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<div>subject: cliffhangers</div>
<div>subject: cliffhangers</div>
Dear Strong Bad,<br />
Dear Strong Bad,<br />
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Resolve all the cliffhangers please. <br />
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Resolve all the cliffhangers please <br />
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Thanks,<br />
Thanks,<br />
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''{As he says this, Homsar's hat floats around him in a perfect circle. Strong Bad is seen walking up to the edge of the cliff. Zoom in on him.}''
''{As he says this, Homsar's hat floats around him in a perfect circle. Strong Bad is seen walking up to the edge of the cliff. Zoom in on him.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' All right, cliffhangers. Prepare to be resolved!
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Alright, cliffhangers. Prepare to be resolved!
''{Strong Bad takes out a big knife and slices both the ropes, causing the King of Town and Homsar to fall out of the shot.}''
''{Strong Bad takes out a big knife and slices both the ropes, causing the King of Town and Homsar to fall out of the shot.}''
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''{Strong Bad leaves. Cut back to Strong Bad's computer room. Strong Bad sits back down, and the screen has already been cleared.}''
''{Strong Bad leaves. Cut back to Strong Bad's computer room. Strong Bad sits back down, and the screen has already been cleared.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' All right, all right. I know what you really mean, Jakesy. So, you say you want a resolution, huh?
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Alright, alright. I know what you really mean, Jakesy. So, you say you want a resolution, huh?
''{Static away to the words "Cliffhanger #1" on a dark grey screen. Then, cut to the Locker Room. The Thnikkaman is crammed into a locker, bound with ropes. Coach Z is facing him.}''
''{Static away to the words "Cliffhanger #1" on a dark grey screen. Then, cut to the Locker Room. The Thnikkaman is crammed into a locker, bound with ropes. Coach Z is facing him.}''
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''{Cut back to the original view of the locker room.}''
''{Cut back to the original view of the locker room.}''
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'''THE THNIKKAMAN:''' I'll render you ''toothless''!
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'''THNIKKAMAN:''' I'll render you ''toothless''!
'''COACH Z:''' Now, give me them cool shades!
'''COACH Z:''' Now, give me them cool shades!
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''{Coach Z swipes at the Thnikkaman's "cool shades". Just as he's about to take them off, the frame freezes. Coach Z's arm is blurred. Zoom in, and the dramatic sound effect (dun, dun, duuun) is heard. The screen fades, and "Resolution" appears over the top in yellow text. This goes away, and the scene comes back to Coach Z and The Thnikkaman&mdash;Coach Z misses the glasses and falls on his face.}''
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''{Coach Z swipes at the Thnikkaman's "cool shades". Just as he's about to take them off, the frame freezes. Coach Z's arm is blurred. Zoom in, and the dramatic sound effect (dun, dun, duuun) is heard. The screen fades, and "Resolution" appears over the top in yellow text. This goes away, and we return to the scene&mdash;Coach Z misses the glasses and falls on his face.}''
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'''THE THNIKKAMAN:''' Yeah, shut up, Coach.
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'''THNIKKAMAN:''' Yeah, shut up, Coach.
''{The Thnikkaman jumps out of the locker on top of Coach Z, and walks off the left of screen. The usual singers chime in, the words flying across the screen in waves.}''
''{The Thnikkaman jumps out of the locker on top of Coach Z, and walks off the left of screen. The usual singers chime in, the words flying across the screen in waves.}''
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' I'm... pregnant!
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' I'm... pregnant!
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''{Slow zoom in on Homestar, and the same dramatic sound is heard, in a lower tone. Up comes the "Resolution" screen.}''
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''{Slow zoom in on Homestar, and the same dramatic sound is heard. Up comes the "Resolution" screen.}''
'''STRONG SAD:''' No... no, you're Homestar. Runner. ''The male''.
'''STRONG SAD:''' No... no, you're Homestar. Runner. ''The male''.
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''{Cut through static to Strong Bad walking back to the computer desk.}''
''{Cut through static to Strong Bad walking back to the computer desk.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' And there you go, Jakenstein. All the cliffhangers have been re&mdash;Aah!
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'''STRONG BAD:''' And there you go, Jakenstein. All the cliffhangers have been re&mdash; Aah!
