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==1996==
==1996==
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*July/August  &mdash; [[Craig Zobel]] and [[Mike Chapman]] write the [[Original Book]], "The Homestar Runner Enters the Strongest Man in the World Contest", and create [[Homestar Runner]], [[Pom Pom]], [[Strong Bad]], and [[The Cheat]].
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*July-August  &mdash; [[Craig Zobel]] and [[Mike Chapman]] write the [[Original Book]], "The Homestar Runner Enters the Strongest Man in the World Contest", and create [[Homestar Runner]], [[Pom Pom]], [[Strong Bad]], and [[The Cheat]].
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*September  &mdash; Sketches are made for a second kids' book, "[[Homestar Runner Goes For The Gold!]]". It is never completed.
*September  &mdash; Sketches are made for a second kids' book, "[[Homestar Runner Goes For The Gold!]]". It is never completed.
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*December &mdash; [[Matt Chapman|Matt]], Mike and Craig make [[Super NES]] for [[Donnie Chapman|Donnie]] as a Christmas present.  This video marks the first appearances of [[Strong Sad]] and [[Strong Mad]].
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*December &mdash; [[Matt Chapman|Matt]], Mike and Craig make [[Super NES]] for [[Donnie Chapman|Donnie]] as a Christmas present.  This video marks the first appearances of [[Strong Sad]] and [[Strong Mad]] as well as the first animated cartoon.
==1999==
==1999==
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*June &mdash; [[Where My Hat Is At?]], which includes the introductions of [[Coach Z]] and [[Bubs]], is created.
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*[[Where My Hat Is At?]], which includes the introductions of [[Coach Z]] and [[Bubs]], is created.
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*December 6 &mdash; The domain name "[[homestarrunner.com]]" is registered.
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*December 6 &mdash; The domain name "homestarrunner.com" is registered.
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==[[H*R.com updates 2000|2000]]==
==[[H*R.com updates 2000|2000]]==
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*January 1 &mdash; [[Homestarrunner.com]] debuts with at least the [[:Image:old flash stuff.png|original main page]], [[Where My Hat Is At?]], [[Super NES]], [[Pom Pom, Too]], and [[Marshmallow's Last Stand]], the first full-length Homestar Runner [[Flash]] cartoon. [[Marzipan]], [[The King of Town]], and [[The Poopsmith]] first appear in Marshmallow's Last Stand.
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*January 1 &mdash; [[Homestarrunner.com]] debuts with at least the [[:Image:old flash stuff.png|original main page]], [[Where My Hat Is At?]], [[Super NES]], several of the early [[Games]] and [[Marshmallow's Last Stand]], the first Homestar Runner [[Flash]] cartoon. [[Marzipan]], [[The King of Town]], and [[The Poopsmith]] first appear in Marshmallow's Last Stand.
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*Fall? &mdash; The first [[Marzipan's Answering Machine]] is released.
*Fall? &mdash; The first [[Marzipan's Answering Machine]] is released.
*[[Kick the Can]], a series of short toons, introduces the [[Old-Timey]] universe.
*[[Kick the Can]], a series of short toons, introduces the [[Old-Timey]] universe.
==[[H*R.com updates 2001|2001]]==
==[[H*R.com updates 2001|2001]]==
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*[[Strong Bad Email]]s are released with [[some kinda robot]].
*[[Strong Bad Email]]s are released with [[some kinda robot]].
*The [[homsar|second Strong Bad Email]] introduces [[Homsar]].
*The [[homsar|second Strong Bad Email]] introduces [[Homsar]].
*[[Marshie]] first appears in [[Fluffy Puff Commercial]], but he does not get to talk until [[Meet Marshie]] is released the following year.
*[[Marshie]] first appears in [[Fluffy Puff Commercial]], but he does not get to talk until [[Meet Marshie]] is released the following year.
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*The website begins selling [[Store T-Shirts|t-shirts]].
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*The website begins selling [[Store T-Shirts|T-shirts]].
==[[H*R.com updates 2002|2002]]==
==[[H*R.com updates 2002|2002]]==
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*February 17 &mdash; The first game from [[Videlectrix]], [[Duck Pond]], is found in an Easter egg in the email [[duck pond]].
*February 17 &mdash; The first game from [[Videlectrix]], [[Duck Pond]], is found in an Easter egg in the email [[duck pond]].
*February 25 &mdash; [[The Cheat Theme Song]] marks the first toon created in [[Powered by The Cheat]] style.
*February 25 &mdash; [[The Cheat Theme Song]] marks the first toon created in [[Powered by The Cheat]] style.
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==[[H*R.com updates 2003|2003]]==
==[[H*R.com updates 2003|2003]]==
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*January 6 &mdash; [[20X6]] debuts with the characters [[Stinkoman]], [[1-Up]] and [[Pan Pan]] in the Strong Bad Email [[japanese cartoon]].
*January 6 &mdash; [[20X6]] debuts with the characters [[Stinkoman]], [[1-Up]] and [[Pan Pan]] in the Strong Bad Email [[japanese cartoon]].
