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[[Image:SBEmail 124.PNG|thumb|The horrible truth revealed!]]
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'''Strong Bad Email #124'''
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Strong Bad reveals some secret family recipes.
Strong Bad reveals some secret family recipes.
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'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' [[Strong Bad]], [[The Cheat]], [[Coach Z]], [[The King of Town]], [[Marzipan]], [[Homestar Runner]]
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'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' {{Film|Strong Bad}}, {{Film|The Cheat}}, {{Film|Coach Z}}, {{Film|The King of Town}}, {{Film|Marzipan}}, {{Film|Homestar Runner}}
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'''Date:''' February 14, 2005
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'''Places:''' [[Computer Room]], [[The Field]], [[King of Town's Castle]], [[Marzipan's House]]
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{{Comp|Lappy 486}}
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'''Date:''' Monday, February 14, 2005
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'''Running Time:''' 4:34
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'''Page Title:''' Lappy 486
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{{dvd|strongbad_email.exe Disc Four}}
== Transcript ==
== Transcript ==
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{singing}'' Email, na na, na na, na na, nanaNA...
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{singing}'' Email, na na, na na, na na, nanaNA...
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<pre>
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<blockquote class="lappy email">
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Dear Strong Bad,
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<div>subject: family recipes</div>
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When we grow up we want to be chefs. We wanted to know
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Dear Strong Bad,<br />
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if you had any secret family recipes that you would want
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When we grow up we want to be chefs. We wanted to know<br />
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to share with us so...we can make them!
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if you had any secret family recipes that you would want<br />
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to share with us so....we can make them!<br />
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-Melissa and Hillary (from NJ)
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<br />
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</pre>
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-Melissa and Hillary (from NJ)</blockquote>
''{Strong Bad reads "Dear Strong Bad" as "The usual" and "NJ" as "Nigeria"}''
''{Strong Bad reads "Dear Strong Bad" as "The usual" and "NJ" as "Nigeria"}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{typing}'' Well Mellie, Hillarious, being from Africa I'm sure you guys are used to eating, like, exotic fruits and nectars and, um, lions ''{clears screen, continues typing}'' so our recipes may seem a little uncouth. ''{stops typing}'' Uncouth. ''{typing}'' Can something be just plain couth? I bet freakin' Strong Sad is plain couth. Anyways, Couthy, all our family recipes tend to center around the grossing out of or the making puke of friends and well-wishers.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{typing}'' Well Mellie, Hillarious, being from Africa I'm sure you guys are used to eating, like, exotic fruits and nectars and, um, lions ''{clears screen, continues typing}'' so our recipes may seem a bit uncouth. ''{stops typing}'' Uncouth. ''{typing}'' Can something be just plain couth? I bet freakin' Strong Sad is plain couth. Anyways, Couthy, all our family recipes tend to center around the grossing out of or the making puke of friends and well-wishers.
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''{The camera cuts back, and we see The Cheat laying on the computer desk flinging floppy disks all over}''
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''{The camera cuts back to reveal The Cheat, who is laying on the computer desk and flinging floppy disks all over the place.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' The Cheat! Let's go try out Great Uncle Pawdabber's Pre-tend Ice Cream Showdown!
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'''STRONG BAD:''' The Cheat! Let's go try out Great Uncle Pawdabber's Pre-tend Ice Cream Showdown!  
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''{His legs kick to each syllable of Pre-tend Ice Cream Showdown.}''
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'''THE CHEAT:''' ''{The Cheat noises, possibly an enthusiastic "Okay!"}''
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'''THE CHEAT:''' ''{Enthusiastic The Cheat noises}''
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''{The Cheat stands up. The screen fades to grey and the following text appears}''
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''{The Cheat stands up. The screen greys and the following text appears.}''
'''NARRATOR:''' Strong Bad may or may not have an actual Great Uncle Pawdabber.
'''NARRATOR:''' Strong Bad may or may not have an actual Great Uncle Pawdabber.
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''{Cut to the field. Coach Z is standing around holding a basketball}''
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''{Cut to the field. Coach Z is standing around holding a basketball.}''
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'''COACH Z:''' Man, what is this thing? ''{bounces it once}'' A bounce thing?
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'''COACH Z:''' Man, what is this thing? ''{bounces the basketball once}'' A bounce thing?
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''{Strong Bad and The Cheat enter from the right. Strong Bad is holding what appears to be a bowl of ice cream with yellowish sprinkles, and The Cheat is wearing a towel around his waist}''
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''{Strong Bad and The Cheat enter from the right. Strong Bad is holding what appears to be a bowl of ice cream with yellowish sprinkles, and The Cheat is wearing a towel around his waist.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Oh man, The Cheat! Wow! Look at this! It's our best friend, Coach Z. Say there, Coach, would you like to try some of our free icd c-cream? It's got toasted coconut!
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Oh man, The Cheat! Wow! Look at this! It's our best friend, Coach Z. Say there, Coach, would you like to try some of our free ic&egrave;d-c-cream? It's got toasted coconut!
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'''COACH Z:''' How could I refuse? ''{throws the basketball over his shoulder}'' I can't afford the money-cost variety!
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'''COACH Z:''' How could I refuse? ''{throws the basketball over his shoulder}'' I can't afford the money-cost variety!  
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''{Coach Z takes the ice cream and starts pigging out on it}''
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''{The basketball can be seen falling behind the trees in the background.}''
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'''COACH Z:''' Oooh! Sweet mercy! ''{eats some more}'' This is orful! ''{eats more}''
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''{Coach Z takes the ice cream and starts pigging out on it.}''
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'''COACH Z:''' Oooh! Sweet mercy! ''{He eats some more.}'' This is orful! ''{He eats more.}''
'''STRONG BAD:''' Aww, it's OK, Coach. You're the proud new eater of a healthy bowl of sour cream and The Cheat fur.
'''STRONG BAD:''' Aww, it's OK, Coach. You're the proud new eater of a healthy bowl of sour cream and The Cheat fur.
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''{Strong Bad pulls away The Cheat's towel to reveal that he's been shaved from the waist down}''
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''{Coach Z drops the bowl in shock. Strong Bad pulls away The Cheat's towel to reveal that he's been shaved from the waist down.}''
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'''THE CHEAT:''' ''{The Cheat noises, sounds like "ta-da!"}''
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'''THE CHEAT:''' ''{The Cheat noises}''
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'''COACH Z:''' ''{starts making disgusted noises and coughing up fur}'' Oof! I think I'm going to puke my pants!
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'''COACH Z:''' ''{He starts making disgusted noises and coughing up fur while frightened.}'' Hoo! I think I'm going to puke my pants!
