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Teen Girl Squad Issue #3
watch Issue 2 Issue 4
Cheerleader's new fashion!

The crew gets ready for some summer fashions. What's Her Face meets possums while walking home from the thrift store.

Cast (in order of appearance): Cheerleader, So and So, What's Her Face, The Ugly One, Birds, Thrift Store Person, Arrow'd Guy, Possums

Places: The Field, 3 Spring Rolls, The Thrift Store, The Mall

Date: Monday, May 12, 2003

Running Time: 1:37

Page Title: TGS Numba 3

DVD: Everything Else, Volume 1


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NARRATOR STRONG BAD: Teen Girl Squad! Cheerleader {boy crazy!}! So and So {math crazy!}! What's Her Face {whatev!}! The Ugly One {actually crazy}!

{Open at the standard TGS Field}

CHEERLEADER: Listen gals, if we want to look—

ALL: So goo—

CHEERLEADER: —we've got to go get some SUMMER FASHIONS!

SO AND SO: I am SO there.

CHEERLEADER: We three can go to the mall.

{So and So and The Ugly One smile and join hands.}

CHEERLEADER: {not in a speech bubble} What's Her Face, {in a speech bubble} you can go to a thrift store...

{What's Her Face frowns.}

CHEERLEADER: Or junkyard.

{Cheerleader, So and So, and The Ugly One walk to the right, while What's Her Face dejectedly walks to the left. The sun turns into a buzz saw and kills some birds.}

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: {imitating the buzz saw} Brrrow!

{Cut to the mall.}

SO AND SO: Before we shop, how about some PAN-ASIAN CUISINE?

{The Ugly One and So and So stand at a Chinese Food Buffet booth that says "3 spring rolls". Arrow'd Guy is behind the counter.}

THE UGLY ONE: Three spring rolls, please.

{Arrow'd Guy throws 3 spring rolls at The Ugly One.}


THE UGLY ONE: Ow! My stomach lining!

{Cut to Cheerleader and So and So standing over The Ugly One's body.}

CHEERLEADER: We'll worry about that one later.

{Cut to a picture of a fat man with a sign in his mouth that reads "meanwhile, at the THRIFT STORE". Cut to the thrift store where What's Her Face is browsing through clothes racks. A nearby girl holds a sign that says "1 or 2 cent each item".}

WHAT'S HER FACE: These clothes smell like grandmas.

{Cut back to the mall. So and So is trying on a new outfit. The attached price tag reads "$500".}

SO AND SO: Ready gals? This outfit...so good or no good?


{Slight pause.}

THE UGLY ONE: My stomach feels better!

{Cut away to Cheerleader wearing an elephant head.}

CHEERLEADER: I'm going for a whole new style!


CHEERLEADER: Well, I think it's hella tight. {suddenly, as if to take the subject off her outfit} And you guys need boyfriends.

SO AND SO, THE UGLY ONE: {dejectedly} That's true.

{Cut to What's Her Face walking home from the thrift store.}

WHAT'S HER FACE: I'm walking home from the thrift store.

{A wave of possums approaches.}

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: {the word scrolls across the frame as he says it in a menacing tone} possums...

{Cut back to the outside of the mall. Cheerleader is still wearing her elephant head, So and So is wearing her new outfit with the price tag still attached. Each girl has a bag of stuff in front of them.}

CHEERLEADER: My card is totally max0rzed! {pronounces the last word as "maxed"}

THE UGLY ONE: True dat.

SO AND SO: True that.

{What's Her Face enters from the left with a possum. Her clothes are torn and she is bleeding in various places.}

CHEERLEADER: What's your problem?

WHAT'S HER FACE: {happily} I met a possum.

SO AND SO: Good for you. Now let's attract some CUTE BOYS!! Ready?

{The Teen Girl Squad poses. The possum is hanging from What's Her Face's leg.}


WHAT'S HER FACE: My blood hurts.

{Cut to the "IT'S OVER!" end card, but instead of the standard "IT'S OVER", a little ditty plays, and Strong Bad sings along.}

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: {singing} Teen Girl Squad! They're-teenage-girls-between-the-ages-of-thirteen-and-nineteen!

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[edit] Explanations

  • MSG stands for monosodium glutamate, a flavor enhancer commonly added to soups, canned vegetables, processed meats, and Asian cuisine. According to the Food and Drug Administration, MSG can produce a limited number of symptoms, usually among people who may eat a large dose (greater than 3 grams) on an empty stomach and people who have severe asthma. The short-term reactions known as MSG Symptom Complex can involve numbness, tingling, burning sensation, chest pain, headache, rapid heartbeat, nausea, weakness, and drowsiness. MSG and other glutamates usually affect only the nervous system, and claims of deteriorating stomach lining due to MSG consumption are unsubstantiated.
  • Max0rzed is a reference to the "1337" language. The -0rz- is never pronounced.

[edit] Trivia

  • Before Teen Girl Squad was moved to Features, when this toon was still in the Shorts section of the TV Time Toons Menu, the synopsis read "Shopping and marsupials. Need anything else?".
  • This is the first Teen Girl Squad issue where Strong Bad doesn't yell "IT'S OVER!" at the end.
  • This is the first Teen Girl Squad issue where nobody gets killed.
  • The YouTube description for this toon is "Hot on the trail of summer fashions, the teen girls head to the mall. Whatsherface has a marsupial encounter."

