The House That Gave Sucky Treats Costumes

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Costumes that the characters wore in The House That Gave Sucky Treats, Halloween 2001.

Image Character Costume Explanation External Links
Coach Z As Humpty Hump Coach Z Humpty Hump Humpty Hump was one of the alter egos of rapper Gregory "Shock G" Jacobs, a member of the hip hop group Digital Underground. Among other identifying characteristics, Jacobs always wore a pair of Groucho glasses (which Coach Z is also wearing) when he performed as Humpty Hump. Wikipedia Article
The King of Town As Hagar the Horrible The King of Town Hägar the Hørrible Hägar is the title character of the comic strip Hägar the Horrible, which was created by Dik Browne, debuted in newspapers in 1973, and is currently drawn by Browne's son Chris. He is a Danish Viking warrior who regularly goes off to invade England and humorously interacts with his crew and family. Hägar is known for his incredible appetite, much like the King of Town, and a running gag involves Hägar's doctor telling him to lose weight. Wikipedia Article
The Knight As Idaho The Knight "Idaho" The Knight's costume refers to an episode of The Simpsons called "$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)". A subplot to the episode involves a geography pageant which Lisa Simpson participates; Ralph Wiggum appears in the pageant as Idaho, with his costume simply being a piece of paper with "IDAHO" written on it and taped to his shirt. The Simpsons Archive: The Ralph Wiggum File, Wikipedia Article
The Hornblower As B.C. The Hornblower B.C. B.C. is a comic strip that was created by Johnny Hart in 1958 and set in prehistoric times. The title character, a caveman, often plays the naive straight-man, but the likely model for this costume is the character Thor, the inventor of the wheel who found no better use for it than riding around on it as Hornblower demonstrates. Wikipedia Article
The Cheat As Punchy The Cheat Punchy Punchy, also known as The Hawaiian Punch Guy, is the cartoon mascot of Hawaiian Punch, a brand of fruit punch made by the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. His long-time catch-phrase was "Hey, how about a nice Hawaiian Punch?" If he got an affirmative response, he would then punch the unfortunate responder. Wikipedia Article
Strong Mad As The Fridge Strong Mad The Fridge William "The Refrigerator" Perry was a football player who played in the National Football League from 1985 until 1994, mostly for the Chicago Bears. Perry played defensive tackle but early in his career he was also used as a fullback in short yardage and goal line situations. In his rookie season with the Bears he scored four offensive touchdowns, which included one in Super Bowl XX. In addition to his girth he was also known for his gap-toothed grin, which Strong Mad is attempting to emulate. Wikipedia Article
Marzipan As Joey Ramone Marzipan Joey Ramone Jeffrey Hyman (May 19, 1951 (although he often insisted it was 1952)–April 15, 2001), better known as Joey Ramone, was the vocalist for the legendary punk rock group the Ramones. With fellow band-mate Johnny Ramone, they were the only two who stayed with the band until retirement. Hyman died of lymphoma at New York-Presbyterian Hospital on April 15, 2001. Wikipedia Article
The Poopsmith As Lazer Tag The Poopsmith Lazer Tag Lazer Tag was created in 1986 by toymaker Worlds of Wonder. Using Lazer Tag equipment, players could shoot sensors worn by other players to "tag" them. Worlds of Wonder ceased production of Lazer Tag equipment when it went out of business in either 1987 or 1988. However, the term "laser tag" remains to be used to describe many games of the same kind. LazerTag FAQ Wikipedia Article
Pom Pom As Michael Moore Pom Pom Michael Moore Michael Moore is an American filmmaker and author who is from the Detroit suburb of Flint, Michigan (explaining the pin on Pom Pom's shirt and the baseball cap on his head). Moore's specialty is documentaries, where he presents his views on issues from a liberal political perspective with humor and satirical pieces mixed in. Among his more famous works are Roger and Me, Bowling for Columbine, and Fahrenheit 9/11. Wikipedia Article
Homsar As Wimpy Homsar Wimpy J. Wellington Wimpy, often shortened to just Wimpy, is a character from the Popeye series of comic strips and cartoons. Wimpy made his first appearance in the Popeye franchise in 1931. Wimpy's favorite food is hamburgers, and he helped play a significant role in popularizing the hamburger in the United States to the point that a chain of restaurants was named for him. His famous line, "I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today," is parodied by Homsar in this toon. Wikipedia Article
Strong Bad As Carmen Sandiego Strong Bad Carmen Sandiego Carmen Sandiego (misspelled as "Carmen San Diego" in the toon) is the lead character in a series of educational computer games that was developed by Brøderbund Software in the 1980s. Carmen is portrayed as a glamorous, intelligent, arrogant criminal mastermind who, with the help of some henchmen, pilfers various landmarks from around the world. The games became so popular that they spawned a multimedia franchise, with notable spinoffs being the PBS children's game shows Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? and Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego? and the Fox Saturday morning cartoon series Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? Wikipedia Article
Strong Sad As Andy Warhol Strong Sad Andy Warhol Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928–February 22, 1987) was an American painter and major figure in the pop art movement. One of his famous works was a series of paintings of cans of Campbell's soup. He is famous for saying that he was obsessed with repetition and boredom, making him a primary candidate to be Strong Sad's costume. Wikipedia Article
Bubs As Mars Blackmon Bubs Mars Blackmon Mars Blackmon (misspelled as "Mars Blackman" in the toon) was a character first played by Spike Lee in his 1986 film She's Gotta Have It. Bubs' costume refers to a series of black-and-white commercials promoting Nike's line of basketball shoes, where Lee co-starred as Blackmon alongside NBA star Michael Jordan and remarked, regarding Jordan's abilities, that "it's gotta be the shoes." Wikipedia Article
Homestar Runner As The Greatest American Hero Homestar Runner The Greatest American Hero The Greatest American Hero is an American television series which aired from 1981 to 1983 on ABC. It starred William Katt as Ralph Hinkley, a divorced special education teacher who obtains super powers with a red suit given to him by space aliens. The show's theme song, which Homestar parodied in the toon, was a top 40 hit for Joey Scarbury in 1982 and reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Wikipedia Article

[edit] Secret Costumes

The following three costumes were found on a hidden page, and did not appear in the 'toon:

Image Character Costume Explanation External Links
Pom Pom As The Skipper Pom Pom Jonas Grumby, AKA The Skipper The Skipper was the captain of the S.S. Minnow, the wrecked ship that stranded seven people on a deserted island on the 1960s television series Gilligan's Island. He had a love-hate relationship with his first mate Gilligan, often finding himself frustrated at his bumbling ways but just as often calling him his "little buddy". Wikipedia Article for "Gilligan's Island"
Marzipan As Velma Marzipan Velma Dinkley Velma was a member of the Mystery Machine crew in the Hanna-Barbera cartoon series Scooby-Doo. She was viewed as the "smart" one, and her catchphrase was "Jinkies!". Wikipedia Article
Coach Z As The Noid Coach Z The Noid The Noid was an animated advertising mascot for Domino's Pizza in the 1980s, modeled after and voiced by actor Pons Maar. The commercials, which were done in claymation style, saw The Noid portrayed as an antagonist who went to various lengths to ensure that Domino's customers would not get their pizzas on time; company policy at the time gave customers free pizza if their order was not delivered within thirty minutes. Domino's eventually discontinued the character in 1989 after an incident where a man named Kenneth Lamar Noid, who believed the character was created to mock him, entered an Atlanta Domino's restaurant and held two of its employees at gunpoint. Wikipedia Article
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