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Strong Bad Email #60
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"I think The Cheat is deleted!"

Strong Bad tries to fight off hordes of The Cheat's fans.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, The Cheat

Places: Computer Room, The Cheat's Computer Room

Computer: Compy 386

Date: January 28, 2003

Running Time: 2:34

Page Title: Compy 386!



STRONG BAD: Chee-wit, chee-wit, chee-wi-chee-wi-email.


{Strong Bad says "Lasko" low, long, and drawn-out and says "WI" as "Wisacondasin"}

STRONG BAD: {typing} Well, Lasko {said as before}, The Cheat is not very popular and he never really gets many emails and um, to tell you the truth, I don't even think he has a computer. {stops typing} All right, next email.

{He makes a vocal sound effect as the next email scrolls up (henceforth "vocal sfx"), and starts reading.}

{Strong Bad stops reading at "i like him WAY better then—"}

STRONG BAD: Augh, seen enough of that one.

{vocal sfx; reading}

{Strong Bad stops reading for a second after the first sentence, and says "Oh, thank you." His mood sours for the rest of the email, however, and Strong Bad says "Dumpo" instead of "Mito"}

STRONG BAD: Geez, all these Cheat emails. Moving on.

{Cut to The Cheat watching the email on Tangerine Dreams in his computer room. He gets progressively angrier with each email Strong Bad deletes.}

{vocal sfx; reading}

STRONG BAD: That's funny, Haelee. I think The Cheat is deleted. {imitates buzzer noise}

{vocal sfx, reading}

{The Cheat storms off in a fit. Cut back to just Strong Bad at Compy.}

STRONG BAD: Come on, people! He's not even that cute! He looks like a...a cheese! {The Cheat walks up to him} Or maybe an anvil.

THE CHEAT: {Squeaks angrily.}

STRONG BAD: {nervously} Uhhh...which are two of the finest things in life. A cheese...or an anvil. Hey, The Cheat! Just, uh, talking you up to one of the fans here.

THE CHEAT: {Squeaks}

STRONG BAD: Oh. So you been...watching the email, huh?

THE CHEAT: {Squeaks}

STRONG BAD: No, I haven't been holding out on you! I made all those emails up! Uh, most of the emails you get are not that friendly, lemme tell you. If you just turn around for a second I could show you... {pause} Huttah! {He tapes a piece of paper to Compy reading "the cheat" covering the place where Strong Bad's name usually appears}


STRONG BAD: {to The Cheat} See? This guy doesn't like that you don't have a shirt on, and he thinks your gloves are stupid! And then there's this one:


STRONG BAD: {To The Cheat} I've been wondering about that, too! What is with you and those boxing gloves anyway?

THE CHEAT: {Squeaks grumpily, and a black cloud of smoke escapes from his head. He walks away.}

STRONG BAD: So okay bye! Whooh. I think I handled that pretty well. That coulda been...awkward. I deserve a reward. {He runs take-a-break.exe, which is a screen saver of a beach} Aahhh... so relaxing. Fshhhhhhhhh! Fshhhhhhhhh! Listen to the waves, man. {A bird flaps past.} Oh, hello my winged {pronounced wing-ed} friend!

{The Paper comes down.}

Easter Eggs

  • At the very end while Strong Bad is watching "Take-a-break.exe" you can click on the bird to download "take-a-break.exe" for Windows or Mac.
    • The downloadable version does not play sound when the seagull flaps its wings.

Fun Facts


  • With one exception, this is the only time that the Compy uses the proper "DELETED!!!" screen on a specific email. (It was being used more generally in unused emails and replacement, and all other instances on the Compy are things like "MATT!!" or "NOTTA CHANCE!!") The exception is in 2 emails, but there it is not obvious or part of the plot of the email.
  • This is the only email with an exclamation mark in the title.
  • The label on the disk in the floppy disk container reads "star flight".


  • Strong Bad knows perfectly well that The Cheat has a computer, as he used it in weird dream and has also evaluated Powered by The Cheat cartoons on it.
  • Despite his usual disdain for birds, as displayed in the Teen Girl Squad comics, Strong Bad refers to the seagull as his wing-ed friend. This may just be because he's relaxed, however.


Real-World References

  • Two emailers, Holmes and Lasko, are names of manufacturers that make electric fans & humidifiers. This is probably coincidental, however.

Fast Forward

  • In cheatday, Strong Bad claims that he lets The Cheat answer emails once a year as a special treat.

DVD Version

  • You obviously can't download take-a-break.exe, but you can click on a hidden Strong Bad icon in the bottom-left corner of the Compy 386 screen to get a fullscreen demo of Take A Break.

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