History WebAnimation / HomestarRunner

8th Apr '18 11:48:52 AM DragonQuestZ
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Since the birth of Matt Chapman's second child in November 2009, the site's flow of new content trickled to a halt. However, in late 2011, Matt confirmed via his Twitter page that the series has not been cancelled and that future updates were coming "sporadically and without warning" (and went so far to say that nobody in their right mind would voluntarily quit making ''Homestar Runner'' altogether). The Brothers Chaps have worked on other projects during the hiatus, including the [[http://www.gamestooge.com/2010/09/03/poker-night-at-the-inventory-announced/ game]] ''VideoGame/PokerNightAtTheInventory'', in which Strong Bad meets up with Tycho (''Webcomic/PennyArcade''), Max (''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice''), and the Heavy (''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''), as well as a special guest appearance by Strong Bad and Homestar at [=W00tstock 2013=]. More recently, Matt has become a writer and director for Creator/NickJr's ''Series/YoGabbaGabba'', Creator/TheHub's ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow'', and [[Creator/DisneyChannel Disney]]'s ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. As of 2014, new episodes have finally begun to trickle back in, beginning with [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/aprilfools2014.html a new April Fool's Day intro]] and the music video [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/fisheyelens.html "Fish Eye Lens"]].

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Since the birth of Matt Chapman's second child in November 2009, the site's flow of new content trickled to a halt. However, in late 2011, Matt confirmed via his Twitter page that the series has not been cancelled and that future updates were coming "sporadically and without warning" (and went so far to say that nobody in their right mind would voluntarily quit making ''Homestar Runner'' altogether). The Brothers Chaps have worked on other projects during the hiatus, including the [[http://www.gamestooge.com/2010/09/03/poker-night-at-the-inventory-announced/ game]] ''VideoGame/PokerNightAtTheInventory'', in which Strong Bad meets up with Tycho (''Webcomic/PennyArcade''), Max (''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice''), and the Heavy (''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''), as well as a special guest appearance by Strong Bad and Homestar at [=W00tstock 2013=]. More recently, Matt has become a writer and director for Creator/NickJr's ''Series/YoGabbaGabba'', Creator/TheHub's ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow'', and [[Creator/DisneyChannel Disney]]'s ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. As of 2014, new episodes have finally begun to trickle back in, beginning with [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/aprilfools2014.html a new April Fool's Day intro]] and the music video [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/fisheyelens.html "Fish Eye Lens"]].
Lens"]]. See also ''VideoGame/PeasantsQuest''.
8th Apr '18 5:15:46 AM DragonQuestZ
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The most popular part of the site is the WebAnimation/{{Strong Bad Email}}s (aka "sbemails"), where Strong Bad [[FourthWallMailSlot responds to viewers' questions and suggestions]], such as "[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail117.html Why don't you creat a montage?]]", "[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail130.html What would you do different, if you could do it all over again?]]", and the ever-popular "[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail63.html How do you type with boxing gloves on?]]" This usually involves mocking the sender's spelling and grammar mistakes (in fact, the character of Homsar was actually [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail2.html created this way]]), and quite often not actually answering the question.

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The most popular part of the site is the WebAnimation/{{Strong ''WebAnimation/{{Strong Bad Email}}s Email}}'' (aka "sbemails"), where Strong Bad [[FourthWallMailSlot responds to viewers' questions and suggestions]], such as "[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail117.html Why don't you creat a montage?]]", "[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail130.html What would you do different, if you could do it all over again?]]", and the ever-popular "[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail63.html How do you type with boxing gloves on?]]" This usually involves mocking the sender's spelling and grammar mistakes (in fact, the character of Homsar was actually [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail2.html created this way]]), and quite often not actually answering the question.



* FashionMagazine: Spoofed in the sbemail [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail132.html "Modeling".]] Of all the magazines Strong Bad sends a portfolio to, he only makes the cover of "Husky Headed Boys Back 2 School Catalog".



* IsThisThingOn: The email "candy product" opened with Strong Bad doing a mic check instead of his usual random ditty.
* IWillShowYouX: In the dragon Strong Bad email:
-->'''Strong Sad:''' I think I've improved on your methods a bit, too. I employed some chiaroscuro shading, and-\\
'''Strong Bad:''' I'll improve on your methods!\\
(''Strong Bad sets Strong Sad's drawing on fire and reduces it to nothing'')\\
'''Strong Sad:''' What?! That's not an improvement!



* KilledMidSentence: In the Strong Bad Email "trevor the vampire", when the email ends abruptly, Strong Bad assumes the worst.



* LaughingMad: Strong Bad's reaction to discovering Strong Mad sucking up the bandwidth at the end of the Sbemail "isp".
1st Apr '18 1:59:09 AM superslinger2007
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%%* ChristmasSpecial

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%%* ChristmasSpecial* ChristmasSpecial: One every year while the site was active.


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* DescendingCeiling: Mentioned by Strong Bad as a means of motivation in the April Fools 2018 toon. The scene then shows Strong Sad trying to beat a game while a spiky ceiling closes in on him and Strong Bad.
21st Mar '18 4:57:46 PM XFllo
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* StandardOfficeSetting: It sometimes features an office filled with cubicles, where characters fulfil generic white collar responsibilities but spend most of their time avoiding work by playing video games, checking email, breaking the computers, etc.
18th Mar '18 5:25:56 PM nombretomado
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* TheSpeechless: The Poopsmith. Subverted, when he broke his vow of silence for Strong Bad's 200th email and was voiced by John Linnell of TheyMightBeGiants fame.

