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Free Country USA
Free Country USA is ground zero for some form of horrible, reality-shredding experiment.This results in the strange looks and bizarre abilities of its residents. This is evidenced by minor character Crack Stuntman, a perfectly normal (well, physically) human, being shown to live in the same universe as the more bizarre, physics-defying, and physiologically improbable main cast.
Here's how the story goes...The military attempted to create a team of superior beings for use in warfare, but all were either failures (Strong Sad, Bubs and Coach Z have no superhuman abilities that we've seen), not geared toward combat (either physically like Marzipan or mentally like Homestar himself), or simply too powerful to be controlled (as demonstrated by the reality-warping powers of Homsar and, to an extent, Strong Bad). They were sealed in a specially constructed underground dome, but the government knew that even that could not stop them if they wanted to break free. They created an entire community for the beings, keeping them happy so they would not attempt an assault on human society, supplying Strong Bad with infinite e-mails to focus his near-omnipotence on and airing propaganda cartoons such as the Cheat Commandos to attempt to make the Homestar Runner-ers see things our way (they probably see the cartoons as being as ridiculous as we do).
Or rather, Free Country USA is the product of Homsar's deranged imagination.Rather than some reality-bending accident, everything we see are the delusions of Homsar, who is really an incurably insane human locked in a madhouse somewhere. It would explain why everything seems to defy space, time, and logic, as well as the bizarre appearances of all the characters and places. Adding to that, this insane world could very well be the collective unconscious of several inmates, such as the manically depressed Coach Z, or the emotionally unstable Strong Sad.
Free Country USA is an experimental psychiatric hospitalThe concept is since the people there are so maladjusted to real life, they create a fantasy world through advanced holographic technology in hopes of teaching the inmates how to cope with real-world situations without any of the danger. The inmates give themselves new names, new appearances but their personalities and disorders remain the same. There are only two people aware of this, Bubs (Who is one of the wards running the place, this also explains how he can control the entire token economy) and Strong Bad, who managed to find a way to contact the outside world via e-mail. (The wards allowed him to have his little e-mail show, provided he never tries to meet any of the e-mail senders in person. They think this is conducive to his ongoing therapy. They tried to let Homestar have an e-mail show as well, but it didn't work out.) This has worked for some inmates (Strong Sad and Coach Z have stopped suicide attempts, And Marzipan can be persuaded to eat food once in a while) But there are others it hasn't. (Senor Cardgage mostly) Yet each of the inmates is still too unstable to be released into the real world again, hence, they stay in Free Country Psychiatric ward.
Free Country USA is a micronation.This would explain the tiny population and lack of any (competent) law enforcement or public services. Also why Bubs is the only shop/internet provider/everything else.
None of the characters are mutants, the whole world is like them.Free Country, USA's inhabitants are in no way deformed, they exist in an alternate universe from Earth where all people have a unique body structure.
Main Character Relationships
Homestar and Strong Bad are cousins.A small bit of dialogue in the Sbemail "shapeshifter" seems to imply they have the same grandmother.
Homestar and Marzipan are not dating; they are brother and sister.Marzipan just pretends to date Homestar because it (theoretically) keeps Strong Bad, Coach Z, and the others from making any moves on her. This troper can't think of too many couples who bicker as much as they do and still share a genuine love. Further, notice that neither shows any sign of visible arms; was their mom a thalidomide junkie, or simply a telekinetic mutant?
Homestar has A Crush on Strong Bad and/or vice versa.Think about it. They basically act like two adolescent kids who don't want to admit their attraction. The teasing, the pranks, the amount of time spent around each other. If they dislike each other so much, why do they hang out so often?
Strong Sad is really a god and Homsar is his pawnMaster Of Time And Space, anyone?
Senor Cardgage is Strong Bad's father.Um, yup I reckon that covers it.
Mr. Bland is Strong Sad's father.Judging by similarities in their physical appearance and apparent personality, I'd say this is a given.
Strong Sad is Marzipan's real boyfriend.But in order to keep up his appearance as the Butt Monkey, the have a mutual agreement to pretend to be just friends while Marzipan pretends to date the "more popular" Homestar Runner.
Strong Mad and The Cheat are such good friends due to Strong Mad's parental instincts.In Strong Bad Email #100, 'flashback', it's revealed that The Cheat was born from an egg that Strong Mad broke open. Although Strong Bad, being the winner of the egg, claimed The Cheat as his own, Strong Mad, being the egg's hatcher, considered himself to be The Cheat's father (or - shudder - mother).
Homsar is Homestar's fatherIt makes about as much sense as anything else. Homestar's Cloud Cuckoolander tendencies are really just him lapsing into his native language
The King of Town made the Poopsmith take his vow of silence.He was complaining about his job too much, and the KoT got so annoyed that he eventually said something like "Stop complaining or you're fired". The Poopsmith, not wanting to lose his job since poop-shovelling was the only thing he knew how to do, decided that if he couldn't talk, he couldn't complain, and therefore took a vow of silence.
