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"I was raised by a cup of coffee!"
This article is about the Strong Bad Email. For the short, see The Interview.

Strong Bad Email #62

Kerrek asks Strong Bad about Homsar. Pen puppets ensue.

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

Places: Computer Room

Date: February 10, 2003

Running Time: 2:10

Contents

Transcript

STRONG BAD: Ahh...so many emails, so little good emails.

{reading}

STRONG BAD: Whoa, that's a pretty cool name! {typing in a Gothic blackletter font} And then Trogdor smote the Kerrek, and all was laid to burnination. {Clears the screen, starts typing normally} My good Kerrek, you might enjoy such an encounter, but I know I can't talk to that guy for more than about 3 seconds before I start thinking that gnawing my own leg off might be a more better way to spend my time...more..more better. {clears screen, continues typing} Let me show you how it would go down with post-its attached to the top of pens.

{Strong Bad ducks his head and brings up two pens with Post-It notes attached to them, one with a crude drawing of Strong Bad, the other of Homsar}

STRONG BAD FIGURE: All right, then. For the record, please. Tell us who you are.

HOMSAR FIGURE: DaAaAaA! I'm a song from the sixties!

STRONG BAD FIGURE: That's just nonsense. Are you trying to make some sense?

HOMSAR FIGURE: AaAaA! Rightio! I think I can twice!

STRONG BAD FIGURE: Homsar, tell us about your childhood.

HOMSAR FIGURE: DaAa! I was raised by a cup of coffee.

STRONG BAD FIGURE: Interesting. So! How did you end up here?

HOMSAR FIGURE: 'Twas the pride of the peaches.

STRONG BAD FIGURE: 'Twas the pride of the peaches, huh? You got any last remarks?

HOMSAR FIGURE: DaAaA! Don't fake the funk on a nasty dunk!

STRONG BAD FIGURE: Okay, interview over. Commence beating!

{Strong Bad has the Strong Bad Post-It beat the Homsar Post-It. The doorbell rings.}

STRONG BAD: Whoa! That'll be the Cheat with my Thai iced tea! Come on in!

{Cut to the entryway. It is not the Cheat, but Homsar himself.}

HOMSAR: AaAaAaAaAaAaA! Hey Reggie! Is that rhinoceros around?

STRONG BAD: Um... I can only assume you're talking to me and asking about Strong Sad. He's in the basement.

HOMSAR: I'm a song from the sixties.

STRONG BAD: {salting his own leg} If you don't get down there quick, things could get real ugly around here.

{The Paper comes down. The Cheat shows up with Strong Bad's Thai iced tea but he doesn't take it. The Cheat walks away again.}

Easter Eggs

  • Once Strong Bad starts typing and the name Kerrek comes up you can click on it and bring up a Strong Sad drawing of Trogdor smiting Kerrek.
  • Click on Strong Bad's pen-postit puppets to see a few different versions—you can do this for the remainder of this one, when you see them.
  • Once you see Homsar, you can click on the light switches for some cool light effects, like in techno.
  • After The Cheat goes away (or even before he shows up) you can click on the Homsar pen puppet to bring up a funny Homsar Main Page, which is also accessible by clicking the "5" in "2005" on any main page except the Luau Main Page.
    • The original version of the Homsar main page had only the Toons and Games buttons. After it was added as an Easter egg on the main pages, it was normalized to fit in (more or less) with the rest of the menus.

Fun Facts

Remarks

  • The salt shaker never runs out of salt at the end of the email. (In anything, a bottle of Mountain Dew acts the same way and Homestar comments on it.)

Inside References

  • One of Strong Bad's Post-it alter egos is his action figure from the email action figure.
  • Homsar's short, squat, post-it character (click through it a few times) looks exactly like Homestar in one scene of In Search Of The Yello Dello DVD. Strong Bad even makes fun of the crude early version in the commentary!
  • Strong Bad referring to salting and eating his own foot is very similar to island, where he says, while pondering what life on a deserted island with Homestar would be like, "And at some point my foot would look like a sandwich, and I would put salt on it and try to eat it, and it'd be like, 'Ahh, it's my foot!'"
  • The second Strong Bad Post-It drawing (the one showing him running) is similar to the caricature of him seen in a vacation Easter egg.
  • Post-it Homsar Figure's quote "I was raised by a cup of coffee." may be a reference to dragon where Homsar's "drawing" is a piece of paper with TASTER'S CHOICE written on it, a coffee by Nescafe.
An email and a main page in one!

Goofs

  • The lighting effects controlled by the two light switches disappear when the scene cuts to Strong Bad, and are always off at first when Homsar says "I'm a song from the '60s", even if they're on when it first cuts back to Strong Bad.
  • If you use a seek bar to view the menu page before you view the email, then watch the email afterward, all of the features from external Flash files normally used on the main pages (i.e. the homepage list, the "What's New" button) appear during the rest of the email.

Real-World References

  • The phrase "Don't fake the funk on a nasty dunk" was said by Shaquille O'Neal in his first Reebok commercial [1].
  • The flying skull-like Strong Bad head is a reference to the Bubble, an enemy from the Legend of Zelda series.
    • It also looks similar to the mascot of the 80's band Overkill.

Fast Forward

DVD Version

  • To view the Easter eggs, use the angle button on your DVD remote. (Except for The Cheat giving Strong Bad his Thai iced tea, which comes up automatically, and the Homsar link, which has been removed.)

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