BMW Lighter

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The BMW Lighter is Strong Bad's handheld naphtha-type fire starter. It prominently displays the logo of BMW, an abbreviation of "Bayerische Motoren Werke" (Bavarian Motor Works), a German company and manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles (and originally airplanes). When the lighter was first introduced in the Homestar Runner body of work, a "real world" BMW lighter was unavailable, as The Brothers Chaps attest to on the DVD commentary for dragon. There are now several styles of BMW lighter available.

It resembles a Zippo brand lighter, a naphtha lighter that flips open and lights with the flick of a wheel, which is not actually present on Strong Bad's lighter. A real Zippo lighter also opens to the left when the logo is facing the user. Most of the time, Strong Bad's lighter opens to the right, though this isn't the case with some appearances.

A variation on this gag appears in portrait, in which Homestar Runner uses a Saab Lighter. Also, in the chair, Lil' Strong Bad is shown using a Duplo lighter. Strong Bad uses an unmarked lighter (probably for trademark reasons) in Strong Badia the Free and Baddest Of The Bands to set fire to many objects.

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