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"So pick yourself up an army of these little guys to deter unwanted carolers, or serve hors d'oeuvres."

A Decemberween Advent calendar with new music every day from December 1st to the 24th.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, Strong Sad, The King of Town, Strong Mad, Homestar Runner, Blue Laser Commander, Reynold, Cheerleader, So and So, What's Her Face, The Ugly One, The Cheat, Cow Lamp, Announcers, Coach Z, 1-Up, Stinkoman, Pan Pan, Z Sabre, Bubs/Dethemberween Thnikkaman, Videlectrix One, Eh! Steve!, the ghost of Frank Bennedetto, Anew App, Humidibot, F-Sack

Cast (depicted in illustrations): Homestar Runner, Strong Bad, The King of Town, Pom Pom, Marzipan, Coach Z, Bubs, Homsar, Stave It Off Guy, Anew App, The Homestar Runner, Stinkoman, The Jolly Dumple, Videlectrix Guys, Videlectrix Mascot, 3D Shield Guy, Vector Strong Bad, Peanut Strong Bad, Marshie, Pinner, Senor Cardgage, the ghost of Credenza, Reynold, Silent Rip, Gunhaver, Blue Laser Commander, Cheerleader, So and So, The Ugly One, What's Her Face, D n' D Greg, Sci-Fi Greg, Open Source Greg, Japanese Culture Greg, The Cheat, Trogdor, Poppy and Stoppy, Tony Stony, the Cow Lamp, Larry Palaroncini, Rather Dashing, Kerrek, The Baby, Santaman, Stingy Relenque, 1-Up, Chorch, Brundo the Decemberween Yak, Dethemberween Thnikkaman, Frank Bennedetto

Places: Strong Sad's Room, Blue Laser HQ, Homestar Runner's House, The Field, Behind Bubs' Concession Stand

Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022 (updated daily from the 1st to the 24th)

Page Title: Remember to practice your Scales of an Artist!

Total Running Time: 17:59

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Day Title Key Running Time Transcript Page Description Image / Links
10000Cover Decemberweenvent Calendar

{The toon begins here each day and automatically plays the snippet for the most recent day. Click a lit number at any time on the cover page to play the snippet for that day. Click the Skip button to go directly to the sheet music for that day.}

A small, saddle-stitched booklet is shown on a wooden surface. The booklet is titled "Decemberweenvent Calendar" in a large banner. Tiny versions of Homestar Runner and Strong Bad race across the keys of a real-life, worn-down piano keyboard.

The top corners show that this is the Scales of an Artist Beginner Piano Series produced by Cheap As Free Music. A caption in the center reads, "New H*R sheet music everyday!"

Along the bottom are two rows of numbers. All but the first number were dimmed upon first release and lit up one-by-one as the month progressed. Clicking a lit number opens up the booklet to the sheet music for that day, which also features characters and diagrams.

100011 Everybody, Everybody C major 0:20

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} What the crap?! A non-chocolate and/or Lego Decemberweenvent calendar? I used to could eat both of thems.

{The page flips and the song plays; afterward, it returns to the cover page.}

The King of Town stands alone with his arms across his chest, tongue sticking out, moved to tears with some emotion, or possibly choking.

Pom Pom, Homestar Runner, and Marzipan stand in a group in the center. Homestar and Marzipan are looking pleasantly at each other while Pom Pom has a neutral or unimpressed expression.

A keyboard is featured with the white keys labeled "C D E F G A B C". A caption above it reads, "Remember the keys this a-way: 'Crispy Duck Eggs For Goodness And Badness, Champ!'"

Coach Z and Bubs stand at the far right with happy expressions and their arms across each other's shoulders.

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100022 Stave It Off C major 0:34

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} Maybe if I play the song correctly, then chocolates will, like, come out of the piano.

STRONG SAD: {offscreen} Or maybe just holiday cheer will come out of the piano.

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} That's useless! You can't suck on that and swish it around in your mouth until it turns into, like, a pudding goo and then spit it onto marshmallows!

KING OF TOWN: {offscreen} That doesn't mean I can't try!

{The page flips and the song plays; afterward, it returns to the cover page.}

Homsar stands with one arm across his midsection and one arm raised, belting out a note. The Stave It Off Guy is seated on a stool with his stringless guitar and looks on, impressed.

To the right, three left hands showing one, two, and three fingers are accompanied by the caption "Use your staving fingers to play this kids' learn'em up song!"

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100033 Skills of an Artist F major 0:42

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} Uh, you can check today's, Strong Mad. Imma go see if we have any baking chocolate or... somethin'.

STRONG MAD: {offscreen} I HOPE IT'S THE THEME FROM DOUG THE DINO!

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} Isn't the theme from Doug the Dino just you yelling "DINOSAUR"?

STRONG MAD: {offscreen} IT'S MY GREATEST COMPOSITION!

