Teen Girl Squad Issue 14

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Teen Girl Squad Issue #14
watch Issue 13 Issue 15
"Doesn't canon mean anything to these people?"

The girls prepare for the end of the school year.

Cast (in order of appearance): Cheerleader, So and So, What's Her Face, The Ugly One, Cheerladder, Cheerlubber, Scantron, Sci-Fi Greg, Mrs. Frillsneck, MimeogWrath, Coach, Team Manager, Mr. Pitters, Evil Cake, The Seniors, Quarterman, Strong Badman (Easter egg)

Places: The School, The Parking Lot

Date: Monday, May 12, 2008

Running Time: 3:40

Page Title: Exempt Those Exams!

Contents

[edit] Transcript

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: Teen Girl Squad! Cheerleader! {most likely to!} So and So! {more than likely to succeed!} What's Her Face! {least likely to care} The Ugly One! {like, mostly to secede?}

{Open to Cheerleader standing with What's Her Face and So and So.}

CHEERLEADER: Oh boy, girls... Boys!

WHAT'S HER FACE: Uh, what about them?

CHEERLEADER: Nothing really. I just like to say the word.

{Cut to close up of Cheerleader.}

CHEERLEADER: {makes a weird face} Boys.

{Cut back to everyone. The Ugly One walks in with a "YEAR BOOK".}

THE UGLY ONE: Last day of school, my better looking sistas! And that means it's YEARBOOK DA--(gets cut off before last syllable)

{Quick cut to the girls fighting inside a cloud of dust.}

ALL: LEMME SEE MY PICTURE! LEMME SEE MY PICTURE!

{Cut to Cheerleader with a frown pulling the book out of the pile. The cover of the book now reads, "The AWKWARDIAN '08".}

CHEERLEADER: Gimme that jank. {pile disappears} Here I am, right between Cheerladder and Cheerlubber. Ugh. I look terrible.

{Close-up of the yearbook, showing Cheerladder (a ladder with a face, holding a "G'backs" megaphone), Cheerleader with a fangs and a dead bird stuck to her face, and Cheerlubber, a whale with pom-poms, a pirate hat and an eye-patch}

CHEERLEADER: {off screen} I can't believe they scheduled school pictures for the same day as tape-a-dead-thing-to-your-face day. That finch was hard to kill.

{Cut to So and So, holding up her hand.}

SO AND SO: Before I can dabble in any yearbookery... {moves her hand to her chest} I have some final exams to ACE!! {raises her hand again, looking determined} Scantron armor... {flies into the air} ASSEMBLE!!

{Robotic body armor attaches to So and So's body as she calls out.}

SO AND SO: NUMBER 2 PENCIL! {left arm appears} SCRATCH PAPER! {right arm appears} HEALTHY BREAKFAST! {hips and legs appear} COMFORTABLE CLOTHES! {torso appears} And I'll form... the HEAD! {head appears}

{So and So stands in her Scantron armor. Science Fiction Greg looks on, reading a comic.}

SCIENCE FICTION GREG: Ugh. {cut to close-up, showing he is holding a Scantron comic} That design looks nothing like the comic books. Doesn't canon mean anything to these people?

{Cut to So and So in her Scantron armor, sitting at a desk next to a teacher holding a test.}

MRS. FRILLSNECK: Here's your final exam class... it's a ditto.

SO AND SO: {looking distraught} A DITTO?! But Mrs. Frillsneck, I studied for a standardized test!

{Cut to Scantron against a background of lines.}

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: Scantron vs MimeogWrath!

{"vs" and the "mimeogWrath" appear; it is a six-eyed monstrous piece of paper with tentacles, horns and legs. Its eyes, mouth and "Final Exam Ditto" are drawn in purple.}

SO AND SO: {as Scantron, running with a pencil} DIXON TICONDEROGA LAZER BLADE ATTACK!

{The pencil hits the MimeogWrath, which closes its eyes, then starts "waving" one of its tentacles.}

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: HYPER TURBO FILL IN THE BLANK BARRAGE!!

{Scantron is blown apart, the head and limbs coming apart in the explosion.}

SO AND SO: {as Scantron} AHH! My secret weakness!!

