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Strong Bad Email #200
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"Strong Bad, how do you keep getting in here?"

Strong Bad learns Homestar has his own email show and attempts to thwart it.

Cast (in order of appearance): The Cheat, Strong Bad, The Poopsmith, Marzipan, Coach Z, Bubs, The King of Town, Strong Sad, New Paper, Homestar Runner, The Paper, Limozeen (Easter Egg)

Places: Computer Room, Homestar's Computer Room, The Field, the Review Revue (Easter Egg)

Computer: Lappy 486

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Running Time: 5:10

Page Title: Lappy 486



{The email begins with a red curtain with "sbemail 200" on it. Then, cut to the Lappy with a pixelated bugle on it. Trumpets begin to play. Pan out to the Computer Room with roses on its floor. The Cheat does a small flute solo, then the Poopsmith begins to sing.}

THE POOPSMITH: {singing} Two hundred sbemails, exhausting just to think about. How can we face two hundred sbemails? The thought of all those sbemails makes me weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeak!

{During the song, Strong Bad enters the computer room on the red carpet. Coach Z and Marzipan throw roses. Strong Bad continues to approach the computer, showing that the King of Town and Bubs are also in the room. Cut to the singer, who is revealed to be the Poopsmith, as he finishes his song.}

STRONG BAD: Puke! {echoing} Please be seated. {normally} How about that Poopsmith, huh? Breaking his vow of silence to perform my two hundredth sbemail intro song! I'm almost sniff {voice wavers} not totally disgusted!

{Cut to the Poopsmith, surrounded by flies. He gives Strong Bad the thumbs up, and whatsit drips from his glove.}

STRONG BAD: Yeah, I take that back. {types out "strongbad_email.exe"} Okay, here we go! {pulls up this email, but doesen't read it}

Duh-duh-duh Dear Homestar!? {extreme close-up on Homestar's name} W.T.C.? New Paper, print me out a hard copy. {It does and he grabs it.} I'll teach Homestar to steal my 200th email thunder. {Thunder booms} B'oyah! {Strong Bad gets up and leaves}

{Cut to Homestar at a table, typing on his Happy 8600}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {typing} —a protected landmark with surprisingly clean restrooms!

STRONG BAD: Hey, Homejob! Some stupid girls that are probably really guys accidentally emailed me—

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Ugh. Strong Bad, how do you keep gettin' in here?

STRONG BAD: What? What are you talking about? I just—

HOMESTAR RUNNER: I'm in the middle of checking my email.

STRONG BAD: Whaddaya mean, your email? I'm in the middle of checking my email!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: You're not the only one around here who answers emails from fans with humorous results.

STRONG BAD: Since the crap when?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: I dunno. Since forever. Don't you remember? You're in a bunch of 'em. Like that old classic when they asked about burglars breaking into my house.

{Cut to Homestar in his darkened living room, in a Homestar Runner shirt, white robe and sleeping cap}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: If I act all sleepy and throw a bunch of cinnamon on my face, it's usually enough to throw 'em off. {throws cinnamon on his face} Poo, poo. Poo, poo.

{walks into living room to find Strong Bad and The Cheat having broken the cow lamp}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {yawns} Hey Strong Sad. Batman. What are you guys doing in my house?

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} Whaaaaaat?

{Cut to the scene from long pants, where Homestar is wearing Daisy Dukes in front of Strong Bad.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {voiceover} And who can forget when I accidentally took some of Strong Sad's pills?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Long pants, Strong Bad! The longest pants! Everybody everybody! Longest pants!

{He starts teleporting around the room to a different place after each word he utters. He first appears in front of Strong Bad, then leaning in behind him, then hanging upside down from the ceiling, then pixellated on the Lappy's screen as Atari Homestar, then blurred in the scene's foreground, then upside down under the desk, then back to his original position, looking exhausted and out of breath, all while chanting the following.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Long long long long long long pants!

{Cut to Strong Bad's Basement. Strong Bad is sitting on the couch. Coach Z is standing to his left, wearing a fondue pot on his head and a Tigger tail.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {voiceover} And that one where I dressed up real good like Coach Z.

COACH Z: Hey, Strong Bad, I think I ruined your fondue part!

STRONG BAD: My fondue part?

{Cut back to Homestar's Computer}

STRONG BAD: Hang on! Shut face! Those were MY emails and you squeazeled your way into them.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: I'm glad you believe that, Strong Bad. Anyways, Let me see that email. {takes the email from Strong Bad} Oh, come on! Another pillow fight? Haven't they seen hremail #49?

STRONG BAD: Hr-what mail?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: A hremail. You've got sbemails, I've got hremails.

