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"Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon?"

Homestar Runner is upside down and falling through the sky.

Cast (in order of appearance): Homestar Runner, Strong Bad, The Yello Dello

Places: The sky

Icon: Clouds

Page Title: What's so great about Homestar Runner?


[edit] Button Effects

  • Toons — A hot air balloon made in the likeness of Strong Bad's head passes, with Strong Bad riding in it. Strong Bad sings, "Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon?"
  • Games — A zeppelin on fire passes by.
  • Characters — Homestar suddenly stops falling, with a "SCREECH!" braking noise.
  • Downloads — The star on his shirt starts to peel off. Moving the cursor away from the button returns his star to its original position.
  • Store — He starts falling up.
  • E-mail — The Yello Dello flies by.

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Trivia

  • This is the first main page to have Homestar in his regular clothes.
  • Homestar's propeller is the propeller from his May 2000 design. His mouth is from the February 2001 design, which would not be fixed until Main Page 16.

[edit] Remarks

  • Relative to the clouds, Strong Bad's hot air balloon is actually sinking pretty quickly.
  • The Yello Dello appears to be falling at the same speed as Homestar.

[edit] Goofs

  • When Strong Bad is singing, his lips aren't moving.
  • Strong Bad's line gets cut off before he should finish singing, making it sound like he's saying "balloo".
  • Sometimes when Homestar stops falling, the propeller on his hat is still blurred.
  • When the mouse is moved off Downloads, Homestar's star goes down, and then pops back up for a second.
  • When Homestar reverses direction, his propeller continues to move in the same cycle. However, it should start spinning in the opposite direction.

[edit] Inside References

  • The page title "What's so great about Homestar Runner?" may be a reference to the page title of Main Page 1, "What's not to love about Homestar Runner?"

[edit] Real-World References

  • "Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon?" is a line from "Up, Up and Away" by the group The Fifth Dimension.
  • The zeppelin on fire is a reference to the Hindenburg. However, the Hindenburg disaster happened while docking rather than in mid-flight.
  • The sound when Homestar stops falling is the tire-screech noise to simulate stopping used by Hanna-Barbera.

[edit] External links

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