The King of Town is Homestar and Homsar's fatherAll three are white, armless, vaguely retarded and two of them will latch onto Strong bad if given the chance. (Strong Bad seems to prefer Homsar to the other two) Homestar and Homsar are brothers, but they had different mothers. Homestar's mom was Brunswick Stew, KOT's wife, while Homsar's mom was a chipwhich (who foisted him off onto a cup of coffee and left for Vegas as soon as she could) Why can't the KOT recall this? He ate the birth certificates of both his sons.
The scrapped fact about the King of Town being Marzipan's father is true....sort of. The KoT simple thinks Marzy is his daughter. Originally, he just started saying that to be cool and stuff. Then he forgot his reason and just thinks it anyways. Marzipan replies by mooching him off and getting trust funds. And remember, it was stated the the King of Town is Marzipan's father, but not vice-versa.
Marzipan is what shattered the childhood friendship between Homestar Runner, Strong Bad, and Strong Sad.Things were different in the childhood years of the gang. Strong Bad was friendlier, Strong Sad was happier, and Homestar was...well, he was still Homestar, but some things never change. Brotherly love ran strong between SB and SS, and they enjoyed nothing more than having Homestar over to play. Until one day, a new kid moves into town - a girl. Her name is Marzipan, and she's the most beautiful thing the trio had ever seen. All three instantly fell madly in love with her - child-love, but love nonetheless. The friends began to compete, fiercely but sportingly, each one vying for her affections. But once the dust settled, Marzipan eventually chose Homestar as her official boyfriend. Shunned by their one true love, Strong Bad grew more abrasive and hateful, and Strong Sad simply tumbled down the endless stairwell of depression, both unable to cope with the gaping hole left in their childhood hearts. And it's been downhill ever since.
Marzipan is also the main reason for Coach Z's Flanderization.Inadverdently, of course. I mean, come on, it's so freaking obvious. In the earlier Toons, Coach Z was just a relatively normal coach with a crazy accent who happened to hang out in the locker room a lot despite having his own apartment. All in all, not a bad guy. He didn't exhibit any depressingly creepy behavior until after he started developing feelings for Marzipan. After a couple embarrassing phone calls, he went off the deep end and became a chronic alcoholic. The guy is likely perpetually drunk, so that would explain (but not excuse) most of his creepier behavior as of late. As he grew more and more depressed, he allowed his life to spiral downward. He's not paying his bills, he barely cares about his hygiene anymore, and he lost that apartment so now he lives in that locker room. Homestar used to have an Intergenerational Friendship with him before all this crap, and he was the guy that Homestar went to for advice. Now they've grown apart.
Strong Bad secretly likes the Poopsmith the best out of everyone in town.He doesn't do anything mean to him in "your friends" and decides to be nicer to him in "big white face"? While he gave a reasonable excuse for the former, in the latter he's not any more likely to be the one the writer's talking about than Homestar (whom Strong Bad already dismissed), Coach Z, Homsar, or the King of Town, let alone Strong Sad. And then he let the Poopsmith sing his 200th email song too. It seems like Strong Bad is looking for excuses to be nice/not be mean to the Poopsmith because he doesn't want to admit he likes him so much.
The Brothers Chaps
Homestar Runner is ending altogether in 2008.Considering all the points made in the "Last SBEmail" WMG above, it soon becomes clear that the entire site is slated to end. The Goblin did a super-fancy dance, Strong Bad got his own series of 5 video games, Homsar was revealed to be almost normal after all... the list goes on. Naturally, the minigame in 8-Bit Is Enough will be none other than Stinkoman 20X6: Version 8.
The website has stopped updating for good......because, after working with the folks at Telltale, the Brothers Chaps have decided to turn Homestar Runner into a video game franchise. We won't be seeing any more flash cartoons, but we will be seeing more fun games that completely retain the humor and appeal of the site.
The Chapmans are slowly trying to kill off the franchise.They're sick of doing the cartoons and of the fame it brought them. Although there were several ways of closing down the site, they decided to take the route that would be the most likely to make everyone lose interest: stop uploading content altogether and abstain from regular blog updates. To help this process along, they make occasional updates to give us the false hope that the hiatus is over, only for us to be frustrated when we turn out to be wrong...which will make us more likely to give up on the series and leave Matt and Mike alone. Let me say that 1. this is probably more pessimistic than it is realistic, and 2. I hope to God I'm wrong about this. It's just that, after all this time, this theory has crossed my mind on more than a few occasions. Thankfully, this has been Jossed by Matt on the Jeff Rubin Show podcast, after the birth of his second child, they took a small break, but that small break turned into a half-decade hiatus because of all the professional television animation groups contacting them over the years finally being able to get in touch with them. they never wanted the break to be this long and never intended to kill off the site. Now that the brothers are both now back in Georgia, they plan to bring it back real soon.
