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Halfway through the review of the game Wario Ware: Smooth Moves, Homestar is quoted "No, I'm sorry. The correct answer... was email.", an obvious reference to Main Page 19.

3rd Party Fantasy

  • In comic 120, Master Mayer makes reference to Trogdor when he shouts "By Trogdor's Second Arm" [sic].

8-bit Theater

Accidental Centaurs

  • In a crossover with The Wotch on March 26, 2005, The Wotch's Robin (transformed into a dragon) shouts "BURNINATE!!" as he breathes fire at some winged monkeys. [1]
  • In a comic dated Wednesday, August 24, 2005, Lenny borrows a line from Senor Cardgage. [2]

Aminal Crossing

  • In the 16th comic, "Were taking this baby to the mooooon!" is a reference to Strong Bad Email personal favorites.
  • Also, in Episode 22, the main character gets MONKEY SLAM'D!! an unmistakable TGS reference.

Arby the Archer

In Episode 7, the miner is "ARROWED!" and in episode 8 a mine Botter is "WHIPPED!" by a [GM].

Awfully Generic

Comic #39 is entitled "Class, please welcome our new student. She's from Foreign Lands." [3]

Badly Drawn Kitties

In the October 29, 2003 (zip archive format) strip, Dirk dresses up as Homestar Runner.

Breakpoint City

  • Homestar Runner is waiting in line in the July 20, 2002 strip.
  • Bronco Trolleys are referenced in the August 14th, 2002 strip.
  • Trogdor also appears on a sign "Live with Regis and Trogdor" in a later strip. [4]
  • A Homestar star t-shirt is being used by one character in the June 30, 2003 strip.
  • A Homestar action figure (or something) is seen behind the TV Ben is watching in the July 19, 2003 strip.

Bruno the Bandit

In the third panel of this comic, one character mentions Strong Badia.

Captain SNES

In the comic for March 21st, 2004, Mother Brain asks King Hippo how he can type with boxing gloves on his hands.

Cartridge Comics

  • In the comic entitled "Writing Back", William the monkey is asked how do you type with boxing gloves on, and mistakes Strong Bad for Nacho Libre.
  • In the comic entitled "Star Power", Jerry is apparently playing Trogdor badly on Guitar Hero II.

Chaos Diamonds 3

At the bottom of each page it says: "By reading this you promise your soul and first child to me. All babies not ripe and plump are subject to burnination under the trogtor [sic] act of 2003."

Clearwater Clan

The comic for June 24th, 2005 shows the cast drawn as stick figures. One of them comes out looking like Trogdor.

Comic Shorts

Issue 1 of Dragon Master's comics features DM checking his email while singing to himself like Strong Bad.
In Issue 17, Label Buddy (the idiot who is killed quite often) is kicked in the face with the caption "KICKEDED!" in the following panel.
In Issue 33, Label Buddy chokes on a speck of dirt and gets "HEIMLICH MANEUVER'D!"
In Issue 34, he is "SHOTGUNNED!"
Label Buddy faints with the caption, "FAINTED!" and is run over Halo style with the caption "SPLATTERED!" in Issue 40
Lekonua the intelligent robot gets "SHURIKENED!" in Issue 42.
This Comic of Leko's is titled "Hit Strong Bad First" and the Brothers Chaps are number one on the hit list.
One of the advertisement banners shows Label Buddy asking for his lines like Homestar does in First Time Here?

Commander Kitty

A panel of Commander Kitty features the character Mittens wearing a Strong Bad mask. (You will have to use the "next" button a number of times before finding the Strong Bad image.)

Daily Routine

Comic #40 on [5] has a reference from Strong Bad email, fingers. The character, Hardhat is wearing the same arms as Homestar Runner wears in the said email. There's even a link to the email at the bottom of the comic for those who have never heard of Homestar Runner.

