Where My Hat Is At?

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Where My Hat Is At?
This article is about the book. For the short, see Where My Hat Is At? (toon).

The second Homestar Runner children's "book," and the first Homestar Runner web appearance. Homestar has lost his hat, and he can't play in the big game without it! Will he find his hat in time?

Cast (in order of appearance): The Homestar Runner (storybook), Pom Pom, Coach Z, Bubs, The Umpire

Page Title: The Homestar Runner

DVD: Everything Else, Volume 2

Contents

[edit] The Story

Image description Text Link
A portrait view of Homestar, standing in a green star Everyone loves the Homestar Runner. He is a terrific athlete. hs1
Homestar stands with an arrow pointing to his head and the words "no hat" On the day of the Big Game, the Homestar Runner lost his hat. Without it, he wouldn't be allowed to play. hs2
Homestar lifts a couch, looking underneath It wasn't under the couch. hs3
Homestar looks at an old TV set with static on the screen Or on top of the teleset. hs4
Portrait view of Homestar with a speech bubble which reads, "WHERE MY HAT IS AT?" inside hs5
Homestar is in a swimming pool with a beach ball It wasn't in the pool. hs6
Homestar is looking at a grill with a steak on it Or cooking on the grill. hs7
The same view of Homestar saying "WHERE MY HAT IS AT?" is seen hs8
Homestar is looking at an empty postbox with the word "HOMESTAR" on top It wasn't in the postbox. hs9
Homestar is lying under a red car Or under the auto. hs10
"WHERE MY HAT IS AT?" screen is seen again hs11
Homestar is standing next to Pom Pom Pom-Pom hadn't seen it. hs12
Homestar is standing next to Coach Z Neither had Coach Zee. hs13
Homestar is standing in front of Bubs' Concession Stand, and Bubs is shrugging his shoulders Bubs from the concession stand hadn't seen it. hs1x
The umpire is seen behind a baseball plate speaking to Homestar "If you can't find your hat, you're not allowed to play in today's Big Game," said the umpire. hs14
Homestar is kicking a can sadly "Looks like I won't be able to play then," the Homestar Runner said reluctantly.. hs15
Homestar walks down a road hs16
Homestar stands in front of a refrigerator "I could go for a few cold ones right about now," said the Homestar Runner. So he opened the icebox to grab a couple. hs17
A view of the inside of the refrigerator is seen with various items inside, including Homestar's hat When he opened the icebox, he noticed something strange, but he couldn't put his finger on it. hs18
The "WHERE MY HAT IS AT?" panel is seen again, only the speech bubble reads, "THERE MY HAT IS AT!!" Between the milk and the cold ones was his hat. hs19
Homestar now has his hat on and is running while drinking a Cold One So, he grabbed his hat and a couple cold ones and ran to the Big Game. hs20
Homestar runs onto the Home Plate, and the umpire yells, "SAFE!" He got there just in time to score the winning run. hs21
Homestar, Pom Pom, Coach Z, and the umpire stand next to Homestar "Where did you find your hat?" asked Coach Zee. "Between the milk and the cold ones." hs22
A portrait shot of Homestar in a green star is seen, with the words "THE END" hs23

[edit] Fun Facts

  • This is the first appearance of Coach Z, Bubs and the Umpire.
  • Coach Z's name is spelled "Coach Zee".
  • This is one of the few times Homestar is seen drinking cold ones. He also has one in Theme Song Video, Date Nite and Summer Short Shorts.
  • In the old version, on the image with Bubs, the page URL is hs1x, whereas the others are hs1, hs2, hs3, etc. The Brothers Chaps may have forgotten to put it in, which is why it didn't follow the order, and clicking 'back' from hs14 took you to hs13 rather than hs1x, as it should have. This has since been fixed in the new version made on February 14, 2006, found in the museum.
  • In the old version there were buttons for 'next' on the last image, and 'back' on the first image. Those would take you to cartoons.html, which was 404'd. This has also since been corrected in the new version made on February 14, 2006.
  • This is the first appearance of kicking a can.
  • This is the first instance of a non-inverted question.
  • In 2009, the book was made into a Flash cartoon.

[edit] DVD Version

  • The DVD version features creators' commentary. To access it, switch your DVD player's audio language selection while watching.
  • The book is read out loud now.
  • Instead of the images being fullscreen, the book is now presented in a similar fashion to kids' book, with music from pop-up playing.

[edit] Commentary Transcript

(Commentary by: Matt Chapman, Mike Chapman)

MATT: Look, Mike, it's an old book! How many times do you think I say something about, "Look Mike", or "Hi Mike", or "Hey Mike" at the beginning at a commentary?

MIKE: All of them. This is the last bit of Homestar Runner-ery before the website.

MATT: That's right. This was done on Mike's old Free Country, USA website.

MIKE: Yeah, this is just a HTML page click-through story book. Mindspring.com... what was your old...

MATT: Tilda Mic-Chat?

MIKE: Yeah, yeah. So, for some reason the "post box" and the "auto" is basically British. Old Homestar sort of had this weird Japanese feel, and then he went through this weird British phase.

{both laugh}

MIKE: And this is the uh... when Bubs and Coach Z, their first appearance.

MATT: De-butt.

MIKE: De-butt. And the umpire, too. Who, uh...

{Matt laughs}

MATT: Who we forgot to make that Easter egg! We were going to put the Umpire in an Easter egg in the last email we made.

MIKE: You'll never hear from him again now! That was his one chance!

MATT: I like the weird shadow of the can. The wind from the can flying. The motion lines.

MIKE: Yeah.

MATT: That's a nice fridge.

MIKE: Well... well, thanks.

MATT: I want to punch this narrator, Mike.

MIKE: That's you, Matt. He's really...

MATT: I don't like him. He's very soft-spoken. He's pandering. I feel like if I was a child I would be insulted by him. Like, "This guy thinks I'm an idiot! I need to be handled with kid gloves." Say something else, Mike.

MIKE: Eh...

MATT: What do you think of your style? Were you... you know, kind of "loosely fill in..."

MIKE: Go outside the lines?

MATT: Yeah, like they tell you not to do!

MIKE: Yeah. I was breaking all the rules with this one. {"The End" shows up on the screen} I agree.

MATT: Yeah...

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