The series will make a return in 2012, with the first new 'toon being "The Strong Sad Wets Yonder Bed".Please say you guys get the joke.
The Brothers Chaps have been working on something elseThink about it: flash cartoon, Periphery Demographic, slapstick humor... and Matt did he didn't want to give up making cartoons.
The Brothers Chaps will never definitively cancel the series in a bid to make more moneyWith the advent of Strong Bad e-mails, Homestar Runner went from random cartoons to an exercise in world building. Elements of it became important, and jokes became running jokes, and eventually the Homestar Runner wiki was created to track the minutiae, like every time peas are mentioned. At the time of writing this, Homestar Runner exists in a state of flux between two states of media - definitively ended and being built. Definitively ended means that a world has been created, but there has been a finale, and there is for all intents and purposes no possibility of new, canon content being added to the world. A good example of this is a TV show like Andromeda. Being built means that more information is constantly being added about the world. A good example of this is Star Wars, and a good indication of whether this is the case is whether a large, well-stocked Wiki has been created tracking every little thing about the world. While people will still buy things from definitively ended things, the most interest and money is in things being built. So, The Brothers Chaps stopped creating content, but keep the promise of eventually returning because that keeps a trickle of people buying new merchandise under the hopes that new content will come again, making the series relevant again. Only trouble is, it's kind of a dick thing to do, because by keeping the series in a state of flux, it means preventing fans from having the satisfaction of either ending and moving on to other things, or the satisfaction of new content.
We'll know when The Brothers Chaps have come back for good......when they start updating the weeklies (Sketchbook, Weekly Fanstuff, Quote of the Week) again.
Matt Chapman moved to LA and got a job at DisneyOk... this is'nt so much a WMG, this is actually a confirmation from Matt Chapmans' niece (Astrid Renee, AKA "little girl" from the puppet stuff) as shown in the comments here. It reveals why Homestar Runner has stopped, the Bros. aren't living close to each other any more! which brings me to my next WMG...
The site will pick up again when...
Free Country, USA is really a Freehold and all the characters have high Wyrd.
Heavy Weapons Guy is Strong Mad's father.Because it would be funny.
The Cheat is Strong Bad's daemon from His Dark Materials....Which also means that The Cheat could be female, seeing as, more often than not, daemons are the opposite sex to their human. Hey, it could happen!
Trogdor's big beefy arm is infact, the God HandHow else is he so powerful?
Strong Mad is the monster Gossamer from Looney Tunes.He just got a shave, a manicure, and some new threads. That one time he dressed up as Gossamer for Halloween he just let his hair grow out.
Strong Sad is SamaraOr a piece of her soul. Or vice-versa. ...Or something. Oh, and the Experimental Film music video is the videotape. Let's look at the facts, shall we? Experimental Film music video was made by Strong Sad. The videotape was made by Samara. In the lyrics of Experimental Film, it is stated that at the end of the film, your face will implode. Seven days after you watch the videotape, you die and your face looks like it imploded or something. QED
Homsar is really Dr. Manhattan from WatchmenAt the end of Watchmen, Dr. Manhattan leaves earth to create life somewhere else. He created all of the beings in the world of Free Country, USA and decided to live among them as a guardian. He chooses a non-threatening form to take where he can watch over his creations without them knowing. This ties in with the theory that Homsar is a god, and explains his seemingly limitless power over time and space, as well as his ability to duplicate himself.
The King of Town is the Composer of Free Country, USA.He's the king. Of a town. Isn't that the job of a Composer? Knowing that Strong Sad willed himself to death, it's entirely possible that KOT is running a Game, but he's letting the dead walk with the living and screwing up other rules because he really just cares more about eating butter than running the Game properly. Of course, it follows that the Poopsmith is the Conductor. The Producer then has to be either Homsar or The Cheat.
Strong Sad owns a Death Note.Just watch "Doomy Tales of the Macabre" and tell me I'm wrong. I dares ya.
The whole thing is a Paranoia gameThis even fits with other theories.
Homsar is another incarnation of the Doctor from Doctor Who.Because, seriously? It hasn't been said yet? This is WMG, people!
Stinkoman 20X6 is The GuyAnd 1up would be The Kid. Why? Because of this dialogue?
In Bone, Fone Bone went back to Thorn after the epilogue. Homestar and Homsar are their children
Who are the characters, really?
montage: "I'm saving the best for last". He's described as being "Time- and space-defying" in one episode and has shown an amazing number of powers over the course of the show — control over gravity (he's levitated more than once, and his hat...), duplication, transmutation, and resurrection among them.
The Drive-Through Whale is the devil.Strong Bad even wonders at one point whether they're the same person; Homsar floats by and replies, "Don't count on it, muenster man" (an oddly direct answer, for him). "Sever your leg, please, sir" takes on a much darker meaning here.
