The King of Town

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Character: The King of Town
watch The King of Town's character video Bubs The Poopsmith
"My life is a joke."
This article is about the character. For the toon, see The King of Town DVD. For the Decemberween character, see The King of Town (Decemberween).



The King of Town, self-nicknamed the "KOT", is the de jure ruler of Free Country, USA (though labor day suggests that his title is self-proclaimed). However, nobody wishes to acknowledge this; it's therefore possible that this character is a satire on the obsolescence of monarchy. He is not considered funny or cool by anyone. One of his main problems is that he is a glutton and will eat anything in front of him (except peas and whatsit). His favorite food is butter. As result of his unhealthy eating habits, he has many, sometimes serious, health problems (It is the norm for him to have several heart attacks after eating).

He employs The Poopsmith (for personal reasons) and a few other characters. His age is known to be somewhere in his 60s. He also leads the K.O.T.H.S. Junior Varsity Marching Band during the Fall Float Parade. According to a message he left on Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 13.2, he can play the guitar, and along with The Cheat, he has cut a remix demo called "Not Talkin' About Butter". He also apparently has his very own "quite popular cartoon show" according to the email senior prom, but it was pre-empted in favor of a Strong Bad Email. He is also an authorized Godzilla reseller as seen in TrogdorCon '97.

It has become unclear whether or not The King of Town has ancestors of a royal family and has official honor of "king", or if his crown was purchased from "Costume Palace" and is not a true king. Although the King of Town wears his crown most of the time, it has been stolen by Strong Bad and The Cheat in Strong Bad is in Jail Cartoon. It has also been worn by Strong Bad when he was on a "regal rampage", and by Coach Z in Where's The Cheat?.

Character Video Transcript

{Page Title: Go Go Cookie Dough!!} {Place: King of Town's Castle}

{The King of Town is standing outside next to his castle. One of his sheep stands behind him.}

THE KING OF TOWN: Hello, my loyal subjects. I am the King of Town. Please remain standing while I finish my speech and consume the contents of this bowl. {holds up a bowl momentarily} Now, despite rumors to the contrary, I did not just buy a crown at the costume palace and ask people to start calling me the King of Town. I earned my title the same way I earned a free combo meal: by purchasing one of equal or lesser value. I also did not ever try to eat my own moustache. I live in yon castle {gives a nod to his castle}, and employ a Poopsmith for reasons I don't care to disclose. And furthermore, now I'm going to eat this bowl of corn dog batter. {picks up a bowl of corn dog batter and begins to eat it}

Fun Facts

  • An Old Characters Page claimed he was Marzipan's father, but The Brothers Chaps have said they dropped this idea early on. "That was just something that we just toyed around with there briefly, but then decided that’s not the way we wanted it to go. We just put that up, but most people don’t visit the Museum, so hopefully it doesn’t cause too much mass confusion." — Matt Chapman
  • At the end of the clip, the sheep continues chewing, even though the VCR is paused. This is because the sheep was created as a movie clip, which animates independently of the main timeline.
  • The King claims he got his title (and a value meal) by purchasing one of equal or lesser value. This is contrary to most value purchases which give you something free when you purchase a similar item of equal or greater value.
  • According to A Decemberween Pageant, a King of Town was involved in the discovery of the first Decemberween. It is not clear, however, whether that King of Town and the current one are the same individual.
  • The King slightly resembles the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood character on PBS-TV named "King Friday XIII," who rules the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.
  • He was once slim and trim, but according to flashback, he got his weight from the lifetime supply of fishsticks because nobody claimed them.
  • Apparently, the King has a ham for a heart, as shown in Halloween Fairstival.
  • When playing the Kid Speedy in KOT mode, the King of Town appears to gain energy by eating junk food and swear words. Although he has exhibited his love of unhealthy food on many occasions, his predilection for foul language is otherwise unknown.
  • The King of Town once purchased the Tandy from Bubs, but was unable to make it run in order to check his emails. He claimed it was "the last time he'll buy a used computer from Bubs". His email address is currently invalid. He also has had an answering machine that claims that he "has no messages...ever", that "he has no friends", and that "nobody likes him".


Halloween Costumes

Favorite Foods

The King of Town has several things he loves to eat, both food items and non-food items alike. (He is not seen eating some of the items listed, but they are stored in his pantry or have been mentioned.)

See Also

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