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Ace of Cakes

  • In the episode Flying High, a Trogdor Black shirt is seen on a table.
  • In two unknown episodes, the team makes two cakes to resemble Trogdor and Pom-Pom.
  • In the episode Pandamonium, in the course of fooling around with Geof after the principle work on building the Kung Fu Panda cake had been finished, Duff exclaims "Are you asking me for a challenge?!" before karate chopping a large stack of sheet cake.

Adult Swim

At the end of a Sunday night bump on April 30th, 2006, Adult Swim asked viewers to check out "our podcast, or go see Homestar Runner [which kicks our a**]".

One bump recommending a book to help study for the SAT said: "Attention babies studying for the SAT".

One bump featured an e-mail from the viewer asking Adult Swim: "Do you take your wrestling mask and boxing gloves off before you go to bed?"


Look closely at his shirt
  • In a season five episode of Angel entitled The Girl in Question, Spike and Angel visited Buffy's apartment and instead found Andrew, who was wearing a black Strong Bad t-shirt. Later in the episode, Andrew wore the same Strong Bad shirt with a pore strip plastered on his nose.
    • Incidentally, Andrew is the very same character who appeared in the Buffy reference.

Attack of the Show!

  • On the May 24, 2005 episode of G4's Attack of the Show! Kevin Pereira, the host, mentions Peasant's Quest.
  • On the July 6, 2005 episode, guest host Tom Fulp, creator of, was wearing a Homsar shirt.
  • On the July 12, 2005 episode, Pereira commented on a dragon tattoo saying that "It's almost Trogdor."
  • On the July 20, 2005 episode, Pereira mentioned that "the robots cannot beat the Trogdor."
  • On the June 12, 2006 episode, Pereira commented on a show saying the character got "Burninated by the great Trogdor"
  • On the June 4, 2007 episode, one of the choices in an "Around The Net" quiz was "Get into her car and asplode".
  • On the August 2, 2007 episode, one of the headlines in the "The Feed" segment stated that "YOUR CAMERA ASPLODE!".
  • On the August 14, 2007 episode, in the "The Feed Headlines" segment the screen said "Deposed! Asplode! Download!".
  • On the September 15, 2008 episode, Pereira pulls a Homsar figurine out of his new fanny pack.
  • On the Novemeber 5, 2009 episode, the hosts received several fan fax, one depicted Trogdor burning a baby with the words "Trogdor Burninating Ye Babies!" next to it.

Beauty and the Geek 2 (The Israeli version)

In the promo for the show, Elad is seen wearing a blue Homestar hat in several scenes.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Trogdor vs. Scoobies

In the series finale of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Ep. 722), Trogdor was used as a creature in a game of Dungeons & Dragons.


GILES: I'm — I'm — I'm all turned around. You're here?
XANDER: By the pillar, yeah. I'm protecting this area.
GILES: That puts me over by the door. Demons around the perimeter. Right! I open the door.
{Pan over to show Andrew is also at the table, but he's wearing a red hooded cloak.}
ANDREW: {reading from a book} You go through the door and are confronted by Trogdor the Burninator.
GILES: Oh, bugger it. Fight. {rolls dice, sips wine}
ANDREW: Adios to 5 hit points. Trogdor has badly wounded you.
GILES: Well, wait a minute. What about my... {puts on glasses} bag of illusions?
ANDREW: {scoffs} Illusions against a Burninator? Silly, silly British man. {Giles sips his wine again.}
AMANDA: I invoke a time flux on Trogdor.
ANDREW: {looks at Amanda} Step down, girlfriend, you can't just—
AMANDA: Ninth level sorcerer, and I carry the emerald chalice. Trogdor is frozen in time. Deal with it.


In the episode "Rinky Dinks", Rancid's Rentals is an obvious Bubs' Concession Stand reference. Rancid stands alone in a booth with a sign that looks the stand itself.


On one episode of Cheat! on G4TechTV, they mentioned that if you use the random name generator enough times in the Xbox/PC game "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic," Homsar's name will be generated. This is also true with Homestar's name.


In the episode "Off The Cuff", on the wall of Paul's workshop, a sign reads "NO SMOKING!" in the same text, color, shape and position as Strong Bad's No Loafing! sign.

CNN Student News

On the December 15, 2004 edition of CNN Student News, a short news magazine on CNN Headline news, they had a clip of a soldier in Iraq receiving a Kick The Cheat toy for Christmas.

Codename: Kids Next Door

In the episode Operation: T.R.A.I.N.I.N.G., Numbuh 60 says "To the moooooooon!" exactly like drunk Strong Bad (and also exactly like Strong Bad when he steals the King of Town's crown), before flying to the moon.

Countdown with Keith Olbermann

On the July 9, 2009 episode, Olbermann shows a web clip of featuring the phrase "Pullin' a Palin". On the bottom of the screen, the word fhqwghads is visible, along with a picture of Strong Bad.


