Cricket Noises

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When a character is expecting a response from some audience but none is forthcoming, or when a joke falls flat, typically cricket noises will be heard cutting through the silence.

The Brothers Chaps did not originate this joke, but they get a lot of use out of it.


  • Fluffy Puff CommercialHomestar is expected to say his line, but he is silent. Crickets chirp.
  • The House That Gave Sucky Treats — Homestar says that Marzipan told him to eat a lot of Smarties this year, but he's not sure why. Crickets chirp.
  • Marshie vs. Little GirlLittle Girl tells Marshie a joke about vampires (which Marshie is dressed up as), in which the punchline is "Vampires are dumb." Crickets chirp.
  • more armies — In the Easter egg, no one shows up to meet Firebert (The Cheat). Crickets chirp.
  • Biz Cas Fri 2 — Strong Bad is visibly nervous presenting his millions-saving idea to corporate. Crickets chirp after he starts ad-libbing.
  • mini-golf — The statue of The Wheelchair isn't moving. This is mentioned by Strong Bad. Crickets chirp.
  • The Baloneyman — Strong Bad and Homestar have a confusing conversation. Crickets chirp when Homestar starts to get off-topic.
  • from work — Nothing happens when Strong Bad starts to describe why he wants to be a 2nd 2nd Assistant Space Whale Scrubber. Crickets chirp.
  • SBCG4AP Gameplay Trailer — Crickets chirp after Homestar says "I'm pointing. I'm clicking. It's like an adventure."
  • Baddest of the Bands — Crickets chirp after Strong Bad realizes that there isn't anyone at the DOI concert.
  • magic trick — Strong Bad doesn't remember what the milk-in-the-cone trick is supposed to do. Crickets chirp.
  • 4 Gregs — Crickets chirp after D N'D Greg explains the football game.
  • Halloween Awards Show — Crickets chirp after Homestar says he's going to win when he and Marzipan are the only ones there.
  • Kick-A-Ball — Crickets chirp after one potato, two potato is decided on and The Umpire realizes that Homestar doesn't have hands.
  • Compy Catalog — Crickets chirp as Strong Bad reads the poorly-written exchange written in the catalog attempting to mock the size of the Roomy-Vac.
  • Doomy Tales of the Macabre — Crickets chirp for a moment as Strong Sad struggles to come up with The Poopsmith's doom.
  • Strong Bad vs. Little Girl! — When Strong Bad wants Little Girl to "tell all the people how great I am."

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