Strong Bad and Strong Sad's Relationship

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Revision as of 09:11, 14 January 2021

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

From the Adventure Gamers Interview:

MATT: The dynamic between Strong Bad and Strong Sad is sorta like Mike and I growing up. Only I wasn't as depressed as Strong Sad and Mike wasn't as cool as Strong Bad. But the beatings are pretty accurate.

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 Bad and Strong Sad 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".


Strong Bad Bullying Strong Sad

  • Strong Bad has created various insulting nicknames for Strong Sad.
  • Old Characters Page and Yearbook Character Page — Strong Bad and Strong Mad are said to have disowned Strong Sad a long time ago, but they eventually "accepted" him again according to Second Games Menu.
  • Theme Song Video — Strong Bad ties Strong Sad to a spinning wheel and throws a Big Knife at him.
  • In Search of the Yello Dello DVD — Strong Sad recalls a time Strong Bad filled his underwear with bologna and read his journal out in public when they were kids.
  • Email depressio — Strong Bad gives out Strong Sad's email address so that the viewers can insult him.
  • The Secrets That I KeepLi'l Strong Bad threatened to "punsh" Li'l Strong Sad in the back.
  • The Best Decemberween Ever — Strong Sad says that he gets locked in the bathtub every Decemberween, which is implied to be Strong Bad's doing.
  • Email 1 step ahead — Strong Bad glues Strong Sad's hands to his face twice, then to his butt.
  • Email your friends — Strong Bad whacks Strong Sad continuously with a wiffle bat.
  • Pumpkin Carve-nival — Strong Bad, disguised as Homestar Runner, gives Strong Sad's pumpkin a last place ribbon.
  • Email 50 emails — Strong Bad attempts to sell Strong Sad's soolnds to poachers.
  • Strong Sad's Lament:
    • Strong Bad punched Strong Sad in the knee, then had Strong Mad punch him in the knee.
    • Strong Bad funneled rain onto Strong Sad while he was taking a nap.
    • Strong Bad put a post-it note on Strong Sad's face while he was sleeping and attempted to deface his blog.
  • Email cheat talk — Strong Bad hits Strong Sad in the stomach with the Compy 386's keyboard.
  • Email dragon — Strong Bad burns Strong Sad's drawing of a dragon with the BMW Lighter.
  • Email fingers — Strong Bad imagines Strong Sad dead several times.
  • Email caper — Strong Bad and The Cheat set fire to Strong Sad's underwear.
  • Email big white face — Strong Bad threw at least two cakes at Strong Sad and flips him off.
  • Email privileges — Strong Bad encourages The Cheat to drill Strong Sad's face and hands.
  • Email suntan — Strong Bad forces Strong Sad to draw on himself and star in the Ab-Abber 2000 commercial. When Strong Sad protests, Strong Bad threatens his stuffed lobster Gooblies.
  • Strong Sad's Character Video — Strong Sad states that he has two brothers who like to pummel him every hour on the hour.
  • Email stunt double — Strong Bad forces Strong Sad to stunt double him on dangerous scenes.
  • Email date — Strong Bad seems to have coerced Strong Mad into pummeling Strong Sad, and has given Strong Mad a (hidden camera equipped) class ring with which to do so. Strong Bad uses the camera to record the infraction and watches it approvingly.
  • Email impression — Strong Bad forced Strong Sad to say "Hello, my name is Strong Sad" and flicked his "ear".
  • Email kids' book — Strong Bad steals and vandalizes Strong Sad's book.
  • Email 2 years — Strong Bad believes that he locked Strong Sad in the dryer, while he was really locked in The King of Town's Grill.
  • Email no loafing — Strong Bad repeatedly jumps on Strong Sad while saying "I hate you" over and over.
  • Email caffeine — Strong Bad slips Strong Sad some caffeine, eventually causing him to pass out. Then he rumors to everyone he is dead and adopted.
  • Email the bet — Strong Bad presumably turns Strong Sad into an indentured servant.
  • Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 10.2 — Strong Bad tells Strong Sad he is a waste of fat space.
  • Strong Bad is in Jail Cartoon — Strong Bad steals Strong Sad's iPod.
  • Email haircut — Strong Bad draws on Strong Sad with his "Light Pen".
  • Email theme park — Strong Bad makes "The Strong Sad Gets Decked Repeatedly Stunt Spook-tacular", a show in his Strong Bad's Mount RidesPlace! USA.
