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Many '''real bands''' and '''popular music''' are referenced in the [[Homestar Runner (body of work)| Homestar Runner]] body of work.
Many '''real bands''' and '''popular music''' are referenced in the [[Homestar Runner (body of work)| Homestar Runner]] body of work.
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==[[Wikipedia:Paula Abdul|Paula Abdul]]==
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*Email [[different town]] — As Modestly Hot Homsar, Homsar's line during Strong Bad's fantasy is, "I'm forever your girl," a quote from the 1989 song and album titled "Forever Your Girl" by Paula Abdul.
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*[[Doomy Tales Of The Macabre]] — Coach Z dresses up as [[Wikipedia:MC Skat Kat|MC Skat Kat]], who appeared with Abdul in her [[Wikipedia:Opposites Attract|"Opposites Attract"]] video.  In an Easter egg, Coach Z makes references to Abdul's song "Opposites Attract", "Straight Up" and "Rush Rush" as well as the fact that she started out as a [[Wikipedia: Los Angeles Lakers|Lakers Girl]].
==[[Wikipedia:AC/DC|AC/DC]]==
==[[Wikipedia:AC/DC|AC/DC]]==
{{seemain|AC/DC}}
{{seemain|AC/DC}}
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==[[Wikipedia:Aerosmith|Aerosmith]]==
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*[[Flash is Dead!]] — While trying to make a [[Deep Impact]] reference, Homestar yells out, "[[Wikipedia:I Don't Want to Miss a Thing|I don't want to miss a thing]]!", which was one of Aerosmith's songs in ''[[Wikipedia:Armageddon (1998 film)|Armageddon]]''.
==[[Wikipedia:Alvin and the Chipmunks|Alvin and the Chipmunks]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Alvin and the Chipmunks|Alvin and the Chipmunks]]==
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==[[Wikipedia:Anthrax (band)|Anthrax]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Anthrax (band)|Anthrax]]==
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*Email [[the chair]] — When Bubs offers Strong Bad an old Winger album, Strong Bad remarks that it is "less Anthrax-y".
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*Email [[the chair]] — When Bubs offers Strong Bad an old Winger album, Strong Bad remarks that it is "less Anthraxy".
*[[Trudgemank]] — Peacey P references Anthrax and Public Enemy (mentioned as P.E.) mixing rap and heavy metal in 1991 or 1993.
*[[Trudgemank]] — Peacey P references Anthrax and Public Enemy (mentioned as P.E.) mixing rap and heavy metal in 1991 or 1993.
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==[[Wikipedia:Beastie Boys|Beastie Boys]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Beastie Boys|Beastie Boys]]==
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*Email [[technology]] — Strong Bad's claim to be "kicking [his] new Tech-Kuh-Nowledge" is a reference to the song "[[Wikipedia:The Sounds of Science (song)|The Sounds of Science]]", on the band's album, ''[[Wikipedia:Paul's Boutique|Paul's Boutique]]''.
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{{seemain|Beastie Boys}}
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*Email [[bike thief]] (DVD commentary) — Strong Bad claims he is "nothin' but a bike thief that must be stopped" which he then attributes to "Beatsie Boys" (a nickname for the band), and states that the title is "[[Wikipedia:Car Thief|Car Thief]], in their terms." This song is also from ''Paul's Boutique''.
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==[[Wikipedia:The Beatles|The Beatles]]==
==[[Wikipedia:The Beatles|The Beatles]]==
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==[[Wikipedia:Black Sabbath|Black Sabbath]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Black Sabbath|Black Sabbath]]==
*[[Homestar Ruiner]] — When Strong Bad first tries to run the Race to the End of the Race and pick up the hurdle, he remarks that it must be made of some heavy metals, including "black sabbath".
*[[Homestar Ruiner]] — When Strong Bad first tries to run the Race to the End of the Race and pick up the hurdle, he remarks that it must be made of some heavy metals, including "black sabbath".
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*[[Moving Very Slowly]] resembles the doom metal style of Black Sabbath, even tough [[Taranchula]] is supposed to be a death metal band.
==[[Wikipedia:Frank Black|Frank Black]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Frank Black|Frank Black]]==
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==[[Wikipedia:Boston (band)|Boston]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Boston (band)|Boston]]==
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*Email [[more armies]] ([[more armies#Commentary Transcript|DVD commentary]]) — Matt claims to have gotten confused about the covers of Boston and [[Space Invaders]] as a kid.
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*Email [[more armies]] ([[more armies#Commentary Transcript|DVD commentary]]) — [[Matt Chapman|Matt]] claims to have gotten confused about the covers of Boston and [[Space Invaders]] as a kid.
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==[[Wikipedia:Cab Calloway|Cab Calloway]]==
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*[[The House That Gave Sucky Treats]] — Strong Bad implies that he's not Cab Calloway. Marzipan later comments that she likes Cab Calloway.
==[[Wikipedia:David Bowie|David Bowie]]==
==[[Wikipedia:David Bowie|David Bowie]]==
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==[[Wikipedia:The Brothers Johnson|The Brothers Johnson]]==
==[[Wikipedia:The Brothers Johnson|The Brothers Johnson]]==
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*Email [[comic]] — In the Easter egg, the band's album ''[[Winners (Brothers Johnson album)|Winners]]'' is visible.
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*Email [[comic]] — In the Easter egg, the band's album ''[[wikipedia:Winners (Brothers Johnson album)|Winners]]'' is visible.
==[[Wikipedia:Bobby Brown|Bobby Brown]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Bobby Brown|Bobby Brown]]==
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==[[Wikipedia:Glen Campbell|Glen Campbell]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Glen Campbell|Glen Campbell]]==
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*[[Decemberween Short Shorts]] — In the scene with the characters depicted as Decemberween ornaments, Homestar thinks Strong Bad is a [[Wikipedia:Rhinestone Cowboy|Rhinestone Cowboy]].
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*[[Decemberween Short Shorts]] — In the scene with the characters depicted as Decemberween ornaments, Homestar [[I really like your costume|thinks]] Strong Bad is a [[Wikipedia:Rhinestone Cowboy|Rhinestone Cowboy]].
==[[Wikipedia:The Carpenters|The Carpenters]]==
==[[Wikipedia:The Carpenters|The Carpenters]]==
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==[[Wikipedia:The Cure|The Cure]]==
==[[Wikipedia:The Cure|The Cure]]==
[[Image:Poster The Cure.PNG|thumb|Boys Don't Cry]]
[[Image:Poster The Cure.PNG|thumb|Boys Don't Cry]]
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*[[Fan Costume Commentary]] — In the final picture, Strong Bad claims the person dressed as Strong Sad to be a "dumpy [[Wikipedia:Robert Smith|Robert Smith]]". Smith is actually the lead singer and front man of The Cure. In addition, Strong Sad has a poster for the band's album ''[[Wikipedia:Boys Don't Cry (album)|Boys Don't Cry]]'' on his wall.
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*[[Fan Costume Commentary]] — In the final picture, Strong Bad claims the person dressed as Strong Sad to be a "dumpy [[Wikipedia:Robert Smith|Robert Smith]]". Smith is actually the lead singer and front man of The Cure.  
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*Email [[radio]] — Strong Sad has a poster for the band's album ''[[Wikipedia:Boys Don't Cry (album)|Boys Don't Cry]]'' on his wall.
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*Email [[independent]] — The ''Boys Don't Cry'' poster makes another appearance.
==[[Wikipedia:Daft Punk|Daft Punk]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Daft Punk|Daft Punk]]==
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*[[Main Page 21]] — When "[[Games]]" is rolled over, the drum riff heard appeared about four years earlier in the beginning of Death Cab For Cutie's song "Photobooth". The version that appears here, however, is slower than the band's version and lacks the reverb that the other version has.
*[[Main Page 21]] — When "[[Games]]" is rolled over, the drum riff heard appeared about four years earlier in the beginning of Death Cab For Cutie's song "Photobooth". The version that appears here, however, is slower than the band's version and lacks the reverb that the other version has.
*Email [[alternate universe]] — The same drum riff is again heard during the [[Vector Strong Bad]] scene.
*Email [[alternate universe]] — The same drum riff is again heard during the [[Vector Strong Bad]] scene.
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*[[she likes cloth]] sounds like Death Cab for Cutie.
==[[Wikipedia:El DeBarge|El DeBarge]]==
==[[Wikipedia:El DeBarge|El DeBarge]]==
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==[[Wikipedia:Devo|Devo]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Devo|Devo]]==
[[File:Strong Sad as Devo Member.png|thumb|"Go forward! Move ahead. Try to detect it! It's not too late."]]
[[File:Strong Sad as Devo Member.png|thumb|"Go forward! Move ahead. Try to detect it! It's not too late."]]
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*[[Halloween Potion-ma-jig]] — Strong Sad dresses as a member of Devo, wearing the energy dome from the [[WIkipedia:Freedom of Choice|''Freedom of Choice'']] album cover and videos. He also quotes their hit [[Wikipedia: Whip It|Whip It]].
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*[[Halloween Potion-ma-jig]] — Strong Sad dresses as a member of Devo, wearing the famous "energy dome" hat from the [[WIkipedia:Freedom of Choice (album)|''Freedom of Choice'']] album cover and music videos. He also quotes their hit [[Wikipedia: Whip It|Whip It]]. Because Strong Sad is wearing a pair of square glasses with his costume, he is most likely dressed as co-founder and singer [[Wikipedia:Mark Mothersbaugh|Mark Mothersbaugh]], who often wore a similar pair at concerts.
==[[Wikipedia:Digital Underground|Digital Underground]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Digital Underground|Digital Underground]]==
*[[The House That Gave Sucky Treats]] — Coach Z dresses as [[Wikipedia:Shock G|Humpty Hump]], the band's leader.
*[[The House That Gave Sucky Treats]] — Coach Z dresses as [[Wikipedia:Shock G|Humpty Hump]], the band's leader.
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==[[Wikipedia:Dinosaur Jr.|Dinosaur Jr.]]==
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*[[Mr. Poofers Must Die]] — Marzipan dresses up as J. Mascis. Everyone sings ''The Wagon''.
==[[Wikipedia:Dire Straits|Dire Straits]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Dire Straits|Dire Straits]]==
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==[[Wikipedia:Dokken|Dokken]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Dokken|Dokken]]==
*Email [[band names]] — Strong Bad uses Dokken as an example of a band named after a "really cool last name," as the lead singer's name is [[Wikipedia:Don Dokken|Don Dokken]].
*Email [[band names]] — Strong Bad uses Dokken as an example of a band named after a "really cool last name," as the lead singer's name is [[Wikipedia:Don Dokken|Don Dokken]].
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*Email [[different town]] — During Strong Bad's fantasy of how he would change the website, he envisions Marzipan's guitar as "Mr. Scary", which George Lynch used during his run with the band.
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*Email [[different town]] — During Strong Bad's fantasy of how he would change [[Free Country, USA]], he envisions [[Marzipan]]'s guitar as "Mr. Scary", which George Lynch used during his run with the band.
==[[Wikipedia:Nick Drake|Nick Drake]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Nick Drake|Nick Drake]]==
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==[[Wikipedia:50 Cent|50 Cent]]==
==[[Wikipedia:50 Cent|50 Cent]]==
*Email [[extra plug]] — The way Strong Bad pronounces 'da club' throughout the email is a reference to 50 Cent's hit single {{inlinecontentwarning|Content warning.|Content warning.}} "[[Wikipedia:In da Club|In Da Club]]," where he rounds off the 'u' in the word 'club' the same way.
*Email [[extra plug]] — The way Strong Bad pronounces 'da club' throughout the email is a reference to 50 Cent's hit single {{inlinecontentwarning|Content warning.|Content warning.}} "[[Wikipedia:In da Club|In Da Club]]," where he rounds off the 'u' in the word 'club' the same way.
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*[[Who Said What Now?]] — Homsar's line is, "My cheese is 50 cent!"
 
