Pom Pom, Too

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A motley crew of Poms

A short Flash about the origins of Pom Pom, found in the Museum under old Flash. Based on a sketch from the Museum Sketchbook.

Cast (in order of appearance): The Poms, Pom Pom, General and Fraulein Pom Pom

Running time: 1:04

Current page title: The Original Website!

Original Page title: The Isle of Pom

Date: 2000 or earlier

DVD: Everything Else, Volume 2


[edit] Transcript

{Sound of heartbeats. A red and white pill appears against the white background.}

CAPTION: this is the isle of Pom

{Alarm clock rings. An arrow points to the pill.}

CAPTION: on it, live the Poms

{Printing noise. Many colored Poms (who look like Pom Pom) appear from the white background. They fill the screen. The mass turns black, revealing Pom Pom}

CAPTION: Pom-Pom is the best Pom.

{Ding! Pom Pom receives a ribbon saying "First".}

CAPTION: he loves his mom & dad

{Picture on wall with Pom Pom and parents. The picture falls off.}

CAPTION: he is very patriotic

{Pom Pom is on a wooden stage. A red and white striped flag appears behind him. He turns into a Pom version of the Statue of Liberty. Reveille plays.}

CAPTION: he feeds his dog

{A dog bowl falls from a white background. It reads "Trivia Time".}

CAPTION: everyday

{Ding! Dog bowl fills with food.}

CAPTION: he treats his neighbors

{Pom Pom stands on the right of the screen. Doorbell noise. Two Poms enter from left screen. An arrow points to them.}

CAPTION: with respect

{Pom Pom gives them a bottle with "Respect" written on it. They leave.}

CAPTION: he doesn't play with matches

{Pom Pom is at the bottom of the screen. A match burns the word "matches".}

POM POM: {bubbles, thinking "I sure do hate matches."}

{A silhouette of Pom Pom rises over an orange horizon like the sun. Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" plays. He moves closer to us. A spotlight hits him.}

CAPTION: we all love Pom-Pom, too

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Trivia

  • This old Flash short contains the first example of cross-dressing.
  • When it says, "on it, live the Poms", the Poms come out of the word "Poms".
  • This is the first mention of Pom Pom's dog, Trivia Time.

[edit] Remarks

  • Two of the Poms look like ordinary NBA basketballs, and one like an ABA Basketball.
  • This is the only time that Pom Pom's bubbly speech is expressed in plain English to the viewers.

[edit] Goofs

  • "Every day" is misspelled "everyday" on one of the slides. In that context, it should be the two-word adverb, not the one-word adjective.

[edit] Fixed Goofs

  • Originally, some of the text was obscured by the border when you watched it from the old version of the old Flash menu. This was fixed when the museum was updated in 2006.

[edit] Real-World References

[edit] Fast Forward

  • The ribbon was used later in Pumpkin Carve-nival, although the first place was never awarded.
  • The printing noise which accompanies the scene with the Poms would become the sound effect for The Paper in the Strong Bad Emails, with its onomatopoeia being Preeeeow.
  • The ABA basketball Pom was later used in the email different town.
  • The Isle of Pom's design would later be used for health capsules in Stinkoman 20X6.

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