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[[Image:sbemail61picture.png|thumb|Thrills, Chills, Syrup! Kids and old peoples NOT ALLOWED!]]
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'''Strong Bad Email #61'''
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[[Image:sbemail61picture.png|thumb|SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SOMEDAY!]]
Strong Bad hosts a monster truck event this SUNDAY SUNDAY SOMEDAY!
Strong Bad hosts a monster truck event this SUNDAY SUNDAY SOMEDAY!
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'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' {{Film|Strong Bad}}, {{Film|The Cheat}}, {{Film|The King of Town}}, {{Film|Strong Mad}}, {{Film|Homestar Runner}}, {{Film|The Poopsmith}}, [[The Sad Kids]], {{Film|Limozeen}}
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'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' {{Film|Strong Bad}}, {{Film|The Cheat}}, {{Film|The King of Town}}, {{Film|Strong Mad}}, {{Film|Homestar Runner}}, {{Film|The Poopsmith}}, {{Film|The Sad Kids}}, {{Film|Limozeen}}
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'''Places:''' [[Computer Room]], [[Strongbadia]]
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'''Places:''' [[Computer Room]], [[Strong Badia]]
'''Computer:''' [[Compy 386]]
'''Computer:''' [[Compy 386]]
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'''Date:''' February 3, 2003
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'''Date:''' Monday, February 3, 2003
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'''Running Time:''' 1:41
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'''Running Time:''' 1:43
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'''Page Title:''' Compy 386!
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{{dvd|strongbad_email.exe Disc Two}}, {{dvd|Sbemails' 50 Greatest Hits DVD|notitle=true}}
== Transcript ==
== Transcript ==
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'''STRONG BAD''': ''{like Homestar on the main page}'' Toons! Games! I'm gonna check my eeeemail....
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'''STRONG BAD''': ''{like Homestar on the main page}'' Toons! Games! I'm gonna check my eeeemail...
''{reading}''
''{reading}''
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''{Two tires cross the screen diagonally, with Strong Bad providing the "vroom" noises for them}''
''{Two tires cross the screen diagonally, with Strong Bad providing the "vroom" noises for them}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{voiceover}'' IT'S AWEXOME CROSS 98!
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{voiceover}'' IT'S AWEXOME ''{pronounced "awesome"}'' CROSS 98!
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''{Awexome Cross logo appears. Another tire appears and screeches away to cut to the Strong Badia national flag}''
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''{Awexome Cross logo appears, and the scene cuts to Strong Badia. Another tire appears and screeches away to cut to the Strong Badia national flag}''
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{voiceover}'' LIVE IN STRONGBADIA!
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{voiceover}'' LIVE IN STRONGBADIA!
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''{Cut to The Cheat wearing a jumpsuit and waving. What Strong Bad describes shows up on screen as he describes it.}''
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''{Cut to The Cheat wearing a jumpsuit and waving.}''
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{voiceover}'' THRILL! AS THE CHEAT ATTEMPTS TO JUMP THE TIRE OVER THE KOT EATING A CARDBOARD BOX COVERED IN SYRUP!
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{voiceover}'' THRILL! AS THE CHEAT ATTEMPTS TO JUMP THE TIRE OVER THE KOT EATING A CARDBOARD BOX COVERED IN SYRUP!
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''{The Cheat is shown rolling inside the tire as it rolls up a ramp. Cut to the King of Town, in the process of eating a cardboard box with maple syrup and a pat of butter on it.}''
'''THE KING OF TOWN''': This is some good cake!
'''THE KING OF TOWN''': This is some good cake!
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'''STRONG BAD''': ''{voiceover}'' RECOIL IN HORROR!
'''STRONG BAD''': ''{voiceover}'' RECOIL IN HORROR!
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''{Cut to the Poopsmith tossing out multicolored smoke bombs}''
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''{Strong Mad raises the guitar. As he starts to bring it down, cut to the Poopsmith tossing out multicolored smoke bombs.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{voiceover}'' AS THE POOPSMITH LIGHTS SOME SMOKE BOMBS! AND THEN? YOU'LL JUST HAVE TO BE THERE TO FIND OUT!
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{voiceover}'' AS THE POOPSMITH LIGHTS SOME SMOKE BOMBS! AND THEN?
