Aquabats Concert - 18 Jan 2011

From Homestar Runner Wiki

Jump to: navigation, search
"YeaAAaAaAAAaAAaaah!"

On January 18, 2011, Strong Bad participated in a performance by The Aquabats, singing "Pink Pants!" from their new album, Hi-Five Soup!, which was released that day. The announcement was made December 1, 2010, and the performance was in Atlanta.

Strong Bad had made an appearance on the album itself, where he and Homestar provided vocals on "Pink Pants!".

Contents

[edit] Transcript

The following transcript is based on The Aquabats' official YouTube video of his appearance.

{The Aquabats have just finished a song. People are screaming. The camera zooms into Puppet Strong Bad, hidden behind a black cape suspended from the ground. Henceforth, the camera shakes slightly when it zooms. There are bright spotlights in the background.}

PUPPET STRONG BAD: {sings the first part of Also Sprach Zarathustra (better known as the theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey) in a higher and off-key pitch}

{On the last, sustained note, a guitar whammy is played, and Puppet Strong Bad flails his head around. The camera zooms out slightly to reveal a man's arm outstretched towards Puppet Strong Bad. The man, the MC Bat Commander (Christian Jacobs), soon approaches him. He is seen holding a microphone.}

THE MC BAT COMMANDER: Hey let me help you, Strong Bad.

{The MC Bat Commander proceeds to help Puppet Strong Bad arise from behind the cape, eventually grabbing him by his right foot. The camera pans slightly downward, to the point where Strong Bad's mouth is the only visible part of his head. Movements are seen on the cape's surface. The crowd continues to scream, with one man heard clearly saying "Oh my god!" When Strong Bad begins to speak, the crowd grows silent.}

PUPPET STRONG BAD: Oh, thank, oooh, whoo! {camera pans upward} Hey, don't get fresh!

THE MC BAT COMMANDER: {moves his arm away promptly, raising his hand, which becomes the only visible part of his body in the shot} Sorry, bro, just trying to help! {to the crowd} Hey!

{The camera zooms out to reveal the MC's torso and chin.}

PUPPET STRONG BAD: Bat Commando! {an audience member laughs}

{The MC Bat Commander walks toward the crowd, and the camera pans and zooms to show his upper half}

THE MC BAT COMMANDER: {begins to speak}

PUPPET STRONG BAD: {interrupting; camera focuses towards him} Well, if it isn't the "Aquasacks"!

{A low note cry from the guitar is heard. The crowd begins to boo.}

THE MC BAT COMMANDER: Hey!

PUPPET STRONG BAD: Trying to take over my territory! Everybody knows... Atlanta falls under the jurisdiction of Strong Badia!

{The camera adjusts to a shot of The MC Bat Commander and Strong Bad. The crowd's boos turn into cheers. The Bat Commander has is right hand on his thigh, with the microphone in his left hand, which is raised. Sudden cut to Strong Bad.}

THE MC BAT COMMANDER: {camera focuses on Strong Bad} We know, Strong Bad, but we're just here to have fun with our new friends.

{A few cheers from the crowd. At the point of dead silence, at the end of Strong Bad's line, a boo is heard coming from a man.}

PUPPET STRONG BAD: Well, I got news for ya, Bat {abrupt cut} {sluring} Commander!

{The camera zooms out. Another guitar chord is played. The crowd begins to boo again, and a camera flash is seen.}

THE MC BAT COMMANDER: Strong Bad, {Abrupt close up of the both of them. The MC is pointing at Strong Bad with his outstretched left hand, his microphone now in his right} what do you want from us? {Looks to the crowd. They cheer for a brief moment.}

PUPPET STRONG BAD: I want to give you some... fashion tips. {looks away from the Bat Commander}

THE MC BAT COMMANDER: Fashion tips?

PUPPET STRONG BAD: {immediately following, facing The MC Bat Commander, in a sobbing tone} That's all! You never listen to me when I sent you my fashion tips! {looks away, with the camera following slightly}

THE MC BAT COMMANDER: {camera pans back} You're right, I don't. But what about... tonight, {cut to Strong Bad} if you gave us all some fashion tips?

PUPPET STRONG BAD: {joyfully} That's a great idea!

{The crowd begins to cheer, and a few drum beats are heard. Cut to the both of them again. The MC Bat Commander is scratching his ear but soon stops.}

PUPPET STRONG BAD: Do you wanna hear me screamin' and shoutin' on stage with the Aquamats?

