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Poopsmith Lyrics?

The unintelligible part of the transcript as of 7:35 AM is "The thought of all those emails (makes me weaaaak)."
I think its "Weep" because it's a verb and strong bad interruption "PUKE" would make better sense. (I don't know how to "weak") Javaguy78 14:46, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
If you listen to the mp3 at the end, you can tell that it is "weak". And "weak" is not a verb, its an adjective. You don't "weak" you "be weak" -Jdhannan
Wow, the battle of dumb-butts. Clearly "I don't know how to 'weak'" was his way of saying that he knows it's not a verb and hence doesn't think it fits in that context (which albeit an adjective also does). 17:43, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
Thank you I guess sarcasm doesn't work too well online... Anywho, listened to the mp3 and it could go either "Weep" or "Weak", so I guess it's up to you to decide. Maybe TMBG are the only ones who know for sure Javaguy78 18:55, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
Taking horse tranquilizers makes me weak. I thought it was weak too, and I think it makes sense - Wecannotbesaved 19:37, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Listen to the mp3 easter egg, guys. It as a a very clearly pronounced WEAK. —Supuhstar* Image:Supuhstar(SupuhSmall).gif 19:52, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

They might be giants?

At least one youtuber ( ) thinks that the poopsmith's song was by they might be giants, can someone confirm/deny this? --The accountless avenger

I'm pretty sure we can take the Brothers Chaps' word as truth when they say it's performed by They Might Be Giants. This band has done more than one song for --DENNIS 20:10, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
It probably wasn't one of the Brothers Chap, as the Poopsmith's voice was heard in different town and senior prom, and both times, he had a significantly lower voice.That Game Dude 386 21:35, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
Sorry; I wasn't thinking. John Linnell was the voice of The Poopsmith, as stated in the article. --DENNIS T/C 21:57, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
Also, the musical performance is not very TBC, it's not like Linnell dubbed over TBC's tracks. This is also not stylistically like TBC, it's fairly safe to assume TMBG wrote and recorded this for them. TBC may have written the lyrics, however, we have no way to tell right now. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 02:26, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

It's in the easter egg. Click the letter "s" on "Strong Bad Emails" and you will see that it's true.—Supuhstar* Image:Supuhstar(SupuhSmall).gif 18:51, 24 September 2008 (UTC)


Check out and

Whaaaa.... WHERE'D YOU GET THOSE?!?!?!? -
Ah-hah, I get it. One comes from the email, and the other comes from the first one. Haha. --Color Printer 13:06, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
Oh, right. "What do you ladies think this is, HREmail 24?" Ha. -
Added to the EasterEggs Section. Javaguy78 14:06, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
Added them to the "Secret Pages" section too... but if some one knows how to upload screenshots, they need them here Javaguy78 14:24, 23 September 2008 (UTC)


Did you guys think this is the last sbemail?

argh. is homestarrunner broken, guys? none of the pages are getting past the loading screen for me...:( 14:46, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Same here... Maybe someone should put up a mirror of the episode for us lesser mortals. --The accountless avenger.
me to -Dr. savage but im to lazy to log on

but... BUT I DON'T WANT HREMAILS!!! I WANT SBEMAILS!!!!! HaldoHelscome!

#1 this is forum talk #2 no this will not be the last one -Jdhannan
How does thou knowest thy beloved sbemails shall not become hremails? --DENNIS 20:12, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
Again, a forum discussion. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 02:27, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Sending an email to DJmankiewicz

When you actually send an email to "Homestar" (, you get this e-mail back instantly.

Subject: My Inbox Runneth Ova! Oh, hello everyone! For some unknown reason I'm getting this big cavalcanche of emails all of the sudden. They're filling up the basement and I'm running out of paper towels! Just sit tight and hremails will be back to normal before you know it. And thanks again to everyone who participated in Bacon Pretend Week! Ron Staple you are a GENIUS!

