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Strong Bad Email #37
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"Yeah, I'm still here."
This article is about the Strong Bad Email. For the comic strip, see Dullard.

Strong Bad gives some helpful advice on how to deal with the office dullard.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, Homestar Runner

Places: Computer Room, The Office

Computer: Tandy 400, Corpy NT6

Date: Monday, July 22, 2002

Running Time: 2:15

Page Title: Tandy 400: Still Broken.

DVD: strongbad_email.exe Disc One

Contents

[edit] Transcript

STRONG BAD: Mmmmm... fresh emails...

STRONG BAD: {typing} I'm glad you came to me, Jason. The office dullard is a clever foe. But there are ways you can beat him. Here are a few of my tried and true methods.

{The words "Method 1" appear on the screen, as per following methods}

[edit] Method 1

{Strong Bad is sitting and typing in an office. Homestar Runner comes and stands behind him.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hey man, what's up? Good time, bad time...?

{Strong Bad quickly reaches out and grabs his phone. He fumbles with it for a second and pretends to have been speaking into it.}

STRONG BAD: Oh! Oh, oh! Yes, yes, yes... Uh, so no, I'm still here, yes. Working hard. I've been synergizing all morning... {He covers the phone with his glove, turns his head toward Homestar, and whispers} I'm not going to be able to talk right now, man. {Homestar mouths "Ohhhh..." in his usual Homestarlike fashion, and walks away, leaving Strong Bad to resume his "phone call"} Right... Yes... Multi-tasking...

[edit] Method 2

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Once I finish my second run, you know, I'll have a smoothie or something, and then I head to the gym, and do, I've been doing about three sets of reps a piece, and then one...

STRONG BAD: Psssh! {Strong Bad gives Homestar the "Single Deuce," complete with sound effect. Homestar looks surprised, only for a moment.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Yeah... So, how much can you bench?

[edit] Method 3

HOMESTAR RUNNER: So, did you catch last night's episode of Popular Reality Show? Yeah? No? You missed a good one, man, you missed a good one! They were kickin' people off left and right, and, like, some people got kicked on, and um, I mean, it was... you shoulda watched it. You definitely shoulda watched it. {enunciates each syllable for emphasis} Should-a watched it. I mean, they'll be talkin' about this one for a while. I mean, I'm going ta be talkin' about this one for a while... {Strong Bad leaves his seat and walks away. Homestar Runner turns his head toward Strong Bad's direction.} Oh, cool, I guess you're going to go watch it now...oh, all right, man...later... {pauses} Cool...

[edit] Method 4

{Homestar is talking. Strong Bad is ignoring him, adding "yeah" occasionally under Homestar's dialogue}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: So the next thing I know...

STRONG BAD: Yeah.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: ...Fredrickson from accounting comes up to me, puts this...

STRONG BAD: Yeaah.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: ...thing on my desk, I'm like, "Hey man, the mailroom is...

STRONG BAD: Oh yeah.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: ..."that-a-way," you know, so I sent out a memo, like...

STRONG BAD: Oh yeaaah.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: ...to everybody.

STRONG BAD: Yeah... yeah... oh yeah... {Homestar Runner stops talking and glares at Strong Bad. Strong Bad keeps on saying "Yeah". Homestar Runner walks away.} yeah... mmhmm...

{Cut to Strong Bad sitting in front of his computer.}

STRONG BAD: {typing} So there you go, Jason. One of those ways should work. Though it couldn't hurt to steal his lunch from the break room fridge everyday. {stops typing} Mmmmm... Hot Pockets.

{The Paper comes down.}

[edit] Easter Eggs

It's five!
  • Click on the comic in Strong Bad's cubicle to see a close-up of it.
PANEL ONE:
BALD MAN: {giving Dullard a piece of paper} I need this on my desk by five.
PANEL TWO:
DULLARD: {giving the piece of paper to co-worker} I need this on my desk by five.
PANEL THREE:
CO-WORKER: {giving the piece of paper to woman} I need this on my desk by five.
PANEL FOUR:
WOMAN: {giving the piece of paper to comb-over man} I need this on my desk by five.
PANEL FIVE:
COMB-OVER MAN: {dropping the piece of paper on bald man's desk} I need this on my desk by five.
PANEL SIX:
ANIMAL WEARING TIE: It's five.

