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=== Trivia ===
=== Trivia ===
*This is the only page on the site that produces a pop-up browser window automatically.
*This is the only page on the site that produces a pop-up browser window automatically.
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*This is the only toon in which the [[NavBar]] and the email are combined into one Flash file (so that Homestar can grab the words). Later changes to the navbar (shortening "legal stuff" to "[[legal]]", adding "[[random toon|rando]]" and "[[youtube]]") have not been incorporated into this toon.
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*This is the only email in which the [[navbar]] and the email are combined into one Flash file (so that Homestar can grab the words). Later changes to the navbar (shortening "legal stuff" to "[[legal]]", adding "[[random toon|rando]]" and "[[FeedBurner Page|subscribe]]", coloring "[[store]]" red) have not been incorporated into this toon.
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*The NavBar was added to the DVD and YouTube versions but not the [[Podstar Runner]] version of this email.
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*The navbar was added to the DVD version but not the [[Podstar Runner]] version of this email.
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*The piece of the main page that appears reads "LAST UPDATED 10-29-04", and a "what's new" button reading "[[Halloween Fairstival|halloween toon!]]" is hidden in the Flash file. This is what was seen on the main page at the time of this email's release.
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*The broken JPEG icon is used in the Netscape family of web browsers, including [[Netscape|Netscape Navigator]], [[Wikipedia:Mozilla|Mozilla]], and [[Wikipedia:Mozilla Firefox|Mozilla Firefox]].
*The broken JPEG icon is used in the Netscape family of web browsers, including [[Netscape|Netscape Navigator]], [[Wikipedia:Mozilla|Mozilla]], and [[Wikipedia:Mozilla Firefox|Mozilla Firefox]].
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*Marzipan's distorted speech, with the distortion removed, is "It accentuates the accord, and the design, and the composition."
*Marzipan's distorted speech, with the distortion removed, is "It accentuates the accord, and the design, and the composition."
*"Computer Over? Virus Equals Very Yes?! That's not a good prize!" is a [[haiku]].
*"Computer Over? Virus Equals Very Yes?! That's not a good prize!" is a [[haiku]].
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*The [[YouTube]] description for this email is "Strong Bad's Compy 386 gets a virus."
=== Remarks ===
=== Remarks ===
[[Image:sbemail118.png|thumb|Ah! That is not a small number! That is a ''big'' number!]]
[[Image:sbemail118.png|thumb|Ah! That is not a small number! That is a ''big'' number!]]
*Since the navbar is contained in this email's Flash file, it does not appear on the page until the toon has finished loading.
*Since the navbar is contained in this email's Flash file, it does not appear on the page until the toon has finished loading.
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*Edgar the Virus Hunter is said to have been programmed in 1982, a year before the first documented experimental virus was created, although there are conflicting accounts as to when the first virus was made. The idea of a [[Wikipedia:Computer Virus|computer virus]] is much older, dating at least back to the 1972 science fiction novel, ''[[Wikipedia:When HARLIE Was One|When HARLIE Was One]]''. Even so, it would be very unlikely that any sort of virus scanner would have existed in 1982.
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*Edgar the Virus Hunter is said to have been written in 1982, a year before the first documented experimental virus was created, although there are conflicting accounts as to when the first virus was made. The idea of a [[Wikipedia:Computer Virus|computer virus]] is much older, dating at least back to the 1972 science fiction novel, ''[[Wikipedia:When HARLIE Was One|When HARLIE Was One]]''. Even so, it would be very unlikely that any sort of virus scanner would have existed in 1982.
*In 2004, the year of the release of this email, only about [http://www.sophos.com/pressoffice/news/articles/2004/12/pr_uk_20041208yeartopten.html 100,000 known viruses] existed; well under the 423,827 that Edgar reports.
*In 2004, the year of the release of this email, only about [http://www.sophos.com/pressoffice/news/articles/2004/12/pr_uk_20041208yeartopten.html 100,000 known viruses] existed; well under the 423,827 that Edgar reports.
*Strong Bad's head is larger than normal (but not his wrestling mask) while he is talking to Strong Sad. It reverts back to normal when he runs for The Cheat, but then regresses back to the larger head once he enters into the black.
*Strong Bad's head is larger than normal (but not his wrestling mask) while he is talking to Strong Sad. It reverts back to normal when he runs for The Cheat, but then regresses back to the larger head once he enters into the black.
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=== Inside References ===
=== Inside References ===
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*This is an extreme instance of [[Strong Bad's computer malfunctioning]].
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*This is an extreme instance of [[Strong Bad's Computer Malfunctioning]].
*The "Flagrant System Error" title is from [[50 emails]].
*The "Flagrant System Error" title is from [[50 emails]].
*"Stave it off, 1, 2, 3..." is from the counting song in "[[Whaddaya Know, Haddi-Man?]]".
