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Dr. Phill

somebody told me that one of the guests on Dr. Phil wore a homestar shirt. I dont know when it aired, but apparently it was about teens being openly gay. if somebody who's better at this than me could write that up...

Grainy Screencaps

Sorry about the grainy screencaps. Buffy, Angel, and Zim will soon have clean DVD screencaps once I finish with some schoolwork. Aurora the Homestar Coder 02:22, 12 May 2005 (UTC)


This show has 4 documented sightings, so I think the creators are H*R fans hiding it. The other H*R fans just find it.Amy Whifflepoof

  • I saw an episode of Foster's that I don't know what it was called (Comcast calls it The Big Leblooski, but it's not always right), about bowling, and learning how to bowl, and half the plot was that Bloo was trying to win a paddleball at a crane machine. But one of the things in the crane looked suspiciously like a Strong Bad head... but not exactly like it. I don't have a screenshot, and because it wasn't totally like SB, it may have been a coincedence, so I didn't put it on. If anyone else has seen this episode, please tell me if you noticed this resemblance (or the object in question). --Bonkava! 04:44, 19 Jul 2005 (UTC)

I did happen to see the episode, and it did bear a little bit of a resemblence.--witchesbrew82 00:13, 8 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Lizzie Mcguire

In the epiosde My Dinner with Dig there is a Teacher named Miss. Chapman, I know it ain't h*r related but it's Mike and Matt chapman related if no-one replies in 7 days, I will add it.

Consider this that reply. It's not H*R-related, and it's not TBC related. Chapman is a very common name.
P.S. Please sign your posts. — InterruptorJones 04:43, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Well, ya didn't have to be rude about it Intteruptor Jones, I am not so sure how to sign my posts.-Anynomous

Disney (Australia)

On the Disney Channel in Australia, there have been ads, for santa claus 2 and a bunch of other movies, and they say it's Christmas in July. Like decemberween, should I add it, if no-one replies in 7 days, I'll add it.-Anynonmous

Christmas in July is a very common phrase. The Brothers Chaps are not the creators of this idea. This does not count as a sighting. -BazookaJoe 23:54, 2 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Alright then show me were else someone has used Christmas in July.

Off the top of my head, I can think of a local furniture manufacturer that had annual Christmas in July sales, and my orthodontist office's theme of the month was once Christmas in July. -BazookaJoe 00:47, 3 Jul 2005 (UTC)
How about 354,000 of them? -- tomstiff 14:59, 19 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Ed, Edd 'n Eddy

An episode of Ed, Edd 'n Eddy has the Eds making a time capsule, in which they have flashbacks to clips from older episodes. However, as a fan of the show will note, most of these flashback clips are fakes; that is they never occured in earlier episodes of the show, much like most of Strong Bad's flashbacks in personal favorites. --Payphone Ed 15:59, 6 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Way to far of a stretch to be a sighting. —FireBird|Talk 16:00, 6 Jul 2005 (UTC)

That's why I tossed it in here.--Payphone Ed 16:08, 6 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Oh. Gotcha. —FireBird|Talk 16:10, 6 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Bloo Done It?

How is this a reference:In an episode called "Bloo done it" Bloo just grows pecs and abs. Just like Stinkoman in the time capsule e-mail. In tonnes of shows people just grow pecs and abs.

Stan the Man

I went on to and did a search for Matt Chapman. It turns out he did the voice of Kingston in Episode Three of the series Stan the Man. Should I/someone else add this to this page? Or is this just for the Characters of --Smileyface11945 23:29, 27 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Billy and Mandy

what about how billy jumps over the busses on his bike? it looks almost exactly like in the e-mail "Mile" when strong bad cartwheels over Bubs' busses--StrongBad110990 00:09, 8 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I removed the Billy and Mandy reference where Billy supposedly pronounced "job" like Coach Z would. After seeing that episode again, Billy in fact pronounces it like "Job," the man from the Biblical book of Job. -- MSR

that's not what i was asking but...ok

I saw the billy and mandy episode were billy turns in to a japanese monster grim says that the turtle monster rockdor the voice of childern to power him up irwin shouts ROCKDORRRRRR!!!! Is it a reference to the song trogdor?-

my dad the rock star

In an episode, (I can't remember which, sorry!) Q's dad is walking, and he walks past Coach's Z's medallion on a fence! I'm not logged in

Isn't Q's huge Q medallion a parody of Coach Z's Z itself?--witchesbrew82 00:11, 8 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Good Eats

In last night's episode on meatballs, "Great Balls of Meat," host Alton Brown pulls out an apparently useless trinket and says, "Best five grand I ever spent." Too vague? The show is filmed in Atlanta and AB is a definite net user, so I think it's likely he knows about H/R. - Mrdarcy 14:47, 20 October 2005 (UTC)

