Biz Cas Fri 2

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"You smell like wet tech support... with onions!"

Homestar creates more trouble for Strong Bad. The shareholders are not amused.

Cast (in order of appearance): Puppet Strong Bad, Puppet Homestar Runner, Shareholders

Places: The Office

Date: Friday, July 1, 2005

Running Time: 2:00

Page Title: Biz Cas Fri 2

DVD: Everything Else, Volume 1

Contents

[edit] Transcript

{Close-up of a water cooler. The title words, "Biz Cas Fri", appear. Air bubbles rise into the cooler. Cut to Strong Bad standing at his office computer in his cubicle. Strong Bad is wearing a striped casual polo shirt. The computer monitor is covered in yellow sticky notes.}

STRONG BAD: Wow! This is gonna be great! This is like my most productive day ever, and it's not even lunch yet!

{Homestar Runner swoops in, sounding dazed, wearing a solid-brown casual polo shirt, eyes turned horizontally, and a piece of garland on his hat.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {possibly hung-over} Rondo, it's official. This just in from corporate.

STRONG BAD: Whoa, what is it?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Thursday is the new Friday. Man, I don't even want to remember what went on last night.

STRONG BAD: Apparently you didn't wanna remember to take a shower, either. You smell like wet tech support... with onions.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Thanks man. Hey, I need you to cover for me. I'm supposed to present the third-quarter earnings to the shareholders in five minutes, but I really need to take a nap under your desk, here, so—

STRONG BAD: No way! I'm in the middle of something big here! I'm going to save this company millions!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Thanks man, I owe you one. {collapses}

{Cut to Strong Bad in front a whiteboard with a pie graph on it. Strong Bad is standing behind a desk in front of an audience.}

STRONG BAD: Um... yes! Thank you, gentlemen. So... uh... how's everybody feeling out there? {crickets chirp} {Strong Bad leans to his right} Lemme get all my shareholders on this side of the table to say "HEY!". {leans to his left} And all my shareholders on this side of the table to say "OHHH!".

{One of the shareholders clears his throat.}

STRONG BAD: So, lemme tell you about this Post-it note. Listen tightly. This thing's going to save the company millions!

SHAREHOLDER: {Deep, rumbling voice} What about the earnings?!

STRONG BAD: Ooh, yes. Earnings. Uh... can I have the country of origin, please?

SHAREHOLDER: What?!?

STRONG BAD: Err... can you use it in a sentence?

SHAREHOLDER: Where are the earnings?!

STRONG BAD: Yes. Earnings. {Letters appear on screen as he says them.} E-A-R-N— {gets hit by a shoe, falls over} Ow!

SHAREHOLDER: Is this the kind of man we hire these days? He's a total liability!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {appears to the right of the shareholder} Yeah, liability. {Letters appear on screen as he says them.} L-I-A-B-I— {gets hit by a shoe}

{"end."}

[edit] Easter Eggs

  • At the end, click on the shoe that hit Homestar to see more of the Post-its.
{Strong Bad is in his cubicle again, with Post-it notes stuck to everything}
STRONG BAD: {yelling hysterically} MILLIONS, I TELL YA! MILLIONS!! I'M GONNA SAVE THE COMPANY MILLIONS!! {slowly falls to the ground; calms down} I'm savin' bunches of money...
{A Post-it note falls off the wall.}

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[edit] Explanations

  • Shareholders are people that own shares of stock in a company. A company's responsibility is to benefit its shareholders, and any profit is divided amongst the shareholders.
  • Strong Bad's asking for a word's country of origin, for it to be used in a sentence, and the way Homestar and Strong Bad begin spelling "earnings" and "liability" are in the style of a spelling bee.

