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Strong Bad Email #98
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"Science again! I said science again!"

Kevin Grumbles writes in to tell Strong Bad that he should make Homestar Runner say stupid stuff because his voice is hilarious. Strong Bad switches it up!

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

Places: Computer Room

Computer: Compy 386

Date: Monday, February 16, 2004

Running Time: 2:39

Page Title: Compy 386!!

DVD: strongbad_email.exe Disc Three

Contents

[edit] Transcript

STRONG BAD: {singing} Dah doh, doo doh, email me some words, doo-doo, some different words.

{Reading email}

{Strong Bad grumbles instead of saying the word "Grumbles".}

STRONG BAD: {typing} Uh, you don't really have to MAKE Homestar say stupid stuff, {grumbles again as he types "Grumbles"}, that's the guy's bread n' butter. Or at least his, uh, cracker n' mustard. No, the REAL challenge is to get Homestar to say something intelligent. {He clears the screen and continues typing.} If I can do that, then you owe me a batch of your special Grumblecakes. And if I fail, then I'll quit stealing the bricks from your house, one by one. {quickly} Deal? Deal.

{Strong Bad goes to get up from his chair and Homestar Runner is leaning over his shoulder.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {quietly} Hi, Strong Bad.

STRONG BAD: {surprised} Ah, geez! Homestar!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Strong Bad, do you notice anything different about me today?

STRONG BAD: Um, you broke into my house?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: No, I'm always doing that.

STRONG BAD: {apparently unperturbed} Okay, what?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {standing on one foot} I'm standing on one foot!

STRONG BAD: Yeah, great. Look, I'll give you half a Grumblecake if you can say something intelligent.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: What's that?

STRONG BAD: It's like a little cake with some, like, steam and sugar.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: No, no, the other one.

STRONG BAD: Oh, "intelligent"?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Yeah, yeah, Intellivision.

STRONG BAD: You know, something smart.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: I think I can do that. {attempts to look shifty and cunning} What's in it for me?

STRONG BAD: {annoyed} Half a Grumblecake!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, right. Okay, here goes. A—

STRONG BAD: No wait, put this stuff on. It'll add to the illusion.

{Strong Bad gives Homestar Runner a white lab coat, black-rimmed glasses with masking tape, and a test tube. Homestar uses the test tube as if it was a microphone and he was interviewing Strong Bad.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Whoa, check me out, Strong Bad, I look a-smart!

STRONG BAD: You sure do, stupid. Now say something.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {smugly} And I'm standing on one foot!

STRONG BAD: {urging} Come on, say something smart! You can do it!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Science!

STRONG BAD: Uh, that's pretty good. Keep going!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Science again! I said science again!

STRONG BAD: Let's move away from science. Try math.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Plus two.

STRONG BAD: Okay, this isn't going—

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hundred!

STRONG BAD: {groans} I need to get my hands on some of them Grumblecakes! Maybe if I employ a little reverse psychologies... If I ask a stupid enough question, I'll get an intelligent answer! {clears throat} I say there, Homestar, butt's twelve by pies?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Ooh, yes! I got Strong Bad to say something stupid! {triumphantly} The Grumblecakes will be mine!

{Homestar runs off.}

STRONG BAD: What?! What the crap just happened?! Is it possible that I was just... outsmarted by Homestar Runner?! {typing, shouting, and raising his fist} I'LL GET YOU KEVIN {grumbles as he types "GRUMBLES!!!"}

{The Cheat enters with a tray of The Cheatcakes.}

THE CHEAT: {The Cheat noises}

STRONG BAD: Get that mess outta here! I don't want none o' those Cheatcakes!

{Strong Bad smacks the tray of The Cheatcakes out of The Cheat's hands.}

THE CHEAT: {angry The Cheat noises}

{The Cheat exits dejectedly.}

STRONG BAD: {apologetically} No, wait, The Cheat, come back!

{The Cheat comes back}

STRONG BAD: Will you, um, fix me some... mustard crackers?

THE CHEAT: {angry The Cheat noises}

{The Cheat exits again. The Paper comes down.}

[edit] Easter Eggs

Butt's Twelve by Pies
  • When Strong Bad says "Butt's Twelve by Pies," click the screen to see a playbill for a play with the same name, directed by Homsar.
T H E A T E R
Butt's Twelve By Pies

{A picture of Homsar traveling with a stick, coming to a fork in the road}
A Super-short Play
Directed by Homsar
Starring:
lighting & set decoration

  • Click the Cheatcake at the end to see a box of The Cheatcakes and a jingle.
SINGER: Only liars and thieves eat Grumblecakes, and those people go to prison. Just ask The Cheat!
THE CHEAT: {The Cheat noises; translation in subtitles:} Those people go to prison!

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Trivia

  • The label on the disk in the floppy disk container reads "hypou blade".

[edit] Remarks

[edit] Goofs

  • When Strong Bad and Homestar are talking, the Compy still has what Strong Bad typed, yet when he goes to type again, it's all missing.

[edit] Glitches

  • The Grumblecakes song will not stop if the Easter egg is closed.
  • Continually clicking the Cheatcake at the end will make the song play over the top of itself.

[edit] Inside References

  • Strong Bad's question is "Butts twelve by pies?"
  • Strong Bad notes that Homestar broke into his house. Homestar admits that he's always doing that.

[edit] Real-World References

[edit] Fast Forward

  • Strong Bad later admits in do over that he wishes he had tried a Cheatcake because "those things looked a-pretty good!"
  • Strong Bad tapes his Grumblecakes song over the Cheatcakes jingle in the time capsule Easter egg.
  • In 4 branches, Homestar saying intelligent things is discussed in the third branch of the Four Branches of Stupid Things Homestar's Done.

[edit] DVD Version

  • The Butt's Twelve By Pies Easter egg is viewable using the angle button on your DVD remote.
  • To view the Cheatcakes Easter egg, select the hidden Strong Bad logo located on the Compy screen at the end of the video. You can not make a round with the Cheatcakes jingle on the DVD version.

[edit] External Links

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