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Strong Bad Email #73

The Crazy Go Nuts University Dumples face off against Pile of Electronics State. Real fruit smoothies are at stake.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, The Cheat, Strong Mad, Coach Z, Mrs. Bennedetto, The Announcer, Homestar Runner as The Jolly Dumple

Places: Computer Room, The Football Field, The Field

Date: May 19, 2003

Running Time: 2:00



STRONG BAD: Ooh! A little email never hurt nobody. 'Cept for maybe the Cheat. So what do we got here...


Dear Strong Bad,

I was wondering what CGNU's mascot
is, and if they have any sports teams.
Thanks for the info.


STRONG BAD: {typing} Yeah, we got a mascot, Ike. Unfortunately, The Cheat, Strong Mad, and I were really hungry when we decided on a name. So, uh, all we came up with was the Crazy Go Nuts University Dumples. I think maybe we meant dumplings? But we were really hungry and tired and sorta confused and ended up putting Dumples on the application. We do have a sports team, though. The Golf Club Team. We have a game every day at 6pm!

{cut to a shot of the scoreboard on the football field, reading Home: Crazy Go Nuts University, 0; Visitor: Pile of Electronics State, 0. Cut to The Cheat holding a golf club in a ring facing a pile of old electronics, with Strong Bad, Strong Mad, and Coach Z cheering him on.}

STRONG BAD: Let's go, Dumples!


COACH Z: Get yer head in the game, The Chort! The Cheat is wide open!

{The Cheat starts bashing all the electronics.}


COACH Z: Atta boy!

STRONG BAD: Go for the 8-track!

{The scoreboard gives CGNU one point with a buzzing noise}

THE ANNOUNCER: Dumples win!

{everyone cheers}

STRONG BAD: Look everybody! It's The Jolly Dumple come to celebrate our victory!

{Cut to Homestar in the Dumple costume. It looks like a ravioli with a pirate hat, a mouth, a big tongue, and two huge hands giving thumbs-ups. The alma mater starts playing.}

STRONG BAD: {singing}
Fighting and sometimes striving
Wondering what the Dumple is
Excellence and what is valor?
And The Cheat will hit stuff with a golf club {The Cheat shows up holding cue cards that read "see", "gee", "in", and then "you", as Strong Bad chants:}


{Cut back to the Compy}

STRONG BAD: {typing} So, we're still undefeated. But next week's going to be a tough game against Homestar's Knees Tech. Well, I gots to go. I promised the team I'd get them real fruit smoothies if they won the game. And they won the game. So I'm getting them real fruit smoothies.

{He types in 'run "fightsong"' and walks off. Compy starts playing the song, showing the letter name of each note. Once it's done, it says "GO DUMPLES!!!" and The Paper comes down.}

Easter Eggs

  • You can click on "really hungry and tired" to see a "LEM" (Lem Sportsinterviews) styled cartoon of, well, them being really hungry and tired.
  • You can also click on "application" to see their mascot application:
College Mascot Application

College Name: crazy go nuts university

Mascot Name: DUMPLES!!!

Dean of Students: myself

Essay on why you think this is a good mascot:
i want some food.

Drawing of Mascot:
you know, a dumple. like for dinner
(There is a picture of a fork with a "dumple" on it)
  • At the very end after the fightsong plays, you can mouse-over the notes to play them!

Fun Facts


  • The Pile of Electronics State team has a TV, Mrs. Bennedetto (aka Marzipan's microwave), a Panasonic RQ-8003 8-Track player (also referred to as "The Plunger" or "TNT" style), and a Nintendo Entertainment System.
  • A valor is an award of the United States military that denotes those individuals who were awarded a decoration as a result of direct combat with an enemy force.


  • "run 'fightsong'" is the syntax for executing a program on the Tandy 400.
  • Although The Cheat never hits the NES, it still breaks as though it were hit. The way he broke the glass on Mrs. Bennedetto wouldn't crush an NES.
  • This is the first time Coach Z says The Cheat instead of The Chort.
  • The notes for the fight song are

    C A F G F D A# G G G F E F G C A F G F D A# G G G F E F

    Proper musical notation dictates that "A#" (A-sharp) should be written as "Bb" (B-flat) since the song is in the key of F Major, which has one flat and no sharps.

    The incorrect notation is due to a limitation of older music programs which could only parse flats if they were entered as the corresponding sharp.

Inside References

  • When Strong Bad says, "A little e-mail never hurt anyone, except for maybe The Cheat," he may be referring to little animal or huttah!.

DVD Version

  • All of the Easter eggs in this email are viewable using the angle button on your DVD remote.

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