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[[Image:pompom.PNG|thumb|right|220px|Mack on, brother Pom Pom, mack on.]]
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[[Image:pompom.PNG|thumb|right|220px|The big cheese.]]
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[[Image:3D_pompom.PNG|thumb|200px|3D Pom Pom!]]
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== Biography ==
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'''Pom Pom''' (also spelled '''Pom-Pom''') is a [[Poms|Pom]] from the [[Isle of Pom]]. Pom Pom, like all Poms, appears to be inflated. His body consists of a yellow sphere with an orange stripe.  His oval head and somewhat-triangular arms and feet are the same color orange. Pom Pom's eyes are black ovals and he has [[Lack of Visible Body Parts|no visible mouth]]. He talks by making [[Lack of Intelligible Speech|bubbly noises]] and can absorb objects into his body for storage, suggesting that he is made of some sort of gelatinous substance. He is also quite skilled in [[Wikipedia:Martial Art|martial arts]] (see [[Pom Pom#Fighting Skills|below]]).
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== Character video transcript ==
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[[Image:pompom.png|thumb|left|Pom Pom is confused...]]
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''{'''Page Title''': The Most Mackinest!!}'' ''{'''Place:''' [[The Field]]}''
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Pom Pom is [[Homestar Runner]]'s [[Homestar Runner and Pom Pom's Relationship|best friend]], but he sometimes [[Strong Bad and Pom Pom's Relationship|hangs out]] with [[Strong Bad]] as well. He has such an open mind that he sometimes spends time with unpopular characters such as [[The King of Town]] and [[The Poopsmith]]. Pom Pom is often seen talking on [[Cell Phones|his cell phone]] to his many [[Pom Pom's girls|girlfriends]], and he keeps track of their contact information in his [[Pom Pilot]]. His parents' names are [[General and Fraulein Pom Pom]], as seen in an Easter egg in the email [[pom pom]]. Pom Pom was going to have a dog named [[Trivia Time]], but this concept seems to have been abandoned. Pom Pom is also "the big cheese" at [[The Office]] as shown in [[from work]].
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''{Pom Pom is talking on his phone.}''
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Over the years, Pom Pom seems to have become a bit more pompous, from his irritation at Homestar at being [[Pom Pom's Character Video|interrupted during a cell phone call]], to his ditching the rest of the crew on prom night to [[senior prom|attend a much cooler private school prom]], his working against Homestar in [[Strong Badia the Free]] (on the side of [[the Municipality]]), his brushing off of Strong Bad to attend the [[technology|Sundance screening of his self-written, self-directed, self-produced and self-distributed movie]], and his [[from work|lording over Homestar with his status as "the big cheese" at]] [[The Office]].
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER''': Here go Pom Pom. ''{to Pom Pom}'' What's up, Pom Pom? ''{Pom Pom gestures to his phone}'' Oh, sorry. ''{to camera}'' Pom Pom is definitely the mack around here. And he's my best friend. He's gotten me out of some pretty tight jams. And some pretty tight pants! But that only happened once. ''{to Pom Pom}'' Hey Pom Pom—''{Pom Pom looks at him angrily and points to his phone}'' Oh, right. I forgot already. He's probably talking to some fine honey on his celly. ''{Pom Pom gets out his wallet and shows the camera some pictures of his girlfriends}'' About to get her phone number. Or maybe he already has it. He gets digits like every single day. ''{to Pom Pom}'' Isn't that right, Pom Pom? ''{irritated, Pom Pom snaps his phone shut and bubbles angrily at Homestar}'' Oh, sorry again man. My bad. I wasn't trying to step to you or anything. We're still cool. ''{Pom Pom sighs, puts his phone away, shakes his head and bounces away}'' Pom Pom and I are still cool.
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Pom Pom seems to enjoy making movies and working with cameras in general. He has directed at least two movies, including one made completely on his cell phone. His other movie, [[city (comma) state]], performed quite well in theatres, being shown on 10,000 screens. However, he still has time for the little people; he has helped Homestar broadcast his news of [[No Hands on Deck|building a deck]] and has created a [[pom pom|documentary]] on [[Bubs]].
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== Fun Facts ==
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Pom Pom appeared to have been killed by Homestar at the end of the 2014 Halloween toon [[I Killed Pom Pom]], although he is seen returning from the dead, apparently having been sewn back together, as a final gag. In the next Halloween toon, [[The House That Gave Sucky Tricks]], Pom Pom returns without explanation, which Homestar notices and thinks is "pretty great".
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=== Driver's license ===
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<pre>POM POM
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125 Lexington Ave
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Isle Of Pom
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  SEX      HEIGHT  WEIGHT  taco
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*'''Debut:''' [[Original Book|"The Homestar Runner Enters The Strongest Man in the World Contest"]]
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FEMALE        6'2"   4 lbs  xtra cheese
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ORGAN