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''{Several silhouetted pieces of [[whatsit]] and a question mark appear on screen.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' YOU'LL JUST HAVE TO BE THERE TO FIND OUT!
''{The Poopsmith winks at the camera.}''  
''{The Poopsmith winks at the camera.}''  
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{voiceover}'' ADULT ADMISSION IS STILL JUST FIVE DOLLARS! KIDS AND OLD PEOPLE ''{The Sad Kids and the King of Town appear on screen respectively crossed out}'' NOT ALLOWED WITHOUT A BUCKET OF FRIED CHICKEN ''{A bucket of KnF'nC chicken appears onscreen.}'' FOR MEEEEE! ''{An image of Strong Bad appears.}'' STICK AROUND AFTER THE SHOW FOR A FREE PERFORMANCE BY LIMOZEEN!
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{voiceover}'' ADULT ADMISSION IS STILL JUST FIVE DOLLARS! KIDS AND OLD PEOPLE—
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''{The Sad Kids and the King of Town appear on screen, then are respectively crossed out}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{voiceover}'' NOT ALLOWED WITHOUT A BUCKET OF FRIED CHICKEN—
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''{A bucket of KnF'nC chicken appears onscreen.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{voiceover}'' FOR MEEEEE!  
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''{An image of Strong Bad appears.}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{voiceover, with changes in pitch between words}'' STICK AROUND... AFTER THE SHOW... FOR A FREE PERFORMANCE... BY LIMOZEEN!
''{Cut to a photo of Limozeen}''
''{Cut to a photo of Limozeen}''
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''{Cut back to the Compy 386 and Strong Bad}''
''{Cut back to the Compy 386 and Strong Bad}''
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{singing}'' Heart of a lion, wings of some stuff, because it's something! ''{stops singing}'' Oh-ho man, I love that song! ''{typing}'' I can't wait for this sunday sunday someday.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{singing}'' Heart of a lion, wings of some stuff, because it's something! ''{stops singing}'' Oh-ho man, I love that song! ''{typing}'' I can't wait for this sunday ''{pause}'' sunday ''{pause}'' someday.
''{[[The Paper]] comes down.}''
''{[[The Paper]] comes down.}''
== Easter Eggs ==
== Easter Eggs ==
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*At the end you can click on the first "Sunday" to bring up a flyer advertisement for the show. The Awexome Cross 98 theme song plays in the background.
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[[Image:AWEXOME CROSS FLYER.PNG|thumb|200px|AWEXOME CROSS 98]]
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<pre>SUNDAY
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*At the end, click on the first "Sunday" to bring up a flyer advertisement for the show. The Awexome Cross 98 theme song plays in the background.
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AWEXOME
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<blockquote>SUNDAY<br />
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CROSS
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AWEXOME<br />
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98
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CROSS<br />
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LIVE IN STRONGBADIA
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98<br />
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Thrills! Chills! Syrup!
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LIVE IN STRONGBADIA<br />
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Also, too:
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Thrills! Chills! Syrup!<br />
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A live performance by
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Also, too:<br />
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LIMOZEEN</pre>
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A live performance by<br />
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LIMOZEEN</blockquote>
*Click on the second "Sunday" to play [[Awexome Cross]].
*Click on the second "Sunday" to play [[Awexome Cross]].
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*Click on the "Someday" to see an autographed [[Limozeen]] picture. "Because It's Midnite" is sung in the background.
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[[Image:Limozeentruck.PNG|thumb|200px|Because it's midnite!]]
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*Click on the "Someday" to see an autographed [[Limozeen]] picture. "Because, It's Midnite" is sung in the background. The autograph reads "YO SB!! keep on zeenin!"
== Fun Facts ==
== Fun Facts ==
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===Explanations===
 
