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{{aboutemail}} {{for|cards shown in various toons on the website|Trading Cards}}
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[[Image:Sbemail157.PNG|thumb|"Those aren't even from the same lame game. Or 'SLG'."]]
[[Image:Sbemail157.PNG|thumb|"Those aren't even from the same lame game. Or 'SLG'."]]
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{{aboutemail}} {{for|cards shown in various toons on the website|Trading Cards}}
 
Strong Bad shows us several examples of character trading cards.
Strong Bad shows us several examples of character trading cards.
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[[Image:Fan with dimetrodon.PNG|thumb|i fan myself w/ dimetrodon]]
[[Image:Fan with dimetrodon.PNG|thumb|i fan myself w/ dimetrodon]]
*Click on "good graphics" to reveal the title screen of the 1982 [[Videlectrix]] video game [[C.H.E.A.T.]]
*Click on "good graphics" to reveal the title screen of the 1982 [[Videlectrix]] video game [[C.H.E.A.T.]]
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*Click on the [[Strong Sad]] card when Strong Bad turns around to see another The Beleagured: Alliance card featuring Strong Sad dressed as a harlequin, labelled "Prancibald: Limerick Swirl".
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*Click on the [[Strong Sad]] card when Strong Bad turns around to see another Strong Sad card.
*Click on the stack of cards at the end to see all of the trading cards (except the alternate Strong Sad Easter egg card) featured in this email up close.
*Click on the stack of cards at the end to see all of the trading cards (except the alternate Strong Sad Easter egg card) featured in this email up close.
*Click on the sticky notes on the floor at the end to see them up close.
*Click on the sticky notes on the floor at the end to see them up close.
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===Explanations===
===Explanations===
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*Coach Z's trading cards are references to sports cards which often feature an image of a player of a sport playing said sport. Statistics like the ones on the back of Coach Z's cards are similar to the statistics found on sports cards as well.
*Coach Z's trading cards are references to sports cards which often feature an image of a player of a sport playing said sport. Statistics like the ones on the back of Coach Z's cards are similar to the statistics found on sports cards as well.
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*Strong Bad uses the acronym "SLG" for "same lame game". SLG is also an abbreviation for "simulation game" in Japan, which is fitting because of the appearance of the Cheatball's trading card game in this email.
*"Fiery How to Play [[Deliberately Poor English|Convusion]]" is a reference to the "How to Play" card in some card games.
*"Fiery How to Play [[Deliberately Poor English|Convusion]]" is a reference to the "How to Play" card in some card games.
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*The "N.S." in the email's closing refers to [[wikipedia:Nova Scotia|Nova Scotia]].
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*The "N.S." in the email's closing refers to Nova Scotia.
===Trivia===
===Trivia===
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*The back of the "Showering Expert" card reads:
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*The back of the "Showering Expert" card reads -
<blockquote>Coach Z<br>
<blockquote>Coach Z<br>
Crunk Warriors<br>
Crunk Warriors<br>
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once made a castle<br>
once made a castle<br>
out of toilet paper!"</blockquote>
out of toilet paper!"</blockquote>
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*This is the first time 20X6 The Cheat's real name, voice, or appearance (other than his face) has been revealed.
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*This is the first time we have ever seen 20X6 The Cheat's real name, heard him speak, or even seen what he actually looks like, other than his face.
*The floppy disk container reads "[[Floppy Disk Container#kyrandia series|kyrandia series]]".
*The floppy disk container reads "[[Floppy Disk Container#kyrandia series|kyrandia series]]".
*Homestar is "wearing" 23 sticky notes.
*Homestar is "wearing" 23 sticky notes.
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*The [[Wikipedia:Dimetrodon|Dimetrodon]] Strong Bad fans himself with in an Easter egg was a real creature that is commonly mistaken for a [[dinosaur]]. In actuality, it was a [[Wikipedia:synapsid|synapsid]] (mammal-like reptile) that lived at least 30 million years before the first dinosaurs appeared.
*The [[Wikipedia:Dimetrodon|Dimetrodon]] Strong Bad fans himself with in an Easter egg was a real creature that is commonly mistaken for a [[dinosaur]]. In actuality, it was a [[Wikipedia:synapsid|synapsid]] (mammal-like reptile) that lived at least 30 million years before the first dinosaurs appeared.
*Strong Bad's dinosaur cards do not use the usual AhnbergHand [[font]] for his handwriting.
*Strong Bad's dinosaur cards do not use the usual AhnbergHand [[font]] for his handwriting.
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*The "Fiery How to Play Convusion" card's white shadow says "Fiery How to ''Score'' Convusion".
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*The "Fiery How to Play Convusion" card's white shadow says, "Fiery How to ''Score'' Convusion".