Homsar and Drive-Thru Whale are enemies from another universeMy theory is that there is an underlying world in the HR universe. And very powerful beings in that world can coexist in the HR universe. Homsar and Drive-Thru Whale are two of those beings. Drive-Thru Whale is evil and wanted to use his powers to torture the characters. Homsar found out about this and came here before him to place defenses upon the HR-verse. But, before he could completely finish, SB dropped the Lourde on him. While it didn't kill him, it left him weak. Drive-Thru Whale attacked him while he was recovering, giving him a massive case of scatterbrain, and making him the character we know today. But, when Drive-Thru Whale tried to use his power on the characters, he found that Homsar completed enough preparations to prevent him from using his power to the fullest. So, the best he can do is annoy people, and his speech are actually strings of curse words in the other world. That pylon in Homsar Reservation was a preparation by Homsar in case of massive scatterbrained, and it temporarily gave him his memory. Unfortunately, it was destroyed.
The final boss of Stinkoman 20X6 is the same person as the mysterious round-faced "man" in the Games Menu.This troper believes in the Gun of Chekhov. Yeah, that 'man' is 20X6 Coach Z. Honestly, you haven't figured that out
Alternatively, Strong Bad is a technopath.This explains not only how he can type with boxing gloves on (he just mashes the keys and instructs the computer to do the rest - the cases where he was typing unintelligibly, his power was being blocked somehow), but also how he could type with his head or foot (it was unconscious in "sisters" and Rule of Funny in "funny"). It also explains why he has such an attachment to his computers and considered the Compy his brother and the Lappy an "orphanage". It is conducted through his blue diamond (see the DVD commentary for "sisters" - you can read it on the wiki). In Hremail 7, The Cheat actually said, "You can talk to it, can't you?" In fact, his confusion over the fact that he has to type stemmed from the thought that he could just tell the computer to bring up the email, but he just ended up booting it up and making the green lines/"emails" appear.
Homsar is autisticIgnoring the fact that autism is a thing from birth (possibly by genetics or a certain injection), Homsar does have similarities to a severely autistic kid I know very well. This kid often goes "EEEEEEeeeeeEEEEEE!" and jumps around. And when he does say actual words, my brother says fragments and weird things... Like "Esquigie" instead of "Esquire". Or "Ostrika" instead of "Orchestra". So, I was thinking that Homsar might be moderately autistic . Also, it has been proven that a few autistics, including my brother, are actually quite intelligent under their disorder, and for Homsar, I cite SBCG4AP 2.
Strong Bad is actually really cool, despite all the evidence to the contrary.It's all in the irony.
Marzipan's name is Maid MarzipanIt isn't directly stated that the "Old Maid Marzipan" nickname given by Bubs in DNA Evidence is a nickname at all, and in the latest Decemberween toon, it seems Marzipan is her last name.
Old-Timey Strong Bad, Strong Man, and Sickly Sam are all great grandfathers of the Brothers Strong.Notice the old-timey cartoons never imply that these three characters are related to each other. If the above guess also holds up, this would mean two of them are also the grandfathers of Senor Cardgage.
Strong Sad actually is dead.He died long ago and has been wandering around as the living dead ever since. Apparently his body is still corporeal, as other characters can hit it, and he hasn't started to decay for some reason, but he's still dead. Evidence? Firstly, other characters make references to Strong Sad being dead many times. Strong Bad remarks that Strong Sad "was dead" as he concludes the report of his experiment in caffeine. Coach Z says in an earlier sbemail, impression, "It's as if Strong Sad was still alive and with us today!" in response to The Cheat's impression of Strong Sad's left leg. Secondly, in Most In The Graveyard, Strong Sad doesn't show up in Marzipan's photograph, and Marzipan asks him if he's dead, to which he replies "Oh, maybe I am!" Or maybe he's more of an Unsent, which explains why he still has his body, and the thing keeping him from moving on from the world is his desire for revenge on his brothers.
Senor Cardgage is a sexual predator, and possibly made Strong Bad one of his victims in the past.First of all, Strong Bad idolizes him with an almost puppy-like devotion, while his brothers seem to be afraid of him ("He was really sketchy and gave me nightmares!"). Secondly, we have Papa Cardgage's Pudding Patch. Thirdly, he eerily treats male characters as if they were female. Suddenly, "Say hello to my tacklebox" and "I hope you get all my particles" evoke a whole new meaning...
Senor Cardgage is entirely harmless.
Alternatively, Senor Cardgage...