Okay bye, Homestar Runner

I didn't know if or where this should be mentioned on the wiki, so there it is. -- 15:06, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

I added it to Contacts. That place at least needed the address listed, and I figured it'd fit there best. --Mini-Geekt c 17:37, 23 September 2008 (UTC)


The "goof" for the 'ghosts' rollover has been fixed, but I'm too paranoid about the rules here to fix the article myself.--Flytape8490 17:03, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Rules are simple. 1) Make good faith edits. 2) If you do and screw it up, it'll get fixed no probala. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 02:28, 24 September 2008 (UTC)


Strong Bad's exclamation is spelled about ten different ways in the transcription. Perhaps we should pick one spelling and stick to it? I don't know which one to use, though. Kamek 18:18, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

What exclamation do you mean? --DENNIS 20:17, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
"Hooyah", of course. Or B'oyah. Or Whooyaha. Or however many other times it was spelled. I'm assuming it's the same phrase each time. Kamek 22:02, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
Where are you seeing this?--DENNIS T/C 22:40, 23 September 2008 (UTC)


I wanted the Lappy to not make it out alive... and for the Zappy to take its place! MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif

First, this comment is more appropriate for the forum. Also, it's only been about a year since accent, not five. --DorianGray 21:34, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
Who says that it has to be exactly five years? Strong Sad said the fast-forward was IN five years. That doesn't mean that the new computer can't happen 4 years before that clip. MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif


im sorry i cant spell gilth but every time i go to the sbemail it just stops at when strong bad is pouring moutain folder shold we put it in the article?

There was a server error at, which has since been fixed. If you need anymore help, please be sure to tell me on my talk page. --DENNIS T/C 22:38, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

hey evertime i go to it stays on loading what should i do?

Though this comment is misplaced, my computer also won't let me watch the email past the loading screen. And it's been doing this since 6 am central this morning. Anybody find a way to fix this? Acam30 02:19, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
It did that when I tried to access it yesterday, but I rebooted and it worked again. perhaps the server bug is back. --DENNIS 18:24, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
Have you tried refreshing the page? --DENNIS 18:35, 24 September 2008 (UTC)


Shouldnt the name be Thunder

It's called "email thunder" on the email list. --DorianGray 22:16, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

MP3 no worky

Downloaded MP3 with Vista, no sound. File plays but is silent. Ideas? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:17, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

1. Make sure your speakers are plugged in and on.
2. Make sure the system volume is on. Sometimes the Wave volume is muted. Go into the advanced volume window and unmute Wave sound.
If you need any more help, tell me on my talk page. --DENNIS T/C 22:36, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
Worky now. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 02:06, 24 September 2008 (UTC)


When I go to, it comes up as a 404'd. The only way I've been able to watch the dang thing is if I go to the flash file. I'm not the only one with this problem. What up? SuperfieldCreditUnion

It works fine here, so the most likely thing is a problem with a server between you and theirs. Clear your cache, reboot, and try again. It may just be a waiting thing. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:22, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
I did a hard reload while on the page and it's fine now. Thanks! (can't believe I didn't think to do that before...) SuperfieldCreditUnion

Homestar's personal favorites

So does anyone else think the scene with Homestar flashing back to previous e-mails was a reference to personal favorites? Like that one, it starts with two real e-mails then he starts making things up... -ComputerBox 00:15, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Email 200

Check it out! Not sure where it should be mentioned, hidden pages I bet. - Wecannotbesaved 00:42, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

It's mentioned here: Page Load Error. BBG 00:51, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Limozeen's Congratulations

Is it possible to watch the Limozeen scene as a separate flash file? BBG 01:36, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Yes. --DorianGray 04:46, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Inside references.

What about "Cinnimon beard?"

I don't think the cinnamon beard is an inside reference, unless you can give an instance where cinnamon beards were used before. --DENNIS 18:27, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
Ahem. — Defender1031*Talk 18:31, 24 September 2008 (UTC)


I noticed that the referance explaination about the Poopsmith's Easter Egg has been changed from "My Michelle" (Guns'n Roses) to "Michelle" (The Beatles) and back. I don't know the first one, but the Beatles's Michelle song has completely different lyrics and I'm sure if the Easter Egg were to be a referance to that one, they would have included French, since that's the most recognizable part of the song. --Cass from Germany 06:37, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

I initially added the fact as being for Guns N' Roses because it was the first thing Google returned, and the first link there seems to confirm it. But I've not actually heard either song, so I can't say myself which is right. --DorianGray 06:42, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
The lyrics to the song "My Michelle" [1] make it clear. While I first thought of the song by the Beatles, the lyrics "well, well, well" are just not in the song "Michelle" by the Beatles. To be clear: the references is to the Guns N' Roses song "My Michelle". Without a doubt. OptimisticFool 06:51, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
Listen to "My Michelle" here, and to "Michelle" here. One sucks, the other doesn't. In that order. =] OptimisticFool 07:01, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Fun do part?

Don't you think that's what SB says?

I'm pretty sure he says fondu. --DENNIS 18:28, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Well, there is no difference in pronounciation between fondue and fun do, the later seems to make s little more sense, given the way SB looks at Coach Z... I mean Homestar.