*"Stave it off, 1, 2, 3..." is from the counting song in "[[Whaddaya Know, Haddi-Man?]]".
*The card that Strong Sad transforms into is from the original deck of [[Character Cards]] that has since been removed from the site.
*The card that Strong Sad transforms into is from the original deck of [[Character Cards]] that has since been removed from the site.
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*The pixelated broom induced by the glitched Quote of the Day is the same graphic used in [[Peasant's Quest]] for the broom [[Baby Lady & Her Baby|the baby]] knocks over to let the player into [[Naked Ned]]'s cottage.
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*The pixelated broom induced by the glitched Quote of the Day is the same graphic used in Peasant's Quest for the broom [[Baby Lady & Her Baby|the baby]] knocks over to let the player into [[Naked Ned]]'s cottage.
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**Using a broom to play Marzipan's garbled noise may be an oblique reference to people [[Marzipan Being Compared to a Broom|mistaking her for a broom]].
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**Using a broom to play Marzipan's garbled noise may be an oblique reference to people mistaking her for a broom.
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*"Making out with Marzipan is totally awesome" was once the phrase necessary to trigger the Strong Bad Talker from the [[Homestar Talker]] (it has since been changed). The sound clips for the words were also taken from the Homestar Talker. The first four words of the phrase are also heard in "[[The Cheat Theme Song]]".
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*"Making out with Marzipan is totally awesome" was once the phrase necessary to trigger the Strong Bad Talker from the [[Homestar Talker]] (It has since been changed). The sound clips for the words were also taken from the Homestar Talker. The first four words of the phrase are also heard in "[[The Cheat Theme Song]]".
**The "Click on the Monkey" pop-up(s) shows an [[Homestar Runner Evolution|older version of Homestar]].
**The "Click on the Monkey" pop-up(s) shows an [[Homestar Runner Evolution|older version of Homestar]].
*Strong Bad screaming and pounding on the edge of the screen while the popups are appearing could be a reference to [[Where the Crap Are We?]].
*Strong Bad screaming and pounding on the edge of the screen while the popups are appearing could be a reference to [[Where the Crap Are We?]].
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**This time, the giant M shows Strong Mad's "M" insignia on his singlet, whereas in [[Yearbook Character Page]], the giant M did not.
**This time, the giant M shows Strong Mad's "M" insignia on his singlet, whereas in [[Yearbook Character Page]], the giant M did not.
*The sound effect that plays when The Ugly One appears is taken from [[RhinoFeeder]].
*The sound effect that plays when The Ugly One appears is taken from [[RhinoFeeder]].
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*[[The Ugly One]]'s line ("I can do it [[nine times]]!") and the sound effects for her slapping the King of Town in the face come from the [[Crazy Cartoon|Powered by The Cheat segment]] of [[crazy cartoon]]. However, she slightly misquotes it: the original line was "I can do it! I ''will'' do it nine times."   
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*[[The Ugly One]]'s line ("I can do it [[nine times]]!") and the sound effects for her slapping the King of Town in the face come from [[crazy cartoon]]. However, she slightly misquotes it: the original line was "I can do it! I ''will'' do it nine times."   
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*The powering-down sound that plays just before Bubs walks across the screen is the same sound that plays just before the [[Tandy 400]] explodes in [[gimmicks]].
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*The powering-down sound that plays just before Bubs walks across the screen is the same sound that plays just before the [[Tandy 400]] explodes in [[gimmicks]]
*As Bubs is walking across the screen the first time, his left and right arms are moving as if stuck in positons #4 and #5 (respectively) in the [[Dancin' Bubs]] game. Bubs's right arm is also about twice as large as usual.
*As Bubs is walking across the screen the first time, his left and right arms are moving as if stuck in positons #4 and #5 (respectively) in the [[Dancin' Bubs]] game. Bubs's right arm is also about twice as large as usual.
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*Bubs's broken JPEG mouth bears the letters "TH". This might be a reference to his other identity, [[The Thnikkaman]].
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*Bubs's broken JPEG mouth bears the letters "TH." This might be a reference to his other identity, [[The Thnikkaman]].
*During the final glitch scene (just before Bubs "fixes" the computer), the song playing in the background is the intro to "[[Parsnips-A-Plenty]]" and "[[That A Ghost]]".
*During the final glitch scene (just before Bubs "fixes" the computer), the song playing in the background is the intro to "[[Parsnips-A-Plenty]]" and "[[That A Ghost]]".
*Strong Bad's line during the final glitch scene is taken directly from [[The Reddest Radish]].
*Strong Bad's line during the final glitch scene is taken directly from [[The Reddest Radish]].
*The cloud background during the final glitch scene is the same cloud background used in [[New Boots]].
