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''{Bubs pops up from under the counter. Strong Bad lets out a short yell.}''
''{Bubs pops up from under the counter. Strong Bad lets out a short yell.}''
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'''BUBS:''' Aha!  
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'''BUBS:''' Aha!
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{Yells, then stutters a little.}''
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{Yells, then stutters a little.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:'''  Yes it will! You'll see! I'm gonna be big one day. I'm gonna be a famous email checker!
'''STRONG BAD:'''  Yes it will! You'll see! I'm gonna be big one day. I'm gonna be a famous email checker!
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'''BUBS:''' And I'm gonna be two times two. Now put on your uniform and get to work!
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'''BUBS:''' And I'm gonna be two times two. Now put on your uniform and ''{raising his left arm midway for directions}'' get to work!
'''STRONG BAD:''' You're gonna be ''what''?
'''STRONG BAD:''' You're gonna be ''what''?
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''{The screen fades out and resumes to Strong Bad wearing a combination of a sad clown and a hotdog costume in front of Bubs' stand. Strong Bad is holding a paper, and a stack of papers sits next to him.}''
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''{The screen fades out and resumes to Strong Bad wearing a combination of a sad clown and a hotdog costume in front of Bubs' stand. Strong Bad is holding a paper, and a stack of papers sits next to him.}''
'''STRONG BAD:'''  That's right! Come on down to Bubs' and get you a free cup of ice with purchase of deluxe cup of ice of equal or lesser value.
'''STRONG BAD:'''  That's right! Come on down to Bubs' and get you a free cup of ice with purchase of deluxe cup of ice of equal or lesser value.
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''{The camera zooms in to Bubs.}''
''{The camera zooms in to Bubs.}''
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'''BUBS:''' Pictures with the tragic clown dog ain't free! Fifty bucks! ''Sixty'' bucks! Get back here and let me confiscate yo film!
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'''BUBS:''' ''{waves his arms up and down constantly}'' Pictures with the tragic clown dog ain't free! ''{points his right arm at Pom Pom and Coach Z}'' Fifty bucks! ''{back to waving arms}'' ''Sixty'' bucks! ''{back to pointing right arm}'' Get back here and let me confiscate yo film!
''{The camera zooms back out to the four of them.}''
''{The camera zooms back out to the four of them.}''
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'''COACH Z:''' ''{running}'' Chorce, forsh! ''{He and Pom Pom run off screen.}''
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'''COACH Z:''' ''{running}'' Chorce, forsh! ''{He and Pom Pom run off screen. Bubs has his arms down and relaxed.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' It's a great day at Bubs' Concession Stand! Sign up now for giving us money!
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'''STRONG BAD:''' It's a great day at Bubs' Concession Stand! Sign up now for giving us money!
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'''BUBS:'''  Now isn't this better than sitting at your desk answerin' emails?
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'''BUBS:''  Now isn't this better than sitting at your desk answerin' emails?
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Actually, I was sitting under a kitchen table this week and...uh oh! The Lappy's probably almost out of juice! I gotta get back and end this email! Uhh..  say Bubs, I'm gonna need now off. Is that cool?
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Actually, I was sitting under a kitchen table this week and...uh oh! The Lappy's probably almost out of juice! I gotta get back and end this email! Uhh..  say Bubs, I'm gonna need now off. Is that cool?
'''BUBS:'''  Is Strong Sad cool?
'''BUBS:'''  Is Strong Sad cool?

Revision as of 02:41, 24 May 2009

Strong Bad Email #121
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"It's a great day at Bubs' Concession Stand!"

Strong Bad proves he does more than just check e-mails, by showing everyone his part-part-part-part-very part-time job!

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad/Tragic Clown Dog, Homestar Runner, The Cheat/Tito, Bubs, Coach Z, Pom Pom, Mrs. Bennedetto, Videlectrix Guys (Easter Egg)

Places: Marzipan's House, Bubs' Concession Stand, The Stage (Easter egg)

Computer: Lappy 486

Date: Monday, January 3, 2005

Running Time: 3:18

Page Title: Lappy 486

DVD: strongbad_email.exe Disc Four

Contents

Transcript

{As usual, Strong Bad is in front of his Lappy, checking his e-mail. Judging from the view of the room we can see around the Lappy, however, he does not seem to be at his desk, as he usually would be.}

STRONG BAD: A lot of ladies and a lot of girls... some healthy ladies and some healthy girls!

