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'''Page Title:''' Lappy 486
'''Page Title:''' Lappy 486
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{{dvd|strongbad_email.exe Disc Five}}, {{dvd|Sbemails' 50 Greatest Hits DVD|notitle=true}}
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{{dvd|strongbad_email.exe Disc Five}}
==Transcript==
==Transcript==
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''{Cut to Strong Badia. Strong Bad carries a stick.}''
''{Cut to Strong Badia. Strong Bad carries a stick.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Strong Badia. An idyllic fruit-opia. Rich in made-up stories and nottrueities. The nottrue-est of which...
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Strong Badia. An idyllic fruit-opia. Rich in madeupstories and nottrueities. The nottrue-est of which...
''{He prods The Tire with his stick. The Bear-Shark pops up. The Cheat runs by, panicked.}''
''{He prods The Tire with his stick. The Bear-Shark pops up. The Cheat runs by, panicked.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ...is the mighty bear holding a shark. ''{spooky jungle music starts}'' More than a mere security counter-measure, its origins lie in the skies of old.''
'''STRONG BAD:''' ...is the mighty bear holding a shark. ''{spooky jungle music starts}'' More than a mere security counter-measure, its origins lie in the skies of old.''
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''{Cut to a starry sky. Constellations of the Strong Badia flag's snake, the guy with the big knife, a hand giving the "OK" symbol, a board with nails in it, General Tso's chicken, a fish with an afro, and a marathon runner sporting a Union Jack singlet, gradually appear as Strong Bad narrates.}''
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''{Cut to a starry sky. Constellations of the Strong Badia flag's snake, the guy with the big knife, a hand giving the "OK" symbol, a board with nails in it, General Tso's chicken, a fish with an afro, and a marathon runner sporting a Union Jack singlet.}''
'''STRONG BAD:''' The stars tell us that two of the seven elemental spirits of Strong Badia, the fish wearing a 'fro wig and the British distance runner, combined forces to defeat the others.
'''STRONG BAD:''' The stars tell us that two of the seven elemental spirits of Strong Badia, the fish wearing a 'fro wig and the British distance runner, combined forces to defeat the others.
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===Explanations===
===Explanations===
*"CG" is short for "Computer graphics".<!--The "G" really does stand for "Graphics", NOT "Generated"-->
*"CG" is short for "Computer graphics".<!--The "G" really does stand for "Graphics", NOT "Generated"-->
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*"[[Wikipedia:Chinese whispers|Telephone Game]]" is a game for children where a message is whispered from one participant to another, along a group, causing the message to be increasingly distorted as time progresses.
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*"[[Wikipedia:Telephone (game)|Telephone Game]]" is a game for children where a message is whispered from one participant to another, along a group, causing the message to be increasingly distorted as time progresses.
===Trivia===
===Trivia===
*The T-shirt in Bubs' Concession Stand reads: "My baby got stole by the bear holding a shark!"
*The T-shirt in Bubs' Concession Stand reads: "My baby got stole by the bear holding a shark!"
**On March 27, 2006, a [[Store T-Shirts|real-life version of this T-shirt]] was introduced in the [[Store]].
**On March 27, 2006, a [[Store T-Shirts|real-life version of this T-shirt]] was introduced in the [[Store]].
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*This is the shortest Lappy email, at 2:54.
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*This is the shortest Lappy email to date, at 2:54.
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*The [[YouTube]] description for this email is "Strong Bad tells the legendary legend of the Bear Holding a Shark."
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===Remarks===
===Remarks===
*The location given in the star chart, 118 degrees north and 28 degrees west, is impossible as on Earth, 118 degrees north does not exist in star chart notation.
*The location given in the star chart, 118 degrees north and 28 degrees west, is impossible as on Earth, 118 degrees north does not exist in star chart notation.
*Cephas is a Hellenization of Kepha, a Hebrew name which is the rough equivalent of the Greek Petros, usually anglicized to Peter in English translations. The name is properly pronounced "KAY-fus". Strong Bad pronounces this name "CEE-Fus", a common anglicization.