DAMN

Issue #4 - sonicstarrunner.com. Sonic the Hedgehog characters on a Homestar Runner Main Page, which also makes a joke out of rapidly flicking the cursor over the buttons, causing multiple effects to occur on the screen.

Issue #5 is almost exactly like a Strong Bad Email, but with Shadow the Hedgehog answering the emails.

Dark Legacy Comics

In the weekly comic, one of the main characters tries to put in the name fhqwhgads for the player.

Dave Kelly Central

In the second comic, Strong Bad shows up to mock the size of Dave Kelly's ego.

The Death & Return of Colossus

This is a one-shot parody of the X-Men comics, drawn in stick-figure style. The second panel of the first page has Lockheed drawn to look like Trogdor.

Digimon

In the fourth and final volume of the Tokyopop manga adaptation of the third season of the Digimon animated series, Rapidmon utters What's Her Face's classic line: "My blood hurts."

DMFA

Trogdor can be seen in the first panel of this comic.

Dominic Deegan

In the September 23,2002 comic, Strong Bad makes a cameo appearance as one of Dominic's customers in the last panel.

Devstyle

Rude is making fun of the compy 386.
In Comic 91 Rude bumps in to Trogdor

Droop

This issue of "Droop" features Homestar Runner popping up with the phrase "A Jorb Well Done".

Digital Purgatory

In episode 19, "Dude, Shut the Hell Up", of "Digital Purgatory", in the third and fourth panels, Trogdor appears on a whiteboard in the background.

Dinosaur Comics

In a comic released July 17, 2006, Utahraptor mentions "fhqwhgads".

Doc's Machine

On 2003-10-31, Doc's Halloween comic showed Pom-Pom in the bottom frame. Here.

Dueling Analogs

The October 31, 2006 comic (entitled "Thatched-roof cottages!!!") features Strong Bad and Homestar discussing the inclusion of Trogdor in the game Guitar Hero II. The news post below the comic mentions the Homestar Runner Wiki.

El Goonish Shive

Popular webcomic El Goonish Shive has made multiple references to Homestar Runner, both in filler comics. In one, the comic's title "That Block-Thing is Gonna Give me Nightmares" references The Homestar Runner's similar line in Mr. Shmallow.

Evil Inc

The author of "Evil Inc" has said on the Bob and George forums that Satan being dressed up as Ichiro in comic #267 is a minor reference to Strong Bad dressing up as Homestar dressed up as Angus Young in Pumpkin Carve-nival.

Exterminatus Now

On November 10th, 2006, a drawing of a flying, fire-breathing Trogdor was put up.

F@NBOY$

The artist, Scott DeWitt is a Homestar Runner fan. One of the main characters, Lemmy, has it on his iPod, Sylvia's friend Kirstin has Strong Bad on her bag, and there is a reference to Teen Girl Squad in his drawing tutorial. Also, after F@NBOY$ won the Joystiq Wrap-up, and the cast thinks they're internet celebrities, Strong Bad is laughing at them.

After it was announced that Trogdor will be in Guitar Hero II, a comic was made in which the gang plays air guitar and air bass.

In the comic "Customer Service Is My Job Class", the character Kirsten has a Strong Bad bag from the Store.

A comic called The Homestarmy was made after it was found out about the wiki and his entry in the sightings. Strong Bad then instructs The Cheat to take out Lemmy with a sniper rifle.

Types (now in stereo). Paul is thinking of more ideas for the comic. He gives up and throws away the notepad. All it has on it are pictures of So and So, Cheerleader, The Ugly One and What's Her Face, respectively.

The first panel of Intermission: Who Shot First? Shows Chess painting miniatures of an unspecified tabletop game, one of them is Strong Bad.

In the comic called First Day on the Job Part 8 When the Xbox falls on Lemmy's head the boxes next to it are for Rhino Feeder and "Secret Collect 2", both have pictures of Strong Bad on the cover. There is also what appears to be a Homestar Runner keychain or pez dispenser in the last panel.

