Somber Vacation

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Strong Sad goes to the beach?

Cast (in order of appearance): Homestar Runner, Bubs, Strong Bad, Strong Sad

Places: Basement Of The Brothers Strong, The Beach

Date: Monday, June 16, 2008

Running Time: 2:11

Page Title: Greetings From Depressio Beach!



{Open with a panning shot of Strong Bad, Bubs and Homestar Runner sitting on the couch, making unintelligible sounds like the murmur of conversation.}

STRONG SAD: {off camera} Ahem!

{The lights turn off. Cut to a close-up of Strong Sad's head.}

STRONG SAD: Thank you all for coming to my slide show presentation!

{Cut to close-up of Strong Bad}

STRONG BAD: Slide show?! You said you found a dead body!

{Cut to Bubs}

BUBS: You told me there'd be's casseroles!

{Cut to Homestar}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: You're welcome.

{Cut back to Strong Sad}

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}

STRONG BAD: Ooh, that's where you were. We all figured you were inside that barrel again. Moistening yourself, or whatever.

{Cut back to Strong Sad}

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 projection screen in the background. A slide comes down with the title written in the sand}

STRONG SAD: My Somber Vacation.

{The slides fill the screen. First slide is Strong Sad standing on the beach.}

STRONG SAD: Since I don't have a lot of beach apparel, The King of Town's blacksmith was kind enough to let me borrow {New slide: Strong Sad is posing in The Blacksmith's black welding mask and apron. The apron has burn marks at the lower right corner and under the left arm.} this revealing little number. Even though I couldn't see anything with it on, I think it's safe to assume this really turned some heads.

{New slide: a sand sculpture of a Strong Sad headstone and grave with a single rose on top.}

STRONG SAD: Next, I went ahead and buried myself alive in the sand. {Close up of the headstone with a 3rd place ribbon and Strong Sad making a thumbs-up sign out of the sand.} I won third place in a sand sculpture competition.

{Close up of sea shells}

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: 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: My last night there, I went for a long midnight walk on the beach. It would've been nice and lonely, if I didn't keep tripping over teenage and European couples making out. But, of course, I forgot to put on any moonscreen—

{Cut back to the basement as the lights come on. Strong Sad is now completely pink except for an area on his chest that looks like a bikini top.}

STRONG SAD: — so I got burned to a crisp!

{Cut to a panning shot of the couch, where Strong Bad, Bubs, and Homestar are laughing.}

BUBS: {Close-up} Well, heeb my jeebies!

{Cut back to Strong Sad}

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!

{A postcard of moonburnt and smiling Strong Sad lying on the beach appears on the screen, reading "Depressio Beach" "Wish U Were Here! XOXO"}

Easter Eggs

non disturbare!
  • 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!"}
STRONG SAD: {singing} Sweetness. Sweetness. I was only joking when I said.

Fun Facts



  • Bubs's face overlaps part of his teeth.
  • Before giving his presentation, Strong Sad is not pink like he was at the end of the cartoon.

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