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Initial Reactions

Now I have to pay to watch Homestar Runner? D*** you TBC, You smart devils you! --67.180.104.181 06:21, 1 Apr 2005 (MST)

Uuuh, you do know this is an april fools joke? Or were you being sarcastic? --Futuramaooy 07:45, 1 Apr 2005 (MST)
I didn't think that a PREMIUM Homestar Runner was possible. Unless TBC has been holding out on us... Why am I up so early? -- Vooki -- 05:00, 1 Apr 2005 (EST)
The real April Fool's prank: this isn't a joke. This is the REAL THING, people! --Ogog 10:14, 1 Apr '05

Great going building building that in such a hurry

Same content! New yearly price! MORE BANNER ADS! How could we lose? I'm definitely subscribing! It's definitely worth it. I loved the seven second trial. -- nintendorulez 15:03, 1 Apr 2005 (MST)
I looked at it, and thought "what the f-" until I realized it was an April Fool's Joke. I typed in the URL for the 1st main page, and got through and celebrated by watching SB Email #1. :P But anyway, The Chapman Brothers almost had me going! --Homsar999 16:51, 1 Apr 2005 (CST)
Me, too. --71.34.228.156 20:38, 28 May 2005 (UTC)
I was looking forward to something interesting happening on H*R for April Fools Day all week, so I was prepared. :) --Joshua 16:24, 1 Apr 2005 (MST)

Webcam Conversation

The Webcam Conversation with the creators/someone else reminds me of the interview TBC had on The Screensavers. --Gafaddict 01:56, 1 Apr 2005 (MST)

P2W

TBC could be looking to make money now because on one of their TSS's interviews they started being funny about trying to make money off the site now and how rich they are.

They DO make money off the site. What, do you think they just give away that merchandise? -Clever Ben

Background Tile?

Where in PAY PLUS is the background tile [1] used? It's obviously somewhere in PAY PLUS, but I can't find where it is in the toon/EXCITING SUBSCRIPTION OPPURTUNITY!/feature. --Venusy 22:56, 1 Apr 2005 (BST)

I can't find it either. -- nintendorulez 15:03, 1 Apr 2005 (MST)
From the page's source code:
<BODY background="payplustile.jpg">
That answer anything? --Shadow Hog 20:05, 1 Apr 2005 (MST)
It's the background. Look around, up and down Bonkava!

Homestar Invaders

Is anyone able to beat this in 7 seconds? I got really, REALLY close... as in, my final shot was pixels away from the final guy. I wonder what happens when you win?

Although I haven't beaten it before, people who have say that the wave just resets; nothing interesting. --Joshua 20:39, 9 Apr 2005 (MDT)

Tiz true

(from pertmywert)

Yeah, it just resets.

Closed STUFF

False Advertising

ACCEPTED

The second page claims "ACCESS TO ALL 230+ STRONG BAD EMAILS!" when there were only 127 emails at the time it was posted. This parodies how subscription sites often flagrantly misrepresent their content.

  • INFINITELY STRONG ACCEPT-erson!!!!!!!!! Why in the world was this stuffed???????????---erson 16:25, 1 Apr 2005 (MST)
    • Decline Because the fact is redundant? Theres already a fact explaining that the toon is a joke on pay sites. Theres also another fact pointing out that the material in this toon doesn't actually appear anywhere else on the site. Donny vs Universe
  • Weak Accept. It's accurate and not obvious from the page itself. I won't miss it if it gets voted down though. tomstiff 01 Apr 2005
    • Second --Joshua 08:48, 2 Apr 2005 (MST)
  • Decline I think this was ment to be an ironic insider joke. Irony does not necessarily make a "fun" fact, but maybe it can be rewritten as an inside reference. AtionSong
  • Accept Fairly obvious, but a bit of a fun fact nonetheless.GreatG
  • Strong Accept. This goes under the file of "not everything needs to be STUFF'd! Let's leave it to the fun facts that deserve it, guys. ISlayedTheKerrek 21:48, 3 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Accept It's slightly obvious now, but the information about how many emails there actually WAS at the time will make this Fun Fact more interesting as time goes on. ⇔Thunderbird⇔ 05:04, 4 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Accept Fine by me. -acekirby13
  • ANTI-Accept Are all of you people serious?? If this goes up, it ought to be combined with the "this is a parody of websites becoming paysites" fact. It certainly shouldn't stand alone IMHO. It's redundant because the fact that the whole thing is based on pay sites is ALREADY STATED. --Jay 00:10, 5 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • Like I said, if we accept this then we should list the other inaccuracies in the toon. Donny vs Universe
    • Uh, no we don't. ISlayedTheKerrek 21:27, 5 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • Uh, yes we do. There isn't anything different or special about this fact. Heck, even when they do make it to 230 e-mails it won't matter because when they reach 231 it becomes wrong again. People can get the joke without having a fun fact for it. If we accept this then we might as well list all the others. Donny vs Universe
    • Uh, no we don't, because not all the rest of them really deserve to be listed. This one does. And now, I upgrade my vote to Infinite Accept, with a small revision to include the e-mail total at the time. ISlayedTheKerrek 09:58, 6 Apr 2005 (MDT)
      • Donny's right, you know. Are we going to write separate facts involving the misrepresentation of "actual screenshots" or "answering machines out the wazoo"? I think the fact that currently resides on the Pay Plus page is just fine (it only mentions misrepresentation, rather than giving any and all examples), but I'd still rather combine it with the above fact. --Jay 10:15, 6 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Accept I dunno if I'm even allowed to post this. This sounds good as a fact though. MrsCommanderson
  • Accept This is an amusing fact. I didn't notice it until I saw it here. The reason I frequent this site is to help me notice such things. Theving
    • INFINITELY SECONDIZING! I'ma change my vote a little bit: I LOVE THIS FUN FACT!!! PLEEZ KEEP IT!TakuaKaita600 14:37, 12 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Accept It's quite obvious it's way off, so I agree. --StarWarsMonkey :-)

