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Strong Bad shows us the best thing he's ever seen, done or eaten: the quickly canceled pilot of {{Film|Limozeen}}: [[Limozeen: "but they're in space!"|"but they're in space!"]]
Strong Bad shows us the best thing he's ever seen, done or eaten: the quickly canceled pilot of {{Film|Limozeen}}: [[Limozeen: "but they're in space!"|"but they're in space!"]]
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'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' {{Film|Strong Bad}}, [[Gary Palaroncini]], [[Larry Palaroncini]], [[Perry Palaroncini]], [[Mary Palaroncini]], [[Teeg Dougland]], {{Film|Strong Sad}}, Hot Babeliens, [[Mitch Overlord]], [[Bozar]], {{Film|Nebulon}}
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'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' {{Film|Strong Bad}}, [[Gary Palaroncini]], [[Larry Palaroncini]], [[Perry Palaroncini]], [[Mary Palaroncini]], [[Teeg Dougland]], {{Film|Strong Sad}}, Hot Babe-liens, [[Mitch Overlord]], [[Bozar]], {{Film|Nebulon}}
'''Places:''' [[Computer Room]], [[Outer Space]], Limozeen's Stage, [[Basement of the Brothers Strong]], Various Futuristic Places, [[The Moon]]
'''Places:''' [[Computer Room]], [[Outer Space]], Limozeen's Stage, [[Basement of the Brothers Strong]], Various Futuristic Places, [[The Moon]]
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''{Cut to an image of a video tape labeled "Limozeen cartoon" and "Don't record over for dang's sake!!!"}''
''{Cut to an image of a video tape labeled "Limozeen cartoon" and "Don't record over for dang's sake!!!"}''
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'''BACKGROUND SINGERS:''' ''{drawn out}'' VHS!
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'''BACKGROUND SINGERS:''' ''{drawn out}'' ''{unintelligible}''<sup><small>[[#Footnote|[1]]]</small></sup>
'''STRONG BAD:''' The only known copy of the failed pilot episode of the Limozeen Saturday morning cartoon shoooooooow!!
'''STRONG BAD:''' The only known copy of the failed pilot episode of the Limozeen Saturday morning cartoon shoooooooow!!
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''{Title card for "ENCOUNTER AT GROUPULON 5" by A. Chimendez appears. From there, it cuts to the Limozeen members running away from a pair of flesh-colored hands, a pair of blue hands, and two magenta tentacles.}''
''{Title card for "ENCOUNTER AT GROUPULON 5" by A. Chimendez appears. From there, it cuts to the Limozeen members running away from a pair of flesh-colored hands, a pair of blue hands, and two magenta tentacles.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{narrating}'' So, one of their main goals is to both run away from and give backstage passes to all the hot babeliens of the galaxy.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{narrating}'' So, one of their main goals is to both run away from and give backstage passes to all the hot babe-liens of the galaxy.
''{The Limozeen members run into their tour spaceship, which takes off. Cut to Teeg Dougland inside the spaceship.}''
''{The Limozeen members run into their tour spaceship, which takes off. Cut to Teeg Dougland inside the spaceship.}''
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'''TEEG DOUGLAND:''' Galactic Radio gave them all away. To Mitch Overlord.
'''TEEG DOUGLAND:''' Galactic Radio gave them all away. To Mitch Overlord.
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''{Cut to Larry and Gary. The members of Limozeen gasp, and we cut to Mitch Overlord's lair. A rock sting of terror is heard}''
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''{Cut to Larry and Garry. The members of Limozeen gasp, and we cut to Mitch Overlord's lair. A rock sting of terror is heard}''
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'''MITCH OVERLORD:''' That's right, Limozeen! I was the one million, six hundred and eighty-five thousand, four hundred and twenty-first caller! ''{He raises his claw-like right hand, which says MITCH!, and opens and shuts it twice.}''
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'''MITCH OVERLORD:''' That's right, Limozeen! I was the 1,685,421st caller! ''{He raises his claw-like right hand, which says MITCH!, and opens and shuts it twice.}''
''{Fade through grey to the members of Limozeen running again, this time from nothing that can be seen.}''
''{Fade through grey to the members of Limozeen running again, this time from nothing that can be seen.}''
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''{The Paper comes down.}
''{The Paper comes down.}
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===Footnote=== 
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# The singers may be singing "VHS!", "Limozeen!", or perhaps both "Limozeen!" and "VHS!" (simultaneously).
