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"Nothing like a little educache at the foundache!"

Homestar tells Chuck from Rochester all about the Homestar Runner "Bechieve to Alieve" foundation.

Cast (in order of appearance): Homestar Runner, Strong Sad, Marzipan, Bubs

Places: The Desk, Homestar Runner's Bedroom, Bubs' Concession Stand

Date: Monday, January 26, 2009

Running Time: 3:06

Page title: Arturo 9000!

Contents

Transcript

{Opens to a silhouette of Homestar Runner sitting at a table with a coffee mug, and can be seen labeled "Soup, Not Coffee". The camera is zooming in on him.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Don't look now kids, it's everyone's favorite knock-kneed weightlifter, Homestar Runner!

{Music and applause; scene zooms out and is lit. The desk is shown to have the label "This guy!" on the front of it, with an arrow pointing to Homestar. Homestar himself is smiling looking back and forth.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Thanks silhouette! Today's letter {Pulls out a sheet of paper that is rotated in landscape form.} comes from Chuck from Rochester. {reads}

{The email is read with a view of the sheet scrolling down as Homestar reads it. Homestar begins reading in a deep voice which gradually turns back into his normal voice as he continues. He says "Advancement" in a faux French accent, and doesn't read the signature.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {Cut to a close shot of Homestar's desk. He does not have the letter anymore.} Oh yes, most definitely, Doctor! {Cut to a monochrome photo of a brick, 1950's-like building. While Homestar talks, the view continues to zoom out, eventually showing in a wooden frame.} Established in 1994, the Homestar Runner "Bechieve to Alieve" foundition, commonly known as, {Scene zooms out to reveal the scene in a picture on an orange dresser.} this drawer, {fanfare} this drawer, {The camera zooms in on it and angles; fanfare.} this drawer! {It zooms in and angles again with a dutch angle. After that there is a cut to a full view of Homestar, who has been to the left of the dresser the entire time of this scene.} Would make an excellent field, road, or head trip for you and your studentia. {Cut to a close-up of Homestar. He is squinting his eyes.} Is that the plural of student, studentia? {His eyes return to normal} Anyway, {Cut to the view of Homestar and dresser again} lets see what the foundache has to offer!

{Homestar bends over to the right and opens drawer and a cut to a top-view reveals a dank inside with a half brown, half yellow crayon smushed together in the bottom-left corner. The labels on the Crayons are smushed together to say "Brellow". There are also various items such as a picture of Homestar, various stars, and a paper clip in the back of the drawer.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Ooh! Smell all that culture and education! {Cut to Homestar.} First up on our tour, is this {Homestar takes out the brellow crown.} brellow crown! {Turns the crayon.} and what a rich history it has! It dates all the way back to this one time. {Turns to the left.} Arturo, if you please!

{Cut to a microfiche reader sitting on the desk.}

ARTURO: {In a voice almost exactly like A. Chimendez. While he talks the screen flashes.} Coming right up, Mr. Runner! {A scene of Homestar walking to Bubs' Concession Stand comes on screen from the bottom-right corner; the camera zooms in to video.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, I sure love my brown crown!

{Cut to Strong Sad walking the other way from the other corner of the stand, holding a yellow crayon.}

STRONG SAD: Oh yellow crayon, only you know what really happened!

{Cut to Bubs at the concession stand holding a wrench}

BUBS: Dangit, purple wrench!

{Concession stand shakes to the sound of a thump.}

STRONG SAD: Oh!

BUBS: {Turns to the left, he starts to look angry} Alright young lovers! Knock it off back there!

{Cut back to Homestar at the drawer at a close-up.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: My brellow crown is instrumental in the drawing of buttered toast, {Holds up a picture with a drawing of toast on it to the left of the screen. Throughout this part Homestar points his crayon to the drawings he brings up.}, not quite hornets, {Holds up a picture of a brown and yellow "zornet" on the right side of the screen, overlapping part of the toast drawing.}, and the sun, with a 'fro. {Holds up a picture of the sun with a brown afro and the captions "SOL" and "SOUL" in the center of the screen, overlapping them both. After he finishes, he throws all the papers and the brellow crayon.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Next item up for tour, is my collection of old Homestars! {Cut back to drawer, Homestar is picking up the variations of stars the viewer was shown earlier.} They provide a unique cross section of my many facets!

