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Strong Bad Email #28

Alex thinks it would be funny if Strong Sad's hands were glued to his face. Fortunately, he is correct.

Features: Strong Bad, Strong Sad, The Cheat, Homestar Runner, Bubs, Coach Z


STRONG BAD: This one had better be good, man. I got a lot of money riding on this one.

hello strong bad,
don't you think it would be funny if you glued 
strong sad's hands to his face? I think it would be...

medford, nj

STRONG BAD: {typing} I'm one step ahead of you, Alex.

{A book appears on-screen with the following text:}


Should Strong Bad really glue Strong Sad's hands to his face?!

If you choose YES turn to page 93

If you choose MAYBE turn to page 121

If you choose TAKE IT IN A BIT OF A DIFFERENT DIRECTION turn to page 146


{Cut to Strong Sad standing on the Football Field with his hands glued to his face and a target labeled "Peg Me" painted on his chest.}

STRONG SAD: Guys?! Awww! Oh! Ohw! Augh!

{Strong Sad is pelted with dodgeballs.}

STRONG SAD: Okay you guys! Augh!

{Another ball is tossed at him.}

STRONG SAD: It's not funny. Augh!

{Another ball is tossed at him.}

STRONG SAD: I'm kinda... Augh! {Another ball is tossed at him.} ...unable to defend myself. Aww! Oh! {Another 2 balls are tossed at him} More so than usual. {Balls continue to pelt him.}

{The Paper comes down}


{Cut to Strong Sad lying down on his bed, his hands glued to his face.}

STRONG SAD: Augh! I'm blind! My prayers have finally been answered.

{Strong Sad tries to move his hands.}

STRONG SAD: Oh wait, my hands are just glued to my face. Oh well, I'll take that.

{Cut to Strong Bad and The Cheat standing outside Strong Sad's room.}

STRONG BAD: Oh man, he likes it! Okay, go to plan B!

{The Cheat salutes him and leaves. He brings back a bucket of red ants and takes it to Strong Sad's room.}

{The Paper comes down. One red ant crawls out of Strong Sad's room.}

Take it in a bit of a different direction

STRONG BAD: {typing} Though I decided to take it in a bit of a different direction.

{Cut to Strong Sad standing on a green field with his hands glued to his butt. Homestar walks up to him.}

STRONG SAD: Oh, hohoh... oh hey Homestar!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Er, Strong Sad. Why are you touching your buttocks? That's pretty weird.

STRONG SAD: I can't help it!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Okay, that is really weird.

{Homestar walks away and Bubs walks up.}

STRONG SAD: No wait, you don't understand!

BUBS: Grabbing your butt? That's not very ladylike.

STRONG SAD: I'm not a lady.

BUBS: Oh! Whatever.

{Bubs walks away and Strong Bad walks up}

STRONG SAD: Augh, this is getting frustrating!

STRONG BAD: Oh, Strong Sad. Fancy seeing you here! And uncontrollably grabbing your own butt I see. Oh, don't let me get in the way. Carry on!

{Strong Bad snickers and walks away. Coach Z walks past.}

STRONG SAD: Please, come back!

COACH Z: 'Atta boy, Strong Sad.

{Coach Z walks away}

STRONG SAD: Hey, where are you going? You have any solvent? Or Goof Off? Or DD-7? Somebody get my hands off my butt!

{The Paper comes down}

Easter Eggs

  • If you choose YES, after Strong Sad gets hit with dodgeballs, you can click the target on his belly to play the Peg Strong Sad game.
    • If you manage to hit Strong Sad from the left side, it'll go in the basket. You get two points on the scoreboard instead of just one.
      • If you hit throw the ball at the right time, it will hit the scoreboard.

Fun Facts

  • When this Strong Bad Email first came out, the extra choices weren't available. It just went ahead with the "Take it in a different direction" bit, which is why that's the only choice that shows Strong Bad still typing. The choices were added a few weeks later.
  • If you pick "maybe" you see the Cheat and Strong Bad looking into Strong Sad's room. Strong Bad has a left arm and a right arm but has two right hands! This mistake hasn't been fixed yet.
  • If you choose MAYBE, shortly after the paper comes down, an ant crawls out of Strong Sad's room
  • This E-mail was a huge reference/satire of/to the infamous series of books that we know as Choose Your Own Adventure. (Sorry, Wiki doesn't allow underlying words, like you should do when talking about a novel or book.)

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