Lack of Visible Body Parts

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Many Homestar Runner characters lack certain body parts that most people in the real world would have. Despite this, they can still do the things that everyday people are capable of. However, they do take note of their unusual structures.



Homestar's invisible arms?
Main article: Lack of Visible Arms

A number of characters (most notably Homestar Runner) do not appear to have visible arms, but are commonly seen manipulating objects as though they had limbs. This is sometimes called out directly by various characters, and occasional references are made to this fact. The specific method by which "armless" characters can manipulate objects and their surroundings has never been fully revealed.

Coach Z's Face

Horrendous Spitter

Various references are made to parts of Coach Z's face that are not visible to the viewer:

Strong Bad's Nose


Similarly, references are occasionally made to Strong Bad's nose, even though he does not appear to have one.

Strong Bad's Hair

Lookin' good for the ladies

Strong Bad sometimes acts as though he has hair, despite the fact that his head is a Mexican wrestling mask. He pointed out in haircut that he has no hair.

Marzipan's Legs

"Well, don't tell anybody, but... I don't really have legs."

While sometimes Marzipan does not appear to have legs, a few other toons claim otherwise.


"I will never, ever, ever, ever, ever write a song about Sibbie."

None of the main characters appear to have ears, yet they still act as though they do.


"That's right!"

Most of the main characters do not have visible fingers, but they still behave like they have them.

  • Email the bird — Strong Bad, Pom Pom, and Homestar give the bird, even though none of them have visible fingers.
  • Email fingers — Strong Bad attempts to put fake fingers on his boxing gloves so people stop asking how he types with boxing gloves on.
  • Email origins — Strong Bad files his boxing gloves even though he has no fingernails.
  • Email original — Bubs says "If I had thumbs, I'd be sticking 'em up my armpits right now!"
  • Email business trip — Strong Bad checks off "Take off wedding rings" even though neither he nor Homestar have visible fingers.
  • Blubb-O's Commercial — Bubs refuses to "slice [his] fingers thin" as presumably instructed by the Drive-Thru Whale in an Easter egg.
  • Homestar Ruiner — When Strong Bad tries to talk to Marzipan after vandalizing her float, she replies that her mood ring is brown right now. Strong Bad then asks the audience, "Should I tell her she doesn't have fingers?"
  • Email coloring, Baddest of the Bands — Strong Bad makes air quotes by wiggling his gloves on either side of his head.


Yes, he does have teeth.
Marzipan's questionable surgery
  • The Hornblower can play a fanfare despite the fact he lacks a visible mouth.
  • Email underlings — When Strong Bad tells Homestar he has cilantro stuck between his teeth, Homestar says "teeth?" as if he is shocked by the idea that he has any, even though he was shown to have teeth in theme song (though this could be imaginary).
  • Email winter pool — Pom Pom is seen wearing sunscreen on the spot where his nose would be.
  • Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 15.2 — Calls from The King of Town and a questionable surgeon reveal Marzipan had a large nose prior to a questionable surgery. The Cheat also tells Marzipan to blow up her nose.
  • Baddest of the Bands — Bubs advises Strong Bad that "lying through your teeth" is a good way to get people to accept a security jacket. Strong Bad asks if "lying through your rectangular mouth" would also work, to which Bubs responds, "Yeah, I suppose that'd work, toothless."
  • Dangeresque 3: The Criminal ProjectiveDangeresque claims that he has caught various objects with his "*ahem*, teeth" and is working on a yellow belt in "catching throwing stars with [his] eyelashes, wink wink".

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