Puppet Character Variations

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Puppet versions of the two-dimensional characters.


Image Description Appearances
"Everybody knows it!"
Puppet Homestar Runner

The puppet was created in September 2003. His eyes are made of felt, so they can be moved around if necessary. They are only seen on one side of his head at a time, similar to his Flash counterpart. His propeller can be spun, and he frequently asks others to "spin his buzzer", although it has a tendency to fall off. Being a puppet, his legs are never shown on screen. According to himself in Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 17.2, he has "eight percent more sass than the regular Homestar". He refers to the bottom of his mouth as a "mouth-shelf", which is handy for catching snowflakes.

"Going on my 7th coffee run!"

"RIP fleshtangle mouth"
Puppet Strong Bad

The first puppet was created in January 2005. He had a red piece above his mouth that slid up and down as he talked, giving the illusion of his mouth moving, as it does in the toons. His head could rotate, and his arms were usually controlled from below using wires. Unlike most puppets, his legs are visible at times, dangling below his body.

He was replaced with a new puppet in 2017, possibly because the first puppet's head fell off, as revealed in a @StrongBadActual Tweet. The second puppet is smaller and has a fully opening underbite mouth.


Meh 2.0
Puppet The Cheat

While a Kick The Cheat doll was used as a puppet in Puppet Time and Some Puppet Stuff, The Cheat also had a similar but unique, handcrafted doll which debuted in Everybody Knows It. The new doll's defining features include more consistent dots on his back, a red-orange colored swirl on his chest, and pure black oval-shaped button eyes.

Email pie?
Shark-Tooth Bubs
See main article: Shark-Tooth Bubs
"Forget you, whitey! I'm going solo!"

"You ain't got no character, whitey!"
Puppet Doreauxgard

Much like the cartoon version, the original puppet was merely a cantaloupe jammed onto a pencil with a silly face drawn on him. A more puppet-like version of Doreauxgard, complete with an opening mouth and a felt green tongue, was later made.

lackey, Main Page 25, The Animated Adventures of Puppet Homestar, @StrongBadActual, The Actions You Can Do (YouTube version)
"Nice upchuck, Bennedetto!"
Puppet Frank Bennedetto

This is an ordinary popcorn machine.

Labor Dabor
"Hey, juys!"
Puppet Marshie

Due to Marshie's lack of a body, the arm controlling the puppet can often be seen.

"Well, I am the Exact Same."
Alternate Puppet Homestar Runner ("The Exact Same")
See main article: The Exact Same
"I think this permanent marker is giving my hand a rash."
Puppet Strong Sad

Puppet Strong Sad is a hand with a gray glove and eyes crudely drawn on it with permanent marker. It is implied that it is actually Strong Sad's hand.

The Animated Adventures of Puppet Homestar
Puppet Casio Head Strong Bad

Puppet Casio Head Strong Bad is just Puppet Strong Bad with a Casio keyboard in place of his head.

@StrongBadActual Tweet (23 Apr 2015)

Cheat Commandos

Image Description Appearances
"Hey! Why does this Hot Jones taste like burnt gasoline?"
Puppet Gunhaver

Puppet Gunhaver is just a Kick The Cheat toy with Gunhaver's clothes. He and the other Cheat Commandos, unlike their animated versions, exist in the same universe as Strong Bad and/or Dangeresque.

Decemberween Dangeresque
"It's only Warm Jenkins for me!"
Puppet Reynold

Puppet Reynold is just a Kick The Cheat toy with Reynold's clothes. His glasses are filled in with white, and the temples are gone. His tie is a different color than usual.

Decemberween Dangeresque
"I'm surprised to see you drinkin' Hot Jones, Reynolda!"
Puppet Fightgar

Puppet Fightgar is just a Kick The Cheat toy with Fightgar's clothes and stubble (tiny black squares stuck to his face).

Decemberween Dangeresque
Puppet Crackotage

Puppet Crackotage is just a Kick The Cheat toy with Crackotage's headphones.

Decemberween Dangeresque
Limited-edition Firebert: eats anything with nutmeg!
Puppet Firebert

Puppet Firebert is just Puppet The Cheat with Firebert's clothes.

Decemberween Dangeresque

Strong Bad's Technology

Image Description Appearances
"I was just, um, doing nothing, with... nothing that belongs to Strong Bad."
Real Compy 386

It is an Apple II monitor, and the keyboard is a Dell QuietKey keyboard.

Puppet Time
"Whoa! Real-live email!"
Real Lappy 486

It is a Compaq LTE series laptop.

Real-Live E-mails
"I was just, um, doing nothing, with... nothing that belongs to Strong Bad."
Real Corpy NT6

It is a 1979 Apple II monitor and a Dell QuietKey keyboard.

Biz Cas Fri 1, Biz Cas Fri 2, Biz Cas Fri 3
Real The Paper

It is a regular piece of paper from a dot matrix printer. It is used as @StrongBadActual's background photo, and seen in many early Tweets.


Not Quite Puppets

Image Description Appearances
"What not-so-classic sbemail is plushie Strong Bad waggling his head about?"
Plushie Strong Bad

He has golden eyes, and part of his neck is red.

Dangeresque: Puppet Squad, @StrongBadActual, Flash is Dead! (YouTube version)
"Oh, I have a plush duck mouth. Quack quack."
Plushie Homestar Runner

His mouth is not visible, and there is a bump where his underbite usually is.

Dangeresque: Puppet Squad, @StrongBadActual
"Welcome back to another Skills of an Artist!"
Strong Bad Gloves

They are two boxing gloves resembling Strong Bad's, complete with beige sleeves to resemble his arms.

Dangeresque: Puppet Squad, @StrongBadActual, all Skills of an Artist episodes, Disk 4 of 12
"Greetings everyone, and welcome back to the Six-Sadded, Die."
Strong Sad Gloves

They are two gray three-fingered felt gloves shaped like Strong Sad's hands.

@strongbadactual (Instagram), all Six-Sadded, Die episodes, Final Hours Playthrough, Quickstart Overview (video)

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