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Strong Bad Email #148
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Twice the ruckus-raising productivity

Strong Bad's head disconnects from his body.

Cast (in order of appearance: Strong Bad, Homestar Runner, The King of Town, The Poopsmith, Bubs, Coach Z, The Cheat

Places: Computer Room, The Field, King of Town's Castle, The Island, Club Technochocolate, Race Track

Computer: Lappy 486

Date: March 13, 2006

Running time: 3:09

Page title: Lappy 486

Contents

Transcript

STRONG BAD: {singing} This week, I'm feeling my style! I've got confidence in my email! {loads the email}

{Strong Bad struggles to read everything between "were" and the final "head". He also sings Jenny's name, as follows:}

STRONG BAD: {singing} Jennyyy... {high-pitched} Jenny! {speaking normally, typing} Um, was your head connected to your body when you wrote this email? I think I get the gist of it. {clears the screen} While my head and body are normally the bosomest of buddies, I suppose I could double my productivity if they were separated. Like, I could raise that ruckus I've been planning in two days instead of four! The plausibilities are endless!

{Cut to The Field, where Strong Bad's disembodied head is speaking to Homestar Runner. A sign reads "THE CAREER ADVISOR IS REAL IN" with "REAL" being a separate removable word.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} My head could be off giving folks career advice...

{The scene pans over and darkens, while an image of Strong Bad's headless body is throwing rocks from a box of "riot rocks" at The King of Town and The Poopsmith appears on the left. The Poopsmith is wearing whatsit-covered armor and holding a giant shield with the King's face on it, which is blocking the rocks. A bar separates the two different scenes.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} ...whilest my body is rioting against the municipality!

{The body's scene darkens while the head's scene brightens.}

STRONG BAD'S HEAD: Maybe this running business just isn't for you. Have you ever considered the making and selling of tiny breads?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Homestar Bunmaker, eh? Me likey, me likey! Thanks, Eggman! {turns away, but then turns back} Oh, and... {throws coins} why don't you get yourself something to eat? Put some meat on them bones, girl!

{Homestar walks off. The body's screen vanishes while the head's pans over a ways to reveal that the ruckus the body is making is actually right next to his head. Strong Bad's head turns toward his body.}

STRONG BAD'S HEAD: That's some nice revolut'n, there, body, but, uh, maybe we should spread out. Like, more.

{The body gives the head a thumbs-up. Cut to a closeup of Strong Bad's head wearing his Dangeresque sunglasses, on what appears to be a beach. The head is sitting on a picnic blanket and resting against a tree trunk, and a drink with three umbrellas is in front of him. A seagull can be heard in the background. The camera pans back slowly.}

STRONG BAD'S HEAD: Ah, livin' the sleazy life!

{Cut camera cuts back to show that Strong Bad's head is actually alone on a small island.}

STRONG BAD'S HEAD: {turning back} Hey, cabana boy! My drink needs more umbrellas! What kind of deserted island is this, anyway?

{Cut to Club Technochocolate, where Strong Bad's body is dancing with Bubs.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} Meanwhile, my body could be off putting its considerably reduced weight on it down at the cloob!

BUBS: Dang, Strong Body! Without all that extra head ballast, your moves are twicely fresh! Twicely fresh!

{Cut to an image of Strong Bad's head rolling across The Field.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} My head would probably get pretty dizzy just rollin' around all the time. I might have to rig up some kind of repulserance!

{The camera cuts back, and the head begins to hover through some disc on the bottom of it.}

STRONG BAD: Naw, scratch that. I'm gonna need something with a little more... muscle.

{The disc disappears and is replaced by flaming jets on the top of its head.}

STRONG BAD'S HEAD: Oh, yeah! That's what I'm talkin' about! {leans back, as though revving up} Reer! Reeeeer! {starts zipping all over the place quickly} Rooow! Rooow! Rooo! Reer! {imitating brakes as it stops} Reeeeee! Whoa! This mess rules! I can finally win the million-yard dash! {zips forward again} Roooo...

{Cut to a finish line, which the head zips through quickly. Then cut to the other side, where Coach Z is holding a stopwatch.}

STRONG BAD'S HEAD: {imitating brakes} Reeeee! Oh, yes! I beat Homestar!

