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{{sbenav|150|candy product|some kinda robot}}
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Strong Bad buys a interdimensional portal and starts visiting alternate realities.
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[[Image:Doppelgangers.png|thumb|"Save the last email for Strong Bad!"]]
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[[Image:Doppelgangers.png|thumb|"Save the last email for Strong Bad..."]]
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In this, his sesquicentenn-email, Strong Bad constructs an alternate universe portal with the help of The Cheat and visits alternate realities, along with many of his doppelgängers, while Homestar tries to make a real fruit smoothie.
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'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' {{Film|Strong Bad}}, {{Film|Strong Sad}}, {{Film|The Cheat}}, [[Strong Badman]], {{Film|Old-Timey Strong Bad}}, {{Film|Vector Strong Bad}}, {{Film|Stinkoman}}, [[Keyboard Strong Bad]], [[Made-Up Strong Bad Animals#Da Huuuuuudge|Da Huuuuuudge]], {{Film|Homestar Runner}}, {{Film|Senor Cardgage}}, [[Sterrance]], {{Film|Coach Z}} (Easter Egg)
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'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' {{Film|Strong Bad}}, {{Film|Strong Sad}}, {{Film|The Cheat}}, {{Film|Strong Badman}}, [[Strong Badman Characters#Deutschman|Deutschman]], {{Film|Old-Timey Strong Bad}}, {{Film|Vector Strong Bad}}, {{Film|Stinkoman}}, {{Film|Tiny-Handed Strong Bad}}, {{Film|Pom Pom}} (silhouette), {{Film|Strong Mad}} (silhouette), {{Film|Coach Z}}, {{Film|Bubs}} (silhouette), {{Film|Marzipan}} (silhouette), {{Film|The Fat Bee}}, {{Film|Casio Head Strong Bad}},  {{Film|Puppet Strong Bad}}, [[Da Huuuuuudge]], [[Teenage Variation#Teenage Strong Bad|Teenage Strong Bad]], {{Film|Homestar Runner}}, {{Film|Senor Cardgage}}, {{Film|Sterrance}}
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'''Places:'''
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'''Places:''' [[Computer Room]], [[Strong Badman's Apartment]], [[Stages#Old-Timey Stage|Old-Timey Stage]], [[Vector Field]], [[Flashback]] [[Race Track]], [[Strong Badia]] (puppet), [[Places#Made-Up Places|Da Huuuuuudge's Enclosure]], [[Pie Factory]], Interdimensional Void, [[Recording Studio]], [[The Pond]] (Easter Egg), Black Lodge (Easter Egg)
{{Comp|Lappy 486}}
{{Comp|Lappy 486}}
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'''Date:''' April 4, 2006
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'''Date:''' Tuesday, April 4, 2006
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'''Running Time:''' 5:53
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'''Running Time:''' 5:52
'''Page Title:''' Lappy 486
'''Page Title:''' Lappy 486
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{{dvd|strongbad_email.exe Disc Five}}, {{dvd|Sbemails' 50 Greatest Hits DVD|notitle=true}}
==Transcript==
==Transcript==
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{singing over a guitar tune}'' I've been walking on clouds and flipping off rainbows on wiiiiings of an emaiiil...
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{singing over guitar music}'' I've been walking on clouds and flipping off rainbows, on the wiiiiings of an emaiiil...
''{Cut to a wide view of the desk. Strong Sad is standing to the right of Strong Bad with a classical guitar. Strong Bad turns to face him.}''
''{Cut to a wide view of the desk. Strong Sad is standing to the right of Strong Bad with a classical guitar. Strong Bad turns to face him.}''
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Got some ?'s for you: <br />
Got some ?'s for you: <br />
1. What would you do with a hundred million dollars? <br />
1. What would you do with a hundred million dollars? <br />
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2. What would you do if you suddenly found yourself in an alternate universe somehow? <br />
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2. What would you do if you suddenly found yourself in <br />
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an alternate universe somehow? <br />
Jody (not a girl), TX
Jody (not a girl), TX
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''{Strong Bad says "question marks" for "?'s", and "Texas" for "TX".}''
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''{Strong Bad says "question marks" for "?'s", and "Number one" and "Number two" for "1." and "2.", respectively.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{says everything inside parentheses normally}'' Ya know, you could probably ditch that (not a girl) thing, if you just replaced it with something tough and cool and kool and tuff. Like (Bulldozer). Jody (Bulldozer). Nobody's gonna think that guy's a girl.
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Well Ms. Dozer, you pretty much answered question mark #1 with question mark #2. Cuz a hundred million dollars is exactly how much The Cheat spent on our alternate universe portal.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{says everything inside parentheses normally}'' Ya know, you could probably ditch that (not a girl) thing, if you just replaced it with something tough and cool and kool and tuff. Like (Bulldozer). Jody (Bulldozer). Nobody's gonna think that guy's a girl. ''{clears screen}'' Well Ms. Dozer, you pretty much answered question mark #1 ''{read "number one"}'' with question mark #2 ''{read "number two"}''. Cuz a hundred million dollars is exactly how much The Cheat spent on our alternate universe portal.
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''{Cut to a wide view of the desk. The Cheat is standing to the right of the Lappy with a blender. A Nintendo Gameboy is in the blender.}''
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''{Cut to a wide view of the desk. The Cheat is standing to the right of the Lappy with a blender containing a [[Nintendo]] Game Boy.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Isn't that right The Cheat?
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Isn't that right, The Cheat?
'''THE CHEAT:''' ''{The Cheat noises}''
'''THE CHEAT:''' ''{The Cheat noises}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' What? This thing only cost us fourteen bucks?  
'''STRONG BAD:''' What? This thing only cost us fourteen bucks?  
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'''THE CHEAT:''' ''{Agreement noise}''
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'''THE CHEAT:''' ''{agreeing The Cheat noise}''
'''STRONG BAD:''' Well... that's like a hundred million dollars in... dog years, right?
'''STRONG BAD:''' Well... that's like a hundred million dollars in... dog years, right?
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'''THE CHEAT:''' ''{Single "squeak"}''
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'''THE CHEAT:''' ''{affirmative The Cheat noise}''
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{leans towards The Cheat suddenly}'' All right! Mash go on that blender!
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{leans towards The Cheat suddenly}'' All right! Mash go on that blender!
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''{Camera zooms out a little as The Cheat presses a button on the blender, which causes it to activate. The blender shoots out white bolts as the the lighting in the room flashes. Soon after, the blender stops (Gamebody intact), and there is a large swirl to the right of the desk.}''
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''{Camera zooms out a little as The Cheat presses a button on the blender. The blender shoots out white bolts as the lighting in the room flashes. Soon after, the blender stops with the Game Boy intact, and there is a large swirl to the right of the desk.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Oh-ho-ho! Swirly Photoshopped magic! I bet this thing could release some serious Cacodemons. So... ''{The Cheat turns to face Strong Bad}'' what? I ju-just jump in?
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Oh-ho-ho! Swirly Photoshop magic! I bet this thing could release some serious Cacodemons. So... ''{The Cheat turns to face Strong Bad}'' What? I&mdash;I just jump in?
'''THE CHEAT:''' ''{The Cheat noises}''
'''THE CHEAT:''' ''{The Cheat noises}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{leaning backwards}'' Obi-kabi! ''{Strong Bad jumps off the stool and towards the swirl}'' Jump!
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{leaning backwards}'' Ohbee Kaybee! ''{jumps off the stool and towards the swirl}'' Jump!
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''{As soon as Strong Bad touches the swirl, everything turns black and white with the exception of the swirl and Strong Bad, who distorts horizontally and vertically. He "springs" into the swirl. Cut to a panel of a comic strip. There is a picture of some buildings. At the top of the panel is a caption saying "IN A BULDING<!-- sic -->..."}''
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''{As soon as Strong Bad touches the swirl, everything except him and the swirl turns black and white. Strong Bad distorts horizontally and vertically, then "springs" into the swirl. Cut to a panel of a comic strip with a number of buildings drawn in it. A caption at the top of the panel reads "IN A BULDING<!-- sic -->..."}''
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'''NARRATOR:''' In a bulding-
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'''NARRATOR:''' In a bulding...<!-- sic -->
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''{Comic shifts left, next panel is an empty room. Strong Bad appears, with "VOIP!" appearing next to him briefly. Everything Strong Bad says while in the comic appears next to him in a speech bubble.}''
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''{Camera shifts to the next panel, which shows an empty room. Strong Bad appears, with "VOIP!" appearing next to him briefly. While in the comic, everything Strong Bad says is also shown in a speech bubble.}''
'''STRONG BAD:''' Whoa! Where am I?
'''STRONG BAD:''' Whoa! Where am I?
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''{Next panel. Strong Badman is in an action pose on a yellow background. Everything he says is not lip-synced and also appears in a speech bubble.}''
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''{Next panel. Strong Badman is in an action pose on a yellow background. Everything he says also appears in a speech bubble, and is not lip-synced.}''
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'''STRONG BADMAN:''' STINY! ''{"Stiny!" is in large red text}'' We have a visitor from an alternate universe!
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'''STRONG BADMAN:''' ''{in large red text}'' STINY! ''{normal text}'' We have a visitor from an alternate universe!
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''{Next panel. Strong Bad is in the same room.}''
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''{Next panel. Strong Bad appears in the same room.}''
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{looking to the right}'' It's Strong Badman! And his well drawn abs! ''{looks to the left}'' But... why are we in a crappy apartment instead of a secret underground lair... ''{looks back to the right}'' ...filled with secret underground gadgets?
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{looking to the right}'' It's Strong Badman! And his well drawn abs! ''{looks to the left}'' But... why are we in a crappy apartment instead of a secret underground lair... ''{looks back to the right}'' ...filled with secret underground gadgets?
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''{Next panel. Strong Badman's upper body and head is in front of a blue background.}''
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''{Next panel. Strong Badman is shown from the chest up in front of a blue background.}''
'''STRONG BADMAN:''' Because mere mortal... this apartment...
'''STRONG BADMAN:''' Because mere mortal... this apartment...
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''{Next panel. Strong Badman is in front of a red background with his arms in the air.}''
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''{Next panel. Strong Badman appears in front of a red background with his arms in the air. A thunderclap can be heard in the background.}''
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'''STRONG BADMAN:''' ''{speech bubble is large, yellow and pointy}'' ...is rent controlled! ''{next speech bubbles are regular}'' And... water's included.
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'''STRONG BADMAN:''' ''{speech bubble is large, yellow and pointy}'' ...IS RENT CONTROLLED! ''{next speech bubbles are regular}'' And... water's included.
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''{Next panel. There is a kitchen sink and a bathroom sink visible. The bathroom tap has a "FROSH!" next to it.}''
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''{Next panel. A kitchen and bathroom sink are shown with the faucets running. The bathroom tap has the word "FROSH!" next to it.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{not visible}'' Is that why all your faucets are running?
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{offscreen}'' Is that why all your faucets are running?
''{Next panel. Strong Badman is standing in a room.}''
''{Next panel. Strong Badman is standing in a room.}''
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'''STRONG BADMAN:''' ''{each syllable appears individually in red text and is not in a speech bubble}'' Mu-hu-ha-ha-hah! ''{regular speech bubble and text}'' Those dimwits down at the public works won't know what hit them!
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'''STRONG BADMAN:''' ''{each syllable appears individually in red text and is not in a speech bubble}'' MU-HU-HA-HA-HAH! ''{regular speech bubble and text}'' Those dimwits down at the public works won't know what hit them!
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{walking in from left}'' So, that's your evil plan? To waste water?
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{walking in from left}'' So, that's your evil plan? To waste water?
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'''STRONG BADMAN:''' And not pay for it!!
'''STRONG BADMAN:''' And not pay for it!!
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'''STRONG BAD:''' I gotta tell ya, Strong Badman... this part of your comic is pretty boring. I'm gonna see what's going on furthur down the page. ''{Strong Bad jumps out of the current panel and falls down three panels. There is a woman with a sword sitting on a giant robotic snake.}'' Oh! Now we're talkin'!
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'''STRONG BAD:''' I gotta tell ya, Strong Badman... this part of your comic is pretty boring. I'm gonna see what's going on further down the page. ''{jumps out of the current panel}'' Jump!
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''{He falls down three panels. There is a woman with a big knife sitting on a giant robotic snake.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Oh! Now we're talkin'!
''{Next panel. Strong Badman is in the left of the panel, Strong Bad in the center, and there is a TV with the previous panel on it (minus Strong Bad) to the right.}''
''{Next panel. Strong Badman is in the left of the panel, Strong Bad in the center, and there is a TV with the previous panel on it (minus Strong Bad) to the right.}''
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'''STRONG BADMAN:''' Now we have expanded basic cable...
'''STRONG BADMAN:''' Now we have expanded basic cable...
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''{Next panel. Close-up of the wall. There is a hole in it, and there is a cable running through the hole.}''
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''{Next panel. Close-up of a cable running through a hole in the wall.}''
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'''STRONG BADMAN:''' ''{offscreen}'' Stolen from my neighbor!
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'''STRONG BADMAN:''' ''{not visible}'' Stolen from my neighbor!
 
