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(i'm pretty sure every girly kid's show that has ever had ponies or unicorns also had rainbow bridges)
(It seemed it was Davey who was singing during the heavy metal song, not the "Other Guy". The opera singer had Davey's face, after all.)
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'''STRONG BAD''': You get French fries, and you get French fries, but ''you'' don't get French fries,<br>
'''STRONG BAD''': You get French fries, and you get French fries, but ''you'' don't get French fries,<br>
'''STRONG BAD''': That's right! You get French fries, and you get French fries, but ''you'' don't get no French fries,<br>
'''STRONG BAD''': That's right! You get French fries, and you get French fries, but ''you'' don't get no French fries,<br>
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'''OTHER GUY''': ''{simultaneously, heavy metal style screaming}'' You don't get french friiies. You get french friiiiies! They Might be Giiiants, gets no french friiies! Yeeah-ah yeah-ah yeah ah!<br>
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'''DAVEY''': ''{simultaneously, heavy metal style screaming}'' You don't get french friiies. You get french friiiiies! They Might be Giiiants, gets no french friiies! Yeeah-ah yeah-ah yeah ah!<br>
'''STRONG BAD''': You get the French fries, and you get the French fries, but '''''you''''' don't get French fries!<br>
'''STRONG BAD''': You get the French fries, and you get the French fries, but '''''you''''' don't get French fries!<br>
'''STRONG BAD''': Ohh!<br>  
'''STRONG BAD''': Ohh!<br>  

Revision as of 20:08, 29 September 2009

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"Unicorns?! Who-who are you?"

In this partially-Powered by The Cheat music video, Davey attempts to call Strong Bad from his crystal fortress - but the Rambling Wreck of E-Mail Check has got some countermeasures!

Cast (in order of appearance): They Might Be Giants, Davey, Strong Bad, Unicorn

Date: Monday, September 28, 2009

Running Time: 2:09

Page Title: Davey Gets His Due!

Contents

Lyrics

DAVEY: Mmm. French fries.
OTHER GUY: Mmm. Yeah, they're good. Gee, Davey, Strong Bad always seems so hostile. I bet he doesn't even know how much everybody loves him.
DAVEY: Nope, nope. I don't think so either.
OTHER GUY: Nope.
DAVEY: I've written a song I think'll make Strong Bad understand.
OTHER GUY: Oh?
DAVEY: I'm gonna sing it.

DAVEY: Uhh Huh
STRONG BAD: {spoken} I already don't like the sound of this one. Ohh, vomit-inducing! My favorite!
DAVEY: {singing throughout} Come down from your crystal fortress, oh Strong Bad,
STRONG BAD: What?
DAVEY: A unicorn awaits at a rainbow bridge,
STRONG BAD: Unicorns?! Wh-who are you?
DAVEY: Her head is bowed and a tiny tear traces these words in the dew.
STRONG BAD: All right, you whiny weasels.

DAVEY: Please come down from your crystal fortress
OTHER GUY: {singing back up vocals throughout} Strong Bad
DAVEY: Please come down from your crystal fortress,
STRONG BAD: {singing} Shut up.
OTHER GUY: {simultaneously} Strong Bad
DAVEY: Please come down from your crystal fortress.

STRONG BAD: {screamed} Throw me a squeedley guitar!
STRONG BAD: Let me tell ya,
STRONG BAD: You get French fries, and you get French fries, but you don't get French fries,
STRONG BAD: That's right! You get French fries, and you get French fries, but you don't get no French fries,
DAVEY: {simultaneously, heavy metal style screaming} You don't get french friiies. You get french friiiiies! They Might be Giiiants, gets no french friiies! Yeeah-ah yeah-ah yeah ah!
STRONG BAD: You get the French fries, and you get the French fries, but you don't get French fries!
STRONG BAD: Ohh!
STRONG BAD: Ahh!

DAVEY: Unchain your trembling hopes and dreams, oh Strong Bad,
STRONG BAD: Awwwwwwww! I thought you were done.
DAVEY: The love you deny is the key that will melt the lock,
STRONG BAD: I'll melt your face!
DAVEY: Our golden shining spirits,
STRONG BAD: Eww!
DAVEY: will all join hands and sing.

DAVEY: Please come down from your crystal fortress
OTHER GUY: Strong Bad
STRONG BAD: No.
DAVEY: Please come down from your crystal fortress
OTHER GUY: Strong Bad
STRONG BAD: I'm not coming down from no place.
DAVEY: Please come down from your crystal fortress.
OTHER GUY: Strong Bad.
DAVEY: Strong Bad.
STRONG BAD: Shut up... you stupid hippie.

STRONG BAD: {spoken} I'm-a gonna throw a brick at your cellist.

{A crash is heard, with the sound of a piano being broken}

Fun Facts

Explanations

  • This song comes from They Might Be Giants Podcast 37A, during which John Flansburgh also mentions hoping to make this into something on homestarrunner.com, which it has.

Inside References

  • French fries are commonly seen and mentioned throughout the music video.
  • The guitarist first appeared in for kids, as did the three children.
  • Strong Bad mentions vomit inducing.
  • Strong Bad's comments throughout the song are reminiscent of those in Sensitive to Bees. In both songs, he responds to the first sung line with "What?"
  • Strong Bad says he'll melt the guitarist's face off, something he attempted to do in coloring to Limozeen with his crayons.
  • When Strong Bad is seen on the mountaintop, he is depicted as being really muscular.
  • Davey was a name mentioned at the end of virus.
  • The pixellated lightning bolts at the beginning of Strong Bad's metal segment are directly imported from the Peasant's Quest title screen.

Real-World References

  • The "crystal fortress" mentioned throughout the song may be a reference to the Fortress of Solitude, Superman's arctic headquarters.
  • Davey's costume before Strong Bad appears on the mountaintop is based on that of Brunnhilde from Wagner's "Ring" cycle. It is considered an iconic and stereotypical operatic costume.
  • The scene with Strong Bad on the mountaintop spoofs the "Night On Bald Mountain" sequence of the Disney movie, Fantasia, with Strong Bad as Chernabog.
  • At the beginning of Strong Bad's metal segment, the picture shown in the background is the Unicorn in Paradise poster (sans unicorn), which was also seen in his bedroom.

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