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* GentleGiant: Strong Mad, for all his muscle and hostility, nevertheless has a big heart and a soft side, especially towards The Cheat, to whom he is quite defensive (see also: PapaWolf). Also, while Strong Mad is the oldest of the Strong brothers, he is also the most childish and naïve.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Not really much of a radar to get past, since this is on the Internet, but the email "comic" ended with a lingering shot of a rack of record albums including Music/{{Mudhoney}}'s "You Stupid Asshole." Given the consistent commitment to a soft-PG atmosphere otherwise, it really stands out.

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* GentleGiant: Strong Mad, for all his muscle and hostility, nevertheless has a big heart and a soft side, especially towards The Cheat, to whom he is quite defensive (see also: PapaWolf). Also, while Strong Mad is the oldest of the Strong brothers, he is also the most childish and naïve.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Not really much of a radar to get past, since this is on the Internet, but the email "comic" ended with a lingering shot of a rack of record albums including Music/{{Mudhoney}}'s "You Stupid Asshole." Given the consistent commitment to a soft-PG atmosphere otherwise, it really stands out.
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*** This even applies to hurting people clearly disguised as The Cheat, as evidenced in "[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail130.html stnank]]."

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*** This even applies to hurting people clearly disguised as The Cheat, as evidenced in "[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail130.html stnank]].do-over]]."

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* LazyAlias:
** In the ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'' "Secret Identity", Strong Bad discusses various aliases he goes under starting with Tip Tappers. An EasterEgg reveals some of the other cast to also have some lazy aliases that the audience is easily able look at and figure out who is who.
** Strong Bad chooses some pretty outlandish names for his personas when prank-calling Marizpan, such as Professor Tor Coolguy, Constable Anybody, and Dean Prankcaller. They're usually thematically linked to the nature of the prank.
** When Strong Bad gives Homestar a lesson in prank-calling, he fails even in the minimal alias requirements needed to prank-call someone. In his first attempt, he gives [[RealNameAsAnAlias his own name]], then he uses Strong Bad's name for the second attempt, and the name he finally settles on, "Sugarface", is even less realistic than the ones Strong Bad usually chooses.

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* TheStrongman: In the Old Timey setting, an AlternateUniverse set in a vaguely 1930's-ish setting, Strong Mad's equivalent is called The Strongman and he dresses in the costume of a circus Strong Man.

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* NerdyNasalness: The Four Gregs who all embody different nerd stereotypes, all speak with a similar nasally voice.

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* SmartJerkAndNiceMoron: Later episodes have this dynamic between Strong Bad and Homestar. Originally, they were enemies, but over time develop into something more like VitriolicBestBuds. Homestar is a kind, loveable idiot who thinks he's Strong Bad's friend, while the schemer Strong Bad constantly tells Homestar he hates him, but the message never appears to sink in. Of course, Strong Bad tends to overhype his own cleverness, and Homestar is often TooDumbToFool, but the distribution of brains between the two is clearly unequal.


* RepeatedRehearsalFailure:
** In [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/fluffypuff2.html "Fluffy Puff Commercial"]], Homestar tries to record a testimonial commercial for Fluffy Puff Marshmallows. Being TheDitz, he messes up a different way every single take (except for the take where he delivers his lines perfectly, but a {{bird poop|Gag}}s on his head). Eventually, Homestar breaks down and just shouts, "''I like marshmallows!''" and the director decides that's close enough.
--->''[Take 1]''
--->'''Homestar:''' Before I drink a tall glass of melonade, I like to eat about 147 Fluffy Puff Marshmallows.
--->'''Cherry Greg:''' Cut. The bag's upside down.
--->''[Take 6]''
--->'''Homestar:''' Before I drink something, oftentimes I eat something too.
--->''[Take 653]''
--->'''Homestar:''' ''[tired and monotone]'' Before I eat a tall slice of marmalade I like to drink lots and lots of marshmallows. I mean Fluffy Puffies.
** [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/firsttime.html "First Time Here?"]] reuses the premise, but this time, Homestar's recording an intro video for first-time visitors to his website. His repeated flubs get even more ridiculous--until Strong Bad gets fed up, shoves Homestar away from the camera, and just records the intro himself.
--->'''Homestar:''' Oh, hello! Welcome to Homestarrunner.net.
--->'''Cherry Greg:''' It's "dot com".
--->'''Homestar:''' Oh, right. ''Homestarrunner dot net. "It's dot com!"''
--->'''Cherry Greg:''' Cut!


