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What is the most overlooked Sbemail? Jc iindyysgvxc 06:19, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

RickTommy - What do you mean? African or European Sbemail? The Knights Who Say Ni 19:49, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

Era=mrehh. Emails=mrEEEEEEEh!

We should just change the Era to Emails! It's a more slicker, catchier name for the email menus. POM Z 15:18, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

I don't think that would be a good name. just think of it... Emails: Mreh. SBemails, mrEEEEEEh! besides, what kind of emails? SBEMAILS!! don't you see? Jibblejibblejibble 23:34, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
This is a good idea. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 03:52, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

Sbemail shortage

Why have there been so few Sbemails lately? Jc iindyysgvxc 23:18, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

There have been more since June than there were between September and June. Anyway, while I can't say for sure, I personally believe the Chaps have decided to focus on things other than sbemails. And this question is better suited for the forum. --Jay v.2020 (Talk) 00:35, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Corpy NT6 Section

I think the sbemail imagination counts as a Lappy email, and therefore, we should remove the Corpy NT6 section and put imagination on the Lappy section! Who's with me? User:MICGAGUH

Not me. The Lappy's destroyed, so it's not a Lappy email. --Jay v.2020 (Talk) 17:29, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
First of all, the email is called "imaginary", not "imagination". Secondly, there was already a discussion on this and we decided what we decided. Thirdly, if it DOES have to be said again, then the lappy's been destroyed and the Compé wasn't purchased yet, so the way we have it now is good and smart. That's all. — Defender1031*Talk 18:46, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
To be fair, the previous discussion doesn't have a clear consensus. - 18:49, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
And to clarify... there's no Lappy and Compé is not around yet. To my mind, imaginary should remain exactly where it is. wbwolf (t | ed) 00:40, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Possible certain day for email milestones

Has anyone ever noticed that every single email milestone has been on a Tuesday rather than the traditional Monday? Like, 50 emails, flashback, rock opera, alternate universe and email thunder. They've all been on Tuesdays. What's up with that? CrabAttack1999 21:46, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

I would theorise that making a milestone email takes more effort than an ordinary one, especially given the length of the most recent ones. Thus, they take longer to do, and get put out a day later. --DorianGray 21:49, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
(me, quoting a sbemail):You may be half-right... CrabAttack1999 20:35, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

No new sbemail in over...6 Weeks?!

Why haven't made one in 6 weeks? I hope he's not re-e-tired. What's the delay? CrabAttack1999 20:36, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Well, TBC said they aren't going to be making those Sbemails as often, so to allow Homestar to take the spotlight, or at least get away from doing one every week. Plus, Halloween just happened, and Thanksgiving is coming. They are either too preoccupied with the holidays or making a toon as we speak. Just stay calm and a new toon will come soon.--Jellote wuz here 20:47, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
He can't type any more because he has human hands now. Okay, really, this is not the longest sbemail break, it's not the first, and it's not worth worrying about. Also, this is not a forum (though we have one). --Jay v.2020 (Talk) 21:06, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
Jay, I just wanted to say I enjoyed your response very much (the first sentence). - 21:15, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
That is because the new baby was born. Duh! They need to care for the baby through it's first weeks and most importantly help Jackie Chapman with the little tyke! Jibblejibblejibble 23:30, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
I hope they come out with a 'toon or SBemail for Decemberween!

Old Menu Files Still Active

Would it be worth it to actually mention in either the Strong Bad Email Menus or Fun Facts section that the links to the Lappy and Corpy menus still feature the most recent (Compé-era) updates, while the other menus still on the H*R site only go up to the last e-mail posted on them?

Naturally, the explanation is that these Flash files still access the current list, while the other menus are effectively closed files. It's not strictly necessary to put it up there, but I at least find it interesting. kyojikasshu 21:04, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

Calculated Update Frequency

In a fit of nerdular nerdulance, I decided to calculate the update frequency for the different sbemail eras. It might be worth noting to show how TBC have gradually moved away from the "updates every Monday" phase.

