Workin' on the Game

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"I don't understand; they said it would work with all the latest systems!"

The programmers at Videlectrix are hard at work on Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People.

Cast (in order of appearance): Videlectrix Guys

Places: Videlectrix office

Date: Monday, May 5, 2008

Running Time: 0:30

Page Title: Actually Hard at Work! (some loafing implied)

DVD: SBCG4AP Collector's DVD

Contents

[edit] Transcript

{A static shot shows two Videlectrix programmers working at the Apple IIe, one with a Wii remote and the other waving a mouse.}

FIRST PROGRAMMER: I don't understand; they said it would work with all the latest systems.

SECOND PROGRAMMER: Yeah, I heard, but I don't think this is— this system is the lat... est.

FIRST PROGRAMMER: This is a top-of-the-line, state-of-the-art, art computer.

SECOND PROGRAMMER: I— I think I was born after this computer.

FIRST PROGRAMMER: {angrily} Oh, that is it. One more crack like that and you will never graphic in this business again!

SECOND PROGRAMMER: {apologetically} Oh— Okay, I'm sorry. Wo—

FIRST PROGRAMMER: Good or bad!

SECOND PROGRAMMER: Wave it—

FIRST PROGRAMMER: {interrupting} I'll wave it at you!

SECOND PROGRAMMER: {quietly} I'd like that.

[edit] Easter Eggs

"WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THESE DAYS?"
  • Click on the text on the screen at the end of the preview to see another exchange between the two programmers.

{The first programmer holds up the art from the Planet Alert! box and a screenshot from Peasant's Quest; the second programmer cowers with a Wii remote in his hand, without a strap on.}

FIRST PROGRAMMER: {shouting angrily} REMEMBER THESE DAYS?

SECOND PROGRAMMER: I... yeah...

FIRST PROGRAMMER: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THESE DAYS?

SECOND PROGRAMMER: Uh... it was a while ago...

FIRST PROGRAMMER: THE HEYDAYS!

SECOND PROGRAMMER: I can draw hay.

FIRST PROGRAMMER: WHERE'S THE GRAPHICS?

SECOND PROGRAMMER: I can't do them any more...

FIRST PROGRAMMER: 3D? WHAT, DO YOU THINK YOU'RE A SPACEM'N?

SECOND PROGRAMMER: Not really, I thought I was a graphics man.

FIRST PROGRAMMER: WELL, START ACTING LIKE ONE!

SECOND PROGRAMMER: {sings a melody}

FIRST PROGRAMMER: {slightly calmer} That's what I'm talking about!

SECOND PROGRAMMER: It's my good graphics song. {sings a few more notes}

FIRST PROGRAMMER: {overlapping} It's great. Let's— Now, see— Cut! Print! Put it in the game!

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Trivia

[edit] Remarks

  • Originally, this cartoon had no TV Time Toons Menu preview. Rolling over the link to the toon only resulted in continuous static on the screen. This was the first time for a toon not to have a preview. One was added a few days after its release.
  • This is the first time an Easter Egg is longer than the toon itself.
  • The Collectible Figurines can be seen in the background window.
  • Despite the first programmer's insistence that it should be put into the game, the "good graphics song" did not seem to make it into the final version of SBCG4AP.

[edit] Inside References

  • Peasant's Quest Preview was the source of the Videlectrix guys' emphasis on "good graphics", as well as the quote "Actually hard at work" from the page title.
  • This is the first instance of any reference to the unplayable Videlectrix game Planet, Alert! outside of the Videlectrix home page.
  • The pronunciation of "spaceman" in the Easter egg is another case of "man" pronounced as "m'n".
  • The "L" in the loading screen is in the same visual style as the "V" in Videlectrix.
  • "Some loafing implied" is a reference to "No Loafing".

[edit] DVD Version

  • Easter egg plays automatically.

[edit] External Links

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