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*A loud voice booming "Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!" is the classic style of advertising used for [[Wikipedia:Monster truck|monster truck rallies]].
 
===Trivia===
===Trivia===
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*This is one of the few times we get to see The Poopsmith's face from the front. The only other times are [[different town]] and [[Fall Float Parade]].
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*This is the first email to include The Poopsmith in person (he was only on a playing card in [[your friends]]).
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*The [[YouTube]] description for this email is "Awexome Cross 98! This SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SOMEDAY! Limozeen drops they numba one jam 'Because, It's Midnite' on an unsuspecting public!"
===Remarks===
===Remarks===
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*For some reason, in the picture of Limozeen, there are at least two, maybe three extra hands floating around the guys.
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*For some reason, in the picture of Limozeen, there are four extra hands floating around the band members. One is in front of [[Perry Palaroncini|Perry]] and [[Larry Palaroncini|Larry]], one behind Perry, one behind [[Gary Palaroncini|Gary]] and the last one behind Larry.
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*In the "Awexome Cross" ad and the "someday" Easter egg, the bass player plays his first note a step too high, then corrects himself on the second beat.
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*As with a few other cartoons on the website, the King of Town is oddly using an older design for this email.
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*The Paper comes down slightly faster than most other emails.
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*Strong Bad doesn't capitalize either Sunday when he types them.
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*The King of Town apparently had to give Strong Bad a bucket of chicken to get in, despite the fact that he is part of the show.
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===Goofs===
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*The shadow of the fence starts a fair distance out from the fence itself, and the shadow for the end of the fence is strangely jagged.
===Inside References===
===Inside References===
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*"Toons! Games! I'm gonna check my eeeemail...." is a reference to all the [[Main Pages]].
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*"Toons! Games! I'm gonna check my eeeemail..." is a reference to the [[Main Pages]].
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*Strong Bad calls one of the email's authors "[[Dan]]" instead of "Stan".
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*The King of Town's syrup-covered [[cardboard box]] is another example of [[eating non-food items]].
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*This is the first time [[Guns N' Roses]] is referenced.
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*A KnF'nC bucket of [[chicken]] appears in the toon.
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===Real-World References===
===Real-World References===
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*The jumpsuit The Cheat is wearing is the same as the jumpsuit worn by the famous daredevil [[Wikipedia:Evel Knievel|Evel Knievel]] during his famous motorcycle jumps.
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*A loud voice booming "Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!" or any word repeated, as if an echo, is a commonly mocked style of advertising used for [[Wikipedia:Monster truck|monster truck races]]. It was first popularized by announcer [[Wikipedia: Jan Gabriel|Jan Gabriel]].
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*The bottles of maple syrup around the cardboard box are designed similarly to those of Mrs. Butterworth's, a famous syrup brand.
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*The jumpsuit The Cheat is wearing is similar to the jumpsuit worn by the famous daredevil [[Wikipedia:Evel Knievel|Evel Knievel]] during his famous motorcycle jumps.  However, in design (specifically, the red and blue head-to-toe piping with stars) it is actually closer to the jumpsuit worn by hapless stuntman [[Wikipedia:Super Dave Osborne|Super Dave Osborne]]. The image of The Cheat inside the tire is also a possible allusion to one of Super Dave's more famous (and disastrous) stunts, where he rode in the center of a giant yo-yo.
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*The line "Let's do this like Brutus" comes from [http://www.lyricsdepot.com/de-la-soul/skit-1.html a skit] on the [[Wikipedia:De La Soul|De La Soul]] album [[Wikipedia:De La Soul Is Dead|"De La Soul Is Dead"]].
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*The bottles of maple syrup around the cardboard box are designed similarly to those of [[Wikipedia:Mrs. Butterworth's|Mrs. Butterworth's]], a famous syrup brand.
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*The chicken bucket that says "KnF'nC" is a reference to [[Wikipedia:Guns N' Roses|Guns N' Roses]], who used the acronym "GnF'nR" during the [[Wikipedia:Use Your Illusion I|Use Your Illusion]] era. The latest incarnation of the band contains guitarist [[Wikipedia:Buckethead|Buckethead]], who wears a [[Wikipedia:KFC|KFC]] bucket on his head like a hat.
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*The line "Let's do this like Brutus" comes from [http://www.lyricsdepot.com/de-la-soul/skit-1.html a skit] on the [[Wikipedia:De La Soul|De La Soul]] album [[Wikipedia:De La Soul Is Dead|"De La Soul Is Dead"]], itself a reference to the track [http://www.vh1.com/movies/news/articles/1526046/feature.jhtml Bring The Noise], where the phrase "We can do this like Brutus." is spoken by Flavor Flav.
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*The chicken bucket that says "KnF'nC" is a reference to [[Guns N' Roses]], who used the abbreviation "GnF'nR" during the [[Wikipedia:Use Your Illusion I|Use Your Illusion]] era. The 2000-2004 incarnation of the band contained guitarist [[Wikipedia:Buckethead|Buckethead]], who wears a [[Wikipedia:KFC|KFC]] bucket on his head like a hat.