== Easter Eggs ==
== Easter Eggs ==
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== Fun Facts ==
== Fun Facts ==
=== Explanations ===
=== Explanations ===
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*The fact that Limozeen's cartoon takes place in space for no good reason is likely a reference to several other cartoons which also took place in space for no reason, like ''[[Wikipedia:Partridge_Family_2200_A.D.|Partridge Family 2200 A.D.]]'', ''[[Wikipedia:Gilligan's Planet|Gilligan's Planet]]'', ''[[Wikipedia:The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang|The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang]]'', and ''[[Wikipedia:Josie and the Pussycats (TV series)#Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space|Josie & the Pussycats In Outer Space]]'', all of which had extremely short runs (usually only one season).
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*The fact that Limozeen's cartoon takes place in space for no good reason is likely a reference to several other cartoons which also took place in space for no reason, like ''[[Wikipedia:Partridge_Family_2200_A.D.|The Partridge Family, 2200 A.D.]]'', ''[[Wikipedia:Gilligan's Planet|Gilligan's Planet]]'', and ''[[Wikipedia:Josie and the Pussycats (TV series)#Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space|Josie & the Pussycats In Outer Space]]'', all of which had extremely short runs (usually only one season).
**The Limozeen cartoon is also likely a riff on [[Hanna-Barbera]] cartoons that featured bands who solved crimes or fought villians. In addition to ''Josie'' there was [[Wikipedia:Jabberjaw|''Jabberjaw'']] and [[Wikipedia:Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids|''Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids'']]. Teeg Dougland's repeated mantra of "I'm afraid I've got some bad news, boys" is a parody of band managers in such cartoons, who were often only featured as characters for plot exposition.
**The Limozeen cartoon is also likely a riff on [[Hanna-Barbera]] cartoons that featured bands who solved crimes or fought villians. In addition to ''Josie'' there was [[Wikipedia:Jabberjaw|''Jabberjaw'']] and [[Wikipedia:Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids|''Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids'']]. Teeg Dougland's repeated mantra of "I'm afraid I've got some bad news, boys" is a parody of band managers in such cartoons, who were often only featured as characters for plot exposition.
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*Mitch Overlord declaring that he was the 1,685,421st caller to Galactic Radio is a take on radio promotional giveaways that require that listeners call a number and be the ''n''th caller to get through in order to win the prize.
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*Mitch Overlord declaring that "I was the one million, six hundred and eighty-five thousand, four hundred and twenty-first caller" to Galactic Radio is a take on radio promotional giveaways that require that listeners call a number and be the ''n''th caller to get through in order to win the prize.
*In the television industry, [[Wikipedia:Television syndication|syndication]] is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network.
*In the television industry, [[Wikipedia:Television syndication|syndication]] is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network.
*The laugh track used in one scene is a typical element of older Hanna-Barbera cartoons featuring more realistic characters, intended to incite laughter in the same manner as a sitcom.
*The laugh track used in one scene is a typical element of older Hanna-Barbera cartoons featuring more realistic characters, intended to incite laughter in the same manner as a sitcom.
*The entire tape of the Limozeen cartoon includes a "VHS grain" effect, most visible during the black METALMATION intro (note how the background appears to be randomly speckled). This artifact of VHS recording results from multiple generation copies, repeated erasing/recording, and from recording in extended tape speeds.
