Yearbook Character Page

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The Yearbook Character Page is a school-themed biography page. Selecting each picture brings up a short summary about the character.

There is an "autographs" portion of the yearbook where some of the characters have signed "your" book for you. Their traits are further emphasized by their comments and handwriting. Examples include Strong Sad's superb penmanship, as well as Pom Pom's phone numbers. It should be noted that Strong Mad can write, but spelling remains a hurdle.

This page marks the cementing of The Poopsmith as a core member of the group. Homsar is not in the yearbook because he was not considered a main character at the time.

Page Title (picture page): Yearbook

Page Title (autographs page): This year was the best!

Page Title (character pages): All character pages display the name of the character (exception)

Contents

[edit] Transcript

[edit] Bubs

{Bubs is standing in front of a silhouetted concession stand, throwing a can and kicking it back to his hand.}

Bubs is an entrepreneur,
but he can't spell that, so
let's just say he's awesome.
He runs the concession stand
down at the sports fields.
That's why come he's so fat.
He keeps eating all his profits.
But then he goes out and
dances all the pounds off at
Disco Tech, where he attends
night courses. In his spare time he has boring
conversations with Coach Z and reads back issues
of Motor Trend magazine.

[edit] The Cheat

{The Cheat is standing in front of some blue spots. He narrows his eyes, shifts to both sides, and smiles, making his gold tooth gleam.}

Nobody knows what the Cheat
is exactly or where he comes
from but my guess is Space. He
sure does like to cheat though.
His personal motto, "No rule is
solid" and his love of all that is
untrue and incorrect keep him
from accomplishing very much.
He gladly does all the dirty work for the Brothers
Strong, and nobody ever seems to blame the
Cheat for what he done. I mean he's the Cheat.
Come on. When all is said and done, and your
grandkids live on Mars, the Cheat'll be doin alright.

[edit] Coach Z

{Coach Z is standing in front of a silhouetted writing board and spinning a whistle with his hand.}

Coach Z is a crazy man from
another country that sleeps
in the locker room. He's also
the best hope we've got for
making it to state this year.
The Coach knows how to
get 110 percent out of
Homestar and the rest of
the team. He's the master
of all the big sports. You know
the ones I mean. The BIG ones. Coach also claims
to have been a chart topping rapper back in his
home country. We'll see about that.

[edit] Homestar Runner

{Homestar is shown inside a blue star. He inhales, holds his breath, turns red and then blue, then exhales, panting for breath.}

This guy is everyone's best friend.
He is 2 to 3 times better than
the next best person in
the world. That's why he
wins everything and why
everyone loves him so much.
he can be pretty dumb, sure,
but it's just cause he's so
danged nice. His main man
Pom-Pom is always there
picking up the slack for him. Asked what his
favorite season is, Homestar responded, "Sure."
You can't beat that with a stick, can ya?

[edit] The King of Town

{The King of Town is standing in front of a silhouetted tower. He falls asleep, wakes up, and his crown jumps a little.}

The King of Town is the elder
statesman of Free Country
USA
. He doesn't really do
anything other than eat and
sleep. Come to think of it, he
doesn't even sleep. He only
eats. And talks about eating.
His reign as king dates back
to before any of you were
born, so don't worry about it.
Also, he employs The Poopsmith for reasons
no one is sure of, and he has a flock of sheep,
also for reasons no one is sure of. Weird old man.

[edit] Marzipan

{Marzipan is standing in front of several yellow flowers. She is holding a book, flipping a page and jumping a little.}

Marzipan is Homestar's
girlfriend
. No wait, she's not.
Or she is, but don't tell her I
said that. Anyway, Marzi can
often be seen swimming with
the dolphins in the swampy
marsh or tending to her
substantial herd of goats. Other
hobbies include: BBQing, fencing,
songwriting and oil painting (many of her
paintings are laden with symbolic images). I think
Strong Bad put it best when he described her as
'a dirty hippie...without the dirt'.

[edit] Pom Pom

{Pom Pom is standing in front of a large blue spot. He points in one direction, winks, and repeats in the other direction.}

Pom Pom is a pom, which
means he comes from The
Isle of Pom, where all 27
of his girlfriends
live. He's
Homestar's best friend for
sure and for true. His IQ is
off the charts as is his
attendance. His sharp wits
often get ol' Homestar out of some pretty tight
jams. I don't mean to call Homestar stupid or
nothin but sometimes his excessive niceness
can cloud his better judgement. And Pom Pom's
always there to turn that cloud upside down.

[edit] The Poopsmith

{The Poopsmith is standing in front of a silhouetted pile of whatsit. He blows a bubble gum bubble, which then pops.}

Here's what we know about the
Poopsmith currently:
He shovels crap for the King of
Town. And he smells really bad.
And that's it. Everything else
is a mystery. Like what are
those stains on his gloves?
And how come he smells so
bad? Homestar thinks he could be
over 1,000 years old. And Strong Bad says he has
crap for brains. But he's been calling everybody
'crap for brains' lately so I wouldn't give that one
too much thought.