Senor Cardgage is a visitor from another dimension who never left.There's been some confusion over who he really is, why he's apparently Creepy Combover Story Strong Bad AND Senor Cardgage at the same time, and why, if he's the former, has he ceased to be a figment of Strong Bad's imagination and become a real character. The answer became obvious last night: He existed in an alternate dimension in which Strong Bad was "a different kind of cool," directly inspired by his own childhood memories of Senor Cardgage. He took that name, as well, because he admired him just that much. Strong Bad then brought him to Free Country USA from that dimension in "alternate universe", and he just never left. The only times he was ever been interacting with the other characters between those two Emails were in Easter eggs and "Senorial Day," and all of those could easily have been flash-forwards. It was only afterwards that we've seen him interacting with the characters in the Emails proper. As for why he's gradually turning into more and more of a Homsar-esque Cloud Cuckoolander? Side effect of interdimensional travel, of course!
Senor Cardgage is not crazy, or at least not as crazy as he seemsHe's just speaking the same language as Homsar.
Homsar is Old Timey Homestar
Strong Bad is omnipotent, but doesn't realize his powersWe had it on the unifying WMG, and why not? Everything he makes up eventually becomes real. The Drive Through Whale is still Satan.
Strong Bad does realize his powers, but it's slowly driving him insane.It already happened to Homsar. Ever wonder why he gets the jibblies so often compared to everyone else? They need the likes of the Horrible Painting to get anything out of them. Strong Bad gets them from something like giving the Poopsmith a bath (I know, major Squick, but still) or Homestar and Marzipan on a date. And when Strong Bad does see the Horrible Painting, he either dances around and collapses or levitates and walks on the ceiling. That's him getting so jibblied he loses control of his powers. He's slowly becoming less and less sane, as reflected in his extreme sensitivity to the jibblies, and will, in many years, be reduced to a gibbering mess like Homsar.
Bubs is an Ungurait.Nothing to support this except that they're both greedy and they look kinda similar. Compare this◊ with this◊.
Homsar is Scotty Titi.Strong Bad's imaginary friend never killed Scotty Titi- since his first appearance Homsar has survived attempts on his life. Instead, Scotty Titi mearly evolved and took physical form as Homsar. Not only do they both have reality-bending abilities, they both look◊ similar◊.
Strong Sad is not a brother, but a stepbrother to the other Brothers StrongIt could partially explain why he gets picked on so much.
Homestar is an anthropomorphic marshmallow.I heard this theory from one of my friends a while back, and I've always liked it. Given the strange significance marshmallows seem to have in Homestar Runner, especially in some of the earlier Toons (Marshmallow's Last Stand, Fluffy Puff Commercial, the Homestar Talker saying "Maawshmawwow!"), it makes sense that maybe Homestar, being the puffy, white, cylindrical guy he is, is a walking, talking, living version of his Trademark Favorite Food. Of course, that opens up a whole new can of worms...
The Cheat can speak perfect EnglishHe just doesn't because he's kind of a jerk. (He does speak English in his "Powered by the Cheat" cartoons, though.) Luckily, Free Country USA is bilingual and everybody else understands his language.
Eh! Steve! is a fugitive..,..and he's running from the Wheelchair, who is the local cop in Sweet Cuppin' Cakes land.
Homsar is an alienIn addition to his strange behavior and language, Homsar was originally a misspelling of Homestar, and the two letters missing are E and T. Is it coming to you now?
Sickly Sam and the Old-Timey Strong Sad from Main Page 10 are the same person.For those who don't know, Main Page 10 predates Parnsips-a-Plenty, so the original Old-Timey Strong Sad design was likely scrapped in favor of Sickly Sam. Sickly Sam has constantly been implied to be undead. Old-Timey Strong Sad from the main page is shot out of a cannon... that would have killed him, right?
The Poopsmith has no sense of smell.Which is why he can do his job. He probably lost it in an accident or something. (Yes, that can happen).
Pom Pom's profession is.....you know what, I can't even bear to say it. But I'm not talking about his filming, nor his athletic career, and certainly not the Big Cheese. I'm talking about what he does in his private life. Think about it: he seems to have a lot of money, he can obviously handle himself in a fight, and, most importantly, he has a sizeable group of attractive ladies readily available. It is almost as if he "owns" them, if you catch my drift.
All the characters are telekinetic, not just the ones without arms.I agree with the sundry unifying guesses that say that the FCUSA is some sort of post-apocalyptic landscape full of mutants, but here is my take on this:
The website on the whole
The whole site and everything on it is a story (or series of stories) that Strong Bad is writing.Strong Bad is the author of everything on the site, from the normal toons to the sbemails and the Cheat Commandos cartoons. All the other characters are made up by Strong Bad and possibly based off people he knows. He writes himself into the story too, but deliberately downplays himself occasionally to pull a kind of Lampshade Hanging on the Mary Sue phenomenon. He also made up the email "fan club" and wrote it into the story as an Author Filibuster against it, having Strong Sad (his character) create the "Twelve Times A Day Man" persona to inform to us (his readers) how ridiculous Mary Sues are. Either everything is in one story book or series of story books, or there are many series of books (like one for the sbemails, one for the toons (including holiday toons) and one for Cheat Commandos, among others) and Strong Bad writes them all. This explains why everything that he makes up in his emails happens in real life; he's actually just writing them into the story about the emails, and then thinks "Hey, that'd make a great addition to my story" and so he puts it into the rest of his stories as well. The final shot of the final toon on Homestar Runner will show the camera zooming out of a book, into which the last few words of a line are being written in pencil, and then the camera will cut to Strong Bad at a writing desk as he closes the book. It is unclear whether Strong Bad actually does have brothers in real life and based the characters of Strong Mad and Strong Sad off them, or whether he just plain made them up. The Cheat could be based on his pet dog, Homestar is probably based on his best friend, Marzipan on his best friend's girlfriend (or maybe even on his girlfriend), Bubs on a local store owner whom he knows, Coach Z as his (possibly former) athletics coach, and the rest are probably just totally made up. Also, he came up with the idea for Homsar when he accidentally spelt Homestar's name wrong while writing, and thought "Homsar" sounded like an awesome character name.
