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Strong Bad Email #15
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Strong Bad runs us through the basics

T.J. asks Strong Bad what some of his tricks are, and he replies with a list of the basics.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad

Places: Computer Room

Computer: Tandy 400

Date: Monday, February 25, 2002

Running Time: 1:08

Page Title: Tandy 400!!!

DVD: strongbad_email.exe Disc One


[edit] Transcript

STRONG BAD: {singing to the tune of the Homestar Runner intro} Everybody... check your email...

{After Strong Bad reads "how do you do it", he says "no question mark".}

STRONG BAD: {clears screen, typing} Well, I mean I can't tell you all of them TJ, But, you know, there's the basics. I mean, like if somebody's like, "Hey! Are you listening to me?" You say, " Yes," but {stops typing} you know {resumes typing} you're not really listening. Um, then there's the one where you say, "Hey! Look over there." And when they turn their head, you know there's nothing there and you pour some Coke down their shirt. And this one is a little amateur, but it has worked for me in the past. {clears screen, stops typing} You know, {resumes typing} you bet somebody a hundred "bucks", and if they win, you give them like a hundred kicks in the butt and {stops typing} you say, {resumes typing} you call that a buck. I mean, I don't know, somebody invented works pretty good. You get to kick somebody. {clears screen} But everyone has a different taste, you know? Develop your own style, TJ. Reach down inside yourself and pull out something... {stops typing} y'know, {resumes typing} not like...organs. You know what I mean. Anyways, {stops typing} email... Oh, there'll be another one next week...

{The Paper comes down.}

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Trivia

  • This is the first email in which the text goes behind Strong Bad's head, rather than word-wrapping around his head.
  • The YouTube description for this email is "Strong Bad gives basic tips on how to mess with people."

[edit] Remarks

  • Strong Bad should have run out of room before typing in the word "past".
  • Strong Bad made an error of his own when he said " works pretty good." Grammatically, it should have been " works pretty well."
  • At the end of the email, when Strong Bad types the word "Anyways", he leaves it there with a comma instead of finishing the sentence.
  • Strong Bad comments on TJ's incorrect punctuation usage, but neglects to comment on his using the possessive "trick's" instead of the plural "tricks".

[edit] Goofs

  • Strong Bad unnecessarily capitalizes "But".
  • Strong Bad inserts a space between the first quotation mark and "Yes".
  • When Strong Bad types 'You say, " Yes," but', only half of the second quotation mark is visible. When he types 'but', the other half appears.
    • Because of this, it appears as You say, " Yes,' with an apostrophe rather than a quotation mark.
  • The a> typing prompt does not appear again when Strong Bad clears the screen, as in most other Tandy 400 and Compy 386 Emails.
  • Strong Bad leaves out a comma between "them" and "TJ".

[edit] Inside References

  • Strong Bad receives another email with a "Crapfully Yours"-style signature.

[edit] Real-World References

  • "Coke" is short for "Coca-Cola", a world-famous soft drink.

[edit] Fast Forward

  • In labor day, Strong Bad claims that this is his favorite email.

[edit] YouTube Version

  • The Paper comes down later.

[edit] External Links

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