{The page flips and the song plays; afterward, it returns to the cover page.}

Strong Bad, dressed as an art painter wearing a smock and a beret, stands next to an easel with an S drawn on it. He holds a paintbrush in his right glove and a pizza in his left glove. The pizza vaguely resembles a paint palette.

A keyboard is shown with "Middlin' C" labeled. Above it is the caption "How to play piano with boxing gloves on". Dashed lines show the outline of where the gloves should go and are labeled "Left-O" and "Right-O".

At the far right is a mostly full canister of Taster's Choice instant coffee.

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100044 {first page}

Caleb Rentpayer Love Theme

{second page}

Caleb Rentpayer Funeral Dirge

C major

C minor

0:42

STRONG SAD: {offscreen} Isn't anything in this calendar in a minor key? I need some of that Dickensian holiday doom and gloom.

{The page flips and the love theme plays; afterward, the page changes to the funeral dirge, which plays.}

STRONG SAD: {offscreen} Ah, that's the stuff. It's like a stovepipe hat full of gruel, poor air quality, and inhumane working conditions. Now that's the holiday spirit!

{Returns to the cover page.}

At the far left is a frog in a straw boater hat on top of an old television with one bent antenna.

At the top left is a large beard resembling those worn by ZZ Top.

In the center is a makeshift tent made of a dark blue suit jacket and a stick.

At the top right is a guitar with a wedding veil on its headstock.

At the far right is a suitcase covered in labels and stuffed full of bricks. One brick sits next to the suitcase and another protrudes from it.

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100055 Now I'll Do A Dance G major 0:21

STRONG BAD: {offscreen, singing to the tune of "The Twelve Days of Christmas"} On the fifth day of Decemberweenvent this stupid calendar gave to me, more useless sheet music!

{The page flips and the song plays; afterward, it returns to the cover page.}

The Homestar Runner dances with one leg raised and crossed over the other. He smiles broadly, showing a missing tooth. The word "SOUP" is faintly visible on his clothing.

A dancing chart is featured with numbered outlines of feet and a hand connected by a jumbled mess of dotted arrows. Above it is the caption "The Well-Folks-You-Know-What-That-Means Shuffle".

Stinkoman stands mouth agape with one glove on his hip and one arm and one leg raised.

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100066 CGNU Fight Song F major 0:31

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {offscreen} Oh, man. I get to check today's Far Side daily calendar. I hope this one has an amoeba shaped like a cow talking to a caveman saying some real smart science words I'll have to look up later.

{The page flips and the song plays; afterward, the artwork changes to a Far Side version with a splat; after a pause, it returns to the cover page.}

In the top left, The Jolly Dumple stands. He gains a blue nose, top hat, and legs. Holds a golf club and pennant that says "DUMP".

Next to him is the same frog from day 4 wearing a straw boater hat and holding a phone.

Above the title are arms that hold up pieces of paper that say the letters C, N, G, and U in order.

In the top right, a tuba with eyes is screaming.

The Far Side version shows the exact same thing done in the style of the Far Side comics. A speech bubble above the Dumple reads "Science! I said science again!"

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100077 Videlectrix Chime

StrongBad Zone

C major

F major (Lydian)

0:24

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} Just so you know, I'm not gonna, like, say something different every day.

{The page flips and both songs play one after the other; afterward, it returns to the cover page.}

Videlectrix One stands to the left of Videlectrix Two, who works nervously at a computer displaying the Videlectrix mascot with a rainbow trail.

To the right, the 3D Shield Guy, who now has his spikes arranged in a mohawk hairstyle, as well as a face with an angry expression, deflects a cube from Vector Strong Bad, who now has large purple lips and a tongue.

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100088 Smells Like Peanut Action F major 0:29

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} Just so you know, I'm not gonna, like, say something different every day.

{The page flips and the song plays; afterward, it returns to the cover page.}

At the top left is a croissant with a face.

At the top right is Peanut Strong Bad, wearing a top hat and dispensing radioactive goo from its left fist.

At the bottom right is a pile of hotcakes with butter.

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100099 Meet Marshie C major 0:20

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} Just so you know, I'm not gonna, like, say something different every day.

{The page flips and the song plays; afterward, it returns to the cover page.}

Marshie hovers near a stack of five marshmallows, showing a toothy grin. Three yellow stars are near the missing chunk of his head.

A diagram shows a left hand with marshmallows stuck to the end of all five fingers playing a keyboard with the caption "Try the Puffety Technique!"

To the right is Pinner, wearing the familiar bowler hat and eye patch, sitting on a plate, smoking a cigar.

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1001010 No Probalo C major 0:32

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} Just so you know, I'm not gonna, like, say something different {haltingly} ev-e-ry day.

{The page flips and the song plays; afterward, it returns to the cover page.}

Senor Cardgage stands holding up a fast food bag with a chicken leg on it while holding his boxing glove in his other hand.

At the top right, a keyboard is featured with the white keys labeled "C D E F G A B C". A caption above it reads, "Cardgage Drips Every Foosball Game Against Bedelma's Corporanchin'"

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1001111 3 Times Halloween Funjob C major 0:32

STRONG BAD: {offscreen, frantically} All right, this time there's gonna be chocolate! There's gonna be chocolate! There's gonna be chocolate!

