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Bluebry

So, I'm Bluebry. I'm mostly over at Fanstuff, but I'm here sometimes.

[edit] Current thoughts

Just the things I think of. I'll try to keep it updated.

CURRENT CURRENT THOUGHTS:

"=Podstar Runner=

I too am so on the go I watch my cartoons on an iPod!

Podstar Runner (stylized as podstar.runner) was a podcast feed re-releasing Strong Bad Emails, Teen Girl Squad, and other select toons in .m4v format, for playing on an iPod or similar portable media player. A total of 94 videos were released across two separate periods of Podstar Runner. The initial iteration ran from January 2006 through March 2007, officially discontinued in September 2007; a revival ran from January through December 2008. Both runs of Podstar Runner typically updated on Thursdays alongside the weeklies. A "podcast" button was on the navbar from March 1, 2007 through October 2009 (afterwhich it was replaced by "subscribe"). The original subdomain for the site (podstar.homestarrunner.com) was removed somewhere after August 14, 2017; the site itself has moved to old.homestarrunner.com/podcast/.

Similar to YouTube or DVD releases, toons were frequently modified to some degree to work with the fixed aspect ratio and lack of interactivity compared to Flash in a browser window. The most prominent change was editing The Paper (and its successors) to read "The End" instead of "Click here to email Strong Bad". Easter eggs either played automatically or are wholly removed. Occasionally, glitches or other minor differences would be introduced in these versions of the toons. Nearly every Podstar Runner video was bookended by short animations, typically Strong Bad interacting with the iPod menu as if he were in the iPod itself.

Contents

[edit] Podstar Runner 2006

podstar.runner
Strong Bad Emails & More!

Podstar Runner launched on January 30, 2006 with techno, dragon, japanese cartoon, kids' book, and crying. Originally a collection of Strong Bad Emails, Teen Girl Squad episodes were added on March 6, 2006 under the header "Teen Girl Squadcast". Following the addition of Everybody to the Limit on April 12, 2006, this header was revised to "Teen Girl Squad & MORE!" The background of the Podstar Runner page featured an iPod with video resting against the Floppy Disk Container on the desk in the computer room.

The podcast launched on iTunes as Strong Bad Email, renamed to Strong Bad Emails & More! around March 5, 2006, when non-sbemail toons began to be released.

This service was discontinued in September 2007, with the download instructions replaced by a note reading "Podcasts are gone for now. We'll tell them you were thinking about 'em though."

Page Title: Podstar Runner Come On and Come On, Ya'll.

Release Date: January 30, 2006

[edit] Transcript

[edit] Emails

"What am I doing in this tiny box?"

{A parody of the iPod start-up screen is displayed: a silver Homestar head (rather than the Apple logo) dead center. A recreation of the iPod menu appears:}

8:04 PM
Homestarrunner.com >
Presents >
A >
Strong >
Bad >
Email >

{The menu scrolls down to the bottom and selects "Email".}

{The selected email plays.}

{After the email has played, the screen cuts back to the "iPod menu". Strong Bad's head pops into view after a brief moment.}

STRONG BAD: Whoa, what am I doing in this tiny box? {starts banging his head and hands on the screen} Let me! Outta the! Tiny! Box!

{The screen appears to shatter, with a shattering sound effect.}

STRONG BAD: Whoops. Hope you got the extended warranty.

{The shattered screen crackles, and goes black. Two shards of the screen fall.}

[edit] Teen Girl Squad

Teen Girl Squad!

{The Homestar Runner iPod start-up image appears. After a few seconds, a piece of paper is placed over it, with the iPod menu drawn in Strong Bad's handwriting:}

8:04 pm
Homestarrunner.com >
Presents Strong^Bad >
Teen >
Girl >
Squad >

{The menu scrolls down to the bottom.}

STRONG BAD: {TGS voice} Click click click click!

{"Squad" is selected.}

STRONG BAD: {regular voice} Click.

{The selected episode plays.}

[edit] Episodes

The iTunes description for the podcast initially read:

Strong Bad answers real emails from real morons!