It's actually Marzipan who's imagining the whole thing.Going with the theories farther up, it actually seems more likely that Marzipan is the one making this up, setting it in an imaginary world where she appears as a self insert (possibly older than she really is, if her theories about dating are any indication). She is the only one who seems to realize that there's a fourth wall, and occasionally breaks it. This would also explain why most of Strong Bad's technology is so old, as she says herself that she's not familiar with modern computer technology, and if she was in the real world she thus couldn't imagine it.
There never were any SBEmails, every toon on the website is a HREmail.We are missing the openings and endings but every last toon (expet the answer phones, they are a Spin-Off) is meant to open with Homestar checking his email. SBEmails are a Show Within a Show that began when Homestar received the "some kinda robot" email and imagined what it would be like if Strong Bad actually has his own email show. For example Ever and More! began with the email: Dear Homestar, What you has club? Is club secret? Is you leader of club? Is hats? Funktionaly, Bob
Everything that happens is inside the imagination of two brothers named Mike and Matt Chapman.Bet ya didn't see that one coming.
SBEmail 200, "email thunder", marks the end of Strong Bad Emails altogether.Now, I wish I didn't have to say this, and, of course, I could be wrong, but... "email thunder" has a very clear "series finale" vibe to it, what with the special introduction, the Poopsmith speaketh, the guitar music and list of emails at the end...
All the Videlectrix games and television shows are Strong Bad licensing out his bizarre ideas.It often happens where things Strong Bad just makes up suddenly become television shows and video games. The reason for this is that Strong Bad often pitches his often very mundane or bizarre ideas to network executives and video game developers in order to make a quick buck. Desperate developers like Videlectrix, which has a staff of two people, are going to be more likely to crank out his ideas, considering their implied poor corporate situation. After all, it's 2009 and they're still making games that at best the NES would be able to handle. They might even approach HIM for ideas, as it's implied Strong Bad is the only member of the Videlectrix Fan Club. Stinkoman might be the result of Strong Bad pitching his anime-version-of-self TV show idea to Cheap as Free, and thus a licensed video game adaptation was created. This also goes to explain Cheat Commandos, The Lil Brudder and Maybe Tendafoot Too Show, Peasant's Quest, and so on.
Strong Bad works as an idea guy/creative writer.Tying in with the above, Strong Bad's full time job is generating ideas for such things as cartoon shows, video games, band names, etc. This gives him lots of free time, but he still has to show up at the office once in a while for some generic paperwork.
The real reason for the lack of updates since late 2009...Normally, the Halloween Episodes don't have much of an effect on the series' Loose Canon; if they did, Homestar would still be stuck in the Horrible Painting after Jibblies 2. Unfortunately, whatever the Brothers Chaps put in for that cartoon they forgot to do for the 2009 episode. That's right. Strong Sad actually doomed everyone. The Cheat is eaten, Homestar was transformed into a macrame hanging on a seventies basement wall and into Coach Z at the same time, the King of Town has drowned, both Pom Pom and the Poopsmith are dead, etc. The Brothers Chaps are currently working to correct all of Strong Sad's lethal errors, which takes longer than usual corrections to the canon; their message on their FeedBurner page that their family is having a new kid is a subtle way of annoucing they're trying to extract what's left of The Cheat from Strong Mad's gut.
"The" is a common proper name in the Homestar Runner universe.Hence characters like The Cheat, The Poopsmith, The Ugly One and The Homestar Runner.
The site had to end because of Homsar's death in A Decemberween Mackeral.Now, we all know that every now and then, Homsar dies, only to always come back good as new in the next cartoon. But remember the South Park episode where Kenny died...for real? That's what happened here. There was only one cartoon after it, and despite it being Halloween-ish, it didn't have Homsar.
