Tandy 400

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Strong Bad answering his first ever email with the Tandy

Tandy 400 was Strong Bad's first computer.

The begining of the end for the Tandy 400

He answered emails reliably using it until the email 'gimmicks,' where it exploded.

"I hate this computer."

After using Tangerine Dreams to check his email during weird dream, he got it working again in sisters, although it was still misbehaving.

"Three eighty six? Mo' like three eighty sucks!"

Strong Bad made do with its damage for a while until he returned from his vacation in invisibility, replacing Tandy 400 with the Compy 386. Tandy 400 made many remarks when it was thrown out, most memorably, "Three eighty six? Mo' like three eighty sucks!" See invisibility for the complete list.

"Ooh, lookit that! Little...bad graphics ghost."

Tandy 400 haunted Strongbadia for some time. The computer appeared floating in mid-air in ghosts, displaying a Bad Graphics Ghost on its screen.

Tandy 400! Slightly Not-Working - Only $900!!

Bubs later salvaged Tandy 400 and sold it to The King of Town, who attempts to check his email with it in an easter egg in The King of Town DVD.

Tandy 400 appearing in flashback form in personal_favorites

The Real Computer

Tandy Corporation is the name the parent company of RadioShack, which helped to start the personal computer revolution with its TRS-80 (affectionately known as the "Trash-80") in 1977. Tandy 400 probably gets its name from the Tandy 2000 and 1000, Tandy's first "IBM-PC compatible" PCs produced in 1984. However, Tandy never produced a "400" model.

The rainbow star logo on Tandy 400 is a play on an early Apple Computer logo which featured a rainbow-colored apple with a bite missing.

Some believe however, that it is more likely to be an Apple Computer. Due to the nature of the PROdos operating system and the monitor. Also, in the 'real' audio commentary of cartoon (DVD version), Strong Bad refers to it as an "Apple monitor".

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