After the rebrand to "Strong Bad Emails & More!", the description was expanded to:

Strong Bad answers real emails from real morons, draws his independent comic "Teen Girl Squad!" and lots freaking more!

[edit] Emails

Title Size Release Date Description
Mile 8.1 MB March 22, 2007 The Cheat animates his own dang Strong Bad Email. In other news, The Cheat is a millionaire.
Theme Song 15 MB March 1, 2007 Yeah, how come Strong Bad's email show doesn't have a theme song?
High School 10 MB February 22, 2007 Strong Bad makes up a buncha stuff that's not true. Don't you believe a word of it!
Animal 11.7 MB February 15, 2007 Strong Bad makes up gross animals. Enter the Lappy.
Haircut 7.5 MB February 1, 2007 Very little hair on the scalps of the Homestar Runner universe.
Technology 14 MB January 18, 2007 1100011100101100001110101010101100110
Replacement 7.3 MB January 11, 2007 SB explores the possibility of finding an heir to his email throne.
Spring Cleaning 6.0 MB December 7, 2006 Strong Bad has had enough of you people. Deleted is born.
Radio 8.7 MB November 30, 2006 Dead air, um, dead air.
Action Figure 4.6 MB November 17, 2006 Smells Like Peanut Action!
Monster Truck 6.1 MB November 9, 2006 Sunday Sunday Someday!
Garage Sale 9.0 MB November 3, 2006 Strong Bad attacks garage sales and bad Mom-jokes!
Alternate Universe 18.0 MB October 19, 2006 The Cheat puts a Gameboy in a blender and Strong Bad dimension jumps all over the place, visiting his favorite dopplegangers.
ISP 8.8 MB October 12, 2006 Strong Bad's getting throttled down. MindSpring Customer service this is Matt. Can I get your or account number please or identity theft please?
Geddup Noise 11.4 MB October 6, 2006 SB tells the tale of the mysterious wood-scrapey sound his stool makes when he gets up even though his floor is carpeted.
Mascot 7.4 MB October 2, 2006 In a hunger-induced haze, Strong Bad and the boys name the CGNU mascot The Dumple.
Caper 6.4 MB September 25, 2006 Strong Bad and The Cheat break up and make up
Best Thing 12.6 MB August 3, 2006 The never-before-seen pilot episode of the failed Limozeen Saturday morning cartoon show!!
Stunt Double 6.7 MB July 20, 2006 Sounds dangerous! No, sounds Dangeresque!
Trevor the Vampire 4.6 MB July 13, 2006 Strong Bad gets an email from a vampire and realizes the horrible truth. Short but classic action!
Flag Day 7.4 MB July 6, 2006 Strong Bad unveils the Strong Badian flag and national anthem. Please rise.
Army 8.8 MB June 29, 2006 Hank Toler asks about Strong Badia's army. The Homestarmy attempts to invade the kingdom.
Crazy Cartoon 6.7 MB June 13, 2006 Monkey dude asks Strong Bad to make a crazy cartoon and Sweet Cuppin' Cakes is born.
Theme Park 11 MB June 6, 2006 Strong Bad builds a theme park and Strong Sad gets decked.
Death Metal 9.7 MB May 15, 2006 Strong Bad lays down the basics of death metal and then runs them over.
Sisters 6.9 MB April 4, 2006 Two hot sisters email Strong Bad and he messes it up royally.
Personal Favorites 6.0 MB March 27, 2006 Strong Bad makes little kids and morons think there's emails they haven't seen.
Montage 7.2 MB March 21, 2006 A montage of montages.
Different Town 7.2 MB March 13, 2006 How would Strong Bad make the town different?
Video Games 8.4 MB March 6, 2006 Strong Bad goes cross-platform with bad video game ideas.
Guitar 7.0 MB February 27, 2006 Ol' SB teaches you everything you need to know about shredding hot lixx.
Virus 10.7 MB February 20, 2006 A virus wreaks havoc on the Compy.
Caffeine 7.3 MB February 13, 2006 Strong Sad gets caffeinated.
Bottom 10 11.2 MB February 6, 2006 From the home office in Scotsdale, AZ...
Crying 9.7 MB January 30, 2006 Strong Bad invents a 1-legged puppy and the tears flow.
Kids Book 4.6 MB January 30, 2006 Strong Bad seriously defaces a children's book.
Dragon 9.3 MB January 30, 2006 Strong Bad starts a bad drawing revolution.
Japanese Cartoon 5.8 MB January 30, 2006 Strong Bad makes up his own japanese cartoon.
Techno 3.5 MB January 30, 2006 Some bozo asks about techno music.

