Homestar Runner and Strong Bad's Relationship

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Homestar and Strong Bad as enemies.

While Homestar Runner and Strong Bad started off as enemies, both characters have since evolved from the polar-opposite personalities they began with. Homestar has become less heroic and more of a "lovable oaf" who often tries to be Strong Bad's friend. Strong Bad, meanwhile, now seems to regard Homestar as more of a nuisance than an arch-enemy, and occasionally shows a soft side for the terrific athlete (though he would never openly admit to it).

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[edit] Homestar and Strong Bad's Rivalry

Homestar and Strong Bad were originally rivals, with Homestar being the hero and Strong Bad the antagonist. Although this rivalry still exists today, it is greatly reduced, and usually occurs in the form of jokes and pranks.

  • Original Book — Homestar and Strong Bad compete for the title of "Strongest Man in the World".
  • Marshmallow's Last Stand — Homestar and Strong Bad battle it out in a tag-team wrestling match after Strong Bad rips the star off of Homestar's shirt. Homestar and Pom Pom come away victorious.
  • The Reddest Radish — Strong Bad steals one of Marzipan's radishes to win a contest. When Homestar discovers the theft, he fights with Strong Bad to try and get it back.
  • A Jumping Jack Contest — Strong Bad uses all sorts of tricks to try to beat Homestar at the jumping-jack competition.
  • Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 3.0 — Strong Bad tells Marzipan to punch Homestar in the face as many times as she can and as hard as she can.
  • The King of Town DVD — In the commentary, Strong Bad mocks Homestar, finishing with "I hate everything about that guy."
  • A Mother's Day Message — Homestar takes pleasure in Strong Bad's discomfort throughout the toon.
  • Strong Bad Main Page — When the user hovers over the Toons button, darts are thrown at a poster of Homestar and Strong Bad says, "Oh man, I hate this guy!"
  • Strong Bad is in Jail Cartoon— Homestar turns in Strong Bad and The Cheat for trying to break into Bubs' Concession Stand.
  • Strongest Man in the World — This is an animated remake of the original book where Homestar Runner made his debut. Homestar and Strong Bad's participation in the "Strongest Man in the World" competition is revisited.
  • Ever and More! — Strong Bad goes into a long rant about why he should be leader of the Broternal Order of Different Helmets instead of Homestar. However, afterwards he addresses Homestar as "Supreme Overlord".
  • Bug In Mouth Disease — Homestar asks Strong Bad for help, and it ends in Strong Bad calling Homestar "McDorkle" and hits him in the head with a skillet. Later in the toon, Strong Bad throws a remote at Homestar's face for killing his favorite TV show.
  • Email the bird — Strong Bad and Homestar flip each other off, which hurts Strong Bad's feelings.
  • Email army — The Homestarmy attempts to invade Strong Badia, with minimal success.
  • Email stupid stuff — Homestar cheats Strong Bad out of the Grumblecakes by tricking him into saying something stupid.
  • Email kids' book — In an Easter egg, Strong Bad edits the Original Book to make fun of Homestar.
  • Email car — Strong Bad "tricks out his fist" and punches Homestar in the face.
  • Email pom pom — Blindfolded, Strong Bad mistakes Homestar for Pom Pom and pokes him with a pin, but continues doing it despite discovering his mistake.
  • Email old comics — In The Castlefunnies, Strong Bad punches Homestar in the face.
  • Email time capsule — Strong Bad tells Homestar he hates him.
  • Email do over — Strong Bad smacks Homestar with his keyboard for imitating The Cheat.
  • Email bottom 10 — Homestar makes Strong Bad hug a tree for reasons unknown, and later does his buttdance in front of Strong Bad, causing him to puke all over the Lappy's keyboard.
  • Email lady...ing — In a parody of Marshmallow's Last Stand, Strong Bad uses several wrestling moves on Homestar, but ends up blowing himself up.
  • Email keep cool — Strong Bad makes Homestar swim in the pool with an antenna during a lightning storm.
  • Email secret recipes — Strong Bad gives Homestar a concoction made up of cottage cheese and The Cheat hair. Homestar replies that he was told it was sour cream and The Cheat hair, and attempts to pull a similar prank on Strong Bad.
  • Email mascot — Strong Bad mentions a difficult upcoming game of Golf Club (which involves hitting the "opponents" with a golf club) against Homestar's Knees Tech.