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===Fast Forward===
===Fast Forward===
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*The Limozeen song "[[Because It's Midnite]]" would eventually appear on the [[Strong Bad Sings and Other Type Hits|Strong Bad Sings CD]].
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*The Limozeen song "[[Because, It's Midnite]]" would eventually appear on the [[Strong Bad Sings and Other Type Hits|Strong Bad Sings CD]].
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*Also the King of Town would later hold the chicken bucket in [[Halloween Potion-ma-jig]].
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*The King of Town would later hold the chicken bucket in [[Halloween Potion-ma-jig]].
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*"Awexome Cross 98" is available on the [[Scrolling Shooter Games Menu|current game menu]] with more levels.
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*In [[Strong Badia the Free]], a surprisingly eloquent Homsar utters the phrase "Let's do this like Brutus" after Strong Bad temporarily gains the ability to understand his "language".
== DVD Version ==
== DVD Version ==
*The Awexome Cross '98 Easter egg is disabled for obvious reasons.
*The Awexome Cross '98 Easter egg is disabled for obvious reasons.
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*To access the Awexome Cross flier easter egg, click on the hidden Strong Bad logo to the right of the Compy screen.
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*To access the Limozeen poster easter egg, click on the hidden Strong Bad logo to the bottom left of the Compy screen.
*The DVD version features hidden creators' commentary. To access it, switch your DVD player's audio language selection while watching.
*The DVD version features hidden creators' commentary. To access it, switch your DVD player's audio language selection while watching.
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('''Commentary by:''' [[Matt Chapman]], [[Mike Chapman]])
('''Commentary by:''' [[Matt Chapman]], [[Mike Chapman]])
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'''MATT:''' We were just discussing, uh, how there are some Strong Bad Emails that really tip their hand with the name of them—
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'''MATT:''' We were just discussing, uh, how there are some Strong Bad Emails that really tip their hand, uh, with the name of them—
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'''MIKE:''' The&mdash; The title, yeah.
'''MATT:''' Yeah, like this one.
'''MATT:''' Yeah, like this one.
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'''MATT:''' ''{almost simultaneously}'' Know what it's going to be about. Yeah. ''{pause}'' This is—was this the first instan—nah, I guess he's always getting people's names wrong. That's a common theme.
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'''MIKE:''' I don't know if that's—I don't know if he's—this... Maybe this is the first time.
'''MATT:''' Who knows?
'''MATT:''' Who knows?
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'''MATT:''' Mike, no.
'''MATT:''' Mike, no.
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'''MIKE:''' This should&mdash;this is a radio show.
'''MATT:''' It's not.
'''MATT:''' It's not.
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'''MIKE:''' Uhm...
'''MIKE:''' Uhm...
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'''MATT:''' So here we go. That's The Cheat in his Evel Knievel outfit, obviously, which our mom made us for, uh—or made our ''oldest'' brother first for Halloween—
'''MIKE:''' Yep.
'''MIKE:''' Yep.
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'''MATT:''' —and then I think it got passed down to all of us. I think in, like, 1987, I was wearing an Evel Knievel ''{Mike laughs}'' and like, I didn't know that he wasn't very popular anymore. And he says "Let's do this like Brutus" there, not "Buddhists". A lot of people think he says that, but that's just a, uh... comment. It's in a De La Soul song or it's on the De La Soul album "De La Soul is Dead." Doesn't Flavor Flav say it at some point?
'''MIKE:''' I think so, yeah.
'''MIKE:''' I think so, yeah.
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'''MATT:''' KnF'nC. That's a reference to GnF'nR, Drivin' N' Cryin'.
'''MATT:''' KnF'nC. That's a reference to GnF'nR, Drivin' N' Cryin'.
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'''MATT:''' That's—all four of those are our br&mdash;big brother Donnie, very seriously in the year 1987 dressed as Vince Neil for Halloween. There you have it. And then a bunch of extra limbs.
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'''MATT:''' And of course, there you go. Limozeen given... wings... wings of steel, ''{Mike laughs}'' you know, with which to fly.
=== Fun Facts ===
=== Fun Facts ===
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*The first email in which Strong Bad refers to the sender by an incorrect name is actually [[invisibility]], in which he calls sinstudly17 "dumb name"&mdash;though he had given senders nicknames and has misspelled or mispronounced names prior to this.
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*[[Wikipedia:Evel Knievel|Evel Knievel]] was a stunt performer known for attempting daredevil ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps. He retired from stunt jumps in 1977 (making his final stunt show appearance in 1980), hence Matt's comment about Knievel's relative lack of popularity by 1987.
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*[[Wikipedia:Vince Neil|Vince Neil]] is the lead singer for the band [[Wikipedia:Mötley Crüe|Mötley Crüe]].
*"Wings of steel" combined with the lyric "wings of a bat" refer to the 1960s cartoon [[Wikipedia:Batfink|''Batfink'']], whose eponymous hero is a crime-fighting bat with steel wings.
*"Wings of steel" combined with the lyric "wings of a bat" refer to the 1960s cartoon [[Wikipedia:Batfink|''Batfink'']], whose eponymous hero is a crime-fighting bat with steel wings.
== External Links ==
== External Links ==
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Current revision as of 23:15, 15 October 2019