[edit] Teen Girl Squad (Teen Girl Squadcast)

Title Size Release Date Description
TGS Issue 12 5.6 MB March 15, 2007 It's Vamlumtime's Day. The Wireless Wizard approaches.
TGS Issue 11 5.2 MB March 8, 2007 The goyles go to summa camp. So and So gets a job. Real live paper!
TGS Issue 10 7.5 MB May 22, 2006 a B'GRL PRTY??!?
TGS Issue 9 3.3 MB May 3, 2006 The Tyranny Is Over!
TGS Issue 8 4.3 MB May 3, 2006 Battle of the Bands!
TGS Issue 7 3.1 MB April 24, 2006 Teeny Tiny Girl Squad!!
TGS Issue 6 2.2 MB April 24, 2006 Secret Decemberween Gift Exchange!!
TGS Issue 5 3.2 MB March 6, 2006 Four teenage girls on Spring Type Break dream of reaching foist base.
TGS Issue 4 3.2 MB March 6, 2006 Four teenage girls go back to school and get offed in amusing ways.
TGS Issue 3 2.5 MB March 6, 2006 Four teenage girls shop for summer fashions and pan-asian cuisine.
TGS Issue 2 1.8 MB March 6, 2006 Four teenage girls try their best to look so good.
TGS Issue 1 1.8 MB March 6, 2006 Four teenage girls shop, socialize, and get offed in amusing ways.

[edit] Toons

Title Size Release Date Author Description
An Important Rap Song 8.8 MB April 26, 2007 Crack Stuntman Crack Stuntman drops science and knife moderation.
These Peoples Try to Fade Me 10.7 MB April 5, 2007 Coach Z Coach Z drops science, but not much.
Cheat Commandos Toys 6.4 MB February 8, 2007 Cheap as Free Toys Buy all our playsets and toys!
Malloween Commercial 7.2 MB October 26, 2006 Fluffy Puff Marshmallows Marshie peddles Halloween themed marshmallows and finally cracks under the pressure!
Peasant's Quest Game 4.1 MB July 27, 2006 Videlectrix Videlectrix unveils a textastic computer game set in the Trogdor universe!
Everybody to the Limit 7.2 MB April 12, 2006 The Cheat directs a video for Strong Bad's Number One Summer Jam.

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Trivia

  • The label on the floppy disk from the original Podstar menu was unreadable, but there were several possibilities.
  • The podcast met with success on iTunes:
    • The podcast was featured on the Podcasts main page on iTunes in the "New and Notable" section on February 19, 2006.
    • "Strong Bad Email" reached #1 on February 20, 2006.
    • "Strong Bad Emails & More!" reached #1 on April 6, 2006.
  • At A question about the Podcasts. - Red Toque|Flashforward 2006, The Brothers Chaps mentioned that the larger file sizes of the podcasts led to bandwidth concerns, leading them to second-guess whether the exposure from their iTunes popularity was translating into new fans and increased merch sales.
    • A day prior on February 27, 2006, Podstar Runner ceased downloads of all the previously available Strong Bad Emails and only allowed downloads of the most recent Podcast. A notice on the page read "due to bandwidth doodoo, we're doing one at a time for now." It was fixed on March 3, 2006, and all the emails could be downloaded again.
  • The battery meter in the intro for the Strong Bad Emails is relatively full, while the hand-drawn intro for Teen Girl Squadcast's battery meter is almost empty.
  • One of the keywords for the Teen Girl Squadcast episodes is "arrowed", a reference to the Arrow'd Guy.
  • The binary number in the summary for technology converts to 3,341,564,587.

