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[[The Brothers Chaps]] go back to their roots with ''[[Wikipedia:Mario Paint|Mario Paint]]''. Strong Bad, Strong Mad and The Cheat talk about tattoos.
[[The Brothers Chaps]] go back to their roots with ''[[Wikipedia:Mario Paint|Mario Paint]]''. Strong Bad, Strong Mad and The Cheat talk about tattoos.
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'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' {{Film|Strong Bad}}, {{Film|Strong Mad}}, {{Film|The Cheat}}, {{Film|Marshie}}, {{Film|Trogdor}}, {{Film|Homestar Runner}}
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'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' {{Film|Strong Mad}}, {{Film|Strong Bad}}, {{Film|The Cheat}}, {{Film|Marzipan}}, {{Film|Marshie}}, {{Film|Trogdor}}, {{Film|Homestar Runner}}
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'''Places:''' [[The Field]], [[Strongbadia]]
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'''Places:''' [[The Field]], [[Strong Badia]], [[The Bar]]
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'''Date:''' October 17, 2005
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'''Date:''' Monday, October 17, 2005
'''Running Time:''' 1:44
'''Running Time:''' 1:44
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{{dvd|Everything Else, Volume 1}}
== Transcript ==
== Transcript ==
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''{Strong Bad, Strong Mad and The Cheat are in a field.}''
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''{The following title card appears:}''
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'''STRONG MAD:''' A GLOWY BOX! A GLOWY BOX!
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<blockquote style="background:#000000;color:#FFFFFF;padding:10px;width:320px;border:none;font-weight:bold;text-align:center;">
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STRONG BAD is a BAD GUY<br />
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(made with mariopaint)
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</blockquote>
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'''STRONG BAD:''' A glowy box? Are you sure that's what you'd get for your tattoo?
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''{Cut to a close up of Strong Mad in the field. All mouth movements are a simple loop (a feature in Mario Paint), therefore lip-syncing is very off}''
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'''STRONG MAD:''' IT'S PERSONAL!
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'''STRONG MAD:''' A GLOWY BOX! A GLOWY BOX!
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'''THE CHEAT:''' ''{The Cheat noises}''
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''{Cut to the rest of the field, revealing The Cheat and Strong Bad}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' I'd want mine to look like a prison tattoo that you carved out yourself with a spoon and some soap.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{moving his left arm up and down}'' A glowy box? Are you sure that's what you'd get for your tattoo?
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''{Cut to a muscled arm.}''
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''{Cut to Strong Mad}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' There'd be a rocket launcher, of course,&mdash;
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'''STRONG MAD:''' IT'S PERSONAL!
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''{A rocket launcher appears on the arm.}''
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''{Cut to The Cheat}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' &mdash;and above that it'd just say, "Bad Guy."
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'''THE CHEAT:''' ''{The Cheat noises}'' ''{moving his right arm up and down}''
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''{The words "BAD GUY" are written in yellow above the rocket launcher. Then music begins. A silhouetted Strong Bad shakes his head back and forth in front of an orange background with yellow polka dots. Cut to a road sign that says, "now entering BAD GUY". The words "BAD GUY" pop out of the sign. Cut to Strong Bad dancing with a background of yellow and green stripes. A voice that sounds like 2 [[Thompsons]] starts singing.}''
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''{Cut to a close up of Strong Bad; holding his right arm down and his left one up}''
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'''SINGERS:''' Strong Bad is a bad guy, bad guy, bad guy.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' I'd want mine to look like a prison tattoo that you carved out yourself with a spoon and some soap.
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''{Strong Bad, in Strongbadia, beats a muffler with a baseball bat. Cut to a scene with Cold One bottles and a bowl of peanuts. Strong Bad spins around on top of the scene.}''
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''{Cut to a muscled arm.}''
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'''SINGERS:''' Strong Bad is a bad guy, bad guy, bad guy.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{voiceover}'' There'd be a rocket launcher, of course,&mdash;
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''{Strong Bad dances in front of a gray background with the words "BAD GUY".}''
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'''SINGERS:''' Strong Bad is a bad, bad man.
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''{A black background with Strong Bad's head poking up and his gloves poking down. The words "Bad guy" flash in purple and green neon.}''
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''{A rocket launcher appears on the arm with a "donk" sound effect.}''
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'''SINGERS:''' Strong Bad hates Marzipan.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' &mdash;and above that it'd just say, "Bad Guy."
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''{Strong Bad spray paints a poster with Marzipan that says, "vote whales".}''
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''{The words "BAD GUY" are written in yellow above the rocket launcher as Strong Bad says them. Music begins.}''
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'''SINGERS:''' Strong Bad's got a master plan,
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'''SINGERS:''' Strong Bad is a bad guy, bad guy, bad guy. <br/>
