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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)

Foster's

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)

I'll get a screenshot! user.gif user.gifDevonM(talk·cont-ribs)

Crap! It's not on YouTube! user.gif user.gifDevonM(talk·cont-ribs)

In the Episode "One False Movie", Wilt says "Robit" several times just like The Homestar Runner. Is this worthy?

In the episode where they pool their arcade tickets to get the pink elephant, Wilt offers up the possible name of "Harry Elephanté" which is what Strong Bad calls Strong Sad toward the end of "origins"

Also, in the episode "Challenge of the Superfriends", Mac is trying to think of a cool catchphrase. Mac says one that was *horrible* and Imaginary Man tells him to "Keep try", and anyone who has played Stinkoman 20X6 knowns where that came from. Theycallmefree 01:17, 24 May 2009 (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 tv.com 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 hsr.com? --Smileyface11945 23:29, 27 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I think you shouldn't put it on the page, but rather put it on a ==Trivia== section on Matt's page. I'd see if anyone deletes it. user.gif user.gifDevonM(talk·cont-ribs)

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?-http://fanstuff.hrwiki.org/index.php/User:Freezestar

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*R.com (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. --DaChazman 21:29, 7 September 2006 (UTC)DaChazman

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?

I know they do it alot on spongebob User:TwO 2 bReAdS iN a BiScUt

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)

Homestar didn't create Cold one , on tiny toons One beer buster said [[2]]What will it be boys juice, milk, soda, or a cold one that was right before Homestar Runner was created. User:TwO 2 bReAdS iN a BiScUt

Censorship

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)

SiGHTING or not?

I know this may sound stupid, but during an episode of Billy and Mandy, Billy was at a lemonade stand labeled "LEMiNADE". This MIGHT be a reference to Lowercase I's. I know it may be like the Spongebob one up there, but they just replaced the "O" in "LEMONADE" with an "i", so it's like they did it on purpose. --Color Printer 02:10, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Actually, I just read the talk page on Lowercase i's, so it might not be a reference. --Color Printer 02:12, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Test the Nation

If you're going to ask me about the Test the Nation sighting, I do have a picture of it. Sadly, however, the picture is grainy and you can't actually see the shirt making it about as reliable as those videos of Bigfoot. I think he had a shaved head and his hair was red. Keep in mind when I put the sighting up, it was very fresh. I don't how fresh exactly, but Test the Nation was on at the time I put the sighting on the site. I got my camera after the first very obvious sighting. Unfortunately he wasn't shown very well again except in a pan of the team. I just realised how much I sound like one of this conspiracy nuts. But then, perhaps I am a nut in this case and he was actually wearing a different shirt. All I can do is hope he uses the Wiki, I suppose and can verify he was there. --Lifeforce 10:55, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

about the replacements

I saw that episode with the dangeresque song and they use it in lots of other episodes too. Should that be changed?

I neither know of the show nor know where to watch it, but my immediate question is whether it's really the Dangeresque theme or some similar 80's-themed wocka-wocka guitar riff. Can you confirm in some way it's actually the Dangeresgue theme and not something similar? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 03:02, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

well it's not actaully the theme its just a dangereque song and those are the only two places I've ever heard that song but if you have any complaints you should tell the person who wrote the article I was just saying I heard that song in more than one episode

Saturday Night Live

On the Oct 21st episode of SNL hosted by John C. Reilly... there was a skit in which scientists were trying to make a Bear/Shark...is this related to The Bear holding a Shark? Please respond. -user.gif user.gifDevonM(talk·cont-ribs)

Ooh, tough one. The first thing that popped into my head when I saw it was "HOLY CRAP! It's the bear holding a shark!" I'd say yes, but I can see how someone else might call it a huge coincidence. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 21:30, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

Listen, thanks ACupOFCoffee for your explanation, but just so it doesn't get deleted the second I put it on the page, I just want ONE more thought "yes" and I'll put it on.- user.gif user.gifDevonM(talk·cont-ribs)

Futurama

I noticed that on Futurama, Zoidberg says "robot" just like The Homestar Runner does. It's like Rob't or something. Is this noteworthy?

