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Strong Bad Email #19
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This article is about the Strong Bad Email. For the running gag based on this email, see Tape-leg.
The infamous tape-leg

Nicolas asks if Strong Bad's legs are made of tape.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad

Places: Computer Room

Computer: Tandy 400

Date: Monday, March 25, 2002

Running Time: 1:01

Page Title: Tandy 400!!!

DVD: strongbad_email.exe Disc One



STRONG BAD: {muttering} Ow-mnow, mnow, mnow...{louder} Mow-mnow, mnow, mnow... {stops muttering}

STRONG BAD: Nee-co-las. {typing} They said my legs were made of tape?! WHAT?? I mean, do I look like some kind of tape-leg? I can guarantee you, man, I am not a tape-leg.

{Strong Bad stops typing and lifts his leg up, where we can see a piece of masking tape on the bottom of his shoe.}

STRONG BAD: I mean, look at this leg. Look... look at it there... Oh wait a minute, what's that on- OH, there's a little piece of tape on my shoe!

{Strong Bad removes the tape, and lowers his leg.}

STRONG BAD: {typing} That's what they were probably talking about. Yeah. You probably misunderstood them, man. No, they probably said I had tape on my leg or my shoe and you thought they said that my leg was made of tape. My leg is not made of tape. Pfffph! I must've just stepped on an innocent piece of tape...tape. {stops typing} All right, so until next week, send me some good ones. You know, some good ones.

{The Paper comes down.}

Fun Facts


  • Nicolas's brothers may have gotten the idea that Strong Bad's legs were made of tape from halloweener, where duct tape was wrapped around Homestar's legs as part of a Halloween costume of Strong Bad.
    • It's possible that the idea may have come from the way the reflection on Strong Bad's shoe is drawn: it has kind of a zig-zag look to it, similar to the pattern on the end of a piece of transparent tape when you pull it from the dispenser.


  • This is the first email in which Strong Bad does not say the word "email" in his opening.


  • Not only can Strong Bad type with boxing gloves on, but he can do so with one hand. He types while he is ripping the tape off.
  • In the previous email, stand-up, Lil' Strong Bad was seen with fleshed legs when his pants fell.
  • When Strong Bad is holding up his arm with the tape, his arm cannot been seen in the computer's reflection.

Fast Forward

  • An email which endures much controversy over its quality, "tape-leg" is referred to by other emails and toons on the site (see Tape-leg).
  • Strong Bad asks for some good emails in the next week. The following week, Strong Bad deletes 5 bad emails and there is no evidence that he ever got any good ones.

In the next email, the first email that is 'DELETED' states that somebody was unimpressed with the email 'tape leg'.

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