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[[Image:BnS208_preview.png|frame|Beaver and Steve get jobs at a shoe shop]]
 
'''Link:''' {{Comic|208}}
 
'''Link:''' {{Comic|208}}
  
 
'''Translations:''' {{Translations}}
 
'''Translations:''' {{Translations}}
  
'''Title:''' the revenge of the SHOE GOBLIN - part 1
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'''Title:''' The revenge of the SHOE GOBLIN - part 1
  
 
'''Date:''' [[August]] 1, 2006
 
'''Date:''' [[August]] 1, 2006
  
'''Summary:''' Beaver and steve get jobs in a shoe shop, their first customer being someone they least expect.
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'''Summary:''' Beaver and Steve get jobs in a shoe shop, their first customer being someone they least expect.
  
 
'''Cast:''' [[Beaver]], [[Steve]], [[Shoe Goblin]]
 
'''Cast:''' [[Beaver]], [[Steve]], [[Shoe Goblin]]
  
'''[[:Category:Onomatopoeias|Onomatopoeias]] used:''' "[[SALUTE|SALUTE!]]", "[[SPIN|SPIN!]]", "[[STRAIN|STRAIN!]]"
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'''[[:Category:Onomatopoeias|Onomatopoeias]] used:''' "[[SALUTE|SALUTE!]]", "[[JING]]", "[[SPIN|SPIN!]]", "[[STRAIN|STRAIN!]]"
  
 
'''Number of panels:''' 6
 
'''Number of panels:''' 6
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======Panel 1======
 
======Panel 1======
  
Beaver and steve stand behind a counter at a shoe shop.<br />
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Beaver and steve stand behind a counter at a shoe shop. Some boxes are seen to the left of them, reading "SHOES" and to the right of them, reading "MORE SHOES". A yellow sign on the counter reads {{Sign|size=12|text=ASK US ABOUT <u>SHOES</u>}}.<br />
Beaver: "Oh boy steve, can you believe how lucky we are to get these jobs in a shoe shop? can there be any cause more noble than providing humankind with its two most basic needs: footwear and footwear accessories"<br />
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Beaver: "Oh boy Steve, can you believe how lucky we are to get these jobs in a shoe shop? Can there be any cause more noble than providing humankind with its two most basic needs: footwear and footwear accessories"<br />
 
Steve: "And we get all the shoe polish we can eat too!"
 
Steve: "And we get all the shoe polish we can eat too!"
  
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Beaver: "Right, I have to go and alphabetize the shoe-lace display. You're in charge until I get back"<br />
 
Beaver: "Right, I have to go and alphabetize the shoe-lace display. You're in charge until I get back"<br />
Steve SALUTE!'s beaver<br />
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Steve SALUTE!'s Beaver.<br />
Steve: "My show-selling glands quiver in readiness!"
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Steve: "My shoe-selling glands quiver in readiness!"
  
 
======Panel 3======
 
======Panel 3======
  
Steve looks at a customer who has his back to steve<br />
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Steve looks at a customer who has his back turned to Steve. The customer is looking at two boxes of shoes - one on the floor and reading {{Sign|bg=f5edb2|text=SHOES}}, the other on a small red platform, reading {{Sign|bg=f5edb2|text=[[Wikipedia:Platform shoe|PLATFORM SHOES]]}}.<br />
Steve: "Uh oh! a customer!... Just stay calm... c-can I help you sir?"<br />
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Steve: "Uh oh! A customer!... Just stay calm... c-can I help you sir?"<br />
 
Customer: "Aye... I'd be wantin' to buy a pair of your finest shoes..."<br />
 
Customer: "Aye... I'd be wantin' to buy a pair of your finest shoes..."<br />
 
Steve: "Certainly sir, what size?"<br />
 
Steve: "Certainly sir, what size?"<br />
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======Panel 4======
 
======Panel 4======
  
The customer turns around to reveal unknowningly to steve that he is the shoe goblin in disguise<br />
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The customer SPIN!s around to reveal that he is the shoe goblin in disguise, wearing an eyepatch and a brown fake beard-and-moustache with the bell on his hat JING JING-ing.<br />
Customer: "... BILLION!"<br />
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Shoe Goblin: "... BILLION!"<br />
<pause><br />
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(pause)<br />
Customer: "...and a half."
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Shoe Goblin: "...and a half."
  
