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Strong Bad Email #143
watch secret identity some kinda robot
Fold the old floppy disks to make them fit in the new computers.

Strong Bad makes an introduction to technology for middle school students.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, The Cheat, Pom Pom, Bubs (Easter Egg), Homestar Runner (Easter Egg), Strong Sad (Easter Egg).

Places: Computer Room, The Classroom, The Field, Bubs' Concession Stand (Easter Egg)

Computer: Lappy 486

Date: January 30, 2006

Running Time: 3:39

Page Title: Lappy 486

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

STRONG BAD: {singing} Don't you wanna email, don't you need a email, don't you turn your life around!

{Strong Bad pronounces "Oswego NY" as "Oswego to New York" with "Oswego" in a sing-song voice}

STRONG BAD: {typing} You would really appreciate it? That's it? Man, back in the olden days, I could get upwards of 3 chickens, a sack of barley and a half-dead goat all for doing one of my technology intromercials. {clears screen} Well, I sure hope JCPenney's accepts really appreciate it's, 'cause I know for a fact they stopped taking {extrapolates voice} I'll be your best friend's {returns to normal} a while ago. Either way, middle school kids are all idiots and they need as much of my help and guidance as they can get.

{Strong Bad gets up from his chair. Cut to a classroom with Strong Bad in a coat reminiscent of scientists', the words "I'M USING TECHNOLOGY" written on the blackboard and a poster with a drawing of a computer captioned "computers don't BYTE"}

STRONG BAD: One, zero zero, one one, zero, one, one zero, one one zero, zero one. You may not have understood me, but I was speaking technology. {cut to close-up of Strong Bad's face in the lab} The word technology... means... magic. It's basically anything that's really cool that you don't know how it works. And if it breaks, you have to buy a new one.

Easter Eggs

  • Click on half-dead goat for a picture of a goat with the caption: "Do you see this goat as half-dead or half-alive?"
  • Click the left side of the screen during the screensaver for an easter egg of Strong Sad and Strong Bad arguing over floppy/hard disks.
STRONG SAD: I keep telling you they're both floppy disks!
STRONG BAD: You think this is a floppy disk?
STRONG SAD: Yes, it is!
STRONG BAD: It's not a hard disk? {he hits his desk with the disk three times}
STRONG SAD: No.
STRONG BAD: Are you sure about this?
STRONG SAD: Absolu- {Strong Bad throws the disk in his face} Ow!
  • Click the right side of the screen during the screensaver to see Bubs selling Wireless Extension Cords.
BUBS: Get your wireless extension cords. Three for $300! Lightweight, existant, and shockproof!
{Homestar peeks out from the left edge of the screen}
HOMESTAR RUNNER: Umm... I'll take fooour! {he flies up the left screen edge and disappears}

Fun Facts

Explanations

  • A floppy disk is a data storage disk that is used to backup file or transport files from one computer to another.
  • A hard disk or hard drive is storage unit for computer files that is usually not portable and located inside the computer, although recent technology has made hard drives both external and portable.
  • When Strong Bad speaks technology, he says "10011011011001," which is binary code for 9945.

Remarks

  • Pom Pom's cell phone says "Incoming Call: Bob Redford".

Inside References

  • Pom Pom's ring tone is the indytronic remix of the geddup noise.
  • The "kindergartencop.edu" domain was also used in unused emails, for Bubs' email address.

Real World References

  • Kindergarten Cop is a movie staring Arnold Schwarzenegger as an undercover cop posing as a teacher.
  • The "catacombs" screensaver on the Lappy is a shortened form of the "3D-Maze" screen saver first introduced in Windows 98.
  • Sundance is an annual independent film festival in Park City, Utah, founded by actor Robert Redford and also a US pay cable television channel showing similar films.
  • Pom Pom's cell phone is a Palm Treo 650.

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