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8-Bit Theater 3

Albino Black Sheep

On AlbinoBlackSheep.com, there are many sightings embedded in its user-created flash cartoons. For example, on one particular Animutation, there is a screenshot from "StrongBadZone", where you can hear "STINY! GET ME A DANISH!"

Additionally, the filename of the aforementioned Animutation is a giveaway that the creator is a fan of Homestar Runner. [1] (link defunct)

Other animations on the website that have references in them include:

In Animator vs. Animation Strong Bad's Big Knife is drawn then scribbled out.

Albuquerque: Part 1

In part 1 of the Albuquerque (a song by "Weird Al" Yankovic) animutation collabration, watch during the scene where "Jay Jay the Jet Plane" crashes into the ground and there is a shot of all the people who "died" (except for Colin Mochrie who put his chair in the upright position and folded up his tray table), notice that Stinkoman is one of the people who "died".

AMV Hell 3:The Motion Picture

  • In this gigantic montage (1 hour!) of humorous and nonsensical anime clips, Ikari Shinji and Kensuke Aida from Neon Genesis Evangelion can be heard singing the song from an Easter egg in Teen Girl Squad Issue 5 in one segment.
  • Additionally, earlier in the video, a segment of the CGNU Fight Song from mascot is played with a clip from Azumanga Daioh.

Arfenhouse 4!!!!

After the parody Pac-Man trailer, a Notepad text document icon is seen talking to a Flash file icon. Another Flash file appears on screen with Strong Bad's facial design, and titled SBEMAIL 48572.SWF. It can be seen here.

Artificial High 3

In one scene, the message "Computer Over. Virus = very yes" shows up. In another scene, Strong Bad is checking an unknown email.

Bonus Stage

  • In "Car" (v1), there is an Easter egg at the end. Click on the note on the box. There is a reference to Homestar Runner on the note.
  • In "Recap", there is a passing reference to Strong Bad making video games. This episode came out not long after the email video games, so that's probably what it refers to.
  • In "Morbid", Joel dies and goes to hell. Phil and Elly then die so they can rescue him, and while there, they meet Strong Bad, Homestar, and Coach Z. Apparently, Strong Bad got sick of the 'boxing glove emails' and jumped into a lake of fire, and Homestar and Coach Z followed. After they rescue Joel, Phil starts typing on a Compy 386 about how Bubs won the race, and Strong Sad shows up. (This episode was later removed, then changed in order to avoid legal trouble.) Despite the episode being changed, the season 2 intro still features the removed Strong Sad clip.
  • In "Rivals", Joel says he wants to move to Atlanta where "the cartoon people" live. He is probably referring to The Brothers Chaps.
  • In the Easter egg in "2 Pack", they prank call someone who is supposed to be Strong Bad, but turns out to just be someone doing an impression of Strong Bad.
  • In "Virtual Candy", there is a commercial for a candy called "Kandy Commandoz". A small disclaimer flashes across the screen proclaiming "Not a ripoff of Homestar Runner", referring to Cheat Commandos.
  • In "First Place In The Face", Phil's goatee, Donald, says he'll bring a "championship trophy", to which Joel responds, "Can I get bacon and pineapple on that?" . This is a reference to pizza trophy as bacon and pineapple are common pizza toppings
  • In "Five Minute Story Hour", the protagonist (who is a laptop) is referred to "Lappy" throughout the episode.
  • In "Joel Fights Crime, Phil Rewrites Time", Phil calls George Washington "Geroge", referring to cartoon.

Bush Bash

On this flash animation at tlchicken.com, you can see a picture of President Bush and a flaming Earth that says "Burninating the Peasants since 2000".

A Cartoon About Nothing!

Cartoon'd

The name itself is a reference to Teen Girl Squad, especially its tendency to add a "-'d" to the end of words, and in the second episode the cartoon is affected by a virus. There's a reference to Homestar Runner in which one of the main characters is stuck on a page from StrongBadZone with the caption "Your head a splode" then he is knocked over. Also, another main character is stuck on a desktop where we can see a Homestar icon. In addition, the entire cartoon is based off the HRWiki forums.

Chris.exe

Homestar makes a cameo in episode "Chris, Zanda and the treasure of Captain No Beard" of the popular flash series chris.exe

ClaveMan

ClaveMan (Episode 1) - A Dino Wax Production. Claveman poses as Homestar as one of his disguises to obtain free Popeye's biscuits.

Decline of Video Gaming 2

In this animation, there are slight references to Homestar Runner, particularly Trogdor. While watching it, put on creator's notes.