*Cephas is a Hellenization of Kepha, a Hebrew name which is the rough equivalent of the Greek Petros, usually anglicized to Peter in English translations. The name is properly pronounced "KAY-fus". Strong Bad pronounces this name "CEE-Fus", a common anglicization.
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*Although Strong Bad calls the Bear Holding a Shark by that name in this email, he also called it a "bear-shark" in [[date]].
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*Although Strong Bad calls the Bear Holding a Shark by that name in this e-mail, he also called it a "bear-shark" in [[date]].
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*The "Bear-Tooth holding a Shark-Tooth" necklace Bubs offers for sale is made with bear claws, not bear teeth.  Actual bear teeth are much smaller and closely resemble dog teeth.
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*The "Bear-Tooth holding a Shark-Tooth" necklace Bubs offers for sale is clearly made with bear claws, not bear teeth.  Actual bear teeth are much smaller and closely resemble dog teeth.
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*Although Strong Bad berates the email's author for combining two words into one ("Strongbad"), he includes the word "rollercoasters" in his reply. "Roller coaster" consists of two separate words.
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===Goofs===
===Goofs===
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*When Strong Bad is introducing Strong Badia for the first time, his right arm is briefly missing.
*When Strong Bad is introducing Strong Badia for the first time, his right arm is briefly missing.
*When the Cheat goes screaming after Strong Bad introduces the Bear Holding a Shark, you can see Strong Bad's mouth freeze where he began to continue talking about it.
*When the Cheat goes screaming after Strong Bad introduces the Bear Holding a Shark, you can see Strong Bad's mouth freeze where he began to continue talking about it.
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*If you click on the Trogdor Easter egg or Corn Army easter egg, directly before the static, the egg will appear over the static and disappear as soon as it arrives in Strong Badia.
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*If you click on the Trogdor Easter egg directly before the static, the egg will appear over the static and disappear as soon as it arrives in Strong Badia.
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*In the Coach Z Easter egg, when he holds out the biscuit, a little part of biscuit can be seen through the end of his hand.
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*Although Strong Bad berates the email's author for combining two words into one ("Strongbad"), he includes the word "rollercoasters" in his reply. "Roller coaster" consists of two separate words.
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*In the Coach Z Easter egg, when he holds out the biscuit, a little part of biscuit can be seen though the end of his hand.
===Inside References===
===Inside References===
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**In the email [[pizzaz]] he was also the subject of the "next episode".
**In the email [[pizzaz]] he was also the subject of the "next episode".
*The constellation scene features the [[Strong Badia|Strong Badian]] flag's snake, the [[Painting of a Guy with a Big Knife|big knife guy]] and his knife, and [[General Tso's Chicken]], which all had connections to Strong Badia in the past.
*The constellation scene features the [[Strong Badia|Strong Badian]] flag's snake, the [[Painting of a Guy with a Big Knife|big knife guy]] and his knife, and [[General Tso's Chicken]], which all had connections to Strong Badia in the past.
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*The fish constellation's 'fro [[wig]] also appeared in [[monument]].
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*The fish constellation's 'fro wig also appeared in [[monument]].
*Coach Z's voice was digitally altered before in [[couch patch]].
*Coach Z's voice was digitally altered before in [[couch patch]].
*The Bear Holding a Shark first appeared in [[date]] &ndash; in that email, [[The Cheat]] touched [[The Tire]], received an electric shock, and then was scared off by the bear-shark. In this email, Strong Bad touches the Tire with a pointer and avoids the shock, and The Cheat is once again scared away by the bear-shark.
*The Bear Holding a Shark first appeared in [[date]] &ndash; in that email, [[The Cheat]] touched [[The Tire]], received an electric shock, and then was scared off by the bear-shark. In this email, Strong Bad touches the Tire with a pointer and avoids the shock, and The Cheat is once again scared away by the bear-shark.
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*One of the fence drawings can be seen [[smoking]].
*One of the fence drawings can be seen [[smoking]].
*In the Easter egg, Bubs demands "twenty extra bucks for that Shawshank [[style]]."
*In the Easter egg, Bubs demands "twenty extra bucks for that Shawshank [[style]]."
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*Coach Z finds a [[biscuits|biscuit]] in the "lacker" room.
