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"I'm the Captain Caaaaveman of the graveyard train!"

Hanna-Barbera was an animation studio founded by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, who were originally known for the Tom & Jerry theatrical shorts produced for MGM. Hanna-Barbera productions were a staple of television animation from the 1960s until William Hanna's death in 2001. In keeping with The Brothers Chaps' intention with creating Saturday morning cartoons, references to these shows occasionally appear in the toons, mostly to their sound effects.



Scooby Doo

  • The Homestar Runner Mysfit-Steries, as seen in highschool, portray Homestar, Strong Mad, Marzipan, and Strong Bad as Scooby Doo characters.
    • Homestar is dressed as Fred Jones.
    • Strong Bad is dressed as Shaggy Rogers. He says "There's no such thing as mysterious", but in Scooby Doo it is Shaggy who is the coward.
    • Marzipan is dressed as Daphne Blake. She uses the word "scampers", a play on the catchphrase "Jinkies!"
    • Strong Mad is dressed as Velma Dinkley.
  • A rejected costume for Marzipan shows her dressed up as Velma.
  • Teen Girl Squad Issue 7 (DVD commentary) — The Brothers Chaps mention A Pup Named Scooby Doo.


The Flintstones

The Jetsons


  • The Luau — Three sound effects from the Hanna-Barbera cartoons are played here:
    • The sudden departure sound when everyone all runs away from Strong Bad's marshmallow to Marzipan's luau.
    • The bongo drum sound used to simulate running footsteps as everyone runs over to the luau.
    • The tire screech sound used to simulate stopping when everyone arrives at the luau.
  • Email little animal — While Strong Mad chases Strong Bad through the house, they pass by the computer repeatedly in a manner similar to that of older cartoons, especially Tom and Jerry, where the background would paradoxically repeat itself over and over. This process was actually created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera in 1947 and was done in animation to save time and money, since only a section of background had to be drawn and was then looped over and over.
  • Email monument — In an Easter egg, Homestar tries to wear pants, but gets distracted by the Thnikkaman; when he runs off, it is accompanied by the sudden departure sound.
  • Email radio — In the Old-Timey Easter egg, Old-Timey Strong Bad says, "Drat and double drat!", which is a catchphrase spoken by Dick Dastardly.
  • Email highschoolThe Homestar Runner Mysfit-steries is a parody of the countless teenage detective shows produced by Hanna-Barbera. The Easter Egg with the Old-Timey characters as "Romans living in Roman times" was inspired by the short lived series The Roman Holidays.
  • Email theme song — The heart background is similar to the one used in The Powerpuff Girls.
  • Most in the GraveyardHomsar dresses as Captain Caveman.

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