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[[Image:Fish Eye Lens.png|thumb|right|220px|"Things are about to get bulbous!"]]
[[Image:Fish Eye Lens.png|thumb|right|220px|"Things are about to get bulbous!"]]
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'''COACH Z:''' Aw, look at that! I've got a considerable rear shelf!<br />
'''COACH Z:''' Aw, look at that! I've got a considerable rear shelf!<br />
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'''STRONG BAD:''' That makes me uncomfortable! ''{each syllable appears in Strong Bad's mouth}'' <br />
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'''STRONG BAD:''' That makes me uncomfortable!<br />
'''TOGETHER:''' Waughmp waughmp!<br />
'''TOGETHER:''' Waughmp waughmp!<br />
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At a real fish eye?
At a real fish eye?
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''{Homestar points the lens at a real fish. The video comes to a halt with a splat. Using crudely drawn software menus, a mouse cursor applies a twirl effect. The scene spins as if down the drain. Back in normal styles, Strong Bad, Coach Z, and Homestar appear in the basement dressed in old-timey Dixieland jazz band outfits. Strong Bad has a trumpet with plunger mute. Coach Z has a banjo. Homestar is holding a fishbowl with a dead fish floating in it. An SLR camera with a fisheye lens is submerged in the bowl. The music finishes in an old-timey flourish.}''
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''{Homestar points the lens at a real fish. The video comes to a halt with a splat. Using crudely drawn software menus, a mouse cursor applies a twirl effect. The scene spins as if down the drain. Back in normal styles, Strong Bad, Coach Z, and Homestar appear in the basement dressed in old-timey Dixieland jazz band outfits. Strong Bad has a trumpet with a plunger mute. Coach Z has a banjo. Homestar is holding a fishbowl with a dead fish floating in it. An SLR camera with a fisheye lens is submerged in the bowl. The music finishes in an old-timey flourish.}''
'''STRONG BAD:''' Aw, man!
'''STRONG BAD:''' Aw, man!
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' ''{continued}'' —Several syncopations! Several syncopations tonight!
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' ''{continued}'' —Several syncopations! Several syncopations tonight!
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''{Cut to a closeup on the fish bowl with a "waughmp waughmp" sound effect. The word "eND" appears over the fisheye lens.}''
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''{Cut to a closeup on the fishbowl with a "waughmp waughmp" sound effect. The word "eND" appears over the fisheye lens.}''
== Easter Eggs ==
== Easter Eggs ==
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:''{The rest of the trio appears behind him.}''
:''{The rest of the trio appears behind him.}''
:'''THE OTHER TWO IN THE TRIO:''' ''{overlapping}'' Several syncopations tonight!
:'''THE OTHER TWO IN THE TRIO:''' ''{overlapping}'' Several syncopations tonight!
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:''{Whip-pan to Old-Timey Strong Bad. He has an old-timey movie camera with a fish roped to it. As he says "Waughmp waughmp", the words appear on top of him and then disperse in a cloud-like puff.}''
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:''{Whip-pan to Old-Timey Strong Bad. He has an old-timey movie camera with a fish roped to it. Each time he says "Waughmp waughmp", the word "waughmp" appears on top of him, pulses twice, and then disperses in a cloud-like puff.}''
:'''OLD-TIMEY STRONG BAD:''' Waughmp waughmp, I say! Waughmp waughmp! Everything ''is'' better with this pescatary oculation!
:'''OLD-TIMEY STRONG BAD:''' Waughmp waughmp, I say! Waughmp waughmp! Everything ''is'' better with this pescatary oculation!
* Click on the dead fish to see a scene showing the Cheat presenting the video to Strong Bad:
* Click on the dead fish to see a scene showing the Cheat presenting the video to Strong Bad:
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:'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{overlapping himself}'' I'm buying you a pizzaaaaa!
:'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{overlapping himself}'' I'm buying you a pizzaaaaa!
:''{The music stops as he says "pizzaaaaa". A pizza falls from the ceiling and covers their heads. The Cheat makes a "da-ta-da!" fanfare noise.}''
:''{The music stops as he says "pizzaaaaa". A pizza falls from the ceiling and covers their heads. The Cheat makes a "da-ta-da!" fanfare noise.}''
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:'''STRONG BAD:''' Whoa! Guess I can conjure ceiling pizzas now.
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:'''STRONG BAD:''' Whoa! Guess I can... conjure ceiling pizzas now.
== Fun Facts ==
== Fun Facts ==
=== Explanations ===
=== Explanations ===
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* A [[Wikipedia:Fisheye lens|fisheye lens]] is an ultra wide-angle lens that produces strong visual distortion intended to create a wide panoramic or hemispherical image.
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* A [[Wikipedia:Fisheye lens|fisheye lens]] is an ultra-wide-angle lens that produces strong visual distortion intended to create a wide panoramic or hemispherical image.
* A Benz is a [[Wikipedia:Mercedes-Benz|Mercedes-Benz]] automobile. Mercedes-Benz is a marketer of luxury vehicles, popular among the hip hop community.
* A Benz is a [[Wikipedia:Mercedes-Benz|Mercedes-Benz]] automobile. Mercedes-Benz is a marketer of luxury vehicles, popular among the hip hop community.
* The form shown riding a skateboard is a [[Wikipedia:IRS tax forms#W-2|W-2 form]], which reports the earnings of and taxes withheld from a United States taxpayer.
* The form shown riding a skateboard is a [[Wikipedia:IRS tax forms#W-2|W-2 form]], which reports the earnings of and taxes withheld from a United States taxpayer.
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* The animation menu options are "BLOATATE", "FORNGE", [[Lowercase i's|"PAXELiZE"]], "DISTORT", "MUFFLIN'", and [[Punkin Show|"PAINT DAUBZ"]].
* The animation menu options are "BLOATATE", "FORNGE", [[Lowercase i's|"PAXELiZE"]], "DISTORT", "MUFFLIN'", and [[Punkin Show|"PAINT DAUBZ"]].
* The "DISTORT" submenu options are "ELOAK", "PRIVET", "TWIRL", "ZAPPOS", "TENASCHE", and "RELUMP".
* The "DISTORT" submenu options are "ELOAK", "PRIVET", "TWIRL", "ZAPPOS", "TENASCHE", and "RELUMP".
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* This toon is the first in sequence that [[Toons Without Back Buttons|doesn't have a back button]] after it was removed from all new videos.
===Remarks===
===Remarks===
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* This toon has [[Toons Without Back Buttons|no "back" button]].
 
