Best Caper Ever

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"Ooh, I know! I can pretend that one leg is shorter than the other again."

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

Date: Monday, February 9, 2009

Running Time: 2:43 official, 3:09 actual

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

{cut to a closer shot}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Ooh, I know! I can pretend that one leg is shorter 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, like, 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 couple 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 RUNNER: 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} Oh, 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, lying on the carpet}

STRONG BAD: You're sure you don't remember like tricking Homestar to get onto 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 like 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 RUNNER: 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 RUNNER: Larry! {echo is heard}

{cut back to a close-up}

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

{cut back to long shot}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {voice breaking} Larry! {echo}

{cut back to close-up}

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

{close-up of Homestar}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: 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} and 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


  • Clinical testing of urine and stool samples are among the diagnostic procedures commonly performed by doctors and veterinarians.
  • Space-time is a mathematical model that combines space and time into a single entity.

Inside References

  • The Cheat sabotaged Homestar's melonade by peeing into it.
  • One of the people that Homestar called out for help was himself.

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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