While the site only updates every once and awhile now (its heyday being the early 2000s), the brothers have gone on to do other things (Matt Chapman wrote eleven episodes of the modern animated classic is a delightful collection of weirdness and unhinged silliness where “halosche” is a standard catchphrase, Hot Dip is the popular snack mascot your mom warned you about, and Dooble (a Homsar-like slacker who may or may be as mad as a hatter) reigns supreme like some twisted Tom Bombadil.
Back in April, the internet was delighted to be presented with a new Homestar Runner cartoon for the first time in years.
[singing to the tune of "O Christmas Tree." While The Cheat, Pom Pom, and the Poopsmith stand by, they don't do actual singing] Homestar Runner, Strong Bad, Strong Mad, Coach Z, Bubs, Marzipan, The King of Town: Decemberween, Decemberween, you're 55 days after Halloween! Homestar Runner, Strong Bad, Strong Mad, Coach Z, Bubs, Marzipan, The King of Town: Decemberween, Decemberween, you're 55 days after Halloween! Homestar Runner, Strong Bad, Strong Mad, Coach Z, Bubs, Marzipan, The King of Town: Decemberween, Decemberween, you're 55 days after Halloween! The Cheat: [a The Cheat noise that means, "No."] Strong Mad: No. Coach Z: Say, Pom Pom, check out this funky bass groove: a doo'rear, a doo'ri, a doo'rear, a doo'ri! [He leaps out of bed and accidentally collides with the closed door] Homestar Runner: Oh, crap, I ran into the door!
Marzipan: I like your costume, Strong Sad, but you weren't invited this year. [Homestar awakens from sleeping and looks at the clock, then the window, where it's night out and it's snowing] Homestar Runner: Oh, crap, I set the alarm for 10 PM instead of AM again! [He looks at his calendar, the current date reading December 25] Homestar Runner: Oh, crap, it's Decemberween already!
Homestar Runner: I know, and you liked it so much, I decided to get it for you again. Strong Bad: And I really need to find out who shot Caleb Rentpayer!
[Strong Bad opens his Decemberween present from Homestar] Strong Bad: What! You got me this for like the last three years, man! Homestar Runner: Strong Bad, I really need your help.
The too-long-didn’t-listen version: both of the brothers behind the show really really want to bring it back. My brother and I have lived the last 3 years thinking, in our brains, that we’d make a new cartoon next week.” Jeff: Would the goal be to return to making this a full time thing?
The traffic they saw from their itty-bitty April update suggests people want it — but they know that may very well be a fluke. Matt: The consensus was that we stopped because we didn’t want to do it, and I hate for people to think that we’ve just been sitting in a pool, with a martini, laughing at the Internet, like “You fools! Matt: I’d just love to be making cartoons with these characters again.The strange CSS I saw had been done by Balthisar, as it cleans up everything.) Now all that's left is to get the toon and game descriptions as good as I care to make them, which means pretty damn good, and make sure all running times and release dates are accurate as per The Wiki.Homestar Runner: What in Pete Sampras is going on here? Homestar Runner, Strong Bad, Strong Mad, Coach Z, Bubs, Marzipan, The King of Town: Decemberween, Decemberween... Strong Bad: Okay, Poopsmith, that's the worst costume I ever saw. What, are you supposed to be dressed up as the product? Strong Bad: Yeah, and the Poopsmith's not smelling any rosier, neither. [He finally makes it out the front door, naked; he groans] Homestar Runner: And now, I ran out of the house naked somehow. The updated desktop background is the picture of Homestar colored with crayons from the Downloads page.The icons are Homestar Runner's head (which represents My Computer), an early version of the H-Star-R logo (Network Neighborhood), Melonade, and the house from In Search of the Yello Dello and The Reddest Radish (Recycle Bin).