* This is the first non-holiday-themed content uploaded to the website since [[videography]], released October 5, 2009&mdash;just two days shy of five years apart.
* This is the first non-holiday-themed content uploaded to the website since [[videography]], released October 5, 2009&mdash;just two days shy of five years apart.
===Goofs===
===Goofs===
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* In the Flash version, the sound of record pops and hiss from the Old-Timey Easter egg can still be heard at the beginning of the Easter egg in front of [[Monosodium Dreams]].
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* In the Flash version, the sound of record pops and hiss from the Old-Timey Easter egg can still be heard at the beginning of the Easter egg in front of the Monosodium Dreams.
=== Inside References ===
=== Inside References ===
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[[Image:@StrongBadActual profile01.jpg|thumb|Everything is better with a fisheye lens!]]
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[[Image:@StrongBadActual profile01.jpg|thumb|"Everything is better with a fisheye lens!"]]
[[Image:sketchbook_040826_themanybuttsofcoachz.png|thumb|"I've got a considerable rear shelf!"]]
[[Image:sketchbook_040826_themanybuttsofcoachz.png|thumb|"I've got a considerable rear shelf!"]]
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* The current profile picture of the [[@StrongBadActual]] [[Twitter]] account was taken with a fisheye lens, and the toon was previously teased there in [[twitter:StrongBadActual/status/516039750138875904|a post on September 27, 2014]].
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* The current profile picture of the [[@StrongBadActual]] Twitter account was taken with a fisheye lens, and the toon was previously teased there in [[twitter:StrongBadActual/status/516039750138875904|a post on September 27, 2014]].
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* The fisheye effect used in this toon is similar to one used in [[Rap Song]].
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* The fisheye effect used in this toon is similar to the one used in [[Rap Song]].
* This toon marks an instance of [[couch mumbling]].
* This toon marks an instance of [[couch mumbling]].
* The song is referred to as a [[number one jam]].
* The song is referred to as a [[number one jam]].
* "Waughmp Waughmp" is an [[onomatopoeia]].
* "Waughmp Waughmp" is an [[onomatopoeia]].
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* Coach Z sometimes pronounces "video" as "[[Videro Games|videro]]".
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* Coach Z sometimes pronounces "video" as "[[videro]]".
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* Coach Z's "considerable rear shelf" is derived from a [[Sketchbook]] entry, and was also seen in a similar form on the [[Stripèd Green Rabbit]] in [[New Boots]].
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* Coach Z's "considerable rear shelf" is derived from a [[Sketchbook]] [[Sketchbook 2004#SK-2004-08-26|entry]], and was also seen in a similar form on the [[Stripèd Green Rabbit]] in [[New Boots]].
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*Coach Z's hypothetical girlfriends are [[Pom Pom's Girls]].
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*During the bridge, Strong Bad has a [[Green Tongues|green mouth]].
* Taxes and the W-2 form were previously mentioned in [[Arcade Game]].
* Taxes and the W-2 form were previously mentioned in [[Arcade Game]].
* A few of Homestar's forms resemble some of his from [[Exaggerations]].
* A few of Homestar's forms resemble some of his from [[Exaggerations]].
* When the fisheye lens is pointed at the real fish eye and the twirl effect is applied, one of the items in the software menu is "[[Punkin Show|paint daubz]]".
