Rock Opera Visuals

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Below is a chart showing the visuals that occur during Strong Bad's rock opera.

Lyrics Visuals Karaoke effects
STRONG BAD:
Join me on my single—

STRONG SAD:
hundred—

STRONG BAD:
toilet dreams—
Cut to some curtains, which open, beginning the opera. As each word is spoken, it appears onscreen.

As each word is said, a small clip of when the word was spoken in its own email is shown.
The screen is split into four. The four rotate.
—picture. A spring-like PBTC The Cheat appears on the right side of the screen, spring left and right over the clips. Continues.
Everybody wanna scam— A second springy The Cheat appears. 3D transition to a distorted screen, which distorts the other direction every few seconds.
—some sweet bucks— Two more springy The Cheats appear underneath the first two. Continues.
—or potential—

LIL' STRONG BAD:
pizza.
Two more springy The Cheats appear above the others. Continues.
STRONG BAD:
Oh! Oh! Ummm. Nevermind.
A pizza covers the screen, but the six springy The Cheats are still there. The colors are inverted via pixel wipe.
Ummm... double— The background becomes the zigzag stripe on the basement's wall. Strong Bad's head flies by and Coach Z appears in the middle of the screen. The springy The Cheats are gone. The background becomes the zigzag stripe on the basement's wall. Strong Bad's head flies by and Coach Z appears in the middle of the screen. The springy The Cheats are gone.
COACH Z:
pants.
Peasant-style pants appear on Coach Z Peasant-style pants appear on Coach Z
STRONG BAD:
Awesome, awesome fancy danish.
Professional funky totally diggity-underdrawers.
Against a black background, rockstar-style Strong Bad takes several different poses with his guitars and a spotlight. Against a black background, rockstar-style Strong Bad takes several different poses with his guitars and a spotlight.
Oh— A nighttime scene with Strong Bad on a silhouetted roof. He is kneeling with one of his hands outstretched. A nighttime scene with Strong Bad on a silhouetted roof. He is kneeling with one of his hands outstretched.
—tonight,— Strong Bad's head fades onscreen, says the word, and disappears. Strong Bad's head fades onscreen, says the word, and disappears.
HOMESTAR RUNNER:
cool,—
Homestar Runner's head fades onscreen, says the word, and disappears. Homestar Runner's head fades onscreen and disappears.
MARZIPAN:
healthy,—
Marzipan's head fades onscreen, says the word, and disappears. Marzipan's head fades onscreen and disappears.
STRONG BAD:
ones,—
A Coldson Lite can fades oscreen. A Coldson Lite can fades oscreen.
—eh? Strong Bad's mouth appears on the Coldson Lite can and says the word. Then the can fades away. Strong Bad's mouth appears on the Coldson Lite can and says the word. Then the can fades away.
Whatever action baby actually went jibblie. Cut to a table with Strong Sad's action figure standing on it next to the Chinese throwing croissant. Strong Bad's action figure appears from the right and moves closer to Strong Sad's action figure. It is then picked up by Strong Bad's hand and hits Strong Sad's action figure, sending it flying away. Cut to a table with Strong Sad's action figure standing on it next to the Chinese throwing croissant. Strong Bad's action figure appears from the right and moves closer to Strong Sad's action figure. It is then picked up by Strong Bad's hand and hits Strong Sad's action figure, sending it flying away.
Ooh! Oh! Strong Bad walks toward the viewer against a dark grey background. A yellow rectangular sign saying "Stop Starting" appears on the left and gets passed by. Strong Bad walks toward the viewer against a dark grey background. A yellow rectangular sign saying "Stop Starting" appears on the left and gets passed by.
Party like— The yellow sign disappears behind Strong Bad's head. A diamond-shaped orange road sign saying "Party like completely great" appears to his left. It gets passed by. The yellow sign disappears behind Strong Bad's head. A diamond-shaped orange road sign saying "Party like completely great" appears to his left. It gets passed by.
—completely great,— A white sign reading "No For Rent" flashes on the upper left. A white sign reading "No For Rent" flashes on the upper left.
—good. The orange road sign disappears behind Strong Bad. The orange road sign disappears behind Strong Bad.
Down town— A pink neon message saying "Downtown Ladies" and a white wine glass appears behind Strong Bad and approaches the viewer. A pink neon message saying "Downtown Ladies" and a white wine glass appears behind Strong Bad and approaches the viewer.
—ladies get consummate. The "No for Rent" sign disappears. A sign disappears.
MARZIPAN:
Yeah!
The Downtown Ladies sign fades away. Four Marzipan heads appear on the left and say the word. The Downtown Ladies sign fades away. Four Marzipan heads appear on the left.
STRONG BAD:
Awkward sweet peaches crackin' action!
A bright yellow screen with flashing light orange, dark orange and green lights appears. A dancing, white silhouette of Strong Bad appears in different spots.A bright yellow screen with flashing light orange, dark orange and green lights appears. A dancing, white silhouette of Strong Bad appears in different spots.
Wha-Ho! Problematic. The screen becomes a close-up of Strong Bad's mouth in dark red and pink tiles that change colors as he says the words. Strong Bad's silhouette is not visible. The screen becomes a close-up of Strong Bad's mouth in dark red and pink tiles that change colors as he says the words. Strong Bad's silhouette is not visible.
Solid— A small Strong Bad says the word. He is sitting on top of a pyramid of giant gold bars in a green field with a yellow sky. A small Strong Bad says the word. He is sitting on top of a pyramid of giant gold bars in a green field with a yellow sky.
—jumble! Crazy beans double the real gold! The background changes to the night sky as the gold and small Strong Bad fly away. Behind them is a guitar and rock star Strong Bad holding another guitar. The background changes to the night sky as the gold and small Strong Bad fly away. Behind them is a guitar and rock star Strong Bad holding another guitar.
STRONG BAD:
Computer—