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Strong Bad is a bad guy, bad guy, bad guy. <br/>
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Strong Bad is a bad, bad man. <br/>
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Strong Bad hates Marzipan! <br/>
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Strong Bad's got the master plan, <br/>
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To buy a custom conversion van! <br/>
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Strong Bad is a bad guy, bad guy, bad guy. <br/>
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Strong Bad is a bad guy, bad guy, bad guy. <br/>
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Marshie is a bad guy, bad guy, bad guy. <br/>
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Trogdor is a bad, bad guy!
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''{Strong Bad spins upside down in front of the chips and bottles. Cut to a blueprint with a van and a dancing Strong Bad that reads, "MASTER PLAN".}''
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''{Cut back to the Field. Music ends. Homestar walks in. Soon afterwards, a close-up of Homestar.}''
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'''SINGERS:''' To buy a custom conversion van.
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Hey guys! H'whatcha teekenbot?
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''{A van drives toward the screen. The word "Vantastic" appears.}''
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''{Cut to a close-up of Strong Bad in the same pose as before.}''
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'''SINGERS:''' Strong Bad is a bad guy, bad guy, bad guy.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' We're talking about something cool and interesting. You wouldn't understand.
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''{Strong Bad beats the muffler with a baseball bat. Cut to a rocket launcher, which shoots a rocket at the screen. When the rocket "hits," the explosion says "Dooj."}''
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''{Cut to Homestar.}''
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'''SINGERS:''' Strong Bad is a bad guy, bad guy, bad guy.
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Oh, tattoos, huh? I'd get one on my forearm ''{the bulging arm, now blank, reappears, and tattoos appear on it as Homestar talks}'' that said, "The For Real Deal", ''{appears on the forearm}'' and has a picture of me dressed up like Uncle Sam. ''{appears underneath the text}''
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''{Marshie flies around in an orange and yellow background}''
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''{Cut to Strong Bad.}''
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'''SINGERS:''' Marshie is a bad guy, bad guy, bad guy.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' You'd get one on your forearm, huh?
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''{Trogdor walks by, burninating.}''
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''{Cut to Homestar.}''
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'''SINGERS:''' Trogdor is a bad, bad guy.
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Or one on my bulging bicep that just says "Cake Man". ''{the bulging arm reappears with the tattoos from before, with "cakeman" on it in crude blue script; cut back to Homestar}'' Ooh, or a glowy box on my wrist...
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''{Cut back to the Field. Homestar walks in.}''
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''{Cut to Strong Bad talking to The Cheat.}''
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Hey, guys, whatcha talking about ''{pronounced as "ticking bot"}''?
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'''STRONG BAD:''' I just don't have the heart to tell him.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' We're talking about something cool and interesting. You wouldn't understand.
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'''STRONG MAD:''' YOU DON'T HAVE AR&mdash; ''{Cut to the bulging arm with a "THE END" tattoo and a rocket launcher tattoo above it, then changes to a black screen that says "done."}''
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Oh, tattoos, huh? I'd get one on my forearm ''{the bulging arm reappears, and tattoos appear on it as Homestar talks}'' that said, "The For Real Deal," and has a picture of me dressed as Uncle Sam.
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==Easter Eggs==
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[[Image:Tattoo26.PNG|thumb|110px|"Tattoo Idea #26"]]
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*Click the screen when The Cheat is talking to see tattoo idea #26: "some kinda snake lady killing some kinda snake".
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*Click on The Cheat after Homestar says "A glowy box on my wrist" to see a drawing of a box with the caption "Glowy box 4 ever".
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'''STRONG BAD:''' You'd get one on your forearm, huh?
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==Fun Facts==
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Or one on my bulging biceps that says "Cake Man." ''{the bulging arm reappears, with 'cakeman' on it in crude blue script}'' Ooh, or a glowy box on my wrist...
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===Explanations===
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*Strong Bad's desire to have a tattoo that "you carved out yourself with a spoon and some soap" combines the old prison clichés of creating improvised weapons and creating carvings from soap.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{To The Cheat}'' I just don't have the heart to tell him.
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===Trivia===
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*This is the only [[Toons|toon]] made entirely in ''[[Mario Paint]]'' (an [[Nintendo#Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)|SNES]] game) to be released since [[Super NES]], which was made almost ten years prior to this toon. This toon's [[main page message]] read "back to our roots", alluding to this.
