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Ding! Strong Bad is a featured article, which means it showcases an important part of the Homestar Runner body of work and/or highlights the fine work of this wiki. We also might just think it's cool. If you see a way this page can be updated or improved without compromising previous work, feel free to contribute.


Character galleries

Hm, what should we do about character gallery sub-pages? I'd just as soon not have them, but I know that will make someone mad. Do we add a gallery section to the page? I sure wish we could do thumbnails. I need to talk with our host about installing ImageMagick. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 11:31, 28 Jul 2004 (MST)

Hmm. I was just thinking the same thing about how that screenshot would look better in a box up on the right. What would we have to do to get ImageMagick? For the galleries... I don't know. Really they were just made by one person who just did a Google image search for them. They are just hotlinked images ripping off someone else's bandwidth. I say we don't need them. -- Tom 11:37, 28 Jul 2004 (MST)

Character Bios in General

Yeah, these character bios need some series work. Do we really need to mention things that happened in one toon? (The underwear thing? Sibbie?) I think we should stick to the general stuff. -- Tom 11:37, 28 Jul 2004 (MST)


No, the first guy is right. In that game, from Data East, there are only two wrestling teams, one names the "Ricky Fighters" and one called "The Strongbads." The strongbads consisted of one red masked wrestler that created red impact signs (easily mistaken for gloves) when he hit somebody. The other wrestler was a fat bearded guy. Data East has a strong case for copyright infringement...

do some research

I agree

These need more stuff about their personality. for begginners

What could also be added to this is the origination of the characters. Like say, Strong Bad. He was in a 1986 NES video game entitled "Tag Team Pro Wrestling" and is somehow copyrighted to when it was clearly copyrighted in that game. The true ownership should be credited to the real character owners.

THAT'S NOT TRUE! You can play "Tag Team Pro Wrestling" on . Not only is it a crappy video game, the wrestlers are NAMELESS, and none of them wear anything resembling Strongbad's mask!

Ironically, so are both of you guys. As for StrongBad, He does not come from that game. 20X6 GEM

true guy from the 'bove--Valf 19:42, 6 April 2006 (UTC)


I think Strong Bad might be a wizard. Here are some reasons A. His house's layout changes. B. He has a hobby of "Barbzerdry" C. He has telekinetic powers. D. He has acess to moving pictures. (Strong Bad E-mail "No Loafing")

Is he a wizard or not?

The moving picture was simply a goof. --Gafaddict 15:02, 5 May 2005 (UTC)
"telekinetic powers"? Where? --Tony Stony 21:28, 11 May 2005 (UTC)

Dude, It's from Strong Bad Email super powers. Amy Whifflepoof

Boxing gloves?

Why is anybody mentioning how SB can type with boxing gloves on? I think it is well worth mentioning

How are we even sure that those even are boxing gloves? It said in one of the interviews that Strong Bad's face is a mask, and he doesn't hae anything underneath it. Maybe his boxing gloves ARE his hands. --Darklinkskywalker 20:47, 14 Jul 2005 (UTC)

His boxing gloves are, in fact, his hands: some kinda robot Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 21:31, 14 Jul 2005 (UTC)
In some kinda robot this is proven. 20X6 GEM
He's right. That and in "New Hands". His face is a mask and his hands are Boxin' gloves. Yup...I'm gonna go start somethin on Sweet Cuppin' Cakes.Check it out.-Maarshmallow(Zaak)


I've found enough evidence to form an estimate of Strong Bad's age.

  • In the SB E-mail "Two Years", Strong Bad shows us a photo of himself in 1987 which shows that he was still an adult at that time.
  • In The SB E-mail "Stand-Up", we see Strong Bad as a child. Coach Z's afro indicates that the time period was the 70's.

With this evidence, I have estimated Strong Bad's age at 30-35 years old.