STRONG BAD: {typing} Waudju- gighi- ikuh... What do you mean do I do anything else besides checking e-mails. 'Course I freakin' do! I do everything! Always! {clears the screen} Nature walks, Meet N' Greets, Bus Chucker Club, The League of Me and The Cheat Ice Cream Socials. Shut up! I even have a part-part-part-part-very part-time job, to which I am currently 15 minutes late.

{Cut to the lower area of Marzipan's kitchen. Strong Bad has apparently been checking this e-mail under Marzipan's kitchen table. Homestar walks in, and is holding a tennis ball.}

{Strong Bad looks around in a panicked way.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: This is perfect! Just perfect! I couldn't be happier with my new invention! I'll call it...the Super Question Machine!!

STRONG BAD: {whispering} I gotta try and sneak out of here without Homestar noticing me.

{Homestar sets his tennis ball down on the table.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Yeah, you do.

STRONG BAD: Gonna need a diversion of some kind...

{The Cheat walks in, humming to himself, wearing a top hat entitled "Tito" and a bow tie, and holding a cane. Homestar turns around to look at him. The camera pans left. The Cheat begins doing a dance.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, wow! What a great new invention!

{Strong Bad crawls out from under the table, and gives The Cheat the thumbs up.}

STRONG BAD: Nice work, The Cheat!

{He proceeds to crawl away, while The Cheat's still humming.}

{Cut to Bubs' empty concession stand.}

STRONG BAD: {quietly while peeking out from behind the black} Perfect! Bubs must be passed out on the floor again.

{Strong Bad disappears behind the screen, and begins walking toward the Stand.}

STRONG BAD: {singing} Comin' in to work on time..

{Bubs pops up from under the counter. Strong Bad lets out a short yell.}

BUBS: Aha!

STRONG BAD: {Yells, then stutters a little.}

BUBS: Late again, Strong Bad. I'm not running a country club, you know.

STRONG BAD: {Quickly} But Mr. Bubs, I was just—

BUBS: {Interrupts} Wastin' time with that email show of yours again. That mess'll never get you anywhere!

STRONG BAD: Yes it will! You'll see! I'm gonna be big one day. I'm gonna be a famous email checker!

BUBS: And I'm gonna be two times two. Now put on your uniform and {raising his left arm midway for directions} get to work!

STRONG BAD: You're gonna be what?

{The screen fades out and resumes to Strong Bad wearing a combination of a sad clown and a hotdog costume in front of Bubs' stand. Strong Bad is holding a paper, and a stack of papers sits next to him.}

STRONG BAD: That's right! Come on down to Bubs' and get you a free cup of ice with purchase of deluxe cup of ice of equal or lesser value.

BUBS: No, no. Work it, son, work it!

{Strong Bad begins dancing and humming.}

BUBS: That's it, that's it! Look out for Number 1!

{Coach Z walks in.}

COACH Z: Hey, it's the hot dog clown! What fun!

{Pom Pom's silhouette merges in.}

COACH Z: Pom Pom, take a picture of me with the hot dog clown. It'll be classic!

{Pom Pom bubbles, and takes out a camera. A huge flash is seen, and a camera shutter sound is heard. Coach Z falls over, leaning on Strong Bad.}

{The camera zooms in to Bubs.}

BUBS: {waves his arms up and down constantly} Pictures with the tragic clown dog ain't free! {points his right arm at Pom Pom and Coach Z} Fifty bucks! {back to waving arms} Sixty bucks! {back to pointing right arm} Get back here and let me confiscate yo film!

{The camera zooms back out to the four of them.}

COACH Z: {running} Chorce, forsh! {He and Pom Pom run off screen. Bubs has his arms down and relaxed.}

STRONG BAD: It's a great day at Bubs' Concession Stand! Sign up now for giving us money!

'BUBS: Now isn't this better than sitting at your desk answerin' emails?

STRONG BAD: Actually, I was sitting under a kitchen table this week and...uh oh! The Lappy's probably almost out of juice! I gotta get back and end this email! Uhh.. say Bubs, I'm gonna need now off. Is that cool?

BUBS: Is Strong Sad cool?

STRONG BAD: Oh, come on!

BUBS: You know all my policies! I'm not running a country club, you know.

STRONG BAD: Okay, then, I quit.

