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This article is about the character. For the Strong Bad Email, see homsar.
Homsar as seen in for kids.



Homsar is nonsense incarnate. He was created in the second Strong Bad Email when Vinnie C. misspelled "Homestar" and suggested that Strong Bad kill him. Strong Bad "killed" Homsar by dropping a large weight on him, but The Brothers Chaps must have ended up liking the little guy and upgraded his condition from dead to seriously injured. Upon his recovery, he called Marzipan in Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 5.0, thanking her for the flowers she had sent to him in the hospital, though he still couldn't feel his legs.

He resides primarily in easter eggs (e.g., Homsar Main Page, his character tape, Downloads easter egg, etc.), but sometimes he'll appear in a regular toon or Strong Bad Email. He is often quoted by Homestar Runner fans, as his few appearances are often accompanied by cute and amusing little sayings. Usually, Homsar's speech is valid syntactically but not semantically: Though his sentences are as grammatically correct as anyone else's, the things he says are rarely useful or meaningful to anybody (except himself, presumably), making him notoriously difficult to converse with. Strong Bad claims to not be able to talk to the guy for more than three seconds before he considers gnawing his own leg off in interview.

Regardless, he appears to be a very social creature, often showing up at parties or dialing up other characters on the phone, and he seems to always be aware of his context on some level (though his "grasp on the world around him" appears to be looser than Homestar's loosest). Most of the time, he seems to forget (or not know) the names of those around him and assigns them random nicknames instead. He seems to be best friends with Strong Sad, but Homestar seems to hate him, as he consistently disrespects him when the two appear together in various Halloween toons. Homsar serves in the Homestarmy and is the host of his own children's show: Whaddaya Know, Haddi-Man?. Nothing is known about his past, though Strong Bad once claimed on Homsar's behalf that he was raised by a cup of coffee.

Homsar is quite an accomplished costume maker, having appeared in several Halloween Toons and also having competed in the Strong Sad Look-Alike Contest, where he looked so much like Strong Sad that he was disqualified by Coach Z. Also, during the holidays, Homsar sets up a donation site (much like the Salvation Army) using a can of baked beans and a paintbrush that gongs like a bell. The fact that the paintbrush actually sounds seems to be a projection of Homsar's characteristic personal illogic onto the rules of his environment. In a similar phenomenon, Homsar seems to be able to defy gravity at will.

Character Video Transcript

{Page Title: The Hand-Me-Down Clown!} {Places: The Field}

{The background is upside-down throughout the video, with the blue sky on the bottom of the screen and the green grass at the top.}

HOMSAR: AaAaAaAaAaAaA! Hi, Wonder Mike! I'm Homsar! The captain of the gravy train. {bowler hat pops up and turns into a train conductor's hat} Climb aboard! {hat returns to normal} I've brought my best foot flowered... Pshoooo! (Homsar's hat slides down the back of his head, then snaps back once the "Pshoooo!" sound is over) Sure beats breaking up with me. Don't look now! I'm just a friendly reminder. AaAaAaAaAaAaA! AaAaAaAaAaAaA! {spins around the screen backwards and ends up at the top, upside down} Think I won the Powerball.

(Note: To view Homsar's character video, click "Eject" on the VCR, then click the tape.)

Homsar's Bowler Derby

A headgear anomaly

His hat moves around all on its own every time Homsar speaks, but it always returns to its resting place on his head shortly thereafter, even if Homsar is standing upside-down (except in different town, as Modestly Hot Homsar, and origins). A rather amusing example of this is seen in A Folky Tale, where the hat completed a full 360 degree revolution before coming back to rest on upside-down Homsar. It has also been known to change shape (in his character video) and appear from nowhere (in impression). When Homsar was first created, the hat was much larger and didn't fly as much.

Fun Facts

  • "Wonder Mike" is a member of The Sugarhill Gang, famous for the song "Rapper's Delight." In the beginning of "Rapper's Delight", Wonder Mike says "I am Wonder Mike and I'd like to say hello", so Homsar saying "Hi, Wonder Mike" could possibly be a response.
  • "Think I won the Powerball" is a reference to the multistate Powerball Lottery, which is known for having large jackpots.
  • Homsar's character page is the only one with background music.
  • Homsar's nonsensical but grammatically correct dialogue is evidence of a trait found in some mental illnesses, and may be either Word Salad or Receptive Aphasia.
  • Since the camera is presumably upside-down throughout his character video, Homsar starts the video upside-down and ends it right-side-up.
  • Mr. Shmallow and Nibbles make the same walking noise as Homsar.

Also known as...

Halloween Costumes

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