Strong Bad is a Bad Guy

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Bad Guy Tattoo

The Brothers Chaps go back to their roots with Mario Paint. Strong Bad, Strong Mad and The Cheat talk about tattoos.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Mad, Strong Bad, The Cheat, Marshie, Trogdor, Homestar Runner

Places: The Field, Strong Badia

Date: October 17, 2005

Running Time: 1:44



{Strong Bad, Strong Mad and The Cheat are in a field.}


STRONG BAD: A glowy box? Are you sure that's what you'd get for your tattoo?


THE CHEAT: {The Cheat noises}

STRONG BAD: I'd want mine to look like a prison tattoo that you carved out yourself with a spoon and some soap.

{Cut to a muscled arm.}

STRONG BAD: There'd be a rocket launcher, of course,—

{A rocket launcher appears on the arm.}

STRONG BAD: —and above that it'd just say, "Bad Guy."

{The words "BAD GUY" are written in yellow above the rocket launcher. Music begins. A silhouetted Strong Bad shakes his head back and forth in front of an orange background with yellow polka dots. Cut to a road sign that says, "now entering BAD GUY". The words "BAD GUY" pop out of the sign. Cut to Strong Bad dancing with a background of yellow and green stripes.}

SINGERS: Strong Bad is a bad guy, bad guy, bad guy.

{Strong Bad, in Strong Badia, beats a muffler with a pipe. Cut to a scene with Cold One bottles and a bowl of peanuts. Strong Bad spins around on top of the scene.}

SINGERS: Strong Bad is a bad guy, bad guy, bad guy.

{Strong Bad dances in front of a gray background with the words "BAD GUY".}

SINGERS: Strong Bad is a bad, bad man.

{A black background with Strong Bad's head poking up and his gloves poking down. The words "Bad guy" flash in purple and green neon.}

SINGERS: Strong Bad hates Marzipan!

{Strong Bad spray paints a poster with Marzipan that says, "vote whales".}

SINGERS: Strong Bad's got a master plan,

{Strong Bad spins upside down in front of the peanuts and bottles. Cut to a blueprint with a van and a dancing Strong Bad that reads, "MASTER PLAN".}

SINGERS: To buy a custom conversion van!

{A van drives toward the screen. The word "Vantastic" appears.}

SINGERS: Strong Bad is a bad guy, bad guy, bad guy.

{Strong Bad beats the muffler with the pipe again. Cut to a rocket launcher, which shoots a rocket at the screen. When the rocket "hits," the explosion says "DOOj."}

SINGERS: Strong Bad is a bad guy, bad guy, bad guy.

{Marshie flies around in an orange and yellow background}

SINGERS: Marshie is a bad guy, bad guy, bad guy.

{Trogdor walks by, burninating.}

SINGERS: Trogdor is a bad, bad guy!

{Cut back to the Field. Music ends. Homestar walks in.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hey, guys, whatcha ticking bot?

STRONG BAD: We're talking about something cool and interesting. You wouldn't understand.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, tattoos, huh? I'd get one on my forearm {the bulging arm reappears, and tattoos appear on it as Homestar talks} that said, "The For Real Deal," and has a picture of me dressed up like Uncle Sam.

STRONG BAD: You'd get one on your forearm, huh?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Or one on my bulging bicep that just says "Cake Man." {the bulging arm reappears, with 'cakeman' on it in crude blue script} Ooh, or a glowy box on my wrist...

STRONG BAD: {to The Cheat} I just don't have the heart to tell him.

STRONG MAD: YOU DON'T HAVE AR- {gets cut off by a cut to the bulging arm with a "THE END" tattoo and a bazooka tattoo above it, then changes to a black screen that says "done."}

Easter Eggs

"Tattoo Idea #26"
  • Click the screen when The Cheat is talking to see tattoo idea #26: "some kinda snake lady killing some kinda snake".
  • Click on The Cheat after Homestar says "A glowy box on my wrist" to see a drawing of a box with the caption "Glowy box 4 ever."

Fun Facts


  • Strong Bad's desire to have a tattoo that "you carved out yourself with a spoon and some soap" refers to the old prison cliché of carving weapons out of soap.


  • This is the first 'toon made in Mario Paint to be released since Super NES. The button on the main page when this toon debuted read "back to our roots".


  • Homestar's propeller is missing, as in the original Super NES cartoon.


  • The glowy box easter egg is clickable from when it appears until the end of the 'toon.
  • The "X" close button doesn't appear until the title goes away.
  • Trogdor Is Not Made From Mario Paint

Inside References

  • Strong Bad beats a muffler with a pipe. In no loafing, Strong Mad is inspired to do the same thing.
  • Strong Bad spray-painting Marzipan may be a reference to origins, in which he did the same thing.
  • The ascending group of three quick notes in the "Strong Bad is a Bad Guy" song is taken from the Teen Girl Squad Theme, although the synthesizer seems to be the one used in TROGDOR!. They can be heard the clearest before the first line of dialogue.
  • During the song, Strong Bad performs the Double Deuce.
  • The way that Strong Bad and Strong Mad are drawn closely resembles the sketch "Viewtiful Brothers Strong" from the sketchbook. These drawings are done in the style of the video game Viewtiful Joe.
  • The onomatopoeia explosion "Dooj" was heard previously in the song "The System Is Down" and the DVD featured Sketchbook.
  • The "master plan" to buy a "custom conversion van" echoes Strong Bad is in Jail Cartoon, when Strong Bad uses his power of persuasion to influence The Cheat into pulling one more caper, and "blow the college fund on a really tricked out van."

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