[edit] Remarks

HERE'S YOUR GLUESTICK, MARK!
  • The clock at the top of the iPod screen reads 8:04 before and after the toon.
  • With the exception of Homsar's appearance in dragon, none of the clickable Easter eggs from the original versions of the emails are present.
    • All the Easter eggs (except for "She Likes Cloth" from issue #12) in the Teen Girl Squad issues are present, and play automatically, as does the Peasant's Quest Preview egg.
  • The notice on the main page originally said "sbemail podcast!" but it was later changed to "sbemails on ipod!". This was most likely changed after noting that Podstar Runner was not truly a podcast, due to the videos not being broadcast through a RSS feed syndication. As of February 6, 2006, however, an official RSS feed has been released making Podstar Runner an actual podcast. On March 5, 2006, it was changed to "teen girl squadcast!" in response to the new feature.
  • The sound quality in the iPod version of bottom 10 seems to drop to the "Flash file" level after the appearance of Wet The Cheat. There also seems to be a minor sound bug while Strong Bad has the jibblies. Furthermore, on the dry T-shirt flyer, the font Snap ITC has been replaced with what appears to be Arial (same thing for the font for Chocolardiac Arrest).
  • The podstar.homestarrunner.com server doesn't have the 404'd page set up; incorrect URLs will get the standard 404 error page instead.
  • The filename for dragon is "trogdor", not "dragon".
  • Due to the size and resolution of the iPod's screen, virus's Navbar is removed, and its "widescreen" effects removed by pan and scan.
  • Everybody to the Limit, These Peoples Try to Fade Me, and An Important Rap Song are played with the email intro and ending despite the fact that they're all not Strong Bad Emails.
  • In the Teen Girl Squad Issue 1 podcast, the "It's Over!" card appears after the Strong Bad Easter egg to match the endings of the other issues.
  • In death metal, the email intro seems to be a little extended. Plus, the "shee-doot" sound is omitted when Strong Bad signs off of Video Thyme.
  • Every time an email was added to the website's episode list from 2006-2007, another one that has been released for quite some time was removed because the maximum capacity for the list of emails was 18. This also happened on the podcast on iTunes itself.
  • The Peasant's Quest Preview showed up on the Podstar directory before getting added to the iTunes podcast page.
  • While the iPod in the background is meant to be a fifth generation model, the headphone port is placed in the top center of the device like a fourth generation's, rather than at the top right.
  • The Podstar Runner version of Teen Girl Squad Issue 11 features a glue stick superimposed onto the corner of the screen during the scene with the Shirt Folding Store Manager, whose hair and face are constructed from sections of a magazine photo cut and pasted onto the paper.
  • The Podcast for monster truck has worse audio quality than the other Podcasts do.

[edit] Goofs

The glitched preview image
  • When the email ends and returns to the animated iPod menu, "Homestarrunner.com" is highlighted. However, the animated menu at the beginning of the email has "Email" selected. The iPod's memory should keep the selection where it was when you left it, not move back to the top.
  • Many of the listed file sizes were inaccurate. The table in this article shows the correct file sizes.
  • The preview picture for Teen Girl Squad 9 (in iTunes) has positioning problems; everything inside the panel seems to be shifted up and to the left, overlapping the panel border.
  • The sound in crazy cartoon is out of sync between the intro and the ending.
  • When you view the podcast in the iTunes Music Store, there are no dates listed for some of the emails, including army, flag day, trevor the vampire, stunt double, caper, isp, and alternate universe. (Dates will appear once you download them, save caper and army.) Dates aren't listed for Peasant's Quest Preview and Malloween Commercial.
  • The title for "Peasant's Quest Game" is incorrect (it's supposed to be Peasant's Quest Preview).
  • When An Important Rap Song was added to the list of downloadable toons, a "\" was added at the end of These Peoples Try to Fade Me.
  • On certain browsers, the links labeled "main" and "rando" do not work from the Podstar Runner menu.
  • In the Podstar Runner version of haircut, there is a slight discoloration, making all the colors in the email darker and duller.

[edit] Glitches

Two podcasts
  • At the end of trevor the vampire, the word "back" can be seen fading in for a split second.
  • On the navbar, the "p" in "podcast" cannot be clicked.

