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{{toonnav|Shorts|somber|Play Date|The Baloneyman}}
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[[Image:SomberVacation.png|thumb|"Now, let's begin."]]
[[Image:SomberVacation.png|thumb|"Now, let's begin."]]
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'''Cast (in order of appearance):'''  {{film|Homestar Runner}}, {{film|Bubs}}, {{film|Strong Bad}}, {{film|Strong Sad}}
'''Cast (in order of appearance):'''  {{film|Homestar Runner}}, {{film|Bubs}}, {{film|Strong Bad}}, {{film|Strong Sad}}
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'''Places:''' [[Basement of the Brothers Strong]], [[Depressio Beach]]
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'''Places:''' [[Basement Of The Brothers Strong]], [[The Beach]]
'''Date:''' Monday, June 16, 2008
'''Date:''' Monday, June 16, 2008
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''{The lights turn off. Cut to a close-up of Strong Sad's head.}''
''{The lights turn off. Cut to a close-up of Strong Sad's head.}''
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'''STRONG SAD:''' Thank you all for coming to my slide show pre-sentation!
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'''STRONG SAD:''' Thank you all for coming to my slide show presentation!
''{Cut to close-up of Strong Bad}''
''{Cut to close-up of Strong Bad}''
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''{Cut back to Strong Sad}''
''{Cut back to Strong Sad}''
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'''STRONG SAD:''' Summertime is generally a happy time, making it my least favorite time of year.  So in order to make myself appropriately miserable, I decided to embrace all the hoopla and go to the beach.
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'''STRONG SAD:''' Summertime is generally a happy time, making it my least favorite time of year.  So, in order to make myself appropriately miserable, I decided to embrace all the hoopla and go to the beach.
''{Cut to Strong Bad}''
''{Cut to Strong Bad}''
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''{Cut back to Strong Sad}''
''{Cut back to Strong Sad}''
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'''STRONG SAD:''' ''{angrily}'' It's called "The Dampening" and it helps me focus! ''{Normal voice}'' Now, let's begin.
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'''STRONG SAD:''' ''{angrily}'' It's called "The Dampening", and it helps me focus. ''{Normal voice}'' Now, let's begin.
''{Cut to Strong Sad in silhouette with a [[Projections|projection screen]] in the background.  A slide comes down with the title written in the sand}''
''{Cut to Strong Sad in silhouette with a [[Projections|projection screen]] in the background.  A slide comes down with the title written in the sand}''
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'''STRONG SAD:''' "My Somber Vacation".
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'''STRONG SAD:''' My Somber Vacation.
''{The slides fill the screen.  First slide is Strong Sad standing on the beach.}''
''{The slides fill the screen.  First slide is Strong Sad standing on the beach.}''
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''{Close up of sea shells}''
''{Close up of sea shells}''
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'''STRONG SAD:''' Instead of collecting seashells, I stalked the sandy shores looking for  ''{Slide of a broken styrofoam cooler with green stains, with a shell and beer bottle also visible}'' algae-covered chunks of styrofoam coolers. ''{Slide of several chunks with faces drawn on them and pipe cleaner limbs}''  I added googly eyes and some pipe cleaner and then played beach volleyball with them. ''{Slide of Strong Sad with a yellow volleyball embedded in his face}'' They won handily.
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'''STRONG SAD:''' Instead of collecting sea shells, I stalked the sandy shores looking for  ''{Slide of a broken styrofoam cooler with green stains, with a shell and beer bottle also visible}'' algae covered chunks of styrofoam coolers. ''{Slide of several chunks with faces drawn on them and pipe cleaner limbs}''  I added googly eyes and some pipe cleaner and then played beach volleyball with them. ''{Slide of Strong Sad with a yellow volleyball embedded in his face}'' They won handily.
''{Strong Sad is smiling and holding a styrofoam cup with drink umbrellas and sand around the rim.}''
''{Strong Sad is smiling and holding a styrofoam cup with drink umbrellas and sand around the rim.}''
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'''STRONG SAD:''' Here I am enjoying my favorite tropical beverage: a scalding hot cup of black coffee with beach sand on the rim.  The bartender kept calling it a "Sucks On The Beach".
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'''STRONG SAD:''' Here I am enjoying my favorite tropical beverage: A scalding hot cup of black coffee with beach sand on the rim.  The bartender kept calling it a "Sucks On The Beach".
''{Strong Sad is standing alone on the beach, silhouetted against the moon}''
''{Strong Sad is standing alone on the beach, silhouetted against the moon}''
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''{Cut back to Strong Sad}''
''{Cut back to Strong Sad}''
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'''STRONG SAD:''' Shut up! It's a skin condition! ''{He pats his belly}'' This is just how I tan. I can't help it!
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'''STRONG SAD:''' Shut up! It's a skin condition. ''{He pats his belly}'' This is just how I tan. I can't help it!
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{off camera}'' Ha ha ha-ha ha! ''{close-up of Strong Bad}'' Lookin' good, Miss July!
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{off camera}'' Ha ha ha-ha ha! ''{close-up of Strong Bad}'' Lookin' good, Miss July!
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==Easter Eggs==
==Easter Eggs==
[[Image:TheDampening.png|thumb|non disturbare!]]
[[Image:TheDampening.png|thumb|non disturbare!]]
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*Click on XOXO on the postcard at the end to see Strong Sad in his Dampening barrel.
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*Click on XOXO on the postcard at the end.
:''{In the Strongs' basement, lights down.  Close up on a wooden barrel against the wall.  A sign is taped to the barrel, written in a calligraphic style "the Dampening in progress! non disturbare!"}''
:''{In the Strongs' basement, lights down.  Close up on a wooden barrel against the wall.  A sign is taped to the barrel, written in a calligraphic style "the Dampening in progress! non disturbare!"}''
:'''STRONG SAD:''' ''{singing}'' Sweetness.  Sweetness.  I was only joking when I said.
:'''STRONG SAD:''' ''{singing}'' Sweetness.  Sweetness.  I was only joking when I said.
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===Explanations===
===Explanations===
*"Sucks On The Beach" is a play on the real [[alcohol|cocktail]] [[Wikipedia:Sex on the beach (cocktail)|Sex on the Beach]].
*"Sucks On The Beach" is a play on the real [[alcohol|cocktail]] [[Wikipedia:Sex on the beach (cocktail)|Sex on the Beach]].
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*[[Wikipedia:Heebie-jeebies (idiom)|Heebie-jeebies]] is an old slang term for feeling anxious or nervous.
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*[[Wikipedia:Heebie Jeebies|Heebie Jeebies]] is an old slang term for feeling anxious or nervous.
*"Non disturbare" means "do not disturb" in Italian.
*"Non disturbare" means "do not disturb" in Italian.
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*When the toon was first released, the Easter egg was unfinished. There was no audio and no way to reach it without a browser addon or external Flash viewer to navigate beyond the "end" of the toon.
*When the toon was first released, the Easter egg was unfinished. There was no audio and no way to reach it without a browser addon or external Flash viewer to navigate beyond the "end" of the toon.
*When the toon was first released, the slides were in focus as they came onto the screen.  The effect that makes them appear out of focus at first was added later.
*When the toon was first released, the slides were in focus as they came onto the screen.  The effect that makes them appear out of focus at first was added later.
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*Strong Sad claims his favorite beach beverage is a scalding cup of black [[coffee]], but he is also known to be [[Hyperactive Strong Sad|sensitive to]] [[caffeine]].
 