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*Strong Bad says "Another freakin' guy named Daniel", but, at the time of this email, there had been only one other [[Strong Bad Email By Name of Sender#D|email sender]] by the name of Daniel. However, there had been nine senders with names that are variations of Daniel, e.g. [[Dan]] and Danny.
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*Strong Bad says, "Another freakin' guy named Daniel," but at the time of this email, there had been only one other [[Strong Bad Email By Name of Sender#D|email sender]] by the name of Daniel. However, there had been nine senders with names that are variations of Daniel, e.g. [[Dan]] and Danny.
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*If the Flash is viewed externally such that the parts outside the frame can be seen, it can be seen that, even though he is out of the frame at the time, Homestar jumps slightly and has mouth movement for his line "What?"
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*If the Flash is viewed externally such that the parts outside the frame can be seen, it can be seen that even though he is out of the frame at the time, Homestar jumps slightly and has mouth movement for his line "What?"
*The four number counters all count the same numbers, they just start at different times.
*The four number counters all count the same numbers, they just start at different times.
*When Strong Bad draws himself bench-pressing dinosaurs on a sticky note, he uses his [[Left Handedness|left hand]], although he is usually right handed.
*When Strong Bad draws himself bench-pressing dinosaurs on a sticky note, he uses his [[Left Handedness|left hand]], although he is usually right handed.
*The "Showering Expert" Coach Z trading card does not have a gray border on the outside.
*The "Showering Expert" Coach Z trading card does not have a gray border on the outside.
*The sticky notes and trading card Easter eggs are clickable before the email is completely finished.
*The sticky notes and trading card Easter eggs are clickable before the email is completely finished.
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*Strong Bad uses the abbreviation "SLG" for "same lame game". SLG is also an abbreviation for "simulation game" in Japan, which is fitting because of the appearance of the Cheatball's trading card game in this email.
 
===Goofs===
===Goofs===
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*Strong Bad does not capitalize "The States" when he types it, even though he's referring to the United States of America.
*Strong Bad does not capitalize "The States" when he types it, even though he's referring to the United States of America.
*Also, Strong Bad types "the Cheat", even though the "the" should be capitalized, since it's [[Integral Article|a part of The Cheat's name]].
*Also, Strong Bad types "the Cheat", even though the "the" should be capitalized, since it's [[Integral Article|a part of The Cheat's name]].
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*When clicking on the sticky note on the right at the end, it comes from the left sticky note.
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*When you click on the sticky note on the right at the end, it comes from the left sticky note.
*The closeups of the sticky notes are not the same as the sticky notes on the floor.
*The closeups of the sticky notes are not the same as the sticky notes on the floor.
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===Inside References===
===Inside References===
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*Strong Bad's intro song for this email includes the phrase "top of the key", a phrase associated with [[Reg Having the Ball at the Top of the Key|Reg having the ball]].
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*Strong Bad's intro song for this email includes the phrase "[[top of the key]]".
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*Strong Bad refers to the activity as "[[Noun-ery|trading cardery]]".
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*Strong Sad's [[Grim Reaper]] costume originally appeared in [[Experimental Film]].
*Strong Sad's [[Grim Reaper]] costume originally appeared in [[Experimental Film]].
*Strong Sad was known as "The Deathly Pallor" in [[impression]]; this is also the name of his [[The Deathly Pallor|radio host alter-ego]] in [[radio]].
*Strong Sad was known as "The Deathly Pallor" in [[impression]]; this is also the name of his [[The Deathly Pallor|radio host alter-ego]] in [[radio]].
*Strong Sad's Easter egg card calls him [[Prancing|Prancibald]], which was first used in [[flashback]] by Strong Bad to describe Homestar.
*Strong Sad's Easter egg card calls him [[Prancing|Prancibald]], which was first used in [[flashback]] by Strong Bad to describe Homestar.
*The name "Butt Patterson" is another appearance of [[butt-patting]] and a [[names ending in -erson|name ending in -erson]].
*The name "Butt Patterson" is another appearance of [[butt-patting]] and a [[names ending in -erson|name ending in -erson]].
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*Coach Z's feature fact says he built a castle out of [[toilet paper]].
 
*Strong Sad was described as a lurker in [[garage sale]] and [[Senorial Day]].
*Strong Sad was described as a lurker in [[garage sale]] and [[Senorial Day]].
*"Crunk Warriors" refers to Coach Z's hip-hop tendencies.
*"Crunk Warriors" refers to Coach Z's hip-hop tendencies.
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*This is another instance of misspelling "Strong Bad" as "[[Stong Bad]]".
*This is another instance of misspelling "Strong Bad" as "[[Stong Bad]]".
*"Vornado" is another example of [[portmanteaus]], being a combination of "vortex" and "tornado".