Dr. Wily Shorts Collection

At planet-megaman.com, there is a flash animation called "Dr. Wily Shorts Collection." If you click on Dr. Wily's shorts, a short animation of Strong Bad and Homestar pops up.

Ducktales: The Auditions

In this follow-up to the internet "Ducktales" series, Homestar Runner shows up as the fifth audition for the part of Scrooge McDuck.

Ebolaworld

  • At Ebolaworld.com, there is a Weekly Update titled Halloween Special. Taco-Man hosts a costume party for Halloween and Homestar makes an appearance at the very end. Watch it here.
  • In the second part of the 2004 Viewers Choice Award Program-Related Activities Show, a crowd of many cartoon characters can be seen. Among them is Homestar Runner. Watch it here.
  • On July 3, 2005, a cartoon called Ask Taco-Man was released. Taco-Man received many e-mails, 3 of which he read, regarding how the cartoon ripped off Strong Bad e-mails. Homestar Runner appeared at the end, mistaking Taco-Man for Strong Bad. The Paper also came down at the end of the cartoon. Watch it here.
  • In Ask Taco-Man #3, a parody of the 1940's Public Service Announcements, the narrator tells Billy not to address Taco-Man as "Strongbad."(sic)
  • In the 4th part of the 2006 Viewers Choice Award Program-Rlated Activities Show, Tacoman takes out frustrations on a dead hacker and one of those frustrations listed is "Homestarrunner's popularity." [2]
  • In "Night Trap" there is a part when Grandpa and grandma check the guests, go outside, then right when you see grandma and grandpa standing in the stairs, quickly switch to the bedroom, then you will see homestar appearing in the screen for a brief moment. Watch it Not here, or here, but HERE.

Experiments and Crap

  • In Episode 5, there are numerous references to Trogdor and -'d words in the subtitles.
  • In Episode 5.5, Trogdor makes a brief appearance toward the end.
  • A lot of titles to newsposts make some Homestar Runner reference.

Evil Josh & Billy

  • In Episode 4, E-vil, the phrase "It's Dot Com!" can be seen written on a wall.
  • Also, in the episode The Moonster Mash, Evil Josh shouts "Hang on tight, The Billy! We're blasting off to the MOOOOOOOOOOON!", referencing Strong Bad in personal favorites.
  • In episode 8, Marshie appears and is roasted over a fire.

Fred the Monkey

  • In the second mailbag, the sender asks Sceb if he has ever been to Homestarrunner.com.
  • In the Spiderman 2 movie review, Fred enters at the end wearing a Strong Bad mask.

Gary Brolsma Dot Net

One of the dancers in the Red vs. Blue Numa Numa Tribute (42MB file) wears a Homestar Runner shirt. He is shown approximately 1:30 minutes into the video.

GEOweasel

  • In the episode Computer (or Dangerous Download) Nar says that he is "the computer guy here". When he says this, you can see that the C:\ prompt on the computer says "run sb_email.exe".
  • On the main menu of the new front page has a button that reads "First Time Here?" much like any of the Main Pages.

Group X

There is a music video on Albino Black Sheep of a song done by Group X, at the end the music video has selection of play again or "Who made this?" Click that and the page text will say "www.Homestarrunner.com is the coolest!" Here.

Happy Tree Friends

On the "Second Serving" DVD, Trogdor is listed as one of the additional contributors to the character interview section.

High Score

  • At High Score Online they made a Homestar cartoon entitled "Not Without My Application, AKA Jorbs a Plenti". Be sure to click on the bucket at the end after the credits.
  • In Episode 3, there is a set of really fast moving credits with a reference to the Strong Bad Clock [3].
  • Episode 4 has a Parents Day spectacular, with "special guest star" What's Her Face. Later in a newspaper montage one of the subtitles says "Strong Sad Still A Loser."

Homestarrunner Megamix

This movie is entirely a Homestar fan-work.

Homestar in College

Another Homestar fan made this imitation Homestar Runner cartoon. In it, Homestar and Strong Bad talk about Crazy Go Nuts University.

Iris Rant

In the deviantART cartoon Iris Rant, a DELETED! screen appears near the end of the toon.

Kerri's Big Invention

Also at Flashplayer.com, there is a movie entitled "Kerri's Big Invention," and about halfway through the movie Kerri is drawing on a blackboard. When the whole blackboard is visible, in the lower left corner is a poorly drawn Homestar and Strong Bad. In the upper right you can see the carrot shaped thing from the sketchbook on the Coach Z page.

The Kingdom Hearts Chronicles

During the scene in which Sora is in the cave, a picture of Old-school Homestar Runner can be seen on the cave wall.

