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[[Image:Podstar.PNG|thumb|"What am I doing in this tiny box?"]]
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{{Podstar Runner}}
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[[Image:Pcworld-hsr2.jpg|thumb|Crazy Cartoon on a video iPod!]]
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[[Image:podstarrunner.png|200px|thumb|Strong Bad Emails and More!]]
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'''Podstar Runner''' is a collection of cartoons transferable to a [[Wikipedia:IPod#Fifth generation|fifth generation]] [[Wikipedia:IPod|iPod]], in [[Wikipedia:MPEG-4 Part 14|.m4v]] format. It was released simultaneously with the email [[technology]]. It was originally a collection of [[Strong Bad Email]]s, but on March 6, 2006 they added [[Teen Girl Squad]] and called it ''Teen Girl Squadcast''. As of May 22, 2006 the first ten Teen Girl Squad episodes have been released. On April 12, 2006, they added [[Everybody to the Limit]] and on July 27th, 2006, the [[Peasant's Quest Preview]] was added, and more [[Toons|toons]] will likely be added later.
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'''Podstar Runner''' is a collection of cartoons transferable to a video capable [[Wikipedia:portable media player|portable media player]] (such as a [[Wikipedia:iPod (5G)|fifth-generation iPod]]), in [[Wikipedia:MPEG-4 Part 14|.m4v]] format. It was released simultaneously with the email [[technology]].  
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'''Page Title:''' Podstar Runner Come On And Come On, Ya'll <!--[sic]-->
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A [[Main Page message]] on January 7th, 2008, indicated that podcasts would return the following Thursday. As promised, the Podstar Runner page had the email [[looking old]] available for download.  The collection currently only includes Strong Bad Emails released chronologically in 2007 and 2008.
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'''Release Date:''' January 30th, 2006
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The service was discontinued in October 2009, after "podcast" was replaced by "[[FeedBurner Page|subscribe]]" in the NavBar. The original domain for the site (podstar.homestarrunner.com) was removed somewhere after August 14, 2017, the day that [[too cool]] came out and was replaced by an archive of the site on that date. The site itself has moved to [[HR:podcast/|homestarrunner.com/podcast/]].
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==Transcript for Emails==
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'''Page Title:''' Podstar Runner. One a time, please.
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[[Image:iPodMenu.png|right|thumb|The SBEmail iPod Menu.]]
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''{The start-up image of the iPod shows, but instead of a silver Apple logo, a silver Homestar head is dead center:}''
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'''Release Date:''' January 30, 2006, updated January 10, 2008
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| style="text-align:center;border-bottom:1px solid grey" colspan="2" | 8:04 PM
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''{The menu scrolls down to the bottom.}''
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==Transcript for Podstar Runner 2008 Emails==
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[[Image:Podstar08.png|thumb|Decisions, decisions.]]
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''{Shows a collection of record and CD covers being scrolled through, similar to [[wikipedia:iTunes|iTunes]]' [[wikipedia:Cover Flow|Cover Flow]], the first being [[Taranchula]]'s "Shady Missionaries"}''
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''{The selected email plays.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' No.
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''{After the email has played, the screen cuts back to the "iPod menu." After a second, Strong Bad's head pops into view}''
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''{Flips over to a record/CD cover to [[Peacey P]]'s "deliberance" album}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Whoa, what am I doing in this tiny box? ''{starts banging his head and hands on the screen}'' Let me! Outta the! Tiny! Box!
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'''STRONG BAD:''' No.
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''{The screen appears to shatter, with a shattering sound effect.}''
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''{Flips over to a picture of Strong Bad sitting at the [[Tandy 400]] with the logo for Strong Bad Email above, written in the Tandy's default text}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Whoops. Hope you got the extended warranty.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' No.
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''{The shattered screen crackles, and goes black. Two shards of the screen fall.}''
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''{Flips over to a record/CD cover of [[Limozeen]]'s "Feed The Childrens"}''
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==Transcript for Teen Girl Squad==
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Wait...
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[[Image:TGSiPodMenu.png|thumb|Teen Girl Squad!]]
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''{The Homestar Runner iPod start-up image appears. After a few seconds, a piece of paper is placed over it, with the iPod menu drawn in Strong Bad's handwriting:}''
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''{Flips back to picture of Strong Bad sitting at the Tandy with the logo for Strong Bad Email above, written in the Tandy's default text}''
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''{The menu scrolls down to the bottom.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Yes.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{TGS voice}'' Clickly clickly! ''{regular voice}'' Click.
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''{Selected email will begin}''
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''{The selected episode plays.}''
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''{After selected email has finished}''
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[[Image:PodstarFacePrint.png|thumb|"Uh-oh! Face print!"]]
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''{Strong Bad stands up in front of the record/CD covers, which become more shadowed}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Uh-oh! Face print!
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''{Strong Bad presses his face against the screen and leaves a smudge when he pulls his face off. Strong Bad gives a disgusted groan when he looks at it}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Uhgh. You're gonna need one of those little... shimmy cloths.
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''{Strong Bad leaves screen from the right and everything but the smudge fades to black}''
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==Fun Facts==
==Fun Facts==
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[[Image:SBEmail in iTunes 2.PNG|thumb|Podstar Runner podcast]]
 