  • Email long pants — Strong Bad inadvertently makes Homestar go crazy after asking him to talk "about [his] pants" or "[his] lack thereof... Daisy Dukes aside."
  • Email pop-up — One of the pages in Strong Bad's imaginary pop-up book shows a badly bruised Homestar with saws though his torso.
  • Email looking old — Homestar is not included in Strong Bad's meeting, which, with the exception of Marzipan, is comprised of the "people [Strong Bad] hates the least", thus implying Homestar is one of his most hated acquaintances.
  • Email concert — Homestar thinks both Strong Bad and Strong Sad are lame for liking sloshy.
  • Email hygiene — Strong Bad uses Homestar to portray the character "John", an unhygienic loser with no friends.
  • Email bike thief — Strong Bad tries to steal Homestar's bike, Homestar refuses to sign Strong Bad's petition, and Homestar makes a failed attempt to steal Strong Bad's Lappy 486.
  • Jibblies 2 — Strong Bad considers Homestar to be a "lame character", and even Homestar himself knows it.
  • Email yes, wrestling — Strong Bad and Homestar are again portrayed as rivals in the wrestling ring.
  • Email pet show — Homestar makes a failed attempt to give Strong Bad the "relish foot", but then uses it to beat Strong Bad and The Cheat in the Cat Mess Inbredtational Pet Show.
  • Email licensed — Homestar plays the "Oppressive Authority Figure" of "Secret Princess" Strong Bad in a cheap knock-off DVD movie.
  • SBCG4AP Advertisement — Strong Bad calls Homestar a dumb idiot.
  • The Homestar Runner Gets Something Stuck In His Craw — Strong Bad mocks Homestar for doing yard work and talking to his crawbject. At the end of the story, Strong Bad tells Homestar he still hates him and plans to cut him later.
  • Play Date — Strong Bad quickly turns down Homestar's invitation to hang out.
  • Homestar Ruiner — Strong Bad plans to beat up Homestar, but Homestar reminds him they need to compete in the Tri-Annual Race to the End of this Race. Marzipan tells Strong Bad that Homestar might not like him very much. Strong Bad steals Homestar Runner's clothes, causing him to go around naked, and further ruins his reputation by losing a race while wearing Homestar's clothes and a mask as a disguise (although this backfires when Homestar is forced to live with The Brothers Strong). He also smacks one of the three Homestars on the head with the silver trophy, and in the main menu, if you run over "new game", Strong Bad might say "new game" while Homestar is in the middle of saying it, angering him.
  • Baddest of the Bands — Strong Bad ruins Homestar's and Pom Pom's music by making Homestar sing random sentences using the Drive-Thru Whale
  • Email magic trick — Strong Bad gets excited that the emailer wants him to take a saw and saw Homestar (and also the fact that the emailer is a girl).
  • Place ya Bets! — Homestar places a bet that Strong Bad won't make it out of SBemail 200 alive while brandishing a handful of candles to look like dynamite.
  • Email email thunder — Homestar has his own rival email show stealing Strong Bad's 200th "email thunder". Strong Bad later destroys Homestar's laptop with a giant bottle of Mountain Dew.
  • A Death-Defying Decemberween — Homestar mocks Strong Bad for providing Hot Choco instead of "death-defying entertainment". Strong Bad steals the mattress from Steep Deep in hopes that Homestar would get killed when he performs his stunt later.
  • Kick-a-Ball — Strong Bad and Homestar are the captains of opposing teams. Strong Bad also expresses delight when it appears Homestar has cheated and the former has won, although Homestar has really used Strong Bad's own cheating method against him.
  • Donut Unto Others — Strong Bad, as the health inspector, comes to Homestar's donut shop to "hopefully shut [him] down." Later, while Homestar is distracted, Strong Bad knocks down Homestar's donut stand with Homestar in it, causing hot grease to splatter all over Homestar's face.
  • Hremail 7 — Strong Bad calls Homestar a "crap for nose" and steals his old computer. However, Homestar thanks him afterwards.
  • 79 Seconds Left — Strong Bad calls Homestar and Strong Sad's conversation "pathetic". Later, Homestar seems annoyed that Strong Bad won't tell him whether or not the latter's new nickname "The Ledge" is "short for leg."
  • Email hremail3184 — Strong Bad hits Homestar with a shovel, a rake and a garden weasel after declaring his return.
  • The Animated Adventures of Puppet Homestar — Homestar thinks Strong Bad's new "fe fi fo fum" won't last, Strong Bad steals Homestar's pile, and Homestar scares him and The Cheat off.

