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'''Strong Bad Email #130'''
'''Strong Bad Email #130'''

Revision as of 03:45, 17 May 2005


Strong Bad Email #130

Strong Bad is given the opportunity to redo old emails. Homestar and The Cheat switch places.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad,Coach Z (Easter egg), Homestar Runner, Strong Mad, Marzipan (Easter egg), The Cheat (Easter egg)

Places: Computer Room, The Field, Marzipan's House (Easter Egg)

Computer: Lappy 486

Date: May 16, 2005

Running Time: 4:23



STRONG BAD: Strong Bad Email! Makes money! Strong Bad Email! Gets paid! {loads the email}

subject: Just wondering...
Dear Strongbad,
What would you do different, if you could do it all over

Crapfully yours,
Richie Z

{Strong Bad says "Totally not gettin' old" in place of "Crapfully yours."}

STRONG BAD: {typing} Wait, you're not related to Coach Z, are you, Richie? Or Coach Zed as you Canucks call him. Whoa. Coach Zed. That's way cooler. I'm gonna start calling him that too and maybe he won't suck so bad! Thanks, Richie! Your pal, SB {says as "Sed Bed"} {clears screen} Alright, what would I do different? Well, while I've never actually made a mistake, there have been a few, let's call 'em "stnanks," that could be worthy of a do-over. It's no secret that one of my biggest stnanks was involving Ali and Ali's sister. If I had to do that over again, there's no way I'd mess it up. Here's just what I'd do:

{The screen blurs as we cut to the broken Tandy 400, and the first email from sisters is onscreen.}

STRONG BAD: Ah! There's two of them! {places a candle next to the computer, clears the screen, and starts typing to romantic music} Well, Ali. There's ONE of me, and I'd like to cordially invite myself over to your place tonight for dinner and afterdinner mints. After afterdinner mints, you and your sister, Ali Jr. I'll call her, can fight to the death over me. Wait. {music stops} No. Hold on. No, no dying. {He only types one "no."} Um, {music restarts} we should have an egg drop soup eating contest. {the music comes to a scratching halt} Hang on. I can't remember what happens next. {stops typing} The Cheat!

{Homestar Runner shuffles up on his knees. He's scribbled yellow marker on himself to look like The Cheat.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Woo woo wee woo woo!

STRONG BAD: Oh, this is hilarious. Homestar, where's The Cheat?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Squeakicoo! I'm The Cheat!

STRONG BAD: Oh, really. Then what—

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {stands up} Surprise! Strong Bad, it's me! Homestar Runner! From school!

STRONG BAD: Ugh! I need The Cheat!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, okay. {gets down on his knees again} Meh.

STRONG BAD: That's not what I meant. Uh, I guess you'll have to do. Ahem. All right, The Cheat. I need you to help me with my award-winning rewrite of the Ali and Ali's sister email. There's two of them!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Skooko wibbo wee! You should serenade them! I can play the drum!

STRONG BAD: Yeah, that sounds about right. Let's go practice!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {jumping up} I can play the drum!

{Cut to The Field. Strong Bad sings into a microphone while Homestar bangs on a drum.}

STRONG BAD: {singing... sorta} Don't you know I have a {feedback noise} BIG OL' RED HEAD! And a fat little body! And I never change my cloooothes! {high pitched, resulting in another feedback noise} No, I never change my cloooothes!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Uh, Strong Bad? I think I'm falling for you. {little hearts bubble over Homestar}

{cut back to the Lappy}

STRONG BAD: {typing} No, no, no, no, no. That is not right at all. Making Homestar dressed as The Cheat fall in love with me is not what I had in mind! Whatever. Who cares? I didn't want to go to Sally's house anydangway! {clears screen} Anyways, what else? I always felt a little bad about kicking The Cheat in email 23. Let's try that one again!

{cut to the non-broken Tandy 400, with the email from little animal on it}

STRONG BAD: ...crapfully yours, Ashley and Anthony. {clears screen, types} Well, Ash and Ant, or Ley and Thony, or Shle and Ntho, or whatever you like to be called, if a little animal came up to me, I'd give him a pat on the head, a tuna-flavored treat, and some sage advice.

