User Avatar Image

Do the Brothers Chaps hate anime now?

posted by BiggerJ on - last edited - Viewed by 766 users

At TV Tropes, there's a page full of wild mass guessing about Homestar Runner, and the newest theory there has me worried. It theorizes that recent events may have made the Brothers Chaps hate anime and Japanese culture and may have jeopardized the completion of Stinkoman 20X6 Level 10. The relevant text from that page is as follows:

Watch Behind the Bad: Episode 2. During Strong Bad's break-in, he notices an employee's desk littered with anime figurines. He promptly tells said employee to "move out of his parents basement." While I first thought of this as a simple, throwaway joke, eventually the 2008 Thanksgiving toon and 8-bit is Enough came out. Both of these portrayed Stinkoman, the website's anime parody character, as obnoxious and annoying, different from previous appearances. (Hell, in 8-bit is Enough, Strong Bad outright states that Stinkoman is no longer "kind of cool", and has to kill him to proceed.)

This all came to a head in the toon "4 Gregs", with the character Japanese Culture Greg. He can't speak a normal sentence without interjecting a random Japanese word, none of which make any sense in context. This is atypical of the internet's (not entirely incorrect) stereotype of the common weeaboo. To bring this full circle, his first line is him suggesting that his group of friends "stare at vinyl figurines", just like the ones in the Telltale office. I can't help but think that these things are linked somehow.

* Considering how embarassing the subculture is, I'm rather surprised they haven't poked fun at them earlier.
* It gets worse: when they finally acquired the services of their Flash game programmer Johnathan Howe again around the time of Dangeresque 3's release, rather than take the opportunity to finally make the long-awaited Stinkoman 20X6 Level 10, they instead made a one-room Dangeresque adventure game. The Brothers Chaps' new-found hatred of Japanese culture may have doomed the completion of Stinkoman 20X6.

Admittedly, I wrote that last paragraph, but I'm still worried. Can anyone at Telltale confirm or deny any of this?

18 Comments - Linear Discussion: Classic Style
  • Yeah, how else would they have known "otaku" and "okaasan"? Even if they ust heard them somewhere, they must care somewhat to bother getting the definitions right.

  • I honestly don't believe that TBC do not hate anime. In fact, I would even say that this thread is, is, is, *brain snaps*
    70384439_ba1fd5b9de.jpg
    I'M BRINGIN' IT BACK! I'M FREAKIN' BRINGIN' IT BACK I'M TELLIN' YA!
    *pant pant*
    Anyway, I think that BiggerJ might be jumping to conclusions a bit. They just happen to be parodying anime a little more lately, that's what I see.

  • @the_napoleon said: I honestly don't believe that TBC do not hate anime. In fact, I would even say that this thread is, is, is, *brain snaps*
    70384439_ba1fd5b9de.jpg
    I'M BRINGIN' IT BACK! I'M FREAKIN' BRINGIN' IT BACK I'M TELLIN' YA!
    *pant pant*
    Anyway, I think that this theory just might be jumping to conclusions a bit. They just happen to be parodying anime a little more lately, that's what I see.

    Well...i belive it

  • @GaryCXJk said: No, the Chapman brothers hate practically everything.

    Here's a short list of the things the Chapbros hate:

    [LIST]
    [*]Manga and anime
    [*]American comic books (evident in alternate universe)
    [*]Dragons (evident in Trogday 2008)
    [*]Fans
    [*]Dumpy little brothers
    [*]Rappers
    [*]Pretty much everything
    [/LIST]

    Also, everybody knows Homestar is a communist.

    Don't forget children, as evidenced by kid's book and for kids. They obviously do not want children watching their show, enjoy the death of children, and want to kill the children/all their dogs.

    But.... they both have children....

    *shudder*

  • Nah, they just want to kill all our dogs. That's a lesser offense, and gets you less jail time.

  • Yup, This thread is definitely starting to...
    70384439_ba1fd5b9de.jpg
    Next thing you know, You're gonna say they're anti-Nintendo and Anti-Furry :rolleyes:.

  • @Ray-The-Sun said: Next thing you know, You're gonna say they're anti-Nintendo and Anti-Furry :rolleyes:.

    O yaz they hAte furriz 4 homestar dressed as a furri and SB hit him. Roflz.
    But seriously this is getting out of control.

  • @Ray-The-Sun said: Yup, This thread is definitely starting to...
    **snip painfully unfunny image**
    Next thing you know, You're gonna say they're anti-Nintendo and Anti-Furry :rolleyes:.

    Not only is the Jump to Conclusions mat never funny more than once on a single page, but the entirety of the above posts seem like light humor. Trying to find whatever people could say the Chapman's hate by going through their toons.

    And, because they make fun of everything they enjoy(y'know, geek humor), they must hate everyone.

    I mean, look at their Peasant's Quest ad. They must HATE those adventure games that they worked so hard to make fun of by making Peasant's Quest, right? All that stuff they knew about that Apple II and everything. I'm sure they're LIVID.

  • Yeah, I'm going to be a pacifist and be on Rather Dashing's side. I was actually going to post something like what he said, only shorter. And before he actually said it.

  • I think this one's run its course! I think we can all agree that the Chapmans have a sense of humor.

This discussion has been closed.