==[[Wikipedia:Firehouse (band)|Firehouse]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Firehouse (band)|Firehouse]]==
*Email [[senior prom]] — The King of Town's line, "Let the King have some!" refers to the song, "Let the Drummer Have Some".
*Email [[senior prom]] — The King of Town's line, "Let the King have some!" refers to the song, "Let the Drummer Have Some".
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==[[Wikipedia:Five Man Electrical Band|Five Man Electrical Band]]==
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*[[Strong Bad's Website]] — The "Long Haired Freaky Cheat" broken image is a reference to the Electrical Band hit [[Wikipedia:Signs (Five Man Electrical Band song)|Signs]].
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==[[Wikipedia:John Fogerty|John Fogerty]]==
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*Email [[too cool]] — [[Senor Cardgage]] distorts the line "Put me in, Coach, I'm ready to play" from Fogerty's hit, [[Wikipedia:Centerfield (song)|Centerfield]].
==[[Wikipedia:Foghat|Foghat]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Foghat|Foghat]]==
*[[Baddest of the Bands]] — Strong Bad warns players not to confuse fog-bats with Foghat.
*[[Baddest of the Bands]] — Strong Bad warns players not to confuse fog-bats with Foghat.
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==[[Wikipedia:Fu-Schnickens|Fu-Schnickens]]==
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*Email [[dragon]] — The [[Strong Bad Email Intros|email intro]] is a direct reference to a line from the song "[[Wikipedia:La Schmoove|La Schmoove]]".
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*[[@StrongBadActual]] Tweet ([[@StrongBadActual Tweets 2019#1089156505469927424|26 Jan 2019]]) — Strong Bad confirms the [[dragon]] reference.
==[[Wikipedia:Lita Ford|Lita Ford]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Lita Ford|Lita Ford]]==
*Email [[cliffhangers]] — At the start of the Space Captainface scene, Strong Bad as Space Captainface is talking to Lita Ford on the phone.
*Email [[cliffhangers]] — At the start of the Space Captainface scene, Strong Bad as Space Captainface is talking to Lita Ford on the phone.
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==[[Wikipedia:4 Non Blondes|4 Non Blondes]]==
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*Email [[bike thief]] (DVD commentary) — Mike asks Strong Bad if Matt based Marzipan's hairstyle on a member of 4 Non Blondes; Strong Bad responds by singing the "Hey, yay, yay, yay" segment of their song "[[wikipedia:What's Up? (song)|What's Up?]]".
==[[Wikipedia:The Four Tops|The Four Tops]]==
==[[Wikipedia:The Four Tops|The Four Tops]]==
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==[[Wikipedia:The Furious Five|The Furious Five]]==
==[[Wikipedia:The Furious Five|The Furious Five]]==
*[[Homestarloween Party]] — Coach Z comments on the Furious Five, specifically either the original leader, [[Wikipedia:Grandmaster Flash|Grandmaster Flash]], or Flash's replacement, [[Wikipedia:Grandmaster Melle Mel|Grandmaster Melle Mel]].
*[[Homestarloween Party]] — Coach Z comments on the Furious Five, specifically either the original leader, [[Wikipedia:Grandmaster Flash|Grandmaster Flash]], or Flash's replacement, [[Wikipedia:Grandmaster Melle Mel|Grandmaster Melle Mel]].
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==[[Wikipedia:Grateful Dead|Grateful Dead]]==
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*Email [[theme party]] (Easter egg) — A [[t-shirt]] features a Grateful Dead Dancing Bear.
==[[Wikipedia:Vince Guaraldi|The Vince Guaraldi Trio]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Vince Guaraldi|The Vince Guaraldi Trio]]==
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==[[Wikipedia:Guns N' Roses|Guns N' Roses]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Guns N' Roses|Guns N' Roses]]==
{{seemain|Guns N' Roses}}
{{seemain|Guns N' Roses}}
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==[[Wikipedia:Murray Head|Murray Head]]==
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*[[Homestar Presents: Presents]] — Strong Sad sings the Murray Head hit [[Wikipedia:One Night in Bangkok|One Night in Bangkok]].
==[[Wikipedia:Heart (band)|Heart]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Heart (band)|Heart]]==
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*Email [[pizzaz]] — Strong Bad's closing line, "Canned or Dry, We Neva Die. Colors," is a reference to the song "Colors"; specifically, the line, "The gangs of L.A. will never die, just multiply, colors".
*Email [[pizzaz]] — Strong Bad's closing line, "Canned or Dry, We Neva Die. Colors," is a reference to the song "Colors"; specifically, the line, "The gangs of L.A. will never die, just multiply, colors".
*[[Baddest of the Bands]] — Bubs wishes for Coach Z to be more like an O.G., which refers to Ice T.'s album, ''[[Wikipedia:O.G. Original Gangster|O.G. Original Gangster]]''.
*[[Baddest of the Bands]] — Bubs wishes for Coach Z to be more like an O.G., which refers to Ice T.'s album, ''[[Wikipedia:O.G. Original Gangster|O.G. Original Gangster]]''.
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*[[@StrongBadActual]] — November 22, 2017 — Strong Bad's [[What are you supposed to be?|Lin-Manuel Miranda costume]] is mistaken by an unknown party for "Colonial Ice T".
==[[Wikipedia:Iggy Pop|Iggy Pop]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Iggy Pop|Iggy Pop]]==
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*[[Halloween Potion-ma-jig]] — One of Strong Sad's magic words includes Natalie's last name, except with the "g" pronounced.
*[[Halloween Potion-ma-jig]] — One of Strong Sad's magic words includes Natalie's last name, except with the "g" pronounced.
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==[[Wikipedia: Immolation|Immolation]]==
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==[[Wikipedia: Immolation (band)|Immolation]]==
*The [[Taranchula]] band logo notably resembles the logo for Immolation.
*The [[Taranchula]] band logo notably resembles the logo for Immolation.
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==[[Wikipedia:Iron Butterfly|Iron Butterfly]]==
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*[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 8]] — The "16 hour drum solo" refers to epic hard rock drum solos in songs such as [[Wikipedia:In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida|In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida]].
==[[Wikipedia:Iron Maiden|Iron Maiden]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Iron Maiden|Iron Maiden]]==
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*Email [[local news]] — Strong Bad's intro tune sounds like the band's song, "Cold Gin", but with the word "Email" replacing the title.
*Email [[local news]] — Strong Bad's intro tune sounds like the band's song, "Cold Gin", but with the word "Email" replacing the title.
*Email [[coloring]] — The coloring page that Strong Bad tries to color, which depicts Larry "screamin' like a demon", shows Larry's tongue hanging out. Band member [[Wikipedia:Gene Simmons|Gene Simmons]] is well-known for his extraordinarily long tongue and is also referred to as "The Demon".
*Email [[coloring]] — The coloring page that Strong Bad tries to color, which depicts Larry "screamin' like a demon", shows Larry's tongue hanging out. Band member [[Wikipedia:Gene Simmons|Gene Simmons]] is well-known for his extraordinarily long tongue and is also referred to as "The Demon".
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==[[Wikipedia:Kraftwerk|Kraftwerk]]==
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*Email [[old comics]] — The single cover for [[West Is Lip]]'s single "''She Partied Without Dancing''" bears some resemblance to their 1978 album [[Wikipedia:The Man-Machine|The Man-Machine]] (German title: Die Mensch-Maschine).
==[[Wikipedia:Krokus (band)|Krokus]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Krokus (band)|Krokus]]==
*Email [[band names]] — At the end, Strong Bad announces that on the next email, his guests stars would include the entire band.
*Email [[band names]] — At the end, Strong Bad announces that on the next email, his guests stars would include the entire band.
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*Email [[sibbie]] — Strong Bad says that his "focus is all... Krokused."
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*[[Fan Costumes 2017]] — [[D n' D Greg]] claims the Krokus banner on his front porch drew [[What's Her Face]] near.