First up, the three primary (and now completed) eras:

Note that the Tandy era begins with the first sbemail listed with a definitive date of posting, with both some kinda robot and homsar listed as being posted "on or before September 13, 2001". Assuming a posting of some kinda robot no earlier than August 27, the following would be the high end average figure:

For the Lappy era, I listed the regular update period through sbemail 200. If we factor in the more than nine month break before hremail3184, the numbers are skewed thusly:

Since the Corpy transition consists of only one sbemail, frequency of Corpy sbemails is a non-factor.

Finally, you have the Compé era, which has been stalled due to the current baby hiatus. We can only go by the date of the most recent update, which at this point is videography (October 5).

Alternatively, if we were to consider the "modern era", the resumption of sbemails from hremail3814 on, as a separate update period, we'd get a different figure:

  • Modern era (transition from Lappy to Compé: hremail3184 - videography) - 1 sbemail / 2.77 weeks (19.4 days)

Food for thought... obviously, it would need some consensus before this info would be posted. (And, yes, I was pretty bored today.) kyojikasshu 21:59, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

This would be something for Strong Bad Email Statistics. -- Tom 23:14, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
Silly me, I didn't even see the Statistics page. And it's already covered. My bad. kyojikasshu 15:36, 14 January 2010 (UTC)


Is sbemail206 ever coming out? It's been 4 months and counting.

Funny, around this time last year, people were saying the same about sbemail 201. Heimstern Läufer 07:08, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
There was a baby in the family recently, shortly following the Halloween toon. I'm not at all surprised that the updates have been scarce. --Jay v.2020 (Talk) 08:37, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
I concur with Jay, here, folks! I am not at all surprised, but I am getting impatient. How bad of me. Just be patient peoples, and the next SBemail will come, i assure you.Jibblejibblejibble 17:39, 21 February 2010 (UTC)
Okay, I think I know why sbemail206 is not coming. In DTotM, when Strong Bad's gloves turn into hands, the Compe gets knocked away. This means the Compe is most likely broken. Or (this may sound ridiculous, but I think it's also possible) they want our article on the basics to stay with the lowest page hits. I mean, why should the basics have the lowest page hits if Strong Bad himself claimed it was his favourite e-mail? RickTommy 22:37, 7 March 2010 (UTC)
You're right, this IS the most ridiculous thing i have ever heard. I was content to just ignore it, but i'm concerned that if no one says anything, you'll continue to make unnecessary edits such as "Ummm...". So i'm saying it. This is all speculation, and baseless speculation at that. Did Homestar never appear again outside of the painintg after Jibblies 2? Did Homsar stay dead after homsar? Did the tandy and compy stay dead? These types of continuity just don't happen in the HR universe in general. Further, since this has nothing to do with article content, it doesn't belong here anyway, whether it's a good theory or not. — Defender1031*Talk 09:55, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Updated list? Or just the XML?

If you have recently checked the Corpy NT6 menu, you will notice that the post-Corpy era emails are also there. Is it an actual TBC update, or is the Corpy reading the Sbemail list from an XML file? --Darkangel Get offa me! 07:23, 11 February 2010 (UTC) (Holy crap, since when have I stopped using that picture?)

EDIT: I just noticed that the Lappy menu does so too. Both menus have no animations whatsoever.
Yeah, ever since random.bat came out, the menus have read from rando.xml... so that includes the Lappy and Corpy menus. --phlip TC 09:28, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Compé Era Box Background is broke...

Can someone fix it? Firefox shows just black with StroBro's head. ColdReactive 05:07, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Inline background images are disabled until the next upgrade. I put a temporary workaround in Common.css. — It's dot com 05:43, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Still shot

Which email is this shot from? RickTommy (edits) 06:29, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

That's from when you hit "pause" on the later sbemail DVDs. --Jay v.2020 (Talk) 08:29, 30 April 2010 (UTC)
Though if anything, i'd say it's probably from pizzaz. StrongAwesome 11:13, 30 April 2010 (UTC)
The background is the same as in pizzaz, but that exact image never occurs in that email. Heimstern Läufer 11:48, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

Can't remember!