* When the fisheye lens is pointed at the real fish eye and the twirl effect is applied, one of the items in the software menu is "[[Punkin Show|paint daubz]]".
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*[[Homestar]] is wearing [[pants]]. His Dixieland vest also has [[Lack of Visible Arms|arm holes]].
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*Homestar wears [[pants]]. His Dixieland vest also has [[Lack of Visible Arms|arm holes]].
* Coach Z's line "What happened to the honeys?" is a reference to the end of one of [[Matt Chapman]]'s old rap songs, {{inlinecontentwarning|content warning|Adult language and themes}} [[thorax:mp3s/3-D_Booty.mp3|3-D Booty]].
* Coach Z's line "What happened to the honeys?" is a reference to the end of one of [[Matt Chapman]]'s old rap songs, {{inlinecontentwarning|content warning|Adult language and themes}} [[thorax:mp3s/3-D_Booty.mp3|3-D Booty]].
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* The Easter egg with Strong Bad and The Cheat at Monosodium Dreams is a callback to the ending of [[Everybody to the Limit]].
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* The Easter egg with Strong Bad and The Cheat at the Monosodium Dreams is a callback to the ending of [[Everybody to the Limit]].
* Strong Bad remarks that Coach Z has [[lack of visible body parts|green mittens]].
* Strong Bad remarks that Coach Z has [[lack of visible body parts|green mittens]].
=== Real-World References ===
=== Real-World References ===
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*''[[Wikipedia:Blackthorne|Blackthorne]]'' is an action-platformer game for the [[Nintendo|Super Nintendo]], [[Sega|Sega Genesis]], and PC.
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*''[[Wikipedia:Blackthorne|Blackthorne]]'' is an action-platformer game for the [[Nintendo|Super Nintendo Entertainment System]], [[Sega|Sega Genesis]], and PC.
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*This toon is heavily influenced by the [[Wikipedia:Beastie Boys|Beastie Boys]]. Many of their music videos and publicity photos were shot using fisheye lenses. The music video for their song [[Wikipedia:Hold It Now, Hit It|Hold It Now, Hit It]] was the first to be shot entirely using a fisheye lens. The cover of their album [[Wikipedia:Check Your Head|Check Your Head]] is also re-created in the toon.
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*This toon is heavily influenced by the [[Beastie Boys]]. Many of their music videos and publicity photos were shot using fisheye lenses. The music video for their song [[Wikipedia:Hold It Now, Hit It|Hold It Now, Hit It]] was the first to be shot entirely using a fisheye lens. The cover of their album [[Wikipedia:Check Your Head|Check Your Head]] is also re-created in the toon.
*During the music video, Homestar's body is a can of [[Wikipedia:Campbell Soup Company|Campbell's Soup]], which is probably a reference to that company's line of [http://www.campbellsoup.com/Products/Homestyle/All Homestyle soups].
*During the music video, Homestar's body is a can of [[Wikipedia:Campbell Soup Company|Campbell's Soup]], which is probably a reference to that company's line of [http://www.campbellsoup.com/Products/Homestyle/All Homestyle soups].
*Homestar's singing at the end of the toon resembles the chorus of the song "One Singular Sensation" from the musical [[Wikipedia:A Chorus Line|A Chorus Line]].
*Homestar's singing at the end of the toon resembles the chorus of the song "One Singular Sensation" from the musical [[Wikipedia:A Chorus Line|A Chorus Line]].
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*A [[Pokémon|Poké Ball]] appears in the video with a spinning Coach Z logo emblazoned upon it.
 
