Baddest of the Bands Promo

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"Fans are already lining up!"

Promotional video for Baddest of the Bands.

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

Date: Monday, October 27, 2008

Running Time: 3:24

Page Title: Strong Bad and Bubstastic Entertainment Present!

DVD: SBCG4AP Collector's DVD



{A common shot of a concert is shown from an audience point of view. It is dark and the band cannot be seen. There is visible, however, other audience members, moving light beams from the stage, and what appear to be to giant black moving objects blocking a majority of the lower stage, can be seen.}

ANNOUNCER: Monday! Monday! And also all the other days!

{As he says this, the words appear angled in the center of the screen with a flash-in entrance. After he is finished saying this, there is a cut to a fire with burning wood. It appears to be a fire place, only zoomed in on and with no lights for effect.}

ANNOUNCER: Strong Bad {A Strong Bad with stars in a blue shade appears at the top-left corner inside the shape of a circle. The angled text "STRONG BAD" also appears on screen in the bottom-center of the circle.} and Bubstastic Entertainment {A photo of Bubs inside another circle in the opposite corner. There is the bent text "BUBSTASTIC ENTERTAINMENT" (each word on separate lines) with a red background and white border stemming from the bottom of the circle.} present {Both objects fade outward} Baddest of the Bands! {As he says this, an echo accompanies his voice along with a lower tone. A large "BADDEST" in reflective metal fades in and shakes, accompanied by a boom. The same happens with "Of the bands" however with a blander font and on a vinyl sticker with an orange background.}

{A cut to a 3D shot of the game. It is a backstage view of Cool Tapes playing scrolling to the right. The audience members from left to right are Bubs, Homestar Runner doing a slight dance, and Strong Bad. The announcer continues to speak while this occurs.}

ANNOUNCER: Four stages! Four acts!

{A cut to the upper body of 3D Strong Sad talking. He has a walkie talkie on his chest; another shot of the game.}

ANNOUNCER: One fat kid to run security!

{As he says "security" there is a cut to where Strong Bad is tazered. His screams can be heard under the voiceover. There is then a cut to Cool Tapes playing from an audience point of view rotating right, with Strong Bad in the foreground.}

ANNOUNCER: Ladies and wimpy guys, {A close-up to The Cheat playing the drums while smiling, with the view rotating right and moving upwards.} get ready to indifferently {Cut to Marzipan, with her eyes closed and nodding her head. Strong Mad can be seen playing bass with a smile and closed eyes in the background. The point of view is rotating right.} nod your head to the socially-conscious {A close-up to Strong Mad's "head"; view rotating right and moving down while still angling on his head} power-pop stylings of {Cut to the Cool Tapes fading in in space. Their logo also fades in on top of them playing.} {with an echo} Cool Tapes!

{Cut to Coach Z with a microphone. A banner saying "TWO-O-DUO" can be seen in the background}

ANNOUNCER: And you b-boys betta recognize, because the Two-O-Duo is doing an uno-time reunion {echo} performance!

{Cut to Pom Pom playing the keyboard}

ANNOUNCER: Make up your own words to the instrumental piano stylings of {echo} Pom Pom!

{Cut to Strong Bad on stage}

ANNOUNCER: And headlining the entire event, {cut to Strong Bad standing in front of a bluescreen fire} from the fiery bowels of {fade to Strong Bad's basement} {deep toned and echoing} HIS BASEMENT comes Strong Bad's top secret death metal band {the letters appear onscreen as said} D.Ö.I.! Fans are already lining up! Just look at these guys!

CAMERAMAN: Who are you guys here to see?

ALL FANS: Strong Bad!!

FIRST FAN: Strong Bad, he's kind of a... he's like a vanguard.

ALL FANS: Fhqwhgads! Fhqwhgads!

SECOND FAN: I don't even know what "vanguard" means!


ANNOUNCER: Featuring celebrity guest judges {cut to Limozeen logo in front of bluescreen fire} LIMOZEEN! {cut to the webcam, then to the cardboard Limozeen cutout} Live via webcam taped to a cardboard cutout! {cut to the Baddest of the Bands logo} BADDEST OF THE BANDS! {Shows an image of the Wii Shop Channel} Tickets available now at your local Wii Shop Channel, {cut to an image of the Telltale Games website} {cut to a picture of Bubs' Stand with the Bubsmaster Entertainment logo on it} and participating Bubsmaster Ticket Locations! {very quickly} {cut to the King of Town playing guitar} Ticket and hot dog prices {cut to Strong Bad sliding on his knees across a stage} subject to wild mood swings. {cut to one of the fans throwing something on the ground and smashing} The word "refund" will not be recognized once you enter the event. {cut to The Cheat playing drums} Porta-potties to be used by Bubs and any ladies Bubs may meet only. {cut to logo} BADDEST OF THE BANDS!!

Fun Facts


  • The sign on Bubs' Ticketmaster Stand reads:
With Any


  • Strong Sad's scene does not have him wearing his yellow jacket.
  • The diamond on Strong Bad's mask and the brim of Coach Z's cap are see-through when the camera goes close up on them, but then goes opaque again when the scene fades back into the basement. This is a parody of a common bluescreen malfunction where the person on camera happens to be wearing something that's the same color as the backdrop, causing it to appear transparent when that color is replaced with a simulated background.
  • In the actual game, Pom Pom's band has Homestar in it, and is named "PomStar".

Inside References

  • The Strong Bad "logo" that appears is similar to that of the coaster design.
  • The chroma-key malfunction was used before, with a green screen, in redesign.
  • The entire promo is similar to the one in monster truck.

Real-World References

  • The scenes of fans waiting in the parking lot is a reference to '80s cult short film Heavy Metal Parking Lot.
  • The first fan is wearing a promotional t-shirt for the Black Sabbath album Mob Rules.
  • "Bubsmaster Ticket locations" is a reference to the real-life ticket sales and distribution company TicketMaster.
  • The Baddest of the Bands logo uses the same font as AC/DC's main logo.

DVD Version

  • Occasionally, the DVD will play the promo in the style of an old VHS tape, complete with deterioration and a sound of a VCR starting the tape at the beginning.

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