The King of Town (toon)

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This article is about the DVD-style menu page. For other uses, see The King of Town (disambiguation).

The King of Town is a DVD-style rerelease and update of the first cartoon to feature the King of Town. The original toon is accompanied by a newly remade version, with optional commentary by Strong Bad, as well as production storyboards. In the toon, the King of Town sends Homestar and Pom Pom to investigate the whereabouts of his sheep.

Cast (in order of appearance): The King of Town, The King of Town's Sheep, Multi-Function Dragon, Homestar Runner, Pom Pom, The Blacksmith, The Poopsmith, That Little Chef Guy, The Cleric, The Knight, The Hornblower

Places: The King of Town's Castle

Date: Thursday, August 16, 2001 or earlier

Page Title: The King of Town Special Edition DVD!!

DVD: Everything Else, Volume 2


[edit] Menu

The screen is styled after a typical DVD menu. The title "The King of Town", in fancy red script, and subtitle "special edition", in a modern metallic font, are printed in front of a stone wall reminiscent of the King's castle. A coat of arms — crossed swords behind a red shield, emblazoned with the King's crown and mustache — rests in the center of the screen. Title and shield feature a simple, looping metallic-sheen animation.

At the bottom of the screen sits a scroll printed with four menu options:

Clicking a menu option will redirect to the chosen toon's page; once it finishes playing, the browser automatically redirects back to the menu.

[edit] Easter Eggs

  • Click on the mustache on the coat of arms to make the shield move aside. After it changes position, click on the stone that was under it to see the King of Town Intro and Main Page that was used for April 1, 2003.

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Trivia

  • The colors of the crown on the coat of arms match the original version of the toon, meaning they are reversed compared to its color scheme in all subsequent appearances.
  • This is the shortest Big Toon to date.
  • The old version of the toon contains the site's first Easter egg.

[edit] Remarks

  • The preview on the TV Time Toons Menu shows a title card not seen in the toon.
  • When the chef comes up, blood is visible under the stabbed meat.

[edit] Glitches

  • As of the Ruffle update, the storyboard link does not function.

[edit] Inside References

[edit] Real-World References

[edit] Everything Else Vol. 2 Version

  • On the Olde Version, switch the audio to hear commentary from Matt and Mike Chapman.
  • The King of Town's Answering Machine scene from the Commentary has been moved from the commentary to an Easter egg on The King of Town DVD menu.
    • Access it by highlighting the New Version option and then clicking left a few times until an outline of the king's mustache and crown appears and then click on it to activate the scene.
  • Likewise, the King of Town Intro Easter egg has been relocated from behind the shield to an Easter egg on the DVD menu.
    • Access it by highlighting the Storyboard option and then clicking right a few times until another outline of the king's mustache and crown appears and then click on it to activate the scene. The King of Town Main Page is not included on the DVD.
  • On the main menu, select "back" and then push down until the shield is highlighted, then click on it to see King of Townmail.
  • The Storyboard now has commentary from Matt and Mike Chapman.
  • When played in "Play All", only the New Version is played.

[edit] External Links

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