Teen Girl Squad Issue 5

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Teen Girl Squad Issue #5
watch Issue 4 Issue 6
They miss video games. And their mom.

Cheerleader, So And So, and The Ugly One go on Spring Break (they "forgot" to call What's Her Face) and try to hang out with some college boys (or "Olda Boys," as Cheerleader says).

Cast (in order of appearance): Cheerleader, So and So, What's Her Face, The Ugly One, Fat Bird, Olda Boys, Arrow'd Guy, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Henry Rollins, Thomas

Places: What's Her Face's House, The Field, The Beach, Skateboarding Half-Pipe

Date: Monday, March 1, 2004

Running Time: 1:57

Page Title: Spring Type Break!

DVD: Everything Else, Volume 1

Contents

[edit] Transcript

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: Teen Girl Squad!! Cheerleader! {two piece!} So and So! {one piece!} What's Her Face! {same clothes!} The Ugly One! {three piece?!!}

{Open scene to What's Her Face standing by her mailbox. "W. HERFACE" is printed on the side of the mailbox.}

WHAT'S HER FACE: I got a postcard.

{Cut to the postcard as What's Her Face reads.}

dear the one with
baggy pants,
WE'RE ON SPRiNG BREAK!!
We tried to call you but we
forgot. We are having WAY
too much fun and we'll try
to remember to bring you a
shell or some sand.
signed,
the other girls

{What's Her Face stops reading before "signed". Cut back to What's Her Face and the mailbox. She flips the card over.}

WHAT'S HER FACE: This side has birds on it.

{The mailbox chomps the card. What's Her Face's jaw drops.}

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: CHOMP!

{Cut to a fat bird perched on a sign which reads "meanwhile, ON VACATiON". Then cut to the beach, with Cheerleader, So and So, and The Ugly One in their bathing suits.}

ALL THREE: {shrieking} WE'RE ON VACATION!

SO AND SO: It's like the fun never ends!

CHEERLEADER: Let's go put our stuff down by them olda boys.

{Cut to a scene of two Olda Boys lying on towels. A nearby cooler reads "College Drinks".}

OLDA BOY 1: I miss video games.

OLDA BOY 2: I miss my mom.

{Cut back to the girls. Cheerleader is already off-screen, So and So is on her way.}

SO AND SO: I bet they play sports!

{So and So exits to the left.}

THE UGLY ONE: Ooh... I'm too NERVOUS!

{The Ugly One sticks her head in the sand. The fat bird perches on her.}

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: PERCH!

THE UGLY ONE: My lungs are filling up with sand. And cigarrette butts.

{Cut back to the Olda Boys. Cheerleader and So and So have arrived. The cooler full of "college drinks" has been moved or has disappeared.}

CHEERLEADER: Hiya boys! Is this spot taken?

CHEERLEADER: We're in college!

SO AND SO: {Overlapping} We're in 8th grade!

{Cheerleader turns and frowns at So and So.}

OLDA BOYS: HA HA HA HA!

{Cheerleader punts So and So off-screen.}

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: PUNT!

SO AND SO: Ow! My hopes of reaching 1st base!

CHEERLEADER: {turns back to the Olda Boys} Oh, that's just my little sister who's at least 5 years younger than me. She's never kissed a boy.

OLDA BOY 1: You look the same age.

CHEERLEADER: {jumps, grows fangs, raises arms and shouts at the Olda Boys} I'M 5 YEARS OLDER AND IN COLLEGE!!!

{Cut to Arrow'd Guy wearing a captain's outfit, piloting the S.S. INEVITABLE. The boat breaks Cheerleader in half.}

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: SAILING MISHAP!!

{Cut back to the Olda Boys. The cooler of "college drinks" can be seen again.}

OLDA BOY 2: I'm gonna miss her.

OLDA BOY 1: I'm gonna miss video games.

{Cut to The Ugly One, whose head is still perched in the sand.}

THE UGLY ONE: {thought bubble} I hope nobody cool or famous is staring at me.

{George Washington, Abe Lincoln, and Henry Rollins enter from the left. They point at The Ugly One.}

GEORGE WASHINGTON: Look, look at that girl.

{So and So enters from the right.}

SO AND SO: She's my friend, but not my best. {Pause.} Now who wants to tandem parasail with me?