*The cloud background during the final glitch scene is the same cloud background used in [[New Boots]].
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*[[Image:virusdthecheat.gif|thumb|Virus'd The Cheat]]During the final glitch scene, The Cheat is on a rotation of six different versions of himself:
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*[[Image:virusdthecheat.gif|thumb|Virus'd The Cheat]] During the final glitch scene, The Cheat is on a rotation of six different versions of himself:
*# The [[Awexome Cross]] version.  
*# The [[Awexome Cross]] version.  
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*# The colored-in cut-out version from [[The Reddest Radish]].
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*# One that looks like one of The Cheat's styles from "[[The Cheat Theme Song]]".
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*# A very pixellated version of him, with a thin black outline around it.
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*# A drawn version, from "[[The Reddest Radish]]".
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*# A The Cheat x-ing sign, much like the similar signs seen in the [[Fan Stuff]] part of the [[Museum]].
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*# Another drawn version from Strong Bad's site.
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*# Another drawn version.
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*# A far more pixellated version of him, with a thin black outline around it.
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*# His [[Powered by The Cheat]] [[Powered by The Cheat Character Variation|depiction]] from [[New Boots]], with the colors reversed and without boots.
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*# A Cheat x-ing sign, much like the similar signs seen in the [[Fan Stuff]] part of the [[Museum]].
*The fan and cog in the Compy 386 are the same fan and cog that were visible when the Tandy 400 exploded.
*The fan and cog in the Compy 386 are the same fan and cog that were visible when the Tandy 400 exploded.
**Looking closely (or zooming into the Flash file) reveals that the fan is once again mysteriously floating in space, just like when the Tandy 400 blew up.
**Looking closely (or zooming into the Flash file) reveals that the fan is once again mysteriously floating in space, just like when the Tandy 400 blew up.
*Bubs sells the [[Broken Compy Menu|broken Compy 386]] as he did with the [[King of Town Email|broken Tandy 400]].
*Bubs sells the [[Broken Compy Menu|broken Compy 386]] as he did with the [[King of Town Email|broken Tandy 400]].
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*Strong Bad's muttered last line "how do you text with boxing gloves on?" is a variation of the common "[[how do you type with boxing gloves on?]]".
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*Strong Bad's muttered last line "how do you text with boxing gloves on?" is a variation of the common "[[How Do You Type With Boxing Gloves On?|how do you type with boxing gloves on?]]".
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=== Real-World References ===
=== Real-World References ===
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*The [[Strong Bad Email Intros|email intro]] is a reference to the [[wikipedia:A Tribe Called Quest|A Tribe Called Quest]] song [[wikipedia:People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm|Rhythm]], as revealed by [[@StrongBadActual]] on [[twitter:StrongBadActual/status/1090257655799652352|January 29, 2019]].
 
*[[Wikipedia:Linux kernel|"Linux"]] is a [[Wikipedia:Free software|Free]] [[Wikipedia:Unix|Unix-like]] [[Wikipedia:Kernel (computer science)|kernel]] originally written in 1991, or part of an entire operating system which uses this kernel ([[Wikipedia:Linux|"GNU/Linux"]]).
*[[Wikipedia:Linux kernel|"Linux"]] is a [[Wikipedia:Free software|Free]] [[Wikipedia:Unix|Unix-like]] [[Wikipedia:Kernel (computer science)|kernel]] originally written in 1991, or part of an entire operating system which uses this kernel ([[Wikipedia:Linux|"GNU/Linux"]]).
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*[[Edgar#Edgarware|Edgarware]] is a spoof of Norton Anti-Virus, which until 2001 used bespectacled computer nerd [[Wikipedia:Peter Norton|Peter Norton]] as a frontman.
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*[[Edgar#Edgarware|Edgarware]] is a spoof of Norton Anti-Virus, which until 2001 used bespectacled computer nerd [[Wikipedia:Peter Norton|Peter Norton]] as a front man.
*The part where Homestar is followed by "ghost" images of himself is a Flash in-joke, referring to the [[Wikipedia:Onion skinning|Onion skinning]] feature of the program that will display translucent images of previous frames as an animation guide.
*The part where Homestar is followed by "ghost" images of himself is a Flash in-joke, referring to the [[Wikipedia:Onion skinning|Onion skinning]] feature of the program that will display translucent images of previous frames as an animation guide.
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*"Click on the monkey" refers to various [[Wikipedia: Pop-up ad|popups]] where clicking on an object (ranging from targets to robbers, iPods, etc.) will usually bombard one's computer with spyware, viruses, etc.
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*"Click on the monkey" refers to various [[Wikipedia:Pop-up ad|popups]] where clicking on an object (ranging from targets to robbers, iPods, etc.) will usually bombard one's computer with spyware, viruses, etc.