The Kingdom Hearts Chronicles 1.2

During the preloader, one of Sora's signs says "Skittles and M&Ms taste the same, but look different." This is an obvious reference to Malloween Commercial.

Konquest Adventure

In this movie's Shao Kahn special feature, one Kahn's quotes is "Both Strong Bad and I check our email, but I am way cooler than Strong Bad." Also, in the trailer, a sheet of paper that says "Shao's To Do List has "rip-off Strong Bad email" as one of the things listed.

Lalala

Homestar and Strong Bad appear in various places in this toon.

Lost in Tijuana

At Jaydonaldson.com and on Newgrounds.com if you're not willing to pay the membership costs, you see Strong Bad's face on a wanted poster about halfway through the animation.

Love, Wink

In this animation there is a dress up game while the animation is loading you dress Wink up as Homestar.

Mario Busters Flash Movie

One of the scenes in this movie is entitled "Donez's hed (sp) a splode".

Megaman Polarity Movie 3

In the gag reel, there is a scene of Strong Bad typing on the Compy, "And don't forget to watch this summer's new movie, 'Megaman Polarity 2: This Time It's Not Megaman Polarity 1.'" Watch it here.

In the credits, where the heading is "Thank You For Watching!", Homestar Runner is credited.

Metroid Confusion: Parts 1 and 2

  • At UGOplayer.com (formerly Flashplayer.com), there is a movie entitled "Metroid Confusion", and at the beginning there are three computers and one has the Homestar Runner main page displayed on its monitor. The end also borrows "Because It's Midnite" and credits a band named "Limozeen." Also, when you see them talking about how Samus is defenseless without her suit, zoom in on the second shelf to see a book, "The Homestar Runner Enters the Strongest Man in the World Contest". Also, at the beginning when they say, "We still have dessert!" and hold up the cookies, the sound when 1-up he beats his level in Stinkoman 20X6 is heard.
  • In Metroid Confusion Part 2, when right-clicking, one option is "Send Trogdor to my House". At the end of the movie, if one clicks on the fine-print giving homestarrunner.com some credit, one will see a funny Homestar-Metroid crossover. They also mention "E3 20X6". In addition to all of that, if the commentary is watched, it mentions that the creator of these toons got the inspiration for the "Claymation Simulator" from Strong Mad's Doug the Dino in the facts. Also in Fox McCloud's drawing, there is a book called "TROGDOR The Musical". The back of the book reads, "The Burninator himself stars in his first-ever musical that won three Academy awards and a couple of free coffees at Starbucks. Experience the magic, the majesty, the consummate V's!". The creator also mentions 20X6 at the end of the movie.

Neptune Circle

  • In the "PJ Wireless Episode 2" toon, PJ is seen dressed as Homestar, at which point the charecter, Rocky says "No, that's copyright infringement" after which PJ responds with the classic Homestar line "I know, can you bewieve it?". It can be found here.
  • In "PJ Wireless Episode 3", the regular crew are shown in a flashback to their life as babies. At the end, Clarance mentions that "Homestar did a babies episode three weeks ago", referencing flashback. It can be found here.
  • For the website's 2005 April Fools' Day prank, they replaced the front page with a fake MySpace page for the character, Clarence. Clarance has no friends in the cartoon series, so his friends list on his fake MySpace page is filled with pictures of himself in disguises. One disguise is the King of Town, complete with crown, beard and mustache. Also, the name listed for that "friend" is "City Sovren" [sic], a parody of the name "King of Town". An archive of that April Fools' prank can be found here.

No Relationship Please

On FunnyJunk.com, there is a toon called No Relationship Please. At the end, if the viewer clicks "Who Made This?" the creator, wesley, states that "www.Homestarrunner.com is the coolest!!!!"

Numa Numa Sprite Dance

In this Numa Numa themed flash animation on Newgrounds, there is a Strong Bad sprite dancing to this song, alone with other sprites, like the dancing banana sprite. You can view it here.

Numastar Runner

A flash video made not long after Halloween Potion-ma-jig came out. It has references to very recent Homestar toons. Watch it here.

One Ring To Rule Them All 2

There is a scene that bears a striking resemblance to the Old-Timey cartoons. It uses the same background music. Watch it here.

Additionally, one of the hippie chicks in the "Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" sequence is briefly seen wearing a badge that reads "Wear a Bikini!"

Raichu and Salazard

  • In Raichu and Salazard 1, during the restaurant scene, The Geddup Noise is heard when Raichu gets up.
  • In Riachu's Little Sayings, Alec Trode's hat reads "YOUR HEAD A TRODE".

