50 emails

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Homestar returns the fondue

Strong Bad Email #50

In honor of his 50th email, Strong Bad tries to answer 50 emails, only to have Homestar screw it up.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, Homestar Runner, The Strong Bad (Easter Egg), The Sneak (Easter Egg)



STRONG BAD: {singing} Oh, girl... I want to email you so nice. {stops singing} Alright everybody. In honor of this, my 50th email, I've decided to answer 50 of your emails! Ready? Go!


Email #1
Dear strong bad,
Can you please write a book about come-back jokes!

STRONG BAD: {typing} More like, you write a book about come-back jokes, NERD! {hits enter}


Email #2
Dear Stong Bad,
what are some cool ways to spell different words? example, fat = phat

STRONG BAD: Oh, you mean like {types} strong = stong? {stops} You seem to like that one. Or how about this? matt = MATT! {He types matt = DELETED!, and MATT!! appears on the screen as the email is deleted}


Email #3
Strong Bad,
What is your favorite leg?
Jess and Tiff
Los Angeles, CA

{He stops at "Jess and Tiff."}

STRONG BAD: Well, I like all kinds of legs. You know, like the Great Leg... the Leg of Hope... Tape-Leg? {the phone rings} Oh, man! I was on a roll! Don't nobody go nowheres. I'll be right back. {He walks off and answers the phone} Hello? Yeah, this is me.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {offscreen} Strong Bad!

STRONG BAD: {on the phone} I dunno, what kind of savings?

{Homestar Runner walks in carrying a fondue pot}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hey Strong Bad, I brought back your fondue pot... Strong Bad? {He looks around, and then sees the computer} Whoa. That TV has words on it. {He sits down at the computer}

{Homestar re-reads the email}

Strong Bad, 
What is your favorite leg? 
Jess and Tiff

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Um, {typing} Hey Crapface! Why dontcha blow it out your ear. Your buddy, Strong Bad. {enter} Whoa, another one!


Email #4
Dear Strong Bad
How do you type with gloves on your hands?

Surrey BC Canada

Oh, even I know what to do with this one. {types} BALEETED! {hits enter, nothing happens} Huh? Oh. Umm... {types} DELTEATED! {enter, nothing happens} No? Uhh... Del Taco?

{Cut to Strong Bad talking on the phone}

STRONG BAD: No, they're more like elephant feet. Yeah. So what do you think, like, 50 bucks? Sounds good. I'll leave the key under the atmay.

{Back to Compy 386. Homestar has typed in many, many words, but none of them do anything.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: What is that stupid word? {He types in "da cheated" and hits enter. The computer plays a tune and the blue "Flagrant System Error" screen comes up} Uh oh. This does not look good for Homestar Runner.

{Cut back to Strong Bad on the phone}

STRONG BAD: Okay. Bye!

{He hangs up and walks off. Cut back to the computer}

STRONG BAD: Okay. Back to the 50 emails. {He sits down. There's a piece of paper over the monitor with a Windows error window titled "This is real." It says "System report: Everything is fine. Nothing is ruined." Strong Bad reads the message} Everything is fine. Nothing is ruined. Oh, that's good to hear. Let's just, wait a minute... {he tears off the paper and sees the blue screen} Wha... Flagrant Error? What the... where did all my emails go?

{The Paper comes down.}

STRONG BAD: What? The paper? This isn't over yet! Go back up, go back up! {He swats at the paper and then tries to hold it up off the screen} Wait, wait! I think I can remember some of those emails! Uh, "Dear Strong Bad, why are you so awesome? Yours truly, Dumpface." Well, Dumpface, it's a long story. It all started with The Cheat one day when he was going down to the...

