Most in the Graveyard

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"We have a cemetery? This is awesome!"

The citizens of Free Country, USA visit the graveyard.

Cast (in order of appearance): Bubs, Coach Z, Homestar Runner, Marzipan, Strong Bad, Strong Mad, The Cheat, The King of Town, The Poopsmith, Strong Sad, Pom Pom, Carnivorous Undead Sheep, Homsar (Easter egg), The Goblin

See Most in the Graveyard Costumes for more information on what everyone was wearing.

Places: The King of Town's Castle, The Graveyard

Date: Thursday, October 30, 2008

Running Time: 6:25

Page Title: Ketchup Fountain SOUL'd Separately!


[edit] Transcript

{The toon begins at the King of Town's castle, where a Halloween party is taking place at night. There is a blood fountain in the foreground, a paper ghost reading "oh, boo" has been stuck on the wall, and a paper spider reading "8 legs" seems to have fallen off the wall onto the floor. We pan right to see Bubs, Coach Z, Homestar Runner, Marzipan, Strong Bad, Strong Mad and The Cheat all wearing their Halloween costumes. Guitar music is heard in the background.}

STRONG BAD: Oh man, you guys! I can't believe we actually came to the King of Town's crappy Halloween party!

{The King of Town walks in.}

THE KING OF TOWN: You boys having a good time? {close up on the King of Town; music fades out} Try the ketchup fountain yet?

{Cut to the ketchup fountain, which depicts shooting ketchup out of a human head. Next to the fountain are some fries and a bottle of ketchup.}

STRONG BAD: This party sucks, old man! {cut back to Strong Bad, Strong Mad, The Cheat and the King of Town} This is Halloween! Where's the decaying flesh? The rotting corpses? {close up on Strong Bad} The stink of death?

{The Poopsmith comes into the frame holding a rotting skull made of whatsit on his shovel.}

STRONG BAD: Uhh... not exactly what I was talking about.

THE KING OF TOWN: Well, fine! {close up on the King of Town} If stinky dead people is all you want, why don't you go hang out in that 200-acre cemetery that's been behind my castle all this time?!

{Cut back to Strong Bad and the rest. The camera zooms out of the window, revealing the cemetery.}

STRONG BAD: Uh-jiggama-WHAT?

{Music continues. Title appears: "Most in the Graveyard", "the credits for the 9th Homestar Halloween Cartoon..." "...are the same as the first 8!"}

{Cut to the Cemetery entrance. Everyone is there, with Strong Bad and The Cheat shown to be the last to arrive.}

STRONG BAD: We have a cemetery? This is awesome! How come nobody ever told me about this place?

{Close up on Strong Sad}

STRONG SAD: You didn't know about this place? Man, if it weren't for the library, I'd spend—

{As Strong Sad pats his stomach, we cut back to the previous wide shot}

STRONG BAD: We have a who cares?

STRONG SAD: {excited} Yeah! It still uses {points upwards} Dewey Decimal and everything! Uh—{suddenly realizes Strong Bad's statement, and looks dejected} Aww... I hate it when you do that.

STRONG BAD: Ah ha ha! {close up on Strong Bad and The Cheat} C'mon guys, let's go find a suitable stiff to exhume and reanimate.

{Everyone starts walking into the cemetery grounds. Cut to Homestar and Pom Pom as Marzipan walks past.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh man, Pom Pom. {they start walking} This is gonna be so great. First we'll hit Space Mountain, then over to Mr. Toad's, {Pom Pom looks annoyed} then Tom Sawyer's Island, and don't forget: we parked in the Goofy lot!

{Cut back to the entrance. The King of Town and the Poopsmith remain.}

THE KING OF TOWN: You think I should have told them about that carnivorous undead sheep that prowls the graveyard?

{As the King of Town speaks, a view of a hill within the graveyard is shown, with a sheep shadow bleating loudly at the top of it. Foreboding music is heard. Cut to Strong Sad and Marzipan.}

STRONG SAD: All right now, Marzipan, remember: {raises finger} we have to hold our breath in front of the dead. {close up on Strong Sad} Ready? Go!

