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== RADIO ==
=== ''Quizno's and Homestar on NPR'' ===
On March 9th 2004, was featured on NPR's Talk of the Nation. You can find the radio segment  [ here]. You have to listen a little bit to get to the segment. It features [[kind of cool]], as well as the email [[different town]]. It starts around 9:15 into the clip and lasts until the end.
=== ''The Rock''===
There was also a quote from [[Strong Bad]]'s character page on a La Crosse, Wisconsin radio station called "95.7 The Rock." It goes from the part
where strong bad says, "Ladies form a line to my left for makeouts! Dudes, form a line to my right for high-fives," and stops at the part where Homestar says, "Well, I was going to get a high-five, but I see that I'm already here."
=== ''Q98'' ===
On Q98- 98.7 (a radio station in Fargo, ND/Moorhead, MN), The DJ, Stash, said something about checking out something on their website, and he said "... at, its dot com." Which could be an obvious reference to the First Time Here cartoon where Homestar says "Welcome to ... It's dot com!"
=== ''NPR on Strong Bad and H*R'' ===
NPR's All Things Considered program on May 8, 2005 discussed the H*R site, ran down some of the characters, and featured a short interview with The Brothers Chaps.  Also shown at [ this site].

Revision as of 00:01, 12 May 2005

Homestar is slowly taking over the world, as shown by some of these documented sightings.

Please NO hotlinked images - Just a simple link to the image will do as this will ensure that the page will load faster for users with slower Internet connections.



Soap Box Commercial

A Soap Box racing commercial on Cartoon Network decorated a car with Teen Girl Squad.

SMS Advert

On a picture messaging advertisement in NZ/Aus, while it flicks through various picture messages/cell phone wallpapers, a picture of Trogdor pops up.

U.S Air Force Website Ad

A U.S Air Force ad on features a picture of a man playing guitar. He is wearing a Trogdor t-shirt.

Bernardin Print Ad

A national print campaign in Canada for Bernardin home canning featured a young woman wearing a Trogdor T-shirt.

AdultSwim Ad

Anyone familiar with the Cartoon Network is definitely aware of how they promote their AdultSwim line-up: by answering viewer email during the 15 sec B&W spots called "Bumps". During a late-night AdultSwim bump, one viewer wrote in with this question: "How do you type with boxing gloves on?"

Numb Thumbs Ad

A TV spot for the Video Game store/website Numb Thumbs featured a man wearing a Fluffy Puff T-Shirt


=== SBC Skateboard === In an issue last year, Ryan Stutt said that he totally ripped off Strong Bad for a Sick Of It All review.

===Pottery Barn Teen Catalog=== In an issue of Pottery Barn Teen, there is a picture taken in a boys room where a strongbad bumper sticker is on the wall. The bumper sticker is one that can be bought in the Store

Game-Now Magazine

The now-defunct Game-Now magazine featured Homestar Runner as "Hot" in the "Hot or Not" section of its Issue 12. (Scan)

Wired Magazine

In Wired magazine, under a Transformers ad, It showed a picture of Homestar's new Atari game and some more stuff.

Computer Source Magazine

In Seattle there's a magazine called "Computer Source." The January 2004 issue mentions a group of people who, for fun, determined how many browser windows they could open to before the computer crashed.

More Wired Magazine

They Might Be Giants were interviewed and talked about Homestar and the Experimental Film toon, among other things. Read it here

Entertainment Weekly

In 2003, Entertainment Weekly proclaimed The Brothers Chaps were the "It Web Cartoonists" as part of their annual "It List," which names off who they consider to be the most significant entertainers of the year. They asked Matt whether or not they would ever consider putting Strong Bad and Homestar on TV, to which he replied: "It's more punk rock if you do it yourself." This article also mentioned the upcoming DVDs.

Tucson Weekly

Tucson Weekly had an interview of They Might Be Giants in their August 19, 2004 issue that included information on their relationship with The Brothers Chaps. Of particular note was the corroboration that a special Experimental Film video was being made for MTV. However, a new development is that the current internet version "is getting played on MTV in England, so it is finding some legitimate video life."

Time Magazine

On June 30, 2003, Time Magazine ran a short article called "A Star Is Born - On The Web" which featured a picture of Homestar from Where's The Cheat?, and said he was part of a funny cartoon website, namely The article also mentions Strong Bad, and compares Homestar and his friends to a post-modern Peanuts gang. (preview of the article)

Muse Magazine

In their article about Dragons, they had the URLs for "Trogdor" the game and "Dragon" the email.

Hyper sighting

Is australia there is a magazine called Hyper, it's a electronics magazine, and H*R was featured is the special section. It had written "Dear readers, please go to before i beat the everloving snot out of you. sincerely, hyper.

Discover Magazine

In the June 2005 issue of Discover, in the article "A double-blind, random, case-controlled, clinical, and thoroughly unscientific study of MIT nerds" a picture showed an MIT student named Amanda Seybold wearing a Trogdor t-shirt.


Karl Olson/Ultraklystron

Karl Olson(Also known as Ultraklystron) recorded two homestar-related songs, a cover of The Skate Party song Strong Sad Rocks Outand an original song, He's Homsar.

Strong Bad Live!

