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{{about|email where Strong Bad makes up an animal}} {{for|email where Strong Bad is asked what he would do if a little animal came up to him|little animal}}
 
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[[Image:Strong Bad Email 119.png|thumb|"Finally, a computer for your lap!"]]
[[Image:Strong Bad Email 119.png|thumb|"Finally, a computer for your lap!"]]
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{voiceover}'' You know, the kind that have Christmas lights all over them, and those custom lures hanging over their heads.
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{voiceover}'' You know, the kind that have Christmas lights all over them, and those custom lures hanging over their heads.
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''{An anglerfish with Strong Bad's mask pattern, flashing lights adorning its body, and Homestar's head for a lure appears.}''
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''{An anglerfish with flashing lights adorning its body and Homestar's head for a lure appears.}''
'''HOMESTAR LURE:''' Right this way, everyone! Free puppies, ginger snaps ''{a fish version of The Cheat swims past}'', Pocket PCs...
'''HOMESTAR LURE:''' Right this way, everyone! Free puppies, ginger snaps ''{a fish version of The Cheat swims past}'', Pocket PCs...
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''{A blue creature with stick arms and legs, red hands, orange feet, angel wings, an orange tongue, buck teeth, and a pattern like Strong Bad's mask around its eyes appears. Some music starts playing.}''  
''{A blue creature with stick arms and legs, red hands, orange feet, angel wings, an orange tongue, buck teeth, and a pattern like Strong Bad's mask around its eyes appears. Some music starts playing.}''  
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Hey, I did it! ''{Sterrance starts dancing to the beat of the music}'' Look at Sterrance. Aw, Sterrance! I want one! Sterrance is way cuter than that stupid ugly old washed-up The Cheat I used to have.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Hey, I did it! ''{Sterrance starts dancing}'' Look at Sterrance. Aw, Sterrance! I want one! Sterrance is way cuter than that stupid ugly old washed-up The Cheat I used to have.
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''{Cut back to the computer room. Strong Bad's commentary during the Sterrance scene is written on the Lappy. The Cheat is standing by Strong Bad, looking angry.}''
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''{Cut back to the computer room. The Cheat is standing by Strong Bad, looking angry.}''
'''THE CHEAT:''' ''{angry Cheat noises}''
'''THE CHEAT:''' ''{angry Cheat noises}''
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== Fun Facts ==
== Fun Facts ==
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===Explanations===
===Explanations===
*The Christmas lights Strong Bad mentions on the fish refer to [[Wikipedia:Bioluminescence|bioluminescence]], which is used by various deep sea creatures to attract prey, among other functions.
*The Christmas lights Strong Bad mentions on the fish refer to [[Wikipedia:Bioluminescence|bioluminescence]], which is used by various deep sea creatures to attract prey, among other functions.
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*The "lure" he mentioned is a feature of many different "fanglyfishes", including the [[Wikipedia:Anglerfish|anglerfish]], in which the lure gives off a small amount of light in order to attract fish close enough to its mouth in order to eat it. Note that only ''female'' anglerfish have lures.
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*The "lure" he mentioned is a feature of many different "fanglyfishes", including the [[Wikipedia:Anglerfish|anglerfish]], in which the lure gives off a small amount of light in order to attract fish in close enough to its mouth in order to eat it. Note that only ''female'' anglerfishes have lures.
===Trivia===
===Trivia===
*This is the first appearance of the Lappy 486.
*This is the first appearance of the Lappy 486.
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**In the DVD commentary for the email "[[invisibility]]", Mike said that he and Matt wanted to give Strong Bad a new computer and that it should be a laptop named Lappy. Matt suggested Lappy 486.
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**In the hidden commentary for the email "[[invisibility]]," Mike said they wanted to give Strong Bad a new computer and that it should be a laptop named Lappy. Matt suggested Lappy 486.
*This email was sent in by HRWiki member [[User:kerrek slaya|kerrek slaya]].
*This email was sent in by HRWiki member [[User:kerrek slaya|kerrek slaya]].