 
===Real-World References===
===Real-World References===
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*The British Long Distance Runner is a reference to [[Wikipedia:Steve Cram|Steve Cram]], a British middle-distance runner of the 1980s, as revealed in the DVD commentary.
*The British Long Distance Runner is a reference to [[Wikipedia:Steve Cram|Steve Cram]], a British middle-distance runner of the 1980s, as revealed in the DVD commentary.
*"Bear Holding a Shark Week" is a reference to [[Wikipedia:The Discovery Channel|The Discovery Channel]]'s [http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/sharkweek/sharkweek.html Shark Week].
*"Bear Holding a Shark Week" is a reference to [[Wikipedia:The Discovery Channel|The Discovery Channel]]'s [http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/sharkweek/sharkweek.html Shark Week].
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*One of the fence drawings is a [[Wikipedia:TIE fighter|TIE fighter]] from [[George Lucas]]' Star Wars movies.
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*One of the fence drawings is a [[Wikipedia:TIE fighter|TIE fighter]] from the Star Wars movies.
*"Shawshank style" is in reference to the 1994 movie [[Wikipedia:The Shawshank Redemption|The Shawshank Redemption]] in which Academy Award-winning actor [[Wikipedia:Morgan Freeman|Morgan Freeman]] plays a convict.
*"Shawshank style" is in reference to the 1994 movie [[Wikipedia:The Shawshank Redemption|The Shawshank Redemption]] in which Academy Award-winning actor [[Wikipedia:Morgan Freeman|Morgan Freeman]] plays a convict.
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*Strong Bad's myth show is a reference to [[Wikipedia:In Search Of...|In Search Of...]] and similar shows and documentaries that investigate paranormal phenomena such as [[Wikipedia:Cryptozoology|monster sightings]] and alien abductions, and often include interviews with people who claim to have encountered such things.
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*The Strongbadia Myth Show is a reference to [[Wikipedia:In Search Of...|In Search Of...]] and similar shows and documentaries that investigate paranormal phenomena such as [[Wikipedia:Cryptozoology|monster sightings]] and alien abductions, and often include interviews with people who claim to have encountered such things.
*The blurry video footage of the bear holding a shark is a reference to the famous [[Wikipedia:Patterson-Gimlin film|Patterson-Gimlin]] home-movie footage of an alleged [[Wikipedia:Bigfoot|Bigfoot]] (Sasquatch) moving through a forest.
*The blurry video footage of the bear holding a shark is a reference to the famous [[Wikipedia:Patterson-Gimlin film|Patterson-Gimlin]] home-movie footage of an alleged [[Wikipedia:Bigfoot|Bigfoot]] (Sasquatch) moving through a forest.
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**A notable detail about Homestar's footage is that the bear-shark's feet are white and have blue soles, suggesting that the footage is not authentic. The Bigfoot footage has been debunked for similar reasons.
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**A notable detail about Homestar's footage is that the bear-shark's feet are white and have blue soles, suggesting that the footage is not authentic. The Bigfoot footage has been debunked for similar reasons.
*[[Wikipedia:Fruitopia|Fruitopia]] is a fruit drink manufactured by [[Wikipedia:The Coca-Cola Company|Coca-Cola]].
*[[Wikipedia:Fruitopia|Fruitopia]] is a fruit drink manufactured by [[Wikipedia:The Coca-Cola Company|Coca-Cola]].
*Strong Sad's mention of a weather balloon refers to the [[Wikipedia:Roswell UFO incident|1947 UFO incident]] in Roswell, New Mexico. Government officials identified strange debris as a weather balloon, which was later alleged to be a cover-up. Since then, weather balloons have become a typical rationalization of UFO sightings.
*Strong Sad's mention of a weather balloon refers to the [[Wikipedia:Roswell UFO incident|1947 UFO incident]] in Roswell, New Mexico. Government officials identified strange debris as a weather balloon, which was later alleged to be a cover-up. Since then, weather balloons have become a typical rationalization of UFO sightings.
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== DVD Version ==
== DVD Version ==
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*The Mighty Warrior and Walking With Trogdor Easter eggs are both viewable by pushing the angle button on your DVD remote.