[edit] Goofs

  • After meeting a possum, What's Her Face's exposed leg switches sides when the girls pose.
  • In the shop, So and So's dress is labeled $500, but when What's Her Face arrives the price tag disappears. It reappears when all Teen Girl Squad girls "pose".
  • When Cheerleader says "Well, I think it's hella tight", the word "it's" is missing the apostrophe.

[edit] DVD Version

  • The DVD version features two hidden creators' commentaries. To access them, switch your DVD player's audio language selection while watching.

[edit] First Commentary Transcript

(Commentary by: Mike Chapman, Strong Bad)

MIKE CHAPMAN: Teen Girl Squad, issue number three.

STRONG BAD: By Strong Bad!

MIKE CHAPMAN: You made this, huh?

STRONG BAD: I did, Mike! Look, the Ugly One is actually crazy. That girl's nuts.



MIKE CHAPMAN: Umm, so Strong Bad, tell me about, uh, how long does it take you to make, uh, one of these Teen Girl Squad episodes?

STRONG BAD: Uh, three minutes.

MIKE CHAPMAN: Three minutes?

STRONG BAD: Yeah, three and a half if—

MIKE CHAPMAN: Some of them are even longer than that, so it takes you less time to make them than they actually are?




MIKE CHAPMAN: That's pretty impressive.

STRONG BAD: I am pretty impressed.

MIKE CHAPMAN: So do you make these as they're being shown? Are they streaming?

STRONG BAD: Streaming draw-dio.

MIKE CHAPMAN: {giggles}

STRONG BAD: Buffering. Thirty two percent, thirty five percent—


STRONG BAD: Buffering. Hang on!

MIKE CHAPMAN: Look! Who's that guy?

STRONG BAD: That's a— a girl, actually. That's a kind of a homeless woman.

{Both laugh.}

MIKE CHAPMAN: Oh, you know I always thought it was like an indie rock guy.



STRONG BAD: Homeless lady. They hired the— given 'er the— feedin' 'er lunch if she'll hold that sign.

MATT CHAPMAN: Look at that!

STRONG BAD: Yeah, that is not a good style.

MIKE CHAPMAN: {laughs} Seems a little weird for Cheerleader to think that an elephant mask would be a good style.

STRONG BAD: I think that— I think her mom is like, buys all her clothes and gives her all her styles so when she's set loose on her own... she tries to buy an elephant head.

{Short pause.}

STRONG BAD: Um, so those possums, Mike...

MIKE CHAPMAN: Possums started uh, another kind of trend in addition to the— the man.

STRONG BAD: Wave of babies.

MIKE CHAPMAN: Yeah, the wave of babies, possums, just kind of the more subtle—

STRONG BAD: {interrupts} What else?

MIKE CHAPMAN: —squished.

STRONG BAD: Yeah. {makes squishing noises} He— How come I never sing this anymore?


STRONG BAD: Eh-chee-doo!

[edit] Second Commentary Transcript

(Commentary by: Strong Bad, Mike Chapman)

STRONG BAD: Oh, this is one of my personal favorites!

MIKE: Oh, hey— oh, hey Strong Bad!

STRONG BAD: Oh, don't gimme that, Mike. Why don't you do a voice?

MIKE: Umm...

MIKE'S STRONG BAD: Okay, I can do this voice!

STRONG BAD: Oh! It's gonna be me and Powered by The Cheat Strong Bad, eh?

MIKE'S STRONG BAD: Yes, you can see!

STRONG BAD: That's— {laughs} I can see!

MIKE'S STRONG BAD: You can see with two eyes!

STRONG BAD: I do! All the time! What do you think of this— this is a pivotal episode, I think, where it— it established them as a powerful force and a mainstay, I think.


{Matt laughs.}

MIKE'S STRONG BAD: I can't think of things to say!

STRONG BAD: All right, well, you can go back to being Mike.

MIKE: Thanks. {laughs}

STRONG BAD: Umm, I like a lot of the transitions I do, like "meanwhile at the thrift store"...

MIKE: Yeah, where you just kinda put it written on somebody's teeth, maybe; Battle of the Bands—

STRONG BAD: {simultaneously} Yeah.

MIKE: —I think, was written on people's teeth...

STRONG BAD: Well, usually it's pretty gross. Close-ups.

MIKE: {simultaneously} Gross man? A gross man's mouth?

STRONG BAD: Yeah. {incomprehensible} Umm...

MIKE: So, what's your inspiration, Strong Bad, for these Teen Girl Squad comics?

STRONG BAD: Oh, all—

MIKE: 'Cause you don't have any sisters, I mean, so how do you know about this kind of culture?

STRONG BAD: Oh, all the teen girls, that alls the time are all up on my jock.

MIKE: That's... nasty?

STRONG BAD: No! Isn't that— that's hip hop slang!


STRONG BAD: I think. Store bag. Shop.

MIKE: So y— So th— the—

STRONG BAD: Maybe we should go— no, wait, I don't want to say it!

MIKE: You don't want to start over again?


MIKE: All right. It's over, anyway.

STRONG BAD: Yeah. We didn't talk about it much.

MIKE: Naw, let's try it again.


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