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*Grizzly Chomps, a Hostess-brand chocolate cupcake introduced in 1992, similarly featured a "built-in bite." The package bore a cartoon bear saying, "I start 'em, you finish 'em."
*Grizzly Chomps, a Hostess-brand chocolate cupcake introduced in 1992, similarly featured a "built-in bite." The package bore a cartoon bear saying, "I start 'em, you finish 'em."
*"Crispity" is a made-up word used in advertisements, along with "crunchity" and "peanut-buttery," to describe the [[Wikipedia:Butterfinger|Butterfinger]] candy bar.
*"Crispity" is a made-up word used in advertisements, along with "crunchity" and "peanut-buttery," to describe the [[Wikipedia:Butterfinger|Butterfinger]] candy bar.
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*"Re: PharamBlacy news", which appears in the Junkmail Filta, is a subject line from an actual [[Wikipedia:E-mail spam|spam]] that was circulating in heavy volume around the time this email was produced. It advertised discount prescription drugs offered by many southeast Asia-based "pharmacies," and the subject had two random letters inserted where the B and l appear here to avoid detection by spam filters.
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*"Re: PharmBlacy news", which appears in the Junkmail Filta, is a subject line from an actual [[Wikipedia:E-mail spam|spam]] that was circulating in heavy volume around the time this email was produced. It advertised discount prescription drugs offered by many southeast Asia-based "pharmacies," and the subject had two random letters inserted where the B and l appear here to avoid detection by spam filters.
*[[Wikipedia:Shemp Howard|Shemp Howard]] and [[Wikipedia:Curly Joe DeRita|"Curly Joe" DeRita]] served as the third of the [[Wikipedia:Three Stooges|Three Stooges]] at various points in the act's history.
*[[Wikipedia:Shemp Howard|Shemp Howard]] and [[Wikipedia:Curly Joe DeRita|"Curly Joe" DeRita]] served as the third of the [[Wikipedia:Three Stooges|Three Stooges]] at various points in the act's history.
*The "Periodic Table of Candy Elements" which appears behind Strong Bad's candy creation as he is making it is a spoof of the "Periodic Table of Elements" which is the basis for all chemistry and other scientific research.
*The "Periodic Table of Candy Elements" which appears behind Strong Bad's candy creation as he is making it is a spoof of the "Periodic Table of Elements" which is the basis for all chemistry and other scientific research.

Revision as of 19:25, 24 March 2007

Strong Bad Email #149
watch disconnected alternate universe
You got SBLOUNSKCHED!

Strong Bad gets his own candy product.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, Senor Cardgage, Coach Z, Marzipan, Strong Sad, Homestar Runner (Easter egg), Marshie (Easter egg)

Places: Computer Room, Bathroom of the Brothers Strong, A Hill, Alleyway, The Athletic Field, Marzipan's House, Strong Bad's Basement, The Field (Easter egg)

Computer: Lappy 486

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Running Time: 3:01

Page Title: Lappy 486

Contents

Transcript

STRONG BAD: {as if talking into a microphone - he blows into the mic and taps it} Check one, check two. Sibilance. Sibilance. [1] SBEmail.

{While reading, Strong Bad says "Dear Strongbad I was wondering," as one clause, pronounces "dont" with a short O sound (rhyming with "font"), inserts exaggerated pauses at each ellipsis (even humming to himself for a few seconds while he waits on the longest one right before the end), and pronounces "somone" similar to the name "Simone".}

STRONG BAD: {typing} Well, of course you're not, Somone. Or else you would've fallen prey to Edgar's Baby's Daddy: my Homestar junkmail filter. {clears screen} So what I don't have a candy product. I betcha I will by the end of this email. I'm famous, popular, and chick-magnet enough to have a candy product. Why is it athletes are the only ones with their own candy bars? Shouldn't they have their own brand of, like, jock-strap or divorce lawyer, instead? {clears screen} For my candy bar, we're gonna need a name that's 50% Strong Bad, 50% tooth rot, and 50% ta-dah!!! How 'bou... SBLOUNSKCHED!

{A brown "SBLOUNSKCHED! bar" smashes onscreen, and then disappears.}

STRONG BAD: 'Cuz that's how you're gonna feel when you eat one... like you got SBLOUNSKCHED! {has trouble pronouncing the end, and types it slowly} Now we gotta be sure and represent as many of the different states—

{A candy-based periodic table covers the screen.}

STRONG BAD: —of candy matter as possible. We’ll start with a gaseous cloud of marshmallow vapor—

{While Strong Bad says the second sentence, a pile of marshmallows appears from the left and puffs into a shiny, white vapor.}

STRONG BAD: —encased in a globule of semi-solid licorice colloid.