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Ugh! Please don't elaborate on THAT.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Ugh! Please don't elaborate on that.
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'''COACH Z:''' Naw, it's easy. I do it all the time! Here, let me show ya's!
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'''COACH Z:''' ''{talking normally}'' Naw, it's easy. I do it all the time! Here, let me show ya's!
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'''STRONG BAD AND THE CHEAT:''' AUGH!
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'''STRONG BAD:''' AUGH!
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''{Strong Bad and the Cheat run away as Coach Z continues talking}''
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'''THE CHEAT:''' ''{Horrified The Cheat noises}''
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''{Strong Bad and the Cheat run away as Coach Z continues talking.}''
'''COACH Z:''' You take your pants...
'''COACH Z:''' You take your pants...
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''{A recipe card appears on screen reading as follows}''
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''{A recipe card appears on screen reading as follows.}''
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<pre>
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<blockquote class="email" style="background-image:none;border:2px solid black;background:#ffffff;color:#000">Recipe:<br>
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Recipe:
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Great Uncle Pawdabber's Pre-tend<br>
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Great Uncle Pawdabber's Pre-tend
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Ice Cream Showdown<br>
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Ice Cream Showdown  
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<br>
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Ingredients:<br>
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3 scoops (really) sour cream<br>
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1/2 of shaved The Cheat<br>
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1 bowl<br>
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1 languagely challenged vaguely coach type person<br>
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<br>
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Instructions:<br>
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Mix ingredients until golden brown</blockquote>
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Ingredients:
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{voiceover}'' For best results, dip The Cheat in egg wash before shaving or else he'll get those red shaving bumpies all over him. Ugh.
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3 scoops (really) sour cream
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1/2 of shaved The Cheat
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1 bowl
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1 languagely challenged vaguely coach type person
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Instructions:
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''{Cut to the side of the King of Town's castle.}''
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Mix ingredients until golden brown
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</pre>
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{voiceover}'' For best results, dip The Cheat in egg wash before shaving or else he'll get those red shaving bumpies all over him. Ugh.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{sotto voce}'' All right, we're mixing this next one up on them, The Cheat. I filled this old Speed Stick&mdash;
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''{Cut to the side of the King of Town's castle}''
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''{He pulls out some underarm deodorant reading "X-treme Glacier."}''  
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{sotto voce}'' Alright, we're mixing this next one up on them, The Cheat. I filled this Speed Stick ''{pulls out some underarm deodorant reading X-treme Glacier}'' with white chocolate and we'll totally gross out or make puke The King of Town when I start eatin' it in front of him!
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'''STRONG BAD:''' &mdash;with white chocolate and we'll totally gross out or make puke The King of Town when I start eatin' it in front of him!
'''THE CHEAT:''' ''{affirmative The Cheat noises}''
'''THE CHEAT:''' ''{affirmative The Cheat noises}''
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''{Cut to inside the castle. The King of Town is watching TV and eating the same type of Speed Stick we saw Strong Bad with. He also has some more underarm deodorants and spray cans in a bowl next to him.}''
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''{Cut to inside the castle. The King of Town is watching TV and eating the contents of an identical Speed Stick to the one Strong Bad has. He also has other various underarm deodorants and spray cans in a bowl next to him.}''
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'''TV ACTOR:''' Can you play your guitar, Caleb?
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'''TUCKSWORTH:''' You can't marry your guitar, Caleb!
'''CALEB:''' I can try!
'''CALEB:''' I can try!
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''{Strong Bad and The Cheat enter from the right}''
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''{Strong Bad and The Cheat enter from the right.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Hey Old King Droll! Checka me out! I'm eatin'- oh. Never mind. Ugh, shoulda known...
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Hey Ole King Droll! Checka me out! I'm eatin'&mdash;oh. Never mind.  
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''{Strong Bad and The Cheat walk out}''
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''{The King of Town picks up a spray can and sprays it in his mouth, then resumes eating the Speed Stick}''  
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'''THE KING OF TOWN:''' No wait, you guys! Come back! This stuff is strong enough for a man but TASTY enough for a king! Don't you want to try any Forest Rush? Or Tundra Mist?
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Ugh, shoulda known...
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''{A recipe card spins onscreen reading as follows}''
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''{Strong Bad and The Cheat walk out.}''
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<pre>
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'''THE KING OF TOWN:''' No, wait, you guys! Come back! This stuff is strong enough for a man but tasty enough for a king! Don't you want to try any Forest Rush? Or Tundra Mist?
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Recipe:
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Crazy Aunt Eulatherm's Deodorant
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Doppelganger
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Ingredients:
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''{A recipe card spins onscreen reading as follows}''
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6 oz. white chocolate
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1/2 of shaved The Cheat (for moral support)
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1 kinda cleaned-out De-odor Cake
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Instructions:
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<blockquote class="email" style="background-image:none;border:2px solid black;background:#ffffff;color:#000">Recipe:<br>
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Mix ingredients. Preheat oven. Add hot sauce
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Crazy Aunt Eulatherm's Deodorant<br>
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if necessary
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Doppelganger<br>
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</pre>
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<br>
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Ingredients:<br>
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6 oz. white chocolate<br>
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1/2 of shaved The Cheat (for moral support)<br>
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1 kinda cleaned-out De-odor Cake<br>
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<br>
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Instructions:<br>
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Mix ingredients. Preheat oven. Add hot sauce<br>
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if necessary</blockquote>
