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Strong Bad Email #106
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"Looks like we're gonna have to jump!"

On receiving an e-mail about Dangeresque 3, Strong Bad reveals that he hasn't made it. Instead, he gives us a director's cut of Dangeresque 1.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad as Dangeresque, The Cheat as Istanbul, Coach Z as Renaldo, Homestar Runner as Dangeresque Too, Strong Sad as Hot Tub, The King of Town as Perducci, Strong Mad as Killingyouguy, Marzipan as Cutesy Buttons

Places: Computer Room, The Field, Smoky Office, Strong Bad's Basement, Bubs' Concession Stand

Computer: Compy 386

Date: Monday, June 21, 2004

Running Time: 4:54

Page Title: Compy 386!!

DVD: strongbad_email.exe Disc Four



STRONG BAD: {singing} Oh, here comes little e-mail, with a gun in his hand...


{Strong Bad pronounces "comeing" as it is written ("koh-may-ing") He also pronounces "john newell, on" (Ontario) as "johnny well, on."}

STRONG BAD: Whoa. I left my Johnny Well on. {He deletes "on" and types "off."} Johnny Well: off.

{The sound of a large machine powering down is heard.}

STRONG BAD: Man, peoples won't leave me alone about this one! {clears screen, typing} Okay, okay, okay, okay. Dangeresque 3 production update! Day 114: Things are comeing {again pronounced "koh-may-ing"} along right on schedule. So far, we seem to have only hit one major snag. Um, and that is I haven't um, {as he types, the text gets smaller and Strong Bad speaks under his breath} made Dangeresque 3 yet. {clears screen, text size returns to normal} But, before you start throwing full wine bottles at your computer screen, let me offer this as a cop-out: the digitally remastered director's cut of: Dangeresque 1: Dangeresque, too?

{Cut via static to Strong Bad wearing his Dangeresque glasses, sitting in the Gremlin, pretending to drive and humming the Dangeresque theme tune. The Cheat repeatedly runs by in the background holding a small tree to give the impression of movement. A card is held up in front of the camera, moving around a little, reading: Dangeresque 1: "Dangeresque, Too?" followed by another, reading "Not in 3-D."}

STRONG BAD: Brring... brring... Oh, my car phone. {He picks up a VCR with a phone cord coming out of it.} You got Dangeresque. Who this is?

{Cut to Coach Z in his Renaldo costume. He is looking straight at the camera.}


STRONG BAD: {whispering, off-screen} Yeah, go, go.

COACH Z: {He turns away from the camera and holds an unplugged phone receiver up to his ear.} Dangeresque, it's Renaldo. I need you back here away, right? I mean, right away.

STRONG BAD: {off-screen} Uh, I'm in a car right now, but I can drive it to the office.

COACH Z: {unemotionally} Sounds like a plan. {turns back to the camera} How was tha—

{Cut to Strong Bad in his car.}

STRONG BAD: Hang on, car phone! Get ready for some fancy driving!

{Strong Bad makes the sound of a car squealing around corners while the camera moves left to make it seem as if he's moving forwards. One of the Gremlin's hubcaps rolls from the left of the screen. We then cut to the office. Strong Bad opens the door and walks in.}

COACH Z: What took you so long?

STRONG BAD: Oh, I had to swing by Cool Weapons Surplus for a new nunchuck gun. {He holds up a gun with a nunchaku taped to it.} And a Reesy Cup milkshake. {He holds up a milkshake cup with "Reesy Cup" printed on it.}

COACH Z: Well, anyways, I called you in to meet your new partner: Dangeresque, too?

{The camera pans right to Homestar Runner, wearing sunglasses.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: The name's Dangeresque. Nice to meet ya.


COACH Z: Dangeresque!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: What? {simultaneously}

{They both turn and glare at each other to the accompaniment of a shock riff made by Strong Bad over the top.}

COACH Z: Perducci's intercepted the serum at the border! {He holds up the newspaper from stunt double, this time with a taped-on headline reading "PERDUCCI IS THE BAD GUY."} If that serum doesn't make it through, they'll kidnap Cutesy Buttons!

STRONG BAD & HOMESTAR RUNNER: {shaking fists} Perducci!

{Cut to Homestar and Strong Bad playing racquetball in the basement (with Strong Bad's rendition of the Dangeresque theme tune as an accompaniment). Homestar serves the ball and they play a frantic volley, which ends when Strong Bad nearly hits Homestar's head with the ball.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {He removes his sunglasses.} What is your malfunction?

STRONG BAD: Let's get one thing straight, meatball...face...butt: I work alone. 'Cept when I work with Renaldo...which is all the time.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh yeah? Well, you need me because I'm the only one that knows where Perducci is, and where that is is that he is...in...Istanbul.

