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This page lists articles that have been featured on the Main Page. If you have ideas for pages that should be featured, please list them on the nominations page and discuss them on the selections page.  

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(Week 37, 2012)*

"You can't just rush into the score zone!"

Coach Z is the "coach" of Homestar Runner and the gang, though it is unclear just which sports he coaches. He has a strong Upper Midwestern accent which sometimes gets him into trouble. He almost never says anything negative to anyone, and he often offers more encouragement than is needed. When giving advice, he almost always starts with the phrase "You can't just rush into the score zone", which by now has pretty much lost its meaning. He wears a baseball cap and is famous for the large Z emblem around his waist, but nobody knows for sure whether his bright green color is his skin or a body suit. As Coach Z himself is not afraid to admit, he's got more than two problems. Despite being a coach, he doesn't know what a basketball is, as indicated in secret recipes. (More...)

(Week 36, 2012)*

"What's the big idea workin' on Labor's Day?"

Labor Dabor is a Puppet Stuff feature released on Labor Day, September 6, 2004. The Cheat is making animations on his computer when Colonel Homestar Runner and Third-Style Private Frank Bennedetto of the Homestarmy arrive to stop him. The Colonel explains that they are making sure that nobody or their brother does any work on "Labor's Day", and to this end, he encourages The Cheat to repeat the mantra "Todaybor Day is Labor Day!" Unfortunately, Bennedetto experiences some sudden health problems, causing panic. (more...) watch

Week 35, 2012

"But what *is* a Space Captainface?  And what does it do?"

In the Big Toon Career Day, released on March 10, 2009, Strong Bad as Space Captainface visits L.U.R.N. for Career Day and shows the class an edumacational film about the Strong Badian Administration of Some Aluminum Foil. In the film, Space Captainface and Strap Coopmore head into space to knock the Italian spy satellite out of orbit. When they get into space, they find the spy satellite spying over Strong Badia. Space Captainface sticks some counter-intelligence on the spy satellite's lens to successfully keep the Italians from the Strong Badian cheat codes and barbecue sauce recipes. Career Day marked the first Big Toon in two years since the previous Big Toon DNA Evidence which was released in May of 2007. watch (more...)

(Week 34, 2012)*

"Save the last email for Strong Bad..."

In alternate universe, the 150th Strong Bad Email, Jody from Texas has some questions for Strong Bad. One of them refers to an alternate universe portal. With help from The Cheat, Strong Bad visits alternate realities, meeting many of his doppelgängers on the way. Meanwhile, Homestar tries to make a "real fruit smoothie". Preceded by Sbemail 150?!?, this sesquicentenn-email was released on April 4, 2006. With a running time of nearly six minutes, this was the longest email when released, almost a full minute longer than flashback (previously the longest). However, it has since been surpassed by retirement. "Alternate Universe" is notable for a rare occasion of Strong Bad being nice to Strong Sad. (more...) watch

Week 33, 2012

"When are you gonna do one already?"

Not the 100th Email!!! is a cartoon resembling the Internet Explorer 6 error page in which Strong Bad taunts the viewer for trying to take a sneak peak at the 100th Strong Bad Email and Homestar Runner adds to the hilarity. It was created in response to Strong Bad Email fans who woke up on the Monday mornings in the two weeks following different town without a new Email. After being teased by Teen Girl Squad Issue 5, Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 10.2, and Puppet Time, they went as far as to check the expected URL for the Email directly, in hopes that they could see the Email as soon as possible. The only way this could be done was to type "http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail100.html" into their address bar, since this address would follow the format used for the previous ninety-nine Emails. These users kept getting the usual 404'd page, until about 2:20 a.m. (EST) on Tuesday, March 16, 2004, when this toon was released. watch (more...)

Week 32, 2012

Population... TIIIRREEE!

Population: Tire is a game by Videlectrix in which the objective is to use the mouse cursor to keep the Tire bouncing in the air as long as possible. The score multiplier can be increased by hitting birds, balloons, Strong Sad and The Cheat. Obstacles include changing winds and flying Cold Ones. Once the tire hits the ground, the player loses all of their points. Population: Tire takes place in Strong Badia and the game's name is a reference to the fact that the tire is Strong Badia's sole "population", as noted on the Stop Sign and in the last line of the Strong Badia National Anthem. The game has a Viidelectrix version as well. Also of note is the DS homebrew version of this game created by HRWiki user Phlip and featured as a Weekly Fanstuff in 2007. play (more...)

Week 31, 2012

"This dinner party is top dollar!"