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*The table has been re-drawn with thinner lines with no shadow along the back edge. The obvious differences can be seen with comparison to the table in "[[virus]]".
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*The table has been re-drawn with thinner lines with no shadow along the back edge. The obvious differences can be seen with comparison to the table in "[[virus]]."
*The label on the disk in the floppy disk container reads "[[Floppy Disk Container#future wars|future wars]]".
*The label on the disk in the floppy disk container reads "[[Floppy Disk Container#future wars|future wars]]".
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*The [[YouTube]] description for this email is "Strong Bad gets a laptop computer and details what his own made up animal would be like."
 
===Remarks===
===Remarks===
*Since the [[Wikipedia:proboscis|proboscis]] is where the monstrosity's nose should be, it shouldn't prevent him from speaking at all, but it does anyway.   
*Since the [[Wikipedia:proboscis|proboscis]] is where the monstrosity's nose should be, it shouldn't prevent him from speaking at all, but it does anyway.   
*The wall behind the computer had been expertly mended, leaving no seams or cracks, and matching perfectly with the silhouetting from where Compy used to be. It is impossible to tell where the shot entered the wall after destroying Compy in [[virus]].
*The wall behind the computer had been expertly mended, leaving no seams or cracks, and matching perfectly with the silhouetting from where Compy used to be. It is impossible to tell where the shot entered the wall after destroying Compy in [[virus]].
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*Despite its supposed portability, the Lappy is plugged into the same socket that both [[Tandy 400|Tandy]] and Compy used to occupy&mdash;which is good, since much of its battery life would have been exhausted during the email. However, Strong Bad is never seen plugging in the Lappy. The Lappy appeared to have been plugged in after Strong Bad cut away from the "speculations" back to the [[computer room]].
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*Despite its supposed portability, the Lappy is plugged into the same socket that both [[Tandy 400|Tandy]] and Compy used to occupy&mdash;which is good, since well over 75% of its battery life would have been exhausted during the email. However, we never see Strong Bad plug in the Lappy. The Lappy was plugged in after Strong Bad cut away from the speculations back to the [[computer room]].
*Strong Bad refers to [[The Paper]] as a male. (In the email [[invisibility]], the [[Tandy 400]] says that the ''printer'' is a female.)
*Strong Bad refers to [[The Paper]] as a male. (In the email [[invisibility]], the [[Tandy 400]] says that the ''printer'' is a female.)
**Similarly, at the end of this email, Strong Bad refers to the Lappy 486 as the Paper's brother, but refers to it as female in later emails.
**Similarly, at the end of this email, Strong Bad refers to the Lappy 486 as the Paper's brother, but refers to it as female in later emails.
*Strong Bad's mention of "Christmas lights" is one of the few [[Decemberween#References to Christmas|references to Christmas]] on the site, since [[Free Country, USA]] celebrates [[Decemberween]].
*Strong Bad's mention of "Christmas lights" is one of the few [[Decemberween#References to Christmas|references to Christmas]] on the site, since [[Free Country, USA]] celebrates [[Decemberween]].
*Although Strong Bad usually only types what he is saying when his computer is visible, his voiceover for Sterrance's appearance is visible on the Lappy at the end of the email.
*Although Strong Bad usually only types what he is saying when his computer is visible, his voiceover for Sterrance's appearance is visible on the Lappy at the end of the email.
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*Strong Bad says the word "old" when describing The Cheat, but the word does not appear on the Lappy's screen later.
 
*The background "disco music" (used when Strong Bad is dancing on the back deck of the fanglyfish and in the dance club Easter egg) sounds similar to "Papa's Got a Brand New Pigbag" by Pigbag.
*The background "disco music" (used when Strong Bad is dancing on the back deck of the fanglyfish and in the dance club Easter egg) sounds similar to "Papa's Got a Brand New Pigbag" by Pigbag.
