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Not one of the best Strong Bad Emails I've seen. There are some good points, such as Strong Bad's electronic (and permanent) eraser pen, and the return of the almighty BMW lighter, but sadly it was Homestar's constant yelling of "LONG PANTS! LONG PANTS!" that started to show its' down parts. Good try, but not one of the best. 3/5 -- 09:08, 28 Mar 2005 (MST)

I disagree, I thought this e-mail was hilarious and the "LONG PANTS!" part was great. I thought this was much better than best thing (though not as good as rock opera). --TheEggman
Ditto. "Long long long long long long pants" was probably the funniest part, too, considering how Homestar just randomly shows up on the Lappy like he did. That and the edited e-mail was hilarious, too. Clown care... --Shadow Hog 22:39, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)

Strong Bad's Eyes

I'm loathe to STUFF the Trivia item about Strong Bad's eyes narrowing, as it's obviously the very first time this happened (caught it after watching it the second time), but then, it's a weak Fun Fact. I think it should stay though. --TheEggman 14:45, 28 Mar 2005 (MST)

I definately say keep it. Personally I find these observations quite interesting, illustrating the evolving complexity of the HR animation. On that note - correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this email the first time we see Strong Bad crossing his legs, and bending his right arm across them? --Lor 22:35, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
I'd keep it myself, considering it is, AFAIK, true. --Shadow Hog 22:39, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)

Hidden message in fortune cookies

As you hover over the fortune cookies, they break open and the fortunes move forward, unfolding. If you take a screenshot just before the fortune is completely spread out, you can see a secret message on the fortunes. It reads "You are not as good as most people." Here's the bitmap screenshot I grabbed: -- 20:52, 28 Mar 2005 (MST)


Almost looks like it says "You are not as good as Matt, People" - Futuramaooy 21:36, 28 Mar 2005 (MST)
I found that too (using Flash Decompiler) and was about to add it, but seeing as it's been addressed here, I'll just ask if anyone else thinks it's worth noting. I, for one, do. --Suicune64 20:19, 28 Mar 2005 (MST)


It's not the first time his eyes narrow. They do in sbemail 74 when The Cheat comes from the other side of the screen. Only for a second though. also in morning routine, but he's kinda squinting from the bottom up...

Yeah, he's squinted from the bottom up like a million times before. This IS the first time his upper eyelid has lowered. - princess

"Kertified Klown Kare" a reference to Krusty?

This fun fact should be STUFFed. Use of "K"s as a substitute letter in commercial names is very very common, and was common long before Krusty the Klown. Think of "Kit Kat", "Kwik Kopy", "Kar Kare", etc. -- 16:33, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)

Then STUFF it. We aren't gonna stop you. --Shadow Hog 22:40, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
Well, in this case, it's already STUFFed (now it is, anyway.) --Jay 22:42, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
So much the better, then. --Shadow Hog 22:44, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)


I don't really know what to do with this, but I think it's kind of cool.

While trying to freeze the screen at the exact right time to get the fortune cookies to read "You are not as good as most people," (which is very hard to do), I caught this:


It looks like it says "Was Sup" on the right side, kind of. I don't know.

--VolatileChemical 16:55, 5 Apr 2005 (MDT)

The word on the second line looks more like the beginning of "stupid" to me. -Gafaddict 05:01, 6 Apr 2005 (MDT)

Yeah, it does kind of look like "Was Stup" more than "Was Sup", but if you say "Was Stup" fast, it kind of sounds like "Wats Up". --VolatileChemical 15:05, 6 Apr 2005 (MDT)

Scroll Buttons and the Lappy....

Strong Bad really needs a new email rap. The Scroll buttons and the Lappy have been together for some time now, and this fact warrants no further reiteration. Rudeboy87 18:51, 6 Apr 2005 (MDT)

I wholeheartedly second this motion! Wait a second... What? You sure? Okay. Sorry. What I meant to say was "I wholeheartedly second this thing!" --VolatileChemical 15:38, 7 Apr 2005 (MDT)

Declined Fun Facts

These were on the STUFF page and declined. If you wish to contest these, leave a note here, but don't allow it to be confused with any of the original votes.