What is the name of the email where Strong Bad makes loud and flashy shoes to impress the ladies, but they make the power go out. Strong Mad, The Cheat, Strong Sad, and Homestar Runner watch a guy's head(I forgot his name) taped to a TV. And Strong Bad asks them to help send emails without electricity. Then he tapes a paper with writing of the email covering the actaul screen and he pretends to type, Strong Sad holds a blank piece of paper, covering up the words, and uncovers the letters Strong Bad "types" and Strong Maad holds The Cheat who has the "Click here to email Strong Bad" paper, and the wires are tied to Homestar. Then if you wait a bit Homestar and Strong Sad suddenly sing about pee.

That would be extra plug. RickTommy (edits) 23:49, 2 December 2010 (UTC)


What is the email that is the start of "Fahoobigahs(sp)"? This is very important to me for it was the start of my getting hooked on SB Emails. --- Mikelj84606 ---

Say it with a flourish: "fhqwhgads." The email you're looking for is i love you. — It's dot com 20:32, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Everything is not fine, something is ruined

I don't know if this is just a glitch on my system or what, but the sbemail list is looking like this. PowerFile:Homestar Kamikaze Green Favicon.pngPie 03:46, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

This is an effect of a recent server change. We're already talking about it here. Your photo brought this to my attention, thanks. Apparently I thought the page was fine for whatever reason until I saw that screenshot, heh. Soiled Bargains (talk|ctrb) 04:18, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Strong bad Emails is on air?

what strong bad's email released in 2011?

Do you mean "What Sbemails were released in 2011?"
Well, Actually...none. The last sbemail made (videography) was
released in 2009. -- 01:57, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

Happy Easter?

Which Sbemail was the first one to have an easter egg? --ToaJuaraevo01 File:Homsar-in-motion.gif 14:38, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

duck pond. --JohnnyLurg 15:34, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Technically, the link to email Strong Sad in depressio counts as an Easter egg. It says on that email's page that it is the first email to have an Easter egg. But duck pond is the first one where the content is contained in the same window as the rest of the email. The Knights Who Say Ni 16:57, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Unexplained Strong Bad Emails?

Hey guys, I was just thinking about a page that we might want to create. I've never created a page before, though, so I kinda want to get approval from some other peoples before I make it.

So in some toons/sbemails, there are times when you see one of Strong Bad's computers in the background with random text on it, seemingly Strong Bad checking another email, and it's never explained. This has happened in the paper three times, a few times in personal favorites, once in no loafing, once in The Homestar Runner Gets Something Stuck In His Craw, and, if this counts, in 2 emails. Anybody know what I'm talking about?

I could be wrong, but I feel like it's happened more times than this as well, and it merits a wiki page. Can anybody think of any other times this has happened, and/or what the page should be called? If people agree that this page should exist, I'd be more than happy to write it. Thanks! Lira (talk) 19:11, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

Yeah, I think that would be a good page. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 03:19, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
Perhaps this would be better with a larger scope? There are other times that unexplained stuff goes on in the background, like, i forget exactly when, but a few times the cheat will go by wearing a costume or carrying something completely unrelated to the email with no explanation. — Defender1031*Talk 09:33, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, guys, I'm glad I'm getting positive feedback. DeFender1031, might you be referring to that one time in diorama when The Cheat walks by carrying the Lappy? If so, that was in reference to Strong Bad commenting on how hard it was to cheat nowadays. If that's not what you're talking about, I'll gladly consider your idea if you can give specific examples.
So, if we make this page, what about the name? Unexplained Strong Bad Emails? Background Strong Bad Emails? Other Strong Bad Emails? Ideas, anyone? Lira (talk) 16:37, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
Well, The Cheat wears a random costume in anything. He was probably talking 'bout that. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 01:17, 22 February 2016 (UTC)
Those are both good examples, but if I'm not mistaken, it happens more than just those times. I don't have time right now to look though. Also, what does The Cheat carrying the Lappy have anything to do with how hard it is to cheat? — Defender1031*Talk 09:11, 23 February 2016 (UTC)
Something like Unexplained Emails or Background Emails would be good. I think we should makes the page. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 00:07, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

