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Character: Bubs
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"100% All Original Bubs!"
He doesn't look half bad!


[edit] Biography

Bubs (full name: Bubs Concession Stand, as confirmed in Homestar Ruiner and Senorial Day) is the all around fix-it man. He has a round blue head, mismatched eyes (his right eye is white with a blue circle inside while his left is simply a shiny black dot), and a permanent toothy smile (consisting of at least four visible teeth) that moves when he talks. His upper body is orange, and according to Strong Bad, Bubs has flipper arms. He has a green stripe around his middle which, according to Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, is a belt, and his lower half is colored dark gray.

Running his own concession stand, Bubs is a sharp salesman and shady black market operator who will sell almost anything, and has developed a habit for selling ridiculous items at a humorously high price. Bubs is also on the run from at least one collection agency, though at the same time he represents at least one collection agency, as seen in other days. He also has been seen operating the Baloney Sammich Truck, which he drove down to the beach in Weclome Back. Bubs claimed he only sold "exactly zero baloney sandwiches" and called it his "best year ever". The next year, Bubs returned and sold out the truck, including a popsicle-shaped sandwich (Strong Bad), multiple servings "of everything" (The King of Town), and a napkin Coach Z bought for $32.

Bubs resells Internet access, although he admits to ripping off his sole subscriber, Strong Bad, in 99 different ways (though none of them are "throttling down", as Strong Bad claims). It's likely that not all of his dealings are exactly legal, considering his reaction to a practical joke from Strong Bad in lackey, and trying to dispose of items marked EXHIBIT A and EXHIBIT B (the latter of which was presumably a human pancreas which he tried to sell to Homestar Runner) in Bug In Mouth Disease. It is hinted (sometimes subtly and sometimes not) that Bubs also has a somewhat darker nature to his personality. He resorts to violence rather quickly and sometimes for no apparent reason, and it is implied in buried and I Killed Pom Pom that he might have actually killed someone. In his spare time, Bubs reads back issues of Motor Trend magazine, and also hangs out and talks with Coach Z.

His relationship with Coach Z has been sort of a love-hate relationship, as Coach Z has done things to Bubs in the past that have offended him. For example, Coach Z did something to anger Bubs near Thanksgiving in 2005, and to get even, Bubs made a "Coach Z, you jerk!" float for the Fall Float Parade. To retaliate, Coach Z said it "serves him right" when Strong Mad marched in the parade with the concession stand, having ripped it out of the ground. In narrator (February 2006), it was shown that they had patched things up and were once again having boring conversations about Bubs's napkins. Although they still maintain a friendly relationship, Coach Z hasn't fully risen above offending Bubs, as in Most in the Graveyard (where he wanted to have a relationship with Bubs's sister) and Baddest of the Bands (where he punched Bubs in the face accidentally while performing as the Two-O-Duo).

Bubs also apparently has licenses to do a lot of different things, such as being a Bail Bondsman, Paranormal Investigator, Normal Investigator (not at all associated with "Bubs: Paranormal Investigator"), and "Dr." Bubs (TV/VCR repair). As shown in licensed, Bubs apparently has an inverted and twisted understanding of what quality of product to sell where, due to the fact that he sells apparently "consumer-safe" products on the Black Market, and hazardous products at the concession stand. (The fact that Bubs sells "consumer-safe" products on the black market isn't entirely true, as the Cheat had an allergy to some ferret ointment that Bubs was selling, and the piñatas contained broken glass which injured Homestar.) He also owns a hair salon called "Luscious Wavẽiñgs", as revealed in Fan Costumes 2016.

Bubs dances and attends night courses at Disco Tech. His facial configuration is puzzling; in Pumpkin Carve-nival, he appears to have a safety pin stuck through his face above an internal ear. In Strong Bad's record book, he was solely declared "Cutest couple."

Bubs's alter-ego is The Thnikkaman. During Decemberween, he also turns into the Dethemberween Thnikkaman. No one but Homestar seems to suspect any relationship with Bubs and the Thnikkaman.

In unnatural, Bubs was mutated into King Bubsgonzola Supreme after being flushed down the toilet while shaving. Strong Sad cured this with a bowl of kashi.

Legitimate 3D business.

In original, Strong Bad claimed that there was another Bubs, known as Original Bubs, who had great eyesight and could always see Homestar "from over there". Bubs got angry and claimed that he was the "100% All Original Bubs". He claimed, "If I had thumbs, I'd be sticking 'em up my armpits right now!" Marzipan claims that there was no such character, but Homestar claims to miss him.

According to a discussion by The Deleteheads in fan club, Bubs has apparently been married at least twice, since Strong Sad mentions his first wife. In Most in the Graveyard, Bubs claims that many of his distant ancestors invented certain business practices: Great-great grandfather's cousin Harold, who invented the "Bait and Switch"; his brother Mort, "No Money Down"; and Zgor, another relative of Bubs. It is also mentioned that he has a sister, whom Coach Z seems to have feelings for, and that Bubs's great-great granduncle, who invented "No Payments 'Til 2010", was apparently the same person as Coach Z's great good-aunt. If true, this would make Bubs and Coach Z sixth-fourth-second-fifth cousins, thrice removed, although Bubs claims that Coach Z is lying.

[edit] Character Video Transcript

Main article: Bubs's Character Video

BUBS: Hey there, every peoples! I'm Bubs. I run the concession stand around the way here. I'm a self-made man, I am, I am. I sell hot dogs, chili dogs, slaw dogs, ketchup dogs and mustard dogs. I got drinks, drinks, drinks, candy and snow cones. I can fix everything what needs fixing. Like cars... TVs... marriages. Ooh! I can dance, too. {starts doing the wave} Shake it once! Shake it twice, a-gimme little bit o' sugar spice! I guess the word that best describes me is: personality. Umm... because I have a good personality. Okay. I gotta get back to work. Come on by! We're always awesome! {leaves, then reappears in his Concession Stand in the background}

[edit] Fun Facts

All Original Bubs! Now with wavy arms!
  • Bubs is based on a person The Brothers Chaps knew growing up who worked at a concession stand locally and spoke with the same gravelly voice.
    • Matt has also admitted in interviews that Bubs's voice was heavily borrowed from the voice of Redd Foxx (of Sanford and Son fame).
  • Bubs says he used to be able to "fly" until he said "sbu", which canceled his abilities, in the Strong Bad Email lunch special. However, Bubs says that since he gained so much weight, he could only hover a few inches off the ground, so it wasn't much of a loss. Strong Bad believes he's a big liar, and even Homestar reckons he's faking it even with the evidence before his eyes.
  • Bubs may not be a very strong swimmer, as seen in the email keep cool, in which he wears water wings in the swimming pool.
  • Also, as seen in Ever and More and lunch special, Bubs talks about how he gained weight, implying that at some point in his life, he was skinnier. This may be due to his glandular problem/gravy boat problem, as mentioned in Homestar Ruiner.
  • Mike Chapman once noted that it is difficult to animate Bubs' elbows in The Brothers Chaps' Georgia Tech appearance. This may be the cause of his wavy arms in more recent toons.
  • In crazy cartoon, it was mentioned that he voices The Wheelchair.
  • The silhouette resembling Z Sabre who attacks Stinkoman throughout the tenth level of Stinkoman 20X6 is credited as "Bubs".
    • An image of Bubs can be found in the game's Flash file. This may be left over from a Tweet showing Bubs in the game.

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