STRONG BAD: Istanbul! Of course!

{Blackout fade to the Field, with a musical interlude from Strong Bad. Homestar Runner and Strong Bad are standing next to The Cheat, who is wearing a sign saying "Istanbul."}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Perducci's got to be here around in Istanbul somewhere.

STRONG BAD: I hope you're right. We’ve got to get that serum through...

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Let's ask this passers-by.

{Strong Sad walks by, holding a sandwich.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: What do you know about Perducci, doughboy?

STRONG SAD: Ugh, I told you guys already I'm not going to be in your stupid movie!

{The frame "jumps." Same shot, but now Strong Bad is holding Strong Sad's sandwich.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: —what do you know about Perducci?

STRONG SAD: {reluctantly} Only that I am not one of his minions.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Well, thanks anyways. Move it along, hot tub!

{Strong Sad walks out.}

STRONG BAD: That stranger seemed to know a little bit too little about Perducci...

{With another musical interlude, blackout fade to Strong Sad and the King of Town (who is silhouetted), on top of Bubs' Concession Stand. The King of Town is wearing a bowler hat.}

KING OF TOWN: What? Two Dangeresques? {He turns to the camera, revealing that he is wearing a blue coat, sunglasses and a name-tag reading "Hello, my name is perducci."} Well, they'll still be no match for my secret weapon!

{Cut to a silhouetted Strong Mad, whose gleaming white eyes are the only visible feature of his body. Strong Bad makes a scary tune over the top, then sings the first two notes of the Dangeresque theme song as we cut to Homestar Runner and Strong Bad standing on top of a large sheet of wood, with lines drawn on it to look like a tall building, holding a horizontal rope. The frame "jumps" again to the same shot, but rotated ninety degrees so that it looks as if the Dangeresques are climbing the building.}

STRONG BAD: Once we get to the top of this high-scraper, we'll hopefully be able to throw some people off. Maybe even Perducci.

{They continue to "climb." As Homestar's glasses fall onto the wood we quickly cut to the top of the Concession Stand, where the Dangeresques meet the King of Town.}

KING OF TOWN: Dangeresque!

STRONG BAD: What? {simultaneously}

KING OF TOWN: Allow me to introduce you to both my secret weapon and your doom: {King Of Town's hat flies up} Killingyouguy!

{Strong Mad appears, raising his arms menacingly. The M on his singlet has been replaced with "KILLINGYOUGUY" and two post-its with a bullet hole and a scar drawn on have been stuck to his face. Strong Bad imitates a guitar screech over the top.}


STRONG BAD: That guy is tall.

HOMESTAR RUNNER & STRONG BAD: You take the big guy.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: The pipes are broken!

{He leaps off. We cut to Homestar, suspended by a rope, whirling around and kicking Strong Sad repeatedly in the face. Strong Sad has a paper bag with Strong Mad's face, a bullet hole and a scar drawn on it on his head and is wearing his singlet.}

STRONG SAD: {There is one exclamation for each hit.} Oof! Ow! Ouff! Ouwh! Getting! Dizzy! Blacking! Out! Oof! Geez! Oouf!

{We then cut to Strong Bad, Coach Z (silhouetted) and Homestar (looking down on the fallen Strong Mad).}

COACH Z: Nice work there, Dangeresque!

STRONG BAD & HOMESTAR RUNNER: Thanks. {forced laugh} Ahahahahaha.

{Marzipan, as Cutesy Buttons, approaches Coach Z, holding a glass of iced tea, with ice cubes and mint bobbing on the surface.}

MARZIPAN: Mmm. Thanks for the serum, boys. Now I won't be kidnapped.

STRONG BAD: Oh no...

HOMESTAR RUNNER & STRONG BAD: ...Looks like we're going to have to jump!

{They both jump off the Concession Stand and end in a freeze frame, silhouetted against a sunset. The credits roll while Strong Bad sings.}

STRONG BAD: Today is all right for tonight...
Riding in a Corvette, feeling all right,
Today is all right for tonight!
Today is all right for tonight...
Riding in a Corvette, feeling all right,
All right for tonight!

Written and directed by Strong Bad

Dangeresque — Strong Bad
Dangeresque — Homestar Runner
Renaldo — Coach Z
Perducci — The King of Town
Cutesy Buttons — Marzipan
Killingyouguy — Himself
Passerby(Hot Tub) — El Dumpo
Istanbul — The Cheat

Today is Alright 4 2Nite' written and performed by Strong Bad

{We cut to a montage of pictures; the pictures appear in the following order: Strong Bad preparing to eat Strong Sad's sandwich (with Strong Sad protesting in the background); The Cheat washing the Gremlin while Strong Bad holds the sandwich; and The Cheat painting Strong Mad black on top of the Concession Stand. Then the screen turns black and both Dangeresques' cool glasses appear on the screen. "The End?" appears underneath them. The song ends and The Paper comes down.}

Easter Eggs

Fun Facts


  • At the end of stunt double, Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective was said to be coming out in June 2004, which is when this e-mail came out. Also, it was supposed to be 'In 3D', which is why the sign says 'not in 3D' at the beginning of this one.