*January 13 &mdash; [[Trogdor]] is created in the Strong Bad Email [[dragon]].
*January 13 &mdash; [[Trogdor]] is created in the Strong Bad Email [[dragon]].
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*August &mdash; Matt quits his job to work on the website full-time.
*August &mdash; Matt quits his job to work on the website full-time.
*September 29 &mdash; [[Everybody Knows It]] is the first [[Puppet Stuff]] toon.
*September 29 &mdash; [[Everybody Knows It]] is the first [[Puppet Stuff]] toon.
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*November 17— [[Strong Bad Sings and Other Type Hits]] is released.  
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*November 17 &mdash; [[Strong Bad Sings and Other Type Hits]] is released.  
*December 3 &mdash; [[Senor Cardgage]] debuts in the Strong Bad Email [[kind of cool]].
*December 3 &mdash; [[Senor Cardgage]] debuts in the Strong Bad Email [[kind of cool]].
==[[H*R.com updates 2004|2004]]==
==[[H*R.com updates 2004|2004]]==
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*February 2 &mdash; The tie-in website [[Videlectrix]].com is launched with the game [[Pigs on Head]].
*February 2 &mdash; The tie-in website [[Videlectrix]].com is launched with the game [[Pigs on Head]].
*February 23 &mdash; The first collaboration with [[They Might Be Giants]] in the Strong Bad Email [[different town]].
*February 23 &mdash; The first collaboration with [[They Might Be Giants]] in the Strong Bad Email [[different town]].
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*March 8 &mdash; The [[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 10.2|tenth Marzipan's Answering Machine]] released.
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*March 8 &mdash; The [[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 10.2|tenth Marzipan's Answering Machine]] is released.
*March 16 &mdash; The hundredth Strong Bad Email, [[flashback]], released.
*March 16 &mdash; The hundredth Strong Bad Email, [[flashback]], released.
*May 10 &mdash; The [[Cheat Commandos]] debut in [[Cheat Commandos (toon)|Cheat Commandos]], although the concept was first mentioned in the email [[army]] (released January 5th).
*May 10 &mdash; The [[Cheat Commandos]] debut in [[Cheat Commandos (toon)|Cheat Commandos]], although the concept was first mentioned in the email [[army]] (released January 5th).
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==[[H*R.com updates 2006|2006]]==
==[[H*R.com updates 2006|2006]]==
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*January 13 &mdash; [[Happy Trogday]] is released, celebrating Trogdor's 3rd birthday.
*January 13 &mdash; [[Happy Trogday]] is released, celebrating Trogdor's 3rd birthday.
*January 30 &mdash; The [[Podstar Runner]] service is started.
*January 30 &mdash; The [[Podstar Runner]] service is started.
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==[[H*R.com updates 2007|2007]]==
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*January 28 &mdash; [[Viidelectrix]] added, allowing Nintendo Wii owners to play some games with a Wii remote.
*January 28 &mdash; [[Viidelectrix]] added, allowing Nintendo Wii owners to play some games with a Wii remote.
*February 12 &mdash; A [[New Stuff]] section is added to the Toons menu listing all new toons released.
*February 12 &mdash; A [[New Stuff]] section is added to the Toons menu listing all new toons released.
*June 11 &mdash; Strong Bad gets an inkjet printer and the [[New Paper]] in the email [[the paper]]. This was hinted at in [[montage]].
*June 11 &mdash; Strong Bad gets an inkjet printer and the [[New Paper]] in the email [[the paper]]. This was hinted at in [[montage]].
*September 23 &mdash; [[Podstar Runner]] service is discontinued.
*September 23 &mdash; [[Podstar Runner]] service is discontinued.
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*October 1 &mdash; [[homestarrunnerdotcom]] is registered on [[YouTube]] but remains inactive.
==[[H*R.com updates 2008|2008]]==
==[[H*R.com updates 2008|2008]]==
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*April 10 &mdash; [[Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People]] is first announced.
*April 10 &mdash; [[Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People]] is first announced.
*August 11 &mdash; [[Homestar Ruiner]], the first episode of Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, is released for the Nintendo Wii and PC.
*August 11 &mdash; [[Homestar Ruiner]], the first episode of Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, is released for the Nintendo Wii and PC.
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*September 23 &mdash; Two hundredth Strong Bad Email, [[email thunder]], is released.
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*September 23 &mdash; The 200th Strong Bad Email, [[email thunder]], is released.
==[[H*R.com updates 2009|2009]]==
==[[H*R.com updates 2009|2009]]==
*January 26 &mdash; The first official [[Hremail]], [[Hremail 62]], is released.
*January 26 &mdash; The first official [[Hremail]], [[Hremail 62]], is released.
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*June 30 &mdash; [[Strong Bad Emails]] return after a nine month hiatus, with [[hremail3184]]. The [[Lappy 486]] is destroyed.