Overlapped voice (Declined)

This is one of the few times Strong Bad has used his ability to overlap his own voice. This ability is first introduced in techno.

  • Decline Uninteresting, and disqualified due to the phrase "one of the few". --TheEggman 08:43, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second Kvb 11:16, 1 Apr 2005 (MST)
    • Second. tomstiff 01 Apr 2005
  • "DECLINE!" For the record, they're FUN facts. --The Great Aussie Evil 08:21, 31 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Ughh... my mouth tastes like... a declination-worthy fun fact. Rudeboy87 19:08, 6 Apr 2005 (MDT)

Homestar's Shoes, part 2 (Declined)

They might not be blue soles glued to the bottom of his feet but actual shoes, according to New Boots anyway. He also refers to them as shoes in Everybody Knows It, where he says, "So, I guess it's back to putting dog food in my shoes, huh?"

  • Decline Wasn't this bit about Homestar's shoes already tackled and Declined? Also STUFF'd due to conversational style. --TheEggman 08:43, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Accept I think it's an interesting comment. Just make it more factual. -MFCUSA

Shorter E-mail (Declined)

This email is much shorter than most recent emails, being at least half a minute shy of its predecessor.

  • Decline This is unnecessary, due to the running time being evident at the top of each e-mail page. --TheEggman 08:43, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline Half a minute isn't much, and even if it was, who cares? Rudeboy87 15:18, 30 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline And I'm the one who said this. -Walking Armless
  • Modify and Accept I think it could have been because they also released the April Fools gag on the same week, so if you add that information it might be kinda interesting... ⇔Thunderbird⇔ 05:07, 4 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Decline Unless it's the shortest one to date (and it's not), forget it. --Jay 03:21, 5 Apr 2005 (MDT)

Klowning Arkound (Declined)

The fact that "Kertified Klown Kare" has every word starting with K might be a reference to Krusty the Clown, from The Simpsons, who tends to use that letter a lot and is, obviously, a clown.

  • Severe Decline! Man, that leaves a bad taste in my mouth from reading it. It's just what clowns do! -thatkidsam 14:18, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Second I'm not saying anything here, but am I the only one who noticed that "Kertified Klown Kare" is basically K.K.K.? --Nevrmore 18:33, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • There was actually a "K.K.K" joke like that on the Simpsons. Still doesn't make this a reference to it. Decline. Donny vs Universe
  • "decline" However, on the simpsons there was the Krusty Komedy Klassic.
  • Decline Lots of things use Ks instead of Cs. (Though I do love the K in place of the soft C here, that's irrelevant to the fact.) --Jay 03:21, 5 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Second Yes! Lotsa things use K's instead of C's! Krusty Krab anybody? - Miss Free Country USA
  • Awww... Get fun! Because this "fact" sure isn't. Someone put this on the Klown Kare site I made, and I baleeted it. Whimsical misspellings are done worldwide, not just by Krusty. Rudeboy87 19:11, 6 Apr 2005 (MDT)

Self-Made Man (Declined)

Homestar saying "I'm a long-pants man, long pants long pants" is a possible reference to Bubs' Character page where he says "I'm a self-made man, I am I am".