===Trivia===
===Trivia===
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*The label on the floppy disk is unreadable, but there are [[Floppy Disk Container#podstar floppy|several possibilities]].
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*The podcast is no longer available on the iTunes Store, nor is it available on Zune Marketplace.
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*The podcast "Strong Bad Email" became #1 on February 20, 2006.
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*[[The Paper]] reads "The End" instead of "Click here to email Strong Bad".
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*The podcast "Strong Bad Emails & More!" became #1 on April 6, 2006.
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*The podcast was featured on the Podcasts main page on iTunes in the "New and Notable" section on February 19, 2006.
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*Around March 5, 2006, the name of the podcast changed from "Strong Bad Email" to "Strong Bad Emails and More!" due to the addition of the Teen Girl Squadcast.
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*The battery meter in the intro for the Strong Bad Emails is relatively full, while the hand-drawn intro for Teen Girl Squadcast's battery meter is almost empty.
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*One of the keywords for the Teen Girl Squadcast episodes is "arrowed", an obvious reference to the [[Arrow'd Guy]].
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===Remarks===
===Remarks===
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*None of the clickable Easter eggs from the original versions of the emails are present.
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*For some reason, the clock at the top of the iPod screen reads 8:04 before and after the toon, even though the toon may last more than 1 minute
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*The menu displays an iPod Touch.
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*With the exception of [[Homsar]]'s appearance in [[dragon]], none of the Easter eggs from the original versions of the Emails are present.
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*Until [[email thunder]] the preview images used to advertise the 2008 series of podcasts have been exactly the same as their corresponding pages on the Homestar Runner Wiki. The preview image used for email thunder's podcast was originally on the email's article but was later replaced.
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**All the Easter eggs in the [[Teen Girl Squad]] issues are present, and play automatically.
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*In the 2008 ending, "shimmy cloth" is a mispronunciation of [[Wikipedia:chamois leather|chamois]] (pronounced "sham-WAH"), the common name for soft leather used for polishing glass and other reflective surfaces.
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*The notice on the main page originally said "sbemail podcast!" but it was later changed to "sbemails on ipod!." This was most likely changed after noting that Podstar Runner was not truly a [[Wikipedia:Podcasting|podcast]], due to the videos not being broadcast through a [[Wikipedia:RSS (file format)|RSS feed]] [[Wikipedia:Web syndication|syndication]]. As of February 6, 2006, however, an official RSS feed has been released making Podstar Runner an actual podcast. On March 5, 2006, it was changed to "teen girl squadcast!" in response to the new feature, as does the Peasant's Quest Preview egg.
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*The sound quality in the iPod version of [[bottom 10]] seems to drop to the "Flash file" level after the appearance of Wet [[The Cheat]]. There also seems to be a minor sound bug while Strong Bad has the jibblies. Furthermore, on the dry T-shirt flyer, the [[Fonts|font]] Snap ITC has been replaced with what appears to be Arial (same thing for the font for Chocolardiac Arrest).
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*The podstar.homestarrunner.com server doesn't have the [[404'd]] page set up; incorrect URLs will get the standard [[Wikipedia:404 error|404]] error page instead.
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*The filename for dragon is "[[Trogdor|trogdor]]," not "dragon."
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*Due to the size and resolution of the iPod's screen, [[virus]]'s Navbar is removed, and its "widescreen" effects removed by [[Wikipedia:Pan and scan|pan and scan]].
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*On February 27, 2006, Podstar Runner ceased downloads of all the previously available Strong Bad Emails and only allowed downloads of the most recent Podcast. A notice on the page read "due to bandwidth doodoo, we're doing one at a time for now." It was fixed on March 3, 2006, and all the emails could be downloaded again.
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*Even though [[Everybody to the Limit]] is not a Strong Bad Email, it is played with the email intro and ending.
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*In [[death metal]], the email intro seems to be a little extended. Plus, the "shee-doot" sound is omitted when Strong Bad signs off of Video Thyme.
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*Oddly, [[caffeine]], [[different town]], [[crying]], and [[bottom 10]] have gone missing from the website's episode list, as well as the podcast on iTunes itself. The video files still remain and are still linked below.
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*The [[Peasant's Quest Preview]] showed up on the Podstar directory before getting added to the iTunes podcast page.
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===Goofs===
===Goofs===
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[[Image:TGS9preview.PNG|thumb|The glitched preview image]]
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*On certain browsers, the links in the NavBar did not work from the Podstar Runner menu.
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*While the iPod in the background is meant to be a [[Wikipedia:IPod#Fifth generation|fifth generation]] model, the headphone port is placed in the top center of the device like a fourth generation's, rather than  at the top right.
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*Podstar Runner's link for [[looking old]]'s podcast linked to a [[podstar:sb_email_looking_old.m4v|non-existent page]]. The working link to the podcast could only have been found on the [[podstar:podcast.xml|RSS feed]].
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*When the email ends and returns to the animated iPod menu, "Homestarrunner.com" is highlighted. However, the animated menu at the beginning of the email has "Email" selected. The iPod's memory should keep the selection where it was when you left it, not move back to the top.
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*While "Click Here to Email Strong Bad strongbad@homestarrunner.com" is usually plastered over in podcasts, the Podstar version of [[the paper]] leaves the text of the Goth The Paper unaltered.