{cut back to reveal Homestar - still in his The Cheat disguise - standing next to Strong Bad}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Meh, Strong Bad. Meh.

STRONG BAD: Oh, no way! This does not count! You are not gettin' any fish cookies outta me! But I will give you that sage advice and and a, ahem, "pat" on the head. {starts hitting Homestar with his keyboard} DON'T! EVER! DRESS! UP! As The CHEAT! AGAIN! PARSLEY! SAGE! RoseMARY! And THYME!

{Strong Mad walks up and glares menacingly at Strong Bad.}


STRONG BAD: No, big guy, that's not The Cheat. That's Homestar! From school!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Meedley mee! I'm The Cheat! I'm not from school! Moooooo! {Strong Mad smiles for a moment.}

STRONG BAD: Uh, The Cheat's not a cow, you know...

{Strong Mad picks Strong Bad up by the leg and starts shaking him. Coins fall out of his pockets and Homestar eats them from off the ground.}


STRONG BAD: Stop it! Put me down! You're making a terrible stnank!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: It makes me all jangly inside! {shakes around as the coins rattle inside him}

{cut back to the Lappy}

STRONG BAD: {typing} Alright, it's become abundantly clear that THIS is the email I should be redoing. Lappy, if you please. {The text disappears as the computer displays "Do Over!!!" with an accompanying explosion effect.} DO OVER!! {the original email comes back up, and Strong Bad types:} What would I do differently, Richie? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Well, except I might go back and taste out one of them Cheatcakes. {the scene cuts back to show the desk} Those things looked a-pretty good!

{Homestar leans in, still in disguise and carrying a bag that says "MOLDY BREAD, GUYS."}


STRONG BAD: No! Wait! Nothing! Never! I regret nothing!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {sadly leaving the screen} Meeeeeeh...


{The Paper comes down. A few seconds later, Strong Bad pushes the back of his head a few times and coins come out of his mouth.}

Easter Eggs

  • Click on "Coach Zed" to see Coach Zed, who looks like a mix between Coach Z and Snoopy's brother Spike.
  • Click on the Floppy Disk Container at the end of the email to see The Cheat (disguised as Homestar Runner with kiss marks) and Marzipan together.

MARZIPAN: Homestar, can you pass the soy crisps?

THE CHEAT: {cheat noises like "Here you go!"}

{The Cheat hands Marzipan a bag labeled "Crisps, A-Soy!"}

Fun Facts



  • This is the first email in which we see a type of DELETED on The Lappy.
  • The Cheat with kiss marks on him may be a reference to The Cheat Theme Song video in which it claimed he was "making out with Marzipan".


  • When the scene shifts to the scene from "little animal", the Tandy's contrast buttons are broken, even though "little animal" took place before the Tandy broke. The entire computer looks slightly different, as well.

Inside References

  • "Stnank" was a made-up animal for animal that wasn't used in the email, but was seen in the Sketchbook (2 Dec 2004).
  • "Meedley mee" is a reference to the hot lixx played by Strong Bad in guitar.
  • Strong Bad wanting to taste a Cheatcake refers to stupid stuff, in which The Cheat offers him a platter of said dessert.
  • "Anydangway" is a reference to car, in which Strong Bad said the same thing.

Real-World References

  • In the Coach Zed egg Coach Zed was drawn to resemble Spike, Snoopy's brother from Charles M. Schultz's classic comic strip Peanuts.The Coach Zed drawing closely matches Schultz's Spike drawings; including the hat, collar, moustache, hatched feet, pose and even Schultz's later style which had more wobbly lines that came with his old age.
  • Coach Zed could also be a reference to Lord Zed from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
  • Crisps, A-Soy! is a reference to Chips Ahoy! brand cookies.
    • Additionally, it could be a reference to the many soy products that have puns on the word "soy" for names, such as the "Soy Good" brand of soy milk.
  • Egg Drop Soup is a Chinese dish made from chicken broth and beaten eggs.
  • Strong Bad's cry of "PARSLEY! SAGE! RoseMARY! And THYME!" is a reference to the lyrics of "Scarborough Fair," a 16th or 17th century English ballad popularized in the 1960s by folk-rock duo Simon and Garfunkel.

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