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*Actual "prison tattoos" are usually made with a regular sewing needle and a thread which is saturated with ink, typically from a ballpoint pen. This results in a tattoo made up of short lines, which will often have a "stitched" look.
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*This toon took the shortest amount of time for any toon to come to DVD, as [[Everything Else, Volume 1]] was released less than a month later.
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'''STRONG MAD:''' YOU DON'T HAVE AR- ''{Gets cut off by the "Done." screen}''
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===Remarks===
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*[[Homestar Runner's Hat|Homestar's propeller]] is missing, as in the original Super NES cartoon.
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*No paint appears on Marzipan's poster as Strong Bad spray-paints it.
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*The glowy box Easter egg is clickable from when it appears until the end of the toon.
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==Easter Eggs==
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===Glitches===
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[[Image:Tattoo26.PNG|110px|thumb|Some kinda tattoo]]
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*The "X" close button does not appear until the title disappears.
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*Click the screen when The Cheat is talking to see tattoo idea #26: "a picture of some kinda snake lady killing some kinda snake".
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*Click on The Cheat after Homestar says "A glowy box on my wrist" to see a drawing of a box with the caption "Glowy box 4 ever."
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==Fun Facts==
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===Inside References===
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*Strong Bad beats a [[The Smashed Muffler|muffler]] with a pipe. In [[no loafing]], Strong Mad is inspired to do the same thing.
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===Trivia===
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*Strong Bad spray-painting the poster of Marzipan may be a reference to [[origins]], in which he did the same thing to the real Marzipan.
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*This is the first 'toon made in ''Mario Paint'' since [[Super NES]]. The button on the main page when this toon debuted read "back to our roots".
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*The ascending group of three quick notes in the "Strong Bad is a Bad Guy" song is taken from the [[Teen Girl Squad]] theme, although the synthesizer seems to be the one used in [[TROGDOR!]]. They can be heard the clearest before the first line of dialogue.
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*During the song, Strong Bad performs the [[Double Deuce]].
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*The way that Strong Bad and Strong Mad are drawn closely resembles the sketch "[[Sketchbook 2004#SK-2004-08-19|viewtiful brothers strong]]" from the sketchbook. These drawings are done in the style of the video game ''[[Wikipedia:Viewtiful Joe|Viewtiful Joe]]''.
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*The [[onomatopoeia]] explosion "[[Dooj]]" was heard previously in the song "[[The System is Down (song)|The System is Down]]" and the DVD [[Sketchbook (video)|Sketchbook]].
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*The "master plan" to buy a "custom conversion van" echoes [[Strong Bad is in Jail Cartoon]], when Strong Bad uses his powers of persuasion to influence The Cheat into pulling one more caper, and "blow the college fund on a really tricked out van". In the DVD commentary for said toon, [[Matt Chapman]] refers to it as "a recurring dream of [Strong Bad's]".
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*Strong Mad's tactless "YOU DON'T HAVE AR&mdash;" comment is yet another reference to several characters' [[lack of visible arms]].
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===Inside References===
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===Real-World References===
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*Strong Bad hitting a muffler with a pipe is a reference to [[no loafing]], where Strong Mad did the same thing.
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*[[Wikipedia:Uncle Sam|Uncle Sam]] is a [[Wikipedia:National personification|national personification]] of the United States.
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*Homestar Runner dressing up as Uncle Sam is a reference to [[Main Page 12]].
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**In the movie [[Wikipedia:Rocky|Rocky]], Rocky's opponent, the character Apollo Creed (played by Carl Weathers), was known as "The Real Deal", and he dressed as an exaggerated, stylized caricature of Uncle Sam when he came out to the ring before their climactic fight.
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* The Rocket Launcher tattoo reading "Bad Guy" may be a reference to the movie [[Wikipedia:Scarface (1983 film)|Scarface]]. In the film, crime boss Tony Montana has a famous speech where he refers to himself as "the Bad Guy", and in the climactic scene fires a rocket launcher at his enemies.  
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*Custom conversion vans have been seen in such shows as the A-Team.
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*The term "vantastic" is a possible reference to the band [[Wikipedia:Piebald (band)|Piebald]], who describe their tour van using the same word.
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===Real World References===
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==See Also==
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*[[Wikipedia:Uncle Sam|Uncle Sam]] is a national personification of the United States dating from the [[Wikipedia:War of 1812|War of 1812]].
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*[[Strong Bad is a Bad Guy Visuals]]
== External Links ==
== External Links ==
*[[HR:badguy.swf|view the Flash file for "Strong Bad is a Bad Guy"]]
*[[HR:badguy.swf|view the Flash file for "Strong Bad is a Bad Guy"]]
*[[Forum:5450|forum thread re: "Strong Bad is a Bad Guy"]]
*[[Forum:5450|forum thread re: "Strong Bad is a Bad Guy"]]
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Current revision as of 23:43, 26 May 2020

