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Week 11, 2011

"This whole system is outta line!"

Dangeresque Roomisode 1: Behind the Dangerdesque is a Videlectrix adventure game, made to compete with Strong Bad's Cool Game For Attractive People. It is done in the style of old LucasArts adventure games. The player must help Dangeresque solve a several-month-old case without leaving his office. The player interacts with the environment by looking at, talking to, and acting upon items in the room using a mouse and arrow keys. Failure to resolve the case successfully results in an angry The Chief sending Dangeresque to the joint. play (more...)

Week 10, 2011

"Ohh, there's two of them!"

In sisters, the 35th Strong Bad Email, released on Monday, July 8, 2002, Strong Bad receives an email from Ali, who states that she and her sister think he is so cool and wonders whether he has a girlfriend. When Strong Bad starts to reply, he accidentally deletes the email due to a malfunction of the Tandy 400 (which had just been reassembled after exploding two emails before in gimmicks). He desperately tries to recover the email or wait for Ali to email him again, but his efforts are in vain, causing a sharp drop in his opinion of the Tandy and eventually leading to its being replaced six emails later. According to the DVD commentary, Strong Bad "can hardly watch" this email, remarking that "this was my big chance! One time—I mean, one of the many thousands of times I could have got with some ladies." It was also his first choice to be redone in the email do over. (more...) watch

Week 9, 2011

Old-tech

Marzipan's first Answering Machine, which first appeared in Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 1.0, was a very simple tape-based answering machine. The tape deck was top-loading, and was right next to the speaker. It featured buttons to go to the next and previous messages, a stop button, and an LED display representative of the number of messages on the tape. Although there are two cables, with one presumably coming from the wall and the other going to a phone, the actual phone is never shown. It was replaced with the PhoneTime XL8 in Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 9.2. In addition to the first eight editions of Marzipan's Answering Machine, the Answering Machine also appeared when Strong Bad used it to ask Marzipan where The Cheat was in Where's The Cheat? before turning it into a prank call. Also, in one of the made-up emails from personal favorites, Strong Bad left such a good prank call on the machine that it exploded. The King of Town also has a similar Answering Machine, which is seen at the end of The King of Town DVD commentary. Unlike Marzipan's Answering Machine, it had a system voice on it, similar to modern voice-mail technology. It also mocked The King of Town, saying "Nobody likes you" and "You have no friends". (more...)

Week 8, 2011

"What?"

There are several instances where Homestar Runner's shirt (and sometimes his hat as well) comes off and he becomes naked. When this happens, the nudity is usually censored by a pixelated blur that covers his torso. Homestar is never especially concerned by his bareness, usually reacting with little more than a surprised "Oh!" or a cynical observation about his shirtlessness. (One exception is Homestar Ruiner, where his nudity is a significant plot point and a source of much embarrassment.) (more)...

Week 7, 2011

"I hate you. I hate you. I hate you. I hate you."

Strong Bad's relationship with Strong Sad usually consists of Strong Bad hurting or making fun of Strong Sad, though not all the time. He has given Strong Sad various insulting nicknames and often hurts him. However, Strong Sad and Strong Bad occasionally get along, usually when Strong Bad is in need of an assistant. It appears that Strong Bad is at least partly responsible for his little brother's depression; Strong Sad writes that in his big brother's absence, "[He feels] cooler, and less like [he sucks] so bad." It does however happen that Strong Sad stands up to his tormentor. This includes revealing embarassing details about Strong Bad’s childhood or making him believe that staying in a deep, dark hole is "edgy". Most of the time though, their relationship is one of abuse pointed towards the younger brother, just as in many families in real life. (more...)

Week 6, 2011

The Brothers Strong. From left to right: Strong Mad, Strong Bad, Strong Sad.

The Brothers Strong is the collective term for the three brothers, Strong Bad, Strong Mad, and Strong Sad. The eldest of the brothers is Strong Mad, followed by Strong Bad, then Strong Sad. According to Strong Bad in the email flashback, The Cheat was taken in by The Brothers Strong when he was found in an egg filled with fish sticks. The Strong Brothers' assumed surname is "Strong", since it is common to each of them. Even though the Homestar Runner body of work is an American-based cartoon, their family name is spoken before the individual's given name, a naming convention mistakenly labeled the Eastern order. The nationality of the brothers is fairly ambiguous. Although Strong Bad often has a faint Mexican accent, his brothers have no sign of one. In Marshmallow's Last Stand and the Old Characters Page, the Brothers Strong are said to be from a place called "Parts Unknown". In secret recipes, Strong Bad describes his childhood life in "Bumdumbourge" (a country near "Totalslava"), although this information is most likely false. Despite all this, it has been suggested numerous times that the brothers have lived in their current house in Free Country, USA throughout their lives (or at least since their childhood). (more)...