Mmm... I don't think so, m'self. But on the subject of Futurama, in the episode "The honking" (the one with the werecar thing), the son of the deceased robot is, I think, called 'Tandy'. Can someone verify this? ~InvaderJem — 84.71.106.162 (Talk | contribs) 19:09, 17 March 2007 (left unsigned)

Even if so, "Tandy" was a real computer brand (my grandfather had one), so it doesn't necessarily have to refer to our favourite green-text computer. --DorianGray 19:18, 17 March 2007 (UTC)
Dang, was it? Ya learn something new everyday.

American Dad

Just noticed that one of the bottles Francine looked through said "Pet a Goat", from Halloween potion-ma-gig. Think it's a reference? Spyrox6 02:34, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

What episode? When did it air? --DorianGray 02:38, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
Right now. A few minutes ago. Spyrox6
I think it's a coincidence. It's a different context and the H*R quote is pretty obscure. The wine label is also in the past tense. Well spotted, though. Loafing 05:42, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

crunch

on the march 10 episode of Crunch, the host aj wore a teen girl squad t-shirt, i would add myself but i'm not very good at that sort of thing.

I don't see an article about them on Wikipedia. Do they have a website? Bluebry 14:58, 10 March 2007 (UTC)
It's an show on ytv, go to ytv.com

Comedy Central

I've noticed that at the end of every show on comedy central, the black area which the credits appear on is shape of Homestar's head. Has anyone else noticed this? -TheDenzel

Hello? --TheDenzelTheDenzelsiglogo.gif 17:46, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Yo Gabba Gabba

According to wikipedia, the Brothers Chap made an animation for Yo Gabba Gabba, found here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI8d5bIn4jA

Er..

Isn't it a stretch to mention when TV shows interview people who coincidently are wearing HR shirts? I mean, when someone just happens to be wearing a strong Bad shirt or has a HR sticker on their windshield in the background of a TV show it's not really an intentional refernwece.

I dunno.I guess it counts as a sighting? Coach B| PRANK CALL!|16:08, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Chowder

On Chowder they live in a town called Marzipan.Tell me if you noticed.should it count? Coach B| PRANK CALL!|03:22, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Chowder seems to talk a lot about food, and Marzipan is some kind of food made with almonds and stuff. Homestar-Winner (talk) 03:29, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Yeah but the town is called Marzipan it said in the episode,A taste of Marzipan!Quote on Chowder,"Today is about us representing the best that Marzipan City has to offer." -Mung Daal. Check it out on Cartoon Network Video before

1-14-08.

video Coach B| PRANK CALL!|

I'm thinking they named the city Marzipan after the food, not the H*R character. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 16:12, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

It might be worth mentioning that in the Dinner Theater episode that Chowder says he'll meet the 'actor-types' backstage. Mung Daal also says to the sudience "Please to enjoy". EDIT: Another reference I found is in the Lollistops episode where Gazpacho says to the Doozy "Yo mama wears Combat boots". I'm not sure if thats a common joke, but it sounds like Homestars taunt in Kick-a-Ball.

X Play Trailers

During the intro to trailers on XPlay, they have a green screen, much like in the intro to Hollywood trailers, that carries the phrase 'watch out, your head might asplode', and unmistakable HR refrence. I'm not a member so I'll let one of you add it, though.

The Simpsons

On one of the episodes where Marge goes back to a childhood island, Homer is on a fishing boat with sailors. One of the sailors pulls out a weather-compass thingy and one of the panels says "High to Middlin'". -- Lazylaces Talk 19:48, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Also in the epesode all about lisa, sideshow mel says "Laughter is adictive, like herron or checking your email"
E-mail checking is said to be addictive. Not really that much to do with Strong Bad. This isn't really noteworthy. -- Lazylaces Talk 12:58, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

Zachary Levi on Late Night with Conan O'Brian

On the Thursday Sept 25 2008 episode of Conan, Zachary Levi talks about group beatboxing on the set of "Chuck", and he says that "someone would lay down a ntss ntss ntss ntss and then someone else comes in with a..." and then he makes that weird noise from The System is Down (Song). He then says "thats like from Homestar Runner" (making the reference obvious) and the audience cheers. The full episode is here, its a couple seconds after 34:00, and there might be an ad first. TheTeach! 13:46, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Wizards of Waverly Place