  • Email replacement — Strong Bad trains people to attack Strong Sad and insults his suggestions of "attacks".
  • Email dangeresque 3 — Strong Bad steals Strong Sad's sandwich and forces him to stunt double for Strong Mad on dangerous scenes.
  • Experimental Film — Strong Bad messes with Strong Sad's movie and steals his spotlight from the commentary.
  • Email crying — Strong Bad makes fun of Strong Sad by drawing a two-legged elephant named Tendafoot.
  • Email extra plug — Strong Bad calls Strong Sad and Homestar's song disgusting.
  • Halloween Fairstival — Strong Bad threatens Strong Sad through haiku.
  • strongbad_email.exe Disc One intro — Strong Bad kicks The Cheat into Strong Sad.
  • Email radio — Strong Bad forces Strong Sad to act like a disc jockey, The Deathly Pallor.
  • Homestar Presents: Presents — This year, Strong Sad is actually seen locked inside of the bathtub.
  • Email origins — Li'l Strong Bad presumably made Strong Sad a belly button with an electric drill, then as an adult threatens him with a second bellybutton.
  • Email best thing — Strong Bad throws the remote at Strong Sad.
  • Email rampage — Strong Bad insults Strong Sad's weight, as well as his poetry.
  • Bug In Mouth Disease — Strong Bad convinces Strong Sad that all his underwear somehow ended up individually priced and labeled in an online auction so he can watch Caleb Rentpayer.
  • Email record book — Strong Bad "awards" Strong Sad the record for "Biggest Waste of Dump".
  • Email — Strong Bad drops Strong Sad through a trapdoor.
  • TrogdorCon '97 — Strong Bad implies that he stole 500 bucks from Strong Sad to run a booth at the con.
  • Halloween Potion-ma-jig — Strong Bad buries Strong Sad in the ground up to his chest.
  • Fall Float Parade — Strong Bad traps Strong Sad in a fake snowman and uses nunchucks to beat him.
  • Email technology — Strong Bad hits Strong Sad in the head with a "hard disk", which is actually a floppy disk.
  • Email narrator — One part of Strong Bad's movie trailer includes an octopus thrown at Strong Sad, while another trailer has Strong Sad hit by a dead goose launched out of the dryer.
  • Email pop-up — One page of the book allows the reader to pour gray cement, ram's blood, Boston cream or Magic Eye on Strong Sad's head. The page also has a flab-tab.
  • Email candy product — Strong Bad sticks Strong Sad's head in the basement's ceiling.
  • Sbemail 150?!? — Strong Bad falls asleep while Strong Sad describes his idea for Strong Bad's 150th email.
  • Kid Speedy — Strong Bad threatens to steal Strong Sad's two dollars.
  • Email keep cool — Strong Bad hits Strong Sad on the head to wake him up.
  • Email retirement — Strong Bad refers to Strong Sad's act as, "Stupid's stupid crap that I hate".
  • Email what I want — Strong Bad puts wildebeest pheromones into Strong Sad's laundry (again).
  • Decemberween Short Shorts — The Strong Bad ornament "bedazzles" the Strong Sad ornament off of the Decemberween tree, smashing him.
  • Email the movies — Strong Bad threatens to beat Strong Sad up after he talks constantly during a movie.
  • Email your funeral — Strong Bad imagines Strong Sad carrying a jar containing Strong Bad's corpse while being whipped by The Cheat. He later imagines coming back to life to stop Strong Sad from performing an interpretive dance.
  • Email rough copy — Strong Bad and The Cheat sue Strong Sad for custody of Not-So-Thin Mints by throwing water balloons at him.
  • DNA Evidence — Strong Bad harvests Strong Sad's DNA.
  • Email concert — Strong Bad breaks a record over Strong Sad's head, causing one shard to become lodged in his scalp.
  • Email bike thief — Strong Bad says "[he] would rather die" than play "Cats: the Musical" with Strong Sad.
  • Email pizza joint — Strong Bad denies invitations to join Strong Sad's friend list at and calls him "Thelonius Dump".
  • Email slumber party — Early on, Strong Bad speaks of dislocating the shoulders of younger siblings. Later on, Strong Sad appears with his arm in a sling. Additionally, Strong Bad tells the viewers that Strong Sad used to miss their mother during the slumber parties they held in their basement and forces him to admit that this happened once a week for ten years. Strong Bad later attempts to dislocate Strong Sad's other shoulder.
