Teen Girl Squad Issue 10

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COLOR'D!

The Teen Girl Squad celebrates The Ugly One's sweet someteenth birthday in 24 great-smelling colors!

Cast (in order of appearance): Cheerleader, So and So, What's Her Face, The Ugly One, A Mighty Warrior, Olympic Man, Coach, Wave o' Babies, Smiley Face Man, Henry Rollins, Abe Lincoln, George Washington, Thomas, Olda Boys, Quarterback, Possums, Visor Robot, Gift Exchange Lion, Hawaiian Guy, No I In Team Boy, Dinosaur, Mrs. Commanderson, Scotsmen, Tompkins, Fatty, Intercom, Manolios Ugly One, Vultures, Trolls, Mr. Pitters, Learner's Permit Girl, Arrow'd Guy, Strong Bad, Strong Mad, The Cheat, Strong Sad

Date: October 10, 2005

Running Time: 3:34

Page Title: Tenth Issue-versary!

Contents

Transcript

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: TEEN GIRL SQUAD: TENTHENNIAL EXTRAVAGANZA! In 24 Great-Smelling Colors! Cheerleader! {groovy grapefruit pink} So And So! {viscious violent violet} What's Her Face! {radacious bodadical razberry blue!} The Ugly One! {gnarly nursing home green}

{we open up to a school lunch table}

CHEERLEADER: Lunchtime gals. Now let's get ready to eat...

CHEERLEADER, SO AND SO, WHAT'S HER FACE: NO FOOD!

SO AND SO: Eating lunch is for weirdos.

{The Ugly One walks on to the screen, with a tray of cafeteria food in her hand.}

THE UGLY ONE: Holla grlfrndz. It's Corn and Corn Alone Day!

{The Ugly One places a plate of corn on the table. Cut to a close-up of the corn. A tiny samurai warrior carrying a naginata jumps out of the corn.}

WARRIOR: Corn is no place for a mighty warrior!

THE UGLY ONE: So... who wants to come to my sweet someteen birthday bash tonight?

WHAT'S HER FACE: Is it going to be nick-at-night themed again?

SO AND SO: {slaps her forehead} I don't think I can stomach another show not on the WB.

CHEERLEADER: No! We can't come. We have... the... olympics... tonight!

THE UGLY ONE: Oh, cuz it's a boy/girl party...

{Close up of So And So and Cheerleader, who look rather insane.}

CHEERLEADER, SO AND SO: a B'GRL PRTY??!?

WHAT'S HER FACE: Taking the vowels out of words doesn't always make them cool.

SO AND SO: 'm srry.

CHEERLEADER: {holds up a cell phone, from which "the olympics are sooooo dumb!" is coming} So, coach just called and said the olympics are dumb. We'll be there like shareware!

{Cut (the music stops). A small man in a red hoodie labeled "coach" is standing next to a rather angry-looking burly man labeled "olympic man." Behind him is a banner that says "OLYMPIC RACE," and a cell phone identical to Cheerleader's is on the ground beside the coach.}

COACH: I don't know what they're talking about, I swear!

{Cut again to the Teen Girl Squad (music starts again).}

CHEERLEADER: Now, more than ever before, let's get ready to look....

CHEERLEADER, SO AND SO, WHAT'S HER FACE, THE UGLY ONE: SO GOOOD! {the camera does a 360-degree spin around the girls}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} Whoa! That was about the coolest thing ever! We gotta see that again.

{The cartoon rewinds and replays the 360-spin. At the end, however, What's Her Face is still spinning.} Uh-oh. We got a spinner.

WHAT'S HER FACE: Wheeeee! {the word slides to the right across the text bubble}

{A title slide entitled "AT THE PARTY" (imprinted on a cigarette, which a man is smoking) appears. We cut to the boy/girl party. Various characters from previous TGS episodes are attending. We pan right to reveal the TGS sans The Ugly One. What's Her Face is still spinning.}

CHEERLEADER: Alright, wallflowers, watch a professional at work... I'm fit to get makey outey all over those uppaclassmen.

{Cut to three Scots standing around a wooden barrel marked "XXX," holding froth-topped mugs.}

SCOT #1: ACHGH!

SCOT #2: ACHGH!

SCOT #3: ACHGH!

{Cheerleader walks in.}

CHEERLEADER: Any o'you boys wanna ditch this preschool party? I know of a couple HAWT junior college jams we could hit. {one of the Scots throws Cheerleader away from them}

STRONG BAD: CABER TOSSED!! {cut to a spinning What's Her Face}

WHAT'S HER FACE: I really want... some of these chips.

{Dead Cheerleader falls at the feet of What's Her Face.}

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: Tonk! Ponk!

SCOT: {off-screen} BAGH! Only 23 metres!

{We cut to the bowl of chips. The warrior jumps out of the chips.}

WARRIOR: Corn chips are no place for a mighty warrior!

{The samurai's naginata digs into What's-Her-Face as she rotates, and the upper half of What's-Her-Face's body falls off.}

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: {grinding sound} LATHE'D!

WHAT'S HER FACE: Oww! I hope they have those corn chips in heaven!

{Cut to So And So and Tompkins, playing a Game Boy.}

SO AND SO: Say, Tompkins, Brett Bretterson and I are Splitsville, so I'm lookin for a little rebound action!

TOMPKINS: Hecks no! I got Bowser on the ropes!

{A Koopa shell comes out of the Game Boy and strikes So And So in the face.}

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: {the word "pØwned!!" appears} Puh-owned! Or however you say that...