  • Decline Just watched Bubs' Character Page, and the line he says sounds nothing like what Homestar says in long pants. --TheEggman 08:43, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • I gotta Accept this, because my keen ears detect some sort of similarity. ISlayedTheKerrek 14:35, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline What would be the point in referring to Bubs' video anyway? Donny vs Universe
  • Decline It really doesn't seem like a "reference" to me. More like a "coincidence." →evin290 21:46, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Accept It does sound similar. It also sound like a reference the Bros Chaps would make. Kvb 11:28, 1 Apr 2005 (MST)
    • Second Ramrod 18:10, 2 Apr 2005 (MST)
  • Decline Reaching. Lower-hanging fruit would be to compare it to HR's own character page where he says "butt dance butt dance", and it still wouldn't be a fun fact for me. sninky-chan 18:41, 4 Apr 2005 (CET)
  • Decline Only vaguely similar, not close enough for moi. --Jay 03:21, 5 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Decline. If it IS a reference, its rhythm actually sounds more like something out of Dr. Seuss. - Walking Armless

2nd Homestar Crying (Declined)

This is the second time Homestar cried in an email. The first was crying.

  • Decline First times can be interesting. Second times, not so much. --Jay 00:48, 28 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second And how... --TheEggman 07:50, 28 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second Unless someone can figure out a way to graph it! --tomstiff 28 Mar 2005
  • Decline And isn't there another "fun" fact below that was about how crying showcased the second time a character cried? --Donny vs Universe
    • "Second." Great Aussie Evil 22:59, 28 Mar 2005 (MST)) 22:57, 28 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second Yes there is, Donny. And I'm gonna say what someone said in their vote for the crying fun fact. The word "second" is an immediate disqualification for this being a viable item.
      • An immediate disqualification is also in order for those who don't sign their votes. and Delete, by the way. ISlayedTheKerrek 19:58, 28 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline This is so uninteresting. The point of funfacts isn't a place to count how many times who does what. You wouldn't see a fun fact saying that "This is the eighth time Strong Bad blames the Cheat for something in an e-mail" (made number up). I'm declining it basically on the grounds that nobody really cares. -- AtionSong 9:51 AM 2 April 2005
    • Second. He's got you there, guys. - Walking Armless
    • Second That deserves some applause. Rudeboy87 08:37, 8 Apr 2005 (MDT)

Red Screen (Declined)

When Homestar finishes going nuts, the screen turns red, like in Where the Crap Are We?.

  • Decline. Big deal. It's not even the same kind of red. --Joshua 05:17, 28 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second. --TheEggman 08:43, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second. --tomstiff 01 Apr 2005
    • Second. Kvb 11:29, 1 Apr 2005 (MST)
  • Accept I actually thought of this when first saw this e-mail. Ramrod 18:06, 2 Apr 2005 (MST)
  • Decline Useless and already in transcript. And, BTW, I found a variant of this in Goofs (people need to learn what a "Goof" is!) --Jay 03:21, 5 Apr 2005 (MDT)

Edga Jr., Tompkins, and Ron Cumberdale...long lost triplets? (Declined)

Edga Jr. bears a striking resemblance to Tompkins and Ron Cumberdale, one of the things the The Three Keepers of Trogdor turn you into if you get one of their questions wrong.

  • Decline. At least in Tompkins' case. I don't think Edga Jr. looks like Tompkins at all. I don't know about Ron Cumberdale...but I doubt it too. ISlayedTheKerrek 12:03, 28 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Eh, they all look like generic nerds if anything. Decline. Donny vs Universe
  • Decline I saw this one earlier and almost STUFF'd it myself. People are REALLY stretching to make references here, aren't they? --TheEggman 08:43, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Weak Decline. Although Edga Jr. does looks like a mix between Tompkins and Ron Cumberdale, this is a stretch. --Trogga 11:18, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline Hmm... it's kinda tough to say Cumberdale looks like anyone, seeing as how he's composed of roughly eight pixels. Rudeboy87 15:13, 30 Mar 2005 (MST)

Could someone post a picture of the three of them side by side?

