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'''STRONG BAD:''' Ooh! The man with the plan!
'''STRONG BAD:''' Ooh! The man with the plan!
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''{Wipe to The Stick. Strong Bad, Strong Mad, and The Cheat are all looking in some brown paper bags. Homestar walks up to them.}''
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''{Wipe to the stick. Strong Bad, Strong Mad, and The Cheat are all looking in some brown paper bags. Homestar walks up to them.}''
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Hey guys! Whatja doin?
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Hey guys! Whatja doin?
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Oh cool! Can I see?
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Oh cool! Can I see?
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'''STRONG BAD:''' No. ''{closes his bag}'' It's for me... and The Cheat...
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'''STRONG BAD:''' No. ''{closes his bag}'' It's for me. And The Cheat. ''{The Cheat closes his bag}'' And Strong Mad to look at. ''{Strong Mad closes his bag}''
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'''THE CHEAT:''' Meh! ''{The Cheat closes his bag}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ...and Strong Mad to look at. ''{Strong Mad closes his bag}''
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Oh. I'm not any of those.  
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Oh. I'm not any of those.  
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Yes sir!
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Yes sir!
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''{Homestar backs up in response to The Cheat, and the three guys stand there looking in the bags for a while as Homestar looks on. An unseen bird chirps in the background.}''
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''{Homestar backs up in response to The Cheat, and the three guys stand there looking in the bags for a while as Homestar looks on. An unseen bird chirps in the background}''
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{softly, to himself}'' Lookin' at a thing in a bag!
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{softly, to himself}'' Lookin' at a thing in a bag!
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Okay, cool guy!
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Okay, cool guy!
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''{He runs off toward Bubs' Concession Stand. While he is running, the same music from the TV plays in the background. He gets there and Bubs is dancing while saying "Checkitout!" Homestar starts dancing along.}''
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''{He runs off toward Bubs' concession stand. While he is running, the same music from the TV plays in the background. He gets there and Bubs is dancing while saying "Checkitout!" Homestar starts dancing along.}''
'''BUBS:''' Checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout!
'''BUBS:''' Checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout checkitout!
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Thanks, Bubsy!
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Thanks, Bubsy!
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''{Homestar walks off. Cut back to The Stick, where the trio are still looking at a thing in the bags.}''
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''{Homestar walks off. Cut back to the stick, where the trio are still lookin' at a thing in the bags.}''
'''STRONG BAD:''' Appears that I'm still looking at this thing in a bag...
'''STRONG BAD:''' Appears that I'm still looking at this thing in a bag...
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Oh, I forgot my blue dri—Sweet Mother of Mystery! What's going on here?
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Oh, I forgot my blue dri—Sweet Mother of Mystery! What's going on here?
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Umm...drinkin' drinks at The Stick.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Umm...drinkin' drinks at the stick.
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' But what about looking at a thing in some bags?
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' But what about looking at a thing in some bags?
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Oh yeah! Lookin' at a thing in a bag! I mean...I think...I'm a cool guy. ''{Looks around, then sticks the bag on his head}''
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Oh yeah! Lookin' at a thing in a bag! I mean...I think...I'm a cool guy. ''{Looks around, then sticks the bag on his head}''
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''{Cut to black with the words "The End" on the screen. Bubs can be heard repeating "the end" over and over, imitating his "Checkitout" song.}''
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''{Cut to black with the words "The End" on the screen. Bubs can be heard repeating "the end" over and over like Strong Bad's "The Cheat" at the beginning of the toon.}''
== Fun Facts ==
== Fun Facts ==
=== Trivia ===
=== Trivia ===
*Bubs's "Checkitout" song was inspired by a street seller [[The Brothers Chaps]] saw during a trip to New York City.
*Bubs's "Checkitout" song was inspired by a street seller [[The Brothers Chaps]] saw during a trip to New York City.
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*The birds chirping are at a [[Audio Quality|higher quality]] than the rest of the toon.
 
=== Remarks ===
=== Remarks ===
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*The "back" link at the end of the toon leads to [[Main Page 14]], instead of the Toons menu as is normal.
*The "back" link at the end of the toon leads to [[Main Page 14]], instead of the Toons menu as is normal.
*When The Cheat tells Homestar to do a flip, his teeth show, unlike when he normally talks.
*When The Cheat tells Homestar to do a flip, his teeth show, unlike when he normally talks.