I have found some evidence that contadicts your claim:
  • Strong Bad is a cartoon character.
It's dot com 21:41, 10 Aug 2005 (UTC)

An interesting idea, but the idea of Stand up has been debated in STUFF, and we thought that Coach Z had no fashion sense, and that his afro was out of style. And Strong Bad isn't exactly human, so we really can't think of his age. Rogue Leader / (my talk)

Actually, in a pure sense of considering everything, what about Strong Bad's appearance in The Castlefunnies, which got cancelled prior to 1948! That puts his age at 57, at least. Anyway, he's whatever age he needs to be for a particular cartoon. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif, 23:02, 10 August 2005 (BST)

That's contradicts, not contadicts, and Strong Sad is much better than Strong Bad. -Mips Whats yer problem,Mipsy?!?Strong Bad is TONS better than Strong Sad. Strong Sad is stupid and a bone figure wearin' a potato sack in "Ballad of the Sneak" and in "Highschool"'s Easter egg.Click on Roman Times on the last page of the e-mail to see him in a bag of Olives. -Maarshmallow(Zaak)

Elvis Costello

A few days ago I was watching tv and came across a song that featured a man in boxing gloves typing on a typewriter this left me wondering if that song (I don' know the name of the song I just know it's from Elvis Costello) was the inspiration for strong bad.--Sultn 08:07, 18 Aug 2005 (UTC)

After a quick search, I found that the video for "Every Day I Write The Book" featured actors playing Prince Charles and Lady Diana. Charles is sitting at his typewriter plugging away on the book (while wearing boxing gloves). Meanwhile Princess Di is watching cheesy swashbuckling romantic black and white movies, intermittently looking over at Charles and sighing. Via [1]. -- Tom 15:13, 18 Aug 2005 (UTC)

So are you saying that, it wasn't the inspiration, or it was?

Triangle or Diamond?

Okay, is the thing on SB's face a triangle or diamond? Because It's shaped like a triangle, but in SB' biography, BazookaJoe keeps changing it to diamond. Am I missing something? Homestramy20 22:45, 29 Aug 2005 (UTC)

1. Never on the site is it referred to as a triangle.
2. Don't get confused between a diamond and something diamond-shaped. Not all diamonds are diamond-shaped (or more accurately, a rhombus).
BazookaJoe 22:49, 29 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Oh-kay... Good advice. But where is it referred on the site that it's a diamond? Homestramy20 02:31, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)

super powers. —FireBird|Talk 02:33, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)
HRWiki Search for "diamond"; HRWiki Search for "triangle"BazookaJoe 02:36, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Ohh.. right. Sorry about that. Homestramy20 02:48, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Don't feel sorry about wondering. —BazookaJoe 02:49, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Okay Homestramy20 04:39, 30 Aug 2005 (UTC)

all the real girls

strong bad was apparently seen in the background in some scenes in the 2003 movie, "all the real girls", at least according to IMDb

See Matt Chapman#Acting for details. -- Tom 04:41, 3 Sep 2005 (UTC)

No he wasn't.I saw that must be hallucinating.No sleep, huh?Overaddicted to H*R?-Zaak(Maarshmallow)

Green tounge?

When was strong bad seen with his tounge?

Nikolce Kocovski 07:49, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

He has a green tongue in Super NES. --DorianGray

strong bad's basement

You know the wall painting in the basement, is that a flag or some made up design?

Nikolce Kocovski 07:48, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

Are you talking about the white and blue stripe that goes across the wall with a few zig-zags? If so, I think it's just meant to be a basic pattern. It's not any flag that I recognize, anyway. Hope that helps? Heimstern Läufer 07:55, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

Also, it's based on a real wall in a room the Brothers Chaps sometimes use. See Making of Email 100 for a picture. --DorianGray
And TBC probably just liked it 'cause it was a random design or something. — talk Bubsty edits 03:32, 10 December 2005 (UTC)
It's not based on a real wall. The real wall was painted to match the basement. —Zelinda 03:33, 10 December 2005 (UTC)
Oh really? I thought it was vica-versa. — talk Bubsty edits 05:32, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

It's one of those Wallpapers.Ya know for people who are really broke. like Strong Bad.-[Zaak(Maarshmallow)]

Strong Bad's Poor Word Usage

I'm sure many of you have noticed Strong Bad's numerous spelling and grammatical errors throughout his email career. Do you think this deserves it's own page, an amendment to the current character bio, or just the throwaway mention it currently has? Just asking.
---Jeff J. W.(Talk·Contribs)hr.png 05:26, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