{As he says "sbemails" and "hremails", they appear over his head as text, as if someone typed them}

STRONG BAD: Do you even have an email address?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Of course I do. Everybody knows it's {typing}

STRONG BAD: There's a good chance my brain is about to explode right now.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Aww, come on, old timer. It's not so bad. You want to help me check this email?

STRONG BAD: {gets in Homestar's face and pokes him as he speaks} I'm not gonna help you check your email! I'm gonna help myself ruin your email! Whooyaa!

{Strong Bad exits to the left, and then reappears holding three ice cream sandwiches.}

STRONG BAD: And help myself to your ice cream sammies. Whooyaa.

{Strong Bad runs off, dropping one of the sandwiches, which spins in midair.}

{Cut back to Strong Bad's computer room. The Lappy's cursor is on the subject/to line. Strong Bad sits down at the Lappy.}

STRONG BAD: I'll teach Homestar to retroactively steal my email thunder! {thunder booms}

{Strong Bad types out the following email.}

{As he types, he pronounces "wandering" with an "A" as in "ham", and "sewiously" exactly as typed.}

STRONG BAD: {typing} Send!

{The Lappy's screen clears and the camera pans to the opposite side of the Lappy.}

STRONG BAD: {mumbling} Let's see now, a couple of seconds for the DNS to resolve, server, SMTP, now he's reading it, and... DING! He's taken the bait! {leaps away} Hooyah!

{Cut to The Field. Homestar walks in to the left, carrying a clipboard, approaching a wooden sign that reads "Historic Not-In-Front-Of-My-Computer.}

HOMESTAR: Oh, and if you look to your left, you'll see Historic Not-In-Front-Of-My-Computer! A protected landmark with surprisingly clean restrooms!

{Strong Bad runs past in the background.}

STRONG BAD: Tee hee hee!

{Cut to the Happy 8600. Strong Bad runs in from the left as guitar music begins to play.}

STRONG BAD: Oh hello, idiot-proof computer! You look a little thirsty. Time for some long overdue allegedly citrus-flavored payback!

{Strong Bad produces a giant bottle of Mountain Dew.}

STRONG BAD: {rubs chin} How does that old adage go? Ah, yes. "Apply libewally!" Hooyah!

{Strong Bad pours the Mountain Dew on the Happy 8600. Within seconds, it begins to spark and smoke}

STRONG BAD: Whoa! {smiles} Ha ha!

{New Paper comes down, but instead of Strong Bad's email address, it says "Click here to email Homestar Runner", with Homestar's email address.}

STRONG BAD: {looks up} Hey! Whose side are you on, anyway?

{New Paper is pulled back off-screen. Some blows are exchanged, and The Paper comes down.}

STRONG BAD: {smiles again} The Paper! You came back!!

{A spark catches The Paper, and it burns to a crisp.}


{The screen clears to black, and the words "Strong Bad Emails" appear. The names of the first two hundred Strong Bad Emails scroll up from the bottom in the background.}

Easter Eggs

  • Rolling over some of the email names at the end brings up a photo of a character that debuted from that email.
  • At the end, click on "legends" to see a scene about The Poopsmith's singing abilities.
    {a tattered scrap of brown paper appears, with The Poopsmith drawn on it, along with the words "200 email curse", "legend tells...", "The Poopsmith", and "old parchment"}
    NARRATOR: Legend tells that every 200 sbemails The Poopsmith would break his vow of silence—
    {the drawing changes to The Poopsmith holding a microphone and wearing a bowtie. The words "Well, well, well, my Michelle..." are added.}
    NARRATOR: —and croon anew.
  • At the end, click on the "O" in "Strong" to see a scene with Limozeen.
    LIMOZEEN: Congratulations, Strong Bad, on your {a voice interrupts, loudly saying:} 200th {voice ends} email!
    {slight pause}
    LARRY: {startling the other bandmembers} WE'RE FROM {the voice cuts in again} THE YEAR 2008!
    PERRY: Uh, I think it says that at the top of the screen, Larry.
    {the words "it is 2008!" appear over the Limozeen logo)
    {The band members strike various poses and the frame freezes, as the ending riff from "Brain Sister" plays.}
  • At the end, click on the "A" in "Bad", to see more with Strong Bad's soda.
    {Strong Bad continues to pour Mountain Dew on the Happy. Homestar walks in.}
    HOMESTAR RUNNER: Ooh, cool. How did you get it to do that? USB? Four pins? Eight pins? Firewire? {muddying the word with his speech impediment} Fouloul? I bet it was Foul Owl. {walks out again}
  • At the end, click on the "A" in "Emails" to bring up a pop-up to download the "200 Sbemails" song by They Might Be Giants.
  • At the end, click on the "S" in "Emails" to see a scene with Strong Sad.
    {Strong Sad is giving a review on his review show, "Review Revue"}
    STRONG SAD: In his shocking 200th episode, Strong Bad turns the entire series on its ear. Will we ever see a 201? Is the reign of HREmails at hand? For the answers to these questions, be sure and not check out my blog. I haven't updated that thing in years!
  • Open hremail49.html to see an excerpt from that email.
    {Homestar Runner is standing in a room in his pajamas and covered in kiss marks}
    HOMESTAR RUNNER: {a pillow hits Homestar} Whoa! Ladies! Girls! {another pillow hits Homestar} Take it easy! {yet, another pillow hits Homestar} What do you think this is? hremail 24? {a large pillow knocks Homestar over}
  • Open hremail24.html as referenced in the previous Easter egg. The screen is simply red with the text Banned For Content across the center.
  • If you send an email to, you receive an auto reply message saying:
Subject: My Inbox Runneth Ova!