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{voiceover}'' Yeah, how come deodorants and stuff are always named after biomes anyways?
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{voiceover}'' Yeah, how come deodorants and stuff are always named after biomes anyways?
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''{Cut to Marzipan's house. Marzipan is sitting on the couch reading The Latest News. Homestar walks in carrying one of Strong Bad's Pre-Tend Ice Cream Showdown bowls.}''
''{Cut to Marzipan's house. Marzipan is sitting on the couch reading The Latest News. Homestar walks in carrying one of Strong Bad's Pre-Tend Ice Cream Showdown bowls.}''
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Hey girlfriend, have you tried any of this free ice cream Strong Bad made?
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Hey, girlfriend, have you tried any of this free ice cream Strong Bad made?
'''MARZIPAN:''' ''{setting aside her paper, clearly amused}'' Homestar, didn't anyone tell you? That's, like, cottage cheese and The Cheat hair!
'''MARZIPAN:''' ''{setting aside her paper, clearly amused}'' Homestar, didn't anyone tell you? That's, like, cottage cheese and The Cheat hair!
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' WHAT?! ''{does a spit take, producing some fur}'' Strong Bad told me it was sour CREAM and The Cheat hair! Looks like THIS is a job for Stupid Uncle Egg's Goodtime Diaper Pie!
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' WHAT!? ''{He does a spit take, producing some fur.}'' Strong Bad told me it was ''sour cream'' and The Cheat hair! Looks like this is a job for Stupid Uncle Egg's Goodtime Diaper Pie!
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''{Homestar walks offscreen to the left. The screen greys and the following text appears on it}''
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''{Homestar walks offscreen to the left. The screen greys and the following text appears on it.}''
'''NARRATOR:''' Homestar Runner definitely does not have a Stupid Uncle Egg.
'''NARRATOR:''' Homestar Runner definitely does not have a Stupid Uncle Egg.
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''{Cut to Strong Bad's computer room. A pinecone and bendy straw are in a bowl with a sign next to it reading "not A pimecone, diaper pie! i mean reg-ular pie." Strong Bad and The Cheat walk in. The Cheat is now wearing yellow post-it notes, some with black dots on them, to try and cover up his shaved area}''
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''{Cut to Strong Bad's computer room. A pinecone and bendy straw are in a bowl with a sign next to it reading "not A pimecone, diaper pie! i mean reg-ular pie." Strong Bad and The Cheat walk in. The Cheat is now wearing yellow sticky notes, some with black dots on them, to try to cover up his shaved area.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' No, it looks TOTALLY real. I swear, no one will be able to tell! Oh, what's this? ''{Strong Bad picks up the sign}'' "Not a pimecone." Well, he's got that right!
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'''STRONG BAD:''' No, it looks ''totally'' real. I swear, no one'll be able to tell! Oh, what's this?  
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''{Homestar pokes his head in from the right}''
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''{Strong Bad picks up the sign and reads it.}''  
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Oh look, it's my best friends Cheat and The Strong Bad! Hey, I heard you guys been eating some serious regular pie in here!
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'''STRONG BAD:''' "Not a pimecone." Well, he's got that right!
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Uh, yeah man! We've even got some left over if you want it.
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''{Homestar pokes his head in from the right.}''
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Oh, look, it's my best friends Cheat and The Strong Bad! Hey, I heard you guys been eatin' some serious regular pie in here!
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Uh, yeah, man! We've even got some left over if you want it.
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Well if it's anywhere near as good as your free ice cream!  
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Well if it's anywhere near as good as your free ice cream!  
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''{Homestar puts the pine cone in his mouth and starts crunching it up. The Cheat and Strong Bad look at each other incredulously}''
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''{Homestar puts the pine cone in his mouth and starts crunching it up. The Cheat and Strong Bad look at each other incredulously.}''
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' ''{with his mouth full}'' Well, so long, suckers!
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' ''{with his mouth full}'' Well, so long, suckers!
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''{Cut back to Strong Bad at the Lappy}''
''{Cut back to Strong Bad at the Lappy}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{typing}'' There you go girls. Recipes for the ages. But if you really want to be chefs when you grow up, we've got a super-secret familiy recipe for cooking the C-H-E-blank-T ''{types this as "C H E _ T"}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{typing}'' There you go girls. Recipes for the ages. But if you really want to be chefs when you grow up, we've got a super-secret family recipe for cooking the C-H-E-blank-T ''{types this as "C H E _ T"}''
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''{The Cheat makes a very angry noise from offscreen and chucks a floppy disk reading "YOU JERK!" at Strong Bad's head}''
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''{The Cheat makes a very angry noise from offscreen and chucks a floppy disk reading "YOU JERK!" at Strong Bad's head.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Ow! ''{typing}'' And of course that blank is for the letter K. The Chekt. My family's got a great recipe for cooking the Chekt. Yeah, yeah. ''{only types one "yeah"}'' We're mostly from Bumdumbourge. It's near, uh, Totalslava. "Come down off that smokestack and eat your the Chekt!" my poopaw used to say. Ah, my dear poopaw, I miss you so.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Ow! ''{typing}'' And of course that blank is for the letter K. The Chekt. My family's got a great recipe for cooking the Chekt. Yeah, yeah. ''{He only types one "yeah."}'' We're mostly from Bumdumbourge. It's near, uh, Totalslava. "Come down off that smokestack and eat your the Chekt!" my poopaw used to say. Ah, my dear poopaw, I miss you so.
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''{The Paper comes down}''
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''{[[The Paper]] comes down}''
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{whispering}'' I think the Cheat bought it. Let me know if you want that recipe.
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{whispering}'' I think the Cheat bought it. Let me know if you want that recipe.
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== Easter Eggs ==
== Easter Eggs ==
*At the end, click on "grow up" to hear a few seconds of the television program the King of Town was watching.
*At the end, click on "grow up" to hear a few seconds of the television program the King of Town was watching.
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::''{cut back to the King of Town's castle. The TV is still on}''
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::''{Cut back to the King of Town's castle. The TV is still on.}''
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::'''TV ACTOR:''' Caleb, that hamburger was mine!
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::'''TUCKSWORTH:''' Caleb, that hamburger was mine!
::'''CALEB:''' It's mine now!
::'''CALEB:''' It's mine now!
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*At the end, click on "C H E _ T" to see the Cheat reading a book entitled "So You Want to Cook a Wrestleman?", with a picture of a pot with Strong Bad in it.
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*At the end, click on "C H E _ T" to see The Cheat reading a book entitled "So You Want to Cook a Wrestleman?", with a picture of The Cheat putting a lid on a pot with Strong Bad in it.
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*At the end, click on "poopaw" to hear what the announcer has to say about a poopaw.
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*At the end, click on the left "poopaw" to hear the narrator's disclaimer about Strong Bad's poopaw.
::'''NARRATOR:''' I, uh, I don't even know what a poopaw is.
::'''NARRATOR:''' I, uh, I don't even know what a poopaw is.
*At the end, click on "the Chekt" to see another recipe.
*At the end, click on "the Chekt" to see another recipe.
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From the Kitchen of Poopaw
 