  • Email business trip — Strong Bad leaves Strong Sad's lecture right after the introduction.
  • Fan Costumes '07 — Strong Bad jokes that the only inaccuracy he can find with a hideous Strong Sad costume is the fact the person wearing it is hugging a female.
  • Email yes, wrestling — The photo labeled "Master of the 1/8th Nelson!" shows Strong Bad's arm grabbing Strong Sad below his own arm.
  • Email environment — Strong Bad tries to drop a "65 mile per gallon hybrid piano" on Strong Sad and Marzipan.
  • Email fan club — Strong Bad gets back at Strong Sad for coming up with a fan fiction of his own: He causes an entire bag of Twizzlers to fall out of his mouth, has him squeezed by a eight-foot sandwich constrictor and introduces a naked Homestar Runner to the story.
  • Blubb-O's Commercial — Strong Bad tells The Cheat to shoot at Strong Sad with a harpoon gun, as well as Coach Z wearing a large Drive-Thru Whale costume.
  • Rotten Eggs — Strong Bad attempts to throw a rotten Easter egg at Strong Sad.
  • Somber Vacation — Strong Bad ridicules Strong Sad's skin condition.
  • Email hiding — Strong Bad tells The Cheat to switch to capturing Strong Sad in a cage.
  • Email your edge — Strong Bad and The Cheat throw feathers at Strong Sad.
  • Strong Badia the Free — Strong Bad forces Strong Sad to join Strong Badia. He later tricks Strong Sad into getting his Pretendix removed. Strong Bad claims to have done surgeries on Strong Sad if the katana is used on him. Interestingly, there appear to be limits on how far Strong Bad will harm his brother: If the lighter is used on Strong Sad, Strong Bad is dead against it because setting him on fire is considered "so fourth grade."
  • Costume Commercial — Strong Bad and The Cheat attempt to hit Strong Sad with eggs; however, Strong Sad gets his revenge by wearing an egg-covered poncho, which fools them.
  • Baddest of the Bands — Strong Bad retaliates and hits Strong Sad harshly on the chest with the Billy club.
  • Dangeresque Roomisode 1: Behind the Dangerdesque — Strong Bad takes a photo showing the dragon-man on the takeout container apparently assaulting Strong Sad in the building opposite.
  • 8-Bit is Enough — Strong Bad repeatedly blames Strong Sad for breaking the TROGDOR! arcade machine. When in Peasantry, Strong Bad will also assert that Strong Sad is a princess.
  • Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 16.2 — Strong Bad tells Strong Sad that he is going to knee him in the face for breakfast.
  • Kick-A-Ball — Strong Bad only begrudgingly lets Strong Sad join his team when he is the only player left unpicked.
  • hremail3184 — Strong Bad rigs up Strong Sad's Pop-Tart to explode.
  • Email imaginary — When they were kids, Strong Bad taped Strong Sad to the ceiling, causing Strong Sad to create an imaginary friend, Scotty Titi. Strong Bad gets annoyed by Scotty and eventually creates his own imaginary friend, who then kills Scotty.
  • Where My Hat is At? (toon) — Strong Bad and The Cheat encase Strong Sad in cement and attempt to drown him in the swimming pool. Strong Bad seems to be disappointed when Homestar saves him.
  • Email videography — Strong Bad seems to have taken a photo of Strong Sad's backside.
  • Poker Night at the Inventory — Strong Bad tells Heavy Weapons Guy that he can toss Strong Sad out the second floor window and take his room.
  • A Decemberween Mackerel — Strong Bad locks Strong Sad in the bathtub once again. This year, however, Strong Bad seems to have gone a step further by leaving Strong Sad out in the cold to catch hypothermia.
  • Record Store Day — Strong Bad destroys Strong Sad's sloshy record.
  • Strong Bad Classics! — Strong Bad vandalizes Strong Sad's book and plans to record Strong Sad's pain medication high ramblings.
  • The House That Gave Sucky Tricks — Strong Bad tries to get Strong Sad to reach into a toilet full of poop.
  • Homestar Runner Goes For the Gold — Strong Bad is horrified that Strong Sad could have been Strong Glad and he wouldn’t be able to make fun of him.
  • Haunted Photo Booth (Easter egg) — Strong Sad's French accent becomes so exaggerated that Strong Bad urgently says, "Somebody! Don't give Strong Sad the Heimlich! He's choking!"
  • Fan Costumes 2017 — Strong Bad calls Strong Sad and Marzipan "losers".
  • The Next April Fools Thing — Strong Bad "motivates" Strong Sad by installing a lowering spiky ceiling above him.

