Workin' on the Game

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"I don't understand; they said it would work with all the latest systems!"

The programmers at Videlectrix are hard at work on Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People.

Cast (in order of appearance): Videlectrix Guys

Places: Videlectrix office

Date: Monday, May 5, 2008

Running Time: 0:30

Page Title: Actually Hard at Work! (some loafing implied)

Contents

Transcript

{A static shot shows two Videlectrix programmers working at an old Apple IIe computer, one with a Wiimote and the other waving a mouse.}

FIRST PROGRAMMER: I don't understand; they said it would work with all the latest systems.

SECOND PROGRAMMER: Yeah, I heard, but I don't think this is— this system is the lat... est.

FIRST PROGRAMMER: This is a top-of-the-line, state-of-the-art, art computer.

SECOND PROGRAMMER: I— I think I was born after this computer.

FIRST PROGRAMMER: {angrily} Oh, that is it. One more crack like that and you will never graphic in this business again!

SECOND PROGRAMMER: {apologetically} Oh— Okay, I'm sorry. Wo—

FIRST PROGRAMMER: Good or bad!

SECOND PROGRAMMER: Wave it—

FIRST PROGRAMMER: {interrupting} I'll wave it at you!

SECOND PROGRAMMER: {quietly} I'd like that.

Easter Eggs

"WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THESE DAYS?"
  • Click on the text on the screen at the end of the preview to see another exchange between the two programmers.

{The first programmer holds up the art from the Planet Alert! box, and a screenshot from Peasant's Quest; the second programmer cowers.}

FIRST PROGRAMMER: {shouting angrily} REMEMBER THESE DAYS?

SECOND PROGRAMMER: I... yeah...

FIRST PROGRAMMER: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THESE DAYS?

SECOND PROGRAMMER: Uh... it was a while ago...

FIRST PROGRAMMER: THE HEYDAYS!

SECOND PROGRAMMER: I can draw hay.

FIRST PROGRAMMER: WHERE'S THE GRAPHICS?

SECOND PROGRAMMER: I can't do them any more...

FIRST PROGRAMMER: 3D? WHAT, DO YOU THINK YOU'RE A SPACEMAN?

SECOND PROGRAMMER: Not really, I thought I was a graphics man.

FIRST PROGRAMMER: WELL, START ACTING LIKE ONE!

SECOND PROGRAMMER: {sings a melody}

FIRST PROGRAMMER: {slightly calmer} That's what I'm talking about!

SECOND PROGRAMMER: It's my good graphics song. {sings a few more notes}

FIRST PROGRAMMER: {overlapping} It's great. Let's— Now, see— Cut! Print! Put it in the game!

Fun Facts

Trivia

  • The computer screen shows an Applesoft BASIC program that contains an endless printing loop. It reads:

Remarks

  • This cartoon has no TV Time Toons Menu preview. Rolling over the link to the toon only results in continuous static on the screen. This is the first time for a toon not to have a preview.
  • The Easter Egg is longer than the toon itself.

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