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"I got fifty bucks that says you guys will continue to suck no matter what I do."

The Deleteheads wager on what will happen in Strong Bad Email 200.

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

Places: Strong Sad's Room

Date: Monday, September 15, 2008

Running Time: 1:30

Page Title: Hot Action? Big Numbers?

DVD: strongbad_email.exe Disc Six (Easter Egg)

Contents

[edit] Transcript

{Open to Strong Sad's room. Strong Sad is standing next to a chair and in front of a table with a notebook on it, and wearing his Deletehead hat. An archway to a hall is to his left}

STRONG SAD: {rhythmic clapping in background} Everybody's just gonna feel sorry for ya. I mean {starts to pat belly in time with clapping} I do.

{clapping stops}

STRONG SAD: Please be seatèd, Deleteheads. {chair scoot noises as Strong Sad sits} Now let's get right down to it! {pounds table with fist on the word "right", then raises finger} Sbemail 200 wagers! Place ya bets! Place ya bets! {continues to pound table as he speaks}

{Cut to the other side of the table. Strong Mad and The Cheat are sitting down, and the Cinder Block is on the table. All three are wearing Deletehead hats}

THE CHEAT: {The Cheat noises}

STRONG SAD: {points at The Cheat} The Cheat's got fifty bucks says the Lappy doesn't make it out of Email 200 alive! {thumps table, then raises arms} Any takers? Any takers?

{Cut back to opposite side}

STRONG MAD: DOUBLE DOWN!

STRONG SAD: {speaking rapidly} Okay, hot money, hot money, big movers! {pounds table, cut to close up} Dan! We got a twenty percent chance that this email's gonna be from a guy named Dan! Who wants in? {looks around quickly as he speaks, cut to opposite side} Anybody? Nobody? Hot action? Big numbers? No? {cut back to Strong Sad} Moving on! Homestar's got half a G on... {raises notebook and looks at it} Strong Bad not making it out alive?

{Cut to Homestar, frowning and holding a bundle of red candles with a drawing of a clock face taped to them, resembling a homemade bomb. He briefly looks surprised, quickly hides his "bomb" under the table and glares at Strong Sad.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: I dunno nuttin' about nuttin'!

{Cut to Strong Bad standing in the doorway, holding a crate labelled Last week's clams with a box labelled Cat noses on top of it.}

STRONG BAD: Do any of you have even one iota that lives down the street from a clue as to what you're talking about?

{Cut to Strong Sad.}

STRONG SAD: Uh, gambling?

{Cut to the opposite side of the table.}

THE CHEAT: {The Cheat noises}

STRONG MAD: HORSES!

{Cut back to Strong Bad.}

STRONG BAD: Well, I can tell you right now you're all way off! {starts to walk away} Or I got fifty bucks that says you guys will continue to suck no matter what I do.

{Cut to Homestar Runner, frowning. Ominous music starts playing, as Homestar pulls his homemade "bomb" out from under the table.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: We'll just see about that, old buddy, old pal. We'll just see.

{Zoom in on Homestar, who raises the "bomb" up to his face. The edges of the screen darken. Cut to Strong Sad. The music stops abruptly.}

STRONG SAD: {points} Homestar, are those just candles with a drawing of a clock taped to them?

{Cut back to Homestar. The edges of the screen lighten.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, um. Sorry guys, I gotta catch this invisible secret elevator. {Homestar slowly lowers himself below the table, stopping before his hat disappears} Boooooo.

{Cut back to Strong Sad.}

STRONG SAD: How much you wanna bet he stays down there all week?

{The New Paper comes down, reading Place your bets, people!}

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Explanations

  • "G" is slang for $1,000 (a grand), making half a G $500.
  • "Double down" is a term in Blackjack meaning to double one's bet on their initial two cards, taking exactly one more card.

[edit] Trivia

  • Strong Sad's notebook reads:
    • Meeting
  1. Pledge
  2. Wagers
  3. Fruit Dip
  4. Eyebrow Notions

[edit] Remarks

  • Although Strong Sad states the odds of the next emailer being named Dan are 20%, only 10 of the previous emails - roughly 5% - were sent by a Dan (or a variant thereof). Strong Sad's phrase, though, could have meant that he's giving 20% odds (4:1 odds) for a bet that the email will be from "a guy named Dan", this seems more likely considering he then asks after saying it, "Who wants in?"
  • During the duration of the short, Strong Sad pounds his fist onto the table six times. However, a pounding sound effect is not heard the sixth time.

[edit] Inside References

[edit] Fast Forward

  • Oddly enough, The Cheat's prediction of the Lappy's fate was only one email off.

[edit] DVD Version

  • Right after Strong Sad says, "How much you wanna bet he stays down there all week?", Strong Mad and The Cheat hold up their cash to Strong Sad just before New Paper comes down.

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