{As this is said, some black goo comes from behind and encases the vapor in a bubbly black sphere. It shrinks while it and many other identical blobs fill the lower part of the screen as the next sentence starts.}

STRONG BAD: A bunch of those will be floating in a channel of liquid nougat—

{A wave of white nougat fills the lower half of the screen, and the licorice spheres begin floating in the new stream.}

STRONG BAD: —which I recently found out is the candy equivalent of veal. And we roll all that up inside a solid crispety cookety log—

{At the end of the last sentence, a cookie dough log with chocolate chips wraps around the stream and puts it back to the center. It has a small stump sticking out with a leaf.}

STRONG BAD: —and cover it with rich, creamy... pepperoni.

{Seven slices of pepperoni drop along the top of the candy log.}

STRONG BAD: Then sprinkle that with, not just crispy puffed rice, but whole tiny bowls of crispy puffed rice cereal.

{As this is spoken, twelve tiny bowls of crispy puffed rice cereal drop onto the treat.}

STRONG BAD: And finally, smother that with the ol' BBC: Boring Brown Chocolate.

{Liquid chocolate is poured onto the candy and completely covers it.}

BRITISH-ACCENTED VOICE: I say...

STRONG BAD: Now that is a confection worthy of the SBLOUNSKCHED! name.

{"SBLOUNSKCHED!" appears embossed on the candy.}

STRONG BAD: But I need to think of a better shape than the standard piece-of-crap shape.

{Cut to Strong Bad in the bathroom, reading a newspaper.}

STRONG BAD: I'm talkin' to you, Baby Ruth.

{Cut back to the Periodic Table.}

STRONG BAD: Let's see... shape, shape, shape shape shape—

{The candy rapidly morphs through a series of shapes: a chainsaw, a dollar sign, a thumbs-up, a syringe, a campfire, the state of Indiana (with the word "BAR" written on it), a moustache, and the bust of Van Buren.}

STRONG BAD: —ooh, what about my pants?

{The candy morphs into the shape of Strong Bad's pants}

STRONG BAD: Everybody knows my pants! And they come with a built-in bite out of them {a bite is taken out of the pants, with a 'chomp' sound} for security, 'cause who's gonna steal a pair of half-eaten choco-pants?

{Cut back to computer}

STRONG BAD: {typing} Man, with a candy bar like that, you could get away with anything!

{A candy commercial begins. Fade in to a close-up of Strong Bad's feet and pants as he walks down a road towards the camera. The words "copyright 2006 Cheap as Free Foodstuffs" appear in the bottom-right corner for the first few seconds.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover, singing} You got the munch.

{Cut to the same scene, except now focusing on the right of Strong Bad's upper body. You can see that he is holding a SBLOUNSKCHED! candy bar. As the words "Crisp" and "Crunch" are spoken, they appear on the left.}

STRONG BAD: The crisp and the crunch.

{The camera cuts to full shot of Strong Bad walking. You can see that he is going along an odd-looking hill.}

STRONG BAD: Livin' in the gutter with—

{Cut to an alley, where Senor Cardgage is sleeping in a sleeping bag and using his Aldi bag as a pillow. Strong Bad's silhouette is seen walking past the edge of the street.}

STRONG BAD: —Grandma...

{Cut to the Athletic Field, where Strong Bad is in the foreground watching Coach Z struggle with a basketball over his head. On the scoreboard, CGNU has "0" points and TECH has "R".}

STRONG BAD: When Coach puts you in,—

{Strong Bad turns to face the camera, holds a SBLOUNSKCHED! candy bar up to the camera and smiles.}

STRONG BAD: —you gotta go for the win.

{Cut to Strong Bad facing the Tandy 400. The following is displayed on the Tandy's screen.}

STRONG BAD: Y2K turned out all riiiight!

{When "all right" is sung, Strong Bad turns to face the camera and holds up the candy bar again. He also winks and gives a "thumbs-up" sign with his other hand. Cut to a blue background with the word "SBLOUNSKCHED" written repeated in the background. The candy bar's logo pops onscreen.}

STRONG BAD: {with chorus} SBLOUNSKCHED!