In the comic Popular Trends, in the final panel, which has a Muppet Babies parody, the blocks on the floor spell H*R, the abbreviation for Homestar Runner (body of work).

The title of the comic Meshing on the Trembolos is a reference to the blurb that appears while Trogdor (song) loads on Guitar Hero II: "For squeadlies, mash on the trembalo"

Final Stupidity

In the fourth comic, "Obligatory Pop Culture Reference," Dangeresque Too makes a small cameo on the last panel.
The fifth comic's title, "Burninated", is an obvious reference to Trogdor.
The seventh comic's title, "Got Witch's Brew?" is a reference to Homestar's obsession with witch's brew.

GameCheetz

The seventh panel in comic #15692 is taken from Parsnips A-Plenty.
Technochocolate is mentioned in the fifth panel of comic #00297.

Get Blue Spheres

  • In the 36th issue of this Sprite Comic, Dr. Robotnik dresses up as Homestar Runner (Far Left), and Charmy Bee (Next To Robotnik) dresses up as Strong Bad.


Girly

  • In #217 of this comic, the racing game's game over screen says, "OH NOS YOU SPLODED!!", a clear StrongBadZone reference.

Hawkman

In the December 2003 issue of DC Comic's Hawkman (page 16 of issue 20, volume 4), an abusive spouse is seen wearing a black T-shirt featuring Strong Bad's face and gloves, and the text "FHGWHGAS." Unfortunately you'll have to pick up an old issue of the comic to see it. [6]

Here Is A Question

Heroes Inc.

In Comic 263 Bowser and Kirby have a conversation involving random and unexplained DNA Evidence.

Hockey Zombie

In this episode The skull man is wearing a Red star shirt similar to homestar's

I'm Blue

In this comic, Blue Veers is seen with a The Cheat plushie, possibly a Kick The Cheat.

Impy and Aevy

  • In one comic, Aevy causes a computer's logic circuits to fail by loading Homestar Runner on it.

Jump Start

  • A comic strip of this on August 16th, 2006 made a reference to the Freakin' Duck. Someone drew a picture of a "ferocious fire-breathing dragon", but it was mistaken as a duck, by somebody else.

Kagerou

  • A very easily-missed reference, Kano begins to draw a picture, and talking to himself in a Strong Bad accent.

The Karnak Hates Everthing Show

Homestar Runner appeared and got (possibly joking) negative comments on Karnak's "Alienate the Readers Week".

Least I Could Do

  • The header joke for the March 31 2007 comic reads "Subject: SB_Email Menu"; the fourth panel of the same comic shows Rayne, the main character, typing on a computer in near-identical fashion to Strong Bad.

Life On Sedna

NOTE: Some of these links may not work.

Masters of the art

Mid-Shift

This strip is not available online, but if you purchase the book, and turn to page 19, you can see a Homestar Runner mainpage on the computer. Official website

MoDCAMeRa

In the fourth panel of "Welcome to Yore Doum!", Matt says: "Okay, let's just give up trying not to laugh at him sounding like the Homestar Runner and do something else."

Muertitos

  • A filler comic on how to make your own comic strip suggests drawing copyrighted characters. The Cheat is among them.
  • During the Death/Hulamutt Action Hour storyline, the Anecdotist had figured the authorities would send the Green Lantern to battle him, and assembled a group of yellow characters to protect him. Among them is The Cheat.
  • In this comic, Honeo discovers an attempt to fix a ski race, and announces "I've got to drop my grapes and stop that CHEAT!", an obvious nod to the Original Book.

Name Censored

  • In the second strip, which is actually the first, Elad wears his iconic Homestar Runner hat. Elad still owns that hat and wears it on several occasions.
  • In the last strip, there is an "EXTRA SECRET COMICS!". In the second panel, Homestar's head is shown on the wall.
  • Elad also made a picture of the Homestar Runner cast as South Park characters, but it was never published on the main site.