BUBS: Fine! But don't even think about swiping that costume!

STRONG BAD: You made me buy this costume, remember?

BUBS: Oh. Right. Well then pleasure doing business wit' ya.

{Strong Bad runs off in the costume.}

{We cut back to the kitchen, where The Cheat has fallen over, still humming, and Homestar is standing over him. Strong Bad, now without costume, crawls back in.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: This is the most amazing undersea epic ever filmed.

STRONG BAD: {typing} See, Hunter? I got all types of stuff going on. I've got so many facets, you don't even know what facets are. I'm like a hundredaire socialite out on the sce-

{The Lappy powers down.}

STRONG BAD: Oh great. The battery ran out. I gotta figure out a way to end this email.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Yeah you do.

{Cut to Mrs. Bennedetto. Strong Bad slaps a paper on it with some text and a picture of him grinning and showing off a beefy arm on it.}

yeah buddy,
i have muscles!

ps: preeeeow

Easter Eggs

  • Click on "Bus Chucker Club" to see a post-it of Strong Bad's member badge.
  • At the end, click on "preeeeow" to make The Paper come down.
  • Also at the end, you can click on the microwave's "Broast" button to see Hundredaire Socialite magazine, featuring "The Brains Behind Videlectrix."
  • Click on the "Power" button at the end, to watch an extra scene with Strong Bad and Bubs.
{Cut to Bubs on the Stage. We see a playbill:}
T H E A T E R
Dreamaway
Johnny

{A picture of Strong Bad kneeling on stage}
A Sweet 3-Acter
Directed by Strong Bad
Starring:
Strong Bad and Buh-Hubs, man

{The pamphlet zooms out. We see Bubs is standing in front of a cut-out of his stand reading MR LEGARM'S Bubs Stand. Strong Bad walks in.}
BUBS AS MR. LEGARM: Well look who decided to show up. Fifth time this week, Johnny.
STRONG BAD AS JOHNNY: Oh I'm sorry Mr. Legarm. Honest I am! I just—
MR. LEGARM: {interrupting} You just what? Lost track of time?
JOHNNY: Yes sir. Only I wouldn't have to worry about that if I could just get the Johnny-Tron working.
MR. LEGARM: You still wastin' time workin' on that time machine, Johnny? That's a pipe dream, son! Your future's here at the shop. Now sweep up! I got customers to tend to.
JOHNNY: You'll see. Someday... someday...
{Music starts, and a spotlight goes over to Strong Bad.}
JOHNNY: {singing} When all my dreams come...truuuuuuuuue!
{As he sings the word "true" the orchestra hits a climactic chord. The audience claps; the curtain closes.}

Fun Facts

Trivia

  • Bubs's flyers read:
GET YOU A FREE CUP OF
ICE WITH PURCHASE OF
DELUXE CUP OF ICE OF
EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE.
BUBS' CONSESSION STAND
  • The clock on Mrs. Bennedetto is stuck on 9:48.
  • This email is the first to show the back of the Lappy clearly. (It was obscured by Strong Bad's arm in animal.)
  • In the picture of himself that Strong Bad puts on Mrs. Bennedetto at the end of the email, his left hand does not have a boxing glove on it and you can see three fingers. This is the first time we have seen Strong Bad's fingers or hand without the boxing gloves on. Also, his mouth has teeth, instead of just a gap in his mask.
  • This is the only email where you manually have to make The Paper come down at the end of it.
  • This is the second time Bubs criticized Strong Bad about his "email show". The first time was in the email the process.

Remarks

  • Bubs has apparently discontinued his "free weekly spamvertisements" from unused emails, from which Strong Bad was making $1,250 (5,000 emails × a quarter each) every time he sold a disk of addresses.
  • The only way Bubs will have to honor his offer of "a free cup of ice with purchase of a deluxe cup of ice of equal or lesser value" is if he gives a free deluxe cup with the purchase of another deluxe cup, since a deluxe version of an item would be of greater value than the normal version.
  • When Strong Bad arrives late to work, he grabs the frame of the cartoon, yet another example of a Fourth Wall Break.
  • Since there is no wired connection visible on the Lappy 486 in this email, either the Lappy has a built-in wireless Internet access card, or Strong Bad downloaded his emails before heading to Marzipan's.
  • Strong Bad also has an unspecified job at The Office.
  • Hunter's question was effectively answered just 10 emails ago in other days.
  • Breaking from his speech affect, Coach Z is able to pronounce the word, "dog" without saying "dorg."
  • The Lappy has 5 minutes of battery life. This email was only 3:29 long, indicating that Strong Bad had likely powered his Lappy on before the email began, although the email does consist of several non-contiguous shots.
  • When Strong Bad turns around, the teardrop on his hot dog clown suit switches sides.
    • The hot dog clown may have a tear under each eye, because his nose is blocking the view.
  • If Mrs. Bennedetto's clock is correct, Strong Bad had to be at work by 9:30 AM.