Hom Sar Ref

On the third page, the line "GEE-AMES!" is actually a reference to the Homsar Main Page, when the mouse is moved over the "Games" bubble. --SgtKeeling

  • Decline It doesn't sound to me like he pronounces it "gee-ames". Donny vs Universe
  • Decline It is probably unintended by the creators. AtionSong
  • Strong Decline. Homsar says "James," not "Gee-ames." ISlayedTheKerrek 14:55, 2 Apr 2005 (MST)
  • Comment No offence, ISlayedTheKerrek, but the Homsar Main Page transcript is just one person's interpretation of what he says. When I listen to it, it could be James, but it could also be Gee-ames, too. -BlueNose
    • It isn't GEE-AMES, and anyone who scrolls over the word "games" in the Homsar page will clearly hear him say James. If you hear Gee-Ames, I seriously suggest you get your ears checked. Oh, and sign your vote properly. ISlayedTheKerrek 09:45, 4 Apr 2005 (MDT)
      • Well, actually, it's a bit more ambiguous if you hover over "Games" quickly and pull the cursor away before the weight falls. But it's even further from GEE-AMES that way, so Decline. --Jay 03:21, 5 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Decline. Homsar says no such thing. mk5dude 4 Apr 2005
    • Second. Sewiously, this is wediculous. --TheEggman 17:57, 4 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Actually, it's not. Decline Dasrik 02:49, 5 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Decline. To re-iterate: Homsar says "James," not "Gee-ames." -- tomstiff 05 Apr 2005
  • Decline Sounds more like "James!" to me. --Úħ¡βøв 14:55, 6 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Not Approved! Are you having a problem making a good fun fact or something? Rudeboy87 09:49, 7 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Approve. What Homsar is saying on the main page actually sounds more like "Jane" to me... but "Gee-ames" sounds like the kind of things that guy says. I think I heard him say that a couple of times. - Dingell
    • I'm only gonna say this one more time. It's "James." ISlayedTheKerrek 06:53, 8 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • Should you really be accepting a fact based on what you think he should say rather than what he actually does say? -- tomstiff 08 Apr 2005
      • I'm not basing it on what I think he should say. I base it on what I hear. And I hear "James." ISlayedTheKerrek 09:52, 8 Apr 2005 (MDT)
        • I was commenting on Dingell's vote. If you've read this section at all, you'll see I've been agreeing with you all along. Oy. -- tomstiff 08 Apr 2005
          • Sorry, dude. Disregard previous comment--wasn't paying attention. ISlayedTheKerrek
  • I'll repeat it: it's not NECESSARILY James - try hovering over Games for just a split-second and pulling the cursor away before the weight appears. It sounds more like "Jeng" or, as Dengell said above, "Jane" - there's no audible "S". Which only makes it sound LESS like GEE-AMES, so my vote remains a decline. --[[User:

Trial Game origin

The trial game is based upon the Scrolling Shooter Games Menu - the trial game's Flash file contains graphics and sounds used on the Games menu but not in the trial game.