*The Cheat, who is not seen in this cartoon, is heard laughing with the others.
*The Cheat, who is not seen in this cartoon, is heard laughing with the others.
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*Bubs's face overlaps part of his teeth.
*Bubs's face overlaps part of his teeth.
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*Strong Sad's mouth closes too early on the letters "ach" in the word "beach".
 
===Inside References===
===Inside References===
*Bubs says [[be's]].
*Bubs says [[be's]].
*Strong Sad first used Depressio to refer to himself in [[depressio]].
*Strong Sad first used Depressio to refer to himself in [[depressio]].
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*Strong Sad [[Buried Alive|buries himself alive]] in [[Death#Strong Sad|his own grave]].
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*Strong Sad makes [[Death#Strong Sad|his own grave]].
*Strong Sad makes some [[googly-eyed objects]].
*Strong Sad makes some [[googly-eyed objects]].
*The style for this toon (a slideshow presented by Strong Sad) was originally presented as an unused idea in [[From the Vault]].
*The style for this toon (a slideshow presented by Strong Sad) was originally presented as an unused idea in [[From the Vault]].
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*The seashells were previously seen in [[what I want]].
*The seashells were previously seen in [[what I want]].
*Strong Sad keeps tripping over couples [[Making Out|making out]].
*Strong Sad keeps tripping over couples [[Making Out|making out]].
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*Strong Sad previously sang from inside a locked container of water in [[Homestar Presents: Presents]] with the same echoic effect.
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*Strong Sad previously sang from inside a locked container of water in [[Homestar Presents: Presents]] with the same echoic effect
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*The bartender calls Strong Sad's drink a "[[Sucks]] on the Beach".
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===Real-World References===
===Real-World References===

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