Goofs

  • You can also make the circles appear when the scene switches to the microwave at the end really quickly.
  • The Paper's "preeeeow" sound starts but gets cut off after less than a second when it cuts to the microwave.
  • When Strong Bad turns around, the teardrop on his hot dog clown suit switches sides.
    • The hot dog clown may have a tear under each eye, because his nose is blocking the view.
Oops...
  • When in the tragic clown dog costume, Strong Bad's arm sometimes peeks through the "shadow" in front of the arm hole on the costume.
  • Despite his usual mercilessness on grammar and spelling, Strong Bad omits a question mark in his first full sentence.
  • When Strong Bad is under the stage light in the Easter Egg, he doesn't have a shadow.
  • You can still click on the Lappy's screen and make the waves appear even after the battery dies.
  • When Bubs gets up to startle Strong Bad, you can see Bubs's arm and part of his middle section under the concession stand.

Glitches

  • After watching the "Power Easter egg", The Paper is down even if you haven't clicked on "preeeeow".
  • On some earlier versions of Flash, you can hear the printer's scratching noise even before you click on "preeeeow".

Inside References

  • The Hundredaire Socialite Magazine Easter egg features the familiar faces of Mike and Matt Chapman; the photo is from Peasant's Quest Preview.
  • The Cheat wearing the top hat may be a reference to theme park.
  • "Buh-Hubs" was a filename in big white face. Bubs also said his name this way in lunch special.
  • "Hundredaire" was also used in the email "suntan".
  • "Preeeeow" is what Strong Bad says in autobiography and haircut, when attempting to prompt the printer to print out The Paper. It is the accepted onomatopoeia for The Paper's sound.
  • The confused sounds Strong Bad makes at the beginning of the cartoon are almost identical to the ones he utters near the end of Everybody to the Limit.
  • When Strong Bad says, "I've got so many facets, you don't even know what facets are," he is referring to his description of Senor Cardgage in the email kind of cool.
  • The sound the Lappy makes when shutting down is the same sound from gimmicks (when the Tandy's display goes blank), caffeine (when Strong Sad no longer was caffeinated), and dangeresque 3 when Strong Bad changed the signature (john newell, on) to john newell, off.
  • The cup of ice is first referenced in no loafing, as part of Bubs' Thirty Cent Lunch Special.
  • When Strong Bad sings "I'm like a hundredaire socialite out on the sce—", it is in the same tune as the first Lappy e-mail rap ("Scroll buttons and The Lappy together at last...").
  • Strong Bad previously appeared as a hot dog in island.
  • The battery running out is a reference to the limited battery power of the Lappy mentioned in its debut (animal): "One Half of Ten Minutes".

Real-World References

  • The Tragic Clown Dog's necktie bends upwards like Dilbert's.
  • Homestar doesn't demonstrate how his Super Question Machine works (which is just a tennis ball), but it could be a reference to the Magic 8-ball.
    • It may also be a reference to the handheld version of the 20q, a device that plays twenty questions and is about the size of a tennis ball.
  • The pamphlet reading "Theater" in the Easter egg is a reference to the ubiquitous Playbill in Broadway shows.
  • The name "Mr. Legarm" is probably a reference to the old saying of "... will cost you an arm and a leg", since Bubs is known to charge more for something than it is worth (such as when he charges $10 for severe pummelings in pom pom).

Fast Forward

DVD Version

  • The DVD version features hidden creators' commentary. To access it, switch your DVD player's audio language selection while watching.
  • Easter egg involving The Paper is automatically enabled without having to press a button.
  • The Bus Chucker Club egg has been disabled.

Commentary Transcript

(Commentary by: Mike Chapman, Coach Z)

MIKE: Surprise me.

COACH Z: OK then, Mike. I'm—

MIKE: {surprised} Oh! It's Coach Z!

