Rejected Characters

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As with all famous cartoon character ensembles, Homestar Runner went through its fair share of line-up changes early on, before the final group of twelve main characters was chosen. The rejected characters are those who seem to have been abandoned, with very few sightings to date. Some appeared in an early toon or game, while others are only seen in the Museum Sketchbook or the Character Cards. All that is known about them for sure is that they won't be around much anymore.

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[edit] Homeschool Winner

The mysterious character of Homeschool Winner came about when a friend of the Brothers Chaps was unable to recall Homestar Runner's name. In the Club Aquatica interview, Matt recalls that his friend said: "What's your website, HomeschoolWinner.com?" Homeschool is described as "a big nerd, with maybe a creepy edge to him." As revealed in Why Come Only One Girl? on the Everything Else, Volume 2 DVD, he is very smart, winning a "Quiz Bowl" easily and earning a giant #1 trophy. He also appeared in the February 28, 2008 sketchbook, holding a calculator. In that picture he, along with a differently drawn Strong Bad and a crudely drawn Dora The Explorer, were labeled as "puddin patch friends."

The character seems to have been aborted, with few sightings to date. He first appeared and was named on the Character Cards, which are now on a secret page. He then made a cameo in one of the backgrounds of Dancin' Bubs. Humorously mentioned in the Sample of Style video on the DVD, Mike breaks the tube Matt uses to "make" Bubs's voice, and Matt says: "Great. Now we have to kill off Bubs. Just like Homeschool Winner." A skull resembling his head was seen in an illustration of the layers of earth underneath Strong Badia, shown at the end of buried, suggesting that Homeschool Winner actually was killed. However, he appears again in A Decemberween Mackerel.


[edit] The Unguraits

The Unguraits are small bandit-like characters. They appeared in the Character Cards, along with Homeschool Winner (seen above). The Brothers Chaps had apparently considered using them as the forces of Blue Laser in Cheat Commandos toons, but this idea appears to have been dumped. They were also mentioned in the DVD commentary for Date Nite, when Mike and Matt suggest other situations where Homestar and Strong Bad would work together. One suggestion was if all the other characters were frozen by the Unguraits. Three Unguraits appeared, standing on top of each other, in A Decemberween Mackerel.

[edit] Champeen

Champeen appears in the background of the Dancin' Bubs Game. In the Club Aquatica Interview, the interviewer refers to her as Strong Glad, but Matt Chapman never agreed that this would be the character's name. Strong Glad is really a sketch of Strong Sad with long, feminine legs, seen in the Museum Sketchbook. After going unidentified for years, the girl was identified as Champeen in Why Come Only One Girl?, and was intended to be the female equivalent of Homestar Runner. Her silhouette appears in A Decemberween Mackerel.

[edit] Dijjery-Doo

Dijjery-Doo is a character who was abandoned in the design phase because it was too "Cheat-like" and "walrus-like". It is only seen in the Museum Sketchbook. Its name comes from the didgeridoo, a traditional Australian Aboriginal instrument. The upper right sketch also resembles the Multi-Function Dragon.

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[edit] Preshy and Rafferdy

Preshy (right) and Rafferdy (left), were Homestar's cousins, as shown in Why Come Only One Girl?. They had been set to appear in the unfinished cartoon "Those Darn Cousins," which was evidently being made around the year 2000. They appear to enjoy torturing "Uncle Homestar", as they call him. According to the DVD commentary, the cartoon would involve Homestar trying to convince everyone else that his cousins were trying to kill him, as they were nice to Homestar when others were around. Preshy and Rafferdy were voiced by The Brothers Chaps' niece and nephew. Unlike Homestar, Rafferdy seems to have arms and hands. Preshy has a similar head to Strong Sad. They both appear in A Decemberween Mackerel.

[edit] The Hurricane

The Hurricane was an early attempt to introduce a new female character, as shown in Why Come Only One Girl?. She was chosen as the design of a new female after many scrapped ideas, being described as a "corn-dog-cotton-candy-looking lady". She actually made it into Flash and was prepped for animation, but according to The Brothers Chaps, The Legend of Zelda game Wind Waker came out, and they opted to play Wind Waker instead of working on animating The Hurricane. However, she did eventually make it into Flash in A Decemberween Mackerel. Her feet slightly resemble Strong Sad's soolnds, but are yellow and have only one toe.

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