Natch Evil

  • In Comic#109 God mentions getting an email about how he types with boxing gloves on.
  • The Extra menu is rather reminiscent of the main pages, and it even says apologies to Homestar at the bottom.
  • In Comic#410 Cliff mentions Grumblecakes.

The Neopian Times

In three comics made by _lordofthefrogs_, the owner himself wears a duckie shirt (Comic #1), Homestar's star shirt (Comic #2), and in the 3rd comic a salesperson wears the same skirt as Marzipan (Comic #3). If you go to his lookup, it says that he is a dedicated fanatic of Homestar Runner, and his background is the Homestar Runner background with "Seriously" below him.

Never Never

  • In a filler comic Homestar has a cameo acknowledged by the author as an "added bonus".

Ninja Verses

  • In one comic, Eh! Steve! is featured as a Sweet Cuppin' Cakes Ninja.
  • In another, the "Regular Ninja" parodies the Strong Bad Email element, including a "How do you type with boxing gloves"-type question. The animation ends with a single panel, like the normal comic: "Regular Ninja vs. Wrestleman Ninja"

Oh The Humanity

In the final panel of the January 7, 2004 strip, somebody says "A jorb well done"

Okashina Okashi - Strange Candy

During the Sentai Arc, the background music played during Lycidia's trip through boarding tunnel number 2 is The System Is Down. The song is referenced again three more times through the arc here, here, and here.

During the Fantasy Arc which takes place in a MMORPG, the main characters get sucked down a whirlpool while bathing in a lake and ended up being transported to a text based game that is none other then Thy Dungeonman. The only way out is to find the right commands. It first appeared in #686 32 kilobytes of RAM and again in #687 Finding the right command.

One One Seven

In the 71st and 72nd guest strips of the Halo-based comic "One One Seven", Master Chief is shown sitting at a Compy 386. He even answers his own email! http://nikon.bungie.org/misc/stuntmutt.html?type=guest&image=guest71 http://nikon.bungie.org/misc/stuntmutt.html?type=guest&image=guest72

Phil Likes Tacos

Homsar is among one of the characters to make a cameo in this strip.

Trogdor's theme song is mentioned in this strip.

Trogdor appears in a framed picture on the wall in the first panel of this strip.

Pokemon Amethyst Version

In "Comic 3: Leaving Home in Anyway Possible", Barry says "...Well, looks like I'm gonna to have to jump!", a la Dangeresque.

In the description of "Merry Christmas (and other winter-time holidays)", Glitch references Decemberween.

Pokemon X

In the 2005 April Fool's special, the characters are "FOOLED!" by the Arrow'd Guy.

In the 2006 April Fool's special, drawn and written in a similar format, a moose get "PWNED!" by a Mewtwo, noted by, again, the Arrow'd Guy.

In Comic 492, May comments that the candy Brendan got was "Soo Goood." a reference to Teen Girl Squad.

PS238

In issue 14 of this comic series, the Teen Girl Squad appear as a child's drawing taped to a wall, though What's Her Face's frame is torn.

PvP

In a guest strip by Howard Tayler, Pan Pan appears among a line-up of pandas.

Questionable Content

  • In comic #265, while Faye and Marten are discussing what will be the next indie rock band to break up, Faye mentions that the head of Win Butler (from The Arcade Fire) will explode during a live performance, forcing them to replace him with a Homestar Runner puppet.
  • In comic #317, Steve is wearing an Eh! Steve! T-shirt.
  • In comic #333, Raven wants to be left alone to close the coffee shop. She exclaims, "I can do it! I can totally do it nine times!" This is a reference to The Cheat's crazy cartoon in crazy cartoon.

Random Codes

The first two lines of the 16th comic are "So from then on, it was all pork and beans." and "That's not very healthy..." which are close to the two lines of dialogue said by Homestar and Marzipan in helium.

