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*[[Wikipedia:Europa (moon)|Europa]] is one of [[Wikipedia:Jupiter (planet)|Jupiter]]'s moons, and the possibility of Earth-like biology in its oceans has periodically led to [[Wikipedia:Europa (moon)#Exploration of Europa|plans for its exploration]].
*[[Wikipedia:Europa (moon)|Europa]] is one of [[Wikipedia:Jupiter (planet)|Jupiter]]'s moons, and the possibility of Earth-like biology in its oceans has periodically led to [[Wikipedia:Europa (moon)#Exploration of Europa|plans for its exploration]].

Revision as of 23:02, 19 March 2007

Toon Category: Shorts
watch KOT's VOQPCS! Strong Bad Sings
"Sever your leg please, sir."

Strong Bad and The Cheat try out a model rocket and have a run-in with a drive-thru speaker.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, The Cheat, Drive-Thru Whale

Places: The Field

Date: Monday, March 19, 2007

Running Time: 2:19

Page Title: Shoots up to 300 feet!

Contents

Transcript

{Strong Bad and The Cheat are standing in the middle of the field. Strong Bad is holding a toy rocket on the end of a pump.}

STRONG BAD: Oh man, The Cheat. This is gonna be bro-awesome. This thing's gonna shoot all the way up to Europa! And bring us back a couple of Europa-pean lobsters to grill up!

THE CHEAT: {Excited The Cheat noises}

STRONG BAD: All right. {Pumping the pump} Three... two... one... {He releases the rocket and it falls onto the ground. Strong Bad stares at the sky} Look at it go! I can barely see it already an— {notices the rocket lying on the ground} Oh. That was nothing like the back of the box. {Shaking his fist at the sky} Where's my space lobster? You know what that means. It's time to employ... The Compressor!

{Cut to the same location later on. Strong Bad has attached an air compressor to the rocket, which slowly grows bigger as more air is pumped into it}

STRONG BAD: Three... Two... One...

{The rocket flies into the air}

STRONG BAD: Look at it go! {He runs after it} I can almost taste the buttery claw meats!

{Strong Bad runs into a plastic whale with a speaker in its teeth and falls down. A loud WANG sound effect is heard}

STRONG BAD: Where'd you come from?

SPEAKER: {Scratchy and difficult to understand voice} Would you like to try a combo meal?

{Strong Bad stands up and dusts himself off}

STRONG BAD: {uncertain} Uh, sure. But no cheese, and, um, extra sauce?

{The Cheat arrives}

THE CHEAT: {Questioning The Cheat noises}

STRONG BAD: I don't know. I think I just ordered a combo meal from this invisible restaurant. You don't have any invisible cash, do you?

{The Cheat puts his hands in his fur where pockets would be, and takes them out again as if holding money}

THE CHEAT: {The Cheat noises}

STRONG BAD: Whoa, you're loaded! {To the speaker} And, uh, let me get a crappy toy meal for my The Cheat here.

SPEAKER: Nine-seventeen, sever your leg please, sir.

STRONG BAD: Could you repeat that? {Shakes head} I thought you just asked me to sever my leg.

SPEAKER: Sever your leg, please. It's the greatest day.

STRONG BAD: {Incredulous} "Sever my leg"? "It's the greatest day"? I'm not sure I understand the transaction that's taking place here.

SPEAKER: Please enter your password.

{It plays a tune while the water from the whale's blow hole moves up and down}

THE CHEAT: {The Cheat noises}

STRONG BAD: My The Cheat wants to know what your crappy toy is this week.

SPEAKER: It's brown.

STRONG BAD: {To The Cheat} It's brown.

{The Cheat starts to cry}

STRONG BAD: Well, I guess they're out of blue ones.

{The Cheat cries harder}

STRONG BAD: {Angrily at the Speaker} Look what you did!

SPEAKER: Steve, drive around to the seventh window.

STRONG BAD: What window? You're just a crackly drive-thru whale out in the middle of a field! {The word 'field' echoes and the camera angle switches to show the emptiness of the field} Come on, The Cheat. Let's take our invisible business elsewhere.

{Strong Bad and The Cheat walk away. As soon as they're off screen, the rocket falls back down and breaks open, and a purple lobster with brown spots comes out.}

SPEAKER: Sever your leg please, sir.

{The lobster removes one of its claws, and the whale bends down and eats the lobster. Then it blasts off into space, playing the same tune from earlier. A silhouette of a lobster with "end." written on it appears.}

Easter Eggs

  • Click on "end." for a scene with Strong Bad and The Cheat at another invisible restaurant.
STRONG BAD: Now this place knows how to invisibly treat a person, The Cheat! {to an invisible waiter} Ah, yes, thank you, Inviso-Jeeves. We'd like another bottle of Château Prétende 1974, please. Oh, and, uh, how 'bout a blue one for my little friend here?
THE CHEAT: {pleased The Cheat noises}

Fun Facts

Explanations

  • Europa is one of Jupiter's moons, and the possibility of Earth-like biology in its oceans has periodically led to plans for its exploration.
  • Château Prétende is French for "Pretend Castle," and is a pun on Châteaubriand, a very fine cut of beef from the tenderloin.
  • The toy rocket is an exact replica of an actual rocket toy that was popular in the 1970s and 1980s. The pump would increase the air pressure in the rocket. Releasing the lock in the base would allow the pressure to expel water from the bottom and cause the rocket to propel itself into the air.

Trivia

  • For the rocket to have traveled the minimum distance of 628,089,000 kilometers (390,276,411 miles, 4.2AU) to Europa and back in the 1:30 between the rocket's launch and its landing, it must have traveled at an average speed exceeding twenty-three times the speed of light.

Remarks

  • The Field has a flatter, more cartoonish look than usual, with streaky clouds in the sky.
  • When Strong Bad shouts at the drive-thru whale about being isolated in the middle of the field, his voice echoes even though there is nothing else in the field for the sound of his voice to bounce off of.

Goofs

  • Although the field has trees in the background, there are no trees visible in the wide-angle shots when Strong Bad yells "In the middle of an empty field!" or at the ending.

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