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*March 31 &mdash; [[homestarrunnerdotcom]] uploads their first video, [[guitar]].
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*June 30 &mdash; [[Strong Bad Emails]] return after a nine month hiatus, with [[hremail3184]]. The [[Lappy 486]] is destroyed.
*July 27 &mdash; [[Where My Hat Is At?]] is adapted into [[Where My Hat Is At? (toon)|a cartoon]] in celebration of its 10th birthday.
*July 27 &mdash; [[Where My Hat Is At?]] is adapted into [[Where My Hat Is At? (toon)|a cartoon]] in celebration of its 10th birthday.
*August 3 &mdash; [[Strong Bad]] buys the [[Compé]] in "[[Compy Catalog]]" and replaces the New Paper with the [[Compé-per]]
*August 3 &mdash; [[Strong Bad]] buys the [[Compé]] in "[[Compy Catalog]]" and replaces the New Paper with the [[Compé-per]]
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==[[H*R.com updates 2011|2011]]==
==[[H*R.com updates 2011|2011]]==
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* September &mdash; [[@StrongBadActual]] is registered.
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*September &mdash; [[@StrongBadActual]] is registered.
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* Following the December 22, 2010 update, HomestarRunner.com was not updated during 2011 and most of the merchandise in the [[Yahoo Store|Store]] were put on sale on May 16.
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*Following the December 22, 2010 update, homestarrunner.com was not updated during 2011 and most of the merchandise in the [[Yahoo Store|Store]] were put on sale on May 16.
==[[H*R.com updates 2013|2013]]==
==[[H*R.com updates 2013|2013]]==
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* July &mdash; [[Strong Bad]] and [[Homestar Runner]] make an appearance at [[W00tstock 2013]].
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*July &mdash; [[Strong Bad]] and [[Homestar Runner]] make an appearance at [[W00tstock 2013]].
==[[H*R.com updates 2014|2014]]==
==[[H*R.com updates 2014|2014]]==
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* April 1 &mdash; After a three and a half year hiatus, the site is updated with a brand new toon, [[April Fool 2014]].
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*April 1 &mdash; After a three and a half year hiatus, the site is updated with a brand new toon, [[April Fool 2014]].
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* July 7 &mdash; Matt reveals in [[The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show Interview - 7 July 2014|an interview on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show]] that he and Mike intend to resume regular updates by the year's end.
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*July 7 &mdash; Matt reveals in [[The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show Interview - 7 July 2014|an interview on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show]] that he and Mike intend to resume regular updates by the year's end.
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* September 26 &mdash; [[@StrongBadActual]] begins Tweeting.
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*September 26 &mdash; [[@StrongBadActual]] begins Tweeting.
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* October 3 &mdash; [[Fish Eye Lens]] is released, marking the return of semi-regular site updates.
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*October 3 &mdash; [[Fish Eye Lens]] is released, marking the return of semi-regular site updates.
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* October 22 &mdash; [[Weekly Fanstuff]], the [[Quote of the Week]] and the [[Sketchbook]] are updated after exactly five years of inactivity.
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*October 22 &mdash; [[Weekly Fanstuff]], the [[Quote of the Week]] and the [[Sketchbook]] are updated after exactly five years of inactivity.
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* October 30 &mdash; [[I Killed Pom Pom]], the first feature length [[Halloween]] toon in five years, is released.
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*October 30 &mdash; [[I Killed Pom Pom]], the first feature length [[Halloween]] toon in five years, is released.
==[[H*R.com updates 2015|2015]]==
==[[H*R.com updates 2015|2015]]==
*April 1 &mdash; Strong Bad checks his email for the first time in five years in [[sbemail206]]. The Compé and the Compé-per are unceremoniously "compressed" by dust into the [[Lappier]].
*April 1 &mdash; Strong Bad checks his email for the first time in five years in [[sbemail206]]. The Compé and the Compé-per are unceremoniously "compressed" by dust into the [[Lappier]].
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*March 3 &mdash; The [[store]] is redesigned and moved to a different website.
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*March 27 &mdash; [[Site Components#NavBar|NavBar]] updated; "[[FeedBurner|subscribe]]" link replaced with "[[YouTube#homestarrunnerdotcom|youtube]]"
==[[H*R.com updates 2016|2016]]==
==[[H*R.com updates 2016|2016]]==
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==See Also==
==See Also==
*[[Firsts]]
*[[Firsts]]
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[[Category:Past Updates]]
[[Category:Past Updates]]

