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[[Image:sbemail37.PNG|thumb|"Yeah, I'm still here."]]
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[[Image:sbemail37.PNG|thumb|right|"Yeah, I'm still here."]]
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{{aboutemail}} {{for|comic strip|Dullard}}
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{{aboutemail}} {{for|comic strip|Dullard (comic)}}
Strong Bad gives some helpful advice on how to deal with the office dullard.
Strong Bad gives some helpful advice on how to deal with the office dullard.
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'''Places:''' [[Computer Room]], [[The Office]]
'''Places:''' [[Computer Room]], [[The Office]]
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'''Computer:''' [[Tandy 400]], [[Corpy NT6]]
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'''Computer:''' [[Tandy 400]], [[Office Computer]]
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'''Date:''' Monday, July 22, 2002
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'''Date:''' July 22, 2002
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'''Running Time:''' 2:15
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'''Running Time:''' 2:12
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'''Page Title:''' Tandy 400: Still Broken.
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'''Page Title:''' Tandy 400: Still Broken
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{{dvd|strongbad_email.exe Disc One}}
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== Transcript ==
== Transcript ==
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Jason</blockquote>
Jason</blockquote>
   
   
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{typing}'' I'm glad you came to me, Jason. The office dullard is a clever foe. But there are ways you can beat him. Here are a few of my tried and true methods.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' {typing} I'm glad you came to me, Jason. The office dullard is a clever foe. But there are ways you can beat him. Here are a few of my tried and true methods.
''{The words "Method 1" appear on the screen, as per following methods}''
''{The words "Method 1" appear on the screen, as per following methods}''
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Hey man, what's up? Good time, bad time...?
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Hey man, what's up? Good time, bad time...?
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''{Strong Bad quickly reaches out and grabs his phone. He fumbles with it for a second and pretends to have been speaking into it.}''
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''{Strong Bad quickly reaches out to his phone and pretends to have been speaking into it.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Oh! Oh, oh! Yes, yes, yes... Uh, so no, I'm still here, yes. Working hard. I've been synergizing all morning... ''{He covers the phone with his glove, turns his head toward Homestar, and whispers}'' I'm not going to be able to talk right now, man. ''{Homestar mouths "Ohhhh..." in his usual Homestarlike fashion, and walks away, leaving Strong Bad to resume his "phone call"}'' Right... Yes... Multi-tasking...
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Oh! Oh, oh! Yes, yes, yes... Uh, so no, I'm still here, yes. Working hard. I've been synergizing all morning... ''{He turns his head to Homestar and whispers.}'' I'm not going to be able to talk right now, man. ''{Homestar mouths "Ohhhh..." in his usual Homestarlike fashion, and walks away, leaving Strong Bad to resume his "phone call"}'' Right... Yes... Multi-tasking...
=== Method 2 ===
=== Method 2 ===
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Once I finish my second run, you know, I'll have a smoothie or something, and then I head to the gym, and do, I've been doing about three sets of reps a piece, and then one...  
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Once I finish my second run, you know, I'll have a smoothie or something, and then I head to the gym, and do, I've been doing about three sets of reps a piece, and then one...  
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Psssh! ''{Strong Bad gives Homestar the "Single Deuce," complete with sound effect. Homestar looks surprised, only for a moment.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Psssh! ''{Strong Bad flips Homestar off...sort of. He gives him the "Single Deuce," complete with sound effect. Homestar looks surprised, only for a moment.}''
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Yeah... So, how much can you bench?
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Yeah... So, how much can you bench?
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== Easter Eggs ==
== Easter Eggs ==
[[Image:Dullard comic.png|thumb|It's five!]]
[[Image:Dullard comic.png|thumb|It's five!]]
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*Click on the comic in Strong Bad's cubicle to see a close-up of it.  
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*You can click on the comic in Strong Bad's cubicle to see a close-up of it.  
