Where My Hat Is At? (toon)

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Where My Hat Is At?

Remake of the second book. Homestar has lost his hat, and he can't play in the big game without it! Will he find his hat in time?

Cast (in order of appearance): The Homestar Runner (storybook), Homestar Runner, Marzipan, Strong Sad, Strong Bad, The Cheat, Pom Pom, Coach Z, Bubs, The Umpire

Places: Marzipan's House, Homestar Runner's House, Swimming Pool, The King of Town's Grill, The Field, The Garage, The Athletic Field, Coach Z's Locker Room, Bubs' Concession Stand

Date: Monday, July 27, 2009

Running Time: 3:48

Page Title: Make it Colden Ones for Colden Times!


[edit] Transcript

{Black text on a white background: "10 years ago..."}

{Then the cover of the second book zooms in "The Homestar Runner In: Where My Hat Is At?" "A Book Story"}

{The book opens to the first page of the original book, with a crudely drawn Homestar in a star}

CAPTION: Everyone loves the Homestar Runner. He is a terrific athlete.

{crossfades to a modern Homestar (sans hat) in a green star on a blue background.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: If there's two things I know about the Homestar Runner, it's that everybody loves the him and he's a terrific athlete.

{page turn to reveal Marzipan sitting on her couch, and Homestar coming in screen left}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: All right, Marzipan! I'm off to the big game!

MARZIPAN: Hey, where's your hat, Homestar?

{close-up of Homestar}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: I'm sorry, I couldn't understand what you just said.

{close-up of Marzipan}

MARZIPAN: {annoyed} I said, "Where's your hat?"

{reverse to Homestar}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Yeah, you're not even speaking English at this point.

{reverse to Marzipan}

MARZIPAN: {sighs, resigned} I mean, where your hat is at, Homestar?

{reverse to Homestar}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hey, good question! Without my hat, I won't be allowed to play in the big game.

{cut to a shot of Marzipan and Homestar}

MARZIPAN: {angrily} Well good! Then you can start mowing the lawn and—

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Let's look under the couch!

{Homestar lifts the end of the couch, tossing Marzipan}

MARZIPAN: {screams}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: It isn't under the couch.

{page turn to reveal Homestar standing next to the TeeBee in his living room, wearing a monocle.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {faux British accent} Or, on top of the teleset, gov'nor!

{push wipe from the bottom: close up of Homestar on a spinning blue background. The words appear as he says them.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Where my hat is at?

{cut to Homestar emerging from the pool wearing a snorkeling mask, displacing a beach ball.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Whew! It's not in the pool. {closer shot} But I did find this Strong Sad brand concrete block!

{Strong Sad appears. Everything below his head seems to be encased in cement and his eyes are bloodshot.}

STRONG SAD: Thanks for saving me, mister! Can I obsess over you now?

{zoom out to reveal Strong Bad and The Cheat standing on the side of the pool, wearing fedoras.}

STRONG BAD: Of all the dumb luck in the woild!

{page turn to reveal Homestar opening the lid to The King Of Town's grill, revealing a piece of meat.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: It isn't cooking on the grill? {reverse} Man, I really thought it'd make complete sense if my non-edible hat would be cooking on a food grill!

{push wipe left: Homestar on the blue background}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Where my hat is at?

{cut to Homestar at a mailbox, wearing a driving cap.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Bangers and mash! It isn't in the post box either!

{page turn to Homestar underneath a red car in the garage}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Or under this auto that I always all the time drive around. {pause} And call an auto.

{push wipe left: Homestar on the blue background}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Where my hat is at?

{cut to Homestar standing with Pom Pom on a pitching mound. Pom Pom has a cap on and is holding an 8-ball.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Go on, Pom Pom, just gimme your hat. {close up Homestar and Pom Pom. Homestar leans on Pom Pom} Everybody knows I've got bigger game than you.

{cut back to the wider shot}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh! How about a trade? You let me borrow your hat, I let you borrow my jock. {pulls out a dirty athletic supporter}

POM POM: {angry bubbles}

{Pom Pom throws the 8-ball at Homestar, who flees screen left.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, never mind!

{page turn to close up of Coach Z in the locker room}

COACH Z: You lost a prat of your uniform!?

{wider shot of Coach Z and Homestar, who is looking embarrassed}

COACH Z: Well, it's like I always say. A man's uniform {cross fade to The Chalkboard, which has a hat drawn on it and is embellished as Coach Z speaks} is like a temple, wherein he keeps his {slowly, confused} uniform when he's not using it. {"torchdown?" appears on the chalkboard}

{Chalkboard is pushed up to a two shot of Coach Z and Homestar. Homestar looks annoyed.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Um, are you suggesting that my hat is inside my hat?

COACH Z: No, I'm suggesting that—

{close up of Homestar}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Well good, 'cause I already looked and it's not there.

{page turn to Bubs' Concession Stand. Homestar is standing outside, and the sign reads "Candy"}

BUBS: Shrug. I haven't seen it! {close-up of Bubs} Nobody's tried to sell me any stolen hats this half hour!

{cut back to the wider shot.}

BUBS: {lifts up Marzipan's pony tail} I do have this stolen wig, though.

