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<div class="thumb tright"><div class="thumbinner" style="width:202px;"><div class="hovul" style="font-size:smaller;border-bottom:1px #CCC solid;margin-bottom:4px;padding-bottom:4px">[[hr:sbemail.html|Strong Bad Email menu]]</div>[[File:Compé email.png|200px|Strong Bad checks his email.]]<div style="padding-top:4px">Strong Bad checks his email.</div></div></div>
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'''Strong Bad Email''', frequently shortened to '''sbemail''', was originally a small feature in which [[Strong Bad]] would answer a fan-sent email and commonly mock the spelling and grammar of those who wrote to him. The animations were initially brief, but gradually the responses grew to establish numerous [[inside jokes]], and [[running gags]] and catchphrases, as well as [[Strong Bad Email Spin-offs|spin-offs]], like [[20X6]], [[Teen Girl Squad]], [[Hremails]], [[Trogdor]], and even the main character [[Homsar]]. A typical Strong Bad Email includes numerous [[Easter egg]]s and other hidden material, often found at the ending screen. Many Strong Bad Emails, such as [[japanese cartoon]], [[video games]], and [[theme song]]<!-- This need not be a complete list, three examples are fine. -->, are satirical views of particular aspects of popular culture.
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Introduced in 2001, Strong Bad Email has historically been the most frequently updated feature of [[homestarrunner.com]], but was put on hiatus from September 2008 to June 2009. [[The Brothers Chaps]] stated in interviews that they wanted to focus on other characters and vary their output.<span class="plainlinks"><sup style="font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 0.5em">[http://mag.awn.com/index.php?ltype=pageone&category2=&article_no=3983&page=1]</sup></span> Email 200 just happened to be a round number at which to take a break.<span class="plainlinks"><sup style="font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 0.5em">[http://omgnintendo.blogfaction.com/article/108144/one-year-of-wiiware-matt-and-mike-chapman-on-strong-bads-cool-game-for-attractive-people/]</sup></span>
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==Strong Bad Emails==
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<!-- If a new email is advertised, but not actually on H*R.com, please do not add it to this list. -->
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===[[Compé]] Era ===
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''(August 2009 &mdash; present)''
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<blockquote class="compe email" style="padding:2px;background:#000;width:90%;font-family:Verdana,Trebuchet MS,sans-serif;font-weight:normal;border:#ddd;border-bottom:#ccc">
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<table class="emaillinks" style="height:150px;color:#fff;background:#005500 url(/images/d/da/PhoGrassCompe-Back.jpg) no-repeat;background-position:top left;width:100%;">
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<autocolumn cols="3" width="33%">
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203. [[independent]] <span style="color:red">new!</span> <br/>
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</autocolumn>
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</table>
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<div style="margin-top:-142px;border:none;padding:none;width:198px;height:137px;background:url(/images/4/46/SB-overlay.png) no-repeat bottom right; float:right;">&nbsp;</div>
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</blockquote>
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----
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===[[Corpy NT6]] Transition===
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''(July 2009)''
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<blockquote class="corpy email" style="width:90%;font-family:Verdana,Trebuchet MS,sans-serif;font-weight:normal;border:#ddd;border-bottom:#ccc">
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<table class="emaillinks" style="color:#fff;background:none;width:100%">
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<div id=subject>Corpy Remote Work Email - NO PERSONAL EMAILS!</div>
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<autocolumn cols="3" width="33%">
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202. [[imaginary]] <br>
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<div style="border:none;background:#08089c"></div>
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</autocolumn>
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</table>
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</blockquote>
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----
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===[[Lappy 486]] Era===
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''(November 2004 &mdash; June 2009)''<!--The last lappy email was released on June 30; please do not change the date to July-->
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<blockquote class="lappy email" style="width:90%;font-family:Verdana,Trebuchet MS,sans-serif;font-weight:normal">
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<div>subject: sb_email menu</div>
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<table class="emaillinks" style="color:#fff;background:none;width:100%">
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<autocolumn cols="3" width="33%">
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201. [[hremail3184]] <br>
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200. [[email thunder]]  <br>
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199. [[being mean]] <br>
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198. [[magic trick]] <br>
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197. [[your edge]] <br>
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196. [[hiding]] <br>
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195. [[love poems]] <br>
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194. [[specially marked]]<br>
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193. [[rated]] <br>
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192. [[shapeshifter]] <br>
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191. [[buried]] <br>
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190. [[licensed]] <br>
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189. [[pet show]] <br>
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188. [[fan club]] <br>
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187. [[winter pool]] <br>
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186. [[environment]] <br>
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185. [[nightlife]] <br>
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184. [[diorama]] <br>
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183. [[yes, wrestling]] <br>
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182. [[business trip]] <br>
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181. [[web comics]] <br>
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180. [[slumber party]] <br>
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179. [[pizza joint]] <br>
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178. [[bike thief]] <br>
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177. [[original]] <br>
