The Show

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This article is about the Homestar's game/political talk show. For the Strong Bad Email, see the show.
"But it turned out I didn't die."

The Show is Homestar Runner's supposed "game and political talk" show.

The Show has many similarities to real game shows. The set is modeled much after those designed in the 1970s. In particular, the rounded rectangles, chasing lights, and orange shag carpet featured in the background suggest a reference to the Match Game prior to 1978. Homestar's mic is also similar to Gene Rayburn's mic from the Match Game and Bob Barker's original mic from The Price is Right. The game Pom Pom and The Poopsmith are playing in "the show" bears resemblance to Hollywood Squares, a popular game show originally airing in the late '60s.


Games on The Show

The Show features these games:

  • Share your polictical views.
  • Recite a list (in the email "the show," Homestar reads the answers off the cards).
  • Play a Tic Tac Dough-style game.
  • Play the "games" or "guess the price" round.
  • Answer questions in the "win big" category.

Some of the prizes (as seen in Main Page 19)

Prize Awarded by
The Blender Answering a question with "E-mail"
The Ab-Abber 2000 Involving "Toons"
A golden The Cheat statue Involving "Downloads"
A trip to Hawaii Winning the Games round
A chair with a hidden price Winning the "Guess The Price" round
The Gremlin Answering a question in the "Win Big" category

The Show! Stupid Home Edition

From Boardelectrix!

The Show: Stupid Home Edition by Boardelectrix, appeared in the email geddup noise. It is given to losing contestants as a "fine parting gift." The game, according to the front of the box, has these features:

  • Choose to recite a list!
  • Ask questions, demand answers
  • Mostly play by oneself
  • Few prizes!

The Show AM

The Show AM

The Show AM debuted in "4 branches." Unlike The Show, The Show AM is a morning/tabloid talk show (like The View or Maury) instead of a game show. It uses the same set and microphone as The Show. The majority of The Show AM's audience is female, and the discussions range from fashion makeovers using simple items around the house (such as mustard) to angry confrontations among people in dysfunctional relationships. This relates to Match Game by referencing the Match Game PM which aired later than the normal Match Game and allowed for less censorship.


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