Images of Strong Bad Bullying Strong Sad

Strong Sad's Revenge

These are times when Strong Sad has either proved Strong Bad wrong or made fun of him, much to Strong Bad's chagrin.

  • Email stand-up — Strong Sad shows the viewer Strong Bad's failed comedic act.
  • Email morning routine — Strong Sad annoys Strong Bad and then tells him he's weird for keeping eggs in the couch.
  • Email gimmicks — Strong Sad tells Strong Bad that a computer like his (the Tandy 400) could be bought in a garage sale for 15 dollars.
  • Email 2 emails — Strong Sad fools Strong Bad to believe that "About a million ladies called... and said they'd be a few minutes late".
  • Email sibbie — Strong Sad downloads the song Strong Bad unintentionally wrote about Sibbie and listens to it (and sings it) in front of him.
  • Email labor day — With Strong Bad's absence, Strong Sad jokes that maybe his invitation got "da-leet-ed".
  • Email couch patch — Strong Sad reveals that Lil' Strong Bad believed Carl Lewis was a woman. And that she was hot.
  • Email colonization — Strong Sad "hassles" Strong Bad about his use of ketchup as a topping on eggs.
  • Email kind of cool — Strong Sad proclaims that the "different kind of cool" Strong Bad would be if he was like Senor Cardgage is not cool at all.
  • Email army — Strong Sad joins the Homestarmy, which rallies against the "two-bit wrestleman and his yellow dog".
  • Email different town — Strong Sad confuses Strong Bad and calls him a weirdo.
  • Email dangeresque 3 — Strong Sad refuses to say his line for Dangeresque 1: Dangeresque, Too? Instead he says the movie is stupid.
  • Strong Bad is in Jail Cartoon — While Strong Bad is in jail, Strong Sad turned the email room into his tai chi space. Later, he sells out Strong Bad and The Cheat to Homestar and Pom Pom.
  • Teen Girl Squad Issue 10 — Strong Sad unwittingly catches Strong Bad trying to make out with a drawing of the made-over The Ugly One.
  • Email looking old — Strong Sad acts as if Strong Bad is his great-grandmother after receiving a "lace lift" in an attempt to look young, and eventually takes him back to "the home".
  • Email rough copy — Strong Sad repeatedly throws snowballs (which he had been storing in the freezer since he was eight) at Strong Bad and The Cheat.
  • Email concert — Strong Sad smiles as he remarks to Strong Bad's "Hollywood Boulevards," "Oh, hello, pleatèd boots. What are you all gussied up for?"
  • Email pizza joint — Strong Sad gives Strong Bad's website,, and the email itself negative reviews.
  • Email slumber party — Strong Sad mocks Strong Bad about his choice of pajamas at a slumber party.
  • Email environment — Strong Sad, along with Marzipan, protest Strong Bad's use of the Lappy 486 and try to convince him that he should use it in a more "eco-friendly" way.
  • Email fan club — Strong Sad comes up with a fan fiction about Strong Bad: He makes him speak out of character, puts a bonnet on him and attempts to make him give Homestar Runner a deep-tissue massage.
  • Email buried — Strong Sad calls Strong Bad "crazier than ever" for mistaking garbage for artifacts.
  • Somber Vacation — Strong Sad tricks Strong Bad and Bubs into watching his slideshow by telling them that he found a dead body and that there would "be's casseroles," respectively.
  • Email your edge — Strong Sad advises Strong Bad to stay in a deep, dark hole for a few days, and he ignores Strong Bad's request to throw down something to drink.
  • Email magic trick — Strong Sad, along with Homestar Runner, ordered Magic Novelties and Amusement Catalog Item #1407B, assembled it, and read the instructions on how to use it before Strong Bad did. Later at the end, Strong Sad scares his brother with an illusion of himself losing his head.
  • Strong Badia the Free — Strong Sad gets his own country called "Bleak House"; when Strong Bad tries to get him to join Strong Badia, he refuses.
    • Also, Strong Sad gives Strong Bad the "jibblies" after talking about his trunk, and Strong Bad mentions Strong Sad does that to him every time he asks him a question.
  • Baddest of the Bands — Strong Sad gives Strong Bad an electric shock with a taser.
  • Costume Commercial — Strong Sad wears an egg-covered poncho to fool Strong Bad and The Cheat, causing them to think that someone already threw eggs at him.
  • Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective — At the game's end, Strong Sad protests Strong Bad's omission of the promised "artistic noir cinematic stylings", and joins the unruly mob against Strong Bad.
  • 8-Bit is Enough — Strong Sad refuses to let Strong Bad into Trogdor's lair.
  • 79 Seconds Left — Strong Sad reacts to Strong Bad's interruption with sarcasm, and suggests his self-styled nickname ("The Ledge") is short for "alleged ladies' man".
  • Doomy Tales of the Macabre — As punishment for not inviting him to the Halloween party, Strong Sad gives Strong Bad the fate of having his boxing gloves replaced by human hands. This causes Strong Bad to claim that he's "hideous" and ask how he will ever type with "waggly knuckled monstrosities."
  • The Deleteheads Download Volume 2‎ — Strong Sad admits to sabotaging Strong Bad's games of Trogdor!! The Board Game in retribution for Strong Bad torching his dragon picture in dragon.
  • @StrongBadActual Tweet (19 Jul 2018) — Puppet Strong Sad annoys Puppet Strong Bad by repeatedly poking him.