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176. [[hygiene]] <br>
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175. [[concert]] <br>
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174. [[mini-golf]] <br>
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173. [[the paper]] <br>
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172. [[more armies]] <br>
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171. [[underlings]] <br>
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170. [[rough copy]] <br>
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169. [[from work]] <br>
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168. [[your funeral]]  <br>
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167. [[the movies]] <br>
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166. [[unnatural]] <br>
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165. [[strong badathlon]] <br>
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164. [[looking old]] <br>
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163. [[what I want]] <br>
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162. [[the chair]] <br>
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161. [[4 branches]] <br>
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160. [[coloring]] <br>
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159. [[retirement]] <br>
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158. [[cliffhangers]] <br>
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157. [[trading cards]]<br>
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156. [[road trip]] <br>
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155. [[theme song]] <br>
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154. [[keep cool]] <br>
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153. [[redesign]] <br>
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152. [[isp]]<br>
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151. [[senior prom]] <br>
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150. [[alternate universe]] <br>
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149. [[candy product]] <br>
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148. [[disconnected]] <br>
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147. [[lady fan]] <br>
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146. [[pop-up]]<br>
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145. [[myths & legends]]<br>
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144. [[narrator]]<br>
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143. [[technology]]<br>
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142. [[secret identity]]<br>
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141. [[death metal]]<br>
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140. [[highschool]]<br>
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139. [[portrait]]<br>
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138. [[space program]]<br>
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137. [[bedtime story]]<br>
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136. [[geddup noise]]<br>
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135. [[lady...ing]]<br>
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134. [[record book]]<br>
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133. [[bottom 10]]<br>
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132. [[modeling]]<br>
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131. [[boring (really)]]<br>
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130. [[do over]]<br>
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129. [[garage sale]]<br>
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128. [[rampage]]<br>
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127. [[long pants]]<br>
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126. [[best thing]]<br>
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125. [[rock opera]]<br>
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124. [[secret recipes]]<br>
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123. [[origins]]<br>
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122. [[dreamail]]<br>
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121. [[part-time job]]<br>
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120. [[radio]]<br>
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119. [[animal]]<br>
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</autocolumn>
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</table>
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</blockquote>
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===[[Compy 386]] Era===
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''(September 2002 &mdash; November 2004)''
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<blockquote class="compy email" style="width:90%;font-family:Verdana,Trebuchet MS,sans-serif;font-weight:normal">Volume in drive C: has no label<br>
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Directory of C:\sbemail\updated somedays<br>
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<table class="emaillinks" style="color:#fff;background:none;width:100%">
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<autocolumn cols="3" width="33%">
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118. [[virus]]<br>
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117. [[montage]]<br>
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116. [[extra plug]]<br>
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115. [[time capsule]]<br>
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114. [[the facts]]<br>
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113. [[pizzaz]]<br>
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112. [[old comics]]<br>
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111. [[other days]]<br>
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110. [[for kids]]<br>
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109. [[crying]]<br>
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108. [[pom pom]]<br>
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107. [[cheatday]]<br>
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106. [[dangeresque 3]]<br>
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105. [[replacement]]<br>
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104. [[theme park]]<br>
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103. [[haircut]]<br>
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102. [[lunch special]]<br>
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101. [[car]]<br>
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100. [[flashback]]<br>
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99. [[different town]]<br>
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98. [[stupid stuff]]<br>
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97. [[monument]]<br>
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96. [[lackey]]<br>
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95. [[the bet]]<br>
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94. [[video games]]<br>
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93. [[army]]<br>
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92. [[kind of cool]]<br>
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91. [[caffeine]]<br>
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90. [[colonization]]<br>
