In Search of the Yello Dello New Version

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In Search of the Yello-Dello is updated with a cleaner visual style, featuring the same zany visual style as the original version. An all-new scene shows the capture of the Yello Dello, extending the toon's runtime to twice its original length.

Cast (in order of appearance): Homestar Runner, Coach Z, Pom Pom, The Alien Guy, The Mountain Goat, The Yello Dello, Strong Sad, Strong Bad, Marzipan, The Announcer, Strong Mad

Places: The Athletic Field, Coach Z's Locker Room, A Mountain, Far Off Lands, Various Fields, Marzipan's Garden, Homestar Runner's House

Date: Friday, August 17, 2001 or earlier

Running Time: 6:45

Page Title: Yello Dello v2.0

Earlier Page Title: IN SEARCH OF THE YELLO-DELLO v2.0


[edit] Transcript

{Open on a close-up of a map, with music playing. The camera zooms out until it shows a full view of the map on a wooden table. "A Homestar Runner Cartoon" appears on the bottom right of the map, followed by "Voices by Matt and Missy" on the upper left, and "Written, directed, produced by them Brothers Chaps" in the lower left. The text vanishes and text reading "In Search of the" slides in from the left, stopping atop yellow text reading "Yello-Dello", which spins and zooms until it encompasses most of the map. A sound effect plays as a sudden zoom in and fade to black occurs.}

{Cut to Homestar standing with a can at his feet on the athletic field, with Coach Z looking away. The scoreboard in the background displays scores of "3" and "0". Sports ambience goes on throughout the scene. A football flies towards the right, causing a displayed score of 4-0, while a basketball bounces to the left. Pom Pom runs by, chasing the basketball, and as he moves offscreen, the score changes to 5-0.}

THE ANNOUNCER: {voiceover} One day after sports practice, Coach Z noticed Homestar Runner looking dejected.

{Coach Z turns to look at Homestar, who kicks the can, looking depressed, but causing a score of 6-0. Cut to a closer view of Homestar as Coach Z approaches him from behind.}

COACH Z: Hey, what's the praeblem there, Homestar?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh man, Coach Z, I guess I just don't understaaand the ladies!

COACH Z: Oh jeez, I figured it was girl trouble. {whacks Homestar twice on the back} Step into my arfice.

{Cut to Coach Z and Homestar sitting on benches in the locker room; Homestar's hat is floating and his shoes' soles are very tall. An alien wearing a towel is in the background, showering.}

COACH Z: So, tell me what's the matter.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Well, it's Marzipan's birthday, and I don't know what to get her!

{The alien in the shower's towel falls off. Cut to Homestar, who is now much shorter to fit in the frame, and Coach Z in front of a blackboard, as shower ambience continues.}

COACH Z: Well, Homestar, I tell you. Girls are like a great sports play.

{Cut to the blackboard, which now has a game plan on it; five "O"s stand in a horizontal line between an "X" below and the "SCORE ZONE" above. Sports ambience plays.}

COACH Z: {voiceover} You can't just rush in to the score zone! You kiddin' me? You'd be clobbered!

{As he says this, an arrow appears, pointing in a straight line from the "X" to the center "O", and the "X" moves directly along this path. The "O"s crowd in on the "X" and produce a dust cloud, causing all to disappear.}

COACH Z: {voiceover} You gotta stick and move and zig and zag to get past the defenses, so youse can score!

{As he speaks, the game plan reappears, and the two outer "O"s move diagonally past the "X", each producing a line that crosses the other's path. The "X" dodges, zigzags horizontally below the other three "O"s, and encircles them, forming a skull and crossbones in the process, before ending up in the score zone. Cut to a closeup of Homestar in front of the blackboard as shower ambience resumes.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: BUT COACH, I DON'T UNDERSTAND. {Homestar's mouth simply stays open through the entire sentence here}

{Cut to an outside scene showing Homestar and Marzipan in a field.}

COACH Z: {voiceover} Don't just get her a flower.

{A flower appears between them with a ding; Marzipan becomes angry and the flower droops with a slide whistle.}

{Cut to a cloudy sky with wind howling. The camera pans to show Homestar wearing lederhosen and holding a pickaxe at the top of a mountain with a flower growing from the snowcap.}

COACH Z: {voiceover} Get her some rare flower from the tallest mountain!

