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Well what d'ya know...a flashback!

StrongBadEmail #100

The long-anticipated 100th Email has arrived! Jon from NH asks Strong Bad how long he has known Homestar Runner. It ends up as a big spoof on the original Homestar children's book, in WIDESCREEEEEEEEEEEEN!

Cast (In order of appearance): Strong Bad, Homestar Runner, Coach Z, Prince of Town, Strong Mad, Pom Pom, Bubs, Strong Sad, Marzipan, Mr. Bland, Señor, The Cheat, Limozeen (easter egg), Senor Cardgage/Creepy Comb-Over Strong Bad (easter egg), The Strong Bad (easter egg)



STRONG BAD: ONE TWO THREE FOUR {starts singing hard rock with instruments in the background} EMAIL IS AWESOME, EMAIL IS WEIRD, EMAIL IS AWESOME AND EMAIL IS WEIRD! And I'll never forget the way it was, GRRRL!

{Starts reading. However, the text is in the style of Tandy, and it is in fact the very first e-mail he's ever done.}

Dear Strong Bad,

Do you take your wrestling mask and boxing
gloves off before you go to bed?

Abdi LaRue
San Diego, CA

STRONG BAD: {Stops reading about halfway through} dajede...wait a minute! {hits Compy, the text fixes itself to be a new email} There we go!


Hey there, Strong Bad!
I was wondering. How long have you
known Homestar? Is there some sort of
flashback that could describe how
and when you guys met?
Your Fan,
Jon, NH

{Instead of "New Hampshire," Strong Bad says "No Hamsters"}

{typing} Oh, I got flashbacks alright, Jon. I'm like, Discount Flashback Warehouse over here. But this particular flashback has way too much historical significance to be shown in anything but WIDESCREEEEEEEEEEEEN. Left side: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAH! {As he says this with a resonating noise, the left side of the screen expands out. His next one he doesn't type.} Right side: WOOOOOAHH--{the right side of the screen expands out to show Homestar standing there} wha-uh, what are you doin' over there?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, I'm pretty much here every week. It's just that usually I'm behind the black.

STRONG BAD: I guess I should start... lookin' to the right more often.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: In fact, I think I might live here.

STRONG BAD: I don't think so. If you lived here, you'd have less non-broken bones. And more crushed spirits.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {looking dejected} Yes sir.

STRONG BAD: Frame shift left! WOOOOOAAHHH! {the screen starts shifting left to get Homestar out of the shot}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: See ya after the flashback!

{We go to a picture of Strong Bad on the moon with a tennis racket. The drawing is in the style of the original children's book and we see that it's just a parody of that style. Although, the characters are still somewhat animated. Strong Bad doesn't read every little piece of text, so the text that's there that he doesn't read will be included in a parenthetical when it occurs}

STRONG BAD: Strong Bad meets the Homestar Runner.

{turns the page to a picture of just Strong Bad}

Everyone loves Strong Bad. He is an okay guy.

(turns the page to a picture of Strong Bad and Coach Z playing tennis on the moon}

One day Strong Bad was finishing up a game of tennis on the moon with his pal, the Coach Z. He won 1,000,000 to 3. "You see, 3 is clearly a smaller number than a million," said Strong Bad. "Ooooooh. Now I understand."

{turn the page to them flying down a rainbow from the moon to earth}

They flew on a sweet, sweet rainbow bridge back down to Free Country USA.

{turn the page to Coach Z holding a towel and talking to Strong Bad}

"I'ma go shower up!" said the Coach Z. "Gross!" said Strong Bad. "Shut up!"

{turn the page to see Strong Bad walking toward a giant pink egg with yellow spots}

Walking home, Strong Bad came upon a big ol' egg. "Waaaaaaaaagh!"

{turn the page to a closer view of Strong Bad and the egg}

"I wonder what's inside," thought tiny-handed Strong Bad.

{turn the page to see Homestar behind the egg wearing a yellow shirt with a duck on it}

"Hello! How do you like my egg, Mr. Strong Bad?" said a voice from behind. "Who the crap are you, Duckshirt?" asked No-shirt. "I'm The Homestar Runner!" said the duckshirt. "Some folk say I'm a terrific athlete."

{turn the page to a closer view of the scene}

"Well I folk say you're a terrific liar!" {said Strong Bad.} "This is plainly my egg. {in a King of Town voice} "What's all the commotion about?"

