Joystick Wagglin' with Videlectrix: Halloween Edition

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"Welcome to the weekly waggle!"

The Videlectrix Guys play "one of the classics of the horror survival genre", the Atari 2600 game Haunted House.

Cast (in order of appearance): Videlectrix Guys

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Running Time: 3:09

Contents

Transcript

{The Videlectrix theme plays as a man's hand reaches into a pile of Atari 2600 cartridges. Cut to the man inserting the cartridge into an Atari 2600, followed by him aggressively twirling the joystick of a controller. Cut to a TV turning on to show the pixelated portrayal of the Videlectrix Guys, accompanied by the text "Joystick Wagglin' with Videlectrix".}

{After the theme ends, static appears on the TV screen, followed by a higher-quality version of the preceding screen, with the text "Halloween Edition" added at the bottom.}

VIDELECTRIX TWO: Welcome, everyone. Here we are at the—

{Various clicking sounds and setting-up noises can be heard.}

VIDELECTRIX ONE: Welcome to the Weekly Waggle. I can't hear you, are you—can you hear me? {blows into the mic}

VIDELECTRIX TWO: Yeah—

VIDELECTRIX ONE: Welcome to the Weekly Waggle.

VIDELECTRIX TWO: Speak down. Okay, I'm Videlectrix—

{The sounds stop.}

VIDELECTRIX ONE: {shouting} Welcome to the Weekly Waggle, I am Videlectrix One!

VIDELECTRIX TWO: I'm Videlectrix Two over here on the—

VIDELECTRIX ONE: {slapping sound} You are Videlectrix Three!

VIDELECTRIX TWO: I'm—okay, uh—

VIDELECTRIX ONE: {shouting angrily} We discussed this! {slapping sound} You will never be Number Two!

VIDELECTRIX TWO: I'm Three. I'm Thr—

VIDELECTRIX ONE: Until you can... graphic it up!

{The screen changes to the starting screen of the game. A floating pair of yellow eyes is looking at the camera, in a series of rooms surrounded by blue walls. On the bottom is the UI, displaying numbers written in an old-looking font over a yellow background.}

VIDELECTRIX ONE: {no longer shouting} This week we are playing one of the classics of hor—the horror-survival genre {pronounced like JEN-ruh}.

{The screen changes again to a manual showing the box art of Haunted House.}

VIDELECTRIX TWO: {spooky voice} Haunted... House!

VIDELECTRIX ONE: That's pretty—

VIDELECTRIX TWO: These are—

VIDELECTRIX ONE: That was actually pretty good.

{Cut back to the game. The eyes look around the screen.}

VIDELECTRIX ONE: So, look at that. {Videlectrix Two groans in surprise} Full— full eyeball rotation...

VIDELECTRIX TWO: L— Left! Right! L— look down, left, right...

VIDELECTRIX ONE: Yeah, I can't decide where.

{The game begins. The eyes turn white and move to the left room, while the yellow background of the UI turns black.}

VIDELECTRIX ONE: The game hasn't even started yet. I haven't hit Game Select.

{A circle of light appears around the eyes.}

VIDELECTRIX TWO: What'd you do?

VIDELECTRIX ONE: That's my candlelight. I'm holding a candelabra {the eyes move down to a room to the south} and I have only 30 matches to save the haunted house.

{Cut to the eyes moving through an orange-walled floor. A handle-less urn is visible on the UI. Thunder roars as a ghost appears from the bottom of the screen, moving towards the eyes.}

VIDELECTRIX ONE: Oh!

VIDELECTRIX TWO: {screams}

{The eyes move upwards, away from the ghost.}

VIDELECTRIX ONE: Oh, there it is! A spectral! Oh! {the eyes move left, another light circle appearing around them} Oh, o-oh. Waah!

{The eyes move down. An insect appears and approaches the eyes, flailing its legs.}

VIDELECTRIX ONE: Ohhh! What is that? Oh, there's another one!

VIDELECTRIX TWO: {unintelligible stiffled speech}

{The insect comes into contact with the eyes, causing them to spin around as the walls flash white. Music plays while thunder roars again.}

VIDELECTRIX ONE: Oh man!

VIDELECTRIX TWO: It's doing—

VIDELECTRIX ONE: Man, what is it doing?

VIDELECTRIX TWO: Jumping jacks?

VIDELECTRIX ONE: An insect doing— yeah, calisthenics.

{Cut to the eyes exploring with light around them. A handle of the urn is revealed by the light.}

VIDELECTRIX ONE: Okay, we gotta get outta here— oh, a four! I found a four. I found the four.

{The eyes pick up the handle, adding it to the urn. A ghost appears from the top, chasing after the eyes, who run away, creating another circle of light.}

VIDELECTRIX ONE: Whoof, the pulse! I gotta tell ya, this game needs a—

VIDELECTRIX TWO: {simultaneously} Look at that!