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*In the opening of the email, when the silhouettes of the Compy and the keyboard are seen, the shadow of a connecting cable from the keyboard to the Compy is visible, even though there was never a visible cord that plugged in the keyboard.
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*In the opening of the e-mail, when you see the silhouettes of the Compy and the keyboard, you can see the shadow of a connecting cable from the keyboard to the Compy, even though there was never a visible cord that plugged in the keyboard.
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**In addition, the Compy monitor's silhouette is only seen on the wall, even though there had to be a silhouette on the table of where it was sitting
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**In addition, the compy monitor's silhouette is only seen on the wall, even though there had to be a silhouette on the table of where it was sitting
*Strong Bad notices that he couldn't be on the deck when he's the fanglyfish, but fails to catch that he couldn't own a Sterrance for the same reasons.
*Strong Bad notices that he couldn't be on the deck when he's the fanglyfish, but fails to catch that he couldn't own a Sterrance for the same reasons.
*Strong Bad [[Fourth Wall Breaks|breaks the fourth wall]] by saying the words, "Then one day, from the right side of the screen..."
*Strong Bad [[Fourth Wall Breaks|breaks the fourth wall]] by saying the words, "Then one day, from the right side of the screen..."
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*In the [[The Show]] Easter egg, there is no back deck on the fangly fish.
 
===Goofs===
===Goofs===
*In the scene with Sterrance in Strong Badia, the [[Stop Sign]] and [[Cinder Block]] are on the ''left'' side of Strong Badia.
*In the scene with Sterrance in Strong Badia, the [[Stop Sign]] and [[Cinder Block]] are on the ''left'' side of Strong Badia.
*The first animal Strong Bad makes up has antlers, not horns.
*The first animal Strong Bad makes up has antlers, not horns.
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*On the list of Strong Bad's animal options and accessories is "Segmented Eyes". The proper terminology for the multi-faceted eye found on many insects is "[[Wikipedia:Compound eye|Compound Eye]]". On the [[strongbad_email.exe]] [[#Commentary Transcript|DVD commentary]], [[The Brothers Chaps]] admit this goof and say that they found out about it by reading it "[[The Brothers Chaps' Fansite Acknowledgments#Homestar Runner Wiki Acknowledgments|on the wiki]]".  
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*On the list of Strong Bad's animal options and accessories is "Segmented Eyes." The proper terminology for the multi-faceted eye found on many insects is "[[Wikipedia:Compound eye|Compound Eye]]." On the [[strongbad_email.exe]] [[#Commentary Transcript|DVD commentary]], [[The Brothers Chaps]] admit this goof and say that they found out about it by reading it "[[The Brothers Chaps' Fansite Acknowledgments#Homestar Runner Wiki Acknowledgments|on the wiki]]."  
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*When Strong Bad says "Not that I have much of an answer for...", he starts typing "Not" and "that" simultaneously.
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*In the [[The Show]] Easter egg, there is no back deck on the fangly fish.
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*When Strong Bad says "Not that I have much of an answer for...," he starts typing "Not," and "that" simultaneously.
===Inside References===
===Inside References===
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*When Homestar greets Strong Bad's first animal, he says "I say there, Monstrosity," just as he does in [[The King of Town DVD]] when asking about the sheep. (i.e. "I say there, fair Blacksmith, ...)
*When Homestar greets Strong Bad's first animal, he says "I say there, Monstrosity," just as he does in [[The King of Town DVD]] when asking about the sheep. (i.e. "I say there, fair Blacksmith, ...)
*"Baby styles" and "Styles Upon Styles" are references to [[style]].
*"Baby styles" and "Styles Upon Styles" are references to [[style]].
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* The Homestar lure tells Strong Bad to "[[X it out|turn it out]]". PbTC Homestar had previously told him to "kick it out" in [[mile]].
 
===Real-World References===
===Real-World References===
*The new email client bears a strong resemblance to a Unix/Linux email client, [http://www.sfsu.edu/~helpdesk/docs/using/upine.htm PINE].  