 
======Panel 5======
 
======Panel 5======
  
Steve: ...<br />
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Steve: (not recognising the customer) "..."<br />
Steve: "I'll see if we have any in stock."
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Steve: "I'll see if we have any in stock."<br />
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The shot reveals a {{Sign|text=WE ALSO SELL SOCKS!}} sign under the 'Ask us about shoes' one.<br />
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On the table, there are stacks of shoe polish with a sign that reads {{Sign|bg=dbcf47|text=SHOE POLISH}}, and next to it a shoe with a Polish flag and a sign that reads {{Sign|bg=dbcf47|text=SHOE (POLISH)}}.
  
 
======Panel 6======
 
======Panel 6======
  
A short while later, steve comes out with a size 6 billion and a half shoe, Steve struggles to carry it.<br />
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A short while later, Steve comes out with a size 6 billion and a half shoe, STRAIN!ing to carry it.<br />
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A text bubble with an arrow points to it and reads {{Sign|bg=ffe5f9|text=N.B THIS IS A <span style="font-size: 11px;">REALLY</span> BIG SHOE}}.<br />
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On the back wall is a poster with a picture of a person wearing shiny new shoes and text that reads {{Sign|text=SHOES - They are like hats for feet!}}.<br />
 
Steve: "Hnnk.. Here you are sir, size 6 billion and a half. Would you like to try them on?"<br />
 
Steve: "Hnnk.. Here you are sir, size 6 billion and a half. Would you like to try them on?"<br />
Customer: "Nay. I'll take them"<br />
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Shoe Goblin: "Nay. I'll take them."<br />
Steve: "You really ought to make sure there is enough room in the toe..."<br />
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Steve: "You really ought to make sure there's enough room in the toe..."<br />
Customer: "I said nay! ... and I want the box too."<br />
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Shoe Goblin: "I said nay! ... and I want the box too."<br />
Steve: "aw."<br />
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Steve: "Aw."<br />
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[To be contd.]
To be continued
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==Fun Facts==
 
==Fun Facts==
  
*Shoes. They are like hats for feet!
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*Steve's tongue has become black, showing that he really enjoys the benefit of being able to eat shoe polish.
*Beaver and Steve "also sell socks"!
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*The store sign system is sophisticated enough to state the clear difference between shoe polish and a shoe '''that is''' Polish.
*Steve enjoys the benefit of being able to eat shoe polish.
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**There are many B'n'S fans in Poland. Statistics gathered between July 13 and 27 in 2006 [http://www.beaverandsteve.com/images/geotarget.png showed] that 1.04% of all visitors during that period were from Poland. Additionally, some of the strips have been translated to [[:Category:Polish|Polish]] on this very wiki.
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*Beaver saying 'alphabetize' is written in American spelling, even though [[James Turner]] is British. Could this mean Beaver is an undercover American?
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*A shoe size 6 billion and a half would be significantly larger than what Steve is carrying, at least in these [[Wikipedia:Shoe size|numbering systems]]:
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**'''UK/US:''' 31 565.7 miles or 50 800 km
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**'''France: (Paris Points)''' 23 674.2 miles or 38 100 km
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**'''Continental Europe:''' 24 854.8 miles or 40 000 km (approximately the circumference of [[Wikipedia:Earth|Earth]])
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Latest revision as of 07:47, 8 January 2008

Beaver and Steve get jobs at a shoe shop

Link: Comic 208

Translations: http://www.beaverandsteve.com/wiki/images/8/8f/Finnishflag.png Finnish, http://www.beaverandsteve.com/wiki/images/5/52/Frenchflag.png French, http://www.beaverandsteve.com/wiki/images/5/57/Polishflag.png Polish, http://www.beaverandsteve.com/wiki/images/0/04/Danishflag.png Danish, http://www.beaverandsteve.com/wiki/images/7/79/Italianflag.gif Italian

Title: The revenge of the SHOE GOBLIN - part 1

Date: August 1, 2006

Summary: Beaver and Steve get jobs in a shoe shop, their first customer being someone they least expect.