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* RepeatedRehearsalFailure:
** In [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/fluffypuff2.html "Fluffy Puff Commercial"]], Homestar tries to record a testimonial commercial for Fluffy Puff Marshmallows. Being TheDitz, he messes up a different way every single take (except for the take where he delivers his lines perfectly, but a {{bird poop|Gag}}s on his head). Eventually, Homestar breaks down and just shouts, "''I like marshmallows!''" and the director decides that's close enough.
--->''[Take 1]''
--->'''Homestar:''' Before I drink a tall glass of melonade, I like to eat about 147 Fluffy Puff Marshmallows.
--->'''Cherry Greg:''' Cut. The bag's upside down.
--->''[Take 6]''
--->'''Homestar:''' Before I drink something, oftentimes I eat something too.
--->''[Take 653]''
--->'''Homestar:''' ''[tired and monotone]'' Before I eat a tall slice of marmalade I like to drink lots and lots of marshmallows. I mean Fluffy Puffies.
** [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/firsttime.html "First Time Here?"]] reuses the premise, but this time, Homestar's recording an intro video for first-time visitors to his website. His repeated flubs get even more ridiculous--until Strong Bad gets fed up, shoves Homestar away from the camera, and just records the intro himself.
--->'''Homestar:''' Oh, hello! Welcome to Homestarrunner.net.
--->'''Cherry Greg:''' It's "dot com".
--->'''Homestar:''' Oh, right. ''Homestarrunner dot net. "It's dot com!"''
--->'''Cherry Greg:''' Cut!

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* RepeatedRehearsalFailure:
** In [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/fluffypuff2.html "Fluffy Puff Commercial"]], Homestar tries to record a testimonial commercial for Fluffy Puff Marshmallows. Being TheDitz, he messes up a different way every single take (except for the take where he delivers his lines perfectly, but a {{bird poop|Gag}}s on his head). Eventually, Homestar breaks down and just shouts, "''I like marshmallows!''" and the director decides that's close enough.
--->''[Take 1]''
--->'''Homestar:''' Before I drink a tall glass of melonade, I like to eat about 147 Fluffy Puff Marshmallows.
--->'''Cherry Greg:''' Cut. The bag's upside down.
--->''[Take 6]''
--->'''Homestar:''' Before I drink something, oftentimes I eat something too.
--->''[Take 653]''
--->'''Homestar:''' ''[tired and monotone]'' Before I eat a tall slice of marmalade I like to drink lots and lots of marshmallows. I mean Fluffy Puffies.
** [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/firsttime.html "First Time Here?"]] reuses the premise, but this time, Homestar's recording an intro video for first-time visitors to his website. His repeated flubs get even more ridiculous--until Strong Bad gets fed up, shoves Homestar away from the camera, and just records the intro himself.
--->'''Homestar:''' Oh, hello! Welcome to Homestarrunner.net.
--->'''Cherry Greg:''' It's "dot com".
--->'''Homestar:''' Oh, right. ''Homestarrunner dot net. "It's dot com!"''
--->'''Cherry Greg:''' Cut!

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* BobRossRib: An EasterEgg in the Toons menu shows a clip of Marzipan painting a picture while dressed up as Bob Ross, complete with afro wig and goatee.


** Hilariously lampshaded in the April Fool's update, in which he records a new startup sound for his Compy (oddly without contrast knobs, and the Compé is apparently gone). *Starts humming tune and then stands up and yells* "WHY ARE YOU STILL USING WINDOWS 98??! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU??!! STOP BUYING COMPUTERS FROM THRIFT STORES, MAN!!"

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** Hilariously lampshaded in the 2014 April Fool's update, in which he records a new startup sound for his Compy (oddly without contrast knobs, and the Compé is apparently gone). *Starts humming tune and then stands up and yells* "WHY ARE YOU STILL USING WINDOWS 98??! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU??!! STOP BUYING COMPUTERS FROM THRIFT STORES, MAN!!"


* DoubleStandard: Homestar and Marzipan's relationship is a curious example of this at work. For all that Marzipan gets offended and dumps Homestar on a weekly basis, other evidence would suggest that he's actually a much better boyfriend than she is a girlfriend; Homestar appears to actually pay attention to her when he isn't inadvertently insulting her in a half-aware fit of ditziness, while Marzipan is just about aware that Homestar is, in fact, rather dim.

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* DoubleStandard: Homestar and Marzipan's relationship is a curious example of this at work. For all that Marzipan gets offended and dumps Homestar on a weekly basis, other evidence would suggest that he's actually a much better boyfriend than she is a girlfriend; Homestar appears to actually pay attention to her when he isn't inadvertently insulting her in a half-aware fit of ditziness, while Marzipan is just about aware that Homestar is, in fact, rather dim. He does enjoy kicking her shins under the table and denying he's the one who does it.

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* CallBack: 2018's "Mr. Poofers Must Die" is based on a dog dressed in a Homestar Runner costume from the 2006 Halloween costumes episode.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: "Where's an Egg?" is a detective game in which you have to figure out who stole a single egg. What do you do once you suspect someone of being guilty? Immediately shoot them on the spot, and if they drop the egg while falling to the ground you're golden.

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* InCharacterLetsPlay: The Halloween Waggle has two Videletrix employees play the Atari game, ''Haunted House''.

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** For video games specifically, there's Videlectrix, a company run by two guys with an old-as-dirt computer, intent on making games with "good graphics".

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