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[[Image:sbemail33.PNG|thumb|This does not look good for Strong Bad.]]
[[Image:sbemail33.PNG|thumb|This does not look good for Strong Bad.]]
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The beginning of the end of the [[Tandy 400]]: Mike W. misses the days when Strong Bad would answer emails without some sort of gimmick. Then, the computer [[Strong Bad's Computer Malfunctioning#Strong Bad's Computers Exploding|explodes]].
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The beginning of the end of the [[Tandy 400]]: Mike W. misses the days when Strong Bad would answer emails without some sort of gimmick. Then, the computer [[Explosions|explodes]].
'''Cast (in order of appearance):'''  {{Film|Strong Bad}}, {{Film|Strong Sad}}
'''Cast (in order of appearance):'''  {{Film|Strong Bad}}, {{Film|Strong Sad}}
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Everett, MA</blockquote>
Everett, MA</blockquote>
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''{Strong Bad pronounces MA as "ma".}''
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''{Strong Bad pronounces MA as "ma."}''
   
   
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{typing}'' Yep. I remember those days, Mike. Those were good days... ''{sniffs}'' good days. ''{The email shrinks to the center of the screen with a powering-down noise.}''
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{typing}'' Yep. I remember those days, Mike. Those were good days... ''{sniffs}'' good days. ''{The email shrinks to the center of the screen with a powering-down noise.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{mutters}'' What the... crap? ''{the monitor sparks sharply}'' Whoa! Whgjht?
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{Mutters}'' What the...crap? ''{The monitor sparks sharply}'' Whoa! Whgjht?
''{silence}''
''{silence}''
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''{The Tandy spontaneously explodes, covering Strong Bad's head and face in soot and ash. The force of the explosion propels him from his stool and sends him flying across the room, screaming the whole way until he breaks through the wall into Strong Sad's bedroom. He groans and opens his eyes and sees Strong Sad standing above him, upside-down.}''
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''{The computer spontaneously explodes in Strong Bad's face covering his head in soot and ash. He flies across the room screaming, and breaks through the wall into Strong Sad's room. He groans and opens his eyes and sees Strong Sad standing above him upside down.}''
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'''STRONG SAD:''' Oh, geez! Are you okay?
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'''STRONG SAD:''' Oh, jeez! Are you okay?
''{Strong Bad stands up.}''
''{Strong Bad stands up.}''
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'''STRONG SAD:''' Did your terrible computer explode?
'''STRONG SAD:''' Did your terrible computer explode?
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'''STRONG BAD:''' No, shut up! Look, I'm gonna need to borrow, like, nine hundred dollars.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' No, shut up! Look, I'm gonna need to borrow like nine hundred dollars.
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'''STRONG SAD:''' Well, I hope that's for a new computer. You could get one like yours at a garage sale for, like... ''{chuckling}'' fifteen dollars.
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'''STRONG SAD:''' Well, I hope that's for a new computer. You could get one like yours at a garage sale for like... ''{chuckling}'' fifteen dollars.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' I said shut up! ''{sulkily}'' I ''liked'' that computer.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' I said SHUT UP!!! ''{sulkily}'' I ''liked'' that computer.
''{Strong Bad crawls through the hole in the wall back to his room.}''
''{Strong Bad crawls through the hole in the wall back to his room.}''
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*At the end of the email, click on the contrast buttons to make the broken monitor spark and flash.  
*At the end of the email, click on the contrast buttons to make the broken monitor spark and flash.  
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**Pressing the left contrast button causes the broken cathode ray tube to flash bright white.  
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**Pressing the left contrast button causes the broken bulb-like component in the center to flash bright white.  
**Pressing the right contrast button causes the green wire to jump and spark.
**Pressing the right contrast button causes the green wire to jump and spark.
==Fun Facts==
==Fun Facts==
===Trivia===
===Trivia===
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*This is the first instance of [[Strong Bad's computer malfunctioning]].
*This is the first instance of [[Strong Bad's computer malfunctioning]].
*This email marks the first appearance of Strong Sad's new mouth movement style.
*This email marks the first appearance of Strong Sad's new mouth movement style.
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*The [[YouTube]] description for this email is "The first of many times Strong Bad has to deal with explosion-prone computers."
 
