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Week 39, 2009

"Don't let Timkins play my PSone!"

Teen Girl Squad Issue 13 is the thirteenth installment in the Teen Girl Squad series, released on Monday, June 18, 2007. Tompkins and Timkins' mother, Momkins, is heading out to prospect for future ex-husbands and has hired So and So to babysit them in her absence. However, So and So's friends all crash the goings-on and create havoc. Cheerleader tries to call "each and every boy" to invite them over to watch a pay-per-view show (with luckless results), while What's Her Face goes rummaging through the pantry. The Ugly One, meanwhile, is seeking an autograph from Peacey P, which his bodyguard disapproves of by dropping The Ugly One off a hotel balcony. Then the police arrives to watch the pay-per-view show. What's Her Face lets them in, but So and So overreacts to their presence, and takes drastic measures to escape from them. (more...) watch

Week 38, 2009

"Man, man, we should start putting those Homestar Vs. Homestar fights on pay-per-view."

According to Strong Bad, Homestar Runner seems to have an "unbelievably loose grasp on the world around [him]." As a result, Homestar will frequently become confused and forget who he is. He then interacts with himself as though he is a different and separate person. This includes talking to himself, looking for himself, writing notes to remind himself who he is, insulting himself, and even fighting himself. When he's speaking as Cardboard Marzipan, she seems smarter than Homestar and mentions things that Homestar himself doesn't know. (more...)

Week 37, 2009

Books-on-Tape in all its glory

Words I Probably Said is an autobiographical spoken word books-on-tape series by Strong Bad that first appeared in the Strong Bad Email autobiography. This series has Strong Bad describing several events in his life, such as playing basketball with "Reg" and "The Deke", being romantic with "a very special lady", and laughing so hard that both milk and cookies shot out of his nose. None of the events have actually happened in real toons and may be imagined. Strong Bad plays us three samples of Tape One during the email on his booOOMbox and suggests that it be listened to on roadtrips and on Walkmans during jogs in the park because he bets it would make people want to run faster and could even double as "one of those weight loss tapes". (more...)

Week 36, 2009

"Let's make soup!"

Old-Timey Marzipan is the Old-Timey version of Marzipan. She differs slightly in appearance and personality from the current Marzipan. The Old-Timey Marzipan looks almost identical to the current version, with only a few changes: pigtails instead of a ponytail, shorter face, wider, and shaped less like a baseball bat, and bigger smile, less curved, and more angular. She also has a visible chin, and her skirt has a less realistic design. Also, unlike modern day Marzipan's on-again, off-again relationship with Homestar, Old-Timey Marzipan is an inseparable companion of The Homestar Runner and his friend Fat Dudley. She is significantly less concerned with social causes and more concerned with eating. She has bones in her pigtails and in her dress, as seen in That A Ghost. She also has an unusual fear of pumpkins (but not of graveyards). (more...)

Week 35, 2009

"Say it with a flourish."

The Classroom is where lectures and training are given. Many characters use the classroom's chalkboard, of different shapes and colors, to illustrate concepts and teach things to each other. The classroom has been used for many AV presentations, including Strong Mad's Sports section for Strong Badia's Action Cool News 5, the SBASAF introduction videos, and Strong Bad's "technology intromercials" in technology. Strong Bad gives free motivational lectures in the classroom every Wednesday, Marzipan holds her L.U.R.N. classes here, and the characters use it as an ad hoc town hall for emergency town meetings (in unnatural). (more...)

Week 34, 2009

"It's the ghost of General Tso!"

General Tso's Chicken (which Strong Bad pronounces "General Tao") was first spotted in the Strong Bad Email ghosts, in which Strong Bad and The Cheat are hunting for ghosts in Strong Badia, but only find a bad carton of Chinese food, discarded by The Cheat. At first, they thought the carton to be haunted, but quickly discover to be just "grody and rotten". Since then, it has been an occasional resident of Strong Badia. It was used as an obstacle in Awexome Cross and as one of the Mount RidesPlace USA Mascots, played by Homsar. It has also been one of Strong Badia's Seven Elemental Spirits. (more...)

Week 33, 2009

"Psssshhh! The Double Deuce!"

