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Strong Bad Email #144
watch technology some kinda robot
Stick a fork in me?

Strong Bad dramatically narrates other people's lives.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, Strong Sad, Bubs, Coach Z, Homestar Runner, Marzipan, Homsar, The Poopsmith, The Cheat, Strong Mad, Nebulon (Easter egg), Marzipan Alien (Easter egg)

Places: Computer Room, Strong Sad's Room, Bubs' Concession Stand, Marzipan's House, The Field, King of Town's Castle, Strong Mad's Room, Strong Bad's Basement, Strong Bad's Laundry Room

Computer: Lappy 486

Date: February 6, 2006

Running Time: 2:59

Page Title: Lappy 486


Contents

Transcript

{Strong Bad types "strongbad_email.exe" and presses enter.}

STRONG BAD: {singing} I met this email on a north-bound train. We had some dinner, then we danced in the rain.

{Strong Bad says "Minnesota" slightly slower than the rest.}

STRONG BAD: {typing} No Grossman, I have not. But you know what's way better than narrating movies? Narrating peoples' pathetic everyday lives like they're movie trailers. Ready? Let's try it!

{Cut to Strong Sad's room. Strong Sad is sitting at his table eating a small pie. Strong Bad leans in through the doorway.}

STRONG BAD: {dramatically} Meet Strong Sad.

STRONG SAD: What? Who are you talking to?

STRONG BAD: All he ever wanted was to eat his grody ethnic food in peace.

STRONG SAD: Hey man, this a rogan josh pot pie!

STRONG BAD: Until one day, fate threw him a curveball.

{A small blue octopus flies across the screen, hits Strong Sad in the face with a slap and sticks to him.}

STRONG SAD: OW!

STRONG BAD: Lump of Dump Pictures proudly presents: {Cut to logo splash. Words appear as Strong Bad says them.} "Whined & Dined". In the game of life, may the best man {slight pause} whine.

{Cut to Bubs' Concession Stand. Coach Z is talking to Bubs. Strong Bad quickly peers out around the corner of the stand.}

STRONG BAD: In a post-apocalyptic world where weird old men survive on boring conversations...

BUBS: I suppose we could talk about my napkin friend for another couple hours. {Holds up a napkin}

STRONG BAD: ...a line will be drawn.

COACH Z: YOUR napkin?! Well, it's got my snot balls on it!

STRONG BAD: A hero will rise.

BUBS: Man, you don't even have a nose!

STRONG BAD: And an empire will fall.

{Bubs slams the metal gate to his concession stand shut, revealing "4actor Z" graffiti}

STRONG BAD: Factor Z!

{Cut to Marzipan's House. Marzipan and Homestar are inside; Homestar is wearing an apron and a strange chef's hat}

STRONG BAD: They were a couple in love.

MARZIPAN: Homestar, you look like a dork with that on.

STRONG BAD: Until a dorky chef's hat threatened to tear them apart.

{close-up of Homestar's head; Homestar shakes his hat around}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, yeah? Well maybe you look like some type of... enormous... alien... cow!

MARZIPAN: {gasp}

STRONG BAD: {as music begins to play} This summer, {Cut to the field, where Homsar is levitating on his stomach while his hat rises} this holiday season, {Cut to the side of The King of Town's castle. The Poopsmith is shoveling whatsit in the background. Slow zoom in on him} this Arbor Day, some smelly French studio invites YOU {points at camera} to sit through a four hour film with no dialogue and no plot. "Whatsit {slight pause} All About" {Title appears on the screen with the subtitle "Whatzeet All Aboot?"}

{Cut to Strong Mad's room. Strong Mad and The Cheat are playing Battleship. Piano music begins}

STRONG BAD: Two unlikely partners...

STRONG MAD: I ATE MY BATTLESHIP!

STRONG BAD: ...one brain between them.

THE CHEAT: {shrugs and sighs}

STRONG BAD: From the creators of " I'm Surprised Strong Mad Hasn't Eaten The Cheat by Now"

STRONG MAD: {upset} Awww!

STRONG BAD: get ready to {words fly on screen as he says them} LUG... IT... AROUND. {title appears at top of screen} "Lugnut {gestures toward Strong Mad} & Squeak" {pats The Cheat on the head. Strong Mad grins.}

THE CHEAT: {makes a The Cheat noise}

{Cut to bathroom. We are just behind Strong Sad as he brushes his teeth. We can see his reflection in the mirror. Strong Bad pops up just over his shoulder.}

STRONG BAD: For hundreds of years it has {flickers lights on and off} it has haunted mankind.

{Cut to The Basement. Strong Sad is watching TV. Strong Bad is standing off to the side.}

STRONG BAD: From the master of teenagers-on-a-camping-trip-esque horror. {flickers lights again and leaves them off}

STRONG SAD: Are you gonna throw a dead goose at me or something?

STRONG BAD: Comes the remake no one was waiting for: {another title splash} "Things That Go Dump in The Night".

{Cut to the laundry room. Strong Sad opens the dryer. Cut to a view of Strong Sad from inside it. A dead goose flies out and knocks him over, screaming. The screen immediately goes black except for the words "Your goose is cooked."}

{Cut back to the Lappy.}

STRONG BAD: {typing} The critics agree! "A triumph!" "A cinematic breakfast snack of some kind!" "It {very slight pause} sure was a movie!" {quickly} Now playing in select cities. {disclaimer speed} This Strong Bad Email has been rated P for The Poopsmith and a graphic scene of The Paper.

{The Paper comes down.}

Easter Eggs

  • Click on "critics" at the end of the email to see a scene with the two youngest of the Brothers Strong.
STRONG SAD: (still with the blue octopus on his face) Look, all I'm saying is it felt more like a change-up than a curveball.
STRONG BAD: What are you, the SBEmail police now? This is like three weeks in a row!
MARZIPAN ALIEN: (in a Powered by the Cheat-style voice) You know, Nebulon, I've always admired your styles.
{Nebulon makes a sad face and slides away.}

Fun Facts

Explanations

  • Rogan Josh pot pie is a tomato/red pepper based lamb curry dish, created in Northern India.

Remarks

Goofs

  • During the Lugnut and Squeak scene, the battleship images on the playing boards are slightly disproportionate when the camera zooms in on Strong Bad.

Inside References

  • When Strong Bad says "three weeks in a row", he is referring to the previous 2 emails: technology, in which Strong Sad corrected Strong Bad for calling a floppy disk a "hard disk", and secret identity, when Hyperactive Strong Sad corrected Homestar's mispronounciation of "pseudonym". All of these three corrections occured during Easter eggs.
  • This is the second time Bubs has been seen closing his Concession Stand, (the first time being in lackey), and both times it had been previously graffitied.
  • Unlike Strong Bad (New Boots) and 1-Up (Stinkoman 20X6), Marzipan Alien Cow likes Nebulon's style.
  • The movie title "THiNGS THAT GO DUMP iN THE NiGHT" is another appearance of lowercase i's.

Real-World References

  • The entire Email is a spoof of movie trailer stereotypes.
  • The Game Strong Mad and The Cheat are playing is Battleship.
  • The title "Things that go Dump in the Night" is a reference to the more known "Things that go Bump in the Night".
  • Lugnut & Squeak is similar to The Odd Couple, about two mismatched roommates, which is similar to what Strong Bad said about Strong Mad and The Cheat being "two unlikely partners".
  • The subtitle "Whatzeet all aboot" is the movie title spoken in a French or Canadian accent.
  • "Teenagers on a camping trip" likely refers to the movie Friday the 13th and its sequels, which primarily featured such characters.

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