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Chicken-fried the CHEKT
 
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Ingredients:
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<blockquote class="email" style="background-image:none;border:2px solid black;background:#ffffff;color:#000">From the Kitchen of Poopaw<br>
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3 or 7 medium sized the Chekts
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Chicken-fried the CHEKT<br>
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2 salt
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<br>
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40 pancakes
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Ingredients:<br>
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3 or 7 medium sized the Chekts<br>
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Instructions:
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2 salt<br>
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Get down off smokestack. Then cook that
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40 pancakes<br>
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ugly thing.
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<br>
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Instructions:<br>
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Get down off smokestack. Then cook that<br>
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ugly thing.</blockquote>
''{"Bumdumbourge '96" appears as a watermark on the recipe card.}''
''{"Bumdumbourge '96" appears as a watermark on the recipe card.}''
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== Fun Facts ==
== Fun Facts ==
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=== Explanations ===
=== Explanations ===
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*Homestar actually calling Marzipan his girlfriend may be because this email came up on Valentine's Day.
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*A [[Wikipedia:Biome|biome]] is a major regional group of distinctive plant and animal communities well adapted to that region's physical environment (for example, Tundra, Forest, etc.).
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*[http://m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=couth "Couth"] means "possessing a high degree of sophistication" or "refined" (indeed, many depictions of [[Strong Sad]]).  However, it is rarely used and considered a [[Wikipedia:Back-formation|back-formation]] of the normally [[Wikipedia:Unpaired word|unpaired]] word "uncouth", itself derived from an old-English word meaning strange or uncommon.
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=== Trivia ===
=== Trivia ===
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*This is the first reference to any of Strong Bad's (potential) family besides Strong Sad, Strong Mad, and his parents.
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*By zooming in on the Lappy's screen when The Cheat is throwing floppy disks around, it reveals some different words on the screen (not all of it is visible due to Strong Bad's head blocking the screen):
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* A "poopaw" may be a reference to his father (or grandfather). A few similar sayings are "meemaw" (or "mamaw") for a grandmother, and a "papaw" for a grandfather.
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<blockquote class="lappy email">
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*This is the first time that The Cheat has been ''directly'' addressed as just "Cheat" without the word "The" preceeding it. And the first time that modern Strong Bad has been directly addressed WITH a "The" preceeding his name!
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so our recipes may seem a bit uncouth. Can something be<br />
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**This is simply a result of Homestar's constant unintentional messing-up of words. It should not really be considered anything more than a simple gag.
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just plain couth? I bet freakin' Strong Sad is plain couth.<br />
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I wouldn't put that past him. Not that you could put<br />
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anything past that guy. Y'know on account of he's so fat.<br />
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And maybe standing in a really narrow alleyway of some<br />
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around the grossing out of or the making puke of friends<br />
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and well-wishers.</blockquote>
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*Marzipan's [[Periodicals|newspaper]] from [[Strong Bad is in Jail Cartoon]] repeats the following paragraph eight times to fill up the pages.
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<blockquote class="email" style="background-image:none;border:2px solid black;background:#ffffff;color:#000;width:180px">
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'''The Latest News'''<br>
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<br>
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It's all true. All the<br />
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rumors are true. The<br />
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crime is on the rise<br />
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in our very own<br />
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town. Trust me on<br />
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this one. I know<br />
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what I'm talking<br />
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about. No, wait. I<br />
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don't. I make stuff<br />
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up sometimes.<br />
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That's cool though,<br />
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right? Good. I'll<br />
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keep doing it then.<br />
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It's a lot easy than<br />
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fact checking. That<br />
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stuff can be<br />
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annoying.
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</blockquote>
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*The label on the disk in the floppy disk container reads "[[Floppy Disk Container#battle chess|battle chess]]". The floppy disk that The Cheat throws at Strong Bad reads "[[Floppy Disk Container#you JERK|you JERK!]]".
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*This is the first appearance of [[deodorant]].
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*The [[YouTube]] description for this email is "SB tricks people into eating gross stuff. The Cheat gets a haircut. What's not to love?"
=== Remarks ===
=== Remarks ===
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*Coach Z must have known what a basketball was when he appeared in [[anything]] saying that "Reg had the ball at the top of the key."
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*The way Marzipan is sitting is evidence against the theory that Marzipan's lower body is skirt-shaped.
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*The sound effect made when the basketball bounces is not the sound of a basketball, but the sound of a playground ball bouncing. Playground balls are a lot softer and more flexible than basketballs.
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*Strong Bad refers to a place called "[[Total]]slava". "Slava" means "fame" or "glory" in multiple [[Wikipedia:Slavic languages|Slavic languages]] such as [[Wikipedia:Czech language|Czech]] (sláva) and [[Wikipedia:Russian language|Russian]] (слава).
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*"So long, suckers" is a common phrase on the TV shows The Simpsons (US), Red Dwarf (UK), and Blackadder (UK).
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*This is the first time Homestar has a "one-eyebrow-up-one-eyebrow-down" expression, which is not seen again until a modified and more stylized version appears in [[Flash is Dead!]].
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*When Coach Z bounces the basketball, it sounds as if it's bouncing on cement or asphalt.
 +
*The recipe card says to use a "1 kinda cleaned-out De-odor Cake". Strong Bad uses "X-treme Glacier".
=== Goofs ===
=== Goofs ===
-
*When Strong Bad reads the "pimecone" card, the computer screen is almost blank... but still has "and well-wishers." written on it in the same area where Strong Bad typed it before.
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*When Strong Bad reads the "pimecone" card, the computer screen is almost blank except for "and well-wishers." written in the same area where Strong Bad typed it before.
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*Homestar has no legs in the pinecone scene.
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*In Marzipan's newspaper, the word "easy" should be "easier".
 +
*During the "I'm gonna puke my pants!" scene, Strong Bad's mouth is partly off his head.
 +
*During the "So You Want to Cook a Wrestleman?" Easter egg, the scribbling on the post-it note closest to the ground flickers slightly during the animation.
 +
*When Strong Bad gives Coach Z the "ice cream", his right (viewer's left) eye seems slightly too small, even with distance.
 +
 
 +
=== Glitches ===
 +
*After Homestar spits the "ice cream" out of his mouth and turns back towards Marzipan, a white box appears on the shadow of the right (viewers' left) side of his face for one frame.
=== Inside References ===
=== Inside References ===
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*The newspaper Marzipan is reading is the exact same one (down to the repeating text) she was reading in [[Strong Bad Is In Jail Cartoon]].
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*The newspaper Marzipan is reading is the exact same one (down to the repeating text) she was reading in [[Strong Bad is in Jail Cartoon]].
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*The effect used before Strong Bad and Homestar Runner show off their recipes was previously used in [[radio]].
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*The book in the Easter egg is titled "So You Want to Cook a [[Wrestleman]]", a word that has described Strong Bad previously.
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*The book titled "So You Want to Cook a Wrestleman" is a reference to a cartoonish drawing of Strong Bad labeled "Wrestleman" that appeared in the Sketchbook one week.
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*Coach Z cannot afford the [[Hyphen-Have|money-cost]] variety of ice cream.
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**It may also refer to [[army]], where Homestar is giving a pep-talk to his 'troops' and refers to Strong Bad and the Cheat as "a two-bit wrestleman and his yellow dog!", or to "personal favorites" where one of the easter egg emails reads "R u a real wrestleman?"
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**Not being able to afford ice cream and continuing to eat The Cheat's hair after declaring it awful are some of [[Coach Z's Problems]].
 +
*The towel that the Cheat is wearing appears to be either the same as, or very similar to, the one worn by Homestar in [[Main Page 14]].
 +
*The use of the '96 on the card is quite possibly a reference to the year that [[Original Book|the original Homestar Runner book]] was created, during the [[Wikipedia:1996 Summer Olympics|1996 Summer Olympics]] held in Atlanta, [[Georgia]].
 +
*The narrator's voice is the same voice that originally announced Strong Bad's test sentence in the email [[radio]].
 +
*The bowl of sour cream and The Cheat fur is another example of a [[concoction]].
 +
*This is another mention of [[eggs]] and [[pants]].
 +
*Much of this email involves the [[Eating Non-Food Items|consumption of non-food items]].
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*Strong Bad attempts to give a recipe for [[chicken]]-[[Characters Being Eaten|cooked The Cheat]].
=== Real-World References ===
=== Real-World References ===
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*The King of Town's quip about the deodorants being "strong enough for a man" is a reference to deodorant Secret's ad campaign, which states that it's "strong enough for a man, but pH balanced for a woman." It's an old campaign; the Secret slogan was originally "Strong enough for a man, but made for a woman." They've since changed it to simply, "Strong enough for a woman."
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*[http://www.colgate.com/app/Speedstick/US/HomePage.cvsp "Speed Stick"] is an actual brand of underarm deodorant.
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*Bumdumbourg and Totalslava could be loose references to the country of Luxembourg (and possibly many European cities whose names end in -burg or -bourg) and the city of Bratislava (the capital of Slovakia).
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*"Old King Droll" is possibly a play on the nursery rhyme "[[Wikipedia:Old King Cole|Old King Cole]]".
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*"Old King Droll" is a reference to the nursery rhyme "Old King Cole."
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*The King of Town's quip about the deodorants being "strong enough for a man" is a reference to [http://www.secret.com/ "Secret" brand deodorant] ads, whose slogan used to be "Strong enough for a man, but made for a woman."
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 +
===Fast Forward===
 +
* The television show watched by the King appears again in [[Bug In Mouth Disease]]. In that toon, the name of the show is revealed to be ''[[Caleb Rentpayer]]''.
 +
*In the email [[rock opera]], Strong Bad types "It's only a msyyer pd tun/ blegfr teh '''chekts'''" due to the Cheat throwing roses onto the keyboard.
 +
*The tune of the Easter egg involving The Cheat reading the book is again used as the intro song to [[record book]].
 +
*In [[Poker Night at the Inventory]], Strong Bad says "Grr...gimme back my chippies! Come back to poopaw!" Also, after Tycho describes his disturbing fascination for hedgehogs and snaps out of it saying "I'm sorry. You were saying?", Strong Bad says "Oh, nothing. Just puking in my pants."
 +
*Pine cones are also referred to as "pimecones" and eaten in [[Mr. Poofers Must Die]].
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 +
==DVD Version==
 +
*The DVD version features hidden creators' commentary. To access it, switch your DVD player's audio language selection while watching.
 +
===Commentary Transcript===
 +
('''Commentary by:''' [[Mike Chapman]], [[Strong Bad]], [[Ryan Sterritt]], [[Craig Zobel]])
 +
 
