Make a Scene with Telltale: Strong Bad Edition

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"I'm the buttersilk pancake!"

The audience of PAX got to help Telltale make their own little short with the Telltale Tool. Complete with guest voices!

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, The King of Town, Homestar Runner, Homsar, Strong Sad (voice only)

Places: Computer Room, Strong Badia

Date: Sunday, August 31, 2008

Running Time: 2:56

DVD: SBCG4AP Collector's DVD



{The following messages appear on the screen along with music}

At PAX '08, we hosted a panel called
"Make A Scene With Telltale."

We worked with the audience to create
a scenario and cutscene starring the cast of
Strong Bad's Cool Game For Attractive People
The scene was conceived, written, and voiced
by the audience, and built in the Telltale Tool
by some of our choreographers during the panel.
First, a little set-up...

{Cut to the computer room, with Strong Bad's 3D variation checking his email as usual. The music has stopped.}

STRONG BAD: Give me the emails, Lappy! Shama-lama-dingalama-doomalama-domow!

{He skips "Uh, where are you?" with a quick shake of his head. He pronouces "comeing" as "com-ey-ing." He first begins "We'll try to kill time..." as "We'll try to kill the crowd..." He interrupts himself with "Oh, 'Cuse me," and corrects himself. He says "Emily M." as "Emily...M...ily."}

STRONG BAD: PAX? {Unemotionally} Oh, right. {Snottily} That is so 2004. Is that thing even cool anymore? {clears the screen} {Angrily} Well, even though you guys have me working NON-STOP making SBCG4AP, I'd LOVE to drop everything and fly halfway across the country to spend the weekend trading Wii friend codes with a bunch of {Starts yelling} web-comic reading dorks. {Refrains from yelling back to his normal tone} But, I can't. Some, uh, thing {Types "something"} came up. But I can explain everything in about 1 minute or less. See, {Starts speaking hesitantly} I was at that place talking to somebody...

{Fades out to a shot of a angled view of Strong Bad from the ground, with the Strong Badia flag in the background.}

STRONG BAD: {The guest imitates him with a deeper-pitch} Uh, man, that guy, that, guy, uh, The King of Town, yeah.

{Cut to an angled straight view the fence, with The King of Town in the middle.]

THE KING OF TOWN: {The guest imitates him with a higher-pitch} Hmm...butter! Rich, creamy- {Blandly} Whaaat?! Strong Bad!

{Cut back to Strong Bad}

STRONG BAD: Are you invading Strong Badia with...butter?

{Cut back to The King of Town}

THE KING OF TOWN: Of course not! That's ridiculous! What I'm really doing is...making the largest pancake. {His moustache curves a to resemble a smile}

{Cut to back to Strong Bad, less angled and more close-up.}

STRONG BAD: Okay, now that's much more sensible.

{Cut to Homestar, who appears to have been standing next to The King of Town the entire time.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {The guest imitates him without his usual speech impediments} Uhhh...I'm standing right here, guys, uhhh... {Looks below him} in this pancake.

{Cut to Homsar who is floating in front of the fence's left end.}

HOMSAR: {The guest imitates him almost perfectly} DaaAAAAAaaa! I'm the buttersilk pancake!

{Cut back to Homestar}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: He's not kidding, you know. It really is buttery... {Soothingly} and delicious. {Grins}

{Cut back to Strong Bad}

STRONG BAD: This is ridiculous. We gotta hang out with the coherent people of...Seattle.

{Cut to The King of Town}

THE KING OF TOWN: Coherent? Have you ever been {pronounces "been" as it's spelled} to PAX?

{Fades out back to the Lappy.}

STRONG BAD: {Voiced normally} {music plays} So, E-maily, that why I couldn't make it. Besides, have you seen {does not say "have"} the kind of people {a stretched picture of a PAX audience twirls in from the centers with swoosh sound effects} that show up at those things? {Stops typing and mumbles to himself disgustedly} No thanks, man! {The photo twirls back with the same sound. Strong Bad supposedly hits enter with no tapping sound} 'Duhhh...Tell Ensign {pronounced "en-sine"} Crusher or Jonathan Coulton or whoever that I said what's up. I'll send my seasonal-depressed brother Strong Sad in my place.

STRONG SAD: {Off-screen, with Strong Bad turning his to the left} I can't be bothered with panels. I'm DM'ing the climax of my epic Maps and Minions campaign in table-top 3 play!

STRONG BAD: Uh, {Turns his head forward again} yeah. {Supposedly pressed/presses enter earlier/now} Maybe next year. {Supposedly presses enter again} Buy SBCG4AP! {Ends sentence with a period} {Supposedly presses enter} That wasn't an ad. {Supposedly presses enter} I was just telling SBCG4AP goodbye. {Supposedly presses enter} Bye! {Quickly} SBCG4AP

Fun Facts


  • "PAX" is the common acronym for Penny Arcade Expo, an annual gamer festival held by the creators of the web comic Penny Arcade, hence Strong Bad's comment of "trading Wii friend codes with a bunch of webcomic-reading dorks".


  • Lipsyncing was notably out-of-sync at times, probably from a short time frame the panel had to work with.


  • During the "fan-made" scene, there are constant laughs. They're quite hard to hear because of their low volume.

Inside References

  • The audience's plot includes mention of butter.
  • Strong Bad's pronunciation of "comeing" is the same as in dangeresque 3.
  • The music that plays after the cut back to the Lappy was used with the Lappy's introduction in animal, which would later be used with the Steaky Steaky 6 Millenium Edition.

Real-World References

Fast Forward

  • In September 2010, a Telltale panel once again collaborated with an audience at PAX in Make a Scene with Telltale at PAX 2010. However the only Homestar Runner character in the final product was Marzipan, and she only had one line.

DVD Version

  • The DVD includes an extended version of this short, including the making of segments.

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