For those tragically not in the know, Homestar Runner and his band of misfits are the godfather of the Internet's brand of non sequitur video comedy. Created by Matt Chapman on Flash, the series became a viral cultural phenomenon before Facebook and Twitter were around to help content become viral. Homestar Runner had to become popular the old-fashioned way: By being really funny.
The site hadn't been updated in a few years, until a surprise video back in April sent the Internet into a tizzy. And now, Chapman says that a real rebirth is in the works. "We did that thing as sort of a test to get back into doing it. We'd love to start making things again," Chapman told the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show podcast, confirming that Strong Bad emails are in the works. "It depends on how whole-hog we go, if we give Strong Bad a Twitter or Strong Sad a Tumblr." (The idea of a Strong Sad Tumblr is almost too good to be true) ... Discuss
Netflix has announced that it will continue to be a sort of the populist version of a television heaven, where all beloved TV shows go when they die. The latest show to walk through those pearly gates is one of the best-loved shows of all, Friends. The seminal sitcom has cast a long shadow over today's TV, and though some of its legacies are better than others, there's no denying the size of its fan base. All ten seasons will start streaming this January, for you to watch whenever you want. Could you be anymore excited? ... Discuss
If you grew up in the ‘90s, there’s a good chance you spent some of your childhood watching Bill Nye the Science Guy perform sweet experiments while also attempting to replicate them in your parents kitchen. We’ve got some exciting news for you: You can now relive those magical times thanks to Netflix. The streaming content provider has added more than 30 of the original episodes to its on-demand library, so you can binge-watch your way through hours of demonstrations of baking soda volcanoes, homemade rockets and all manner of bow-tied fun. Because before he was debating creationists and giving lectures, Nye was every young millennial’s excuse to break out the household chemicals and create their own concoctions all in the name of “science”... Discuss
The drum battle between similar-looking celebrities Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith on The Tonight Showdid not disappoint. We won’t spoil what happens, but you’re going to want to watch until the end ... Discuss