STRONG SAD:
internet—

STRONG BAD:
bulging—

HOMESTAR RUNNER:
out.

STRONG BAD:
Yeah, oh!
The background changes to an orange background with with the white outlines of several amplifiers with the words "An Amp" all over. All objects from the previous scenes disappear. Whenever a word is spoken, the sayer's glowing head appears onscreen, only to disappear as soon as the word is done. The background changes to an orange background with with the white outlines of several amplifiers all over. All objects from the previous scenes disappear. The sayer's glowing head appears onscreen, only to disappear.
Dynomite— Cut to a Powered by The Cheat scene of PBTC Strong Bad dancing with Baby Styles. The words "GOODTIME PALACE" are on the wall, and a silhouette of Baby Styles is dancing behind the other two. Cut to a Powered by The Cheat scene of PBTC Strong Bad dancing with Baby Styles. Words appear on the wall, and a silhouette of Baby Styles is dancing behind the other two.
—afterparty! The pink suit-wearing videogame Strong Bad from montage fades onto the foreground and zooms away into the background.The pink suit-wearing videogame Strong Bad fades onto the foreground and zooms away into the background.
Like, fangoriously world class and—

POWERED BY THE CHEAT STRONG BAD:
grand.
The same video game Strong Bad runs across a big guitar against the outer space background shown earlier. A picture of The Hardest Chord Ever fades in from the background and gets closer. The same video game Strong Bad runs across a big guitar against the outer space background shown earlier. A picture of The Hardest Chord Ever fades in from the background and gets closer to the screen.
STRONG BAD:
Ooooh! Oh!
The video game Strong Bad walks offscreen and the guitar he was walking on disappears. The starry sky also disappears, making The Hardest Chord Ever the background. Strong Bad's guitar appears onscreen. The video game Strong Bad walks offscreen and the guitar he was walking on disappears. The starry sky also disappears, making The Hardest Chord Ever the background. Strong Bad's guitar appears onscreen.
STRONG SAD:
Ewww!

STRONG BAD:
Oh-ho-ho-ho!
The Hardest Chord Ever disappears, leaving a black background. Strong Bad's guitar flys down the center of the screen. Rockstar Strong Bad's head floats up on the left, and Strong Sad's head appears on the right. The Hardest Chord Ever disappears, leaving a black background. Strong Bad's guitar flys down the center of the screen. Rockstar Strong Bad's head floats up on the left, and Strong Sad's head appears on the right.
Definitely, definitely— Two Limozeen members, both with Strong Bad's face, say the words into a microphone. Two members, both with Strong Bad's face, say the words into a microphone.
VECTOR STRONG BAD:
baby.
Cut to a vector scene. The background with black with the red outline of the aforementioned amplifiers. A flashing rockstar version of Vector Strong Bad is onscreen and says the word. The background with black with the red outline of the aforementioned amplifiers. A flashing rockstar version of Vector Strong Bad is onscreen.
HOMESTAR RUNNER:
Yup,—

