8-Bit is Enough Responses (Gel-Arshie's Backstage)

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"What're you doing back here?! Nobody's allowed backstage without a chaperone!"

Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People has many responses when you talk to various characters and interact with various objects. These are the responses from Gel-Arshie's Backstage in 8-Bit Is Enough.

On these pages, A → B (right arrow) means that the response happens when object A is used on thing B, or in the case of talking to other characters, the indicated sequence of chat topic icons are chosen.

A short horizontal line between two or more responses, such as the one above, means only one of the responses is heard at a time, and that the action results in a different response each time it occurs.

NOTE: This area is inaccessible once Gel-Arshie joins your party.


[edit] Backstage

{First time only}
{Strong Bad materializes in sprite until he is back to his old self. He notices a bizarre fruit contraption, whose suction gun picks up fruits from boxes labeled "Ammo" and "Fruit Supply", respectively. It is currently over "Ammo"}
STRONG BAD: Weird. I don't remember the Gel-Arshie game looking like this.
GEL-ARSHIE: {getting off his board} What're you doing back here?! Nobody's allowed backstage without a chaperone!
STRONG BAD: {irritated} Look, having to talk to you is no bowl of cherries for me, either.
GEL-ARSHIE: Cherries?! Where?! I love cherries!
STRONG BAD: Anyways, as I was saying, I thought I was jumpin' into the game. How come you're just standing around here, not not loafing?
GEL-ARSHIE: That's 'cause nobody's playing the game! I'm in attract mode!

[edit] Assorted Red Fruit

{First time only}
STRONG BAD: This must be where all the apples, cherries and strawberries in the game come from.
GEL-ARSHIE: I'm not allowed to go near that bin anymore! Once I start, I just can't... stop... myself...

STRONG BAD: This must be where all the apples, cherries and strawberries in the game come from.

[edit] Gel-Arshie

{First time only}
STRONG BAD: So. Freakshow.
GEL-ARSHIE: Hey, kids! Come to watch me get radical on the half-pipe?
STRONG BAD: No. I'm looking for anybody to help me get farther in a videogame so I can kill a dragon.
GEL-ARSHIE: Well KEEP LOOKIN'! Around here, I'm in charge. I'M THE GOD! And I ain't leaving until somebody hits the kill... kill... KILL SCREEN!
HOMESTAR RUNNER: {pops up} Hey, Strong Bad, what's a kill kill KILL SCREEN?
STRONG BAD: Oh, that's when you play a videogame for so long, and get a score so high, and have a life so depressing, that you break the videogame!
HOMESTAR RUNNER: {enlightened} Oh. {curiously} Hey, Strong Bad, why is the sky blue?
STRONG BAD: Go away, Homestar. {Homestar vanishes.} You only get one question per day.

STRONG BAD: So, Creepzilla, this game sucks and you know it.
GEL-ARSHIE: {hostilely} Then how come nobody's been able to BEAT it yet? Huh? NOBODY!

[edit] Jela-Ton Packs

STRONG BAD: "Red-Flavored Fluffy Puff Translucent Dessert-Related Substance."
GEL-ARSHIE: That's for the product placement at the end of every level! Gotta push those units!
STRONG BAD: {irritated} I'd like to... push stupid units...

[edit] Lever

{First time only}
STRONG BAD: {flipping the lever} I have yet to meet a random lever that I could not push for no reason.
{The suction gun moves over to the Fruit Supply box}

{Subsequent times}
{Strong Bad flips the lever in silence, with the suction gun moving over to the other box.}

[edit] Pineapple Gun

STRONG BAD: It's the Professor's semi-robotomatic Pineapple Gun.

[edit] Pineapples

STRONG BAD: It's a giant bin full of fresh pineapple slices.

[edit] Professor Pineapple

{First time only}

STRONG BAD: So, Professor Pineapple, got any ideas on how I can take out Trog... {realizes that Professor Pineapple isn't moving} What? {annoyed} Oh, what a rip-off!! He's not even real! He's just a prop!
GEL-ARSHIE: Sometimes... after the game shuts down... I can hear him talking to me. He tells me to do things.

STRONG BAD: {disgusted} It's Gel-Arshie's totally fake nemesis, Professor Pineapple.
GEL-ARSHIE: He can't beat me! Nobody can!

[edit] Screen

{First time only}
STRONG BAD: {disgusted} It's made out of... plywood and duct tape. {turns to the camera} I knew this game was cheap, but where's the craftsmanship, people?
HOMESTAR RUNNER: {pops up} That's why I never go backstage for The Show. It ruins the magic... {amazed} Hey, I can see your house from here!
STRONG BAD: {annoyed} No, Homestar... {faces the screen} ...you're only supposed to say that when you're way high up... {realizes the statement} Oh wait... {Homestar vanishes.} I really can see my house from here! We must be inside my own Fun Machine!

STRONG BAD: {unsettled} It's kind of a creep-take knowing Gel-Arshie can look out into my bedroom.

[edit] Slider

{If the slider is on the left side}
{First time only}
STRONG BAD: Difficulty slider? No wonder this game is so boring.
{He moves the slider over to the right}
STRONG BAD: Now it's set to high!
GEL-ARSHIE: Hi! I'm Gel-Arshie!

STRONG BAD: {moves the slider to the right} Now it's set to high!

{If the slider is on the right side}
STRONG BAD: I'd better knock it back down to "Low". {moves the slider to the left}
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