SBCG4AP Advertisement

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This article is about the advertisement for Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People. The article about the gameplay trailer for the game has a similar title.

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"Coming soon to a WiiWare near me-ware. Er, you-ware."

Strong Bad advertises Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, Strong Sad, Strong Mad, Coach Z, The Cheat, Homestar Runner, Trogdor, Mendelev, Dongolev, Bubs, Pom Pom

Places: House of the Brothers Strong, The Classroom, Bubs' Concession Stand

Computer: Lappy 486

Date: Thursday, April 10, 2008

Running Time: 2:00

Page Title: Lappy 486 has SOLD OUT!

DVD: strongbad_email.exe Disc Six, SBCG4AP Collector's DVD

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[edit] Transcript

ANNOUNCER: {voiceover, reading the words on screen} The following is an extremely well paid for commercial advertisement {pronounced ad-VER-tis-ment} and NOT a really funny cartoon.

STRONG BAD: {singing} Checkin' emails for money... is not funny.

{says "to" after "need" and reads "brst" as written, and "Mighty" as "moron"}

STRONG BAD: {typing} A 3D video game? What you mean like this?

{Strong Bad types strongbad3Dtotal.wad. The game appears on the Lappy's screen: a low-polygon 3D version of Strong Bad stands in a room with grey walls, one brown door with a window, a green and white checkered floor with a purple puddle, and containing one bed. Music from Strong Bad's Rhino Feeder plays.}

STRONG BAD CHARACTER: {in a poorly-synthesized voice, as a speech bubble appears} Holy crap.

{A similarly low-polygon version of Homestar Runner walks in from the right. The game is closed and the Lappy's screen shows the email again.}

STRONG BAD: Or did you mean like THIS?!? {Strong Bad gets up and turns towards the viewer, moving off screen to the left.} Gimme that camera!

{Strong Bad starts to move the camera around the room, which is rendered in full 3D.}

STRONG BAD: Ah! {music starts; Strong Bad turns left to face Strong Sad, who is in his bedroom directly across the hall} Ooh, look at that voluptuous belly!

{Strong Sad pats his belly twice. Strong Bad pans right, facing the stairs, where portraits of Strong Mad, Strong Sad, Strong Bad and The Cheat are hung, as he imitates a car engine.}

STRONG BAD: {walking down the stairs} Down the stairs! Doof-doof-doof-doof.

{Strong Bad imitates a car engine again, turning right to face Strong Mad, who is standing near the front door by a table with two Neighborhood Style pizzas from The Pizz, with a third on the floor. He moves the camera over to the pizzas.}

STRONG BAD: Ooh! Pizza. {pans to Strong Mad}

STRONG MAD: IT'S THREE WEEKS OLD!

{Strong Bad pans right to Coach Z, who is standing next to the kitchen area, while still making car sounds.}

COACH Z: Hey, watch where you're pointin' that 3D!

{Strong Bad moves past a recliner on his left, and the window and wooden horse and hush puppy signs on the right.}

STRONG BAD: ...3D ...

{He walks through the door; Strong Bad's room can be seen directly opposite, across the hall. He turns right, then left down another flight of stairs.}

STRONG BAD: Witness my amazing videogame styles, in all three of the glorious Ds! {at the base of the stairs, he turns left, to see The Cheat standing on a washing machine to the right of a dryer, below the No Loafing sign} Hi, The Cheat.

THE CHEAT: Meh.

STRONG BAD: Depth, {turns into the basement, facing the Trogdor arcade game, then pans left to the couch} dimension, and—

{The music scratches to a stop as Homestar Runner appears from below.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hey, Strong Bad. I've got a low polygon count. {smiles}

STRONG BAD: —dumb idiots.

{Cut to a blue screen with a crude representation of the Telltale Games logo.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} From the people who made that game "Rabbitdog and Bunnyman", {crude drawings of Sam and Max appear, respectively} and the geniuses responsible {the Videlectrix logo replaces the others, appearing with yellow stars} for "Trogdor: Let's Burninate Phonics"—

{An example of Trogdor: Let's Burninate Phonics appears, featuring Trogdor burninating a schwa while two green-suited archers look on from the corners of the screen. "SCHWA!!!" flashes as the symbol turns to dust.}

STRONG BAD: —comes a 3D point-and-click-'em-up adventure {a Wii remote spins onto the screen, spinning out to a Powered by The Cheat drawing of a Nintendo Wii on a wooden table} that will quite literally leave your Wii console {the Wii remote falls to the left of the Wii} a smoldering crater.

{The Wii explodes in a mushroom cloud, leaving a smoldering crater; the Wii remote is knocked into the air, then falls down again. Red scrawled text appears on top of the scene: * GAMe WiLL NOT LiTeRALLY LeAVe YOUR Wii—unreadable—ter.}

NARRATOR: {voiceover} Game will not literally leave your Wii console a smoldering crater.

{Red curtains close, then open again to reveal a pale blue background, which the Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People logo flies into from the top. Music plays.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} Presenting Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People!

{Cut to Strong Bad in the classroom, which is no longer in 3D.}

STRONG BAD: Or if you want to get in on the ground floor of the cool abbreviations: SBCG4AP! {letters appear as he says them, then the abbreviation acquires orange-yellow drop shadows}

{Return to the blue screen with the logo, now with the caption "coming soon".}

STRONG BAD: Coming soon to a WiiWare near me-ware. Er— you-ware.

