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[[File:ToonsMenu2021.png|thumb|300px|The new toons menu]]
[[File:ToonsMenu2021.png|thumb|300px|The new toons menu]]
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The '''menu''' in which all the [[Toons|toons]] are listed on a ''[[Wikipedia:TV Guide|TV Guide]]''-like [[Periodicals|magazine]] entitled '''TV Time'''. The list features the toon's name, a 3-letter abbreviation relating to the toon (akin to the channel number on a TV guide), a brief description, the toon's length and release year, and a brief animated preview that appears on the [[TeeBee]] when hovering over a title. As of December 31, 2020, the description release year, and length are hidden and appear upon clicking the toon's title or abbreviation.
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The '''menu''' in which all the [[Toons|toons]] are listed on a ''[[Wikipedia:TV Guide|TV Guide]]''-like [[Periodicals|magazine]] entitled '''TV Time'''. The list features the toon's name, a 3-letter abbreviation relating to the toon (akin to the channel number on a TV guide), icons linking to the toon on the website or on [[YouTube]] (if available), and a brief animated preview that appears on the [[TeeBee]] when hovering over a title. The toon's description, length, and release year are hidden and appear upon clicking the toon's title or abbreviation.
'''Place:''' [[Homestar Runner's House]]
'''Place:''' [[Homestar Runner's House]]
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*The toons menu layout changed on June 22, 2004, dividing all the toons into eight categories. [[Powered by The Cheat]] and [[Puppet Stuff]] sections were added, and the Features were divided into their own sections at the bottom.
*The toons menu layout changed on June 22, 2004, dividing all the toons into eight categories. [[Powered by The Cheat]] and [[Puppet Stuff]] sections were added, and the Features were divided into their own sections at the bottom.
*On February 12, 2007, a "[[New Stuff]]" tape replaced one of the (non-interactive) "Joy of Painting" videos. When clicked, it listed the toons released from 2007 onward.
*On February 12, 2007, a "[[New Stuff]]" tape replaced one of the (non-interactive) "Joy of Painting" videos. When clicked, it listed the toons released from 2007 onward.
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*The toons menu layout changed again on December 31, 2020. New Stuff was changed to Latest Stuff, Powered by The Cheat was removed, and Teen Girl Squad and Answering Machine were given their own sub-menus instead of linking to other pages. Some previously [[YouTube]]-exclusive content was added, such as [[Skills of an Artist]]. The back button was also removed.
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*The toons menu layout changed again for the [[2020 site update]] on December 31, 2020. The menu was recreated in HTML, with GIF previews instead of SWF files. New Stuff was changed to Latest Stuff, Powered by The Cheat was removed, and Teen Girl Squad and Answering Machine were given their own sub-menus instead of linking to other pages. Some previously [[YouTube]]-exclusive content was added, such as [[Skills of an Artist]]. The back button was also removed.
**Two weeks later, on January 15, 2021, a "Video Stuff" category was created for content that is primarily [[live action]] but does not qualify as Puppet Stuff. This includes the [[Peasant's Quest Movie Trailer]] and Skills of an Artist, which were previously shorts.
**Two weeks later, on January 15, 2021, a "Video Stuff" category was created for content that is primarily [[live action]] but does not qualify as Puppet Stuff. This includes the [[Peasant's Quest Movie Trailer]] and Skills of an Artist, which were previously shorts.
*The running time of each short is listed under each entry, but there are occasionally [[Toons By Length|differences between the stated and actual time]].
*The running time of each short is listed under each entry, but there are occasionally [[Toons By Length|differences between the stated and actual time]].
*Prior to its removal, the Back button would always lead to [[Main Page 4]].
*Prior to its removal, the Back button would always lead to [[Main Page 4]].
*The Strong Bad Email Easter egg comes from an abandoned project called [[Wireless Bizness]].
*The Strong Bad Email Easter egg comes from an abandoned project called [[Wireless Bizness]].
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*Prior to the December 31, 2020 update, the contrast buttons in the Tandy in the preview of the Strong Bad Email were clickable, but didn't do anything.
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*Prior to the December 31, 2020 update, the contrast buttons in the Tandy in the preview of the Strong Bad Email were clickable, but didn't do anything. Now that the preview is a GIF instead of a Flash file, they are no longer clickable at all.
**In the preview's [[HR:menuswfs/menu_sbmail.swf|Flash file]], however, the buttons are fully functional.
**In the preview's [[HR:menuswfs/menu_sbmail.swf|Flash file]], however, the buttons are fully functional.
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Some toons have previews that do not occur in the actual toon:
Some toons have previews that do not occur in the actual toon:
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*During the sample of [[The Reddest Radish]], Strong Bad jumps and spins.
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*Many toons show [[title cards]] where they are not seen in the toon.<!--[[The King of Town]], [[In Search of The Yello Dello]], [[The Reddest Radish]], [[A Jorb Well Done]], [[Where's The Cheat?]], [[Parsnips A-Plenty]], [[Strong Bad is in Jail Cartoon]], [[Cool Things]], [[A Folky Tale]], [[Strong Bad Sings]], [[Kick The Can]], [[Theme Song Video]], [[The Cheat Theme Song]], [[The Interview]], [[Everybody to the Limit]], [[20X6 vs. 1936]], [[Sick Day]], [[500 The Cheats]]-->
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*During the sample of [[Kick the Can]], [[The Homestar Runner]]'s body sinks onto his legs and his head sinks into his body. Then his head and legs sprout out of the can.
