Frank Bennedetto

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"Frank was one of the finest frigging soldiers I ever met!"

Frank Bennedetto was once Marzipan's popcorn machine, who joined the Homestarmy before or during January 2004. Frank, unfortunately, was the lone casualty of The Battle of Strong Badia depicted in the Strong Bad Email army. At that time, he was believed to have died and left behind a debt of five bucks, payable to Homestar Runner. Homestar attempted to collect the aforementioned bucks from Frank's mother, Mrs. Bennedetto (a.k.a. Marzipan's microwave).

It has later been shown that Frank Bennedetto has not actually perished in combat. His status was upgraded to "POW" in the Strong Bad is in Jail Cartoon, as he was seen behind a fence as part of a collection of stolen goods.

He now seems to have been freed, and is once again a proud member of the Homestarmy, where he holds the rank of Third-Style Private. Some time after receiving this title, he joined Colonel Homestar Runner in an effort to ensure that "nobody or their brother does any type of work at all" on Labor Day.

His death has been used in several propaganda posters for the Homestarmy. The first was seen in a desktop wallpaper, where he is featured in a poster to the right of Homestar's. In this poster, several black figures are standing above his corpse, with the words "DON'T LET THEM!" written above in black. The second was on the January page of the 2011 calendar, where he is seen silhouetted in black in front of Strong Badia, surrounded by the words "BENNEDETTO: Neva Forgive Action."

However, Bennedetto was later seen at the Homestarmy's booth at the Vaguely Military Career Fair in more armies, where a sign described him as a "memorial statue". This may mean that his death at the Battle of Strong Badia was real, although it could also just be a commemoration of his service in the Homestarmy.

In all likelihood, Bennedetto is a Presto 04820 PopLite Popcorn Maker.

Several more members of the Bennedetto family are seen on the draft board in Strong Badia the Free. Little Johnny (a toaster) and Ramon (a waffle maker) are said by Homestar to be brothers of Frank. Tom (a blender), Marty (a 4h pencil) and Hank "the Tank" (a refrigerator) are also present, relation unknown. Homestar Runner prevented Little Johnny from serving, stating that he did not want to see him die like his brother Frank, suggesting that Frank indeed died.

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  • 2011 Calendar: Bennedetto is shown in a propaganda poster on the January page.
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