  • This email was originally titled "dangeresque3" (without the space) but was changed within hours to "dangeresque 3".
  • If June 21st of 2004 was the 114th day of production, that would place Day 1 on March 9th, meaning Strong Bad didn't even start Dangeresque 3 until seven and a half months after stunt double.
  • Up until the release of portrait, the file sbemail106.swf was the biggest email to date, coming in at 1265KB. The only other emails that have come in over 1MB are "japanese cartoon", at 1131KB; "date", at 1032KB; "haircut", at 1066KB, and "portrait", at 1355KB. The large size is mostly due to the 3 frames of TV static (167KB from those 3 frames alone), and the noisy still image (287KB) at the end.
  • The nunchuck gun has no trigger.


  • Although it is plain that Strong Bad does not do all his own stunts (despite his stating so in stunt double), at the end we see both him and Homestar jumping from Bubs' Concession Stand.
  • If the credits are indeed correct, Strong Bad can play various musical instruments including guitar and drums.
  • Considering Strong Mad's head and body are one, Homestar (as Dangeresque) would not be able to use his spinning, kicking move on Killingyouguy.
  • Homestar is able to successfully act in a movie, despite his history of always getting his lines wrong when being filmed.


  • Strong Bad's Dangeresque glasses lack the temples over the ears in the car scene.

Inside References

Real-World References

  • The Corvette is a sports car made by Chevrolet.
  • "What is your malfunction?" is a reference to Stanley Kubrick's Vietnam War movie Full Metal Jacket.
  • The scene of the two Dangeresques climbing up the "skyscraper" is a parody of The Bat Climb, a running gag from the old Batman TV series. Also, the final shot of the movie that says "The End?" is a reference to the 1966 Batman movie, which ends with a similar question.
  • "The pipes are broken!" is Homestar trying to say "Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku" a move from Street Fighter II usually called the Hurricane Kick in U.S. versions of the game. The name is changed because the characters' voices in Street Fighter II are hard to understand (due to low-quality recordings), and sound like they are saying something else. He says this because the kick is the same as Ryu's and Ken's hurricane kick in the games/movies.
  • Homestar's "shades" are Venetian blinds-style, and may have been inspired by the movie Summer School.
  • "Reesy Cup Milkshake" is a reference to Reese's Peanut Butter Cups candy, which is often served in milkshakes.
  • Doughboy may be a reference to Poppin' Fresh, The Pillsbury Doughboy.
  • The line, "Here comes little email with a gun in his hand," could also be reference to the song "Little Man With a Gun in His Hand" by The Minutemen, one of Matt Chapman's favorite bands.
  • The hub cap coming off the Gremlin is a reference to the movie Bullitt, which was one of the first movies to have a "renegade cop" as its main character, and had one of the earliest and influential car chase sequences in movie history. During several times in the car chase scene, the hub caps of Bullit's car would come off periodically during different parts of the chase, as well as a few parts where there was no hubcap to begin with.

Fast Forward

  • Homestar's "Hurricane Kick" becomes one of 1-Up's attacks in Stinkoman 20X6.
  • A movie poster for Dangeresque 3 can be seen in the movie theatre lobby in the movies. It is worth noting that it has no fixed release date.

DVD Version

  • The DVD version features hidden creators' commentary. To access it, switch your DVD player's audio language selection while watching.

Commentary Transcript

(Commentary by: Matt Chapman, Mike Chapman)

MATT: Appropriately, this is our third try at the dangeresque 3 commentary.

MIKE: Yeah, last time, Ryan came in, with the phone. Matt got a phone call.

MATT: But, see, and then Mike had the idea to keep doing the commentary while I was on the phone, and then I ruined it by stopping the recording.

MIKE: It would have been a good one.

MATT: It would've.

MIKE: Pretend you're on the phone.

MATT: All right. {in a high voice} Oh! Hello! This is.. the phone!

MIKE: All right, so this was, uh, about the time we said... Strong Bad said that, uh, Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective would come out.

MATT: June, of twenty-oh-..

MIKE: June of 2004. We sorta considered actually doing it, but, of course, you know, it was supposed to be in 3-D, and we knew we weren't gonna...

MATT: Yeah.

MIKE: See, this was our way of addressing it without really addressing it.