Week 5, 2011

Give it up for the popular music stylings of... sloshy?

It's that time of year again, when the American Football Championship Game takes place. It's time for the Halftime Entertainment and Delight... though it's not who you may expect. sloshy has been selected to perform for halftime this year. Even the announcer is surprised by this. In the basement of the Brothers Strong, Strong Sad is seen enjoying the song sloshy sings, which consists of the repeated line "American Football Championship Game" and of the members talking about how the lead singer has not bet any money on the game. At the end of the song, one of the members of sloshy states that they played soccer in high school. (more...) watch

(Week 4, 2011)*

A party of minor characters

Minor characters are regularly created in Teen Girl Squad, and only make cameo appearances. Some exist only for the purpose of hurting one of the girls. Usually they are never seen again, but in the 10th Issue special, many of these characters made cameo appearances at The Ugly One's Sweet Someteen Birthday Bash. This page is a documentation of all minor characters seen in Teen Girl Squad cartoons.

Week 3, 2011

"Let's not do anything inappropriate with that magnet..."

In retirement, the 159th Strong Bad Email, released on Monday, October 2, 2006 and Tuesday, October 3, 2006, is a two-part email where Strong Bad's beloved computer is lappynapped! Strong Bad, in his usual humorous ways, is distraught by this travesty. One can hardly recall a day when Strong Bad didn't have his precious computer in his possession. The email was originally split into two parts. In the first part Strong Bad is depressed. He's in a sad, broken state as he witnesses Marshie attempt to make a profit from his misfortune. As he runs out of antidepressant, he slinks off to Bubs' Concession Stand. Bubs is nowhere to be found. As Strong Bad searches for him, he notices a peculiar sight on the side of the window. The kidnappers are revealed as Strong Bad's old computers, Tandy and Compy. Strong Bad is forced to check one more email with each of them. He manages to destroy the Tandy via deletion. In part two, he takes on the Compy, who ends up being eaten by House-Mouth. In the end, Strong Bad gets his computer back and joins The Paper for an order of hushpuppies. (more...) watch

Week 2, 2011

"Zee S is for Sucks!"

In the Holiday Toon Trogday 08, released Monday, January 14, 2008, Strong Bad honors the fifth birthday of that famous dragon... only it's not what you may expect. Instead of honoring the dragon that most people expected Strong Bad to celebrate, instead he pushes Trogdor aside to make way for a new dragon that was scrapped early on in the process. While Trogdor himself has a heavy metal tune with screaming lyrics and guitars, The S is for Sucks has a playful, laid-back alphabet song that Strong Bad himself admits he prefers. Trogdor is angered by Strong Bad's preference and actually leans against the window of the house Strong Bad was in and roars, blurring the line between the fiction or lack thereof of Trogdor's existence in Free Country, USA. Strong Bad then proceeds to sing a heavy metal version of The S is for Sucks, apparently to keep himself safe from Trogdor's unbridled rage. (more...) watch

Week 1, 2011

"Cheatball."

Cheatball is the 20X6 version of The Cheat. He first appears in the Scrolling Shooter Games Menu. His eyes bear a resemblance to the eyes of "Holy-crap-adorable The Cheat" from lady...ing and his facebone has no pointy end, similar to the "cute, fluffy The Cheat" in lady fan. The Cheatball's mouth , unlike other 20X6 characters' mouths, stays small when speaking, and when closed. Cheatball also appeared in trading cards as a trading card character, in which he has a round ball-like body with no visible arms or legs, and seems to speak only by saying his name, much like a Pokémon character. He uses an attack called "Poison Rain Vornado", which is basically a small explosion of green smoke. In the DVD commentary for japanese cartoon, The Brothers Chaps point out that the spaceship seen in the email was originally going to be the 20X6 version of The Cheat, and mulled over whether to keep it that way. (more...)

Notes

  • Week 4's FA is a redirect to that of week 4 of 2006.
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