{Strong Sad tries to hold his breath, but immediately exhales loudly and starts gasping.}

STRONG SAD: Okay, never mind! Sorry, the dead!

{Cut back to previous shot}

MARZIPAN: This place is perfect for my Intro to Photography class. {lowers her guitar and pulls out a Polaroid camera from Hammerspace} I've already hit the railroad tracks and an abandoned factory. This will complete the amateur trifecta! {looks through the view-finder briefly}

STRONG SAD: Hang on, I think I got it!

{Strong Sad tries to hold his breath a second time, and again immediately fails. Cut to Bubs and Coach Z, standing in front of a bunch of graves. More music plays.}

BUBS: Hey, look! There's my great-great-grandpappy's cousin Harold! He discovered the bait and switch! {the two graves are shown} Ooh, and this is his brother Mort! He invented "no money down".

{Cut to Bubs and Coach Z}

COACH Z: All your dead relatives are making me wanna start one of them horror-core rap groups. I could pull on a hockey mask and call myself... {a CD case pops up briefly reading "THE GRAVEYARDIGANZ — Featuring COACH ZGOR MORTIZZZ" with three Coach Z heads wearing hockey masks pictured} Coach Zgor Mortizzz!

BUBS: Hey, man! Show some respect! {points to a third tombstone, which is shown to read "ZGOR — another relative of Bubs"}

{Cut to Homestar and Pom Pom walking along. Happy music plays.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Okay, Pom Pom, now that I know that we're not in a theme park, I say we try to find that Green Gob-a-lin. I heard that if you find him right at midnight, he'll spin all your Halloween candies into gold! {cut to a wide shot; Homestar frowns} Instead of just doing that regular old two-bit dance. {imitates the Green Goblin's dance} Dee dee-lee, dee-lee dee-lee dee-lee dee-lee!

POM POM: {bubbles while pointing to a nearby landmark.}

{Cut to close up of Homestar.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hey, that's a great place to start looking!

{Cut to a silhouetted shot of Homestar and Pom Pom walking uphill.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: I wonder why they call it "Snarling Hungry Sheep Hill".

{We pan upwards toward a swinging wooden sign labelled "Snarling Hungry Sheep Hill". Foreboding music is heard. Cut to Strong Bad, Strong Mad and The Cheat, all near more graves.}

STRONG BAD: I mean, look at some of these names! Jimnelius Hog-chigger? Hebby Screbby? Is there some secret period in history when hobos ruled the Earth that I'm unaware of?

{Close up on Strong Mad, who jumps up in frustration and lands with a crash, causing the earth to shake}


{Cut back to previous shot}

STRONG BAD: Don't worry, Thwomp Mad. We will. We just gotta find somebody with a cool name. Let's keep looking.

{We see Strong Sad posing by a gravestone, through the viewfinder of Marzipan's camera.}

MARZIPAN: Almost... a little less lurk, and a little more skulk.

STRONG SAD: Like...this? {hunches forward more}

MARZIPAN: There we go.

{She photographs him. The Polaroid develops, but Strong Sad is missing from the picture.}

MARZIPAN: You're not showing up in these pictures. {several other Polaroids are pulled up where Strong Sad is absent} Strong Sad, {cut to Marzipan} is there something you need to tell me? Are you dead?

{Cut back to Strong Sad}

STRONG SAD: {jubilantly} Whoa, maybe I am! {happy music plays as Strong Sad raises his finger} I finally willed myself to death! {smiles} This is great!

{Cut to Coach Z standing to the left of a grave.}

COACH Z: Hey, Bubs! Check it out! You're not the only one with relatives here! My great good-aunt is buried right under our feet!

{Cut to Bubs standing to the right of a grave.}

BUBS: Naw, you come over here and look at this! I want you to see my great-great granduncle. He invented "no payments 'til 2010!"