First of all, I'd like to move that the word "hypocrisy" not be used, since it's a pet peeve of mine when it's used to mean "someone failing to live up to what they preach". It really ought to be reserved more for situations of duplicity and misrepresentation, in which people try to make themselves appear to hold beliefs or standards that they inwardly know they don't. But to answer your question, yeah, it's common enough that it deserves something. Either expanded coverage on this page, or maybe a page to itself. I was starting to mention Running Gags and Inside Jokes, but I guess one problem is that some of these seem to be TBC goofs rather than gags. Hm. —AbdiViklas 05:39, 4 January 2006 (UTC)
Stricken from the record. In face I won't even call it Hy****sy any more. We'll call it Josh. Ok, so would you favor just expanding the character bio more, or having it's own page that we could link stuff to? I would personally favor a new page simply because it's a slightly more complex issue than the standard bio. If someone wants to dig deep enough into the subject, they'll find a nice page waiting for them. But that's just me.
---Jeff J. W.(Talk·Contribs)hr.png 05:59, 4 January 2006 (UTC)
Mm—I'm not sure. I can see merits of both. (Of having a page because it would be easy to link to and because this does have the marks of a recurring phenomenon, if not an intentional gag; and of keeping it on this page just because we seem to be making new pages every day chronicling every instance of specific conceptual entities, and maybe we need to ease up on them.) I'm... hesitant. —AbdiViklas 06:02, 4 January 2006 (UTC)
Understandable. I must confess that I am guilty of creating a probably useless page, though it was fun to do, and far more efficient than just tacking it on to the page in question (specifically The Paper. See Preeow and tell me what you think). Part of me is probably just looking for crap I can take credit for and I'm surpressing that urge because that's not what the Wiki is about. However, I think this particular phenomenon merits closer study and categorization, just because I keep finding loose refernces to Strong Bad's spelling errors, and I'd like to have them corralled in one place.
---Jeff J. W.(Talk·Contribs)hr.png 06:09, 4 January 2006 (UTC)
Well, yeah, I can see how Preeow might have less of a leg to stand on. And I agree, this phenomenon does need documentation. I think I'm leaning toward a page of its own. —AbdiViklas 06:25, 4 January 2006 (UTC)
I think I'll start on it tomorrow. It's late here. Hopefully by then H*R is working again. I'm having trouble loading certain parts of it, but the sbemail section is unharmed. Also, someone hasn't beaten me to it and hopelessly screwed up a good idea. Thanks for the input Viklas. It was not came's. He borrowed mine. I think I has the solution: width times height.
-Stark Dålig...just kidding.
---Jeff J. W.(Talk·Contribs)hr.png 06:32, 4 January 2006 (UTC)
We have a Spelling article for non-Strong Bad errors. Consider including your information in this article or using the same format for your new article. -- Tom 14:26, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the input Tom. I think I'm going to give it it's own page, but use a similar format. Should have a first draft for everyone to rip apart in an hour or so. Thanks again everybody!
---Jeff J. W.(Talk·Contribs)hr.png 15:47, 4 January 2006 (UTC)


Why do Strongbadiophage and the other Free Petry(sic.) Dish USA characters not have their own articles, or at least their explanations?-BassBone

They're listed at Stylized Character Designs — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 00:56, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

The Cheat

Ya know the Cheat Theme Song on Powered By The Cheat?This is should be on The Cheat disscutions, but why wasn't Strong bad in it?Marzipan and Homestar Were.At least really crappy versions of them.-Maarshmallow(Zaak)[Gir007]

you are so right gir

Who is this?Click the freakin' scribbley thing at the top of the screen to sign your name so other people can get in!Is this The Double Deuce?Chuck Norris will Roundhouse kick you.Or maybe Strongbad.--Gir007 23:17, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

it is me Zaak--The-double-deuce 00:00, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

how did homestar get strong bad to hug that tree.

serously how did he do that?--The-double-deuce 00:06, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

No one knows.Let's Ask other people!How did he get him to hug the tree?!Hug it!Keep on huggin it!--Gir007 00:36, 16 February 2006 (UTC)


You have his ethnic prejudices on this page - they are minor if existant. I think that as long as that is there it is worty mentioning that he seems to be homophobic, based on his reactions to come-ons from Homestar and Brian (brianrietta). Don't you think this is worth mentioning?

You didn't sign your post, that's worth mentioning. Anyway, I'd hardly call his behavior in brianretta homophobic. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 15:14, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
I agree, that's not homophobic. Someone being wierded out over someone of the same gender coming on to you is just normal. Homophobic means that you are generally afraid of gays or are afraid of becoming gay. Although, according to wikipedia the definition had been widely broadened to mean that you are homophobic if you disagree with homosexuality...which I think is a view that only liberals have because I think most people that think that homosexuality is wrong but still tolerate homosexuals would not consider themselves homophobic. I R F 20:08, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

strongbad is one word. this is not up for debate.

Strong Bad is two(2) count 'em TWO words. This is just a common misconception.--Gir007 21:23, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

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