In the episode on March 10, the host, Ajay, was seen wearing a Teen Girl Squad T-shirt.


On the March 12th episode of d'FUSED, a segment on Red Vs. Blue showed the cast of Homestar Runner in their real-world, plastic figurine state atop the preview monitor for a Red Vs. Blue episode.


This tech review show asks viewers to send in their favorite websites, but there were three websites that they did not want people submitting anymore. Homestar was ranked #3 with 166 submissions, Red vs. Blue was #2, and Runescape was #1.


In the commentary for the episode "War Stories," Alan Tudyk ("Wash") describes Summer Glau's character ("River") as "Crazy Go Nuts"

Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends

This should be self explanatory.
  • During the episode "Bloo's Brothers" a Bloo clone that looks very similar to Homestar appears very briefly. This version reappears in a mini-game in "Big Fat Awesome House Party".
  • The ending of the episode "A Sight For Sore Eyes" is very similar to Old Intro 2.
  • In "Duchess of Wails", there's an orange imaginary friend that looks like Trogdor.
  • In "Infernal Slumber", both Bloo and Goo talk about "killer Pooooooosssssssumssss", dragging the word out much like in Teen Girl Squad Issue 3, (Goo pronounces it exactly like Strong Bad).
  • In "Squeakerboxxx", one of the prizes is a clock that looks exactly like Strong Bad's, complete with 12:00 as the time.
  • In the episode "Land of the Flea", Frankie apologizes to Eduardo and says, "We're sorry, for reals this time". Also in that same episode, one of Eduardo's flea's holds up a news paper and says "Eggs tree, eggs tree", much like that of Homsar.

  • On this episode of on G4, an unnamed person, playing the role of Laura Foy's date, was seen wearing a "Trogdor" shirt. The video clip, entitled Gamer Dating Do's And Don'ts is now available for viewing at this location.
  • In a commercial for Cinematech, the title of Peasant's Quest is seen very briefly.
  • In an online ad for G4's "The Cheat Sheet" it stated that it had "So many cheats, your head may a'splode."

Gilmore Girls

  • In the episode You've Been Gilmored, Paris says "The good times are over!" like Homestar did in Bug In Mouth Disease.

Global News

On one report on the show, the reporters were interviewing a girl wearing a Strong Sad T-Shirt.


In the episode Rufus vs. Rufus of the CBBC series Hounded, the protagonists travel through several fantastic locations, including an oversized child's bedroom. In this location, a poster of Trogdor is clearly visible on the background wall.


In several episodes, the kids eat Crisps, A-Soy! from the easter egg of Do over


On the television show Junkin', the host "Dave" has appeared wearing Trogdor and Strong Bad T-shirts.

The Late Show with David Letterman

On the Late Show with David Letterman, in one of their specials, they had "phil'd" on one of the answers.

Live at 5

On January 31 2006, on Live at Five (Atlantic Canadian 5 o'clock news), there was a segment about chronic pain caused by computer usage that featured a group of kids watching Teen Girl Squad Issue 10 on the computer.

Mad Labs

In the sound episode, they asked a question to a boy with a red The Cheat shirt.

Man Caves

While panning over a shelf the Man Caves team added while making a "Man Cave" for Duff Goldman (of Ace of Cakes), a Pom-Pom figurine is visible.

Maya and Miguel

At the end of an episode, when they interview real people, a kid was seen wearing a Strong Bad hoodie, though this is barely viewable because the picture is blurred out.

Megas XLR

In an episode called "Breakout", Coop tried to use an attack called Double Deuce by jumping and putting two fists in front of him.

Monster House

In an episode of Monster House called "Sports House," the host, Steve, is wearing a Strong Bad T-shirt during the introductions. This episode first aired February 2, 2004. In the Christmas House episode, a group of 'carolers' from across the neighborhood sings for the people living in the house. One girl is wearing a Strong Bad T-shirt.

My Gym Partner's a Monkey

  • At one point in the episode called "Making the Grade", Jake Spidermonkey says Homsar's line from Where's The Cheat?: "I just lost my jenga jam."
  • Also, in the episode "The 'A' Word", Jake said to use grrl power.

New York Noise

The entire video for Experimental Film was shown.

NASCAR Broadcasts

Sometimes, during a wreck, one of the commentators would describe the events as "going crazygonuts".

NOVA scienceNOW

During the premeire of the fourth season, a red Trogdor can be seen outside the office of Luis von Ahn. Beside it, it reads: "The Evil Dr. von Ahn: Burninator, Computer Science Department."

NFL Films: Game of the Week

About three quarters through this hour-long recap of the game, a Falcons' victory, one of the defensive linemen for Atlanta, Patrick Kerney, points to his family in the stands. One of them is holding up a sign that says "GOOD JORB!", an unmistakable reference to Coach Z.


