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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 (Head Bad and Strong Body), 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



STRONG BAD: {singing} This week, I'm feeling my style! I've got confidence in my 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 {pronounced boosomest} 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 a second scene appears on the left with a split down the middle of the screen. The scene on the left shows Strong Bad's headless body next to a box of "riot rocks", near the King of Town's castle. He is throwing the rocks at the King of Town and The Poopsmith, who is wearing whatsit-covered armor and blocking the rocks with a shield that has the King's face on it.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} ...whilst 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 bar dividing the two scenes slides off to the left, resulting in a single scene. The camera pans right to reveal the same rock-throwing scene just to the right of Strong Bad's head. His head turns toward his body.}

STRONG BAD'S HEAD: That's some nice revolutin', 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 on a beach. His head is sitting on a picnic blanket, resting against a palm tree, and wearing a pair of sunglasses. There is a drink with three umbrellas in front of him. A seagull can be heard in the background. The camera zooms out slowly.}

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

{The 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 clüb!

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 repulsor lifts!

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

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

{The disc disappears and is replaced by flaming exhaust pipes on the top of its head. Motorcycle sounds are heard.}

STRONG BAD'S HEAD: Oh, yeah! That's what I'm talkin' about! {leans back, as though revving up} Reer! Reeeeer! {starts zipping back and forth across the scene 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 jumps up behind Strong Bad's head, wearing a new hat that reads "BUNMAKER" and holding a box of "TINY BREADS".}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Cooornbreeeeead! I got cornbread here! Dinner rolls! 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, a 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 whiny voice that sounds nothing like Strong Bad} I would like to go to the store.

STRONG BAD'S HEAD: {in a scratchy voice followed by laughing that also sounds nothing like Strong Bad} [1]

{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 next to a guillotine near the computer.}

THE CHEAT: {makes 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 bunman...

{The Paper comes down.}


  1. This line could be "I like your shoes," "I hate your shoes", or "I think you're cute."

Easter Eggs

  • At the very beginning, click "strongbad_email.exe" to see Sbemail Deodorant. Pictures show:
Soccer Scent
  • Underneath, the cursive text reads:
"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


With Special Make-up Effects by
  • Click on "good idea" to see a propaganda poster of The Poopsmith Stormtroopers.


Fun Facts


  • Ballast is a material (such as water) used in a ballast tank to add mass to an object, usually to improve stability.


  • The Floppy Disk Container reads "below the root".
  • One million yards is approximately 568 miles. If Head Bad "dashed" at a constant 200 mph, his time for the race would be 2 hours, 50 minutes and 27.273 seconds.


  • Viewing the Flash file of this email on a web browser does not allow you to see outside of the frame by stretching the window, due to there being a large black area covering the area normally offscreen. If stretched far enough, there is, actually, an end to the black area.
  • The Regenerator 4 Easter egg has an unexpected lowercase i in the same word as a capital I.
  • In the DVD commentary for island, Matt Chapman said that he and Mike planned to revisit the island scene in a later toon.
  • When Head Bad finishes the 1 million yard dash, the running lanes are labeled 5, 6, 7. Lanes 1 through 4 are missing.
  • "The Municipality" is a synonym of "town", as in the one over which the King rules.
  • This is the first time the King of Town has shown any authority in Free Country USA.
  • Homestar doesn't actually have any cornbread in his box of tiny breads.
  • The King of Town's "Support The Municipality" poster has a striking resemblance to the description of the Big Brother posters in George Orwell's 1984.


  • When Strong Bad gets the 'muscle' engine growing out of his head, his shadow on the ground never changes to match the engine.
  • When Head Bad finishes the 1 million yard dash, the finish line tape is connected to a pole. In another shot there, the pole is gone, and the tape just sits on the ground.
  • When Strong Body is "rioting against the municipality" a rock appears in his glove after each throw without him reaching into the box.

Inside References

  • Head Bad and Strong Body were first used on Main Page 7, when you moused over Characters.
  • Coach Z calling Homestar "'Strammy" mirrors his mispronunciation "Stramstar" in A Jorb Well Done.
  • Strong Bad's pronunciation of "club" also occurred in 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 related to his obsession with bread in origins.
  • Bubs' dance in Club Technochocolate is the same one he did in geddup noise.
  • While Strong Body is dancing in Club Technochocolate, he slides on the ground while kneeling, a move that was also performed by Strong Bad at the end of his rock opera.

Real-World References

  • When reptiles/amphibians that have the ability to lose and regrow the tail actually do lose it, the regenerated tail is often far less attractive and/or improperly formed. This is probably the basis for the deformation of Strong Bad's regenerated "halves", and the fact that they sound much different than Strong Bad.
  • Strong Bad's "career advisor" sign is similar to the "Psychiatric help" sign used by Lucy van Pelt from the Peanuts comics. More specifically, it reads "The doctor is real in", with "real in" being the moveable part of the sign in A Charlie Brown Christmas.
  • The Repulsorlift is the technology used in the Star Wars universe to create lift for vehicles. It is most notably used on the various speeders, but it also works for spacecraft, such as the X-wing. It is supposedly based on the creation of artificial gravity "pockets" that act against the natural gravity of other objects.
  • Told 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.
  • The phrase "put your weight on it" (in reference to dancing) comes from the Rudy Ray Moore movie The Disco Godfather, and is often regarded as the best thing about the movie. This phrase was used earlier in the email flashback.
  • "Lemme hear that dinner roll" is a reference to the lyrics of the 1994 song "Tootsie Roll" by the band 69 Boyz.
  • The exhaust pipes coming out of Head Bad could be referred to as a "header" in automotive engineering parlance.
  • The "We're Onto You" poster could be a reference to the similar propaganda "Big Brother Is Watching You" from the book Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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