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*Many of the listed file sizes are inaccurate. The [[Podstar Runner#Downloadable Emails|table below]] shows the correct file sizes.
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**[[New Paper]] and [[The Paper]] in [[email thunder]] have unaltered text from the website version.
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*The preview picture for Teen Girl Squad 9 (in iTunes) has positioning problems; everything inside the panel seems to be shifted up and to the left, overlapping the panel border.
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**The text of the first [[New Paper]] to appear in [[web comics]] is altered for the Podcast version, depriving it of any relevance to Strong Bad's criticism of comics that use fan-submitted material.
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*In the page title, "Y'all" has a misplaced apostrophe.
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*At the end of the Podstar Runner version of [[bike thief]], the Easter egg of the Lappy slowly moving to the right starts automatically; however, it does not show Homestar Runner stealing it.
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*The sound in [[crazy cartoon]] is out of sync between the intro and the ending.
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*In the Podcast version of [[nightlife]], the Club Technochocolate flyer does not appear after Strong Bad's "Pwawty Cloughb" line.
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*When you view the podcast in the iTunes Music Store, there are no dates listed for [[army]], [[flag day]], [[trevor the vampire]], or [[stunt double]].  (Dates will appear once you download them.)
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*In the Podcast version of [[fan club]], [[Senor Cardgage]]'s lines play against the visual of [[Homsar]]'s scene, and the audio for the following scenes of [[Strong Sad]] speaking and Strong Bad at his computer play out of sync with the animationAfter Strong Bad says, "the next worst word you can couple with the word 'fan' is, you guessed it, the word 'fiction'", the DVD title card for the email and a portion of the Intro play before the "Grade A Gray Day" scene appears and the email resumes as normal.
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*The Title for "Peasant's Quest Game" is incorrect (it's supposed to be [[Peasant's Quest Preview]]).
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*In the Podcast version of [[licensed]], Homestar's line, "That junk was still my best birthdays ever", has been omitted.
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*In the Podcast version of [[buried]], the "Dry" in "Cold Ones Dry" is typeset using a generic font.
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*From September 18 2008 to November 5 2008, the Podstar Runner page featured the download link, synopsis, and picture for [[hiding]], but the title read "[[Love Poems]]".
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===Glitches===
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===Fixed Goofs===
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[[Image:Two podcasts.PNG|thumb|Two podcasts]]
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*The day the Podcast version of [[specially marked]] was released, the RSS feed updating the Sbemail Podcasts in iTunes was disabled.  The feed was reactivated on or before September 10, 2008.
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*Due to the use of [[Wikipedia:Hyperlink|relative linking]] in the navbar (and depending on the browser), clicking on any of the links on the bottom of the page will sometimes work correctly but will sometimes take you to a nonexistent page beginning with ''<nowiki>http://podstar.homestarrunner.com/</nowiki>'', with the [[Store]] being the only exception.
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*In the XML feed, the description of [[crying]] was the same as that of [[kids' book]], namely "Strong Bad seriously defaces a children's book." This has since been fixed.
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*There used to be two podcasts available through iTunes Music Store: one by "Strong bad" and one by "The Brothers Chaps." Noticeably different between the two was the logo of the two podcasts, as well as the absent "Clean" marker in the second podcast. The podcast by Strong Bad has since been removed.
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*When Guitar was released, all the e-mail links became the same, all leading to the guitar e-mail file. Now they have reverted back to the separate names.
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*When montage was released, the link to download montage was incorrect in the XML feed, which pointed to  "sb_email_motage.m4v" instead of "sb_email_mo'''n'''tage.m4v", leaving users temporarily unable to download montage through iTunes.  This was fixed the day after.
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*The date for [[theme park]] in the podcast feed was incorrectly listed as May 6, 2006 instead of June 6, 2006.
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===Inside References===
===Inside References===
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*The album covers for ''[[Strong Bad Sings and Other Type Hits]]'', ''[[origins|Homestar's Bread Sing Alongs]]'', ''[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 13.2|DJ Teh Cheat b/w the New KoT]]'' and the ''[[Limozeen vs. sloshy|Limozeen/Sloshy split single]]'' are visible in the background, but not selected. The albums that are selected are ''[[more armies|Shady Missionaries]]'', ''[[Teen Girl Squad 13|deliberance]]'' and ''[[bottom 10|Feed the Childrens]]'', before settling on the [[Strong Bad Email]] option.
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===Previously Downloadable Emails===
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*The description for [[personal favorites]] reflects how TBC often get questioned about the existence of the emails.
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*The description for [[bottom 10]] refers to one of the locations television host David Letterman has claimed his daily "Top Ten List" was compiled.
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==External Links==
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| [[techno]] || 3.5 MB || January 30, 2006 || Some bozo asks about techno music. || [[Podstar:sb_email_techno.m4v|download]]
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| [[Email Thunder]] || 16.6 MB || December 18, 2008 || Strong Bad finds out Homestar has his own email show and is trying to steal his email thunder. <!--|| [[Podstar:sbemail200.m4v|download]]-->
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| [[dragon]] || 9.3 MB || January 30, 2006 || Strong Bad starts a bad drawing revolution. || [[Podstar:sb_email_trogdor.m4v|download]]
 