So... "Gone" and "Gun" are the same word? — Defender1031*Talk 18:50, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
The thing on Coach Z's head is a fondu pot. --DENNIS 18:52, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
Fondue makes sense because Coach Z has a fondue pot on his head. That's what they are talking about - Wecannotbesaved 20:30, 24 September 2008 (UTC)


I hear "Weep". Anyone else? — Defender1031*Talk 08:42, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

The K sound is very distinct in the MP3. --DorianGray 08:44, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
Ah, so it is. — Defender1031*Talk 08:50, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Relly a email?

Tenchally strong bad never checked a email in the apprtl 200 sbemail so those it count are the tbc just fooling us your thouts

Hmm, this actually might be a good point... we're treating this like it was the email... i wouldn't put it past TBC to come out with something REALLY huge next week and put it at sbemail2hundred or something like that, granted, this email DID feel a bit... sub-par for a milestone. I guess the question becomes what we do with this page if and when that happens... — Defender1031*Talk 18:13, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
Strong Sad clearly defines this as the two hundredth email in his easter egg. Though it makes me sceptical that there wasn't any widescreen like the hundredth email. --DENNIS 18:31, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
I realized this earlier, and came to the conclusion that, under Remarks, it should be mentioned as the first sbemail in which no character answers an email.—Supuhstar* Image:Supuhstar(SupuhSmall).gif 18:50, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

It seems like a standard email check to me. Other than the grandiose entry, Strong Bad has a specific task to check his email. The fact that he gets sidetracked is pretty irrelevant. I'd compare it to huttah, where the focus is far more about The Cheat than Strong Bad himself. Not an identical comparison, of course, since he does answer things. -- Organous 20:04, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Aside from the fact that SB never actually reads an email? Or answers it in any way? Not even takes it in a different direction? Seems like a lack-of-email to me... — Defender1031*Talk 20:14, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

serioly think about it TBC next week have strong bad answer email 01 then the new paer tell him to wake up to do 200. genuis

I have no idea what you just said. In English please. --DENNIS 23:08, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

DJ Mankiewicz

Is a reference to Ben Mankiewicz, or someone? ThePizz Pick 19:46, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

You might just have something there! Good work! --DENNIS 19:49, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
"Ben Mankiewicz is an American radio personality. He is Herman Mankiewicz's grandson and great-nephew of Joseph L. Mankiewicz [1]. a Radio Personality is the modern incarnation of the disk jockey, or DJ. In the 1990s, successful radio stations began to focus less on the musical expertise of their hosts and more on the individual hosts personalities. ... Herman Jacob Mankiewicz (November 7, 1897—March 5, 1953) was a Polish-American legendary Hollywood screenwriter. ... Joseph Leo Mankiewicz (February 11, 1909–February 5, 1993) was a Jewish-Polish-American Hollywood screenwriter, director and producer. ...
"As of 2006, Mankiewicz is one of the hosts of the liberal talk show The Young Turks. On weekends, he also presents classic movies on the American cable television channel Turner Classic Movies."
--DENNIS 19:55, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
He's not a DJ, though. Ben Mankiewicz Loafing 19:57, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
He's a radio show host. That's almost a DJ. --DENNIS 23:10, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

hremail 24

I was wondering if hremail 24 was a reference to sbemail 22. In sbemail 22 it said in the end, "BANNED IN THE UK" and in hremail 24 it just said "BANNED FOR CONTENT." This might be a reference because 22 and 24 are obviously close numbers. I'm just saying. Don't call me stupid please.--ONESTOP 20:03, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Hmmm... Maybe. I agree. Ivoj Nob(HAP-E*HOLIDAYS) 20:06, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
It's already mentioned on the page... — Defender1031*Talk 20:10, 24 September 2008 (UTC)


Is there any reason why the transcript of this email says singer instead of poopsmith when the poopsmith is singing? --Nogain 20:48, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

It was written as a spoiler warning, and also fits the toon, as you don't see it's the Poopsmith until almost all the way through the song. --DorianGray 20:49, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

It's on iTunes?

The latest TMBG email says the following: "We are proud to announce that TMBG has contributed to the latest Strong Bad email at Homestar Runner. That's Strong Bad email #200, available for free on their amazing site or at iTunes." I cannot find the email anywhere on iTunes. Please help. —Einstein runner (thorax.pngfile_icon.gifmail_icon.gif) 23:11, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

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