Punkin Stencils

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Pick a punkin, any punkin

A yearly feature on the site, the Punkin Stencils are printable stencils to overlay on pumpkins for tracing and cutting. Starting as a simple stencils selection, it returned for Halloween '04 with almost twice as many pumpkins as a pumpkin patch. In 2005, it was updated with the front row of Pumpkins and the light switch Easter egg. In 2006, a new front row was added. In 2007, another new layout debuted, this time using a conveyor belt, which has been used every year since.

Features: The Cheat, Homestar Runner (voice only), The Homestar Runner (voice only), Bad Graphics Ghost

Page Title: Make-a Your Own-a Pumpakin!, Hot Punkins! Fresh off the Line! (2009)

Date: October 20, 2003

Updated: October 14, 2004; October 17, 2005; October 20, 2006; October 21, 2007; October 13, 2008; October 12, 2009


Original Stencils

First to last scroll selection:

Marshie, Bubs, Homestar Runner running, Homestar Runner, Coach Z's Z, Marzipan, Strong Bad, Strong Sad, Strong Mad, The Cheat, Strong Bad's silhouette, Homsar's face, The King of Town

Punkin Patch Stencils

Punkin Patch

Left to right in each row:

Back row: Sherlock, The King of Town, Eh! Steve!, Bubs, Marshie, The Cheat

Sixth row: Homestar Runner running, Pom Pom, The Poopsmith, Marzipan, Coach Z

Fifth row: Strong Bad's face, Old-Timey Strong Bad, Strong Bad's silhouette

Fourth row: Homestar Runner's face, Strong Mad, Trogdor, Strong Sad, Homsar's silhouette

Third row: Homsar's face, Coach Z's Z, Stinkoman, The Goblin

Second row (added 2005): Homestar Runner logo, Li'l Brudder, Rather Dashing, Sterrance

Front row (added 2006): Gary Palaroncini with guitar, Bear holding a Shark, The Municipality's logo, the duck from Homestar's Duckie Shirt

Easter Eggs

  • If you wait 20 seconds after the screen is done loading (without clicking any of the pumpkins), the Bad Graphics Ghost will appear.
    • If you click on one of the pumpkins, the timer stops – the ghost will appear after 20 seconds total with no stencil visible.
  • In the 2005 and 2006 versions, pressing L causes the lights to turn off. Pressing L again causes the lights to flicker and come back on.

Fun Facts


  • The lights-out masks (see below) for the Poopsmith, Stinkoman, and most notably Sherlock are not quite right; they don't take the pumpkins in front of them into account.


  • If you roll your cursor over the pumpkins while the lights are out, the pumpkins will still expand, but the outline of the originals (before you roll over them) will be left visible. This is because the darkness is just a nearly-opaque black mask over the original scene.

Conveyor Belt

To scroll through available stencils, use the left and right arrows at the bottom. The longer you press on an arrow, the faster the belt will move. When you want to select a stencil, The Cheat will come down and gnaw out the pattern. The pumpkin will then start to glow and the stencil appears.

When the page first loads, the newest stencils are displayed first. The stencils in order, from left to right:

Easter Eggs

  • Once all the pumpkins have been lit, clicking a lit pumpkin will make the Bad Graphics Ghost appear and fill the pumpkin back in again.
  • From 2009 onward, clicking on the stencils listed below will cause Homestar to give his opinion on your selection.
  • The Umpire:
HOMESTAR RUNNER: Really? The Umpire? That's who you want to carve in your pumpkin? I'm pretty sure they included that one as a joke. Nobody likes that umpire! I don't even believe that he exists. Him or Strong Sad.
  • Senor Cardgage:
HOMESTAR RUNNER: Uh, I don't know if you want to put that thing on your porch. Seems like that's sending the wrong message to parents in the neighborhood.
  • Nebulon:
HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hey, I met that guy one time when I was on the moon! Wait, I was on the moon? And at the beach? And in the Swiss Alps? {sound begins to fade out, until no longer audible} And in a bowling alley? And at a waffle house? And falling to my death?
  • Pistols for Pandas:
HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, times. You are going to have such fun carving that Strong Bad pumpkin! Its little ears, those pistol-packin' eyes, and oh, that button nose!
  • Old Timey Strong Bad:
THE HOMESTAR RUNNER: If I was you, and I had carved a pumpkin like that, I'd sneak-toe up to your house while you was sleepin', and shove an entire flaming bag of cow manure {pronounced "man-ware"} inside of there.
  • Sterrance:
HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, so even the old show-up-onceler gets a stencil of his own. Does anybody even know that guy's name? Well, here, look, I can make some junk up off the top of my head too! {crumpling paper is heard} Oh, look it's Paper Crumple Man! Hi, Paper Crumple Man! {in a different voice} Hey Homestar, you're Paper Crumple Man! {normal voice} Wait, no, but, you're Paper Crumple Man. {back to different} This is an existential experience. {normal voice} I don't like you, Paper Crumple Man. You don't get a pumpkin stencil.
  • Li'l Brudder:
HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, I know what you're expecting. Blah, blah, blah, blah, Brudder. Well, I'm over it! {slowly breaks to sobs} You think a simple carving of that pathetic little three-legged two-legger, with one leg, could make... blah blah blah Brudder!
  • The Goblin:
HOMESTAR RUNNER: Once, I carved my pumpkin like a green goblin! And then I left it on the front porch until Easter time! And so it really turned green! And the city came and shut me down! And fined me twice! {singing} And super niiiice! {coughs, stops singing} You should probably carve that Goblin. It's a good one.
  • Stinkoman:
HOMESTAR RUNNER: I think it's about ding-dang time I got my proper juice for making up the name Stinkoman! Nobody ever remembers that! Man, if I wasn't saying awesome stupid stuff all the time, like nobody might not like have a name, like Coach Z, Bubs, and Marzipan, might like be named Mrs. Grey, Cauncey, and Beldsman. Ooh! Suggestion time!
  • Homsar:
HOMESTAR RUNNER: Okay, while were looking at this one, let's just go over this real slow, everybody. His name is {dragged out} Hooooomsaaar. My name is {dragged out more} Hooooo-o-o-omestar. Hom, sar, Home, star. {faster, progressively more so} Homsar, Homestar, Homsar, Homestar, Homsar, Homestar, {unintelligible}. Okay, maybe I see a little confusions coming in.
  • Homestar:
HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, I remember that stencil. I remember posing for it in July. You can see that in my eyes, you know. There's July in them. Oh, no, wait, Gel-eye. I got jelly in my eyes that day. Sorry. That-That's the way it went. You should put some jelly inside this pumpkin.
  • The Jolly Dumple:
HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hey, that's that giant square blind colonist costume I dress up in some times for Strong Bad. I think his name's Tungo. Tungo Drippo, the square blind colonist man. Thumbs up!
  • Marzipan:
HOMESTAR RUNNER: Just do it! Just do it, you know you want to! Make her butt look real big when you carve this pumpkin! {seductively} And then slip over to my pumpkin and make my pumpkin's butt look big.
  • Marshie:
HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh jeez, man, comma, oh jeez, man. One year, I carved that Marshie pumpkin, and it started talking to me. It told me I had to win big in business. And so I did. I won real big in business. I'm gonna call that pumpkin again.
  • Sherlock:
HOMESTAR RUNNER: All right, Eh! Steve, I understand. He's a classic. You can carve him on your pumpkin until the cows come home. But that thing? A bump in a shape with a hoop and a hey? How you gonna explain that to the kids that come to your door looking for treats? "Hey kids, Happy Halloween! And here's my pumpkin! Carved in the shape of a marshmallow {mumbles like Sherlock}.
  • When lighting all six Strong Bad-themed pumpkins (Strong Bad's body, Strong Bad's mask, Senor Cardgage, Stinkoman, Sterrance, and Old-Timey Strong Bad), a new "Devil Homestar" pumpkin will appear with a Legend of Zelda sound effect.

Fun Facts


  • In order for the conveyor belt to move smoothly, this Flash file uses a higher framerate than normal.


  • The Pistols for Pandas pumpkin did not appear when the conveyor belt was first introduced. It was added later.
  • Despite the fact that the pumpkins appear to not have removable tops, they still glow after The Cheat carves them.
  • When clicking on the "Devil Homestar" pumpkin while all the others are lit, the bad graphics ghost will still appear but won't do anything.


  • The rollers in between the conveyor belt turn the wrong way relative to the belt's movement.
  • The strong mad stencil is backwards relative to the pumpkin cut out
  • After lighting all the pumpkins, clicking the 'devil homestar' pumpkin causes the bad graphics ghost to appear, but does not 'un-light' the pumpkin.

Inside References

  • Several of Homestar's remarks after selecting each pumpkin make references to other pages on the website.
    • Nebulon:
    • Li'l Brudder:
    • The Goblin
      • Homestar's manner of speaking refers to the story he tells about the Goblin in Homestarloween Party.
    • Stinkoman
      • Homestar's complaint about not getting credit for Stinkoman's name refers to island, in which he calls Strong Bad this name.
    • Sterrance
      • Homestar's line, "You don't get a (pumpkin stencil)." is very similar to a line in the older Halloween toon, Pumpkin Carve-nival, which also features carved pumpkins.

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