*[[Wikipedia:Zappos|Zappos]] is an online shoe and clothing shop.
*[[Wikipedia:Zappos|Zappos]] is an online shoe and clothing shop.
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==YouTube Version==
==YouTube Version==
[[Image:Fisheye_YT_Thumnails.jpg|thumb|220px|"Don't look for these so much."]]
[[Image:Fisheye_YT_Thumnails.jpg|thumb|220px|"Don't look for these so much."]]
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*After the end of the toon, a group of nine thumbnails appears, parodying YouTube's related video thumbnails. None of the "videos" shown in the thumbnails have been released as of yet. The contents of the thumbnails are as follows:
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*The [[YouTube]] description for this toon is "Strong Bad makes a new #1 jam with the help of Coach Z...and a fish-eye lens."
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*After the end of the toon, [[YouTube Related Video Thumbnails#Fish Eye Lens|a group of nine thumbnails]] appears, parodying YouTube's related video thumbnails. None of the "videos" shown in the thumbnails have been released as of yet. The contents of the thumbnails are as follows:
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| Coach Z and [[Strong Sad]] dancing on the [[Race Track]] in [[outer space]] || A photograph of a CRT television displaying [[Wikipedia:Swordquest|''Swordquest: Earthworld'']]. The [[Videlectrix Guys]] appear in the lower-left corner, along with the caption "Joystick Wagglin' with [[Videlectrix]]" || Homestar and a peasant from [[Peasant's Quest Proposed Sequels|Peasant's Quest Online?]] standing in [[The Field]] with snow on the ground
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| Coach Z and [[Strong Sad]] dancing on the [[Race Track]] in [[outer space]]. || A photograph of a CRT television displaying [[Wikipedia:Swordquest|''Swordquest: Earthworld'']]. The [[Videlectrix Guys]] appear in the lower-left corner, along with the caption "Joystick Wagglin' with [[Videlectrix]]". || Homestar and a peasant from [[Peasant's Quest Proposed Sequels|Peasant's Quest Online?]] standing in [[The Field]] with snow on the ground.
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| A tiny Strong Bad walking up [[Senor Cardgage]]'s head || Homestar standing in an older style Field, with an orange laser beam in place of his head (which is now on the ground) || [[Puppet Homestar]] and [[Mike Chapman]] sitting in front of a curtain with a cup of [[coffee]]. The caption reads "COFFEE TOWN WITH HOMESTAR + MIKE, episode 6"
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| A tiny Strong Bad walking up [[Senor Cardgage]]'s head. || Homestar standing in an older style Field, with an orange laser beam in place of his head (which is now on the ground). || [[Puppet Homestar]] and [[Mike Chapman]] sitting in front of a curtain with a cup of [[coffee]]. The caption reads "COFFEE TOWN WITH HOMESTAR + MIKE, episode 6".
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| Strong Bad in front of a red-yellow gradient. In place of his legs are several more torsos that continue off the screen, some of which have extra arms, resembling a centipede || A small [[Bubs]] hovering over the [[Compé]]'s keyboard on Strong Bad's desk. Bubs is leaving a bouncy, dashed white line behind him, à la [[Where U Goin' 2?]] || [[Pom Pom]] peeking out of a stylized human brain
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| Strong Bad in front of a red-yellow gradient. In place of his legs are several more torsos that continue off the screen, some of which have extra arms, resembling a centipede. || A small [[Bubs]] hovering over the [[Compé]]'s keyboard on Strong Bad's desk. Bubs is leaving a bouncy, dashed white line behind him, à la [[Where U Goin' 2?]] || [[Pom Pom]] peeking out of a stylized human [[brain]].
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*After the thumbnails, the Old-Timey Easter egg is shown, immediately followed by the "ceiling pizzas" Easter egg.
*After the thumbnails, the Old-Timey Easter egg is shown, immediately followed by the "ceiling pizzas" Easter egg.