{page turn to The Umpire and Homestar, standing at home plate}

THE UMPIRE: If you can't find your hat, you're not allowed to play in the big game!

{close up of Homestar}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {annoyed} Um, yeah, we sorta established that in the first scene. {happier} But thanks anyway.

{page turn to Homestar kicking a soup can}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {distraught} Looks like I won't be able to play, then.

{cut to a shot of Homestar walking down a road, with his shadow reaching towards the horizon and sky gradually turning to orange.}

{cut to Homestar in his kitchen next to the refrigerator.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {sadly} I could really go for a few Cold Ones right about now.

{reverse shot from inside the fridge, with hat in the foreground}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hmm, it feels like something is strange here... but I can't seem to put my finger on—

{cut to Homestar with the swirling blue background}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {excitedly} There my hat is at!

{cut to a slow zoom to the hat in the fridge}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Right between the milk and the Colden Ones.

{cut to wider shot of Homestar at the fridge. Homestar takes out the hat, closes the door and puts the hat on his head.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: I must've left it in there when I put my hat in the fridge. {Homestar comes close to the camera} If I hurry, I can still make it the big game! {Homestar runs off screen left}

{cut to a silhouette on a yellow background of Homestar running while drinking a Colden One}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Glug glug glug glug glug glug glug.

{cut to Homestar coming in screen right in front of The Umpire. Homestar leaps onto home plate.}


THE UMPIRE: Uh, what are you doing?

{close up of Homestar}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: I found my hat just in time to score the winning run.

{close up of The Umpire}

THE UMPIRE: {annoyed} Uh, no, actually it's the bottom of the second, your team's down by 94 points, and you just illegally ran onto the field!

{wider shot}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Get this, it was between the milk and the Cold Ones!

THE UMPIRE: Yeah, yeah, you need to head back to the dugout before I toss you out of here, buster!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Man, Mr. Umpire, you sure have a funny way of pronouncing—

{push wipe down; Homestar in a green star on a blue field. Homestar pulls out The Local Newspapes.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Homestar Runner's team wins!

THE UMPIRE: {off-screen} Yeah, you're suspended from the league. {Homestar looks disappointed}

{black screen with white text: "here the end is at!"}

[edit] Easter Eggs

  • If the spacebar is pressed during the cartoon, the view will flip between the cartoon and the corresponding page from the book.

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Explanations

  • Bangers and mash is a traditional British dish of sausages and mashed potatoes.
  • Strong Sad's predicament is reminiscent of an execution method supposedly used by the American Mafia known as "cement shoes", where the victim's feet are either encased in a concrete block or bound to such a block before being thrown into a body of water such as a river or the ocean. The added weight of the concrete ensures the victim won't be able to escape and will drown unless rescued immediately.

[edit] Trivia

  • Homestar's mouth is in the same shape as in the book when he says "Where my hat is at?"
  • This is the second tenth anniversary remake of a book, the first being Strongest Man in the World. In both cases, the conclusion is changed from the original book, but Homestar still expects the original conclusion to take place.
  • Almost all of the scenes of the cartoon are taken directly from the original book. A few images are different, however. For example, the refrigerator contents are in a different order in the cartoon. Also, the meat on the grill is a ribeye in the book and a T-bone in the cartoon.

[edit] Remarks

  • The text on the picture hanging above Marzipan's couch has been changed from "Thank You" to "You're Welcome".
  • Coach Z's emblem has been changed to match the original book. The "Z" has an upward, curved point on the top left-hand corner.
  • Homestar breaks the fourth wall by calling the first scene "the first scene."
  • There is a large clickable area just outside the frame to the top-left corner of the screen. Clicking it doesn't seem to do anything.
  • Homestar somehow had a colden one on his way to the game, but never actually gets one out of the refrigerator. He also does not seem to have it at the game.
  • It seems that the sun is setting as Homestar walks down the road, but the sky is light again once he leaves his house.
  • When Homestar is kicking the can of soup, the word "soup" is always right side up, even when the can is upside-down.
  • Homestar's "auto" has no doors.

[edit] Goofs

disconnected, Homestar edition?
  • As Homestar takes his hat out of the fridge, his head is not entirely attached to his body for a couple of frames.

[edit] Inside References

  • The loading screen features cheese.
  • Strong Bad pronounces "world" as "woild".
  • Just like in the original, Bubs' Concession Stand says "Candy" (although the style of the sign is modern).
  • Frozen Bake, a food first seen in Twenty THANXty Six, can be seen in Homestar's fridge.
  • Homestar has a car in this toon.
    • His claim that he uses the car all the time despite the fact it has never been seen outside of the book is a reference to keep cool, where Strong Bad made the claim that he uses a certain pool all the time despite the fact that it hadn't been seen since the Theme Song Video.
  • Homestar is seen kicking a can of water soup, and the Old Timey theme music plays, making it a specific reference to Kick the Can.
  • Homestar is seen drinking Colden Ones.
  • "Where my hat is at?" is an example of a non-inverted question.
  • Homestar's line after diving in the pool references his dive in the blue family recreation water in mini-golf.
  • At the end of the toon, Homestar holds up "The Local Newspapes".
  • Homestar looked under the grill assuming his hat was being cooked.
  • Strong Bad and The Cheat try to drown Strong Sad.

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