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== Fun Facts ==
== Fun Facts ==
===Explanation===
===Explanation===
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*Mario Paint was a video game made for the Super NES, and upon its initial release was packaged in a larger box with the Super NES Mouse, a two-button peripheral that perfectly emulated a real computer mouse. (The mouse came with its own plastic pad.) A few other Super NES games also worked with the mouse. Mario Paint itself was not so much a game, as it was an art program. It worked like similar computer programs marketed for kids, such as [[Wikipedia:Kid Pix|Kid Pix]]. The game let you use the mouse to paint a large 16-color picture with various tools, as well as place a smaller animation on top of it. It also had a simple music-making mode. One picture, animation, and music track could collectively be saved onto the cartridge's memory. Mario Paint was quite popular for its time, enough so that Nintendo released a Player's Guide shortly after Mario Paint hit stores. This long guide contained tons of information on how to get the most out of the game.
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*Mario Paint was a video game made for the Super NES, and upon its initial release was packaged in a larger box with the Super NES Mouse, a two-button peripheral that perfectly emulated a real computer mouse. (The mouse came with its own plastic pad.) A few other Super NES games also worked with the mouse. Mario Paint itself was not so much a game, as it was an art program. It worked like similar computer programs marketed for kids, such as [[Wikipedia:Kid Pix|Kid Pix]]. The game let you use the mouse to paint a large 16-color (15 actual colors plus [[Wikipedia:Transparency (graphic)|transparency]]) picture with various tools, as well as place a smaller animation on top of it. It also had a simple music-making mode. One picture, animation, and music track could collectively be saved onto the cartridge's memory. Mario Paint was quite popular for its time, enough so that Nintendo released a Player's Guide shortly after Mario Paint hit stores. This long guide contained tons of information on how to get the most out of the game.
===Trivia===
===Trivia===
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*Strong Bad's tongue appears to be green.
*Strong Bad's tongue appears to be green.
*The Japanese characters are mainly written in [[Wikipedia:Katakana|katakana]], which is a character set used in written Japanese used primarily to write foreign words and [[Wikipedia:Onomatopoeia|onomatopoeias]]. The exception is the "Homestar with yellow background" screen which also contains [[Wikipedia:Hiragana|hiragana]], which are used in a more general-purpose fashion in conjunction with [[Wikipedia:Kanji|kanji]].  The Brothers Chaps seem, however, to be expressing gibberish. A possible reason for this is that they may not know Japanese.
*The Japanese characters are mainly written in [[Wikipedia:Katakana|katakana]], which is a character set used in written Japanese used primarily to write foreign words and [[Wikipedia:Onomatopoeia|onomatopoeias]]. The exception is the "Homestar with yellow background" screen which also contains [[Wikipedia:Hiragana|hiragana]], which are used in a more general-purpose fashion in conjunction with [[Wikipedia:Kanji|kanji]].  The Brothers Chaps seem, however, to be expressing gibberish. A possible reason for this is that they may not know Japanese.
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*The music that accompanies this toon could not possibly have been made using Mario Paint, which has a fixed note length and can only play notes in the C-major scale. Furthermore, depending on the size of the animation frame, Mario Paint only lets you play four, six, or nine frames consecutively, indicating that this animation would have had to be recorded to an external source over and over again to achieve the many effects present.
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*Almost all of the animations are possible in Mario Paint.  Mario Paint allows four, six, or nine frame animations, which loop, but the animation is a [[Wikipedia:Sprite (computer graphics)|sprite]] and can follow a user defined path, which is what most of the animations do.  The last animation (the "drip") is one of the full-screen erase effects in Mario Paint.  The only animations that do not look possible in Mario Paint are the intro and outro texts with accompanying fades, and the close up of Homestar with the moving horizontal black moving lines which cover the entire screen.  A Mario Paint animation can only be 1/4 of the screen at its largest.
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**There ARE various tools in Mario Paint that can create effects seen in the cartoon. For instance, the "drip" at the end is quite clearly one of the erase tools. In addition, many of the animations (like Homestar with the bat) were clearly looping AND less than 9 frames long. The picture quality varies— a sign that the sequences were recorded at different times and linked together.
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*The music that accompanies this toon could not have been made using Mario Paint, which has a fixed note length and can only play notes in the [[Wikipedia:C major|C major]] [[Wikipedia:Musical scale|scale]].  
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*Mario Paint can only handle one scene at a time, so each scene must be created and recorded individually, and then spliced together at the end. After being spliced together, the music and singing would be [[Wikipedia:Dubbing (filmmaking)|dubbed]] over the recording.
*There seems to be several discolorations within the movie. For example, Pom Pom is shown with a white head in the soccer scene, Strong Mad's singlet is black a la [[Marshmallow's Last Stand]], Homestar's visor is blue and Strong Sad is orange.
*There seems to be several discolorations within the movie. For example, Pom Pom is shown with a white head in the soccer scene, Strong Mad's singlet is black a la [[Marshmallow's Last Stand]], Homestar's visor is blue and Strong Sad is orange.
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===Fast Forward===
===Fast Forward===
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*This song is re-made with higher-quality sound and Flash graphics in [[Theme Song Video]].  The song also makes a brief reappearence in [[Bug in Mouth Disease]] and [[The King of Town DVD]].
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*This song is re-made with higher-quality sound and Flash graphics in [[Theme Song Video]].  The song also makes a brief reappearance in [[Bug in Mouth Disease]] and [[The King of Town DVD]].
*Mario Paint is used again in [[Strong Bad is a Bad Guy]].
*Mario Paint is used again in [[Strong Bad is a Bad Guy]].
*In [[Stinkoman 20X6]], [[Stinkoman]]'s tongue is green when his "stummy" hurts.
*In [[Stinkoman 20X6]], [[Stinkoman]]'s tongue is green when his "stummy" hurts.