==[[Wikipedia:Cyndi Lauper|Cyndi Lauper]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Cyndi Lauper|Cyndi Lauper]]==
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==[[Wikipedia:Led Zeppelin|Led Zeppelin]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Led Zeppelin|Led Zeppelin]]==
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*[[Main Page 9]] — When rolling over "Characters", the logos for the band members appear.
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''See main article: [[Led Zeppelin]]''
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*Email [[pom pom]] — Strong Bad refers to Pom Pom as "Led Zeppelin".
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*[[Baddest of the Bands]] — The line "Roadie Communication Breakdown!" and The Ugly One's consequent "It's always the same!" refer to the Led Zeppelin song, "[[Wikipedia:Communication Breakdown|Communication Breakdown]]".
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==[[Wikipedia:Gordon Lightfoot|Gordon Lightfoot]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Gordon Lightfoot|Gordon Lightfoot]]==
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==[[Wikipedia:Bob Marley|Bob Marley]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Bob Marley|Bob Marley]]==
*[[Happy Hallow-day]] — Marzipan says, "We be jammin'!" This is a lyric sung by Marley in his song, "Jammin'".
*[[Happy Hallow-day]] — Marzipan says, "We be jammin'!" This is a lyric sung by Marley in his song, "Jammin'".
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*[[Strong Badia the Free]] — Strong Bad tells an email sender to think about where he should hang his Bob Marley poster once he moves back into his parents' basement.
==[[Wikipedia:Marsalis|Marsalis]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Marsalis|Marsalis]]==
*Email [[theme song]] — The closing theme song for Strong Bad's email show is "by a Marsalis or two".
*Email [[theme song]] — The closing theme song for Strong Bad's email show is "by a Marsalis or two".
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==[[Wikipedia:MC Hammer|MC Hammer]]==
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*sbemail [[haircut]] — Strong Bad references "Hammer Pants", a nickname for the parachute pants worn by MC Hammer.
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*[[Later That Night...]] — Coach Z performs part of the MC Hammer hit ''U Can't Touch This''.
==[[Wikipedia:Metallica|Metallica]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Metallica|Metallica]]==
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[[File:CreepingDeath.png|thumb|"Creeping" Silent "Death" Auction]]
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''See main article: [[Metallica]]''
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*[[Halloween Fairstival]] — The sign in Pom Pom's scene is a possible reference to the song, [[Wikipedia:Creeping Death (song)|"Creeping Death"]], from the album ''[[Wikipedia:Ride the Lightning|Ride the Lightning]]''.
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*Email [[slumber party]] ([[slumber party#Commentary Transcript|DVD commentary]]) — During the scene with the party food to be served, Matt recalls about how one kid was eating a lot of Skittles and headbanging to ''[[Wikipedia:...And Justice for All (album)|...And Justice for All]]'', which is an album by Metallica, which includes the song "[[Wikipedia:One (Metallica song)|One]]", also mentioned. The brothers also refer to [[Wikipedia:Lars Ulrich|Lars Ulrich]], the founding band member, and to the song, "[[Wikipedia:The Unforgiven (song)|The Unforgiven]]".
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==[[Wikipedia:M.I.A. (artist)|M.I.A.]]==
==[[Wikipedia:M.I.A. (artist)|M.I.A.]]==
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[[Image:Witch's Brew.png|thumb|Brüe]]
[[Image:Witch's Brew.png|thumb|Brüe]]
*[[Halloween Fairstival]] — Homestar's jars of [[Witches' Brew|witches' brüe]] reference the spelling of the band's word "Crüe" instead of "Crew". It also features a heavy metal umlaut done in the band's style.
*[[Halloween Fairstival]] — Homestar's jars of [[Witches' Brew|witches' brüe]] reference the spelling of the band's word "Crüe" instead of "Crew". It also features a heavy metal umlaut done in the band's style.
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*Email [[monster truck]] ([[monster truck#Commentary Transcript|DVD commentary]]) — Matt says that [[The Brothers Chaps]]' brother, [[Donnie Chapman|Donnie]] dressed as Vince Neil, the singer of this band, in [[1987]].
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*Email [[monster truck]] ([[monster truck#Commentary Transcript|DVD commentary]]) — Matt says that his brother, [[Donnie Chapman|Donnie]], dressed as Vince Neil, the singer of this band, in [[1987]].
==[[Wikipedia:Motörhead|Motörhead]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Motörhead|Motörhead]]==
*Email [[band names]] — At the end, Strong Bad announces that on [[studying|the next email]], his guest stars would include the band's leader, [[Wikipedia:Lemmy Kilmister|Lemmy Kilmister]].
*Email [[band names]] — At the end, Strong Bad announces that on [[studying|the next email]], his guest stars would include the band's leader, [[Wikipedia:Lemmy Kilmister|Lemmy Kilmister]].
*Email [[death metal]] ([[death metal#Commentary Transcript|DVD commentary]]) — Strong Bad and Mike make reference to Lemmy, including discussing whether or not he hot-glued corn flakes to his face.
*Email [[death metal]] ([[death metal#Commentary Transcript|DVD commentary]]) — Strong Bad and Mike make reference to Lemmy, including discussing whether or not he hot-glued corn flakes to his face.
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==[[Wikipedia:Mr. Mister|Mr. Mister]]==
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*[[Homestar Runner Goes for the Gold]] — Homestar references the hit [[Wikipedia:Broken Wings (Mr. Mister song)|Broken Wings]].
==[[Wikipedia:Mudhoney|Mudhoney]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Mudhoney|Mudhoney]]==
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*[[Happy Hallow-day]] — The skull with the rainbow-colored afro exclaims the title of the band's song, "Jam On It".
*[[Happy Hallow-day]] — The skull with the rainbow-colored afro exclaims the title of the band's song, "Jam On It".
*Email [[love poems]] — Homestar's "This mo'nin'" jam is sung in imitation of "Jam On It".
*Email [[love poems]] — Homestar's "This mo'nin'" jam is sung in imitation of "Jam On It".
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==[[Wikipedia: New Order|New Order]]==
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*[[Fan Costumes 2015]] — Strong Sad sings a part of [[Wikipedia: Age of Consent (song)|Age of Consent]]
==[[Wikipedia:Night Ranger|Night Ranger]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Night Ranger|Night Ranger]]==
*[[Baddest of the Bands]] — Strong Bad calls Strong Sad "[[Wikipedia:Sister Christian|Sister Christian]]", which is the title of one of this band's most famous songs.
*[[Baddest of the Bands]] — Strong Bad calls Strong Sad "[[Wikipedia:Sister Christian|Sister Christian]]", which is the title of one of this band's most famous songs.
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*[[Homestar Runner Goes for the Gold]] — Homestar quotes a lyric from "Sister Christian".
==[[Wikipedia:Nirvana (band)|Nirvana]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Nirvana (band)|Nirvana]]==
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==[[Wikipedia:OutKast|OutKast]]==
==[[Wikipedia:OutKast|OutKast]]==
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*Email [[spring cleaning]] — At the end, Strong Bad speaks in lyrics from the band's song [[Wikipedia:So Fresh, So Clean|"So Fresh, So Clean"]]. He says "I feel so fresh and so clean, clean..." He also says another of that song's lyrics at the very end: "Ain't nobody dope as me!"
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{{seemain|Outkast}}
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*Email [[autobiography]] — An Easter egg describes the reviews of the tapes as being "[[Wikipedia:Hootie Hoo|Hootie Hoo]]", which is actually the name of a song by this band.
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*[[Halloween Fairstival]] — At the end, Coach Z thinks Pom Pom's Big Boy costume is actually Big Boi and he was considering going as the other half of the group, André 3000.
