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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 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.
*June 24 &mdash; The [[Tandy 400]] explodes in the Strong Bad Email [[gimmicks]]. It is later repaired; the repaired version is used through [[vacation]] (August 11).
*June 24 &mdash; The [[Tandy 400]] explodes in the Strong Bad Email [[gimmicks]]. It is later repaired; the repaired version is used through [[vacation]] (August 11).
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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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*February 3 &mdash; The first game from [[Videlectrix]], [[Awexome Cross]], is found in an Easter egg in the email [[monster truck]].
*May 5 &mdash; The [[Sweet Cuppin' Cakes]] characters debut in [[crazy cartoon]].
*May 5 &mdash; The [[Sweet Cuppin' Cakes]] characters debut in [[crazy cartoon]].
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*July 21 &mdash; The [[Dangeresque (film series)|Dangeresque]] series of films debuts in [[stunt double]].
*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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*August 2 &mdash; The critically-acclaimed [[Peasant's Quest]] game is released.
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*August 2 &mdash; The critically acclaimed [[Peasant's Quest]] game is released.
*November 9 &mdash; The first set of [[strongbad_email.exe]] DVDs is released.
*November 9 &mdash; The first set of [[strongbad_email.exe]] DVDs is released.
*November 15 &mdash; The [[Compy 386]] is infected by viruses and destroyed by [[Bubs]]' shotgun in the email [[virus]].  
*November 15 &mdash; The [[Compy 386]] is infected by viruses and destroyed by [[Bubs]]' shotgun in the email [[virus]].  
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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.
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*January 30 &mdash; The [[Podstar Runner]] service is started.
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*January 30 &mdash; The [[Podstar Runner 2006|Podstar Runner]] service is started.
*April 4 &mdash; Another [[Strong Bad Email]] milestone &ndash; the 150th email, [[alternate universe]].
*April 4 &mdash; Another [[Strong Bad Email]] milestone &ndash; the 150th email, [[alternate universe]].
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*August 21 &mdash; [[Strongest Man in the World]] is released, celebrating Homestar's 10th anniversary.
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*August 21 &mdash; [[Strongest Man in the World]] is released, celebrating Homestar Runner's 10th anniversary.
==[[H*R.com updates 2007|2007]]==
==[[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]].
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*September 23 &mdash; [[Podstar Runner]] service is discontinued.
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*September 23 &mdash; [[Podstar Runner 2006|Podstar Runner]] service is discontinued.
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*October 1 &mdash; [[YouTube#homestarrunnerdotcom|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 15 &mdash; The second SBCG4AP episode, [[Strong Badia the Free]], is released for the Nintendo Wii and PC.
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*September 23 &mdash; The 200th Strong Bad Email, [[email thunder]], is released.
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*October 27 &mdash; The third SBCG4AP episiode, [[Baddest of the Bands]], is released for the Nintendo Wii and PC.
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*November 17 &mdash; The fourth SBCG4AP episode, [[Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective]], is released for the Nintendo Wii and PC.
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*December 15 &mdash; The fifth and final SBCG4AP episode, [[8-Bit is Enough]], is released for the Nintendo Wii and PC.
==[[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 Email]]s return after a nine-month hiatus, with [[hremail3184]]. The [[Lappy 486]] is destroyed.
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*July 2 &mdash; All five episodes of Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People are released on the [[SBCG4AP Collector's DVD]].
*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 29 &mdash; [[@StrongBadActual]] is registered.
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* Following the December 22, 2010 update, Homestarrunner.com was not updated during 2011, save a 50% merchandise 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]]==
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* Strong Bad checks his email for the first time in five years in [[sbemail206]]. The Compe and the Com-pe-per are unceromonuisly removed and replaced by the [[Lappier]].
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*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]]"
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==[[H*R.com updates 2016|2016]]==
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*April 1 &mdash; [[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 17.2]], the first [[Marzipan's Answering Machine]] in seven years, is released. It is the first toon to not be displayed in [[Flash]], and instead an embedded [[YouTube]] player. It is also the longest toon on the site, over half an hour long.
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*September 2 &mdash; Homestar Runner's 20th anniversary was celebrated at the [[Homestar Runner 20th Anniversary Show - 2 Sep 2016|Homestar Runner 20th Anniversary Show]], where [[Homestar Runner Goes For the Gold]] was presented (and later released on the site on December 24th). A [[Homestar Runner 20th Anniversary Show - 7 Oct 2016|second show]] occurred on October 7.
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==[[H*R.com updates 2017|2017]]==
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*July 12 &mdash; The first [[Skills of an Artist]] segment, [[Sammich]], is released on [[@StrongBadActual]]. New iterations of the series would go on to be released on a frequent basis.
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*August 14 &mdash; The 207th [[Strong Bad Email]], [[too cool]], is released, marking the first email in two years.
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*December 23 &mdash; The first Decemberween special in 7 years, [[Decemberween Dangeresque]], is released.
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==[[H*R.com updates 2018|2018]]==
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*January 13 &mdash; The [[Index Page]] is redesigned and the HTML version of [[TROGDOR!]] is released.
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*January 24 &mdash; The first volume of [[The Deleteheads Download]] is sent to all subscribers at the time.
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*July 17 &mdash; The [[Trogdor!! The Board Game]] Kickstarter is started and the new version of the [[Index Page]] is revealed.
==See Also==
==See Also==
*[[Firsts]]
*[[Firsts]]
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[[Category:Past Updates]]
[[Category:Past Updates]]

Current revision as of 22:15, 15 April 2020

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

[edit] 1996

[edit] 1999

[edit] 2000

[edit] 2001

[edit] 2002

[edit] 2003

[edit] 2004

[edit] 2005

[edit] 2006

[edit] 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.

[edit] 2008

[edit] 2009

[edit] 2010

[edit] 2011

  • September 29 — @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.

[edit] 2013

[edit] 2014

[edit] 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"

[edit] 2016

[edit] 2017

[edit] 2018

[edit] See Also

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