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89. [[local news]]<br>
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88. [[couch patch]]<br>
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87. [[mile]]<br>
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86. [[no loafing]]<br>
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85. [[2 years]]<br>
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84. [[kids' book]]<br>
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83. [[labor day]]<br>
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82. [[impression]]<br>
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81. [[date]]<br>
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80. [[stunt double]]<br>
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79. [[the process]]<br>
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78. [[anything]]<br>
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77. [[suntan]]<br>
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76. [[sibbie]]<br>
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75. [[funny]]<br>
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74. [[privileges]]<br>
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73. [[mascot]]<br>
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72. [[crazy cartoon]]<br>
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71. [[2 emails]]<br>
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70. [[big white face]]<br>
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69. [[personal favorites]]<br>
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68. [[caper]]<br>
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67. [[autobiography]]<br>
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66. [[the show]]<br>
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65. [[unused emails]]<br>
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64. [[english paper]]<br>
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63. [[fingers]]<br>
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62. [[interview]]<br>
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61. [[monster truck]]<br>
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60. [[huttah!]]<br>
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59. [[marzipan]]<br>
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58. [[dragon]]<br>
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57. [[japanese cartoon]]<br>
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56. [[current status]]<br>
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55. [[cheat talk]]<br>
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54. [[morning routine]]<br>
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53. [[comic]]<br>
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52. [[island]]<br>
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51. [[website]]<br>
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50. [[50 emails]]<br>
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49. [[theme party]]<br>
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48. [[ghosts]]<br>
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47. [[new hands]]<br>
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46. [[your friends]]<br>
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45. [[techno]]<br>
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44. [[lures & jigs]]<br>
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43. [[little questions]]<br>
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42. [[action figure]]<br>
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41. [[invisibility]]<br>
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</autocolumn>
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</table>
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</blockquote>
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----
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===[[Tandy 400]] Era===
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''(August 2001 &mdash; September 2002)''
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<blockquote class="tandy email" style="width:90%;font-family:Verdana,Trebuchet MS,sans-serif;font-weight:normal"><div style="border:none;background:none;text-align:center;padding-left:17%"><u>&nbsp;FILENAME </u>&nbsp;-  <span style="color: orange">updated mondays</span></div>
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<table class="emailgreenlinks" style="color:#0c0;background:none;width:100%">
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<autocolumn cols="3" width="33%">
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40. [[vacation]]<br>
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39. [[property of ones]]<br>
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38. [[helium]]<br>
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37. [[dullard]]<br>
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36. [[guitar]]<br>
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35. [[sisters]]<br>
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34. [[weird dream]]<br>
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33. [[gimmicks]]<br>
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32. [[flag day]]<br>
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31. [[sugarbob]]<br>
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30. [[12:00]]<br>
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29. [[superhero name]]<br>
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28. [[1 step ahead]]<br>
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27. [[3 Wishes]]<br>
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26. [[CGNU]]<br>
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25. [[super powers]]<br>
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24. [[the bird]]<br>
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23. [[little animal]]<br>
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22. [[sb_email 22]]<br>
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21. [[cartoon]]<br>
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20. [[spring cleaning]]<br>
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19. [[tape-leg]]<br>
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18. [[stand-up]]<br>
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17. [[studying]]<br>
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16. [[band names]]<br>
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15. [[the basics]]<br>
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14. [[duck pond]]<br>
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13. [[i she be]]<br>
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12. [[credit card]]<br>
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11. [[i rule]]<br>
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10. [[trevor the vampire]]<br>
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9. [[i love you]]<br>
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8. [[brianrietta]]<br>
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7. [[halloweener]]<br>
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6. [[depressio]]<br>
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5. [[making out]]<br>
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4. [[homestar hair]]<br>
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3. [[butt IQ]]<br>