COACH Z: {pats Bubs on his right shoulder from offscreen} Hi there.

{Bubs looks to the left. We pan left to find that he and Coach Z were referring to the same grave.}

BUBS: Wait! Hold on a sec'! Are you telling me my uncle is your aunt?

COACH Z: Seems that way! {close up on Coach Z} {jubilantly} Bubs! This is great news! This means we're brothers! I always knew it!

{Cut to Coach Z and Bubs}

BUBS: Or it means you're a liar! Besides, even if it were true, we'd only be sixth-fourth-second-fifth cousins, thrice removed!

{Cut to previous shot}

COACH Z: Oh. Phew. So your sister and I can—

{Bubs punches him, knocking him to the ground}

BUBS: Rah!
COACH Z: {simultaneously} Woooooh!

{Cut to a tombstone reading "Here Lies Plutis". Music plays.}

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} "Plutis?!" What is wrong with you dead people?!

{Cut to Strong Bad, The Cheat and Strong Mad by the grave.}

STRONG BAD: I don't want a reanimated corpse named Plutis doing my bidding! {close up on Strong Bad} Doesn't any-dead-body with a good name around here want to be reanimated with these jumper cables and pickled monkey fingers? {he holds up the items as he says them}

{Cut to previous shot. Strong Mad jumps, again causing the ground to shake as before. The jumper cables and pickled monkey fingers fly out of Strong Bad's hands.}


{Cut back to Homestar and Pom Pom, both peeping out from behind a larger gravestone.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: All right, Pom Pom. It's almost midnight. Ready with the Halloween candy?

{Pom Pom gets out the candy (a bag of SBLOUNSKCHED! Fun Size candy bars). The viewpoint then cuts to the inside of a bush, focusing on Homestar and Pom Pom from a distance. Breathing can be heard distinctively.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Man, I can't wait to try out gold whatchamacallits. Gold...oh yes. Snickers.

{The Carnivorous Undead Sheep jumps out of the bush into the night sky and lands on the ground. It bleats loudly. Music from Jibblies 2 plays. Cut to Homestar and Pom Pom, the latter is trembling with fear and holding Homestar in his arm}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Augh! The Cheat's got rabies again!

{Pom Pom pulls out a handgun as the sheep bleats a second time.}

{Cut to Coach Z and Bubs, the former being held up by his collar, the latter flexing his arm and looking very angry.}

COACH Z: What was that?

{Cut to Strong Sad and Marzipan. Strong Sad is holding his breath yet again.}

MARZIPAN: Oh my goodness!

{Cut to Strong Bad, Strong Mad and The Cheat.}

STRONG BAD: {turning to look at The Cheat, surprised} Cheat, you got rabies again?

{Cut back to the entrance. The King of Town and the Poopsmith haven't moved.}

THE KING OF TOWN: Uh oh. Let's beat it, Poopsmith!

{The Poopsmith nods and they both leave the graveyard. Cut back to Homestar, Pom Pom and the undead sheep.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Yahoo, seriously, Pom Pom! I'm about to pee my pants!

{The sheep bleats a third time. The Goblin flies down from the night sky and lands on top of the Carnivorous Undead Sheep, popping its head off. The music stops. Cut back to Pom Pom and Homestar}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: The Goblin! You saved us! {close up} Now are you gonna turn all of our 100 Grands into a hundred grand?

{Cut back to The Goblin, who shakes his head. Cut back to the previous shot.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {looking upset} But I thought at midnight you—

{Cut back to The Goblin, who does his dance as his tune plays.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {disappointed} Oh, man!

{The music becomes a techno-remix of the Goblin Dance music and The Goblin continues to dance. Disco lights show up during the dance.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hooray! {cut back to Homestar and Pom Pom} Extended dance remix of the Gob-a-lin song!