''{The Lappy isn't on the desk; it has been replaced by a ransom note, which reads "i got your Lappy", and has a red-splattered comma key from the keyboard.}''
''{The Lappy isn't on the desk; it has been replaced by a ransom note, which reads "i got your Lappy", and has a red-splattered comma key from the keyboard.}''
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*The sticker on the cantaloupe says "[[Glossary#G|grodalated]]", a neologism that first appeared in [[bedtime story]].
*The sticker on the cantaloupe says "[[Glossary#G|grodalated]]", a neologism that first appeared in [[bedtime story]].
*This email marks another spoken reference to "[[Cool Shades]]."
*This email marks another spoken reference to "[[Cool Shades]]."
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*This email contains [[blood]].
 
*Strong Bad wields a [[Big Knives|Big Knife]] in this email, which he gets from [[Hammerspace|nowhere]].
*Strong Bad wields a [[Big Knives|Big Knife]] in this email, which he gets from [[Hammerspace|nowhere]].
*A cantaloupe also appears as [[Doreauxgard]] in [[lackey]].
*A cantaloupe also appears as [[Doreauxgard]] in [[lackey]].
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*Strong Sad's stressing of Homestar's first and last name separately is similar to Homestar's introduction in his [[Homestar Runner's Character Video|character video]].
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*Strong Sad's stressing of Homestar's first and last name separately is similar to Homestar's introduction in his [[Homestar Runner#Character Video Transcript|character video]].
*This is the second time Strong Bad has anthropomorphized an abstract concept as a "sweet lady", the first being "sweet lady freedom" in [[Strong Bad is in Jail Cartoon]].
*This is the second time Strong Bad has anthropomorphized an abstract concept as a "sweet lady", the first being "sweet lady freedom" in [[Strong Bad is in Jail Cartoon]].
*The [[Generic Announcers|announcer]] in the Space Captainface cliffhanger was first heard in the email [[fingers]].
*The [[Generic Announcers|announcer]] in the Space Captainface cliffhanger was first heard in the email [[fingers]].
*Strong Bad and Homestar are wearing the free polo shirts they got from various software companies, as they did in [[other days]].
*Strong Bad and Homestar are wearing the free polo shirts they got from various software companies, as they did in [[other days]].
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*The globe outside the cardboard box is from the email [[pizzaz]] and possibly [[Experimental Film]].
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*The globe outside the cardboard box is from the e-mail [[pizzaz]] and possibly [[Experimental Film]].
*Homestar fearing he is a [[Pregnancy|pregnant]] woman is another instance of [[gender confusion]].
*Homestar fearing he is a [[Pregnancy|pregnant]] woman is another instance of [[gender confusion]].
=== Real-World References ===
=== Real-World References ===
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*Malmsteen's Comet is a reference to Swedish guitar player [[Wikipedia:Yngwie J. Malmsteen|Yngwie Malmsteen]] and [[Wikipedia:Ace Frehley|Ace Frehley]], lead guitarist for [[Wikipedia:Kiss (musical group)|Kiss]], and his solo album ''Frehley's Comet''.  
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* Malmsteen's Comet is a reference to Swedish guitar player [[Wikipedia:Yngwie J. Malmsteen|Yngwie Malmsteen]] and [[Wikipedia:Ace Frehley|Ace Frehley]], lead guitarist for [[Wikipedia:Kiss (musical group)|Kiss]], and his solo album ''Frehley's Comet''.  
*The [[Blood|bloody]] comma key on the ransom note that Strong Bad calls a "little toe" refers to the movie ''[[The Big Lebowski]]'', in which a ransom note appears for a kidnapped woman along with a severed little toe.
*The [[Blood|bloody]] comma key on the ransom note that Strong Bad calls a "little toe" refers to the movie ''[[The Big Lebowski]]'', in which a ransom note appears for a kidnapped woman along with a severed little toe.
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*The cover of Little Jakey Pleasenthanks (by Crazy Prof. Sportsinterviews) is drawn in the style of [[Dr. Seuss]].
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* The cover of Little Jakey Pleasenthanks (by Crazy Prof. Sportsinterviews) is drawn in the style of [[Wikipedia:Dr. Seuss|Dr. Seuss]].
