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'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' {{film|Marzipan}}, [[Cardboard Homestar]], {{film|Strong Sad}}, {{film|Bubs}}, {{film|Homestar Runner}}, [[Cardboard Marzipan]] (Easter egg)
'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' {{film|Marzipan}}, [[Cardboard Homestar]], {{film|Strong Sad}}, {{film|Bubs}}, {{film|Homestar Runner}}, [[Cardboard Marzipan]] (Easter egg)
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'''Places:''' [[Marzipan's House]], [[Marshmallow's Last Stand (place)|Marshmallow's Last Stand]], [[Marzipan's Gazebo|Marzipan's Backyard]], [[Bubs' Concession Stand]]
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'''Places:''' [[Marzipan's House]], [[Marshmallow's Last Stand (place)|Marshmallow's Last Stand]], [[The Field]] (with fence), [[Bubs' Concession Stand]]
'''Date:''' Tuesday, August 7, 2007  
'''Date:''' Tuesday, August 7, 2007  
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''{Shift view to see a cardboard cutout of Homestar wearing glasses and with a butterfly instead of a propeller on his cap. Marzipan supplies the cutout's voice, imitating Homestar's. When she does, she looks away, gains a heavy brow and an underbite that resembles Homestar's mouth.}''
''{Shift view to see a cardboard cutout of Homestar wearing glasses and with a butterfly instead of a propeller on his cap. Marzipan supplies the cutout's voice, imitating Homestar's. When she does, she looks away, gains a heavy brow and an underbite that resembles Homestar's mouth.}''
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'''CARDBOARD HOMESTAR:''' Sewiously, Marzipan, how do you get so smart? Don't you see you are a smart?
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'''CARDBOARD HOMESTAR:''' Seriously, Marzipan, how do you get so smart? Don't you see you are a smart?
'''MARZIPAN:''' Well thanks, Homestar. I guess I am kind of smart.
'''MARZIPAN:''' Well thanks, Homestar. I guess I am kind of smart.
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===Explanations===
===Explanations===
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*The [[Wikipedia:Algonquin|Algonquins]] are a Native American tribe centered in [[Wikipedia:Quebec|Quebec]]. It may also be a reference to the [[Wikipedia:Algonquin Round Table|Algonquin Round Table]] of literary fame.
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*The [[Wikipedia:Algonquin|Algonquins]] are a Native American tribe centered in [[Wikipedia:Quebec|Quebec]]. It may also be a reference to the [[Wikipedia:Algonquin_Round_Table|Algonquin Round Table]] of literary fame.
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*[[Wikipedia:Mesopotamia|Mesopotamia]] refers to the region now known as modern [[Wikipedia:Iraq|Iraq]], and some of the surrounding countries. The name comes from the Greek words "between" and "river", referring to the basins of the Euphrates and the Tigris rivers and the area in between.
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*[[Wikipedia:Mesopotamia|Mesopotamia]] refers to the region now known as modern Iraq, and some of the surrounding countries. The name comes from the Greek words "between" and "river", referring to the basins of the Euphrates and the Tigris rivers and the area in between.
*The [[Wikipedia:Bronze Age|Bronze Age]] is a period of prehistoric society following the [[Wikipedia:Stone Age|Stone Age]], when working with copper and tin was the most advanced form of metalwork.
*The [[Wikipedia:Bronze Age|Bronze Age]] is a period of prehistoric society following the [[Wikipedia:Stone Age|Stone Age]], when working with copper and tin was the most advanced form of metalwork.
*[[Wikipedia:Linseed oil|Flax seed oil]] is vegetable oil made using the seeds of the [[Wikipedia:flax|flax]] plant.  
*[[Wikipedia:Linseed oil|Flax seed oil]] is vegetable oil made using the seeds of the [[Wikipedia:flax|flax]] plant.  
**Flax seed oil is rich in [[Wikipedia:Omega-3 fatty acid|Omega-3 fatty acid]]s, which have certain [[Wikipedia:Omega-3 fatty acid#Health benefits|health benefits]].
**Flax seed oil is rich in [[Wikipedia:Omega-3 fatty acid|Omega-3 fatty acid]]s, which have certain [[Wikipedia:Omega-3 fatty acid#Health benefits|health benefits]].