{A goat pops out from behind the mountain and bleats. Cut back to Coach Z and Homestar at the blackboard, on which the mountain scene has been drawn. Homestar is levitating, and his shoes have their toes visible.}

COACH Z: That way she knows how much she means to yahs!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Thanks Coach! {Turns around and revs up like an engine, then flies away to the sound of squealing tires}

{Cut to Homestar sitting on a rock next to a tree with his legs outstretched. The sun and moon rise and set several times, accompanied by the noise of a clock ticking and ambience rapidly switching between birds and crickets chirping.}

THE ANNOUNCER: {voice-over} And so he thought...and thought...and thought...and thought...and thought...until finally...

{Cut to Homestar floating against a rising sun background, as an alarm bell rings.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: I think I has the solution! The Yello Dello!

{Cut to a television screen, which briefly displays static before showing the Yello Dello in a tropical habitat on the "Discover Network." A Steve Irwin-type host describes the bird}

HOST: {voice-over} Found only in north-eastern Potamia, the Yello Dello is the most rare and beautiful bird in this entire cartoon.

{Static appears on the screen again. Cut to Strong Sad, Pom Pom, and Homestar, with Homestar's house behind them. The music from the beginning starts playing. Homestar is wearing a pith helmet and has a polka-dotted bindle and stick at his feet. Pom Pom is bouncing. Homestar picks up his bindle and stick, which accidentally hits Strong Sad in the face. Once Homestar starts talking, Pom Pom levitates in place.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: OK, you guys, we're about to embark on a very serious journey. {cut to a close-up on Homestar} I can't promise you it will be easy, rewarding, or even any fun, really.

{Cut back to a wide view as Pom Pom and Strong Sad exchange a sidelong glance}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: But you guys will do it because you're my friends, right?

{Pom Pom and Strong Sad look back at Homestar}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: OK, any questions?

{Strong Sad raises his hand}

STRONG SAD: I have a question—


{Cut to a map, where red dotted lines track their route through Far Off Lands, Prance, Dortugal, and Potamia.}

THE ANNOUNCER: {voice-over} And so they traveled many miles...

{The music gets louder. Cut to a game of Pitfall. Strong Sad is standing to the left of an alligator pond, with Homestar and Pom Pom on the right. A rope swings back and forth over the pond. A scorpion is underground beneath them, inching towards a brick wall.}

THE ANNOUNCER: {voice-over} Encountered many dangers...

{Homestar swings over the alligators, producing Atari sound effects, and lands next to Strong Sad.}

THE ANNOUNCER: {voice-over} Until at last they reached their destination...

{Cut to a silhouette of the Yello Dello standing atop a mountain, the sun shining behind it. The music stops. Silhouettes of the three approach the base of the mountain. Wind howls and birds chirp. Cut to Strong Sad against a background of tropical plants.}

STRONG SAD: Oh, I don't know Homestar, that looks really dangerous.

{Cut to Homestar, standing triumphantly with the Yello Dello atop the mountain behind him.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Ah, come on guys, let's do it for Marzipan!

{Cut back to Strong Sad.}

STRONG SAD: Well, I already got Marzipan a present and I don't really—

{Cut back to Homestar.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Right, right. We do it for Marzipan.

{Cut to Marzipan's garden with the gazebo in the background, where Marzipan walks up to a flower with a watering can that says "h2oh!" and waters it.}

MARZIPAN: {singing to herself} My birthday, my birthday, it's almost my birthday. Yeah yeah yeah...

{Strong Bad flies on screen and lands next to Marzipan, wearing what appear to be oven mitts}

MARZIPAN: {surprised} Oh!

STRONG BAD: Hey, Marzipan.

MARZIPAN: {turns around} Oh hi, Strong Bad. Are those my oven mitts?

STRONG BAD: What? No! These are my training gloves...probably... {Marzipan briefly looks skeptical} Uhh, anyways, I heard Homestar's getting you the Yello Dello for your birthday.

MARZIPAN: {drops watering can, spilling water} Yello Dello?

