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:Yes. It's noted in the remarks section. {{User:Theycallmefree/sig}} 19:34, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

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Strong Bad Email Talk: Current | Messages 1-20 | Messages 21-33 | Messages 34-50 | Messages 51-75 | Messages 76-100 | Messages 101-120

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No. of words per e-mail?

Hmm... We should make a page that says how many words there are on the sender's email... Does anyone agree? Sp0ng3b0b 10:06, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

I'm not sure how that would be useful information... Loafing 10:40, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Main Story Arc

Just wondering if we should start compiling a main story arc page thing for the strong bad e-mails. Not all of the e-mails of course are a part of the main story arc for the strong bad e-mails. Though, it could take some time before such a thing is compiled. There are also other arcs as well (I believe), but I wouldn't know what to name them. ColdReactive

...What main story arc? --Belthazar 20:54, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
Let's see here... lappy getting stolen, paper dying-ish, virus email, tandy exploding, etc. ColdReactive
Those are all different stories and/or story arcs, not a main one. Loafing 00:14, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
That and if anything, they're more of a running gag than a story arc. --Belthazar 01:45, 30 November 2008 (UTC)


Hey guys, um, I think TBC are finished with sbemails. I have two reasons: A. They said in the email thunder commentary that they were done B. I just tried to email strong bad, and it said that the address was dead, like, they closed the e-mail account. So should we put that on the page? --Crudely Drawn Cupcake 01:13, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

I sent him something and it made it through. BBG 01:25, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
Seconded, no weird errors. Are you sure you typed the email address correctly? — Defender1031*Talk 01:28, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

I just clicked on the paper at the end, and also, what about the whole commentary thing?--Crudely Drawn Cupcake 02:19, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Then it means your browser isn't set up for the link from the paper to work, and i still hold the opinion that the commentary is them messing with us. But it's really pointless to discuss hre anyway, as it has no bearing on the page. If they make more, we'll report it, if they give a sure sign that they're over, we'll report that. Nothing to do in the meantime, and any speculation is pretty much pointless. — Defender1031*Talk 02:22, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
Is it speculation if TGITC say it? I mean TBC not TGITC. --Blow Up the Ocean 01:17, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
Perhaps? --Blow Up the Ocean

If they actually officially announce that they're over with the Sbemails, then I think it'll certainly be notable to post. However, what they said on the commentary may or may not be true, considering that TBC are rather evil in that they like to mess with our heads all the time. As such, it isn't notable enough to be put on the page. If you guys want to continue speculating, you may want to take it over to the forum, where your comments will be better received. —Guard Duck talk 05:42, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

Do you post on the forum? --Blow Up the Ocean 05:47, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

We're now coming up on 6 months since the last sbemail. My opinion is, if the 23rd of March comes and goes with no sbemail, the page should change to the past tense. --Cydonos 20:29, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

No. It is not our decision to officially declare the end of Strong Bad Emails. When TBC themselves announce that they're not going to do anymore emails during a public appearance or interview (the email thunder commentary does NOT count), only then do we change the page to the past tense. – The Chort 20:46, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

Why does the commentray not count? What law are you citing? SBEmails are over, except for specials and whatnot. I am calling it. Remember that you read it here. 12:01, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

You're calling it? You're hardly the first. The reason we don't give the commentary much weight is that it's clear that they hadn't discussed it ahead of time, and they don't take their own commentaries very seriously. They've been known to say things simply for the shock or humor value. — It's dot com 14:42, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

Well, there's a "Best of sbemails" DVD now, and the "Best of X" is usually only after show or franchise ends, plus the "Sbemailiraization" seems to explain why they won't be doing sbemails anymore! -A logged-out Waferman 19:39, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

We know all of this, but until they announce that emails are over in a serious interview or on the website, we're not going to declare anything as being official. — It's dot com 21:11, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

in an easteregg on email thunder that says that the poopsmith will break his silence every 200 sbemails. im not sure, but that could be an evidence of more sbemails! --Safariventureman 19:51, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

pop culture satire?