Done and done. Now judge for yourself. ISlayedTheKerrek 15:36, 2 Apr 2005 (MST)


  • Weak Accept Tompkin's face and acne + Ron Cumberdale's hair + Obscure references = Edga Jr. --Yaanu, 9:21 CST, 2 April 2005
  • I'm upgrading my vote to Strong Decline. Edga Jr. has freckles, not pimples, and you can't even really tell from there that Ron Cumberdale has the same hair. ISlayedTheKerrek 11:48, 4 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Declinariffic I'm not seeing it. At all. Dasrik 02:53, 5 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Declininated! Similar, but not enough to be feasible. - Walking Armless
  • Decline. Edga & Ron ... mmmmmmmaybe. If you squint ... really, really hard. Tompkins? No way! -- tomstiff 07 Apr 2005

Clanky? (Declined)

"Clanky" is a reference to the popular video game Ratchet & Clank.

  • Revise. Replace "is" with "could be". --Trogga 16:08, 28 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline. "Clanky" was just said as a mispronunciation of Clancy. It's not like Ratchet and Clank coined the word Clank anyway.
    • Second But sign your vote. And I think that any fun fact that cannot be confirmed (could be, might be, its possible that) should be removed or STUFF'D till it can be confirmed. Maybe then kids wouldn't be so eager to try and make a connection to their favorite game/show/movie what have you. Donny vs Universe
      • Decline Second'd, Suggestion Weak Accept'd I agree that there are way too many of these types of "possible references" being made, but STUFFing every single one would be REALLY time-consuming and would bloat this page way more than it already is. --TheEggman 08:43, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
      • Well, I don't mean that every un-confirmed fact should get stuffed. But crap like this one where there is clearly no connection could and should be deleted without any fuss or voting. If they author of the fact cares that much they can stuff the fact themselves and post a defense.Donny vs Universe
    • Second (the Decline, that is) -- Alun Clewe 01:29, 30 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second. tomstiff 01 Apr 2005
  • Decline Strong Bad always pronounces names and places wrong, I'm positive it has nothing to do with that game. --Minteh 12:02, 2 Apr 2005 (MST)
  • Decline And The Cheat is a reference to Cheato the Spellbook in Banjo-Kazooie! And the King of Town is a reference to King Daphnes in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker! Or not, since there are about -1 pieces of evidence that there's any intentional correlation at all. --Jay 03:21, 5 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • CHILDREN! It's a coincidence. Even that's a stretch, as it isn't "Ratchet and Clanky." Rudeboy87 08:40, 8 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • D"Eek!"line. TBC are Nintendo-people, at least that's what they said in a interview, I can't remember which one. Isn't Clanky also the name of that big metal fish in Banjo-Kazooie? That would be more obvious. Still not obvious, but MORE obvious. Kvb 04:40, 10 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • That doesn't mean they don't play PlayStation. --Trogga 11:25, 11 Apr 2005 (MDT)
      • That doesn't mean that this is a reference. --acekirby13 13:28, 11 Apr 2005 (MDT)

Sam I Am (Declined)

Homestar saying "I have long pants, I wear long pants..." is a reference to Dr Seuss's childeren's book "Green Eggs and Ham"

  • Severe Decline and Baleted-erson No it's not. If the phrase was "I have long pants, Long pants I have" where the subject and the object are reversed, than it would be a refrence. But it is not.---erson 19:43, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Severe Decline 1000% no. Where did you get this idea from? The fact that both have verbs in it? Oh! "Am" and "have" are both verbs with the letter "a!" That HAS to be a reference... Come on, guys... This doesn't even belong on STUFF :-( →evin290 21:49, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second. -- tomstiff 30 Mar 2005
    • Tis why I said Balete---erson 10:54, 30 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • 'SECONDED!! --Jay 03:21, 5 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • DECLINE'D! Totally unfounded. Go away. Rudeboy87 19:04, 30 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • And geez, you could have at least spelled "children's" correctly. Rudeboy87 08:44, 31 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • ...learntospell... Decline Dasrik 02:54, 5 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Decline, Basically Yes, the rhythm is the same, but the sentence structure isn't. -Walking Armless
  • Uh, no. I see no resemblance. How does this have resemblance? Sewiously. the spludge 15:28, 9 Apr 2005 (CST)
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