*The entire tape of the Limozeen cartoon includes a "VHS grain" effect, most visible during the black METALMATION intro (note how the background appears to be randomly speckled). This artifact of VHS recording results from multiple generation copies, repeated erasing/recording, and from recording in extended tape speeds.
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*Strong Bad's remark about alternative bands being "low self-esteemers" refers to such genres as [[Wikipedia:emo|emo]] and [[Wikipedia:lo-fi music|lo-fi]]. In emo, the bands are stereotyped as having depression. In lo-fi and similar genres, the bands are stereotyped as having no energy.
 
=== Trivia ===
=== Trivia ===
*Teeg Dougland is voiced by [[Mike Chapman]].
*Teeg Dougland is voiced by [[Mike Chapman]].
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*Strong Bad previously stated It's That CLOCK was "about the best thing [he'd] ever seen" in the email [[vacation]].
 
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*The [[YouTube]] description for this email is "Strong Bad describes the best thing he's ever seen, done or eaten."
 
=== Remarks ===
=== Remarks ===
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*The URL for the [[Flash]] file for this email is sbemail126_mx.swf, for unknown reasons. [[Wikipedia:Adobe Flash#History|MX]] is a version of Flash, released in 2002 (with a subsequent version in 2004). Since The Brothers Chaps said that they are still using Flash 5 (as of an [[Late Nite JengaJam Interview - 4 Oct 2007|interview]] that took place over two and a half years after the release of this email), it is possible they needed MX in the email for effects.
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*The URL for the [[Flash]] file for this email is sbemail126_mx.swf, for unknown reasons. [[Wikipedia:Adobe Flash#History|MX]] is a version of Flash, released in 2002 (with a subsequent version in 2004). Since The Brothers Chaps said in interviews that they are still using Flash 5, it is possible they needed MX in the email for effects.
*This email gives a good answer to Strong Bad's own question in [[different town]] when he tries to think up the Best Thing Ever, which at the time he identified as beef stew.
*This email gives a good answer to Strong Bad's own question in [[different town]] when he tries to think up the Best Thing Ever, which at the time he identified as beef stew.
*Strong Bad's tape lacks the little tab that can be pushed out to prevent people taping over it, a chief concern with the cartoon tape.
*Strong Bad's tape lacks the little tab that can be pushed out to prevent people taping over it, a chief concern with the cartoon tape.
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*This email features a [[live action]] segment.
*This email features a [[live action]] segment.
*Babe-liens is a [[portmanteau]].
*Babe-liens is a [[portmanteau]].
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*Strong Bad mentions several plot lines from the show - since only the pilot was ever broadcast, these must all have been in that one episode.
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*Strong Bad mentions the format of several episodes, which seems impossible, since only the pilot was ever broadcast.
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*Strong Bad's phrase "centers around" is grammatically poor. A center indicates a point, and a point can't encircle anything.
=== Goofs ===  
=== Goofs ===  
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*[[The VCR]] is still blinking from [[12:00]] and someone removed the alarm clock that [[Bubs]] duct-taped to it.
*[[The VCR]] is still blinking from [[12:00]] and someone removed the alarm clock that [[Bubs]] duct-taped to it.
*The guitar that Space Gary tosses is the same one seen in [[Puppet Time]].
*The guitar that Space Gary tosses is the same one seen in [[Puppet Time]].
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**It is a custom Gibson Explorer.
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**It closely resembles a KE3 Kelly model guitar by ''[http://www.jacksonguitars.com/ Jackson]''.
**The guitar was also used in the Limozeen Easter egg in [[flashback]].
**The guitar was also used in the Limozeen Easter egg in [[flashback]].
*The villain, Mitch Overlord, has a claw that is the same as the one from [[Kick The Cheat]].
*The villain, Mitch Overlord, has a claw that is the same as the one from [[Kick The Cheat]].