[edit] Strong Bad

{Strong Bad is standing in front of a yellow explosion. He lifts his arms, looks up, and begins to shake his arms while the background flashes a few times.}

"I cannot tell a lie. You are so
stupid." That's our Strong Bad,
always charmingly irreverent,
always a big jerk. He tries so
hard to be lowdown and
rotten but usually ends up
being hilarious and in last
place. With the help of his
brother Strong Mad and their little
yellow thing the Cheat, Strong Bad does everything
he can to ruin Homestar's day, despite their
one-time plans to get matching tattoos. All in all,
Strong Bad will spit in your food and ask for a bite.

[edit] Strong Mad

{Strong Mad's face and upper body are seen inside a large M. He is inhaling and exhaling while slowly falling asleep. He drools on himself and wakes up again.}

If anyone is truly a big lug,
Strong Mad is. This guy is
dumb and strong, and that's
pretty much the definition of
a lug. One time, his brother
Strong Bad asked him to pick
up this one car. And so he did,
but it was the wrong car. See?
Dumb and strong. He'll do just
about anything Strong Bad
tells him to do. One time, he asked him to pick up
this one car... oh wait, already said that one. Strong
Mad and the Cheat are best friends. Hi-Five.

[edit] Strong Sad

{Strong Sad is standing in front of a big teardrop. He rubs his eye with his finger and sighs.}

Strong Sad is a depressing lump.
A fat, gray, elephant-footed
depressing lump. But look at
how cute he is. Awww. His
brothers Strong Bad and
Mad disowned him a while
back because he refused to
help them cheat. Plus they
thought he was a total drag.
Pretty much everybody thinks
he's a total drag. But Homestar and the gang still
love him even though he tends to worry too much
and bring everybody down... and be a total drag.

[edit] Autographs

  • Pom Pom:
Sup! Wish we coulda
got to know each
other better this year.
You're super-cute!!
Gimme a call this
summer.
- Pom Pom
home: (123) 456-7890
cell: (123) 555-8307
pgr: (718) 555-1059
  • Strong Sad:
I sat behind you
all year, but you
never noticed me.
Now I'll probably
never see you again.
Oh well.
-Strong Sad
  • Marzipan:
Stay sweet!!
Don't eat meat!
Kisses,
Marzipan
  • Coach Z:
You've got such
great hustle.
Keep 'er goin'.
-Coach Z
  • Strong Mad:
Srtong Med
Strng Man
String Mad
SM.
  • Strong Bad:
Loser,
you smell! Ha ha!
No really, RHTS.
-Strong
Bad
  • Homestar Runner:
Well, here we
are... I dunno
what to say.
Um... see you
tomorrow.
Homestar
Runner
"2000"

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Explanations

  • In Strong Bad's autograph, "RHTS" is an abbreviation popular in yearbooks of bygone decades, and stands for "Raise Hell This Summer", or "Rock Hard This Summer".

[edit] Trivia

  • On Marzipan's page, she is reading a book called "The Chronology of Moths".
  • Strong Bad's handwriting is in a different font than usual. Usually, it is in AhnbergHand.
  • Bubs stands in front of a silhouetted concession stand.
  • The area code of Pom Pom's pager, 718, is located in New York City and is referenced in several hip-hop works. Due to the numbering system, an area code of "123" is not possible in North America.

[edit] Remarks

  • Although the word "the" is considered part of The Cheat's name, it is not capitalized like it usually is.
  • The old pop-up menu appears on all the pages of the yearbook (at the bottom). All the buttons still work. Only these pages, A Jorb Well Done, Chinese Food Toons Menu, Broken Tandy Menu, the Strong Bad Email Vacation Menu, and Where's The Cheat? seem to still have it.
  • The Cheat being from space has not been well supported in any cartoon.
    • In the email flashback, Strong Bad believes that The Cheat is from a giant egg filled with a life-time supply of fish sticks.
  • Strng Man is one letter away from Strong Man, the Old-Timey counterpart of Strong Mad.
  • Disco Tech is a homonym for the French word "discothèque", meaning "dance club".
  • The bits of bubble gum on The Poopsmith's page fly off the actual page, beyond the boundaries of the book.

[edit] Goofs

  • Unless she's reading the book backwards or it's written in a right-to-left language, Marzipan turns the pages of her book in the wrong direction.
  • Coach Z's page has the title "Coach z", with an uncapitalized "z".

[edit] Inside References

[edit] Fast Forward

  • Strong Mad's picture and some of the text is what he turns into in virus.
  • Homestar has a much easier time holding his breath here in the yearbook than he does in Halloween Fairstival, when Strong Bad pays him to stop breathing.
  • On the Homestar Quiz, one of the questions is "where does Bubs attend night classes?", with the answer being "Disco Tech". When The Brothers Chaps updated the Characters page, they didn't update the quiz, meaning the answer isn't linked to from anywhere on the site.
    • In the email rated, however, Bubs wears a Disco Tech sweatshirt while posing as Strong Bad's son.
  • The statement that says Coach Z sleeps in his locker room is revisited in the Character Videos, when he tells the camera he would usually "crash on [that] bench right [there]", and in A Jorb Well Done. However, he is shown crashing in a locker during Decemberween Short Shorts.
  • Coach Z being mentioned to get the "110 Percent" out of the team was revisited on the title of Coach Z's 110%.
  • In the email narrator, Strong Bad points out that Bubs and Coach Z are having a boring conversation.

[edit] External links


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2000—2003
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