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| [[japanese cartoon]] || 5.8 MB || January 30, 2006 || Strong Bad makes up his own japanese cartoon. || [[Podstar:sb_email_japanese_cartoon.m4v|download]]
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| [[Being Mean]] || 10.1 MB || November 20, 2008 || Strong Bad tries to give Nice Dad advice on not being mean. <!--|| [[Podstar:sbemail199.m4v|download]]-->
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| [[kids' book]] || 4.6 MB || January 30, 2006 || Strong Bad seriously defaces a children's book. || [[Podstar:sb_email_kids_book.m4v|download]]
 
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| [[crying]] || 9.7 MB || January 30, 2006 || Strong Bad invents a 1-legged puppy and the tears flow. || [[Podstar:sb_email_crying.m4v|download]]
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| [[Magic Trick]] || 10.3 MB || November 13, 2008 || Strong Bad describes the various kinds of magic. <!--|| [[Podstar:sbemail198.m4v|download]]-->
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| [[bottom 10]] || 11.2 MB || February 6, 2006 || From the home office in Scotsdale, <!--{sic}--> AZ... || [[Podstar:sb_email_bottom10.m4v|download]]
 
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| [[caffeine]] || 7.3 MB || February 13, 2006 || Strong Sad gets caffeinated. || [[Podstar:sb_email_caffeine.m4v|download]]
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| [[Your Edge]] || 9.2 MB || November 6, 2008 || Strong Bad tries to prove he's not losing his edge. <!--||  
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| [[virus]] || 10.7 MB || February 20, 2006 || A virus wreaks havoc on the Compy. || [[Podstar:sb_email_virus.m4v|download]]
 
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| [[guitar]] || 7.0 MB || February 27, 2006 || Ol' SB teaches you everything you need to know about shredding hot lixx. || [[Podstar:sb_email_guitar.m4v|download]]
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| [[Hiding]] || 9.8 MB || September 18, 2008 || Strong Bad discusses the fun and usefulness of playing Hide n' Seek. <!--|| [[Podstar:sbemail196.m4v|download]]-->
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| [[video games]] || 8.4 MB || March 6, 2006 || Strong Bad goes cross-platform with bad video game ideas. || [[Podstar:sb_email_video_games.m4v|download]]
 
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| [[different town]] || 7.2 MB || March 13, 2006 || How would Strong Bad make the town different? || [[Podstar:sb_email_different_town.m4v|download]]
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| [[Love Poems]] || 11.1 MB || September 11, 2008 || Dr. Marvin Rubdown gives some advice on writing love poems. <!--|| [[Podstar:sbemail195.m4v|download]]-->
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| [[montage]] || 7.2 MB || March 21, 2006 || A montage of montages. || [[Podstar:sb_email_montage.m4v|download]]
 