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=== Real-World References ===
=== Real-World References ===
*As a magical, large-headed trickster, Bozar calls to mind such characters [[Wikipedia:The Great Gazoo|the Great Gazoo]] from [[Wikipedia:The Flintstones|''The Flintstones'']], but his insulting manner and fondness for transmutating objects to cause trouble make it clear that he is most strongly inspired by [[Wikipedia:Superman|Superman]] villain, [[Wikipedia:Mister Mxyzptlk|Mr. Mxyzptlk]].  His "puzzle me twice" taunt is a reference to the [[Wikipedia:Riddler|Riddler]] from the [[Wikipedia:Batman (TV series)|'60s Batman TV show]], in which the villains often taunted the Dynamic Duo by mocking their names. The Riddler's catchphrase was "Riddle me this", immediately followed by an obscure clue as to what his next crime would be.
*As a magical, large-headed trickster, Bozar calls to mind such characters [[Wikipedia:The Great Gazoo|the Great Gazoo]] from [[Wikipedia:The Flintstones|''The Flintstones'']], but his insulting manner and fondness for transmutating objects to cause trouble make it clear that he is most strongly inspired by [[Wikipedia:Superman|Superman]] villain, [[Wikipedia:Mister Mxyzptlk|Mr. Mxyzptlk]].  His "puzzle me twice" taunt is a reference to the [[Wikipedia:Riddler|Riddler]] from the [[Wikipedia:Batman (TV series)|'60s Batman TV show]], in which the villains often taunted the Dynamic Duo by mocking their names. The Riddler's catchphrase was "Riddle me this", immediately followed by an obscure clue as to what his next crime would be.
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*"Metalmation" is a reference to the [[Wikipedia:Filmation|Filmation]] animation studio, with the logos looking very similar.  Filmation was famous for churning out cookie-cutter cartoons, many of which also took place in space for no good reason.
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*"Metalmation" is a reference to the [[Wikipedia:Filmation|Filmation]] animation studio, with the logos looking very similar.  Filmation was famous for churning out cookie-cutter cartoons many of which also took place in space for no good reason.
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*The repeated "band being chased" segments may be a reference to a Hanna-Barbera '70s staple of stock-footage chase scenes, which appeared most prominently in [[Wikipedia:Scooby-Doo|Scooby-Doo]]. Also, this may refer to the [[Wikipedia:Beatles|Beatles]], who spent a good deal of ''A Hard Day's Night''&mdash;a typical day in the life of the band&mdash;running away from adoring female fans. It also recalls the premise of the video game ''[[Wikipedia:Journey Escape|Journey Escape]]'', which the Brothers Chaps mentioned in the commentary for [[more armies]]. [[Image:evil-grimace.jpg|thumb|"it would have been as lost as Four-armed Grimace"]]
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*The repeated "band being chased" segments may be a reference to a Hanna-Barbera '70s staple of stock-footage chase scenes, which appeared most prominently in [[Wikipedia:Scooby-Doo|Scooby-Doo]]. Also, this may refer to the [[Wikipedia:Beatles|Beatles]], who spent a good deal of "A Hard Day's Night"&mdash;a typical day in the life of the band&mdash;running away from adoring female fans. [[Image:evil-grimace.jpg|thumb|Four-armed Grimace]]
*"Four-armed Grimace" is a reference to the purple [[Wikipedia:McDonaldland|McDonaldland]] character. [[Wikipedia:Grimace|Grimace]] was originally named "The Evil Grimace", and he had four arms (replaced with two arms a few years later) so that he could hold many shakes at once.
*"Four-armed Grimace" is a reference to the purple [[Wikipedia:McDonaldland|McDonaldland]] character. [[Wikipedia:Grimace|Grimace]] was originally named "The Evil Grimace", and he had four arms (replaced with two arms a few years later) so that he could hold many shakes at once.