STRONG BAD:
I totally—

HOMESTAR RUNNER:
always—

STRONG BAD:
look—
A black-and-white silhouette scene of PBTC Strong Bad with his guitar on a hill. The background is a white glow radiating from Strong Bad.A black-and-white silhouette scene of PBTC Strong Bad with his guitar on a hill. The background is a white glow radiating from Strong Bad.
STORYBOOK STRONG BAD:
awesome—
Silhouette Strong Bad plays his guitar, causing a white light to fly away from him and giving the background a yellow tint. Silhouette Strong Bad plays his guitar, causing a white light to fly away from him and giving the background a yellow tint.
STRONG BAD:
singing backwards—
He does it again, causing another white light to appear and changing the background to purple.He does it again, causing another white light to appear and changing the background to purple.
—metal. Strong Bad does it one last time, having the same effect and changing the background to pink. Just as this happens, a PBTC rockstar Strong Bad appears onscreen and says the word into a microphone. The word "METAL" appears backwards and in a jagged PBTC style appears and gets closer to the camera, fading away.Strong Bad does it one last time, having the same effect and changing the background to pink. Just as this happens, a PBTC rockstar Strong Bad appears onscreen and says the word into a microphone. A word appears backwards and in a jagged PBTC style appears and gets closer to the camera, fading away.
Experience dance tonight! Strong Bad yells the line into a phone. The background is black with techno lights flashing.Strong Bad yells the line into a phone. The background is black with lights flashing.
Unh! A closeup on Strong Bad's mouth as he says the word.A closeup on Strong Bad's mouth as he says the word.
During a large section with no text, Strong Bad is doing his dance from virus in Club Technochocolate. Four Baby Styles are dancing behind him. Strong Bad slowly moves toward the front of the screen while dancing. Flashes of white and a piano keyboard occur. During a large section with no text, Strong Bad is doing a dance in Club Technochocolate. Four Baby Styles are dancing behind him. Strong Bad slowly moves toward the front of the screen while dancing. Flashes of white and a piano keyboard occur.
Oooh! A piano keyboard approaches the screen. The background is red with blue and yellow paint splatters. A piano keyboard approaches the screen. The background is red with blue and yellow paint splatters.
I'm pleasant. Strong Bad is sitting in a purple-cushioned chair, swirling some wine in a glass. He is in the Smoky Office. After a while, Strong Bad's guitar zooms by.Strong Bad is sitting in a purple-cushioned chair, swirling some wine in a glass. He is in an office. After a while, Strong Bad's guitar zooms by.
Positate without— Cut to a black scene with the techno lights flashing. A vector version of Strong Bad's guitar is flashing around as well. After a bit, the words start and two pink shoes start walking onscreen from the right.Cut to a black scene with lights flashing. A vector version of Strong Bad's guitar is flashing around as well. After a bit, two pink shoes start walking onscreen from the right.
—pizzazz and— A spinning PBTC pizza against a party-decor background.A spinning PBTC pizza against a party-decor background.
STINKOMAN:
jam!
Rockstar Strong Bad jumps up in front of the couch in his basement while holding his white guitar.Rockstar Strong Bad jumps up in front of the couch in his basement while holding his white guitar.
STRONG BAD:
Whoa! Tonight—
A bunch of vector guitars form a circle. The circle approaches the camera and turns white.A bunch of vector guitars form a circle. The circle approaches the camera and turns white.
—equals dancing,— Cut back to the scene with the approaching piano keyboard and the red background with blue and yellow blotches. This time there is a large, springy PBTC The Cheat up front.Cut back to the scene with the approaching piano keyboard and the red background with blue and yellow blotches. There is a large, springy PBTC The Cheat up front.
CANNED AUDIENCE:
yeah!
The two Limozeen singers with Strong Bad faces say this line into their microphone again. The background is dark red with the large "An Amp" amplifiers. After the line is spoken, the scene turns black with a flashing vector piano keyboard.The two Limozeen singers with Strong Bad faces say this line into their microphone again. The background is dark red with the large amplifiers. After the line is spoken, the scene turns black with a flashing vector piano keyboard.
STRONG BAD:
Famous—

FEMALE LAPPY:
ladies—

STRONG BAD:
always like—
A close up of rockstar Strong Bad's forehead, with the pink headband and yellow hair visible. A silhouette of rockstar Strong Bad playing a large piano with his guitar leaning on his seat fades out and approaches the camera.A close up of rockstar Strong Bad's forehead, with the pink headband and yellow hair visible. A silhouette of rockstar Strong Bad playing a large piano with his guitar leaning on his seat fades out and approaches the camera.
ALL:
SBEMAIL!!!!!
Cut to all the main characters on the stage. Rockstar Strong Bad slides while kneeling. He is holding his guitar.Rockstar Strong Bad slides while kneeling. He is holding his guitar.

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