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| [[personal favorites]] || 6.0 MB || March 27, 2006 || Strong Bad makes little kids and morons think there's emails they haven't seen. || [[Podstar:sb_email_personal_favorites.m4v|download]]
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| [[Specially Marked]] || 10.3 MB || September 4, 2008 || Strong Bad gives specially marked boxes of cereal a piece of his mind. <!--|| [[Podstar:sbemail194.m4v|download]]-->
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| [[sisters]] || 6.9 MB || April 4, 2006 || Two hot sisters email Strong Bad and he messes it up royally. || [[Podstar:sb_email_sisters.m4v|download]]
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| [[Rated]] || 10.6 MB || August 28, 2008 || Strong Bad breaks down the subtle differences between R-rated, double R-rated, and triple R-rated movies. <!--|| [[Podstar:sbemail193.m4v|download]]-->
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| [[death metal]] || 9.7 MB || May 15, 2006 || Strong Bad lays down the basics of death metal and then runs them over. || [[Podstar:sb_email_death_metal.m4v|download]]
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| [[Shapeshifter]] || 10.6 MB || August 22, 2008 || Strong Bad explains why shapeshifting is overrated. <!--|| [[Podstar:sbemail192.m4v|download]]-->
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| [[theme park]] || 11 MB || June 6, 2006 || Strong Bad builds a theme park and Strong Sad gets decked. || [[Podstar:sb_email_theme_park.m4v|download]]  
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| [[Buried]] || 9.63 MB || August 14, 2008 || Strong Bad and The Cheat try to discover what ruins are buried under Strong Badia. <!--|| [[Podstar:sbemail191.m4v|download]]-->
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| [[crazy cartoon]] || 6.7 MB || June 13, 2006 || Monkey dude asks Strong Bad to make a crazy cartoon and Sweet Cuppin' Cakes is born. || [[Podstar:sb_email_crazy_cartoon.m4v|download]]  
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| [[Licensed]] || 12.5 MB || August 7, 2008 || Find out how to become an officially licensed unlicensed seller of Strong Bad knock-offs. <!--|| [[Podstar:sbemail190.m4v|download]]-->
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| [[army]] || 8.8 MB || June 29, 2006 || Hank Toler asks about Strong Badia's army. The Homestarmy attempts to invade the kingdom. || [[Podstar:sb_email_army.m4v|download]]
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| [[Pet Show]] || 11.5 MB || July 31, 2008 || Strong Bad and The Cheat compete for another Best in Sheen award at the [[Cat Mess Inbredtational Pet Show]]. <!--|| [[Podstar:sbemail189.m4v|download]]-->
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| [[flag day]] || 7.4 MB || July 6, 2006 || Strong Bad unveils the Strong Badian flag and national anthem. Please rise. || [[Podstar:sb_email_flag_day.m4v|download]]
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| [[Fan Club]] || 9.31 MB || July 24, 2008 || Strong Bad realizes fan clubs and fan fiction aren't be so bad after all. <!--|| [[Podstar:sbemail188.m4v|download]]-->
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| [[trevor the vampire]] || 4.6 MB || July 13, 2006 || Strong Bad gets an email from a vampire and realizes the horrible truth. Short but classic action! || [[Podstar:sb_email_trevor.m4v|download]]
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| [[Winter Pool]] || 10.9 MB || July 17, 2008 || Strong Bad shows the fun and dangers of filling a pool with Red Flavored [[Fluffy Puff Translucent Dessert Related Substance]]. <!--|| [[Podstar:sbemail187.m4v|download]]-->
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| [[stunt double]] || 6.7 MB || July 20, 2006 || Sounds dangerous! No, sounds Dangeresque! || [[Podstar:sb_email_stuntdouble.m4v|download]]
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| [[Environment]] || 11.9 MB || July 10, 2008 || Strong Bad describes his green methods for helping the environment. <!--|| [[Podstar:sbemail186.m4v|download]]-->
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| [[best thing]] || 12.6 MB || August 3, 2006 || The never-before-seen pilot episode of the failed Limozeen Saturday morning cartoon show!! || [[Podstar:sb_email_best_thing.m4v|download]]
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| [[Nightlife]] || 14.3 MB || July 3, 2008 || Strong Bad describes a night out at [[Club Technochocolate]]. <!--|| [[Podstar:sbemail185.m4v|download]]-->
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| [[caper]] || 6.4MB|| September 25, 2006|| Strong Bad and The Cheat break up and make up '''(currently unavailable)'''||
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| [[Diorama]] || 8.71 MB || June 26, 2008 || Strong Bad describes some tried and true methods for creating a "Middle School Appropriate" diorama. <!--|| [[Podstar:sbemail184.m4v|download]]-->
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| [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 1|TGS Issue 1]] || 1.8 MB || March 6, 2006 || Four teenage girls shop, socialize, and get offed in amusing ways. || [[Podstar:TGS1.m4v|download]]
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| [[Yes, Wrestling]] || 14.2 MB || June 19, 2008 || Strong Bad discusses the various costumes and gimmicks from his wrestling days. <!--|| [[Podstar:sbemail183.m4v|download]]-->
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| [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 2|TGS Issue 2]] || 1.8 MB || March 6, 2006 || Four teenage girls try their best to look so good. || [[Podstar:TGS2.m4v|download]]
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| [[Business Trip]] || 9.39 MB || May 22, 2008 || Strong Bad shows off how he rolls on a business trip with Homestar. <!--!! [[Podstar:sbemail182.m4v|download]]-->
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| [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 3|TGS Issue 3]] || 2.5 MB || March 6, 2006 || Four teenage girls shop for summer fashions and pan-asian cuisine. || [[Podstar:TGS3.m4v|download]]
