Pom Pom

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Character: Pom Pom
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The big cheese.
3D Pom Pom!

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[edit] Biography

Pom Pom (also spelled Pom-Pom) is a Pom from the Isle of Pom. Pom Pom, like all Poms, appears to be inflated. His body consists of a yellow sphere with an orange stripe. His oval head and somewhat-triangular arms and feet are the same color orange. Pom Pom's eyes are black ovals and he has no visible mouth. He talks by making bubbly noises and can absorb objects into his body for storage, suggesting that he is made of some sort of gelatinous substance. He is also quite skilled in martial arts (see below).

Pom Pom is confused...

Pom Pom is Homestar Runner's best friend, but he sometimes hangs out with Strong Bad as well. He has such an open mind that he sometimes spends time with unpopular characters such as The King of Town and The Poopsmith. Pom Pom is often seen talking on his cell phone to his many girlfriends, and he keeps track of their contact information in his Pom Pilot. His parents' names are General and Fraulein Pom Pom, as seen in an Easter egg in the email pom pom. Pom Pom was going to have a dog named Trivia Time, but this concept seems to have been abandoned. Pom Pom is also "the big cheese" at The Office as shown in from work.

Over the years, Pom Pom seems to have become a bit more pompous, from his irritation at Homestar at being interrupted during a cell phone call, to his ditching the rest of the crew on prom night to attend a much cooler private school prom, his working against Homestar in Strong Badia the Free (on the side of the Municipality), his brushing off of Strong Bad to attend the Sundance screening of his self-written, self-directed, self-produced and self-distributed movie, and his lording over Homestar with his status as "the big cheese" at The Office.

Pom Pom seems to enjoy making movies and working with cameras in general. He has directed at least two movies, including one made completely on his cell phone. His other movie, city (comma) state, performed quite well in theatres, being shown on 10,000 screens. However, he still has time for the little people; he has helped Homestar broadcast his news of building a deck and has created a documentary on Bubs.

Pom Pom appeared to have been killed by Homestar at the end of the 2014 Halloween toon I Killed Pom Pom, although he is seen returning from the dead, apparently having been sewn back together, as a final gag. In the next Halloween toon, The House That Gave Sucky Tricks, Pom Pom returns without explanation, which Homestar notices and thinks is "pretty great".

[edit] Character Video Transcript

Main article: Pom Pom's Character Video

{Pom Pom is talking on his phone.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Here go Pom Pom! {to Pom Pom} What's up, Pom Pom? {Pom Pom gestures to his phone} Oh, sorry. {to camera} Pom Pom is definitely the mack around here. And he's my best friend. He's gotten me out of some pretty tight jams. And some pretty tight pants! But that only happened once. {to Pom Pom} Hey, Pom Pom! Yo—

{Pom Pom looks at him angrily and points to his phone.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, right. I forgot already. He's probably talking to some fine honey on his celly.

{Pom Pom gets out his wallet and shows the camera some pictures of his girlfriends, then tries to put it back in later but a part of it is sticking out, which he shoves it in with more force.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: About to get her phone number. Or maybe he already has it. He gets digits like every single day. {to Pom Pom} Isn't that right, Pom Pom?

{Irritated, Pom Pom snaps his phone shut and bubbles angrily at Homestar.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, sorry again, man. My bad. I wasn't trying to step to you or anything. We're still cool.

{Pom Pom sighs, puts his phone away, shakes his head and bounces away.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Pom Pom and I are still cool.

[edit] Fighting Skills

Kung-Fu skills.

Pom Pom is skilled in the martial arts and appears to enjoy fighting.

The first instance of Pom Pom fighting is inside a dojo from the Theme Song Video where he shows off his moves; this is broadened on later in the email pom pom where he gets a 1-Up by severely pummeling Strong Bad. In the commentary for the same email, The Brothers Chaps discussed wanting to make a side scrolling Pom Pom fighting game. His skills are seen again in personal favorites where he got into a "knife fight" with Coach Z. In Summer Short Shorts, Pom Pom shows off his skills with a and disappears with a smoke bomb. In Dangeresque Roomisode 1: Behind the Dangerdesque, he is seen as a take-out technician who kicks an old take-out box of Chinese food to unstick it from Dangeresque's safe.

In Strong Badia the Free, Pom Pom is described as "the shogun" and has samurai decorations in Club Technochocolate, including an authentic katana that Strong Bad can steal. In Baddest of the Bands, the katana is back in place, and looking at it causes Strong Bad to claim he donated it, and that Pom Pom definitely didn't take it back by force and wedgies.

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Driver's license

POM POM
125 Lexington Ave
Isle Of Pom

SEX HEIGHT WEIGHT
POM 6'2" 4 lbs

ORGAN
DONOR

[edit] Phone Numbers

Home: (123) 456-7890
Cell: (123) 555-8307
Pager: (718) 555-1059

[edit] Trivia

  • The area code for Pom Pom's pager number, 718, is the area code for the boroughs of New York City other than Manhattan. 123 is not a real area code, as none (in the North American Numbering Plan, at least) begin with the numeral 1.
  • Pom Pom's "voice" is the same re-used sound sample of Mike Chapman blowing bubbles into a glass of milk. His is the only voice that is never recorded fresh for every toon (and never has been since his first appearance).
  • Pom Pom is the only main character never to have said anything understandable as an English word.
  • Pom Pom is the only main character whose parents (General and Fraulein Pom Pom) have been seen on the site, in a picture in Pom Pom, Too. They are differently-colored Poms in the picture, but Strong Bad hypothetically envisions them as a File Cabinet in Family Resemblence.
  • Pom Pom's ringtone is a clip of DJ Teh Cheat's remix of The Geddup Noise, as heard in technology.
  • Pom Pom owns a firearm. He has been shown with a gun in In Search of the Yello Dello, Most in the Graveyard and Halloween Potion-ma-jig.
  • Email independent suggests that Pom Pom may also go by the name "J. William Pom Thomas C. Pom", at least when directing.

[edit] Relationships

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