*"So you say you want a resolution, huh?" is a reference to the famous opening line "You say you want a revolution" from the song "[[Wikipedia:Revolution (song)|Revolution]]" by [[The Beatles]].
*"So you say you want a resolution, huh?" is a reference to the famous opening line "You say you want a revolution" from the song "[[Wikipedia:Revolution (song)|Revolution]]" by [[The Beatles]].
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*The left-hand "screen" picture in the cardboard spaceship and center "eye" when Strap Coopmore is on screen are from ''[[Wikipedia:2001: A Space Odyssey (film)|2001: A Space Odyssey]]''.
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* The left-hand "screen" picture in the cardboard spaceship and center "eye" when Space Captainface is on screen are from ''[[Wikipedia:2001: A Space Odyssey (film)|2001: A Space Odyssey]]''.
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*The right-hand "screen" picture in the cardboard spaceship is a picture of a Thrynn from ''[[Starflight]]'', a 1986 [[Wikipedia:Electronic Arts|Electronic Arts]] computer game.
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* The right-hand "screen" picture in the cardboard spaceship is a picture of a Thrynn from ''[[Wikipedia:Starflight|Starflight]]'', a 1986 [[Wikipedia:Electronic Arts|Electronic Arts]] computer game.
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*[[Wikipedia:Lita Ford|Lita Ford]] is a female glam rocker who became popular in the '80s.
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* [[Wikipedia:Lita Ford|Lita Ford]] is a female glam metal rocker who became popular in the '80s.
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*The Announcer in the second cliffhanger, also heard in [[fingers]] and [[alternate universe]], is a reference to the original ''[[Batman]]'' [[Wikipedia:Batman (TV series)|TV series]].
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* The Announcer in the second cliffhanger, also heard in [[fingers]] and [[alternate universe]], is a reference to the original ''[[Batman]]'' [[Wikipedia:Batman (TV series)|TV series]].
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*[[Wikipedia:Greenland|Greenland]] is a very large and sparsely populated island in northern North America, almost completely covered in ice.  It is officially a dependent territory of [[Wikipedia:Denmark|Denmark]], but also has an autonomous government.
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* [[Wikipedia:Greenland|Greenland]] is a very large and sparsely populated island in northern North America, almost completely covered in ice.  It is officially a dependent territory of [[Wikipedia:Denmark|Denmark]], but also has an autonomous government.
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*The ending of the space cliffhanger&mdash;a quick joke followed by the characters dancing to disco music&mdash;is reminiscent of the '60s and '70s skit show [[Wikipedia:Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In|Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In]], where gogo dancers would end various sketches. Incidentally, in the appeal for the Strong Badian space program, Strong Bad specifically asks for 1960s type girls to cheer on the mission.
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* The ending of the space cliffhanger&mdash;a quick joke followed by the characters dancing to disco music&mdash;is reminiscent of the '60s and '70s skit show [[Wikipedia:Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In|Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In]], where gogo dancers would end various sketches. It's also notable, because in the appeal for the Strong Badian space program, he specifically asked for 1960s type girls to cheer on the mission.
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*"Prepare for ramming speed!" is an oft-used, nearly cliché order given in naval and science fiction stories (such as that said by [[Wikipedia:Worf|Commander Worf]] in one of the opening scenes of [[Wikipedia:Star Trek: First Contact|Star Trek: First Contact]]).
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* "Prepare for ramming speed!" is an oft-used, nearly cliché order given in naval and science fiction stories (such as that said by [[Wikipedia:Worf|Commander Worf]] in the opening scene of [[Wikipedia:Star Trek: First Contact|Star Trek: First Contact]]).
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*The announcer for the space program has the same voice as that of the [[Wikipedia: Where's Waldo? (TV series)|Where's Waldo?]] cartoon.
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*"The forward humbuckers have never worked!" is a reference to a line from the film [[Wikipedia:Strange Brew|Strange Brew]] where Doug McKenzie says, "The parking brake never worked!"
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===Fast Forward===
===Fast Forward===
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('''Commentary by:''' [[Mike Chapman]], [[Matt Chapman]], [[Ryan Sterritt]])
('''Commentary by:''' [[Mike Chapman]], [[Matt Chapman]], [[Ryan Sterritt]])
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'''RYAN:''' It's the three of us together.