Strong Bad Email #61
watch huttah! interview
SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SOMEDAY!

Strong Bad hosts a monster truck event this SUNDAY SUNDAY SOMEDAY!

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, The Cheat, The King of Town, Strong Mad, Homestar Runner, The Poopsmith, The Sad Kids, Limozeen

Places: Computer Room, Strong Badia

Computer: Compy 386

Date: Monday, February 3, 2003

Running Time: 1:43

Page Title: Compy 386!

DVD: strongbad_email.exe Disc Two, Sbemails' 50 Greatest Hits DVD

Contents

[edit] Transcript

STRONG BAD: {like Homestar on the main page} Toons! Games! I'm gonna check my eeeemail...

{reading}

STRONG BAD: Aww...that's very sweet. {typing} Look Dan and Linda, Strong Bad doesn't sell out to anybody, man. No matter how monstrous their truck show may or may not be. Though I have done the occasional promo for the events we hold in Strong Badia. In fact, I think there's one coming up this...

{Cut to a monster-truck show promo-style segment. The words Strong Bad says appear on the screen}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SOMEDAY!

{Two tires cross the screen diagonally, with Strong Bad providing the "vroom" noises for them}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} IT'S AWEXOME {pronounced "awesome"} CROSS 98!

{Awexome Cross logo appears, and the scene cuts to Strong Badia. Another tire appears and screeches away to cut to the Strong Badia national flag}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} LIVE IN STRONGBADIA!

{Cut to The Cheat wearing a jumpsuit and waving.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} THRILL! AS THE CHEAT ATTEMPTS TO JUMP THE TIRE OVER THE KOT EATING A CARDBOARD BOX COVERED IN SYRUP!

{The Cheat is shown rolling inside the tire as it rolls up a ramp. Cut to the King of Town, in the process of eating a cardboard box with maple syrup and a pat of butter on it.}

THE KING OF TOWN: This is some good cake!

{Cut to Strong Mad holding Marzipan's guitar over Homestar, who is wearing a helmet and knee pads.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} CHILL! AS STRONG MAD SMASHES MARZIPAN'S GUITAR OVER HOMESTAR'S HEAD!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Let's do this like Brutus.

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} RECOIL IN HORROR!

{Strong Mad raises the guitar. As he starts to bring it down, cut to the Poopsmith tossing out multicolored smoke bombs.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} AS THE POOPSMITH LIGHTS SOME SMOKE BOMBS! AND THEN?

{Several silhouetted pieces of whatsit and a question mark appear on screen.}

STRONG BAD: YOU'LL JUST HAVE TO BE THERE TO FIND OUT!

{The Poopsmith winks at the camera.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} ADULT ADMISSION IS STILL JUST FIVE DOLLARS! KIDS AND OLD PEOPLE—

{The Sad Kids and the King of Town appear on screen, then are respectively crossed out}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} NOT ALLOWED WITHOUT A BUCKET OF FRIED CHICKEN—

{A bucket of KnF'nC chicken appears onscreen.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} FOR MEEEEE!

{An image of Strong Bad appears.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover, with changes in pitch between words} STICK AROUND... AFTER THE SHOW... FOR A FREE PERFORMANCE... BY LIMOZEEN!

{Cut to a photo of Limozeen}

LIMOZEEN: {singing} I've got the heart of a lion and the wings of a bat, because it's midnite!

{Cut back to the Compy 386 and Strong Bad}

STRONG BAD: {singing} Heart of a lion, wings of some stuff, because it's something! {stops singing} Oh-ho man, I love that song! {typing} I can't wait for this sunday {pause} sunday {pause} someday.

{The Paper comes down.}

[edit] Easter Eggs

AWEXOME CROSS 98
  • At the end, click on the first "Sunday" to bring up a flyer advertisement for the show. The Awexome Cross 98 theme song plays in the background.
SUNDAY
AWEXOME
CROSS
98
LIVE IN STRONGBADIA
Thrills! Chills! Syrup!
Also, too:
A live performance by
LIMOZEEN
Because it's midnite!
  • Click on the "Someday" to see an autographed Limozeen picture. "Because, It's Midnite" is sung in the background. The autograph reads "YO SB!! keep on zeenin!"

