Homestar Runner

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This article is about the character. For information on the Homestar Runner Flash cartoon, see Homestar Runner (flash cartoon).

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Biography

Homestar is the star of the show, but he probably doesn't realize it. Ever the butt of jokes and the recipient of nicknames, Homestar is an earnest character with a clean heart and nothing but love for the rest of mankind. Unfortunately, his absolute cluelessness and clumsiness keep him from realizing his full potential. You can never be quite sure whether he and Marzipan are going out or not, but he sure seems to think they are. He weighs about 100 pounds, according to the toon Marshmallow's Last Stand.

Homestar is the star athlete on an unspecified sports team led by Coach Z. He is also colonel of the inactive Homestarmy. His best friend remains Pom Pom. He has some speech impediments (as he says, he has "twouble with his aw's"), and appears to have short-term memory problems, as he frequently forgets things he has just done or said, (for examples, see the 12th Answering Machine or Homestar Presents: Presents). He also likes to borrow things from (and return things to) Strong Bad, particularly without the latter's knowledge. Though he lacks a visible pair of arms, he is still able to function as though he has them, being able to carry and throw things and even type proficiently. He frequently uses two-syllable exclamations, like "Hi-Ya!", "High-Ball!", and "Ah-tpoo!".

Although he is often the target of pranks by Strong Bad, Homestar believes that he is friends with Strong Bad and tries to win his favor, often with bad results that Homestar completely misunderstands. As a whole, Homestar seems to be too dim to realize when people are being mean to him, or when he's being mean to other people. He often unintentionally insults his friends or steps on their feelings and is unable to understand their resulting feelings of anger. As Strong Bad once put it, "it's like, even when we win, he wins."

Presently, Homestar works at an unnamed tech company with Strong Bad, but has frequently dabbled in the entertainment industry. He is the host of an obscure game show named "The Show", has co-starred in Dangeresque, and has sang several hit singles such as "Everybody Knows It", "Bad Jokes", and "Party for the Weekend". He has also revealed that he is considering a career in male modeling.

Character Video Transcript

{Page Title: Homerun Hitter!} {Place: The Field}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, hello. Greetings, one and everyone. Welcome to me... Homestar... Runner... Homestar Runner. Um... what else? I pretty much run the show around here. I date the only girl, I have the only propeller cap. {propeller cap twirls} And can run, and jump, and kick the fastest, highest and like nobody's business. If I had to pick one word to describe myself, it would probably be... Fluffy Puff Marshmallows. Or Homestar. Either one, really. They both fit.

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} Don't forget doofus/moron/um...Lionel Richie. {The last word Strong Bad says is selected at random}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Yeah, that too. That's another good one. In closing, I look good in red. Check it out. {turns around, sings} Butt dance, butt da-a-ance!

Straight-on Madness!

Homestar's eyes

  • Homestar's eyes are quite strange. There are two theories about how they work:
    • Sometimes they seem to move around his head. Most of the time they're like a flounder's eyes, but they switch sides of his face whenever he turns. In the Old Intro 2, you can sort of see Homestar's eyes moving as the camera circles around him. Also, in Theme Song Video, the currently absent toon Marshmallow's Last Stand, and the Homestar Screensaver, you can see his face from the front, which further lends credence to this theory.
    • But other times, like when he's talking to Bubs at his concession stand, the camera will switch views instantly from outside the stand to inside. This gives the idea that Homestar actually has four eyes, two on each side.
  • His puppet and his two figurines, on the other hand, have eyes stuck on one side of his head. Occasionally you can get a peek at the other side of Puppet Homestar's face, which looks pretty creepy without any eyes.
  • His eyes work in similar fashion to Mickey Mouse's ears, which are the same regardless of the angle they are seen from.

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