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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 ass]".


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 Trogdor-laden Buffy reference. Since both shows are the brainchildren of creator/writer/executive director Joss Whedon, we can probably assume that the creator of Buffy is also a fan of Homestar Runner.

Attack of the Show!

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

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.


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.

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: TRAINING, 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.

The Colbert Report

In the episode of The Colbert Report first aired on Thursday, September 18th 2008, (at around 5:00 on the preceding link,) Steven Colbert mentions that he has, in the past, lost the Emmy Award to Barry Manilow and Tony Bennett. In response to the former, he shouts in anger "MANILOW!" In response to the latter, he shouts "BENNEDETTO!" This is an obvious reference to Frank Bennedetto of the Homestarmy.


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.

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).

  • 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."

Global News

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


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.

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 one episode 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"

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.

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 is still in development.
  • 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.


On the November 22, 2008 episode of SNL, musical guest T-Pain calls a singer and his song garbage the same way strong bad says it in the sb email, Garage sale.

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, someone 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."

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 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."


In an episode of "Wondershowzen," 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 of X-Play Adam Sessler references "a neverending bottle of Mountain Dew".
  • On the November 21st Episode of X-Play, 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 of X-Play, 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.

Yes, Dear

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