*"Vornado" is another example of [[portmanteaus]], being a combination of "vortex" and "tornado".
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*One of the cards says that Coach Z is a "[[Showering]] Expert".
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*One of the cards says that Coach Z is a "[[Showering]] Expert."
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*Strong Bad says that he thinks trading cards were outlawed the day [[good graphics]] were invented.
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===Real-World References===
===Real-World References===
*"[[Whatsit]] Pile Tikes" are a parody of [[Wikipedia:Garbage Pail Kids|Garbage Pail Kids]], which is in turn, a parody of [[Wikipedia:Cabbage Patch Kids|Cabbage Patch Kids]].
*"[[Whatsit]] Pile Tikes" are a parody of [[Wikipedia:Garbage Pail Kids|Garbage Pail Kids]], which is in turn, a parody of [[Wikipedia:Cabbage Patch Kids|Cabbage Patch Kids]].
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*The title screen for "C.H.E.A.T." is a reference to the notoriously unpopular [[Atari 2600]] game ''[[Wikipedia:E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Atari 2600)|E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial]]'', which is often cited as one of the main causes of the [[Wikipedia:Video game crash of 1983|video game crash of 1983]]. The game featured an uncharacteristically detailed [[Wikipedia:Image:ET2600-TheBestPart.png|title screen]] commonly described as being the "best part of the game".
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*The title screen for "C.H.E.A.T." is a reference to the notoriously unpopular [[Atari 2600]] game ''[[Wikipedia:E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Atari 2600)|E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial]]'', which is often cited as one of the main causes of the [[Wikipedia:Video game crash of 1983|video game crash of 1983]]. The game featured an uncharacteristically detailed [[Wikipedia:Image:ET2600-TheBestPart.png|title screen]] commonly described as being the "best part of the game". [http://www.classicgaming.com/rotw/et.shtml]
*"The Beleaguered: Alliance" cards with Strong Sad closely resemble "[[Wikipedia:Magic: The Gathering|Magic: The Gathering]]" cards in both art and gameplay mechanics. The numbers in the lower right corner of Strong Sad's cards mimic the power and toughness ratings found on Magic's creature cards.
*"The Beleaguered: Alliance" cards with Strong Sad closely resemble "[[Wikipedia:Magic: The Gathering|Magic: The Gathering]]" cards in both art and gameplay mechanics. The numbers in the lower right corner of Strong Sad's cards mimic the power and toughness ratings found on Magic's creature cards.
*The Stinkoman Cards are a parody of Japanese trading card games such as ''[[Wikipedia:Pokémon Trading Card Game|Pokémon]]'' and ''[[Wikipedia:Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game|Yu-Gi-Oh!]]''.
*The Stinkoman Cards are a parody of Japanese trading card games such as ''[[Wikipedia:Pokémon Trading Card Game|Pokémon]]'' and ''[[Wikipedia:Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game|Yu-Gi-Oh!]]''.
**The points that appear onscreen during the 20X6 sequence resemble the life counters from the [[Wikipedia:Yu-Gi-Oh! (second series anime)|''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' anime]].
**The points that appear onscreen during the 20X6 sequence resemble the life counters from the [[Wikipedia:Yu-Gi-Oh! (second series anime)|''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' anime]].
**The yellow cards with attack names resemble the cards from the Pokémon TCG.
**The yellow cards with attack names resemble the cards from the Pokémon TCG.
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**The name Cheatball, as well as the way Stinkoman throws him, is a reference to the Poké Balls used in ''[[Pokémon]]''.
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**The name Cheatball, as well as the way Stinkoman throws him, is a reference to the Poké Balls used in ''Pokémon''.
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**Cheatball saying "Cheatball" is also a reference to the [[wikipedia:Pokémon (anime)|Pokémon anime]], where most Pokémon speak by saying their species' name.
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**Cheatball saying "Cheatball" is also a reference to the [[wikipedia:Pokémon (anime)|Pokémon animé]], where most Pokémon speak by saying their name.
*The Fiery How to Play Convusion could be a parody of the fact that many trading card games are very complicated, involving odd rules that few people follow.
*The Fiery How to Play Convusion could be a parody of the fact that many trading card games are very complicated, involving odd rules that few people follow.
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*The Crunk Warriors is a reference to the former Atlanta CBA team called the [[Wikipedia:Augusta Groove|Atlanta Krunk]] (originally the Charlotte Krunk, and formerly Atlanta Krunk Wolverines). [[Wikipedia:Crunk|Crunk]] is a genre of [[Wikipedia:Hip hop music|hip hop music]] based particularly on the eastern side of Atlanta, [[Georgia]] popularized by [[Wikipedia:Lil Jon|Lil Jon]] and more.
