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April 16th, 2008

strongbad_email.exe

TimAs a longtime fan of Homestar Runner, I was really excited to see how Ray’s version of the characters would turn out, but somewhere along the line I realized we had eliminated all Homestar characters from the script! I still love the comic as it’s much better than the original idea I had (more about that in our next podcast). It’s probably my favorite since at least Patapon and the Professor back to back. For those not in the know, Telltale Games, creators of the acclaimed Sam & Max episodic games, is now working on a Homestar Runner title for WiiWare called Strong Bad’s Cool Game For Attractive People. Weren’t you wondered how that made Sam & Max feel?

RayI don’t consider myself a huge fan of Homestar Runner, but I consider myself at least a fan since I’m still subscribed to its podcast feed. I was trying so hard to fit “where my lazers at?” somewhere in this comic, but it never quite worked out. It’s one of my favorite Homestar Runner cartoons, probably because it parodies everything that’s wrong with amateur flash animations.

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50 Comments

  1. dj75728 says:

    I….Don’t get it. Sorry guys ^_^; …….But I really like playing Trogdor on Guitar Hero II, does that count for anything?

    *Edit*: After looking up Burninate and realizing it’s related to Trogdor, the comic is pretty funny. Guess it would be funnier if I was a fan of Homestar Runner/Strong Bad.

  2. Andrew says:

    Well, whatever dj says, I still give it five stars and a NCG.

    WiiWare for the Win!

  3. hyper says:

    i Must be the only one that get this joke then?

    sry to the both of you

  4. Andrew says:

    I got the joke. I meant to say:

    “Well, over and against what dj says, I understand and enjoy this comic so I will give it five stars and a NCG.”

  5. THIS. IS. AWESOME. XD

  6. Andi says:

    This is amazing
    it made my day
    HAHA

    ♥ Andi

  7. Psyco says:

    I think a better strongbad reference would have been to have Sam be “the cheat” and maybe even draw him. But either way this comic rocks!

  8. Baka says:

    Having knowledge of both is required for the humour to appear. Fortunately, I fit that category and loved it. Comics like these won’t appeal to everyone, but its great for the ones that get it.

  9. tustin says:

    I have watched several strong bad emails and vaguely know what the bunny and dog thing is. I got the comic though – it was really funny! (love the Lappy 486 that he’s using).

    NCG!!

    (This is my favorite Strong Bad Email: http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail118.html)
    (PS. I used target=”_blank” in the <a> tag, so it won’t use this window 🙂 )

  10. J man says:

    Man telltale is going to make this the awesomer
    ruining franchise crossover game FTW

    i think the pom pom sbemail is my fav

    and can someone please tell me they have played S&M hit the road so i dont feel out of touch for loving old school point and clickies

    ‘read my lips i can not pick that up’

    pick up person
    ‘nah she/he’s not my type”

  11. Jordi says:

    strongbad_email.exe:

    In a word: Brilliant

    In a colour: mauve.

  12. Tristan says:

    btw awful news! everyone follow this link and comment.

    i also know the author in real life. me and my freinds are now not acknowlaging his existance.

  13. dj75728 says:

    @Tristan: Commenting has been closed on it sadly. That’s a really stupid thing of him to say “The Wii isn’t a “pure” gaming console because of lack of a “real” controller.” Yeah, I guess that’s what everyone was saying when Nintendo brought out that one control a long time ago with the….you know….D-pad!!! And when Nintendo brought out the joystick with the N64.

  14. Lilguitarist says:

    I don’t get this one either guys.

    God, you guys used to be good! *jks*

    I should really get back into the whole gaming scene before I read anymore of your comics. The comics are obviously funny it’s just my ignorance ruining ur topical humour.

  15. lwelyk says:

    Weren’t you wondered how that made Sam & Max feel?

    Yes I was wondered that. : P

    I don’t know much about Homestarrunner, but I am obsessed with
    Sam and Max. And I think you did it this way so you wouldn’t have to actually draw Sam. : P

  16. Jon M. says:

    Dude, I totally loved Sam & Max back in the day! I’d play it again if I could find it. I could never get past that freaking giant ball of twine where you swing Max off that balcony with all the fish heads flying past him, though. Did not know what to do…

  17. dj75728 says:

    I don’t get this one either guys.
    God, you guys used to be good! *jks*
    I should really get back into the whole gaming scene before I read anymore of your comics. The comics are obviously funny it’s just my ignorance ruining ur topical humour.

