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[[Image:sbemail122.png|thumb|Strong Bad dreams of flight]]
 
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'''Strong Bad Email #122'''
 
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Strong Bad describes for us what his perfect email would be like.
 
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'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' [[Strong Bad]], [[Female Lappy 486]], [[The Cheat]], [[Homestar Runner]]
 
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'''Date:''' January 10, 2005
 
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== Transcript ==
 
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{singing}'' Oh oh, email's in the backyard, makin' some stew...
 
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<pre>subject: Perfect email
 
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Hey StrongBad,
 
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I was just wondering: what do you look for in an email?
 
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Another words,</pre>
 
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''{Strong Bad temporarily stops reading}''
 
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Oh look! And there's some "another words."
 
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<pre>describe that dream email that you would like
 
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to recieve one day.
 
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With lots of anticipation,
 
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Danny Gedgafov from Glenview, IL
 
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</pre>
 
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''{Strong Bad has difficulty reading Danny's name, resulting in the following}''
 
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Danny Geh-geh-geh... gih-gih-gih... Gekakoff from Gliggityfoo, Illinoise. ''{typing}'' My dream email. My "dreamail." ''{clears screen, resumes typing}'' Well plain ol' Danny, there are a lot of email-fish in the Email Sea. And while most of them are those nasty bottom-feeders with the suckhole mouth, there are a few that break the glimmering surface of the water, to glisten in the sunset for a few fleeting moments like some kind of glorious e-marlin. Another words, please allow me to ditch the fishing metaphor and hit you with the pink border.
 
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''{A pink border appears around the edge of the screen, causing the center to turn white. The whiteness fades into Strong Bad at the Lappy, which now has a golden chain license-plate cover around its screen reading "MY LAPPY ATE YOUR DOG" at the top}''
 
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'''STRONG BAD:''' OK orchestra, hit it! ''{The orchestra starts up, and Strong Bad sings in an operatic style}'' Email me tonight!
 
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''{The orchestra hits its last two notes, and the Lappy booting sequence begins. However, the Lappy emblem now looks female with blonde hair, and speaks to Strong Bad with corresponding text appearing below it}''
 
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'''FEMALE LAPPY 486:''' Good morning, Strong Bad. You're looking prooty hot. You have one unread messages.
 
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Why thank you, Lappy. You're looking prooty hot too. Onscreen!
 
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''{Strong Bad clears the bootup screen, and reads the new email}''
 
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<pre>subject: French countryside
 
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Dear Mssr. Elegant,
 
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You left your pocketwatch in the hot tub. When will you be
 
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back to retrieve it?
 
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-128 Hot Katies
 
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</pre>
 
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{typing}'' My Katies 1-128,<br>
 
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Good to hear from all y'all (especially you, Katie 80). When my raucous schedule ''{pronounced as "shedule"}'' permits, I will triumphantly/abundantly ''{pronounced as triunphantly slash abundantly}'' return to the chateau for my ruby-encrusted pocketwatch. I have plans tonight, however, but I will, furthermore, heretofore, be back on morrow next. Please tell Adelaide that the poached eggs were tremendous.<br>
 
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Forever young,<br>
 
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Chester Elegant
 
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''{Strong Bad hits enter, and the female Lappy icon appears back onscreen as the email disappears}''
 
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'''FEMALE LAPPY 486:''' Well played, Strong Bad. Those ladies are sure to be all up ons.
 
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''{The pink border and such fades away as we cut back to the normal world}''
 
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{typing}'' Oh, man. If I got that email, I would have it bronzed and then dipped in...uh guacamole and The Cheat would read it to me every night at supper.
 
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''{The scene cuts back to the pink border dreamworld, this time at a banquet table (made out of a door) with large windows in the background, a covered serving tray and a golden chalice (or maybe just a doorknob). Strong Bad rolls forward in a plush chair with fork in hand to where the serving tray is. The Cheat's arm improbably stretches out from the right side of the screen and lifts the cover}''
 
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Ooh! Cadbury Cream Egg omelette! ''{calling offscreen}'' Continue, The Cheat.
 
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''{The camera pans to the other end of the table, where The Cheat is sitting in a similar chair, holding a bronze plaque with guacamole all over it. The Cheat starts to read it, then growls, rubs part of the front of the plaque, and continues. The camera pans back to Strong Bad}''
 
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{interrupting}'' Oh I love that part! Read it again, slowly, and... backwards.
 
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''{The camera pans back to The Cheat, who starts to read backwards. Homestar Runner walks on-camera from the left side of the screen}''
 
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' ''{while The Cheat is still reading}'' The Cheat! What's been up?
 
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''{The camera pans back to Strong Bad}''
 
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Hey!
 
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Oh, Strong Bad, found your pocketwatch. ''{Homestar tosses a ruby-encrusted pocketwatch in Strong Bad's omlette}'' Katie 80 said "What's up?" ''{camera pans back to The Cheat}'' So, The Cheat, what's been up?
 
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''{The camera cuts to Strong Bad}''
 
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Crap the what? The pink border is NOT holding up its end of the bargain. Come on, pink border, get your head in the game!
 
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' ''{offscreen}'' Pink border?
 
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''{The scene cuts back to the real world, where Homestar is standing to the right of Strong Bad at his computer desk}''
 
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Strong Bad, what are you talking aboot?
 
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{looks around for a moment}'' Oh, we're back here.
 
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Yeah. I found your pocket lint. ''{puts some pocket lint on the desk}'' And Marzipan says you're an ogre.
 
