History Webanimation / HomestarRunner

21st Nov '16 5:17:33 PM 8BrickMario
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* BlackComedy: While the majority of the series is surreal and silly, some surprisingly dark moments get slipped in, equally PlayedForLaughs.
10th Nov '16 5:52:01 AM TwilightLord
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** Videlectrix is a pretty good example of this Trope too, a modern company that produces Atari-level games.

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** Videlectrix is a pretty good example of this Trope too, a modern company that produces Atari-level games. Which they consider "good graphics".
10th Nov '16 5:50:52 AM TwilightLord
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** In the WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail "pom pom", Strong Bad is asked what would happen if you poked Pom Pom with a pin, and concludes that he would explode in a big fiery ball. Much, ''much'' later, in the Halloween toon "I Killed Pom Pom", this is exactly what happens (though it's a sharp bit of costume instead of a pin).
10th Nov '16 5:45:38 AM TwilightLord
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** In the WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail "lackey", Bubs has a sign on his concession stand reading "We Gladly Accept: Cash, Money, or Cash Money."
3rd Nov '16 7:36:08 AM TwilightLord
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** Pronounce pseudonym as "pseudo-name" in front of Strong Sad. I dare you.



** Pronounce pseudonym as "pseudo-name" in front of Strong Sad. I dare you.
3rd Nov '16 7:33:51 AM TwilightLord
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** Strong Sad's interests include listening, books, and listening to books. And also arts, crafts, and arts b[=/=]w crafts.
16th Oct '16 5:59:12 PM RickTommy
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** Homsar's parents are a cup of coffee and a Chipwich.

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** Homsar's parents "parents" are a cup of coffee and a Chipwich.
3rd Oct '16 8:47:20 PM Angeldeb82
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''[[http://www.homestarrunner.com Homestar Runner]]'', the namesake series of the ''Franchise/HomestarRunner'' family, is a comedic and surreal web-based UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash cartoon by two guys from the state of Georgia, Mike and Matt Chapman ("The Brothers Chaps"). Starting as a dead-tree children's picture book, ''Literature/{{The Homestar Runner Enters the Strongest Man in the World Contest}}'', it eventually found its way to the internet and spread through word of mouth.

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''[[http://www.homestarrunner.com Homestar Runner]]'', the namesake series of the ''Franchise/HomestarRunner'' family, is a comedic and surreal web-based UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash cartoon by two guys from the state of Georgia, Mike and Matt Chapman ("The Brothers Chaps"). Starting as a dead-tree children's picture book, ''Literature/{{The Homestar Runner Enters the Strongest Man in the World Contest}}'', ''Literature/TheHomestarRunnerEntersTheStrongestManInTheWorldContest'', it eventually found its way to the internet and spread through word of mouth.



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, 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 [=PlayStation=] Network in 2010.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Strong Bad. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in this toon [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/firsttime.html for anyone who has never been to the website before]]:

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Strong Bad. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in this toon [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/firsttime.html for anyone who has never been to the website before]]:



'''Strong Bad:''' Serviced? But where am I gonna get... FanService... around here?\\

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'''Strong Bad:''' Serviced? But where am I gonna get... FanService...{{Fanservice}}... around here?\\



* MerchandiseDriven: Cheat Commandos...sort of, as there actually isn't much ''real'' CC merchandise, but they're meant to be this way as a spoof of ''GIJoe''.

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* MerchandiseDriven: Cheat Commandos...sort of, as there actually isn't much ''real'' CC merchandise, but they're meant to be this way as a spoof of ''GIJoe''.''Franchise/GIJoe''.



* {{Montages}}: [[ConversationalTroping Conversed]], with specific subexamples given, in the Strong Bad email ''montage''. The ones used are, in order, a FallingInLoveMontage, a TravellingSalesmanMontage, a TrainingMontage and an [[CreditsMontage end-credits]] PhotoMontage (complete with [[WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue "where are they now?"]] subtitles).

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* {{Montages}}: [[ConversationalTroping Conversed]], {{Convers|ationalTroping}}ed, with specific subexamples given, in the Strong Bad email ''montage''. The ones used are, in order, a FallingInLoveMontage, a TravellingSalesmanMontage, a TrainingMontage and an [[CreditsMontage end-credits]] PhotoMontage (complete with [[WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue "where are they now?"]] subtitles).