Current revision as of 19:32, 14 September 2019

Toon Category: Powered by The Cheat
watch Crystal Fortress Trogdor Was Dragon Man
"Things are about to get bulbous!"

After five years, Strong Bad and Coach Z give the pyorple what they want!

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, Coach Z, Homestar Runner, The Barbershop Trio (Easter egg), Old-Timey Strong Bad (Easter egg), The Cheat (Easter egg)

Places: Basement of the Brothers Strong, The Cheat's Computer Room (Easter egg)

Date: Friday, October 3, 2014

Running Time: 3:19

Page Title: Things are about to get...

Contents

[edit] Transcript

{The basement is dark. Strong Bad is asleep, half on the couch. Coach Z pops up from behind the couch.}

COACH Z: {whispering loudly} Strong Bad! Strong Bad, wake up!

STRONG BAD: {mumbling} ...Blackthorne... {more mumbling}

COACH Z: The people need your help!

STRONG BAD: {suddenly awake and upright} Wait, the who?

COACH Z: I mean the pyorple!—

STRONG BAD: There you go!

COACH Z: —They need your help! It's been too long since they had a number one jam. They been scrapin' dope rhymes up off the kitchen floor, just to survive!

{Music starts playing.}

STRONG BAD: {increasingly complaining tone of voice} Another number one jam? All right, I'll do it. ...For the pyorple.

{Strong Bad jumps off the couch onto the floor as the scene transitions into a Powered by The Cheat music video.}

STRONG BAD: Woke up this mornin' in a rap song video
COACH Z: Can ya help me with my hip hop ditty, yo?
STRONG BAD: Well, Coach Z, that all depends
Can ya get ya green mittens on a fisheye lens?

{A synth bass plays two notes that resemble "Waughmp waughmp"}

COACH Z: I'm sorry, did you just say, "Waughmp waughmp"?

STRONG BAD: That's right! {smiling} And you know what that means:

COACH Z: I don't!—

STRONG BAD: Things are about to get... bulbous.

TOGETHER: Waughmp waughmp!
I bought a fisheye lens
And make a rap video
With a couple of friends
It goes, waughmp waughmp!
All the ladies and mens
They know everything is better
With a fisheye lens

COACH Z: Hey, that chorus wasn't kidding! Check out how cool my rap points look!

STRONG BAD: With a fisheye lens, you don't need to know how to rap, or skateboard, or do anything well!

Just put the camera on the ground
And aim it up
COACH Z: My kicks look huge
And my crew looks tough
STRONG BAD: We got bulbous hands
COACH Z: And bulbous feet
STRONG BAD: Turn your back to the camera
TOGETHER: Shake those bulbous cheeks!