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2. [[homsar]]<br>
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1. [[some kinda robot]]
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</autocolumn>
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</table>
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</blockquote>
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==DVD Releases==
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*Emails 1-200 have been released on the [[strongbad_email.exe]] 6-disc DVD series.  There is also a best of selection, [[SBEmails' 50 Greatest Hits DVD]].
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===DVD Emails===
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The following emails only appear on the DVD set:
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*[[Greeting Cards]] <small>(Bonus Email #1)</small>
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*[[E-mail Birds]] <small>(Bonus Email #2)</small>
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*[[Videro Games]] <small>(Bonus Email #3)</small>
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*[[Family Resemble<!--sic; we know this is misspelled-->nce]] <small>(Bonus Email #4)</small>
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*[[Real-Live E-Mails]] <small>(Bonus [[Puppet Stuff]] Email)</small>
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*[[Accent]] <small>(Bonus Email #5)</small>
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*[[Comic Book Movie]] <small>(Bonus Email #6)</small>
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==Podstar Runner Releases==
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Beginning January 30, 2006, Strong Bad emails were released under a feature called [[Podstar Runner]]. They have featured popular [[Toons]], [[Teen Girl Squad|Teen Girl Squads]], and Strong Bad Emails in .m4v format. They are designed to be viewed on a Fifth Generation Apple [[Wikipedia:iPod|iPod]], but are workable on a variety of other portable media players. These emails are featured or have been featured through this service (in order of release, top left being the earliest, bottom right being the latest):
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<table width="100%">
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<autocolumn cols="4" width="20%">
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*[[techno]]
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*[[dragon]]
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*[[japanese cartoon]]
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*[[kids' book]]
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*[[crying]]
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*[[bottom 10]]
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*[[caffeine]]
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*[[virus]]
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*[[guitar]]
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*[[video games]]
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*[[different town]]
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*[[montage]]
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*[[personal favorites]]
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*[[sisters]]
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*[[death metal]]
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*[[theme park]]
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*[[crazy cartoon]]
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*[[army]]
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*[[flag day]]
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*[[trevor the vampire]]
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*[[stunt double]]
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*[[best thing]]
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*[[caper]]
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*[[mascot]]
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*[[geddup noise]]
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*[[isp]]
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*[[alternate universe]]
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*[[garage sale]]
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*[[monster truck]]
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*[[action figure]]
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*[[radio]]
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*[[spring cleaning]]
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*[[replacement]]
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*[[technology]]
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*[[haircut]]
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*[[animal]]
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*[[highschool]]
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*[[theme song]]
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*[[mile]]
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*[[looking old]]
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*[[strong badathlon]]
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*[[unnatural]]
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*[[the movies]]
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*[[your funeral]]
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*[[from work]]
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*[[rough copy]]
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*[[underlings]]
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*[[more armies]]
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*[[the paper]]
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*[[mini-golf]]
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*[[concert]]
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*[[hygiene]]
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*[[original]]
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*[[bike thief]]
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*[[pizza joint]]
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*[[slumber party]]
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*[[web comics]]
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*[[business trip]]
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*[[yes, wrestling]]
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*[[diorama]]
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*[[nightlife]]
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*[[environment]]
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*[[winter pool]]
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*[[fan club]]
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*[[pet show]]
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*[[licensed]]
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*[[buried]]
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*[[shapeshifter]]
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*[[rated]]
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*[[specially marked]]
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*[[love poems]]
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*[[hiding]]
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*[[your edge]]
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*[[magic trick]]
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*[[being mean]]
