Talk:Strong Bad Email

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Ding! Strong Bad Email is a featured article, which means it showcases an important part of the Homestar Runner body of work and/or highlights the fine work of this wiki. We also might just think it's cool. If you see a way this page can be updated or improved without compromising previous work, feel free to contribute.
Checklist for new Strong Bad Email:
  • Create an article with the title of the new email (as listed on the Strong Bad Email menu) with the content {{subst:newsbemail|###}} (substitute the new email number for ###). If you already know the forum thread number, use {{subst:newsbemail|###|#####}}.
  • Update Template:sbemail. Be sure to set the value of "last" to the new email.
  • Update main Strong Bad Email list, and the template list.
  • On the main Strong Bad Email page, update the total emails and various fun facts.
  • Update each list in the Strong Bad Email navigation template.
  • Update Template:recenttoons.
  • Link the email page to the forum and vice versa, if necessary.
  • Redirect [[sbemail###]] and [[sbemail ###]] (one with no space, one with) to the current email.


E-mail Command Lines

Is there a list of all the command lines Strongbad has used to check his e-mail? (IE: sbemail.exe, strongbad_email.exe or run "Strongbad's__email", etc...)

Each of the computers' pages (Tandy 400, Compy 386, and Lappy 486) has a list of ALL the commands used on that particular computer. --DorianGray

A Quick Question...

does anybody know why the title of the sbemail page is "denny's menu"? i looked around, and tell me if i missed anything...-Image:Homsar-in-motion.gifHomsar7(Hom · Sar)Image:Homsar-in-motion.gif

I believe it's a reference to the resturaunt Denny's. --DorianGray

No caps

All of the titles of our email pages are in lowercase. This is because they're lowercase in the email menu, right? Well, they aren't lowercase on the Podcast page, and so officially the titles are capital, maybe. I don't think we should change these, but I'm just throwing it out there. SaltyTalk! 22:10, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

Hm, I'm not sure what to think of that. Technically, all the emails had lowercase titles when they were first released, but if they were changed to uppercase, does that mean TBC have intentions of changing them to uppercase? Or could it just be some incompatability issue with the iPod software? I think this issue should merit expert consultation. · · T2|Things 22:14, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

There are capital letters in a few emails on the site - 3 Wishes and CGNU, specifically, cross my mind. --Jay v.2020 (Talk) 22:30, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
What he's getting at is that on the podcast, emails like techno are capitalized. So the question is, should we capitalize these titles as well? Or more accurately, how should we handle this? · · T2|Things 22:33, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
I know what he was getting at, but... ah, you know what, I can't even remember what I was trying to get at. --Jay v.2020 (Talk) 22:35, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
It's not just Podstar; the email titles on the DVDs are all capitalized. Has anybody noticed that the DVD-only email articles are capitalized? Now that this is thrown into the pot, the problem with capitalizing only Podstar emails can be thrown out. Personally, I'm in favor of capitalizing Strong Bad Emails with respect to the DVD and Podstar, but first, I'm going to need someone to do some research for me, since I do not have access to my DVDs:
  • Which multiple-word and special-case titles are capitalized Like This, and which, if any, are capitalized Like this?
  • Do any capitalizations on the DVD conflict with Podstar?
Due to the breadth of such a project, this is going to need a well-defined plan of action, including: when and by whom the titles are going to be moved, what high-priority redirects need to be fixed right away, how to accomplish fixing all other redirects, how to find and fix all non-linked titles, the understanding that all future emails will have to have a lowercase redirect, and stuff like that. It's a massive project and a very big change over how it's been done these years, but I don't think it will be too much to get used to. —BazookaJoe 23:46, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
WaitWaitWaitWaitWait. Putting "Road Trip" in the search box yields road trip immediately. A lower-case title being found with a capitalized search is not an issue. I recommend not changing the current page names, as they are the historic first names, and they won't break a search. If a DVD or Podcast-only sbemail should be capitalized (like Videro Games), we should capitalize the same. If it's shown a capped title won't properly lead to the sbemail's page, a redirect should be made. And finally, the changed title should be noted in the Fun Facts on the sbemail's page. There's no reason to change all the locks when the key's not out. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 00:53, 8 September 2006 (UTC)
It has occurred to me that capitalizing will create ambiguity between pom pom and Pom Pom, marzipan and Marzipan, etc. --Jay v.2020 (Talk) 01:00, 8 September 2006 (UTC)
Good point. It will also break the Greasemonkey script. Loafing 01:02, 8 September 2006 (UTC)
Well, (character) can be added, and scripts can be modified. But the real question is which title is canonical? Originally, most sbemails are un-capped. I strongly suggest staying with that, and solving any problems with redirects and the like. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 01:06, 8 September 2006 (UTC)
I agree; we should stick with the email titles as shown on the Strong Bad Email menu. DVDs are not on the site, and I don't consider the Podstar menu to have more weight than the real email menu. — It's dot com 01:07, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Whoa, you guys actually considered it? Well, I also thought of the conflicts with Marzipan and Pom Pom. This would also be a whole lot of work. It's just that two official things have them capitalized "DVDs and Podstar) and only one (though it's more official) has it capped. I dunno. Did we reach consensus? SaltyTalk! 01:17, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