On June 7th, 2003 at Giants Stadium, Radiohead, the Beastie Boys, and other big name bands of that sort played, but the best part was the showing of Strong Bad emails over the JumboTron in between acts. They also showed Everybody to the Limit and it had a special new introduction wherein Strong Bad complained that he wasn't allowed on stage even though he had been the #1 hit for two summers in a row.

Beastie Boys 2004 Pageant Tour

On December 16th 2004 at the Zenith in Munich, Germany, the Beastie Boys used two JumboTron screens on the left and right side of the stage to present to the crowd the first one and a half minutes of Everybody to the Limit. Even though most of the listeners might have never heard of Homestar Runner or Strong Bad the crowd was cheering and clapping their hands rhythmically with the music. Everybody to the Limit and other Homestar Runner footage might have been part of other Beastie Boys shows during the 2004 Pageant Tour, but no other sightings were reported up until now. The JumboTron screens were an essential part of the show and were also used during the concert to show live footage of the stage as well as other pop culture reference material like accelerated footage of some Atari 2600 video games gameplay such as Frogger's and scenes from Battlestar Galactica (during their song Intergalactic).

Relient K

  • The band Relient K has a h*r-like shirt logo.
  • They also link to h*r from their website

site that sells the shirt



The band Thursday thanks in the booklet to their latest album entitled War all the Time.


Mindless Self Indulgence

Strongbad's Techno beat and Everybody to the limit was played at the Metro in Chicago Illinois, at a Mindless Self Indulgence concert. The songs were played while the bands equipment was being set up. Also, after the show, I overheared the lead singer commenting about a strongbad shirt a fan was wearing. He continued to talk about how he had seen Homestar in Spin magazine the day before.

Mindless Self Indulgence

Five Iron Frenzy

The Christian ska band Five Iron Frenzy has a picture in their latest CD release's booklet of their lead singer, Reese Roper, wearing a The Cheat shirt.

During their performance at the 2003 Cornerstone Music Festival, the lead singer asked the crowd if they were "ready to achieve burnination".

Also in the CD Booklet, in their Thank Yous, Andy thanks Strong Bad.

Very Low Sodium Band!

An online band, The Very Low Sodium Band ( has a song that praises Homestar Runner. Hear the song Here. Guitarist and singer Michael Sanders then went on to start a band, Salsa Commodity. This band did a live version of the song, which is on their album, Official Homemade Ice Cream.


Tripleside ( wrote a song called "Legitimate Business" as an homage to Homsar, including many classic Homsar quotes. You can download the song from their downloads page or read the lyrics here.


In the booklet for ApologetiX's newest CD "Adam Up," their guitarist is wearing a Strong Bad shirt. Also, at a show in Cincinnati, Ohio, the guitarist, Karl, wore his Strong Bad shirt (the mask shirt). In the booklet, he is wearing the full body shirt. He's got both!

Sons of Pitches

The Ithaca, NY band Sons of Pitches had a concert at the Cornell Business & Technology Park on July 24, 2004. Before their second set started, they were doing the thing at the end of the Theme Park where Homestar is on the Strongbadian Riverboat Super-fun ride. It sounded like Strong Bad including the line "Please keep your arms legs and valuables inside the vehicle at all times".

Time For Living

The San Francisco hardcore punk band Time For Living has a Homestar themed album with the title track "The Cheat is not Dead". They have songs called "Discount Brick", "Just A Friendly Reminder", "Population: Tire", and "The King Of Town." Beyond the titles, the songs don't have any relationship to Homestar Runner, which for legal reasons is good for the band.

Salsa Commodity

Salsa Commodity released the song A Tribute to Homestar Runner "Live" on their debut album, Official Homemade Ice Cream. Before all this, guitarist and singer Michael Sanders made a song about Teen Girl Squad, which can be found in the old music section of the site. There is also a sort of Trogdor cover there, using the singing from the email.


On his new album, "Behind the Muzik (A Boy Named Jonah)", Christian rapper KJ-52 lists Homestar Runner in his song "Things I Like."

The Planet Smashers

The hidden 13th track on The Planet Smasher's "Mighty" album proclaims "Trogdor!"



In some Counter-Strike servers there is a message that comes up saying "(username) was burninated by Trogdor, er by (username)"

Toontown Online

Far into the game you meet some one Coach Zucini that sais "You can call me coach Z"

Custom Robo

A little way through the game there is a quiz on basic game knowledge. One of the (wrong) answers to a multiple-choice question is "Parts Burninator".

Amazing Island

On page 9/10 of the manual, there are instructions on creating a new character. Whoever took the picture had named his character Homestar.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

One of the default name choices at the beginning is "Homsar Star". Hmm, Brave Jedi Knight that one be... "Kerrek" will show up as well.

Cyborg Livestock Outer Space

If you defeat the alien mothership from Shockwave's Cyborg Livestock from Outer Space, the end text says that the ship "asplode," just as your head does in the game StrongBadZone.

World of Warcraft appears in the "Additional Thanks" section of the credits. Screenshot

In Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, a guard at Jaina's cell is named "Trogdar".

X-Men Legends

"Strong Bad and Friends" are thanked in the "Special Thanks" section of the End Credits.

Kings of Chaos

When your army wins a battle, one of the phrases is "You burninated the enemy!" Likewise, when your army is beaten, one of the phrases is "The enemy burninated your army!" Kings of Chaos

Urbz Sims in the City

One of the Xizzles you can get is called 'All up ons' a reference to suntan

Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls

A man in Hellfire Chasm says "This is private property. Trespassers will be burninated."

