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The future is YOU... probably.
This is an article about the Strong Bad Email called "CGNU". Go here for more information on Crazy Go Nuts University.

Strong Bad Email #26

Margo asks how to become a graduate of Crazy Go Nuts University.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad



STRONG BAD: {singing} Check that email, check it down, check that email, smack it around.

dear strong bad,

i want to be a graduate of Crazy Go Nuts 
University, just like you. Please let me know 
how i can accomplish this goal.
thank you.


STRONG BAD: {typing} I'm glad you asked me, Margo.

{Strong Bad gets up from his seat and enters an office, as if he's doing a commercial. Some flute music starts playing.}

STRONG BAD: Do you want to be more awesome? Sure! We all do. Here in Crazy Go Nuts University you can get the experience you'll need to be almost half as awesome as I am. Get your certificate in:

{A list starts to scroll from the bottom of the screen, and Strong Bad reads off each entry as it goes by.}

STRONG BAD: Cheesing People Off, Indian-Giving, Cutting Ones, Doing Some Other Things, Home Invasion, Cracking Wise, World Domination, Sending Me a Dollar, Total Spaceship Guy, TV / VCR Repair or GET YOUR DEGREE!

{The list disappears, and we get an extreme close-up on Strong Bad's face}

STRONG BAD: Applying is easy, just take this free art test.

{Strong Bad holds up a Painting of a guy with a big knife drawn on the test paper, which the camera then focuses on.}

STRONG BAD: Fill out the test and send it back to us. And you will be well on your way to a better, awesomer you.

{Cut from the paper back to Strong Bad}

STRONG BAD: Remember, at Crazy Go Nuts University, the future is... you. Probably.

{The CGNU logo appears on-screen}

ANNOUNCER: {voiceover} Actual applicants not accepted. Art test is only so we can make fun of you.

{The Paper comes down.}

Fun Facts

  • The sign on Principal Strong Bad's desk actually reads "Prinicpal Strong Bad." Pretty ironic, both given his role as Grammar Police on the Strong Bad emails and supposed role as administrator of CGNU (which is confirmed in Homestar Quiz}.
  • The Painting of a guy with a big knife on the art test is from "i love you".
  • This is a parody of an old college commercial for ICS (International Correspondence School). The ads featured Sally Struthers and started off with "Do you want to make more money? Sure, we all do." It is also a parody of the Art Instruction Schools, which advertise "simply complete this free art test and send it back. Your test will be professionally graded to see if you have the interest required to become a serious artist."

DVD Version

  • The DVD version adds a hidden commentary by Homestar and Mike. Just switch your DVD player's language selection during the email to access it.

Commentary Transcript

(Commentary by: Mike Chapman, Homestar Runner)

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Surprise, Mike!

MIKE: Uh-oh. Hey, Homestar.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: It's not Matt OR a Strong Bad.

MIKE: It's Homestar.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: That's right! You remembered my name this time!

MIKE: That's right! Uh, have I ever forgotten your name?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Yes, several times.

MIKE: OK, um, what do you have to say about this email?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Uh, it looks like Strong Bad in the school man.

MIKE: Look, it says, a misspelling there, it says "Prinicpal Strong Bad"

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Prinicpal... what's that?

MIKE: Well-

HOMESTAR RUNNER: When did he get promoted to Prinicpal?

MIKE: Did you take any, uh, classes at Crazy Go Nuts University?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Yes. I... I took the Cutting Ones class, Mike, I'll tell you what!

MIKE: Uh, what'd you get?


MIKE: You weren't very good at that class.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: No, I could never perform.

MIKE: Uh, OK. You tried.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: I-I took Sending Me a Dollar. I got- I got my degree in Sending Me a Dollar.

MIKE: Sending Strong Bad a dollar?


MIKE: Oh. I thought it was-

HOMESTAR RUNNER: I took a class called "Sending ME a Dollar," and I sent me a dollar.

MIKE: Did you draw that guy with the big knife?


MIKE: Did the gu- have to draw the guy with the big knife?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Yeah, I ended up drawing a girl with a salad.


MIKE: Girl with a salad?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: OK, I'm not a very good artist.

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