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"Oh, check me out, it's the front of my head!"

Behind the set of a main page. Nearly everything is flipped around, since we're seeing it from the back, and ink marks where all the buttons are.

Cast (In order of appearance): Homestar Runner, Coach Z, Strong Bad, The Cheat, Homestar Runner, Strong Sad

Place: The Field

Icon: Plank of wood

Page title: "Backstage Pass!"

Date: September 19, 2005


Button Effects

  • Toons — Coach Z pops up with a clapperboard and says, "Main Page number tworty-tree, take one, action!" Homestar delays saying "Toons" until after he's gone.
  • Games — A piece of wood wiggles loose and falls off of the set, striking Homestar on the head. Homestar replies with "Oof!" It reappears where it was after a few seconds.
  • Characters — On the first mouse-over, Strong Bad jumps up and says "Oh, check me out, it's the front of my head!" while facing away from the user. On the second mouse-over, Strong Bad jumps up and says "Oh, check me out, it's the back of my head!" while facing toward the user. Subsequent mouse-overs alternate between the two.
  • Downloads — The Cheat falls in front of Homestar, facing him and the user, makes a few The Cheat noises and walks off.
  • Store — Another Homestar walks in front of Homestar and says (in his modern voice) "'Sup, man?" Homestar replies (in the older voice that's still used for the main pages) "'Sup?"
  • Email — A piece of wood, presumably painted with Strong Sad's head on the opposite side, is pulled across the screen by two strings with the words "Wear a Bikini!" written on the back of it. From off screen Strong Sad holds up his tape player into view and presses "Play," causing it to say (in Strong Sad's voice) "I'm the floating head of dooooom!"

Fun Facts


  • This is the second main page (after Main Page 12) where we see Homestar from behind.


  • Coach Z says "action" while still holding up the clapperboard; he's still in the shot when Homestar delivers his line.
  • The support behind Homestar's head would be visible from the front, but doesn't show up on any of the other main pages.
  • The reversed joke was only taken so far. As such, the Weeklies buttons are not truly flipped. It should go in this order, left to right: Random Toon, Sketchbook, Weekly Fanstuff, then Quote of the Week.
    • Likewise, the numerical order of the home pages is not reversed, just right-justified.
      • This is the only Main Page to refer to them as the compound word "homepages" instead of "home pages."
  • This is another instance of twin characters.
  • The copyright date for this main page is still 2005.
    • This is because Main Page 23 uses a different homepages file (See external links) than the other Main Pages, which was presumably not updated when the other homepages file was.


  • Although the part of the characters button where the "s" would be is partly sticking out, the characters buttons on other main pages don't stick out at all.
  • The portions of the first three buttons that are sticking out of the cardboard are not clickable.
  • The piece of wood that falls on Homestar's head falls from the back of the set, but Homestar is standing in front of it.


  • If you hold down the tab button on this menu, several hidden items become highlighted. You cannot click on them with your mouse, but you can select them by pressing enter.
    • To the left of the visible recent updates button is another recent updated button.
    • There is yet another recent updates button where the recent updates button normally is.
    • There is another First Time Here? button on the left side located where the First Time Here? button normally is relative to the recent updates button.
    • There is yet another First Time Here? button off the right edge of where it normally is.
    • The leftmost side of the Flash File has another set of Weeklies (Random, Quote, Sketchbook, Fan) buttons.
  • If you scroll over "store" and then "downloads" right when the second Homestar gets to the middle, The Cheat falls behind Homestar even though perspective makes it look like Homestar is farther away.
  • From March 16, 2006 and onwards, you were able to download "Support the Municipality" desktop wallpaper via the Latest Updates bubble on the Main Pages. On this particular Main Page however, although you could have still clicked on the link, it wouldn't let you download the wallpaper.
    • Similarly, the Main Page Message announcing the launch of Viidelectrix was clickable, but did not pop up the message that should have been displayed.

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