GEORGE WASHINGTON: Woot.

ABE LINCOLN: Woot.

HENRY ROLLINS: Woot.

{Cut to a title card that reads "IT'S ALMOST OVER". The music cuts out for a second.}

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: IT'S ALMOST OVER!

{The music starts back up as the scene cuts to a skateboarding half-pipe. What's Her Face is watching Thomas skateboard.}

WHAT'S HER FACE: Do an Indy Nosebone.

{So and So and the presidents parasail by. Thomas is shocked and forgets to do an Indy Nosebone.}

SO AND SO: Soooooooo goooooooooood...!!

WHAT'S HER FACE: {jaw drops} I think my friend and some presidents just flew by.

{Thomas rolls back down the ramp and performs a 360.}

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: LATE 360 SHOVE-IT TO BONELESS!!

{After a pause, the LATE 360 SHOVE-IT TO BONELESS is amended to say LATE 360 SHOVE-IT TO BONELESS'D.}

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: ...'d!

WHAT'S HER FACE: Sweet moves, Thomas!

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: NOW IT'S OVER!

[edit] Easter Eggs

  • At the end, click the "O" in "Now" for a "conversation" that sounds more like a remix between the olda boys. Their dialogue synchs up with the Teen Girl Squad theme music, which plays in the background.
OLDA BOY #1: "I miss video games."
OLDA BOY #2: "I miss my mom."
OLDA BOY #1: "I miss video games."
OLDA BOY #2: "I-I-I miss my mom."
OLDA BOY #1: "I miss video games."
OLDA BOY #2: "I miss my mom."
OLDA BOY #1: "I miss video games."
OLDA BOY #2: "I-I-I miss my mom."

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Trivia

  • The stamp on the postcard has an outline of Abe Lincoln.
  • The ZIP code on the postcard is located in Calhan, CO.
  • This is the first issue in which the Ow! My X! format is used to express pain in something that is not a physical body part.

[edit] Remarks

  • Three-piece bathing suits actually exist, but they consist of a top, a bottom, and a swim skirt.
  • What's Her Face's mailbox reads "W. Herface", suggesting that Herface is her surname.
  • The act of The Ugly One burying her head in the sand when she gets nervous is strikingly similar to the old myth known as the "ostrich syndrome". This is when an ostrich will supposedly bury its head in the sand when it feels nervous or threatened.
  • Cheerleader and So and So are presumably thirteen or fourteen, as evidenced by So and So's screwup.
  • It is impossible to do a late 360 shove-it to boneless. A boneless is a variation of an ollie, and therefore would have to come first.
    • Technically, if you performed the 360 shove-it first, landed and then did a boneless jump it would be possible, but Thomas appears to do this all at once, making it impossible.
  • This Teen Girl Squad issue subtly implements the "birds getting killed" tradition by the mailbox eating the postcard with birds on it.
  • George Washington is shown carrying a hatchet. This is a reference to the apocryphal story in which he cuts down a cherry tree as a boy.
  • Abe Lincoln's arms seem to disappear after he finishes pointing at The Ugly One.
  • When What's Her Face is with Thomas, her outline is noticeably thinner than all other outlines in the comic, as she was shrunken to a smaller size rather than being redrawn.

[edit] Goofs

  • Cigarette is misspelled "cigarrette".
  • On the closing screen, the contraction "it's" is misspelled as the possessive "its".

[edit] Inside References

  • Cheerleader "PUNTS" So and So. What's Her Face also gets punted by a dinosaur in Teen Girl Squad Issue 1.
  • According to the postcard, What's Her Face's address is 412 S. Figgis, Mundelow 80808, indicating that she lives near Thorax Corporation headquarters.
  • Washington, Lincoln, and Rollins say "woot" in sequence, but use the same word bubble. So and So, What's Her Face, and The Ugly One do the same thing in Teen Girl Squad Issue 1 with "word" and "a'ight".
  • The olda boys' cooler contains "college drinks," which are presumably a reference to alcohol.
  • This email shows another reference to skateboarding.

[edit] Real-World References

  • So and So says "She's my friend... but not my best," which is from an episode of Saved by the Bell, in which Kelly is talking to Jessy, who storms off in a fit, and when people start staring at Kelly, she says "She's my friend... but not my best friend. Actually, I hardly even know her."

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