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*The Crunk Warriors is a reference to the former Atlanta CBA team called the [[Wikipedia:Augusta Groove|Atlanta Krunk]] (originally the Charlotte Krunk, and formerly Atlanta Krunk Wolverines). [[Wikipedia:Crunk|Crunk]] is a genre of [[Wikipedia:Hip hop music|hip hop music]] based particularly on the eastern side of Atlanta, Georgia popularized by [[Wikipedia:Lil Jon|Lil Jon]] and more.
*The "Showering Expert" card not having a grey border around it might be a reference to many vintage sports cards, which were known for having many different versions of the same card, with minor differences.
*The "Showering Expert" card not having a grey border around it might be a reference to many vintage sports cards, which were known for having many different versions of the same card, with minor differences.
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*Daniel's suggestion and Strong Bad's "pink piece of balsa wood" remark refer to the fact that most baseball cards up until the 1990s came with a stick of [[gum]] inside. This is due to the fact that most baseball cards were made by chewing gum companies. The gum was often hard to the point of being unchewable. It also periodically ruined the card it was resting against in the package. Newer card series have chewing gum also, but now it comes in a plastic wrapper, and is fresh, and soft.
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*Daniel's suggestion and Strong Bad's "Pink piece of balsa wood" remark refer to the fact that most baseball cards up until the 1990's came with a stick of gum inside. This is due to the fact that most baseball cards were made by chewing gum companies. The gum was often hard to the point of being unchewable. It also periodically ruined the card it was resting against in the package. Newer card series have chewing gum also, but now it comes in a plastic wrapper, and is fresh, and soft.
===Fast Forward===
===Fast Forward===
*A revised version of the C.H.E.A.T. title screen became the title screen of the [[Where's The Cheat? (game)|Where's The Cheat?]] DVD game on [[Everything Else, Volume 3]].
*A revised version of the C.H.E.A.T. title screen became the title screen of the [[Where's The Cheat? (game)|Where's The Cheat?]] DVD game on [[Everything Else, Volume 3]].
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*The Cheatball card would later make an appearance as one of [[Perducci]]'s playing cards in [[Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective]], labelled as a "creature card".
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*The Cheatball card would later make an appearance as one of Perducci's playing cards in [[Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective]], labelled as a "creature card".
== DVD Version ==
== DVD Version ==
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=== Fun Facts ===
=== Fun Facts ===
*[[Wikipedia:Dwight Gooden|Dwight Gooden]] (A.K.A. Doc Gooden) is a former [[Wikipedia:Major League Baseball|MLB]] player. He was one of the most dominant and feared pitchers in the [[Wikipedia:National League|National League]] during the mid-1980s, but his career declined due to injuries and drug abuse.
*[[Wikipedia:Dwight Gooden|Dwight Gooden]] (A.K.A. Doc Gooden) is a former [[Wikipedia:Major League Baseball|MLB]] player. He was one of the most dominant and feared pitchers in the [[Wikipedia:National League|National League]] during the mid-1980s, but his career declined due to injuries and drug abuse.
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*"Beckett's catalog" refers to [http://beta.beckett.com/ Beckett Magazine], a no-longer-in-print publication specializing in various sports collections of trading cards.
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*"Beckett's catalog" refers to [http://beta.beckett.com/ Beckett.com], an online store specializing in various sports collections of trading cards.
*[[Wikipedia:Robin Yount|Robin Yount]] is a former MLB player who spent his entire career, from 1974 to 1993, with the [[Wikipedia:Milwaukee Brewers|Milwaukee Brewers]].
*[[Wikipedia:Robin Yount|Robin Yount]] is a former MLB player who spent his entire career, from 1974 to 1993, with the [[Wikipedia:Milwaukee Brewers|Milwaukee Brewers]].
*[[Wikipedia:Tony Peña|Tony Peña]] was known for his defensive skills with the [[Wikipedia:Pittsburgh Pirates|Pittsburgh Pirates]], the [[Wikipedia:St. Louis Cardinals|St. Louis Cardinals]], the [[Wikipedia:Boston Red Sox|Boston Red Sox]], the [[Wikipedia:Chicago White Sox|Chicago White Sox]], the [[Wikipedia:Cleveland Indians|Cleveland Indians]] and the [[Wikipedia:Houston Astros|Houston Astros]].
*[[Wikipedia:Tony Peña|Tony Peña]] was known for his defensive skills with the [[Wikipedia:Pittsburgh Pirates|Pittsburgh Pirates]], the [[Wikipedia:St. Louis Cardinals|St. Louis Cardinals]], the [[Wikipedia:Boston Red Sox|Boston Red Sox]], the [[Wikipedia:Chicago White Sox|Chicago White Sox]], the [[Wikipedia:Cleveland Indians|Cleveland Indians]] and the [[Wikipedia:Houston Astros|Houston Astros]].

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