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==[[Wikipedia:Ozzy Osbourne|Ozzy Osbourne]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Ozzy Osbourne|Ozzy Osbourne]]==
*[[Baddest of the Bands]] — Strong Bad asking Marzipan if she plans to bite off Pazquel's head, The King of Town's on-stage devouring of bats, and Marzipan's allegation of Limozeen performing bat-head-biting all refer to a notorious episode in the career of Osbourne.
*[[Baddest of the Bands]] — Strong Bad asking Marzipan if she plans to bite off Pazquel's head, The King of Town's on-stage devouring of bats, and Marzipan's allegation of Limozeen performing bat-head-biting all refer to a notorious episode in the career of Osbourne.
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==[[Wikipedia:Paula Abdul|Paula Abdul]]==
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==[[Wikipedia:Pavement (band)|Pavement]]==
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*Email [[different town]] — As Modestly Hot Homsar, Homsar's line during Strong Bad's fantasy is, "I'm forever your girl," a quote from the 1989 song and album titled "Forever Your Girl" by Paula Abdul.
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*sloshy's performance of [[Because It's Midnite]] uses a style resemblant of Pavement.
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*[[Doomy Tales Of The Macabre]] — Coach Z dresses up as [[Wikipedia:MC Skat Kat|MC Skat Kat]], who appeared with Abdul in her [[Wikipedia:Opposites Attract|"Opposites Attract"]] video.  In an Easter egg, Coach Z makes references to Abdul's song "Opposites Attract", "Straight Up" and "Rush Rush" as well as the fact that she started out as a [[Wikipedia: Los Angeles Lakers|Lakers Girl]].
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*[[Fan Costumes 2017]] What's Her Face claims she likes Pavement.
==[[Wikipedia:Tom Petty|Tom Petty]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Tom Petty|Tom Petty]]==
*[[Old Characters Page]] — Marzipan's description includes "She loves horses and her boyfriend, too" which is a line from Tom Petty's song, [[Wikipedia:Free Fallin'|Free Fallin']].
*[[Old Characters Page]] — Marzipan's description includes "She loves horses and her boyfriend, too" which is a line from Tom Petty's song, [[Wikipedia:Free Fallin'|Free Fallin']].
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*[[Haunted Photo Booth]] — The King of Town dresses up as the Alice cake from the music video from Tom Petty's song, [[Wikipedia:Don't Come Around Here No More|Don't Come Around Here No More]].
==[[Wikipedia:Piebald|Piebald]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Piebald|Piebald]]==
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==[[Wikipedia:Pink Floyd|Pink Floyd]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Pink Floyd|Pink Floyd]]==
*[[Baddest of the Bands]] — Strong Bad says his stage prop is "almost better than a flying pig". This refers to a prop used in some performances by this band and the cover art of [[Wikipedia:Animals (Pink Floyd album)|Animals]].
*[[Baddest of the Bands]] — Strong Bad says his stage prop is "almost better than a flying pig". This refers to a prop used in some performances by this band and the cover art of [[Wikipedia:Animals (Pink Floyd album)|Animals]].
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*[[The Homestar Runner Enters the Spooky Woods]] — Strong Mad's costume references an iconic image of ''[[Wikipedia:Pink Floyd – The Wall|Pink Floyd The Wall]]''.
==[[Wikipedia:Poison (American band)|Poison]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Poison (American band)|Poison]]==
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*Email [[space program]] — Strong Bad's email intro is a parody of Prince's song, "[[Wikipedia:When Doves Cry|When Doves Cry]]".
*Email [[space program]] — Strong Bad's email intro is a parody of Prince's song, "[[Wikipedia:When Doves Cry|When Doves Cry]]".
*[[Jibblies 2]] — Marzipan dresses as Prince circa his 1984 album and film ''[[Wikipedia:Purple Rain (album)|Purple Rain]]''. Homestar references his 1985 hit "Raspberry Beret".
*[[Jibblies 2]] — Marzipan dresses as Prince circa his 1984 album and film ''[[Wikipedia:Purple Rain (album)|Purple Rain]]''. Homestar references his 1985 hit "Raspberry Beret".
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**[[The House That Gave Sucky Tricks]] (Easter egg) — Homestar and Marzipan refer back to this costume.
==[[Wikipedia:The Promise Ring|The Promise Ring]]==
==[[Wikipedia:The Promise Ring|The Promise Ring]]==
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*Email [[redesign]] — One of the dryer settings is "High and Dry", a reference to the band's song of the same title.
*Email [[redesign]] — One of the dryer settings is "High and Dry", a reference to the band's song of the same title.
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==[[Wikipedia:The Ramones|The Ramones]]==
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==[[Wikipedia:Ramones|Ramones]]==
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==[[Wikipedia:Red Hot Chili Peppers|Red Hot Chili Peppers]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Red Hot Chili Peppers|Red Hot Chili Peppers]]==
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==[[Wikipedia:R.E.M.|R.E.M.]]==
==[[Wikipedia:R.E.M.|R.E.M.]]==
*[[In Search of the Yello Dello]] ([[In_Search_of_the_Yello_Dello#Everything_Else_Vol._2_Version|DVD version]]) — As seen in the fourth deleted scene, it was originally intended for Strong Sad to sound like [[Wikipedia:Michael Stipe|Michael Stipe]].
*[[In Search of the Yello Dello]] ([[In_Search_of_the_Yello_Dello#Everything_Else_Vol._2_Version|DVD version]]) — As seen in the fourth deleted scene, it was originally intended for Strong Sad to sound like [[Wikipedia:Michael Stipe|Michael Stipe]].
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*[[Flash is Dead!]] — Homestar lists his full name on his profile as "Michael (Stipe) Runner"
==[[Wikipedia:Lionel Richie|Lionel Richie]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Lionel Richie|Lionel Richie]]==
*Email [[3 Wishes]] — The intro is reference to a lyric to Richie's song, [[Wikipedia:Say You, Say Me|"Say You, Say Me"]].
*Email [[3 Wishes]] — The intro is reference to a lyric to Richie's song, [[Wikipedia:Say You, Say Me|"Say You, Say Me"]].
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*[[Homestar Runner#Character Video Transcript|Homestar Runner's Character Video]] — "Lionel Richie" is one of the randomly-picked insults that Strong Bad calls Homestar during the latter's character video.
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*[[Homestar Runner's Character Video]] — "Lionel Richie" is one of the randomly-picked insults that Strong Bad calls Homestar during the latter's character video.
==[[Wikipedia:Kenny Rogers|Kenny Rogers]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Kenny Rogers|Kenny Rogers]]==
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[[File:Scorpions.png|thumb|We are the SCORPIONS!!]]
[[File:Scorpions.png|thumb|We are the SCORPIONS!!]]
*[[Strong Sad's Lament]] — Strong Sad asks his readers to "rock [him] like an e-Hurricane", referencing their song "[[Wikipedia:Rock You Like A Hurricane|Rock You Like A Hurricane]]".
*[[Strong Sad's Lament]] — Strong Sad asks his readers to "rock [him] like an e-Hurricane", referencing their song "[[Wikipedia:Rock You Like A Hurricane|Rock You Like A Hurricane]]".
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*Email [[your friends]] — During the scene with Strong Bad torturing [[Homsar]] with scorpions, the scorpions come from a box that reads, "We are the scorpions!", which is the concert-opening cry of lead singer Klaus Meine.
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*Email [[your friends]] — During the scene with Strong Bad torturing [[Homsar]] with scorpions, the scorpions come from a box that reads, "We are the SCORPIONS!!", which is the concert-opening cry of lead singer Klaus Meine.
*[[Taranchula]] member Schenkel McDoo may be a reference to Scorpions guitarist [[Wikipedia: Rudolf Schenker|Rudolf Schenker]].
*[[Taranchula]] member Schenkel McDoo may be a reference to Scorpions guitarist [[Wikipedia: Rudolf Schenker|Rudolf Schenker]].
==[[Wikipedia:Bob Seger|Bob Seger]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Bob Seger|Bob Seger]]==
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*Email [[strong badathlon]] — During the ending closimonies, Homestar sings a (misquoted) line from Seger's song "Old Time Rock 'n' Roll."