{Homestar moves away from the grave and we cut to see him dancing with the Goblin. As we pan right, Pom Pom pulls out two handguns. Then cut to Strong Bad and The Cheat walking in to find the sheep's body.}

STRONG BAD: Whoa, check out that awesome dead undead sheep!

{Strong Bad and The Cheat turn to look behind them. Cut to The King of Town.}

THE KING OF TOWN: Some say it's an escaped laboratory test animal. They call it "Subject X".

{Cut back to Strong Bad and The Cheat.}

STRONG BAD: That's the coolest name I ever heard of! The Cheat! Grab the jumper cables and— {looking downward} Hey! Where'd the pickled monkey fingers go?

{Cut to a silhouetted shot of The King of Town in the distance, running through the graveyard over the hills.}

THE KING OF TOWN: Iiiiii doooooon't knoooooow!

{Cut to Pom Pom and Homestar, who is still dancing}

POM POM: {bubbles}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {stops dancing} You said it, old buddy! Happy Carousel of Progress, Pom Pom. {Pom Pom looks annoyed} I mean, Halloween, Pom Pom.

{Fade to one of Marzipan's attempted photos of Strong Sad, with the caption: 'In loving memory of Strong Sad "willed himself to death 10/31/2008"'. The photograph moves with the final trumpet riffs. Cut to the standard ending scene of the various characters wearing their costumes.}

[edit] Easter Eggs

  • Click on The Poopsmith during the scene with The King of Town and him right at the entrance of the Graveyard (when The King of Town mentions the carnivorous undead sheep) to see a clip of Homsar right after it:
HOMSAR: {pops out from behind a gravestone} I'm the Captain Caaaaveman of the graveyard train!
  • Homsar appears as Captain Caveman at the end on the lower right side behind Marzipan.
  • At the end, click on The King of Town:
STRONG BAD: King of Town, would you like to justify your dressing up as Hello Kitty this year?
THE KING OF TOWN: Sure! I dressed up as my favorite candy.
STRONG BAD: Umm, I'm pretty sure those were erasers.
  • At the end, click on The Poopsmith:
THE KING OF TOWN: Good news, everyone! Turns out that wasn't ketchup in the ketchup fountain!
  • At the end, click on Bubs:
BUBS: Grab! Them! Cakes!
COACH Z: Ooowwww, is that all you do?
  • At the end, click on Coach Z:
COACH Z: Yooooooooooor garble garble!
  • At the end, click on Strong Sad:
HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hey, Strong Sad. Nice Ma Fratelli costume.
  • At the end, click on Strong Bad:
STRONG SAD: Hey, Strong Bad, what's the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything?
STRONG BAD: Uh, I don't know. I just saw this sassy planet on the cover of one of your stupid books and thought it looked cool.
STRONG SAD: Say it! Say it! Oh! Ohhh!
  • At the end, click on Homestar Runner:
HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hey, Homestar, I really like your Carrot Top costume. {Homestar turns his head around} I'm not Carrot Top! I'm Crocodile Dundee!
  • At the end, click on Marzipan:
HOMESTAR RUNNER: Ah, my little pride and joy. It's really starting to concern me that you keep dressing up as dudes.

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Explanations

  • Coach Z referring to himself as "Coach Zgor Mortizzz" is a reference to rigor mortis.
  • The title of the cartoon is a play on "Ghost in the Graveyard", a popular game played by kids, usually at night at campouts. It is a somewhat Halloween-themed version of "tag".
  • A trifecta is a term in horse racing, referring to a parimutuel bet in which the bettor must predict which horses will finish first, second, and third in exact order. It is commonly used to refer to any three things that form a complete set.

[edit] Trivia

"He was a real load."
  • The sign at the front of the cemetery reads "Always Been Here Acres".
  • The loading screen reads "He was a real load."
  • Mort, the name of one of Bubs' relatives, is also the French word for "death".
  • The DVD commentary for fan club mentions the possibility of making Strong Mad a Thwomp in a future Halloween toon, which the Brothers Chaps did here.
  • This is the second Halloween toon in which at least two different characters (Pom Pom and The Cheat) would dress as characters from the same franchise (Scud: The Disposable Assassin), after Happy Hallow-day, in which three characters (Strong Bad, Strong Sad and Homsar) dressed as characters from Saturday Night Live.
  • The YouTube description for this toon is "The group goes on a graveyard trip!"

