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Teen Girl Squad Issue #11
watch Issue 10 Issue 12
"We'll try to miss you!!!"

Cheerleader, What's Her Face, and The Ugly One go to summer camp while So and So gets a part-time job.

Cast (in order of appearance): Cheerleader, So and So, What's Her Face, The Ugly One, Grim Reaper, Shirt Folding Store Manager, Astronaut, Raccoon Girl, Customer, D n' D Greg, Sci-Fi Greg, Strong Bad, Tentacle Camera, Camp Counselor Shortshorts, Chumbly Wumbly Bear, Maniac In A Speedo, C-dogg and Naptime

Places: Bus stop, Firstbasawassa, The Mall, Cosplayover Camp, Prison

Date: Monday, July 17, 2006

Running Time: 3:32

Page Title: Eleven Division Titles!

DVD: Everything Else, Volume 3


[edit] Transcript

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: Teen Girl Squad! Cheerleader! {cell phone!} So and So! {pager!} What's Her Face! {rotary phone!} The Ugly One! {geiger counter!}

{The episode begins with all four girls standing together with three rolled-up sleeping bags by their feet.}

CHEERLEADER: Don't look now, ladies, but... Camp Firstbasawassa's gonna be the bombier than ever now that they've installed...


THE UGLY ONE: {nostalgically} I'm gonna miss the oak leaves.

{Close up on So and So}

SO AND SO: I can't go this year. {sticking tongue out} Judith is making me get a summer job at Shirt Folding Store.

{Cut back to all four girls}

CHEERLEADER: Your stepmoms is teh fascist.

{Cut to So and So waving goodbye to Cheerleader, What's Her Face, and The Ugly One, who are being driven away on a Firstbasawassa bus.}

CHEERLEADER, THE UGLY ONE: {no speech bubble} Bye!

WHAT'S HER FACE: We'll try to miss you!

{A giant Grim Reaper appears in front of the bus, holding a hamburger.}

GRIM REAPER: Forbode... {suddenly biting hamburger} Chomp!

{Cut to So and So at the Folding Mills Mall.}

SO AND SO: I love the mall! I wish the mall could be my ringtone.

{A large, magazine cut-and-paste style Shirt Folding Store Manager appears in front of So and So. So and So appears terrified}


{Cut to So and So}

SO AND SO: But it's my first day and I'm—

SHIRT FOLDING STORE MANAGER: {interrupting; holding up large name tag labeled Mark} HERE'S YOUR NAMETAG, MARK! NOW GET TO MINIMUM WAGIN'!

{An astronaut suddenly appears and punches Shirt Folding Store Manager, So and So looks satisfied and somewhat smug}


ASTRONAUT: Ckhk. She killed my dog. {Shirt Folding Store Manager falls over}

SO AND SO: Um... {The word 'Um' moves to the right of the speech bubble} 'kay.

ASTRONAUT: {suddenly appearing with a cape and flies away} Ckhk. Da da da DA!

{Intertitle Guy displays the intertitle "MEANWHILE at summer camp"}

{Cheerleader, What's Her Face, and The Ugly One are standing by a bunk-bed and sleeping bags. Cheerleader is wearing reading glasses and examining a script.}

CHEERLEADER: Does "ugs" have one "g" or two?

THE UGLY ONE: {holds up two fingers} The deuce.

CHEERLEADER: {tossing script away; reading glasses disappear} Alright, uggs, since So and So's not here this year, {What's Her Face and The Ugly One appear pleasantly surprised} you're bunkin' with me {points at The Ugly One, while What's Her Face looks surprised}! I'll take snoring over night terrors any day.

{Cheerleader and The Ugly One put arms over one another's shoulders.}

WHAT'S HER FACE: Then who's sharing my bunk?

{Cut to the right side of What's Her Face, who is suddenly beside an emaciated, feminine raccoon standing on its hind legs, carrying a handbag, and wearing a skirt and bow. What's Her Face looks surprised.}

RACCOON GIRL: Hiya, bunkmate. Do you love me?

{Cut to So and So at a folding station. A customer stands beside her.}

CUSTOMER: Uh, excuse me, M-Mark.... I'm looking for a *COUGH!* present for my *COUGH!* wife for our *COUGH!*-iversary.

SO AND SO: {appears love-struck and drools} A coughiversary?! How roman-


{Coughs out what appears to be a miniature baseball stadium.}

ANNOUNCER IN BASEBALL STADIUM: ...and it's a double play!

{Fireworks appear.}


CUSTOMER: {pointing at stadium} That's not my wife.

SO AND SO: Um... {The word 'Um' moves to the right of the speech bubble even more so than before} 'kay.

{Cut to Cheerleader and The Ugly One in a canoe with the words "Canoe Reeves" on it.}

CHEERLEADER: Boys are an important part of life.
THE UGLY ONE: {simultaneously} Canoes are an important part of life.

