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Strong Bad Email #88
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Teddy Graham Memories

Somebody asks Strong Bad about the history behiend the patch on his couch.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, The Poopsmith (as Has Matt?), Strong Sad, Lil' Strong Bad, Homestar Runner, Coach Z, The Cheat (Easter egg)

Places: Computer Room, Strong Bad's Basement

Computer: Compy 386

Date: November 10, 2003

Running Time: 3:01

Page Title: Compy 386!!

Contents

Transcript

STRONG BAD: I'm goin' to try something a little different. {typing} print out million dollar bill.exe

{The computer responds with "Bad command or file name"}

STRONG BAD: {not typing} What? Oh. {typing} no for real, print me out a million dollar bill, man.exe

{The computer responds with "Syntax error."}

STRONG BAD: {typing} um, this time really print me out a million dollars bill.nofoolin'

{The computer responds with "Cut it out, you."}

STRONG BAD: {not typing} What the—! Don't give me none of that crosstalk! Oh well, it was worth a shot. Now on to... {sighs} on to the e-mail.

{Strong Bad hits enter, types "strongbad_email.exe," and hits enter again}

{reading}

{Strong Bad pronounces "behiend" as "buh-HEEND" and "form" like it's spelled}

STRONG BAD: Ooh, my pal! {typing} Well Palbert, it's a good story. And now you all have to hear it.

{Cut to flashback of Strong Bad in the basement with a sack, acting mysterious.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} Seems I was looking for a place to hide all my Aztec gold. But when I made the first incision, not only did I realize that I don't have any Aztec gold, {bag falls open to reveal it was full of oil filters} but I unleashed a stench of biblical proportions.

{Cut back to Strong Bad in front of the computer}

STRONG BAD: {typing} They had to call in a hazmat team just to hose me hose me hose me {typed then deleted, typed then deleted, then typed} down!

{Cut to The Poopsmith, wearing a HAZMAT suit labeled "Has Matt?", hosing down a screaming Strong Bad.}

STRONG BAD: {typing} I had to spend a fortune on Glade plugins.

{Cut to Strong Sad standing next to Strong Bad at the computer.}

STRONG SAD: Now wait a second! That's not how I remember it.

STRONG BAD: Oh, and I'm sure every loser out there wants to hear your loser opinions, loser.

STRONG SAD: They do!

{Cut to flashback of a young Strong Bad in the basement}

STRONG SAD: {voiceover} I seem to remember a young Strong Bad thinking that Olympic sprinter Carl Lewis was a woman. And that he was hot!

{Young Strong Bad writes "Strong Bad LUVS Carla Lewis!! and thinks shes hott!!" with a Sharpie on the couch.}

STRONG BAD: That is entirely untrue.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Lies! All lies!

{Cut to Homestar standing behind Strong Bad.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Clearly I'm the only one who remembers how it all went down.

{Cut to flashback of Homestar laying on the couch in the basement.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {voiceover} It was not so long ago that I was in Strong Bad's basement spitting Teddy Grahams all over the place. One of them got stuck to the ceiling.

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} Homestar, shut up! This is about that patch on the couch. It's clearly already on there in your flashback.

{Cut back to the two Brothers Strong and Homestar at the computer}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, oh, ohhhhh. I thought this week's e-mail was entitled "Teddy Graham Memories."

{Cut to shadowed "This guy's voice has been digitally altered" interview session}

MYSTERIOUS PERSON {Clearly Coach Z, with his voice digitally lowered}: No, no. I got the real scoop. Strong Bad had me over for Gumbo one night, and I don't know what kind of doodoo meat he was using in there, but I had to puke!

{Cut to flashback of Coach Z's shadow in the basement}

COACH Z: {voiceover} So I went downstairs and I noticed this little rip in the couch, so I puked in it!

{Coach Z's shadow pukes in the couch. Cut back to interview session}

COACH Z: {voiceover} I... I'm sorry for what I done!

{Cut back to Strong Bad in front of the computer}

STRONG BAD: {typing} I liked that gumbo! I didn't use no doodoo meat. {shaking fist} If I ever find out who that guy is... Well, palbert, there's your answer. Me? I'm gonna go over there.

{Strong Bad starts to get up from his seat, but sits down again.}

STRONG BAD: {not typing} Oh wait! {typing} make homestar's head explode.exe

{The computer responds with "No can do." The camera pulls back so we can see Strong Sad and Homestar again}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: No can do.

STRONG BAD: Oh crap! this computer is worthless.

{Zoom back to just Strong Bad and the computer. Strong Bad now gets up and leaves. The Paper comes down.}

Easter Eggs

  • You can click on a hidden 'print out million dollar bill, please.exe" at the bottom to print an ASCII million dollar bill from the Compy. This is more easily seen if you use the contrast knob to make the background blue.
  • At the end you can click on the "make homestars head explode.exe" link to cut to a short of Homestar, again spitting Teddy Grahams all over da basement.
{cut back to the basement. Homestar is laying on the couch spitting Teddy Grahams all over again, with The Cheat standing nearby. After a few seconds, The Cheat's head explodes}
HOMESTAR RUNNER: Dang, The Cheat. That computer's got something against you. Did you ever, like, pour Mountain Dew all over it?

Fun Facts

Trivia

  • The label on the disk in the floppy disk container reads "old game".

Remarks

  • The "print out million dollar bill please.exe" Easter egg remains black if the contrast knob is adjusted.

Goofs

  • During Homestar's flashback, one of the spots of ceiling texture twitches and moves.
  • When The Paper comes down in the easter egg there is a line jutting out on the left side of it.

Inside References

  • In the "make homestars head explode.exe" Easter egg, Homestar Runner asks The Cheat, "Did you ever like, pour Mountain Dew all over it?" That refers to the email anything, in which Homestar Runner poured Mountain Dew all over Strong Bad's computer.
  • The "Stench of Biblical Proportions" makes a sound similar to Bad Graphics Ghost.
  • The knife Strong Bad uses to cut open the couch is similar to the Big Knife of other Strong Bad Emails.
  • This is the first time The Cheat's head exploded without showing his eyes after his head exploded (the next time was pizzaz).

Real-World References

  • Glade Plugins are scented air fresheners that plug into electrical wall sockets, available in Country Fresh, Floral Bouquet and Potpourri scents.
  • Little Strong Bad is wearing a shirt featuring a rather well known advertisement for "Rock City", a tourist trap in the south.
  • Carl Lewis was an Olympic sprinter active during the 1980's and early 1990's. His sister Carol was an Olympic long jumper.
  • When Coach Z is silhouetted and his voice is altered, it is a reference to shows like America's Most Wanted, where a witness wants to keep his/her identity safe. (i.e. Witness X)
  • Teddy Grahams are any of a number of bear-shaped cookies produced by Nabisco.

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