* NoInnerFourthWall: There are numerous crossover gags involving the main cast and characters from the {{ShowWithinAShow}}s. The best example is probably ''8-Bit Is Enough'', which features Strong Bad hopping in and out of many in-universe video games, as well as several characters from said games showing up in Free Country USA.

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* NoInnerFourthWall: There are numerous crossover gags involving the main cast and characters from the {{ShowWithinAShow}}s.{{Show Within a Show}}s. The best example is probably ''8-Bit Is Enough'', which features Strong Bad hopping in and out of many in-universe video games, as well as several characters from said games showing up in Free Country USA.



'''Bubs:''' (dressed as the Clarence Clemons character from ''BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'') You got it!

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'''Bubs:''' (dressed as the Clarence Clemons character from ''BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'') ''Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'') You got it!



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Marzipan is the only girl character in the main cast. The situation was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the DVD exclusive toon "Why Come Only One Girl?"
* SpecialEffectsFailure: {{Invoked}} in the ''Dangeresque'' films; for example, Strong Bad uses his considerably larger, gray brother Strong Sad as a stunt double and has a scene where he and his costar "climb a skyscraper" that is clearly a piece of cardboard lying flat on the ground... and then Homestar's sunglasses fall off while the camera is still rolling.

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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Marzipan is the only girl character in the main cast. The situation was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the DVD exclusive toon "Why Come Only One Girl?"
* SpecialEffectsFailure: SpecialEffectFailure: {{Invoked}} in the ''Dangeresque'' films; for example, Strong Bad uses his considerably larger, gray brother Strong Sad as a stunt double and has a scene where he and his costar "climb a skyscraper" that is clearly a piece of cardboard lying flat on the ground... and then Homestar's sunglasses fall off while the camera is still rolling.



* StrongFamilyResemblance: Averted. Members of the Strong Family have no resemblance to one another. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the DVD exclusive email "family resemblance".

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* StrongFamilyResemblance: Averted. Members of the Strong Family have no resemblance to one another. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the DVD exclusive email "family resemblance".



* {{Crossdresser}}: For Halloween, Marzipan has been Prince, Willie Nelson and Joey Ramone, just to name a few. Lampshaded by Homestar in the 2008 Halloween toon. There are also other instances of this, such as Pom Pom as the Statue of Liberty, Strong Bad as "Carmen freakin' Miranda" and "[[CarmenSandiego Carmen freakin' Sandiego]]", Coach Z as Queen Latifah, or The King of Town as [[HelloKitty Hello Kitty]].

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* CreepyCrossdresser: Strong Bad dressed up as a woman for Halloween two years in a row. Sadly for him, this resulted in ''the King of Town'' making fun of him.
* {{Crossdresser}}: For Halloween, Marzipan has been Prince, Willie Nelson and Joey Ramone, just to name a few. Lampshaded by Homestar in the 2008 Halloween toon. There are also other instances of this, such as Pom Pom as the Statue of Liberty, Strong Bad as "Carmen freakin' Miranda" and "[[CarmenSandiego "[[Franchise/CarmenSandiego Carmen freakin' Sandiego]]", Coach Z as Queen Latifah, or The King of Town as [[HelloKitty Hello Kitty]].Franchise/HelloKitty.



-->''Revamped for [[TheNineties the nineties]]!''

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-->''Revamped for [[TheNineties the nineties]]!''TheNineties!''



-->'''Marzipan:''' You mean [[AllJustADream the whole last season was a dream]]?! Gimme a break! [[BabiesEverAfter They shoulda just had babies]], [[WeddingsForEveryone and then the babies shoulda gotten married]].

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-->'''Marzipan:''' You mean [[AllJustADream the whole last season was a dream]]?! Gimme a break! [[BabiesEverAfter They shoulda just had babies]], babies,]] [[WeddingsForEveryone and then the babies shoulda gotten married]].married.]]



* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher: Strong Bad E-mail [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail160.html coloring]] has Marzipan be this. Though considering her students are [[DumbMuscle Strong Mad]], [[TheDitz Homestar]], and [[CloudCuckoolander Homsar]]...

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* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher: Strong Bad E-mail [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail160.html coloring]] has Marzipan be this. Though considering her students are [[DumbMuscle Strong Mad]], [[TheDitz Homestar]], and [[CloudCuckoolander [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Homsar]]...



