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Strong Bad Email #63

Lee Conrad from Edmonton, Alberta asks Strong Bad why he doesn't get fake fingers, so people stop asking him how he types with boxing gloves on.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, Bubs, Coach Z, Strong Sad, Strong Mad, Homestar Runner



NARRATOR: Previously on Strong Bad Email!

{An email asking about how Strong Bad types with boxing gloves on pops up. It reads:}

dear strong bad,
how do you type with boxing gloves on your hands?
aaron pratt
marion, in

NARRATOR: A familiar message!

{A second email comes up. It reads:}

Yo Strong Bad. What's crackin? I was
wondering how you type with your
boxing gloves on?

NARRATOR: Two of the same!

{Another email comes up. It reads:}


ANNOUNCER: And another one!

{Yet another email comes up. It reads:}

Dear Strong Bad,
How can you type so fast when your
wearing boxing gloves?
Typing Faster Than You...
Brandon Hicks, Enumclaw WA

NARRATOR: Frustration of frustrations! It's all they ever ask! {the next two announcements are accompanied by text banners coming up on the screen} WILL THEY NEVER CEASE?!?! STAY TUNED TO FIND OUT!

STRONG BAD: {singing} Welcome to the Strong Bad Email dat-daddle-dun! Everybody get down!


Dear Strong Bad,
Why don't you add some fingers onto
your boxing gloves so that people
stop asking how you can type with
boxing gloves on? They wouldn't have
to be permanent. They'd be like the
phony antennae you buy at the joke store
or costume place.

Lee Conrad
Edmonton, Alberta

{Strong Bad stops momentariliy and says "Palace, Lee. I think you mean costume palace." after reading "costume place"}

STRONG BAD: {typing} Fake fingers, eh, Lee? Well, I do hate those emails. Hmmmmmm...

{We do a fade-out like we're going into his imagination. We see him at Bubs' Concession Stand.}

STRONG BAD: Hey Bubs! Gimme a little something-something.

BUBS: How many you need?

STRONG BAD: I'll take three.

{He holds up a hand which has a candle, a leg from his Strong Bad Action Figure, and a shrimp for fake fingers. Transition to the couch room where he's rocking out to music with Strong Mad and they're doing the rock fists, with the index and pinky fingers extended. Strong Bad has all sorts of crazy stuff for fingers. Then we cut to him in the locker room with Coach Z.}

COACH Z: Looks like you got some type of a prawn on there...


COACH Z: Maybe a little leg...


COACH Z: Ooh! And a candle! That's a good one.

STRONG BAD: Yeah, I think that's my best one. You know. Keeps-a me warm at night!

{cut to Homestar standing on a soapbox with fake arms attached}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: And frankly, I'm worried tha-

STRONG BAD: Hey, shut up, Homestar!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh hey, Strong Bad!

STRONG BAD: You look ridiculous!

{cut back to Compy, where Strong Bad is typing with the fake fingers on and making a whole bunch of errors}

STRONG BAD: Well, Lee, it's a good idea in theory but uh, in reality, I don't think it would work out very well. But it would be pretty cool to be able to do the evil fingers. {What's actually typed: "qwelo jwee, ufs gopod isda treery vuit yuiyyj, un tweanouty U du'p yhij utz quijf reardy owd vera nis. bu6 rt woild b pletyt gool yo be swabl tp do teh ebil flindas." Stops typing.} Anyways. I don't wanna be around when this shrimp goes bad. Whooh!

{The Paper comes down. Strong Bad starts playing with the shrimp.}

STRONG BAD: {doing the voice of the shrimp} I'm a shrimp! Doingita-doingita-doing! Don't eat me, somebody, oh no, I'm a shrimp...

Easter Eggs

  • When you see Strong Bad talking to Coach Z, click on one of the lockers to Coach Z's right (your left), on the handle specifically. What is going on with Strong Sad?
  • When you see Homestar with his goofy arms, click on the side of the box. Strong Sad is in trouble.

Fun Facts

  • Template:FF The introductory narration and slanted camera angles are a reference to the old 1960's Batman TV series, in which previous episodes were recounted in much the same tone and wording.

Other things of interest

  • In front of the TV Strong Bad has a shrimp, an Xacto knife, a leg, and a ketchup bottle on his right glove (which was not there in the previous scene). On his left is an action figure, a leg, a gummi worm, and another shrimp.
  • In the locker room, he has a candle, a leg, and a shrimp on his right, and the lit cigar from the Meet Marshie ad replaces the leg on his left.
  • Homestar's fake arms consist of a "Go Sports" Foam glove on a baseball bat and a piece of drier hose with gummy worms. If you watch carefully Homestar's "Go Sports" hand turns into a baseball mitt while the scene changes to Strong Bad back at the keyboard.
  • During the announcer section, Strong Bad does not move his head while talking.
  • The phrase "costume palace" is referred to in the King Of Town's character video, when the King says that he didn't "just buy a crown from the Costume Palace."
  • One of Strong Bad's false fingers appears to be a leg taken off one of the Homestar Runner action figures from an easter egg in the SB email action figure.
  • When yelling at Homestar, he adds a D-cell battery (also from the Meet Marshie ad) to his left glove. This is the layout he has at the end of the email, as well.
  • One of the songs from the Strong Bad Sings CD, "Moving Very Slowly," plays when Strong Bad and Strong Mad are jamming in front of the TV.
  • When typing, the battery is missing, and his right glove only has the Xacto knife and leg.
  • When Strong Mad is headbanging, this is the first time you see a top view of his shoulders. They are at right angles, almost cubic.
  • When Strong Bad is jamming with Strong Mad Strong Sad is on the floor to the right, looking rather the worse for wear.
  • Possible explanations for the "dead" Strong Sad are that this is Strong Bad's imagination and Strong Bad's phone conversation in 50 emails
  • The golden whiffle bat used as one of Homestar's arms is also the one used in the email 'Your Friends'.
  • The crate Homestar is standing on reads "ELEVEN SOAPS."
  • This is the first (and only) time you see the side of the Compy 386.
  • At the end, you can still click on the contrast buttons. Pressing Tab helps.
  • Strong Bad first said Lee before he actually read his name.

DVD Version

  • The original version of "Movin' Very Slowly" (as in, non-CD version) that Strong Bad and Strong Mad headbang to is included as opposed to the newer one.
  • This email features hidden creator's commentary. To access it, switch your DVD player's audio language selection while watching.

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