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[[Image:isleofpom.PNG|thumb|A motley crew of Poms]]
[[Image:isleofpom.PNG|thumb|A motley crew of Poms]]
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A short Flash about the origins of Pom Pom, found in the [[Museum]] under old Flash. Based on a sketch from the [[Museum Sketchbook]].
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A short Flash about the origins of Pom Pom, found in the [[Museum]] under old Flash. Based on a sketch from the [[Sketchbook (museum)|Museum Sketchbook]].
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'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' The Poms, [[Pom Pom]]
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'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' The [[Poms]], {{Film|Pom Pom}}, [[General and Fraulein Pom Pom]]
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'''Page title:''' The Isle of Pom
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'''Running time:''' 1:04
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'''Current page title:''' The Original Website!
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'''Original Page title:''' The Isle of Pom
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'''Date:''' 2000 or earlier
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{{dvd|Everything Else, Volume 2}}
== Transcript ==
== Transcript ==
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'''CAPTION:''' this is the isle of Pom
'''CAPTION:''' this is the isle of Pom
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''{Alarm clock siren. An arrow points to the pill.}''
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''{Alarm clock rings. An arrow points to the pill.}''
'''CAPTION:''' on it, live the Poms
'''CAPTION:''' on it, live the Poms
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''{Printing noise. Many colored Poms (who look like Pom Pom) appear from the white background. They fill the screen. The mass turns black, revealing Pom Pom}'
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''{Printing noise. Many colored Poms (who look like Pom Pom) appear from the white background. They fill the screen. The mass turns black, revealing Pom Pom}''
'''CAPTION:''' Pom-Pom is the best Pom.
'''CAPTION:''' Pom-Pom is the best Pom.
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''{Ding! Pom Pom recieves a ribbon saying "First".}''
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''{Ding! Pom Pom receives a ribbon saying "First".}''
'''CAPTION:''' he loves his mom & dad
'''CAPTION:''' he loves his mom & dad
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'''CAPTION:''' he is very patriotic
'''CAPTION:''' he is very patriotic
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''{Pom Pom is on a wooden stage. A red and white striped flag appears behind him. He turns into the Statue of Liberty. Trumpet fanfare.}''
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''{Pom Pom is on a wooden stage. A red and white striped flag appears behind him. He turns into a Pom version of the [[wikipedia:Statue of Liberty|Statue of Liberty]]. Reveille plays.}''
'''CAPTION:''' he feeds his dog
'''CAPTION:''' he feeds his dog
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''{A dog bowl falls from a white background. It reads "Trivia Time".}''
''{A dog bowl falls from a white background. It reads "Trivia Time".}''
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'''CAPTION:''' everyday
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'''CAPTION:''' everyday <!--sic-->
''{Ding! Dog bowl fills with food.}''
''{Ding! Dog bowl fills with food.}''
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'''CAPTION:''' he doesn't play with matches
'''CAPTION:''' he doesn't play with matches
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''{Pom Pom is at the bottom of the screen. A match burns the word "matches". Pom Pom thinks "I sure do hate matches."}''
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''{Pom Pom is at the bottom of the screen. A match burns the word "matches".}''
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''{A silhouette of Pom Pom rises over an orange horizon like the sun. Wedding march music. He moves closer to us. A spotlight hits him.}''
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'''POM POM:''' ''{bubbles, thinking "I sure do hate matches."}''
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'''CAPTION:''' we all love Pom-Pom too
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''{A silhouette of Pom Pom rises over an orange horizon like the sun. Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" plays. He moves closer to us. A spotlight hits him.}''
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'''CAPTION:''' we all love Pom-Pomtoo
== Fun Facts ==
== Fun Facts ==
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*The [[Isle of Pom]] looks like [[Strong Bad]]'s time capsule in the email [[time capsule]].
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*The Pom shown in the lower right-hand corner looks very similar to [[ABA Basketball Pom Pom]].
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===Trivia===
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*This old Flash short contains the first example of [[cross-dressing]].
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*When it says, "on it, live the Poms", the Poms come out of the word "Poms".
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*This is the first mention of Pom Pom's dog, [[Trivia Time]].
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===Remarks===
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*Two of the Poms look like ordinary NBA basketballs, and one like an [[ABA Basketball]].
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*This is the only time that Pom Pom's bubbly speech is expressed in plain English to the viewers.
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===Goofs===
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*"Every day" is misspelled "everyday" on one of the slides. In that context, it should be the two-word adverb, not the one-word adjective.
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===Fixed Goofs===
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*Originally, some of the text was obscured by the border when you watched it from the old version of the old Flash menu. This was fixed when the museum was updated in 2006.
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===Real-World References===
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*"Isle of Pom" could be a spoof of [[Wikipedia:Isle of Palms, South Carolina|Isle of Palms]], a city located near [[Wikipedia:Charleston, South Carolina|Charleston]], [[Wikipedia:South Carolina|South Carolina]].
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===Fast Forward===
*The ribbon was used later in [[Pumpkin Carve-nival]], although the first place was never awarded.
*The ribbon was used later in [[Pumpkin Carve-nival]], although the first place was never awarded.
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*The printing noise which accompanies the scene with the Poms will become the sound effect for [[The Paper]] in the Strong Bad Emails.
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*The printing noise which accompanies the scene with the Poms would become the sound effect for [[The Paper]] in the [[Strong Bad Email]]s, with its onomatopoeia being [[Preeeeow]].
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*Two of the poms look like ordinary basketballs. (See image above)
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*The ABA basketball Pom was later used in the email [[different town]].
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*This is the first and possibly the last time that Pom Pom's bubbly speech is expressed in plain English to the viewers.
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*The Isle of Pom's design would later be used for health capsules in [[Stinkoman 20X6]].
== External Links ==
== External Links ==
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*[http://www.homestarrunner.com/pomwhole.html watch "The Isle of Pom"]
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{{extlinks|pomwhole}}
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*[http://www.homestarrunner.com/pomwhole.swf view the Flash file for "The Isle of Pom"]
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[[Category:Early Work]]
[[Category:Early Work]]
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[[Category:Pom Pom Filmography]]
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{{subtitlesLinks|pomwhole}}