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*[[:Category:Pom Pom Filmography|Complete Filmography]]
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DOR</pre>
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{{clear}}
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{{Character Video Transcript}}
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== Fighting Skills ==
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[[Image:MartialArtsPom-Pom.PNG|thumb|right|160px|Kung-Fu skills.]]
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Pom Pom is skilled in the martial arts and appears to enjoy fighting.
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The first instance of Pom Pom fighting is inside a dojo from the [[Theme Song Video]] where he shows off his moves; this is broadened on later in the email [[pom pom]] where he gets a [[Nintendo|1-Up]] by severely pummeling Strong Bad. In the [[pom pom#Commentary Transcript|commentary]] for the same email, [[The Brothers Chaps]] discussed wanting to make a side scrolling Pom Pom fighting game. His skills are seen again in [[personal favorites]] where he got into a "knife fight" with [[Coach Z]]. In [[Summer Short Shorts]], Pom Pom shows off his skills with a [[Wikipedia:Bō|Bō]] and disappears with a smoke bomb.  In [[Dangeresque Roomisode 1: Behind the Dangerdesque]], he is seen as a take-out technician who kicks an old take-out box of Chinese food to unstick it from Dangeresque's safe.
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In [[Strong Badia the Free]], Pom Pom is described as "the shogun" and has samurai decorations in [[Club Technochocolate]], including an authentic katana that Strong Bad can steal. In [[Baddest of the Bands]], the katana is back in place, and looking at it causes Strong Bad to [[Blatant Lies|claim he donated it, and that Pom Pom definitely didn't take it back by force and wedgies]].
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== Fun Facts ==
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=== Driver's license ===
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<blockquote>POM POM<br />
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125 Lexington Ave<br />
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Isle Of Pom<br />
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SEX  HEIGHT  WEIGHT<br />
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POM  6'2"    4 lbs<br />
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ORGAN<br />
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DONOR</blockquote>
===Phone Numbers===
===Phone Numbers===
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''Pager'': (718) 555-1059<br>
''Pager'': (718) 555-1059<br>
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* Based on the area code for his pager number, Pom Pom has either lived or does business in Brooklyn. 123 is not a real area code, as none (in the United States, at least) begin with the numeral 1.
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=== Trivia ===
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* Pom Pom's "voice" is the same re-used sound sample of [[Mike Chapman]] blowing bubbles into a glass of milk. His is the only voice that is never recorded fresh for every toon (and never has since his first appearance).
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*The area code for Pom Pom's pager number, 718, is the area code for the boroughs of New York City other than Manhattan. 123 is not a real area code, as none (in the [[wikipedia:North American Numbering Plan|North American Numbering Plan]], at least) begin with the numeral 1.
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* "The Most Mackinest" is a phrase taken from the Beastie Boys' song "Shake Your Rump."
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* Pom Pom's "voice" is the same re-used sound sample of [[Mike Chapman]] blowing bubbles into a glass of milk.<sup style="font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 0.5em">[[Giant Magazine Interview|[2]]]</sup> His is the only voice that is never recorded fresh for every toon (and never has been since his first appearance).
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*This is another reference to [[Homestar's Pants]].
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* Pom Pom is the only main character never to have said anything understandable as an English word.
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*Pom Pom is the only main character whose [[parents]] ([[General and Fraulein Pom Pom]]) have been seen on the site, in a picture in [[Pom Pom, Too]]. They are differently-colored Poms in the picture, but Strong Bad hypothetically envisions them as a [[Pom Pom's Hypothetical Family|File Cabinet]] in [[Family Resemblence]].
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*Pom Pom's ringtone is a clip of DJ Teh Cheat's remix of [[The Geddup Noise]], as heard in [[technology]].
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*Pom Pom owns a [[Guns|firearm]]. He has been shown with a gun in [[In Search of the Yello Dello]], [[Most in the Graveyard]] and [[Halloween Potion-ma-jig]].
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*Email [[independent]] suggests that Pom Pom may also go by the name "J. William Pom Thomas C. Pom", at least when directing.
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== Also known as... ==
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== Relationships ==
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:''Main article: [[Character Relationships]]''
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*[[Homestar Runner and Pom Pom's Relationship]]