{The canoe lands on a patch of land with a sign "Them Boys"}

CHEERLEADER: Alright, uggs, pretty up! You my wingman! {jumps into the air} Now let's go get us some boys camp!

{Cut to Cosplayover camp}

D N' D GREG: {dressed as a medieval swordsman} Welcome, fair maidens, to our fair village.

SCI-FI GREG: {dressed in a Star Trek uniform} I think you mean... welcome, earthlings, to our fair star system.

{Cut to D n' D Greg and Sci-Fiction Greg}

D N' D GREG: Village!

SCI-FI GREG: Star system!

{Cut closer}



CHEERLEADER: {appearing} Ai-ai-ai-ai-ya! I thought this was Coach Conrad's Sit-Up Camp For Shirtless Boys!

SCI-FI GREG: {seductively; removing shirt} Oh, I can take my shirt off....

{Sci-Fi Greg pulls his shirt up to just under his shoulders; a "voip" emanates from his bare chest and hits Cheerleader.}


CHEERLEADER: Ahh! My tan lines!

{Cut to So and So at her folding booth}

SO AND SO: {holds up shirt} This shirt is trés cutée!

{So and So thinks while Strong Bad appears as a leprechaun, "SHOPLiFTiNG?!?" appears on the folding station, and a security camera with tentacles floats in from the right.}

LEPRECHAUN STRONG BAD: Oooh.... Sho-o-oplifting?

{Cut to The Ugly One and What's Her Face standing by Camp Counselor Shortshorts.}

CAMP COUNSELOR SHORTSHORTS: Okay, girls, I'm Camp Counselor Shortshorts. Now before you ask "Who's this square?", listen to this: {bends knees, throws hands in the air} SCHA-WING! {points at girls} NOT! {jumps in the air} WHO LET THE DOGS OUT!



{Guitar music begins to play}

CAMP COUNSELOR SHORTSHORTS: Now let's fellowship the pants off this place with a warbly campsong!

{Cut to What's Her Face, The Ugly One, and Camp Counselor Shortshorts by a campfire. Camp Counselor Shortshorts is playing a guitar.}

ALL: {singing} And the chumbly wumbly bear came a-tumblin' down....

{Cut to a bear selling beans}

WHAT'S HER FACE: {voiceover} Did he sell beans?

THE UGLY ONE: {extreme close up} Lord no!

{Cut back to the campfire}

ALL: Did he sell eggs?

{Cut to a bear selling eggs, which is immediately crossed out}

THE UGLY ONE: {voiceover} Lord no!

{Cut back to the campfire}

ALL: {singing} But he couldn't and he wouldn't and he shouldn't so he stapled it down! {one gets really, really high-pitched}

{Suddenly, a muscular man with a paper bag over his head and wearing a Speedo appears with a chainsaw and cuts everyone into pieces.}


THE UGLY ONE: I love summer camp!

WHAT'S HER FACE: {overlapping} Oh, the memories!


{Cut to So and So in a jail, with stubble on her face.}

SO AND SO: C-dogg, Naptime, don't make the same mistakes I did. You guys are young. You got your whole lives ahead of you. Me? I'm looking at life plus whenever my step-mom picks me up.

C-DOGG / NAPTIME: Dag, yo.

SO AND SO: Hey, Rubble D! Where my smokes at?

{return to the IT'S OVER! screen}

[edit] Easter Eggs

  • At the end, click on the "O" to see What's Her Face with her bunkmate.
RACCOON GIRL: Bunkmate, can you help give me these {nine syringes appear in the raccoon's hand. What's Her Face appears shocked.} seventeen shots before I go into a coma?

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Explanations

  • A Geiger counter measures ionizing radiation.
  • "Nebulae" is the plural term for nebula, a cloud of dust and other debris in space where stars form.
  • The name "Camp Firstbasawassa" is a reference to summer camps that are named after Native American tribes.
  • "Night terrors" are a form of sleep disorder, in which an individual experiences extreme terror during sleep and a temporary inability to regain full consciousness. Unlike nightmares, night terror episodes are not caused by the perception of a scary event or situation, but a combination of the fear instinct itself and tension or anxiety.
  • Evening bonfire gatherings at summer camps in the United States traditionally include singing nonsensical songs (often accompanied by a guitar) followed by the telling of spooky stories (often involving a killer with a chainsaw).
  • In this context, a wingman is a person who assists a friend in approaching a potential romantic interest.
  • A rotary phone is a phone that uses a dial instead of pushbuttons.