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| [[Web Comics]] || 9.1 MB || May 15, 2008 || Strong Bad gives suggestions for making a web comic. <!--!! [[Podstar:sbemail181.m4v|download]]-->
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| [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 4|TGS Issue 4]] || 3.2 MB || March 6, 2006 || Four teenage girls go back to school and get offed in amusing ways. || [[Podstar:TGS4.m4v|download]]
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| [[Slumber Party]] || 11.5 MB || May 8, 2008 || Strong Bad gives some advice for attending a slumber party.
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| [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 5|TGS Issue 5]] || 3.2 MB || March 6, 2006 || Four teenage girls on Spring Type Break dream of reaching foist base. || [[Podstar:TGS5.m4v|download]]
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| [[Pizza Joint]] || 9.2 MB || May 1, 2008 || Strong Bad opens a pizza joint to score some chicks.
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| [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 6|TGS Issue 6]] || 2.2 MB || April 24, 2006 || Secret Decemberween Gift Exchange!! || [[Podstar:TGS6.m4v|download]]
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| [[Bike Thief]] || 10.8 MB || April 24, 2008 || Strong Bad teaches a college kid how to avoid getting their bike stolen.
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| [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 7|TGS Issue 7]] || 3.1 MB || April 24, 2006 || Teeny Tiny Girl Squad!! || [[Podstar:TGS7.m4v|download]]
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| [[Original]] || 9.87 MB || April 17, 2008 || Strong Bad discusses [[Original Bubs]]. <!--!! [[Podstar:sbemail177.m4v|download]]-->
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| [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 8|TGS Issue 8]] || 4.3 MB || May 3, 2006 || Battle of the Bands! || [[Podstar:TGS8.m4v|download]]
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| [[Hygiene]] || 13.7 MB || April 3, 2008 || Strong Bad and [[Embarrassing Educational Films]] present a movie on hygiene for some 5th grader. <!--!! [[Podstar:sbemail176.m4v|download]]-->
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| [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 9|TGS Issue 9]] || 3.3 MB || May 3, 2006 || The Tyranny Is Over! || [[Podstar:TGS9.m4v|download]]
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| [[Concert]] || 11.2 MB || March 27, 2008 || Strong Bad discusses how [[Sloshy]] became one his favorite and then least favorite bands. <!--!! [[Podstar:sbemail175.m4v|download]] -->
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| [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 10|TGS Issue 10]] || 7.5MB ||May 22, 2006 || a B'GRL PRTY??!? || [[Podstar:TGS10.m4v|download]]
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| [[Mini-Golf]] || 13.5 MB || March 20, 2008 || Strong Bad aims for par at the [[Sweet Puttin' Cakes]] mini-golf course. <!--!! [[Podstar:sbemail174.m4v|download]] -->
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| [[the paper|The Paper]] || 9.73 MB || March 13, 2008 || Strong Bad looks back at fond memories of [[The Paper]] as he bids farewell to his old pal. <!--!! || [[Podstar:sbemail173.m4v|download]] -->
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| [[More Armies]] || 11.7 MB || March 6, 2008 || Strong Bad takes us on a tour of his Vaguely Military Career Fair. <!--!! || [[Podstar:sbemail172.m4v|download]] -->
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| [[Underlings]] || 9.03 MB || February 28, 2008 || Strong Bad describes how to deal with awkward social situations. <!-- || [[Podstar:sbemail171.m4v|download]] -->
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| [[Everybody to the Limit]] || 7.2 MB || April 12, 2006 || The Cheat directs a video for Strong Bad's Number One Summer Jam. || [[Podstar:Everybody_to_the_Limit.m4v|download]]
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| [[Rough Copy]] || 10.6 MB || February 21, 2008 || Strong Bad tries to sue some kid for making a comic out of him and The Cheat. <!-- || [[Podstar:sbemail170.m4v|download]] -->
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| [[Peasant's Quest Preview|Peasant's Quest Game]] || 4.1 MB || July 27, 2006 || Videlectrix unveils a textastic computer game set in the Trogdor universe! || [[Podstar:pqtrailer.m4v|download]]
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| [[From Work]] || 8.77 MB  || February 14, 2008 || Strong Bad tries to check his email from work. <!-- || [[Podstar:sbemail169.m4v|download]] -->
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| [[Your Funeral]] || 9.86 MB || February 7, 2008 || Strong Bad details his off the hook funeral plans. <!-- || [[Podstar:sbemail168.m4v|download]] -->
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| [[The Movies]] || 12.5 MB || January 31, 2008 || Strong Bad rants about why he hates fellow moviegoers. <!-- || [[Podstar:sbemail167.m4v|download]] -->
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| [[Unnatural]] || 11.8 MB || January 24, 2008 || Find out how Free Country USA copes with the most unnatural of disasters. <!--|| [[Podstar:sbemail166.m4v|download]]-->
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| [[strong badathlon|Strong Badathlon]] || 11 MB || January 17, 2008 || Strong Bad makes up his own olympics to answer some moron. <!--|| [[Podstar:sbemail165.m4v|download]]-->
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| [[Looking Old]] || 11.9 MB || January 10, 2008 || Strong Bad tries to prove to the young people that he can still eat his yogurt through a tube. <!-- || [[Podstar:sbemail164.m4v|download]] -->
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*[[Podstar:|Podstar Runner]]
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*[[YouTube]]
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*[http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=122139371 Podstar Runner on iTunes]
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*[[Podstar:podcast.xml|Podstar Runner RSS feed]]
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Current revision as of 04:35, 9 February 2018