{The camera zooms in on Puppet Strong Bad and the crowd cheers. The guitar plays a few notes and the drummer, Richard Falomir, plays a solo as the crowd cheers. The MC Bat Commander's arm gets in the shot with a thumbs up. The camera pans towards him, with Strong Bad still in the shot.}

PUPPET STRONG BAD: I want to me scream and shout like David Alamac! {a few drums are heard, and the guitar makes acoustic noise.}

THE MC BAT COMMANDER: Okay, let's scream and shout together, {both turn to look at each other, music begins to play} but Strong Bad, what so ever should we sing?

PUPPET STRONG BAD: I don't know! {the crowd begins to chant TROGDOR!} I just recently acquired... a pair of... {leans towards the front of the stage} pink paaaants?!

{The crowd begins to cheer, and drum sticks are heard. The song begins}

THE MC BAT COMMANDER: Let's sing together! {cut to the crowd jumping excitedly}
{singing} Yeah, it's so, it's so modern just the fashion.
Stuck in a tire swing! It's so, so, cosmopolitan.
It's outrageous but what does it mean? Yeah, yeah.
I bought pink pants.

PUPPET STRONG BAD: Pink pants!

THE MC BAT COMMANDER: I'm screaming in a chauffeur driven protest.
Yeah, yeah I got bromance.
But what can I say, when I say...
Hey let's talk about it!

PUPPET STRONG BAD: Let's talk!

THE MC BAT COMMANDER: We can talk and talk and talk and talk and talk about it. And you know.

PUPPET STRONG BAD: You rock!

THE MC BAT COMMANDER: That the world loves to spin around me. Hey! Let's talk about it.

PUPPET STRONG BAD: Let's talk!

THE MC BAT COMMANDER: We can chaw and yak and chit and chat the brass tacks. {points at Puppet Strong Bad} And you know!

PUPPET STRONG BAD: You suck!

THE MC BAT COMMANDER: {looks surprised} What the world just did say about you. {twiddles fingers} Let's talk about it.

PUPPET STRONG BAD: {singing} Have you ever been outside of your own conversation?
Not a lovely place for your mental stabil-il-ization.

THE MC BAT COMMANDER: We can talk about me.

PUPPET STRONG BAD: Yeah!

THE MC BAT COMMANDER: And I'll talk about you.

PUPPET STRONG BAD: What, me?

THE MC BAT COMMANDER: And will tune that part out.

PUPPET STRONG BAD: Yeah!

THE MC BAT COMMANDER: 'Cause I know that you will too.

PUPPET STRONG BAD: WHAT?!

THE MC BAT COMMANDER: So come on! Hey let's talk about it.

PUPPET STRONG BAD: Let's talk!

THE MC BAT COMMANDER: We can talk and talk and talk and talk and talk about it. And you know...

PUPPET STRONG BAD: You rock!

THE MC BAT COMMANDER: That the world loves to spin around me. Let's talk about, hey! Let's talk about it!

PUPPET STRONG BAD: Let's talk!

THE MC BAT COMMANDER: We can chaw and yak and chit and chat the brass tacks. And you know...

PUPPET STRONG BAD: You rock!

THE MC BAT COMMANDER: That the world loves to spin around me. Let's talk about it. Let's talk about iiiiit!

PUPPET STRONG BAD: {simultaneously} Iiiiiit! Yeah! {bows}

{song ends; the crowd cheers wildly}

THE MC BAT COMMANDER: Thank you Strong Bad!

PUPPET STRONG BAD: Thank you Aquabats! {the sheet starts moving backwards and Puppet Strong Bad appears to hover backwards} All is well! All is forgiven!

THE MC BAT COMMANDER: {laughs}

PUPPET STRONG BAD: You are forgiiiven! {tilts down towards the right of sheet} You are forgiven, forgiven, forgiven, forgiven! Cello! Cello! Cello! {voice fades} Cello!

THE MC BAT COMMANDER: Ladies and gentlemen! A true legend has just left the stage!

[edit] Fun Facts

  • Puppet Strong Bad sings "You are forgiven!" like the end of The Who's 1966 song "A Quick One While He's Away", just like Strong Mad did in Kick-A-Ball.
  • Portions of Strong Bad's interaction with the band were not included in the YouTube video, including Strong Bad's threat to The MC Bat Commander that he was drilling under the lead singer's secret identity with a drill that was diamond-tipped, acid-tipped, and Q-tipped.
  • Christian Jacobs; who plays The MC Bat Commander is the creator of the shows "Yo Gabba Gabba" and "The Aquabats! Super Show!" both of which where Matt Chapman works as a writer and director.

[edit] External Links

Personal tools