Cast: Beaver, Steve, Shoe Goblin

Onomatopoeias used: "SALUTE!", "JING", "SPIN!", "STRAIN!"

Number of panels: 6

Transcript

Panel 1

Beaver and steve stand behind a counter at a shoe shop. Some boxes are seen to the left of them, reading "SHOES" and to the right of them, reading "MORE SHOES". A yellow sign on the counter reads ASK US ABOUT SHOES.
Beaver: "Oh boy Steve, can you believe how lucky we are to get these jobs in a shoe shop? Can there be any cause more noble than providing humankind with its two most basic needs: footwear and footwear accessories"
Steve: "And we get all the shoe polish we can eat too!"

Panel 2

Beaver: "Right, I have to go and alphabetize the shoe-lace display. You're in charge until I get back"
Steve SALUTE!'s Beaver.
Steve: "My shoe-selling glands quiver in readiness!"

Panel 3

Steve looks at a customer who has his back turned to Steve. The customer is looking at two boxes of shoes - one on the floor and reading SHOES, the other on a small red platform, reading PLATFORM SHOES.
Steve: "Uh oh! A customer!... Just stay calm... c-can I help you sir?"
Customer: "Aye... I'd be wantin' to buy a pair of your finest shoes..."
Steve: "Certainly sir, what size?"
Customer: "I'll be taking a size 6..."

Panel 4

The customer SPIN!s around to reveal that he is the shoe goblin in disguise, wearing an eyepatch and a brown fake beard-and-moustache with the bell on his hat JING JING-ing.
Shoe Goblin: "... BILLION!"
(pause)
Shoe Goblin: "...and a half."

Panel 5

Steve: (not recognising the customer) "..."
Steve: "I'll see if we have any in stock."
The shot reveals a WE ALSO SELL SOCKS! sign under the 'Ask us about shoes' one.
On the table, there are stacks of shoe polish with a sign that reads SHOE POLISH, and next to it a shoe with a Polish flag and a sign that reads SHOE (POLISH).

Panel 6

A short while later, Steve comes out with a size 6 billion and a half shoe, STRAIN!ing to carry it.
A text bubble with an arrow points to it and reads N.B THIS IS A REALLY BIG SHOE.
On the back wall is a poster with a picture of a person wearing shiny new shoes and text that reads SHOES - They are like hats for feet!.
Steve: "Hnnk.. Here you are sir, size 6 billion and a half. Would you like to try them on?"
Shoe Goblin: "Nay. I'll take them."
Steve: "You really ought to make sure there's enough room in the toe..."
Shoe Goblin: "I said nay! ... and I want the box too."
Steve: "Aw."
[To be contd.]

Fun Facts

  • Steve's tongue has become black, showing that he really enjoys the benefit of being able to eat shoe polish.
  • The store sign system is sophisticated enough to state the clear difference between shoe polish and a shoe that is Polish.
    • There are many B'n'S fans in Poland. Statistics gathered between July 13 and 27 in 2006 showed that 1.04% of all visitors during that period were from Poland. Additionally, some of the strips have been translated to Polish on this very wiki.
  • Beaver saying 'alphabetize' is written in American spelling, even though James Turner is British. Could this mean Beaver is an undercover American?
  • A shoe size 6 billion and a half would be significantly larger than what Steve is carrying, at least in these numbering systems:
    • UK/US: 31 565.7 miles or 50 800 km
    • France: (Paris Points) 23 674.2 miles or 38 100 km
    • Continental Europe: 24 854.8 miles or 40 000 km (approximately the circumference of Earth)

References

None.

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