[edit] Trivia

  • In a similar fashion to Biz Cas Fri 1, this puppet short was released on a Friday, even after a significant update was released on the preceding Monday.
  • Homestar's sideways eyes were first seen publicly in the Alamo Drafthouse appearance. The earliest known filming of his sideways eyes is seen in Puppets & Little Girl Outtakes.
  • If you look closely enough, you can see Strong Bad in his "Check me out" pose, on a certificate in the top-right of the main view of the meeting room.
  • Mike Chapman is the left shareholder and Ryan Sterritt is the right shareholder.

[edit] Remarks

  • The Post-it note on Strong Bad's cubicle wall reads "EOB!", which stands for End of Business.

[edit] Inside References

  • The sound effect used for the dazed Homestar was originally used in car, when Homestar was punched out by Strong Bad.
  • On the upper part of the screen, you can clearly see the "Remember the 'Tivities" motivational poster from no loafing.
  • The name Homestar calls Strong Bad, "Rondo", is an abbreviation of Rondleman, the name he calls him in Biz Cas Fri 1.
  • Right after one of the shareholders clears his throat, you can hear The Geddup Noise (or possibly Chairscoot).
  • Strong Bad's mentioning "listen tightly" might be a reference to That A Ghost where Old Timey Strong Bad has a similar line.
  • Strong Bad is seen posting sticky notes on his monitor.
  • If you look at the cubicle wall when Homestar is talking, you can see the Dullard comic strip from the Strong Bad Email dullard, DVD version, method 3
  • This is another mention of showering.
  • On the whiteboard there is a pie chart with labels FISCAL and GROWTH?.
  • Near the beginning of Strong Bad's presentation, cricket noises can be heard.

[edit] DVD Version

  • The "end" card appears on a usual black background.
  • The DVD version features hidden creators' commentary. To access it, switch your DVD player's audio language selection while watching.

[edit] Commentary Transcript

(Commentary by: Mike Chapman, Matt Chapman)


MIKE: Attempt number four at the commentary for Biz Cas Fri number 2.

MATT: Uh, let's talk about it, Mike. Let's talk about EOB.

MIKE: End of business.

MATT: That's right! You just learned that!

MIKE: {simultaneously} I didn't know that! Matt just told me that! I never knew that one! I only worked in an office for six months, and—

MATT: You learned that in commentary attempt number two, didn't you?

MIKE: I di— {chuckles} I did! Homestar's just come from the Christmas party, it looks like.

MATT: He looks es— especially creepy with his eyes sidewise like that.

MIKE: Sidewise eyes?

MATT: Yeah, so tech support always stunk, Mike, when I'd go up there.

MIKE: {simultaneously} Yeah, I've never—

MATT: Not to— not to diss on any of you guys from tech support, but it smelled like the dudes' locker room.

MIKE: Was it the people or the place?

MATT: It was definitely got into the— cause I remember they— they moved, and when we first moved into the new office, it didn't smell, but within like a week it smelled.

MIKE: {laughs}

MATT: Umm...

MIKE: So, that pie chart was on our white erase board for many, many months, and the word "fiscal" still is to this day.

MATT: Hmm, that's true!

MIKE: It's been, I don't know, about four months.

MATT: Mike's tapping, that's— Look! You can see little Mike on that mug there holding a lightsaber!

MIKE: I'm dressed up as Luke Skywalker in 1977!

MATT: Yeah, he's standing in front of his oversized issue of the comic book adaptation of Star Wars! It was the size of Mike. It was huge!

MIKE: Oh, there was a Geddup Noise!

MATT: Yeah!

MIKE: Geddy! Eughh! That's—

MATT: That's Mike. {incomprehensible}

MIKE: That was my line. I think that's me.

MATT: Umm, so that,uh, conference call thing in the middle of the table is just our answering machine, cleary, which I don't think we're fooling anybody. Mike, why's he acting like it's a spelling bee?

MIKE: I love the Scripps— the Scripps spelling bee. They show it on ESPN now.

MATT: That's true.

MIKE: It's so good.

MATT: So does that mean Strong— Homestar's on the board of directors?

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