Baddest of the Bands

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Strong Badia the Free Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective
Baddest of the Bands logo
"Are you ready to be musically, sonically, and if all goes according to plan, PHYSICALLY assaulted?!!"

Baddest of the Bands is the third episode of Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People. It has been rated E10+ for Crude Humor, Mild Cartoon Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes and Use of Alcohol by the ESRB. Story written by Mike Stemmle and The Brothers Chaps.

When Strong Bad's beloved Fun Machine goes up in smoke, he must dominate the Battle Royale of the Bands to afford the costly repairs. But he's up against some stiff competition! Can he rock the stage and win the big cash prize, or will he be drowned out by the competition?

A brief trailer for the game is included in Strong Badia the Free and on the Telltale Games website.

It was released on Monday, October 27.

Cast: Strong Bad, Homestar Runner, Strong Mad, Strong Sad, The Cheat, Coach Z, Bubs, Marzipan, Pom Pom, The King of Town, Homsar, Limozeen, Marshie, Biscuitdoughhandsman, Horrible Painting

Places:

House of the Brothers Strong
Basement
Laundry Room
Strong Bad's Room
Living Room
Kitchen
Strong Mad's Room
Bathroom
Strong Sad's Room
Computer Room

Marzipan's House
Club Technochocolate
Coach Z's Locker Room
D.O.I. Concert
Cool Tapes Concert
Two-O-Duo Concert
PomStar concert

The Field
Bubs' Concession Stand
Strong Badia
The Gremlin
Snap Shak
The Drive-Thru Whale
The Stick
The Brick Wall

Contents

Preview Transcript

{The screen shows "On the next episode of Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People" and cuts to a closeup of Strong Bad's face as he holds a microphone, while microphone feedback is heard}

STRONG BAD: {yelling into the microphone} Alllllll right, expensive ticket holders!

{Cut to The Cheat on a set of drums, then back to Strong Bad}

STRONG BAD: Are you ready to be musically, sonically...

{Cut to Strong Mad playing a bass guitar}

STRONG BAD: ...and if all goes according to plan...

{Cut back to Strong Bad}

STRONG BAD: ...PHYSICALLY assaulted?!!

{Cut out to see that Strong Bad's band was seen atop Bubs' Concession Stand. The music stops suddenly; only a howling wind is heard in the background. Homestar watches from the ground}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Boooo...

{Cut to a shot of Strong Bad}

STRONG BAD: Hmm, tough crowd.

{Cut to a gray background, showing the word BADDEST written in Metallica-type font. Strong Bad's boxing glove-clad hand is then seen adding a strip of red label tape to the bottom of the word displaying the remainder of the title, OF THE BANDS, on it. Then the usual message, "Strong Bad's Cool Game For Attractive People — New episode every month!", is featured. Cut to The Brick Wall, and Bubs, The Cheat and Coach Z standing in front of it. Bubs and Coach Z each kick The Cheat back and forth between them.}

COACH Z: {rapping}
My name is Coach Z,
And Bubs is my cohort.
Put on your Cheat kickers,
And let's kick-a The Chort!

Inventory

  • "3 O'Clock Twist"
  • Aerosol Cheese Spray
  • Alarm
  • Album Cover Photo
  • Bat Hutch
  • Billy Club
  • Bleach
  • Bleach Photo
  • Bleached Bats
  • Bucket of Butter
  • BMW Lighter
  • Cool Tapes Entry Form
  • "DeButt"
  • Defaced Album
  • Defaced Coloring Book
  • "Doin' The Wigglie"
  • Entry Forms
  • Fake Sword
  • "Food Related Love"
  • German Helmet
  • Glossy Photo
  • Hangar Antenna
  • "Hugo Left Me Miserable"
  • Instant Camera
  • "Left Shift-Alt-Delete"
  • Limozeen Coloring Book
  • Limozeen Contest Flyer
  • Lobster
  • Pomstar Entry Form
  • Poodonkis
  • "Roll with the Punches"
  • Signed Glossy
  • "Slide to the Right, Y'all Bridesmaids"
  • Squealin' Larry Limozeen Microphone
  • Starfish
  • Taranchula Black Metal Detector (now with shovel attachment)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Whale Photo
  • Zen Rock

Ranks

  1. Folk Filker
  2. Scat Oboist
  3. Wooden Fish Enthusiast
  4. Electric Slide Kazooer
  5. Contra Bassist
  6. Spandex Screamer
  7. Big Hair Wailer
  8. Three-Necked Axeman
  9. Nordic Percussion Lord
  10. Spikey Rock Deity
  11. Impossibly Rocked Out

Fun Facts

Remarks

  • Coach Z pronounces "Cheat" correctly, and then incorrectly.
  • This is the first episode of SBCG4AP for the included Teen Girl Squad not to be created via the player's input.
  • The nailed-shut door in Marzipan's house initially appeared in Quality Time, where it was just a closet. Here, it is declared to lead to the kitchen.
  • This is the first episode of SBCG4AP in which the Poopsmith does not physically appear.
  • One of the Awesomeness points in Strong Badia the Free involved setting the clothes on Strong Bad's bed on fire. In this episode, however, attempting to do so will have him remark that they're not flammable.
  • Marzipan gets upset about the pollution of the pond, but litters thrice by crumpling up what Strong Bad shows her and tossing it away.
  • The game has an offical website.
  • In this episode, Strong Bad claims to not know how to work the dryer, yet in Strong Badia the Free, he gets a pair of pants from the dryer, claiming he put them in the dryer to shrink them to his size.