[edit] Trivia

Olsen Twin'd!!
  • This is the first Teen Girl Squad episode to feature realistic background paper.
  • This is arguably the first Teen Girl Squad episode without the Arrow'd Guy (see Mrs. So-and-so-erson).
  • Shirt Folding Store Manager's hair and face come from an M Magazine article about Mary-Kate Olsen. The manager is also wearing pink Chuck Taylor All-Stars.
  • So and So asking for "smokes" is another reference to smoking.
    • It is also a real-world reference regarding the stereotype that most prison inmates smoke and use cigarettes as a form of currency.
  • The baseball team on the field in the stadium that the Customer coughs up only has eight players. The shortstop is missing, and the first baseman is standing in foul territory.
  • The YouTube description for this toon is "The Teen Girl Squad go to summer camp."

[edit] Remarks

  • The customer addresses So and So as "Mark", even though she is not wearing the name tag.
  • Passengers in a canoe do not face each other as Cheerleader and The Ugly One do.
  • Until the screen where Sci-Fi Greg begins to remove his shirt, his outfit seems to be one piece.
  • "Trés Cutée" is a mock-French expression. "Trés" (with the accent aigu) is a misspelling of the French word "très" (with the accent grave), which means "very". "Cutée" actually translates to "cussed". The actual French word for "cute" is "mignon".
  • The speech bubble indicates that Camp Counselor Shortshorts is singing along during the "Chumbly Wumbly Bear" song, but he is not heard singing.
  • Coughiversary is a portmanteau.

[edit] Glitches

A slight misalignment
  • The notebook paper in the frame of the toon and outside of the frame do not match up.
    • This also happens in every subsequent issue.

[edit] Inside References

[edit] Real-World References

  • The page title "11 Division Titles!" likely refers to the Atlanta Braves, who, at the time of the toon, had won 11 consecutive National League East division titles.
  • Canoe Reeves is a reference to the actor Keanu Reeves.
  • "Scha-wing!" and "Not!" are catchphrases from the Saturday Night Live sketch and film Wayne's World.
  • "Who Let the Dogs Out?" is a song written by Anslem Douglas, but was made popular by the Baha Men in 2000. Both references (along with the short shorts) make Camp Counselor Shortshorts seem hopelessly out-of-touch.
  • Folding Mills Mall is a reference to the many "Mills" malls around the USA, run by the Mills Corporation, such as Concord Mills in North Carolina, or Potomac Mills in Virginia.
  • Cosplay is a Japanese subculture centered on dressing as characters from manga, anime, tokusatsu, and video games, and, less commonly, Japanese live-action television shows, fantasy movies, or Japanese pop music bands.
  • Science Fiction Greg's clothing and prop are reminiscent of a Star Trek: The Next Generation uniform and a phaser.
    • His willingness to remove his shirt may be a reference to Captain James T. Kirk, who routinely lost his shirt on episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series.
    • Sentient Nebulae refers to "Imaginary Friend", which is the 22nd episode of the fifth season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. In the episode, the Enterprise is exploring a rare nebula surrounding a neutron star when a being from the nebula enters the ship taking the form of Isabella (an imaginary friend of a little girl named Clara).
  • Beholders are a type of monster prevalent in the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game series.
  • Camp Counselor Shortshorts' shirt, which reads "Got Camp?" is a reference to the famous U.S. Dairy Board slogan "Got Milk?".
  • Speedo is a brand of air tight swimsuits.
  • The Maniac in a Speedo seems to resemble Dr. Salvador, an enemy in Resident Evil 4.

[edit] Fast Forward

[edit] DVD Version

A gloo stick, some glitta paint...
  • In the scenes with the Shirt Folding Store Manager, a photo-type glue stick can be seen in the lower right corner.
  • The DVD version features hidden creators' commentary. To access it, switch the DVD player's audio language selection while watching.

[edit] Commentary Transcript

(Commentary by: Mike Chapman, Matt Chapman, Ryan Sterritt)


MIKE: Have we ever done commentary on these before?

MATT: I would assume.

RYAN: Yeah.

MIKE: Yeah, probably.

RYAN: One of the...

MATT: One of the other "Everything Elses".

RYAN: Uh, there was all ten, I'll bet... at least one, probably had it.

MATT: You'd think.

MIKE: Did you ever go to, uh— I never really went to any just straight-up summer camps. All my summer camps were sports related.

MATT: Yeah.

RYAN: Thought you were going to say "religious".


RYAN: We had to go to religious...

MIKE: Bible—

RYAN: ...summer camp once. Bible study camp.

MATT: Vacation Bible study.

MIKE: {over Matt's previous comment} Vacation Bible school.

RYAN: They throw in "vacation" to make it sound fun.

MATT: Did the girls all just have, uh, hovan rolls in front of them, Mike?

MIKE: {laughing} It looked like it.

MATT: Yeah. That makes me want to go... get a hovan roll at the mall food court. Speaking of the mall... Hey, wait, look! This has the— the glue stick in it!


MATT: Wow.

