Back in the early-to-mid 2000’s, a flash cartoon website about a dimwitted athlete named Homestar Runner went viral before viral was even a word. Largely popular via word of mouth, Michael and Matthew Chapman’s creation became as crucial to our Internet happiness as pug videos and anything involving Jennifer Lawrence are nowadays. From Strong Bad emails to Teen Girl Squad to Fhqwhgads, we were hooked — that’s why the world got a little bit darker when the site stopped posting updates in 2010.
But no more, Internet! No more! After posting an April Fools update earlier this year, co-creator Matt told podcast host Jeff Rubin (H/T to Vulture for listening) that more Homestar was on the way — and tears of joy were cried.
“When we did that April Fools update this year, way more people looked at it than we ever even imagined would have at this point,” Matt said on this week’s “Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show” podcast. “Our goal — we did that thing as sort of a test to get back into doing it. We’d love to start making things again.”
Matt also said that the Brothers Chapman have already started brainstorming ideas for a new Strong Bad email, but they won’t necessarily stop there.
“It depends on how whole-hog we go, if we give Strong Bad a Twitter or Strong Sad a Tumblr,” he added.
Well, if this isn’t the most exciting thing we’ve heard since Trogdor got a shoutout on “Buffy.” The Chapmans’ plan is to start posting updates again by fall, so get ready for more Homestar — and Strong Bad, Strong Sad, Strong Mad, The Cheat, Coach Z, Bubs, Marzipan, and that damn sandwich — very, very soon. Now excuse us while re-live all of the Homestar greats — I’m buying you a pizza.