In Whisperwind Cove one of the items you obtain in one of the floors from a dwarf is called 'Witches Brew"

(Both these areas were exclusively for the GBA version of the games, and were not on the original copies for the NES.)

The Kingdom of Loathing

On The kingdom of loathing, when you smash the hippy stone at the campground you will go to player vs player combat. One of the ways to attack a player is to "BURNINATE".

In The Barrel Full Of Barrels, one of the events is entitled "Your Barrel A Splode".

In The Hidden Temple, one of the events is entitled "Arrowed!".

In the chat function, the chat command '/baleet username' carries out the same affect as '/ignore username'.

The item "Marzipan Skull", in its name (Sort of), picture(Probably) and description, are references to Marzipan. The description says, "You were afraid this thing came out of a girl who looks like a broomstick with a wig and a skirt, but really it's just compressed sugar and almond extract."

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Driving around Las venturas, one can find a "Bub's Hardware." The sign also seems to say something about "Cheats." A map is included here. "maybe a sighting"

Adventure Quest

In the free flash RPG Adventure quest, occasionally when a guardian summons the guardian dragon, the dragon will say: "BURNINATE!!! (Please don't sue us)"

Tony Hawk's Underground

In the Moscow level, if you jump into a certain chimney, you die and the screen gives you a message. One of the messages is "BURNINATED!".

In the Vancouver level, when you drive the limo, the license plate on the back of it says "LimoZeen".

Neverwinter Nights

New NWN patches have demo modules that illustrate creatures that have been added in those patches. These modules, created by Jay Watamaniuk, tend to be a bit silly in tone. The demo module included in v1.64, Land Sea-Puma, has a signpost with following directions:

North - Certain Dhoom
East - Most Likely Dhoom
West - Fair to Excellent Conditions for Dhoom
Dennis - Ye Will Find Nothing of Yon Interest Here Aye

Goblin Commander: Unleash the Horde

In the credits it says "Additional Thanks To: Strongbad"

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

The fuel tank for the flamethrower is identified as "Burninator" brand.


Winamp Skins

One of the available skins at is "Tandy AMP 400". Other SB skins - "Compy 386", "Teen Girl Squad", and "The Cheat's iMac". Also, if you find the SMB3 skin, you'll find the songs from Strong Bad Sings on the preview's playlist. Whoever made that skin must have bought the CD from the Store.

Aim Expressions

Here you can see a bunch of Homestar Runner Expressions and Strong Bad Expressions


Addicting Games

The site features Stinkoman 20X6 and Trogdor!. Addicting

History of the Internet

The "archivists" make a reference to H*R, saying that because of them, "The internet is finally given purpose".

History of the Internet


Neopets once released a new avatar with the caption "Your Lupe A Splode" which is an obvious reference to video games and Strong Bad Zone yourlupeasplode.gif

Olde English

In their General Procrastination sketch, Razin was holding off going to battle by going on the internet and watching the new Strong Bad Email. (which really wasn't even an email, he opened up the Strong Bad bio 'toon and the email menu.)

The 404 message that comes up when the G4 site can't retrieve an ad includes a graphic featuring a panda - and the Teen Girl Squad-esque message "ERROR'ed!!"

"Audition With Marzipan" Remix

The Thilo run The 2nd Best Page In The Universe made a remix of "Thoughts Of A Bird" from the Audition With Marzipan game. A download of the remix is available here And the article about it Here

"Asplode" on Double-Tongued Word Wrester

Neolinguist Grant Barret has done an entry on "asplode" on his site. It looks like "asplode" was not coined by the Brothers Chaps, but he agrees that its appearance in the toons and games is probably responsible for its recent popularity.

All Your Base Are Belong To Homestar

An "All Your Base" parody starring Homestar can be seen here

Weebl & Bob

  • A fan made a piece of art with Trogdor burninating Bobs' style of animation

See It Here

Bryan Waterman Interview

Bryan Waterman, who does the series "Waterman" had an interview and he mentioned the best internet cartoon was Homestar Runner!:

  • Who is your favorite flash movie artist or flash artists if you have more than one? What are some of your favorite flash movie series?

BW: Above all else Homestar Runner not only do I love the cartoon, Mike and Matt are two good friends of mine. Bonus Stage is another one I really like and I do look forward to Joseph's animations. See It Here

Waterman Studios Main Page

On The Main Page When you put your mouse over Behind the Scenes, A guy catches a toaster and out flies a bunch of syringes and it says, "Syringe'd!"

Eric Conveys The Brothers Chaps?

Eric at Eric Conveys an Emotion got together with The Brothers Chaps for a rough and tumble game of football, complete with Eric's warped and hilarious sense of humour. See a step-by-step progression of The Game. On page 1 Trogdor is in the background, on page 2 The Ugly One is in the background, on page 3 1936 Homestar is in the background, on page 4 Homestar is in the background, on page 5 Strongbad is in the background, on page 6, The Cheat is actually in the foreground, on page 7, The Cheat and Strong Mad are in the background, and on page 8, Stinkoman is in the background.

  • Also, in "getting a great idea... while falling to your doom" Eric has a Homsar shirt on. greatideafalldoom.jpg

Red vs Blue

At Red vs Blue they made a public service announcement about tattoos (It appears every 4 weeks or so in the season 1 archive). When Church suggests you get a tattoo of your favorite character from your favorite online comic (obviously referring to himself), Strong Bad's face appears on-screen instead.