MIKE: That's not on the cartoon on the web site!

MATT: Yeah.

MIKE: Was that just in the file, Ryan? That you did, obviously?

RYAN: {laughing} I guess so.

MATT: Ryan, explain yourself!

{short pause}

RYAN: I added it. {Mike and Matt laugh} I thought it would, uh...

MATT: Well, 'cause originally it was gonna be in the cartoon, 'cause it was gonna be, like, "Oh, that's the glue stick they used to make the little cut-out lady." Who is it a picture of? Wasn't it... chopped up... one of the...

MIKE: It's, uh, one of the Olsens.

RYAN: Yeah.

MIKE: Uh... Britney.

RYAN: Britney Olsen.

{Mike laughs}

MATT: Oh, no! That sickly raccoon... the worst bunkmate you could imagine.

MIKE: This guy... ate a stadium, is that what I'm led to believe?

MATT: {laughing} Yeah. That's why he's coughing so much. He had, uh... eaten an entire baseball stadium.

{pause, with intermittent laughter as the conversation between So and So and her customer continues}

MIKE: This guy has problems, he's got some foldy— a foldy gut there.

RYAN: And some chest hair, I might add.

MIKE: {laughing} Yeah.

MATT: Canoe Reeves.

RYAN: I like it.

MATT: One time, uh, in college we took that movie, The Devil's Advocate, and made our own commentary track. And my friend An—

MIKE: For the whole movie?

MATT: Yeah. And my friend Andrew was Al Pacino, and he kept calling Ca—, uh, Keanu "Canoe" and kept being, like, {Al Pacino impression} "You're amazing, Canoe!"

{Mike and Ryan laugh}

MIKE: If there's any, uh, characters that are in need of a spin-off of their own show, it's Sci-Fi Greg and D N'D Greg.

MATT: Yeah.

MATT: {reacting to Sci-Fi Greg removing his shirt} Oh! Oh! {pause} He reminds me there, when he's sort of being, uh... trying to be a "playa" of that, uh... the kid from Freaks and Geeks, the, like...

MIKE: Yeah.

MATT: ...the nerdy friend, that's, like— but he's always— he's, like—

MIKE: He's got a girlfriend.

MATT: Yeah, he's got a girlfriend, and, like, he's all experienced and they're, like, amazed.

RYAN: He's the... dungeon master, isn't he?

MATT: Yeah, yeah.

MIKE: {over Matt's previous line} Yeah, he is.

MATT: He reminds me of the robotic Richard Simmons...

MIKE: Yeah.

MATT: ...from that, uh, that Simpsons. Is that just in, like, an out-take? Like, is it, like, one of their supposed deleted scenes?

MIKE: I can't remember. Yeah.

MATT: I can't remember. I get the... the, umm, tune of this song in my head... probably, like, every day.

{Mike laughs}

MATT: Staple it down!

MIKE: {faux-serious voice} This is another reference to staple.

MATT: Yep. Staples. Staple sauce. Stapled down. That guy is creepy. {laughing} He's the Unknown Comic, in a Speedo.

MIKE: {laughing} I forgot about the Unknown Comic.

MATT: That looks like our friend, Renee, there on the left.

{Mike and Matt laughs}

MATT: He's got chicken feet, too.

MATT: {laughing} Yeah.


MIKE: She is—

MATT: {laughing} She's got a five o'clock shadow! This is rough!

RYAN: It'll do—

MATT: {laughing} Prison'll do that to a young lady.

[edit] Fun Facts

  • Matt mentions that the first ten Teen Girl Squad Issues had previously been released on an earlier Everything Else DVD. All ten were released on the first volume; five of the issues (3, 4, 7, 8, and 10) had commentary.
  • Vacation bible school, or VBS, is a type of religious education for children. A typical VBS is a week-long event held by a church during the summer months for elementary-age children (who are on summer vacation, hence the title).
  • "The Olsens" refers to twin celebrities Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Obviously, neither are named Britney.
  • The Devil's Advocate is a supernatural horror movie starring Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino. In the movie, an unusually successful young lawyer (Reeves) comes to realize the owner of his firm (Pacino) is the Devil.
  • Mike's comment about the Gregs getting their own spin-off show would be fulfilled in 4 Gregs.
  • Freaks and Geeks was a comedy series that ran for twelve episodes from 1999-2000. The character to whom they are referring is likely Harris Trinsky.
  • The robotic Richard Simmons appeared in a deleted scene from "Burns' Heir" that made its public debut in "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular".
  • Mike's remark "This is another reference to staple" is likely a good-natured poke at the Homestar Runner Wiki.
  • The Unknown Comic was a Canadian comedian (and regular on The Gong Show) who performed with a paper bag on his head.

[edit] YouTube Version

  • The Raccoon Girl Easter egg does not play.

[edit] External Links

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