The King of Town DVD Old Version

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"He is a good king and he rules the land quite nicely"

The old version of The King of Town DVD.

Cast (in order of appearance): The King of Town, The King of Town's Sheep, Multi-Function Dragon, Homestar Runner, Pom Pom, The Blacksmith, The Poopsmith, That Little Chef Guy

Places: King of Town's Castle

Date: c. January 2000

Running time: 1:26


[edit] Olde Version Transcript

{Open to a white background.}

TEXT: (This is the King of Town) {The King of Town appears}

{Cut to the land surrounding The King of Town's castle, which includes three sheep standing by a fence and several hills in the horizon. A butterfly passes by, and one of the sheep bleats.}

(He is a good king and he rules the land quite nicely)

{Cut to the inside of the castle. The King is pacing back and forth nervously, sweating.}

(But he worries all the time.)

THE KING OF TOWN: {sweating} My sheep are missing! My sheep are missing!

{Cut to a pasture where several sheep are grazing and bleating. A dragon appears from behind the hills, growling, and eats one of the sheep, taking a bite out of the hill at the same time. The dragon then disappears behind the hills.}

(And I'm afraid a dragon has gobbled them up!)

{Cut back to the castle interior, where Homestar Runner and Pom Pom have appeared, facing the King. The Knight has appeared beside the King.}

(So he called Homestar Runner and Pom Pom and asked if they would help.)

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {nods} Ooookay!

{Cut to The Blacksmith at his shop, where there is a hearth above an anvil. Homestar and Pom Pom are facing him.}

(So they questioned the Blacksmith...)


{Cut to The Poopsmith at his pile of whatsit, where there are flies buzzing around. Homestar and Pom Pom are facing him.}

(They questioned the Poopsmith...)


{Cut to The Little Chef Guy at the castle interior, where there is a pantry stocked with foods and a large piece of meat with a knife stuck in it, spilling blood on the floor.}

(And finally they questioned the King's Chef...)


{Homestar and Pom Pom look at each other, surprised. An exclamation mark appears over their heads. The King of Town's coat of arms appears, transitioning into the next scene, where it is placed on the wall. The King, Poopsmith, Chef, Knight, and Blacksmith stand in a group before Homestar and Pom Pom. There are flies buzzing around The Poopsmith.}

(So they gathered everyone together)

{A blackboard falls onto the wall over the coat of arms, and a graduate cap and pointer fall into Homestar's head and "hand" from above.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {while drawing a sheep and a dragon} I have found that the King's sheep were not eaten by a dragon. {draws a big red "X" over dragon}


HOMESTAR RUNNER: But, they were eaten! {a bite mark appears on the sheep}

THE KING OF TOWN: {sweating} Oh, no! What could have done such a thing?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Why don't you ask yourself, King? {pokes King's belly with pointer}

THE KING OF TOWN: {blushes} Oh, yeah. They were delicious! {burps}

{Everyone laughs as we pan out of the castle onto a sheep grazing in the field. The sheep bleats.}


[edit] Easter Eggs

  • Click on the sheep at the end of the toon to make it fly off behind the mountains.

[edit] DVD Version

  • The sheep Easter egg has been removed for unknown reasons.
  • The DVD version features creators' commentary. To access it, switch your DVD player's audio language selection while watching.

[edit] Commentary Transcript

(Commentary by: Mike Chapman, Matt Chapman)

MIKE: So here's the first cartoon that we ever put on the Homestar website.

MATT: Yeah.

MIKE: Matt made this all by himself at work, right?

MATT: I made that fence. That fence was really good looking. {Mike laughs}

MIKE: The King of Town doesn't say "Doo hoo hoo" as much as he used to.

MATT: He— he definitely doesn't. There's some line width issues, Mike.

MIKE: Yeah, there's bricks— that background has very thick outlines right there.

MATT: This is the cartoon that introduced the King of Town, the Poopsmith, the Blacksmith, all the King's men.

MIKE: The Poopsmith was never intended to, uh, make it past this cartoon any more than the Blacksmith or the Chef was, but uh—

MATT: Right, he was just sort of a, uh, sight gag in the midst of those few guys.

MIKE: For whatever reason, he transcended.

MATT: He transcends times and space...s.

MIKE: Those flies stopped buzzing.

MATT: {laughing} Apparently. This is a nice magical chalkboard Homestar has.

MIKE: At the beginning of every scene, there's two or three seconds of silence before anything happens or anyone says anything.

MATT: Yeah, that's some good looping animation on his sweat. {Mike laughs} Some good red cheeks too. Just kinda sp— Oh, look, he had a mouth there! See his mouth?

MIKE: Yeah, he did. I didn't even notice. Wow.

MATT: A rare glimpse. Bye.

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