A Strong Bad, and a Homestar sticker is also seen during the Red vs. Blue segment in the Halo 2 Limited Collectors Edition DVD, on the window of a door.

Live Action Dangeresque!

Some guys at made this awesome parody of Strong Bad's big-time blockbuster. Complete with orchestrated music!

The 2004 Cartoonist's Choice Awards

Homestar Runner won in best use of flash category at "The 2004 Cartoonist's Choice Awards".

BB-Spot-Which website are you?

In the website personality test at, one of the posible answers you can get is

If you search for Homestar on New Grounds, there will be a bunch of fan made Homestar flash games and short films..


This blog entry links to a Fark Photoshop thread which featured several Homestar Runner-related parodies of Magic: The Gathering cards, with local copies of the now-defunct images from the thread.

Google Blog

Google Blog mentioned the Homestarism 'Asplode' in this entry.

Shoot the Cliche

A certain infamous burninator "Trogdor" appears in this game from another site. Blast Away!

Your phone a splode

The website linked to a Yahoo News story about exploding cell phones under the headline "Your phone a splode."

File:headline on fark.png

Also, Fark linked to [1]

NPR's All Things Considered

NPR has a basic rundown of the H*R site and characters on this page, run on the air as part of their All Things Considered program on May 8, 2005.


In 8 Bit Theater 3, In the bloopers, The Cheat is "summoned" in one, and Strong Bad appears on a Mega Man II Boss Screen in another.

8-Bit-Theater on

Episode Comparisons

The anime episode comparison site Mew Mew Power Uncensored sometimes uses the term Baleeted and frequently uses the Teen Girl Squad-esque term DELET'D in their comparisons to say when a scene was cut out.

The Humor

At a Star Wars Fansite's humor section one of their "Top 46 lists" titled 'Top 47 lesser known goals of the evil empire' says Quote "Secret co-production of Dangeresque 1, 2, & 3" End Quote. The List The Site

A Homestar Runner wall-size printout demonstrating's Rasterbator software (Web service)

Star Harbor Nights

The authors of these stories are apparently fans... their characters have started making Homestar and Strong Bad references in conversation, including the use of the word "Decemberween" in one story and a reference to Strong Bad singing from A Holiday Greeting.

Gamecheetz Comics

A comic featuring the characters of Super Smash Brothers Melee. As Link is returning to Final Destination, the "Scene Missing" image from Parsnips-A-Plenty appears. It even says "If you don't recognize this then you need to visit" The comic can be seen here:

Best Page In The Universe

In one of Maddox's rants about the amount of emails he gets, he makes a little ode to The Chapman Brothers. This must mean he is aware of The actual quote is "I know there are other big websites out there that generate a lot of email (my sympathies to the Chapman brothers)"

Real Ultimate Power parody site: TROGDOR

Parodies of Real Ultimate Power are everywhere. A fan made one featuring TROGDOR.

Strongbad Pilots an F/A-22 Raptor

For a short time, Strongbad could be seen on the Lockheed Martin F/A-22 Raptor Team Web Site F/A-22 Raptor.

The Straight Dope

The Strong Bad Zone was submitted for Weird Earl's on The Straight Dope, a category featuring strange and/or awesome sites. Be careful, or your head may a-splode!

Futurama Madhouse

At the Futurama Madhouse, they have a regular feature on "Uses for a hacker". Use #498 is entitled "homsar's translator" and features everyone's favourite blue midget Homestar, Homsar! Also notable is the fact that the copyright reads "C Tandy 400, Chapman Bros". Use #667 is entitled "Homestar Runner's Evil Twin", and features, just that. Use #669 "Strongbad's Torture Victims Who Misspell Repeetedli" is the final Homestar-related use for a hacker.

Flying Omelette's Kitchen - Switched At Birth?

According to this site, Strong Bad may have been switched at birth with Viewtiful Joe, as well as the Red Power Ranger. A direct link to the article is available here.

Shenmue II : The Gang Edition

In the fan-movie Shenmue II : The Gang Edition, when Ryo arrives at Guilin, he is distracted by a The Cheat Talking Plush Doll, which is the guardian of the village where Shenhua lives.
Later, Ryo kicks the Plush Doll, making it complain.

I-Mockery : Bishop of Battle

On the second page of his review, the image of the Bishop swallowing J.J. is captioned with a reference to StrongBad Zone, "YOUR HEAD A SPLODE!" A direct link to the page is available here. Contains profanity.

Stinkoman 20X6 on have done a remix of most of the Stinkoman 20X6 soundtrack. The links can be found here: Level Select, Level Start, Level 1, Boss Theme, and Level 2. These files were sequenced by Tyler Prevost.

Wikipedia's April Fool's Day Article 2005

Homestar in his Daisy Dukes was eventually added to the somewhat lengthy Wikipedia April Fool's Day 2005 article detailing a hostile takeover of Wikipedia by Encyclopedia Britannica. He is part of Wikipedia's "new corporate structure," a Communist entity, as the Minister of Long Pants. He is also pictured slightly lower in the page in the "Related information" section.

The Matrix Online FAQ on

In this FAQ, the author notes that "ya gotta have blue hair!"

In this article about how to literally burn CDs, the author notes to "burn it properly like Trogdor burninates the peasants."