Email Strong Bad

What happens if you email Strong Bad at: is this still active? If now, how else can people contact the Chaps, apart from Twitter?

Nothing happens, really. Your email is sent and Strong Bad doesn't answer it... unless by some miracle he decides to do another sbemail sometime. As for contact, I'm not sure, but I think Twitter is one of the only ways, since they's taken down they's own email address. Oh, please sign your talk posts (~~~~). Lira (talk) 16:50, 19 November 2016 (UTC)


Sbemail 206 is not a Compe email. Sadly I don't know what to do with it. TheThin 04:34, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

We're leaving it in the Compé era for the time being because the because the email menu on the site still features the Compé. — It's dot com 15:57, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

Lappier Era

How are we going to handle categorizing the new sbemails? We still have sbemail206 and too cool under the "Compé Era" section, even though the latter is unquestionably a Lappier Era email. The problem, of course, is that the sbemail menu is still Compé-themed. But we shouldn't keep sticking sbemails in a misleadingly-named section until The Brothers Chaps decide to update their menu. Is there a temporary solution we could use until then? Lira (talk) 17:54, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

I think there should be a "Lappier Era" section, and maybe a note pointing out that it still uses the Compé menu. It makes more sense than including Lappier emails in the Compé section. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 18:54, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

Not Quite Strong Bad Email List

A little while ago, I changed the list to use — em dashes instead of (tiny text in parentheses). Not only does it look much better (in my opinion), but it's also more consistent with other lists on the wiki. However, it was reverted because it didn't have as much of a "feel" to it. But I don't think that's necessarily a good thing. How should this list be formatted? Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 19:59, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

Anyone else have an opinion? The em dashes look clean and consistent, and the tiny text looks aesthetically displeasing. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 23:36, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
i dunno, the tiny text looks nice to me, with text being the same size it looks a bit cluttered — donuts-icon.pngtimmodonuts (T/C) 15:37, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
I'm for the em dash list. The current style doesn't match any other list on the wiki that I'm aware of, and I think changing text size in-line decreases readability. (What does "has a feel to it" mean anyway?) Lira (talk) 19:39, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
I agree that the full size text seems very cluttered and hard to read. Perhaps there’s a different way to present the information? - 22:43, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
That's weird. For me it's the opposite; the full size text is pleasant and readable, while the small text looks cluttered and arbitrary. Maybe we could make it a table, with one column for the email number, one for the title, and one for the description. That way, we can keep the full size text, with borders between each item so it isn't as cluttered. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 23:21, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
I am down for tables, I love tables, they make it much easier to digest the information! — donuts-icon.pngtimmodonuts (T/C) 16:08, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
Not so into the table idea. That just sounds unnecessarily bulky and a weird format for the information. Maybe I just need to see a preview, but I still like the standard list with plain text. Lira (talk) 20:58, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
I don't understand the desire to table everything. I think a table is best applied in situations when paired with an image or other critical data, such as dates. If it's just an example with an explanation, an ordinary list should suffice. -- 03:10, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, I mostly agree. I only suggested it because it seemed like a good way to include full size text without some people finding it cluttered. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 05:40, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
The thing is it's no more cluttered than any other list of information on the wiki. If the style is cramping people's style, that should be a larger question for another talk page. Myself, I have no trouble reading it. Lira (talk) 16:13, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
Most other places in the wiki don’t have long sentence descriptions within this kind of list. - 18:29, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
No? What about character relationships? What about running gags and item pages? How is this different? Lira (talk) 19:08, 24 January 2020 (UTC)