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Remarks

  • This is the first time Strong Bad is seen typing with boxing gloves on.
  • After Strong Bad returns his right hand to the keyboard from the Single Deuce, it remains motionless while his left hand continues "typing".
  • When Strong Bad gets out of his chair it makes The Geddup Noise, even though the chair has wheels.
  • Homestar's size is not consistent throughout the toon. He's largest in method 1, smallest in method 2, and an intermediate size in methods 3 and 4.

[edit] Goofs

  • Strong Bad incorrectly types "every day" as "everyday" at the very end of the email.
  • When Strong Bad gets up before he turns around, his wrestling mask is cut off at the right.
  • At the end of method 4, Strong Bad's mouth goes out of synch with his lines.
  • After flipping off Homestar Runner, Strong Bad's left arm doesn't move when typing.

[edit] Glitches

  • During Method 4, Homestar's eyelids come down once he realizes Strong Bad isn't really listening to him. When his eyes blink (like they always do every 4 seconds or so), there is a glitch where part of his gray outline is intruded on by white.
    • This also happens whenever Homestar squints.

[edit] Real-World References

[edit] Fast Forward

  • Dullard comics continue to appear from time to time as Easter eggs. See Dullard for a full list.

[edit] DVD Version

  • The DVD version features not only the comic strip featured on the site, but a new one for each of the methods as well. These can all be viewed by using the angle button on your DVD remote.

[edit] Comic #2

Yer job sucks.

PANEL ONE:
{Dullard is typing on his computer.}
PANEL TWO:
COMPUTER: BAD COMMAND OR FILENAME!
PANEL THREE:
{An irritated Dullard continues typing on his computer.}
PANEL FOUR:
TAKE-OUT GUY: TAKE OUT GUY!
DULLARD: MONEY'S ON THE FAX MACHINE.
PANEL FIVE:
COMPUTER: SUPER SYSTEM CRASH!
PANEL SIX:
{Dullard bangs his head on his computer.}
TAKE-OUT GUY: YER JOB SUCKS.
COMPUTER: TELL HIM ABOUT IT.

[edit] Comic #3

You're a suck up.

PANEL ONE:
{The boss is pointing to a picture of a pie chart.}
BOSS: AND THAT'S WHY EVERYTHING IS AWESOME.
PANEL TWO:
DULLARD: I HATE OUR BOSS. HE CAN BOSS-OFF I SAY!
PANEL THREE:
CO-WORKER: OOH! I'M TELLIN'.
PANEL FOUR:
CO-WORKER: HEY BOSSYFACE, DULLARD HERE WAS JUST SAYIN..
PANEL FIVE:
CO-WORKER: ...HOW YOU'RE THE BEST BOSS IN THE WHOLE WHIRLED.
PANEL SIX:
BOSS: YOU'RE A SUCK UP.

[edit] Comic #4

...then we made out on her desk.

PANEL ONE:
WOMAN: THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE I HATE DULLARD.
PANEL TWO:
CO-WORKER: NOT ME. HE'S A GOOD VIDEO GOLF PARTNER.
PANEL THREE:
WOMAN: YOU MEN ARE ALL THE SAME. HONESTLY.
PANEL FOUR:
CO-WORKER: WELL I HONESTLY THINK YOU'RE A HIDEOUS BAG.
PANEL FIVE:
WOMAN: HMPH!
PANEL SIX:
{Dullard is playing video golf.}
CO-WORKER: ...THEN WE MADE OUT ON HER DESK.

[edit] Fun Facts

"BEST BOSS IN THE WHOLE WHIRLED" is a homophone.

[edit] External Links

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