I think we have officially reached consensus that the titles NOT be changed unless it is shown on the website. · · T2|Things 01:19, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

To be more precise: we will capitalize according to the first actual title. Subsequent tilles will at best reach it through a redirect of sorts. So sbemails debuting on the site get the site title, sbemails debuting on the DVD get the DVD title, and if a sbemail ever debuts on Podcast, it gets that title. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 01:46, 8 September 2006 (UTC)
What if the sbemails were titled according to number? (e.g. 001. Some Kinda Robot) This way, marzipan & pom pom can be simply titled, "059. Marzipan" and "108. Pom Pom," respectively, rather than titling them, "Marzipan (SBEmail)" and "Pom Pom (SBEmail)," respectively again. Plus, nobody will have to search the emails by lowercase letters.
I don't think that's a good idea at all. Under that system, just about every time we wanted to refer to any email, we'd have to use a piped link. I can't see any compelling reason whatsoever to change the status quo. — It's dot com 15:54, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Not quite Strong Bad email

Is that missing Lappy short a NQSBE? It does relate to his email checking. 13:54, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

I think so, yes. — It's dot com 14:49, 25 September 2006 (UTC)
I agree. At first I didn't think so, but after looking at the list of what else has been considered NQSBE's, I think that this another one. I R F 14:57, 25 September 2006 (UTC)


Shouldn't the retirement email be labeled like this?

158. cliffhanger 159. retirement A 160. retirement B

RocketMasterZ 04:49, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

It's officially 159 a & b, per the URLs: sbemail159a.html, sbemail159b.html. —BazookaJoe 04:53, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
Thanks, but it's not very, accurate. RocketMasterZ 05:17, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
Well, it's a bit odd that they called two seperately released emails one email, but they did call it that, so that's what we stick with. Heimstern Läufer 05:30, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
How is it not accurate? It's precisely what TBC called them. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 12:48, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

Retirement, part 2

Just for argument's sake- I put this to a vote. I believe that emails 159a and 159b should be placed in the proper era where they were answered in. Opinions? --ISlayedTheKerrek 20:29, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Er - they were answered in the Lappy era. That was the whole point of the plot. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 20:32, 9 October 2006 (UTC)
Also, the point of the list is to keep them in numerical order. The eras and email-style formatting are just nifty things we've added on. Plus, parts A and B don't exist separately anymore. — It's dot com 20:39, 9 October 2006 (UTC)
Emails 119-present are Lappy era emails, not necessarily Lappy email emails. This is like how there are no Pom Pilot era email(s) or Tangerine Dreams era email(s). —BazookaJoe 20:44, 9 October 2006 (UTC)


I just saw the newest Weebl and Bob cartoon in which they reference Strong Bad Email. The cartoon is called "Email" and the reference reads as follows:

Weebl: Yes, but today also...THE DAY WE GET EMAIL!
Bob: Ooh. Like that strongbad chap?
Weebl: No, not like that at all.