{turn the page to zoom out to see the Prince of Town looking at Strong Bad and Homestar}

...said the svelt, young Prince of Town. "And who's this weirdo in the duckie shirt?" "I'm The Homestar Runner! Some folk say I'm a terrific {athelete!" said Duckshirt.} "Prancibald over here says this egg belongs to him, when I found it first."

{turn the page to a closeup of the Prince of Town}

"We'll settle this with a ten-step footrace."

{turn the page to see a bunch of the gang, including some characters from the original children's book, watching Strong Bad and Homestar at the start line of a race}

And so they all gathered for a ten-step footrace. The slim and trim young Prince of Town explained the rules. {a piece of paper shows up reading: "Ten-step Footrace Official Rules. Rule One. Whoever goes the most distance in ten steps, will be the winner! Rule Two. No biting."} "Whoever goes the most distance in ten steps, will be the winner!"

{turn the page to see Strong Bad and Homestar at the line and Marzipan giving the startoff.}

"Ready-and-set-and-go-now." {they start running, with Homestar counting} "One, two, three, four, five, six..." {Strong Bad has tiny steps and is way behind} "Keep up the pace. Gotta break 4:40"

{turn the page to see silhouettes of everyone, and Homestar has reached the end}

"Ten!" "And the Duckie-man is the winner. Loser gets the egg."

{turn the page to see Homestar up front and Strong Bad in the distance with the egg}

"WHAAAAT??!!?&,:;%${}" "Hooray a-for me!!"

{turn the page to see Strong Mad holding the egg over his head while Strong Bad watches}

And so Strong Mad helped to break open the egg. {Strong Mad tosses the egg}

{turn the page to see the egg broke and a bunch of fishsticks pour out}

And out poured a lifetime supply of fishsticks. And a The Cheat!!!!

{The Cheat springs out of the egg, turn the page to give him his very own page. Turn the page again to see Strong Bad and the Cheat with the egg in the background.}

"Awesome! My very own a The Cheat!"

{turn the page to see everyone hanging out by a jukebox}

And so, The Cheat mashed play on an extremely expensive jambox with high-speed dubbing and everybody put their weight on it! {The Cheat plays music which happens to be a remix of the original intro music for H*R.com, and everyone dances)

{cut back to Strong Bad sitting at the stool, talking to Homestar, who's sitting on the ground listening to the tale}

So that's pretty much how it all went down, huh?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh yes. Read me another one! Another one!

STRONG BAD: Ohhhhh, very well. This one's called The Homestar Runner Gets Something Stuck In His Craw {Strong Bad pulls out a children's book of the same name. Compy beeps and turns blue with the caption "Congratulations! You have answered 100 emails." and ascii fireworks.} What the--whoah! Would ya look at that! 100 emails. I had no idea! I lost count around 51. Well, I suppose I should do something to celebrate...ooh! I'll say email 100 times!

{proceeds to say email 100 times, The Paper comes down}

Oo. I'm pa-I'm parched. {wheezes} I need a glass of water. {the screen creates a glass of water onscreen}

Easter Eggs

  • When Strong Bad pulls out the book "The Homestar Runner Gets Something Stuck In His Craw," you can click on it to get a closer look.
  • After Strong Bad says "Email" 100 times, you can click on the words:
  • Also, clicking in the 2 areas where the fireworks go off will bring you to two other shorts.
    • The firework on the left takes you to a TV ad for Discount Flashback Warehouse.
    • The firework on the right shows you what became of the lifetime supply of fishsticks.

