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==Dates==
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As far as we know, all of the toons in this style take place in the 1930's, although only three of them are dated.  [[Kick the Can]], [[Parsnips A-Plenty]], and [[That A Ghost]] are labelled 1933, 1936, and 1937 respectively. The early "1933" toons did not have sound and were much more cartoony than the later Old-Timey cartoons, with heads coming off, body-parts changing and characters flying away, among other things. (See the [[Old-Timey Other Costumes|variants]] from ''Kick the Can''.) Toons released in later years featured sound and were more realistic (if only slightly).
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As far as we know, all of the toons in this style take place in the 1930's, although only three of them are dated.  [[Kick the Can]], [[Parsnips A-Plenty]], and [[That A Ghost]] are labeled 1933, 1936, and 1937 respectively. The early "1933" toons did not have sound and were much more cartoony than the later Old-Timey cartoons, with heads coming off, body-parts changing and characters flying away, among other things. (See the [[Old-Timey Other Costumes|variants]] from ''Kick the Can''.) Toons released in later years featured sound and were more realistic (if only slightly).
==Color==
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Revision as of 00:21, 7 February 2007

Hungry in the 30s

The Old-Timey era (also referred to as the 1936 era) is the collective name for the Homestar Runner toons said to have been made in the 1930s; they are in essence a pastiche/tribute to the cartoons of the time. The toons are in black and white and have intentionally sloppy edits, a grainy and scratched appearance, and a soundtrack filled with static and pops. The characters look and sound different from their modern-day counterparts, and often have different personae, much in the way that the characters in the earliest Mickey Mouse and Looney Tunes cartoons are noticeably different from later incarnations.

Most of the toons from this era, explicitly set in the Great Depression, center around The Homestar Runner, Old-Timey Marzipan and Fat Dudley's quest for food, and Old-Timey Strong Bad's attempts to foil them with the help of his sidekicks The Strong Man and The Sneak.

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Toons and Appearances

Besides full-length Old-Timey toons, there has been many appearances of Old-Timey segments in emails and other toons. Below is a list of all the Old-Timey appearances:

  • Kick the Can: (All Old-Timey toon)
  • Parsnips A Plenty: (All Old-Timey toon)
  • That A Ghost: (All Old-Timey toon)
  • Mr. Shmallow: (All Old-Timey toon)
  • Ballad of The Sneak: (All Old-Timey toon)
  • Main Page 10: (All Old-Timey Main Page)
  • 20X6 vs. 1936: (The Homestar Runner is featured throughout the toon)
  • Decemberween Short Shorts: (The Homestar Runner, Old-Timey Marzipan, and Rumble Red have a segment about Decemberween)
  • Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 13.2: (The Homestar Runner and Old-Timey Strong Bad leave messages on Marzipan's answering machine)
  • Email 4 branches: (The Homestar Runner & Old-Timey Strong Bad have a segment about Polymascotfoamalate)
  • Email highschool: (In an Easter egg, The Homestar Runner, Old-Timey Strong Bad, Sickly Sam, and Don Knotts have a short segment in Rome)
  • Email 2 emails: (In an Easter egg, Old-Timey Strong Bad has a segment about "Uncle Strong Bad's Flavor Taste Style Chewing Powders")
  • Email 50 emails: (In an Easter egg, there is segment where Old-Timey Strong Bad, along with The Sneak, answer "The Electronic Message")
  • Email alternate universe: (Old-Timey Strong Bad is featured in many places throughout the email)
  • Email little animal: (In an Easter egg, Old-Timey Strong Bad gets in a never ending chase by Strong Man)
  • Email radio: (In an Easter egg, there is a segment in which Old-Timey Strong Bad listens to his Old-Timey radio)
  • Email flashback: (In an Easter egg, there is a segment in which Old-Timey Strong Bad sends a message in his telegraph machine)

Dates

As far as we know, all of the toons in this style take place in the 1930's, although only three of them are dated. Kick the Can, Parsnips A-Plenty, and That A Ghost are labeled 1933, 1936, and 1937 respectively. The early "1933" toons did not have sound and were much more cartoony than the later Old-Timey cartoons, with heads coming off, body-parts changing and characters flying away, among other things. (See the variants from Kick the Can.) Toons released in later years featured sound and were more realistic (if only slightly).

Color

It appears as if the Old-Timey world is actually entirely gray, rather than filmed with outdated camera equipment. Old-Timey characters are still gray when appearing in more colorful time periods, as in 20X6 vs. 1936, when The Homestar Runner is seen on Planet K, he is still in black and white with slight visual errors appearing over him (as in the full cartoons) and crackling audio whenever he spoke. Also, Strong Bad is still in full color when he appeared in the black-and-white Old-Timey world in the email alternate universe. However, the Ballad of The Sneak establishes The Sneak as being "small and smart and yellow" so the idea of color in the Old-Timey world is still open to debate.

Characters

See also the Characters page.

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