Strong Sad's Diet

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"All he ever wanted was to eat his grody ethnic food in peace."

Strong Sad has a complicated relationship to food. He has a preference for strange foods, including ethnic foods, has many dietary restrictions, and "always says that food should be consumed in the most depressing way possible". Strong Sad is also prone to overeating and receives many insults regarding his weight.


  • The House That Gave Sucky Treats — Strong Sad says he used to eat baking chocolate when there was no chocolate in the house. He also says he used to eat colored chalk, which made him sick for a year.
  • Strong Sad's Lament
    • In the entry "From out of the darkness", Strong Sad freaks out and locks himself in the pantry, revealing his secrets to Fruit Roll-Ups and economy-sized cans of Heinz ketchup. Three months pass, and Strong Sad gains 45 pounds.
    • In the entry "Post-it on my face", upset at Strong Bad's latest prank, Strong Sad fixes himself a cup of tea and tries to avoid Strong Bad for the rest of the day.
    • In the entry "Weird Time", Strong Sad gets an invitation from Homsar telling him to bring chips, because dips will be provided. He states that the previous time he went to one of Homsar's parties, there was nothing to eat but chips, mustard, and gravy.
    • In the entry "Dinner for One", Strong Sad grills zucchini on a George Foreman grill outdoors next to the trash cans. He writes that he always says "Food should be consumed in the most depressing way possible."
    • In the entry "A Curious Email", Strong Sad receives an email with an image of a Hopi dream catcher, which he thinks resembles the way he looks when he thinks too hard about dairy.
  • Email marzipan — Strong Sad sends an instant message to Strong Bad asking if Strong Bad believed he would fall for "vinegar toast".
  • Strong Bad is in Jail Cartoon — Strong Sad closes his letter to Strong Bad in jail saying that he and Marzipan have a baklava in the oven. Marzipan appears later offering the baklava to everyone.
  • Email 2 years — As part of Strong Bad's hypothetical future for Strong Badia, Strong Bad imagines that Strong Sad will no longer like food.
  • Email caffeine — Strong Bad slips coffee powder into Strong Sad's orange juice for a science experiment. Strong Sad is highly sensitive to caffeine and becomes hyperactive.
  • Email replacement — As part of Strong Bad's tests for an email successor, Strong Sad's first reaction to finding Strong Sad on the couch watching TV is to make him some hummus.
  • Email best thing — Strong Bad relates that it was very early on Saturday morning, and yet Strong Sad was already awake and eating brown sugar straight from the box.
  • Email narrator — Strong Sad eats a Rogan Josh pot pie. Strong Bad calls it grody.
  • Weclome Back — Strong Sad spends his summer vacation at Gluten Camp, where he learns about the oft-misunderstood plant protein.
  • Kid Speedy — Strong Sad is one of the runners featured in the game. Like the rest of the runners (aside from The King of Town), he must collect vegetables in order to gain speed and not place last in each race. Junk food will slow him down.
  • Email keep cool — Strong Bad places a spooful of Hoisin sauce on Strong Sad's soft serve flip before asking him for a weather forecast. In the middle of the forecast, Strong Sad declares he will eat the sauce and does so.
  • Email looking old — Strong Sad appears to be eating a meal consisting of peas and corn lined up in a pattern in the center of a plate.
  • Email unnatural — Strong Sad theorizes that a bowl of Kashi cereal will reverse Bubs's mutation, because it is the culinary opposite of chicken wings.
  • Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 14.2 — Strong Sad's plan for an April Fools' Day prank is to make everyone cinnamon-apple crisp, but tell them it is a ginger-apple crumble.
  • Email fan club — Strong Bad writes that an entire bag of Twizzlers fell out of Strong Sad's mouth. Strong Sad says in turn that he's not allowed to have Twizzlers.
  • Somber Vacation — Strong Sad relates that his favorite beach beverage is scalding black coffee with beach sand on the rim. The bartender calls this a "Sucks on the Beach".
  • Homestar Ruiner — Strong Bad attempts to lure Strong Sad out of his room with the promise of his favorite food, but Strong Sad doesn't believe in favoring one food over another. He also reminds Strong Bad that he's not allowed to eat peanuts.
  • Strong Badia the Free — Strong Sad claims that Bleak House is a country rich in tradition, and low in saturated fat. He also replies to claims that he should have gotten more pretend fiber in his diet by saying that pretend fiber gives him real tapeworms.
  • Page Load Error — Strong Sad urges the viewer not to touch his Sun Chips, because he packed them special.
  • Baddest of the Bands
    • Strong Bad is impressed that Strong Sad keeps the bathroom sink clean enough to eat out of, because he often forces Strong Sad to eat out of it.
    • Marzipan is miffed that Strong Sad is hanging around her house during band practice, believing that Strong Sad is using his cover as an aspiring music journalist to raid her kitchen and eat all her bran muffins.
  • Quote of the Week (5 Mar 2009) — Strong Sad believes that "bulgarless bulgar" is bad for his diet, and asks, "How much xanthan gum can a fella take?"
  • Email hremail3184 — Strong Sad expresses desire to eat a Saag Paneer Pop-Tart.
  • Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 17.2 — Strong Sad invites Marzipan over to the Wilted Salad Festival that he is hosting.
  • Characters from Yonder Website — Strong Sad finds most of the rest of the main characters lying in a stupor after drinking expired Smarty Juice. Reading the disclaimer that it causes drowsiness, euphoria, and soothing children's programming, he decides that it sounds fine and drinks it.
  • @StrongBadActual
    • On August 9, 2017, Strong Sad featured in a commercial for the Fluffy Puff Marshmallows Nibbles So Near Medicated Patch.
    • On December 20, 2017, in a response to a video posted by Arby's, Strong Bad asked if the item featured is a fried chicken tikka masala sandwich, and if it was, then Strong Sad will take 12.
    • On January 28, 2018, Strong Bad said that Strong Sad's routine as the baseball mascot "The Human Infield Fly Rule" would include dousing unsuspecting fans' hot dogs with his "enzyme" before inhaling them two at a time. He apparently refuses to specify whether he inhales the hot dogs or the fans.
    • On August 23, 2018, Strong Bad posted a picture of a meringue that he said looks exactly like Strong Sad's head after a bad nutritional yeast reaction.
  • The Homestar Runner Enters the Spooky Woods — While his brothers are in the spooky woods trying to terrorize the ghost of Homestar Runner, Strong Sad brings a club sandwich, which inexplicably triggers one of Homestar's greatest fears.

Strong Sad Being Called Fat

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