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*[[email thunder]]
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</autocolumn>
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</table>
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==Not Quite Strong Bad Emails==
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The following shorts were originally associated in one way or another with the Strong Bad Emails. They are numbered by halves to show where they appeared chronologically in the list above. Numbers 99&frac12;B, 118&frac12;, 158&frac12; and 199&frac12;B are not linked to from anywhere on the site.
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*202&frac12;. [[Compy Catalog]] <small> (Strong Bad buys a new computer for checking emails.)</small>
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*200&frac12;B. [[April Fool 09]] <small>(Strong Bad "sbemailarizes" the Intro to homestarrunner.com.)</small>
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*200&frac12;A. [[Sbemailiarized!]] <small>(Strong Bad explains how old toons can be recycled into Strong Bad Emails.)</small>
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*199&frac12;B. [[Page Load Error]] <small>(Secret URL address for anyone who wanted a peek at Email 200 before it was released.)</small>
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*199&frac12;A. [[Place ya bets!]] <small>(Its HTML file is "sbemail199andahalf". In it, [[The Deleteheads]] try to predict what will be in Strong Bad Email #200.)</small>
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*193&frac12;B. [[The Homestar Runner Gets Something Stuck In His Craw]] <small> (The reading of the story takes place after what appears to be a Strong Bad Email.) </small>
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*193&frac12;A. [[SBCG4AP Advertisement]] <small>(This email is an advertisement for a game that was in the making and never actually appeared on the Strong Bad Email page)</small>
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*191&frac12;. [[Rotten Eggs]] <small>(A message made by the splattered rotten Easter egg reads, "Sbemail Next Week.")</small>
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*170&frac12;. [[Sbemail 169 Deleted Scene]] <small>(A deleted scene from [[from work|sbemail 169]])</small>
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*158&frac12;. [[Lappynapped!]] <small>(Messages on Strong Bad's answering machine, as the Lappy is missing.)</small>
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*152&frac12;. [[Weclome Back]] <small>(Strong Bad tries to show an email he checked over summer vacation (in midair, no less), but hits "stop" instead of "record" on the video camera.)</small>
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*149&frac12;. [[Sbemail 150?!?]] <small>([[Strong Sad]] tries to get Strong Bad to do his 150th email.) </small>
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*136&frac12;. [[Sick Day]] <small>(A failed attempt at an email due to sickness striking the entire cast.) </small>
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*127&frac12;. [[HomestarRunner.com PAY PLUS!]] <small>("The Email Show" is one of the pay-per-view features.)</small>
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*118&frac12;. [[Broken Compy Menu|Strong Bad Email?]] <small>(Broken Compy Menu.)</small><br />
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*99&frac12;B. [[Not the 100th Email!!!]] <small>(Secret URL address for anyone who wanted a peek at Email 100 before it was released.)</small>
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*99&frac12;A. [[Puppet Time]] <small>(A message was taped onto Puppet Compy's screen that read "Probably at a barbecue, from SB")</small>
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*68&frac12;B. [[Lookin at a Thing in a Bag]] <small> (A message was taped onto the Compy in the email menu that read "Looking at a thing in a bag" when the cartoon was released.)</small>
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*68&frac12;A. [[King of Town Email]] <small>([[The King of Town]] tries to answer an email on his recently bought (but broken) Tandy 400.)</small>
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*66&frac12;. [[Arcade Game]] <small>(Homestar Runner reads Strong Bad's note he left on the Compy 386.)</small>
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*59&frac12;. [[Superbowl Dealie]] <small>([[The Paper]] reads "Due to the big game, the Strong Bad Email will be late this week.")</small>
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*55&frac12;. [[Decemberween_Email_Menu|Too Busy to Check E-mails]] <small> (Typed on the Compy is "No emails on the holidays.")</small>
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*36&frac12;. [[TV Time Toons Menu]] <small>(Placing the mouse over Strong Bad Email will bring up a short, soundless email from Stu. See [[Wireless Bizness]].)</small>
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==Strong Bad Email Menus==
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*1–32 [http://www.homestarrunner.kitkorp.com/sbemail_first.html Tandy 400 menu]
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*33–34 [[Broken Tandy Menu]]
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*35–40 [http://www.homestarrunner.kitkorp.com/sbemail_youguysokay.html Slightly damaged Tandy menu]
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*41 [[HR:sbemail(vacation).swf|Vacation menu]]
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*42–118 [[HR:sbemail.swf|Compy 386 menu]]
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**Between 55 and 56 [[Decemberween Email Menu]]
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**Between 118 and 119 [[Broken Compy Menu]]
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*119–201 [[HR:sbemail_lappy.swf|Lappy 486 menu]]
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*202 [[HR:sbemail_corpy.swf|Corpy NT6 menu]]
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*203-Current [[HR:sbemail.html|Compé menu]]
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==Milestones==
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Whenever Strong Bad reaches an email milestone, such as 100 or 200, the email will be special or at least some note will be taken. Thus far, five emails have been considered milestones.
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*50. [[50 emails]] &mdash; Strong Bad checks 50 emails (or attempts to) in honor of it being his 50th email check.
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*100. [[flashback]] &mdash; The email is done in widescreen. [[Marzipan]], [[Senor Cardgage]], [[Old Timey Strong Bad]], and [[Limozeen]] congratulate him on his 100th email. Upon the Compy indicating that he has checked 100 emails with a special screen, Strong Bad says "email" 100 times. [[Homestar]] says "Happy 100th birthday, Strong Bad".
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*125. [[rock opera]] &mdash; features scenes and at least one word from all of Strong Bad's emails.
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*150. [[alternate universe]] &mdash; Strong Bad goes into many alternate universes featuring alternate versions of himself, which at the end accompany him in a supergroup ballad. Called the "sesquicentennemail".