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*Email [[strong badathlon]] — During the ending closimonies, Homestar sings a ([[Youtube:sz5CRAhJtIg|misquoted]]) line from Seger's song "Old Time Rock 'n' Roll."
==[[Wikipedia:Sepultura|Sepultura]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Sepultura|Sepultura]]==
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*[[Taranchula]] appear to be partially based on the metal band Sepultura.
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*[[Taranchula]] appear to be partially based on the death metal band Sepultura.
==[[Wikipedia:Sex Pistols|Sex Pistols]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Sex Pistols|Sex Pistols]]==
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==[[Wikipedia:Slaughter (band)|Slaughter]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Slaughter (band)|Slaughter]]==
*Email [[death metal]] — One of the bands featured on the [[Half-Hour Death Metal Dungeon Hour]] is "Schlaugh-ter".
*Email [[death metal]] — One of the bands featured on the [[Half-Hour Death Metal Dungeon Hour]] is "Schlaugh-ter".
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*[[Homestar Runner Goes for the Gold]] — Homestar references Slaughter's hit, [[Wikipedia:Fly to the Angels|Fly to the Angels]].
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==[[Wikipedia:Slayer (band)|Slayer]]==
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*[[Fan Costumes 2017]] — [[D n' D Greg]] claims the Slayer poster in his hallway won What's Her Face's heart.
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==[[Wikipedia:The Smiths|The Smiths]]==
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*[[Somber Vacation]] — In the Easter egg, Strong Sad can be heard singing ''[[Wikipedia:Bigmouth Strikes Again|Bigmouth Strikes Again]]''.
==[[Wikipedia:Sonic Youth|Sonic Youth]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Sonic Youth|Sonic Youth]]==
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{{seemain|Sonic Youth}}
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*[[Halloween Fairstival]] — [[Bubs]] dresses up as [[Wikipedia: Clarence Clemons|Clarence Clemons]], saxophonist for the [[Wikipedia: E-Street Band|E-Street Band]].
*[[Halloween Fairstival]] — [[Bubs]] dresses up as [[Wikipedia: Clarence Clemons|Clarence Clemons]], saxophonist for the [[Wikipedia: E-Street Band|E-Street Band]].
*Email [[love poems]] — Kimberly quotes [[Wikipedia: Blinded By the Light|Blinded by the Light]], a song originally done by Bruce Springsteen.
*Email [[love poems]] — Kimberly quotes [[Wikipedia: Blinded By the Light|Blinded by the Light]], a song originally done by Bruce Springsteen.
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*Email [[dictionary]] — [[Marzipan]] offers to play a cover of Bruce Springsteen's song, [[Wikipedia:Glory Days (song)|Glory Days]].
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*Email [[dictionary]] — Marzipan offers to play a cover of Bruce Springsteen's song, [[Wikipedia:Glory Days (song)|Glory Days]].
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==[[Wikipedia:The Strokes|The Strokes]]==
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*[[Record Store Day]] — A dreaming [[Strong Sad]] warns the band's lead singer [[Wikipedia:Julian Casablancas|Julian Casablancas]] to look out.
==[[Wikipedia:Stryper|Stryper]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Stryper|Stryper]]==
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==[[Wikipedia:Sugarhill Gang|Sugarhill Gang]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Sugarhill Gang|Sugarhill Gang]]==
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*[[Homsar#Character Video Transcript|Homsar's character video]] — Homsar mentions Wonder Mike, the lead singer for the Sugarhill Gang.
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*[[Homsar's character video]] — Homsar mentions Wonder Mike, the lead singer for the Sugarhill Gang. His comment "Hi, Wonder Mike!" is a reference to the line in the Sugarhill Gang song ''Rapper's Delight'' that goes "I am Wonder Mike and I'd like to say hello."
==[[Wikipedia:The Supremes|The Supremes]]==
==[[Wikipedia:The Supremes|The Supremes]]==
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==[[Wikipedia:A Tribe Called Quest|A Tribe Called Quest]]==
==[[Wikipedia:A Tribe Called Quest|A Tribe Called Quest]]==
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*[[Weclome Back]] ([[Weclome Back#Commentary Transcript|DVD commentary]]) — The Brothers Chaps recall how they once played a Tribe Called Quest cover in a battle of the bands contest.
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==[[Wikipedia:Tupac Shakur|Tupac]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Tupac Shakur|Tupac]]==
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==[[Wikipedia:Ike & Tina Turner|Ike Turner]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Ike & Tina Turner|Ike Turner]]==
*Email [[autobiography]] — An Easter egg describes the tapes as being reviewed by Ike Turner, who, bizarrely enough, reviews it twice as "hootie hoo".
*Email [[autobiography]] — An Easter egg describes the tapes as being reviewed by Ike Turner, who, bizarrely enough, reviews it twice as "hootie hoo".
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==[[Wikipedia:U2|U2]]==
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*[[Thy Dungeonman 3]] — When you've beaten the game, the line "The sanctum begins to rattle and hum" is a reference to the [[Wikipedia:U2|U2]] album ''[[Wikipedia:Rattle and Hum|Rattle and Hum]]''.
==[[Wikipedia:Van Halen|Van Halen]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Van Halen|Van Halen]]==
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*Email [[concert]] — The discussion about Christmas lights used by sloshy refers to Weezer's similar usage in their music video of "[[Wikipedia:El Scorcho|El Scorcho]]".
*Email [[concert]] — The discussion about Christmas lights used by sloshy refers to Weezer's similar usage in their music video of "[[Wikipedia:El Scorcho|El Scorcho]]".
*[[Decomposing Pumpkins]] — The intro notes are reminiscent of "[[Wikipedia:Undone (The Sweater Song)|Undone (The Sweater Song)]]".
*[[Decomposing Pumpkins]] — The intro notes are reminiscent of "[[Wikipedia:Undone (The Sweater Song)|Undone (The Sweater Song)]]".
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*[[sloshy]]'s bassist resembles the drummer for Weezer.
==[[Wikipedia:Wesley Willis|Wesley Willis]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Wesley Willis|Wesley Willis]]==
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==[[Wikipedia:Wu-Tang Clan|Wu-Tang Clan]]==
==[[Wikipedia:Wu-Tang Clan|Wu-Tang Clan]]==
[[Image:Wu-TangPumpkin.png|thumb|"Cool, a W. What's that supposed to stand for? Witches' brew?"]]
[[Image:Wu-TangPumpkin.png|thumb|"Cool, a W. What's that supposed to stand for? Witches' brew?"]]
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*[[The House That Gave Sucky Treats]] — If you give Coach Z the Cherry Clan as his Halloween treat, he will compare them to the Wu-Tang Clan and he asks you if he can come in and listen to the group's song, ''[[Wikipedia:Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)|The 36 Chambers]]''.
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*[[The House That Gave Sucky Treats]] — If you give Coach Z the Cherry Clan as his Halloween treat, he will compare them to the Wu-Tang Clan and he asks you if he can come in and listen to the group's debut album, ''[[Wikipedia:Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)|The 36 Chambers]]''.
*[[Pumpkin Carve-nival]] — The letter W in Coach Z's pumpkin entry is the symbol for the Wu-Tang Clan.
*[[Pumpkin Carve-nival]] — The letter W in Coach Z's pumpkin entry is the symbol for the Wu-Tang Clan.
*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 12.2]] — Homestar's mention of a "Goatface Killa" is a reference to [[Wikipedia:Ghostface Killah|Ghostface Killah]], a member of Wu-Tang Clan.
*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 12.2]] — Homestar's mention of a "Goatface Killa" is a reference to [[Wikipedia:Ghostface Killah|Ghostface Killah]], a member of Wu-Tang Clan.
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*[[Hip Hop]]
*[[Hip Hop]]
*[[Professional Athlete References]]
*[[Professional Athlete References]]
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*[[Video Game References]]
[[Category:Entertainment running gags]][[Category:Lists]][[Category:Real band Running gags|*]]
[[Category:Entertainment running gags]][[Category:Lists]][[Category:Real band Running gags|*]]