Podstar Runner

2008
2006

Strong Bad Emails and More!

Podstar Runner is a collection of cartoons transferable to a video capable portable media player (such as a fifth-generation iPod), in .m4v format. It was released simultaneously with the email technology.

A Main Page message on January 7th, 2008, indicated that podcasts would return the following Thursday. As promised, the Podstar Runner page had the email looking old available for download. The collection currently only includes Strong Bad Emails released chronologically in 2007 and 2008.

The service was discontinued in October 2009, after "podcast" was replaced by "subscribe" in the NavBar. The original domain for the site (podstar.homestarrunner.com) was removed somewhere after August 14, 2017, the day that too cool came out and was replaced by an archive of the site on that date. The site itself has moved to homestarrunner.com/podcast/.

Page Title: Podstar Runner. One a time, please.

Release Date: January 30, 2006, updated January 10, 2008

Contents

[edit] Transcript for Podstar Runner 2008 Emails

Decisions, decisions.

{Shows a collection of record and CD covers being scrolled through, similar to iTunes' Cover Flow, the first being Taranchula's "Shady Missionaries"}

STRONG BAD: No.

{Flips over to a record/CD cover to Peacey P's "deliberance" album}

STRONG BAD: No.

{Flips over to a picture of Strong Bad sitting at the Tandy 400 with the logo for Strong Bad Email above, written in the Tandy's default text}

STRONG BAD: No.

{Flips over to a record/CD cover of Limozeen's "Feed The Childrens"}

STRONG BAD: Wait...

{Flips back to picture of Strong Bad sitting at the Tandy with the logo for Strong Bad Email above, written in the Tandy's default text}

STRONG BAD: Yes.

{Selected email will begin}

{After selected email has finished}

"Uh-oh! Face print!"

{Strong Bad stands up in front of the record/CD covers, which become more shadowed}

STRONG BAD: Uh-oh! Face print!

{Strong Bad presses his face against the screen and leaves a smudge when he pulls his face off. Strong Bad gives a disgusted groan when he looks at it}

STRONG BAD: Uhgh. You're gonna need one of those little... shimmy cloths.

{Strong Bad leaves screen from the right and everything but the smudge fades to black}

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Trivia

  • The podcast is no longer available on the iTunes Store, nor is it available on Zune Marketplace.
  • The Paper reads "The End" instead of "Click here to email Strong Bad".

[edit] Remarks

  • None of the clickable Easter eggs from the original versions of the emails are present.
  • The menu displays an iPod Touch.
  • Until email thunder the preview images used to advertise the 2008 series of podcasts have been exactly the same as their corresponding pages on the Homestar Runner Wiki. The preview image used for email thunder's podcast was originally on the email's article but was later replaced.
  • In the 2008 ending, "shimmy cloth" is a mispronunciation of chamois (pronounced "sham-WAH"), the common name for soft leather used for polishing glass and other reflective surfaces.

[edit] Goofs

  • On certain browsers, the links in the NavBar did not work from the Podstar Runner menu.
  • Podstar Runner's link for looking old's podcast linked to a non-existent page. The working link to the podcast could only have been found on the RSS feed.
  • While "Click Here to Email Strong Bad strongbad@homestarrunner.com" is usually plastered over in podcasts, the Podstar version of the paper leaves the text of the Goth The Paper unaltered.
    • New Paper and The Paper in email thunder have unaltered text from the website version.
    • The text of the first New Paper to appear in web comics is altered for the Podcast version, depriving it of any relevance to Strong Bad's criticism of comics that use fan-submitted material.
  • At the end of the Podstar Runner version of bike thief, the Easter egg of the Lappy slowly moving to the right starts automatically; however, it does not show Homestar Runner stealing it.
  • In the Podcast version of nightlife, the Club Technochocolate flyer does not appear after Strong Bad's "Pwawty Cloughb" line.
  • In the Podcast version of fan club, Senor Cardgage's lines play against the visual of Homsar's scene, and the audio for the following scenes of Strong Sad speaking and Strong Bad at his computer play out of sync with the animation. After Strong Bad says, "the next worst word you can couple with the word 'fan' is, you guessed it, the word 'fiction'", the DVD title card for the email and a portion of the Intro play before the "Grade A Gray Day" scene appears and the email resumes as normal.
  • In the Podcast version of licensed, Homestar's line, "That junk was still my best birthdays ever", has been omitted.
  • In the Podcast version of buried, the "Dry" in "Cold Ones Dry" is typeset using a generic font.
  • From September 18 2008 to November 5 2008, the Podstar Runner page featured the download link, synopsis, and picture for hiding, but the title read "Love Poems".

