A Jorb Well Done

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'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' {{Film|Coach Z}}, {{Film|Homestar Runner}}, {{Film|Strong Sad}}, {{Film|Pom Pom}}, {{Film|Bubs}}, {{Film|Marzipan}}, {{Film|The Poopsmith}}, {{Film|Strong Bad}}, {{Film|Strong Mad}}, {{Film|The Cheat}}
'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' {{Film|Coach Z}}, {{Film|Homestar Runner}}, {{Film|Strong Sad}}, {{Film|Pom Pom}}, {{Film|Bubs}}, {{Film|Marzipan}}, {{Film|The Poopsmith}}, {{Film|Strong Bad}}, {{Film|Strong Mad}}, {{Film|The Cheat}}
'''Places:''' [[The Athletic Field]], [[The Classroom]], [[The Movie Theatre]], [[Graffiti Walls|Graffiti Wall]], [[Coach Z's Locker Room]]
'''Places:''' [[The Athletic Field]], [[The Classroom]], [[The Movie Theatre]], [[Graffiti Wall]], [[Coach Z's Locker Room]]
'''Date:''' March 2, 2001
'''Date:''' March 2, 2001

Revision as of 15:40, 8 February 2007

Toon Category: Big Toon
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It's not "jaerb," it's "job."

Coach Z can't say the word job. The rest of the gang tries to teach him. JAERB!

Cast (in order of appearance): Coach Z, Homestar Runner, Strong Sad, Pom Pom, Bubs, Marzipan, The Poopsmith, Strong Bad, Strong Mad, The Cheat

Places: The Athletic Field, The Classroom, The Movie Theatre, Graffiti Wall, Coach Z's Locker Room

Date: March 2, 2001

Running Time: 4:00

Page Title: A Jorb Well Done

DVD: Everything Else, Volume 2



{We're at some type of sports field. Homestar is running back and forth and he knocks over Strong Sad. Pom Pom starts jumping on him and the electronic score board is keeping count. Also, Bubs is there for some reason. Coach Z blows his whistle}

COACH Z: Okay there boys, pack it up, pack it in.

{Homestar walks over to him, sweating}

COACH Z: Great jaerb there, Homestar.

{Homestar opens his mouth in shock}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Uhhhm... I'm sorry. What?

COACH Z: I uh, I say you did a great jorb out there.


COACH Z: A great jaerb!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, man. Pom Pom, you've gotta check this out. {Pom Pom bounces over} Okay, Coach, tell Pom Pom what I did today.

COACH Z: Err, uh well, I was just telling Homestar here that he done a great joearb.

{Pom Pom bubbles in laughter}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {laughs} Coach, that's ridiculous. We've got to do something about that.

{Cut to the chalkboard, where Homestar is wearing a mortar board and holding a pointer. The board has "JOB vs. JAERB" on it. Homestar crosses out Jaerb and circles Job}

{cut to Marzipan at the chalkboard. She has 3 pictures of mouths with the letters labeled A, E, and O}

MARZIPAN: O. Job. O. Job.


{As Coach Z talks, the word JOERGHB! slides across the screen in the background.}

MARZIPAN: Coach Z, you need to make your mouth into an O, like this. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

COACH Z: You mean like this? OOORREEAARRRORRR.

MARZIPAN: That's better.

{Cut to the cinema, where Coach Z is strapped into a seat while his eyes are forced open very wide with a red outline while Pom Pom supervises. The screen flashes the word "job" over and over, followed by pictures of people with Pom heads.}

The Business Man's JOB is to give the Business.
The Construction Worker's JOB is to smash things.
The Poopsmith's JOB is obvious.

{is on the screen, with pictures}

COACH Z: {Looks to be in pain; his face is red and is sweating} JEEEOOORREEAARRB!!!!!!!

{cut to some sort of alleyway. Strong Bad, Strong Mad and The Cheat are standing in front of a brick wall with the word JOB stylishly written in graffiti. Strong Bad has a grin on his face}

STRONG BAD: Okay, Coach, let’s give this one more try. Repeat after me. JOB.

COACH Z: Jorb.

{Strong Bad looks at Strong Mad and clears his throat}

STRONG BAD: Yes, uh, this sounds very good. Uh, my only recommendation would be, next time, try to add some more syllables. Perhaps three. Perhaps four.

{Strong Bad snickers, then bursts out laughing wildly, along with Strong Mad and The Cheat. Coach Z looks down, ashamed and embarrased, and walks off. Strong Bad and the others continue laughing hysterically.}

{Cut to the locker room. Coach Z is sitting on the bench, depressed with his head on one hand.}

COACH Z: {dejectedly} Oh, jeez. I'm just not cut out to say the word "jaerb." How am I ever gonna face the boys at practice tomorrow?

