Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 10.2

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Strong Sad invites Marzipan over to watch a DVD. Meanwhile, Strong Bad attempts to teach Homestar the fine art of prank calling.

Cast (in order of appearance): Marzipan, Strong Sad, Homestar Runner, Strong Bad, Vector Strong Bad (Easter egg), Ron Dardman (Easter egg)

Places: Marzipan's House

Date: Monday, March 8, 2004

Running Time: 2:39

Page Title: Marzipan's Answering Machine

DVD: Everything Else, Volume 1

Contents

[edit] Transcript

[edit] Marzipan's Greeting

MARZIPAN: Hi guys! Leave me a message, and I'll leave you with an abstract thought. Is a penguin a bird or a duck?

[edit] Message 6

STRONG SAD: Hey Marzipan, it's Strong Sad, um... I just rented the V.I. Warshawski DVD. Thought maybe you'd wanna come over and check it out with me, uh... says here it's got deleted scenes... director commentary... interactive menus... {Marzipan walks past and leaves her keys and Stalker Spray by the machine} scene selection... widescreen mode... uh, running time... that sounds pretty de-luxe. I know it's one of your favorites so when you get this, gimme a call and, uh, we'll do it up right!

[edit] Message 5

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {lowered voice} (Okay, so what am I doing here?)

STRONG BAD: (Step one is to greet the recipient of the prank call.)

HOMESTAR RUNNER: (Okay, okay, I got it.) Ahem. Hey Pom Pom!

STRONG BAD: {imitates buzzer noise} Wrong! Hang up and start over. {Hangs up}

[edit] Message 4

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, hello Marzipan! (Okay, what I'm supposed to do now?)

STRONG BAD: (Step two is where you reveal your fake identity to the prankee.)

HOMESTAR RUNNER: (Oh, I'm Batman.)

STRONG BAD: (What, n—! Just make up a name!)

HOMESTAR RUNNER: (Okay, okay!) Hey Marzipan, this is Homestar.

STRONG BAD: {imitates buzzer noise again} {Hangs up}

[edit] Message 3

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, hello, Marzipan, this is Strong Bad.

STRONG BAD: {imitates louder, slightly higher pitched buzzer noise} {Hangs up}

[edit] Message 2

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, hello, Marzipan, this is... Sugar-face. (Okay, now what?)

STRONG BAD: (Well, step three is to continue the prank in a direction determined by your identity, but, uh, you're on your own with Sugar-face.)

HOMESTAR RUNNER: (Okay.) I am a pretend guy that... comes around... and... {singing} gets run over by a lawnmower blade!

STRONG BAD: What?!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: I chose to end in song!

STRONG BAD: Oh boy... remember how I said this is a six-week course?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Yeah, I'm excited!

STRONG BAD: Yeah, it turns out it's canceled.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Aw man!

STRONG BAD: Yeah, it's a shame.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh well. It's still the second-best five hundred bucks I ever spent!

[edit] Message 1

STRONG SAD: {sounding more depressed than usual} Hey Marzipan, it's Strong Sad again, um... I haven't been honest with you... I don't really have the V.I. Warshawski DVD. {Marzipan walks up to the machine.} I just went to the video store and copied down the features from the back of the DVD box. {Marzipan grabs her keys and heads out} I just wanted an excuse to call you, and... oh geez. Strong Bad's right. I'm a waste of space.

STRONG BAD: {In the background} I said you were a waste of FAT space!

[edit] Easter Eggs

  • After the final message, press the number display to get a familiar message.
VECTOR STRONG BAD: YOUR PHONE A SPLODE! {The text scrolls across the display}
  • After the final message, press the tape deck for a message from Marzipan's credit card company. Mr. Ron Dardman calls about some unforeseen expenditures.
RON DARDMAN: {rewind sound is heard, then Ron starts speaking} Hello there, Marzipan. My name is Ron...D-Dardman, from your credit card company. We're just calling to confirm a $500 charge for one of them race car beds. What made us suspicious is when it was signed for, in lieu of an actual signature, someone drew some kind of little underbite man with a beanie cap on. So if you could just give us a call back and confirm this is a valid charge, we'll be all... fine.

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Remarks

  • Marzipan's keys are identical (though they are different colors).
  • In Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 5.0, Strong Sad hopes Marzipan will arrive and pick up the phone while he is speaking. Here, Marzipan does arrive while he is speaking, but doesn't pick up the phone.

[edit] Inside References

[edit] Real-World References

  • Strong Sad refers to V.I. Warshawski, a 1991 film based on the series of detective novels by Sara Paretsky about private investigator V.I. Warshawski.
  • The "interactive menus" is a clear reference to cut rate DVDs. While most DVDs offer additional features like director commentaries and "Making Of" featurettes, cheap DVDs and DVDs of movies that didn't make enough money to make such featurettes have to get by with advertising interactive menus as a bonus feature.
  • Homestar buying a $500 race car bed is a reference to the Friends episode "The One With the Race Car Bed", where Monica accidentally buys a race car bed for said amount.
  • Homestar says "I'm Batman."

[edit] Fast Forward

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