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*The name of the Flash file is [[URLs that end in 2|whatsinthebag2.swf]], despite the toon being located at whatsinthebag.html. There is no whatsinthebag.swf.
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*The name of the SWF is whatsinthebag2 despite the toon being located at whatsinthebag.html. There is no whatsinthebag.swf.
*Bubs comes into the screen at the stick from the left while his concession stand is from the other direction.
*Bubs comes into the screen at the stick from the left while his concession stand is from the other direction.
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*When the scene changes from the Strongs' basement to The Stick, The Stick is in the wrong place and slightly bigger for a few frames.
*When the scene changes from the Strongs' basement to The Stick, The Stick is in the wrong place and slightly bigger for a few frames.
*When Bubs turns around to prepare the drinks, the shadow on his head is opposite to the shadow on his body.
*When Bubs turns around to prepare the drinks, the shadow on his head is opposite to the shadow on his body.
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*When Strong Bad, Strong Mad, The Cheat, and Bubs walk away from Homestar at the end, Bubs's eyes switch.
 
===Fixed Goofs===
===Fixed Goofs===
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*The link on the toons menu to this toon didn't work at first, but it was fixed soon after.
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*The link on the toons page to this toon used to not work, but it was fixed a while ago.
=== Inside References ===
=== Inside References ===
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=== Fast Forward ===
=== Fast Forward ===
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*The "Checkitout" animation was used on the [[Yahoo Store#Store Footer|footer]] at the [[Yahoo Store]].
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*The "Checkitout" animation is used on the [[Store#Store Footer|footer]] at the [[Store]].
*The scene where Strong Bad, Strong Mad, and The Cheat are laying around the couch would later be seen as a drawing in [[mascot]].
*The scene where Strong Bad, Strong Mad, and The Cheat are laying around the couch would later be seen as a drawing in [[mascot]].
*The sound that The Cheat makes when he tells Homestar to go away would be the same sound he makes in [[crazy cartoon]] before he shows Strong Bad his new animation.
*The sound that The Cheat makes when he tells Homestar to go away would be the same sound he makes in [[crazy cartoon]] before he shows Strong Bad his new animation.
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*In [[Kick-a-Ball]] Homestar tells [[Marzipan]], "You couldn't kick your way out of lookin' at a thing in a bag!"
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*In [[Kick-a-Ball]] Homestar would tell [[Marzipan]] that she "couldn't kick your way out of lookin' at a thing in a bag!"
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*The blue drink would later make an appearance in [[imaginary]].
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*The blue drink would later make an apperance in [[imaginary]].
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*Bubs would reprise his "Check it out" chant in [[Mr. Poofers Must Die]].
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== DVD Version ==
== DVD Version ==
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*A [[title card]] is shown at the beginning, in the same style as the "Loading" and "End" screens.
 
*The DVD version features hidden creators' commentary. To access it, switch your DVD player's audio language selection while watching.
*The DVD version features hidden creators' commentary. To access it, switch your DVD player's audio language selection while watching.
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'''MIKE:''' So this is a short, but it's pretty long.
'''MIKE:''' So this is a short, but it's pretty long.
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'''MATT:''' Yeah, it's pretty much a full featured cartoon, Mike.  We've got Ryan Sterritt with us here in the broadcasting booth.  
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'''MATT:''' Yeah, it's pretty much a full featured cartoon Mike.  We've got Ryan Sterritt with us here in the broadcasting booth.  
'''RYAN:''' I'm right here.
'''RYAN:''' I'm right here.
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'''MIKE:''' He's gonna offer some insight, some criticism, some unique perspectives on this cartoon.
'''MIKE:''' He's gonna offer some insight, some criticism, some unique perspectives on this cartoon.
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'''MATT:''' The color commentary if you will.  
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'''RYAN:''' The color commentary if you will.  
'''MIKE:''' Matt and I will do the play by play.  So The Cheat is laying on the couch and so is Strong Bad.  It looks like Strong Mad might be, uh, laying down behind the couch.
'''MIKE:''' Matt and I will do the play by play.  So The Cheat is laying on the couch and so is Strong Bad.  It looks like Strong Mad might be, uh, laying down behind the couch.
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'''MATT:''' The T TV Show song in the background is me and my friend Rene...
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'''MATT:''' The T TV Show song in the background is me and my friend Rene.