[edit] Fixed Glitches

  • In the XML feed, the description of crying was the same as that of kids' book, namely "Strong Bad seriously defaces a children's book." This has since been fixed.
  • There used to be two podcasts available through iTunes Music Store: one by "Strong bad" and one by "The Brothers Chaps". Noticeably different between the two was the logo of the two podcasts, as well as the absent "Clean" marker in the second podcast. The podcast by Strong Bad has since been removed.
  • When guitar was released, all the email links became the same, all leading to the guitar email file. Now they have reverted back to the separate names.
  • When montage was released, the link to download montage was incorrect in the XML feed, which pointed to "sb_email_motage.m4v" instead of "sb_email_montage.m4v", leaving users temporarily unable to download montage through iTunes. This was fixed the day after.
  • The date for theme park in the podcast feed was incorrectly listed as May 6, 2006 instead of June 6, 2006.
  • Due to the use of relative linking in the navbar (and depending on the browser), clicking on any of the links on the bottom of the page will sometimes work correctly but will sometimes take you to a nonexistent page beginning with http://podstar.homestarrunner.com/, with the Store being the only exception. This was fixed when "podcast" was added to the navbar.

[edit] Inside References

[edit] Real-World References

  • The description for bottom 10 refers to one of the locations that television host David Letterman has claimed his daily "Top Ten List" was compiled.

[edit] Podstar Runner 2008

podstar.runner 2.0

Podstar Runner remained dormant for about three and a half months. A Main Page message on January 7, 2008 indicated that podcasts would return the following Thursday; as promised, the Podstar Runner page was redesigned and had the email looking old available for download on January 10, 2008. The updated background now featured an iPod Touch leaning against a pile of books, on a table with a purple wall indicating Strong Sad's Room.

This iteration only made videos available one at a time (as cheekily acknowledged with the page title), meaning that when a new podcast was released the prior one would be removed. Unlike the 2006 run, the revival only included Strong Bad Emails; every email from 2007 and 2008 was released as a podcast.

Although no subsequent videos were released after December 18, 2008 and the podcast is no longer prominently linked to on the site, the final upload (email thunder) is still available for download.

Page Title: Podstar Runner. One a time, please.

Release Date: January 10, 2008

[edit] Transcript

Decisions, decisions.

{Shows a collection of album covers being scrolled through, similar to iTunes' Cover Flow, the first being Taranchula's "Shady Missionaries"}

STRONG BAD: No.

{Flips over to a record/CD cover to Peacey P's "deliberance" album}

STRONG BAD: No.

{Flips over to a picture of Strong Bad sitting at the Tandy 400 with the logo for Strong Bad Email above, written in the Tandy's default text}

STRONG BAD: No.

{Flips over to a record/CD cover of Limozeen's "Feed The Childrens"}

STRONG BAD: Wait...

{Flips back to picture of Strong Bad sitting at the Tandy with the logo for Strong Bad Email above, written in the Tandy's default text}

STRONG BAD: Yes.

{The selected email plays.}
"Uh-oh! Face print!"

{After the email has played, the screen cuts back to the "Cover Flow". Strong Bad stands up in front of the album covers, which become more shadowed}

STRONG BAD: Uh-oh! Face print!

{Strong Bad presses his face against the screen, leaving a smudge when he pulls his face off. Strong Bad gives a disgusted groan when he looks at it}

STRONG BAD: Uhgh. You're gonna need one of those little... shimmy cloths.

{Strong Bad leaves screen from the right and everything but the smudge fades to black}

[edit] Episodes

Only the latest podcast, email thunder, is currently hosted on the site.