{Cut to Cheerleader, The Ugly One and What's Her Face in the gym. All three wear singlets and shorts; both The Ugly One's and What's Her Face's are clearly dirty.}

CHEERLEADER: I can't believe we have to dress out for our P.E. exam. I'm so tired of washing this uniform every day. {crosses her hands}

{The music stops.}

THE UGLY ONE: {evasively, making a face} Yes... washing... them... ever

WHAT'S HER FACE: {pointing as she completes the sentence} —ryday!

{Coach appears to the left, holding a stopwatch. The music starts again.}

COACH: Okie dokie ladygals. Your physical education final exam consists of me not making any misinterpreted remarks about the length of your shorts {holds out the stopwatch} and you doing a single push-up.

CHEERLEADER, THE UGLY ONE & WHAT'S HER FACE: NO!!!

COACH: {shaken, holding up his hands} Hey great work! You all get A's!!

{Close up of Cheerleader, looking annoyed. Her singlet reads "Growlback's Phys. Ed."}

CHEERLEADER: Thank groodness. {smiles, pointing up} Sweating is against several of my religions!

{A boy crashes a cart into Cheerleader, apparently killing her; towels and gym kit fall from the cart.}

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: TOWEL BOY'D!!

TEAM MANAGER: {looking annoyed} Hey!

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: {sarcastically; his words do not appear} Oh, excuse me. {the previous words are replaced} TEAM MANAGER'D!!

TEAM MANAGER: {smiles, and holds up a card as he speaks} Stats!

{Cut to What's Her Face facing several lockers.}

WHAT'S HER FACE: I'll go ahead and clean out my locker I 'spooooooooose. {the o's move up, then down as she speaks}

{What's Her Face throws objects out from her locker as she speaks.}

WHAT'S HER FACE: Old papers... {throws papers} old pencils... {throws pencils} old person... {throws Mr. Pitters}

MR. PITTERS: {hurriedly} I left a check for last month's rent on the table!

WHAT'S HER FACE: {waving} See you in September! {puts her hand back in her locker} Ooh. Whats this?

{What's Her Face is eaten by a giant cake with fangs and limbs.}

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: REVENGE OF THE CROSS COUNTRY BOOSTER CLUB BAKESALE!!

EVIL CAKE: {holding up one of its hands} Tastes like 9 minute miles!

{Cut to The Ugly One reading the yearbook.}

THE UGLY ONE: I can't believe I was voted most prettiest.

{Cut to a wider shot, showing three seniors laughing and pointing. One wears a baseball cap with a "G". The Ugly One looks upset.}

SENIORS: Heh heh heh heh senior prank, senior prank. Heh heh heh senior prank.

THE UGLY ONE: {upset} Oooooh.

SECOND SENIOR: Naw really. You wanna be my girlfriend?

THE UGLY ONE: {happily, raising her arm} I'd love to!

SENIORS: Heh heh heh senior prank, senior prank, heh.

THE UGLY ONE: {upset again} Oooooh.

THIRD SENIOR: {holding up a ring} Want this diamond ring?

THE UGLY ONE: {reaching for it} Of course!

SENIORS: Senior prank heh heh heh.

{The Ugly One is upset again, but then three trash cans are thrown over the seniors, and she smiles.}

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: COME UPPENCE!

SENIORS: Something got dumped on us! We'll never live it down! Our reputations are ruined!

{Music starts, and Quarterback walks in.}

THE UGLY ONE: {happily, throwing the yearbook away} Quarterman!

QUARTERBACK: Ugly One, all this time I was looking around, and you weren't right there in front of me. {close up} But I realized—when I was looking around—that you were right there in front of me—all this time—Ugly One.

{Cut back to both of them.}

THE UGLY ONE: {wiggling both her arms} That makes so much sense!!

QUARTERBACK: {offering his arm} Will you accompany me to the end credits?

THE UGLY ONE: {putting her arm in his, and still wiggling her other arm} I'd love to!!

{The end credits roll, first showing "It's over!", then The Ugly One and Quarterback in a parking lot, then the seniors with trash cans on their heads, and "It's over" again.}

Directed by Strong Bad
Special Scantron FX oversawed by Bubs
"It's over" performed by Tite Rolled

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: {singing over the end credits} It's over!
And you're walking into a parking lot with the hot guy.
It's over!
And they all make fun of you, but they got stuff dumped on top of them.
{music stops} IT'S OVER!