Current revision as of 04:09, 9 June 2021

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A motley crew of Poms

A short Flash about the origins of Pom Pom, found in the Museum under old Flash. Based on a sketch from the Museum Sketchbook.

Cast (in order of appearance): The Poms, Pom Pom, General and Fraulein Pom Pom

Running time: 1:04

Current page title: The Original Website!

Original Page title: The Isle of Pom

Date: 2000 or earlier

DVD: Everything Else, Volume 2

Contents

[edit] Transcript

{Sound of heartbeats. A red and white pill appears against the white background.}

CAPTION: this is the isle of Pom

{Alarm clock rings. An arrow points to the pill.}

CAPTION: on it, live the Poms

{Printing noise. Many colored Poms (who look like Pom Pom) appear from the white background. They fill the screen. The mass turns black, revealing Pom Pom}

CAPTION: Pom-Pom is the best Pom.

{Ding! Pom Pom receives a ribbon saying "First".}

CAPTION: he loves his mom & dad

{Picture on wall with Pom Pom and parents. The picture falls off.}

CAPTION: he is very patriotic

{Pom Pom is on a wooden stage. A red and white striped flag appears behind him. He turns into a Pom version of the Statue of Liberty. Reveille plays.}

CAPTION: he feeds his dog

{A dog bowl falls from a white background. It reads "Trivia Time".}

CAPTION: everyday

{Ding! Dog bowl fills with food.}

CAPTION: he treats his neighbors

{Pom Pom stands on the right of the screen. Doorbell noise. Two Poms enter from left screen. An arrow points to them.}

CAPTION: with respect

{Pom Pom gives them a bottle with "Respect" written on it. They leave.}

CAPTION: he doesn't play with matches

{Pom Pom is at the bottom of the screen. A match burns the word "matches".}

POM POM: {bubbles, thinking "I sure do hate matches."}

{A silhouette of Pom Pom rises over an orange horizon like the sun. Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" plays. He moves closer to us. A spotlight hits him.}

CAPTION: we all love Pom-Pom, too

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Trivia

  • This old Flash short contains the first example of cross-dressing.
  • When it says, "on it, live the Poms", the Poms come out of the word "Poms".
  • This is the first mention of Pom Pom's dog, Trivia Time.

[edit] Remarks

  • Two of the Poms look like ordinary NBA basketballs, and one like an ABA Basketball.
  • This is the only time that Pom Pom's bubbly speech is expressed in plain English to the viewers.

[edit] Goofs

  • "Every day" is misspelled "everyday" on one of the slides. In that context, it should be the two-word adverb, not the one-word adjective.

[edit] Fixed Goofs

  • Originally, some of the text was obscured by the border when you watched it from the old version of the old Flash menu. This was fixed when the museum was updated in 2006.

[edit] Real-World References

[edit] Fast Forward

  • The ribbon was used later in Pumpkin Carve-nival, although the first place was never awarded.
  • The printing noise which accompanies the scene with the Poms would become the sound effect for The Paper in the Strong Bad Emails, with its onomatopoeia being Preeeeow.
  • The ABA basketball Pom was later used in the email different town.
  • The Isle of Pom's design would later be used for health capsules in Stinkoman 20X6.

[edit] External Links

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