''{Next panel. Strong Bad is in front of a yellow background.}''
''{Next panel. Strong Bad is in front of a yellow background.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Who's writing this issue? The geniuses behind she-hulk? ''{looks up}'' The Cheat? ''{Cut back to the Computer Room. Strong Bad's voice is slightly distorted. A speech bubble is coming out of the swirl.}'' A little frappe action, if you please.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Who's writing this issue? The geniuses behind She-Hulk? ''{looks up}'' The Cheat?
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'''THE CHEAT:''' ''{Single "squeak"}''  
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''{Cut back to the Computer Room.}''
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''{The Cheat Turns around and pushes a button on the blender, which activates it. Cut back to the previous comic panel. Strong Bad disappears with the same "VOIP!" was when he appeared.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{voice is slightly distorted, and a speech bubble appears from the swirl}'' A little frappe action, if you please.
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''{Next panel. Strong Badman is in the same pose as when he first appeared.}''
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'''THE CHEAT:''' ''{single The Cheat noise}''  
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'''STRONG BADMAN:''' STINY! Keep flushing those toilets!
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''{The Cheat turns around and turns on the blender. Cut back to the previous comic panel. Strong Bad disappears with the same "VOIP!" with which he appeared.}''
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''{Cut to an Old-Timey scene. Old-Timey Strong Bad is standing on a stage with curtains behind him. To the left of him there is a sign saying "STRONG BAD and his GOODE-TIME PARLOR TRICKS". There is a silhouetted audience visible.}''
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''{Next panel. Strong Badman is in the same pose as when he first appeared, but flipped around and with a green background.}''
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'''OLD-TIMEY STRONG BAD:''' Yes, and for my next parlor trick, I shan't make anything ''{faces left}'' appear!
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'''STRONG BADMAN:''' ''{in large red text}'' STINY! ''{normal text}'' Keep flushing those toilets!
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''{Cut to the Old-Timey stage. Old-Timey Strong Bad is standing on the stage with curtains behind him. To the left of him is a sign that reads "STRONG BAD and his GOODE-TIME PARLOR TRICKS".  An audience can be seen silhouetted at the bottom of the screen.}''
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'''OLD-TIMEY STRONG BAD:''' Yes, and for my next parlor trick, I shan't make anything appear!
''{Strong Bad appears to the left of Old-Timey Strong Bad. He is still in color.}''
''{Strong Bad appears to the left of Old-Timey Strong Bad. He is still in color.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Oh. H-hi.
'''STRONG BAD:''' Oh. H-hi.
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'''OLD-TIMEY STRONG BAD:''' ''{crowd starts booing}'' You brightly colored baboon! You ruined my vaudville!
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'''OLD-TIMEY STRONG BAD:''' ''{crowd starts booing}'' You brightly colored baboon! You've ruined my vaudeville!
''{The Homestar Runner's dance music plays as tomatoes are thrown at the two Strong Bads.}''
''{The Homestar Runner's dance music plays as tomatoes are thrown at the two Strong Bads.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Ah! Save the grey tomatoes! ''{Strong Bad disappears as Old-Timey Strong Bad looks to the left.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Ah! Shades of gray tomatoes!
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''{Cut to Vector Strong Bad floating above a vector drawn field. Strong Bad appears to the right.}''
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''{Strong Bad disappears as Old-Timey Strong Bad looks to the left.}''
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''{Cut to Vector Strong Bad floating above a vector field. Strong Bad appears to the right.}''
'''STRONG BAD:''' What is up, my enormous vector brother?
'''STRONG BAD:''' What is up, my enormous vector brother?
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'''VECTOR STRONG BAD:''' ''{As he speaks, his words come out of his mouth in red vector-style text. They disappear after a short while.}'' HELLOTE.
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''{As Vector Strong Bad speaks, his words come out of his mouth in red vector-style text. They disappear after a short while.}''
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'''VECTOR STRONG BAD:''' HELLOTE
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'''STRONG BAD:''' So, uh... ''{cut to close-up of Strong Bad}'' what do you do for fun around here? ''{cut back to previous view}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' So, uh... ''{cut to close-up of Strong Bad's head}'' what do you do for fun around here? ''{cut back to previous view}''
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'''VECTOR STRONG BAD:''' I SPLO STUFF UP
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'''VECTOR STRONG BAD:''' I SPLO STUFF UP. ''{Strong Bad jumps backwards slightly to avoid the "up", which promptly explodes with vector graphics.}''
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''{Strong Bad jumps backwards slightly to avoid the "UP", which promptly explodes with vector graphics.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' That's pretty cool.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Whoa, that's pretty cool.
''{Stinkoman walks in from the left.}''
''{Stinkoman walks in from the left.}''
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'''VECTOR STRONG BAD:''' WHAT IT IS MY DOGE?
'''VECTOR STRONG BAD:''' WHAT IT IS MY DOGE?
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Woah, you two know each other?
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Whoa, you two know each other?
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''{Cut to close-up of Stinkoman's head}''
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''{Cut to close-up of Stinkoman.}''
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'''STINKOMAN:''' Oh, totally sure! ''{leans forward and waves one of his arms}'' He's my training simulator! ''{Cut back to previous view.}'' Check it out!
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'''STINKOMAN:''' ''{smiles}'' Oh, totally sure! ''{leans forward and waves one of his arms}'' He's my training simulator!
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''{Vector Strong Bad starts moving left and right, shooting squares from his mouth, which Stinkoman jumps around to dodge. Strong Bad follows suit shortly after. After a few seconds, they all stop.}''
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''{Cut back to previous view.}''
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'''STINKOMAN:''' Check it out!
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''{Vector Strong Bad starts moving left and right, shooting squares from his mouth. Stinkoman jumps around and dodges the squares. Strong Bad also jumps over and around the squares, but appears to have more difficulty doing so. Game music from [[video games]] plays. After a few seconds, they all stop.}''
'''STINKOMAN:''' Nice work, big nose!
'''STINKOMAN:''' Nice work, big nose!
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'''VECTOR STRONG BAD:''' LEVEL 2
'''VECTOR STRONG BAD:''' LEVEL 2
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Uh-oh.
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'''STINKOMAN AND STRONG BAD:''' Uh-oh.
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'''STINKOMAN:''' ''{simultaneously}'' Uh-oh.
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''{Stinkoman silenty laughs as Vector Strong Bad shoots a series of squares directly at Strong Bad. As they explode, Strong Bad disappears. Vector Strong Bad then shoots some squares at Stinkoman, which he dodges.}''
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''{Stinkoman silently laughs as Vector Strong Bad shoots a series of squares directly at Strong Bad. As they explode, Strong Bad disappears. Vector Strong Bad then shoots some squares at Stinkoman, which he dodges.}''
''{Cut to a field in the style of [[flashback]]. Tiny Handed Strong Bad is standing close to the camera. Strong Bad appears to the right. All text appears in a white rectangle near the bottom of the screen.}''
''{Cut to a field in the style of [[flashback]]. Tiny Handed Strong Bad is standing close to the camera. Strong Bad appears to the right. All text appears in a white rectangle near the bottom of the screen.}''
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'''NARRATOR STRONG BAD:''' And so, ''{Strong Bad starts looking around}'' both Strong Bads entered the 'Dig To China With Your Ears Contest.'
'''NARRATOR STRONG BAD:''' And so, ''{Strong Bad starts looking around}'' both Strong Bads entered the 'Dig To China With Your Ears Contest.'
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'''STRONG BAD:''' This is just about... the second or third to worst contest I ever heard of.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' This is just about...<!--sic-->the second or third to worst contest I ever heard of.
''{Cut to a silhouetted view of the field. Pom Pom, Strong Mad, Coach Z, Bubs and Marzipan are standing to the right of a banner which reads "the contest began!!". Tiny Handed Strong Bad is underneath the banner.}''
''{Cut to a silhouetted view of the field. Pom Pom, Strong Mad, Coach Z, Bubs and Marzipan are standing to the right of a banner which reads "the contest began!!". Tiny Handed Strong Bad is underneath the banner.}''
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''{Cut to a close-up of Tiny Handed Strong Bad rubbing his head on the ground near a line marked "start".}''
''{Cut to a close-up of Tiny Handed Strong Bad rubbing his head on the ground near a line marked "start".}''
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'''NARRATOR STRONG BAD:''' And tiny-handed Strong Bad rubbed his head on the ground... ''{cut to a wide view; Strong Bad is sitting on a hammock with his [[Dangeresque]] sunglasses on.}'' while our Modern Day Hero maxed and relaxed.
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'''NARRATOR STRONG BAD:''' And tiny-handed Strong Bad rubbed his head on the ground... ''{cut to a wide view; Strong Bad is sitting on a hammock with his Dangeresque sunglasses on.}'' while our Modern Day Hero maxed and relaxed.
''{Cut to Tiny Handed Strong Bad standing near the camera again, as in the first shot. A hole is visible near the background, and a giant glass of root beer appears in the center.}''
''{Cut to Tiny Handed Strong Bad standing near the camera again, as in the first shot. A hole is visible near the background, and a giant glass of root beer appears in the center.}''
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'''NARRATOR STRONG BAD:''' Said T.H.S.B.
'''NARRATOR STRONG BAD:''' Said T.H.S.B.
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''{Cut to a zoomed out view of the previous scene, but with the giant glass of root beer in the center. A bee is seen holding Strong Bad's hammock up.}''
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''{Cut to a zoomed out view of the previous scene, but with the giant glass of root beer in the center. The Fat Bee is seen holding Strong Bad's hammock up.}''
'''TINY HANDED STRONG BAD:''' A giant mug of frosty root beer!
'''TINY HANDED STRONG BAD:''' A giant mug of frosty root beer!
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''{Old-Timey Strong Bad appears to the left. Tiny Handed Strong Bad looks at him.}''
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''{Old-Timey Strong Bad appears to the left in a bathing suit. Tiny Handed Strong Bad looks at him.}''
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'''OLD-TIMEY STRONG BAD:''' Zounds! A sarsparilla swimming hole! Last one in's a freemason! ''{Old-Timey Strong Bad half runs towards the root beer, and says "Jump!" as he jumps in. Strong Bad disappears. Keyboard Strong Bad appears at the bottom left of the screen and plays a tune and dances.}''
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'''OLD-TIMEY STRONG BAD:''' Zounds! A sarsparilla<!--sic--> swimming hole! Last one in's a freemason! ''{he half-runs toward the root beer and jumps in}'' Jump! ''{this last word does not appear in a subtitle}''
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''{Cut to a screen in the style of Puppet Stuff. Puppet Strong Bad is standing in front of the Strong Badia fence. The Tire and Sign are visible. Strong Bad appears to the right. Music starts playing and both Strong Bads dance in sync with each other.}''
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''{Strong Bad disappears. Casio Head Strong Bad appears at the bottom left of the screen and dances while playing a tune. Tiny Handed Strong Bad turns his head toward him.}''
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''{Strong Bad disappears. Cut to where "Da Huuuuuudge" is kept. Strong Bad appears lying down on top of it. He slowly slides down, then disappears.}''
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''{Cut to a screen in the style of Puppet Stuff. Puppet Strong Bad is standing in front of the Strong Badia fence. The Tire and Stop Sign are visible. Strong Bad appears to the right. Music starts playing and both Strong Bads dance in sync with each other.  After a moment, Strong Bad disappears again.}''
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''{Cut to Da Huuuuuudge's Enclosure. Strong Bad appears lying down on top of it. He slowly slides down, then disappears.}''
''{Cut to the abandoned factory from [[highschool]]. Teenage Strong Bad is standing to the right. Strong Bad appears to the left.}''
''{Cut to the abandoned factory from [[highschool]]. Teenage Strong Bad is standing to the right. Strong Bad appears to the left.}''
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'''TEENAGE STRONG BAD:''' Striped ''{pronounced as "stripe-ed"}'' pants.
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'''TEENAGE STRONG BAD:''' Stripèd pants.
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''{Strong Bad disappears. Cut to the interdimensional void, which changes colors constantly.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{voice slightly distorted}'' The Cheat! Cool out on the liquefy button, man!
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''{Cut to a close-up of Homestar standing next to the blender in the Computer Room.  The blender still contains the Game Boy, but now also contains a green substance.  One and a half avocados are sitting on the desk, along with a jar that reads "[[Total Load]]".  Homestar is pressing buttons on the blender.}''
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' I'm trying to make me a real fruit smoothie here!
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''{Cut to a wide shot. Tiny Handed Strong Bad is standing to the left, with Senor Cardgage, Old-Timey Strong Bad and Da Huuuuuudge to the right.}''
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''{Strong Bad disappears. Cut to a swirling nothingness of changing colours.}''
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Any of you guys got any bee pollen?
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'''STRONG BAD:''' The Cheat! Cool out on the liquify button, man!
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''{As Homestar presses another button, Strong Bad appears next to the portal and Strong Badman appears on the left side of the screen.}''
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''{Cut to a zoomed up view of Homestar standing next to the blender in the Computer Room, which now has a green substance inside it, as well as the Gameboy. On the desk is one and a half avacados, and a jar reading "Total Load". Homestar is pressing the buttons on the blender.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Homestar! Quit messing with my alternate universe portal!
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' I'm trying to make me a real fruit smoothie here! ''{Cut to a zoomed out version of the Computer Room. Tiny Handed Strong Bad is standing to the left, with Senor Cardgage, Old-Timey Strong Bad and Da Huuuuuudge to the right.}'' Any of you guys got any B-pollen?
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' ''{slowly}'' I'm trying to replenish some electrolytes, if you don't mind!
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''{As Homestar presses another button, Strong Bad appears next to the swirl, along with Strong Badman appearing to the left of the screen.}''
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''{Homestar presses another button on the blender.  He and the portal both suddenly disappear, and Sterrance appears on the desk.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Homestar! Quit messing with my ultimate universe portal!