Retarded Animal Babies

In episode 10 when they are walking past the websites, jokingly calling each one gay, www.homestarrunner.com is the first one.

review: alien vs. predator

When Kerrigan and Ark are playing with the action figures, you can see some cheat commandos action figures in the background.

Robotbox and Cactus

On Robotbox and Cactus episode 13 "Internet", Cactus receives a computer that crashed down from space, and boasts to Robotbox that he's on the internet now. Robotbox goes into his own segment much similar to a Strong Bad E-mail. Other parodies include random appearances by 'Pole' (Bonus Stage's Joel) 'Gil' (Bonus Stage's Phil) and 'Coach F' who says "YEOWRGHHHHH!", then his head explodes.

Senya's Review: Alien vs. Predator

In this flash film by the flash artist Legendary Frog, Ark and Kerri are at one point playing with Alien and Predator action figures. In the background, the Cheat Commandos action figure storage vehicle can be seen with Gunhaver and SilentRip inside. Firebert and Reynold also appear in front of the "Der Wunder Box."

Space Monkey Mafia

During a Scooby-Doo style chase scene in part two of this flash cartoon, Strong Bad and The Cheat will walk from the far left door to the far right door. Clicking on the painting of a yellow bird with red eyes will trigger this Easter egg.

Strongium

A fan animation parodying a well known NG submission called Lilium using elements entirely from the Homestar Runner universe, coincidently made by the same person who did Tails and his GBA 1, GBA 2, and Numa Sprita Dance. You can view it here.

Super Cheeseball

In the Ask Evil Cartoons (which are very similar to the Strong Bad Emails), Strong Bad is listed in the credits as an actor. The credits move very fast and it is very easy to miss. Click here.

Tails and his GBA

When Tails is listening to the radio, one thing heard is Homestar's line from crying, and the "oncha oncha" song from Teen Girl Squad Issue 8. Strong Bad comes out in the very end and says "its over. go home people." And if you right click anytime in the movie, one of the options is "goto Homestar Runner?" Also, the words on top are in Strong Bad's printing. You can view it here.

Tails and his GBA 2

At the very beginning when Tails is playing a poorly made game on his GBA, an 8-bit Tails ends up attacking an 8-bit Strong Bad with his sword. You can view it here.

Tails and his GBA 3

If you choose the Megaman game pak, Tails goes through 3 battles, each battle he wins he gets a "LMAO" with a random picture. One of the random pictures is a 8-Bit Strong Bad. You can view it here

Teasdale Times Two

  • In Episode 1, there's a part where Clan rHrN is on a piece of paper, and gets hit with a Legal Document, and he says, "OW! My rights as an internet n00b!", which is a reference to Teen Girl Squad.

The Goth Kid 2

When you chose animations and go to The Goth Kid 2, there will be a poster in the background of Homestar and Strong Bad, Warning this cartoon has been rated M. View it here.

The Joe & Bob Show!

The Real Rubyrulez

  • The Cheat makes a cameo appearance in Episode 7.8. You can view it here.
  • A poorly drawn Homestar Runner plays a minor role in Episode 11. You can view it here.

Waterman

At Waterman Studios, the Strong Bad ice pop is advertised for sale on the side of the ice-cream truck that shows up in several of the episodes.

In the "interview" with Sarah Michelle Geller, Brian mentions "pouring glowstick in [Devon and Chris'] Mountain Dew". This is a reference to techno.

Weebl and Bob

In the cartoon email, there is a mention of Strong Bad, and the episode could possibly be parodying Strong Bad Emails itself.


YouTube

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On YouTube, there is an AMV clip from Azumanga Daioh in which they lip-sync to the CGNU band song. You can find it here.

There is also an AMV set to the audio from Kid's Book, called Everyone is Different.

Various members have uploaded the podcasts from Homestar Runner.

In Smack Materazzi Up, one of the things that knocks Materazzi over is Homestar doing the butt dance.

After seeing a commercial for the Chronicles Of Narnia video game that mentioned downloading the cheats for the game, someone was inspired to create a fake commercial based on Homestar Runner content, completing it on December 1, 2005. He only uploaded it to YouTube later on October 19, 2006.

A video to "Weird" Al Yankovic's "Genius In France" by gallomallet includes the Teen Girl Squad-influenced phrase "Totally Different'd".

There are two film clips set to Teen Girl Squad Issue 1 [4] and Teen Girl Squad Issue 2 [5] based on Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon.

Teen Boy Squad 1 and 2 based on Teen Girl Squad.

Strong Bad E-mail mentioned in YOUTUBE theater ep 1

Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series

Episode 9 of the popular parody series shows Seto Kaiba summoning a dragon to the tune of "Trogdor".

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