[edit] Strong Bad's Annoyance with Homestar

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  • Homestar frequently bothers Strong Bad while he’s checking his emails.
  • Email flashback — Strong Bad reacts to Homestar showing up when he widens the screen, and Strong Bad tells him that if he lived there he would have more broken bones and crushed spirits. He proceeds to shift the screen until Homestar is out of view.
  • Email do over — Homestar acts as The Cheat (and vice versa, as shown in the Easter egg at the end), which Strong Bad is not comfortable with, due to the fact that he said "Homestar dressed up as The Cheat falling in love with me is NOT what I had in mind!"
  • Email lady fan — When Homestar tells Strong Bad that he needs to work his "buttweesimo", Strong Bad tells Homestar that he doesn't want him to say "twees it out" ever again. Later, Strong Bad yells at Homestar and tells him to "get it out of here."
  • Email candy product — Strong Bad has a Homestar junkmail filter.
  • Email the movies — Strong Bad labels Homestar as the "little girl behind me who wouldn't shut up", then attempts to kill him with a bazooka.
  • Email specially marked — Homestar tries to show off his Crack Stuntman mask, but Strong Bad hits him with a die-cast chainsaw car.
  • Email love poems — Strong Bad complains that Homestar's love poem isn't a love poem and calls it a "lavishly produced grocery list".
  • Email hiding — Homestar interrupts Strong Bad and The Cheat while they are "in the middle of a sentence". Also, many of Strong Bad's hide n' seek strategies are for the purpose of avoiding Homestar.
  • Strong Badia the Free — Strong Bad reveals (though Homestar doesn't understand) that he doesn't see any of Homestar's emails due to an "idiot filter".
  • Fish Eye Lens — Strong Bad is disappointed at Homestar ruining his and Coach Z's rap song, and groans and leaves when he starts singing a song about "several sycopations".
  • Flash is Dead! — Strong Bad is annoyed at Homestar's complete disregard and lack of understanding of what he is saying.
  • The House That Gave Sucky Tricks — Strong Bad criticizes Homestar's haunted house.

[edit] Strong Bad pranking Homestar

  • A Jumping Jack Contest — Strong Bad uses all sorts of tricks to try to beat Homestar at the jumping-jack competition.
  • The House That Gave Sucky Treats — Homestar is one of the people listed on Strong Bad's "People to egg" list.
  • Halloween Potion-ma-jig — Strong Bad tricks Homestar into running off a cliff, then tells The Cheat to "throw a TV on 'im".
  • Email credit card — Strong Bad gets Homestar's credit card information by tricking him via email.
  • Email super powers — Strong Bad makes Homestar's hat pop off his head.
  • Email invisibility — An invisible Strong Bad punches Homestar in the gut.
  • Email your friends — Strong Bad attempts to make Homestar put his head in a pool of lava.
  • Email techno — Strong Bad tells The Cheat to break a glowstick open and pour it into Homestar's Mountain Dew.
  • Lookin at a Thing in a Bag — Strong Bad tricks Homestar into getting him, Strong Mad, The Cheat, and Bubs free drinks.
  • Email couch patch — Strong Bad commands his computer to make Homestar's head explode, but The Cheat's head explodes instead.
  • Email crying — At the request of the emailer, Strong Bad makes Homestar cry using a picture of a one-legged puppy named Li'l Brudder.
  • Email pizza joint — When Homestar, along with The King of Town, log on to The Pizz website, Strong Bad burns both of their avatars.
  • Email slumber party — Strong Bad destroys Homestar's room during Homestar's slumber party.
  • Email shapeshifter — When Homestar comes to Strong Bad's computer desk to talk to him, Strong Bad quietly says, "Oh crap!" and turns into a scarf that his Grandma knitted him.
  • Email hiding — Strong Bad asks Homestar if he would like to play hide-and-seek just to make him go away.
  • Email being mean — Strong Bad kicks Homestar while he's holding a tall ice cream cone, causing ice cream to splatter all over him.
  • Best Caper Ever — Strong Bad has pulled a caper that somehow landed Homestar in the Arctic.
  • Email dictionary — Strong Bad mentions using dictionaries to make Homestar lose his teeth. He also mentions tricking Homestar with a "see also" loop in his dictionary.
  • I Killed Pom Pom — Strong Bad tricks Homestar into thinking he killed Pom Pom and tricks him into getting pastries as part of a supposed cover-up scheme.
  • Email sbemail206 — Strong Bad fools Homestar into smashing into a mirror, telling him that it's his long-lost twin brother.

