Skid and Pump

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Skid and Pump are the primary opponents of Week 2. Their tracks include Spookeez and South. They've been confirmed to also be selectable as playable characters in Freeplay in the future.[6] They are a duo of children who are highly interested in Halloween, or "Spooky Month," as they call it. While out trick-or-treating one night, they challenge Boyfriend to a singing battle for Girlfriend as their "treat."

They are the first guest characters introduced to Friday Night Funkin', the second being Pico, the third being Tankman and the fourth being Darnell and Nene.

Appearance

Skid and Pump are a duo of small children in Halloween costumes. Skid wears a skeleton costume consisting of a black outfit with white lines and circles representing bones and a skull-head mask with black markings around the mouth. Pump wears a pumpkin costume consisting of a black suit with a white shirt underneath, white gloves and a pumpkin head mask. He also has a little cape behind his back.[7]

The pair work in tandem, with Skid resting atop Pump's head. The two share a bluish-gray microphone, though Pump holds it in his left hand by default. They do the Spooky Dance whenever they are not singing.

Skid and Pump without their costumes.

Skid's appearance without his costume depicts him with ear-length, straight black hair and a circular head with black eyes. Pump, on the other hand, has curly brown hair and a long head with black eyes.

Origin

Skid and Pump from their original series, Spooky Month.

Skid and Pump originate from the Spooky Month web series created by Sr Pelo, a series of annual Halloween-themed videos that started in October 2018.[8] They are known for their love for the Spooky Month (regardless of what month it is) and their adventures in their hometown that lead to unintentional trouble and good-natured chaos, along with their famous dance move known as the "Spooky Dance."

Personalities

Skid and Pump are rather childish and gullible, although Pump is more cautious. They love Halloween (which they call "Spooky Month") so much that they wear their costumes year-round and constantly spread the word about it. Their fun-having attitudes have risked them being kidnapped a couple of times and led to them encountering many shady people around town without a thought to their safety. Their highly accepting behavior persists in Friday Night Funkin' when a certain lemon-headed being tricks them for his gain.

History

Skid and Pump are celebrating Spooky Month as they usually do when they come across Girlfriend's parents' house and a mysterious creature who requests that they bring him a special "treat." Once there, the duo asks Girlfriend to be their "treat" and challenges Boyfriend to win her over. It's later revealed that the figure that tricked Skid and Pump into attempting to capture Girlfriend was Monster. He wants to devour Girlfriend as his "treat" and personally steps up to challenge Boyfriend after Skid and Pump are defeated.

Relationships

Boyfriend

Despite their battle over Girlfriend, Skid and Pump are portrayed as being friendly with Boyfriend. When the children arrive at Girlfriend's house while out trick-or-treating, he gladly lets them play by singing with them.

Girlfriend

Skid and Pump are tricked into retrieving Girlfriend as a treat for Monster. The spooky kids challenge Boyfriend to a rap battle for her, but they just want to play[9] and don't really follow through with the task given to them. Girlfriend doesn't seem concerned as Skid and Pump sing with Boyfriend, happily spectating the battle.

Monster

Monster tasks Skid and Pump with getting Girlfriend for him so that he can eat her. They fail to do this, however, as Boyfriend beats them twice during their sing-off, leading Monster to take matters into his own hands.

Trivia

General

  • In addition to having them included in Friday Night Funkin', Skid and Pump's vocals were also provided by Sr Pelo.
  • Skid and Pump's names are nods to what they dress as. Skid's name has the first two letters of the word skeleton, while Pump's name is a reference to pumpkins.
  • Skid and Pump both have slightly different details compared to their appearances in their series:
    • Skid's mouth markings depict 2 pairs of lines located near both ends of his mouth rather than one line near both ends and 2 pairs around the center. His eyes are shaped differently as well. His bones in his torso and arms are also different.
    • Pump lacks the square tooth outline on his pumpkin head mask and is instead depicted with fang outlines around the upper ends of his mouth. The mask is also lumpier and has a more realistic stem shape.
  • Concept art of Skid and Pump with their costumes depicted them with a blob-like shape and different looks without their costumes on.[10]
  • Skid and Pump are the first characters in Friday Night Funkin' to sing together as a duo, the second being Mommy Mearest and Daddy Dearest in Week 5 and Boyfriend and Girlfriend during the last track of Week 7, Stress, although only the former sings.
  • Prior to the WeekEnd 1 update, Skid and Pump's cheer pose where they exclaim "yeah!" was unused. According to a Tweet by PhantomArcade, it would have initially been used for one of the songs in Week 2, although he forgot which one, and it wasn't included at the time because "Kawaisprite be doin his thang, so we don't force it."[11] The pose is now properly used during Spookeez.
  • Boyfriend has appeared in Skid and Pump's series. In "Spooky Month 3 - Unwanted Guest," he makes a brief cameo as a plushie inside a store.[12] In "Spooky Month 5 - Tender Treats," a trick-or-treater is dressed as him.[13]
  • The two characters were originally named Skidd and Pumpy,[14] but their names were later changed/simplified to Skid and Pump when "Spooky Month 2 - The Stars" was released.
  • In "Spooky Month 4 - Deadly Smiles," when Skid and Pump appear in front of Susie's camera when she's livestreaming, someone says in the chat "ARE THOSE THE KIDS FROM MONDAY NOON MOVING?",[15] referencing Friday Night Funkin' and the appearance of Skid and Pump in the game, as some younger fans think Skid and Pump are originally from FNF and not Spooky Month.
    • Additionally, in "Deadly Smiles," there is a drawing of Skid and Pump on a fridge that references their appearance in FNF.[16]