:'''PANEL ONE:'''
:'''PANEL ONE:'''
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::'''BALD MAN:''' ''{giving Dullard a piece of paper}'' I need this on my desk by five.<br>
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:'''BALD MAN:''' ''{giving Dullard a piece of paper}'' I NEED THIS ON MY DESK BY FIVE.<br>
:'''PANEL TWO:'''
:'''PANEL TWO:'''
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::'''DULLARD:''' ''{giving the piece of paper to co-worker}'' I need this on my desk by five.<br>
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:'''DULLARD:''' ''{giving the piece of paper to co-worker}'' I NEED THIS ON MY DESK BY FIVE.<br>
:'''PANEL THREE:'''
:'''PANEL THREE:'''
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::'''CO-WORKER:''' ''{giving the piece of paper to woman}'' I need this on my desk by five.<br>
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:'''CO-WORKER:''' ''{giving the piece of paper to woman}'' I NEED THIS ON MY DESK BY FIVE.<br>
:'''PANEL FOUR:'''
:'''PANEL FOUR:'''
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::'''WOMAN:''' ''{giving the piece of paper to comb-over man}'' I need this on my desk by five.<br>
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:'''WOMAN:''' ''{giving the piece of paper to comb-over man}'' I NEED THIS ON MY DESK BY FIVE.<br>
:'''PANEL FIVE:'''
:'''PANEL FIVE:'''
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::'''COMB-OVER MAN:''' ''{dropping the piece of paper on bald man's desk}'' I need this on my desk by five.<br>
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:'''COMB-OVER MAN:''' ''{dropping the piece of paper on bald man's desk}'' I NEED THIS ON MY DESK BY FIVE.<br>
:'''PANEL SIX:'''
:'''PANEL SIX:'''
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::'''ANIMAL WEARING TIE:''' It's five.
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:'''RABBIT:''' IT'S FIVE.
== Fun Facts ==
== Fun Facts ==
===Trivia===
===Trivia===
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*The [[YouTube]] description for this email is "Strong Bad gives advice on how to deal with the office dullard."
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*According to the [[Quote of the Week]] clip, Homestar was originally going to say "I've been doing a couple of sets of reps, and then a rep of sets, and that's been working great for me."
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===Remarks===
===Remarks===
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*This is the first time Strong Bad is seen typing with boxing gloves on.
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*This is the first time we actually see Strong Bad "typing" with boxing gloves on; however, he seems to be doing little besides hitting the keyboard.  Then again, he can also type by hitting the keyboard with his [[sisters|head]] and his [[funny|foot]], so doing it with his hands shouldn't be a problem.
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*After Strong Bad returns his right hand to the keyboard from the [[Double Deuce|Single Deuce]], it remains motionless while his left hand continues "typing".
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*After Strong Bad returns his right hand to the keyboard from the [[Double_Deuce|Single Deuce]], it remains motionless while his left hand continues "typing".
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*When Strong Bad gets out of his chair it makes [[The Geddup Noise]], even though the chair has wheels.
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*When Strong Bad gets out of his chair it makes [[The Geddup Noise]], when the chair is a chair with wheels.
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*Homestar's size is not consistent throughout the toon. He's largest in method 1, smallest in method 2, and an intermediate size in methods 3 and 4.
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===Goofs===
===Goofs===
*Strong Bad incorrectly types "every day" as "everyday" at the very end of the email.
*Strong Bad incorrectly types "every day" as "everyday" at the very end of the email.
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*When Strong Bad gets up before he turns around, his wrestling mask is cut off at the right.
 
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*At the end of method 4, Strong Bad's mouth goes out of synch with his lines.
 
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*After flipping off Homestar Runner, Strong Bad's left arm doesn't move when typing.
 
===Glitches===
===Glitches===
*During Method 4, Homestar's eyelids come down once he realizes Strong Bad isn't really listening to him.  When his eyes blink (like they always do every 4 seconds or so), there is a glitch where part of his gray outline is intruded on by white.
*During Method 4, Homestar's eyelids come down once he realizes Strong Bad isn't really listening to him.  When his eyes blink (like they always do every 4 seconds or so), there is a glitch where part of his gray outline is intruded on by white.