 +
'''MIKE:''' Uh oh. Strong Bad's here.
 +
 
 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' Oh, it's true, you guys. Who's gonna tolerate it?
 +
 
 +
'''RYAN:''' It's gonna&mdash;It's chronicling one of your greatest pranks yet.
 +
 
 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' That's right. You guys were around for this. Huh? Were you?
 +
 
 +
'''RYAN:''' We watched it all on TVD.
 +
 
 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' Oh, me too.
 +
 
 +
'''MIKE:''' Really the only good thing about this email is the introduction of "Caleb Rentpayer."
 +
 
 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{angrily}'' What? Why you gonna... jock me like that?
 +
 
 +
'''RYAN:''' I disagree, Mike.
 +
 
 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' &mdash;Downplay my accomplishments. Look, I just accused those girls of eating lions. ''{Mike laughs}'' That's great! I think there's just&mdash; The abbreviation "NJ" means Nigeria. ''{Mike laughs}'' That is comedy at its finest.
 +
 
 +
'''MIKE:''' That's pretty funny.
 +
 
 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' Yeah. Brian!
 +
 
 +
'''MIKE:''' Uhh, that's pretty good right there; the making puke of&mdash;
 +
 
 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' Exactly.
 +
 
 +
'''MIKE:''' Kinda switch up the word&mdash;
 +
 
 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' Look! What's The Cheat doing, man?
 +
 
 +
'''CRAIG:''' What's the game of the day, Ryan?
 +
 
 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' He's tossing my stuff all over.
 +
 
 +
'''RYAN:''' Battle Chess. ''{pause}'' Pawdabber.
 +
 
 +
'''MIKE:''' Oh, this is good.
 +
 
 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' That guy is clueless.
 +
 
 +
'''MIKE:''' ''{overlapping}'' He doesn't even know what a basketball is.
 +
 
 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' I was gonna start calling him "Z" cause he does not&mdash; He's not a coach of anything.
 +
 
 +
'''CRAIG:''' I should have guessed what was gonna happen with the towel around him, but&mdash;
 +
 
 +
'''MIKE:''' Did you not know?
 +
 
 +
'''CRAIG:''' No, it's talking about&mdash;
 +
 
 +
'''MIKE:''' ''I'' knew.
 +
 
 +
'''CRAIG:''' I asked Steve about it, too... when I first watched it. Why does The Cheat have a towel around him? ''{Mike chuckles}'' And then you find out!
 +
 
 +
'''MIKE:''' I had made a shaved The Cheat several weeks prior just&mdash; I think just to have. I just&mdash;
 +
 
 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' It's nice to have a shaved The Cheat lying around.
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 +
'''RYAN:''' Ohhh hooo ohh...
 +
 
 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' Ohh. And the fact that when Coach Z coughs up you see the little hairs come out. Oh, puke my pants. That's&mdash;
 +
 
 +
'''MIKE:''' That's right.
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 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' Ryan Sterritt made that up. Ryan? Talk about it.
 +
 
 +
'''MIKE:''' Yet another example of us stealing&mdash;
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 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' At least&mdash;
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 +
'''MIKE:''' &mdash;from our friends.
 +
 
 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' At least you pay this guy.
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 +
'''MIKE:''' That's true.
 +
 
 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' Ryan, give 'em&mdash; Tell 'em how where it came from.
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 +
'''RYAN:''' Uh...I did it once ''{Everyone laughs}'' and it kind of grossed me out. So, it became a recurring joke.
 +
 
 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' Puke my pants. Why not?
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 +
'''RYAN:''' ''{overlapping}'' Something I should not want to do.
 +
 
 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' So this was based on a prank that Matt had when he was a kid. He always wanted to play was wash out an old speed stick, fill it with white chocolate, and then gross some kids out in the locker room after gym class.
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 +
'''RYAN:''' We talked briefly about adding a randomizer to the names of the deodorants&mdash;
 +
 
 +
'''MIKE:''' Oh, right.
 +
 
 +
'''RYAN:''' But we never got around to&mdash;
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 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' Mike made a bunch of sweet, sweet deodorant names.
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 +
'''MIKE:''' It was fun coming up with&mdash;
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 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' other biomes.
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'''MIKE:''' ''{laughs}'' Deodorant names.
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 +
'''RYAN:''' Like those band namer things. You know, you pick like four prefixes and four words like "mountain" and "glaciers."
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 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' That's true. I don't have a Crazy Aunt Eulatherm, honestly.
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 +
'''MIKE:''' Really?
 +
 
 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' Yeah.
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 +
'''MIKE:''' Ahhh. Doesn't surprise me. I don't know if I believe very much of what you say.
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 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' Look! That's a rare shot of Marzipan sitting down.
 +
 
 +
'''MIKE:''' That's true.
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 +
'''RYAN:''' Can we "zoom in" on that paper?
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 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' Uh, it says the same thing over and over again, doesn't it, Mike?
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 +
'''MIKE:''' ''{overlapping}'' Yeah. And it says the same thing from the Strong Bad is in Jail Cartoon.
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 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' Yeah. Marzipan needs to get a new subscription. ''{Mike laughs}'' She's such a recycler that she just reads the same paper that she got so many years ago.
 +
 
 +
'''RYAN:''' Uhh&mdash;
 +
 
 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' That looks great. Mike, remember when you made your wife a post-it note dress?
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 +
'''MIKE:''' I did. She&mdash;
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 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' She didn't want to wear&mdash;
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 +
'''RYAN:''' She was very excited, wasn't she?
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 +
'''MIKE:''' It's still in my closet. ''{laughter}'' Not hers.
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 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' It wasn't very flattering. It kinda look like a&mdash;
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 +
'''MIKE:''' ''{overlapping}'' It looked just like a potato sack&mdash;
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 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' Yeah.
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 +
'''RYAN:''' Uhh&mdash;
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 +
'''MIKE:''' made out of post-it notes.
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 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' It's true.
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 +
'''RYAN:''' ''{overlapping}'' It's the thought that&mdash;
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 +
'''MIKE:''' Right. Remember the thought?
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'''RYAN:''' The girls don't remember the thought.
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 +
'''MIKE:''' They don't. They just want&mdash;
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 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' Dudes. Dudes do.
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'''MIKE:''' a good looking dress.
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 +
'''CRAIG:''' ''{overlapping}'' That was foleyed by, um, I almost ate the chips and I got reprimanded for eating the chips that were left over&mdash;
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 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' Oh, that's right because I had to...and Mike and Matt had to&mdash;
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 +
'''MIKE:''' ''{overlapping}'' We had Mo&mdash;We had some Moe's Nacho Chips and saved them.
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 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{theme park tour guide-styled monotone voice}'' Welcome to Moe's.
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'''CRAIG:''' ''{deep voice, slow}'' Moe's.
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 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' He's always the really ''{monotone voice again}'' depressed guy. At the end. ''{normal voice}'' Or they just go "Muhhhhh" ''{pause}'' What did that one say? That disk?
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 +
'''MIKE:''' I don't know what that one said.
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 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' Somebody slow it back down. Play it again, Ryan&mdash;
 +
 