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*[[Strong Bad and Pom Pom's Relationship]]
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*[[Pom Pom and The King of Town's Relationship]]
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*[[The Poopsmith and Pom Pom's Relationship]]
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== Variations ==
*[[Fat Dudley]] ([[Old-Timey]])
*[[Fat Dudley]] ([[Old-Timey]])
*[[Pan Pan]] ([[20X6]])
*[[Pan Pan]] ([[20X6]])
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*[[Kobe|Kobe 1]] ([[A Decemberween Pageant|Decemberween]])
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*[[Other Character Variations#2046|2046 Pom Pom]] ([[your funeral]])
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*[[Professor Experimento]] ([[Dangeresque (film series)|Dangeresque]])
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*[[Pom (character)|Pom]] ([[Xeriouxly Forxe]])
=== [[Halloween Costumes]] ===
=== [[Halloween Costumes]] ===
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*Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man (from [[Wikipedia:Ghostbusters|Ghostbusters]]) in [[Homestarloween Party]].
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*[[Wikipedia:Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man|Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man]] (from ''[[Wikipedia:Ghostbusters|Ghostbusters]]'') in [[Homestarloween Party]]
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*[[Wikipedia:Michael_Moore|Michael Moore]] in [[The House That Gave Sucky Treats]].
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*[[Wikipedia:Michael_Moore|Michael Moore]] in [[The House That Gave Sucky Treats]]
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*[[Wikipedia:Kool-Aid_Man|Kool-Aid Man]] in [[Pumpkin Carve-nival]].
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*[[Wikipedia:Kool-Aid_Man|Kool-Aid Man]] in [[Pumpkin Carve-nival]]
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*[http://kamala37.tripod.com/ Kamala the Ugandan Giant] in [[3 Times Halloween Funjob]].
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*[[Wikipedia:Kamala (wrestler)|Kamala the Ugandan Giant]] in [[3 Times Halloween Funjob]]
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*The Big Boy (from [http://www.bobs.net/ Bob's Big Boy]) in [[Halloween Fairstival]].
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*The Big Boy (from {{wp|Bob's Big Boy}}) in [[Halloween Fairstival]]
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*The Skipper from [[Wikipedia:Gilligan's Island|Gilligan's Island]] (never used in a 'toon, but was seen on one secret page)
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*Walter Sobchak from ''[[The Big Lebowski]]'' in [[Halloween Potion-ma-jig]]
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*[[Wikipedia:Mario Batali|Mario Batali]] in [[Happy Hallow-day]]
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*A Cacodemon from ''[[Doom]]'' in [[Jibblies 2]]
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*SCUD (from ''[[Wikipedia:Scud: The Disposable Assassin|Scud: The Disposable Assassin]]'') in [[Most in the Graveyard]]
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*Pooka (from ''[[Wikipedia:Dig Dug|Dig Dug]]'') in [[Doomy Tales of the Macabre]]
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*[[Wikipedia:King-Size Homer|King-Size Homer]] (from said ''[[The Simpsons]]'' episode) in [[I Killed Pom Pom]]
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*Wilson (from ''[[Wikipedia:Cast Away|Cast Away]]'') in [[The House That Gave Sucky Tricks]]
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*[http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Orange_Bird The Orange Bird] (incorrectly referred to as Sunshine Bird) in [[Later That Night...]]
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*[[Wikipedia:Violet Beauregarde|Violet Beauregarde]] (from ''[[Wikipedia:Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory|Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory]]'') in [[Haunted Photo Booth]]
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*[[Wikipedia:Missy Elliott|Missy Elliott]] (just as her inflatable suit, with Coach Z as the head) in [[Mr. Poofers Must Die]]
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*[https://www.mariowiki.com/Burt_the_Bashful Burt the Bashful] (from ''[[Wikipedia:Yoshi's Island|Yoshi's Island]]'') in [[The Homestar Runner Enters the Spooky Woods]]
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*[[Wikipedia:List of recurring The Simpsons characters#Capital City Goofball|The Capital City Goofball]] (from ''[[Wikipedia:The Simpsons|The Simpsons]]'') in [[Halloween Hijinks]]
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*[[Wikipedia:The Manhole|The Manhole]] in [[Halloween Hide & Seek]]
==See Also==
==See Also==
*[[Pom Pom Evolution]]
*[[Pom Pom Evolution]]
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*[[Other Costumes#Pom Pom|Other Costumes]]
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*[[Pom Pom Other Costumes|Other Costumes]]
*[[Nicknames#Pom Pom|Nicknames]]
*[[Nicknames#Pom Pom|Nicknames]]
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*[[Pom Pom's Hypothetical Family]]
== External links ==
== External links ==
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*[[HR:vcr_pp.html|watch Pom Pom's character video]]
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{{nextlinks|vcr-pp|old=vcr_pp|title=Pom Pom's character video|noquotes=true}}
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*[[HR:vcr_pp.swf|view the Flash file for Pom Pom's character video]]
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{{Characters|Pom Pom}}
{{Characters|Pom Pom}}