* NotThisOneThatOne: An inversion in an unproduced script ("Soap Box Doiby") that was given to the Homestar Runner Wiki. Homestar looks at Pom Pom's racer, which looks like a hideous beat up wreck, and mocks it, saying that it looks like a cow built it. Pom Pom then reminds him that ''that'' racer is ''Homestar's'', while Pom Pom's own racer, in [[CloudCuckoolander Homestar's]] own words, "[[{{Metaphorgotten}} looks like several very smart cows built it]]."

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* NotThisOneThatOne: An inversion in an unproduced script ("Soap Box Doiby") that was given to the Homestar Runner Wiki. Homestar looks at Pom Pom's racer, which looks like a hideous beat up wreck, and mocks it, saying that it looks like a cow built it. Pom Pom then reminds him that ''that'' racer is ''Homestar's'', while Pom Pom's own racer, in [[CloudCuckoolander [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Homestar's]] own words, "[[{{Metaphorgotten}} looks like several very smart cows built it]]."



* NumberedSequels: Played with in ''Jibblies 2'', as a possible ShoutOut to ''[[{{Film/Zombi2}} Zombi 2]]''. Also discussed at the end.

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* NumberedSequels: Played with in ''Jibblies 2'', as a possible ShoutOut to ''[[{{Film/Zombi2}} Zombi 2]]''.''{{Film/Zombi 2}}''. Also discussed at the end.



* RibcageStomach: Played straight in Teen Girl Squad 6 (where they jump into a lion's mouth) and Sickly Sam's Big Outing (where Old Timey Strong Bad gets eaten by Sickly Sam); averted in the Stinkoman Thanksgiving special (where Stinkoman and One-Up get sucked into Pan Pan's gullet so [[MakesSenseInContext One-Up could teach Stinkoman how to give thanks]]).

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* RibcageStomach: Played straight in Teen Girl Squad 6 (where they jump into a lion's mouth) and Sickly Sam's Big Outing (where Old Timey Strong Bad gets eaten by Sickly Sam); averted in the Stinkoman Thanksgiving special (where Stinkoman and One-Up get sucked into Pan Pan's gullet so [[MakesSenseInContext [[ItMakesSenseInContext One-Up could teach Stinkoman how to give thanks]]).



* VillainousCrossDresser: Strong Bad dressed up as a woman for Halloween two years in a row. Sadly for him, this resulted in ''the King of Town'' making fun of him.
20th Aug '16 9:03:30 PM mariic
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* DeadlyPrank: In ''I Killed Pom-Pom!'', Strong Bad tricks Homestar into thinking he killed Pom-Pom. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, he decides to "Fight murder with murder"...]]
11th Aug '16 8:13:22 PM Ma35tro
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The main character is the eponymous Homestar Runner, a goodhearted athlete with no arms and no clue. However, Strong Bad, a narcissistic, loudmouthed "wrestleman" with a Luchador mask for a face and boxing gloves for hands, seems to have exceeded the title character in popularity. Along with his pint-sized lackey The Cheat and hulking brute older brother Strong Mad, Strong Bad constantly pushes everybody around, especially his gray, depressed younger brother Strong Sad. Other characters include Homestar's on-and-off hippie girlfriend Marzipan, Homestar's best friend and straight man Pom Pom, the verbally challenged and slightly creepy Coach Z, greedy concession stand owner Bubs, the ever-hungry King of Town, and the Poopsmith. And to round out this wacky cast, we also have Homsar, an odd-speaking midget who seems to be able to openly defy physics. Over the years, the series has come to include many recurring and minor characters, many of which simply debuted as one-off jokes.

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The main character is the eponymous Homestar Runner, a goodhearted athlete with no arms and no clue. However, Strong Bad, a narcissistic, loudmouthed "wrestleman" with a Luchador mask for a face and boxing gloves for hands, [[BreakoutCharacter seems to have exceeded the title character in popularity.popularity]]. Along with his pint-sized lackey The Cheat and hulking brute older brother Strong Mad, Strong Bad constantly pushes everybody around, especially his gray, depressed younger brother Strong Sad. Other characters include Homestar's on-and-off hippie girlfriend Marzipan, Homestar's best friend and straight man Pom Pom, the verbally challenged and slightly creepy Coach Z, greedy concession stand owner Bubs, the ever-hungry King of Town, and the Poopsmith. And to round out this wacky cast, we also have Homsar, an odd-speaking midget who seems to be able to openly defy physics. Over the years, the series has come to include many recurring and minor characters, many of which simply debuted as one-off jokes.
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