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Strong Bad Email #164
watch what I want some kinda robot

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, The Cheat, Bubs, Strong Mad, Marzipan, Homestar Runner, Homsar, Strong Sad

Places: Computer Room, Bathroom of the Brothers Strong, Strong Bad's Basement, Bubs' Concession Stand, The Garage, Living Room of the Brothers Strong, Strong Sad's Room

Computer: Lappy 486

Date: January 22, 2007

Running Time: 4:18

Page Title: Lappy 486



STRONG BAD: {slowly} Boom, tick. Tick-a-tick-a-tick, email. Boom, tick. Tick-a-tick-a-tick, What? Dijjery—

{Strong Bad reads the sender's name as "Andy, H-S-I-A-O and sometimes Y, from Taiwan."}

STRONG BAD: {typing} Look Andyman, my age is a closely guarded secret, protected by a sect of closely guarded monks high atop the Coches Mountains. {clears screen} They would no sooner dance with a goat than divulge my age. But they will bake you some crustly guarded bread! Anyways, whattaya mean I look old? Are you telling me the nightly nacho cheese masks aren't working?

{As he says this, cut to a shot of Strong Bad in the bathroom, looking in the mirror. His face is covered in nacho cheese, and he then covers his eyes with two corn chips, with cucumber on them. Cut back to the computer.}

STRONG BAD: I can't have the young peoples thinking I'm old! Am I really losing the youth vote? This calls for an EMERGENCY MARKETING MEETING!!!

{Zoom out to a full view of Strong Bad.}

STRONG BAD: {imitating a siren} Whaaa-donk. Click-click-click-click-click.

{Cut to The Cheat watching TV.}

STRONG BAD: {echoing voice-over} This is not a drill.

{The Cheat gets off the couch and walks off. Cut to a silhouette view of Bubs' Concession Stand.}

STRONG BAD: {echoing voice-over} Whaaa-donk. Click-click-click-click-click. This is not a drill.

{Bubs leaves the concession stand and walks off. Cut to Strong Bad at a desk. There is an easel in the background holding a piece of paper labelled "EMERGENCY MARKETING MEETING!"}

STRONG BAD: Thank you all for coming on short such notice. You represent the best, the brightest, the people I hate the least. 'Cept you, Marzipan. You're here because of legal reasons.


STRONG BAD: Now what I need is an image overhaul. Something to reconnect me with the youth of today. Something that says—

{Zoom in on the easel, the front piece of paper is moved away, revealing a badly-drawn picture of Strong Bad on a skateboard and another person on roller skates, with the caption:}

STRONG BAD: "Sup my young parsons, I too am so on the go that I drink my yogurt from a tube". Now what have ya got?

{Cut to The Cheat with an overhead projector. He puts on a transparency:}


STRONG BAD: Youth through editing, huh? I'm on board, I'm not bored. So, how would it work?

{The Cheat hits a button on a remote control, and plays a remixed version of the email. Behind everything is techno music consisting of a drum track and occasional The Cheat noises. Several quick repetitions of Strong Bad bringing up the email play, with the tilt angle changing and zooming in on the screen further on each one. Cut to a shot of Strong Bad's head.}

STRONG BAD: Dijjery–dear—

{Cut to an extreme close-up of Strong Bad's eyes, moving across the screen.}

STRONG BAD: Dijjery–dear—

{Cut to an extreme close-up of Strong Bad's mouth, upside-down.}

STRONG BAD: Dijjery–dear Strong Bad.

{Cut to a side-on shot of Strong Bad at the computer desk, with the left side of the screen mirrored onto the right.}

STRONG BAD: You really do look old.

{The last two lines of the email on the computer screen slide into the top third of the screen, Strong Bad's hands on the keyboard slide into the bottom third, and a closeup of Strong Bad's eyes slides into the centre third.}

STRONG BAD: Your faithful fan—

{The top and bottom thirds slide away, revealing the rest of Strong Bad's face.}

STRONG BAD: —from Taiwan.

{Pan across Strong Bad's hands on the computer. As he types, "]Look Andyman," appears in large letters along the top of the screen.}

STRONG BAD: Look Andyman,

{Slowly zoom in on the computer screen, tilted at an angle, as Strong Bad types.}

STRONG BAD: My age is a closely guarded secret,

{Tracking lines appear and the shot rewinds to just after "Look Andyman," was typed. Then a split-screen shot, in all four corners is the same shot of Strong Bad, each with a different colour tint – red in the top left, yellow in the top right, green in the lower left and blue in the lower right.}

STRONG BAD: Anyways—

{A normal shot of Strong Bad typing.}

STRONG BAD: —whattaya—

{A close-up of Strong Bad's mouth.}

STRONG BAD: —mean I—

{A close-up of Strong Bad's typing hands.}

STRONG BAD: —look—

{A side view of Strong Bad's head.}


{A close-up of the power point under the desk. Then static, and we return to Strong Bad at the emergency marketing meeting.}

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Easter Eggs

  • When Strong bad is talking about the monks dancing with a goat, click on the words 'closely guarded monks' to see a Peasant's Quest like scene of monks atop a lightnic mountain with treasure.
  • Click on 'crustly guarded bread' to see the bread
  • Click on the diaper to see a plane fly across the top of the screen with 'WEAR A DIAPER!' towed behind it
  • At the end, click on the fork to see Homestar in the eStrong warehouse:
HOMESTAR RUNNER: I'll take it! I'll take 12!

Fun Facts


  • This is the first time the Strong's great-grandmother is mentioned. Apparently, she looks a lot like Strong Bad.
  • "H, s, i, a, o, and sometimes y" is a reference to the vowels; a, e, i, o, u, and y (if it follows another vowel).
  • Bubs says he adds lowercase "i"'s to everything, but in the concession stand scene, the word "IN" has and uppercase one.


  • The floppy disk container reads "drakkhen".

Inside References

Real World References

  • Eating your yogurt from a tube is a reference to Gogurt, a brand of "portable yogurt", or "Yo on the go".
  • The "items with a lowercase I before it" is an obvious reference to Apple's iPod, iMac and iPhone.
  • Extreme Measures is a 1996 thriller starring Gene Hackman.
  • "Eating yogurt through a tube" is a reference to Go-Gurt.

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