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This article is about the email. For information on the Dullard comic strip, see Dullard (comic).

Strong Bad Email #37

Strong Bad gives some helpful advice on how to deal with the office dullard.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, Homestar Runner

Places: Computer Room, The Office

Computer: Tandy 400, Office Computer

Date: July 22, 2002

Running Time: 2:12



STRONG BAD: Mmmmm... fresh emails...

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}

Method 1

{Strong Bad is sitting and typing in an office. Homestar Runner comes and stands behind him.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hey man, what's up? Good time, bad time...?

{Strong Bad reaches out very quick to his phone and pretends to have been speaking into it.}

STRONG BAD: Oh! Oh, oh! Yes, yes, yes... Uh huh, 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

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...

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?

Method 3

HOMESTAR RUNNER: So, did you catch last night's episode of Popular Reality Show? Yeah, no? You missed a good one, man, you missed a good one! They were kickin' people off left and right, and, like, some people got kicked on, and um, I mean, it was... you should've watched it. You definitely should've watched it. Should-of-watched it! I mean, they'll be talkin' about this one for a while. I mean, I'm going ta be talkin' about this one for a while... {Strong Bad leaves his seat and walks away. Homestar Runner turns his head towards Strong Bad's direction.} Oh, cool, I guess you're going to go watch it now...oh, all right, man...later... {pauses} Cool...

Method 4

{Homestar is talking. Strong Bad is ignoring him, adding "yeah" occasionally under Homestar's dialogue}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: So the next thing I know...


HOMESTAR RUNNER: ...Fredrickson from accounting comes up to me, puts this...


HOMESTAR RUNNER: ...thing on my desk, I'm like, "Hey man, the mailroom is...

STRONG BAD: Oh yeah.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: ..."that-a-way," you know, so I sent out a memo, like...

STRONG BAD: Oh yeaaah.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: ...to everybody.

STRONG BAD: Yeah... yeah... oh yeah... {Homestar Runner stops talking and glares at Strong Bad. Strong Bad keeps on saying "Yeah". Homestar Runner walks away.} yeah... mmhmm...

{Cut to Strong Bad sitting in front of his computer.}

STRONG BAD: {typing} So there you go, Jason. One of those ways should work. Though it couldn't hurt to steal his lunch from the break room fridge everyday. {stops typing} Mmmmm... Hot Pockets.

{The Paper comes down.}

Easter Eggs

It's five!
  • You can click on the comic in Strong Bad's cubicle to see a close-up of it. The Dullard comic is an almost exact replica of a Dilbert comic strip, except with "It's Five" instead of the original "It's Monday."
BALD MAN: {giving Dullard a piece of paper} I NEED THIS ON MY DESK BY FIVE.
DULLARD: {giving the piece of paper to co-worker} I NEED THIS ON MY DESK BY FIVE.
CO-WORKER: {giving the piece of paper to woman} I NEED THIS ON MY DESK BY FIVE.
WOMAN: {giving the piece of paper to comb-over man} I NEED THIS ON MY DESK BY FIVE.
COMB-OVER MAN: {dropping the piece of paper on bald man's desk} I NEED THIS ON MY DESK BY FIVE.

Fun Facts


  • 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."


  • 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 head and his foot, so doing it with his hands shouldn't be a problem.
  • The computer being used by Strong Bad looks a little like his Block, the computer he uses for reading European email.
  • After Strong Bad returns his right hand to the keyboard from the Single Deuce, it remains motionless while his left hand continues "typing".


  • During the Method 2, after Strong Bad deuces the "dullard" with his left hand, it stops typing.
  • 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 like every 3 seconds), there is a glitch where part of his gray outline is intruded on by white.
  • 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."

Fast Forward

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.

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