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*The "[[organic]] [[batteries]]" refers to [[Wikipedia: organic food|organic food]], which is supposed to lack toxic [[Wikipedia: pesticide|pesticides]], or any harmful [[Wikipedia:food additive|artificial ingredients]] such as [[Wikipedia: hormones|hormones]]. It also refers to [[Wikipedia:Battery cage|Battery Cage]] eggs. As these are condemned by animal rights organizations, Organic Batteries would appear to be a contradiction, and evidence of [[Bubs's Shady Business Practices|Bubs' ever-shady deals]].
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*The "organic [[batteries]]" refers to [[Wikipedia: organic food|organic food]], which is supposed to lack toxic [[Wikipedia: pesticide|pesticides]], or any harmful [[Wikipedia:food additive|artificial ingredients]] such as [[Wikipedia: hormones|hormones]]. It also refers to [[Wikipedia:Battery_cage|Battery Cage]] eggs. As these are condemned by animal rights organizations, Organic Batteries would appear to be a contradiction, and evidence of Bubs' ever-shady deals.
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*The boards are probably on the closet door because all closet doors can be open from the inside, but not the outside.
===Trivia===
===Trivia===
*When the short was first released, there were no nails in the boards. This was fixed later on in the day.
*When the short was first released, there were no nails in the boards. This was fixed later on in the day.
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*This toon followed a 41-day-long "Baby Break" prompted by the arrival of [[Matt Chapman]]'s and [[Jackie Chapman]]'s baby.
 
===Remarks===
===Remarks===
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[[Image:Regulareyes small.png|thumb|right|100px|Regular Eyed Cardboard Homestar]]
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[[Image:Regulareyes_small.png|thumb|right|100px|Regular Eyed Cardboard Homestar]]
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*In the [[TV Time Toons Menu]]'s [[HR:menuswfs/menu qualitytime.swf|preview]], Cardboard Homestar's eyes are shaped like Homestar's normal eyes and have no glasses, and the fence in the foreground is missing.
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*In the [[TV Time Toons Menu]]'s [[HR:menuswfs/menu_qualitytime.swf|preview]], Cardboard Homestar's eyes are shaped like Homestar's normal eyes and have no glasses, and the fence in the foreground is missing.
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**If the preview is viewed on the [[Wikipedia:Wii|Wii]] [[Wikipedia:Internet Channel|Internet Channel]], Cardboard Homestar, the fence, and Marzipan's mouth are missing.
*In the scene where Cardboard Homestar and Marzipan are sitting on the couch, you can clearly see large folds in Cardboard Homestar's knees and torso, so it will look like he is sitting down. The folds should create creases, which will affect the looks and rigidness of cardboard, but throughout the rest of the short, the knees and torso are uncreased.
*In the scene where Cardboard Homestar and Marzipan are sitting on the couch, you can clearly see large folds in Cardboard Homestar's knees and torso, so it will look like he is sitting down. The folds should create creases, which will affect the looks and rigidness of cardboard, but throughout the rest of the short, the knees and torso are uncreased.
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*During the Easter Egg Marzipan's pony-tail and Homestar's head both appear to be disembodied when viewing the flash file.
===Goofs===
===Goofs===
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*During the Easter egg, when Cardboard Marzipan talks (and bends over) you can see the background inside the crinkles on the edge of the cardboard.
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*During the Easter Egg, when Cardboard Marzipan talks (and bends over) you can see the background inside the crinkles on the edge of the cardboard.
*Strong Sad's [[soolnds]] are in front of Marzipan's seat.
*Strong Sad's [[soolnds]] are in front of Marzipan's seat.
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*On Strong Sad's violin, the strings enter the tailpiece far too close to Strong Sad's chin— the strings of an actual violin enter near the edge of the tailpiece. Also, assuming that the gold-colored item at the end of the bow is the screw, Strong Sad is holding his bow backwards.
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*On Strong Sad's violin, the strings enter the tailpiece far too close to Strong Sad's chin - the strings of an actual violin enter near the edge of the tailpiece. Also, assuming that the gold-coloured item at the end of the bow is the screw, Strong Bad is holding his bow backwards.
===Inside References===
===Inside References===
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*Homestar mentions [[cake]].
*Homestar mentions [[cake]].
*Homestar first uses the phrase "a smart" in the email [[stupid stuff]].
*Homestar first uses the phrase "a smart" in the email [[stupid stuff]].