Current revision as of 22:59, 23 November 2019

Many real bands and popular music are referenced in the Homestar Runner body of work.

Contents

[edit] Paula Abdul

  • Email different town — As Modestly Hot Homsar, Homsar's line during Strong Bad's fantasy is, "I'm forever your girl," a quote from the 1989 song and album titled "Forever Your Girl" by Paula Abdul.
  • Doomy Tales Of The Macabre — Coach Z dresses up as MC Skat Kat, who appeared with Abdul in her "Opposites Attract" video. In an Easter egg, Coach Z makes references to Abdul's song "Opposites Attract", "Straight Up" and "Rush Rush" as well as the fact that she started out as a Lakers Girl.

[edit] AC/DC

See main article: AC/DC

[edit] Aerosmith

[edit] Alvin and the Chipmunks

[edit] Anthrax

  • Email the chair — When Bubs offers Strong Bad an old Winger album, Strong Bad remarks that it is "less Anthraxy".
  • Trudgemank — Peacey P references Anthrax and Public Enemy (mentioned as P.E.) mixing rap and heavy metal in 1991 or 1993.

[edit] Balaam and the Angel

[edit] Beastie Boys

See main article: Beastie Boys

[edit] The Beatles

See main article: The Beatles

[edit] Black Flag

A stellar performance

[edit] Black Sabbath

  • Homestar Ruiner — When Strong Bad first tries to run the Race to the End of the Race and pick up the hurdle, he remarks that it must be made of some heavy metals, including "black sabbath".
  • Moving Very Slowly resembles the doom metal style of Black Sabbath, even tough Taranchula is supposed to be a death metal band.

[edit] Frank Black

  • Jibblies 2 — A tarot card is labeled The Cult of Ray, Frank Black's 1996 album, and includes the peculiar looking head from the album cover.

[edit] Blue Öyster Cult

  • Baddest of the Bands — The umlaut over the "O" in the band DÖI, as well as "Oyster" being one of the possible foods that the King of Town can suggest to be the second word in the band's title, are a reference to the rock band Blue Öyster Cult, one of the first bands to use a heavy metal umlaut on the "O" in their name.

[edit] Boston

[edit] Cab Calloway

[edit] David Bowie

See main article: David Bowie

[edit] Boyz N Da Hood

  • Email garage sale — Strong Bad wonders what sort of "da things" are mentioned and guesses both "da boyz" and "da hood".

[edit] Garth Brooks

  • Email secret identity — Strong Bad closes the email by saying that "secret identities aren't just for superheroes and Garth Brooks anymore."

[edit] The Brothers Johnson

  • Email comic — In the Easter egg, the band's album Winners is visible.

[edit] Bobby Brown

  • Email portrait — The term "TendaRONi" refers to Bobby Brown's song, "Roni"; specifically, the lyric involving the phrase "tender Roni".

[edit] Glen Campbell

[edit] The Carpenters

[edit] Chubby Checker

  • Email bottom 10 (DVD commentary) — Mike refers to Homestar's buttdance by saying, "Let's twist again, like we did last summer," and saying that "it's a sequel to the song." This song refers to Checker's song, "Let's Twist Again", which was a sort of "sequel" to his previous song, "The Twist".

[edit] Joe Cocker

[edit] Phil Collins

[edit] Jonathan Coulton

[edit] The Cure

Boys Don't Cry
  • Fan Costume Commentary — In the final picture, Strong Bad claims the person dressed as Strong Sad to be a "dumpy Robert Smith". Smith is actually the lead singer and front man of The Cure.
  • Email radio — Strong Sad has a poster for the band's album Boys Don't Cry on his wall.
  • Email independent — The Boys Don't Cry poster makes another appearance.

[edit] Daft Punk

  • The Cheat Theme Song — The scene with the line "The Cheat is in the house" is reminiscent of the Daft Punk music video "One More Time."
    • The line itself may be a reference to their other song "Teachers", in which several well-known DJs are listed as being "in the house".
  • Email techno — "The System Is Down" follows almost the exact same pattern (beat, beeping noises, loud screaming sound) as Daft Punk's song "Rollin' and Scratchin'", excluding the "obligatory sci-fi quote".

[edit] Terrence Trent D'Arby

[edit] De La Soul

See main article: De La Soul

[edit] Death Cab for Cutie

  • Main Page 21 — When "Games" is rolled over, the drum riff heard appeared about four years earlier in the beginning of Death Cab For Cutie's song "Photobooth". The version that appears here, however, is slower than the band's version and lacks the reverb that the other version has.
  • Email alternate universe — The same drum riff is again heard during the Vector Strong Bad scene.
  • she likes cloth sounds like Death Cab for Cutie.

[edit] El DeBarge

[edit] John Denver

  • Email haircut (DVD commentary) — There is a discussion if John Denver's real last name is Düsseldorf. It is actually Deutschendorf.

[edit] Devo

"Go forward! Move ahead. Try to detect it! It's not too late."
  • Halloween Potion-ma-jig — Strong Sad dresses as a member of Devo, wearing the famous "energy dome" hat from the Freedom of Choice album cover and music videos. He also quotes their hit Whip It. Because Strong Sad is wearing a pair of square glasses with his costume, he is most likely dressed as co-founder and singer Mark Mothersbaugh, who often wore a similar pair at concerts.

[edit] Digital Underground

[edit] Dinosaur Jr.

