Bad Graphics Ghost

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Bad Graphics Ghost

The Bad Graphics Ghost (also called Pixel Ghost) was spawned by the Tandy 400 to scare Strong Bad as revenge for being thrown out. It appears to be a simple "sheet" ghost with two blank eyeholes, and because of the Tandy's poor graphic capabilities, it is made up of large green rectangular pixels.

In the Strong Bad Email ghosts, the Bad Graphics Ghost shows up on-screen at the end. The viewer can "kill" the ghost by moving the cursor over the pixels. As this is done, the pixels will disappear. If not done quickly enough, the ghost will re-draw itself. The viewer can also kill it by holding the "Tab" key. If successfully killed, the scene changes to Strong Sad in outer space, where he "will sing you a scary song".

It is believed (at least by Homestar Runner) that the Ghost was created by a real-life ghost wandering into the screen. Strong Bad was terrified that this may happen if he tried to use his Lappy 486, and refused to use it until his house was ghost-free in 8-Bit is Enough.


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A Bad Graphics mushroom cloud

The Tandy has produced "bad graphics" akin to the Bad Graphics Ghost on at least two separate occasions. In butt IQ, Strong Bad used a low-resolution diagram of Homestar Runner to demonstrate the Transitive Butt Property. In retirement, the Tandy conspired with the Compy 386 to kidnap the Lappy 486. In exchange for its safe release, Strong Bad agreed to answer a final email on the two "retired" computers. After answering an email on the Tandy, Strong Bad and Homestar Runner poured Mountain Dew and denture tablets into the Tandy and ignited a bad graphics mushroom cloud.

Compy 386 Skeleton

The Bad Graphics Ghost's Compy colleague
At peace at last

After Strong Bad appeases and destroys the Tandy and the Compy in retirement, the two computers revisit Strong Bad and the Lappy in spectral, undamaged form. Clicking the contrast knobs on the two old computers reveals the Bad Graphics Ghost on the Tandy and a dancing skeleton on the Compy.

Lappy 486 Vampire

She should put that on her bwees-ness card

The Lappy, too, has a spectral form. This appears first when one deletes an email, seen in Strong Bad's Cool Game For Attractive People. It is an image of the Female Lappy icon with fangs, surrounded in flames. As the old girl goes up in flames in the Strong Bad Email hremail 3184, her form appears to the onlooking Bubs and Coach Z.

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