Toon Category: Shorts
watch Sick Day 500 The Cheats
Bad Guy Tattoo

The Brothers Chaps go back to their roots with Mario Paint. Strong Bad, Strong Mad and The Cheat talk about tattoos.

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

Places: The Field, Strong Badia, The Bar

Date: Monday, October 17, 2005

Running Time: 1:44

DVD: Everything Else, Volume 1

Contents

[edit] Transcript

{The following title card appears:}

STRONG BAD is a BAD GUY
(made with mariopaint)

{Cut to a close up of Strong Mad in the field. All mouth movements are a simple loop (a feature in Mario Paint), therefore lip-syncing is very off}

STRONG MAD: A GLOWY BOX! A GLOWY BOX!

{Cut to the rest of the field, revealing The Cheat and Strong Bad}

STRONG BAD: {moving his left arm up and down} A glowy box? Are you sure that's what you'd get for your tattoo?

{Cut to Strong Mad}

STRONG MAD: IT'S PERSONAL!

{Cut to The Cheat}

THE CHEAT: {The Cheat noises} {moving his right arm up and down}

{Cut to a close up of Strong Bad; holding his right arm down and his left one up}

STRONG BAD: I'd want mine to look like a prison tattoo that you carved out yourself with a spoon and some soap.

{Cut to a muscled arm.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} There'd be a rocket launcher, of course,—

{A rocket launcher appears on the arm with a "donk" sound effect.}

STRONG BAD: —and above that it'd just say, "Bad Guy."

{The words "BAD GUY" are written in yellow above the rocket launcher as Strong Bad says them. Music begins.}

SINGERS: Strong Bad is a bad guy, bad guy, bad guy.
Strong Bad is a bad guy, bad guy, bad guy.
Strong Bad is a bad, bad man.
Strong Bad hates Marzipan!
Strong Bad's got the master plan,
To buy a custom conversion van!
Strong Bad is a bad guy, bad guy, bad guy.
Strong Bad is a bad guy, bad guy, bad guy.
Marshie is a bad guy, bad guy, bad guy.
Trogdor is a bad, bad guy!

{Cut back to the Field. Music ends. Homestar walks in. Soon afterwards, a close-up of Homestar.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hey guys! H'whatcha teekenbot?

{Cut to a close-up of Strong Bad in the same pose as before.}

STRONG BAD: We're talking about something cool and interesting. You wouldn't understand.

