Strongest Man in the World

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"Really quite an impressive bowl!"

The Brothers Chaps celebrate Homestar Runner's 10th anniversary by retelling the original story.

Cast (in order of appearance): Homestar Runner, Pom Pom, Strong Bad, The Cheat, The Announcer, Mr. Bland, The Robot (storybook), Señor, The Grape Fairie, The Fat Bee

Places: The Field, Gymnasium

Date: August 21, 2006

Running Time: 4:25

Page Title: The Homestar Runner Enters the Longest Page Title on the Website Contest!



{The cover page of the Original Book appears. The book opens and the first page of appears.}

{Homestar Runner changes into his modern form. The book pans away to The Field.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Everybody loves the me! I'm a terrific athlete!

{Pom Pom enters and pulls out a flier}

POM POM: {bubble noises}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: A strongest man in the world contest? {pan to a closeup of Homestar Runner} Sweet dog, you know I'm all over it.

{Pan to the gymnasium, where Homestar Runner and Pom Pom are wearing aerobic gear and lifting weights. The training music from montage is playing in the background.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Extra-size, Pom Pom! Lemme see ya pour on that exercise! That strangest man in the world contest ain't gonna win itself!

{Pan to a scene of the setting sun. Silhouettes of Homestar Runner and Pom Pom jump up and high five each other.}

SINGER: Showdown!

{Fade out. Cut back to the Field, where Homestar Runner and Pom Pom are walking to the right.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Man, Pom Pom, I feel great! I feel fresh as a bagel! I bet I could lift fifty stringiest man in the world contests!

{They approach a sign pointing the way to the contest, where Strong Bad and The Cheat are waiting.}

STRONG BAD: Oh, look, The Cheat! If it isn't the big, fat, yellow blob and Pom Pom!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {looks annoyed} Hey! {looks behind himself} W— wait. {looks annoyed again} Hey! {looks behind himself} W— wait. {looks annoyed again} Hey! {not annoyed} Wait—

STRONG BAD: Lemme break it down for you like this: I am the very strongest. While on the other hand, inversely, you guys are not very strong!

POM POM: {looks angry, loud bubble noises}

{Strong Bad reacts in surprise.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Whoa, Pom Pom! Let's tone down the language before the contest, huh?

STRONG BAD: Come on, The Cheat. We'd better go start signing autographs. There's a pretty big line building up over there. {exits with The Cheat}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {looks annoyed} Come on, Pom Pom! Let's go get Strong Bad's autograph! I hear there's a pretty big line building up.

{Cheering voices over momentarily before cutting to a banner reading "Strongest Man In The World Contest".}

THE ANNOUNCER: {voiceover over microphone} Ladies and gentlemen, you cannot be ready for the {pan down to show The Announcer} Strongest Man In The World Contest!

{He flips the microphone from one hand to the other.}

THE ANNOUNCER: Let's meet our smokin' hot contestants!

{Cut to a silhouette of Mr. Bland with disco lights in the background.}

THE ANNOUNCER: Hailing from the middle of the road, the prince of plain, the master of mundane, it's {spotlight turns on} Mr. Bland!

{Cut to a beige background of panning cubes and "mr. bland" scrolls to the right. Mr. Bland strikes an action pose. Cut back to The Announcer.}

THE ANNOUNCER: And next, our returning champion, the walking—

{Cut to a smiliar disco lights scene with The Robot in silhouette.}

THE ANNOUCER: —metal robot... The Robot!

{A spotlight shines on The Robot and he waves. A blue background of screws and hex nuts pans in, and "The Robot" appears while Mr. Robot holds a waving pose. Cut back to The Announcer.}

THE ANNOUNCER: And from foreign lands, a foreign man,—

{Cut back to the disco scene, now with Señor in silhouette.}

THE ANNOUNCER: —Señor Ha-Ha-Ha-Havin' A Little Trouble!

{A brown background of beans pans in, and "Señor" appears while Señor strikes an action pose.}


{Cut to silhouettes of Pom Pom, Strong Bad, and Homestar Runner, who's respective spotlights turn on as their names are mentioned.}

THE ANNOUNCER: {quickly} Pom-Pom-Strong-Bad-and-Homestar.

{Homestar looks surprised. Cut back to The Announcer.}

THE ANNOUNCER: Grape Fairie! Hit me with da rules!

{Pan up to The Grape Fairie riding his bee. He makes a scroll appear that reads "Rules".}

THE GRAPE FAIRIE: {in a mobster accent} All right, you slow brains, listen up smart. I start yas each off with like twenty grapes.

{A pile of grapes takes the place of the floating scroll.}

THE GRAPE FAIRIE: Then I adds one at a time.

{A grape appears above the pile.}

THE GRAPE FAIRIE: The bum what holds the most grapes—

{A golden bowl-shaped trophy appears in place of the grapes.}

THE GRAPE FAIRIE: —wins this golbol.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {from offscreen; sounds impressed} Dang, Pom Pom, you see that goldbol? {zooms in on "golbol"} That's a nice golbol.

THE ANNOUNCER: Let's get this over with!

THE GRAPE FAIRIE: Ollzy oop. {zaps a pile of grapes on top of the contestants}

MR. BLAND: {monotonously} Okay.... This is going really well.

{The pile of grapes crushes Mr. Bland.}


{Cut to silhoettes of everyone on a yellow background.}

THE ANNOUNCER: {voiceover} Down goes Bland!

THE GRAPE FAIRIE: Ka-bu op! {pings a single grape over each contestant}

{Cut to Señor, impossibly balancing the entire pile on one hand.}

SEÑOR: Oh, no, boy. I havin' a little trouble!

