Halloween

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"Happy Halloween!" from the whole gang.

Halloween is an important holiday for the characters in the Homestar Runner universe. Since the first year of the website's run, The Brothers Chaps have liked to make an annual big Halloween toon, execpft for in 2010. Since 2003, Strong Bad has hosted a slide show of Fan Costumes shortly after Halloween every year (except 2004).

Traditions

  • Every major Halloween toon has the main characters dress up in different Halloween costumes. These costumes are usually characters or people that were popular around the 1970s through the '90s. These costumes often are rather obscure in nature, and a running joke involves the characters' difficulty identifying each other's costumes.
  • Unlike most other toons and Strong Bad Emails, the Halloween toons feature every main character. Each year, Homsar appears in an Easter egg after clicking on something that has to do with The Poopsmith, save for Homestarloween Party, in which he did not appear at all (because he had not yet been created).
  • Starting with The House That Gave Sucky Treats, after the toon is over, the characters will all group together. Since Pumpkin Carve-nival, clicking on select characters while grouped together will start a short conversation with them and other characters, usually about the character's costume.
  • A running gag throughout many Halloween toons is for Homestar, or on rare occasions someone else, to mention Witch's Brew. This started in Pumpkin Carve-nival when Homestar (actually Strong Bad dressed as Homestar) mentioned Witch's Brew in odd context throughout the toon.
  • The Goblin is a recurring character in almost every Halloween toon. He was created in Homestarloween Party, when Homestar imagined him while telling a Halloween story. The Goblin has since made cameo appearances at different times, sometimes seeming to (or actually) appear out of nowhere.
  • The Spooky Woods appears as a setting for almost every Halloween toon (though not always as the only setting). The Halloween House appears to be located in these woods. This is also appears to be a favored location for different Halloween activities such as pumpkin judging contests.

Halloween Toons

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