Current revision as of 11:39, 1 November 2021

Character: Pom Pom
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This article is about the character. For the Strong Bad Email, see pom pom.
The big cheese.
3D Pom Pom!

Contents

Biography

Pom Pom (also spelled Pom-Pom) is a Pom from the Isle of Pom. Pom Pom, like all Poms, appears to be inflated. His body consists of a yellow sphere with an orange stripe. His oval head and somewhat-triangular arms and feet are the same color orange. Pom Pom's eyes are black ovals and he has no visible mouth. He talks by making bubbly noises and can absorb objects into his body for storage, suggesting that he is made of some sort of gelatinous substance. He is also quite skilled in martial arts (see below).

Pom Pom is confused...

Pom Pom is Homestar Runner's best friend, but he sometimes hangs out with Strong Bad as well. He has such an open mind that he sometimes spends time with unpopular characters such as The King of Town and The Poopsmith. Pom Pom is often seen talking on his cell phone to his many girlfriends, and he keeps track of their contact information in his Pom Pilot. His parents' names are General and Fraulein Pom Pom, as seen in an Easter egg in the email pom pom. Pom Pom was going to have a dog named Trivia Time, but this concept seems to have been abandoned. Pom Pom is also "the big cheese" at The Office as shown in from work.

Over the years, Pom Pom seems to have become a bit more pompous, from his irritation at Homestar at being interrupted during a cell phone call, to his ditching the rest of the crew on prom night to attend a much cooler private school prom, his working against Homestar in Strong Badia the Free (on the side of the Municipality), his brushing off of Strong Bad to attend the Sundance screening of his self-written, self-directed, self-produced and self-distributed movie, and his lording over Homestar with his status as "the big cheese" at The Office.

Pom Pom seems to enjoy making movies and working with cameras in general. He has directed at least two movies, including one made completely on his cell phone. His other movie, city (comma) state, performed quite well in theatres, being shown on 10,000 screens. However, he still has time for the little people; he has helped Homestar broadcast his news of building a deck and has created a documentary on Bubs.

Pom Pom appeared to have been killed by Homestar at the end of the 2014 Halloween toon I Killed Pom Pom, although he is seen returning from the dead, apparently having been sewn back together, as a final gag. In the next Halloween toon, The House That Gave Sucky Tricks, Pom Pom returns without explanation, which Homestar notices and thinks is "pretty great".

Character Video Transcript

Main article: Pom Pom's Character Video

{Pom Pom is talking on his phone.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Here go Pom Pom! {to Pom Pom} What's up, Pom Pom? {Pom Pom gestures to his phone} Oh, sorry. {to camera} Pom Pom is definitely the mack around here. And he's my best friend. He's gotten me out of some pretty tight jams. And some pretty tight pants! But that only happened once. {to Pom Pom} Hey, Pom Pom! Yo—

{Pom Pom looks at him angrily and points to his phone.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, right. I forgot already. He's probably talking to some fine honey on his celly.

{Pom Pom gets out his wallet and shows the camera some pictures of his girlfriends, then tries to put it back in later but a part of it is sticking out, which he shoves it in with more force.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: About to get her phone number. Or maybe he already has it. He gets digits like every single day. {to Pom Pom} Isn't that right, Pom Pom?

{Irritated, Pom Pom snaps his phone shut and bubbles angrily at Homestar.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, sorry again, man. My bad. I wasn't trying to step to you or anything. We're still cool.

{Pom Pom sighs, puts his phone away, shakes his head and bounces away.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Pom Pom and I are still cool.

Fighting Skills

Kung-Fu skills.

Pom Pom is skilled in the martial arts and appears to enjoy fighting.

The first instance of Pom Pom fighting is inside a dojo from the Theme Song Video where he shows off his moves; this is broadened on later in the email pom pom where he gets a 1-Up by severely pummeling Strong Bad. In the commentary for the same email, The Brothers Chaps discussed wanting to make a side scrolling Pom Pom fighting game. His skills are seen again in personal favorites where he got into a "knife fight" with Coach Z. In Summer Short Shorts, Pom Pom shows off his skills with a and disappears with a smoke bomb. In Dangeresque Roomisode 1: Behind the Dangerdesque, he is seen as a take-out technician who kicks an old take-out box of Chinese food to unstick it from Dangeresque's safe.

In Strong Badia the Free, Pom Pom is described as "the shogun" and has samurai decorations in Club Technochocolate, including an authentic katana that Strong Bad can steal. In Baddest of the Bands, the katana is back in place, and looking at it causes Strong Bad to claim he donated it, and that Pom Pom definitely didn't take it back by force and wedgies.

Fun Facts

Driver's license

POM POM
125 Lexington Ave
Isle Of Pom

SEX HEIGHT WEIGHT
POM 6'2" 4 lbs

ORGAN
DONOR

Phone Numbers

Home: (123) 456-7890
Cell: (123) 555-8307
Pager: (718) 555-1059

Trivia

Relationships

Main article: Character Relationships

Variations

Halloween Costumes

See Also

External links

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