That laptop on the right

In the TV show Wizards of Waverly Place, the title song shows Alex invisibly pulling a red laptop with a star on it. Does anyone think it's worth mentioning? I'll get a screenshot... If no one replies in a week, it's going on the article. MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 20:44, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

It might be a reference, but a white star on a red field is too common to make it worth mentioning in the article, especially since there's nothing else to tie the two things together. — It's dot com 21:12, 14 October 2008 (UTC)
I dunno. None of the images in the search looked exactly like Homestar's layout. This one does. MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 21:22, 14 October 2008 (UTC)
...except Homestar's star is not symetrical, while the laptop star is. BBG 00:16, 15 October 2008 (UTC)
Actually, it isn't. It is just the anglings that make it appear so. As for this, if I had to say I would call this a reference. Hard to throw it out, but hard to keep it... --Jellote 19:34, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Food Network Challenge

The Kung Fu Panda episode is on TV now, and some bald man exclaimed, "Are you asking for a challenge?!" in a matter extremely similar to Stinkoman. BBG 03:54, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

Um... That bald man is Duff Goldman, and the show you're watching is Ace of Cakes. It's already on there. I love cake... -- Lazylaces Talk 14:26, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

I saw that to, and it made my day AND FOR ANDY! CDi= JIbblies!

Which Mythbusters was it?

I seem to remember watching an episode of Discovery's Mythbusters, where either Grant or Tory say "Are you asking me for a challengeeeeeeee?!"

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

In the Wed, Mar 11 2009 episode, while talking about commercials, Jimmy pronounces it ad-ver-tis-mints. Think it's an HR reference? Coach 's Cool! 22:39, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

No. -132.183.151.81 22:44, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, that's actually the standard non-American pronunciation, as I understand it. Sounds strange to American ears mainly because we don't say it that way. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 22:50, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

King of the Hill

I watched an episode of King of the Hill on Adult Swim, it was the one where Bobby joins the soccer team and Hank tells him "Good luck beating the Fluffy Puffs." A reference to Fluffy Puff Marshmallows. Ugozima Talk to me 02:46, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

Except that episode originally aired in Jaunary of 1999. 98.222.134.36 04:38, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

How suite it is to find another reference.

So I was watching The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and saw that London promised she would wake up at the "Crack of Noon", just as in cheatday. Is this too vauge to be a reference? What made me suspicious it that they already made a "Last Place! Ding!" pun in another episode, so it may be the writer is a HR fan. --Jellote 23:09, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

The turn of phrase "Crack of Noon" isn't really original on TBC's part, it's a pretty common joke in fact.  Green Helmet 23:19, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Crisps a soy

In many episodes of iCarly, they eat crisps asoy, from do over. 75.58.18.250 05:40, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

South Park

In Imagionationland Trogdor and Strong Bad were one of the villans. NO JOKE!!! Just check it out on the list of villans. [Hint:I would use that yellow block that has down symbol on it, click on find on this page,and put in the bar Homestar Runner] [[ http://southpark.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Characters_from_Imaginationland]] User:Ar2nF

Which image is it? I see it is on the list, but can we verify they were on the show?--Jellote wuz here 15:50, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Ace of Cakes

In reference to the Trogdor and Pom Pom cakes, these were not made on any episode of the series. They were made before the bakery was offered a show by Food Network. Charm City Cakes opened in 2000, and the show did not go into production until 2006. See Here and here.

ICarly

I don't think the ICarly reference should be in there at all. The context of the episode is that some guy who does not know the character named Gibby calls him Jibblie because he is mispronouncing the name. It has nothing to do with H*R. Stiny's Danish 22:42, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Yes, that does seem as though it is merely a coincidence. But I do recall an episode where one character, maybe Freddie, is eating a brand of chips called Crisps, A-Soy! Shine Sprite (complain) 22:50, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
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