COACH Z: Sorry, Head Bad, but you was the only one competin' this year! Old 'Strammy's gone and quit the runnin' business!

{Homestar, wearing a new hat that reads "BUNMAKER" and holding a box of "TINY BREADS" jumps up right behind Strong Bad's head.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Cooornbreeeeead! I got cornbread here! Get a roll! Cornbread! Everybody wants a bun! Lemme hear that dinner roll!

{Cut to a blank white screen. Strong Bad's body walks on from stage right, while the unaltered head rolls on from stage left.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} Maybe one day, we'd both learn to regenerate...

{The head gains an arm, a green leg, an spirally arm, and an extremely thin robotic-looking leg. The body gains an odd growth colored to look like Strong Bad's head in its chest.}

STRONG BAD: ...creating two perfectly-formed Strong Bad specimens!

STRONG BAD'S BODY: {in a really whiny voice that sounds nothing like Strong Bad} Hi would you like to go to the store?

STRONG BAD'S HEAD: {in a scratchy voice that also sounds nothing like Strong Bad} I hate your {chuckles} shoes!

{Cut back to the Lappy.}

STRONG BAD: {typing} Eeeugh! Go away, head-nub and nub-head. Those things look straight out of the creature shop from some low-to-no budget horror film. Maybe chopping my head off isn't such a good idea.

{Cut back to show The Cheat standing near the computer, with a guillotine nearby.}

THE CHEAT: {dejected The Cheat noises, walks off}

{Cut back to the Lappy's screen.}

STRONG BAD: {typing} Well, time to go satisfy my sudden craving for tiny breads. {gets up} Hope I can find my local bunmaker...

{The Paper comes down.}

Easter Eggs

  • At the very beginning, click "strongbad_email.exe" to see Sbemail Deodorant.
Sbemail
Deodorant
Soccer Scent
"I'm feeling my style...
I've got confidence in my email!"
We're onto you.
  • At the end, click on "horror film" to see a movie poster for "Regenerator 4".
A Low-To-No Budget Horror Film

REGENERATOR 4
OR: FOUR MORE REGENERATORS

With Special Make-up Effects by
TODD SALLIAVERi
  • Click on "good idea" to see a propaganda poster of The Poopsmith Stormtroopers.
SUPPORT THE MUNICIPALITY!

WE'RE ONTO YOU.

Fun Facts

Remarks

  • The Regenerator 4 Easter egg has an unexpected lowercase i in the same word as a capital I.

Inside References

  • Coach Z calling Homestar "'Strammy" rings of his mispronunciation "Stramstar" in A Jorb Well Done.
  • The glasses Strong Bad's head wears on the deserted island are his Dangeresque glasses.
  • Strong Bad's pronounciation of "club" is a reference to extra plug.
  • The exhaust pipes on Strong Bad's head are the same ones used on Bubs' pumpkin in Pumpkin Carve-nival.
  • Homestar becoming a bunmaker could be a reference to his obsession with bread in origins.
  • "The bosomest of buddies" is a reference to one of the front covers of the TV Time magazine in the Toons Menu, which reads, "Strong Mad & The Cheat: The Next Bosom Buddies?"

Real-World References

  • Strong Bad's career sign is similar to the sign used by Lucy van Pelt of Peanuts fame.
  • "Eggman" refers to Dr. Eggman (also known as Dr. Robotnik), the main villain in the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
  • The Support the Municipality poster may be a reference to similar propaganda posters decribed in the book Nineteen Eighty-Four. The book featured a totalitarian state led by a mysterious dictator known only as Big Brother, who was often seen on posters along with the slogan "Big Brother is Watching You".
  • The way Strong Bad's head rolls around is similar to how internet cartoon characters Weebl and Bob move around.
  • Repulsorlift is the technology used to create lift for air- and spacecraft in the Star Wars universe, most notably in the case of the various speeders, but also for craft such as the X-wing to make up for their lack of airfoils (despite having wings).
  • Todd Salliaveri may be a reference to Tom Savini, the special-effects wizard most noted for his work on George A. Romero's Living Dead series.

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