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Week 8, 2012, Day 4

"Double Deuce!"

Main Page 17, a 20X6-themed Main Page, was released on January 9, 2003, just three days after the release of japanese cartoon, the Strong Bad Email that introduced 20X6. 1-Up, of course, takes Homestar Runner's place. A spaceship, Stinkoman, a 20X6 version of Marzipan, and Pan Pan all make appearances, with Stinkoman doing a spin-jump and saying "20X6!", 20X6 Marzipan saying the Japanese exclamation "Yatta!", and Pan Pan eating a bowl of rice. 1-Up also gets blue hair much like Stinkoman's. Last but not least, the screen sketches for Stinkoman to appear in the foreground and scream "Double Deuce!" while performing said attack. view (more...)

Week 8, 2012, Day 3

"Today's forecast is total crap!"

Main Page 11 has Homestar Runner hosting his own news broadcast. In this Main Page, the button effects include: the logo for the news popping up; the buildings in the background showing a star-shaped formation of lights, getting burned, and projecting the Homestar Runner logo much like Batman's Bat-Signal; headlines appearing that relate to Coach Z, Strong Bad, and melonade; and cutting to Strong Bad with the weather, where he remarks that "today's forecast is total crap". The subtitle for Coach Z's headline, "More than 2 Problems???", is a reference to his line from Who Said What Now?; also, he does indeed have more than two problems. It is also worth noting that Free Country, USA, or more accurately, Strong Badia, would later get its own news broadcast in the Strong Bad Email local news. view (more...)

Week 8, 2012, Day 2

"..."

Main Page 10 is an Old-Timey style Main Page. It is silent (apart from a looping grainy noise); instead of The Homestar Runner talking, a box appears with the appropriate rolled-over word (though The Homestar Runner does move his mouth). As far as effects go, a building in the background shoots out two bombs, the second of which The Homestar Runner swallows; Old-Timey Strong Bad makes an appearance; The Homestar Runner shoots a can from his mouth and also looks backwards, and an Old-Timey Strong Sad (most likely an early version of Sickly Sam) makes an appearance. This Main Page uses the "spinning" loading screen instead of the "jumping" one that most of the other Main Pages do; it has flatter buttons than the other Main Pages; and despite the greyscale, the updates button, the link to First Time Here?, and the icons for the other Main Pages are in colour. view (more...)

Week 8, 2012, Day 1

Call me Ishmael.

Main Page 3 is a Main Page that takes place on a beach, with Homestar Runner wearing a tourist's shirt. The button effects include: a boat coming by and sounding its horn, an appearance of a whale that resembles Moby-Dick, a monkey throwing two coconuts, first into the sea and then at Homestar, Homestar wearing shades, and a plane coming by towing a banner that reads "Wear a Bikini". In the Strong Bad Email island, the boat, whale, and plane appear as Homestar says his usual Main Page sayings (due to the island bearing a striking resemblence to the beach this Main Page takes place on), and "Wear a Bikini" also appears in two later Main Pages, is referenced in the Homestar Quiz, and is alluded to in looking old and Baddest of the Bands. view (more...)

Week 7, 2012

"Hey Marzipan, this is...Kevin."

Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 6.0, released on January 22, 2002, is the sixth in a series of toons featuring the messages left by various citizens of Free Country, USA for Marzipan to hear. In this volume, Marzipan is in her dark room thinking, Strong Bad prank calls Marzipan as Dr. Professional saying she has serious problems and only has a few weeks to live, The King of Town wants to be cooler, Kevin calls, and Strong Bad and Homestar Runner want info on what to give their girlfriends for Valentine's Day; Strong Bad's "girlfriend" is imaginary and Homestar's girlfriend is, of course, Marzipan herself. watch (more...)

Week 6, 2012

"Rock, rock on!"

Cheat Commandos is a short released on May 10, 2004 where a new toy series from Cheap As Free Toys debuts with a commercial. In the commercial, Strong Bad, Homestar Runner, and Coach Z are playing with the new Cheat Commandos toys. Afterwards, all of the Cheat Commandos toys are introduced (except Firebert, who was introduced in an earlier toon), along with various new vehicles and playsets. Finally, a preview from the Cheat Commandos Adventures cartoon is shown where Blue Laser is threatening to blow up the ocean and the Cheat Commandos have to stop them. Later on, Blue Laser tries a new objective to crush the Cheat Commandos. They fail miserably thanks to Firebert crushing them. view (more...)

