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This Flash-Animated Cartoon Character Got Me Through College

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If you had access to a computer back in the Wild West days of dial-up internet, you probably remember the Flash-animated internet cartoon Homestar Runner and its breakout star, Strong Bad.

Strong Bad started out as the antagonist for the other characters, but eventually became a main feature of the series…

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Voiced by Homestar Runner co-creator, Matt Chapman, the braggadocious and egocentric character of Strong Bad was a fan favorite because of his self-parodying sensibilities as well as his unplaceable accent and obscure mix of pop culture references that are somehow still ahead of their time.

He grew so popular that he was given his own segment…

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In the series “Strong Bad Email,” the character was given his own platform to shine like the lucha libre mask clad diamond that he is. The premise is basically that Strong Bad reads emails sent in by fans and then he — while wearing boxing gloves — types up a response as only he could.

“Strong Bad Email” was responsible for some the funniest spinoffs in the whole series…

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In the same way that “Happy Days” gave birth to “Mork And Mindy” and “Joanie Loves Chachi,” “Strong Bad Emails” spawned “fhqwhgads,” a hilarious musical misunderstanding of a fan’s typo, and “Teen Girl Squad,” which was actually just a comic Strong Bad drew about four teenage girls.


READ: 9 Things About You That Prove You Were A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle When You Were A Kid

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The Season 2 Premiere of "Lopez" Picked Up Where Last Season Ended And Looks To Be Even Better

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The Season 2 Premiere of “Lopez” Picked Up Where Last Season Ended And Looks To Be Even Better

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Here’s a rundown of the “Lopez” Season 2 premiere…

Fed up with the monotony of performing the same act every night, George walks away from the grind of his Las Vegas residency to rebuild his career and pitch a new project to his management team. But, during the meeting, they try to get him to resume his Vegas shows by telling him that he’s become irrelevant.


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After George fires his representation for not believing in him, Olly follows and then negotiates a new relationship with him as his new magent (manager + agent = magent).


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Manolo gets out of prison and then status quo returns to the show following a career-altering confrontation between George and his former opening act, Maronzio.


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By the end of the premiere, the team is back together and stronger than ever until Manolo’s prison roommate (see: cellmate) drops in for the episode’s cliffhanger.


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Why you should be watching…

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One of the things that “Lopez” does really well is that it shows the vulnerable side of its lead as George experiences the ups and downs that come along with achieving success. At the heart of this show, there’s an honesty that Lopez, himself, opened up about during an interview with ESPN First Take, “People think that when you make it, all your problems disappear, but I think that when you make it, your problems are just beginning.”


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“Lopez” delivers on the humor that you expect from a George Lopez comedy and then raises the bar with its relatability. Fans feel for the characters, and if the rest of Season 2 is as strong as the premiere, we’re all going to keep watching.


READ: He Called The Cancellation Of ‘Lopez Tonight’ ‘A Blow To Diversity.’ Now ‘Lopez’ Returns With A Transgender Actress And Way More People Of Color

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