  • Decline. It's a reference to Space Invaders. --Trogga 16:03, 1 Apr 2005 (MST)
    • Ooops, yeah, I was rather vague there, wasn't I? I didn't mean the style of game, I meant the actual nuts and bolts of the thing. The 'engine', as it were. I know such recycling would be relevant if it caused a bug or something else really obvious, like the VCR in SBEmail114 "The Facts" did, but this is harmless, so I wanted a judgement on it. The Archon 18:13, 1 Apr 2005 (MST)
  • Decline It actually uses code from the games menu and Armless Invaders. But who expects them to code a new game just for an April Fools gag? Donny vs Universe
    • Second. While I disagree that they wouldn't code a new game just for an April Fools' gag, I do agree that this fact is unnecessary and somewhat inaccurate. --TheEggman 17:59, 4 Apr 2005 (MDT)

Whats Her Face's lack of appearance

For whatever reason, Whats her face was shown on the 4th page, but not at all in the "trial" TGS cartoon.

  • Decline Noted in the transcript, and it's hardly an interesting remark regardless of such. Suicune64 07:57, 2 Apr 2005 (MST)
  • Accept It's certainly worth noting, and I didn't notice it the first time around. Keep it. little-man 14:09, 3 Apr 2005 (EST)
  • Decline. Since there IS no reason for her absence, there's no reason to mention it. It's not necessary. --TheEggman 18:01, 4 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • Second And who knows how far into the preview the clip was? She may have already been killed off. Donny vs Universe
    • Second --Jay 03:21, 5 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • Second --tomstiff 07 Apr 2005
    • Seconding the second second? SP'd

Special Appearance (declined)

Mr. Shmallow can just barely be seen in the fourth screen of the 'toon.

  • Da Cline Then add him to the list of cast members. This isn't a fun fact. Rudeboy87 14:45, 1 Apr 2005 (MST)
    • Second. tomstiff 01 Apr 2005
    • Second --Jay 03:21, 5 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Which toon is this? Seven Seconds? Trap Door? Wheelchair Kid? --VolatileChemical 16:22, 5 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • None - it means, the fourth screen of the subscription notice. --Jay 17:51, 5 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Oh, thanks. I thought he meant "fourth frame" of the 'toon. --VolatileChemical 15:53, 6 Apr 2005 (MDT)

Lil John (declined)

On the third page, the line "GEE-AMES!" may be a reference to Lil John from Lil John and the East Side Boyz.

  • Rewrite Uh huh... so HOW and WHY is it a reference to Lil John? If you can prove this, then it can be accepted. Rudeboy87 11:01, 1 Apr 2005 (MST)
    • Response I think he means how Lil' Jon says stuff like "YEE-AAAH!" The Jolly Dumple 4:17 PM, 1 Apr 2005 (EST)
    • Response Well, then, the person who wrote this fun fact should have said that. Keep in mind, however, that almost every rapper in existence says stuff like that. Rudeboy87 14:42, 1 Apr 2005 (MST)
  • Neutral, unless Jolly Dumple is right. If he is, then Decline. --Joshua 15:56, 1 Apr 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. tomstiff 01 Apr 2005
    • Second Seriously, dump any fact that relies on phrases like "might be". Especially if its about TBC referring to something obscure. Donny vs Universe
      • Third. I'm agreeing with you on this one - these "might be" references are way too numerous, and in most cases, they're opinions. Hell, even the phrase "might be" is subjective to begin with. I propose an automatic deletion to any Fun Fact that uses this phrase. --TheEggman 17:56, 4 Apr 2005 (MDT)
        • FOURTH'D! NFITC1
          • ARROW'D... I mean, FIFTH'D Dasrik 02:50, 5 Apr 2005 (MDT)
          • Comment. I have this matter in a poll over on the forums - please go vote so we can reach a consensus on what to do with these kinds of items. Never mind - some admin locked it, even though the other current poll doesn't deal with the issue at hand. --TheEggman

Basement-to-Computer Room Ratio (declined)

According to the "Trap Door" clip, the computer room and the basement are two different floors, even though Strong Bad is never seen going up stairs when he goes from the couch to the computer room in cartoons like morning routine.

