Everybody Knows It

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This article is about the Puppet Stuff. For the Puppet Jam, see Puppet Jam: Everybody Knows It.
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Toon Category: Puppet Stuff
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"Don't ask me why I said it. Because I already forgot."

Homestar and The Cheat team up for some real life jams!

Cast (in order of appearance): Puppet Homestar, Puppet The Cheat

Date: Monday, September 29, 2003 (original); Monday, October 6, 2003 (renamed); Monday, October 13, 2003 (final rename)

Running Time: 0:59

Old Page Title: Some Puppet Thing!

New Page Title: Everybody Knows It

DVD: Everything Else, Volume 1

Contents

[edit] Transcript

{Shows title screen, then cuts to Homestar and The Cheat}

THE CHEAT: {The Cheat noises}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, yeah?

THE CHEAT: {The Cheat noises}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: And work out twice a day?

THE CHEAT: {The Cheat noises}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, okay. Mash play on that jambox.

{The Cheat leaves.}

{Music starts to play; cut to The Cheat holding an inflatable boom box, then to The Cheat's hand playing keyboard, and then to Homestar.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Everybody knows it.

{Cut to The Cheat's hand playing keyboard, then to Homestar.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Everybody knows it.

{The Cheat dances with Homestar, then Homestar is alone again.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Everybody knows it's true.

{The Cheat dances with Homestar, then Homestar is alone again.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, yeah.

{The Cheat dances with Homestar, then Homestar is alone again.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: You gotta do the best you can.

{Cut to The Cheat playing the keyboard, then to Homestar.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: And work out twice a day.

{Cut to The Cheat playing the keyboard, then to Homestar spinning the propeller on his hat, and then to Homestar wearing dark sunglasses and holding a microphone.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Don't ask me why I said it.

{Cut to him dancing around, then to Homestar wearing dark sunglasses and holding a microphone.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Because I already forgot.

{Cut to three The Cheats, then to The Cheat's hand playing keyboard; The Cheat dances with Homestar, then they stop dancing.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Thanks The Cheat! That was great!

THE CHEAT: {The Cheat noises}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: So I guess you'll go on back to putting dog food in my shoes, huh?

THE CHEAT: {affirmative The Cheat noises}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Okay. See you later!

{Both of them walk off.}

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Explanations

  • Homestar's song is a parody of public service shorts that ran during Saturday morning cartoons in the 1980s.

[edit] Trivia

lookit me!
  • This toon marks the debut of Puppet Stuff.
  • This was originally called "Whoa! Puppets", and then "Puppet Thing", and now "Everybody Knows It".
  • This was first put up as a Quicktime video, but was later changed to a Flash file.
  • On the old background, there were three links in the black area below the video. The text was the same color as the background (click and drag to highlight). They say "lookit me!", "no, me!", and "whu bout me?". Clicking on them would reveal some behind-the-scenes photos. It appears this Easter egg can no longer be accessed.

[edit] Remarks

  • In the Easter egg photos, the baseboards and windows seem to have blue painter's tape where they meet the wall, suggesting that perhaps the walls were recently painted.

[edit] Inside References

  • This song originated in labor day and was either recorded with low-quality equipment or intentionally processed to sound highly compressed.
  • The glasses worn by Puppet Homestar are the "cool shades" seen throughout the Homestar Runner website.
  • This toon contains an instance of mashing.

[edit] Fast Forward

[edit] DVD Version

  • 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, Ryan Sterritt)

MIKE: All right, so this is Mike and Ryan doing the commentary on this one.

RYAN: 'Tis true.

MIKE: Matt is on the phone with his wife so maybe if he gets off the phone, he'll join us. So this was the first puppet thing we did for the website.

RYAN: It was.

MIKE: Uh, Ryan, um- I guess this was pretty soon after you started working with us. Pretty quick. Um, we shot it in Matt's bedroom with a somewhat green walls to key it out.

RYAN: {simultaneously} Late at night.

MIKE: Yeah, very late at night. So the keying out of the background was a little more difficult than usual. You can see Homestar Runner's propeller disappear a few times and-

RYAN: You can see things through the keyboard.

{both laugh}

MIKE: Yeah, the keyboard has lots of holes in it.

RYAN: I love that scene.

MIKE: But I made these construction paper cutouts for the backgrounds. Never used that style again. Or did we use that?

RYAN: Did with the Christmas one.

MIKE: Yeah, but that was felt. Yeah, similar though, right. Um-

RYAN: Lucky was there with us for this too.

MIKE: Yeah, our friend Lucky Yates, who made the, uh- he and our friend Chris Brown made the Homestar and Strong Bad puppets. Um, I guess it's about over, huh?

RYAN: Is it? It was a short one.

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