{The book flips opens to reveal melted chocolate smudged over a spot on the page.}

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} Aw, man!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {offscreen} Oh, that's mine. It's a bookmark.

{The song plays; afterward, it returns to the cover page.}

At the bottom left is the smiling ghost of Credenza, drawn with broken lines except for the face.

At the top left a roll of toilet paper and an egg look at each other and smile. A little less than a square's worth of the roll hangs free and the egg has no shell.

At the top right is a carved pumpkin that vaguely resembles Homestar Runner with triangle eyes. A pair of leaves form the beanie propellers. Coming out of its wide mouth are pumpkin seeds that resemble spittle.

Covering all of the bass staff of measure 4, the first note of the bass staff of measure 5, and the first half of the treble staff of measure 8 is an irregular smudge of real-life melted chocolate. A bright red foil wrapper has been flattened and is visible through the chocolate in various places.

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1001212 Cheat Commandos Theme Song D major 0:38

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} So, should we discuss the creepy illustration styles in this calendar?

{The book flips open.}

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} Aaah! No, we should not!

{The song plays; afterward, a scene from Cheat Commandos flies in from the right: Blue Laser Commander stands in an underground cavern, still drawn in the character style of the calendar.}

BLUE LASER COMMANDER: {in a voice similar to Snagglepuss} Ehh. We'll blow up the ocean!

{Pan right to Reynold, who now wears a white shirt.}

REYNOLD: {in a voice similar to Boo-Boo Bear} Ah gee, Blue Laser, I don't think that's such a good idea.

{Cut to the both of them.}

BLUE LASER COMMANDER: {angrily pointing at Reynold} Heavens, I just hate you so much!

{Returns to the cover page.}

Reynold, Silent Rip, and Gunhaver stand facing Blue Laser Commander. They all resemble cheetahs drawn like Snagglepuss. Reynold wears a pale green-blue shirt with his familiar red tie and nervously looks away with a paw to his mouth. Silent Rip holds his left paw up. Gunhaver points sharply at Blue Laser Commander and seems to be loudly saying something. Blue Laser Commander looks back at them with a defiant expression.

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1001313 Teen Girl Squad

4 Gregs

C major

D minor

0:48

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} Today, the Decemberweenvent Calendar enters its teenage phase.

{The book flips open; the Teen Girl Squad are illustrated in their usual style; crickets chirp.}

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} WHOLESOME'D!

{The Teen Girl Squad are suddenly changed into the Decemberweenvent Calendar style.}

CHEERLEADER: Ow! My saddle shoes!

WHAT'S HER FACE: Ow! My 7pm curfew!

SO AND SO: Ow! My brushing my teeth after lunch at school!

THE UGLY ONE: Ow! My pet bag of lawn trimmings!

{The Teen Girl Squad song plays, and then the page flips to the 4 Gregs song, which plays; afterward, it returns to the cover page.}

Left to right, the characters are Cheerleader, So and So, The Ugly One, and What's Her Face. On the 4 Gregs page, they are D n' D Greg, Sci-Fi Greg, Open Source Greg, and Japanese Culture Greg.

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1001414 Strong Bad is a Bad Guy C melodic minor 0:56

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} All right, Disappointo, gimme a deep cut today!

STRONG SAD: {offscreen, disappointed} I thought I was Disappointo.

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} Shut up.

{The book flips open.}

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} Ooh, yes! My oft-overlooked sorta theme song!

{The song plays.}

STRONG MAD: {offscreen} I MADE YOU A GLOWY CHOCOLATE BOX!

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} Aw, thanks, Giganti-Man. That's so nice—

{Strong Mad holds his hand into view; in his palm is a cube-shaped glob of chocolate with a strand of colored, blinking holiday tree lights mashed in; one of the bulbs is broken and the wire is frayed; the broken bulb and exposed wire spark and pop intermittently.}

STRONG BAD: {offscreen, continued} —oh. Uh, that is... great, and I will eat it later... when its voltage dies down.

{The broken bulb sparks once more before the book returns to the cover page.}

Strong Bad is behind the wheel of a conversion van, grinning maniacally. The Cheat sits terrified in the passenger seat, his arms clutching the dashboard and seeming to protrude through the van's windshield. The frog from days 4 and 6 is holding on to the rear bumper for dear life.

The van has a camper top, stripes along the front and side, and a large, airbrushed mural on the side depicting Trogdor breathing fire in a thunderstorm.

In the foreground is a medium-sized square chest with a brass handle, edges, and corners. It is glowing brightly, radiating light in all directions.

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1001515 Strong Badia National Anthem F major 1:07

{A high-pitched whirring sound is heard; both The Cheat and Strong Bad sound distant.}

THE CHEAT: {offscreen} {The Cheat noises}

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} I can't look at it right now, I told you!