{The screen, and Strong Bad's voice, slowly fade out. A paper plate with a Swiss Cake Roll with a "50" candle on it fades in. The Paper comes down again.}

Easter Eggs

  • When Strong Bad types the word, "book" you can click on it and bring up a picture of Strong Bad's idea of this book idea.
  • At the end, click on the "50th email Swiss Cake Roll" to see a funny "Olde Thyme" Strong Bad cartoon.
{A title screen reading "Strong Bad and The Electronic Message" appears. Cut to The Strong Bad reading a telegram}
Dear Sir Strong Bad stop
How do you manage the telegramophone whilst
wearing gentleman's sport gloves? stop

Signed Lord Elsington Hallstingdingdingworth
THE STRONG BAD: Curses! This is all anyone ever asks me! {manning the telegraph} You buffoon! Stop. You... carpetbagger. Stop. I'll give you what's for!
{The Sneak walks onscreen}
THE STRONG BAD: The Sneak! How was that? I told that poor sap I'd give him what's for! Yes... now go and steal me fresh jam!
{The Sneak scurries off}

Fun Facts

  • Strong Bad starts by saying "ready, go!" This is a referance to email 20, when he said that to start his spring cleaning.
  • When Strong Bad talks about the Great Leg and the Leg of Hope, he is referring to the SNES RPG Secret of Mana. You can upgrade the Great Bow into the Bow of Hope.
  • When he responds to Email #3 ("What is your favorite leg?"), Strong Bad mentions tape-leg. This is a reference to tape-leg, one of his past emails, and represents yet another inside joke of the Homestarverse.
  • The front floppy in the floppy case is entitled "tongue of the fatman." Tongue of the Fatman is a classic... well, at least old... game for the PC.
  • Homestar's attempts at DELETED:
    • Baleeted
    • Delteated
    • Deltaco
    • freaky D'td
    • chadeated
    • deedleated
    • meathead?
    • dltd
    • duh lee ted
    • teeteeted
    • bubs
    • diddley dee
    • repeated
    • 733t3d
    • 3-D movie
    • del monte
    • ddddddd
    • da cheated
    • diggity
    • beefeated
    • stupid word
    • believe it
    • received it
    • stratego
    • 3TDted
    • seabed
    • whitebread
    • open sesame
    • marie
    • hello
    • de la soul
    • geleted
    • feeted
  • Some of the commands Homestar tries are references. Some are more obvious than others:
    • 'del monte' - A popular brand of fruit juice.
    • 'beefeated' - 'Beefeaters' is a nickname for the Yeomen Warders of the Tower of London. There is also a 'Beefeaters' London Dry Gin sold in most liquor stores.
    • 'meathead?' - This is probably referring to a catch phrase from the sitcom 'All in the Family' in which Archie Bunker called his son-in-law Mike 'Meathead'.
    • 'stratego' - Stratego is a board game.
    • 'open sesame' - Famous words from the tale 'Ali Baba and the Forty Theives'.
    • 'de la soul' - De La Soul is actually a rap group.
    • '3-D Movie' could be a reference to the very fun, but overlooked PC game, Microsoft 3-D Movie Maker.
    • '733t3d' - A reference to '1337 speak', a language used on the internet where letters are replaced by numbers or symbols.
    • 'diggity' is what Strong Bad says in unused emails when he races to his computer, deletes his email, and breaks his desk (as well as his clavicus majorus).
  • As in anything, when you adjust the contrast while Homestar is at the computer, his reflection isn't affected.
  • Strong Bad is talking to a potential customer about 'elephant feet'. Apparently he plans to sell Strong Sad's legs on the black market, or something. (Or have him assassinated; See fingers. ) This makes sense in the context of the previous email asking him what his favorite leg is. Furthermore, in a Blog Entry, Strong Sad disclosed that his legs/feet are called "soolnds".
  • When old-timey Strong Bad responds to the guy in the easter egg, he calls him a "carpet bagger." A carpet bagger is actually a post civil war term for a northerner moving to the south after the war to get rich or gain power.
  • The blue "Flagrant Error" screen is a spoof of similarly vague system errors ("performed an illegal operation"), such as the Windows 9x BSOD. It reads:

The system is down. I dunno know what 
you did, moron, but you sure 
screwed everything up.
  • The note Homestar leaves for Strong Bad is the same note depicted in The System Is Down.
  • When responding to Email #1, Strong Bad actually uses one of his favorite comebacks.
  • In this e-mail the screen is titled 'Lordy Lordy! Look Who's Over There!' instead of the normal 'Compy 386'
  • This is one of the few e-mails where one of the characters touches The Paper.
  • When Strong Bad says "I'll leave the key under the atmay." he is speaking pig latin. Atmay would mean mat.

DVD Version

  • The "Comeback joke book" easter egg is disabled for some reason

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