COACH Z: Aw, look at that! I've got a considerable rear shelf!

STRONG BAD: That makes me uncomfortable!

TOGETHER: Waughmp waughmp!
I bought a fisheye lens
And make a rap video
With a couple of friends
It goes, waughmp waughmp!
All the ladies and mens
They know everything is better
With a fisheye lens

COACH Z: And once you use the fisheye
Well, you just can't stap
It used to be kind of expensive
But then the price draeerrrrrrped

STRONG BAD: {shouting, words overlap each other} I jumped in slow motion
Off the curb
Without a skateboard
That should look absurd
But with my fisheye lens
Hey, haven't ya heard?
I got the moves so smooth
Make ya mom say:

YOUR MOM: Those are some exceptionally smooth moves!

STRONG BAD: Coach Z!
COACH Z: SB!
STRONG BAD: Whatcha got for me?
COACH Z: I got the
STRONG BAD: F!
COACH Z: I!
STRONG BAD: S!
COACH Z: H!
STRONG BAD: E!
COACH Z: Y!
STRONG BAD: E! Lens!
COACH Z: Let's pretends I got ten girlfriends
And make amends in my Benz
With a fisheye lens
It goes—

TOGETHER: Waughmp waughmp!
I bought a fisheye lens
And make a rap videos
With a couple of friends
It goes, waughmp waughmp!
All the ladies and mens
They know everything is better
With a fisheye lens

STRONG BAD: Man, fisheye lens, I bet you could make even lame stuff look cool!

COACH Z: Yeah, yeah!

STRONG BAD: What about {singing} tax papers?

COACH Z: Oh, look at how cool those papes look!

How about a pair of tan pants!

STRONG BAD: Ooooh! Somebody say country dish towel!
AUDIENCE and COACH Z: Country dish towel!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Ahem! I have an idea
Of what we could try
What happens if you point it
At a real fish eye?

{Homestar points the lens at a real fish. The video comes to a halt with a splat. Using crudely drawn software menus, a mouse cursor applies a twirl effect. The scene spins as if down the drain. Back in normal styles, Strong Bad, Coach Z, and Homestar appear in the basement dressed in old-timey Dixieland jazz band outfits. Strong Bad has a trumpet with a plunger mute. Coach Z has a banjo. Homestar is holding a fishbowl with a dead fish floating in it. An SLR camera with a fisheye lens is submerged in the bowl. The music finishes in an old-timey flourish.}

STRONG BAD: Aw, man!

COACH Z: Aw, dag! What happened to the honeys?

STRONG BAD: Bring back the fisheye! Homestar, you broke our rap song video!

COACH Z: You turned us into a Dixieland {drawn out} jazz band!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Why y'all gotta be dissin' on Dixieland? I think it's great! It's got several syncopations. {singing, brandishing his hat, and kicking his legs} Several syncopations—

STRONG BAD: Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
COACH Z: {simultaneously} Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwweeehhorrrrrp!

{Strong Bad and Coach Z throw their arms up and exit.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {continued} —Several syncopations! Several syncopations tonight!

{Cut to a closeup on the fishbowl with a "waughmp waughmp" sound effect. The word "eND" appears over the fisheye lens.}