THE CHEAT: {offscreen} {The Cheat noises}

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} A football is wearing my pants!

THE CHEAT: {offscreen} {questioning The Cheat noises}

{The whirring sound dies down.}

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} I don't know, The Cheat!

THE CHEAT: {offscreen} {questioning The Cheat noises}

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} Yes, I am also wearing them! That's what's freakin' me out!

{The page flips and the song plays; afterward, it returns to the cover page.}

Poppy and Stoppy are in Strong Badia. Poppy's legs are kicking up to the side. The Strong Badia flag flies from a couple of wood planks fashioned into a flagpole nailed to the fence, with the snake holding a spoon instead of a knife.

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1001616 Homestar Runner Presents: Presents F major 0:47

STRONG BAD: {offscreen, singing} You think they'll ever doooo... "Song About Sibbie"? Probably not because I don't think it has any notes.

{The page flips and the song plays; afterward, Strong Bad reaches in and covers Homestar's face with a sticker.}

STRONG BAD: I'm just gonna cover this one up. Never need to look at that again.

{Returns to the cover page.}

Tony Stony stands at the top left, smiling widely and winking.

At the top right Homestar Runner is popping out of a gift-wrapped box wearing the lid like a hat and a manic expression on his face. Only his head is visible.

At the bottom right is a banana with gloves and a face with an arrow through its head and sticking out its tongue.

Strong Bad covers Homestar's face with a sticker featuring the frog from days 4, 6, and 14. The frog is hugging a smartphone contentedly. The caption on the sticker reads "So Hoppy Together!"

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1001717 The Cheat Is Not Dead C major 0:56

STRONG BAD: {offscreen, rapping} The D'weenvent, the D'weenvent, what what, the D'weenvent!

{The page flips and the song plays; afterward, cut to the inside of Homestar Runner's house at night. Homestar walks into the living room in a robe, slippers, nightcap, and Homestar Running T-shirt and sporting a cinnamon beard. He yawns and smacks his lips drowsily. Suddenly the cow lamp on the table morphs into an animated version resembling the sheet music version. Homestar's nightcap stands straight up, resembling a dunce cap, as Homestar is taken aback.}

COW LAMP: {Midwestern mom voice} Homestar Runner, you march right back to bed, young man.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: I'm just gonna... pretend I didn't see that.

COW LAMP: You bet your ever lovin' twees, you will, mister!

{Homestar's nightcap deflates as he does an about face and walks out of the room.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: I knew I took too much of that cough syrup.

{Returns to the cover page.}

On the left, Homestar Runner wears a stripèd nightcap and sports a thick, full beard made of cinnamon from a cinnamon shaker. A puff of cinnamon hangs in the air.

Below Homestar, the cow lamp has three segments that make up a head and torso resembling an actual Holstein cow.

At the bottom left, The Cheat is fleeing the scene. He has human feet. Tucked under his arm is a newspaper that includes the Jumbles.

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1001818 Because, It's Midnite D minor 0:29

STRONG BAD: {offscreen, rapidly} Checkin​my​daily​musical​Decemberweenvent​calendar, checkin​my​daily​musical​Decemberweenvent​calendar, checkin​my​d— {gets tongue-tied and starts mumbling} —weenvent calrendar. Whew, doesn't quite roll off the tongue like "checkin' my email" does.

{The page flips and the song plays; afterward, it returns to the cover page.}

At the top right, a lion with a protruding heart and the wings of a bat stands playing an electric guitar. His left fist is raised and electric bolts are near his head. The moon and stars are out, presumably at midnight.

At the bottom right, Larry Palaroncini, depicted as only a disembodied head and arm, sings loudly into the microphone he's holding.

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1001919 Peasant's Quest Theme C major 0:47

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} All right, we're in the home stretch. Let's hope they bring out the heavy hittas!

{The page flips and the song plays.}

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} Aw, somebody finally bought the Kerrek a Cold One. I thought he was a teetotaler. Oh well, holiday cheers, pig fella!

{An ad slides in from the right featuring a purple background with hollies and the Kerrek. A red, very slowly rolling bottle cap with the Kerrek on it reads "Kerrek Brau" in large letters. In small print are the phrases "Non-Cold Onesaholic" and "4.5% taste". Both Kerreks are pixelated as in the game and translucent. Music plays.}

ANNOUNCER 1: This holiday season, indulge responsibly with Non-Cold Onesaholic Kerrek Brau!

ANNOUNCER 2: {speaking rapidly} Made with 100% real sweat from the Kerrek's brow.

{A caption slides in that reads "Made with 100% Kerrek Browsweat"; the music stops and the bottle cap stops rolling.}

ANNOUNCER 2: Did that—did that ruin it for ya?

{Returns to the cover page.}

On the left, Rather Dashing holds a sword and shield.

Below him, the Kerrek holds a Cold One.

Tucked away in the top-right corner, the Baby wriggles slightly in its swaddling.

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1002020 Santam'n Is A Blademan F major 1:04

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {offscreen} I got a good feeling about this one, Strong Bad.