STRONG BAD: You wanna know what I got you?

MARZIPAN: My oven mitts?

STRONG BAD: NOTHING! {Marzipan winces}

{Strong Bad jumps backwards offscreen with a slide whistle.}

MARZIPAN: {happily} Oh, my very own Yello Dello!

{An image of the Yello Dello appears next to Marzipan with a smack.}

MARZIPAN: She can assist me with my gardening!

{With a pop, a flower-decorated hat, a basket full of flowers, and a spade with dirt in it appear on the Yello Dello. Marzipan bounces happily, and the imagined Yello Dello disappears with a smack.}

{Cut to the Yello Dello eating something pink out of what looks like a clam shell on top of the mountain. Wind howls. The camera moves slightly down the mountain where Homestar pops up to the left from behind the mountain.}


{Strong Sad pops up below Homestar.}


{Pom Pom pops up on the opposite side of the mountain.}


{Homestar goes behind the mountain, and pops up below Pom Pom.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {harmonizing with himself} DELLO! {stops singing}

{Homestar goes back to above Strong Sad. Cut to a closer shot of Homestar.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: All right, you guys, any ideas?

{Cut to Pom Pom, who nods, bubbles, and pulls out a pistol, which makes a clicking noise. Cut back to the wider shot.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Um, I kinda wanted to take him alive, Pom Pom.

{Pom Pom shrugs with a short bubble, then tosses the pistol off the side of the mountain. Strong Sad raises his hand}

STRONG SAD: I have an idea—

HOMESTAR RUNNER: OH! OH! OH! I have the best idea! You guys stay here.

{Cut to the peak of the mountain, with the Yello Dello's legs visible. Homestar pops up from beneath, in front of the Yello Dello.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, hello, Dello. Would you mind coming with us? You see, it's—

{The Yello Dello starts pecking Homestar furiously on the head with jackhammer sound effects. Cut to Strong Sad. Homestar retreats back to his previous position, with pulsating lumps visible under his hat.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: OK, that didn't work.

STRONG SAD: {raising his hand again} I have an idea—

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Um... sooo...

STRONG SAD: {raising his hand again} I have an idea—

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Let me think...

STRONG SAD: {raising both hands} I have an idea—

HOMESTAR RUNNER: ...of what to try...

STRONG SAD: {raising both hands again} I have an idea—



HOMESTAR RUNNER: OH! OH! OH! I've got an even BETTER idea!

{Cut back to the Yello Dello's legs at the peak of the mountain, where Homestar peeks from below again, this time behind the Yello Dello.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, hello, Dello. Would you mind coming with us? You see, it's—

{The Yello Dello once again pecks Homestar furiously on the head with jackhammer sounds, and it cuts to a view of Pom Pom as Homestar retreats to his side. Homestar is now lumped up and bleeding from under his cap.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: OK. Uh, Pom Pom, hand me that gun.

{Pom Pom produces another pistol to hand to Homestar. Cut to Strong Sad.}

STRONG SAD: Uh, wait, Homestar, I really have an idea that I think will work and we won't have to shoot the Yello Dello with that gun.

{Cut to Homestar and Pom Pom}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, Strong Sad! How long have you been standing there?

{Cut back to Strong Sad}

STRONG SAD: {shrugs} Oh, I've been here pretty much the whole time.

{Cut back to Homestar and Pom Pom}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, I bet you have. Let's hear your idea.

{Fade through black to the top of the mountain. The Yello Dello is standing there once again. From the bottom of the screen, Strong Sad, standing on top of a platform consisting of a sideways-facing Homestar being carried by Pom Pom, rises up to the Yello Dello. Cut to a closer shot of Strong Sad and the Yello Dello.}

STRONG SAD: Oh, excuse me, Mrs. Dello, I don't mean to bother you. I just wanted to tell you a story about a little, grey, fat kid that nobody liked.

{Cut to a closeup on Homestar and Pom Pom. Strong Sad continues speaking.}

STRONG SAD: And the little grey fat kid had two horrible brothers.

{Fade to a later view of the same scene, where Homestar and Pom Pom have fallen asleep, and Strong Sad is still talking}

STRONG SAD: In fact, there was this one time where they took his underpants and filled it with bologna.