[edit] Fixed Goofs

  • The day the Podcast version of specially marked was released, the RSS feed updating the Sbemail Podcasts in iTunes was disabled. The feed was reactivated on or before September 10, 2008.

[edit] Inside References

[edit] Previously Downloadable Emails

Title Size Release Date Description
Email Thunder 16.6 MB December 18, 2008 Strong Bad finds out Homestar has his own email show and is trying to steal his email thunder.
Being Mean 10.1 MB November 20, 2008 Strong Bad tries to give Nice Dad advice on not being mean.
Magic Trick 10.3 MB November 13, 2008 Strong Bad describes the various kinds of magic.
Your Edge 9.2 MB November 6, 2008 Strong Bad tries to prove he's not losing his edge.
Hiding 9.8 MB September 18, 2008 Strong Bad discusses the fun and usefulness of playing Hide n' Seek.
Love Poems 11.1 MB September 11, 2008 Dr. Marvin Rubdown gives some advice on writing love poems.
Specially Marked 10.3 MB September 4, 2008 Strong Bad gives specially marked boxes of cereal a piece of his mind.
Rated 10.6 MB August 28, 2008 Strong Bad breaks down the subtle differences between R-rated, double R-rated, and triple R-rated movies.
Shapeshifter 10.6 MB August 22, 2008 Strong Bad explains why shapeshifting is overrated.
Buried 9.63 MB August 14, 2008 Strong Bad and The Cheat try to discover what ruins are buried under Strong Badia.
Licensed 12.5 MB August 7, 2008 Find out how to become an officially licensed unlicensed seller of Strong Bad knock-offs.
Pet Show 11.5 MB July 31, 2008 Strong Bad and The Cheat compete for another Best in Sheen award at the Cat Mess Inbredtational Pet Show.
Fan Club 9.31 MB July 24, 2008 Strong Bad realizes fan clubs and fan fiction aren't be so bad after all.
Winter Pool 10.9 MB July 17, 2008 Strong Bad shows the fun and dangers of filling a pool with Red Flavored Fluffy Puff Translucent Dessert Related Substance.
Environment 11.9 MB July 10, 2008 Strong Bad describes his green methods for helping the environment.
Nightlife 14.3 MB July 3, 2008 Strong Bad describes a night out at Club Technochocolate.
Diorama 8.71 MB June 26, 2008 Strong Bad describes some tried and true methods for creating a "Middle School Appropriate" diorama.
Yes, Wrestling 14.2 MB June 19, 2008 Strong Bad discusses the various costumes and gimmicks from his wrestling days.
Business Trip 9.39 MB May 22, 2008 Strong Bad shows off how he rolls on a business trip with Homestar.
Web Comics 9.1 MB May 15, 2008 Strong Bad gives suggestions for making a web comic.
Slumber Party 11.5 MB May 8, 2008 Strong Bad gives some advice for attending a slumber party.
Pizza Joint 9.2 MB May 1, 2008 Strong Bad opens a pizza joint to score some chicks.
Bike Thief 10.8 MB April 24, 2008 Strong Bad teaches a college kid how to avoid getting their bike stolen.
Original 9.87 MB April 17, 2008 Strong Bad discusses Original Bubs.
Hygiene 13.7 MB April 3, 2008 Strong Bad and Embarrassing Educational Films present a movie on hygiene for some 5th grader.
Concert 11.2 MB March 27, 2008 Strong Bad discusses how Sloshy became one his favorite and then least favorite bands.
Mini-Golf 13.5 MB March 20, 2008 Strong Bad aims for par at the Sweet Puttin' Cakes mini-golf course.
The Paper 9.73 MB March 13, 2008 Strong Bad looks back at fond memories of The Paper as he bids farewell to his old pal.
More Armies 11.7 MB March 6, 2008 Strong Bad takes us on a tour of his Vaguely Military Career Fair.
Underlings 9.03 MB February 28, 2008 Strong Bad describes how to deal with awkward social situations.
Rough Copy 10.6 MB February 21, 2008 Strong Bad tries to sue some kid for making a comic out of him and The Cheat.
From Work 8.77 MB February 14, 2008 Strong Bad tries to check his email from work.
Your Funeral 9.86 MB February 7, 2008 Strong Bad details his off the hook funeral plans.
The Movies 12.5 MB January 31, 2008 Strong Bad rants about why he hates fellow moviegoers.
Unnatural 11.8 MB January 24, 2008 Find out how Free Country USA copes with the most unnatural of disasters.
Strong Badathlon 11 MB January 17, 2008 Strong Bad makes up his own olympics to answer some moron.
Looking Old 11.9 MB January 10, 2008 Strong Bad tries to prove to the young people that he can still eat his yogurt through a tube.

[edit] See Also

[edit] External Links

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