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Strong Bad Email #73
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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 (voice only), Homestar Runner as The Jolly Dumple

Places: Computer Room, The Athletic Field, The Field

Computer: Compy 386

Date: Monday, May 19, 2003

Running Time: 2:00

Page Title: Compy 386!!

DVD: strongbad_email.exe Disc Two



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


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 athletic field, reading:}


Go Nuts



Pile Of


{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 Cheat smashes the 8-track and 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 tri-corner hat, a mouth, a big tongue with a drop of drool on a spring, and two huge hands giving thumbs-ups. The Dumple dances, and the fight song 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:}
C G N... U!

{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

Really hungry and tired.
  • Click on "really hungry and tired" to see a "LEM" (Lem Sportsinterviews) styled cartoon of Strong Bad, Strong Mad, and The Cheat being really hungry and tired.
  • 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 fight song plays, rolling over the notes plays them.

Fun Facts


"Go for the 8-track!"


  • The Cheat never hits the NES directly, and still manages to break it anyway.
  • This is the first time we hear Coach Z say The Cheat correctly. However, he may not be referring to The Cheat himself.
  • The notes given 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
  • The notes for the fight song do not work correctly when using the Tab key because the tab order is not pre-set.


  • Proper musical notation practice would dictate that "A#" (A-sharp) be written as "Bb" (B-flat), since the song is in the key of F Major, which has one flat and no sharps.
  • In both phrases of the digital fight song, the note after the "A#" is rushed, causing the "A#" to be held for only two-thirds of its duration as compared to the sung version. This violates the 4/4 time signature implied in the earlier version.


  • The "application" Easter egg is accessible when the "really hungry and tired" Easter egg is (before Strong Bad actually types "application").

Inside References

  • The "really hungry and tired" Easter egg looks very similar to Strong Bad, Strong Mad, and The Cheat's position at the beginning of Lookin at a Thing in a Bag.

Fast Forward

  • Homestar later tried to make himself a real fruit smoothie using Strong Bad's alternate universe portal in alternate universe, with chaotic results.
  • "Homestar's Knees Tech" is a pennant on the wall during the "CGNU Online E-niversity" commercial, in the Strong Bad Email theme song.
  • Homestar later builds a fire inside the Dumples costume in 4 branches.
  • Homestar sings a song in On Break which has the same tune as the fight song.
  • As of the Post-Flash Site Update, the FAQ does not render properly in Ruffle. A compatibility note on the page states that Ruffle is "all the time updated and striving and sometimes fighting to work with ALL the old Flash styles", adapting a line from the CGNU fight song.

DVD Version

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

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