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*[[Cheat Commandos...O's]] {{--}} [[Gunhaver]] holds a simplified version of the box.
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*The preview of [[The System is Down]] has Homestar running past the 404 error.
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*[[Limozeen Live! (practice)]] {{--}} An animated version of the background image is shown.
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*The preview of the Strong Bad Email [[web comics]] consisted of a Gamerjox comic not seen in the email.
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*[[The Reddest Radish]] {{--}} In the extended version of the preview, Strong Bad jumps and spins. This preview was shortened in 2020.
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*During the sample of [[Quality Time]], Cardboard Homestar's eyes have no glasses and are shaped like regular Homestar's eyes.
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*[[Kick the Can]] {{--}} [[The Homestar Runner]]'s body sinks onto his legs and his head sinks into his body. Then his head and legs sprout out of the can.
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*The previews for [[Fan Costumes '06]], [[Fan Costumes '07|'07]], [[Fan Costumes '09|'09]], and [[Fan Costumes 2018|2018]] display costumes that do not appear in the videos themselves.
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*[[The System is Down]] {{--}} Homestar runs past the 404 error.
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*The preview for [[Fall Float Parade]] shows the Pom Pom balloon coming in from the left of the screen. In the toon, only a close-up is visible, then the Pom Pom balloon leaving right.
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*[[Fall Float Parade]] {{--}} The Pom Pom balloon comes in from the left of the screen. In the toon, only a close-up is visible, then the Pom Pom balloon leaving right.
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*[[Fan Costumes '06]], [[Fan Costumes '07|'07]], [[Fan Costumes '09|'09]], and [[Fan Costumes 2018|2018]] display costumes that do not appear in the videos themselves.
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*[[Quality Time]] {{--}} Cardboard Homestar's eyes have no glasses and are shaped like regular Homestar's eyes.
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*Email [[web comics]] {{--}} The preview consists of a Gamerjox comic not seen in the email.
*[[Main Pages]] [[Main Page 25|25]] and [[Main Page 26|26]] have previews that do not resemble the respective Main Pages.
*[[Main Pages]] [[Main Page 25|25]] and [[Main Page 26|26]] have previews that do not resemble the respective Main Pages.
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*The preview of [[Which Ween Costumes?]] shows a close-up of The Cheat in his Max costume with a sad expression that does not appear in the toon.
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*[[Which Ween Costumes?]] {{--}} A close-up of The Cheat in his Max costume with a sad expression that does not appear in the toon.
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*The preview for [[Record Store Day]] shows a close-up of a scene from the Strong Bad Email [[concert]].
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*[[Record Store Day]] {{--}} A close-up of Strong Sad's [[sloshy]] shirt from the Strong Bad Email [[concert]].
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*The preview for [[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 17.2]] has a non-dilapidated [[PhoneTime XL8]] with a "0" on the display.
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*[[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 17.2]] {{--}} Prior to the [[2020 site update]], the preview had a non-dilapidated [[PhoneTime XL8]] with a "0" on the display.
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*The preview for [[Later That Night...]] has the moon rising over the [[Spooky Woods]], without a tree in the background, with Homestar's mouth open.
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*[[Later That Night...]] {{--}} The moon rises over the [[Spooky Woods]], without a tree in the background, with Homestar's mouth open.
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*The preview for [[Characters from Yonder Website]] shows the Faceless Megacorp logo against a white background, whereas it is against a blurred title screen in the toon.
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*[[Characters from Yonder Website]] {{--}} The preview shows the Faceless Megacorp logo against a white background, whereas it is in front of a blurred title screen in the toon.
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*The preview for [[Fan Costumes 2017]] shows a full-screen image of "Xeliogravius IV", the video game box that makes a brief appearance during the toon.
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*[[Fan Costumes 2017]] {{--}} A full-screen image of "Xeliogravius IV", the video game box that makes a brief appearance during the toon.
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*[[Decemberween Dangeresque]] {{--}} The title card is not shown during the title sequence.
===Goofs===
===Goofs===
[[Image:Whitenoise goof.png|thumb|What's with all the noise?]]
[[Image:Whitenoise goof.png|thumb|What's with all the noise?]]
*During the following toon previews, the preview overlaying the static doesn't completely cover it, and so some white noise can be seen on the TV screen:
*During the following toon previews, the preview overlaying the static doesn't completely cover it, and so some white noise can be seen on the TV screen:
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**[[mile]]
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**All the [[Puppet Jam]]s
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**[[New Boots]]
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**[[Snowglobe]]
**[[Cool Things]]
**[[Cool Things]]
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**[[Summer Short Shorts]]
 