In the first episode of this flash webcomic, when you first see the computer, the screen reads "run sb_email.exe," an obvious reference to the opening of all SB E-mails.

In the filler episode, the computer is "Compy 387".

Funny Junk

In a flash cartoon here(warning: adult material), Strong Bad is dancing in the middle of the screen at about the middle of the flash cartoon. He dances like he does in The Luau.
This can also be seen on Albino Black Sheep Cartoons. (see below)


Artificial High 3

In one scene the message "Computer Over. Virus = very yes" shows up In another scene, Strong Bad is checking an unknown email.

Homestar in chris.exe

Homestar makes a cameo in episode "Chris, zanda and the treasure of captain no beard" of the popular flash series chris.exe

Albino Black Sheep Cartoons

On, there are many sightings embedded in many of its user-created flash cartoons. For example, on an Animutation, there is a screenshot from "StrongBadZone" and you can hear "STINY! GET ME A DANISH!" Also, the filename is a giveaway that the creator is a fan of Homestar Runner. [2] Other animations on the website that have references in them include Elvis Lives and Elvis Not Included.


ClaveMan (Episode 1) - A Dino Wax Production. Claveman poses as Homestar as one of his disguises to obtain free Popeye's biscuits.

Metroid Confusion: Parts 1 and 2

At, there is a movie entitled "Metroid Confusion", and at the beginning there are three computers and one has the H*R page displayed on its monitor. The end also borrows "Because It's Midnite" and credits a band named "Limozeen." Also when you them talking about how Samus is defenceless without her suit zoom in on the second shelf a book is the Homestar Runner enters the Strongest Man in the World contest. Also, also on that shelf is a book that's titled "Gelatinous Eyebrows." The word gelatinous is possibly a reference to kids' book, in which you could possibly construe those tilde (~) looking things as eyebrows.

Also, in Metroid Confusion Part 2, if you right-click, one option is "Send Trogdor to my House", and at the end of the movie, if you click on the fine-print giving some credit, you will see a funny Homestar-Metroid crossover. They also mention "E3 20X6". In addition to all of that, if you watch the commentary, it mentions that he got the inspiration for the "Claymation Simulator" from Strong Mad's Doug the Dino, in strong bad email the facts. Also in Fox Mcloud's arwing, there is a book called "TROGDOR The musical". The back (or front?) of the book reads, "[T]he Burninator himself [s]tars in his first-ever musical [t]hat won three Academy [a]wards and a couple of [fr]ee coffees at Starbucks. [E]xperience the magic, the [ma]gesty, the consumate V's!" (The word fragments in the square brackets are letters that I guessed because they weren't showing. Also, 'majesty' is incorrectly spelled 'magesty' on the book.)

La La La

In this random animation, also at, Homestar is sighted very often, and Strong Bad actually sings the song! It is under the music section.

Kerri's Big Invention

Also at, there is movie entitled "Kerri's Big Invention" and about halfway through the movie Kerri is drawing on a blackboard. When the whole blackboard is visible, in the lower left corner is a poorly drawn Homestar and Strong Bad. In the upper right you can see the carrot shaped thing from the scrapbook on the Coach Z page. It's labelled Carrot Top on the black board. (This flash cartoon was created by Legendary Frog).

Bush Bash

On this very weird flash animation at, you can see a picture of President Bush and a flaming Earth that says "Burninating the Peasants since 2000".

VG Cats

At the end of the 100th strip(a flash special so I can't post it here), click on the middle '0' in '100', to see an easter egg with one of the characters answering an e-mail SB-style, and a cameo by the man himself!

VG Cats comic #135 has a The Cheat doll in Ye Olde Comic Bookerys' display case(Frame 6)

Thier "First Time Here" also has blatant references and a link to Homestar Runner.

8-bit Theater 3

On this flash animation based on the 8-bit Theatre comics, at the ending outtakes, Strong Bad and The Cheat appear. The Cheat appears on the table instead of a Chocobo when Cloud does a summoning in the outtakes, and Strong Bad appears in one of the Mega Man boxes and says "HOLY CRAP!"

High Score

At High Score Online they made a Homestar cartoon entitled "Not Without My Application, AKA Jorbs a Plenti." Be sure to click on the bucket at the end after the credits.

In Episode 3, there is a set of really fast moving credits with a Strong Bad reference: Seen here

High Score Episode 4 has a Parents Day spectacular, with "special guest star" What's Her Face. Later in a newspaper montage one of the subtitles says "Strong Sad Still A Loser."

Bonus Stage

  • In some of the episode in the Second Season, the intro part with Phil has Phil and Strong Sad in front of the Compy 386 while it is exploding.
  • In episode 8, there is a passing reference to Strong Bad making video games. This episode came out not long after the email video games, so that's probably what it refers to.
  • In episode 9, Joel dies and goes to hell. Phil and Elly then die so they can rescue him, and while there, they meet Strong Bad, Homestar, and Coach Z. Apparently, Strong Bad got sick of the 'boxing glove emails' and jumped into a lake of fire, and Homestar and Coach Z followed. After they rescue Joel, Phil starts typing on a Compy 386 about how Bubs won the race, and Strong Sad shows up.
  • In episode 11, Joel says he wants to move to Atlanta where "those guys that make that cartoon" live. He is probably referring to the Brothers Chaps.
  • In episode 19, there is a rather long easter egg in which Joel and Phil try to prank call some people. One of their targets is Strong Bad... or is it?
  • In episode 30, there is a commercial for a candy called "Kandy Commandoz". A small disclaimer flashes across the screen proclaiming "Not a ripoff of Homestar Runner".
  • In episode 60, there is a laptop called Lappy.

