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Strong Bad Email #87

Strong Bad decided not to do an email this week, so we get a lovely flash movie from The Cheat. The movie features Strong Bad answering an email from Seb in The Lodge, MN. Since The Cheat made the movie, you can bet he's going to make sure we all know how cool he is.

Seb asks if Strong Bad can run a mile. Strong Bad answers by doing cartwheels for a mile (encountering various obstacles along the way).

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, The Cheat, Bubs, Homestar Runner, Marzipan, Coach Z, The Poopsmith

Transcript

STRONG BAD: {singing} And I pretend that it's made of money (stops singing) -- Oh! Um... Look, uh, I'm not doin' one this week. Yeah... not doin' one. So... bye! (singing again) And I pretend that it's made of money.

{The Cheat enters and looks at the computer, then looks around for anyone. He then grins at the camera fiendishly. A new Flash cartoon begins. The cartoon is apparently made by The Cheat, as evidenced by the horrible graphic quality.}

STRONG BAD: (singing) Eeeeeeeeeemail. Ooh, ah, email, ooh, ah --

{Reading the email}

Dear Strong Bad,

Can you run a mile.

-Seb The Lodge, MN

Strong Bad {typing}: You'd better believe it, Seb, I can ride I can do cartwheels for a mile. Ready and one and set and go!

{Strong Bad cartwheels away from his desk. Cut to a shot of him cartwheeling through the TV room from left to right.}

TV ANNOUNCER: TV show featuring The Cheat in a Trans Am.

STRONG BAD: Here I go.

{The scene cuts to a lot with a bunch of buses that say Skol (with an accent over the o)}

STRONG BAD: Here I go again on my own.

{Bubs appears from behind a fence. He appears to have no lower body}

BUBS: Hey Strong Bad, you jumped over some of my buses!

{"A new record!! 19 buses!!" appears in the air}

{Scene cuts to Marzipan}

MARZIPAN: Keep it up, Strong Bad. Keep up the pace!

STRONG BAD: Thanks for cheering me on.

{Scene cuts to a brick wall, standing in the middle of a field}

STRONG BAD: Half way to go. I have to break through this brick wall.

{He rolls foward and the wall doesn't give him any resistance. The bricks fall down and spell "HI"}

{Scene cuts to Homestar holding a sign that says "I love cooties"}

'HOMESTAR RUNNER: Check it out, b-hand.

{Strong Bad trips Homestar}

{Scene cuts to Strong Bad finishing his mile on an athletic track, with flashbulbs everywhere}

{Scene cuts to everyone standing around, waiting for Strong Bad. Coach Z is pink}

COACH Z: Mr. Strong Bad, you won the mile, how'd did what's your secret?

STRONG BAD: The Cheat.

{The Cheat parachutes in from the top of the frame, wearing a light blue tuxedo and sunglasses and holding a glass of champagne. Money is stuffed into his tuxedo pocket. He lands on the ground and raises up his glass.}

EVERYBODY: The Cheat is a millionaire! A parade for The Cheat!

{A parade goes by, featuring a The Cheat float that says "Dunkin' the Ch8t", a The Cheat hot air balloon, fireworks, and The Poopsmith pushing a broom at the end, then the scene cuts back to Strong Bad's computer.}

Strong Bad {typing}: So yes, Jimmy-Jimmy, there have been parades honoring The Cheat, but don't let that from stopping you from organizing your own. He can be the Grand... Marshall. He's also available for proms and pizza parties.

{He actually types: So yes, Jimmy-Jimmy, there have been p's h-ing the C. B. d. l. t. f. s. y. f. o. y. o. He can be the Grand Marshall. He's a-so availabe for proms and pizza parties.}

STRONG BAD: So, okay folks, I gotta go to my next show. See you later nice-time!

{At the end, a cheated-up version of The Paper comes down with a sound effect that just sounds like some guy going "Kerrrriorrrr..."}

Easter Eggs

  • Before The Cheat shows up, the diskette says "One on One". Within The Cheat's cartoon but before Strong Bad starts cartwheeling, you can click on it to see that it says "Out of this world". After Strong Bad gets back, you can click on it to show that it says something else
  • At the end of the email, click "proms" to see a polaroid of The Cheat with a sillouhette labelled "Your bod here" and a note scrawled at the bottom: "A Knight to Remember, June 3rd 2004."
    • It has been rumored that this is "sceduled for further release", meaning they might make a cartoon about it.
  • Also at the end, click "pizza parties" to see a logo for "Cheatsa Parties," featuring The Cheat taking a bite out of a large pizza.
  • Press 'O' on your keyboard at the end to see a silhouette of Strong Bad doing cartwheels over a bunch of hills with a song playing in the background. TBC are making fun of one of the old intros here.

Fun Facts

  • When The Cheat shows up (after Strong Bad wins the mile) Marzipan has a thought bubble saying "I heart that Cheat." This is the only time, besides the original book, that The Cheat is not referred to with a "The" preceeding his name.
  • When the parade happens and The Poopsmith shows up behind it, it might be a subtle reference to a segment of "Rocky and Bullwinkle" called "Peabody's Improbable History", where there were parades honoring Peabody with only one janitor cleaning up after it. The fireworks' sound effects are from the original Super Mario Brothers.
  • Strong Bad says "Here I go Again on my Own" before going on the ramp over Bubs' 19 buses. "Here I Go Again" was an 80's rock song by Whitesnake.
  • After the parade, there are six fireworks in the sky, similar in sound and appearance to the original Super Mario Bros. after getting the flag.

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