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''{The camera focuses back on Strong Bad and the Lappy}''
 
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{typing}'' Awww! I knew I should've went with a puffy white cloud border. Those things never let you down. Homestar never woulda shown up in a Puffy White Cloud Dreamail.
 
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' I do hate white clowns.
 
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''{A center wipe suddenly happens with white clouds forming the border. Strong Bad's computer desk is now apparently in a submarine, with the text "NUCLEAR CLASS SUBMARINE 'SOCCERMOM'" painted on the inside of its hull. As Strong Bad types, some creature with a huge eye looks in through a nearby porthole. As well, the pinging of a sonar can be heard in the background}''
 
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{typing}'' And if you ignore all the facts and scientific evidence, those weird little kids were right. Thanks for your question, Leonard Nimoy. I'll be back next week to solve another Celebrity Murder Mystery. ''{stops typing and stands up, addressing the camera}'' But right now, I gotta fly.
 
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''{Strong Bad strikes a pose, and wires suddenly appear attached to him. Strong Bad makes various noises as he is lifted away to the upper right corner of the screen, where he gets stuck. The Paper, which now seems to be modeled after The Declaration of Independence, comes down with the Strong Bad email link looking like it's been written on it in marker}''
 
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== Easter Eggs ==
 
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*Click on "e-marlin" to cause an ASCII marlin to jump from the bottom of the screen
 
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*Click on the graffiti on Strong Bad's dream table to see a zoomed-in view of it.
 
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*Click on the Lappy's screen at the end of the email to hear additional dialogue from the female Lappy.
 
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=== Easter Egg Transcript ===
 
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''{The Female Lappy appears back on-screen}''
 
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'''FEMALE LAPPY 486:''' Don't fly, Strong Bad. Please come down. I worry about you. I can see the strings.
 
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== Fun Facts ==
 
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* Strong Bad's dreamail dinner table is made from the front door from the show "227" and is signed by actress Jacke Harry who played Sandra Clark on the late 80's sitcom.
 
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* Strong Bad has two [[Wikipedia:Cadbury-Schweppes|Cadbury's]] [[Wikipedia:Cadbury's Creme Egg|Creme Egg]]s on his plate. These are chocolate easter eggs with "cream" (which is pretty much frosting) inside.  They're sold around Easter in the US, but are available year-round in the United Kingdom and Australia.
 
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*The Cheat's extending arm could be a reference to the [[Powered by The Cheat]] cartoons in which appendages commonly stretch longer than they are supposed to.
 
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* The phrase "all up ons" is from the email [[suntan]].
 
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* The phrase "all y'all" first appears in [[sb_email 22]]..
 
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* At the end of this email, [[The Paper]] seems to have been replaced by either the original or a copy of the Constitution. This could be a reference to the recent film '[[Wikipedia:National Treasure]]' in which designs are found on the American constitution.
 
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* The [[Female Lappy 486]] is a reference to the 1968 Kubrick classic, [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062622/?fr=c2l0ZT1kZnxteD0yMHxzZz0xfGxtPTIwMHx0dD1vbnxwbj0wfHE9MjAwMXxodG1sPTF8bm09b24_;fc=1;ft=139;fm=1 "2001: A Space Odyssey"] and the HAL 9000 computer's famously dry, "Good Morning, Dave."
 
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* As opposed to most other emails, the end screen does not have any sort of 'back' button.
 
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* The [[Floppy Disk Container]] this week contains [[Wikipedia:Miner 2049er|Miner 2049er]] for the Atari 400/800.
 
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* The pink border is a reference to [[Wikipedia:Saved by the Bell|Saved by the Bell]], which also used the exact same border for its dream sequences, along with many other TV shows.
 
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*"Forever young" is a reference to a Bob Dylan song and also appears in an easter egg in [[personal favorites]].  It could also be a reference to the 1980s pop group Alphaville, who had a number one hit with a cover of Dylan's song in  1984 (and little else thereafter), which may have been the Chaps' first exposure to the song.
 
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* The "ping" noises in the submarine scene are from the beginning of the Pink Floyd song "Echoes."
 
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* The abbreviation for "Monsieur" is "M.", but it is misspelled as "Mssr." in the "French Countryside" e-mail.
 
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** Interestingly, though, there is a plural form of "Mr."; it is "Messrs." (short for "Messieurs").  TBC may be referring to this.
 
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* The email at the end is a reference to the mid-70's TV series [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074007/?fr=c2l0ZT1kZnxzZz0xfHR0PW9ufHBuPTB8cT0iSW4gU2VhcmNoIE9mLi4uInxteD0yMHxsbT0yMDB8aHRtbD0x;fc=1;ft=152;fm=1 "In Search of..."], hosted by Leonard Nimoy, a show that dealt with "investigating" the paranormal and unsolved mysteries in usually sensationalistic ways.
 
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* The stool in the submarine appears to have more legs than Strong Bad's usual stool.
 
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* When Strong Bad says "Onscreen!" it may be a reference to innumerable Star Trek episodes where the captain gives the same command to the bridge crew.
 
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== External Links ==
 
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*[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail122.html view "dreamail"]<br>
 
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*[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail122.swf view the flash file for "dreamail"]
 
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*[http://forum.hrwiki.org/viewtopic.php?t=1703 forum thread re: "dreamail"]
 
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{{Strong Bad Email}}
 
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[[Category:Lappy 486 Emails]][[Category:Homestar Runner Filmography]][[Category:Strong Bad Filmography]][[Category:The Cheat Filmography]]
 

Revision as of 02:26, 12 January 2005

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