[edit] Easter Eggs

...not even Science Fiction Greg.
  • At the end, click on the "o" to see issue 87 of "The Total Adventures of Strong Badman." It features Scantron with a word bubble reading "I need your help, Strong Badman! My comic book's not selling well!" Text at the bottom of the cover reads "The CROSSOVER no one was asking for!"

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Explanations

  • A "senior prank" is usually a schoolwide prank done by multiple seniors in celebration of their upcoming graduation.
  • Science Fiction Greg's remarks that So and So's Scantron armor "looks nothing like the comic books" parodies fan complaints of superhero movies that differ in some way from their comic book counterparts.
  • Canon refers to a collection of fictional events that create a ficticious universe, such as the Marvel Universe or the Star Wars galaxy. Some fan communities take canon very seriously and try to fit every piece of fiction about said universe seamlessly together, although contradictions and loopholes are common.
  • Scantrons are a type of fill-in-the-bubble test sheet that are commonly used in high schools and middle schools.
  • MimeogWrath refers to the Mimeograph, a technology commonly used to reproduce classroom materials.
  • Dixon Ticonderoga is a brand of pencil.
  • A standardized test is a test administered and scored in a consistent manner.
  • The text in the Easter egg refers to many comic book crossovers that involve many characters from different franchises working together or against one another as a cash grab for comic book sellers.

[edit] Remarks

  • Cheerleader remarks that school pictures were scheduled on "tape-a-dead-thing-to-your-face day", but Cheerladder and Cheerlubber did not have anything taped to their faces.
  • This is the second Teen Girl Squad in a row in which What's her face "'spose's" she'll do something.
  • Cheerleader's gym shirt has "Growlback's Phys. Ed." written on it. Given that the team is called the "Growlbacks", the apostrophe should be after the S if it's referring to the team.
  • The Strong Badman comic is labeled as the 87th issue, even though there already was an issue 87 featuring "Hit-Enter-Too-Soon Man".
  • When So and So puts on the "armor", the number 2 pencil goes on her left hand.
    • However, during her battle with MimeogWrath, she holds the pencil in her right hand.
  • Quarterback asking The Ugly One to accompany him to the end credits is an example of a fourth wall break.
  • So and So refuses to "dabble in any yearbookery" until she finishes her final exams, but she appears to dive for The Ugly One's yearbook along with the others.

[edit] Goofs

  • The rounded, black border is not present during the "Loading" frames.
  • At the end, clicking on "again" simply repeats the final credits rather than the entire cartoon.
  • There is a slight difference in spacing in the text "DIXON TICONDEROGA LAZER" before and after the word "BLADE" appears.
  • Right before the credits move up, they start to move down for a single frame.
  • "Come uppence" is correctly spelled comeuppance.
  • "MimeogWrath" refers to a copy created by a Mimeograph machine, but the paper was created by a "Ditto" machine (as stated by the teacher and printed on the paper itself). The two machines create copies by entirely different processes but are often confused.

[edit] Inside References

  • Cheerleader is wearing a "Fighting Growlbacks" T-shirt during her gym final. As well, Cheerladder is holding a megaphone displaying the word "G'backs" in the yearbook photo. The Growlbacks were first mentioned as the school's mascot in Teen Girl Squad Issue 4.
    • "Thank groodness" is the reappearance of an older portmanteau of "great" and "good" from the same issue.
  • The third Senior has a "G" on his cap.
  • Cheerleader has fangs in her yearbook photo.
  • Cheerlubber has an eyepatch.
  • The finch taped on Cheerleader's face is another instance of birds.
  • A cake attacks What's Her Face.
  • A fried egg is seen coming out of the rightmost trash can.

[edit] Real-World References

  • So and So's transformation into "Scantron" (as well as her saying "And I'll form the head!") is reminiscent of the TV series Voltron.
  • Strong Bad's line about the parking lot is a reference to the ending of The Breakfast Club.
  • The name of the end credit song performer (Tite Rolled) is a reference to a clothing trend called 'Tight Rolling' which was popular during the late '80s - early '90s. It consisted of rolling the bottom of jeans and cuffing them up to make a tight roll that shortens the jeans and shows off fancy high-top shoes that would not have been seen otherwise.

[edit] YouTube Version

  • When The Ugly One blatantly lies about washing her gym uniform, the word "ever" is cut off; What's Her Face adds "-ry day!" much more quickly afterwards. This is most likely a glitch.
  • There is also a slight pause before Strong Bad starts singing "It's over".

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