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'''MIKE:''' ''{imitates the deep "TV Show" in the song}''
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''{a deep voice}'' TV Show
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'''MATT:''' ...who you can also see on this DVD playing the [[Jhonka]] in the [[Peasant's Quest Movie Trailer]], isn't that right? Listen.
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'''MATT:''' Who you can also see on this DVD playing the [[Jhonka]] in the [[Peasant's Quest Movie Trailer]], isn't that right listen.
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''{pause until the deep "watch a TV show" happens again}''
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''{deep voice again}'' Watch the TV Show
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'''MATT:''' ''{imitates the "watch a TV show"}'' That's Rene, he does a great job there. ''{pause}'' Words from Ryan.
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'''MIKE:''' That's great, he does a great job there.
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''{pause}''
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'''MATT:''' Words from Ryan.
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''{long pause}''
'''MIKE:''' Go Ryan, go!
'''MIKE:''' Go Ryan, go!
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'''RYAN:''' When ''I'' looked in the bag guys, I saw a lot.  
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'''RYAN:''' Oh.  When ''I'' looked in the bag guys, I saw a lot.  
'''MIKE AND MATT:''' Yeah?
'''MIKE AND MATT:''' Yeah?
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'''RYAN:''' I got insight.
'''RYAN:''' I got insight.
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'''MIKE:''' We love the silhouette, Matt.  We lo- I love the silhouette.
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'''MIKE:''' We love the silhouette Matt.  We lo- I love the silhouette.
'''MATT:''' Where did we learn that from, from Sunday comics?
'''MATT:''' Where did we learn that from, from Sunday comics?
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'''MIKE:''' Yeah, from Dennis the Menace.  The third frame of Dennis the Menace.
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'''MIKE:''' Yep, from Dennis the Menace.  The third frame of Dennis the Menace.
'''MATT:''' Yep.
'''MATT:''' Yep.
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'''MIKE:''' Old Hank Ketcham. ''{short pause}'' Homestar's voice is a little different in this one.
'''MIKE:''' Old Hank Ketcham. ''{short pause}'' Homestar's voice is a little different in this one.
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'''MATT:''' Yeah I think both Homestar and Bubs are both a little off in this cartoon.
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'''MIKE:''' Yeah I think both Homestar and Bubs are both a little off in this cartoon. Were you sick, or was it, were you just off- off your game...
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'''MIKE:''' Were you sick, or was it, were you just off- off your game...
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'''MATT:''' Uh, I jus-, I made a conscious decision to make them a little different I think, Mike.
'''MATT:''' Uh, I jus-, I made a conscious decision to make them a little different I think, Mike.
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''{Mike laughs}''
''{Mike laughs}''
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'''RYAN:''' Hey Mike.
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'''RYAN:''' Hey Mike
'''MATT:''' Tell them the story about that.
'''MATT:''' Tell them the story about that.
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'''MIKE:''' Aah, so checkitout checkitout.  I was in New York and there was some guy hawking, watches or something on the street saying "checkitoutcheckitoutcheckitout", we came by the same place about three hours later and he was still saying "checkitoutcheckitoutcheckitout".
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'''MIKE:''' Aah, it's the checkitout checkitout.  I was in New York and there was some guy hawking, watches or something on the street saying "checkitoutcheckitoutcheckitout", we came by the same place about three hours later and he was still saying "checkitoutcheckitoutcheckitout".
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'''MATT:''' It's true
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'''RYAN:''' It's true
'''MIKE:''' So if you're a street vendor in New York watch what you say, 'cause I'm gonna put it in the cartoon.
'''MIKE:''' So if you're a street vendor in New York watch what you say, 'cause I'm gonna put it in the cartoon.
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'''MATT:''' Yeah, and if you're Ryan, don't say anything on this commentary track.
'''MATT:''' Yeah, and if you're Ryan, don't say anything on this commentary track.
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''{Ryan and Mike laugh}''
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''{they laugh}''
'''RYAN:''' Was he really dancing... when he was, sellin' his stuff?
'''RYAN:''' Was he really dancing... when he was, sellin' his stuff?
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'''MIKE:''' Uh, no, he wasn't dancing, he wasn't doing the uh, arm motion that Bubs was doing. ''{pause}''  But I was doing the little dance that Homestar did.
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'''MIKE:''' Uh, no, he wasn't dancing, he wasn't doing the uh, arm motion that Bubs was doing. ''{pause}''  But I was doing the little dance that Homestar did.  Yeah.  On my way by.