MATT: But, yeah. But, see, it's funny 'cuz people sort of, some people I remember...

MIKE: ...Still think that Dangeresque 3 is coming out.

MATT: Right. And they complained that, and it's just, but, you don't... you... you basically are getting Dangeresque 3. Here's something you've never seen, oh, aw, they just put that old "Dangeresque 1" up there. Uh, so Strong—

MIKE: Oh! You can see The Cheat in this scene! Look! You can see him running behind the car.

MATT: Oh, really. Oh really!

MIKE: Yeah, that was... did you frame that up?

MATT: Yeah! When we shot this, there were live cartoon characters in the backyard!

MIKE: Yeah, yeah, I mean, I gotta watch that stuff closer, because, I'm sure some other people may have noticed that.

MATT: {of Coach Z's first scene} Uh, I remember this being a problem a lot when we made movies as kids, with, uh, people, like, at the end of a take would immediately look at the camera and be like, "Was that okay? Did I do that right? Whatever?" Sort of like when we were doing the Peasant's Quest thing, my wife Jackie had a problem; she was never very confident with her performance.

MIKE: Sometimes she would start looking at the camera making a sour face before she was done with the line.

MATT: Yeah, she was not impressed with some of her performances.

{pause until the Reesy Cup milkshake}

MATT: Oooh. Let's go get those.

MIKE: Mm-hmm. Sonic?

MATT: Yeah.

MIKE: Sonic Burger?

MATT: I think we comment about Sonic Burger on the last DVD set. And how they're far away from us.

MIKE: Yeah. I know. I wish... we talk about it a lot for a place I've only eaten at, probably, three times in my life.

{pause until the racquetball scene}

MIKE: Racquetball.

MATT: The racquetball scene.

MIKE: There's good racquetball in, uh, Cape Fear, right?

MATT: Yeah, I think there's a very nice racquetball scene. And, uh, Splash!

MIKE: {laughing} Yeah.

MATT: John Candy is... he doesn't like playing. He gets really tired.

MIKE: We should start playing racquetball. And start watching Splash! Right now!

MATT: Take this out of the DVD player and put Splash in.

MIKE: I'll do it.

{pause until they reach "Istanbul"}

MIKE: So Strong Bad, er, rather, that's The Cheat there, Mike. The Cheat reprises his role as The Popular Vote from the Christmas episode as "Istanbul." We just had to modify his costume.


MATT: This reminds me of, uh, my... our cousin Rafiel that lived with us for a while, and I remember him being the one that I would try... I would just force to be in movies.

MIKE: He never wanted to.

MATT: To the point of just, like, walking up to him with the camera and being like, "All right, here's the scene!" And he'd be like "No! Go away!"

{pause until Perducci's silhouette}

MATT: Who do you think that is, Mike? That black silhouette.

MIKE: That's the King, it's the King of Town.

MATT: I can't, who do you think that guy is...

MIKE: It's the King of Town...

MATT: In the derby hat...

MIKE: We just, we just showed him.

MATT: Who do you think THAT guy is?

MIKE: That's Strong Mad.


MIKE: We made this cartoon. You should know.

MATT: This is a ref— a double reference to, obviously, the old Batman TV show where they would do this cheap special effect to be climbing up a wall, and then my friend Neil and I's attempt to do it in an episode of "Captain Idiot," I believe it was in.

MIKE: Not Agent Neil?

MATT: Yeah, and I think the first couple times we did it, we had the camera turned the wrong way, so we're climbing down the building.

MIKE: Ha ha! You guys are smart. Man, Killingyouguy has a giant bullet hole in his face. He's a tough man. Oh! That's like our buddy...

MATT: That, of course, what we... it sounds like Ken says in Street Fighter when he does the Hurricane Kick, or whatever it's called. "The pipes are broken."

MIKE: This whole thing is taking place on the only appearance of the top of Bubs' Concession Stand.

MATT: Yeah. That a mint julep or just an iced tea...

MIKE: I think it's an iced tea with mint in it.

MATT: Oh yeah, mint juleps are white...

MIKE: I think Hopkins, Hopkins has some great...

MATT: Ooh, yeah.

MIKE: ...mint iced tea.

{Over the credits, Matt imitates the guitar in the music}

MIKE: Uh... Hot Tub.... Hot Tub tea.

MATT: Uh, what else, Mike?

MIKE: I kinda just want to listen to the song and watch this.

MATT: This is the end of the mon... the photo montage he speaks of in the montage email.

MIKE: That's true!

MATT: It's happening just now. {laughs} Didn't just backlight Strong Mad, they actually painted him black.

MIKE: Ah, the continue, er, the end.

MATT: Uh-oh.

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