The Brothers Chaps
Background[edit | edit source]
The Brothers Chaps (abbreviated TBC) are Matt and Mike Chapman, the people behind Homestar Runner, a popular web cartoon. Matt provides most of the voices for the site including Homestar Runner and Strong Bad, along with Melissa "Missy" Palmer, Mike's wife, who provides the voice of Marzipan. Matt and Mike both do the animation for the site.
TMBG song collaborations[edit | edit source]
TMBG composed the music for Different Town for their site and the Brothers wrote the words. The original version, sung by John Linnell, can be found as a commentary audio track on the Strong Bad Emails DVD. TMBG and TBC have also produced a series of "Puppet Jams," short videos featuring jams between TMBG and Homestar Runner himself. Bad Jokes, Tropical Lazor Beams, Vitamins, Celebrities, Mission Control, President's Daughter, Apple Juice Blues, and Everybody Knows It are all Puppet Jam Recordings.
In 2008, TMBG wrote and sang the intro song to Strong Bad e-mail 200, email thunder, where John Linnell voiced The Poopsmith. Because the Poopsmith has taken a vow of silence and never spoken before e-mail 200, John Linnell is the only, and therefore official, voice of the Poopsmith, making the Poopsmith one of very few characters on Homestarrunner.com that isn't voiced by Matt Chapman, Mike Chapman, or Missy Palmer. In a coincidence, one of the other times that The Poopsmith's voice has been heard was in an imaginary sequence in Different Town.
Podcast 37A also features a work-in-progress song called Crystal Fortress. The song was performed by TMBG, and contains voice-overs by Strong Bad and Limozeen. During the podcast, Flansburgh mentioned that they are hoping to use it in a future collaboration with The Brothers. About a year later, the accompanying video was released.
For an April Fools' Day joke in 2016, John Linnell reprised his role as the voice for the Poopsmith where he referenced the fact that he sang in SBemail 200 and wanted to become a "songsmith" instead of a Poopsmith.
Video work[edit | edit source]
The Brothers Chaps produced a video for They Might Be Giants' Experimental Film featuring the Homestar Runner gang. They also created a video for the song Figure Eight, which was released on Here Come The 123s.
Onstage appearances[edit | edit source]
The Brothers Chaps have appeared onstage with TMBG at the following shows:
- On 9/25/2004 in Atlanta, Georgia, TMBG performed two songs, Marshie and Get By With A Little Help, with puppet Homestar Runner and puppet Marshie.
- On 5/3/2006, also in Atlanta, Puppet Strong Bad joined them for Everybody To The Limit.
- On 3/15/2008, puppet Homestar Runner joined the band for I Am Not Your Broom.
- On 3/5/2010 in Atlanta, Georgia, puppet Homestar Runner also joined the band for Tropical Lazor Beams and Get By With A Little Help.
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- homestarrunner.com - Official Homestar Runner site
- hrwiki.org - Homestar Runner Wiki