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**[[500 The Cheats]]
 
**[[TrogdorCon '97]]
**[[TrogdorCon '97]]
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**[[The Li'l Brudder Show]]
 
**[[Happy Trogday]]
**[[Happy Trogday]]
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**[[Snowglobe]]
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**[[500 The Cheats]]
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**[[Homestar vs. Other Little Girl]]
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**[[Summer Short Shorts]]
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**[[The Li'l Brudder Show]]
**[[Biz Cas Fri 1]], [[Biz Cas Fri 2|2]] and [[Biz Cas Fri 3|3]]
**[[Biz Cas Fri 1]], [[Biz Cas Fri 2|2]] and [[Biz Cas Fri 3|3]]
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**All the [[Puppet Jam]]s
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**[[Homestar vs. Other Little Girl]]
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**[[mile]]
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**[[New Boots]]
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**[[Fan Costumes '06]]
**[[Fan Costumes '06]]
**[[unnatural]]
**[[unnatural]]
**[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 12|Teen Girl Squad 12]]
**[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 12|Teen Girl Squad 12]]
**[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 13|Teen Girl Squad 13]]
**[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 13|Teen Girl Squad 13]]
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**[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 15|Teen Girl Squad 15]]
 
**[[Quality Time]]
**[[Quality Time]]
**[[bike thief]]
**[[bike thief]]
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**[[2 Part Episode: Part 1]]
**[[2 Part Episode: Part 1]]
**[[2 Part Episode: Part 2]]
**[[2 Part Episode: Part 2]]
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**[[Teen Girl Squad Issue 15|Teen Girl Squad 15]]
**[[Homestar Runner Goes For the Gold]]
**[[Homestar Runner Goes For the Gold]]

Revision as of 23:42, 15 January 2021

This article is about the toons menu itself. For the list of all toons, see Toons.
The new toons menu

The menu in which all the toons are listed on a TV Guide-like magazine entitled TV Time. The list features the toon's name, a 3-letter abbreviation relating to the toon (akin to the channel number on a TV guide), icons linking to the toon on the website or on YouTube (if available), and a brief animated preview that appears on the TeeBee when hovering over a title. The toon's description, length, and release year are hidden and appear upon clicking the toon's title or abbreviation.