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} Great. And now I have a bad feeling about this one.

{The book flips open and the song plays; afterward, cut to an infomercial on Z' ShopChan for item DLA222-Zf in the Hollendaise Gift Collection, captioned "Strong Bantaman is a Blademan Musical Nobot". Three Dancin' Strong Bad Musical Nobots with serrated knives taped to each of their gloves are in action. As Strong Bad does the voiceover, the batteries in each run out.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} So pick yourself up an army of these little guys to deter unwanted carolers {slowing down with the Dancin' Musical Nobots} or serve hors d'oeuvres.

{The Nobots grind to a halt. A shrimp pops onto each of the knives. The book returns to the cover page.}

At the right, a maniacal wind-up toy Santaman with a butcher's knife in one hand and a serrated knife in the other teeters from its toy action.

Below that, Stingy Relenque blows on his cup of Hot Jones. The frog from days 4, 6, 14, and 16 is nestled among the lights in Stingy's hair with its smartphone.

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1002121 Stinkoman Level 1 E minor 0:52

COACH Z: {offscreen, slightly distorted} Hey there! I thought I'd show up!

{A beat.}

COACH Z: {offscreen} That's it!

{The page flips and the song plays; afterward, a Stinkoman 20X6 cutscene slides in from the right. 1-Up, Stinkoman, and Pan Pan stand against a blue background. The game music plays.}

STINKOMAN: {subtitled} AND THAT, MY GOOD MAN, IS WHY I'LL NEVER BAKE AGAIN.

1-UP: {subtitled} THAT WAS A GREAT OPERA!

{Suddenly, Z Sabre in silhouette flies in from the left as a menacing laughing sound effect is heard.}

Z SABRE: {subtitled} HEY THERE. I THOUGHT I'D SHOW UP.

{A beat. The music stops.}

Z SABRE: {subtitled} THAT'S IT!

{The laughing sound effect is heard again as he flies back off to the left. The other characters watch him go.}

1-UP: {subtitled} ANOTHER GREAT OPERA!

{Returns to the cover page.}

Below the title is the credit "Composed by Johann Sebastian Howe".

At the top left, Stinkoman is standing in a fight stance, shooting a beam.

At the bottom left, 1-Up is running.

At the top right, a Chorch is hovering and sticking out its tongue.

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1002222 Dethemberween Thnikkaman C major 0:52

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} I'munna, I'munna open up the thing, and then there'll be like, some music. I'm gettin' a little bur—I'm gettin' a little burned out, I—I'm gonna admit.

{The page flips and the song plays; as the last note is struck, the Dethemberween Thnikkaman's voice rings out:}

DETHEMBERWEEN THNIKKAMAN: {echoing in the distance} Yeah, shut up! To one and all o' dang y'all!

{Returns to the cover page.}

Brundo the Decemberween Yak is sprawled out in exhaustion while wearing ice skates.

A keyboard is featured with the G key covered with a piece of tape such that the white keys are labeled "C D E F th A B C". A caption above it reads, "Don't forget to add the 'th' note for this song!"

The Dethemberween Thnikkaman is tiptoeing away while looking over his shoulder and brandishing a pair of hedge clippers.

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1002323 Trogdor D minor 1:13

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} Here I go once again with a Decemberweenvent Calendar. Every day I hope that it's a... better Decemberweenvent Calendar.

{The book flips open.}

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} You monsters! What have you done to my baby burninator?? There's not a consummate V in sight!

{The song plays.}

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} What is he supposed to be, like, barninating the hayloft?

{A straw hat pops onto Trogdor's head and a piece of straw pops into his mouth. Strong Bad groans.}

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} Aww, check out all his trajesty.

{Stink lines appear around Trogdor with a splat. A video game box spins in from the center. Tinny banjo music plays.}

VIDELECTRIX ONE: {voiceover} Burninate the Barnyard from Videlectrix. New for the Pantsit Portable. We really understand this IP.

{The banjo continues for a few seconds. The words "click to play!" appear on the box. Click the box to play the game. The book does not return to the cover page automatically.}

A cutesy version of Trogdor is breathing smoke and fire above a barn with a grain silo and a rooster-shaped weather vane. The barn is ablaze. The frog from days 4, 6, 14, 16, and 20 is racing out of the barn, still on his smartphone.

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1002424 Todaybor Day Is Labor Day

Anew App

C major

G major

2:03
STRONG BAD: {offscreen} All right, everyone, here we go! The big Decemberween season finale! {aside} Presented by Styles Upon Styles.

{The words "Styles Upon Styles" appear from the center. The page flips and the first song begins playing. Strong Bad talks over it as it plays.}

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} What?? They used a different holiday song on Decemberweeve? This was supposed to be, like, the big culmination!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {offscreen} I don't know, Strong Bad, I bet we could make this work for Decemberweeve.

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} Yeah you would. It's your stupid song.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {offscreen} Oh, you got that right! Here we go!

