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Ironic Internet Halloween Fever!

October 27th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 21 Comments

Halloween fever is upon us! And much like every other real life activity we have, real life Halloween now has a healthy amount of ironic internet related activity mixed into it.  For example, the results of a pumpkin carving party I attended on Sunday, complete with youtube annotations.

Homestar Runner Pumpkin

My Pumpkin – Homestar Runner

(NOTE:  So as I went to annotate this, I was looking for my favorite Homestar Runner short “The Ballad of The Sneak“.  Turns out it’s not on youtube, only fan made tributes.  But because of this I did discover that awesome RiffTrax buds Paul and Storm’s acapella group Da Vinci’s Notebook are the ones responsible for this catchy as hell tune.  My mind is officially blown!  Paul, Storm, what’s the story behind this?  And what do we bribe the Brothers Chaps with to get them to come riff?  (The story of how I first discovered it is worth relating as well, but…in email form.)  Tons of sweet Homestar related pumpkin stencils available here.

FAIL pumpkin

My girlfriend Lauren made the Fail Pumpkin. I don’t know if it’s meta, ironic, or a combination of the two that will cause the world to double back on itself and explode.  But it’s awesome.

Mobile Alabama Leprechaun Pumpkin

My friend Jake made this pumpkin of the infamous Amateur sketch of the Mobile Alabama Leprechaun

Amateur sketch

A stunning likeness, no?

Bubb Rubb Woo Woo Pumpkin

And finally, my friend Adam carved this tribute to Bubb Rub’s catchphrase impression of what “the whistles” go like:


Three Nerdy Pumpkins

I know it’s early, but since the pumpkins are going to start rotting probably around noon tomorrow, Happy Halloween!  May nobody in your trick or treating group get a rock!

Tags: RiffTrax · silly

21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 secretidcrisis on Oct 27, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    I love the FAIL pumpkin. Genius.

  • 2 Onil on Oct 27, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Please don’t take this the wrong way but your girlfriend’s pumpkin is sweet!

    We were just gonna do a crappy Iron Man pumpkin because it would be easy.

  • 3 Michaela on Oct 27, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Haha, I find it amusing that I immediately recognized the leprechaun carving for what it was, without laying eyes on the various annotation.

  • 4 Walter on Oct 27, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    The bar has been set. Who will top it?

  • 5 wbwolf on Oct 27, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    You know, I’m sure that if RiffTrax approached The Brothers Chaps, they would probably be at least interested. My understanding was the same day that Jim Mallon sent them a Tom Servo, They Might Be Giants contacted them to see if they want to work on a project together.

    Maybe have Kevin and TBC work together in a mega geek out moment…

  • 6 Axnollouse on Oct 27, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    I see your homestar and raise you my pumpkin:

  • 7 jason on Oct 27, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Your pumpkin looks like Bloo from Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends.

  • 8 Tork_110 on Oct 28, 2008 at 3:39 am

    Are you sure that isn’t a Curly pumpkin, or does it need another Woo?

  • 9 Dames Like Her on Oct 28, 2008 at 3:45 am

    Here’s a Death Star jack o’ lantern [not mine- I don't have the patience!]

  • 10 Tim on Oct 28, 2008 at 5:24 am

    Definitely get the Brothers Chaps out for a riff!

  • 11 blablover5 on Oct 28, 2008 at 6:41 am

    I want someone to make a pumpkin that says



  • 12 bigweirdguy on Oct 28, 2008 at 7:10 am

    You know, that’s EXACTLY how I discovered DVN. Went to their site, listened to some samples. There was a sample of “Enormous Penis” and I knew I had found my favorite vocal band ever.

    The way I discovered, though, was through the newsgroup. Someone was asking about anime, and someone linked to Strong Bad’s “japanese cartoon” email.

    Ah, the memories.

  • 13 doggans on Oct 28, 2008 at 8:20 am

    The Brothers Chaps riffing would be the best thing I’ve ever seen, done, or eaten.

  • 14 Krud on Oct 28, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Awesome reference. *hands you a pizza trophy*

  • 15 RemmieBarrow on Oct 28, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Ah yes, computer geek pumkins, how epic FAIL they are.

  • 16 art teacher on Oct 28, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Wow! my Mona Lisa doesn’t hold a candle to this selection!

  • 17 Danni on Oct 28, 2008 at 2:31 pm


  • 18 Conor Lastowka on Oct 28, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Nicely done. They had so many options, it was hard to choose!

  • 19 NanoRiffite on Oct 30, 2008 at 10:54 am

    More pumkin goodness:

    … showing what happens when pumpkins drink too much beer.

  • 20 フィンペシア通販 on Aug 19, 2011 at 7:12 am


  • 21 プロペシア通販 on Aug 20, 2011 at 2:05 pm