*The new email client bears a strong resemblance to a Unix/Linux email client, [http://www.sfsu.edu/~helpdesk/docs/using/upine.htm PINE].  
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*The Lappy's classic startup noise sounds somewhat like the startup tone on the older Macintoshes. The sound was created on a [[Casio keyboard]], using the "Funny" preset. The first note is the lowest C, the second note a C one octave higher.
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*The Lappy's classic startup noise sounds somewhat like the startup tone on the older Macintoshes. The sound was created on the Brothers Chaps' Casio keyboard, using the "Funny" preset. The first note is the lowest C, the second note a C one octave higher.
*The way Strong Bad describes Lappy is in the style of many game shows.
*The way Strong Bad describes Lappy is in the style of many game shows.
*The Lappy's logo is a reference to the Apple Powerbook's logo.
*The Lappy's logo is a reference to the Apple Powerbook's logo.
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*The word "color" in "'Several' color monitor" is the same color scheme as the symbol for the Game Boy Color.
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*The word "color" in "'Several' color monitor" is the same font and color as the symbol for the Game Boy Color.
*"Babies Having Babies" is a 1988 hit by Terry Tate; as well as a [[IMDB:tt0088759|School Break Special]] on CBS in 1986.
*"Babies Having Babies" is a 1988 hit by Terry Tate; as well as a [[IMDB:tt0088759|School Break Special]] on CBS in 1986.
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*"Brother pitted against brother" is a term used to describe civil war. It originated in the Bible as a description of the end times.
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*"Brother pitted against brother" is a term used to describe civil war. It originated in the Bible as a description of the end times.
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*Styles Upon Styles is a reference to a lyric from "Buggin' Out", a song on the seminal 1991 album "[[Wikipedia:Low End Theory|The Low End Theory]]" by hip-hop group [[Wikipedia:A Tribe Called Quest|A Tribe Called Quest]].
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* Styles Upon Styles is a reference to a lyric from "Buggin' Out", a song on the seminal 1991 album "[[Wikipedia:Low End Theory|The Low End Theory]]" by hip-hop group [[Wikipedia:A Tribe Called Quest|A Tribe Called Quest]].
*The red steckled elbermung seems to have been modeled after Salvador Dali's surrealist painting titled "Sleep" (or "Le Sommeil" in French).
*The red steckled elbermung seems to have been modeled after Salvador Dali's surrealist painting titled "Sleep" (or "Le Sommeil" in French).
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*[[Styles Upon Styles]] is later mentioned in [[modeling]].
*[[Styles Upon Styles]] is later mentioned in [[modeling]].
*Both Da Huuuuuudge and Sterrance reappear in [[alternate universe]] along with other Strong Bad-related faces.
*Both Da Huuuuuudge and Sterrance reappear in [[alternate universe]] along with other Strong Bad-related faces.
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*The way Strong Bad first introduces the [[Lappy 486]] is parodied in [[hremail3184]].
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*The way Strong Bad first introduces the [[Lappy 486]] is a parodied in [[hremail3184]].
*The music heard when Strong Bad describes the Lappy's features is heard again in [[Compy Catalog]].
*The music heard when Strong Bad describes the Lappy's features is heard again in [[Compy Catalog]].
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*''[[Wikipedia:The Matrix|The Matrix]]'' is a movie released in 1999, "[[Wikipedia:Neo (The Matrix)|Neo]]" being the alias of the main character, Thomas A. Anderson, played by Keanu Reeves.
*''[[Wikipedia:The Matrix|The Matrix]]'' is a movie released in 1999, "[[Wikipedia:Neo (The Matrix)|Neo]]" being the alias of the main character, Thomas A. Anderson, played by Keanu Reeves.
*Sterrance, in fact, did return in [[alternate universe]].
*Sterrance, in fact, did return in [[alternate universe]].
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*"GUI" refers to [[Wikipedia: Graphical User Interface|Graphical User Interface]].
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*"GUI" refers to [[Wikipedia: Graphical User Interface|Graphical User Interface]]
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