    Dont’ worry, I don’t really get it either. I don’t think Homestar Runner really has much to do with games though, and Sam & Max is a PC game that I also now nothing about(aside from the two characters). So yeah……..this ones kind of obscure. Maybe Tim & Ray are going through a “let’s use stuff from obscure games(Ikaruga)/stuff(Homestar Runner) so that everybody doesn’t get it” phase.

  18. Andrew says:

    Telltale is releasing both sam and Max for Wii and “Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People” for WiiWare. Two episodic games for wii.

    Of course, you kinda had to have read that news for this to be funny.

  19. Tristan says:

    ok update the whole delemma i mentioned above has now been resolved.

  20. dr. game says:

    that last panel wold look great on a T-shirt or a walpaper and the wii wear game is going to be THE wii wear game to get trust me

  21. Baka says:

    Maybe Tim & Ray are going through a “let’s use stuff from obscure games(Ikaruga)/stuff(Homestar Runner) so that everybody doesn’t get it” phase.

    And I love them for it. While its true that it alienates some readers, being able to get away with more obscure jokes like this is part of the beauty of the internet. Since its online it is able to reach the crowd that will be able to appreciate it. Besides, both Sam & Max and Homestar runner aren’t really all that obscure (especially HR), and with both of them having episodic games coming out from the same company, it made sense to include the two in a joke.

    Besides, 2P Start’s comics always have this feeling of that its more about what Tim + Ray thought would be funny, and less about appealing to any particular people. In the end, they have achieved a fanbase that appreciates this.

  22. Andrew says:

    yeah, all the mid-core 2pStart fans like dj123 just don’t get it.

  23. VFDroid says:

    NCG! While I didn’t get the joke until later, it got me to look up this “Homestar Runner” thing on YouTube, and I think I may have gotten an addiction or something. 😉 So thanks, guys!

  24. Genius. Thanks for the weekly laugh.

  25. dj75728 says:

    @Andrew: Don’t hate cause I’m having a good time playing online. :mrgreen:

    @Baka: Yeah, I guess you’re right. But still, being one of the people who doesn’t get the comic isn’t a good situation to be in. It’s one thing if I don’t find the comic funny, but for the comic to be so obscure that not many people will have the prior knowledge to understand where the joke comes from is a different thing entirely. Especially considering that the majority of the rest of the comics haven’t been geared towards a specific group of people or as obscure, so to start doing it now(not that I’m suggesting that that’s Tim and/or Ray’s plan for the comic) would only alienate the fans that have already become loyal readers.

    And what the heck is Black n White’s avatar? It looks like a horse’s nostrils. Or some kind of Lamb/Sheep creature. Sorry, but I’ve been staring at it while I was writing this comment.

  26. Brian says:

    Luckily, I am one of the ones who knows both references quite well 😉
    I loved Sam and Max as a kid, but never played any of the TellTale Games (never got into it unfortunatly…)
    As for Strongbad, I occasionly watch the e-mails, and know what they’re all about. So yeah… hilarious.

    PS: Third Panel = Wallpaper of Awesome.

  27. Andrew says:

    And what the heck is Black n White’s avatar? It looks like a horse’s nostrils. Or some kind of Lamb/Sheep creature. Sorry, but I’ve been staring at it while I was writing this comment.

    Yeah, it is a horse’s nostril/face, with bridle and all.
    See?

  28. Tim says:

    It’s one thing if I don’t find the comic funny, but for the comic to be so obscure that not many people will have the prior knowledge to understand where the joke comes from is a different thing entirely.

    Sorry DJ, but you’ve got to jump on the Homestar Runner bandwagon, because it’s NOT obscure in the least. Coupled with the news of a WiiWare game and the very popular Sam & Max games, I can’t call this an obscure comic. From Wikipedia (regarding Homestar Runner): “The site is one of the most popular Flash cartoons on the Internet…The site receives several million hits a month, and almost a thousand emails a day.”

  29. Andrew says:

    Don’t blame him, the internet happened when DJ wasn’t looking.

  30. Rioluke says:

    It’s one thing if I don’t find the comic funny, but for the comic to be so obscure that not many people will have the prior knowledge to understand where the joke comes from is a different thing entirely.

