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This email rocked. nuff babbled.


[edit] spring cleaning

In spring cleaning when Sue complained about the "last email," didn't she mean tape-leg? If so, why isn't that reference on here? →evin290 10:43, 28 Feb 2005 (MST)

I dunno, why don't you edit it? I kinda suck et editing.-Alice

[edit] tape-leg 2?

In the Strong Bad Email, "personal favorites", Strong Bad said, "Oh! And who could forget: Tape-Leg II!" The Tandy's screen looks exactly like the original tape-leg email. So, if tape-leg and personal favorites have that answer of the two screens that have in common, it is true, right? -Viklas

Nay. In the original, Nicholas says his brothers say that SB's legs are made of tape. In Tape Leg 2, Nicholas says his brothers continue to say SB's legs are made of tape. 00:07, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Weasel Words

This email is considered by some to be one of the worst emails ever, but Strong Bad insists that "the tape-leg is cool."

I don't have a suggestion for how this could be improved, but these are weasel words.

Well, if anyone has any sort of data we could use... otherwise, you might as well remove it. Bluebry 01:04, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Worst Email Ever??

  • WHAT??!! They actually think that tape leg is guaranteed to be the worst Strong Bad Email ever?? I mean, I've seen worse, but I know better. So, if there is a Strong Bad Email worse than tape-leg, please give me the email name, and I'll make fun of express your opinion. -Ümläut76 (The C Zone · Talk here!) 25 December 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Overblown

I personally think that this article overstates the email's low quality. Considering the fact that its article has the second-least amount of edits of any Sbemail article ([1]), I'd say people are indifferent to it. Which means that the Brothers Chaps probably reference it to make more fans notice it, not because fans dislike it. Plus, while it may have indeed been the worst email back then, there are definitely emails that fans consider worse now (case in point, about half of the New Paper emails, as well as hremail3184 (due to Strong Bad intentionally destroying the Lappy, an act that many agree is out-of-character) and the Compé "era" (I use the term lightly because three emails, with an over-five-year gap before a possible fourth one, combined with the aforementioned unnecessary destroying of the Lappy, is not enough)). "Widely considered by fans to be the worst [email] of all time" this is not. RickTommy (edits) 03:14, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

  1. The number of edits a page has has no correlation to the toon's popularity.
  2. There are numerous occasions and numerous examples of this being the "THAT episode" of the series.
  3. Your resistance to change and hatred of the hiatus are well known on the wiki, and you may notice that all of your own opinions of what emails are worse are those which involve change or which occurred sporadically during the hiatus.
  4. "an act that many agree is out-of-character" [citation needed]
In conclusion, just because you don't happen to agree doesn't mean that it isn't well-known for being the terrible episode. Personally, I'm not sure I agree that it's the absolute worst in my opinion either, but the point is that it has the reputation of being such. It's not necessarily about what individual people will respond when you ask them seriously, it's about what the culture as a whole agrees is the worst. A similar example I can give is if you post on an internet forum "who do you think is the most awesome person ever?" I think it's likely that the response will end up being a stream of Chuck Norris jokes. Ask any of those people individually, and in a more serious context, and you'll get answers like "my mom", "my mentor", "Jesus/Moses/Mohammed/Buddha/Satan/Santa/whoever" etc. Even so I would still say that "Chuck Norris is widely considered by the internet to be the most awesome person ever." — Defender1031*Talk 06:54, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

[edit] Name's the same

I'm thinking that this page should be renamed to something like "Tape-leg (Running Gag)" to make things a bit clearer. Guybrush20X6 16:09, 30 December 2020 (UTC)

Yeah, probably. Move to "Tape-leg (running gag)". FLCTNUy.png g1f4dgysegaxrgszgodfrc 22:20, 30 December 2020 (UTC)
Nah, the parenthetical is ugly. - 22:33, 30 December 2020 (UTC)
Oppose. This wiki differentiates between capital and lowercase page titles. RickTommy (edits) 23:20, 30 December 2020 (UTC)
I feel like using title case to distinguish a running gag from a sbemail, as is the case here, is nowhere near as intuitive as using title case to distinguish a character from a sbemail, for example Marzipan from marzipan or Pom Pom from pom pom. That said, there are other running gag pages that have a same-named-but-lowercase sbemail, such as Crying with crying, and Making Out with making out. I personally wouldn't be opposed to adding a parenthetical specifically for running gag pages. DEI DAT VMdatvm center\super contra 07:46, 31 December 2020 (UTC)
As I mentioned here, I think that these items should also be disambiguated. I hadn't realized that Marzipan and Pom Pom also had similar issues so they may have to be handled in some special way. But definitely running gag items should be disambiguated. It's too easy to link to the wrong page even if Mediawiki can handle the differences. In any case I still think that a project section should be created for this. Are all the instances of this listed above or are there more? --Stux 21:12, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
There's more. I had a discussion about it on another such page Guybrush20X6 01:37, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
I've created a project entry for this task and details should be discussed there. --Stux 11:48, 27 February 2021 (UTC)
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