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{looking around}'' Wow. Just look at all these Strong Bad-related faces. What an all-star cast! What say we all form a supergroup and record a number one jam?
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' I'm trying to replenish some electrolytes, if you don't mind!
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''{All of the Strong Bad clones groan.}''
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''{Homestar presses a button on the blender, which makes him and the swirl disappear. Sterrance appears on the desk.}''
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'''STINKOMAN:''' ''{off-screen, simultaneously with Old-Timey Strong Bad}'' I guess...
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{looking around}'' Wow. Just look at all these Strong Bad-related faces. What an all-star cast! What say we all form a super group and record a number 1 jam! ''{moans are heard from the Strong Bad, although they all remain perfectly still}''
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'''OLD-TIMEY STRONG BAD:''' ''{simultaneously with Stinkoman}'' If we must.
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''{The screen fades to black, and then cuts to Strong Bad in a recording studio. Some music starts playing, and continues through the rest of the e-mail.}''
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''{The screen fades to black, and then cuts to Strong Bad in the recording studio. Some music starts playing, and continues through the rest of the email.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{singing}'' There's a crazy world of e-mails in this crazy world. ''{Cut to a reversed view of Strong Bad.}'' Check ????????? <!-- Massive brain smoosh here. -->
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{singing}'' There's a crazy world of emails in this crazy world. ''{Cut to a reversed view of Strong Bad.}'' Checkin' 'em down, checkin' 'em down...
''{Cut to Stinkoman standing next to Strong Badman and Old-Timey Strong Bad.}''
''{Cut to Stinkoman standing next to Strong Badman and Old-Timey Strong Bad.}''
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'''STINKOMAN:''' ''{singing}'' I hope it's from a girrrrrrrl!
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'''STINKOMAN:''' ''{singing}'' I hope it's from a girrrrrrrl! <!-- This is not off-key, it is an unexpected note but it is quite correct and as in tune as any Strong Bad singing ever is. -->
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''{Cut to a zoomed out view of the scene, revealing (from left to right), Stinkoman, Strong Badman, Old-Timey Strong Bad, Strong Bad, Vector Strong Bad, Keyboard Strong Bad, Senor Cardgage, Teenage Strong Bad, Sterrance and Tiny Handed Strong Bad. Strong Badman has a speech bubbles next to him.}''
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''{Old-Timey Strong Bad winces and looks toward Stinkoman on his last word. Cut to a zoomed out view of the scene, revealing (from left to right), Stinkoman, Strong Badman, Old-Timey Strong Bad, Strong Bad, Vector Strong Bad, Casio Head Strong Bad, Senor Cardgage, Teenage Strong Bad, Sterrance and Tiny Handed Strong Bad. Strong Badman's words appear in speech bubbles next to him.}''
'''ALL STRONG BADS:''' ''{singing}'' Save the last email for Strong Bad!
'''ALL STRONG BADS:''' ''{singing}'' Save the last email for Strong Bad!
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''{Cut to Senor Cardgage at the recording studio.}''
''{Cut to Senor Cardgage at the recording studio.}''
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'''SENOR CARDGAGE:''' ''{singing}'' ??? <!-- That guy could be a challenge for anybody. -->
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'''SENOR CARDGAGE:''' ''{singing}'' Let the little children go.  
''{Cut to Vector Strong Bad in the field, which now has blue lines running above and below it.}''
''{Cut to Vector Strong Bad in the field, which now has blue lines running above and below it.}''
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'''VECTOR STRONG BAD:''' ''{singing}'' I HOPE THEY DON'T A SPLODE
'''VECTOR STRONG BAD:''' ''{singing}'' I HOPE THEY DON'T A SPLODE
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''{Cut back to a panning view of all the Strong Bads}''
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''{Cut back to a panning view of all the Strong Bads.}''
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'''ALL STRONG BADS:''' Save the last email for Strong Bad!
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'''ALL STRONG BADS:''' ''{singing}'' Save the last email for Strong&mdash;
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''{Cut to Old-Timey Strong Bad in the recording studio just before "Bad"}''
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''{Cut to Old-Timey Strong Bad in the recording studio just before "Bad".}''
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'''ALL STRONG BADS:''' &mdash;Bad!
'''OLD-TIMEY STRONG BAD:''' Save the last email for Strong Bad!
'''OLD-TIMEY STRONG BAD:''' Save the last email for Strong Bad!
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''{Da Huuuuuudge comes in from the right.}''
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''{Da Huuuuuudge fades in from the right.}''
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'''DA HUUUUUUDGE:''' ''{singing, in a high voice}'' Save the last email for meeeee!
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'''DA HUUUUUUDGE:''' ''{singing in a high voice with vibrato}'' Save the last email for meeeee!
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''{A comic panel with Strong Badman in front of a green background comes in from the left during "me".}''
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''{A comic panel with Strong Badman in front of a green background slides into the upper-left corner toward the end of Da Huuuuuudge's line.}''
'''STRONG BADMAN:''' Save the last email!
'''STRONG BADMAN:''' Save the last email!
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''{Cut back to a zooming out view of all the Strong Bads.}''
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''{Cut back to a view of all the Strong Bads.  The camera slowly zooms out during Strong Bad's line.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' All my Strong Bad doppelgangers represent. Sesquicentenn-email, 2005. I-I mean six.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' All my Strong Bad doppelg&auml;ngers represent. Sesquicentenn-email, 2005. I&mdash;I mean six.
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''{The music stops. The paper comes down and the back button appears.}''
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''{The music stops. [[The Paper]] comes down.}''
==Easter Eggs==
==Easter Eggs==
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*At the end, click on Teenage Strong Bad's hat to see a creation of Strong Sad's ideas:
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[[Image:coachzeyeballpearhomestar.PNG|thumb|"I'm not at liberty to discuss what I just did in my pants!"]]
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:''{Piano music, fade in on Coach Z holding a pear covered with eyeballs while black coffee continually streams down his mouthless face. Cut to closeups of the pear from two angles, its eyes google, then a closeup of Coach Z's head. Fade via black to the medium shot, Homestar appears next to Coach Z.}''
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*At the end, click on Teenage Strong Bad's hat to see a creation of Strong Sad's ideas from [[Sbemail 150?!?]]:
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:''{Piano music, fade in on Coach Z holding a pear covered with eyeballs while black coffee continually streams down his mouthless face. Cut to a close-up of the pear with its eyes googling, then to another shot of the pear from behind Coach Z with his arm raised higher. Then cut to a close-up of Coach Z's head. Fade via black to the original shot. Homestar appears next to Coach Z.}''
:'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' ''{subtitled, in a fake backwards-sounding voice}'' Coach Z, if you're not going to eat that eyeball pear... ''{clears his throat, starts talking normally with no subtitles}'' I suggest you give it to someone who will.
:'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' ''{subtitled, in a fake backwards-sounding voice}'' Coach Z, if you're not going to eat that eyeball pear... ''{clears his throat, starts talking normally with no subtitles}'' I suggest you give it to someone who will.
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:'''COACH Z:''' I don't know what's going on, Homestar, but I'm not at liberty to discuss what I just did in my pants...
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:'''COACH Z:''' ''{distressed}'' I don't know what's going on, Homestar, but I'm not at liberty to discuss what I just did in my pants!
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*At the end, click on Senor Cardgage's head to see Strong Bad's meeting with him:
*At the end, click on Senor Cardgage's head to see Strong Bad's meeting with him:
:''{Senor Cardgage is sitting in a boat on a lake, holding a stick with fishing line tied to the end, hanging over the side. Strong Bad appears in the boat.}''
:''{Senor Cardgage is sitting in a boat on a lake, holding a stick with fishing line tied to the end, hanging over the side. Strong Bad appears in the boat.}''
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:'''SENOR CARDGAGE:''' Alonzo Mourning to you, Myrtlebeth. Say hello to my tacklebox. ''{holds up said tacklebox}''
:'''SENOR CARDGAGE:''' Alonzo Mourning to you, Myrtlebeth. Say hello to my tacklebox. ''{holds up said tacklebox}''
:'''STRONG BAD:''' Hello there, tacklebox. ''{smiles}'' I'm such a big fan.
:'''STRONG BAD:''' Hello there, tacklebox. ''{smiles}'' I'm such a big fan.
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:'''SENOR CARDGAGE:''' Well, if you could just sign right here on the dotty line, the adaption will be complete.
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:'''SENOR CARDGAGE:''' Well, if you could just sign right here on the dotty line, the adaption<!--sic!--> will be complete.
:'''STRONG BAD:''' ''You're'' gonna adopt me?
:'''STRONG BAD:''' ''You're'' gonna adopt me?
:''{Strong Bad disappears}''
:''{Strong Bad disappears}''
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:'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{echoy voice-over}'' Oh, man...
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:'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{offscreen and echoing slightly}'' Aw, man!
==Fun Facts==
==Fun Facts==
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===Explanations===
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*Strong Bad's conversion of fourteen dollars into [[Wikipedia:Aging in dogs|dog years]] refers to the often-confused (and inaccurate) folk formula that dogs age seven "years" for every human year.
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*[[Wikipedia:Rent control|Rent control]] is a policy used in some urban communities where the market price is deemed too high. Rent controlled dwellings are highly coveted in the communities where they are available.
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*[[Wikipedia:Vaudeville|Vaudeville]] is a style of multi-act theatre that flourished in North America from the 1880s to the 1920s, later succeeded by silent movies. Acts included anything from acrobats to mathematicians and from song-and-dance duos to trick high divers.
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*[[Wikipedia:Sarsaparilla|Sarsaparilla]] (spelled incorrectly as "sarsparilla" in the flashback scene) is a type of plant used to make beverages, and is a common ingredient in [[Wikipedia:Root Beer|root beer]].  It is more commonly pronounced "sass-parilla" than "sar-sparilla" or "sar-sa-parilla". It is also commonly misspelled "sasparilla".
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*A freemason is a member of a fraternal men's organization such as the [[Wikipedia:York Rite|York Rite]] or the [[Wikipedia:Scottish Rite|Scottish Rite]]. Other organizations permitting women and/or minors as members (including [[Wikipedia:DeMolay International|DeMolay]], [[Wikipedia:Job's Daughters International|Job's Daughters]], [[Wikipedia:Order of the Eastern Star|Eastern Star]]) fall under the umbrella of [[Wikipedia:freemasonry|freemasonry]], etc.
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*[[Wikipedia:Bee pollen|Bee pollen]] is a ball or pellet of flower pollen gathered by honeybees. It contains many nutrients and is sold as a health supplement, where it can be added to foods such as smoothies or oatmeal.
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*[[Wikipedia:Electrolyte|Electrolytes]] are solutions of [[Wikipedia:Ion|ions]] (such as sodium and potassium salts) that are lost during [[Wikipedia:perspiration|perspiration]].  Drinks containing electrolytes, such as popular sports drinks, are often used to ease [[Wikipedia:Dehydration|dehydration]].
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*A [[Wikipedia:Supergroup (music)|Supergroup]] is a musical group comprising artists who were previously members of earlier, well-known groups.
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*A [[Wikipedia:Doppelgänger|Doppelgänger]] refers either to a creature from folklore that mimics people's appearances as an omen of death, or to the theory that everyone in the world has someone else that looks exactly like them.
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*[[Photoshop|Adobe Photoshop]] is a widely used image editor from Adobe Systems Incorporated. The term "[[Wikipedia:Photoshopping|Photoshopped]]" has come to mean any digital edit done to an image, even if it wasn't done in Photoshop itself. The term is often used pejoratively to say that something is rather obviously edited.
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*Stinkoman calls Strong Bad "big nose", a derogatory term used in eastern Asia to describe Westerners, whose noses tend to be genetically larger than Asians'. This is also a reference to the anime art style, where noses are less pronounced than most American cartoons, as well as to the fact that Strong Bad has no apparent nose.
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===Trivia===
===Trivia===
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*This email is the longest email to date, almost a minute longer than [[flashback]], the next longest.
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*This email was the longest email when released, almost a full minute longer than [[flashback]] (previously the longest). However, it has since been surpassed by [[retirement]].
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*When Strong Bad jumps from one panel to another in the Strong Badman comic, he passes a panel with an explosion, saying "TADAOW!", and a panel with Deutschman (from [[haircut]]), holding a chain of sausages, saying "KINDER UBERRASCHUNG!!", which is German for "Children Surprise!!" (though Uberraschung should be spelled &Uuml;berraschung).
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*When Strong Bad jumps down several panels in the Strong Badman comic, he passes a panel containing an explosion (with the word "TADAOW!"), and another panel with [[Strong Badman Characters#Deutschman|Deutschman]] (from [[haircut]]) holding a chain of sausages. Deutschman is saying "KINDER UBERRASCHUNG!!", the German name for [[Wikipedia:Kinder Surprise|Kinder Surprise]] (though "Uberraschung" should be spelled "Überraschung").
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*The [[Floppy Disk Container]] reads "[[Floppy Disk Container#weird dreams|weird dreams]]".
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*The label on the disk in the floppy disk container reads "[[Floppy Disk Container#weird dreams|weird dreams]]".
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*This is the first time Stinkoman has been seen smiling without laughing.
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*This is the first time Da Huuuuuudge's voice is heard.
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*This marks the second time in which characters from at least two different universes come together in one universe. The first time was in [[20X6 vs. 1936]], in which The Homestar Runner shows up on [[Planet K]].
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*When the portal appears, along the side of it, there is some pixel disruption, where the individual pixels can be seen.
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*The [[YouTube]] description for this email is "Strong Bad visits alternate universes with his new alternate portal device."
===Remarks===
===Remarks===
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*Strong Bad has no visible nose or ears so the fact they are mentioned is notable.
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*Strong Bad has [[Lack of Visible Body Parts#Strong Bad's Nose|no visible nose]] [[Lack of Visible Body Parts#Ears|or ears]], despite the fact that those body parts were mentioned in this email.