In cliffhangers, the 158th Strong Bad Email, Jake asks Strong Bad to resolve all the cliffhangers. Strong Bad starts off by having The King of Town and Homsar hanging by a rope at the top of a cliff. Strong Bad then cuts their ropes, but before leaving, he sends some snacks on the way down with The King of Town and Homsar. Next three typical cliffhangers are shown. In the first one, Coach Z has the Thnikkaman stuffed inside a locker in the locker room and tries to reveal the Thnikkaman's identity (despite it being obvious that the Thnikkaman is Bubs). Coach Z ends up failing because he has bad hand-eye coordination. The second cliffhanger centers around the Strong Badian Administration of Some Aluminum Foil, with Strong Bad as Space Captainface and The Cheat as Strap, who believe they are on a collision course with Malmsteen's Comet. The third cliffhanger has Homestar Runner believe he is pregnant, only to be quickly corrected by Strong Sad. When Strong Bad returns to the computer room, he finds the Lappy 486 missing, with a ransom note in its place as well as its comma key. How will this one turn out? What could have done such a thing? Will Strong Bad ever get his laptop computer back? watch (more...)

Week 30, 2012

"Yeah? You think you got it like that?"

In strong badathlon, the 165th Strong Bad Email, Lewis Rudkin asks Strong Bad how far he could throw The Cheat and if Strong Bad didn't want to do that, then if he could beat the crud out of Homestar Runner for no reason. Strong Bad then reveals that the things asked of him are the first two events of the Strong Badathlon, but they are unfortunately his worst events. The Poopsmith dominates "The Cheat Chuck" by using the Whatsitburied Slop. "Greco-Roman Homestar Crud-Out-of-Beating"'s champion is Homestar Runner himself since, as Strong Bad puts it, "the reigning champion seems to have intimate knowledge of Homestar's weak points". The remaining events of the Strong Badathlon are the "Remote Put", the "Clean and Jerk Strong Mad's Underwears Over His Head", and "Probably Something with Guitars, lasers, Robots, and Hot Girls". This email is also the first of six consecutive emails to seemingly randomly mention DNA evidence which would later be explained in the toon of the same name. Beating up Homestar would later serve as the primary focus of Homestar Ruiner, the first episode of Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People. watch (more...)

Week 29, 2012

"So hopefully one day technology will catch up with my advanced thinking."

In video games, the 94th Strong Bad Email, Taylor R. asks Strong Bad what he would be like in a video game. Strong Bad first mentions Secret Collect, an Atari 2600-style game, in which he would wander around futuristic mazes collecting things that look nothing like him while his own graphics look nothing like him. After Secret Collect, Strong Bad mentions StrongBadZone, a vector-graphics game, in which a spiky-headed, cyber-shield guy would block attacks from a vector version of Strong Bad's head because nobody can control him! Vector Strong Bad would sometimes say poorly-translated phrases such as "BACK OFF BABY" and "YOUR HEAD A SPLODE". Next, Strong Bad mentions Thy Dungeonman, an interactive fiction game, that consists of getting Ye Flask. However, the main character is not Strong Bad. Last but not least, Strong Bad mentions RhinoFeeder, a SNES-era game, which in his words, is "super-photorealistic" and "takes migs and megs of memories just to play it". The objective of RhinoFeeder is to have Strong Bad feed a rhino while avoiding snakes. The four games can be played and they were later added to the games menu. watch (more...)

(Week 28, 2012)*

"Looks like I'm gonna have to jump!"

Dangeresque is a trilogy of amateur movies made by Strong Bad. It originates in the email "stunt double", where Strong Bad was asked if he did all his own stunts. He says he does, and shows his new film Dangeresque II: This Time, It's Not Dangeresque 1 as proof. The Dangeresque films are shot with The Cheat's video camera, then very sloppily edited together. Strong Bad plays Dangeresque, a wisecracking action hero who fights both "the law and the crime" with the help of Renaldo, played by Coach Z. The other main characters play small parts in the films, and Strong Sad is not-so-subtly edited in as a stunt double for any character that might get hit in the head or take a painful fall, despite Strong Bad's claims that he does all the stunts himself. Dangeresque's method of crime fighting is patent nonsense, but the timely delivery of catch phrases like "Looks like I'm gonna have to jump!" always makes the ladies smile. Dangeresque II also has a prequel, Dangeresque 1: Dangeresque, Too?, and a sequel, Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective. (more...)

Week 27, 2012

"Well, if you take a look at my reh-zoom..."

The Interview is a toon in which Strong Bad decides to interview Homestar Runner, mostly to find out what his "freakin' problem" is. It begins with some narration by Strong Bad himself, describing the inevitably painful task he's set down for himself. The interview is held in Marshmallow's Last Stand, and proceeds to become a series of double meanings, such as Homestar warning Strong Bad not to sit on the brass tacks they're about to get down to; not-truities, such as Homestar claiming that he drove; and role-reversals, such as Homestar interviewing Strong Bad about his baking and his enjoyment of the jumbles. Ultimately, Strong Bad doesn't discover what Homestar's problem is, though he does elicit a demonstration of Homestar "prancing around like an idiot". watch (more...)

Notes

  • All starred weeks redirect to past FAs. Unless otherwise noted, they redirect to the same week 5 years prior.
  • Week 34's FA is a redirect to that of week 33 of 2007.
  • Week 37's FA is a redirect to that of week 37 of 2006.
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