Title Size Release Date Description
Email Thunder 16.6 MB December 18, 2008 Strong Bad finds out Homestar has his own email show and is trying to steal his email thunder.
Being Mean 10.1 MB November 20, 2008 Strong Bad tries to give Nice Dad advice on not being mean.
Magic Trick 10.3 MB November 13, 2008 Strong Bad describes the various kinds of magic.
Your Edge 9.2 MB November 6, 2008 Strong Bad tries to prove he's not losing his edge.
Hiding 9.8 MB September 18, 2008 Strong Bad discusses the fun and usefulness of playing Hide n' Seek.
Love Poems 11.1 MB September 11, 2008 Dr. Marvin Rubdown gives some advice on writing love poems.
Specially Marked 10.3 MB September 4, 2008 Strong Bad gives specially marked boxes of cereal a piece of his mind.
Rated 10.6 MB August 28, 2008 Strong Bad breaks down the subtle differences between R-rated, double R-rated, and triple R-rated movies.
Shapeshifter 10.6 MB August 22, 2008 Strong Bad explains why shapeshifting is overrated.
Buried 9.63 MB August 14, 2008 Strong Bad and The Cheat try to discover what ruins are buried under Strong Badia.
Licensed 12.5 MB August 7, 2008 Find out how to become an officially licensed unlicensed seller of Strong Bad knock-offs.
Pet Show 11.5 MB July 31, 2008 Strong Bad and The Cheat compete for another Best in Sheen award at the Cat Mess Inbredtational Pet Show.
Fan Club 9.31 MB July 24, 2008 Strong Bad realizes fan clubs and fan fiction aren't be so bad after all.
Winter Pool 10.9 MB July 17, 2008 Strong Bad shows the fun and dangers of filling a pool with Red Flavored Fluffy Puff Translucent Dessert Related Substance.
Environment 11.9 MB July 10, 2008 Strong Bad describes his green methods for helping the environment.
Nightlife 14.3 MB July 3, 2008 Strong Bad describes a night out at Club Technochocolate.
Diorama 8.71 MB June 26, 2008 Strong Bad describes some tried and true methods for creating a "Middle School Appropriate" diorama.
Yes, Wrestling 14.2 MB June 19, 2008 Strong Bad discusses the various costumes and gimmicks from his wrestling days.
Business Trip 9.39 MB May 22, 2008 Strong Bad shows off how he rolls on a business trip with Homestar.
Web Comics 9.1 MB May 15, 2008 Strong Bad gives suggestions for making a web comic.
Slumber Party 11.5 MB May 8, 2008 Strong Bad gives some advice for attending a slumber party.
Pizza Joint 9.2 MB May 1, 2008 Strong Bad opens a pizza joint to score some chicks.
Bike Thief 10.8 MB April 24, 2008 Strong Bad teaches a college kid how to avoid getting their bike stolen.
Original 9.87 MB April 17, 2008 Strong Bad discusses Original Bubs.
Hygiene 13.7 MB April 3, 2008 Strong Bad and Embarrassing Educational Films present a movie on hygiene for some 5th grader.
Concert 11.2 MB March 27, 2008 Strong Bad discusses how Sloshy became one his favorite and then least favorite bands.
Mini-Golf 13.5 MB March 20, 2008 Strong Bad aims for par at the Sweet Puttin' Cakes mini-golf course.
The Paper 9.73 MB March 13, 2008 Strong Bad looks back at fond memories of The Paper as he bids farewell to his old pal.
More Armies 11.7 MB March 6, 2008 Strong Bad takes us on a tour of his Vaguely Military Career Fair.
Underlings 9.03 MB February 28, 2008 Strong Bad describes how to deal with awkward social situations.
Rough Copy 10.6 MB February 21, 2008 Strong Bad tries to sue some kid for making a comic out of him and The Cheat.
From Work 8.77 MB February 14, 2008 Strong Bad tries to check his email from work.
Your Funeral 9.86 MB February 7, 2008 Strong Bad details his off the hook funeral plans.
The Movies 12.5 MB January 31, 2008 Strong Bad rants about why he hates fellow moviegoers.
Unnatural 11.8 MB January 24, 2008 Find out how Free Country USA copes with the most unnatural of disasters.
Strong Badathlon 11 MB January 17, 2008 Strong Bad makes up his own olympics to answer some moron.
Looking Old 11.9 MB January 10, 2008 Strong Bad tries to prove to the young people that he can still eat his yogurt through a tube.

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Trivia

  • The podcast is no longer available on the iTunes Store.
  • The Paper and New Paper read "The End" instead of "Click here to email Strong Bad".