{Cut to Homestar.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, tattoos, huh? I'd get one on my forearm {the bulging arm, now blank, reappears, and tattoos appear on it as Homestar talks} that said, "The For Real Deal", {appears on the forearm} and has a picture of me dressed up like Uncle Sam. {appears underneath the text}

{Cut to Strong Bad.}

STRONG BAD: You'd get one on your forearm, huh?

{Cut to Homestar.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Or one on my bulging bicep that just says "Cake Man". {the bulging arm reappears with the tattoos from before, with "cakeman" on it in crude blue script; cut back to Homestar} Ooh, or a glowy box on my wrist...

{Cut to Strong Bad talking to The Cheat.}

STRONG BAD: I just don't have the heart to tell him.

STRONG MAD: YOU DON'T HAVE AR— {Cut to the bulging arm with a "THE END" tattoo and a rocket launcher tattoo above it, then changes to a black screen that says "done."}

[edit] Easter Eggs

"Tattoo Idea #26"
  • Click the screen when The Cheat is talking to see tattoo idea #26: "some kinda snake lady killing some kinda snake".
  • Click on The Cheat after Homestar says "A glowy box on my wrist" to see a drawing of a box with the caption "Glowy box 4 ever".

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Explanations

  • Strong Bad's desire to have a tattoo that "you carved out yourself with a spoon and some soap" combines the old prison clichés of creating improvised weapons and creating carvings from soap.

[edit] Trivia

  • This is the only toon made entirely in Mario Paint (an SNES game) to be released since Super NES, which was made almost ten years prior to this toon. This toon's main page message read "back to our roots", alluding to this.
  • Actual "prison tattoos" are usually made with a regular sewing needle and a thread which is saturated with ink, typically from a ballpoint pen. This results in a tattoo made up of short lines, which will often have a "stitched" look.
  • This toon took the shortest amount of time for any toon to come to DVD, as Everything Else, Volume 1 was released less than a month later.

[edit] Remarks

  • Homestar's propeller is missing, as in the original Super NES cartoon.
  • No paint appears on Marzipan's poster as Strong Bad spray-paints it.
  • The glowy box Easter egg is clickable from when it appears until the end of the toon.

[edit] Glitches

  • The "X" close button does not appear until the title disappears.

[edit] Inside References

  • Strong Bad beats a muffler with a pipe. In no loafing, Strong Mad is inspired to do the same thing.
  • Strong Bad spray-painting the poster of Marzipan may be a reference to origins, in which he did the same thing to the real Marzipan.
  • The ascending group of three quick notes in the "Strong Bad is a Bad Guy" song is taken from the Teen Girl Squad theme, although the synthesizer seems to be the one used in TROGDOR!. They can be heard the clearest before the first line of dialogue.
  • During the song, Strong Bad performs the Double Deuce.
  • The way that Strong Bad and Strong Mad are drawn closely resembles the sketch "viewtiful brothers strong" from the sketchbook. These drawings are done in the style of the video game Viewtiful Joe.
  • The onomatopoeia explosion "Dooj" was heard previously in the song "The System is Down" and the DVD Sketchbook.
  • The "master plan" to buy a "custom conversion van" echoes Strong Bad is in Jail Cartoon, when Strong Bad uses his powers of persuasion to influence The Cheat into pulling one more caper, and "blow the college fund on a really tricked out van". In the DVD commentary for said toon, Matt Chapman refers to it as "a recurring dream of [Strong Bad's]".
  • Strong Mad's tactless "YOU DON'T HAVE AR—" comment is yet another reference to several characters' lack of visible arms.

[edit] Real-World References

  • Uncle Sam is a national personification of the United States.
    • In the movie Rocky, Rocky's opponent, the character Apollo Creed (played by Carl Weathers), was known as "The Real Deal", and he dressed as an exaggerated, stylized caricature of Uncle Sam when he came out to the ring before their climactic fight.
  • The Rocket Launcher tattoo reading "Bad Guy" may be a reference to the movie Scarface. In the film, crime boss Tony Montana has a famous speech where he refers to himself as "the Bad Guy", and in the climactic scene fires a rocket launcher at his enemies.
  • Custom conversion vans have been seen in such shows as the A-Team.
  • The term "vantastic" is a possible reference to the band Piebald, who describe their tour van using the same word.

[edit] See Also

[edit] External Links

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