Some emails have {reading} (or some variant) before the email, and some don't. Should we remove them from those emails, or add them to the rest? Or even leave them as is? Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 02:33, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

For the discussion purposes, when present it looks like this.
Honestly, I'd be in favour of removing such instances. This mostly seems to be present in some older transcripts. I think just the presence of the email template is shorthand for him reading it out loud. --DorianGray 05:31, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
I am on the fence whether or not we should remove such instances. Although 99% of email entries are read, sometimes they just show up on the screen. Also, "training" the new reader into expecting "hey this block will be read out loud" the first few emails (assuming they somehow went through each email sequentially) wouldn't be a bad thing. And, in a detailed wiki like this, it might not hurt to have the "reading" portion in every email (although it should look sleeker). Now, my own comment ago kind of thwarted an idea I had, and that was: add the "Reading" portion to the email templates or block quotes. However, since this isn't going to be used 100% of the time, it's probably counter productive (instead a template that adds the notice would probably be better -- that is if we keep the notices at all.) --Stux 12:37, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
Since I haven't given my opinion yet, I don't think the notices are necessary. The email box is kind of a continuation of Strong Bad's dialogue, and in cases where it isn't read aloud, the transcript usually states {The following email can be seen:} or something similar. Going straight from the email song to the email makes for a smoother transition.
We don't necessarily have to edit every email page right away, since that would be a huge undertaking. But it would be nice to reach a consensus, just so the notices can be added or removed during unrelated edits, if that makes sense. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 23:36, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

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)

I'm assuming you're asking about the Scroll Button Songs page? If you look at the bottom of that page there's a green template with links to pages about everything you want to know, (but didn't know you could even ask) about SBEmails. Maybe even stuff you don't want to know ;) --Stux 15:06, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

Podcast Music Videos

Is this page a good place to note that the Podstar Runner music videos include the Sbemail Podcast clips even if Strong Bad is not in the videos? If so, which part of the page? Bad Bad Guy 06:39, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

Watch link on top

I'd added a watch link that held its ground for a while but recently got reverted. I think a watch link there would be useful. Is there any (better?) place for this link on the top of the page? --Stux 15:49, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

I undid that reversion before I read this message — I agreee that there should be such a link at the top of the page, although I'm not sure where the best position is. Trey56 21:16, 28 April 2007 (UTC)
I reworked it some into a custom link plus picture box. — It's dot com 03:41, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

New subcat

There are subcategories in the category Strong Bad Email for the Tandy 400, Compy 386, and Lappy 486. However, there are three emails that were checked on other machines. Should there be a new subcategory for emails on non-Strong Bad-owned computers?— Bassbone (TALK Strong Mad Has a Posse CONT) 11:13, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

These categories are for sbemail eras. The sbemail answered on the Corpy NT6 is from the Lappy era, for example. Loafing 11:15, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
Yes, but these three emails are also listed as part of the main category. If this is the case, should they be delisted in the main category and left listed int heir respective eras?— Bassbone (TALK Strong Mad Has a Posse CONT) 11:18, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

DNA Evidence

Does the DNA Evidence toon count as a not quite sbemail? Bad Bad Guy 20:12, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