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* TheSpeechless: The Poopsmith. Subverted, when he broke his vow of silence for Strong Bad's 200th email and was voiced by John Linnell of TheyMightBeGiants Music/TheyMightBeGiants fame.



* AnimatedMusicVideo: Including one ([[http://www.homestarrunner.com/expfilm.html Experimental Film]]) with TheyMightBeGiants.

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* AnimatedMusicVideo: Including one ([[http://www.homestarrunner.com/expfilm.html Experimental Film]]) with TheyMightBeGiants.Music/TheyMightBeGiants.
2nd Mar '18 7:49:21 AM Wynauttica
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Other features on the site include WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad, a comic about shallow teenage girls dying in improbable and hilarious ways, which is written, drawn, and narrated by Strong Bad; Old-Timey Homestar, what Homestar Runner would be like if it was made in the 1930s; and the ''WebAnimation/CheatCommandos'', a parody of MerchandiseDriven shows in general and ''Franchise/GIJoe'' in specific. The Brothers Chaps have also collaborated with Music/TheyMightBeGiants a few times. A series of [[EpisodicGame episodic point-and-click adventure games]] by Creator/TelltaleGames, ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople'' (or [=SBCG4AP=]), was released for PC and [=WiiWare=] between August and December of 2008, and later ported to [=PlayStation=] Network in 2010.

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Other features on the site include WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad, ''WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad'', a comic about shallow teenage girls dying in improbable and hilarious ways, which is written, drawn, and narrated by Strong Bad; Old-Timey Homestar, what Homestar Runner would be like if it was made in the 1930s; and the ''WebAnimation/CheatCommandos'', a parody of MerchandiseDriven shows in general and ''Franchise/GIJoe'' in specific. The Brothers Chaps have also collaborated with Music/TheyMightBeGiants a few times. A series of [[EpisodicGame episodic point-and-click adventure games]] by Creator/TelltaleGames, ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople'' (or [=SBCG4AP=]), was released for PC and [=WiiWare=] between August and December of 2008, and later ported to [=PlayStation=] Network in 2010.
11th Feb '18 8:14:30 PM nombretomado
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** Strong Bad himself, as far as video games and technology are concerned. His computers are all hopelessly outdated, and his most current system is a TurboGrafxSixteen. To put that into perspective, Old-Timey Strong Bad is still using the telegraph in 1936, when the telephone had seen widespread use for over 50 years. That, and only in 2009 has he upgraded to a computer with a graphical interface, having used command prompts on all his previous computers, including his (16-pound!) laptop. Not very surprising when his favorite manufacturer, Compy, still makes house-sized computers. The Cheat, on the other hand...

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** Strong Bad himself, as far as video games and technology are concerned. His computers are all hopelessly outdated, and his most current system is a TurboGrafxSixteen.UsefulNotes/TurboGrafx16. To put that into perspective, Old-Timey Strong Bad is still using the telegraph in 1936, when the telephone had seen widespread use for over 50 years. That, and only in 2009 has he upgraded to a computer with a graphical interface, having used command prompts on all his previous computers, including his (16-pound!) laptop. Not very surprising when his favorite manufacturer, Compy, still makes house-sized computers. The Cheat, on the other hand...
28th Jan '18 12:38:00 PM Basara-kun
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* BigAnimeEyes: In [[Recap/StrongBadEmailE57JapaneseCartoon "japanese cartoon"]], Strong Bad speculates about how he'd look if he were an anime character. Naturally, giant eyes are one of the first things he brings up.
-->'''Strong Bad:''' Okay, so first of all, my head would have to be a little bean. With real, real big eyes.
27th Dec '17 12:28:40 AM StomachofFE
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* {{Calvinball}}: The nebulous and nameless sport Coach Z coaches and Homestar plays, as shown in the opening of "In Search of the Yello-Dello" and "A Jorb Well Done".

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* {{Calvinball}}: The nebulous and nameless sport Coach Z coaches and Homestar plays, as shown in the opening of "In Search of the Yello-Dello" and "A Jorb Well Done". Lampshaded in the "Yello Dello" commentary by Strong Bad.
-->'''Strong Bad''': What the crap kind of freaked-up sport are you guys playing anyways? I mean, you're on a football field, but you've got a basketball goal, and basketballs and footballs...
-->'''Homestar''': [[ComicallyMissingthePoint I know! It's America's pastime!]]
5th Dec '17 3:27:58 AM TwilightLord
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* FloatingAdviceReminder: Played with in [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/ween17.html Haunted Photo Booth]]. When Strong Bad notices The Cheat's gold tooth is missing and realises that it was what was causing the "ghost" to appear in everyone's photographs, the camera zooms in on Strong Bad's face while Homestar's voice is heard saying "Orange and black loose tooth removers... loose tooth removers... loose tooth removers..." Then the camera zooms out again to reveal that Homestar is standing behind Strong Bad, saying "loose tooth removers" for some reason.
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