Best Caper Ever

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"You're a polar bear, right?"

Strong Bad somehow manages to pull off the best caper ever... if he could only remember it.

Cast (in order of appearance): Homestar Runner, Strong Bad, The Cheat, Strong Sad, Bubs (Easter egg)

Places: Arctic Ocean, The House Of The Brothers Strong, Bubs' Concession Stand (Easter egg)

Date: Monday, February 9, 2009

Running Time: 2:43

Page Title: Total Coincidence! Not Intentional!



{slow fade to a closeup of Homestar Runner}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Man, what should I do today? {takes a deep breath and turns the other way} I just wonder what I should be doing today, you know? {shakes head} I just can't seem to stop wondering what I maybe might could be should be doing today?

{cut to a long shot of Homestar standing alone on an ice floe, with an iceberg visible in the back}

HOMESTAR: Man. {the echo is heard; Homestar looks around}

{cut to a closer shot}

HOMESTAR: Oh, I know! I can pretend that one leg is short than the other again. {Homestar lifts his right leg and lets it swing freely} {softly} It doesn't touch.

{cut to a long overhead shot of Homestar drifting which crossfades to a slightly grainy black and white picture with the legend Satellite Feed in the lower right corner}

{camera pulls back to reveal the TV is sitting in The House of The Brothers Strong}

STRONG BAD: So you have no idea how we pulled this off?

{reverse shot of Strong Bad and The Cheat watching the television}

THE CHEAT: {uncertain The Cheat noises}

STRONG BAD: All right, let's retrace our steps. We stole Homestar's melonade.

THE CHEAT: {nodding} {affirmative The Cheat noise}

STRONG BAD: You made pee-pee in said melondade.

THE CHEAT: {embarrassed affirmative The Cheat noise}

STRONG BAD: And now he's on a tiny ice floe in the middle of the Arctic somehow.

THE CHEAT: {enthusiastic affirmative The Cheat noises}

STRONG BAD: I think we might be missing a few key steps there.

THE CHEAT: {shrugging} {uncertain The Cheat noises}

STRONG BAD: Come on, man! This is like our best caper ever, and we don't even remember what we did!?

{cut back to Homestar. A black lump can be seen floating off to frame left.}

HOMESTAR: Okay. Bye, bloated sea lion carcass! {singsong} Thanks for stopping by! {cut to a medium shot} Marzipan, we've got to have them over more often. They are a riot! {Homestar looks over his shoulder, annoyed} Hm! {He starts shaking his body in random directions, grunting} That is it, satellite phone! You've poked me for the last time! {He tosses the phone into the ocean} You too, flare gun. {He drops the gun into the ocean}

{cut back to Strong Bad and The Cheat, laying on the carpet}

STRONG BAD: You're sure you don't remember like tricking Homestar to get on a cargo plane, {sketch of Homestar running towards a plane with a sign saying "Free Pile" appears over them} maybe bribing some walruses, {sketch of The Cheat with feet giving money to three walruses appears and fade} or maybe experimenting with the folding of space-time? {sketch of a diagram of a black hole, The Cheat with glasses, and math equations}

THE CHEAT: {negative The Cheat response}

STRONG BAD: So, the only thing we know for certain is you made wee {a picture of a glass of melonade appears} in Homestar's melonade and he's stuck {picture of a globe appears with a circle around it pointing to a tiny Homestar} on the other side of the globe in which we mysteriously have satellite coverage. {a satellite appears next to the globe}

THE CHEAT: {affirmative The Cheat noise}

STRONG BAD: That's it, I'm taking you to the vet!

THE CHEAT: {leaps up, makes scared The Cheat noise}

{cut back to a medium shot of Homestar standing on the ice floe}

HOMESTAR: All right. At this point, I'm willing to admit that maybe, just maybe, this {close-up of Homestar} isn't Marzipan's new patio. I should probably yell for help.

{cut to a long shot}

HOMESTAR: Larry! {echo is heard}

{cut back to a close-up}

HOMESTAR: Larry sounds like the kind of guy that get me out of this jam!

{cut back to long shot}

HOMESTAR: {voice breaking} Larry! {echo}

{cut back to close-up}

HOMESTAR: Homestar? {echo}

{cut to a medium shot. Strong Sad is drifting in frame left, reading a book}

STRONG SAD: Oh, would you please keep it down?

HOMESTAR: Oh, great! Strong Sad! You're a polar bear, right?

{close-up of Homestar}

HOMESTAR: Use your frost breath to turn me into an ice cube, so future generations can thaw me out {cut back to a medium shot of the two of them} so they can marvel at my same length legs!

STRONG SAD: Boy, did I pick the wrong hemisphere to aimlessly drift through this year....

{black card with an iceberg and the word "end." appears}

Easter Eggs

  • At the end, click on the period to see a scene with Strong Bad and The Cheat at Bubs' Concession Stand.
{The Cheat is on the counter of the stand, beside Bubs, while Strong Bad looks on. A sign is taped on the counter, reading, "BUBS A VET NOW! GET IT"}
BUBS: {to Strong Bad} And I'm gonna need you to fill this up.
{He takes out a trash can, which has a fill line drawn on it and a "Grody Sample" label taped to it}
STRONG BAD: Whoa-ho-ho. Sorry, The Cheat.
BUBS: {suddenly angry} I'm not looking at The Cheat!
{Strong Bad looks surprised}

Fun Facts


  • Doctors and vets often take samples of urine to test for sickness.
  • Space-time is a mathematical model that combines space and time into a singe entity.

Inside References

  • The Cheat sabotaged Homestar's melonade by peeing into it.
  • The satellite feed monitor resembles the security camera monitor from date.
  • The trash can is the same one that appeared in bike thief.

Real-World References

  • The "Total Coincidence! Not Intentional!" title, is referring to the cartoon's unfortunate timing - It was released the day after 134 people were rescued from a freeflowing sheet of ice that broke off into Lake Erie.[1]

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