**This also happens whenever Homestar squints.
**This also happens whenever Homestar squints.
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*In Method 4, When Strong Bad says "Yeah" as Homestar is leaving, his mouth doesn't move, but his mouth moves a second before he says "mmhmm."
===Real-World References===
===Real-World References===
*[[Wikipedia:Hot Pockets|Hot Pockets]] are a type of microwaveable meal manufactured by [[Wikipedia:Nestlé|Nestlé]] that consist primarily of cheese and meat inside a flaky crust.
*[[Wikipedia:Hot Pockets|Hot Pockets]] are a type of microwaveable meal manufactured by [[Wikipedia:Nestlé|Nestlé]] that consist primarily of cheese and meat inside a flaky crust.
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*The [[Dullard]] comic is a parody of [[Wikipedia:Dilbert|Dilbert]], a popular comic strip about office life written by [[Wikipedia:Scott Adams|Scott Adams]].
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*The [[Dullard (comic)|Dullard]] comic is a parody of [[Wikipedia:Dilbert|Dilbert,]] a popular comic strip about office life written by [[Wikipedia:Scott Adams|Scott Adams]].
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**In addition, synergy is a running joke in a few episodes of the short-lived [[Wikipedia:Dilbert (TV series)|Dilbert television series]].
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**The name of the cartoonist, [[Levert Burtmore]], is a reference to American actor [[Wikipedia:LeVar Burton|LeVar Burton]].
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*The name of the cartoonist, [[Levert Burtmore]], is a reference to American actor [[Wikipedia:LeVar Burton|LeVar Burton]].
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===Fast Forward===
===Fast Forward===
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*Dullard comics continue to appear from time to time as Easter eggs.  See [[Dullard]] for a full list.
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*There are more Dullard comics in [[Biz Cas Fri 1]], [[retirement]], and [[4 branches]].
== DVD Version ==
== DVD Version ==
*The DVD version features not only the comic strip featured on the site, but a new one for each of the methods as well. These can all be viewed by using the angle button on your DVD remote.
*The DVD version features not only the comic strip featured on the site, but a new one for each of the methods as well. These can all be viewed by using the angle button on your DVD remote.
===Comic #2 ===
===Comic #2 ===
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[[Image:dullard dvd 2.png|thumb|220px|Yer job sucks.]]
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[[Image:dullard dvd 2.png|thumb|right|220px|Yer job sucks.]]
'''PANEL ONE:'''<br>
'''PANEL ONE:'''<br>
''{Dullard is typing on his computer.}''<br>
''{Dullard is typing on his computer.}''<br>
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===Comic #3===
===Comic #3===
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[[Image:dullard dvd 3.png|thumb|220px|You're a suck up.]]
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[[Image:dullard dvd 3.png|thumb|right|220px|You're a suck up.]]
'''PANEL ONE:'''<br>
'''PANEL ONE:'''<br>
''{The boss is pointing to a picture of a pie chart.}''<br>
''{The boss is pointing to a picture of a pie chart.}''<br>
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===Comic #4===
===Comic #4===
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[[Image:dullard dvd 4.png|thumb|220px|...then we made out on her desk.]]
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[[Image:dullard dvd 4.png|thumb|right|220px|...then we made out on her desk.]]
'''PANEL ONE:'''<br>
'''PANEL ONE:'''<br>
'''WOMAN:''' THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE I HATE DULLARD.<br>
'''WOMAN:''' THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE I HATE DULLARD.<br>
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''{Dullard is playing video golf.}''<br>
''{Dullard is playing video golf.}''<br>
'''CO-WORKER:''' ...THEN WE MADE OUT ON HER DESK.<br>
'''CO-WORKER:''' ...THEN WE MADE OUT ON HER DESK.<br>
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===Fun Facts===
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"BEST BOSS IN THE WHOLE WHIRLED" is a [[homophone]].
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== External Links ==
== External Links ==
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{{sbemailextlinks|37|youtube=kR5ragNgp5I}}
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*[[HR:sbemail37.html|watch "dullard"]]
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*[[HR:sbemail37.swf|view the Flash file for "dullard"]]
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