One Ring To Rule Them All 2

When they're singing about Bilbo the middle elf chick has a pin that says "Wear a Bikini." Watch it here!

Decline of Video Gaming 2

On, there are slight references to Homestar Runner. While watching it, put on creator's notes.

Lost in Tijuana

At and on if you're not willing to pay the membership costs, you see SB's face on a wanted poster about halfway through the animation.


At Waterman Studios, the SB ice pop is advertised for sale on the side of the ice-cream truck that shows up in several of the episodes.

In the 6th episode [3], the voice-over says "syringe'd!", like the TGS voice-over.


Haloween Special At, there is a Weekly Update titled Halloween Special. Taco-Man hosts a costume party for Halloween and Homestar makes an appearance at the very end. watch it

Other Cartoons in "Weekly Update: March 15, 2004 they have a Awards program and during the 2nd part of the film, a crowd of many cartoon characters and among them is Homestar Runner. See It here

Dr. Wily Shorts Collection

At, there is a flash animation called "Dr. Wily Shorts Collection." If you click on Dr. Wily's shorts, a short animation of Strong Bad and Homestar pops up. click here to see it

The Matrix Has You

At this site, there is a cartoon called The Matrix Has You. At the end of The Final Fight, Sati says "It's Over" in a voice that sounds kind of like Cheerleader's. Also at the end of the episode Zion rave the creator of the cartoon says "What the crap" and The End comes up. Followed by w00t!

Checkerboard Nightmare

At Checkerboard Nightmare, Chex does a parody of different internet cartoons, including a "web animation" done in the style of a Strong Bad E-mail.


On, a super rare avatar used only by the staff, features a bomb with the words "A splode." It can be viewed here.

A new avatar features a lupe with the words "Your lupe a splode." It can be viewed here.

Robotbox and Cactus

On Robotbox and Cactus episode 13 "Internet", Cactus receives a computer that crashed down from space, and he's boasting to Robotbox that he's on the internet now. Robotbox goes into his own segment much similar to a Strong Bad E-mail. Other parodies include random appearances by 'Pole' (Bonus Stage's Joel) 'Gil' (Bonus Stage's Phil) and 'Coach F' who says "BLOOOORGHHH!" and his head explodes.

The Great Eggscape 2

On this animation at [4] has a "No Loafing" sign in one of the rooms.

Pom Pom Dances

In this little ditty, Pom Pom dances to The theme from DANGERESQUE II: This time, it's not Dangeresque I. Four Different backgrounds!

Weebl and Bob

In the Weebl and Bob episode, Ouch, (explaining how Weebl (the lead animator for Weebl and Bob) broke his arm and thus can't animate the episode as planed) Weebl (the animator) snowboards down a mountain, performing a 'Triple word score' before he's hit by a Whale and complains, "Ow! My Spleen or my Arm....arm" in the vein of Teen Girl squad. Weebl is also drawn like a Teen Girl Squad character. Also, In the toon on the mainsite, Kenya the bus the tourists are riding reads "Holy Crap". What's more, occasional episodes are "animated" by the ficticious Bob and are of comparitively crude quality - not unlike the Powered By The Cheat cartoons.


In episode 1 of Geoweasel, when Nar says that he is the computer guy around here, you can see the computer says run sb_email.exe.

Review: Alien Versus Predator

In this flash film by the flash artist Legendary Frog, Ark and Kerri are at one point playing with Alien and Predator action figures. In the background, the Cheat Commandos action figure storage vehicle can be seen with Gunhaver and SilentRip inside. Firebert and Reynold also appear in front of the "Der Wunder Box."

Ducktales: The Auditions

In this follow-up to the internet "Ducktales" series, Homestar Runner shows up as the fifth audition for the part of Scrooge McDuck.

Retarded Animal Babies

In episode 10 when they are walking past the websites calling them gay(but not meaning it, One of them is the creator's site) is the first one.


MIT Mystery Hunt Puzzle: The Property of Ones

MIT Mystery Hunt is an annual weekend-long challenge featuring over one hundred difficult puzzles. The 2004 Mystery Hunt featured a Strong Bad Email themed puzzle entitled "The Property of Ones". (warning: language)

Trogdor at An Ivy school?

At the Yale-Princeton football game halftime show in November, 2004, the Princeton Band announcer was listing villains (I wont explain why), and the last one on the list was TROGDOR THE BURNINATOR. This show also included a formation based on Email 100: "This joke is of such historical significance that it can only be told in... WIDESCREEN. Left side BWAAAAAH. Right side BWAAAAAAH." (at which the left and right sides of the band formation went wide-screen)

Also, the Yale Anti-Gravity Society's fall 2004 juggling/fire show was basically an entire trogdor narrative: one guy, starring as Trogdor, complete with a huge muscular arm and green clothing, played the Limozeen version of "Trogdor!" while breathing fire-- there was also a peasant involved, who, throughout the course of the show, became on fire like a peasant. The Teen Girl Squad also made an appearance in the performance. Good times at Yale.