 +
'''MIKE:''' Call us up, let us know.
 +
 
 +
'''RYAN:''' ''{imitates rewind noise of a tape}'' There you go.
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 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' What did it say?
 +
 
 +
'''RYAN:''' ''{overlapping}'' Good game, boys.
 +
 
 +
'''MIKE:''' ''{laughs}'' Good game, boys.
 +
 
 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' OK.
 +
 
 +
'''RYAN:''' I think it was an action game?
 +
 
 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' Totalslava. You guys?
 +
 
 +
'''MIKE:''' ''{laughing to himself}'' Poopaw.
 +
 
 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' So did this mean that I am&mdash; I have Euro&mdash;Eastern-European roots?
 +
 
 +
'''MIKE:''' ''{quickly}'' Yes.
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 +
''{After The Paper comes down, there is a pause}''
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 +
'''MATT:''' Oh, it's not over.&mdash;
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 +
'''RYAN:''' We finish quick every time.
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 +
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{overlapping}'' That's right, guys. Every time 'cause ''{begins to whisper; diminuendo}'' we don't remember cartoons after we're finished making them!
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 +
===Fun Facts===
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*Strong Bad talks about calling Coach Z just Z since he doesn't coach anything. This was mentioned in an early [[Old Characters Page|characters page]].
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*[[Wikipedia:Moe's Southwest Grill|Moe's]] is an Atlanta-based Tex-Mex fast food chain popular in the southeastern United States. One of their hallmarks is that the kitchen staff call out "Welcome to Moe's!" whenever someone enters.
== External Links ==
== External Links ==
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*[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail124.html view "secret recipes"]<br>
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{{sbemailextlinks|124|2014|youtube=E7qzi1d-nHQ}}
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*[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail124.swf view the flash file for "secret recipes"]
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*[http://forum.hrwiki.org/viewtopic.php?t=2014 forum thread re: "secret recipes"]
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Current revision as of 19:50, 23 August 2019

Strong Bad Email #124
watch origins rock opera
The horrible truth revealed!

Strong Bad reveals some secret family recipes.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, The Cheat, Coach Z, The King of Town, Marzipan, Homestar Runner

Places: Computer Room, The Field, King of Town's Castle, Marzipan's House

Computer: Lappy 486

Date: Monday, February 14, 2005

Running Time: 4:34

Page Title: Lappy 486

DVD: strongbad_email.exe Disc Four

Contents

[edit] Transcript

STRONG BAD: {singing} Email, na na, na na, na na, nanaNA...

{Strong Bad reads "Dear Strong Bad" as "The usual" and "NJ" as "Nigeria"}

STRONG BAD: {typing} Well Mellie, Hillarious, being from Africa I'm sure you guys are used to eating, like, exotic fruits and nectars and, um, lions {clears screen, continues typing} so our recipes may seem a bit uncouth. {stops typing} Uncouth. {typing} Can something be just plain couth? I bet freakin' Strong Sad is plain couth. Anyways, Couthy, all our family recipes tend to center around the grossing out of or the making puke of friends and well-wishers.

{The camera cuts back to reveal The Cheat, who is laying on the computer desk and flinging floppy disks all over the place.}

STRONG BAD: The Cheat! Let's go try out Great Uncle Pawdabber's Pre-tend Ice Cream Showdown! {His legs kick to each syllable of Pre-tend Ice Cream Showdown.}

THE CHEAT: {Enthusiastic The Cheat noises}

{The Cheat stands up. The screen greys and the following text appears.}

NARRATOR: Strong Bad may or may not have an actual Great Uncle Pawdabber.

{Cut to the field. Coach Z is standing around holding a basketball.}

COACH Z: Man, what is this thing? {bounces the basketball once} A bounce thing?

{Strong Bad and The Cheat enter from the right. Strong Bad is holding what appears to be a bowl of ice cream with yellowish sprinkles, and The Cheat is wearing a towel around his waist.}

STRONG BAD: Oh man, The Cheat! Wow! Look at this! It's our best friend, Coach Z. Say there, Coach, would you like to try some of our free icèd-c-cream? It's got toasted coconut!

COACH Z: How could I refuse? {throws the basketball over his shoulder} I can't afford the money-cost variety!

{The basketball can be seen falling behind the trees in the background.}

{Coach Z takes the ice cream and starts pigging out on it.}

COACH Z: Oooh! Sweet mercy! {He eats some more.} This is orful! {He eats more.}

STRONG BAD: Aww, it's OK, Coach. You're the proud new eater of a healthy bowl of sour cream and The Cheat fur.

{Coach Z drops the bowl in shock. Strong Bad pulls away The Cheat's towel to reveal that he's been shaved from the waist down.}

THE CHEAT: {The Cheat noises}

COACH Z: {He starts making disgusted noises and coughing up fur while frightened.} Hoo! I think I'm going to puke my pants!

STRONG BAD: Ugh! Please don't elaborate on that.

COACH Z: {talking normally} Naw, it's easy. I do it all the time! Here, let me show ya's!

STRONG BAD: AUGH!

THE CHEAT: {Horrified The Cheat noises}

{Strong Bad and the Cheat run away as Coach Z continues talking.}

COACH Z: You take your pants...

{A recipe card appears on screen reading as follows.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} For best results, dip The Cheat in egg wash before shaving or else he'll get those red shaving bumpies all over him. Ugh.

{Cut to the side of the King of Town's castle.}

STRONG BAD: {sotto voce} All right, we're mixing this next one up on them, The Cheat. I filled this old Speed Stick—

{He pulls out some underarm deodorant reading "X-treme Glacier."}

STRONG BAD: —with white chocolate and we'll totally gross out or make puke The King of Town when I start eatin' it in front of him!

THE CHEAT: {affirmative The Cheat noises}

{Cut to inside the castle. The King of Town is watching TV and eating the contents of an identical Speed Stick to the one Strong Bad has. He also has other various underarm deodorants and spray cans in a bowl next to him.}

TUCKSWORTH: You can't marry your guitar, Caleb!

CALEB: I can try!

{Strong Bad and The Cheat enter from the right.}

STRONG BAD: Hey Ole King Droll! Checka me out! I'm eatin'—oh. Never mind.

{The King of Town picks up a spray can and sprays it in his mouth, then resumes eating the Speed Stick}

STRONG BAD: Ugh, shoulda known...

{Strong Bad and The Cheat walk out.}

THE KING OF TOWN: No, wait, you guys! Come back! This stuff is strong enough for a man but tasty enough for a king! Don't you want to try any Forest Rush? Or Tundra Mist?

{A recipe card spins onscreen reading as follows}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} Yeah, how come deodorants and stuff are always named after biomes anyways?

{Cut to Marzipan's house. Marzipan is sitting on the couch reading The Latest News. Homestar walks in carrying one of Strong Bad's Pre-Tend Ice Cream Showdown bowls.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hey, girlfriend, have you tried any of this free ice cream Strong Bad made?