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'''RYAN:''' The three of us together.
'''MIKE:''' Yeah! Money, money, money!
'''MIKE:''' Yeah! Money, money, money!
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'''MATT:''' ''{overlapping}'' Just old times! I gotta... Remember that time I put Ryan in a full nelson for the whole commentary?
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'''MATT:''' ''{overlapping}'' Just old times! I gotta... Remember that time I put Ryan in a full nelson for the full commentary?
'''RYAN:''' Yeah, I did.
'''RYAN:''' Yeah, I did.
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'''MATT:''' In this one, we're gonna have our arms around him&mdash;
'''MATT:''' In this one, we're gonna have our arms around him&mdash;
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'''MIKE:''' We're just gonna put our&mdash;put our arms around Ryan!
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'''MIKE:''' We're just gonna put our&mdash; put our arms around Ryan!
'''RYAN:''' Comfortable.
'''RYAN:''' Comfortable.
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'''MATT:''' So this was something we've been wantin' to do, uh, uh, two emails with a through line.
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'''MATT:''' So this was something we've been wantin' to do: two emails with a through line.
'''MIKE:''' Yeah.
'''MIKE:''' Yeah.
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''{Pause as Strong Bad leaves the cliff}''
''{Pause as Strong Bad leaves the cliff}''
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'''MATT:''' Um... so, you know... that cliff, um, has never shown up before, seemingly. It might be the spooky cliff... from Halloween. I'm gonna&mdash;I'm gonna be sure that it shows up again.
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'''MATT:''' Um... so you know... that cliff, uh, has never shown up before, seemingly. It might be the spooky cliff... from Halloween. I'm gonna&mdash; I'm gonna be sure that it shows up again.
'''MIKE:''' All right.
'''MIKE:''' All right.
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'''MIKE:''' Yeah.
'''MIKE:''' Yeah.
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'''MATT:''' ''{as Coach Z swipes his hand towards the Thnikkaman's cool shades}'' Oh! So this is ridiculous, because the Thnikkaman always takes his shades off to tell you to shut up, kid!  
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'''MATT:''' ''{as Coach Z swipes his hand towards the Thnikkaman's cool shades}'' Oh! So this is ridiculous, 'cause the Thnikkaman always takes his off to tell you to shut up, kid! Just choke that one up to not knowing; I just didn't know that.
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'''MIKE:''' Just chalk that one up to not knowing; I just didn't know that.
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'''RYAN:''' Didn't check the Wiki.
'''RYAN:''' Didn't check the Wiki.
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''{The Thnikkaman's singers sing the second line}''
''{The Thnikkaman's singers sing the second line}''
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'''MIKE:''' Okay, so we just took our arms, uh, off of Ryan. Ryan, you're a free man!
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'''MIKE:''' Okay, so we just took our arms off of Ryan. Ryan, you're a free man!
'''RYAN:''' I am.
'''RYAN:''' I am.
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'''RYAN:''' ''{overlapping}'' I was being pushed down.
'''RYAN:''' ''{overlapping}'' I was being pushed down.
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'''MIKE:''' ''{as the Space Captainface scene begins}'' So I liked the continuation of Strong Ba&mdash;er, Space Captainface just talking about guitar...
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'''MIKE:''' ''{as the Space Captainface scene begins}'' So I liked the continuation of Strong Bad&mdash; er, Space Captainface just talking about guitar...
''{Matt and Ryan speak inaudibly}''
''{Matt and Ryan speak inaudibly}''
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'''MIKE:''' It's a through line, an undercurrent, a subtext, if you will. Malmsteen's Comet. Comment. Malmsteen's Commentary. We should get Yngwie in here to do the commentary!
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'''MIKE:''' It's a through line, an undercurrent, a subtext.
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'''MATT:''' If you will. Malmsteen's Comet. Comment. Malmsteen's Commentary. We should Yngive in here to do the commentary!