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*This is a rare occassion of Strong Bad being nice to Strong Sad.
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*Senor Cardgage is the only one of Strong Bad's alter egos who had been seen talking with him prior to this email, as seen in [[kind of cool]], [[garage sale]], and [[Senorial Day]].
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*This is the first time we have heard Da Huuuuuuudge speak.
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*This is a rare occasion of [[Strong Bad and Strong Sad's Relationship#Strong Bad and Strong Sad Getting Along|Strong Bad being nice to Strong Sad]].
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*In [[Strong Bad is in Jail Cartoon]], Strong Sad is seen writing with his right hand. In this email, Strong Sad is playing the [[Strong Sad's Guitar|guitar]] [[Left Handedness|left-handed]]. This may suggest that Strong Sad is ambidextrous.
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*When Strong Bad types "Well, Ms. Dozer" he types Ms. (pronounced 'miz', used by both married and single women) but pronounces it 'miss', which is the form of address for unmarried women.
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*If every dollar was a "dog year", then according to the [[Wikipedia:Dog years|popular formula]], the money would still only sum up to ninety-eight dollars.
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**Conversely, if Strong Bad were correct, each "dollar in dog years" would be worth over $70,000.
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*Frappé is spelled as "Frappe" when Strong Bad talks to The Cheat. It is lacking the acute accent.
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*During the Vector Strong Bad segment, the cartoon's border changes to red.
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*When the mug of root beer appears, the hole is under the hammock; before, it was beside the hammock.
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*Homestar pronounces the word "fruit" without his usual [[Homestar Runner Without his Speech Impediment|speech impediment]].
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*Not all Strong Bad versions were included; the following are missing: <!-- The page for the cartoon "Loading Screens" has all missing versions, so this should be fine now. Also, the missing made-up animals are not significant enough to list.-->
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**[[Super NES]] version
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**[[Powered By the Cheat]] version
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**[[The Reddest Radish]] version
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**[[Lil' Strong Bad]]
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**[[Baby Strong Bad]]
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**[[Atari Strong Bad]]
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**[[Free Petry Dish, USA Variation#Strongbadiophage|Strongbadiophage]]
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**[[Made-Up Strong Bad Animals]] (except Sterrance and Da Huuuuuudge)
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**[[Senor Muybueno]]
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**[[The Castlefunnies]] Strong Bad
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*When everyone sings "Save the last email for Strong Bad", Strong Badman's words appear in a speech bubble, but Vector Strong Bad's words do not appear in text as they always otherwise do.
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*In the same scene, the wall's grey spot pattern is made from a single image of dots copied and pasted multiple times. This results in some half dots appearing between the copied images.
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*In the recording studio, the characters use wireless microphones. While wireless microphones are handy in live performance (to prevent signal loss on a long cable run, as well as to avoid tangling of cables), they are actually rarely used in studio work because cabled microphones deliver truer fidelity.
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*The puppet Strong Bad is the only doppelgänger Strong Bad visited that did not appear in the ending screen.
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*As Coach Z moves his head during his line in the Black Lodge Easter egg scene, the way the coffee dripping from the bottom of his head is animated makes it look as though the coffee breaks the rules of gravity; it seems to be dripping at an angle.
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*In the Easter egg with Senor Cardgage, when Strong Bad disappears, his voice can still be heard even though he is probably far away from where Senor Cardgage is.
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*Though Vector Strong Bad's phrase "What it is, my doge?" is supposed to be a bad translation, the word "doge" is an actual word. It refers to a medieval Italian equivalent of a duke.
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===Goofs===
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[[Image:Altuniv1318-1319.png|thumb|"Because, mere mortal, the panels...CHANGE COLORS!".]]
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*At the beginning of the email, Strong Bad's reflection is out of sync with his movements.
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*After cutting to the wide shot showing The Cheat with the blender, the Lappy's screen includes the text "Isn't that right, The Cheat?", even though Strong Bad didn't actually type it.
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*When Strong Bad first jumps into the alternate universe portal, his stool disappears briefly while he's in the process of warping. It briefly reappears after Strong Bad leaves, but for the remainder of the email, the stool is missing.
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*During the comic scene, the panel below the one after "Because, mere mortal..." has a blue background at first. When it moves to the next panel ("Is rent controlled!"), the background changes to green.
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*Several times during the email, Strong Bad's pants change color from black to dark navy (although the pant legs remain the same color), such as the first scene with Vector Strong Bad and the recording session at the end.
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[[Image:Alternateuniversegoof.png|thumb|And so both Strong Bads entered the "find the missing start line contest".]]
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*In the "Dig to China with your ears contest" part, the starting line disappears when the camera cuts to the giant mug of root beer.
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<!-- Old-Timey Strong Bad's scratch line appearing outside his body in the flashback scene is not a goof.  This is a defining trait of Old-Timey characters appearing in non-Old-Timey universes. See "20X6 vs. 1936" for another example. -->
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*In the "Save The Last Email" song, Vector Strong Bad is behind Strong Badman, yet his white and green lines appear above Strong Badman when talking/singing.
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*Stinkoman does not have any shine on his chest. This also happened in [[Happy Trogday]], prior to this toon.
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*At the end, Strong Bad is missing a layer of black from his pants, making them purple.
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*Strong Bad's face is his seventh design instead of the current one when he says thanks to Strong Sad, and also before he jumps into the portal to meet Strong Badman.
===Fixed Goofs===
===Fixed Goofs===
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===Inside References===
===Inside References===
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*Putting a gameboy in a blender to access an alternate reality was discovered by Homestar in [[2 emails]], when he made a time machine in this way.
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*Strong Bad's intro song refers to flipping [[the bird]].
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*Strong Bad also confused the value of money and lengths of time in [[space program]].
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*Strong Sad was previously seen playing an acoustic guitar in a [[Sketchbook 2006#SK-2006-03-02|Sketchbook]] entry, although that guitar was a twelve-string. Here, he plays a six-string classical guitar.
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*Strong Bad's "Mash go on that blender" is based on a similar line from [[flashback]]: "The Cheat mashed play on an extremely expensive jambox".
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[[Image:HSRTimeMachine.PNG|thumb|Homestar's Time machine]]
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*The "In a building" line, including its accent and pronounciation, is straight from the [[Sketchbook (video)|DVD Sketchbook]].
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*The alternate dimension machine is a [[Blender#Game Boy in a Blender|Game Boy in a Blender]]. In [[2 emails]], Homestar claims to have made a [[time machine]] by sticking a Game Boy in a [[blender]] while the email is fast-forwarding.
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*The music in the Strong Badman comic is from [[action figure]].
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*This is another example of [[mashing]].
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*The "In a bulding" <!-- sic --> line, including its accent and pronunciation, is straight from the [[Sketchbook (video)|DVD Sketchbook]] (though it was spelled correctly there).
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*The woman on Strong Badman's television is holding a [[Big Knives|big knife]].
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*"Doge" is a reference to [[Biz Cas Fri 1]], where Homestar misspells the word "[[my dog|dog]]" ("dawg") the same way.
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*Strong Bad comments that the "Dig To China With Your Ears Contest" is the "second or third to worst contest I ever heard of."  The worst contests that originated in children's storybooks are likely to be the "Strongest Man in the World Contest" from the [[Original Book]], and the "Ten Step Footrace" from [[flashback]].
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<!--Dry T-Shirt contests, dance contests, jumping jack contests are not mentioned because the reference makes more sense if confined to storybook-originating contests.-->
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*The fence used for the puppet Strong Badia set is the same one used in [[Homestar vs. Other Little Girl]].
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*This is another appearance of the [[Dangeresque (character)|Dangeresque]] sunglasses.
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*Strong Bad previously mentioned "real fruit smoothies" in [[mascot]], saying that he had promised to buy some for the team if they won the game.
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*Homestar Runner's "real fruit smoothie" is another example of a [[concoction]].
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*Stinkoman's line in the song "I hope it's from a girl" is a possible reference to the [[Strong Bad Email Intros|email song]] in [[dragon]] ("Every week I hope that it's from a female!").
*Strong Bad visits many previous emails in his travels:
*Strong Bad visits many previous emails in his travels:
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**Strong Badman originated in [[superhero name]].
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**Strong Badman, his well-drawn abs and Stiny originated in [[superhero name]].
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**Deutschman originated in [[haircut]].
**Vector Strong Bad is from [[video games]].
**Vector Strong Bad is from [[video games]].
**Stinkoman originated in [[japanese cartoon]].
**Stinkoman originated in [[japanese cartoon]].
**Tiny-handed Strong Bad is from [[flashback]].
**Tiny-handed Strong Bad is from [[flashback]].
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**Keyboard Strong Bad originated in [[crazy cartoon]]
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**Casio Head Strong Bad originated in [[crazy cartoon]] and played the same song then as in this email. <!-- This tune and "Grumblecakes" happen to share the same first few notes. -->
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**Da Huuuuuudge and [[Sterrance]] are both from [[animal]]
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**Da Huuuuuudge and Sterrance are both from [[animal]].
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**Teenage Strong Bad is from [[highschool]]
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**Teenage Strong Bad and the term "stripèd pants" are from [[highschool]].
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**Senor Cardgage originated in [[kind of cool]]
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**Senor Cardgage originated in [[kind of cool]].
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*Strong Bad mentioned real fruit smoothies earlier in [[mascot]]
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*In addition, some of the music accompanying the scenes Strong Bad visits are also reused from other parts of the website. They include:
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*Coach Z with coffee pouring down his face in the Easter egg was suggested by Strong Sad in [[Sbemail 150?!?]]
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**The music from [[action figure]]; later used in [[suntan]] and [[army]] (during the Strong Badman scene).
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*The fishing boat, lake and background sounds are all from [[lures & jigs]]
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**Old-Timey Strong Bad's theme music from [[Parsnips A-Plenty]]; later used in [[50 emails]] (during the Old-Timey scene).
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*Coach Z presumably "puked his pants", as mentioned in [[secret recipes]].
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**[[The Homestar Runner]]'s dance music (also during the Old-Timey scene).
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*"I hope it's from a girl" is a possible reference to [[dragon]].
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**The synthesized drum tune from [[Main Page 21]] (during the [[Vector Field]] scene).
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* "Doge" is a reference to [[Biz Cas Fri 1]], where Homestar mispells "Dawg".
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**The music from [[flashback]] (during the [[Original Book]] scene).
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*Calling this email Strong Bad's sesquicentenn-email was mentioned by Strong Sad in [[Sbemail 150?!?]].
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**Casio Head Strong Bad's demo music from [[crazy cartoon]].
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**The music during Coach Z's dream scene from [[A Jorb Well Done]]; later used in [[lures & jigs]] (during the fishing Easter egg scene with Senor Cardgage).
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**The music during Strong Sad's storyboard scenes from [[Sbemail 150?!?]] (during the Coach Z Easter egg).
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*The Easter egg with coffee-drenched Coach Z and the eyeball pear begins exactly as described and storyboarded by Strong Sad in [[Sbemail 150?!?]].
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**The word ''sesquicentenn-email'', ("150th email"; literally "150-year email"), was also coined by Strong Sad in Sbemail 150?!?.
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*The fishing boat, lake and background sounds are all from [[lures & jigs]].
*The word "VOIP" is a reference to the [[Visor Robot]]'s sound effect from [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 1]].
*The word "VOIP" is a reference to the [[Visor Robot]]'s sound effect from [[Teen Girl Squad Issue 1]].
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*In the fishing trip scene, [[Strong Bad Smiling|Strong Bad smiles]].
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*Homestar's first line in the Easter egg is an unusual example of [[reversed dialogue]].
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=== Real World References ===
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=== Real-World References ===
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* [[Wikipedia:Cacodemons|Cacodemons]] are evil spirits or demons, the opposite being an angel or "agathodemon". However, the name cacodemon is more well known as an enemy from the computer games [[Wikipedia:Doom|Doom]] and [[Wikipedia:Doom 2|Doom 2]]. The plot for these games involved demons coming out of portals to hell.