Cartoon Network has picked up new episodes of Homestar RunnerBecause, c'mon: the Radar-dodging yet still kid-friendly brand of humor would fit right in with Adventure Time. In addition, [adult swim] tried to make a deal with the Brothers Chaps a few years ago, but they probably declined out of the fear that Adult Swims execs would make it too adult like Spike TV execuas did with Ren and Stimpy. Besides, it's not like Cartoon Network has an aversion to crappy Flash cartoons, so why not pick up a genuinely good Flash cartoon for once?
The next update will be a Halloween update, showcasing what the Brothers Chaps have been up to since the last website updateWhen updates begin anew, the Brothers Chaps will pay tribute to the series that have come up recently, which are up their alley. Particularly Adventure Time and The Aquabats. Possibly MLP and someone from Skyward Sword.
Xeriouxly Forxe is the endThe show was always kind of a parody/homage to cartoons and culture of the 80's, in this cartoon the 90's begins, and thus the series is over. It also came out right around the new decade begun, in 2010, which is also around 10 years after the first toon was created. Okay it's unlikely that this was on purpose since there was no notification or anything, but it works well, and there still hasn't been anything actual content since then except a new main page with the Xeriously Forxe characters.
In the new Decemberween toon, Homsar is dying due to the lack of new toons,Since Homsar (as discussed in the WMG below) might be a god, it's logical that he also might be a Gods Need Prayer Badly type of god. Since many people (including this troper) have been losing faith of there being new updates to the site, Homsar's abilities are waning. Of course, now that the new toon is out, Homsar will be back on his feet (or hovering several feet above the ground) in no time.
There was a devastating water based disaster in Free Country USA shortly after the 2010 Decemberween Toon...In the 2014 April Fools day update, Homestar is standing in front of a very destroyed menu screen and talks. What is my reasoning behind a water based disaster? Exhibit A: The crab Homestar coughs up. Exhibit B: The water drop. Exhibit C: Obvious property damage; Strong Bad doesn't have his Compe anymore, and is back to using a compy. Plus, the foreboding, solemn opening really sets the tone for a whole lotta nightmare fuel. And, doesn't it seem like Homestar is desperately trying to hold on to some remnant's of the past? ...Naaaaaah.
Strong Bad was planning out the events in 8-Bit Is Enough long before it happened.That's why he stopped drawing "The S is for Sucks Dragon"; it wasn't strong enough. He drew Trogdor because he was more fit for the job. Think about how many coincidences had to happen before Trogdor came to life: he had to make Dangeresque 3 (and, therefore, 2 and 1), everyone had to hate it, the Trogdor machine had to be next to the TV, and he had to hit it at just the right angle in order to break the logic board. Also, Homestar had to be irradiated by the Taranchula Black Metal Detector after swallowing his quarter, Videlectrix had to call back just too late, and the sender of "dragon" had to send it in the first place. Think about how many things created by Strong Bad were involved: Trogdor, Dangeresque, Taranchula... He was pulling the strings. He was a puppet master, and we were his puppets. He was originally going to take over Free Country, USA, with Trogdor, but when Strong Badia was burninated, years of planning collapsed and he just had to end it. It makes sense!
The DNA Evidence would not have revealed that Strong Sad is half-hippo or half-elephant.Rather, he's half-Marshie.
Strong Sad stole the DNA Evidence not to protect the identity of his feet, but because he thought Strong Bad was going to use it to determine his (Strong Sad's) parentage.Like us, he secretly suspects that the Brothers Strong aren't all whole brothers.
The DNA Evidence is a sample of Strong Sad's blood.He's obviously not human, so why not? Also, the Homestar Runner Wiki's page on blood mentions no instances of Strong Sad bleeding, so this hasn't been Jossed yet.
The Carnivorous Undead Sheep in the Most In The Graveyard toon is one of the sheep that The KOT ate in the The King Of Town DVD toonExactly What It Says on the Tin.
Homeschool Winner was kidnapped by the Unguraits......Who are currently hiding in Prance. The HSW-like skull from "buried" is actually his father's, who was lynched by the Unguraits a long time ago. For those of you who don't know, Homeschool and the Unguraits are failed characters in the Homestar Runner universe. More info here.
The confusion over Homestar's lack of pants stems from Total Load abuse.Two pieces of evidence point to this:
The Cheat created Firebert.The Cheat Commando creators held a sweepstakes in which the winner would have their character made into an action figure, and The Cheat entered and won. Later, when the cartoon was being created, he applied for the role of Firebert's voice actor and got the part.
Homestar accidentally cloned himself.We've seen several instances of there being two Homestars on the screen at the same time, and in Homestar Ruiner three Homestars show up in Strong Bad's house — and must all be gotten rid of separately, proving that they are actually three separate entities. Obviously Homestar had an accident with a cloning machine. Homsar is the clone that went wrong; Homestar even addresses Homsar as "Homestar" in the sbemail "looking old", alluding to this fact.
Bubs really was killed off at the end of Sample of StyleIn the next cartoon, Virus, the effects of The Virus included Bubs coming Back from the Dead. Now, this would've been as temporary as The Virus' other effects, but Bubs being Bubs, he managed to bargain his way into something resembling an Equivalent Exchange—he shotgunned the Compy, and consequently was allowed to come Back from the Dead for real.