Resident Evil

In comic 249, Jill asks Steve who Lisa is, which he replies that she's Crazy Go Nuts.

Road Waffles

In the July 23, 2003 comic, when Moses is altering how he percieves the afterlife, one of his visualisations bears a resemblance to Strong Bad standing in Strong Badia, saying 'Pop culture reference!'.

Room

A recent update of this puzzling pixelart webcomic has an appearance of a pixelart Strong Bad and The Cheat. He's looking at a computer, but it doesn't appear to be any of the ones he's owned. [7]

Roy the Duck

Runaways

In the July 2005 issue of this Marvel Comics publication, as the title characters head off on a mission to rescue the captive mother of their newest accquaintance, Victor, Victor himself remarks that he is "not sure why he should entrust his mom's life to the freakin' Teen Girl Squad!" Chase, the only male member of the Runaways team, corrects him with: "That's Teen Girl Squad plus one, amigo!"

Scary Go Round

In the comic posted on August 18th, 2005, Shelley tells Gibby to tell her father about the "terrible a-splosions", an obvious reference to Vector Strong Bad.

Sluggy Freelance

The weekly filler Meanwhile in the Dimension of Pain shows the demons deathmatching. When Horribus uses the Unholy Hand grenade and the demons are all incinerated, the panel reads "And all was laid to burnination." link

SMAX

The Top Ten spin-off comic SMAX puts Jaafs Macksun and his partner Toybox in a world of fantasy. A wanted poster for Trogdor is on a pole and the silhouette of Homestar and Pom Pom are seen in town.

Snafu

In the strip Otakon 2004, Homestar Runner has a cameo in the 3rd panel, saying "I could sure go for a glass of melonade."

Sore Thumbs

In this comic, a drugged director quotes Strong Bad's "H*R and Marzipan Dating Simulation XR" from Strong Bad Email date.

Staccato

In the online webcomic, Staccato, when the author portrays his characters as Fantastic Four characters, the one portrayed as the "The Human Torch" says "'The Human Torch?' 'Flame On?' That all sounds kinda' fruity... Couldn't I be be called like 'The Burninator' or something?" in direct reference to our beloved Trogdor! [8]

Tales of Southtown

In Episode #12, the words "That is not a small number!" appear on a scroller at the bottom of the TV screen that Geese is watching, a reference to virus.

Teen Titans Go!

In the issue of this DC Comics comic entitled "Finding Nero," there is a carnival game with Strong Sad plushies as prizes.

Tex and Jenny

Tex sees his good and evil conscience in this strip. However, since Tex is an atheist, he makes them change to Homestar Runner and Strong Bad.

The Devil's panties

The Misadventures of Gary and Ted

Trogdor shows up as a solution in a Sudoku square in the third panel.

Theater Hopper

Tom Brazelton of Theater Hopper had himself in his comics on June 23, with a Homestar shirt.

Also, this comic features the Wear a Bikini! plane in the background.

Tiny Sepuku

This comic about catchy songs includes Everybody to the Limit (with Fhqwhgads misspelled as "fhqwdgads") as one of its examples.

Twisted Kaiju Theater

A season 17 episode of the comic makes reference to Trogdor, and reveals that the creator hadn't heard of homestarrunner.com until 2005.

Toonatopia

Homestar Runner is mentioned on the first page.

Under Power

  • In the Feb 02, 2004 Strong Bad is behind the elf and saying ARROWED! Also, the copyright line at the bottom reads "strong bad © 2001-2004 the brothers chaps".
  • In the May 19, 2004 comic, Strong Bad and the Cheat are the DJs in panel 2.

Universal Voyage

  • In Comic #2 there are sprites of Strong Bad and Trogdor as a team called "Burninators!"
  • In Comic#563, Homestar makes a rather shocking sprite cameo.

