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Homestar Runner’s April Fools’ post is just jokes on jokes on jokes

All across the internet, April Fools’ Day is an annual amateur hour. Brands make “jokes,” gullible people kind of believe them, and web News Editors grit their teeth for a solid 24 hours. Thankfully, there’s at least one redeeming aspect to April 1: the (semi-) annual release of a new Homestar Runner cartoon. Today’s is an especially layered doozy, coming in the form of a 31-minute running look at Marzipan’s overflowing answering machine. There are prank calls about Greek yogurt mantras, calls from a jailed Coach Z, and a five-year-old chat from Homestar extolling the virtues of planking, a trend so hot he believes it’ll stand the test of time. The whole thing is just jokes on top of jokes on top of jokes, so while it’s worth a listen today—the least funny day of all days online—it also seems like it’ll reward repeat listeners, and that’s the kindest April Fools’ gift of all.


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