He seems just like the kind of person to reference Homestar. I'd say put it on there for now. - KookykmanImage:kookysig.gif(t)(c)(r)
I just noticed that this edit was reverted the moment I posted it, with no explanation other than "common phrase." [1] Now, if something is suggested on the talk page, and after a week there's just one comment, and it's positive, why on earth would anyone revert the edit? Seems rude to me, and not terribly justified. - Totoro 21:39, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
Sorry, Totoro, but I just deleted it for the same reason. I agree that "best X$ I ever spent" is a common phrase that's far from exclusive to H*R. I'm guessing that HSR username, like me, doesn't always check the talk page before reverting an edit just because we get so many dubious sightings ("I was watching this show and they said Holy Crap, it MUST be a Strong Bad ref!") Again, sorry for the hasty revert. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 20:14, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
Well, I don't agree, because of the reasons mentioned above, because Brown makes a slew of pop-culture references, because of the situation it was used in (the character has obviously bought something of no value for a lot of cash), and because of the tone Brown used when saying it. It's a no-brainer, and as I said above, I had vetted it through the talk page before adding it. - Totoro 20:31, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
"Best X bucks I ever spent" is a phrase used in many pop-culture contexts. It's a common phrase. I'm pretty sure I heard it on Seinfeld a couple of times, for example. If the "Good Eats" guy is in the habit of making H*R refs, then I'd agree, but I think it's far from a "no brainer". Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 20:40, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
That doesn't address any of what I've said. I'm not arguing that the phrase is unique to H/R. I'm arguing that the use of it in that context (speaker has been taken, doesn't realize it, is enthusiastic about the expenditure) as a sort of catchphrase is unique to H/R, so unless you're saying that Brown came up with the same gag on his own (possible), I don't see how this doesn't belong. I can't find any reference to a Seinfeld quote using (best + "ever spent"), BTW. - Totoro 21:00, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
The sarcastic use of a common phrase is not exactly unique, IMO. I'd like some other opinions though. Anyone? (Bueller?...) Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 21:10, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
This was implied above, but yes, I agree that this should not go on this page for all of the reasons listed above. small_logo.pngUsername-talk 21:13, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

The Colbert Report

Recently on The Colbert Report, Steven was talking about his word "Truthiness" being nominated for word of the year and said "I'm simutaneouly honoured and offended to receive this award". Then, the next day he said another quote similar to one off H* (Forget what it was). Considering it could just be coincidence I thought I'd ask first. - Darthvader66 01:07, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

WonderShowzen - references what?

The entry for WonderShowzen could use a mention of what in H*R is being referenced. I can't pick it out quickly. Qermaq 04:11, 31 January 2006 (UTC) The SBemail Secret Recipies. Coach Z says "I'M GONNA PUKE MY PANTS!" After realizing the coconut ice cream was sour cream and The Cheat fur.

Cleaning Up

This page needs a HEAVY cleanup. The Andy Milonakis references are far too generic and although I do think a few of the Fosters Home references belong, some of them are too vague and a bit of a stretch. I'm takin' 'em out. Evan

  • I took out more than that in the end because a lot seemed like too much of a stretch/too vague, but if anybody contests it that's poifectly fine; just go back and edit it. SELF REPLY'D
  • Sorry for reverting your edit. I neglected to check the talk page first, though you probably should've left a note pointing here... I agree with the "sightings" you removed, though. Those were... well, supreme stretches in some cases. Good jorb, in any case. =P -YKHi. I'm Ayjo! 05:13, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

SpongeBob Squarepants

I was watching the episode "Krusty Towers", and I saw that the plaque says, "WE SHALL NEVER DENY ANY REQUEST, NO MATTER HOW RiDiCULOUS." An obvious H*R reference with those lowercase i's.

Lowercase "I"s are not a direct reference to Homestar Runner. This is TTATOT. — Lapper (talk) 15:45, 29 May 2006 (UTC)
Ok, so it's not a direct reference. Sorry, got a little overboard there. But still, it's a possible reference. I mean, where else would the guys at Nickelodean get the idea of having lowercase i's in an otherwise completely all-caps written sentence?

the cheat t shirt on tv

There was a show on FUSE tv.. "Project This! Bastards of Young." i saw it today.. and a guy in it had a The Cheat tshirt in it. but.. i totally forgot who he was and what he was talking about.. could i still put it on? Dagger (talk · edits) 03:41, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

NBC-cold one

The 10:00 PM NSMC news in Texas, on one of there reports, said "...It's not a cold one...". Is this good?--H*Bad 03:38, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

What was the context? If they weren't talking about beer, I'd say a definate no, and even if they were, it's a stretch. Exhibit A 04:19, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
Yes they were talking about beer.--H*Bad 04:40, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Ya, that's a normal usage of the real phrase "cold one" in English. A reference in the real world to H*R's "cold ones" would have to be much more explicit. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 09:26, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Although he happened to say "a cold one" different.--H*Bad 18:17, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
"NSMC" is a pretty funny name for a TV station. Loafing 01:45, 2 September 2006 (UTC)


Isn't it kinda redundant to censor the A-word, seeing that there's a warning on the top of the page? --Trogga 01:33, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

The note only warns about possible strong language on the linked websites, not about language on the sightings page itself. We also have to consider that anything written on this page can show up as context in a search result — without any warning. Loafing 01:42, 2 September 2006 (UTC)
But what about the page Swears? --Trogga 01:49, 2 September 2006 (UTC)
That page only contains swears made by H*R characters, which are pretty low-level anyway. It's a compromise between documenting the H*R universe and keeping the wiki as free as possible of any kind of objectionable material (considering the age of many readers). There is no need to introduce any extra swears on top of that (which is actually really hard for me to do ;-). Loafing 02:02, 2 September 2006 (UTC)
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