{A drum fill. Cut to Homestar Runner at the piano. He launches into a fully backed version of the song.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {singing}
Todaybor Deeve is Decemberweeve
Todaybor Deeve is Decemberweeve
Todaybor Deeve is Decemberweeve
Todaybor Deeve is Decemberweeve

Todaybor Deeve, Decemberweeve
Put on a hat that looks like Eh! Steve!
Pull your arms into your sleeves
Put a piece of pizza under grandma's tree!

Poke Coach Z until he leaves
Those medieval boots, I think they're called greaves
Ghost of Bennedetto, RIP
Come on, everybody, it's Decemberweeve!

{The song finishes with a cymbal crash.}

STRONG BAD: That wasn't a culmination.

{Cut to Strong Bad sitting at the table with the Decemberweenvent calendar open. Homestar stands next to him.}

STRONG BAD: {continued} It was just a bunch of dumb stuff you garbled that rhymes with "eve".

{Strong Sad stands in the doorway. He is wearing an Eh! Steve! hat, a sweater, and greaves. He has a slice of pizza on his shoulder, and his arms are tucked inside the sweater. Strong Bad is silhouetted.}

STRONG SAD: Oh, man, I am really liking these new Decemberween traditions!

STRONG BAD: Get back in the bathtub!

{Strong Sad hangs his head.}

STRONG SAD: Aww!

{Cut back to the table. A large red present wrapped in white ribbon now sits next to the calendar.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: So, you want a culmination? Then how about... this!

{He lifts the present with a musical flourish to reveal the frog from days 4, 6, 14, 16, 20, and 23. The frog is busy on his smartphone.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Happy Decemberween, Strong Bad!

STRONG BAD: Ert, wt, whtgda crap is that?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: It's a new character!

STRONG BAD: I don't—I don't want it.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: It's the frog!

{Closeup on the frog.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {continued} From the Decemberweenvent calendar!

THE FROG: I got a new app!

{He holds up his phone to the viewer.}

STRONG BAD: But how??

{Cut back to the three of them.}

STRONG BAD: {continued} And why?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Who are we to question Decemberween magic, Strong Bad.

THE FROG: I got a new app!

STRONG BAD: Yeah, I heard you already! Is that your freakin' name? Anew App?

{Closeup on Anew App.}

ANEW APP: Sounds good to me!

{Cut to sheet music for the second song.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: One, two, three—

{The song begins playing. Homestar sings along.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {singing}
Anew App
He's a frog and he came from a book
It was a musical book
He has a phone

{Cut to Anew App, Humidibot, and F-Sack in the snow outside Bubs' Concession Stand. A banner affixed to the wall of the stand reads "LATE ERA NEW-ish CHARACTERS UNION 208", "SHARPDENE - Chairperson". "Chair" is crossed out and "coatrack" is written above it. Anew App is using an app on his phone, as ever.}

HUMIDIBOT: Welcome to the group! I'm Humidibot.

F-SACK: And now, you gotta get jumped in.

{A shocked expression comes across Anew App's face. The book returns to the cover page.}

{"Todaybor Day Is Labor Day" sheet music}

A popcorn maker wearing many military decorations is holding an orange spoon and spitting out popcorn. Below the popcorn maker is a $5 bill. On the top is a diagram displaying "proper spoon technique" on how to wave a spoon around. On the right is a bowling pin that resembles a chicken.

{"Todaybor Deeve Is Decemberweeve" song}

Homestar Runner is dancing back and forth as he sings and plays a piano, without arms. A tear-off calendar showing the day is December 24, "The D'weeve, Yo!" slowly rises on the right. Homestar places one of his feet on the piano, as if playing with his foot.

Words flash in. "Dabe or Deve?" "Disemb or Weave?"

Cut to a blue background. Homestar is not wearing his hat. A hat that looks like Eh! Steve! without legs appears on his head.

Cut to an orange background. Strong Mad is wearing a green sweater. He tucks his arms inside his sweater, leaving his sleeves empty, and then smiles.

Cut to the base of a tree. A "Neighborhood Style" pizza box is slid underneath it. The box opens to reveal a single slice of pizza.

Cut to a blue background. An angry Homestar is prodding Coach Z with his holiday cram rod as Coach Z walks away.

Cut back to Homestar playing the piano. He puts his foot on the piano again, with metal armor on his foot. A pair of severed Homestar legs with bones sticking out of them appears, also wearing armored shoes. Afterward, an angelic Frank Benedetto flies in from above, sprinkling snow out of his snout.

Cut to Homestar standing on top of the tear-off calendar. He jumps off and lands into the snow-covered ground below, head-first, while the silhouette of the angelic Frank Benedetto obscures the moon.

{"Anew App" sheet music}

All of Anew App's previous appearances are shown with him circled for emphasis: holding onto the rear of Strong Bad's conversion van on day 14, sitting atop a TV set on day 4, hiding in Stingy Relenque's wig on day 20, fleeing a burning barn on day 23, next to the Jolly Dumple on day 6, and on a sticker hugging his smartphone on day 16.