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'''MATT:''' Yeah.  On my way by. Look at those drinks.
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'''MATT:''' Those drinks.
'''MIKE:''' I'd like to have a sip of that blue.  That blue juice.   
'''MIKE:''' I'd like to have a sip of that blue.  That blue juice.   
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'''MATT:''' Those do not look fit for human consumption.
'''MATT:''' Those do not look fit for human consumption.
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'''MATT:''' It looks like...There's always those cleaners, like, household cleaners now they make in those really bright, really delicious colors, that just seems extremely irresponsible!
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'''RYAN:''' It looks like...
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'''MIKE:''' Yeah the new, the new nutrient of orange, the new orange, cleaning products, with ''essence of orange!''
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'''MIKE:''' There's always those cleaners, like, household cleaners now they make in those really bright, really delicious colors, that just seems extremely irresponsible
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'''MATT:''' Well— and there's purple ones too, like, if I was a kid, that would...
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'''MATT:''' Yeah the new, the new nutrient of orange, the new orange, essence of orange.
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'''MIKE:''' Juice!
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'''MIKE:''' Well there's purple ones too, like, if I was a kid, that would...
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'''MATT:''' Yeah!
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'''MATT:''' Juice!
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'''RYAN:''' It spells juice.
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'''MIKE:''' Yeah
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'''MATT:''' This party is going to be off the chain!
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'''MATT:''' It spells juice.
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''{all laugh, pause}''
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'''MIKE:''' This party is going to be off the chain!
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'''MIKE:''' This is a cockamamie scheme ''{they chuckle}'' just to get drinks.
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''{they laugh, then pause}''
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'''MATT:''' It's all a big conspiracy.
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'''MATT:''' This is a cockamamie scheme ''{they chuckle}'' just to get drinks.
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'''MIKE:''' I don't know if I can even, uh, unravel what exactly their plan was.
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'''MIKE:''' It's all a big conspiracy.
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'''MATT:''' Bubs was a double agent, involved somehow.
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'''MATT:''' I don't know if I can even unravel what exactly their plan was.
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'''MIKE:''' Bubs was a double agent, involved somehow.
''{pause}''
''{pause}''
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'''MATT:''' Yeah, Homestar definitely sounds more, he sounds more at ease.  Closer to my normal voice than usual, I think.
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'''MATT:''' Yeah, Homestar definitely sounds more, he sounds more at ease.  Closer to my normal voice than usual I think
''{pause, Homestar does his flip.}''
''{pause, Homestar does his flip.}''
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'''MATT:''' This being another part of the weird conspiracy.  Are we led to believe that The Cheat can just-
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'''MATT:''' This thing, another part of the weird conspiracy.  Are we led to believe that The Cheat can just-
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'''MIKE:''' ''{overlapping}'' The Force can just make him
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'''MATT:''' ''{overlapping}'' Yeah that he can just be commanded
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'''MIKE:''' ''{quickly}'' Do a flip!
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'''MATT:''' ''{whining}'' OK, I'll do it, I'm sorry. ''{short pause}'' I remember uh, hearing a lot of people sort of were a little depressed by this one at the end, where Homestar was not only dumb like he usually is but it was, kinda realized that he was dumb...he put it—
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'''MATT:''' ''{to the beat of Bubs's "the end" song}'' Up, hrt, uch, ut-
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'''MIKE:''' ''{overlapping}''The Force can just make him
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''{overlapping}'' Yeah that he can just be commanded
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'''MIKE:''' The end!
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'''MATT:''' ''{quickly}'' Do a flip!
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'''MATT:''' Ut!
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'''MIKE:''' ''{whining}'' OK, I'll do it, I'm sorry.
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'''MIKE:''' Go!
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'''MATT:''' I remember uh, hearing a lot of people sort of were a little depressed by this one at the end, where Homestar was not only dumb like he usually is but it was, kinda realized that he was dumb...put it.
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'''MATT:''' Um....
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'''MATT:''' Up, hrt, uch, ut- The end! Ut! Go!
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===Fun Facts===
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'''MIKE:''' Um.
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* The lines "It spells juice." and "This party is going to be off the chain!", said in reference to colored juice, allude to the [[wikipedia:Arrested Development_(TV_series)|Arrested Development]] episode "Best Man for the GOB".
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*The "T-TV, TV Show" song was sung by Matt Chapman and Rene Delefont.
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