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*This is the second time Marzipan's teeth and eyebrows have been seen, the first time being [[Cool Things]].
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*This is the second time Marzipan's teeth have been seen, the first time being [[Cool Things]].
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==DVD Version==
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*The DVD version features hidden creators' commentary. To access it, switch your DVD player's audio language selection while watching.
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=== Commentary Transcript ===
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('''Commentary by:''' [[Mike Chapman]], [[Homestar Runner]], [[Ryan Sterritt]])
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'''MIKE:''' Matt had a baby.
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'''HOMESTAR:''' This is my best cartoon!
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'''MIKE:''' ''{laughing}''  Really?
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'''HOMESTAR:''' Yeah.
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'''MIKE:''' You're n— not in this cartoon.
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'''HOMESTAR:''' Yeah, I am!  Check me out!  Me and Marzipan was reading a book about gonky stew.
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'''MIKE:''' ''{laughs}''
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'''HOMESTAR:''' See, look at me!
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'''MIKE:''' You look so smart with glasses!
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'''HOMESTAR:''' Yeah, those are my smart glasses.  And my... butterfly propeller that I put on.
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'''MIKE:''' Look at that corrugated... style.
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'''HOMESTAR:''' That's good.  Did you make that corrugations?
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'''MIKE:''' I did.
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'''HOMESTAR:''' You shoulda done, uh, um, some oil pastel on it, maybe.
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'''MIKE:''' ''{laughs}''
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'''HOMESTAR:''' For an art project.
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'''MIKE:''' Yeah.  That—
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'''HOMESTAR:''' Cut me some flax... seed oil!
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'''MIKE:''' Did you help write that song?
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'''HOMESTAR:''' Yeah, I did.  I did those lyrics.
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'''MIKE:''' Really?
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'''HOMESTAR:''' That second verse.
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'''MIKE:''' All right.
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'''HOMESTAR:''' The second verse.
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'''MIKE:''' What kind of, uh, appliances run on those batteries you guys just bought?
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'''HOMESTAR:''' There's one that's like a stir blender.  And it's, uh, pancake—
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'''MIKE:''' Okay, a pancake—
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'''HOMESTAR:''' Pancakes run on 'em.  And, um—
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'''MIKE:''' Biscuits.
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'''HOMESTAR:''' Omelette.
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'''MIKE:''' Yeah.  ''{laughs}''
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'''HOMESTAR:''' Who's in there?
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'''MIKE:''' Uh, uh... that sounds like you.  Say— Say— Do a talk!
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'''HOMESTAR:''' Me?
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'''MIKE:''' Yeah, sounds like—
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'''HOMESTAR:''' That guy sounds like, more in-a-boxy-ish than I do.
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'''MIKE:''' In a closet.
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'''HOMESTAR:''' In a box.
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'''MIKE:''' Buy a bag.
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'''HOMESTAR:''' Go home in a box.  ''{pause}''  Who's that guy?  He seems kinda dumb, whoever's in there.  In that—  Not smart like me!
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'''MIKE:''' No.
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'''HOMESTAR:''' Not red-glasses smart.
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'''MIKE:''' Red-gla— ''{laughs}''
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'''HOMESTAR:''' Ryan's got red glasses.
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'''MIKE:''' Ryan is red-glasses smart.  Sally Jessy Raphael is red-glasses smart.
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'''RYAN:''' She's very smart.
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'''HOMESTAR:''' Mensa.
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'''MATT:''' ''{very lightly, in a sing-song voice}''  I've got a cool car!
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{{dvdproofread}}
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=== Fun Facts ===
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*"Buy a bag, go home in a box" was the tagline of the 1991 horror movie ''[[Wikipedia:Popcorn (1991 film)|Popcorn]]'', and was also used as the page title for [[Jibblies 2]].
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*[[Wikipedia:Sally Jessy Raphael|Sally Jessy Raphael]] is a talk show host. She hosted the show ''Sally Jessy Raphael'' from 1983 to 2002 and is known for her large red glasses.
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*[[Wikipedia:Mensa|Mensa]] is the largest, oldest, and most famous high-IQ society in the world.
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== External links ==
== External links ==
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*[[Forum:12052|forum thread re: "Quality Time"]]
*[[Forum:12052|forum thread re: "Quality Time"]]
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