{We cut to The Ugly One's Father, standing at a microphone, speaking to the party crowd.}

MANOLIOS UGLY ONE: OK, party people, get ready to give it up for my little girl on her sweet someteenth birthday... and remember, if you're looking for low prices on used and broken electronics, don't forget... Manolios Ugly One's Lectro-Pawn!

TOMPKINS: {offscreen} p4wned! {said "peh-awned"}

MANOLIOS UGLY ONE: And here she is... THE UGLY ONE!

{Cut to The Ugly One, wearing a red dress and much more attractive than before. The music is ended with the scratching of a record.}

STRONG BAD: Whoa! Did I draw that new hotness?

THE UGLY ONE: Thanks for coming to my party everyone! Now let's get it on like diddy kong!

{All people at the party, including The Ugly One, begin dancing.}

STRONG BAD: ARROWED II! ELECTRIC-

{Arrow'd Guy appears on the screen, wearing a tuxedo, holding a wedding ring in his hand, and with spikes on his back. He has a bad case of razor burn, and what appears to be a mound of corn in his breast pocket.}

STRONG BAD: Wait a minute! Not this time, Mister!

{Strong Bad places a new piece of paper on the screen, containing The Ugly One and a muscular Strong Bad in a construction helmet. In the background are the are the Great Sphinx of Giza and two pyramids.}

STRONG BAD: Oh, why, hello, The Ugly One, you're looking so makey outey tonight.

THE UGLY ONE: Why thank you Sir Hotbod Handsomeface. So are you!

{Strong Bad and The Ugly One start making out. We cut to Strong Bad at his desk, making out with the paper of The Ugly One. Zoom out to a broader view of the desk, revealing Strong Mad, Strong Sad, and The Cheat standing next to him, looking bewildered.}

STRONG BAD: Oh...mmm, not bad...oh, twice...

STRONG MAD: Oh?

STRONG SAD: Uh...

THE CHEAT: {cheat noises}

{Strong Bad notices them, and quickly hides the paper.}

STRONG BAD: Oh! Uh, this is a piece of uh... pizzaaaaa...

{Strong Bad shoves most of the paper into his mouth.}

{Cut to a crumpled & salivated paper, with the "IT'S OVER" screen appearing on the paper. A faint outline of the making-out scene is visible.}

STRONG BAD: {slightly muffled} IT'S OVER!

STRONG SAD: {off-screen} Uh, Strong Bad, were you just first-basin' it with that piece of loose-leaf?!

Easter Eggs

  • At the end, click on the "O" to play a scene with Manolios Ugly One.
    MANOLIOS UGLY ONE: So okay, guys. Come down and be shopping at manolios ugly one's Lectro-pawn! {"come down and see us" flashes on the screen.} I have a price on broken vcr, smashed tape, or something like that. I'll be over here yelling, Manolios Lectro-pawn! {he appears upside-down from the top of the screen} Manolios Lectro-pawn! Or something like that.
  • Click on the "!" to play a scene with the girls.
    CHEERLEADER: It's our tenth issue-versary!!! Let's do a clip show!!!
    SO AND SO: Let's have a wedding!!
    THE UGLY ONE: Let's have a baby!!!
    WHAT'S HER FACE: Let's kill someone off!
    NARRATOR STRONG BAD: Okay!
{A "splat" is heard, and Cheerleader's head is turned upside-down, but with one ponytail still coming out of the "top" of her head, with the other ponytail on her backside and her arms and legs swapped. So and So is squished by a giant golf ball. The Ugly One is eaten by a carnivorous plant. What's Her Face has a lampshade over her head.}

Fun Facts

Explanations

  • "pØwned" and "p4wned" are variations of the Internet slang, "pwned, actually pronounced like "owned." P4wned is also l33tsp34k for "pawned" as in pawn shop.
  • The Caber toss is a traditional Scottish sport, usually involving a log of specific weight. However, the remark "BAGH! Only 23 metres!" does not apply to the sport, for distance does not matter, but how straight the throw is when it lands on the ground or the amount of rotations in the air.
  • A lathe is a tool used to create objects with rotational symmetry such as table legs. It works by rotating the subject while a cutting or smoothing tool is applied, evenly removing material around its circumference.
  • Clip shows, weddings, new babies, and characters getting killed off are staples of anniversary episodes and are generally considered signs of a TV show jumping the shark. Such episodes also reprise characters and themes from the show as a whole (this issue features a great number of minor characters from previous issues).
  • The "Sweet Someteen" birthday is a reference to sweet sixteen.
  • Shareware is generally software that an individual creates and gives out for free (accompanied by a request for payment), with the intention that recipients will like it and share it with other people, increasing its visibility and potential profitability.

Remarks

  • This cartoon uses a faster animation speed than any of the other ones before due to the 3D sequence.
  • Cheerleader and So And So leave the vowel Y in their words during the vowel-less scene.
  • This toon has more characters in it than any other toon to date.
  • This is the first TGS issue to take us outside the paper and into the regular Homestar Runner universe.

Goofs

  • So And So's teeth are "flesh colored" in her introductory shot.
  • When you zoom in on the paper with "ARROWED II!" on it near the end, all it says is "ARROWED".
  • When Strong Bad rewinds the 3D spin around, the "SO GOOD!" speech bubble disappears.
  • In the Easter Egg, when Manolios Ugly One is waving his arms around, a gap opens and closes repeatedly in his beard.
  • When Manolios says "Let's give it up...", his speech bubble says "Let's give up..."
  • "Vicious" is misspelled as "viscious" in So and So's description.

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