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*Some of the sounds used in this toon are slightly off from their game counterparts. The peasant burnination sound is higher pitched and the squished peasant sound is played faster.
*Some of the sounds used in this toon are slightly off from their game counterparts. The peasant burnination sound is higher pitched and the squished peasant sound is played faster.
*Strong Bad has two identical stools (one for his [[Strong Bad's Technology#Computers|computer]] and one for the TROGDOR! game.)
*Strong Bad has two identical stools (one for his [[Strong Bad's Technology#Computers|computer]] and one for the TROGDOR! game.)
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*the trogdor game is very close to the couch, but in other emails and toons, it is not there. The only other appearance of it being close to the couch is in [[sbcg4ap advertisement]].
=== Glitches ===
=== Glitches ===

Revision as of 00:21, 9 June 2008

Toon Category: Shorts
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"We're, uh, doing The Cheat's taxes."

Strong Bad, Strong Mad and The Cheat play a TROGDOR! arcade game in da basement.

Cast (in order of appearance): Homestar Runner, Strong Bad, Strong Mad, The Cheat, Trogdor

Places: Computer Room, Basement of the Brothers Strong

Date: Monday, March 17, 2003

Running Time: 1:41

Page title: Quite Exciting This Computer Magic!

DVD: Everything Else, Volume 1

Contents

Transcript

{We start with a familiar scene, the Compy. Except Strong Bad isn't there, and there's a sticky note on the screen saying "in da basement -sb".}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {offscreen} Strong Bad! {walks up to the computer} Hey Strong Bad, can I borrow your fondue pot again? Oh. You're not here. I'll get to the bottom of this!

{He sits down at the Compy and starts typing. While he says everything correctly, he misspells "Strong Bad".}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {notices the note} Oh! "In da basement. From SB." Ohhh, that must stand for Stong Bah.

{He stands up and heads for da basement. Upon arriving he finds Strong Bad, Strong Mad, and The Cheat playing TROGDOR! the arcade game.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hey guys! Whatcha playin'?

STRONG BAD: Uh, playin'? No, we're, uh, we're doing The Cheat's taxes.

STRONG MAD: W-2!!!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Bo-ring. I don't wanna play that.

{Homestar walks off. The game blips.}

STRONG BAD: Argh! Stupid peasant.

{He kicks the arcade machine, which says, in a computer voice, "Trogdor!".}

STRONG BAD: Whoah! Pretty cool! {kicks it twice more, with the same results} All right, who's next?

THE CHEAT: {The Cheat noises}

STRONG BAD: Okay, fine.

{Strong Bad gets off the stool to let The Cheat on, but he just looks at Strong Bad, and makes more noises.}

STRONG BAD: Oh, right. Here ya go, little buddy.

{He lifts him onto the stool and the theme music begins playing. As soon as it's over...}

STRONG BAD and STRONG MAD: TROGDOR!

{The game says "Trogdor!" and The Cheat begins playing.}

STRONG BAD: Whoa, nice move! You're a master!

{The Paper comes down with a link to play the Trogdor arcade game. After a little while, Homestar comes back with a stack of papers.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hey, can you guys do my taxes next? ... You guys? ... Man, that's one big adding machine.

Easter Eggs

  • If you wait for Homestar to come by and ask them to do his taxes - after he says, "Man, that is one big adding machine" you can click on the TROGDOR! game to make it say "Trogdor."
  • You can click on the top of Homestar's pile of papers to see his expenses:
Homestar Runner's
2002 Expenditures
________________________

$150 - pork b/w beans

$2,000 - witch's brew

$4,000 - refinance my hat

$2.07 - Marzipan gift

$1,000 - Fluffypuffs

$500 - monthly protection
to SB

$500 - monthly protection
to SM

$500 - monthly protection
to The C.

$75 - straps and practice
  • When you have Homestar's expenses displayed, you can click and hold on the last item in the list "straps and practice" to see a picture of something that looks like a hand-drawn baseball card. It bears a resemblance to the Kewpie Dan drawing from The House That Gave Sucky Treats.

Fun Facts

Explanations

Trivia

Remarks

  • On the Monday following the show, there was no new Strong Bad Email. Instead, there was a post-it note that said "In da Basement". The note included a link to the aformentioned toon short.
  • In 2002, Homestar paid a total of $18,000 for "protection", as he paid Strong Bad, Strong Mad, and The Cheat $500 dollars each per month. His other expenditures make up less than 29% of the total $25227.07.
  • The top paper in Homestar's stack of papers says "important document #402".
  • The Cheat plays the game left-handed.
  • Some of the sounds used in this toon are slightly off from their game counterparts. The peasant burnination sound is higher pitched and the squished peasant sound is played faster.
  • Strong Bad has two identical stools (one for his computer and one for the TROGDOR! game.)
  • the trogdor game is very close to the couch, but in other emails and toons, it is not there. The only other appearance of it being close to the couch is in sbcg4ap advertisement.

Glitches

  • At the start, the Compy's contrast knob is there. When Homestar comes in it is missing, but you can click it anyway. It doesn't do anything either time.
  • When Strong Bad kicks the arcade machine, the kicking sound effect comes as his leg is pulling back, not as it is hitting the game.
  • The clickable area on the "Back" text at the end of the toon extends much farther to the left.

Inside References

  • Pork b/w beans refers to the Strong Bad Email helium, in which Marzipan and Homestar discuss the subject briefly.
  • "Hey Strong Bad, can I borrow your fondue pot again?" refers to 50 emails.
  • This is another appearance of the Witches' Brew.
  • This is another instance of the misspelling Stong Bad.

Real-World References

  • The page title "Quite exciting this computer magic" is a quote from the movie This is Spinal Tap. One of the band members (Viv Savage) says it while playing a game similar to Missile Command on a TRS-80 Color Computer in the tour bus.

DVD Version

  • The expenses and "straps & practice" Easter eggs are now viewable separately from each other by pushing the angle button on your remote.
  • Instead of clicking on the arcade machine to make it say "Trogdor!", after Homestar comments on it being a big adding machine, the "Trogdor!" sound plays automatically once.

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