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[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Explanations

  • An Advent calendar is used to count the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas.
  • Days 1 and 10: Mnemonic phrases are often used to memorize the order of various musical elements, like "Every Good Boy Does Fine" for the "E G B D F" of the treble clef lines.

[edit] Trivia

[edit] Remarks

  • The drawing style throughout the booklet is more stylized than normal, with most characters gaining noses and some gaining arms, and being drawn in a style loosely resembling Bastien Piano Basics.
  • A saddle-stiched booklet should show the staples on the inside only on the center spread, around day 12.
  • Most of the song titles come from the Homestar Runner Original Soundtracks.
  • Prior to day 12, only the intro for that day ever played, and that day's page had to be manually clicked. Beginning with day 12, the current day's intro loads and plays that day's sheet music automatically. The intros for the other days now play when clicking on their respective days, and can be skipped by clicking again on the Skip button that results.
  • Day 1: The keyboard keys are clickable, but do nothing.
  • Day 2: The instructions say to "use your staving fingers to play this kids' learn'em up song".
  • Day 3: The instructions show how to play piano with boxing gloves on.
  • Day 4: On days 5–11, Strong Sad still said his line after the song was played, even though the relevant line that preceded it didn't play on the later release days. Beginning with the day 12 update, the relevant line was included.
  • Day 6: The letters on the illustration are in the order C-N-G-U, when the school is Crazy Go Nuts University, or CGNU.
  • Days 7–10: Despite Strong Bad's assertion, his inflection on his line is slightly (and then not-so-slightly) different each day.
  • Day 10: Senor Cardgage's wrestling mask is portrayed as being painted on, and he has real hands (one of which is holding a boxing glove).
I can count to G.
  • Day 11: There is only a single note that is covered up by Homestar's "bookmark". The fourth measure of the bass line simply consists of rests, while the fifth measure begins with a half note G below low C.
  • Day 12: Though the "back to menu" button disappears when the Cheat Commandos scene slides in, it is still clickable.
  • Day 14: Unlike previous days, the song only partially repeats, ending after the fourth measure. However, it is missing the appropriate notation for repetition and codas.
  • Day 15:
    • The lyrics are crammed in where the words go quickly.
    • The song is in a different key — F major rather than C major — from the version of the song in flag day. However, the chord progression at the end, F to C, remains the same, resulting in a different cadence: I–V instead of the plagal cadence IV–I.
  • Day 16: The sixteenth notes in measures 1, 3, 9, and 11 should be notated as swing eighths.
  • Day 20: The item code for the Dancin' Strong Bad Musical Nobots was changed from DLA222-2222 to DLA222-Zf midway through the day.
  • Day 21: Z Sabre uses Stinkoman's talking sound clip instead of his own.
  • Day 24:

[edit] Goofs

  • In a tweet, Strong Bad blamed any issues with the sheet music on the "weirdos at Cheap As Free Music". He bemoaned his appearance in the booklet and said that "any mistakes are just the musical equivalent of adding human noses."
  • "New H*R sheet music everyday" should be "every day".
  • Beginning with day 12, when the toon first loads, the transparency on the circle behind the current day is more opaque than the other circles. After the toon finishes and returns to the cover page, its opacity matches the rest of the circles.
  • Day 3: The first three notes should be pickups to the first measure. Instead, the first beat of each measure is written as the third beat of the measure, and the notation rhythm is therefore displaced by two beats..
  • Day 9: Several times two notes are written together, but played separately as a grace note.
  • Day 12:
    • In both instances where two notes are played together, there should instead be separate grace notes.
  • Day 23: The highest note in the bass staff (the riff in the first four and last four measures) should be B-flat instead of A. In another tweet, Strong Bad again blamed it on "those hacks at Cheap As Free Music". He went on to comment that "at least they botched the song to a lesser degree than they botched the drawing of Trogdor".

[edit] Fixed Goofs

  • Day 3: The repeat sign was not vertically aligned to the staff. This was fixed at the beginning of day 22.
  • Day 12: "Probably" was misspelled "probaby". This was fixed with the next update.
  • Day 20: The Skip button for day 20 originally appeared over the circle for day 19. This was fixed later that day. original swf
  • Day 21: After the book returned to the cover page, clicking on the button for day 21 without skipping originally played the song from day 20. This was fixed later that day. original swf
  • Days 20–22: Pressing the Skip button on day 19 played the song for day 18. This was fixed midday on day 22. original swf
Everything is fine. Nothing is ruined.

[edit] Glitches

  • When viewing the toon on the official site, if the most recent day is clicked immediately as the toon loads, instead of opening to the most recent day, the book opens to a frozen frame somewhere after the intro of a previous day. The most recent day's intro continues (on day 24, the "Styles Upon Styles" animation appears over the frozen frame). When the toon reaches the point where it would normally load the most recent day's sheet music, it skips to a random spot (intro, sheet music, or accompanying scene of some other day), keeping any foreground objects of the frozen frame, and plays to the end of that day before returning to the cover.

