The Brothers Chaps' Fansite Acknowledgments

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From an August 2003 interview for Legion Studios:

DERREK CARRIVEAU: As I am sure you are aware, there is a website dedicated to your website. How does it feel to have a fan site devoted to what you do?
MATT CHAPMAN: That's extremely cool. A couple of the fan sites are really well done too. It's also a nice service for when folks ask us questions about Easter eggs and stuff, we can just refer them to the fan sites.
Strong Thanks

The Brothers Chaps have publicly acknowledged many Homestar Runner fansites, including the Homestar Runner Wiki. They've been known to drop by when fansites are celebrating anniversaries or other special occasions, and their messages are generally very positive and appreciative. This article provides a listing of known public acknowledgments of fansites by The Brothers Chaps and other contributors.


[edit] Homestar Runner Wiki Acknowledgments

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"Without the Wiki, we wouldn't be able to remember which cartoon The Cheat was holding a spoon in!"
— The Bros. Chaps
Note: Also listed on this page.
  • In the DVD commentary for love poems, it is suggested that the email be categorized as a "Not Quite Teen Girl Squad", based on the Teen Girl Squad cutaway scene (in reference to the Not Quite Strong Bad Emails category). The fun fact categories are also parodied, suggesting that Homestar's hair tucking into his sweater is "a goof, and a glitch, and a reference, and a real-world reference, and an inside reference".
  • The DVD commentary for rated talks about how the Wiki unscrambled the image on the TV.
  • In the DVD commentary for pizza joint, Mike Chapman mentions learning about hammerspace from the Wiki. Matt pokes fun at the Disconnected Telephones page.
  • In the DVD commentary for mini-golf, Matt mentions learning the concept of the ouroboros from the Wiki, and Mike talks about searching for The Cheat's arms.
  • The DVD commentary for rough copy suggests that the appearance of the barbed wire costumes' negative space was listed as a goof on the Wiki (it was not). They claim it to be a stylistic choice. They also jokingly suggest that most of their goofs are a "laziness choice".
  • "The Homestar Wiki" is thanked in the credits for all of the Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People games.
  • One of the mother-approved synonyms for "butt" in environment is "bwathom", the spelling that the Wiki used for a made-up pronunciation of the word in isp.
  • For over a year, the Wiki incorrectly reported that Mike did the voice of Mr. Bland. This was corrected after Matt revealed that this was a mistake during the hidden creators' commentary of Strongest Man in the World on the DVD Everything Else, Volume 3.
  • The Quote of the Weeks released on October 25, 2007, and September 22, 2005 were originally identical. However, the 2007 quote was changed within hours of being added to the site. The quote that it was changed to was suggested in the edit summary of the edit adding the previous quote to the HRWiki article.
  • During the Late Nite JengaJam Interview, Matt mentioned the Wiki when talking about letting the fans run their own community (rather than hosting their own message board).
  • In the first commentary for road trip, Karen Wagner thanked the Wiki for helping them keep their facts straight.
  • In the DVD commentary for the email boring (really), Matt Chapman said that the phrase Be's should have an entry on the Homestar Wiki. (It did.)
  • At the Georgia Tech talk, Matt talked briefly about the Wiki during the presentation.
  • Karen Wagner sent a donation to the Wiki during the 2007 Spring Fundraising Drive along with a sticky note.
  • The Brothers Chaps' friend, Craig Zobel, who has done work on, registered on the HRWiki Forum on January 15, 2007. He made a thread regarding his film "Great World of Sound".
  • In the DVD commentary for In Search of the Yello Dello Old Version, Matt Chapman (jokingly) claims that South Park ripped off the joke about Pitfall! from the cartoon. Peter Olson replies with "put it on the Wiki".
  • In the DVD commentary for Bug In Mouth Disease, Mike Chapman mentions that there was a misspelling on one of Bubs's business cards that was pointed out by the Wiki. The word in question was "paranormal", which was misspelled as "paranaormal".
  • In the DVD commentary for Homestarloween Party, Mike Chapman briefly mentions that the Visor Robot was never officially named, but that they began calling it "Visor Robot" after the Wiki informally gave it that name.
  • At the Flashforward conference, Matt talked briefly about the Wiki during the presentation.
  • On November 18, 2005, Matt Chapman sent a personal letter to former Homestar Runner Wiki proprietor Joey Day, enclosed with the following note and several pages of sketches.
H*RWiki people!!
Thanks for putting
together such an awesome
Homestar resource & fan
community!! We couldn't
find which SBEmail had
The Cheat's angry eyes in it
without you guys! Here's
my "notes" from Jury
Duty!! - Matt C
  • In the DVD commentary for Strong Bad Sings, Matt Chapman wonders if the Fat Bluebird has a page on the Wiki. (It didn't, at the time.)
  • On Halloween 2005, Mibluvr13 put together a virtual birthday card for Matt Chapman's 29th birthday with the signatures from various Wiki and forum users. (View forum thread) Matt Chapman received the card and emailed her the following reply.
Thanks Chrissy and the rest of you! You guys rule. That card is awesome. And so is the Wiki and all the hard work you folks put into it. We use it all the time when we can't remember stuff from our cartoons.

High fives all the times,
  • Jonathan Howe, The Brothers Chaps' chief programmer, suggested to Bobby Blackwolf to post his interview on the Wiki. Bobby followed his advice as an anonymous contributor.
  • In the DVD commentary for the email animal, Mike Chapman states that they made a goof regarding segmented/compound eyes, and that they discovered their mistake by reading the Wiki.

[edit] Acknowledgments of Other Fansites

[edit] Burning Horizon Forum

Matt Chapman posted a little message on the forum's one year anniversary, along with a sound clip featuring a small conversation between Strong Bad and Coach Z.

Happy anniversary to each and all of ya'lls. You got a great little fansite here. High fives to everybody. Here's a treat from Strong Bad and Coach Z that'll be up for a little while.

Has Fun,
Matt C
Message transcript:
STRONG BAD: Happy anniversary, Buhoouhzzz.
COACH Z: Don't ya mean B.H.Z.? I tell ya, I got a case of the B.H.Z. once. You don't wanna see the needle they gotta use to a-norc-ulate ya for that one!

[edit] Fun Facts

  • Strong Bad's pronunciation of "BHZ" is most likely the inspiration for the word "behoozits" in Accent, which is likewise said in a conversation between Strong Bad and Coach Z.


When the site was originally launched in 2003, Matt and Mike Chapman sent its owner the following message:

Message transcript:
STRONG BAD: Welcome to Finally, a website worthy of all of my awesome-memenemenity.

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