The Double Deuce is a style of flipping someone off with both hands. First demonstrated by Strong Bad in the bird, it was later introduced as the name of Stinkoman's primary attack technique. In order to perform a Double Deuce, Stinkoman strikes a dramatic pose and shouts "DOOOUUUBBLE DEEEUUUUCCE!!", which causes his gloves to glow and creates an energy disturbance around him. Strong Bad's Exciting Action Man action figure (as seen in the action figure email) comes equipped with "Severe Double Deuce Action", activated when the figure's head is pressed down. There is also a single-handed variant called the Single Deuce. The Double Deuce and its variants can be used to rid oneself of the office dullard or those seeking a challenge or perhaps some fighting. (more...)

Week 32, 2009

"I'm Homestar, and this is a website!"

First Time Here?, released on March 28, 2002, is an uncategorized cartoon, accessible only from a special button on the main page. In this toon, Homestar Runner gives a welcome speech for first-time viewers of the website. However, Homestar keeps forgetting his lines one take after another, much to the exasperation of the director, Cherry Greg. Eventually, Strong Bad decides that he has had enough and takes over in place of Homestar. At the end, there are links to Strong Bad Emails, A Jorb Well Done (representing a sample toon) and Homestar Talker (a sample game). (more...) watch

Week 31, 2009

Frames upon frames

Strong Bad's Website is a website (found on homestarrunner.com) about The Cheat. It was first seen in the email website as an example of website design and content fundamentals. It sports a long and elaborate Flash intro and lots of animated GIFs. This is a parody of many very poorly executed and ultimately pointless websites that are common on free webservers like Tripod and Geocities. It features pictures actually taken from the Pulse interview of August 1, 2003. It originated in the Strong Bad Email website and also spun off Strong Sad's Lament. (more...) visit

Week 30, 2009

"Strong Bad, I brought back your fondue pot!"

The 50th Strong Bad Email, the aptly-titled 50 emails, released on Monday, November 11, 2002, was one of the very first milestone emails on the Homestar Runner website. In honor of this, his 50th email, Strong Bad opts to literally answer 50 emails, answering them with his usual mix of making fun of the senders and sometimes deletion. But he doesn't get far before he is interrupted by a phone call, during which Homestar Runner, who is just returning Strong Bad's fondue pot, sees Strong Bad's computer running and tries to answer some of the emails himself. However, his failed attempts at deleting an email result in technical failures, prompting Homestar to leave a special surprise for Strong Bad upon his return. (more...) watch

Week 29, 2009

Strong Bad "Wanted" poster

Over the course of the Homestar Runner body of work, Strong Bad has committed several crimes and misdemeanors. He often operates alone in his criminal acts, but is also frequently aided by either The Cheat, Strong Mad, or sometimes both. Oftentimes, he also gets help from Bubs, albeit more subtly. He has been punished or caught while committing several crimes, and as a result has spent some time in jail. Strong Bad's criminal repertoire is long and diverse, running the gamut of different crimes, from petty misdemeanors, such as prank calls, cheating and theft to major crimes, including kidnapping, extortion, assault and battery and attempted murder. (more...)

Week 28, 2009

"Isn't that great?"

In A Folky Tale, released on Monday, August 22, 2005, Strong Sad relates to Coach Z the folky tale of Saddy Dumpington, a legendary folk hero he made up, as an excuse to avoid climbing a rope that Coach Z wants him to climb. Saddy, according to Strong Sad, travels the land and spreads "good cheer and smiles to all who would listen". However, his methods only leave those who do listen in sadness and misery, as his methods involve depressing information with a smile on his face at others' expense. At random points, Coach Z tries to insert into the story The Dancing Brothers, much to Strong Sad's annoyance. Saddy later tries to make amends for his acts by trying to actually be miserable and depressing, but it has the opposite effect: laughter. This big toon is unique in that while it does feature members of the core cast of characters, it is the first one not to feature either Homestar Runner or Strong Bad. (more...) watch

Week 27, 2009

"It's dazzle-mazing!"

Fireworks easily amaze the citizens of Free Country, USA, where pyrotechnics are usually used for celebrations. Occasions deemed worthy of a fireworks show have ranged from something as grand as the hundredth Strong Bad Email and the end of the Strong Badathlon to something as simple as no loafing or finding an egg. They have been used so many times, Homestar Runner has grown to treat "fireworks" as an official name for the Fourth of July. Fireworks, both real and virtual, have appeared. Sometimes, when real fireworks cannot be used, characters still try to implicate their presence through animation and/or sound effects. Fthoom-bang rockets are a common brand of fireworks, which are also used to assist Strong Bad's crimes. (more...)

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