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Thinking of You (and How Terrible Your Films Are)

strongbad_email.exe Bonus Email #1

FAF FAN #23 asks Strong Bad how he can tell his independent filmmaker buddy that his films suck. This email apparently took place in the Tandy 400 era.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad



STRONG BAD: Gather 'round, everybody! It's email time! {starts reading email}

Hey Strong Bad,
I have a friend who is trying hard to be an
independent filmmaker. The problem is, his films
suck. How do I tell him he's wasting his life?


STRONG BAD: {typing} I got good news for you, #23. You're not alone. We've all got no-talent friends who refuse to quit chasing their dreams. That's why I've come up with my own line of greeting cards for just such occasions.

{cut to a greeting card with a picture of flowers on the front}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} I've got ones for independent filmmakers.

VOICE ONE: {reading the card} On this special day, I thought I'd let you know how terrible your films are.

{cut to a second card with a cartoon drawing of a boy's head, with a thermometer in his mouth and a cold pack on his head}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} People in terrible bands.

VOICE TWO: {reading the card} I'm sick! Of wasting my Fridays seeing your crappy band.

{cut to a third card with a picture of a sunset and a palm tree}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} Web cartoonists

VOICE THREE: {reading the card} Thinking of you... and how terrible your stupid Star Wars spoofs are.

{cut to a fourth card with a cartoon drawing of a bear behind the mic at a comedy club, signed L.S. '02}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} And burgeoning stand-up comedians.

VOICE FOUR: {reading the card} Hey friend! Your stand up comedy is unBEARable!!

{cut back to the Tandy 400}

STRONG BAD: I mean, {typing} its not like these people don't know they suck, sometimes they just need a cute friendly reminder. Who knows? This could be the final straw that makes them give up and get some terrible office job instead. Or at the very least go to grad school. You know, like for an MBA. Or maybe try out for the NBA. I dunno. See ya later, 23.

{The Paper comes down}

Fun Facts

  • Strong Bad uses the improper form of its near the end of the email. (It should be "it's")
  • The drawing of the bear on the fourth card is apparently done by Lem Sportsinterviews.
  • The voice reading the first card sounds very similar to the voice of Cinderblock from "2 years". The alternating voices are pretty obviously Mike and Matt.
  • The line "Thinking of you... and how terrible your stupid Star Wars spoofs are." refers to the fact that when The Brothers Chaps started H*R, most Flash projects on the 'net were various Star Wars spoofs, as they've mentioned in several interviews.
  • You can hear the hum in the background when Strong Bad talks, implying that this was recorded before they got a better mic and thus is an authentic old email.

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