20X6 vs. 1936 The Unauthorized Script
SCENE: A futuristic landscape, with green manicured park and rounded modern buildings in the background. STINKOMAN, a masked, blue-haired Japanese animation character who looks suspiciously like STRONG BAD, is training. He boxes the air and makes martial arts yells. Videogame music (NES' Rad Racer) plays underneath.
[STINKOMAN's energy aura reaches full power and with a cry of "Double Deuce!" he leaps into the sky. As he begins plummeting downward, HOMESTAR aims a peashooter at him and fires with an audible "ptui."
LOW ANGLE SHOT looking up at the rapidly descending STINKOMAN. HOMESTAR's spitball hits STINKOMAN's eye just as he is about to land on HOMESTAR.]
STINKOMAN (back on ground, howling with pain): My eye! It's like my eye! It hurts so bad!
HOMESTAR (as STINKOMAN jumps in pain): Well, folks, you know what that means. Now I'll do a dance.
[HOMESTAR launches into a comical dance, splaying his feet and twisting his head to inane electric piano music. STINKOMAN stops wailing when he sees what HOMESTAR is doing.]
STINKOMAN (pointing at HOMESTAR): HA HA HA. That dance cracks me up. You gotta teach me.
HOMESTAR: Just kind of...shimmy and shake.
STINKOMAN (imitating HOMESTAR's dance): Yeah! Now I've got it.
[The two dance jerkily, several feet apart, calling out each other's dates of origin.]
HOMESTAR: 20X6 (pronounced "Twenty Exty-six").
[The call-and-response continues as picture FADES TO BLACK]
Like everything on the Homestar Runner site, this short comes with a ton of back-story and related trivia. Looking for the correct spelling of Stinkoman I came across this page [since disappeared, as I discuss here] which details the character's origins in "Strong Bad Email No. 57." As I guessed (duh) he's a mutant, anime version of Strong Bad; his "pilot" short (Stinko Man K 20X6) is an easter egg buried in the SB email. I added the sound file for his theme song to the first paragraph of my main post (it's Nintendo's Rad Racer). According to the fan page, Homestar calls SB "Stinko Man" in SB email 52, and the promotional materials for the site also use that spelling. I'm sticking with Stinkoman, though, because that's how it appears in the "shorts" index when you enter the site, and because it sounds more anime. Expect (beware) updates as I learn more. Oh, yeah, I added Stinkoman's battle cry ("Double Deuce!") to the script.
UPDATE: Another, more concise script (with a few interpretations I disagree with, like "robit") is
Whoa! This is like the best toon EVER! I wish they could make a DVD with all the toons in it!