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*200. [[email thunder]] &mdash; The email song is a grand fanfare written by [[They Might Be Giants]] and sung by [[The Poopsmith]]. The email also ends with a screen listing the first 200 sbemails.
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Frequently, a "teaser" toon is released a week before a milestone email in order to play off the anticipation for the upcoming milestone. The teaser toons so far have been [[Not the 100th Email!!!]] (teasing viewers hoping to view email 100 before it was released); [[Sbemail 150?!?]] (in which Strong Sad tries to convince Strong Bad to check email 150 and writes a proposed storyboard for it); [[Place ya bets!]] (in which [[the Deleteheads]] speculate on what will happen in email 200); and [[Page Load Error]] (in which the Deleteheads camp out at the sbemail200.html URL).
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==Fun Facts==
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===Trivia===
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*Some time during mid-2003, "updated mondays" on the main Strong Bad Email Menu changed to "updated somedays." Nothing like this is even noted in Lappy, Corpy or Compé-era emails.
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*On the Compy 386 menus, Strong Bad types "<tt>dir /p</tt>", a [[Wikipedia:DOS|DOS]] command used to list all the files in a directory, and to pause between each screen's worth of files.
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*Not including Not Quite Strong Bad Emails, Strong Bad has checked 232 <!--PLEASE NOTE: This number takes into account each individual email Strong Bad has checked.  In some Strong Bad Emails he checks more than one.-->emails as of [[independent]].
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*As of [[being mean]], it would take 9 hours, 42 minutes, and 34 seconds <!--409930 frames plus 13 minutes and 13 seconds from the DVDs--> to watch every Strong Bad email, including the DVD exclusives but excluding clickable Easter eggs. Including clickable Easter eggs, it would take 10 hours, 35 minutes, and 37 seconds. <!--447922 frames plus 13 minutes and 30 seconds from the DVDs-->
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*Email #22, "[[sb_email 22]]", was actually made between emails 40 and 41. It was originally skipped and later made and released under the title 'the lost email' right before Strong Bad replaced his computer with the Compy 386.
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*As of [[the movies]], Strong Bad Emails make up about 60% of the toons on the site.
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*Back in the Tandy 400 era (at least until July 2002), emailing Strong Bad would result in this automated response:
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<blockquote>Thanks for your freakin email. I hope it's not stupid.<br>
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Once I finish these swiss cake rolls I'll read it and if it's awesome enough,<br>
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I'll answer it on the site.<br>
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But if your email is terrible, then it gets R.E.D. alright.<br>
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The Cheat Reads it, Strong Mad Eats it, and I Deletes it.<br>
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[[HR:processing.html|Click Here]] to see us in action!<br>
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Check back every Monday to see if your email has what it takes.<br>
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Watch me while I'm awesome,<br>
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Strong Bad</blockquote>
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The link in the automated response leads to the [[Email Processing Room]].
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*After [[Random Toon|random.bat]] was implemented, the email list comes from the [[Secret_Pages_XML_Source#Random_Toon_XML_File|rando.xml]] file. Before this, it was included in the Flash file.
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*Occasionally, there is a [[Acknowledged Update Delays|lengthy gap]] between email updates. This is sometimes recognized at the start of the next email, as in [[army]], [[geddup noise]], [[redesign]], and [[hremail3184]].
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*[[butt IQ]], [[CGNU]], [[3 Wishes]], and [[what I want]] are the only emails with capital letters in their titles.
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*Typing sbemail.swf in the address bar will take you to the Flash file for the [[Compy 386]] era.
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===Remarks===
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*At [[Flashforward 2006 Seattle - 28 Feb 2006|Flashforward 2006]], [[The Brothers Chaps]] gave a list of [[Flashforward 2006 Seattle - 28 Feb 2006#Pre-animation Process - 4:05 p.m.|five things not to email Strong Bad about]].  Additional information about which emails are selected were given in a later  [[Late Nite  JengaJam Interview - 4 Oct 2007#Email|radio interview]].
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*During most emails, you see the back of Strong Bad's head when he sits in front of the computer, which is why he often starts a new line before the text reaches the right side of the computer's screen. However, on the Strong Bad Email menu, you don't see his head at all. This is probably so the viewers can use the bottom scroll button without anything in the way.
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*During [[Lappynapped!]], [[retirement|retirement A]], [[retirement|retirement B]] after when the Lappy was kidnapped, and after [[hremail3184]] when the Lappy is destroyed, it was still used for the Strong Bad Email menu.
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**If you clicked the random.bat button on the Lappy after [[hremail3184]] was released, Strong Bad would still say the things during the random email selection even though he wasn't still there.
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*The Strong Bad Email menu of the Corpy NT6 and the Compé lacks a random button; however, Strong Bad sings his lines for selecting a random email and a random email will be selected by using a Flash seekbar.
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==External Links==
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*[[HR:sbemail.html|Strong Bad Email menu]]
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*[[HR:sbemail_compe.swf|view the Flash file for Strong Bad Email Menu]]
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*{{pl|l=mailto:strongbad@homestarrunner.com Email Strong Bad}}
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==See Also==
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*[[Homestar Runner Email]]
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{{StrongBadEmailInfo}}
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{{H*RNav}}
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{{recenttoons}}
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[[Category:Strong Bad Email]]
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[[Category:Lists]]
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[[Category:Computer Files]]
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[[Category:H*R Navigation]]
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{{subtitlesLinks|sbemail}}

