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This article is about the toons menu itself. For the list of all toons, see Toons.
The new toons menu

The menu in which all the toons are listed on a TV Guide-like magazine entitled TV Time. The list features the toon's name, a 3-letter abbreviation relating to the toon (akin to the channel number on a TV guide), a brief description, the toon's length and release year, and a brief animated preview that appears on the TeeBee when hovering over a title. As of December 31, 2020, the description release year, and length are hidden and appear upon clicking the toon's title or abbreviation.

Place: Homestar Runner's House

Date: Sunday, July 14, 2002

Page Title: Fun in the Living Room!

Contents

[edit] Easter Eggs

  • Clicking on the top left corner of the TV Time booklet will close it and show one of four different covers:
Cover Caption Description
Homestar Runner and Company: Eating Pie and Getting Doppy The main characters of Homestar Runner (except Homsar)
Homestar Runner: Ummm...Seriously Homestar Runner
Strong Bad: The Last Great Guy? Strong Bad
Strong Mad & the Cheat: The Next Bosom Buddies? Strong Mad hugging The Cheat
  • By placing the mouse over the Strong Bad Email button and holding it there for a short while, the TV will show Strong Bad sitting at the Tandy 400 soundlessly checking his email, receiving the following message:
to which Strong Bad replies, "No such thing, Stu. No such thing."
  • If the mouse is held over Teen Girl Squad for a while, it will show an intro. In the December 31, 2020 update, this also occurs when holding over any issue prior to Issue 12.

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Trivia

  • Originally, the toons menu only listed four categories: Toons, Features (a section containing Strong Bad Email, Marzipan's Answering Machine, and Teen Girl Squad), Shorts, and Holiday. (This version can be seen here.)
  • The toons menu layout changed on June 22, 2004, dividing all the toons into eight categories. Powered by The Cheat and Puppet Stuff sections were added, and the Features were divided into their own sections at the bottom.
  • On February 12, 2007, a "New Stuff" tape replaced one of the (non-interactive) "Joy of Painting" videos. When clicked, it listed the toons released from 2007 onward.
  • The toons menu layout changed again on December 31, 2020. New Stuff was changed to Latest Stuff, Powered by The Cheat was removed, and Teen Girl Squad and Answering Machine were given their own sub-menus instead of linking to other pages. The back button was also removed.
  • The running time of each short is listed under each entry, but there are occasionally differences between the stated and actual time.
  • Prior to its removal, the Back button would always lead to Main Page 4.
  • The Strong Bad Email Easter egg comes from an abandoned project called Wireless Bizness.
  • Prior to the December 31, 2020 update, the contrast buttons in the Tandy in the preview of the Strong Bad Email were clickable, but didn't do anything.
    • In the preview's Flash file, however, the buttons are fully functional.

[edit] Misleading Previews

Main Page 25's toons menu preview

Some toons have previews that do not occur in the actual toon:

  • During the sample of The Reddest Radish, Strong Bad jumps and spins.
  • During the sample of Kick the Can, The Homestar Runner's body sinks onto his legs and his head sinks into his body. Then his head and legs sprout out of the can.
  • The preview of The System is Down has Homestar running past the 404 error.
  • The preview of the Strong Bad Email web comics consisted of a Gamerjox comic not seen in the email.
  • During the sample of Quality Time, Cardboard Homestar's eyes have no glasses and are shaped like regular Homestar's eyes.
  • The previews for Fan Costumes '06, '07, '09, and 2018 display costumes that do not appear in the videos themselves.
  • The preview for Fall Float Parade shows the Pom Pom balloon coming in from the left of the screen. In the toon, only a close-up is visible, then the Pom Pom balloon leaving right.
  • Main Pages 25 and 26 have previews that do not resemble the respective Main Pages.
  • The preview of Which Ween Costumes? shows a close-up of The Cheat in his Max costume with a sad expression that does not appear in the toon.
  • The preview for Record Store Day shows a close-up of a scene from the Strong Bad Email concert.
  • The preview for Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 17.2 has a non-dilapidated PhoneTime XL8 with a "0" on the display.
  • The preview for Later That Night... has the moon rising over the Spooky Woods, without a tree in the background, with Homestar's mouth open.
  • The preview for Characters from Yonder Website shows the Faceless Megacorp logo against a white background, whereas it is against a blurred title screen in the toon.
  • The preview for Fan Costumes 2017 shows a full-screen image of "Xeliogravius IV", the video game box that makes a brief appearance during the toon.

[edit] Goofs

What's with all the noise?

[edit] Fixed Goofs

  • For a few days, the description for too cool mistakenly linked to sbemail206 instead; likewise, the preview for sbemail206 was shown on the TeeBee.

[edit] Fixed Glitches

Obvious categories are...
  • Sometimes, on older computers, clicking Toons, Shorts, Puppet Stuff, or Holiday did not open the closed TV Time booklet, so the cover must be clicked on to open it. All it showed was a blank page with the title "Dennis" on it.
  • By using the Tab key, it was possible to select the feature on the TV guide directly below the ones visible (unless it was the last one to select from) by highlighting the edges of the pages. This could not be done with the mouse.

[edit] External Links


Preceded by:
Chinese Food Toons Menu
Toons Navigation
July 14, 2002-Present
Succeeded by:
N/A
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