[edit] Homestar Runner and Strong Bad's Friendship

Over time, Homestar and Strong Bad seem to have developed a somewhat shaky friendship. Homestar occasionally tries to hang out with Strong Bad, his brothers and The Cheat. Most of the time, this results in him being embarrassed or shunned, but every now and then, Strong Bad will treat Homestar with a small amount of civility.

  • In Search of the Yello Dello commentary — Homestar thinks Strong Bad's imitation of him and Strong Sad is funny and tells him to keep on going.
  • The Best Decemberween Ever — Homestar says of Strong Bad, "He's kind of a jerk sometimes, and he says 'holy crap' a lot, but I think if I get him the perfect present, he just might like me again."
  • Where's The Cheat? — Homestar asks Strong Bad for help at the end of the toon.
  • Lookin at a Thing in a Bag — Homestar tries to be a cool guy, but ends up embarrassed by the group.
  • Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 10.2 — Strong Bad attempts to teach Homestar the art of prank calling. Even though Strong Bad gives up, Homestar still claims it's the second best 500 bucks he ever spent.
  • Experimental Film — Homestar can be seen dancing together with Strong Bad and Strong Mad.
  • Malloween Commercial and Decemberween Sweet Cuppin' Cakes — Strong Bad can be seen hanging out with Homestar at his house.
  • Decemberween Sweet Cuppin' Cakes (DVD Commentary) — Strong Bad remarks that "It was a little spaecial. It was a spatial relationship. Between me and Homestar."
  • Cheat Commandos — Homestar plays Cheat Commandos with Strong Bad.
  • The Li'l Brudder Show — Homestar hangs out at Strong Bad's house with The Cheat.
  • Email the bet — Marzipan asks Homestar if he would jump off a bridge if Strong Bad told him to, and before she even finishes the question, Homestar shouts that he would.
  • Email flashback — Strong Bad ends up telling Homestar a story, and starts to read a second one before he is interrupted by the announcement of his hundredth email. Homestar is among the people to congratulate him in an Easter egg.
  • Email theme park — Strong Bad hires Homestar as a mascot, Poppy, for his theme park.
  • Email old comics — Strong Bad admits Homestar is popular in comparison to the comics.
  • Email replacement — Homestar gets a "perfect score" from Strong Bad by making fun of the names "Dumbwiener" and so-on by responding with "Crapface".
  • Email dangeresque 3 — Homestar is Strong Bad's co-star as Dangeresque Too.
  • Email extra plug — Homestar is the only one who likes Strong Bad's 'Lectric Boots.
  • Homestar Presents: Presents — After Homestar allows Strong Bad to steal Marzipan's purse, Strong Bad thanks Homestar and wishes him a nice last seven minutes of Decemberween.
  • Email do over — After they serenade Ali and Ali's Sister together, Homestar says that he's starting to fall for Strong Bad, although this is only in Strong Bad's imagination, and he is disgusted after he thinks this up.
  • Email boring (really) — Homestar and Strong Bad act boring together.
  • Email portrait (Easter egg) — Strong Bad demonstrates his keyswordtar to Homestar, who seems to enjoy it.
  • Email highschool — Teenage Homestar and Strong Bad were in the same team of super sleuths; Homestar describes the team as his "friends" in their song.
  • Strongest Man in the World — Homestar attempts to get Strong Bad's autograph. In an Easter egg, it is shown that Strong Bad almost gives Homestar an encouraging, thoughtful autograph. He catches himself, however, and writes that Homestar is dumb.
  • Email retirement — Homestar helps Strong Bad in blowing up the Tandy and sings "Deleted!!!" with him.
  • Email your funeral — Strong Bad imagines that Homestar conducts his funeral.
  • Date Nite — Homestar and Strong Bad attempt to sabotage Marzipan and The Cheat's date together.
  • Email underlings — Strong Bad and Homestar are barbecuing together. It is also mentioned that the two ate together at a Mexican restaurant.
  • Email mini-golf — Strong Bad congratulates Homestar for his findings in the Blue Family Recreation Water.
  • Email concert — Strong Bad and Homestar are playing with their Cheat Commandos while listening to sloshy.
