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Meet the Parents

Although most of the characters' parents are never seen, they are sometimes mentioned.

At the Flashforward 2006 Seattle public appearance, The Brothers Chaps revealed that emails they receive asking about the characters' parents are one of the groups of emails that are virtually certain not to be answered.



Homestar Runner

  • Super NES and Theme Song Video — One of the lyrics to the song is "Homestar Runner, mom and dad".
  • Homestar's YearbookHomestar says, "Sign my yearbook! But don't use any swears, because... my mom reads it."
  • Email shapeshifter — Homestar doesn't want to talk to the "scarf from grandma," possibly implying that he thought that it was from his own grandmother.

The Brothers Strong

  • Homestarloween PartyStrong Bad admits that his mom helped him with his costume.
  • The Secrets That I Keep — The birthday card Strong Bad gave Strong Sad has "mom says I have to make you this kard [sic]" written in it.
  • Email cheatdayThe Cheat reads one email asking what The Brothers Strong's parents looked like, but he responds by threatening to gnaw the email sender's face off (which apparently is his response to every email).
  • The Screen Savers Interview - 24 Jan 2005 — Joe from Pomona, California asks Strong Bad why we never get to see his parents. The question angers Strong Bad. Strong Bad later warns the host Kevin Pereira to never talk about his mom.
  • Email the facts — Strong Bad tells Strong Mad that "Mom says to keep it down 'cause baby Strong Sad's sleeping."
  • Email the chair — After ripping his face off, Strong Bad holds up an alleged picture of his parents, although it is obscured by the new high-backed chair. However, using a flash decompiler reveals that the picture is blank except for the message "nice try dodongo".
  • Email slumber party — Strong Bad mentions that Strong Sad used to get picked up early from the slumber parties they used to have in their own basement because he misses his mom.
  • Email mini-golf — When the Drive-Thru Whale says, "Pour gravel on your stump please, ma'am," Strong Bad asks, "Did you just tell my mom to pour gravel on her stump?"
  • Email environment — Strong Bad is seen typing up a list of mother-approved synonyms of "butt".
  • Email buried — Strong Bad believes his parents are aliens.
  • Email shapeshifter — Strong Bad mentions having the power to turn into "presents your grandma's knitted for you", and later transforms into a scarf from by his grandmother, whom he refers to as "G-moms".
  • Email rated — Strong Bad admits that Coach Z kind of looks like his mom.
  • Email specially marked — Strong Bad tells cereals that require a parent to write a check for the shipping and handling to "leave [his] mom out of this!"
  • Homestar Ruiner — Strong Bad tries to get Strong Sad to get out of his room by pretended to be Strong Sad's mom. Strong Sad replied "You're not even my real mom!"
  • Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective — Senor Cardgage ACTS as Dadgeresque A.K.A. Dangeresque's dad.
  • Dangeresque Roomisode 1: Behind the Dangerdesque — Strong Bad mentions that his grandma used to air her whoozit out.
  • Email bedtime story — Strong Bad tells the sender that he is not his dadbysitter.

Other Main Characters

  • Old Characters PageThe King of Town's bio states that he is Marzipan's father. However, it is the only such reference on the site, and The Brothers Chaps have since reported in interviews (such as the Club Aquatica interview) that this was an idea they had early in the site's development but have since abandoned.
  • Pom Pom, TooPom Pom's parents are seen in a photo.
  • Email interview — While demonstrating what an interview with Homsar would be like, Strong Bad as a Homsar puppet says "I was raised by a cup of coffee!"
  • Email pom pom — Strong Bad writes a letter to Pom Pom's parents, addressing them as "General and Fraulein Pom Pom".
  • Homestar Presents: PresentsCoach Z pretends to be talking to his parents on a disconnected phone.
  • Halloween Potion-ma-jig — Coach Z thinks Strong Bad is dressed up as Coach Z's hot mom.
    • He later mentions the Cheat's hot mom in SBCG4AP.
  • Weclome Back — Strong Bad says, to a gathering of main characters, but to no one in particular, "What am I, your dad?"
  • Fan Costumes '06 — Strong Bad thinks one of the costumes looks like The Cheat's hot mom.
  • Email fan club — Homsar states that he is the "son of a Chipwich," and an Easter egg shows a picture of his "parents."
  • Email pet show — The King Of Town berates the As Seen on TV Low-Fat Cooking Device by saying he's not its real father.
  • Email garage sale — Coach Z claims that he is a mom.
  • A Death-Defying Decemberween — Homestar and Marzipan go to Marzipan's parents' house at the end of the toon. Marzipan's mother, "Mrs. Marzipan", is apparently frequently divorced. Her current husband, Seth, is a philosophy professor.

Minor Characters

Teen Girl Squad

Other Relatives

  • Decemberween Teen Girl Squad — What's Her Face "wants a new stepdad!"
  • Email Family Resemblence — Strong Bad tries to envision Pom Pom's family "resembling" him (at least, to the same extent that Strong Bad's brothers resemble himself).
  • Teen Girl Squad Issue 8 — The girls practice for the battle of the bands in So and So's stepmom's closet. She tells the girls to "Shut your yaps!" Afterwards, she pours ranch dressing on The Ugly One.
  • Email alternate universeSenor Cardgage wants to adopt Strong Bad, but Strong Bad disappears before he can do so.
  • Email secret recipes — Strong Bad and Homestar reference several (possibly and/or definitely made-up) relatives: Strong Bad's "Great Uncle Pawdabber", his "Crazy Aunt Eulatherm", his mystifying "Poopaw", and Homestar's (definitely non-existent) "Stupid Uncle Egg".
  • Happy Hallow-day — Homestar Runner reminisces about pushing his grandma on a wheelchair through "the old town". This (most likely false) memory is stimulated by Coach Z's unrealistic broken-wheelchair-on-cobblestone sound effects.
  • Email looking old — Strong Sad allegedly mistakes Strong Bad for their great-grandmother after he gets a "lace-lift".
  • Email more armies — The On Point Kings' brochure mentions The Cheat's sister as one of their clients.
  • Happy Dethemberween — Marzipan reminds Strong Bad that The Decemberween Thnikkaman is not better than her "hot cousin" Deborah.
  • Email bedtime story — Strong Bad says that he is The Cheat's "Dadbysitter".
  • Strong Badia the Free — Homsar performs an ancient ceremony his Uncle Chet taught.
  • Page Load Error — Part of the error message says "Did you make a mistake when typing the domain? Did you grandma?"
  • Homestar Ruiner — When you use the car on any girl in the Teen Girl Squad minigame, she says that her dad bought it.
  • Most in the Graveyard — After Bubs clears up that he and Coach Z are only distant relatives at the most, Coach Z comments, "So your sister and I can..." before Bubs proceeds to punch him. An outtake later featured as the Quote of the Week had Bubs saying, "Stay away from my sister!"
  • Email candy product— In Strong Bad's jingle, it says "Livin in the gutter with grandma.'

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