[edit] Remarks

  • The opening credits joke that the credits are the same as the last eight Halloween toons, but Craig Zobel is credited with writing on Homestarloween Party, and Jonathan Howe is credited for programming on Halloween Potion-ma-jig.
  • Homsar and the Carnivorous Undead Sheep are drawn with black outlines, instead of the thick, colored outline style of every other character in this cartoon.
  • Bubs' arms are rendered in an old, bent style.
  • The King of Town wears the Hello Kitty bow over his right ear, the opposite ear to the one that Hello Kitty normally wears it, but the same ear as her twin sister Mimmy White.
  • When Strong Bad asks The Cheat if he has rabies, he skips the integral article in The Cheat's name.
  • Marzipan's camera has no flash attachment or flashbulb, yet there is still a flash when she takes a picture.
  • The buttons on Homestar's shirt and The Cheat's zippers switch sides when they face different ways.
  • Strong Bad has evidently released a line of SBLOUNSKCHED! Fun Size bars despite expressing his dissatisfaction with fun size candy bars in The House That Gave Sucky Treats.
  • When seen from the top, The Goblin's massive underbite appears to be a solid-colored mouth shelf.
  • The Goblin dance remix's bassline consists of the first eight notes of the music that plays during the opening credits.
  • Ironically, Hello Kitty does in fact act as a mascot for a line of marshmallow candy products.

[edit] Goofs

  • At the beginning of the cartoon, the stone floor moves to the left at a slower pace than the characters, making them appear to be sliding to the right.
    • Additionally, Coach Z's foot disappears before the screen scrolls off of him.
  • At the end of the toon when you scroll over Coach Z, it says "Coach Z DJ Lance Rock", missing "as".
  • In the second scene with Bubs and Coach Z, Bubs' eyes appear slightly farther apart than they usually are.
  • At the end of the toon when you scroll over Marzipan, "Stevie Ray Vaughan" is misspelled as "Stevie Ray Vaughn".

[edit] Fixed Goofs

  • When you clicked on Strong Bad at the end, his lips didn't move when he says, "Uh, I don't know."
  • The bubble containing Homsar's description appeared on top of Bubs' body, but under his head.
  • At the end of the toon, one of Homsar's legs was his normal one and the other was his costume foot (Captain Caveman's).

[edit] Glitches

  • At the end of the toon (if you clicked The Poopsmith to activate the Homsar egg), if you click on Strong Bad, Homestar, Marzipan, Bubs, The Poopsmith, Coach Z, Strong Sad, or the King of Town, Homsar still shows his scroll-over information while another character comments on their costume. This is because he is a movie clip that overlays the scene.