In the intro we list 3 emails that satirize pop culture, japanese cartoon, action figure, and isp. The anime satire's pretty solid, but I dunno how prominent action figures and bandwidth are in current pop culture. Should we consider replacing those examples with ones that satirize even more prominent aspects of pop culture? (I dunno what they'd be, too lazy to look right now.) - 22:53, 22 January 2009 (UTC)


I might never understand how Strong Bad types so fast. Especially with boxing gloves on! Fingerface 21:04, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

That's forum talk, kid. MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 21:05, 1 June 2009 (UTC)


I know that there's gaps noted, and how sometimes its noted on the site, like with the LELLOWTAPE in redesign. But should it be noted about the beginning of hremail 3184 where strong bad finishes off homestar's hremail to start his new email, and saying that he's coming out of e-tirement? its me, crudely drawn cupcake, it can't sign in.-- 20:58, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

sbemail201 > hremail3184

hremal3184 should be taken over 201, as sbemail201 isn't a file. ColdReactive 14:21, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Yes, but do we call flashback sbemailahundred or email thunder sbemailtwohundred, or do we call senior prom kotpoptoon? USER:SBE-MAIL CHECKER DAN was here at 10:23 AM
the first two you mentioned are numbers, so those are fine. But I don't think the latter works. ColdReactive 14:28, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
Right, so hremail3184 shouldn't work, cuz it's not a sbemail number. If it were a Hremail page with the different eras (which there are only two definetely known) then i'd under stand. But in this case, we should keep it sbemail201 User:SBE CHECK DAN. 10:33
I think you misunderstood me. ColdReactive 14:35, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Hremails too!

I think Hremails count as sbemails too, so that means there have been 205 emails so far, not 202. So can we please put hremails on this page? User:MICGAGUH

No, hremails are hremails, sbemails are sbemails, and neither are the same. ('cept for hremail3184, but...) USER: Sbemail Checker Dan

Premature Era?

Does anyone think it's premature to call this the "Corpy Era?" He's only used it for one email. We don't have, like, Pom Pilot and Tangerine Dreams eras. We don't yet know whether Stro Bro will continue to use this computer as his main email-checking hardware. - 19:12, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

I'm afraid this kind of question is for the forums. -- 19:15, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
No, this isn't a forum question. Why on Earth would you think so?! Anyway, it's an interesting question. the bird clearly took place between two Tandy emails, as did weird dream. But is this a Lappy-era email? An [insert computer here]-era email? Hard to say at this point. --Jay v.2022 (Auld lang syne) 19:21, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
If Strong Bad checks at least two more emails on the Corpy, I guess we'll call that an era, albeit a very small one. But what if he gets a new computer in the next email? I guess it would be best to call it a Lappy-era email, since the [insert computer here]-era should probably start with the email in which [insert computer here] is introduced. Omnisweater 19:33, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
I think given the limited info available, what we have is fine for now. If the Corpy turns out to be a one-off interim computer, then I'd guess imaginary would belong to the Lappy era per Omnisweater's reasoning and the Corpy email menu would be treated like the Broken Tandy and Broken Compy Menus. — It's dot com 20:23, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
Why on earth would we put them in Lappy era? the Lappy's dead. Why not a "Mixed Computer Era" instead? User:FalconPuncher 6:55 PM

Flinger's Menu

Starting at this email (imaginary), the sbemails page doesn't say Denny's Menu --Smahksilae 03:45, 14 July 2009 (UTC)


Why does everyone think that Arcade Game, Puppet Time, Lookin' at a Thing in a Bag, Superbowl Dealie, and Rotten Eggs are sbemails? Half of them don't even mention the word "email" in them (NO, "SBEMAIL NEXT WEEK" OR "DUE TO THE SUPERBOWL, THE SBEMAIL WILL BE LATE THIS WEEK" DOES NOT COUNT). Just because the Compy appears doesn't mean it's an email. The NQSBEMails should only be ones that mention Strong Bad checking an email (Weclome Back, for example), ones that are a teaser for a milestone (Not The 100th Sbemail, SBEmail 150?!?), or ones that have an actual email and he answers it (SBCG4AP and Sick Day). -USER: SBE-MAIL CHECKER DAN 9:58 AM, July 23rd, 2009

Yes, but those cartoons are different from regular "Shorts" in the way that they are made to show that there will be a new Sbemail soon. For example, you don't see a notice after most of the regular cartoons saying "Holiday Toon next week" or something close to that. Because they can't be grouped like the normal cartoons, they're grouped as NQSbemails. DevonM(talk·cont-ribs) 15:25, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
Dan: That's not what our definition of Not Quite Strong Bad Emails is (emphasis on the "Not Quite"). The only thing that matters is that each of these shorts "were originally associated in one way or another with the Strong Bad Emails". That's it. Sure, some of them fill in gaps between emails while others were just notes stuck on the Compy's screen, but they all meet the minimum criterion. — It's dot com 16:11, 23 July 2009 (UTC)


Has anyone noticed that there is no random button?

Yes. It's noted in the remarks section. free 19:34, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
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