  • Email slumber party — Strong Bad attends Homestar's slumber party.
  • Email business trip — Strong Bad and Homestar go on a business trip together; Strong Bad praises Homestar for sealing the deal with the King of Town.
  • Jibblies 2 — When Strong Bad realizes that he and Homestar are the only ones who are not yet affected by the jibblies, he suggests to Homestar that they have no choice but to evolve into mole people.
  • Email winter pool — Homestar and Strong Bad, along with Strong Sad, all wait for the gelatin in the pool to "achieve maximum jiggle". Later, Homestar calls Strong Bad a good friend after he "promises" to have Homestar's body preserved in the red jello when he dies.
  • SBCG4AP Gameplay Trailer — Strong Bad teaches Homestar how to use a Wii remote.
  • The Homestar Runner Gets Something Stuck in his Craw — Strong Bad basically tells Homestar a story, and starts to read a second one when Strong Sad interrupts.
  • Email love poems — Strong Bad lets Homestar read his poem because Strong Bad thought Homestar's "little song was kind of cool." They even sing said song together at the end.
  • Play Date — Strong Bad thanks Homestar for babysitting Strong Mad.
  • Somber Vacation — Strong Bad and Homestar, as well as Bubs, laugh at Strong Sad's moonburn.
  • The Baloneyman — Homestar and Strong Bad discuss "summer talk". Though Strong Bad is initially confused, Homestar explains that this is about "kids getting hurt on bikes".
  • Main Page 25 — Strong Bad goes for a coffee run, and asks Homestar if he wants anything.
  • Homestar Ruiner — Strong Bad tries to fix Homestar's reputation to get him out of his house.
  • Strong Badia the Free — Homestar and Strong Bad form an army to overthrow the King of Town. After succeeding at this, Homestar is the only character (other than his brothers) to remain loyal (if not obedient) to King Strong Bad.
    • Strong Bad, while trying to annex Marzistar, tries to appeal to Homestar's friendship towards him, saying they are "bros". Homestar is initially disbelieving of this, but agrees after further insistance.
  • Baddest of The Bands — Strong Bad helps Homestar improvise lyrics to Food-Related Love to help Homestar get into Pom-Pom's band.
  • Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective — Homestar reprises his role as Dangeresque Too as well as playing the role of one of the villains, Uzi Bazooka.
  • 8-Bit is Enough — Strong Bad frees Homestar from Trogdor's grasp.
  • A Death-Defying Decemberween — Strong Bad is impressed by Homestar's use of trickery, and attempts to duplicate it.
  • Career Day — Strong Bad shares a laugh with Homestar and the rest of the L.U.R.N. class, when Homestar wonders if Space Captainface explodes when he "makes bafroom in his pants".
  • Hremail 7 — Without trying to, Strong Bad takes out Homestar's garbage. Homestar thanks him and says he can do the dishes if he wants to.
  • 79 Seconds Left — Homestar invites Strong Bad to join his Wet Knee Gumption Club. When Strong Bad joins, he is pleasantly surprised to find that Homestar is right: pouring water on one's knee does tickle.
  • 2 Part Episode: Part 1 (Easter egg) — Homestar is in Strong Bad's basement watching the episode with him.
  • Loading Screens — Strong Bad, as well as Coach Z sing the song from said toon with Homestar.
  • On Break — Strong Bad and Homestar hang out during their breaks.
  • Email videography — Strong Bad helps Homestar fabricate "video evidence" that Homestar celebrated several of his and Marzipan's anniversaries.
  • Which Ween Costumes? — Homestar tells Strong Bad to groan and Strong Bad obliges.
  • April Fools' 2014 — Although initially reluctant, Strong Bad happily assists Homestar in updating the website after a long hiatus and suggests that they should do it again "soon".
  • I Killed Pom Pom — Homestar views Strong Bad as a good friend when he helps Homestar cover up for "killing" Pom Pom (although in reality Strong Bad is tricking Homestar).
  • Homestar Runner Goes For the Gold — Homestar finds an old kid's book, and decides to share it with Strong Bad, with both agreeing that it is terrible.
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