Week 5, 2012

"Yeah... Yeah, okay... I'll, um... I'll take this to the house."

Superbowl Dealie is a Superbowl toon that was released during Super Bowl XXXVII. The toon takes place at the Basement of the Brothers Strong, where Strong Mad is watching TV, holding a football, yelling "Take it to the house" over and over again. Strong Bad comes in and tells Strong Mad that the game has been over for 6 hours, and Strong Mad throws the football at Strong Bad. Strong Bad ends up "taking the football to the house". Homestar Runner comes in wearing a Boston Bruins shirt and watches the TV with Strong Mad. This toon makes a reference to 20X6 (because of the page title). The Paper comes down saying "Due to the big game, the Strong Bad Email will be late this week.", and Homestar peeks out from it. watch (more...)

Week 4, 2012

"WHOA! Can it be true?"

In different town, the 99th Strong Bad Email, Steven from WV asks Strong Bad what he would do if he could make his town different. He explains in song form: the changes include The Poopsmith being able to talk, Marzipan changing her style of music and her hair, The Stick becoming a man-eating tree, The King of Town being "pea-buried alive", Bubs giving out unusual weapons, Strong Sad having been born with horns and a tail, Coach Z wearing a cool jacket, Homestar quitting sports, Pom Pom looking like an ABA basketball, and Homsar being a modestly hot girl. After the song, Strong Sad tries to offer Strong Bad a bust of Bubo, but since Strong Sad is dressed much like his brother imagined him, Strong Bad goes crazy, causing his brother to call him a "spaz" and a "weirdo". Strong Bad then concludes that his imagination is broken, and ends up "go[ing] place". watch (more...)

(Week 3, 2012)*

Stinkoman in a "cool pose"

Stinkoman is Strong Bad's 20X6 counterpart. He is an amalgam of anime clichés, including blue hair, big eyes, a blocky sort of body and an obsession with challenging and fighting. He was introduced in the email japanese cartoon, but his name was first mentioned in island, where Homestar Runner called Strong Bad "Stinkoman". His birthday is on the sixth of January, one week before Trogdor's. He seems more than willing to eat dirt, since he has done so on one occasion. Stinkoman apparently has a cell phone, as he claims to when he invites Marzipan to a challenge in Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 8.0. He has the ability to call his ship, the Stinkowing, when he whistles. Stinkoman also stars in the game Stinkoman 20X6, which The Brothers Chaps introduced in the NYU Talk and later released on the website. According to alternate universe, he is friends with Vector Strong Bad, who functions as his "training simulator". (More...)

(Week 2, 2012)*

"Check out all his majesty."

Dragon, the 58th Strong Bad Email, was released on January 13, 2003. The e-mail began with Kaizer asking Strong Bad to draw a dragon, and after one failed attempt, Trogdor was born. The e-mail quickly became one of the most popular cartoons on homestarrunner.com. The heavy metal song at the end came to Matt by inspiration while he was cooking breakfast. At that time, Mike was finishing up the animation, but they decided to append the song to the end of the e-mail. (more...) watch

Week 1, 2012

"Just kinda shimmy and shake."

20X6 vs. 1936 is a short released on March 17, 2003 where Stinkoman meets The Homestar Runner, who has somehow stumbled into the 20X6 era. After being insulted by Stinkoman, The Homestar Runner tells Stinkoman to "go soak [his] fat head". Stinkoman takes this as a challenge and goes on the attack only to be stopped by The Homestar Runner's pea shooter. The Homestar Runner starts dancing and Stinkoman gets into it wanting to dance too. This short reveals that the Old-Timey era takes place in the 1930s. watch (more...)

Notes

  • All starred weeks redirect to past FAs. Unless otherwise noted, they redirect to the same week 5 years prior.
  • Week 3's FA is a redirect to that of week 2 of 2007.
  • Week 2's FA is a redirect to that of week 2 of 2008.
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