{Cut to Homestar Runner where the desk is partly visible; Holds up a star-shaped cotton ball.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Roundy here, is from back when I was known as the {Homestar puts "Roundy" on the star on his shirt, and he tips his torso back.} popcorn lumper! {He drops Roundy and holds up a golden star bedazzled with jewels, with the glittery noises being heard.} This one's from my brief stint as {He puts an angry expression on his face.} supreme emperor! {Squints; puts it up to the star on his chest.} Of... Marzipan's... rhinestone jazzler. {Un-squints} And you won't believe {Drops jeweled star and brings up a crusty paper star.} why I had to replace this old guy! Talk about cultural! That mess was like, {Puts the crusty star over the star on his shirt.} four score!

{Cut to Homestar from the "colonial days", with a powdered wig and writing on a desk with a quill pen. He's wearing the tattered paper star, which is still just as tattered as in the previous scene, but lacking the stain.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {He mumbles while he finishes writing.} And with that, I am done {Waves quill pen in front of his face.} tickling my face! {Pulls out a sloppy joe burger} Mhm! Sloppy Joseph! {Takes a bit out of it, some spills on his star. The camera zooms in on the star.} Aw, crap!

{Cut back to Homestar Runner leaning over the drawer.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Last up on the tour, is this photo of Marzipan and I, on a honeymoon! {Pulls out a photo of Homestar and Marzipan on a beach, with a coupon for an oil filter taped above Marzipan.} Not ours! {Close up of the photo.} I think it was some couple from Canadas! {Cut back to Homestar and the drawer.} Or, Cancun... nada. {He puts the photo on his chest. The camera begins to zoom-in on him.} Ah, we were young and in every 3,000 miles back then!

{Cut back to Homestar's desk, Homestar walks and sits down.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: So bring the kids all down, Chuck! {Close-up.} Nothing like a little educache at the {Pops up at the camera.} foundache! {Sits back down.} It's the best I could do on short notice. Unless you want to wait until 2012, {He pops up at the camera again. He talks in a louder tone.} When Homestar Dinoland will finally be complete!

{Cut to close up on Arturo's screen; a postcard from Homestar Dinoland shows up. It consists of its logo at the top-left corner, with a silhouetted parking lot, as well wita silhouetted adult and child below. An angry dinosaur that has Homestar's hat is standing not too far from the parking lot.}

NARRATOR: Homestar Dinoland opening July 2012. Actual attraction may just be a nightstand.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {The dinosaur's mouth moves with his dialog throughout.} A whaaaaaaat?

NARRATOR: {Hastily} I-I mean a drawer.

HOMESTAR RUNNER NARRATOR: A whaat?

NARRATOR: I mean, a dwaw.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {Angrily} A WHAT?

NARRATOR: {Exasperated} Huhhh... a dweeoooowwwww.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: That's better!

Easter Eggs

  • Click on the golden rhinestone star to see the product he used to make it: the Scarfgirl Rhinestone Jazzler.

Fun Facts

Explanations

Trivia

  • This toon was released after a 34 day release gap on the website.
  • The oil coupon reads:
$5.00 Off
FILTY
oil filters


Oil Filters
or Lube

Goofs

  • When Homestar first holds up his Founding Father star, a small part of the pencil drawing on the front of it leaves where the star folds.
  • In the honeymoon picture, Homestar's eyes blink.
  • Between the time that Homestar puts down the golden rhinestone star and when the scene changes, you can still click on the area where the star was and it will bring up the Easter Egg.

Inside References

  • The concept of Homestar answering e-mails was explored in email thunder.
  • Homestar called crayons "crowns" in coloring.
  • Scarfgirl was a magazine previously seen in secret identity.
  • Homestar pronounces "Cultural Advancement" in a faux French accent.
  • Homestar was previously seen as a "founding father" in colonization.
  • Homestar and Marzipan appear to be married but Marzipan has broken up with him in a number of occasions though out the toons.

Real-World References

  • The "Jazzler" is based on the Bedazzler, which has a similar function. Like the Jazzler, it also resembles a stapler.
  • The origin of the brellow crown is a reference to the "You got your chocolate in my peanut butter!" commercials for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

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