[edit] Easter Eggs

  • Click on the "D" in "eND" to see an Old Timey version:
ONE OF THE BARBERSHOP TRIO: Several syncopations tonight!
{The rest of the trio appears behind him.}
THE OTHER TWO IN THE TRIO: {overlapping} Several syncopations tonight!
{Whip-pan to Old-Timey Strong Bad. He has an old-timey movie camera with a fish roped to it. Each time he says "Waughmp waughmp", the word "waughmp" appears on top of him, pulses twice, and then disperses in a cloud-like puff.}
OLD-TIMEY STRONG BAD: Waughmp waughmp, I say! Waughmp waughmp! Everything is better with this pescatary oculation!
  • Click on the dead fish to see a scene showing the Cheat presenting the video to Strong Bad:
{Strong Bad and The Cheat are sitting at Monosodium Dreams. The twirl effect is still visible on the screen.}
STRONG BAD: The Cheat! That was incredible!
{He begins babbling as if at a loss for words. He keeps babbling in rhythm. The Cheat pulls out his keyboard and drops a beat in time with the babbling. The rave lights come on.}
STRONG BAD: {overlapping himself} I'm buying you a pizzaaaaa!
{The music stops as he says "pizzaaaaa". A pizza falls from the ceiling and covers their heads. The Cheat makes a "da-ta-da!" fanfare noise.}
STRONG BAD: Whoa! Guess I can... conjure ceiling pizzas now.

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Explanations

  • A fisheye lens is an ultra-wide-angle lens that produces strong visual distortion intended to create a wide panoramic or hemispherical image.
  • A Benz is a Mercedes-Benz automobile. Mercedes-Benz is a marketer of luxury vehicles, popular among the hip hop community.
  • The form shown riding a skateboard is a W-2 form, which reports the earnings of and taxes withheld from a United States taxpayer.
  • Dixieland is a style of jazz that originated from New Orleans during the early 20th century.
  • Syncopation is a musical term that means accenting beats that are normally not accented. It was commonly used to describe early jazz and ragtime music.

[edit] Trivia

  • The animation menu options are "BLOATATE", "FORNGE", "PAXELiZE", "DISTORT", "MUFFLIN'", and "PAINT DAUBZ".
  • The "DISTORT" submenu options are "ELOAK", "PRIVET", "TWIRL", "ZAPPOS", "TENASCHE", and "RELUMP".
  • This toon is the first in sequence that doesn't have a back button after it was removed from all new videos.

[edit] Remarks

  • This is the first non-holiday-themed content uploaded to the website since videography, released October 5, 2009—just two days shy of five years apart.

[edit] Goofs

  • In the Flash version, the sound of record pops and hiss from the Old-Timey Easter egg can still be heard at the beginning of the Easter egg in front of the Monosodium Dreams.

[edit] Inside References

"Everything is better with a fisheye lens!"
"I've got a considerable rear shelf!"

[edit] Real-World References

[edit] Fast Forward

  • The eponymous visual effect, along with the "waughmp waughmp" sound effect, are used again in an Easter egg in I Killed Pom Pom.

[edit] YouTube Version

"Don't look for these so much."
  • The YouTube description for this toon is "Strong Bad makes a new #1 jam with the help of Coach Z...and a fish-eye lens."
  • After the end of the toon, a group of nine thumbnails appears, parodying YouTube's related video thumbnails. None of the "videos" shown in the thumbnails have been released as of yet. The contents of the thumbnails are as follows:
Coach Z and Strong Sad dancing on the Race Track in outer space. A photograph of a CRT television displaying Swordquest: Earthworld. The Videlectrix Guys appear in the lower-left corner, along with the caption "Joystick Wagglin' with Videlectrix". Homestar and a peasant from Peasant's Quest Online? standing in The Field with snow on the ground.
A tiny Strong Bad walking up Senor Cardgage's head. Homestar standing in an older style Field, with an orange laser beam in place of his head (which is now on the ground). Puppet Homestar and Mike Chapman sitting in front of a curtain with a cup of coffee. The caption reads "COFFEE TOWN WITH HOMESTAR + MIKE, episode 6".
Strong Bad in front of a red-yellow gradient. In place of his legs are several more torsos that continue off the screen, some of which have extra arms, resembling a centipede. A small Bubs hovering over the Compé's keyboard on Strong Bad's desk. Bubs is leaving a bouncy, dashed white line behind him, à la Where U Goin' 2? Pom Pom peeking out of a stylized human brain.
  • After the thumbnails, the Old-Timey Easter egg is shown, immediately followed by the "ceiling pizzas" Easter egg.

[edit] See Also

[edit] External Links

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