===Remarks===
===Remarks===
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*If the Flash file is paused during the explosion, it can be seen that the "explosion" is just glass shards overlapped on the screen.
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*If the flash file is paused during the explosion, it can be seen that the "explosion" is just glass shards overlapped on the screen.
*As Strong Bad flies across the room, he passes the same door and window several times. Repeating backgrounds are common in low-budget animation.
*As Strong Bad flies across the room, he passes the same door and window several times. Repeating backgrounds are common in low-budget animation.
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*When Strong Bad is talking to Strong Sad, Strong Bad's mouth is unusually small.
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*When Strong Bad is talking to Strong Sad, his mouth is unusually small.
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*When Strong Sad is seen upside-down, he appears to be angry.
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*The spinning fan inside the exploded Tandy at the end doesn't seem to be attached to anything else, and is just floating in midair.
*The spinning fan inside the exploded Tandy at the end doesn't seem to be attached to anything else, and is just floating in midair.
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*Most computers need fans, but gears of the size shown are never found in a home computer. This is likely a joke referring to [[Strong Bad's Technology|Strong Bad's taste for old computers]].
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*Most computers need fans, but gears of the size shown are never found in a home computer. This is likely a joke referring to Strong Bad's taste for old computers.
*As of [[sisters]], the Tandy's exploded screen is shown as if it was never shattered, but instead it is shown as slightly cracked.
*As of [[sisters]], the Tandy's exploded screen is shown as if it was never shattered, but instead it is shown as slightly cracked.
*It is unusual for the back link to be on the screen, as the [[Wikipedia:Cathode ray tube|picture tube]] of the Tandy is facing the table and most likely broken.
*It is unusual for the back link to be on the screen, as the [[Wikipedia:Cathode ray tube|picture tube]] of the Tandy is facing the table and most likely broken.
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===Goofs===
===Goofs===
[[Image:Tandy 400 Exploding.png|thumb| Misplaced head and glass shards.]]
[[Image:Tandy 400 Exploding.png|thumb| Misplaced head and glass shards.]]
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*When you click the left contrast button at the end of the email, the rainbow star logo disappears until the animation is done, along with the word "Contrast".
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*When you click the left contrast button at the end of the email, the rainbow star logo disappears until the animation is done, along with the word "Contrast."
**As well, the contrast buttons, the back link and a glass shard from the Tandy's monitor remain on top of the flash of light.
**As well, the contrast buttons, the back link and a glass shard from the Tandy's monitor remain on top of the flash of light.
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***However, in the DVD version, these goofs had been fixed.
 
*When the Tandy explodes, Strong Bad's reflection is incorrect. It is located at the top of the computer screen, at the same angle as the computer.
*When the Tandy explodes, Strong Bad's reflection is incorrect. It is located at the top of the computer screen, at the same angle as the computer.
*When Strong Bad is flying through the air and crashes into the wall, the bottom-left corner of Strong Sad's room's wall protrudes more than it should where it meets the floor.
*When Strong Bad is flying through the air and crashes into the wall, the bottom-left corner of Strong Sad's room's wall protrudes more than it should where it meets the floor.
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===Inside References===
===Inside References===
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*Strong Bad receives another email signed with the word [[Crapfully Yours|crap]]; this is the last time he reads such a signature without expressing his displeasure at it.
*Strong Bad receives another email signed with the word [[Crapfully Yours|crap]]; this is the last time he reads such a signature without expressing his displeasure at it.
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*As this is Strong Bad Email 33, the phrase "Super Great" (said twice) at the beginning could be a reference to [[butt IQ]], the third email, in which Strong Bad states that "on a scale of 1 to awesome, [he is] 'Super Great'."
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*As this is Strong Bad Email 33, The phrase "Super Great" (said twice) at the beginning could be a reference to [[butt IQ]], the third email, in which Strong Bad states that "on a scale of 1 to awesome, [he is] 'Super Great.'"
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===Real-World References===
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*The opening song is perhaps based on the song [[Wikipedia:Super Freak|"Super Freak"]] by [[Wikipedia:Rick James|Rick James]].
===Real-World References===
===Real-World References===
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===Fast Forward===
===Fast Forward===
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*The Tandy's [[explosion]] and Strong Bad's flying backward were featured in in [[personal favorites]], as well as the explosions montage in [[hremail3184]].
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*The Tandy's explosion and Strong Bad's flying backward were featured in the explosions montage in [[hremail3184]]. It was also featured in [[personal favorites]].
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==DVD and YouTube Versions==
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==DVD Version==
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*The back button does not appear, and the broken cathode ray tube will flash once after The Paper comes down (as if the contrast knob had been clicked).
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*Instead of clicking on the contrast buttons to make pieces of the computer short-circuit/explode, the malfunctions happen without user interaction.
==External Links==
==External Links==
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{{sbemailextlinks|33|youtube=1rQX6e-WGsk}}
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*[[HR:sbemail33.html|watch "gimmicks"]]
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*[[HR:sbemail33.swf|view the Flash file for "gimmicks"]]
{{Strong Bad Email}}
{{Strong Bad Email}}
[[Category:Tandy 400 Emails]]
[[Category:Tandy 400 Emails]]

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