MARZIPAN: {setting aside her paper, clearly amused} Homestar, didn't anyone tell you? That's, like, cottage cheese and The Cheat hair!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: WHAT!? {He does a spit take, producing some fur.} Strong Bad told me it was sour cream and The Cheat hair! Looks like this is a job for Stupid Uncle Egg's Goodtime Diaper Pie!

{Homestar walks offscreen to the left. The screen greys and the following text appears on it.}

NARRATOR: Homestar Runner definitely does not have a Stupid Uncle Egg.

{Cut to Strong Bad's computer room. A pinecone and bendy straw are in a bowl with a sign next to it reading "not A pimecone, diaper pie! i mean reg-ular pie." Strong Bad and The Cheat walk in. The Cheat is now wearing yellow sticky notes, some with black dots on them, to try to cover up his shaved area.}

STRONG BAD: No, it looks totally real. I swear, no one'll be able to tell! Oh, what's this?

{Strong Bad picks up the sign and reads it.}

STRONG BAD: "Not a pimecone." Well, he's got that right!

{Homestar pokes his head in from the right.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, look, it's my best friends Cheat and The Strong Bad! Hey, I heard you guys been eatin' some serious regular pie in here!

STRONG BAD: Uh, yeah, man! We've even got some left over if you want it.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Well if it's anywhere near as good as your free ice cream!

{Homestar puts the pine cone in his mouth and starts crunching it up. The Cheat and Strong Bad look at each other incredulously.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {with his mouth full} Well, so long, suckers!

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} It's like, even when we win, he wins.

{Cut back to Strong Bad at the Lappy}

STRONG BAD: {typing} There you go girls. Recipes for the ages. But if you really want to be chefs when you grow up, we've got a super-secret family recipe for cooking the C-H-E-blank-T {types this as "C H E _ T"}

{The Cheat makes a very angry noise from offscreen and chucks a floppy disk reading "YOU JERK!" at Strong Bad's head.}

STRONG BAD: Ow! {typing} And of course that blank is for the letter K. The Chekt. My family's got a great recipe for cooking the Chekt. Yeah, yeah. {He only types one "yeah."} We're mostly from Bumdumbourge. It's near, uh, Totalslava. "Come down off that smokestack and eat your the Chekt!" my poopaw used to say. Ah, my dear poopaw, I miss you so.

{The Paper comes down}

STRONG BAD: {whispering} I think the Cheat bought it. Let me know if you want that recipe.

[edit] Easter Eggs

  • At the end, click on "grow up" to hear a few seconds of the television program the King of Town was watching.
{Cut back to the King of Town's castle. The TV is still on.}
TUCKSWORTH: Caleb, that hamburger was mine!
CALEB: It's mine now!
  • At the end, click on "C H E _ T" to see The Cheat reading a book entitled "So You Want to Cook a Wrestleman?", with a picture of The Cheat putting a lid on a pot with Strong Bad in it.
  • At the end, click on the left "poopaw" to hear the narrator's disclaimer about Strong Bad's poopaw.
NARRATOR: I, uh, I don't even know what a poopaw is.
  • At the end, click on "the Chekt" to see another recipe.

{"Bumdumbourge '96" appears as a watermark on the recipe card.}

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Explanations

  • A biome is a major regional group of distinctive plant and animal communities well adapted to that region's physical environment (for example, Tundra, Forest, etc.).
  • "Couth" means "possessing a high degree of sophistication" or "refined" (indeed, many depictions of Strong Sad). However, it is rarely used and considered a back-formation of the normally unpaired word "uncouth", itself derived from an old-English word meaning strange or uncommon.

[edit] Trivia

  • By zooming in on the Lappy's screen when The Cheat is throwing floppy disks around, it reveals some different words on the screen (not all of it is visible due to Strong Bad's head blocking the screen):
  • The label on the disk in the floppy disk container reads "battle chess". The floppy disk that The Cheat throws at Strong Bad reads "you JERK!".
  • This is the first appearance of deodorant.
  • The YouTube description for this email is "SB tricks people into eating gross stuff. The Cheat gets a haircut. What's not to love?"

[edit] Remarks

  • The way Marzipan is sitting is evidence against the theory that Marzipan's lower body is skirt-shaped.
  • Strong Bad refers to a place called "Totalslava". "Slava" means "fame" or "glory" in multiple Slavic languages such as Czech (sláva) and Russian (слава).
  • This is the first time Homestar has a "one-eyebrow-up-one-eyebrow-down" expression, which is not seen again until a modified and more stylized version appears in Flash is Dead!.
  • When Coach Z bounces the basketball, it sounds as if it's bouncing on cement or asphalt.
  • The recipe card says to use a "1 kinda cleaned-out De-odor Cake". Strong Bad uses "X-treme Glacier".

[edit] Goofs

  • When Strong Bad reads the "pimecone" card, the computer screen is almost blank except for "and well-wishers." written in the same area where Strong Bad typed it before.
  • In Marzipan's newspaper, the word "easy" should be "easier".
  • During the "I'm gonna puke my pants!" scene, Strong Bad's mouth is partly off his head.
  • During the "So You Want to Cook a Wrestleman?" Easter egg, the scribbling on the post-it note closest to the ground flickers slightly during the animation.
  • When Strong Bad gives Coach Z the "ice cream", his right (viewer's left) eye seems slightly too small, even with distance.

[edit] Glitches

  • After Homestar spits the "ice cream" out of his mouth and turns back towards Marzipan, a white box appears on the shadow of the right (viewers' left) side of his face for one frame.

[edit] Inside References

  • The newspaper Marzipan is reading is the exact same one (down to the repeating text) she was reading in Strong Bad is in Jail Cartoon.
  • The book in the Easter egg is titled "So You Want to Cook a Wrestleman", a word that has described Strong Bad previously.
  • Coach Z cannot afford the money-cost variety of ice cream.
    • Not being able to afford ice cream and continuing to eat The Cheat's hair after declaring it awful are some of Coach Z's Problems.
  • The towel that the Cheat is wearing appears to be either the same as, or very similar to, the one worn by Homestar in Main Page 14.
  • The use of the '96 on the card is quite possibly a reference to the year that the original Homestar Runner book was created, during the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • The narrator's voice is the same voice that originally announced Strong Bad's test sentence in the email radio.
  • The bowl of sour cream and The Cheat fur is another example of a concoction.
  • This is another mention of eggs and pants.
  • Much of this email involves the consumption of non-food items.
  • Strong Bad attempts to give a recipe for chicken-cooked The Cheat.

[edit] Real-World References

  • "Speed Stick" is an actual brand of underarm deodorant.
  • "Old King Droll" is possibly a play on the nursery rhyme "Old King Cole".
  • The King of Town's quip about the deodorants being "strong enough for a man" is a reference to "Secret" brand deodorant ads, whose slogan used to be "Strong enough for a man, but made for a woman."