Oh, hello everyone! For some unknown reason I'm getting this big cavalcanche of emails all of the sudden. They're filling up the basement and I'm running out of paper towels!

Just sit tight and hremails will be back to normal before you know it.

And thanks again to everyone who participated in Bacon Pretend Week! Ron Staple you are a GENIUS!

Okay bye,
Homestar Runner

Fun Facts


  • The label on the Floppy Disk Container reads "duck pond".
  • John Linnell as the voice of the Poopsmith marks the only main character who is not voiced by the Brothers Chaps or Missy.
  • This is the only time we actually hear the Poopsmith talk.
  • The last time we hear the Poopsmith 'allegedly' speak was in senior prom.
  • The Cheat is playing a left-handed flute at the beginning.
  • The Lappy's screen can be clicked on for ripples during the closeup on Homestar's name.


  • When the Paper comes down, it is clickable and will let you email Strong Bad until he accidentally burns it up.


  • In the clip from long pants, the words that are on the screen are one line lower than they should be.

Fixed Goofs

  • Originally on the end screen, highlighting ghosts would bring up a picture of Sterrance, who never appeared in that email. This has since been corrected; the Bad Graphics Ghost now appears when that email is highlighted.
  • Also originally on the end screen, sibbie was spelt "sibby".
  • When this toon was first released, the thunder sound effects and the flashing was not there when Strong Bad said "e-mail thunder".

Inside References

  • Homestar calls back to scenes from caper and long pants.
  • Coach Z returning Strong Bad's fondue pot is a reference to 50 emails and Puppet Time.
  • Strong Bad's message to Homestar is from Abdi, based on Abdi LaRue, the sender of the very first email, some kinda robot.
  • This is another email featuring Mountain Dew.
  • The Easter egg with Limozeen is lifted directly from flashback.
  • The Easter egg with Strong Sad refers to Strong Sad's Lament, which, true to Strong Sad's words, hasn't been updated since September 9, 2005.
  • In this email, The Cheat plays either the flute or the fife.
  • The Easter egg with Strong Sad uses the same theme as in the Strong Sad Easter egg in pizza joint.
  • Homestar's laptop Happy 8600 is manufactured by Tandy.
  • Strong Bad apparently interrupts a Homestar Runner Email when he enters the room. (Creepily, it seems to be the future e-mail Strong Bad will send in about 2 minutes 25 seconds!!)
  • The fonts used to write "200" in the intro are the fonts from each of Strong Bad's computers.
  • Strong Sad's pills are also mentioned in funny.
  • Homestar's disdain for the "repeat" pillow-fight topic seems to reflect the "topics the Brothers' Chap aren't likely to answer," most notably requests to "draw Trogdor again."
  • Homestar's hremail24 is banned in similar manner to Strong Bad's sb_email 22. Also, sbemail24 focuses on the bird, which may be another possible reason it was banned.
  • "Squeazeled" is a portmanteau.
  • The Paper returns to beat up New Paper, making it the first appearance of the original on the site since the email the paper.
  • Strong Bad pours Mountain Dew on the Happy like Homestar did to the Compy in anything. He also quotes Homestar's "apply liberally", imitating Homestar's accent. He then smiles twice while he pours it; once when sparks start to appear, and once when The Paper comes down. Strangely, while the Happy sparked and fizzed when Mountain Dew was poured on it, the Compy did not have any problems.
  • Strong Bad's exclamation, "WTC?" appears to be an acronym for "What the Crap?", recalling "Holy Crap", which was Strong Bad's favorite saying before it was overused by emailers.

Real-World References

  • The Poopsmith Easter egg refers to the song "My Michelle", by Guns N' Roses, or to the song "Michelle" by The Beatles.
  • Homestar's laptop is modeled after an XO-1, an inexpensive model distributed as part of the One Laptop Per Child project. The laptop was made available to North American consumers during the 2007 holiday season in a "Give 1 Get 1" offer. Ironically, the XO-1 keyboard is designed to resist liquids.

External Links

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