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*[[Wikipedia:Cacodemon|Cacodemons]] are evil spirits or demons, the opposite being an angel or "agathodemon". However, the name "cacodemon" is better known as the flying, red, one-eyed enemy from the ''[[Doom]]'' series of computer games. The plot for these games involved demons escaping hell via portals.
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* [[Wikipedia:Photoshop|Photoshop]] is a widely used image editor from Adobe Systems Incorporated. The term "photoshopped" has come to mean any digital edit done to an image, even if it wasn't done in Photoshop itself &ndash; the term is often used pejoratively, to say that something is rather obviously edited.
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*The pronunciation "ohbee kaybee" for "okay" was frequently said by the character Mushmouth on the animated ''[[Wikipedia:Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids|Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids]]''.
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* "Oba Kaybe" is a reference to [[Wikipedia:Bill Cosby: Himself|Bill Cosby: Himself]], a stand-up comedy movie from 1983 starring, naturally, [[Wikipedia:Bill Cosby|Bill Cosby]].
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*The [[font]] in the comic book alternative universe, known as "Peanuts", was designed to emulate the style of lettering used in the ''[[Peanuts]]'' comics.
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* The alternate universe that Homestar got zapped to in the easter egg that made him talk strangely is a parody of Agent Dale Cooper's dreaming conciousness from the television show [[Wikipedia:Twin_Peaks|Twin Peaks]], which was co-created by director David Lynch. (Strong Sad had cited Lynch as an influence in [[Sbemail 150?!?]])
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*[[Wikipedia:She-Hulk|She-Hulk]] is a comic book heroine from [[Marvel]] Comics and the cousin of ''[[Wikipedia:Hulk (comics)|The Incredible Hulk]]''. Created by Stan Lee and John Buscema in 1980, She-Hulk is noted as being one of the last characters Lee created for Marvel.
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* [[Wikipedia:Alonzo Mourning|Alonzo Mourning]] is an NBA basketball player.
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**Coincidentally, ''She-Hulk'' comics were once noted for their [[fourth wall breaks]], similar to Strong Bad's comments on the quality of the Strong Badman comic and his ability to travel from panel to panel. In the commentary, the Brothers Chaps state they were not aware of this when writing the email.
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* A [[Wikipedia:Doppelganger|doppelganger]] refers either to a creature from folklore that mimics people's appearances as an omen of death, or to the theory that everyone in the world has someone else that looks exactly like them.
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*The phrase "maxed and relaxed" may be a reference to the ''[[Wikipedia:The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air|Fresh Prince of Bel-Air]]'' theme song, in which [[Wikipedia:Will Smith|Will Smith]] states he is "maxin' and relaxin' all cool". Additionally, Smith uses the phrase throughout the series and his own raps.
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* [[Wikipedia:Sarsparilla|Sarsparilla]] is a type of plant used to make beverages, and is a common ingredient in [[Wikipedia:Root Beer|root beer]].
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*The surreal Coach Z Easter egg is an homage to a famous scene from the similarly surreal TV series, ''Twin Peaks''. The background for the scene featured red drapes, and the starring character, Dale Cooper, spills coffee on himself, represented here by Coach Z's streaming hat of coffee. The unusual speech used by Homestar, meanwhile, was the hallmark of the scene; the actors actually spoke their dialogue backwards, and the recording was then played in reverse, so that the words were heard by the audience in their proper order (though they still sounded unusual and contorted, just as Homestar sounds here). It seems as though Matt Chapman faked this technique, rather than actually recording his lines backwards. ''Twin Peaks'' was co-created by director [[David Lynch]], whom Strong Sad cited as an influence in [[Sbemail 150?!?]]. Additionally, the phrase "I'm not at liberty to discuss [...]" is a direct lift from the lines of Major Garland Brigs, a character on Twin Peaks, who is often unable to talk about what he does for a living.
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* [[Wikipedia:Rent control|Rent control]] is a policy used in some urban communities where the demand for housing is greater than the supply. It prevents rent prices from climbing too high by setting a price ceiling.
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*[[Wikipedia:Alonzo Mourning|Alonzo Mourning]] is an NBA basketball player.
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* The use of the word "tuff" may be a reference to the novel ''[[Wikipedia:The Outsiders (novel)|The Outsiders]]''. In it, most characters use the word "tuff", meaning "cool" or "sharp".
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*The [[sound effect]] in the fishing Easter egg that starts right after Strong Bad says "Wow, a fishing trip with Senor Cardgage!" is from ''[[Wikipedia:Fishing with John|Fishing With John]]''.
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=== Fast Forward ===
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*The Total Load was seen again in [[Homestar Ruiner]].
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*Marzipan would later use "Kinder Überraschung" as an insult in [[Doomy Tales of the Macabre]].
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*A similar backwards-sounding-voice scene (featuring [[Homsar]]) would occur in an Easter egg in [[Haunted Photo Booth]], due to Strong Bad dressing up as Bob from Twin Peaks.
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*Strong Bad would record another "number one jam," this time with Coach Z, in [[Fish Eye Lens]].
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== DVD Version ==
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*[[Alternate Universe Video|Video of Matt singing]] the song from the email is included as a separate Easter egg.
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*When Strong Bad meets his puppet double, the scene is shown is closeup. The quality is lower than usual, since most DVD releases of Puppet Stuff have the quality improved.
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*The DVD version features creators' commentary. To access it, switch the DVD player's audio language selection while watching.
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=== Commentary Transcript ===
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'''Commentary by:''' [[Matt Chapman]], [[Mike Chapman]], [[Old-Timey Strong Bad]]
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'''OLD-TIMEY STRONG BAD:''' I refuse to speak about this SBEmail!
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'''MIKE:''' Ohhhh, Old-Timey Strong Bad.
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'''OLD-TIMEY STRONG BAD:''' Aren't you glad to see-a me?
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'''MIKE:''' Do you go by Old-Timey Strong Bad or are you just Strong Bad?
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'''OLD-TIMEY STRONG BAD:''' I'll go by you with a spine-toothed comb!
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'''MIKE:''' Uhh... I forgot&mdash;
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'''OLD-TIMEY STRONG BAD:''' And I'm out!
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'''MATT:''' Oh! Uh, who was that, Mike?
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'''MIKE:''' I don't know. I guess he didn't think he could make it though the whole email?
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'''MATT:''' I don't know. He said he was refusing to comment on it.
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'''MIKE:''' I didn't remember that Strong Sad played, uh, backup on the email song.
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'''MATT:''' Yeah, it's a sweet&mdash; it's one of the few&mdash; one of the few tender moments between those brothers. When he says "No prob Bob," it makes me want to cry.
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'''MIKE:''' So, it was&mdash;
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'''MATT:''' Like those times when we were kids and you would be nice and let me hang out with you and John Radle.
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'''MIKE:''' They were few and far between. It was usually just so we could beat you up or pour something on you.
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'''MATT:''' Yeah...
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'''MIKE:''' Spray something in your eye.
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'''MATT:''' Uh, Game Boy in a blender, Mike, so that's a reference to&mdash; What email is that? The one where Strong Bad fast&mdash; The one where he fast forwards. 2 emails?
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'''MIKE:''' 2 emails.
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'''MATT:''' Yeah.
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'''MIKE:''' Look at that!
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'''MATT:''' Whoa!
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'''MIKE:''' Look at that portal!
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'''MATT:''' Whoa! What a portal! ''{pause}'' Definitely.  Portals&mdash; Anybody that's developing portals right now, in the military or in science needs to stop. 'Cause video&mdash; if video games have taught us anything, it's that a bunch of evil demons from Hell are gonna come out of it, and, kill us all. ''{pause}'' Oh! Of&mdash; In&mdash; In Principal Belving's office!
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'''MIKE:''' So, this email was kind of, you know we had to do something, special for 150.
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'''MATT:''' Yeah, definitely. Bring all the Strong Bad&mdash; the various Strong Bads together.
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'''MIKE:''' ''{overlapping}'' The many faces of Strong Bad.
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'''MATT:''' The many facets, even.
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'''MIKE:''' This was, uh... we had written a Strong Badman years ago, three or four years ago, that was sort of based on this premise.
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'''MATT:''' Yeah, he was just gonna get an apartment, and feel like his apartment was gonna help him take over the world, and he'd just have a landlord that he would&mdash; He hits him with ping&mdash; with a ping-pong...
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'''MIKE:''' A ping-pong ball, yeah. Is that in here?
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'''MATT:''' No.
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'''MIKE:''' ''{overlapping}'' No.
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'''MATT:''' It's not.
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'''MIKE:''' I can't remember. He throws a ping-pong ball&mdash;
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'''MATT:''' At his landlord.
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'''MIKE:''' Landlord, yeah.
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'''MATT:''' ''{overlapping}'' Yeah. ''{pause}'' Uh, it was just on cable. Whoa. And on Animal Planet. Probably.
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'''MIKE:''' So, apparently She-Hulk was well known for breaking the fourth wall.
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'''MATT:''' And having good writing. ''{laughs}''
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'''MIKE:''' Yeah, too. Which we didn't know.
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'''MATT:''' ''{overlapping}'' Yeah, we didn't know. I just assumed She-Hulk&mdash; I've never read an issue of She-Hulk. One time she was in this Fantastic Four versus X-Men that I got. That's about as&mdash; all the exposure I have.
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'''MIKE:''' ''{overlapping}'' I think I read about her in the Marvel&mdash; Didn't they have those Marvel universe, just kind of encyclopedias?
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'''MATT:''' Yeah, yeah. ''{pause}'' Good-time parlor tricks! So, back then, people were apparently so easily amused that you could do nothing. You could make nothing appear, and people would&mdash; people would ooh and ahh at you. ''{pause}'' Look, so these guy are buddies, Mike! My doge! That's a reference to a Biz Caz Fri.
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'''MATT:''' Oh, Stinkoman. And to the right!
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'''MIKE:''' ''{laughs}'' Your nose.
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'''MATT:''' Uh... Oh, look out, Stinkoman. ''{pause}'' Uh... There he goes, rubbin' his head on the ground. He's wearing his Dangerask shades.
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'''MIKE:''' Dangerask shades.
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'''MATT:''' Dangeresque.
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'''MIKE:''' Yeah, it's like, sort of like danger.
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'''MATT:''' What?
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'''MIKE:''' Dangeresque. It's means sort of like danger.
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'''MATT:''' Yeah, I was saying Dangerask. That's why I corrected myself. Oh, look, there's Casio head Strong Bad. Oh, look, now, he's in the real world, and in a real Strong Badia.
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'''MIKE:''' That's in the next room.
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'''MATT:''' It is.
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'''MIKE:''' It's where we play video games.
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'''MATT:''' Mmm hmm. ''{laughs}'' That's all that Strong Bad talks about, is stripèd pants. ''{referring to the vitamin bottle behind Homestar}'' Total Load! Do you think our brother still has some Total Load somewhere in his house. He used to get Ultra-Fuel.
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'''MIKE:''' ''{overlapping}'' Hy-hydro Fuel and Ultra-Fuel?
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'''MATT:''' Yeah, yeah. ''{pause}'' What up, Cardgage?
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'''MIKE:''' Is Cardgage's hair backwards there?
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'''MATT:''' Probably. I think his hair doesn't follow any&mdash; His comb-over switches sides. ''{pause}'' What game is in there? Weird Dreams, remember that game?
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'''MIKE:''' I do remember.
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'''MATT:''' Sometimes, you were inside a giant cotton candy machine. ''{laughs}'' ''{pause}'' Nobody wants to record a hit&mdash; a hit #1 jam with him. ''{pause}'' Hey, we're using a pop screen on our microphone right now, Mike!
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'''MIKE:''' And we're sitting in a room with ceiling tiles on the wall just like that!
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'''MATT:''' It's true. ''{laughs}'' Old-Timey Strong Bad did not like that high note Stinkoman tried to hit. Sterrence is not singing.
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''{pause}''
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'''MIKE:''' This is a pretty good song. I like that, uh, guitar going in the background.
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'''MATT:''' Yeah.
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'''MIKE:''' ''{guitar noises}''
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'''MATT:''' The<!--sic--> Huuuuuudge has a heavenly voice. Who woulda thought?
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'''MIKE:''' Senor Muybueno's not in there.
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'''MATT:''' Well, there's a few that it's missing, but this is the, you know&mdash;
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'''MIKE:''' Those are all the ones that have appeared more than once, probably.
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'''MATT:''' Yeah.
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'''MIKE:''' Except Da Huuuuuudge has only appeared once before that.
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===Fun Facts===
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*The unreleased comic featuring Strong Badman buying an apartment would be revealed in a [[@StrongBadActual Tweets 2018#956301241142992896|Tweet]] from [[@StrongBadActual]] in 2018.
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*Senor Muybueno is from the [[Strong Libs]] Easter Egg from [[lackey]] and the [[Kicking The Cheat]] Lite scene of [[pop-up]].
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Current revision as of 23:20, 16 October 2019