Revision as of 11:30, 17 August 2009

Strong Bad checks his email.
Strong Bad checks his email.

Strong Bad Email, frequently shortened to sbemail, was originally a small feature in which Strong Bad would answer a fan-sent email and commonly mock the spelling and grammar of those who wrote to him. The animations were initially brief, but gradually the responses grew to establish numerous inside jokes, and running gags and catchphrases, as well as spin-offs, like 20X6, Teen Girl Squad, Hremails, Trogdor, and even the main character Homsar. A typical Strong Bad Email includes numerous Easter eggs and other hidden material, often found at the ending screen. Many Strong Bad Emails, such as japanese cartoon, video games, and theme song, are satirical views of particular aspects of popular culture.

Introduced in 2001, Strong Bad Email has historically been the most frequently updated feature of homestarrunner.com, but was put on hiatus from September 2008 to June 2009. The Brothers Chaps stated in interviews that they wanted to focus on other characters and vary their output.[1] Email 200 just happened to be a round number at which to take a break.[2]

Contents

Strong Bad Emails

Compé Era

(August 2009 — present)


Corpy NT6 Transition

(July 2009)


Lappy 486 Era

(November 2004 — June 2009)


Compy 386 Era

(September 2002 — November 2004)


Tandy 400 Era

(August 2001 — September 2002)

DVD Releases

DVD Emails

The following emails only appear on the DVD set:

Podstar Runner Releases

Beginning January 30, 2006, Strong Bad emails were released under a feature called Podstar Runner. They have featured popular Toons, Teen Girl Squads, and Strong Bad Emails in .m4v format. They are designed to be viewed on a Fifth Generation Apple iPod, but are workable on a variety of other portable media players. These emails are featured or have been featured through this service (in order of release, top left being the earliest, bottom right being the latest):

Not Quite Strong Bad Emails

The following shorts were originally associated in one way or another with the Strong Bad Emails. They are numbered by halves to show where they appeared chronologically in the list above. Numbers 99½B, 118½, 158½ and 199½B are not linked to from anywhere on the site.

