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Strong Bad Email #21
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"...or maybe a cloud that looked like a bird. You know, like a bird cloud."

Geroge writes in to ask Strong Bad to do a cartoon with only him in it, with voiceover commentary. Strong Bad teaches a valuable lesson; "Too much of a good thing is an awesome thing. But too much of an awesome thing is...umm...really, really dumb and bad."

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad

Places: Computer Room, The Field

Computer: Tandy 400

Date: Monday, April 8, 2002

Running Time: 1:45

Page Title: Tandy 400!!!

DVD: strongbad_email.exe Disc One

Contents

[edit] Transcript

STRONG BAD: This episode, Strong Bad checks his email.

{reading}

{Strong Bad pronounces "geroge" literally, as in "gee-roje" with a hard G}

STRONG BAD: {typing} Oh, no way, Geroge {same as before}. We tried that once. Trust me, man. Bad idea.

{The scene changes and we see Strong Bad standing in The Field. He hears a bird singing and he looks up and around.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} Umm... So this is another part where it's just me. And I'm kinda standing around. You know, just standing. I guess I don't do very much. {Strong Bad scratches his head} No wait, I just scratched my head. Yeah, I remember that part. I totally had to scratch my head then, man. I can't remember exactly what I was looking at there. Er, I think it was like a bird, or maybe a cloud that looked like a bird. You know, like a bird cloud.

{The scene changes back to Strong Bad sitting in front of the computer.}

STRONG BAD: {typing} I dunno. That wasn't so bad actually. You know it's {types "its"} like, All Strong Bad, All the Time! But you know what they say, "Too much of a good thing is an awesome thing. But too much of an awesome thing is...umm...really, really dumb and bad." {stops typing} All right, so until next time send me a little email and I'll give you a little crap.

{The Paper comes down.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} So, this is where I just finished checking my email and I'm just kinda sitting there. You know, I... I think I was probably staring at my computer screen. You know, watching those green lines go by. I'd be like "Whoa, check out these green lines!" You know, they just keep going. {His eyes turn to green hypnotic circles and his head sways a little.} Those things could hypnotize you, man. If you watch them long enough. {His head drops to the keyboard.} Oh, see! There I go.

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Trivia

  • This is the first email where The Paper reads "Click here to e-mail strong bad strongbad@homestarrunner.com" instead of just "Click here to e-mail strong bad."

[edit] Remarks

  • When Strong Bad's head hits the keyboard, nothing changes on screen.
  • It's strange that Strong Bad says he shouldn't have his own cartoon, since the majority of the previous emails have had only him as a character.

[edit] Goofs

  • Strong Bad did not put an apostrophe in the "it's" in the "You know its like, All Strong Bad, All the Time" part of his reply.
  • The Paper appears over the black border of the cartoon.
  • When Strong Bad becomes hypnotized, his head begins to move before his reflection.

[edit] Inside References

  • Strong Bad receives another email signed with the word crap.

[edit] Fast Forward

  • A 3D CGI version of the cartoon becomes a scene in Strong Bad Gameways.
  • Strong Bad gets hypnotized again in what I want.
  • Strong Bad has since done such narration in the commentary for various cartoons on the DVDs.

[edit] DVD Version

  • The DVD version adds a hidden audio commentary. To access it, switch your DVD player's audio language selection while watching.

[edit] Commentary Transcript

(Commentary by: Mike Chapman, Strong Bad)

STRONG BAD: {singing} Here comes email 21!

MIKE: So, I'm here again with Strong Bad.

STRONG BAD: Hi Mike!

MIKE: How's it goin'?

STRONG BAD: Pretty good.

MIKE: So, um... We're going to have you do—this will be, like, uh, three layers of commentary on this.

STRONG BAD: Yes, yes.

MIKE: It might be hard to understand with so many Strong Bad voices going on.

STRONG BAD: Well I'm not talking in this part—

MIKE: Yes you are.

STRONG BAD: I'm talking over the talking. I ju—I remember doing the commentary for this part, watching myself, and I was looking around, you know, and my head looked really weird, 'cause you weren't very good at Flash yet. And, uh, I tippy-tapped... I was totally tippy-tappin' the toes... It was a bird cloud.

MIKE: You—

STRONG BAD: I remember now.

MIKE: You remember now.

STRONG BAD: After all this time, I had a—a regression hypnotherapies, and it was, just, it—

MIKE: Everything that—

STRONG BAD: Clearly a bird cloud.

MIKE: Was there anything you remembered from your hypnotherapy?

STRONG BAD: Yes.

MIKE: From your past?

STRONG BAD: Yes.

MIKE: What else?

STRONG BAD: Uh, I—

MIKE: Do you remember what the "R" in "routine" stands for?

STRONG BAD: I did {angry} until you just said it, I did!

MIKE: Oh, and now you forgot?

STRONG BAD: I for—aww, but if you hadn't brought it up, I'd have totally just said that.

MIKE: I... Well...

STRONG BAD: Man.

MIKE: So is this when you got the hypnotherapy right here? 'Cause it looks like, here in a second, you start to get hypnotized.

STRONG BAD: No, but they did the same thing! They made me look at an old Apple monitor.

MIKE: Uh, yeah.

STRONG BAD: So this is me at the end of the email lookin' at the end of the email {starts speeding up} lookin' at the end of the email lookin' at the end of the email lookin' at—oh no! I've been through the time warp! Mike! It's yesterday!

MIKE: {laughs a little} Oh really?

STRONG BAD: Oh no! We're working on an email or something, I don't remember! Ohh... I hit the cheese.

MIKE: Hit the cheese.

[edit] Fun Facts

  • Mike asking Strong Bad what the "R" in "routine" stands for is a reference to morning routine.

[edit] External Links

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