Strong Bad Email #150
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"Save the last email for Strong Bad!"

In this, his sesquicentenn-email, Strong Bad constructs an alternate universe portal with the help of The Cheat and visits alternate realities, along with many of his doppelgängers, while Homestar tries to make a real fruit smoothie.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, Strong Sad, The Cheat, Strong Badman, Deutschman, Old-Timey Strong Bad, Vector Strong Bad, Stinkoman, Tiny-Handed Strong Bad, Pom Pom (silhouette), Strong Mad (silhouette), Coach Z, Bubs (silhouette), Marzipan (silhouette), The Fat Bee, Casio Head Strong Bad, Puppet Strong Bad, Da Huuuuuudge, Teenage Strong Bad, Homestar Runner, Senor Cardgage, Sterrance

Places: Computer Room, Strong Badman's Apartment, Old-Timey Stage, Vector Field, Flashback Race Track, Strong Badia (puppet), Da Huuuuuudge's Enclosure, Pie Factory, Interdimensional Void, Recording Studio, The Pond (Easter Egg), Black Lodge (Easter Egg)

Computer: Lappy 486

Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Running Time: 5:52

Page Title: Lappy 486

DVD: strongbad_email.exe Disc Five, Sbemails' 50 Greatest Hits DVD

Contents

[edit] Transcript

STRONG BAD: {singing over guitar music} I've been walking on clouds and flipping off rainbows, on the wiiiiings of an emaiiil...

{Cut to a wide view of the desk. Strong Sad is standing to the right of Strong Bad with a classical guitar. Strong Bad turns to face him.}

STRONG BAD: Thanks, man.

STRONG SAD: No prob, Bob.

{Cut back to the Lappy.}

{Strong Bad says "question marks" for "?'s", and "Number one" and "Number two" for "1." and "2.", respectively.}

STRONG BAD: {says everything inside parentheses normally} Ya know, you could probably ditch that (not a girl) thing, if you just replaced it with something tough and cool and kool and tuff. Like (Bulldozer). Jody (Bulldozer). Nobody's gonna think that guy's a girl. {clears screen} Well Ms. Dozer, you pretty much answered question mark #1 {read "number one"} with question mark #2 {read "number two"}. Cuz a hundred million dollars is exactly how much The Cheat spent on our alternate universe portal.

{Cut to a wide view of the desk. The Cheat is standing to the right of the Lappy with a blender containing a Nintendo Game Boy.}

STRONG BAD: Isn't that right, The Cheat?

THE CHEAT: {The Cheat noises}

STRONG BAD: What? This thing only cost us fourteen bucks?

THE CHEAT: {agreeing The Cheat noise}

STRONG BAD: Well... that's like a hundred million dollars in... dog years, right?

THE CHEAT: {affirmative The Cheat noise}

STRONG BAD: {leans towards The Cheat suddenly} All right! Mash go on that blender!

{Camera zooms out a little as The Cheat presses a button on the blender. The blender shoots out white bolts as the lighting in the room flashes. Soon after, the blender stops with the Game Boy intact, and there is a large swirl to the right of the desk.}

STRONG BAD: Oh-ho-ho! Swirly Photoshop magic! I bet this thing could release some serious Cacodemons. So... {The Cheat turns to face Strong Bad} What? I—I just jump in?

THE CHEAT: {The Cheat noises}

STRONG BAD: {leaning backwards} Ohbee Kaybee! {jumps off the stool and towards the swirl} Jump!

{As soon as Strong Bad touches the swirl, everything except him and the swirl turns black and white. Strong Bad distorts horizontally and vertically, then "springs" into the swirl. Cut to a panel of a comic strip with a number of buildings drawn in it. A caption at the top of the panel reads "IN A BULDING..."}

NARRATOR: In a bulding...

{Camera shifts to the next panel, which shows an empty room. Strong Bad appears, with "VOIP!" appearing next to him briefly. While in the comic, everything Strong Bad says is also shown in a speech bubble.}

STRONG BAD: Whoa! Where am I?

{Next panel. Strong Badman is in an action pose on a yellow background. Everything he says also appears in a speech bubble, and is not lip-synced.}

STRONG BADMAN: {in large red text} STINY! {normal text} We have a visitor from an alternate universe!

{Next panel. Strong Bad appears in the same room.}

STRONG BAD: {looking to the right} It's Strong Badman! And his well drawn abs! {looks to the left} But... why are we in a crappy apartment instead of a secret underground lair... {looks back to the right} ...filled with secret underground gadgets?

{Next panel. Strong Badman is shown from the chest up in front of a blue background.}

STRONG BADMAN: Because mere mortal... this apartment...

{Next panel. Strong Badman appears in front of a red background with his arms in the air. A thunderclap can be heard in the background.}

STRONG BADMAN: {speech bubble is large, yellow and pointy} ...IS RENT CONTROLLED! {next speech bubbles are regular} And... water's included.

{Next panel. A kitchen and bathroom sink are shown with the faucets running. The bathroom tap has the word "FROSH!" next to it.}

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} Is that why all your faucets are running?

{Next panel. Strong Badman is standing in a room.}

STRONG BADMAN: {each syllable appears individually in red text and is not in a speech bubble} MU-HU-HA-HA-HAH! {regular speech bubble and text} Those dimwits down at the public works won't know what hit them!

STRONG BAD: {walking in from left} So, that's your evil plan? To waste water?

STRONG BADMAN: And not pay for it!!

STRONG BAD: I gotta tell ya, Strong Badman... this part of your comic is pretty boring. I'm gonna see what's going on further down the page. {jumps out of the current panel} Jump!

{He falls down three panels. There is a woman with a big knife sitting on a giant robotic snake.}

STRONG BAD: Oh! Now we're talkin'!

{Next panel. Strong Badman is in the left of the panel, Strong Bad in the center, and there is a TV with the previous panel on it (minus Strong Bad) to the right.}

STRONG BADMAN: You're not kidding!

STRONG BAD: Wha?

STRONG BADMAN: Now we have expanded basic cable...

{Next panel. Close-up of a cable running through a hole in the wall.}

STRONG BADMAN: {offscreen} Stolen from my neighbor!

{Next panel. Strong Bad is in front of a yellow background.}

STRONG BAD: Who's writing this issue? The geniuses behind She-Hulk? {looks up} The Cheat?

{Cut back to the Computer Room.}

STRONG BAD: {voice is slightly distorted, and a speech bubble appears from the swirl} A little frappe action, if you please.

THE CHEAT: {single The Cheat noise}

{The Cheat turns around and turns on the blender. Cut back to the previous comic panel. Strong Bad disappears with the same "VOIP!" with which he appeared.}

{Next panel. Strong Badman is in the same pose as when he first appeared, but flipped around and with a green background.}

STRONG BADMAN: {in large red text} STINY! {normal text} Keep flushing those toilets!

{Cut to the Old-Timey stage. Old-Timey Strong Bad is standing on the stage with curtains behind him. To the left of him is a sign that reads "STRONG BAD and his GOODE-TIME PARLOR TRICKS". An audience can be seen silhouetted at the bottom of the screen.}

OLD-TIMEY STRONG BAD: Yes, and for my next parlor trick, I shan't make anything appear!

{Strong Bad appears to the left of Old-Timey Strong Bad. He is still in color.}

STRONG BAD: Oh. H-hi.

OLD-TIMEY STRONG BAD: {crowd starts booing} You brightly colored baboon! You've ruined my vaudeville!

{The Homestar Runner's dance music plays as tomatoes are thrown at the two Strong Bads.}

STRONG BAD: Ah! Shades of gray tomatoes!

{Strong Bad disappears as Old-Timey Strong Bad looks to the left.}

{Cut to Vector Strong Bad floating above a vector field. Strong Bad appears to the right.}

STRONG BAD: What is up, my enormous vector brother?

{As Vector Strong Bad speaks, his words come out of his mouth in red vector-style text. They disappear after a short while.}

VECTOR STRONG BAD: HELLOTE

STRONG BAD: So, uh... {cut to close-up of Strong Bad} what do you do for fun around here? {cut back to previous view}

VECTOR STRONG BAD: I SPLO STUFF UP

{Strong Bad jumps backwards slightly to avoid the "UP", which promptly explodes with vector graphics.}

STRONG BAD: Whoa, that's pretty cool.

{Stinkoman walks in from the left.}

STINKOMAN: Hey, guys! How's challenges?

VECTOR STRONG BAD: WHAT IT IS MY DOGE?

STRONG BAD: Whoa, you two know each other?

{Cut to close-up of Stinkoman.}

STINKOMAN: {smiles} Oh, totally sure! {leans forward and waves one of his arms} He's my training simulator!

{Cut back to previous view.}

STINKOMAN: Check it out!

{Vector Strong Bad starts moving left and right, shooting squares from his mouth. Stinkoman jumps around and dodges the squares. Strong Bad also jumps over and around the squares, but appears to have more difficulty doing so. Game music from video games plays. After a few seconds, they all stop.}

STINKOMAN: Nice work, big nose!

STRONG BAD: Big nose?

STINKOMAN: Your nose!

VECTOR STRONG BAD: LEVEL 2

STINKOMAN AND STRONG BAD: Uh-oh.

{Stinkoman silently laughs as Vector Strong Bad shoots a series of squares directly at Strong Bad. As they explode, Strong Bad disappears. Vector Strong Bad then shoots some squares at Stinkoman, which he dodges.}

{Cut to a field in the style of flashback. Tiny Handed Strong Bad is standing close to the camera. Strong Bad appears to the right. All text appears in a white rectangle near the bottom of the screen.}

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: And so, {Strong Bad starts looking around} both Strong Bads entered the 'Dig To China With Your Ears Contest.'

STRONG BAD: This is just about...the second or third to worst contest I ever heard of.

{Cut to a silhouetted view of the field. Pom Pom, Strong Mad, Coach Z, Bubs and Marzipan are standing to the right of a banner which reads "the contest began!!". Tiny Handed Strong Bad is underneath the banner.}

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: The contest began!

{Cut to a close-up of Tiny Handed Strong Bad rubbing his head on the ground near a line marked "start".}

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: And tiny-handed Strong Bad rubbed his head on the ground... {cut to a wide view; Strong Bad is sitting on a hammock with his Dangeresque sunglasses on.} while our Modern Day Hero maxed and relaxed.

{Cut to Tiny Handed Strong Bad standing near the camera again, as in the first shot. A hole is visible near the background, and a giant glass of root beer appears in the center.}

TINY HANDED STRONG BAD: I struck it rich!