Strong Bad Email Menus

Milestones

Whenever Strong Bad reaches an email milestone, such as 100 or 200, the email will be special or at least some note will be taken. Thus far, five emails have been considered milestones.

  • 50. 50 emails — Strong Bad checks 50 emails (or attempts to) in honor of it being his 50th email check.
  • 100. flashback — The email is done in widescreen. Marzipan, Senor Cardgage, Old Timey Strong Bad, and Limozeen congratulate him on his 100th email. Upon the Compy indicating that he has checked 100 emails with a special screen, Strong Bad says "email" 100 times. Homestar says "Happy 100th birthday, Strong Bad".
  • 125. rock opera — features scenes and at least one word from all of Strong Bad's emails.
  • 150. alternate universe — Strong Bad goes into many alternate universes featuring alternate versions of himself, which at the end accompany him in a supergroup ballad. Called the "sesquicentennemail".
  • 200. email thunder — The email song is a grand fanfare written by They Might Be Giants and sung by The Poopsmith. The email also ends with a screen listing the first 200 sbemails.

Frequently, a "teaser" toon is released a week before a milestone email in order to play off the anticipation for the upcoming milestone. The teaser toons so far have been Not the 100th Email!!! (teasing viewers hoping to view email 100 before it was released); Sbemail 150?!? (in which Strong Sad tries to convince Strong Bad to check email 150 and writes a proposed storyboard for it); Place ya bets! (in which the Deleteheads speculate on what will happen in email 200); and Page Load Error (in which the Deleteheads camp out at the sbemail200.html URL).

Fun Facts

Trivia

  • Some time during mid-2003, "updated mondays" on the main Strong Bad Email Menu changed to "updated somedays." Nothing like this is even noted in Lappy, Corpy or Compé-era emails.
  • On the Compy 386 menus, Strong Bad types "dir /p", a DOS command used to list all the files in a directory, and to pause between each screen's worth of files.
  • Not including Not Quite Strong Bad Emails, Strong Bad has checked 232 emails as of independent.
  • As of being mean, it would take 9 hours, 42 minutes, and 34 seconds to watch every Strong Bad email, including the DVD exclusives but excluding clickable Easter eggs. Including clickable Easter eggs, it would take 10 hours, 35 minutes, and 37 seconds.
  • Email #22, "sb_email 22", was actually made between emails 40 and 41. It was originally skipped and later made and released under the title 'the lost email' right before Strong Bad replaced his computer with the Compy 386.
  • As of the movies, Strong Bad Emails make up about 60% of the toons on the site.
  • Back in the Tandy 400 era (at least until July 2002), emailing Strong Bad would result in this automated response:
Thanks for your freakin email. I hope it's not stupid.
Once I finish these swiss cake rolls I'll read it and if it's awesome enough,
I'll answer it on the site.
But if your email is terrible, then it gets R.E.D. alright.
The Cheat Reads it, Strong Mad Eats it, and I Deletes it.
Click Here to see us in action!
Check back every Monday to see if your email has what it takes.
Watch me while I'm awesome,
Strong Bad

The link in the automated response leads to the Email Processing Room.

Remarks

  • At Flashforward 2006, The Brothers Chaps gave a list of five things not to email Strong Bad about. Additional information about which emails are selected were given in a later radio interview.
  • During most emails, you see the back of Strong Bad's head when he sits in front of the computer, which is why he often starts a new line before the text reaches the right side of the computer's screen. However, on the Strong Bad Email menu, you don't see his head at all. This is probably so the viewers can use the bottom scroll button without anything in the way.
  • During Lappynapped!, retirement A, retirement B after when the Lappy was kidnapped, and after hremail3184 when the Lappy is destroyed, it was still used for the Strong Bad Email menu.
    • If you clicked the random.bat button on the Lappy after hremail3184 was released, Strong Bad would still say the things during the random email selection even though he wasn't still there.
  • The Strong Bad Email menu of the Corpy NT6 and the Compé lacks a random button; however, Strong Bad sings his lines for selecting a random email and a random email will be selected by using a Flash seekbar.

External Links

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