  • Decline. Umm... There are several other references to this. 1. Arcade Game: "in da basement -sb", why would Strong Bad put this if they were on the same level? 2. strongbad_email.exe (All discs): The camera transition to the Bonus Stuff menu infers that the basement is downstairs. And... that's all I can think of. --Venusy, 00:16, 3 Apr 2005 (BST)
    • Second. It's dot com 16:35, 3 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • Second --Jay 03:21, 5 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Decline In morning routine they might have just skipped the part where Strong Bad goes up the stairs for the sake of saving time. Ramrod 18:14, 2 Apr 2005 (MST)
    • Second. Hear here - showing Strong Bad go up and down stairs would take a whole new set of animation. Why bother? Traversing stairs isn't integral to the toon. Also see Venusy's comment above regarding "Arcade Game". --TheEggman 18:03, 4 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • Second. -- tomstiff 05 Apr 2005
  • I don't have the Email DVD, so I wouldn't know. And I just thought we should point out that this is the first time we see this. I've seen Fun Facts state that it was the first instance you see something when it is obvious and probably shouldn't be pointed out. And as for the note in Arcade Game, characters point out things that you can see obviously all the time, and maybe the computer room and the basement were two different rooms in the whole basement. --VolatileChemical 10:36, 3 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • But why would Strong Bad leave a note saying they were in the basement IN the basement? Decline --Donny vs Universe
  • If you think Arcade Game is the first sighting of the difference between the computer room and the basement, then why don't you just list that under Fun Facts on it? --VolatileChemical 20:42, 4 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • Comment. Because the appearance in Arcade Game is self-explanatory. When someone says they're "in da basement," it's safe to assume you're going to have to go down stairs in order to get to where that person is. There's no reason to state this in that e-mail, and as such, there really is no reason for it to be stated in this one. --TheEggman
  • Decline. It's self-explanatory that one would need to go down into a basement. So just because a character hasn't been seen going down the stairs doesn't mean that the basement is right next to the computer room...Then it wouldn't be a basement, would it?---TakuaKaita600 14:38, 12 Apr 2005 (MDT)

Tall homestar?

In that clip on the second page, Strong Bad says the trap is a 2-foot trap. When homestar falls, about 3/4 of his body is still above the floor. He must be about 8-9 feet!

  • Infinite Decline. Unimportant. And besides, how do YOU know that 3/4 of Homestar's body is there? ISlayedTheKerrek 14:23, 5 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Decline It didn't look that way to me; in any case, made-up measurements are bleh. Dasrik 14:33, 5 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Decline. Homestar's two feet fell into the trap. Therefore, it's a "two-foot trap."--rsl12 14:44, 6 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • Two-foot second SP'd
  • Accept. It's rare to get even a rough indication of the characters' sizes. I wonder if this is consistent with the dimensions of Strong Sad in 'The Facts' - Dingell
  • Del Taco Wasn't he stopped by Strong Mad's head? Rudeboy87 09:45, 7 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • Oh, yeah. Forgot about that, didn't you, whoever posted this fun fact? Hey, Dingell, might wanna change your vote there. ISlayedTheKerrek 12:42, 7 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Decline. Strong Bad didn't take a measurement of the pit, he never had any prior knowledge of how deep it was: he expected it to be a bottomless pit, and in his exasperation at The Cheat's failure to install such, he just randomly picked two feet as a way to say it was far too shallow. By your logic, if he said one foot, Homestar would only be a foot into the pit, and if he said three feet, then Homestar would have three feet of his legs in it, and Strong Bad could have verily used either to express his lack of satisfaction. Suicune64 19:29, 7 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • SB was exsagerateing

Updated for the 90's

Teen Girl Squad couldn't have been updated for the nineties, the SB E-mail it premiered in first showed in 2002.

  • Decline - This was just a joke. Seriously. I think TBC know when they started TGS. -- Homestar Runnar, who forgot to login 5:30 PM, 5 Apr 2005 (EST)
  • Comment But hey, did you know there were only 127 Strong Bad E-mails up when this toon was made? I think TBC know how many SBemails they've made. -- Donny vs Universe
  • Comment Um...tell me what that has to do with me, please? -- Homestar Runnar, who remembered to login today. 5:00 PM, 6 Apr 2005 (EST)
  • I'm saying theres another fact above thats just like this one and is being accepted but is equally worthless. Wasn't meant to be personal, sorry. Donny vs Universe
  • Comment Oh, well, sorry for over-reacting, then. -- Homestar Runnar 8:12 PM, 7 Apr 2005 (EST)
  • Decline, and the fun fact in reference is worth something, unlike this, which is crap. ISlayedTheKerrek 15:49, 9 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • Second --acekirby13 13:24, 11 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • Second. But "crap" is a little harsh. TakuaKaita600 17:40, 12 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Duh. Did you even understand this e-mail? SP'd
  • Comment H*R wasn't even up until 2001, wasn't it? -Color Printer

Did anyone notice that when the "email Show" clip is playing, you can still click the button?

Missing Button


Sailor Girl Squad!

The plugs given in reference to Teen Girl Squad may refer to the animé series Sailor Moon, which was revamped for the '90s in North America and had many episodes cut (including two where everybody dies.)