Revision as of 19:35, 14 June 2006

The first Homestar Runner cartoon ever, made using Mario Paint

This is the first Homestar Runner cartoon ever made, using Mario Paint.

Cast (in order of appearance): Homestar Runner, Strong Bad, Pom Pom, The Cheat, Strong Mad, Strong Sad

Places: The Field, Arena, Various Houses, A Workout Room, The Athletic Field, The Stage, Outer Space, A Rocket, A Basketball Court

Page title: Super Homestario Bros.

Date: 1996

Running Time: 1:26

Contents

Transcript

TEXT: THE FIRST HOMESTAR CARTOON EVER
MADE ON THE SNES USING MARIO PAINT

Homestar Run GO!
Hooomestaaaar! Run! Run!
Hooomestaaaar! Run! Run!

Homestar Runner really great,
Homestar Runner, ath -ah- late
Homestar Runner, Pom Pom too
Homestar Runner, we love you!

Hooomestaaaar! Run! Run!
Hooomestaaaar! Run! Run!

Homestar Runner, do your best
Homestar Runner, pass the test
Homestar Runner, Mom and Dad
Look out, Homestar! It's Strong Bad!

Hoooomestaaaar Run!
Weekdays.

TEXT: COPYRIGHT HOMESTARRUNNER.COM
1996 AND 2000

Japanese Phonetics Transcript

アホチスーカヲ (Strong Bad and Homestar in the wrestling ring.)

ソコカオヲタス
ウコスキテ ホ. (Pom Pom floating by. . .)

えおか? せきひ (Homestar with a yellow background.)

クキカ? アシネ オスセーホヌツネ! (The Homestar Runner splash.)

Transliteration of the above

Ahochisūka o
Sokokao o tasu:

ukosukite ho.

Eoka?
Sekihi
Kukika? Ashine
Osusēhonutsune!

No translation exists (nonsense text)

Fun Facts

Explanation

  • Mario Paint was a video game made for the Super NES, and upon its initial release was packaged in a larger box with the Super NES Mouse, a two-button peripheral that perfectly emulated a real computer mouse. (The mouse came with its own plastic pad.) A few other Super NES games also worked with the mouse. Mario Paint itself was not so much a game, as it was an art program. It worked like similar computer programs marketed for kids, such as Kid Pix. The game let you use the mouse to paint a large 16-color (15 actual colors plus transparency) picture with various tools, as well as place a smaller animation on top of it. It also had a simple music-making mode. One picture, animation, and music track could collectively be saved onto the cartridge's memory. Mario Paint was quite popular for its time, enough so that Nintendo released a Player's Guide shortly after Mario Paint hit stores. This long guide contained tons of information on how to get the most out of the game.

Trivia

Remarks

  • Strong Bad's tongue appears to be green.
  • The Japanese characters are mainly written in katakana, which is a character set used in written Japanese used primarily to write foreign words and onomatopoeias. The exception is the "Homestar with yellow background" screen which also contains hiragana, which are used in a more general-purpose fashion in conjunction with kanji. The Brothers Chaps seem, however, to be expressing gibberish. A possible reason for this is that they may not know Japanese.
  • Almost all of the animations are possible in Mario Paint. Mario Paint allows four, six, or nine frame animations, which loop, but the animation is a sprite and can follow a user defined path, which is what most of the animations do. The last animation (the "drip") is one of the full-screen erase effects in Mario Paint. The only animations that do not look possible in Mario Paint are the intro and outro texts with accompanying fades, and the close up of Homestar with the moving horizontal black moving lines which cover the entire screen. A Mario Paint animation can only be 1/4 of the screen at its largest.
  • The music that accompanies this toon could not have been made using Mario Paint, which has a fixed note length and can only play notes in the C major scale.
  • Mario Paint can only handle one scene at a time, so each scene must be created and recorded individually, and then spliced together at the end. After being spliced together, the music and singing would be dubbed over the recording.
  • There seems to be several discolorations within the movie. For example, Pom Pom is shown with a white head in the soccer scene, Strong Mad's singlet is black a la Marshmallow's Last Stand, Homestar's visor is blue and Strong Sad is orange.

Real-World References

Fast Forward

External Links

Note: Apple QuickTime is needed to view the older version of this toon. [1]

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