'''RYAN:''' Those ''{inaudible}''
'''RYAN:''' Those ''{inaudible}''
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'''MATT:''' Satriani? I'm looking at a picture of Yngwie Malmsteen right now. So do you think with this new Fantastic Four movie with the Silver Surfer in it coming out, you think&mdash;
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'''MATT:''' Satriani? I'm looking at a picture of Yngvie Malmsteen right now. So do you think with this new Fantastic Four movie with the Silver Surfer in it coming out, you think&mdash;
''{Mike imitates guitar riffs}''
''{Mike imitates guitar riffs}''
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'''MATT:''' You think Joe Satriani will get more popular? ''{unintelligible}''
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'''MATT:''' You think Joe Satriani will get more popular?
'''RYAN:''' I heard he did the soundtrack.
'''RYAN:''' I heard he did the soundtrack.
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''{Pause as Strong Bad and The Cheat dance to the vibrant music at the end of the Space Captainface scene}''
''{Pause as Strong Bad and The Cheat dance to the vibrant music at the end of the Space Captainface scene}''
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'''MATT:''' That's a pretty good song.
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'''MATT:''' That's a very good song.
''{Longer pause, ending with the suspenseful music playing after Homestar worries to Strong Sad that he is pregnant}''
''{Longer pause, ending with the suspenseful music playing after Homestar worries to Strong Sad that he is pregnant}''
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'''MIKE:''' I have a talk.
'''MIKE:''' I have a talk.
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'''MATT:''' Do&mdash;do some more.
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'''MATT:''' You do? Do some more.
''{Pause}''
''{Pause}''
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'''MIKE:''' ''{hastily}'' Strong Sad sits at that table a lot, gosh darn it!
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'''MIKE:''' ''{hastily}'' Strong Sad sits at that table a lot! Gosh darn it!
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'''MATT:''' It's in his room, isn't it? In his dark purple room?
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'''MATT:''' It's in his room, isn't it? I mean, his dark purple room?
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'''MIKE:''' It's in his purple room, yeah. I&mdash;He's usually doing something.
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'''MIKE:''' It's in his purple room, yeah. I&mdash; He's usually doing something.
'''MATT:''' Yeah, he's not doing anything.
'''MATT:''' Yeah, he's not doing anything.
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'''MIKE:''' He's got nothing. He doesn't even have peas that he's staring at. Oh, is Strong Bad really tiny? Look at how huge his desk is!
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'''MIKE:''' He's got nothing. He doesn't even have the peas he's staring at. Oh, is Strong Bad really tiny? Look at how huge his desk is!
'''MATT:''' Possibly.
'''MATT:''' Possibly.
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'''RYAN:''' ''{about the Lappy's "little toe"}'' That's disgusting.
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'''MIKE:''' ''{about the Lappy's "little toe"}'' That's disgusting; the bloody&mdash;
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'''MIKE:''' The bloody&mdash;
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''{Unintelligible}''
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'''MATT:''' The Lappy is like alive!
'''MATT:''' The Lappy is like alive!
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'''MATT:''' Yeah.
'''MATT:''' Yeah.
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'''MIKE:''' It's angled up.
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''{Mike mentions something inaudible}''
=== Fun Facts ===
=== Fun Facts ===
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*The commentary during which Matt put Ryan in a "full nelson" was specifically that for [[portrait]].
 
*The "spooky cliff from Halloween" is specifically from [[Halloween Potion-ma-jig]].
*The "spooky cliff from Halloween" is specifically from [[Halloween Potion-ma-jig]].
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*The new [[Wikipedia:Fantastic Four|Fantastic Four]] movie with the [[Wikipedia:Silver Surfer|Silver Surfer]] that Matt makes reference to is ''[[Wikipedia:Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer|Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer]]'', which would be released on June 15, 2007, a little over a week after this DVD was released.
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*The new [[Wikipedia:Fantastic Four|Fantastic Four]] movie with the [[Wikipedia:Silver Surfer|Silver Surfer]] that Matt makes reference to is ''[[Wikipedia:Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer|Fantastic Four:Rise of the Silver Surfer]]'', which would be released on June 15, 2007, a little over a week after this DVD was released.
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*[[Wikipedia:Joe Satriani|Joe Satriani]] is an American guitarist and former guitar instructor. He once released an album called "Surfing with the Alien" which had the Silver Surfer, mentioned above, on the cover, hence the reference.
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*[[Wikipedia:Joe Satriani|Joe Satriani]] is an American guitarist and former guitar instructor.
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