{Music stops, and the scene fades out, then back in to the back of Bubs' Concession Stand, where Strong Bad stands in the middle of Bubs, Strong Mad, Coach Z, The Cheat and Pom Pom.}

STRONG BAD: Oh yeah man, the Super FX chip, that red thing you stuck in the N64, Mode 7 — and they even had to invent Mode 8 just for this game!

{Medium shot of Bubs}

BUBS: You seen any graphics yet?

{Medium shot of Strong Bad}

STRONG BAD: Not yet, but I sent them this concept art, {holds up a piece of paper with a drawing of himself holding a big knife, standing next to The Cheat} and I'm pretty sure they're gonna stick close to my vision.

{Close-up on the drawing, accompanied by heavy-metal chords. It features a heavily-built Strong Bad with robot legs, webbing between his torso and arms, wearing spiky armor on his left arm and wielding a big knife in his right hand. A spark runs between the extended tips of his mask. He has a vicious-looking, slender The Cheat on a chain-link leash with a studded collar. "learn more at telltalegames.com" appears at the bottom, alongside the "back" link.}

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Explanations

  • Polygon count is the number of polygons being used for a 3D model. Low polygon count allows for fast rendering but reduces detail.

[edit] Trivia

  • This cartoon plays at a rate of 24 frames per second for the 3D cutscenes, instead of the usual 12. This makes the animation smoother, and frames change faster than usual, explaining why the characters' mouths move so fast. The last frame rate "substitute" was in Teen Girl Squad Issue 10, when it was bumped up to 20 fps for a 3D effect.
  • This short was added to the Wii Nintendo Channel on August 11, 2008 (the same day Homestar Ruiner was made available) under the title "Strong Bad Info Video 2".
    • An additional still at the end bears the SBCG4AP "field" title card with "play it on WiiWare" written underneath it.

[edit] Remarks

  • This toon no longer works due to the fact that the Flash file was hosted on the Telltale Games website, and was removed in October 2015.
  • The link at the end of the ad, "learn more at telltalegames.com", was inactive at first but was activated soon after the cartoon's release.
  • Even though the toon and its preview are animated at 24 frames per second, the TV Time Toons Menu is 12 frames per second, which causes the preview to play at half speed.
    • Similarly, clicking on the Lappy's screen during the toon will make its usual ripple effect move at double speed.
  • This cartoon was the first of two promotional videos released on the same day to advertise Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, the other being a gameplay trailer.
  • In HomestarRunner.com PAY PLUS! and Sbemail 150?!?, the computer room was one floor up from the couch. However, Strong Bad descends two sets of stairs to get to the couch, making it two stories down.
  • Bubs' arms are rendered in an old bent style.
  • The only other times Strong Bad handles the "camera" through which the viewer watches is in video games.
  • In the end, the sheet of lined paper that fills the screen appears to exceed the width of standard lined paper.
  • Strong Bad says he has not seen any graphics from the game, but was seen playing it in Strong Bad Gameways.

[edit] Goofs

  • The back button is clickable but doesn't go anywhere.

[edit] Inside References

[edit] Real-World References

Now you're playing with power... Videlectrix power!
  • The Super FX Chip was an expansion chip for the Super NES video game console that increased its computational power, enabling 3-D graphics for games such as StarFox and DOOM, as well as enhanced sprite scaling and rotation effects, such as those in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.
  • "N64" is an abbreviation of "Nintendo 64," Nintendo's first home console designed specifically for displaying 3D graphics. The "red thing" Strong Bad mentions is the Expansion Pak, a memory enhancement add-on.
  • Mode 7 originated on the Super NES, on which it describes a simple texture mapping graphics mode that allows a background layer to be rotated and scaled, as if in 3D. Mode 8 does not exist as of this time.
  • The Videlectrix poster in the stairwell is a parody of an NES poster included with many games.
  • "Rabbit Dog" and "Bunny Man" are the characters Sam and Max, from the underground comic book by Steve Purcell of the same name, currently appearing in another game by Telltale Games.
  • The ".wad" extension of the first 3D game shown is a reference to WAD files, as used in games like Doom.
    • "wad" files are also used for WiiWare games on the Wii.
  • Trogdor: Let's Burninate Phonics is a reference to Donkey Kong Jr. Math and other early edutainment games.
  • Kev the Mighty is a reference to a book called Freak the Mighty.
  • Crenshaw Lane is probably a reference to Crenshaw Lanes, a bowling alley on the campus of Florida State University, where Matt Chapman went to college.

[edit] Fast Forward

  • The heavy metal guitar chords are used in SBCG4AP to signal when a user has ranked-up.
  • The music heard when Strong Bad says "SBCG4AP" is the intro song to the first episode, "Handle My Style".
  • The Strong Bad concept art is actually used for Strong Bad's character model in the final boss battle of SBCG4AP Episode 5 8-Bit is Enough.
  • "Rabbit Dog and Bunnym'n" are later shown and mentioned on the FeedBurner Page for "Strong Bad's Cool Game for MAC", as well as its corresponding main page message.
  • Strong Bad also calls Max "bunnym'n" in Poker Night at the Inventory

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