Lore

  • Skid and Pump are the youngest characters in Friday Night Funkin' with confirmed ages. Skid is 8 years old while Pump is 7.
    • They are also visibly the smallest characters in the game, as they only surpass Boyfriend's size when Skid sits on Pump.
  • In a Tweet made by PhantomArcade, he confirmed that Spookeez is sung by Pump while South is sung by Skid,[17] despite both of them appearing to be singing together.
  • Sr Pelo has revealed some Pump-specific facts through Twitter:
    • It is implied that "Pump" is not Pump's real name. According to "Spooky Month 4 - Deadly Smiles" at the 13:14 mark, the Mother's Day art[18] and a Tweet by Sr Pelo,[19] his real name begins with "Wil".
      • It was confirmed that his name is not "Will".
    • Pump's parents are rarely around, since they both work out of town.[20]
      • Pump and his sister, Susie, are currently living with their grandfather, as seen in "Spooky Month 4 - Deadly Smiles."
  • Pump's eyes glow cyan when in the presence of something that is paranormal.
  • Skid doesn't like cats.[21]
  • Skid has not had cavities before because his mother takes care of him, but Pump has had cavities because he does not listen.[22]
  • Skid and Pump would survive Five Nights at Freddy's thanks to their friendship.[22]

Gallery

View Skid and Pump's full gallery here.

References

  1. ninjamuffin99 (November 1, 2020). "FRIDAY NIGHT FUNKIN'". From Newgrounds.
  2. Sr Pelo (December 24, 2021). "Spooky Month 4 - Deadly Smiles" (13:14). From YouTube.
  3. Sr Pelo (May 20, 2022). "Good ending?". From Twitter.
  4. Sr Pelo (November 5, 2018). "Thank you for watching and I hope I can do another episode with them~ maybe crossing the street or something else~ hope you find this 2 secrets~ 1- Number of Ooga Boogas 2- Dad's death". From Twitter.
  5. Sr Pelo (July 4, 2020). "good questiong hmmmm ill say both of them are innocent but kinda know what they do... I will give 8 to Skid and 7 to Pump". From Twitter.
  6. PhantomArcade (December 16, 2020). "It'll happen". From Twitter.
  7. Sr Pelo (November 16, 2019). "Spooky Month 2 - The Stars" (3:00). From YouTube.
  8. Sr Pelo. "Spooky Month". From YouTube.
  9. PhantomArcade (October 23, 2021). "the parents do it out of a weird pride and to be condescending as singing performers, the spooky kids wanna play, the monster is just insane, pico does it out of nostalgia/old habits, senpai does it to try and upstage you without violence, the tankmen do it cuz they're bored, etc". From "PhantomArcade AMA" on Reddit.
  10. File:Skid and Pump Concept.jpg
  11. PhantomArcade (January 24, 2021). "the 'yeahs!' we made for the first song, and kiiiinda intended for the others? But Kawaisprite be doin his thang, so we don't force it. I forget which, but one of the halloween songs is technically supposed to have it. The spooky YEAH isn't even in the game files, lol". From Twitter.
  12. Sr Pelo (November 25, 2020). "Spooky Month 3 - Unwanted Guest" (2:24). From YouTube.
  13. Sr Pelo (November 5, 2022). "Spooky Month 5 - Tender Treats" (12:42). From YouTube.
  14. Sr Pelo (October 30, 2018). "It's spooky month". From Newgrounds.
  15. Sr Pelo (December 24, 2021). "Spooky Month 4 - Deadly Smiles" (2:32). From YouTube.
  16. Sr Pelo (December 24, 2021). "Spooky Month 4 - Deadly Smiles" (17:38). From YouTube.
  17. PhantomArcade (February 19, 2021). "canon". From Twitter. Archived from the original on February 20, 2021.
  18. Sr Pelo (May 9, 2022). "Hope your moms had a happy Mother's day! (over here is tomorrow)". From Twitter.
  19. Sr Pelo (May 20, 2022). "No, but it starts with that". From Twitter.
  20. Sr Pelo (May 20, 2022). "They just work a lot, a job outside the town". From Twitter.
  21. Sr Pelo (December 24, 2021). "Spooky Month 4 - Deadly Smiles" (1:09). From YouTube.
  22. 22.0 22.1 Sr Pelo (June 18, 2023). "I did a massive QnA on a discord server, and for the last one I wanted to be special with little doodles". From Twitter.