Bubs turned into King Bubsgonzola Supreme in "unnatural" from a combination of eating chicken wings and getting flushed down the toilet.It would explain why feeding him "the culinary opposite of chicken wings" returned him to normal, even though Bubs says his transformation was the result of him accidentally flushing himself down the toilet: Strong Sad's Kashi cereal neutralized one of the two ingredients (mutagentic waste from the sewer, and whatever it is that makes Bubs' chicken wings so dang good).
Strong Bad's keyboard consists only of three giant buttons, and that's how he can type with boxing gloves on.They're built to look like several smaller keys- the two on either side are "Type stuff" and the middle one is "Deleted!".
Homsar's parents are divorcedThe reasoning is simple. When we get a picture of them, it says "Homsar's parents" on the bottom, meaning the Coffee that raised him was married to the Chipwich. However, he says "I was raised by coffee", not "I was raised by coffee and a chipwich". Meaning, the chipwich walked out on the coffee at some point.
The Chipwich died of meltingRelated to the above theory, only, Chipwich never left. It mated with a cup of coffee, something known for being quite warm. It is likely that it melted shortly after Homsar's conception, and the photo we see is from the wedding. Like the above, this led to stress that made Homsar what he is today, in this case the stress placed by the constraints of a single-parent home, and being raised by a (mother, presumably) that killed his father, and likely blamed him for it.
The Brothers Strong are Japanese.Why else would they put their surname first? Also, Strong Sad seems to have an affinity for Japanese things such as haiku and anime. Strong Bad claims that he doesn't know or care what a "hai-oo-koo" is, yet he recites one in one of his sbemails. Strong Bad is probably rejecting his heritage, while Strong Sad embraces it.
Marzipan and Homestar will break up for the final time.They break up and get back together once every month...once every EPISODE. He calls her "hey, stupid" by ACCIDENT, and she has gone out on 2 dates WHILE STILL BEING HIS GIRLFRIEND. ONE OF SAID DATES WAS WITH THE CHEAT. Eventually, they will realize they have nothing in common. Then, in a true moment of fangirl-dream-fulfillment, Marzipan will realize she was looking for someone all along who had athletic and semi-musical talents like Homestar, but was willing to be submissive to her every whim, and we will witness the formation of a couple between her and Coach Z. Because we can dream.
Mama Strong works in and/or is making a killing gambling in Las VegasShe sends her sons money and makes regular visits, but otherwise she's either too busy or simply making too much money to come home full-time.
Homestar's arms aren't the only thing of his that's invisibleWink wink nudge nudge. Besides, this WMG page is getting kinda depressing, and I figured I'd lighten it up a bit.
On Homsar's legitimate menu page..."James" is not a mispronunciation of games. It's a reference to The Angry Video Game Nerd.
There was once a fourth Brother Strong: Strong GladHe was the oldest Brother Strong and he ran away to find his fortune. Or he met an unsavory end.
Homestar is not wearing long pants, nor does he have blue soles glued to his feetHe's simply wearing the highest high-top sneakers IN THE WOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRLLLLLLDDD.
The Poopsmith did not take a vow of silence, but is speaking a different languageIt is a strange language that sounds like silence to those who don't understand it. Only The King of Town understands it, and the vow of silence" is a cover-up story. The Poopsmith was saying some nasty things to The King of Town, and since he is somewhat of a Bad Liar, he knew that all the others would want him to translate what The Poopsmith says. He decided to tell everyone The Poopsmith took a vow of silence so he wouldn't have a bunch of translating requests. The King of Town got lucky this time around, because everybody believed him. The Poopsmith is still mad at The King of Town about the incident to this day, but he has gotten so used to the fact, that he eventually just stopped talking completely. Also, he may have stopped cause he felt bad for nobody believing The King of Town, so he decided to help make one of his lies true.
Homsar's bowler cap is actually some creature that is brainwashing him.The bowler cap creature is usually resting, but still holds it's powers. Homsar sometimes tries to break free from the bowler cap creature by talking (so he can startle it), but since he is being brainwashed, his thought are all jumbled, and the bowler cap creature goes right back to his head.
None of the Sweet Cuppin' Cakes characters are from Sweet Cuppin' Cakes Land.They are from all different places, and they were brought together by being misfits and outcasts. Specifically:
If she'd actually made it out of the sketchbook phase, Folly from "Why Come Only One Girl" would have been the female equivalent of HomsarJust look at that jaw, that wide-open mouth, and that blank expression. That just screams "Girl Homsar". Whether-or-not she would've actually been related to Homsar (sister? cousin? time-traveling descendant? wife?) is another matter altogether.
Homsar isn't dead, he's defying physics as always.
The Heavy Lourde was invented by Coach Z.