Revision as of 23:06, 25 July 2016

Original Book

1996 "Everybody loves the Homestar Runner. He is a terrific athlete."
1997
1998

Where My Hat is At?

1999 Where your hat is at, Homestar?

Website
MAM
Old-Timey

2000 The Homestar Runner!

Strong Bad Email

2001 "Oh, who is the guy who checks all his emails? That's me, Strong Bad."

Videlectrix
PBTC
Compy 386
TGS

2002 "A spectacle of graphics and sound!"

20X6
Trogdor
Dangeresque
Puppet Stuff

2003 "And the Trogdor comes in the NIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT!!!!!""Don't ask me why I said it. Because I already forgot."

Cheat Commandos
Peasant's Quest
strongbad_email.exe
Lappy 486

2004 "Finally, a computer for your lap!"

Stinkoman 20X6
Everything Else

2005 "Teen Girl Squad Tenthennial Extravaganza!"

Podstar Runner

2006 "What am I doing in this tiny box?"

New Paper

2007 "Heunh heownh heunh heownh vvvvvt eangt clonk-a-donk!"

SBCG4AP

2008 "Time to tear up another day, the Strong Bad freakin' way!"

Compé

2009 "So sleek! So-phisticated! So... Compé!"

Xeriouxly Forxe

2010 "Xhut up and juxt xay your linex!"
Hiatus 2011 "DON'T throw baby!"

@ronginald

2012 "Someday, when you least expect it..."

W00tstock 5.0

2013 "Go away, Homestuck."

April Fools' 2014
@StrongBadActual

2014 "You got this, Homestar. This is nothin'."

sbemail206
Lappier

2015 "Just like the previous model, only crappier. I mean, more expensive. I mean, lappier."

MAM 17.2

2016 "What? How can her mailbox be full?"

too cool
Skills of an Artist

2017 "Welcome back to another Skills of an Artist!"

Deleteheads Download
Trogdor!!

2018 "A cooperative game of burnination, majesty, and consummate V's."

This is a brief overview of the history of the Homestar Runner body of work.

Contents

1996

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

  • January 28 — Viidelectrix added, allowing Nintendo Wii owners to play some games with a Wii remote.
  • February 12 — A New Stuff section is added to the Toons menu listing all new toons released.
  • June 11 — Strong Bad gets an inkjet printer and the New Paper in the email the paper. This was hinted at in montage.
  • September 23 — Podstar Runner service is discontinued.
  • October 1 — homestarrunnerdotcom is registered on YouTube but remains inactive.

2008

2009

2010

2011

  • September — @StrongBadActual is registered.
  • Following the December 22, 2010 update, homestarrunner.com was not updated during 2011 and most of the merchandise in the Store were put on sale on May 16.

2013

2014

2015

  • April 1 — Strong Bad checks his email for the first time in five years in sbemail206. The Compé and the Compé-per are unceremoniously "compressed" by dust into the Lappier.
  • March 3 — The store is redesigned and moved to a different website.
  • March 27 — NavBar updated; "subscribe" link replaced with "youtube"

2016

See Also

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