No, because the two criteria we have used for "not quite sbemails" are toons where SB checks an email or toons that are linked to from the email menu. This fits neither criteria. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 20:16, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
I disagree. Missing Lappy, Sick Day, and Puppet Time meet neither of these criteria, although I can see why they're there. Heck, DNA has scenes from and ties directly into 6 sbemails. I say it belongs. Dr. Clash 20:24, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
No way. SB isn't the protagonist, and there isn't even an email in there. Loafing 20:35, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
Um, SB's not in puppet time, either. The only thing is the computer. Dr. Clash 20:48, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
No, Puppet Time was linked to from the email menu when it was first released, and Sick Day involves Strong Bad trying to check an email (we see the email on the screen, and the Paper comes down). Missing Lappy, I'm not sure about myself, but at least it bridges two sbemails directly. If we're going by "ties into references from sbemail" as a criteria for not quite sbemail, then we'd have to include nearly everything on the site (Teen Girl Squad, everything Trogdor, everything with Homsar or Senor Cardgage, etc). Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 21:02, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
This is closer to a Strong Bad Email spinoff (like TGS, 2X06 etc.) than a not-quite-sbemail. Heimstern Läufer 21:21, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
To add to what Homestar Coder said, and if memory serves me right, Missing Lappy came at the end of the email cliffhangers and before retirement. It directly adds to that Missing Lappy story arc and is totally within the realm of influencing strong bad emails. As for spin-offs they've taken a life of their own and for the most have become separate from SBE's. --Stux 03:36, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

New Paper, New "Era"?

Just wondering, are we introducing a new "era" only if the computer (= the "emails" menu) changes or would the new The Paper also qualify as one? After all, it's just as much a long-term change as the computers are. -- 14:33, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

I dunno. It seems to me that sub-eras or multiple lists of eras, divided by Computers and pristers both seems.... overly complicated. Redundant. Whatever.--CoachG 14:55, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
I say it would be better to just stick with the Lappy emails era. Homestar-Winner (talk) 14:57, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
Well, we're yet to see if New Paper will have much of an impact on the emails, or if it'll even stick around (it's only on "trial status" after all)... For now, I say stick with just Tandy/Compy/Lappy, and wait and see what happens. --phlip TC 14:59, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
I think that no matter what happens we shouldn't change the eras to a new one. Homestar-Winner (talk) 15:04, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
Unless paper 2.0 has some (very large, like becoming a full-blown charecter) unforseen effect on the sbemails beside its usual duties as The Paper, then yeah... no mulitple paper eras.--CoachG 15:06, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Scroll Button Songs

Does anyone know what Stong Bad sing-songs when the e-mails' main menu is brought up? (my English listening is not that great, so the only things I can capture are the first two verses: "look around... I think you'll find..." and I don't really know the rest of it). 17:32, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Hey there. He's saying, "Look around, I think you'll find that these buttons are the scrolling kind." You can read more about this song and his past ones at Scroll Button Songs. Best, Trey56 18:34, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

does anybody know????

hey i was just wondering if anyone new wat the name or # of the strong bad email when homestarrunner awnsers it???

The email you're looking for is anything, though Homestar also messes with the computer in 50 emails. --DorianGray 00:19, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

somthing that has been bugging me

what email does Strong Bad say "so you see comma?" Slipknot6477 14:16, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

rampage. Has Matt? (talk) 14:41, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

i figured that out like, right when you said it, seriously. Slipknot6477 14:42, 30 July 2007 (UTC) Now i dont know what email when strong bad does spell check and finds 0 problems? anybody know? im pretty shure its a compy. Slipknot6477 16:24, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

I think it's autobiography. DEI DAT VMdatvm center\super contra 16:25, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

yep. Slipknot6477 16:27, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

You know, a better place to ask general questions like this is the forum. — It's dot com 16:47, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

What's going on?

I just went to the sbemail page on H* and every SBemail after the chair is missing! does anyone know what happened?

It's fine for me. --DorianGray 19:21, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

I'm looking right at it, and it says that the chair is the most recent sbemail

Not Quite Numbering

"King of Town Email" is numbered 41½. But it came out April 1, 2003, which is inbetween #68, "Caper" (March 31st) and #69, "Personal Favorites" (April 14th). However, "Lookin' at a Thing in a Bag" (the real 68½) came out April 8th.

So, assuming the dates are correct, should they be renumbered, and if so, should we use decimals or the "¼" character? -- ¡ɯooz +, TI:ME, 12 Million August 2007½ (UTC)

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