{Strong Bad is facing the camera. Behind him is an angry Marzipan with her art equipment, her canvas broken over her head. Strong Bad raises the candy bar to the camera again, and Marzipan smiles.}

STRONG BAD: You can do it!

{Cut back to the blue background. The logo pops onscreen again.}

STRONG BAD: {with chorus} SBLOUNSKCHED!

{Cut to Strong Bad in his basement. Strong Sad's lower body is seen hanging halfway out of the ceiling, struggling. Debris is visible on the floor beneath him. Strong Bad holds the candy bar up again and the hanging Strong Sad gives a "thumbs-up" sign.}

STRONG BAD: Crunchy chew it!

{Cut back to Strong Bad standing on the green hill, this time with the path gone. The camera circles around Strong Bad as the sung line appears onscreen and then fades away.}

STRONG BAD: {with chorus} Who's got the money?!?

{Strong Bad jumps up.}

STRONG BAD: You got... SBLOUNSKCHED! {has slight trouble pronouncing the name}

{Strong Bad freezes in midair as the background changes back to blue, with the logo beneath him. As the TV announcer speaks, two SBLOUNSKCHED bars appear on the left in their wrappers, one after the other. A yellow oval with the message "Dentist Acknowledged" appears on the right.}

TV ANNOUNCER: {speaking very rapidly} Buy one and you can get one free root canal or cavity search.

{The Paper comes down. Strong Bad moves his head to the side to peek under The Paper shortly after it appears.}

Footnote

  1. This could also be "Sibilants. Sibilants."

Easter Eggs

Edgar's Baby's Daddy
  • Click "Edgar's Baby's Daddy" to see Strong Bad's Homestar junkmail filter.
float
Edgar´s Baby´s Daddy
H*R Junkmail Filta
Subject Time Sender
Re: Besing Friends 10:22 Homestar Runner
Draw Trogdor again ;) 10:22 Homestar Runner
Re: re: re: resending 10:23 Homestar Runner
Re: PharmBlacy news 10:23 Homestar Runner
Possible caper 10:23 Homestar Runner
Rrrrates so low!!!! 10:24 Homestar Runner
Shemp vs. Curly Joe 10:24 Homestar Runner
It´s almost 10:25!! 10:24 Homestar Runner
  • At the end of the e-mail, click the front SBLOUNSKCHED! bar to see a short scene of Homestar (dressed as a robber) preparing to steal a discarded candy product.
HOMESTAR RUNNER: Ooh, paydirt! A pair of half-eaten choco-pants!
  • Also click the SBLOUNSKCHED! logo below the candy bars to see a short scene of Marshie's face appearing in the gaseous marshmallow vapor.
MARSHIE: {creepy, distorted voice} You can't destroy me!

Fun Facts

Explanations

  • Although the word colloids has several meanings, in this situation it refers to small particles that are suspended within the substance that contains them, a common example being Jell-O.
  • Sibilance (or "sibilants") is a word commonly used when testing microphones to make sure that sibilant sounds ("s", "sh", "z", and "zh") are picked up and balanced properly against other speech.
  • The date shown on the Tandy 400 is Friday, December 31, 1999. It is possible that Strong Bad was changing the date to avoid the year 2000 problem.
  • Veal is the meat taken from young calves, which some consider to be an inhumane practice. It is generally appreciated for its delicate taste, tender texture, and nutritious qualities.
  • BBC actually stands for British Broadcasting Corporation, which may explain why the English voice is offended by Strong Bad's interpretation.

Trivia

Da NewsPapes
Da NewsPapes
World events continued for the 43rd
consecutive day. This is just 3 shy of
the all-time record of 46. Many believe
this to be a sign of things to come. Ed
Bache concurs. "This is a sign of
things to come."

Back Pape
Famous couples were spotted eating,
walking around, and on movie screens
across the country.

