Email Processing Room

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Print. Chew. Crumple. Repeat!

The Email Processing Room is the nexus of all Strong Bad's email processing. It used to be linked from an auto-reply sent up to the Compy 386 era, but now it can only be accessed from the official site through the animated GIF of a mouse on Strong Bad's Website.

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

Running Time: 0:14

Page Title: MEN AT WORK


Processing Details

The Cheat types on an old computer (likely an Apple II) and prints out a potential email candidate. Strong Mad grabs the printout, puts on reading glasses, and reads the email briefly. He then chews up the paper, spits it into a cylinder, and sends it via pneumatic tube to Strong Bad. Strong Bad takes the paper from the tube and reads it. He then laughs at the paper and rips it into tiny pieces, and the cycle repeats.

Easter Eggs

  • Clicking on the three signs behind Strong Mad linked to The Rumor. The Rumor was a fan site for The Band run by Brent McNeal and Adam Sterritt (brother of Ryan Sterritt), friends of Matt Chapman and Craig Zobel; the site similarly used the motto "Pride, Detail, and Ethics" with corresponding signs posted in Sterritt's room. As this page was on the Florida State University student webspace, it was no longer hosted by May 2009.
    • In 2003, The Rumor moved to DumpyUSA; this site went offline by fall 2004. One page on DumpyUSA included several photos of Matt.
    • Notably, an early FAQ stated that The Brothers Chaps had a policy of "absolutely no links to other sites". This was corrected in the later FAQ to state that they "link to a couple sites here and there but only when it's appropriate."
    • Adam Sterritt later appeared in the introduction video to Sbemails' 50 Greatest Hits DVD.

Fun Facts


  • Back in the Tandy era, sending Strong Bad an email would get an automated response that linked to the Email Processing Room page.
    • The response explains the order of events in an acronym. The email gets "R.E.D. The Cheat Reads it, Strong Mad Eats it, and I Deletes it."
  • The printer shown here is one of the printers Strong Bad has used at the end of his emails (see The Paper).
  • The Flash file for the Email Processing Room can be found by exploring strongbad_email.exe Disc Two in a computer's DVD-ROM drive.
  • A Flash decompiler reveals Strong Bad's fourth design (seen in A Jumping Jack Contest) is being used.
  • The Cheat typing, Strong Bad typing, Strong Mad chewing and Strong Bad reading the email are all movie clips, as they still do these actions when the toon is paused.


  • Strong Mad appears to "grow" another arm out of his right arm the second and third time he lifts it.
  • There is also a layering problem the second time he lowers his arm. He places the cylinder into the tube, then his fist moves in front of the table and disappears.
  • When Strong Bad takes the chewed-up email out of the cylinder, he doesn't unscrew the lid, but he takes the note out through the tube.
  • Just before Strong Mad sends the cylinder down the tube, the lid closes itself.
  • There is a little gray line that goes through The Cheat's computer.
  • The printer is missing a manual feed roller on the side facing the audience (usually a small wheel jutting out from the printer, used to feed the paper into the printer manually).

Inside References

  • The "PRiDE," "DETAiL," and "ETHiCS" signs include lowercase i's.

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