The Reddest Radish

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Marzipan is certain to win the Reddest Radish contest. Strong Bad and company forge a note from Homestar Runner to Marzipan, saying he's sick, to lure her away from her house. This cartoon has a unique "paper doll cut-out" visual style and laughtrack.

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

Places: The Radish Patch, Homestar's House, Contest Area

Date: 2000

Running Time: 2:23

Page Title: The Reddest Radish



{Opening Music and Title Screen}

CAPTION: On the day of the Reddest Radish contest, Marzipan was in her garden getting ready...

MARZIPAN: La la la la la la la... La la la la {Marzipan picks a radish}

{Canned laughter}

{The Cheat appears from behind a bush and drops a note that lands at Marzipan's feet. She picks it up.}

MARZIPAN: Oh! This note leads me to believe that Homestar Runner is sick.

{The note reads "i am sick. —homestar runner"}

{Canned laughter}

MARZIPAN: I'd better go check on him. {heads offscreen to Homestar's house}

{Enter Strong Bad, The Cheat, and Strong Mad with a wagon}

STRONG BAD: Okay, get the vegetable!

{Canned booing}

STRONG BAD: Now let's cheat it!*

{They throw the radish on the wagon and leave}

{Cuts to Marzipan at Homestar's house. She knocks on the door with her head.}

MARZIPAN: Ouch. Homestar Runner, are you okay? {knocks with head again} Homestar, are you in there? It's me, Marzipan!

{Canned laughter}

{Cuts to Strong Bad, The Cheat and Strong Mad, wagon and radish in tow.}

{Canned booing}

STRONG BAD: Oh man you guys, with Marzipan's radish, we're gonna win the competition, and then, maybe get uh, famous...a little...

{Canned laughter}

{Cuts to Homestar Runner and Pom Pom and a stage with a banner that says "Reddest Radish"}

ANNOUNCER: Ladies and gentlemen, the competition will begin in 15 minutes. P-p-p-p-p-please bring your radishes to the staging area.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Pom Pom, where's Marzipan? She's supposed to be here!

{Cuts to Marzipan, still at Homestar's house. She knocks with her head}

MARZIPAN: Ouch. Homestar, let me in.

{Knocks again}

MARZIPAN: Ouch. Homestar Runner, are you in there? {Pause} I'm leaving. {Leaves}

{Canned laughter}

{Cuts to Strong Bad, The Cheat, and Strong Mad, pulling the wagon and radish}

STRONG BAD: {To the tune of "La Cucaracha"} We got the radish, we got the radish, and we're gonna win the contest!

{Canned booing}

{Cuts to Homestar Runner and Pom Pom by the stage, a can at their feet}

POM POM: {Bubbles}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: You know what, Pom Pom? You're right. Kicking this can would make me feel better. {He kicks it}

{Cuts to Strong Bad, The Cheat, and Strong Mad}

{Canned booing}

{The can that Homestar Runner kicked lands in front of the wagon, and the wagon goes over it, causing the radish to fly out}

STRONG BAD: What the...? Holy crap!

{Strong Bad, The Cheat, and Strong Mad rush off, leaving afterimages}


{Canned laughter and the after images rush off. The radish is still flying through the air.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hey, that radish is Marzipan's!

STRONG BAD: Out of the way, Homestar!

{The radish lands and they all fight over it in a cloud of dust. The dust clears, the villains are on the ground, stood over by Pom Pom and Homestar is on the stage with the radish}

{Marzipan enters}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Look Marzipan, I got the Reddest Radish back from Strong Baaaaaaaaaaad!

MARZIPAN: What on earth are you talking about? That's not the Reddest Radish! This is!

{Marzipan pulls out a gargantuan red radish. Homestar falls off the stage, and Pom Pom falls to land sideways. Laughter. Marzipan stands on the stage with her radish and a first prize trophy}

MARZIPAN: I'm the winner!

{Canned laughter}

CAPTION: the end.


This line has been said to be "Now let's cheese it!"

Fun Facts


  • This is the first time Strong Bad said, "Holy Crap!", as this toon predated A Jumping Jack Contest.
  • When Homestar Runner, Pom Pom, Strong Mad, and Strong Bad are in a fight for the radish, their colors change as follows: Strong Bad turns red, Pom Pom turns yellow, Strong Mad turns gray, Homestar Runner turns red, and The Cheat turns to a darker yellow.
  • If you watch the preview for The Reddist Radish on the TV Time Toons Menu, Strong Bad jumps and spins around. He does not do this in the actual toon.


  • Strong Mad's boots are colored black, instead of their usual red color.
  • The usual "back" and "again" links at the end do not appear in this cartoon.
  • Marzipan knocks on the door with her head, either because of her paper cutout form or her lack of visible arms.

Real-World References

  • In some of the games in the Super Mario Bros. series, Princess Peach says "I'm the winner!" in a similar way to Marzipan's exclamation.
  • The Announcer pronounces "please" in the same way as the titular character of the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
  • The tune from this episode is taken from a Casio SK-1 keyboard. Odd Todd uses the same tune for his 'Tuesday Morning Coffee Show' series.

Fast Forward

  • Strong Bad says "With Marzipan's radish, we're gonna win the competition" again in the Strong Bad Email virus.
  • The paper cut-out version of The Cheat is also used again in virus.

DVD Version

  • The title and the paragraph after slowly zooms toward the screen.

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