Goofs

  • Only some of the songs include subtitles.
  • Strong Bad misspells his own name as "Strongbad" several times when answering the in-game emails.
  • There are a lot of subtitle mistakes, such as:
    • Strong Bad's comments during Limozeen: Hot Babelian Odyssey misspell "Nebulon" as "Nebuloid".

Glitches

  • Sometimes, when pulling out your map, a map icon will still be shown after you switch to the "How Awesome I am" chart.
  • If the DÖI poster is dug up in extended play, the King of Town's guitar will be heard even though he's not there.

Wii Version

  • In extended play, continuing to use the "Do the Wigglie" record on Pom Pom's turntable will earn you each Limozeen manual page one after another.

Inside References

  • This is another appearance of Kicking The Cheat.
  • Strong Bad refers to his FunMachine as Senor FunMachine.
  • Strong Sad has a Hollerin' Jimmy's Bat Hutch and a West Is Lip poster in his room.
  • Strong Bad asks Strong Sad how he got the fake sword out of Pompomerania, which reflects upon the events of Strong Badia The Free.
  • Strong Bad offers Homestar Runner "total stardom", the same thing Thorax Corporation tries to sell.
  • Examining the cable attached to the speakers on the DÖI stage will cause Strong Bad to lament that this has become an obstacle in an episode without hedge shears, swords, or nunchuck guns. He used hedge shears in Homestar Ruiner and a sword in Strong Badia the Free. And although Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective (the next episode) is not yet out, Dangeresque used a nunchuck gun in dangeresque 3.
  • Wade from Bat-Aid refers to Marzipan once as "Melissa-pan".
  • Bubs claims he built the stages with galvanized nails.
  • The Poopsmith and Senor Cardgage are among the candidates being considered as Pom Pom's singer.
  • Strong Bad tells The Cheat, "Don't forget to wear a bikini!"
  • The King of Town's guitar solo when he is introduced is identical to the tune played by Strong Bad's Black Metal Detector.
  • When counting out how much money Strong Bad got from the sign-ups, Bubs says to "carry the G".
  • Strong Bad previously Toilet Papered The Stick in 3 Times Halloween Funjob.

Real-World References

  • The performance on the rooftop in the preview could be modeled after The Beatles' final public performance.
  • The name "Bat-Aid" is a play on the band Band Aid.
  • Bubs refers to Coach Z as the "Thin Green Duke", a reference to David Bowie's persona The Thin White Duke.
  • The riff that Strong Bad sings for "Save/Load" is based off "Breaking The Law" by Judas Priest.
  • The line Strong Bad sings for "Quit" is based off "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey.
  • The Limozine video game is possibly a referance to the Atari 2600 game, Journey Escape, which featured the band Journey.
  • Strong Bad calls Strong Sad "Sister Christian". He also refers to him as "Teenage Lobotomy".
  • Strong Bad's band initials are a possible referance to Blue Oyster Cult which was the first band to feature a nonfunctional umlaut over the O in their name.
  • Strong Sad's explanation of the theremin is paraphrased from the Wikipedia page for the instrument. [1]
  • Strong Bad tells the players not to confuse fog-bats with Foghat.
  • The cover art and lyrics for "Hugo Left Me" are based on Les Misérables, originally written by Victor Hugo. The album says it's by "The Frollos"; Frollo was a character in one of Hugo's other works, The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
  • Strong Bad's declaration of "One Fish, Two Fish, Starfish, Carfish" and the subsequent dialogue references One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss.
  • Strong Bad's line spoken as he TPs the Stick is a reference to A Charlie Brown Christmas.
  • Strong Bad refers to Homestar as "Very White", a reference to Barry White.
  • Coach Z standing in front of Marzipan's house holding a boombox references an iconic scene in the 1989 romantic comedy Say Anything..., where Lloyd Dobbler (John Cusack) romances Diane Court (Ione Skye) by standing in front of her bedroom window with a boombox playing "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel.
  • Strong Bad asking Marzipan if she plans to bite off Pazquel's head and The King of Town's on-stage devouring of bats refer to a notorious episode in the career of heavy metal musician Ozzy Osbourne.
  • If the Limozeen Coloring Book is used on Strong Bad, he uses the phrase "and name them George" - ths is a reference to a Looney Tunes skit involving Bugs Bunny and the Abominable Snowman.

Fast Forward

  • At the end of the game, Strong Sad comments that Strong Bad's video game "sounds pretty dangerous". Strong Bad replies, "No. Sounds..." then hums the opening theme to Dangeresque 1: Dangeresque, Too? as the camera zooms in on his Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective poster.

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