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"Get your shiny round butt up in there and check that email!"

Strong Bad doesn't want to check his 150th email.

Cast (in order of appearance): Female Lappy 486, Strong Bad, Strong Sad, Coach Z (Drawing), Homestar Runner (Drawing), Strong Mad (voice-only)

Places: Computer Room, Strong Bad's Basement

Date: March 27, 2006

Running Time: 1:46

Page title: Not Just Yet!!

Contents

Transcript

{Strong Bad's desk. Strong Bad is nowhere to be seen. The wind howls. After a few seconds, Female Lappy 486 appears on screen with the first note of the Lappy start-up noise.}

FEMALE LAPPY 486: {The words appear on the screen as she says them.} Oh. Golly-gosh. Strong Bad is understairs. Tell whim I love.

{Quick drop to the Basement. Strong Bad is lying on the couch; Strong Sad is standing behind it.}

STRONG SAD: You get your shiny, round butt up in there and check that email!

STRONG BAD: No! Now, get out of my couch... -area!

STRONG SAD: But it's your sesquicentenn-email!

STRONG BAD: I don't wanna turn a hundred and fifty! It's too much pressure! Strong Mad ate it!

STRONG SAD: It's okay, I can help! Check out these storyboards I drew up!

{Cut to a storyboard showing Strong Bad's boxing gloves on the Lappy 486's keyboard. Slow piano music starts. Above, it says "Scene 1" and "Int. Lappy-Day"; below, "Close on tip-tapping boxing gloves".

STRONG SAD: We begin with a claustrophobic close-up of typing with boxing gloves on.

{Cut to a storyboard showing Strong Bad sitting at his desk in the middle of the desert. Above, it says "Scene 1a" and "Ext. Desert-Day"; below, "zoom out to reveal wide shot of desk in desert".}

STRONG SAD: A quick zoom out reveals you're really in the middle of a barren desert landscape, symbolizing the vast scope of your achievement.

{Cut to a storyboard showing Coach Z holding a pear covered with eyeballs and with coffee dripping out of his hat and down his face. Above, it says, "Scene 2" and "Int. Creepytown-Night"; below, "dolly in on cz. holds up eyeball-pear"}

STRONG SAD: Next, we dolly in on Coach Z holding a pear covered with eyeballs while black coffee continually streams down his mouthless face.

{Piano music stops. Cut to a close up of Strong Sad}

STRONG SAD: This part doesn't represent anything. I just... always wanted to pour coffee on Coach Z.

{Cut to a storyboard showing Strong Bad at his desk in the Computer Room, with the No Loafing Sign partially obscured. Homestar Runner is wearing a mask, and the star on his shirt is now cloud-shaped. Piano music starts again. Above, it says, "Scene 3" and "Int. Computer Room-Day"; below, "2 shot of SB and Desire Man.}

STRONG SAD: Cut to a two-shot of you hashing it out with your innermost desires.

{Cut to a storyboard showing a donut with a bite taken out of it. It is leaking jelly, in which Strong Bad's face appears. Above, it says, "Scene 4" and "Int. Donut Place-Night"; below, "ECU of jellyfish reflector. tear. fade out."

STRONG SAD: And we end on an extreme close-up of your reflection in the gooey filling of a jelly donut as you shed a single tear.

{Cut back to Strong Sad}

STRONG SAD: It's equal parts Lynchian, Fellinian and Steve Buscemian, don't you think?

{Cut back to a view of Strong Bad lying on the couch.}

STRONG BAD: {incomprehensible mumbles} Pilotwings... {more incomprehensible mumbles}

STRONG SAD: Oh, nevermind. I'll go see what Strong Mad thinks of my Doug the Dino -treatment.

STRONG MAD: {offscreen} DON'T BOTHER!

{Cut to a storyboard showing Strong Bad yelling. Above, it says "Scene 12" and "Int. Day-Up in your grill"; below, "Med. close on SB. 'Leemee alone. I do it next week!'"}

Fun Facts

Explanations

  • "Sesquicentennial" is the term for a 150th anniversary.
  • Claustrophobia is an anxiety disorder which involves a fear of confined spaces.
  • The filename, "sbemail149pernt5", is a Coach Z pronunciation of "sbemail149.5".

Inside References

Real-World References

  • Homestar's mask is the same style as the masks worn by Snifits in the Super Mario Brothers games.
  • David Lynch and Federico Fellini, as referenced by Strong Sad, are filmmakers known for bizarre imagery.
  • Steve Buscemi, also referenced by Strong Sad, is an American character actor who has starred in such films as Reservoir Dogs, The Big Lebowski, and Ghost World.
  • The music playing during Strong Sad's storyboard seems to be taken from the intro to U2's song "So Cruel".
  • Pilotwings is a flight simulation game and one of the first SNES games ever made. In it, you play the part of a pilot who does various test flights in various locations with various airbourne vehicles such as a light plane, hang-glider, parachute, and "rocket belt" (jetpack). There was also a Nintendo 64 incarnation called Pilotwings 64.

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