NARRATOR STRONG BAD: Said T.H.S.B.

{Cut to a zoomed out view of the previous scene, but with the giant glass of root beer in the center. The Fat Bee is seen holding Strong Bad's hammock up.}

TINY HANDED STRONG BAD: A giant mug of frosty root beer!

{Old-Timey Strong Bad appears to the left in a bathing suit. Tiny Handed Strong Bad looks at him.}

OLD-TIMEY STRONG BAD: Zounds! A sarsparilla swimming hole! Last one in's a freemason! {he half-runs toward the root beer and jumps in} Jump! {this last word does not appear in a subtitle}

{Strong Bad disappears. Casio Head Strong Bad appears at the bottom left of the screen and dances while playing a tune. Tiny Handed Strong Bad turns his head toward him.}

{Cut to a screen in the style of Puppet Stuff. Puppet Strong Bad is standing in front of the Strong Badia fence. The Tire and Stop Sign are visible. Strong Bad appears to the right. Music starts playing and both Strong Bads dance in sync with each other. After a moment, Strong Bad disappears again.}

{Cut to Da Huuuuuudge's Enclosure. Strong Bad appears lying down on top of it. He slowly slides down, then disappears.}

{Cut to the abandoned factory from highschool. Teenage Strong Bad is standing to the right. Strong Bad appears to the left.}

TEENAGE STRONG BAD: Stripèd pants.

{Strong Bad disappears. Cut to the interdimensional void, which changes colors constantly.}

STRONG BAD: {voice slightly distorted} The Cheat! Cool out on the liquefy button, man!

{Cut to a close-up of Homestar standing next to the blender in the Computer Room. The blender still contains the Game Boy, but now also contains a green substance. One and a half avocados are sitting on the desk, along with a jar that reads "Total Load". Homestar is pressing buttons on the blender.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: I'm trying to make me a real fruit smoothie here!

{Cut to a wide shot. Tiny Handed Strong Bad is standing to the left, with Senor Cardgage, Old-Timey Strong Bad and Da Huuuuuudge to the right.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Any of you guys got any bee pollen?

{As Homestar presses another button, Strong Bad appears next to the portal and Strong Badman appears on the left side of the screen.}

STRONG BAD: Homestar! Quit messing with my alternate universe portal!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {slowly} I'm trying to replenish some electrolytes, if you don't mind!

{Homestar presses another button on the blender. He and the portal both suddenly disappear, and Sterrance appears on the desk.}

STRONG BAD: {looking around} Wow. Just look at all these Strong Bad-related faces. What an all-star cast! What say we all form a supergroup and record a number one jam?

{All of the Strong Bad clones groan.}

STINKOMAN: {off-screen, simultaneously with Old-Timey Strong Bad} I guess...

OLD-TIMEY STRONG BAD: {simultaneously with Stinkoman} If we must.

{The screen fades to black, and then cuts to Strong Bad in the recording studio. Some music starts playing, and continues through the rest of the email.}

STRONG BAD: {singing} There's a crazy world of emails in this crazy world. {Cut to a reversed view of Strong Bad.} Checkin' 'em down, checkin' 'em down...

{Cut to Stinkoman standing next to Strong Badman and Old-Timey Strong Bad.}

STINKOMAN: {singing} I hope it's from a girrrrrrrl!

{Old-Timey Strong Bad winces and looks toward Stinkoman on his last word. Cut to a zoomed out view of the scene, revealing (from left to right), Stinkoman, Strong Badman, Old-Timey Strong Bad, Strong Bad, Vector Strong Bad, Casio Head Strong Bad, Senor Cardgage, Teenage Strong Bad, Sterrance and Tiny Handed Strong Bad. Strong Badman's words appear in speech bubbles next to him.}

ALL STRONG BADS: {singing} Save the last email for Strong Bad!

{Cut to Senor Cardgage at the recording studio.}

SENOR CARDGAGE: {singing} Let the little children go.

{Cut to Vector Strong Bad in the field, which now has blue lines running above and below it.}

VECTOR STRONG BAD: {singing} I HOPE THEY DON'T A SPLODE

{Cut back to a panning view of all the Strong Bads.}

ALL STRONG BADS: {singing} Save the last email for Strong—

{Cut to Old-Timey Strong Bad in the recording studio just before "Bad".}

ALL STRONG BADS: —Bad!

OLD-TIMEY STRONG BAD: Save the last email for Strong Bad!

{Da Huuuuuudge fades in from the right.}

DA HUUUUUUDGE: {singing in a high voice with vibrato} Save the last email for meeeee!

{A comic panel with Strong Badman in front of a green background slides into the upper-left corner toward the end of Da Huuuuuudge's line.}

STRONG BADMAN: Save the last email!

{Cut back to a view of all the Strong Bads. The camera slowly zooms out during Strong Bad's line.}

STRONG BAD: All my Strong Bad doppelgängers represent. Sesquicentenn-email, 2005. I—I mean six.

{The music stops. The Paper comes down.}

[edit] Easter Eggs

"I'm not at liberty to discuss what I just did in my pants!"
  • At the end, click on Teenage Strong Bad's hat to see a creation of Strong Sad's ideas from Sbemail 150?!?:
{Piano music, fade in on Coach Z holding a pear covered with eyeballs while black coffee continually streams down his mouthless face. Cut to a close-up of the pear with its eyes googling, then to another shot of the pear from behind Coach Z with his arm raised higher. Then cut to a close-up of Coach Z's head. Fade via black to the original shot. Homestar appears next to Coach Z.}
HOMESTAR RUNNER: {subtitled, in a fake backwards-sounding voice} Coach Z, if you're not going to eat that eyeball pear... {clears his throat, starts talking normally with no subtitles} I suggest you give it to someone who will.
COACH Z: {distressed} I don't know what's going on, Homestar, but I'm not at liberty to discuss what I just did in my pants!
  • At the end, click on Senor Cardgage's head to see Strong Bad's meeting with him:
{Senor Cardgage is sitting in a boat on a lake, holding a stick with fishing line tied to the end, hanging over the side. Strong Bad appears in the boat.}
STRONG BAD: Wow, a fishing trip with Senor Cardgage! My life is complete.
SENOR CARDGAGE: Alonzo Mourning to you, Myrtlebeth. Say hello to my tacklebox. {holds up said tacklebox}
STRONG BAD: Hello there, tacklebox. {smiles} I'm such a big fan.
SENOR CARDGAGE: Well, if you could just sign right here on the dotty line, the adaption will be complete.
STRONG BAD: You're gonna adopt me?
{Strong Bad disappears}
STRONG BAD: {offscreen and echoing slightly} Aw, man!

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Explanations

  • Strong Bad's conversion of fourteen dollars into dog years refers to the often-confused (and inaccurate) folk formula that dogs age seven "years" for every human year.
  • Rent control is a policy used in some urban communities where the market price is deemed too high. Rent controlled dwellings are highly coveted in the communities where they are available.
  • Vaudeville is a style of multi-act theatre that flourished in North America from the 1880s to the 1920s, later succeeded by silent movies. Acts included anything from acrobats to mathematicians and from song-and-dance duos to trick high divers.
  • Sarsaparilla (spelled incorrectly as "sarsparilla" in the flashback scene) is a type of plant used to make beverages, and is a common ingredient in root beer. It is more commonly pronounced "sass-parilla" than "sar-sparilla" or "sar-sa-parilla". It is also commonly misspelled "sasparilla".
  • A freemason is a member of a fraternal men's organization such as the York Rite or the Scottish Rite. Other organizations permitting women and/or minors as members (including DeMolay, Job's Daughters, Eastern Star) fall under the umbrella of freemasonry, etc.
  • Bee pollen is a ball or pellet of flower pollen gathered by honeybees. It contains many nutrients and is sold as a health supplement, where it can be added to foods such as smoothies or oatmeal.
  • Electrolytes are solutions of ions (such as sodium and potassium salts) that are lost during perspiration. Drinks containing electrolytes, such as popular sports drinks, are often used to ease dehydration.
  • A Supergroup is a musical group comprising artists who were previously members of earlier, well-known groups.
  • A Doppelgänger refers either to a creature from folklore that mimics people's appearances as an omen of death, or to the theory that everyone in the world has someone else that looks exactly like them.
  • Adobe Photoshop is a widely used image editor from Adobe Systems Incorporated. The term "Photoshopped" has come to mean any digital edit done to an image, even if it wasn't done in Photoshop itself. The term is often used pejoratively to say that something is rather obviously edited.
  • Stinkoman calls Strong Bad "big nose", a derogatory term used in eastern Asia to describe Westerners, whose noses tend to be genetically larger than Asians'. This is also a reference to the anime art style, where noses are less pronounced than most American cartoons, as well as to the fact that Strong Bad has no apparent nose.

[edit] Trivia

  • This email was the longest email when released, almost a full minute longer than flashback (previously the longest). However, it has since been surpassed by retirement.
  • When Strong Bad jumps down several panels in the Strong Badman comic, he passes a panel containing an explosion (with the word "TADAOW!"), and another panel with Deutschman (from haircut) holding a chain of sausages. Deutschman is saying "KINDER UBERRASCHUNG!!", the German name for Kinder Surprise (though "Uberraschung" should be spelled "Überraschung").
  • The label on the disk in the floppy disk container reads "weird dreams".
  • This is the first time Stinkoman has been seen smiling without laughing.
  • This is the first time Da Huuuuuudge's voice is heard.
  • This marks the second time in which characters from at least two different universes come together in one universe. The first time was in 20X6 vs. 1936, in which The Homestar Runner shows up on Planet K.
  • When the portal appears, along the side of it, there is some pixel disruption, where the individual pixels can be seen.
  • The YouTube description for this email is "Strong Bad visits alternate universes with his new alternate portal device."

[edit] Remarks

  • Strong Bad has no visible nose or ears, despite the fact that those body parts were mentioned in this email.
  • Senor Cardgage is the only one of Strong Bad's alter egos who had been seen talking with him prior to this email, as seen in kind of cool, garage sale, and Senorial Day.
  • This is a rare occasion of Strong Bad being nice to Strong Sad.
  • In Strong Bad is in Jail Cartoon, Strong Sad is seen writing with his right hand. In this email, Strong Sad is playing the guitar left-handed. This may suggest that Strong Sad is ambidextrous.
  • When Strong Bad types "Well, Ms. Dozer" he types Ms. (pronounced 'miz', used by both married and single women) but pronounces it 'miss', which is the form of address for unmarried women.
  • If every dollar was a "dog year", then according to the popular formula, the money would still only sum up to ninety-eight dollars.
    • Conversely, if Strong Bad were correct, each "dollar in dog years" would be worth over $70,000.
  • Frappé is spelled as "Frappe" when Strong Bad talks to The Cheat. It is lacking the acute accent.
  • During the Vector Strong Bad segment, the cartoon's border changes to red.
  • When the mug of root beer appears, the hole is under the hammock; before, it was beside the hammock.
  • Homestar pronounces the word "fruit" without his usual speech impediment.
  • Not all Strong Bad versions were included; the following are missing:
  • When everyone sings "Save the last email for Strong Bad", Strong Badman's words appear in a speech bubble, but Vector Strong Bad's words do not appear in text as they always otherwise do.
  • In the same scene, the wall's grey spot pattern is made from a single image of dots copied and pasted multiple times. This results in some half dots appearing between the copied images.
  • In the recording studio, the characters use wireless microphones. While wireless microphones are handy in live performance (to prevent signal loss on a long cable run, as well as to avoid tangling of cables), they are actually rarely used in studio work because cabled microphones deliver truer fidelity.
  • The puppet Strong Bad is the only doppelgänger Strong Bad visited that did not appear in the ending screen.
  • As Coach Z moves his head during his line in the Black Lodge Easter egg scene, the way the coffee dripping from the bottom of his head is animated makes it look as though the coffee breaks the rules of gravity; it seems to be dripping at an angle.
  • In the Easter egg with Senor Cardgage, when Strong Bad disappears, his voice can still be heard even though he is probably far away from where Senor Cardgage is.
  • Though Vector Strong Bad's phrase "What it is, my doge?" is supposed to be a bad translation, the word "doge" is an actual word. It refers to a medieval Italian equivalent of a duke.