[edit] Fast Forward

  • The television show watched by the King appears again in Bug In Mouth Disease. In that toon, the name of the show is revealed to be Caleb Rentpayer.
  • In the email rock opera, Strong Bad types "It's only a msyyer pd tun/ blegfr teh chekts" due to the Cheat throwing roses onto the keyboard.
  • The tune of the Easter egg involving The Cheat reading the book is again used as the intro song to record book.
  • In Poker Night at the Inventory, Strong Bad says "Grr...gimme back my chippies! Come back to poopaw!" Also, after Tycho describes his disturbing fascination for hedgehogs and snaps out of it saying "I'm sorry. You were saying?", Strong Bad says "Oh, nothing. Just puking in my pants."
  • Pine cones are also referred to as "pimecones" and eaten in Mr. Poofers Must Die.

[edit] DVD Version

  • The DVD version features hidden creators' commentary. To access it, switch your DVD player's audio language selection while watching.

[edit] Commentary Transcript

(Commentary by: Mike Chapman, Strong Bad, Ryan Sterritt, Craig Zobel)

MIKE: Uh oh. Strong Bad's here.

STRONG BAD: Oh, it's true, you guys. Who's gonna tolerate it?

RYAN: It's gonna—It's chronicling one of your greatest pranks yet.

STRONG BAD: That's right. You guys were around for this. Huh? Were you?

RYAN: We watched it all on TVD.

STRONG BAD: Oh, me too.

MIKE: Really the only good thing about this email is the introduction of "Caleb Rentpayer."

STRONG BAD: {angrily} What? Why you gonna... jock me like that?

RYAN: I disagree, Mike.

STRONG BAD: —Downplay my accomplishments. Look, I just accused those girls of eating lions. {Mike laughs} That's great! I think there's just— The abbreviation "NJ" means Nigeria. {Mike laughs} That is comedy at its finest.

MIKE: That's pretty funny.

STRONG BAD: Yeah. Brian!

MIKE: Uhh, that's pretty good right there; the making puke of—

STRONG BAD: Exactly.

MIKE: Kinda switch up the word—

STRONG BAD: Look! What's The Cheat doing, man?

CRAIG: What's the game of the day, Ryan?

STRONG BAD: He's tossing my stuff all over.

RYAN: Battle Chess. {pause} Pawdabber.

MIKE: Oh, this is good.

STRONG BAD: That guy is clueless.

MIKE: {overlapping} He doesn't even know what a basketball is.

STRONG BAD: I was gonna start calling him "Z" cause he does not— He's not a coach of anything.

CRAIG: I should have guessed what was gonna happen with the towel around him, but—

MIKE: Did you not know?

CRAIG: No, it's talking about—

MIKE: I knew.

CRAIG: I asked Steve about it, too... when I first watched it. Why does The Cheat have a towel around him? {Mike chuckles} And then you find out!

MIKE: I had made a shaved The Cheat several weeks prior just— I think just to have. I just—

STRONG BAD: It's nice to have a shaved The Cheat lying around.

RYAN: Ohhh hooo ohh...

STRONG BAD: Ohh. And the fact that when Coach Z coughs up you see the little hairs come out. Oh, puke my pants. That's—

MIKE: That's right.

STRONG BAD: Ryan Sterritt made that up. Ryan? Talk about it.

MIKE: Yet another example of us stealing—

STRONG BAD: At least—

MIKE: —from our friends.

STRONG BAD: At least you pay this guy.

MIKE: That's true.

STRONG BAD: Ryan, give 'em— Tell 'em how where it came from.

RYAN: Uh...I did it once {Everyone laughs} and it kind of grossed me out. So, it became a recurring joke.

STRONG BAD: Puke my pants. Why not?

RYAN: {overlapping} Something I should not want to do.

STRONG BAD: So this was based on a prank that Matt had when he was a kid. He always wanted to play was wash out an old speed stick, fill it with white chocolate, and then gross some kids out in the locker room after gym class.

RYAN: We talked briefly about adding a randomizer to the names of the deodorants—

MIKE: Oh, right.

RYAN: But we never got around to—

STRONG BAD: Mike made a bunch of sweet, sweet deodorant names.

MIKE: It was fun coming up with—

STRONG BAD: other biomes.

MIKE: {laughs} Deodorant names.

RYAN: Like those band namer things. You know, you pick like four prefixes and four words like "mountain" and "glaciers."

STRONG BAD: That's true. I don't have a Crazy Aunt Eulatherm, honestly.

MIKE: Really?

STRONG BAD: Yeah.

MIKE: Ahhh. Doesn't surprise me. I don't know if I believe very much of what you say.

STRONG BAD: Look! That's a rare shot of Marzipan sitting down.

MIKE: That's true.

RYAN: Can we "zoom in" on that paper?

STRONG BAD: Uh, it says the same thing over and over again, doesn't it, Mike?

MIKE: {overlapping} Yeah. And it says the same thing from the Strong Bad is in Jail Cartoon.

STRONG BAD: Yeah. Marzipan needs to get a new subscription. {Mike laughs} She's such a recycler that she just reads the same paper that she got so many years ago.

RYAN: Uhh—

STRONG BAD: That looks great. Mike, remember when you made your wife a post-it note dress?

MIKE: I did. She—

STRONG BAD: She didn't want to wear—

RYAN: She was very excited, wasn't she?

MIKE: It's still in my closet. {laughter} Not hers.

STRONG BAD: It wasn't very flattering. It kinda look like a—

MIKE: {overlapping} It looked just like a potato sack—

STRONG BAD: Yeah.

RYAN: Uhh—

MIKE: made out of post-it notes.

STRONG BAD: It's true.

RYAN: {overlapping} It's the thought that—

MIKE: Right. Remember the thought?

RYAN: The girls don't remember the thought.

MIKE: They don't. They just want—

STRONG BAD: Dudes. Dudes do.

MIKE: a good looking dress.

CRAIG: {overlapping} That was foleyed by, um, I almost ate the chips and I got reprimanded for eating the chips that were left over—

STRONG BAD: Oh, that's right because I had to...and Mike and Matt had to—

MIKE: {overlapping} We had Mo—We had some Moe's Nacho Chips and saved them.

STRONG BAD: {theme park tour guide-styled monotone voice} Welcome to Moe's.

CRAIG: {deep voice, slow} Moe's.

STRONG BAD: He's always the really {monotone voice again} depressed guy. At the end. {normal voice} Or they just go "Muhhhhh" {pause} What did that one say? That disk?

MIKE: I don't know what that one said.

STRONG BAD: Somebody slow it back down. Play it again, Ryan—

MIKE: Call us up, let us know.

RYAN: {imitates rewind noise of a tape} There you go.

STRONG BAD: What did it say?

RYAN: {overlapping} Good game, boys.

MIKE: {laughs} Good game, boys.

STRONG BAD: OK.

RYAN: I think it was an action game?

STRONG BAD: Totalslava. You guys?

MIKE: {laughing to himself} Poopaw.

STRONG BAD: So did this mean that I am— I have Euro—Eastern-European roots?

MIKE: {quickly} Yes.

{After The Paper comes down, there is a pause}

MATT: Oh, it's not over.—

RYAN: We finish quick every time.

STRONG BAD: {overlapping} That's right, guys. Every time 'cause {begins to whisper; diminuendo} we don't remember cartoons after we're finished making them!

[edit] Fun Facts

  • Strong Bad talks about calling Coach Z just Z since he doesn't coach anything. This was mentioned in an early characters page.
  • Moe's is an Atlanta-based Tex-Mex fast food chain popular in the southeastern United States. One of their hallmarks is that the kitchen staff call out "Welcome to Moe's!" whenever someone enters.

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