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Week 5, 2010

Which one, fresh or fly?

When animating characters from different angles, it is often easier to flip images rather than draw new ones. While often this technique works, without careful attention the flip will reverse text or other asymmetric features unintentionally. The Brothers Chaps will sometimes do this intentionally as a parody of cheap or amateur animation, although sometimes they fall prey to this themselves. Matt Chapman has referred to this as "Blue Laser Commander eyepatch syndrome." Although this technique most often happens in alternate animation styles, such as in the Cheat Commandos series or in toons powered by The Cheat, it has also appeared in the standard animation style as well. (more...)

Week 4, 2010

One hot bird

In Search of the Yello Dello, released on Thursday, May 4, 2000, is a remake of the website's second oldest Big Toon, an older Yello Dello cartoon, similar in presentation to the oldest toon, The King of Town DVD. It includes the cartoon's new and improved version, audio commentary by Homestar Runner, Strong Bad, and Strong Sad, storyboards, the original version of the toon, a theatrical trailer, and deleted scenes. In the toon, done in a stylized design, Homestar wants to get Marzipan a birthday present, but he doesn't know what to get. Coach Z tells him to get her something rare and exotic, so Homestar, accompanied by Strong Sad and Pom Pom, sets out to catch the Yello Dello. (more...) watch

Week 3, 2010

"Are you telling me the nightly nacho cheese masks aren't working?"

In looking old, the 164th Strong Bad Email, released on Monday, January 22, 2007, Strong Bad receives an email from Andy Hsiao of Taiwan, who thinks he looks old and asks how old he is. He instantly starts worrying about "losing the youth vote" if the younger people think he looks old. He then calls an "emergency marketing meeting" to figure out ways on how to get an image overhaul to keep young, with help from The Cheat, Bubs, Marzipan and Strong Mad. But their ideas do not go over well with Strong Bad. Finally, he decides to resort to a "lace lift", with questionable results. (more...) watch

Week 2, 2010

The "S" really IS for "sucks"

Strong Bad's first attempt at drawing a dragon made in the Strong Bad Email dragon was a failed one, thus he added a caption reading The S is for Sucks to the picture. Strong Bad thinks it doesn't look natural. Its body is made from an S and a more-different S, and it has beefy arms and legs and a triangular head. The more popular Trogdor retains a single beefy arm coming out of the back of his neck (for good measure), a similarly-shaped body, and three spikes on his lower back. On the fifth anniversary of the email (in the toon Trogday 08), Strong Bad celebrated The S is for Sucks Dragon (instead of Trogdor) with both a children's alphabet song and a heavy metal song, in which this dragon is portrayed as an aquatic type of dragon, or sea serpent. (more...)

Week 1, 2010

"Consider yourselves warned."
The Timeline of Homestar Runner:

In the summer of 1996, Craig Zobel and Mike Chapman wrote "The Homestar Runner Enters the Strongest Man in the World Contest," the original book that created the Homestar Runner body of work and the characters Homestar Runner, Pom Pom, Strong Bad, and The Cheat. Later that year, Matt Chapman, Mike, and Craig made the Super NES video for The Brothers Chaps' brother Donnie as a Christmas present, marking the first appearances of Strong Sad and Strong Mad. Three years later, in 1999, they wrote another book, "Where My Hat Is At?", which introduced Coach Z and Bubs. On December 6 the domain name homestarrunner.com was registered, and on January 1, 2000, the website debuted with the original main page, Where My Hat Is At?, Super NES, several of the early games, and Marshmallow's Last Stand (pictured), the first Homestar Runner Flash cartoon. Marzipan, The King of Town, and The Poopsmith rounded out the original main cast. (more...)

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