{Cut to long shot featuring the silhouettes of Strong Sad, Homestar, Pom Pom, and the Yello Dello on the mountain. Wind howls.}

STRONG SAD: And then there was the time they took the only thing precious to him in the whole world, his journal...

{Fade to the same scene at night with crickets chirping. The Yello Dello is now sleeping as well. Strong Sad is still speaking}

STRONG SAD: —and they read his poems aloud to all the children—

{Cut to the two-shot of Strong Sad and the Yello Dello, who is snoring.}

STRONG SAD: and they laughed and laughed...

{Cut to Homestar and Pom Pom dozing again. Homestar wakes up with a start. Cut to Strong Sad as Homestar gets up behind him.}

STRONG SAD: And the little gray fat kid was—

HOMESTAR RUNNER: I think that's enough, Strong Sad.

{pause as Strong Sad looks at Homestar, then back to the Yello Dello}

STRONG SAD: And the little gray fat kid was—
HOMESTAR RUNNER: {simultaneously} Strong Sad... Strong Sad!

STRONG SAD: {shrugs} Sorry.

{Fade through black to the three at the bottom of the mountain. A burlap sack making snoring noises and producing rising, fading "Z"s sits next to them. Pom Pom repeatedly nods off and wakes up.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {visibly tired} Okay, um... nice work you guys. Um... let's uh... let's go... um... home.

{Cut to Homestar's house. Marzipan, silhouetted, walks up to the door.}

MARZIPAN: {singing to herself} I'm getting the Yello Dello... {while she knocks the door in rhythm} yeah yeah yeah...

{Cut to the door, which slides upwards to reveal Homestar greeting her, as well as a gift box, Pom Pom, Strong Sad, Homestar, Coach Z, Strong Mad, and Strong Bad in the background.}

STRONG BAD: {simultaneously} Happy freakin' birthday!

{Homestar holds up a roast turkey on a platter. Cut to Marzipan, who frowns as a translucent image of the Yello Dello appears next to her head before fading into an image of the roast turkey. The imaginary turkey moves offscreen as Marzipan starts to speak.}

MARZIPAN: Oh, how awful! Homestar, how could you?!

{Cut to Homestar as Marzipan slaps him across the face, leaving a visible hand print and sending the turkey flying across the room.}

MARZIPAN: This is the worst birthday I've ever had...

{Marzipan walks off in a huff. With a boing, the unharmed Yello Dello pops out of the gift box.}

YELLO DELLO: Gee, whaddya think her problem was?

{Cut back to outside the house. The scorpion from the Pitfall scene crawls by.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: I guess I just don't understaaand the ladies!

CAPTION: End. {The Pitfall death music plays, and as the scorpion reaches the right side of the screen, the screen wipes to black, surrounding the scorpion.}

{Playback returns to the menu.}

[edit] Fun Facts

See also In Search of the Yello Dello Old Version#Fun Facts

[edit] Remarks

  • Though the "2" on Marzipan's "h2oh" watering can is displayed as subscript in the old version, this version has it instead displayed as superscript.
  • In the scene where Pom Pom and Homestar are supporting Strong Sad so he can tell his story, Homestar wakes up and slides out from underneath Strong Sad, yet Strong Sad does not fall.

[edit] Goofs

  • In the locker room scene, Coach Z's right foot is cut down by a thin gray line in the middle, showing a mistake in copy and pasting.
  • In the scene where the trio is about to embark on their search, the dots on Homestar's hat band disappear while he talks.

[edit] Inside References

  • The story that Strong Sad tells to the Yello Dello is similar to the third Strong Sad Lib in Strong Libs.

[edit] Real-World References

  • The Yello Dello's manner of eating is a reference to the LucasArts adventure game Loom, in which a seagull eats a clam in the same way.
  • "Hello Yello Dello" might be a reference to The Three Stooges' quote of "Hello, Hello, Hello! Hello hello hello hello hello!"

[edit] Fast Forward

  • The quote "Oh, Strong Sad! How long have you been standing there?" would be said again by Homestar in The Luau.

[edit] External Links

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