Place: Homestar Runner's House

Date: Sunday, July 14, 2002

Page Title: Fun in the Living Room!

Contents

Easter Eggs

  • Clicking on the top left corner of the TV Time booklet will close it and show one of four different covers:
Cover Caption Description
Homestar Runner and Company: Eating Pie and Getting Doppy The main characters of Homestar Runner (except Homsar)
Homestar Runner: Ummm...Seriously Homestar Runner
Strong Bad: The Last Great Guy? Strong Bad
Strong Mad & the Cheat: The Next Bosom Buddies? Strong Mad hugging The Cheat
  • By placing the mouse over the Strong Bad Email button and holding it there for a short while, the TV will show Strong Bad sitting at the Tandy 400 soundlessly checking his email, receiving the following message:
to which Strong Bad replies, "No such thing, Stu. No such thing."
  • If the mouse is held over Teen Girl Squad for a while, it will show an intro. In the December 31, 2020 update, this also occurs when holding over any issue prior to Issue 12.

Fun Facts

Trivia

  • Originally, the toons menu only listed four categories: Toons, Features (a section containing Strong Bad Email, Marzipan's Answering Machine, and Teen Girl Squad), Shorts, and Holiday. (This version can be seen here.)
  • The toons menu layout changed on June 22, 2004, dividing all the toons into eight categories. Powered by The Cheat and Puppet Stuff sections were added, and the Features were divided into their own sections at the bottom.
  • On February 12, 2007, a "New Stuff" tape replaced one of the (non-interactive) "Joy of Painting" videos. When clicked, it listed the toons released from 2007 onward.
  • The toons menu layout changed again for the 2020 site update on December 31, 2020. The menu was recreated in HTML, with GIF previews instead of SWF files. New Stuff was changed to Latest Stuff, Powered by The Cheat was removed, and Teen Girl Squad and Answering Machine were given their own sub-menus instead of linking to other pages. Some previously YouTube-exclusive content was added, such as Skills of an Artist. The back button was also removed.
    • Two weeks later, on January 15, 2021, a "Video Stuff" category was created for content that is primarily live action but does not qualify as Puppet Stuff. This includes the Peasant's Quest Movie Trailer and Skills of an Artist, which were previously shorts.
  • The running time of each short is listed under each entry, but there are occasionally differences between the stated and actual time.
  • Prior to its removal, the Back button would always lead to Main Page 4.
  • The Strong Bad Email Easter egg comes from an abandoned project called Wireless Bizness.
  • Prior to the December 31, 2020 update, the contrast buttons in the Tandy in the preview of the Strong Bad Email were clickable, but didn't do anything. Now that the preview is a GIF instead of a Flash file, they are no longer clickable at all.
    • In the preview's Flash file, however, the buttons are fully functional.

Misleading Previews

Main Page 25's toons menu preview

Some toons have previews that do not occur in the actual toon:

Goofs

What's with all the noise?

Fixed Goofs

  • For a few days, the description for too cool mistakenly linked to sbemail206 instead; likewise, the preview for sbemail206 was shown on the TeeBee.

Fixed Glitches

Obvious categories are...
  • Sometimes, on older computers, clicking Toons, Shorts, Puppet Stuff, or Holiday did not open the closed TV Time booklet, so the cover must be clicked on to open it. All it showed was a blank page with the title "Dennis" on it.
  • By using the Tab key, it was possible to select the feature on the TV guide directly below the ones visible (unless it was the last one to select from) by highlighting the edges of the pages. This could not be done with the mouse.

External Links


Preceded by:
Chinese Food Toons Menu
Toons Navigation
July 14, 2002-Present
Succeeded by:
N/A
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