    Sorry DJ, but you’ve got to jump on the Homestar Runner bandwagon, because it’s NOT obscure in the least. Coupled with the news of a WiiWare game and the very popular Sam & Max games, I can’t call this an obscure comic. From Wikipedia (regarding Homestar Runner): “The site is one of the most popular Flash cartoons on the Internet…The site receives several million hits a month, and almost a thousand emails a day.”

    Hes right its serious business

    EDIT: Sweet an editing option good job guys!

  31. Fierce Deity says:

    wow we get profiles now yay!

  32. dj75728 says:

    @Everybodies: I guess it’s my bad then ^_^; , but I had never even heard of Homestar Runner until I looked up Trogdor. I guess I’ve been playing online too much. You know what that’s like, right Andrew :mrgreen: ?

    And I refuse wagons!! Especially those of the musical variety.

  33. Patrick says:

    Would have been better without the third panel.

    Or the Sam+Max dialoag at all. Just “Deleted”

  34. Andrew says:

    I guess I’ve been playing online too much. You know what that’s like, right Andrew ?

    Oh, how you mock me.

  35. dj75728 says:

    I guess I’ve been playing online too much. You know what that’s like, right Andrew ?

    Oh, how you mock me.

    :mrgreen: !!!

    And no one I’ve asked knows what Homestar Runner, or Strong Bad is. I’ve asked computer/WoW gamers, game store employees, and my friends. Nobody. So it might be obscure like I thought, but still, maybe it’s not quite as prevalent as you all think. Just saying. I’m done now. Now. Wait, now! No now. Yeah….>_>

  36. Geekicus says:

    Just FYI, I believe the the DELETED! screen is the wrong one. The lappy DELETED screen is blue.

    • Susan says:

      Actually, there was no deleted screen for the Lappy until after the release of this comic.

  37. lwelyk says:

    Just FYI, I believe the the DELETED! screen is the wrong one. The lappy DELETED screen is blue.

    This my friends, is called being a loser. : P

    Although I’ve been much, much worse. XD

  38. Tim says:

    Geekicus,
    You are correct. I knew this, but the screen we went with is more commonly known and was used more often than the current one. Besides, this is Max’s computer, maybe he’s got a different setup!

  39. Tristan says:

    WHEN ARE YOU POSTING THE NEXT COMIC

  40. Tim says:

    VERY SOON

    BE PATIENT

    NO ONE BOTHERED MICHELANGELO WHEN HE WAS PAINTING THE SISTINE CHAPEL

  41. Ragna-Rok says:

    DJ75728 Was raised by a cup of coffee!

  42. mich mash says:

    TROGDOR!
    TROGDOR!

    Trogdor was a man
    I mean, he was a dragon man
    Or maybe he was just a dragon

    But he was still TROGDOR!

    TROGDOR!

    Burninating the countryside,
    Burninating the peasants
    Burninating all the peoples
    And their thatched-roof COTTAGES!

    THATCHED-ROOF COTTAGES!

    When all the land is in ruin,
    And burnination has forsaken the countryside,
    Only one guy will remain.

    My money’s on TROGDOR!

    TROGDOR!

    And theTrogdor comes in the NIIIGHT…

  43. chriskatching says:

    hahahah Trogdor

  44. duduman56 says:

    Dear Tim and Ray,

    Loved this comic, can you make more like this?

    Crapfully crap,
    duduman56

  45. duduman56's alter ego, ANNOYING INCONSISTENCY POLICE! says:

    WEEE-OOO I AM DUDUMAN56’S ALTER EGO THE INCONSISTENCY POLICE!

    THE HOMESTAR RUNNER UNIVERSE TAKES PLACE IN FREE COUNTRY USA! STRONG BADIA IS JUST AN EMPTY LOT WITH A TIRE, FENCE, STOP SIGN, AND CINDERBLOCK IN IT!

  46. duduman56 says:

    What? How did that happen??? Who did that? Oh well, sorry about whoever did that. but I did notice something… the Lappy’s DELETED! screen is actually red with an explosion and has a devil version of the Female Lappy on it. Oh, and it says deleted.

  47. randomperson says:

    you should make the last panel a wall paper

  48. kfdwiki says:

    Awesome! I love H*R!

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