*"On the contrary, my dear Fatson" is an adaptation of "Elementary, my dear Watson", a line often attributed to Sir [[Wikipedia:Arthur Conan Doyle|Arthur Conan Doyle's]] character [[Wikipedia:Sherlock Holmes|Sherlock Holmes]], though he never actually used that exact phrase in the Holmesian canon.
*"On the contrary, my dear Fatson" is an adaptation of "Elementary, my dear Watson", a line often attributed to Sir [[Wikipedia:Arthur Conan Doyle|Arthur Conan Doyle's]] character [[Wikipedia:Sherlock Holmes|Sherlock Holmes]], though he never actually used that exact phrase in the Holmesian canon.
*The space logo of Limozeen is very similar to the logo of the Nintendo game series [[Wikipedia:Metroid|Metroid]].
*The space logo of Limozeen is very similar to the logo of the Nintendo game series [[Wikipedia:Metroid|Metroid]].
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*Mary asking "How come they made me fat and have red hair?" draws attention to the manipulation of characters in cartoon adaptations to clearly defined sterotypical roles. In particular, Mary's question refers to the cartoon [http://www.tvtome.com/RealGhostbusters/ ''The Real Ghostbusters''], where [[Wikipedia:Dan Aykroyd|Dan Aykroyd]]'s character Ray Stantz (from the ''[[Ghostbusters]]'' film) was modified into an overweight redhead, and frequently acted as comic relief.
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*Mary asking "How come they made me fat and have red hair?" draws attention to the manipulation of characters in cartoon adaptations to clearly defined sterotypical roles. In particular, Mary's question references the cartoon [http://www.tvtome.com/RealGhostbusters/ ''The Real Ghostbusters''], where the [[Wikipedia:Dan Aykroyd|Dan Aykroyd]] character (from the ''[[Ghostbusters]]'' film) was modified into an overweight redhead, and frequently acted as comic relief.
*Limozeen being kicked off the charts by an alternative band with a girl bassist references the death of hair metal in the early '90s, when bands like [[Wikipedia:Sonic Youth|Sonic Youth]], [[Wikipedia:The Pixies|The Pixies]] and [[Wikipedia:The Smashing Pumpkins|the Smashing Pumpkins]] were able to have success. (The aforementioned bands actually all had female bassists.)
*Limozeen being kicked off the charts by an alternative band with a girl bassist references the death of hair metal in the early '90s, when bands like [[Wikipedia:Sonic Youth|Sonic Youth]], [[Wikipedia:The Pixies|The Pixies]] and [[Wikipedia:The Smashing Pumpkins|the Smashing Pumpkins]] were able to have success. (The aforementioned bands actually all had female bassists.)
*The phrase "Chuck Taylor wearin'..." refers to [[Chuck Taylor All-Stars]], designed by Chuck Taylor. "Chucks" are a signature look of Grunge, Punk, and Metal that happened after 1990.
*The phrase "Chuck Taylor wearin'..." refers to [[Chuck Taylor All-Stars]], designed by Chuck Taylor. "Chucks" are a signature look of Grunge, Punk, and Metal that happened after 1990.
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*'''LEAD ANIMATOR:''' MARK DOOR
*'''LEAD ANIMATOR:''' MARK DOOR
*'''DANIMATOR:''' [[DAN]] PREDGE
*'''DANIMATOR:''' [[DAN]] PREDGE
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*'''HEAD ANIMATOR:''' MOOR[[Names Ending in -face|FACE]]
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*'''HEAD ANIMATOR:''' MOORFACE
*'''TOP ANIMATOR:''' ROLANDO PREDGE
*'''TOP ANIMATOR:''' ROLANDO PREDGE
*'''WORST ANIMATOR:''' [[Minor Teen Girl Squad Characters#Brett Bretterson|B. BRETTERSON]]
*'''WORST ANIMATOR:''' [[Minor Teen Girl Squad Characters#Brett Bretterson|B. BRETTERSON]]

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