[edit] Goofs

"Because, mere mortal, the panels...CHANGE COLORS!".
  • At the beginning of the email, Strong Bad's reflection is out of sync with his movements.
  • After cutting to the wide shot showing The Cheat with the blender, the Lappy's screen includes the text "Isn't that right, The Cheat?", even though Strong Bad didn't actually type it.
  • When Strong Bad first jumps into the alternate universe portal, his stool disappears briefly while he's in the process of warping. It briefly reappears after Strong Bad leaves, but for the remainder of the email, the stool is missing.
  • During the comic scene, the panel below the one after "Because, mere mortal..." has a blue background at first. When it moves to the next panel ("Is rent controlled!"), the background changes to green.
  • Several times during the email, Strong Bad's pants change color from black to dark navy (although the pant legs remain the same color), such as the first scene with Vector Strong Bad and the recording session at the end.
And so both Strong Bads entered the "find the missing start line contest".
  • In the "Dig to China with your ears contest" part, the starting line disappears when the camera cuts to the giant mug of root beer.
  • In the "Save The Last Email" song, Vector Strong Bad is behind Strong Badman, yet his white and green lines appear above Strong Badman when talking/singing.
  • Stinkoman does not have any shine on his chest. This also happened in Happy Trogday, prior to this toon.
  • At the end, Strong Bad is missing a layer of black from his pants, making them purple.
  • Strong Bad's face is his seventh design instead of the current one when he says thanks to Strong Sad, and also before he jumps into the portal to meet Strong Badman.

[edit] Fixed Goofs

  • When the email was released, "girl" was misspelled as "gir" in Jody's email. This was fixed shortly thereafter.

[edit] Inside References

  • Strong Bad's intro song refers to flipping the bird.
  • Strong Sad was previously seen playing an acoustic guitar in a Sketchbook entry, although that guitar was a twelve-string. Here, he plays a six-string classical guitar.
Homestar's Time machine
  • The alternate dimension machine is a Game Boy in a Blender. In 2 emails, Homestar claims to have made a time machine by sticking a Game Boy in a blender while the email is fast-forwarding.
  • This is another example of mashing.
  • The "In a bulding" line, including its accent and pronunciation, is straight from the DVD Sketchbook (though it was spelled correctly there).
  • The woman on Strong Badman's television is holding a big knife.
  • "Doge" is a reference to Biz Cas Fri 1, where Homestar misspells the word "dog" ("dawg") the same way.
  • Strong Bad comments that the "Dig To China With Your Ears Contest" is the "second or third to worst contest I ever heard of." The worst contests that originated in children's storybooks are likely to be the "Strongest Man in the World Contest" from the Original Book, and the "Ten Step Footrace" from flashback.
  • The fence used for the puppet Strong Badia set is the same one used in Homestar vs. Other Little Girl.
  • This is another appearance of the Dangeresque sunglasses.
  • Strong Bad previously mentioned "real fruit smoothies" in mascot, saying that he had promised to buy some for the team if they won the game.
  • Homestar Runner's "real fruit smoothie" is another example of a concoction.
  • Stinkoman's line in the song "I hope it's from a girl" is a possible reference to the email song in dragon ("Every week I hope that it's from a female!").
  • Strong Bad visits many previous emails in his travels:
    • Strong Badman, his well-drawn abs and Stiny originated in superhero name.
    • Deutschman originated in haircut.
    • Vector Strong Bad is from video games.
    • Stinkoman originated in japanese cartoon.
    • Tiny-handed Strong Bad is from flashback.
    • Casio Head Strong Bad originated in crazy cartoon and played the same song then as in this email.
    • Da Huuuuuudge and Sterrance are both from animal.
    • Teenage Strong Bad and the term "stripèd pants" are from highschool.
    • Senor Cardgage originated in kind of cool.
  • In addition, some of the music accompanying the scenes Strong Bad visits are also reused from other parts of the website. They include:
  • The Easter egg with coffee-drenched Coach Z and the eyeball pear begins exactly as described and storyboarded by Strong Sad in Sbemail 150?!?.
    • The word sesquicentenn-email, ("150th email"; literally "150-year email"), was also coined by Strong Sad in Sbemail 150?!?.
  • The fishing boat, lake and background sounds are all from lures & jigs.
  • The word "VOIP" is a reference to the Visor Robot's sound effect from Teen Girl Squad Issue 1.
  • In the fishing trip scene, Strong Bad smiles.
  • Homestar's first line in the Easter egg is an unusual example of reversed dialogue.

[edit] Real-World References

  • Cacodemons are evil spirits or demons, the opposite being an angel or "agathodemon". However, the name "cacodemon" is better known as the flying, red, one-eyed enemy from the Doom series of computer games. The plot for these games involved demons escaping hell via portals.
  • The pronunciation "ohbee kaybee" for "okay" was frequently said by the character Mushmouth on the animated Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.
  • The font in the comic book alternative universe, known as "Peanuts", was designed to emulate the style of lettering used in the Peanuts comics.
  • She-Hulk is a comic book heroine from Marvel Comics and the cousin of The Incredible Hulk. Created by Stan Lee and John Buscema in 1980, She-Hulk is noted as being one of the last characters Lee created for Marvel.
    • Coincidentally, She-Hulk comics were once noted for their fourth wall breaks, similar to Strong Bad's comments on the quality of the Strong Badman comic and his ability to travel from panel to panel. In the commentary, the Brothers Chaps state they were not aware of this when writing the email.
  • The phrase "maxed and relaxed" may be a reference to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song, in which Will Smith states he is "maxin' and relaxin' all cool". Additionally, Smith uses the phrase throughout the series and his own raps.
  • The surreal Coach Z Easter egg is an homage to a famous scene from the similarly surreal TV series, Twin Peaks. The background for the scene featured red drapes, and the starring character, Dale Cooper, spills coffee on himself, represented here by Coach Z's streaming hat of coffee. The unusual speech used by Homestar, meanwhile, was the hallmark of the scene; the actors actually spoke their dialogue backwards, and the recording was then played in reverse, so that the words were heard by the audience in their proper order (though they still sounded unusual and contorted, just as Homestar sounds here). It seems as though Matt Chapman faked this technique, rather than actually recording his lines backwards. Twin Peaks was co-created by director David Lynch, whom Strong Sad cited as an influence in Sbemail 150?!?. Additionally, the phrase "I'm not at liberty to discuss [...]" is a direct lift from the lines of Major Garland Brigs, a character on Twin Peaks, who is often unable to talk about what he does for a living.
  • Alonzo Mourning is an NBA basketball player.
  • The sound effect in the fishing Easter egg that starts right after Strong Bad says "Wow, a fishing trip with Senor Cardgage!" is from Fishing With John.

[edit] Fast Forward

  • The Total Load was seen again in Homestar Ruiner.
  • Marzipan would later use "Kinder Überraschung" as an insult in Doomy Tales of the Macabre.
  • A similar backwards-sounding-voice scene (featuring Homsar) would occur in an Easter egg in Haunted Photo Booth, due to Strong Bad dressing up as Bob from Twin Peaks.
  • Strong Bad would record another "number one jam," this time with Coach Z, in Fish Eye Lens.

[edit] DVD Version

  • Video of Matt singing the song from the email is included as a separate Easter egg.
  • When Strong Bad meets his puppet double, the scene is shown is closeup. The quality is lower than usual, since most DVD releases of Puppet Stuff have the quality improved.
  • The DVD version features creators' commentary. To access it, switch the DVD player's audio language selection while watching.

[edit] Commentary Transcript

Commentary by: Matt Chapman, Mike Chapman, Old-Timey Strong Bad

OLD-TIMEY STRONG BAD: I refuse to speak about this SBEmail!

MIKE: Ohhhh, Old-Timey Strong Bad.

OLD-TIMEY STRONG BAD: Aren't you glad to see-a me?

MIKE: Do you go by Old-Timey Strong Bad or are you just Strong Bad?

OLD-TIMEY STRONG BAD: I'll go by you with a spine-toothed comb!

MIKE: Uhh... I forgot—

OLD-TIMEY STRONG BAD: And I'm out!

MATT: Oh! Uh, who was that, Mike?

MIKE: I don't know. I guess he didn't think he could make it though the whole email?

MATT: I don't know. He said he was refusing to comment on it.

MIKE: I didn't remember that Strong Sad played, uh, backup on the email song.

MATT: Yeah, it's a sweet— it's one of the few— one of the few tender moments between those brothers. When he says "No prob Bob," it makes me want to cry.

MIKE: So, it was—

MATT: Like those times when we were kids and you would be nice and let me hang out with you and John Radle.

MIKE: They were few and far between. It was usually just so we could beat you up or pour something on you.

MATT: Yeah...

MIKE: Spray something in your eye.

MATT: Uh, Game Boy in a blender, Mike, so that's a reference to— What email is that? The one where Strong Bad fast— The one where he fast forwards. 2 emails?

MIKE: 2 emails.

MATT: Yeah.

MIKE: Look at that!

MATT: Whoa!

MIKE: Look at that portal!

MATT: Whoa! What a portal! {pause} Definitely. Portals— Anybody that's developing portals right now, in the military or in science needs to stop. 'Cause video— if video games have taught us anything, it's that a bunch of evil demons from Hell are gonna come out of it, and, kill us all. {pause} Oh! Of— In— In Principal Belving's office!

MIKE: So, this email was kind of, you know we had to do something, special for 150.

MATT: Yeah, definitely. Bring all the Strong Bad— the various Strong Bads together.

MIKE: {overlapping} The many faces of Strong Bad.

MATT: The many facets, even.

MIKE: This was, uh... we had written a Strong Badman years ago, three or four years ago, that was sort of based on this premise.

MATT: Yeah, he was just gonna get an apartment, and feel like his apartment was gonna help him take over the world, and he'd just have a landlord that he would— He hits him with ping— with a ping-pong...

MIKE: A ping-pong ball, yeah. Is that in here?

MATT: No.

MIKE: {overlapping} No.

MATT: It's not.

MIKE: I can't remember. He throws a ping-pong ball—

MATT: At his landlord.

MIKE: Landlord, yeah.

MATT: {overlapping} Yeah. {pause} Uh, it was just on cable. Whoa. And on Animal Planet. Probably.

MIKE: So, apparently She-Hulk was well known for breaking the fourth wall.

MATT: And having good writing. {laughs}

MIKE: Yeah, too. Which we didn't know.

MATT: {overlapping} Yeah, we didn't know. I just assumed She-Hulk— I've never read an issue of She-Hulk. One time she was in this Fantastic Four versus X-Men that I got. That's about as— all the exposure I have.

MIKE: {overlapping} I think I read about her in the Marvel— Didn't they have those Marvel universe, just kind of encyclopedias?

MATT: Yeah, yeah. {pause} Good-time parlor tricks! So, back then, people were apparently so easily amused that you could do nothing. You could make nothing appear, and people would— people would ooh and ahh at you. {pause} Look, so these guy are buddies, Mike! My doge! That's a reference to a Biz Caz Fri.

MATT: Oh, Stinkoman. And to the right!

MIKE: {laughs} Your nose.

MATT: Uh... Oh, look out, Stinkoman. {pause} Uh... There he goes, rubbin' his head on the ground. He's wearing his Dangerask shades.

MIKE: Dangerask shades.

MATT: Dangeresque.

MIKE: Yeah, it's like, sort of like danger.

MATT: What?

MIKE: Dangeresque. It's means sort of like danger.

MATT: Yeah, I was saying Dangerask. That's why I corrected myself. Oh, look, there's Casio head Strong Bad. Oh, look, now, he's in the real world, and in a real Strong Badia.

MIKE: That's in the next room.

MATT: It is.

MIKE: It's where we play video games.

MATT: Mmm hmm. {laughs} That's all that Strong Bad talks about, is stripèd pants. {referring to the vitamin bottle behind Homestar} Total Load! Do you think our brother still has some Total Load somewhere in his house. He used to get Ultra-Fuel.

MIKE: {overlapping} Hy-hydro Fuel and Ultra-Fuel?

MATT: Yeah, yeah. {pause} What up, Cardgage?

MIKE: Is Cardgage's hair backwards there?

MATT: Probably. I think his hair doesn't follow any— His comb-over switches sides. {pause} What game is in there? Weird Dreams, remember that game?

MIKE: I do remember.

MATT: Sometimes, you were inside a giant cotton candy machine. {laughs} {pause} Nobody wants to record a hit— a hit #1 jam with him. {pause} Hey, we're using a pop screen on our microphone right now, Mike!

MIKE: And we're sitting in a room with ceiling tiles on the wall just like that!

MATT: It's true. {laughs} Old-Timey Strong Bad did not like that high note Stinkoman tried to hit. Sterrence is not singing.

{pause}

MIKE: This is a pretty good song. I like that, uh, guitar going in the background.

MATT: Yeah.

MIKE: {guitar noises}

MATT: The Huuuuuudge has a heavenly voice. Who woulda thought?

MIKE: Senor Muybueno's not in there.

MATT: Well, there's a few that it's missing, but this is the, you know—

MIKE: Those are all the ones that have appeared more than once, probably.

MATT: Yeah.

MIKE: Except Da Huuuuuudge has only appeared once before that.

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