The Interview

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This article is about the short. For the Strong Bad Email, see interview. For real-world interviews, see Interviews and Public Appearances.
Homestar's resume

Strong Bad has decided to interview Homestar to find out what "his freakin' problem" is. As expected, the process is quite painful, since Homestar answers most of the questions in his usual ignorant manner. At least Homestar provides one good answer.

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

Places: Smoky Office, Marshmallow's Last Stand, The Field

Date: 2002

Running Time: 2:47

Page Title: Interview

Contents


Transcript

{opens with Strong Bad on a typewriter in the Smoky Office, which has the words "Strong Bad; Total Journalist" on the window--the 'camera' rotates around Strong Bad}

STRONG BAD: {narrating, typing} Truly there are few guys as stupid as Homestar Runner. But I wanted to unravel all the idiotic ramblings and speech impediments, and get down to the chewy caramel center of this no-armed whitey. What I found was not pretty. It was slimy and smelly and kinda stung my eyes.

{cut to Marshmallow's Last Stand, where Strong Bad is sitting. We can see Homestar walk by while he talks.}

STRONG BAD: {narrating} So, Dumbstar has me meet him in this fruity little marshmallow stand he always goes to. He kept me waiting for a good half hour and I actually watched him walk by the place three or four times before he finally came in.

{Homestar enters and sits down.}

STRONG BAD: What the crap were you doing out there?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Out where?

STRONG BAD: Outside! I watched you prance by, like, five times, man.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, I doubt it. I drove.

STRONG BAD: You don't own a car.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Yeah, you're probably right.

STRONG BAD: Okay, let's get down to brass tacks.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Ohhh, I didn't bring any. I drove.

STRONG BAD: Augh, this is gonna be painful.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: What, the tacks? I bet. Try not to sit on 'em.

STRONG BAD: No, stupid! This is an interview!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, well allow me to introduce myself. My name is Homestar Runner, and I feel that I would be a great asset to your company.

STRONG BAD: Okay, shut up. Now, first question: What's your freakin' problem?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {hands over a grocery list} Well if you take a look at my resume {pronounces it as spelled, without the accent, like reh-zoom}, you'll see that I have quite a bit of experience in many different related fields.

STRONG BAD: Cut the crap! Just tell me what your freaking problem is!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: I can't really think of any.

STRONG BAD: {groaning} Ohhhh. Moving on. I've heard you enjoy prancing around like an idiot. Is this true?

{Homestar is outside prancing around.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: La-dee-la-da-da-la-dee.

STRONG BAD: I suppose that answers my question. {Homestar enters and sits down.} Now, tell us about your girlfriend Marzipan. What's her deal?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: She told me today that she thinks your baking has really improved lately.

STRONG BAD: Oh, my baking, eh? I do enjoy baking every once and again.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Interesting. I'll take note of that. {pulls out a notepad and pen} So, what else do you do in your spare time?

STRONG BAD: Well, I like to do the Jumble sometimes and—hey wait! I'm asking the questions here! So, who do you think would win in a fight: Strong Sad or The Cheat?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, man. That's not even fair. {cuts to The Field with Strong Sad and The Cheat. As Homestar talks, what he says is added to the scene.} The Cheat would win with both hands duct-taped behind his back, and has little pieces of duct tape covering his eyes, and Strong Sad can have a spear even. {The Cheat jumps on Strong Sad, knocking him down, and the spear flies behind the Cheat, cutting the duct tape from his hands as it sticks in the ground. The Cheat then removes the duct tape from his eyes and grabs the spear.}

STRONG SAD: En garde?

{cuts back to Marshmallow's Last Stand.}

STRONG BAD: Whoa-ho-ho! Good answer. We might have to set that up someday.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Yeah, yeah, that'd be great.

STRONG BAD: Well, it can only go down from here, so... get out of my face.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {outside prancing around.} La-dee-la-da-da-da-da-da-da-doo-doo...

Fun Facts

Trivia

  • Homestar's grocery list reads:
eggs
beans
five
dentifrice
macho nachos
jam

Remarks

  • We finally get to see how Strong Bad types with boxing gloves... somewhat.
  • This is the first time that Homestar's speech impediment and lack of arms are explicitly mentioned.
  • Mike doesn't usually put anyone's walking sequence in movie clips so that they can be tweened.
  • In the Yello Dello commentary, Strong Bad states that he has never worn oven mitts. However, he does enjoy baking, as revealed by this cartoon and is reinforced in the first installment of Marzipan's Answering Machine.
  • In the scene with Strong Sad and The Cheat, they have the older design rather than the newer one.
  • Note some of the following differences from the finished version in the unfinished version:
    • Strong Bad says "Thanks for your time" instead of "Get out of my face" at the end.
    • Homestar does not pull out his pen and notebook.
    • Homestar does not pass Strong Bad his shopping list résumé.
    • Homestar walks by in the order left, right, left, instead of always walking to the left.
    • Strong Bad waits until after Homestar sits down in the chair to say, "What the crap were you doing out there?"
    • Strong Sad dosn't say "en garde" when he is fighting The Cheat.
    • Strong Bad's eyes appear in an older style, without the newer gleam.

Goofs

  • When Homestar walks into Marshmallow's Last Stand, you hear nothing even though there is a bell attached to the door. The bell can be seen when Strong Bad and Homestar Runner are shown from the side.
  • The ashtray doesn't rotate with the rest of the Smoky Office.

Inside References

  • The marshmallow place they are at is called Marshmallow's Last Stand, which is also the name of an old toon, Marshmallow's Last Stand, in which Homestar and Pom Pom were also at a marshmallow stand.
  • Homestar's prancing and singing is the same in Tis True, Pom Pom, Tis True.

Fast Forward

  • Strong Bad mentions that he enjoys doing Jumbles. This is also revealed in the email caper, where Strong Bad and The Cheat break into Homestar's house to steal his Jumbles.
  • The room in which Strong Bad is typing on a typewriter is the same as Dangeresque's office in stunt double and dangeresque 3.

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