Trogdor: MIT Hacker

The Burninator was the subject of one of the famous MIT Hacks! The hack itself. More about hacks.

Trogdor goes to Duke

At Duke University in around April of 2004, the side of a painted underpass displayed an advertisement for an "Inside Joke" comedy troop. The centrepiece was a large, majestic Trogdor.

Strong Bad the Politician

At North Carolina State University in 2002, life sized posters of Strong Bad with the words "Strong Bad for Student Body Presdient" appeared on campus. Sadly, he was not listed on the student council ballot.

Strong Bad Viewings

At North Brandywine Middle School, on the last day before Summer Break, the school shows all the currently available Strong Bad E-mails over the Closed-Circuit TV Network.

Strong Bad At The Naval Academy

Before every home football game, the Naval Academy freshman (known as Plebes) decorate a monument of a Native American chief nick-named Tecumseh on the campus in some sort of disguise. Last year for the Navy-Central Michigan game, the monument was painted up as Strong Bad. [5]

Strong Bad's Electoral Success

Student elections at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Spring 2004 were won overwhelmingly by the 'S.badia' party, which used a tire as its logo. Article from winning S.Badia GM candidate, Mike Dillon.

Homestar at University of California, Riverside

Dorms at UCR each have themes to make things interesting and to increase hall spirit. On year 2004-2005, the I Building at Pentland Hills had a Homestar theme, where they put up Homestar Runner banners and made Homestar Runner sweatshirts featuring all original art. One sweatshirt had an evil looking The Cheat holding a torch in front, and on the back it had Homestar holding a sword and shield and looking up at Strong Bad who was on Trogdor's head.


The Neopian Times

In this comic from Neopet's Neopian Times, someone is "Pillow'D". Someone else is "Dunged" in the same issue. Check that one out here. These are both references to Teen Girl Squad, and the things that happen to the girls.

In three comics made by _lordofthefrogs_, the owner himself wears a duckie shirt (Comic #1), Homestar's star shirt (Comic #2), and in the 3rd comic a salesperson wears the same skirt as Marzipan (Comic #3).

Theater Hopper

Tom Brazelton of Theater Hopper had himself in his comics on June 23, with a Homestar shirt. 040623.jpg

Teen Titans Go!

In the issue "Finding Nero" there is a fair game, and it has Strong Sad plushies. If you win the game, you get them. (Note: This is not a webcomic. It's a tradtional comic book)

Commander Kitty

In a Commander Kitty comic, one of the characters is wearing a Strong Bad mask. ck20020816.jpg

8-bit Theater

A dark elf explains how evil a monster is, and Trogdor comes to mind. 030520.png

In Twinkin' Out, a confused fan asks Red Mage how Strong Bad types with boxing gloves on (Last letter on the page). Twinkin' Out 21

Bruno the Bandit

American politics are parodied by comparing them with other regimes. Few places are as oppressive as Strongbadia. [6]

Zelda comic

Tons of sightings here.

  • In Comic 136, Bub says "Ow! my stomach lining!!!"
  • On comic 162, the characters are swamped by Cuccos with the caption "CUCCO'D!"
  • Comic 164 is actually called "Yet Another Subtle Homestar Reference." The reference is "shut it up, you."
  • Comic 170 is entitled "I'm So Glad the Bub is Not Dead."
  • In Comic 191, third panel, the two soldiers said, "We are so cool" and "'sup."
  • In Comic 193, the Miscreant decapitates Edgar with the caption "DECAPITAT'D!"
  • On the 200th comic, they used the "Its almost over!" screen from Teen Girl Squad.
  • Comic 212 is entitled "Yeah, Shut Up, Kid."
  • On comic Comic 217, Link says "Rock, rock on!"
  • On comic Comic 220, Link says,"That sounds re-zon-able".
  • On comic 225, Link asks what would happen if Bub fights Lloyd. Bub answers saying "his head a splode?"
  • On comic 227, Lloyd dodges an attack with the caption "Matrix'd!"
  • Also in the bonus section, there is a thing called "Flame War 04" the first comic is a reference to the Strong Bad email dragon, and the state (California) with the underwear is a reference to Strong Bad email weird dream
  • The Homestar Runner wiki was mentioned 4-25-05 with the following quote:
Just wanna give a shoutout to Homestar Runner Wiki for citing all the Homestar 
references ever made in Zelda Comic, 
Witch's Brew and Aminal Crossing. Well, most of them. *wink*

Witch's Brew

The origin of the Witch's Brew name came from Homestar's famous Halloween witch's brew line. (Alas, however, the phrase is not spelled correctly in the comic.) Also, in the first comic, Homestar appears on the last panel, and the third comic uses the CHILDREN! panel from Teen Girl Squad. The sixth comic tells us to not fake the funk on a nasty dunk, one of Homsar's quotes from interview.

Final Stupidity

In the fourth comic, "Obligatory Pop Culture Reference," Dangeresque too makes a small cameo on the last panel.
The fifth comic's title, "Burninated", is an obvious reference to Trogdor.
The seventh comic's title, "Got Witch's Brew?" is a reference to Homestar's obsession with witch's brew.

Sluggy Freelance

The weekly filler Meanwhile in the Dimension of Pain shows the demons deathmatching. When Horribus uses the Unholy Hand grenade and the demons are all incinerated, the panel reads "And all was laid to burnination." link


The Top Ten spin-off comic SMAX puts Jaafs Macksun and his partner Toybox in a world of fantasy. There are several references to Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and A wanted poster for Trogdor is on a pole and the silhouette of Homestar and Pom Pom are seen in town.