VIDELECTRIX ONE: —a Pee-Pants-Ometer down there at the bottom.

{The eyes approach the bottom of the screen to an unseen staircase, moving back to the blue-walled floor.}

VIDELECTRIX TWO: Yeah, I can work one up. I mean, gimme a second.

{typing noises}

VIDELECTRIX ONE: You typing it up?

VIDELECTRIX TWO: {in a high-pitched voice} Yeah! Working on it!

{The eyes go back to the orange floor, moving up, past the ghost.}

VIDELECTRIX ONE: Alright, bring it on-screen. We— we'll superimpose.

{Videlectrix Two makes a high-pitched noise as a blue pant leg emerges in the left corner of the screen.}

VIDELECTRIX TWO: Eh— that's it!

{A bird-like shape comes in from the top. The eyes move left to avoid it, before eventually moving back down to the staircase left of the prior one, moving to a green-walled floor.}

VIDELECTRIX ONE: That's the Pee-Pants-Ometer?

VIDELECTRIX TWO: Well, I could only do one leg of the pant. See, that's the crotch part.

VIDELECTRIX ONE: Uh— you can't s— this is a... a family-wholesome Waggle! You can't say— here, beep— bleep me out. You can't say crotch—

VIDELECTRIX TWO: {simultaneously} Beep!

VIDELECTRIX ONE: You di— you came in late, do it again.

{Cut to further into the green floor. A second handle has been added to the urn, completing it.}

VIDELECTRIX ONE: You can't say—

VIDELECTRIX TWO: {simultaneously} Beep!

VIDELECTRIX ONE: —crotch... on the Weekly Waggle! Whatever that's supposed to be, fill it up, {the Pee-Pants-Ometer fills with several yellow rectangles} 'cause I have soiled myself, through and through.

{The eyes go through another staircase on the top, returning to the orange floor.}

VIDELECTRIX ONE: Oh! The walls stained with blood. Here, look at that.

{The eyes return to the green floor. They move to the staircase on the left, creating more light on the way, before moving to a yellow-walled floor. An insect is on the right, ignoring the eyes.}

VIDELECTRIX TWO: Why can't we see the rest of our body in the, um, the... candlelight?

VIDELECTRIX ONE: What do you mean? We see the—

VIDELECTRIX TWO: The flicker should show the rest of our body.

VIDELECTRIX ONE: It's an artistical choice!

VIDELECTRIX TWO: Okay.

VIDELECTRIX ONE: Have you ever experienced artistical film?

VIDELECTRIX TWO: I— yeah.

{Thunder roars again.}

VIDELECTRIX ONE: Hey, that made a different sound. You hear that?

VIDELECTRIX TWO: Do— do you really know what we're doing in this game?

{The eyes move to the room on the right, wandering around it aimlessly.}

VIDELECTRIX ONE: Well— well, sure, we've got to assemble the shards and, uh, the— and the scepter, and then, uh, make the squares go through one of the black squares.

VIDELECTRIX TWO: Look at the font on those numbers, it's... quite scriptic.

VIDELECTRIX ONE: Yeah, like it's from the 1800s. The umpteen-hundreds! Ha! {the complete urn appears below the eyes} That's how many times I've had to ask you {screaming} TO MAKE {inhale} GOOD GRAPHICS!

VIDELECTRIX TWO: Ah! Um...

{Cut to the eyes moving around the blue floor. They move to an alcove on the right, causing music to play as the walls flash different colors.}

VIDELECTRIX ONE: Look at that!

VIDELECTRIX TWO: We d—

VIDELECTRIX ONE: We won! We stumbled right into the winning of the game!

VIDELECTRIX TWO: Let's, uh— okay, let's see what we get.

VIDELECTRIX ONE: I can't wait to see the, the reward. Any second. Comin' up.

{The game ends. The eyes and UI both turn yellow, while the eyes look around, no longer moving.}

VIDELECTRIX TWO: Wait, can we still move the eyes? Even after we've won?

VIDELECTRIX ONE: Oh, that's the reward!

VIDELECTRIX TWO: From the grave?

VIDELECTRIX ONE: Now everyone can go change their drawers. Time for a fresh pair!

{The yellow rectangles in the Pee-Pants-Ometer slowly deplete until there are none left. The TV screen turns to static.}

Fun Facts

Twitter announcement

Trivia

Remarks

  • Some of the audio in the game is not in sync with the gameplay, likely a result of parts of the gameplay being cut.
    • One example is at one point the character in the game isn't moving and walking sounds are present.

Inside References

Real World References

  • The video parodies Let's Plays, a genre of videos that feature minimally edited playthroughs of video games, often with the commentary of the player.

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