[edit] Inside References

  • The calendar is entitled "Scales of an Artist", after Skills of an Artist.
  • Day 1: "Used to could" is a double modal similar to "might could".
  • Day 3:
    • Strong Mad mentions his stop-motion movie Doug the Dino from the facts (which incidentally did have BGM beyond Strong Mad yelling).
    • Strong Bad says that he will look for baking chocolate. Strong Sad says that he used to eat baking chocolate when there was no chocolate in the house in The House that Gave Sucky Treats.
    • The "S" drawn on the canvas and the label on the canister of coffee grinds that says "Taster's Choice" both refer to dragon.
  • Day 4:
    • The images relate to previous audio clips heard from Caleb Rentpayer throughout the series:
      • The beard is a reference to Tuxworth telling Caleb he can't grow a ZZ Top beard in winter pool.
      • The jacket tent and suitcase full of bricks are from the show's appearance in Bug in Mouth Disease.
      • The guitar with a wedding veil refers to Caleb attempting to marry his guitar, as heard in secret recipes.
    • Strong Sad previously mentioned that he "needed some doom and gloom" in Happy Hallow-Day.
  • Day 5: Stinkoman is depicted alongside The Homestar Runner, referring to when both danced together in 20X6 vs. 1936. "The Well-Folks-You-Know-What-That-Means Shuffle" also references this.
  • Day 6: The amoeba Dumple says, "Science! I said science again!" as Homestar did when Strong Bad tried to get him to say something smart in stupid stuff.
  • Day 7: The computer that Videlectrix Two is working at is very similar to the Tandy 400.
  • Day 8: The Peanut Strong Bad action figure oozes radioactive goo like Strong Bad's hypothetical action figure.
    • The croissant represents Strong Bad saying his action figure would be armed with Chinese throwing croissants.
    • The pile of pancakes represents that Strong Bad wished his action figure would smell like hotcakes.
  • Day 9:
  • Day 10: Senor Cardgage is holding a fast food bag with a chicken leg printed on it, referencing when he asked for Chick-fil-A in Senor Mortgage.
  • Day 12: Blue Laser Commander's plan to blow up the ocean and his line "I just hate you so much!" come from the original Cheat Commandos toon.
  • Day 13: The Teen Girl Squad gets "WHOLESOME'D!", each responding with an "Ow! My X!" line.
  • Day 14:
  • Day 16:
    • Strong Bad, who once said he would never, ever, ever, ever, ever write a song about Sibbie, now wonders if they'll do one for the calendar.
    • The song he did "write" was essentially him chanting set to a drum beat, which he supposes wouldn't translate to the piano very well because it doesn't have any notes (although "I Freakin' Hate Sibbie!" did have a few).
    • The illustration features Tony Stony, a gift Strong Mad received in the original toon.
    • The banana with the arrow shot through it was a potential gift Homestar plucked out of Bubs's filthy box of aught-four crap.
  • Day 17:
    • Strong Bad opens with a song reminiscent of his email intro to techno.
    • In the email caper:
      • Strong Bad and The Cheat were stealing Homestar's newspaper Jumbles.
      • The Cheat broke Homestar's cow lamp.
      • Homestar had red beard stubble made from cinnamon.
  • Day 18: Strong Bad's intro is derived from his email intro to butt IQ.
  • Day 19: Strong Bad attempted to "buy Kerrek a Cold One" when playing Peasant's Quest in the beginning of for kids, and received the error response that the Kerrek was a teetotaler. This would later be added to the actual game.
  • Day 20:
  • Day 23:
  • Day 24:

[edit] Real-World References

  • Day 1: Lego has produced Advent calendars, each with 24 doors containing a minifigure or a simple small set, annually since 1998. Recent years have seen multiple calendars released each year, with themes such as Star Wars.
  • Day 4: Strong Sad mentions he needs "Dickensian" Holiday doom and gloom, referencing author Charles Dickens. His description of "a stovepipe hat full of gruel, poor air quality, and inhumane working conditions" specifically reflect A Christmas Carol, an iconic Dickens novella whose adaptations have become popular Christmas traditions.
  • Day 6: The Far Side is a single-panel comic that features absurdist humor and is notable for its depiction of anthropomorphic amoebas and cows, cavemen, and science. For many years, creator Gary Larson produced a yearly tear-off calendar that contained a Far Side cartoon for each day of the year. Homestar Runner mentions a Far Side daily calendar on the cover page, and the artwork changes on the sheet music to a Far Side style after the song finishes playing.
  • Day 12: Blue Laser Commander talks and acts like the Hanna-Barbera character Snagglepuss, while Reynold similarly acts like Boo-Boo Bear.
  • Day 16: The Frog sticker references "Happy Together" by The Turtles.
  • Day 21: Jonathan Howe is credited as "Johann Sebastian Howe", in reference to composer Johann Sebastian Bach.

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