Roy the Duck

Universal Voyage

In comic #2 there are sprites of Strong Bad and Trogdor as a team called "Burninators!" link

Aminal Crossing

In the 16th comic, "Were taking this baby to the mooooon!" is a reference to Strong Bad Email personal favorites

At the bottom of the 18th comic you can find the text "Oh, there are two of them."

Also, in Episode 22, the main character gets MONKEY SLAM'D!! an unmistakeable TGS reference.

Zebra Girl

In this Sandra's Journal! comic, Sandra answers an oddly-familiar reader email in a novel manner.

Sore Thumbs

A drugged director quotes Strong Bad's "H*R and Marzipan Dating Simulation XR" from Strong Bad Email date. st20041220.gif


In the December 2003 issue of DC Comic's Hawkman (page 16 of issue 20, volume 4), an abusive spouse is seen wearing a black teeshirt featuring Strong Bad's face and gloves, and the text "FHGWHGAS." Unfortunately you'll have to pick up an old issue of the comic to see it. Oh well. date. [7]


A recent update of this puzzling pixelart webcomic has an appearance of a pixelart Strong Bad and The Cheat. He's looking at a computer, but it doesn't appear to be any of the ones he's owned. [8]

The Wotch

In the June 24, 2003 comic, Lilly and Jennie are playing with Homestar Runner action figures. In particular they are acting out a scene from Teen Girl Squad Issue 3. 062403.html

Natch Evil

Comic#109God mentions getting an email about how he types with boxing gloves on. Extra menu Rather remiscent of the main menu and it even says apologies to Homestar.

Dominic Deegan

In the September 23, 2002 comic, Strong Bad makes a cameo appearance as one of Dominic's customers in the last panel. 20020923.html

Under Power

In the May 19, 2004 comic, Strong Bad and the Cheat are the DJs in panel 2. [9]


The title of the 92nd is "Teen Girl Squad"

Questionable Content

In comic #265 [10], while Faye and Marten are discussing what will be the next indie rock band to break up, Faye mentions that the head of Win Butler (from The Arcade Fire) will explode during a live performance, forcing them to replace him with a Homestar Runner puppet. Also, in comic #317 Steve is wearing an "Eh Steve!" T-shirt.

In comic #333 [11], Raven wants to be left alone to close the coffee shop. She exclaims, "I can do it! I can totally do it nine times!" This is, of course, a reference to virus, in which The Ugly One misquotes her line from Crazy Cartoon.

El Goonish Shive

In a filler comic posted on February 3, 2005, an alien character named Minion shows up to answer reader e-mails, telling the readers to just call him "Strong Minion." [12]

Random Access

The title of the 35th is "Everything is fine, nothing is ruined"

Random Codes

At they have a webcomic called Random Codes. The first two lines of the 16th comic are "So from then on, it was all pork and beans." and "That's not very healthy..." which are close to the two lines of dialogue said by Homestar and Marzipan in helium.


On the Sept. 11, 2003 comic, Francis is forced to write an apology letter and notes that he is sorry, even if the individuals he's apologizing to give him the jibblies

Penny Arcade

Tycho closes his post on Mar 25, 2005 by saying "trogdor was a man" [13]

Purple Pussy

In the Oct. 12, 2002 comic, Purple Pussy is seen wearing a Homestar mask.

Accidental Centaurs

In a crossover with The Wotch on March 26, 2005, The Wotch's Robin (transformed into a dragon) shouts "BURNINATE!!" as he breathes fire at some winged monkeys. [14]

Walking Is Still Honest

In strip #69, the power is out, and there is a picture of Strong Bad's head with the words "Power Failured!" above it. [15]

In strip #94, the trebuchet is nicknamed 'Trebdor, the Flinginator'. [16]

Captain SNES

In the comic for 21st March 2004, Mother Brain asks King Hippo how he can type with boxing gloves on his hands.

Pokemon X

In the April fool's special, the characters are 'FOOLED!' by The Man with the Huge Mouth.


Hershey Park PA face painting

At Hershey Park you can get a face painting of Homestar, Strong Bad, Marzipan, Pom Pom, or The Cheat.

505 Unbelievably Stupid Web Pages

On page 125 of this book, "Strongbad E-Mail" is listed as link number 256. The writer claims "...the answers to these questions require as much thought as you'd expect from a baboon."

Robots The Movie

At the end, when the heroes are in the chop shop, Rodney says "Looks like I'm gonna have to jump!"

Official Rock-Paper-Scissors Strategy Guide

In a sample tournament bracket in this book on page 163, one of the players is Trogdor.

Macromedia Flash Conference

H*R in Flash Player 8

As part of the first showing of the as yet unreleased Macromedia Flash Player 8, a graphical demo was shown with various effects that will be available in the new player being applied to both graphics, text, animations and movies on the fly. Of all the animations on the web, the Macromedia developers decided to feature both Homestar Runner and an animated The Homestar Runner. Showing the new effects being applied to their forms. This might be considered one of the most prestiged appearances of Homestar to date!

Hershey Park Face Paintings

At Hershey Park, you can get a face painting of Homestar, Strong Bad, Marzipan, Pom Pom, or The Cheat.

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