Remarks

  • During the SBLOUNSKCHED! commercial, you can't adjust the contrast knobs on the Tandy 400 as you normally could.
  • The Tandy gives the "current" date as month-day-year, with a 4-digit year, but it is asking for the new date as day-month-year with a 2-digit year.
  • Requesting a "new date" at startup was very common for early Tandy computers, as many of them did not have a CMOS battery installed to keep track of the date and time while powered off.
  • As evidenced by the "a:\>" prompt on the Tandy, Strong Bad exited the date program without entering the new date.
  • The Edgar's Baby's Daddy filter screen is in the Compy's font, Commodore 64, instead of Glitch0, the Lappy's font.
  • Although licorice candy is mentioned as a part of Strong Bad's confectionery, it is the only candy ingredient of the candy bar that is not one of the visible "elements" in the periodic table (other than Pepperoni, but that is not "candy" per se).
  • From the start of the commercial to just before The Paper comes down is exactly 30 seconds—the standard length of a TV commercial.
  • Though Strong Bad says he doesn't have any candy named after him, he does have a chewing gum named after him in an Easter egg from 2 emails.
  • The effects used on the nougat (the swirls and liquid effects) were used in the pool Strong Bad was sitting near in A Jumping Jack Contest, only this time the swirls are a different color.
  • Strong Bad's Periodic Table of Candy Elements has two elements abbreviated as "Ch": "Chocolatium" and "Chewy."

Goofs

  • When Strong Bad is reading Da NewsPape, part of the text is overlapping onto the wall.
  • When Strong Bad says, "I'm talking to you, Baby Ruth", he doesn't move his mouth into an 'O' when he says, "Ruth".

Fixed Goofs

  • When this email was released, there was no back button at the end. It was fixed within a day of the email's release.

Inside References

  • "Re: re: re: resending" is a possible reference to bottom 10, where Strong Bad explains that he hates emails that have more than one Fwd: or Re: in the subject line.
  • "Rrrrates so low!!!!" were once also offered by Homestar Runner to Marzipan in Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 5.0.
  • This is another example of characters peeking from behind objects in the foreground.
  • One of the rejected forms for the candy bar is the bust of Van Buren.
  • At the beginning of the commercial, small print at the bottom reveals that it is a production of Cheap As Free Foodstuffs.
  • Marshie's creepy voice in the Easter egg is similar to an Easter egg in Pumpkin Carve-nival.
  • "Edgar's Baby's Daddy" is another instance of Edgar-based computer protection software.
    • In long pants, Edga Jr. was "The Long Email Killa Filta." "Filta" is used again for the latest Edgar filter, "Edgar´s Baby´s Daddy H*R Junkmail Filta."
  • "Possible caper" refers to caper.
  • "Da NewsPapes" is a reference to the newspapers in stunt double and dangeresque 3, which were called "The Local Newspapes".
  • The camera rotating around Strong Bad while he's standing on the hill is a possible reference to Old Intro 2.
  • One of Homestar's email subject lines contains an example of be's.
  • The part of the commercial with Senor Cardgage sleeping in an alley is a reference to Senorial Day.
  • The SBLOUNSKCHED! bar is another example of a concoction.

Real-World References

  • "Sibilance", a word describing the "s" sound, was used by Tom Hanks in a "Wayne's World" sketch on Saturday Night Live in a soundcheck for Aerosmith.
  • The "SBLOUNSKCHED!" commercial is a parody of a series of TV commercials for Mentos candies. In these commercials, it is suggested that you can get away with virtually anything so long as you have the advertised product.
  • Baby Ruth is a popular 2-ounce candy bar in a log-shaped form. Strong Bad's comment about "athletes with their own candy bars" may refer to the common assumption that the Baby Ruth was named after baseball great Babe Ruth. (Officially, Baby Ruth was named after the daughter of U.S. President Grover Cleveland, but this may have been a smokescreen to avoid paying royalties to the Babe.)
  • There have been a number of candy bars actually named after athletes, Reggie Jackson's Reggie! bar being one of the first (debuting in the 1970s) and probably the best known.
  • Strong Bad later alludes to Baby Ruth's scatological appearance, this is most likely a reference to a similar gag in the film Caddyshack.
  • Grizzly Chomps, a Hostess-brand chocolate cupcake introduced in 1992, similarly featured a "built-in bite." The package bore a cartoon bear saying, "I start 'em, you finish 'em."
  • "Crispity" is a made-up word used in advertisements, along with "crunchity" and "peanut-buttery," to describe the Butterfinger candy bar.
  • "Re: PharmBlacy news", which appears in the Junkmail Filta, is a subject line from an actual spam that was circulating in heavy volume around the time this email was produced. It advertised discount prescription drugs offered by many southeast Asia-based "pharmacies," and the subject had two random letters inserted where the B and l appear here to avoid detection by spam filters.
  • Shemp Howard and "Curly Joe" DeRita served as the third of the Three Stooges at various points in the act's history.
  • The "Periodic Table of Candy Elements" which appears behind Strong Bad's candy creation as he is making it is a spoof of the "Periodic Table of Elements" which is the basis for all chemistry and other scientific research.

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