Strong Bad and Strong Sad Getting Along

Rarely, Strong Bad and Strong Sad will be seen to get along in some way. This is usually one-sided on Strong Sad's part.

  • The Secrets That I Keep — As children, Strong Bad and Strong Sad are seen getting along in a photo and a short movie. Strong Sad keeps these in a box under his bed, implying that he remembers this fondly.
  • Email gimmicks — After Strong Bad was blown through a wall when his computer exploded, Strong Sad asks him if he is okay.
  • Strong Sad's Lament — Strong Sad tried to teach Strong Bad how to whistle.
  • Decemberween Email Menu — Strong Bad and Strong Sad pose for a picture with Strong Mad and The Cheat.
  • Email caper — Strong Sad provides backing claps for The Cheat is Not Dead song; Strong Bad expresses surprise that he has rhythm.
  • Email local news — Strong Sad is the camera man for Action Cool 5.
  • Email lackey (DVD Easter egg) — Strong Bad and Strong Sad fill out a Strong Lib, though Strong Bad is reluctant.
  • Email different town — Strong Sad doesn't mind getting Strong Bad a bust of Bubo from the Clash of the Titans convention.
  • Email extra plug — Strong Sad helps Strong Bad with his unplugged email.
  • Email other days — Strong Sad attempts to wake Strong Bad up so they can go to swim practice.
  • Halloween Fairstival — Strong Bad asks Strong Sad for help with curing The Cheat's hiccups; Strong Sad gives him some advice.
  • Email modeling — Strong Bad and Strong Sad have a civil conversation.
  • Email — One of Strong Bad's tips to the audience is to bring out your "cute" baby brother, referring to Strong Sad.
  • Sbemail 150?!? — Strong Sad offers to help Strong Bad with his 150th email.
  • Email alternate universe — Strong Sad helps Strong Bad with his email song. Afterwards, Strong Bad thanks him.
  • Fan Costumes '06 — Strong Sad helps Strong Bad make fun of someone dressed as a skinny Strong Sad.
  • Decemberween Short Shorts — Strong Bad seems to show some level of concern about Strong Sad's whereabouts and then compliments Strong Sad by saying he's "like the predator up there."
  • Email Accent — Strong Sad shows Strong Bad a projection of what Strong Bad's voice will sound like in five years, then calls in a specialist to help him recover his old accent.
  • Email concert — Strong Sad attempts to get Strong Bad to like a band that isn't metal, and the two of them almost bond over it.
  • Email bike thief — Strong Sad attempted to get Strong Bad to play Cats The Musical with him.
  • Email pizza joint — Strong Sad gives Strong Bad's restaurant, The Pizz, a favorable review.
  • Jibblies 2 — Oddly enough, Strong Bad considers Strong Sad as one of the "good" characters.
  • Email winter pool — Strong Bad, Strong Sad, and Homestar all wait for the gelatin in the pool to achieve "maximum jiggle".
  • Strong Bad Gameways — Strong Sad helps Strong Bad give examples while Strong Bad tells the viewers about safety precautions with the Wii Remote.
  • Homestar Ruiner — Strong Bad believes that Strong Sad can do a better job at running Bubs' Concession Stand with one arm tied behind his back and a black hostage bag over his head. Later on, he tells Homestar that there's room for one crybaby in the House of Strong, and that position is filled by Strong Sad; this may indicate Strong Bad's acceptance for his little brother.
  • independent — Strong Bad wishes Strong Sad best of luck on two occasions, albeit apathetically both times.
  • Soap Box Doiby — Strong Bad lets Strong Sad race in the doiby with him and says he wants to keep the family together "for Heather".
  • Record Store Day — Strong Bad shows genuine interest with Strong Sad, having a conversation with him about Record Store Day and even is surprised by the blank A-side on Strong Sad's sloshy record.
  • @StrongBadActual — Strong Bad cancels his plan to throw cream corn at Strong Sad and secretly records Strong Sad's tribute to Daniel Johnson instead.
  • The Homestar Runner Enters the Spooky Woods — Strong Sad collaborates with his brothers to prevent The Homestar Runner from regaining his corporeal form, though he admits he is only doing so "because family is hard to say no to".

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