[edit] Remarks

  • None of the clickable Easter eggs from the original versions of the emails are present.
  • Until email thunder, the preview images used to advertise the 2008 series of podcasts have been exactly the same as their corresponding pages on the Homestar Runner Wiki. The preview image used for email thunder's podcast was originally on the email's article but was later replaced.
  • "Shimmy cloth" is a mispronunciation of chamois (pronounced "sham-WAH"), the common name for soft leather used for polishing glass and other reflective surfaces.
  • When asked about the possibility of Podstar Runner returning on @StrongBadActual, Strong Bad replied, "I been dumpin em's on YouTube. They're not all up there yet."

[edit] Goofs

  • Podstar Runner's link for looking old's podcast linked to a non-existent page. The working link to the podcast could only have been found on the RSS feed.
  • The podcast versions of several emails introduce goofs that are not in their web versions:
    • "Click Here to Email Strong Bad strongbad@homestarrunner.com" is usually edited to "The End", unaltered text can be seen in the paper (the Goth The Paper) and email thunder (both New Paper and The Paper).
      • The text of the first New Paper to appear in web comics reads "The End", breaking the punchline that Strong Bad Emails are an ironic example of the "cop-out" that Strong Bad is criticizing.
    • bike thief — The Easter egg of the Lappy slowly moving to the right starts automatically; however, it does not show Homestar Runner stealing it.
    • nightlife — The Club Technochocolate flyer does not appear after Strong Bad's "Pwawty Cloughb" line.
    • fan clubSenor Cardgage's lines play against the visual of Homsar's scene, and the audio for the following scenes of Strong Sad speaking and Strong Bad at his computer play out of sync with the animation. After Strong Bad says, "the next worst word you can couple with the word 'fan' is, you guessed it, the word 'fiction'", the DVD title card for the email and a portion of the Intro play, before the "Grade A Gray Day" scene appears and the email resumes as normal.
    • licensed — Homestar's line "That junk was still my best birthdays ever" is omitted.
    • buried — The "Dry" in "Cold Ones Dry" is typeset using a generic font.
  • From September 18 to November 5, 2008, the Podstar Runner page featured the download link, synopsis, and picture for hiding, but the title read "Love Poems".

[edit] Fixed Goofs

  • On September 4, 2008 (the day the podcast version of specially marked was released), the RSS feed updating the Sbemail Podcasts in iTunes was disabled. The feed was reactivated on or before September 10, 2008.

[edit] Glitches

  • On certain browsers, the links in the NavBar did not work from the Podstar Runner menu.

[edit] Inside References

[edit] See Also

[edit] External Links

[edit] Other Stuff

[edit] Tangerine Dreams

Picture Description
"Yer a bum!"
Tangerine Dreams is awesome. And is orange.
Da real Tangerine Dreams
Tangerine Dreams, Homestar, and Strong Bad, as friends. Awwwwww.
Tangerine Dreams' back (provided by Smileyface11945 - Thanks!)
Tangerine Dreams IM
Tangerine Dreams in underwears (how's it going, Texas?)
Tangerine Dreams probably creating a massive paradox.
Tangerine Dreams back.
Keep on File Edit Helpin'!
Poorly drawn.
A full Tangerine Dreams.
The Tangerine Dreams manufacturer's logo.
Bubsty's computer, Aquamarine Dreams (Image provided by Thekillerdynamo - Thanks to you, too!)

[edit] Tangerine Dreams was used as a Main Page selected article!

"Your computer has too much computer in it and not enough typewriter."

Tangerine Dreams is The Cheat's iMac computer. He uses it to make Flash cartoons including The Cheat Theme Song, Everybody to the Limit, Main Page 15, and many more. It has also been used by Strong Bad to check his email in weird dream. Tangerine Dreams also appeared as a real live computer in Labor Dabor, in which it appears to be a Slot-Loading Tangerine iMac DV running Mac OS 9. The logo on Tangerine Dreams (the same logo as on the Tandy 400)—a rainbow-colored star with a bite taken out of its sideā€”is a play on the old Apple logo, a rainbow apple with a bite missing. After using Tangerine dreams for many years, The Cheat was shown designing a new No Loafing Sign graphic with a new 5th Generation iMac in the email redesign. (More...)

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