Fun Facts

  • The DVD commentary for this episode reveals several interesting facts - originally, it would have been animated in the normal style, and would have told a different story, until the Brothers Chaps decided to re-write it halfway through. Originally, story elements included Strong Bad wearing a star shirt, and Marzipan attempting to do something about Homestar's awful fashion sense (his duckie shirt, and also in this version, a pair of sandals). She gets him a star shirt, and Strong Bad rips his own shirt off in protest, which is why nowadays, Strong Bad never wears a shirt.
  • Present in the flashback are Mr. Bland and Señor, who haven't been seen since Marshmallow's Last Stand.
  • The TV from the Discount Flashback Warehouse egg is from an old H*R.com main menu.
  • The guitar the guy is holding in the Limozeen egg is the same guitar that Homestar Runner steals in Puppet Time!, a Gibson Explorer. The bass the other guy is holding is a Fender Jazz-Bass.
  • While the Limozeen video is up, the links beneath it are still clickable.
  • It is debatable whether the story in the book really "happened", since Strong Bad could be making it up. Homestar verifies the tale, but this may just be typical, dense Homestar behavior.
  • This is the first time a character has mentioned Free Country, USA.
  • The two e-mails in the Discount Flashback Warehouse egg are different town and band names.
  • When Senor Cardgage/Creepy Comb-Over Strong Bad says "Many combolations, Elizagerth", it's a reference to the credits in japanese cartoon.
  • At the very beginning of the toon, the e-mail that Strong Bad starts to read (with the old Tandy 400-style text) before hitting the screen is the e-mail from some kinda robot, the first-ever Strong Bad Email.
  • When he reads the Tandy e-mail, his accent is more like it is in the old cartoons (most notably, he pronounces "you" as "joo" a few times).
  • The Strong Bad has a sign in his telegram room that states Loafing Not Permitted, a reference to the No Loafing sign. This also appears in #50, 50 emails.
  • When Strong Bad gasps at the end of the e-mail, it is the same sound effect of the Dry Meal in 20X6 vs. 1936.
  • The email was assigned the URL of "http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemailahundred.html," breaking the convention of the previous ninety-nine. This was done because of Not the 100th Email!!!.
  • Strongbad first uses "grrl" in i she be. The word is also used in the Teen Girl Squad Mainpage and The House that Gave Sucky Treats.
  • More proof that Strong Bad's boxing gloves are his hands; the small boxing gloves are referred to as his tiny hands.
  • Old style Marzipan, Strong Sad and Strong Mad refer to the concept sketches.
  • Old style Coach Z and Bubs refer to "Where My Hat is At?"
  • Homestar says "I'm The Homestar Runner." This is a reference to the fact that, as pointed out in the original book, his original name was The Homestar Runner.
  • Presumably the line "even stuff I just made up" is a reference to personal favorites, in which several made-up memories are included.
  • Strong Bad couldn't have lost count at email 51 because in email 91 the intro is "Coming in at number 91, its, EMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIL". However it's possible that he could have said number 91 by coincidence.
  • When the Compy said Strong Bad had answered 100 e-mails, that's not entirely true. He answered 2 in 50 emails, 2 more in 2 emails, and you could say he answered more than one in huttah! (although he didn't answer any in anything or mile). Depending on your definition of "answering" an email, he read extras in spring cleaning (although they were promptly deleted). So really, at the time of the hundredth e-mail, Strong Bad actually has answered more than 100 e-mails.
    • Also, how could the compy possibly remember all the Tandy 400 e-mails?
  • The melty candy bar Creepy Comb-Over Strong Bad holds up near the end appears to be a Clark Bar, judging by its wrapper.
    • It could also be a "ZAGNUT" due to the visible "G" in the center.
  • The Strong Bad appearing with half a mustache was inspired by a waiter The Brothers Chaps once encountered who sported the same odd facial hair style.
  • To date this has the most easter eggs in a toon at a huge eight.
  • Strong Bad is heard saying "Man, so cool" in the Senor Cardgage easter egg. He said the same thing in the email "kind of cool".
  • The Cheat mashing play on a jambox also happened in "Everybody Knows It".
  • When The Cheat jumps out of the egg Strong Bad says "Awesome! My very own a the Cheat!" but the text says "My very own the cheat!"
  • Strong Bad actually says the word "E-mail" exactly 100 times.
    • The Paper comes down during “e-mails” #38 through #40
    • For #49 he distinctly says “e-MAIL-a”
    • For #67 he quickly says “e-mail-mail-nahduhluh”
    • For #72 he says “e-meh-meh-meh-meh-mail”
    • "E-mails" #91 and #92 blend together so much that it sounds like “email--mail,” but if it was just one “e-mail” then there would only be 99, so it’s been accepted to be 2 separate “e-mails”

DVD Version

  • The Limozeen video is now in fullscreen and much higher quality. It also features a different background than the one on the site.
    • As well, you can use your DVD player's Angle Button while watching the Limozeen clip to change the clip's background image. There are three seperate backgrounds in all.
  • Due to it being widescreen, the characters in this email look a little stretched out from top to bottom, unless you are watching it on a widescreen TV. Computer monitors seem to have this problem as well.
  • The DVD version features hidden creator's commentary. To access it, switch your DVD player's audio language selection while watching.

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