*The dance The Cheat performs when Strong Bad says, "Let's do a dance for the computer genius man," looks like [[Wikipedia:Dana Carvey|Dana Carvey]]'s "[[Wikipedia:Church Lady|Church Lady]]" dance from the classic [[Saturday Night Live]] sketch.
*The dance The Cheat performs when Strong Bad says, "Let's do a dance for the computer genius man," looks like [[Wikipedia:Dana Carvey|Dana Carvey]]'s "[[Wikipedia:Church Lady|Church Lady]]" dance from the classic [[Saturday Night Live]] sketch.
*"[[Wikipedia:Bourgeoisie|Bourgeoise]]," one of the emoticons acting as Strong Sad's head, is the feminine form of the term used in [[Wikipedia:Marxism|Marxism]] to describe the middle or upper class that oppose the [[Wikipedia:Proletariat|proletariat]] (working class) in the class struggle.
*"[[Wikipedia:Bourgeoisie|Bourgeoise]]," one of the emoticons acting as Strong Sad's head, is the feminine form of the term used in [[Wikipedia:Marxism|Marxism]] to describe the middle or upper class that oppose the [[Wikipedia:Proletariat|proletariat]] (working class) in the class struggle.
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*The "ding" sound heard after EdgarWare finds the viruses is taken from [[Wikipedia:Microsoft Windows|Microsoft Windows]] versions ranging from Windows 98 to Windows XP.
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*The "ding" sound heard after EdgarWare finds the viruses is taken from some versions of [[Wikipedia:Microsoft Windows|Microsoft Windows]].
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*The screen "It's now safe to turn your computer off." is similar to the one displayed when shutting down a Windows computer that cannot turn itself off. The actual message is "It is now safe to turn off your computer", and the style of this message is taken from the [[Wikipedia:Windows 9x|Windows 9x]] series of operating systems.
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*The screen "It's now safe to turn your computer off." is similar to the one displayed when shutting down a Windows computer that cannot turn itself off. The actual message is "It is now safe to turn off your computer", and the style of this message is taken from [[Wikipedia:Windows 95|Windows 95]], [[Wikipedia:Windows 98|98]], and [[Wikipedia:Windows Me|ME]].
*"A wise guy, eh?" was frequently muttered (in a very similar tone of voice to how Strong Bad says it) by [[Wikipedia:Moe Howard|Moe Howard]] of the comedy group [[Wikipedia:The Three Stooges|The Three Stooges]].
*"A wise guy, eh?" was frequently muttered (in a very similar tone of voice to how Strong Bad says it) by [[Wikipedia:Moe Howard|Moe Howard]] of the comedy group [[Wikipedia:The Three Stooges|The Three Stooges]].
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*Two of The Cheat's designs seen near the end (just before everything returns to normal) can be viewed as a few alternatives in the [[Everything Else, Volume 2|DVD]] release of [[The Reddest Radish]]; namely, the child's drawing and the crossing sign (but without the word "x-ing").
*Two of The Cheat's designs seen near the end (just before everything returns to normal) can be viewed as a few alternatives in the [[Everything Else, Volume 2|DVD]] release of [[The Reddest Radish]]; namely, the child's drawing and the crossing sign (but without the word "x-ing").
*The real "It's now safe to turn off your computer" screen appears in [[April Fool 2014]].
*The real "It's now safe to turn off your computer" screen appears in [[April Fool 2014]].
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*Strong Bad draws a "Drop A [[Train]] On Em" virtual reality simulator on his [[@StrongBadActual|Twitter account]].
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*Strong Bad draws a "Drop A Train On Em" virtual reality simulator on his [[@StrongBadActual|Twitter account]].
*On the HTML [[Index Page]] redesign, the sample email address in the mailing list sign-up is "EdgarJr@traindropper.com".
*On the HTML [[Index Page]] redesign, the sample email address in the mailing list sign-up is "EdgarJr@traindropper.com".
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== YouTube Version ==
== YouTube Version ==
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*The [[YouTube]] description for this email is "Strong Bad's Compy 386 gets a virus."
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*There is a 5-second non-edited annotation that appears at 0:05 and disappears at 0:10.  
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*In order to accommodate the surprise [[widescreen]] effects, such as Strong Bad jumping out of the frame and Homestar picking up the navbar words, the email is presented in a much smaller frame surrounded by a large black border, and the navbar is also present in the video.
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**As it is not edited, it contains the text "Enter your text here"
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*There is a 5-second, unedited annotation that appears at 0:05 and disappears at 0:10. As it is not edited, it contains the text "Enter your text here".
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**As with all annotations on YouTube it was removed on January 15th, 2019.
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*The Quote of the Week, Sketchbook, and Fanstuff Easter Eggs are not included.
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== See Also ==
== See Also ==

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