Vanguard

VG Cats

  • The "New to the site" page starts "Welcome aboard the USS VGCats.com, this is a website!", both mimicking and linking to First Time Here?
  • In Comic 100, click on "100 Comics" at the end to see Pantsman answer an email on the Compy 386. Strong Bad later appears and repeats a line from sibbie in this clip.
  • In the 6th panel of Comic 135, a The Cheat Talking Plush Doll is visible with the rest of the merchandise behind the glass in the bottom right.
  • At the top of the new layout, there is a rotating image, featuring several different quotes. A few of them are [How do you type with boxing gloves on?], [We are the band LIMOZEEN!] and [Let's get ready to look SO GOOD!]
  • The title for the news post on Saturday, September 10, 2005 at 12:43 PM is "Throw baby", a Peasant's Quest reference.
  • Comic 187 is titled Jorbs, a reference to A Jorb Well Done and Coach Z's accent in general.
  • Comic 218 is titled "G-Four'd", a reference to -'d and Teen Girl Squad in general.
  • In Comic 232, "safety guide", the first panel has a guitar with a sticker of the ever-popular band Limozeen.

Walking Is Still Honest

  • In strip #69, the power is out, and there is a picture of Strong Bad's head with the words "Power Failured!" above it.
  • In strip #94, the trebuchet is nicknamed 'Trebdor, the Flinginator'.

Witchs' Brew

The origin of the Witch's Brew name came from Homestar's famous Halloween witch's brew line. (Alas, however, the phrase is not spelled correctly in the comic.) Also, in the first comic, Homestar appears on the last panel, and the third comic uses the CHILDREN! panel from Teen Girl Squad. The sixth comic tells us to not fake the funk on a nasty dunk, one of Homsar's quotes from interview. And the author bios describe one of the creators as "one of the few lucky non-peasant humans to be burninated."

World of Warcraft Comic Contest

In a comic submitted by the character Bludlemon, on the furbolg's necklace is a small Strong Bad head. Link: http://www.blizzard.com/wow/screenshot.aspx?ImageIndex=84&Set=64

World of Warcraft Idiocy

  • In comic 120, Jay and Tor have a brief discussion, reminiscent of the one Homestar and Marzipan have in helium.

The Wotch

  • In the April 2, 2003 comic, Jason looks at a shelf full of magical items in the eighth panel. Trogdor can be seen on the top shelf. See the comic
  • In the June 24, 2003 comic, Lilly and Jennie are playing with Homestar Runner action figures. In particular they are acting out a scene from Teen Girl Squad Issue 3. See the comic

The Wotch: CHEER!

You'll Have That

On the July 25th, 2005 comic, Andy tries to steal a new Compy 386.

Zelda comic

  • Comic 96 is entitled Dot, Dot, Dot.
  • In Comic 136, Bub says "Ow! my stomach lining!!!"
  • On comic 162, the characters are swamped by Cuccos with the caption "CUCCO'D!"
  • Comic 164 is actually called "Yet Another Subtle Homestar Reference." The reference is "shut it up, you."
  • Comic 170 is entitled "I'm So Glad the Bub is Not Dead."
  • In Comic 193, the Miscreant decapitates Edgar with the caption "DECAPITAT'D!"
  • On the 200th comic, they used the "Its almost over!" screen from Teen Girl Squad.
  • Comic 212 is entitled "Yeah, Shut Up, Kid."
  • On comic Comic 217, Link says "Rock, rock on!"
  • On comic Comic 220, Link says,"That sounds re-zon-able".
  • On comic Comic 223, when Link rolls his eyes, it says "Eye roll'd!"
  • On comic 225, Link asks what would happen if Bub fights Lloyd. Bub answers saying "his head a splode?"
  • On comic 227, Lloyd dodges an attack with the caption "Matrix'd!"
  • Also in the bonus section, there is a thing called "Flame War 04." The first comic is a reference to the Strong Bad email dragon, and the state (California) with the underwear is a reference to Strong Bad email weird dream.
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