COACH Z: I'm showing up to work! For once!

MIKE: It's about time.

COACH Z: Yeah!

MIKE: It's the first time ever you've showed up for work, Coach Z.

COACH Z: I don't like to come around you guys.

MIKE: Well, we—

COACH Z: So much.

MIKE: That's fine with us, too.

COACH Z: Yeah.

MIKE: The feeling's mutual.

COACH Z: I heard that you didn't— You played basketball this morning and didn't take a shower.

MIKE: {laughs} Who told you that?

COACH Z: Uh, a couple of DVDs came by my locker {pronounces it "lacker"} room.

MIKE: Your lacker room? Your lack of room?

COACH Z: No, it's the room I keep all my lacquer.

MIKE: {laughs} Oh, your lacquer room—

COACH Z: My lacquer things.

MIKE: Oh, OK. Uh, oh you remind—

COACH Z: What's that thing Homestar's holding there?

MIKE: That's— It's the super question machine.

COACH Z: It reminds me of one of those—

MIKE: Tennis balls?

COACH Z: Sprots.

MIKE: {repeats it exactly in an attempt to mock} Sprots. Coach Z, what do you mean by sprot?

COACH Z: I {laughs, sounding more like Matt} I'm mispronouncing "Sports" Mike, I'll tell you the truth.

MIKE: {laughs} So now you're just, uh, switching letters around.

COACH Z: {whimpering} I just—

MIKE: You're not only adding 'R's to things, you're just switching letters around.

COACH Z: {still whimpering} It's true, Mike.

MIKE: Oh, OK.

COACH Z: Mork.

MIKE: {laughs} Yeah...

COACH Z: Ir feer borld {meaning to say "I feel bad"}

MIKE: Yeah, that's good...

COACH Z: {suddenly more serious} No, now listen, here! Because— when you talk about Bubs, you're talking about me. Because Bubs is a good guy and I'm worse.

MIKE: {laughs} You, uh— You make a good appearance in this email, though.

COACH Z: {reassured} I do. I remember showing up for work that day.

MIKE: I don't think you— I think you were just passing through that day.

COACH Z: That clown!

MIKE: You like that clown—

COACH Z: That clown really knows how to work a fella.

MIKE: {dumbfounded} What do you mean? {laughs}

COACH Z: You know. Give him— make him—

MIKE: A charlie horse, maybe?

COACH Z: Make him laugh. Yeah, give 'em—

MIKE: Look! Look at that guy!

COACH Z: —a real chuckle charlie horse. {pause} Oh, look. Yeah, take a—

MIKE: Do you have this picture somewhere?

COACH Z: I do—

MIKE: Framed, maybe?

COACH Z: I framed it and I put it in my lacquer room.

MIKE: {laughs} Is there a lack of room in your lacquer room?

COACH Z: There is.

MIKE: Is it full of lacq— Is it because it's a smaller room or because it's full of lacquer?

COACH Z: It's because it's a— it's a microwave.

MIKE: {laughs} How many, uh, cans of lacquer can you fit in there?

COACH Z: About five.

MIKE: Yeah, OK. So you just got like pint-sized cans—

COACH Z: Don't turn that thing on, Mike.

MIKE: No?

COACH Z: I tell you what.

MIKE: What happens?

COACH Z: You don't have a lacquer room no more.

MIKE: They'll usually take that back.

COACH Z: Pardon?

MIKE: They'll take it back. The lacquer rooms. If you break 'em.

COACH Z: Really?

MIKE: Yeah, you can take it to the store. They'll get you a new one.

COACH Z: That's pretty good then.

MIKE: Warranty. Yeah. {long pause} What else you got there, Coach Z?

COACH Z: That's it!

MIKE: You're done?

COACH Z: Mm-hm.

MIKE: You're not gonna even show up for a full day's work here. You're petering out halfway through the email—

COACH Z: Hey look. I had lunch, went back to my desk, and I'm zoning out.

MIKE: Yeah?

COACH Z: I'm just gonna get on Instant Messager and tell the boss.

MIKE: Is it Instant Messenger or Messager? I've always been confused.

COACH Z: Messen—

MIKE: Messenger?

COACH Z: I think so.

MIKE: Um, K. 'Cause it could be "Messager," too. {pause}

COACH Z: {suddenly and quickly} Look, a lacquer room!

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