In early 2004, the show Pulse on G4TechTV featured an interview with the Brothers Chaps in which they were asked about the new game that they are developing for the Atari 2600. They showed many video clips of their Atari game. The Chaps talked about how they record their voices and how successful they have been. They announced that later in the year they planned to release a DVD with the first hundred emails. After the commercial break, the hosts interviewed the company that is developing the Homestar Runner game, Videlectrix, which was really just one of the Brothers Chaps wearing a fake mustache.

Regular Show

In the episode "Grill Cheese Delux", There an Ostrig in an internet video that is a parody to Homestar while Grampa in the same video is a parody to Strong Bad.

Ripley's Believe it or Not!

In a segment talking about painted silicon computer chips, one of the examples shown has Strong Bad painted on it.

The Sarah Silverman Program

The Screen Savers

  • An episode of The Screen Savers on G4TechTV featured a guest who is making a Homestar Runner RPG for the Atari 2600, which has since been abandoned.
  • The January 24th episode of The Screen Savers had an interview with The Brothers Chaps. In this episode, puppet Strong Bad made his debut to answer questions from fans. The article also mentions that in order to learn more than one ever thought possible about Homestar Runner, one can head over to the Homestar Runner Wiki.

Sid the Science Kid

In the episode "A Brush With Teeth", May exclaims "To the moooooooon!" like Strong Bad did in personal favorites.

Still Standing

On the fireplace mantle in the living room, there is what appears to be a homemade version of a Marzipan puppet. The only difference is that her dress is a lighter, more pink color, and the trim ribbons on it are purple. The Marzipan-doll is particularly noticeable in the Episode 6 ("Still Cheering," in which Brian joins the football team and then becomes a cheerleader), during the scene when Bill and Brian are rehearsing cheer routines.

The Suite Life of Zack and Cody

In an episode with a dance contest, Max comments "I call it last place" about a dance move of Cody's, much as Homestar did in Pumpkin Carve-nival.

Survivor: Pearl Islands

When Ryan Shoulders picks up some tree mail (the show's system of getting messages to the castaways), he sings the opening to SB Email techno, singing it as "the tree mail, the tree mail, what, what, the tree mail."

Teen Titans

In the episode The Beast Within, Beast Boy has the kickball in his room.

Test the Nation

One of the persons on the Gamers team on the 2006 version of the New Zealand version of this quiz show is wearing a Strong Bad t-shirt.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Leno was showing examples of absurd eBay auctions and having the audience guess whether they sold or not. One of them was a laptop that had been shot with a shotgun. Its subject line said "LIKE USED! SLIGHTLY SHOTGUNNED!" like the tags on the similarly shotgunned Compy at the end of virus. It sold.

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien

On the June 4th, 2009 episode, Conan was doing a sketch in a foley stage. The set-up is a chase scene from Law and Order where the suspect is suspected to have a baby inside a duffel bag which he throws into water, but Conan is told that it is really drugs. Conan comments about how the surprise was ruined. Conan then does sound effects for the scene, and when the suspect throws the bag, Conan shouts, "Throw baby!" It may be a reference to Peasant's Quest.

The West Wing

In Season 4, in the episode entitled The California 47th which aired on February 19, 2003, C. J. Cregg said, "Don't be fooled. They love us in Orange County. They're crazy-go-nuts for the President."

Wonder Showzen

In an episode of "Wonder Showzen," a puppet named Chauncey, in one of many skits, informed the number Two that if she didn't stop talking, he would 'puke his pants,' as Coach Z threatened in secret recipes. Number Two proceeded to leave the screen.


  • On an episode of G4TechTV's X-Play, the wrestling game "WWE: Day of Reckoning" is reviewed. To demo the "create your own wrestler" mode, the reviewers create a wrestler that looks suspiciously like Strong Bad, and appears to be named "ESSBEE".
  • On the August 27, 2006 episode, Adam Sessler references "a neverending bottle of Mountain Dew".
  • On the November 21st episode, they reviewed Guitar Hero 2, and showcased the song "TROGDOR!", an actual unlockable track in the game. They also used the song when nominating the game in their best of year awards.
  • During the preview of "Neverwinter Nights 2", in reference to the horrid framerate, Adam Sessler is heard muttering, "Wow, this game must be running on a Tandy 400".
  • In an episode featuring game previews Adam Sessler makes reference to "a light switch rave", a reference to techno.
  • in the April 15, 2008 episode, the Homestar Runner logo and Strong Bad Gameways were shown.
  • In a recent episode a preview of Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People was shown as Adam Sessler interviewed one of the developers of the game.

Year Dot

Yes, Dear

  • Jimmy walks out of Greg's office and shouts "EH STEVE!"

The Proud Family

  • In one episode, someone presses the Delete key, and the screen flashes, "DELETED," in the Tandy's font.
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