIKE: Nice 3D tire swings, Matt.

MATT: Thanks. I was proud of that.

MIKE: Yeah. {pause} That, uh, "I'm With Gluten Camp" shirt is sort of loosely based on, uh — just the colors of it — the, uh, Science Olympiad shirts that I think I got in sixth grade. It was this... light yellow shirt with a blue Science Olympiad logo.

MATT: {laughs}

{pause}

MATT: That looks like one of those helmets that babies have to wear when they smoosh their head too much on one side.

MIKE: Yeah.

MATT: I did some nice stretchy, perspective-y—

MIKE: Arms.

MATT: —arms for Strong Bad there, too.

{pause}

MIKE: Says talk. Say talk, Matt!

MATT: Uh, well... what is he...?

MIKE: Did you ever pull that trick? The old record—

MATT: Well, I'll tell you who did pull that trick was this guy, Justin, from high school—

MIKE: That's right.

MATT: —when me and Jamie's... hip hop band, Two Copies Sealed, was s'posed to play at the battle of the bands. It would've been the only video evidence that that band ever existed.

MIKE: Hey, I was in that band.

MATT: I know. You were on stage playing bass.

MIKE: {laughing} As a sophomore in college I was playing a high school battle of the bands.

MATT: {laughs} You were pretty cool.

MIKE: I was very cool. We were playing— We played a nice Jackson 5 cover, though.

MATT: Yeah, and A Tribe Called Quest cover.

MIKE: Did we? What'd we do?

MATT: We did, um, Check the Rhyme.

MIKE: Really? I don't even remember that.

MATT: Yeah. You and Gabe— Gabe got up and—

MIKE: Ah, nice.

MATT: He did the—

MIKE: I wish— I would remember that—

MATT: If Justin had remembered—

MIKE: —if Justin hadn't done the old—

MATT: It was— Seriously, it was, like, it was, like, you saw, like, a couple of his friends' faces that he was standing next to, and then, like, his feet, like, as you can hear us, like, walking off stage.

MIKE: {laughs}

MATT: Were the two cuts. It was the most generic thing ever. {pause} Homestar's wearin' the— Nigel Tufnel's—

MIKE: {impersonating Nigel Tufnel} This is my exact bone structure.

MATT: {impersonating Nigel Tufnel} His exact inner structure.

MIKE: {continuing to impersonate Nigel Tufnel} Done in a T-shirt.

{pause}

MATT: So, really... Mike had a baby.

MIKE: Yeah.

MATT: It wasn't that Homestar went to sleep for a long time.

MIKE: {partially over Matt's previous comment} No, that was the, uh... the baby break number one.

MATT: Yeah.

{pause}

MATT: {singing} Oh, oh, oh! Tallahassee fade, Tallahassee fade, Tallahassee fade, Tallahassee fade!

{Mike begins making percussion noises as Matt sings}

Fun Facts

  • Matt mentions that he punched in when he worked at a United Artist Theater. United Artists Theaters was a chain of theaters originally founded by the founders of United Artists Pictures, but was legally unrelated. It merged with Regal Cinemas and Edwards Theaters in 2002 to form what is now known as Regal Entertainment Group, the largest theatre chain in the U.S. (while outside signage retains the Regal, Edwards, or UA names, most interior signage uses the REG name).
  • "The sheep and the wolf from those Looney Tunes cartoons" are Sam Sheepdog and Ralph Wolf, whose animosity in the cartoons was shown to be just a day job for the two of them, hence the necessity of punching the clock.
  • The Jackson 5 was a 1970s R&B band consisting of Michael Jackson and four of his brothers.
  • A Tribe Called Quest was a 1980s hip hop group.
  • Science Olympiad is a primarily American elementary, middle school, or high school team competition that requires knowledge of various science topics and engineering ability.

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