Posted on: 14:34, 23 May 2005 (UTC)
Closed: 01:18, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was narrowly declined, 16–14. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/HomestarRunner.com PAY PLUS!.

No button

  • When I loaded up the pay plus, on the third page the "Continue free tour" button was missing. Anybody know why? --Gooblies 19:18, 23 May 2005 (UTC)

Q?

On the Gee-ames page, there is something to enter with a Q: and you fill it up. But why? and with what?-That guy

Nothing. It's an imitation login (see the first page of H*R.comPP). But since it's not REALLY a ay site, you can't log in, and you can't do anything with that edit space. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 22:19, 7 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Funny or Footy?

I know my opinion isn't very agreed with here, but I'd like to state it anyways. In the email demo, I'm pretty positive Strong Mad says "I HAVE A FOOTY HAT!" rather than "FUNNY HAT." This is supported by the fact that his hat is indeed feet. Your thoughts? »ßenit, known as señor« 13:49, 10 Aug 2005 (UTC)

It makes H*R-logic sense, but he says "Funny" pretty clearly (er, as clearly as Strong Mad ever speaks.) --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 15:18, 10 Aug 2005 (UTC)
After listening to it a few times at full blast I think I agree. But I still won't rule out the possibility of it being 'FOOTY'. »ßenit, known as señor« 02:22, 12 Aug 2005 (UTC)
While it may help some people, I find that full blast does not yield the same quality as headphones in a quiet room. (It's "funny." I hear no trace of any hard consonants in that word.) —BazookaJoe 02:26, 12 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I'm not arguing here or nothing, but I just want to state that people tend to relax the 'T' sound in some words (including 'footy') to sound like a 'D' sound. (and I agree that full blast doesn't really do much) »ßenit, known as señor« 02:30, 12 Aug 2005 (UTC)


Just to be safe/sure

This is mearly a april fools joke right? you wont have money taken oof your credit card?

Nikolce Kocovski 00:44, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

Yep, that's right. It's just a joke. Don't worry. =) --DorianGray

Remember, they can only take your money if you give them your info. Btw, the second time I ever went to this site, I saw this thing (April 1 didn't click with me at that moment). Fun stuff. :Þ (Frazz 05:52, 30 March 2007 (UTC))

Some remark of sorts

In the first screen, it says $12.95 monthly; however, at the screen where the person is supposed to enter personal information, it says $19.95 a month. Talk about more contradiction. --68.145.103.189 23:41, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

DVD Version

Don't you think there should be a section listing the changes made for Everything Else, Volume 2? Can you still play the sample game or fill out the form, or is the form gone? Bad Bad Guy 02:58, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

If no one answers my questions I should probably add a section stub. Bad Bad Guy 02:56, 1 March 2007 (UTC)
The sample game is now just a video of the sample game being played. You cannot fill the form in (or hit submit). A little button marked "main" has been added to every frame of the menu, to allow you to get back to the main menu. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 03:04, 1 March 2007 (UTC)
I'm wondering about the Teen Girl Squad/Sweet Cuppin' Cakes Easter egg. It was released on the first Everything Else DVD as an Easter egg in the TGS section. But what about the second Everything Else DVD? MHarrington 22:29, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

Detail on Explenations

The Explenations say: The second page claims "ACCESS TO ALL 230+ STRONG BAD EMAILS!" when there were only 127 emails at the time it was posted. This spoofs how subscription sites often flagrantly misrepresent their content. However, this may be a reference to a perk of subscribing (viewing unaired Strong Bad E-mails).

Specifically, However, this may be a reference to a perk of subscribing (viewing unaired Strong Bad E-mails). Frankly, I think that's wrong. The entire site is basically making you pay for something you've already done/seen for free, not for actual content. I think this should be removed.(Frazz 05:49, 30 March 2007 (UTC))

Teen Girl Squad??

Why is there a TGS template at the bottom? --Jangles5150 (words+helps) 21:01, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

Because of the brief TGS minitoon in this toon. --DorianGray 21:02, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

Fast Forward

Bubs' Concession Stand turns into himself in Doomy Tales of the Macabre. Should we put this in Fast Forward? TheHumstarRonner 23:03, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

Sure. This is a wiki, you know, and if you see something obvious like this, feel free to add it. We encourage you to make constructive edits. Thanks for pointing that out. No one added it, it seems. --Jellote wuz here 23:23, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

This was a real april fools joke

It actually got me fooled the first time, and a little bit worried that homestar runner became a subscription site.

Anyway else fell for it too?

Nikolce Kocovski 21:45, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Talk about this on the forum, not on the wiki. That's not what talk pages are for. Flicky1991 09:10, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
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