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Airdate: April 15, 2000 or earlier

Strong Bad and his gang plot to steal Marzipan's entry in the Reddest Radish competition.


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  • Big Ball of Violence: Homestar and Pom Pom fight with Strong Bad, Strong Mad, and The Cheat in a big ball of dust over the stolen radish.
  • Face Fault: Homestar and Pom Pom fall over when Marzipan shows them the real Reddest Radish.
  • Forged Message: Marzipan is tricked into leaving her garden unattended when The Cheat leaves a fake letter from Homestar convincing her that he's sick at home.
    Letter: I am sick - Homestar Runner
    Marzipan: This note leads me to believe that Homestar Runner is sick. I'd better go check on him.
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  • Laugh Track: The cartoon features a fake "studio audience" that laughs at all the corny jokes and boos Strong Bad.
  • Limited Animation: This episode has the characters animated like paper cut-out dolls being moved around.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After Homestar doesn't answer the door (because he's not really at home), Marzipan gets fed up and announces "I'm leaving."
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Homestar stops Strong Bad from stealing one of Marzipan's radishes, but it turns out Marzipan had an even bigger, redder radish that was her actual entry in the competition.
  • Shout-Out: The way the Announcer says "Ppppplease" sounds a lot like Roger Rabbit.
  • Speed Echoes: Parodied; when he loses the stolen radish, Strong Bad shouts "Holy crap!" and he and his posse run after it, leaving behind an after-image. Then the after-image of Strong Bad shouts "Holy crap!" and dashes away.
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