{Strong Sad enters.}

STRONG SAD: Uhh, Coach Z, uhh, I heard about your problem and I think that I can help. {hands him a tape} This is a tape I made from when I was practicing the dictionary. Listen to it while you slumber. And tomorrow, you may wake to find that...

COACH Z: {interrupting; excitedly} Oh, wow! Thanks a lot, Strong Sad!

{Coach Z puts the tape in a tape machine. The tape is labeled "Job—285,194 times." He then presses PLAY and goes to sleep on a bench in the locker room.}

STRONG SAD: {on tape} Job. Job. Job. Job. Job. Job. Job. Job...

{Coach Z starts having dreams about Strong Sad jumping over a fence and saying the word "job" over and over.}

{The next day, at the athletic field, only Coach Z and Homestar are there. The score board keeps track of how many times Homestar changes directions while running. Coach Z blows his whistle}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {eagerly} Well, Coach, how'd I do today?

COACH Z: Well, I tell ya. You did a great... job, {Homestar looks happily surprised} Hamstray.

{Homestar becomes annoyed and sighs. A small plume of black smoke appears over his head. He starts to leave.}

COACH Z: No, wait, I mean Hamster! I mean Stramstar. I mean Stairmaster. Homegrown! Ramrod? Humphel?!


Easter Eggs

  • If you wait a short while, you will get to play the "Coach Z Talker."

Fun Facts


Old style Homestar?
  • This is the first full-length Homestar Runner cartoon that uses the Chaps' current animation style, except for The Cheat, Marzipan, Strong Bad, Bubs, Strong Sad, and Homestar (when he's facing away), who are still drawn in the old style. Only Homestar (when he's facing forward), Coach Z, and Strong Mad seem to be in the current style.
  • It is revealed from the DVD commentary that this cartoon was updated after it was made. Newer character designs from the front side were added, but the back of Homestar's head was left unchanged.
  • At the rate Strong Sad repeats the word job on the tape, it would take him right at 100 hours to say it the 285,194 times.
  • This is the only time we have seen a sidewalk in Free Country, USA. This may suggest that it has at least some pavement in it.


  • The old pop-up menu appears on this cartoon (at the bottom). All the buttons still work. Only this toon, Chinese Food Toons Menu, Where's The Cheat?, Broken Tandy Menu, and the Yearbook Character Page seem to still have it.
  • In the scene with Homestar at the chalkboard, the older version of Homestar's legs were used. They're supposed to be long and close together, but these are shorter and placed apart.
  • Marzipan says to make Coach Z's "mouth" round, even though he has no mouth.
  • Strong Bad's mocking of Coach Z seems out of place, cosidering that "job" and "jorb" actually both have the same number of syllables, one.
Sneaky animation — brightness turned up


  • All the locks on the lockers look identical, even though the ones on the open lockers should appear to be at a different angle from the ones on the closed lockers.
  • In the chalkboard scene, Coach Z is looking toward the camera instead of at the chalkboard.
  • When Strong Sad first walks into the locker room, the label on his "job" tape is written backwards.
  • Oddly enough, when Strong Sad and Coach Z are in the locker room, the wheels on the cassette tape are spinning, even though it isn't in a tape player.
    • This goof can't be seen until Strong Sad hands the tape to Coach Z, because the tape wheels are the same gray color as Strong Sad's body.
  • In Coach Z's dream, the "JOB" words flying in the background appear under the fence, but over the small hill that it's on.
  • The sound effect of Strong Bad laughing is played too early for the second time, overlapping the first sound.
  • Near the end of the scene where Homestar is showing Pom Pom Coach Z's pronoucing of "job", Homestar's head starts to shake.
  • In the Coach Z talker, the voices overlap. This is most evident when selecting "jorearb" and then another word.

Inside References

Real-World References

  • In the scene with Pom Pom in the Movie Theatre, you may notice a silhouette of Tom Servo of Mystery Science Theater 3000 fame on the left of Coach Z. The entire scene of having the characters silhouetted against the movie screen is a parody of the style of the show.
  • Coach Z strapped into the chair in the theatre is a reference to the Stanley Kubrick film A Clockwork Orange.
  • Coach Z calls Homestar Runner "Stairmaster," a reference to the StairMaster work-out product.
  • "Pack it up, pack it in" is a reference to the old House of Pain song "Jump Around."

Fast Forward

  • The A and O background noises in Coach Z's "Job Dream" are used again in the Strong Bad Email "lures & jigs."
  • In boring (really) Coach Z tells Strong Bad that "jorb" is a four letter word in a list of three-letter words.

DVD Version

  • The DVD version features creators' commentary. To access it, switch your DVD player's audio language selection while watching.
  • The Coach Z Talker is removed.

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