[edit] Dire Straits

[edit] Dokken

  • Email band names — Strong Bad uses Dokken as an example of a band named after a "really cool last name," as the lead singer's name is Don Dokken.
  • Email different town — During Strong Bad's fantasy of how he would change Free Country, USA, he envisions Marzipan's guitar as "Mr. Scary", which George Lynch used during his run with the band.

[edit] Nick Drake

  • Email concert — Strong Bad says, "And that one guy even had his back to us all night." This refers to one of Drake's onstage habits.

[edit] Bob Dylan

See main article: Bob Dylan

[edit] The Edsels

  • The System is Down — Bubs says that "someone tried to cram-a-lam a Swiss Cake Roll into the disk drive." This is a beyond term parodying the phrase "Rama Lama Ding Dong," which originated in a doo-wop song of the same name by this band in 1958.

[edit] Enuff Z'nuff

  • Email band names — Strong Bad uses Enuff Z'nuff as a lesser example of a band named after a "really cool last name," as the lead singer's stage name is Chip Z'nuff (though his real name is Gregory Rybarski).

[edit] The Fifth Dimension

[edit] 50 Cent

  • Email extra plug — The way Strong Bad pronounces 'da club' throughout the email is a reference to 50 Cent's hit single Content warning. Content warning. "In Da Club," where he rounds off the 'u' in the word 'club' the same way.

[edit] Firehouse

  • Email senior prom — The King of Town's line, "Let the King have some!" refers to the song, "Let the Drummer Have Some".

[edit] Five Man Electrical Band

[edit] John Fogerty

[edit] Foghat

[edit] Fu-Schnickens

[edit] Lita Ford

  • Email cliffhangers — At the start of the Space Captainface scene, Strong Bad as Space Captainface is talking to Lita Ford on the phone.

[edit] 4 Non Blondes

  • Email bike thief (DVD commentary) — Mike asks Strong Bad if Matt based Marzipan's hairstyle on a member of 4 Non Blondes; Strong Bad responds by singing the "Hey, yay, yay, yay" segment of their song "What's Up?".

[edit] The Four Tops

[edit] Peter Frampton

See main article: Peter Frampton

[edit] Fugazi

  • Email geddup noise (DVD commentary) — The brothers discuss a "This is not a Fugazi T-shirt" shirt while discussing Strong Sad's Geddup Noise shirt.

[edit] The Furious Five

[edit] Grateful Dead

[edit] The Vince Guaraldi Trio

[edit] Guns N' Roses

See main article: Guns N' Roses

[edit] Murray Head

[edit] Heart

"...and Marzipan would rock..."
  • Email different town — During Strong Bad's fantasy of how he would change the website, he envisions Marzipan as having a blond hairdo similar to Nancy Wilson's.

[edit] House of Pain

  • A Jorb Well Done — At the beginning, to end the game, Coach Z says, "Pack it up, pack it in." The coach's line is a reference to lyrics from the band's song, "Jump Around".
  • Hallrunner — Opting to "jump it" for the home stereo system gets you the quote: "Jump around, jump around, jump up jump up and get down." This is a line heard in "Jump Around".

[edit] Ice T

  • Email pizzaz — Strong Bad's closing line, "Canned or Dry, We Neva Die. Colors," is a reference to the song "Colors"; specifically, the line, "The gangs of L.A. will never die, just multiply, colors".
  • Baddest of the Bands — Bubs wishes for Coach Z to be more like an O.G., which refers to Ice T.'s album, O.G. Original Gangster.
  • @StrongBadActual — November 22, 2017 — Strong Bad's Lin-Manuel Miranda costume is mistaken by an unknown party for "Colonial Ice T".

[edit] Iggy Pop

[edit] Natalie Imbruglia

  • Halloween Potion-ma-jig — One of Strong Sad's magic words includes Natalie's last name, except with the "g" pronounced.

[edit] Immolation

  • The Taranchula band logo notably resembles the logo for Immolation.

[edit] Iron Butterfly

[edit] Iron Maiden

  • Email 3 Wishes — Strong Bad says that if he had horns, he would go on tour with a heavy metal band as their mascot and do battle with the lead singer, a reference to how the Iron Maiden mascot always fought with the band on stage.
  • Baddest of the Bands — Strong Bad says his stage prop is "maybe cooler than a giant robotic demon". This refers to the band's usage of elaborate stage props in their concerts, including giant puppets of demons and monsters.
  • Several toons use a font called "Metal as in Heavy" which is very similar to that of Iron Maiden.

[edit] The Isley Brothers

[edit] Judas Priest

  • Trogday 08 — The metal song at the end sounds like "Breaking the Law".
  • Baddest of the Bands — When you move the cursor over "save/load", Strong Bad will sometimes say "Savin' the load! Savin' the load!", also a reference to "Breaking the Law."

[edit] Michael Jackson

See main article: Michael Jackson

[edit] Rick James

[edit] Scott Joplin

[edit] Journey

[edit] Kid 'n Play

"Check it out, yo!"

[edit] KISS

  • Main Page 9 — The band's logo appears when rolling over "Characters".
  • Email local news — Strong Bad's intro tune sounds like the band's song, "Cold Gin", but with the word "Email" replacing the title.
  • Email coloring — The coloring page that Strong Bad tries to color, which depicts Larry "screamin' like a demon", shows Larry's tongue hanging out. Band member Gene Simmons is well-known for his extraordinarily long tongue and is also referred to as "The Demon".

[edit] Kraftwerk

  • Email old comics — The single cover for West Is Lip's single "She Partied Without Dancing" bears some resemblance to their 1978 album The Man-Machine (German title: Die Mensch-Maschine).

[edit] Krokus

[edit] Cyndi Lauper

[edit] Led Zeppelin

See main article: Led Zeppelin

[edit] Gordon Lightfoot

  • Email army — When Strong Bad refuses to join Homestar's army, the latter threatens the former with, "We'll see if those trees you're always hugging save you when Gordon Lightfoot's creeping round your back stair," referencing the song "Sundown".

[edit] LL Cool J

[edit] Loverboy

[edit] Yngwie Malmsteen

"We're on a collision course with Malmsteen's Comet!"
  • Email cliffhangers — Strong Bad as Space Captainface and The Cheat as The Strap are threatened by Malmsteen's Comet.

[edit] Marilyn Manson

  • TrogdorCon '97 (DVD commentary) — The Brothers Chaps compare Strong Sad's makeup to that worn by the band, who has been known to wear makeup similar to that worn by Strong Sad in this toon.

[edit] Bob Marley

  • Happy Hallow-day — Marzipan says, "We be jammin'!" This is a lyric sung by Marley in his song, "Jammin'".
  • Strong Badia the Free — Strong Bad tells an email sender to think about where he should hang his Bob Marley poster once he moves back into his parents' basement.

[edit] Marsalis

  • Email theme song — The closing theme song for Strong Bad's email show is "by a Marsalis or two".

[edit] MC Hammer

  • sbemail haircut — Strong Bad references "Hammer Pants", a nickname for the parachute pants worn by MC Hammer.
  • Later That Night... — Coach Z performs part of the MC Hammer hit U Can't Touch This.

[edit] Metallica

See main article: Metallica

[edit] M.I.A.

[edit] Miami Sound Machine

[edit] Bette Midler

[edit] The Misfits

[edit] Thelonius Monk

  • Email pizza joint — Strong Sad claims that "every time [he] tried to add Strong Bad to [his] Pizz list, he'd call [him] Thelonius Dump."

[edit] Mos Def

  • Email love poems — Homestar's "This mo'nin'" jam sounds identical to the chorus of Mos Def's song "Got".

[edit] Mötley Crüe

Brüe

[edit] Motörhead

[edit] Mr. Mister

[edit] Mudhoney

  • Email comic — The single "You Stupid Asshole" appears in the "comic" Easter egg.
  • Sick Day — The page title references the song "Here Comes The Sickness".

[edit] Mudvayne

  • Email death metal — Strong Bad suggests to hot-glue cornflakes to one's face as a way to be in a death metal band. This refers to this band's guitarist who once glued corn chips to his face for a music video.

[edit] Willie Nelson

[edit] The Neville Brothers

  • Email theme song — Strong Bad claims that were his email show's "life-affirming pop-ballad type theme song" would probably be "sung by some variety of Neville."