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*{{commentary|email=true}}
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{{commentary|email=true}}
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===Commentary Transcript===
===Commentary Transcript===
('''Commentary by:''' [[Mike Chapman]], [[Matt Chapman]], [[Karen Wagner]])
('''Commentary by:''' [[Mike Chapman]], [[Matt Chapman]], [[Karen Wagner]])
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'''MIKE:''' Hi, Karen.
'''MIKE:''' Hi, Karen.
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'''KAREN:''' I want to tell you that after this email came out, I got tons of requests for a bear holding a shark shirt.
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'''KAREN:''' I want to tell you that after this e-mail came out, I got tons of requests for a bear holding a shark shirt.
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'''MATT:''' And guess what!  We&mdash; We sh&mdash; We never made one! ''{Karen laughs}''
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'''MATT:''' And guess what!  We&mdash; We sh&mdash; We never made one!
'''MIKE:''' We never made one.
'''MIKE:''' We never made one.
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'''MIKE:''' What is this one?
'''MIKE:''' What is this one?
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'''MATT:''' The Cephas&mdash; The corn army!  It's the samurai.
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'''MATT:''' ''{unintelligible}'' &mdash; The corn army!  It's the samurai.
'''MIKE:''' Oh, yeah!
'''MIKE:''' Oh, yeah!
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'''KAREN:''' ''{overlapping Matt}'' Is that girl holding the whale supposed to be me?
'''KAREN:''' ''{overlapping Matt}'' Is that girl holding the whale supposed to be me?
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'''MATT:''' I don't think so.
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'''MATT:''' I don't think so.<BR>
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'''MIKE:''' What?  Do you hold whales?
'''MIKE:''' What?  Do you hold whales?
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'''MIKE:''' I think Shark Week started that whole thing.
'''MIKE:''' I think Shark Week started that whole thing.
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'''MATT:''' I just saw on the news the other day&mdash; There was aerial footage of the coast of Florida, of just probably stock footage of sharks swimming, and it was like, "If you're in Florida, why you might wanna&mdash; not wanna go in the water, next!"  And it was just like, "Oh!  There are sharks in the ocean!  Still!"
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'''MATT:''' I just saw on the news the other day&mdash; There was aerial footage of the coast of Florida, of just&mdash; probably stock footage of sharks swimming, and it was like, "If you're in Florida, why you might wanna&mdash; not wanna go in the water, next!"  And it was just like, "Oh!  There are sharks in the ocean!  Still!"
'''MIKE:''' Look!  It's the Patterson footage!
'''MIKE:''' Look!  It's the Patterson footage!
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'''KAREN:''' It's actually... that thing?  And you just...
'''KAREN:''' It's actually... that thing?  And you just...
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'''MATT:''' No, no, no.  That's a, uh... a... photograph of some woods that I then put Homestar in and made it all blurry.
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'''MATT:''' No, no, no.  That's a, uh... a... photograph of some woods that I then put... Homestar in and made it all blurry.
'''MIKE:''' That's just the name of that, uh...
'''MIKE:''' That's just the name of that, uh...
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'''MATT:''' Bigfoot.
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'''MATT:''' Big foot.
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'''MIKE:''' That Bigfoot footage.
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'''MIKE:''' That big foot footage.
'''KAREN:''' Oh, I see.
'''KAREN:''' Oh, I see.
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'''MIKE:''' The famous Bigfoot footage.
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'''MIKE:''' The famous big foot footage.
''{pause}''
''{pause}''
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===Fun Facts===
===Fun Facts===
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* Gimli is the name of the lone dwarf in the Fellowship of the Ring, from JRR Tolkien's [[The Lord of the Rings|Lord of the Rings]] series.
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* [[wikipedia:Steve Cram|Steve Cram]], [[wikipedia:Steve Obett|Steve Ovett]], and [[wikipedia:Sebastian Coe|Sebastian Coe]] are British Olympic runners.
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* The Brothers Chaps did later release a Bear Holding a Shark T-shirt.
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==External Links==
==External Links==
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{{Strong Bad Email}}
{{Strong Bad Email}}
[[Category: Emails With DVD Commentary]]
[[Category: Emails With DVD Commentary]]

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