[edit] Inside References

  • Like the previous Halloween special, Jibblies 2, Strong Bad has a costume that makes him smile throughout the whole toon.
  • The page title has an instance of 'd.
  • Just like Strong Sad, Homestar previously had a hard time holding his breath in Halloween Fairstival.
  • This is another reference to Strong Sad's death.
  • Homsar's lines in his Easter egg are a reference to his character video, in which he claimed to be captain of a gravy train.
  • Homestar's line, "Seriously, Pom Pom, I'm about to pee my pants", is the same line he said in A Jumping Jack Contest.
  • Strong Sad smiles when he thinks he has "willed [himself] to death".
  • Homestar Runner again fails to identify the cast's costumes. This even includes himself.
  • For the first time since The House That Gave Sucky Treats, two characters (in this case, Marzipan and The King of Town) have cross-dressed for Halloween.
    • This is also the fifth Halloween toon in which Marzipan dresses as a male.
  • Pom Pom, in nod to his costume choice, is once again seen brandishing guns.
  • The candy that Pom Pom produces is a bag of SBLOUNSKCHED! Fun Size.
  • The King of Town running over the hills while silhouetted is a reference to Old Intro 2.
  • The music heard when the Carnivorous Undead Sheep approaches Homestar and Pom Pom is taken from Jibblies 2.
  • Homestar's message for his Halloween costume, "Yahoo Serious(ly)", refers to his catch phrase, "Seriously".
  • Mr. Toad's was previously referenced in vacation.
  • The King of Town has a bottle of Quite Fancy 'Chup, previously seen in an Easter egg in funny. The french fries are also identical.
  • The Cheat had rabies, as Homestar and Strong Bad remark, in the email shapeshifter.
  • The King's comment that the ketchup fountain at the beginning does not have ketchup sugggests that the red liquid coming out may be blood.
  • The King of Town eating erasers is another reference to characters eating non-food objects.

[edit] Real-World References

  • The music that plays during the party scene is an acoustic cover of the song "Ana Ng" by They Might Be Giants.
  • Marzipan's camera is a Polaroid OneStep.
  • Space Mountain, Mr. Toad's, Tom Sawyer's Island, and Carousel of Progress are all attractions at Disney theme parks, specifically the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland. However, neither park currently contains all four attractions. The Goofy lot refers to the parks' parking lots being named after Disney characters.
  • Homestar's line "he'll spin all your Halloween candy into gold" is a reference to the fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin, where the title character had the ability to spin straw into gold.
  • Coach Z's album cover featuring him wearing a hockey mask is a reference to the Friday the 13th series of horror movies. The band name "The Graveyardiganz" is a portmanteau of the Backyardigans, a music-based TV series, as well as the horrorcore rap band Gravediggaz.
  • Strong Bad's line "Is there some secret period in history when hobos ruled the Earth that I'm unaware of?" could possibly refer to John Hodgman's book "The Areas of My Expertise", which features a non-factual factual account of such an era as a major section of the book.
  • Pom Pom's dancing near the end of the toon consists of him drawing his guns opposite to his arms, a nod to how SCUD's guns are stored in compartments beneath his armpits and are drawn out in the same fashion.
  • The King of Town's line when clicking on the Poopsmith at the end refers to Futurama character Professor Farnsworth's catchphrase "Good news, everyone", which is more often than not followed by bad news. Farnsworth employs Dr. Zoidberg.
  • At the end, in the Strong Sad Easter egg, Strong Sad is mistaken for Ma Fratelli from The Goonies. The Fratellis are the main antagonists of the Goonies movies.
  • Homestar Runner argues with himself about his costume, mistakenly suggesting it to be of Carrot Top, a stand-up comedian noted for his large orange hair.
  • Strong Sad enthusiastically asks Strong Bad, in reference to his costume, for the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything. In the The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the computer Deep Thought is constructed to formulate this response, despite nobody knowing the precise nature of the question. After 7 1/2 million years, Deep Thought reveals the answer to be "42".
  • Whatchamacallits, Snickers, and 100 Grand are all actual candy bars.
  • Strong Sad shouting his last line in the Strong Bad Easter egg is in the style of a typical antic of Sam Kinison's comedy act, taken verbatim from his appearance in the movie Back to School.
  • Coach Z's "Yooooooooooo garble garble!" is his attempt to say DJ Lance Rock's phrase (and the title of the Nick Jr. TV series) "Yo Gabba Gabba!".
  • Bubs' Easter egg lines are from the Junkyard Dog's entrance theme, "Grab Them Cakes".
  • When Strong Mad keeps jumping on the ground and making it shake during the episode, it is a reference to how the actual Thwomp acts in the Mario series.
  • Homestar's line when clicking on Marzipan at the end refers to "Pride and Joy", a song of Stevie Ray Vaughan's (whom Marzipan is dressed up as) from his 1983 album Texas Flood.

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