Fan Costume Commentary

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"Here I am beating up some kind of... mashed potato man."

Strong Bad cruelly makes fun of the Halloween costumes fans made.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, Homestar Runner (both audio only)

Costumes depicted (in order of first appearance): Strong Bad, Homestar Runner, Coach Z, The Cheat, Trogdor, Strong Sad, Strong Mad, Marzipan

Page Title: Halloween 2003

Date: Monday, November 3, 2003 (original format release) Thursday, August 12, 2004 (re-released in Flash format)

Running Time: 3:00

DVD: Everything Else, Volume 2


[edit] Transcript

{The title "Some Halloween Costumes" is displayed at the top of the screen against a foggy blue night sky background. Framed in the center of the screen is the first picture: A man dressed as Strong Bad, seen from the rear while typing at a computer. Onscreen is a Strong Bad Email, with Strong Bad in the same pose as the fan.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} "Dear Strong Bad, how do you type with pieces of crappy red foam taped around your hands? Sincerely, Dress-up Donny." Come on, man. Give me a little effort here. The gloves. G— get some real gloves.

{The next picture appears: A fan in a Strong Bad mask and boxing gloves, wearing a padded white long-sleeve shirt, posed punching a man with a papier-mâché Homestar head wearing a red shirt with a star taped on.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} Here I am beating up some kind of... mashed potato man. Uh, they got my head pretty good in this one, 'cept I'm not sure what that junk in the front is. I clearly don't have any junk in the front.

{The next picture appears: A man standing in front of a couch wearing a purple cap, a green sweatsuit, and a large cardboard Z medallion. A large jar half-filled with pretzels is visible on the coffee table.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} This guy's Coach Z costume's all right, but what he really nailed was the condition of Coach Z's apartment. That place looks like a sty hole. Ooh, pretzels!

{The next picture appears: A pumpkin with The Cheat carved onto the surface.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} So let me get this straight: you guys paid a squirrel to come and gnaw The Cheat into your pumpkin? That's a waste of money. A colossal waste of money. Those squirrels' rates are... pretendous.

{The next picture appears: A large model of Trogdor above a banner reading "BURNiNATiNG", flanked on either side by fans with jack-o'-lanterns.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} Well, something's gone horribly wrong here, 'cause, uh... these guys either let Trogdor's beefy arm atrophy, or... turned it into a... buffalo wing.

{The next picture appears: A white pumpkin painted to resemble Strong Sad's head sitting on a windowsill.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} Ah, nothing brightens up a window quite like Strong Sad's severed head.

{The next picture appears: A fan wearing a mascot-like Homestar costume.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} Oh man, if I saw that thing runnin' around my back yard, I'd get out the compound bow. And then I'd tell it to take those Kleenex boxes off its feet.

{The next picture appears: Seven illuminated jack-o-lanterns arranged in a pyramid shape. All have Homestar Runner images carved into them: the H*R logo, The Cheat, Strong Bad, Homestar, Strong Sad, Strong Mad, and Coach Z.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} Whoa, those things rule! These are, like, the talismans of power! You know, like, when they're all together they're a source of unspeakable evil, but then they all get separated and you have to collect them, so, like... the first board would be the jungle board, and maybe the second board is Ice World, {his voice begins to fade away} and then there's probably a desert world in there and a fire world...

{The next picture appears: A man wearing a Strong Bad mask and boxing gloves and a woman (not in costume) embracing and kissing. To the left is a cardboard sign saying "HIGH FIVES" and to the right, one saying "MAKE OUTS". The two appear to be in front of a building on a college campus.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} Whoa! That guy's totally getting to first base in front of, like, the dining hall, and it's all because he's dressed like me! Unless that girl's trying to suck out my eyeballs...

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {voiceover, spookily} See... see!

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} Shut up!

{The next picture appears: Two fans dressed as Marzipan and Homestar. The Marzipan costume is a large mask covering the wearer's head with the 'dress' covering their entire body and limbs, giving the appearance of a much shorter neck and longer body than cartoon Marzipan.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} Pwahaha! Oh, geez... you know, I've always preferred the snub-nosed Marzipan to the long-necked variety. {sings} Ohhh, people with too much time on their hands, oh, there's people with way too much time on their hands...

{The next picture appears: three young adult fans in a living room dressed as Homestar, Strong Bad and Strong Sad. "Homestar" has his arms pulled into his shirt.}

STRONG BAD: Barrel-chested Homestar comes with everything you see here! Paper-boxing-gloves Strong Bad not included. Dumpy Robert Smith action figure sold separately. Cozy Americana country decor available at fine stores everywhere.

{"Back" appears at the bottom left of the screen.}

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Explanations

  • A compound bow is a bow with a pulley system that reduces the tension on the bowstring when it is fully drawn. This allows the archer to hold the draw longer and take better aim.

[edit] Trivia

  • Upon first release, the commentary was a series of pages, each containing one picture, as well as a Flash file with that picture's commentary and links to the previous and next pages. It was consolidated into a single Flash file the following August.
  • The email shown on the screen in the first photo appears to be from sibbie.

[edit] Remarks

  • The "Kleenex Boxes" on the Homestar model's feet are actually wet wipe boxes, identifiable by the blue plastic lids.
  • The existence of Coach Z's apartment is questionable since it was never mentioned before. He says in his character video that he does not, despite rumors, sleep in a locker, but usually crashes on the locker room bench.

[edit] Inside References

  • The picture of the guy "reaching first base" with "Make-Outs" and "High Fives" signs is a reference to Strong Bad's character video, in which Strong Bad orders "dudes" to line up on the left for high fives and "ladies" on the right for makeouts.
  • Homestar's "See... see!" is a reference to Malloween Commercial, in which he claims that this is the noise that eyeballs make.

[edit] Real-World References

  • "Dumpy Robert Smith Action Figure" is a reference to Robert Smith, lead singer and front man of rock band The Cure (whom Strong Sad is a fan of), known for his quite liberal use of makeup.
  • Strong Bad mentions Kleenex.

[edit] Fast Forward

  • The costume commentary concept was repeated every year between 2005 and 2009, and again since 2015.

[edit] External Links

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