{The pile falls on Señor with a "Sblounskched!" He sticks his arm out of the grapes}

SEÑOR: I still alive!

{Cut to Strong Bad and The Cheat, with Pom Pom in the background.}

STRONG BAD: Hey, The Cheat—

THE CHEAT: {The Cheat noises}

STRONG BAD: —I hear our friend The Robot is about to do a set of his acoustic numbers. Or should I say, unplugged?

THE CHEAT: {affirmative The Cheat noises, salutes}

{The Cheat slides to the feet of The Robot, who is apparently plugged into an outlet on a very small section of wall out of nowhere.}

THE CHEAT: {The Cheat noises} {looks around, unplugs The Robot's cord, and slides away} {The Cheat noises}

{Cut to The Robot, who shuts down and drops the pile of grapes. General sad "Aw"s among the crowd are heard.}

{Cut to Homestar, whose grapes appear to be floating in mid-air, due to his lack of visible arms.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {looks around} Did nobody just see that?! Judge? Fairie? Giant bee?

{Cut to The Grape Fairie and The Announcer, who are admiring the bowl and not paying attention to the contest.}

THE GRAPE FAIRIE: Honest to God, Mookie Wilson gave me the golbol in my hands in 1974.

THE ANNOUNCER: Really quite an impressive bowl.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {off screen} Hellooo?


{Cut to Pom Pom, Strong Bad, and Homestar.}

THE GRAPE FAIRIE: {poofs another grape on top of everyone} Crazy eights!

{Strong Bad begins to lose his grip on the grapes.}

STRONG BAD: The Cheat? Big help here! Big help!

THE CHEAT: {rushes over} {The Cheat noises}

STRONG BAD: Okay.... Even it out there on the south side.

THE CHEAT: {The Cheat noises}

STRONG BAD: Jump her up.

{Cut to Homestar.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: All right, seriously. At first it was cute, but this is just borderline unsportsmanlike! Let me outline my master plan. I will (a) drop my grapes, and (b) uncover that cheat! {drops his grapes; walks over to Strong Bad and The Cheat} Could I just borrow this a second? {grabs The Cheat}

THE CHEAT: {surprised The Cheat noises}

{Homestar kicks The Cheat about his feet like a hackey-sack, then does a slow-motion flip and kicks The Cheat straight backwards over his head.}

STRONG BAD: {melodramatically} Oh-nooo! {gets squished by his pile of grapes}

{The action-pose scene appears, this time with a green grapes background, "squished bad", and Strong Bad under his pile of grapes.}

{Cut to Pom Pom}

THE ANNOUNCER: {voiceover} Pom Pom wins!

{Pom Pom winks; a record scratch sounds, cut to Homestar}


STRONG BAD: Ooh.... These grapes are succulently crushing my windpipe.... Ooh, but they're seedless! {The pile of grapes begins to collapse as Strong Bad eats it}

{Cut to Homestar and Pom Pom holding the trophy.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: All right, seriously, Pom Pom. Gimme the golbol!

POM POM: {bubble noises, pulls the trophy back a bit}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Yeah, that's great. But I still won. I sportsmanliked everbody! Now gimme the golbol!

POM POM: {bubble noises}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: All right, fine. You can give it to me for my birthday. Now check out my victory dance! Huhyayayayaaa!

{Homestar crosses his left leg over his right and jumps into the air. The Grape Fairie and the Fat Bee enter from the upper right, the announcer from the lower left. Pom Pom jumps in the air holding the trophy. The scene fades into the last page of the Original Book with "1996-2006" written across the upper left.}

Easter Eggs

  • Clicking on the Contest sign when Homestar mentions getting Strong Bad's autograph will show a picture of said autograph, on which is written:
dare to dream! believe in yourself
and you can achieve anything!!
your pal
Stong Ba...
wait a sec,
2nd try:
a butt.
Strong Bad
  • Clicking the trophy at the end shows a shot of it (captioned "GOLBOL") in the same style as the ones shown when Mr. Bland, Señor, and The Robot are introduced.

Fun Facts


  • The main page message for this toon read "10 years!".
  • This toon is the first time Mr. Bland and Señor are given a voice.
  • Despite its attempt, this toon's page title is not the longest one of the website. Shopping for Danger's page title "Blue Las-alert, Kids! Cheat Commandos will be right back after these messages!" surpasses it by four symbols.


  • When The Grape Fairie's mouth disappears when he isn't talking, his five-o'clock shadow disappears with it.
  • When Homestar holds up the grapes, they float as if he's controlling them with his mind rather than with invisible arms.
  • It's impossible for Señor to keep the pile of grapes together the way he was holding it; with one arm. He was holding the pile on one side with the other half of the pile mysteriously floating in mid-air, the grapes should have separated from each other.

Inside References

  • When Señor gets squished, the onomatopoeia used is "Sblounskched!".
  • The song during the training scene is "Showdown" from montage, except with vocals by someone who sounds like Larry Palaroncini.
  • The outfit Homestar wears during the training scene originally appeared in lady fan.
  • The autographed picture of Strong Bad in the Easter egg is the same as the one that Strong Bad gives to his "main man" Van Mundegaarde in 2 years.
  • Homestar is shown Kicking The Cheat, albiet in a more elaborate fashion than in the original book.
  • Señor's line "I still alive!" may be a reference to Strumstar Hammer, in which this scene is captioned with the line "this blue guy died."

Real-World References

  • The logo in the background of the Easter egg is that of the New York Mets, the team of which Mookie Wilson is best known as a member.
  • The statement in Strong Bad's autograph "believe in yourself and you can achieve anything" is from Rocky.
  • "Unplugged" refers to the MTV Unplugged series.

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