[edit] Newcleus

  • Happy Hallow-day — The skull with the rainbow-colored afro exclaims the title of the band's song, "Jam On It".
  • Email love poems — Homestar's "This mo'nin'" jam is sung in imitation of "Jam On It".

[edit] New Order

[edit] Night Ranger

[edit] Nirvana

Corporate Rock Still Sucks

[edit] Sinéad O'Connor

[edit] OutKast

See main article: Outkast

[edit] Ozzy Osbourne

  • Baddest of the Bands — Strong Bad asking Marzipan if she plans to bite off Pazquel's head, The King of Town's on-stage devouring of bats, and Marzipan's allegation of Limozeen performing bat-head-biting all refer to a notorious episode in the career of Osbourne.

[edit] Pavement

[edit] Tom Petty

[edit] Piebald

  • Strong Bad is a Bad Guy — The term "vantastic" is a possible reference to this band, who describe their tour van using the same word.

[edit] Pink Floyd

[edit] Poison

[edit] The Police

[edit] The Postal Service

  • Email geddup noise (DVD commentary) — The Brothers Chaps compare The Cheat's Geddup Noise indietronic remix to something that The Postal Service would do.

[edit] Elvis Presley

[edit] Prince

"E... A... D... G...."

[edit] The Promise Ring

  • Email no loafing — The poster on Strong Sad's wall in the "appointment" Easter egg is of this emo band.

[edit] Public Enemy

[edit] Queen

  • Email space program — The Space Captainface song is a spoof on the theme song for Flash Gordon, as performed by this band.

[edit] Queen Latifah

"Hey, whatcha doing there, sista?"

[edit] Quiet Riot

  • Email the bet — Strong Bad tells Homestar to change his name to Kevin DuBrow if he fails to be cool, which does not happen.

[edit] Radiohead

  • Email redesign — One of the dryer settings is "High and Dry", a reference to the band's song of the same title.

[edit] Ramones

See main article: Ramones

[edit] Red Hot Chili Peppers

  • Decemberween Short Shorts (DVD commentary) — During the scene with Strong Bad writing a letter to tube socks, the Brothers Chaps compare this scene to how Red Hot Chili Peppers used tube socks.

[edit] R.E.M.

[edit] Lionel Richie

[edit] Kenny Rogers

[edit] The Rolling Stones

  • Baddest of the Bands — If you click on the fuse box at the DÖI Stage, Strong Bad remarks how his "frustration was sure to blow a 50 amp fuse." This is a reference to the Rolling Stones song "You Can't Always Get What You Want", where there is a line with a similar meaning.
  • Limozeen vs. Sloshy — The album cover resembles the cover for Jump Back, a Rolling Stones greatest hits album.

[edit] Run-D.M.C.

[edit] Sade

  • Email slumber party — Homestar sings, "Party. Slumber party. Listen to some Sade, at the slumber party."

[edit] Joe Satriani

  • Email space program — The term "Satriani 5" is a spoof on Joe Satriani, who created the album Surfing with the Aliens.
  • Email cliffhangers (DVD commentary) — During the Space Captainface scene, Matt wonders if when the new Fantastic Four movie comes out, Joe Satriani will become more popular.

[edit] Scorpions

We are the SCORPIONS!!
  • Strong Sad's Lament — Strong Sad asks his readers to "rock [him] like an e-Hurricane", referencing their song "Rock You Like A Hurricane".
  • Email your friends — During the scene with Strong Bad torturing Homsar with scorpions, the scorpions come from a box that reads, "We are the SCORPIONS!!", which is the concert-opening cry of lead singer Klaus Meine.
  • Taranchula member Schenkel McDoo may be a reference to Scorpions guitarist Rudolf Schenker.

[edit] Bob Seger

  • Email strong badathlon — During the ending closimonies, Homestar sings a (misquoted) line from Seger's song "Old Time Rock 'n' Roll."

[edit] Sepultura

  • Taranchula appear to be partially based on the death metal band Sepultura.

[edit] Sex Pistols

[edit] Simon and Garfunkel

  • Email do over — As Strong Bad bashes Homestar on the head with the Tandy's keyboard, he yells, "PARSLEY! SAGE! RoseMARY! And THYME!" These are lyrics to the song "Scarborough Fair", an English ballad made famous by this band.
  • Email love poems (DVD commentary) — Mike and Matt both think that Homestar looks like Art Garfunkel, the second half of Simon and Garfunkel.

[edit] Slaughter

[edit] Slayer

[edit] The Smiths

[edit] Sonic Youth

See main article: Sonic Youth

[edit] Bruce Springsteen

[edit] The Strokes

[edit] Stryper

  • Homestar Ruiner — When Strong Bad investigates the stands by the track, he remarks that they are emptier than a Stryper concert.

[edit] Sugarhill Gang

  • Homsar's character video — Homsar mentions Wonder Mike, the lead singer for the Sugarhill Gang. His comment "Hi, Wonder Mike!" is a reference to the line in the Sugarhill Gang song Rapper's Delight that goes "I am Wonder Mike and I'd like to say hello."

[edit] The Supremes

  • Hallrunner — If you choose "Fight it" when you come across love, the game replies that "you can't fight it and you can't hurry it. You just have to wait." This is a reference to the Supremes' song, "You Can't Hurry Love".

[edit] Talking Heads

"This is not my beautiful house! This is not my beautiful wife!"

[edit] James Taylor

[edit] TLC

[edit] The Treacherous Three

[edit] A Tribe Called Quest

See main article: A Tribe Called Quest

[edit] Tupac

Thorg Life

[edit] Turbonegro

  • Email death metal — Strong Bad's suggestion to Dane to be fat refers to lead singer Hank Von Helvete, who is famous for his plump physique.

[edit] Ike Turner

  • Email autobiography — An Easter egg describes the tapes as being reviewed by Ike Turner, who, bizarrely enough, reviews it twice as "hootie hoo".

[edit] U2

[edit] Van Halen

See main article: Van Halen

[edit] Stevie Ray Vaughan

  • Most in the Graveyard — Marzipan dresses as Stevie Ray Vaughan.
    • Homestar calls Marzipan "My little pride and joy," a reference to Stevie Ray Vaughan's 1983 hit, Pride and Joy.

[edit] Vinnie Vincent Invasion

  • Email death metal — One of the bands featured on the Half-Hour Death Metal Dungeon Hour is "the Winnie Wincent Inwasion".

[edit] Weezer

[edit] Wesley Willis

  • Baddest of the Bands — When you are finished talking to Bubs, he may utter the phrase "Rock over London, Rock on Chicago". This phrase was often used at the end of Willis' songs.

[edit] Barry White

  • Email love poems — Tenerence Love sings his "Sweaty Overweight Jam" in imitation of soul singers like Barry White.
  • Baddest of the Bands — Strong Bad refers to Homestar as "Very White".

[edit] Whitesnake

  • Email mile — Strong Bad's line before jumping the ramp over Bubs' 19 buses, "Here I go again on my own," is a reference to the first line of the chorus of "Here I Go Again", an '80s standard by Whitesnake.

[edit] The Who

See main article: The Who

[edit] Winger

  • Email death metal — One of the bands featured on the Half-Hour Death Metal Dungeon Hour is "Vinger".
  • Email the chair — Bubs has a Winger album.

[edit] Wu-Tang Clan

"Cool, a W. What's that supposed to stand for? Witches' brew?"

[edit] "Weird Al" Yankovic

  • Email long pants — Strong Bad writing on the Lappy with the light pen may be a reference to part of the lyrics to Weird Al's song, "It's All About the Pentiums".
  • Teen Girl Squad Issue 13 — The line "Ding dong. Ding dong, yo" is a line from the video for "Fat".

[edit] Frank Zappa

  • Email suntan — In the instructions, the man's facial hair is similar to that of Frank Zappa.
  • Email modeling — "Stinkfoot" refers to a song title by Zappa.

[edit] ZZ Top

  • Sketchbook 2005 — In the November 10th entry, the King of Town is drawn as one of the band members.
  • Email the bet (DVD commentary) — Strong Bad makes reference to Billy Gibbons, the leader of this band.
  • Email winter pool — The King of Town is seen watching an episode of Caleb Rentpayer where Tucksworth says, "You can't grow a ZZ Top beard!"

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