Where should we put this? --Kiwi 22:06, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

Already listed as an animation sighting: Animation Sightings#Weebl and BobLoafing 02:13, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

Other Characters?

I'd be interested in a page dedicated to the other characters who have answered Strong Bad's e-mails (the Cheat and Homestar come to mind), or one that deals exculsively with internet access to all the characters (disconnected phone, ISP, and website pages come to mind first, as well as Strong Sad's Lament/e-mail, King Of Town's page/e-mail, etc.). I'm not sure if this would go under statistics or what. I'd try to start one but all my stuff tends to be deleted so I won't. :-). Does anyone else think this is cool? Or is there already one like that? I love the details on this site... -Cyndi 12 October 2006

Well, there's already a category for it: Category:Character Websites. And exept The Cheat and Homestar i don't think anyone answered an email besides Strong Bah. If anyone else answer an email then maybe there could be a page. Nice idea though. Keep on thinking of ways to improve the wiki! :) Elcool (talk)(contribs) 09:17, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
There have been a number of references to online activity by the characters (from Bubs hosting his only customer, to Strong Mad's "E-COMMERCE!" carton) but I wonder if that's so unique to merit being noted. In a way, it'd be like having a page discussing all the characters' various jobs - that's info we'd note on a character's page, but not notable enough to collect all onto one. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 09:26, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
Coul' be one o' them "Re-Serch" pages. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 09:41, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
Or one of those lists where people aren't sure what should be included and what not. Loafing 09:46, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Question on emailing

Would it make any difference if you sent an email using yahoo. - Austio talk 04:17, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Any difference in what? — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 04:21, 21 November 2006 (UTC)
Sorry what I meant to say was do TBC get emails sent from yahoo. - Austio talk 04:26, 21 November 2006 (UTC)
Of course. Everybody can get emails from any provider. - link_icon.gifThe Joe(Talk) 04:34, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Bugging Me

Okay, sorry guys, but something's been bugging me. Which email is the email where Strong Bad shows that he blocks all of Homestar's emails? It's one of the newer ones.... I just can't remember though. SaltyTalk! 01:27, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

That would be candy product (which I found via the Edgar page). --phlip TC 01:32, 29 November 2006 (UTC)
Thank you, phlip. SaltyTalk! 01:49, 29 November 2006 (UTC)


I think we should update the blockquotes with the most recent Strong Bad, which has a different emblem shading. X66x66 — (Talk | contribs) 23:28, 15 December 2006 (left unsigned)

What about The Paper?

Why isn't the Paper included in the cast lists? kai lyn 22:49, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

See Talk:The Paper. The Paper is a pseudocharacter. -- Tom 22:52, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
Oh. Okay. But aren't some other pseudocharacters listed, like in army, (Frank Bennedetto), or bedtime story, (The Denzel)? kai lyn 22:59, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
The Paper's listed at the bottom of each. I think it's more convenient that way. --DorianGray
Okay! I'll take that. kai lyn 23:01, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

The font used in sbemails

Does anyone know which font exactly is used in the Strong Bad e-mails? Is it a free one?

Check our Fonts page. --DorianGray

Capitalizing titles

This discussion is a continuation of "Talk:Main Page#Capital Sbemail titles?".

Seeing that TBC capitalize email titles on Podstar Runner and TV Time Toons Menu, should we start doing the same? --Trogga 22:29, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

I think Denny's Menu should set the precedent, as they appear there first and longest. So no. --DorianGray 22:30, 14 February 2007 (UTC)
We need to combine all the fractured discussions on this topic so that we don't have to post in X0 places. And I agree with Dorian. — It's dot com 23:54, 15 February 2007 (UTC)
They're capitalised on the DVDs too... Denny's Menu is the only place where they're lowercase... I think the status quo is fine though. --phlip TC 05:40, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
The earliest/most complete listing is the one we should use. Little letters, please. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 10:04, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Scrolling Songs

Is there a list of all the songs Strong Bad has sung while enticing you to use the scroll buttons? It seems like pretty much everything else is covered, so I'd be surprised if they weren't anywhere on the Wiki. Michelle Mabelle 10:49, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

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