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Trivia

  • This is the first email to include The Poopsmith in person (he was only on a playing card in your friends).
  • The YouTube description for this email is "Awexome Cross 98! This SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SOMEDAY! Limozeen drops they numba one jam 'Because, It's Midnite' on an unsuspecting public!"

[edit] Remarks

  • For some reason, in the picture of Limozeen, there are four extra hands floating around the band members. One is in front of Perry and Larry, one behind Perry, one behind Gary and the last one behind Larry.
  • In the "Awexome Cross" ad and the "someday" Easter egg, the bass player plays his first note a step too high, then corrects himself on the second beat.
  • As with a few other cartoons on the website, the King of Town is oddly using an older design for this email.
  • The Paper comes down slightly faster than most other emails.
  • Strong Bad doesn't capitalize either Sunday when he types them.
  • The King of Town apparently had to give Strong Bad a bucket of chicken to get in, despite the fact that he is part of the show.

[edit] Goofs

  • The shadow of the fence starts a fair distance out from the fence itself, and the shadow for the end of the fence is strangely jagged.

[edit] Inside References

  • "Toons! Games! I'm gonna check my eeeemail..." is a reference to the Main Pages.
  • Strong Bad calls one of the email's authors "Dan" instead of "Stan".
  • The King of Town's syrup-covered cardboard box is another example of eating non-food items.
  • This is the first time Guns N' Roses is referenced.
  • A KnF'nC bucket of chicken appears in the toon.

[edit] Real-World References

  • A loud voice booming "Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!" or any word repeated, as if an echo, is a commonly mocked style of advertising used for monster truck races. It was first popularized by announcer Jan Gabriel.
  • The jumpsuit The Cheat is wearing is similar to the jumpsuit worn by the famous daredevil Evel Knievel during his famous motorcycle jumps. However, in design (specifically, the red and blue head-to-toe piping with stars) it is actually closer to the jumpsuit worn by hapless stuntman Super Dave Osborne. The image of The Cheat inside the tire is also a possible allusion to one of Super Dave's more famous (and disastrous) stunts, where he rode in the center of a giant yo-yo.
  • The bottles of maple syrup around the cardboard box are designed similarly to those of Mrs. Butterworth's, a famous syrup brand.
  • The line "Let's do this like Brutus" comes from a skit on the De La Soul album "De La Soul Is Dead", itself a reference to the track Bring The Noise, where the phrase "We can do this like Brutus." is spoken by Flavor Flav.
  • The chicken bucket that says "KnF'nC" is a reference to Guns N' Roses, who used the abbreviation "GnF'nR" during the Use Your Illusion era. The 2000-2004 incarnation of the band contained guitarist Buckethead, who wears a KFC bucket on his head like a hat.

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[edit] DVD Version

  • The Awexome Cross '98 Easter egg is disabled for obvious reasons.
  • To access the Awexome Cross flier easter egg, click on the hidden Strong Bad logo to the right of the Compy screen.
  • To access the Limozeen poster easter egg, click on the hidden Strong Bad logo to the bottom left of the Compy screen.
  • The DVD version features hidden creators' commentary. To access it, switch your DVD player's audio language selection while watching.

[edit] Commentary Transcript

(Commentary by: Matt Chapman, Mike Chapman)

MATT: We were just discussing, uh, how there are some Strong Bad Emails that really tip their hand, uh, with the name of them—

MIKE: The— The title, yeah.

MATT: Yeah, like this one.

MIKE: You kind of know what it's going to be about.

MATT: {almost simultaneously} Know what it's going to be about. Yeah. {pause} This is—was this the first instan—nah, I guess he's always getting people's names wrong. That's a common theme.

MIKE: I don't know if that's—I don't know if he's—this... Maybe this is the first time.

MATT: Who knows?

MIKE: Somebody, uh, let us know. One of you callers. One of our callers will probably let us know.

MATT: Mike, we don't have callers.

MIKE: We should, uh, have a radio show.

MATT: Mike, no.

MIKE: This should—this is a radio show.

MATT: It's not.

MIKE: {adopts gravelly voice} All right, all right.

{Matt laughs}

MIKE: Uhm...

MATT: So here we go. That's The Cheat in his Evel Knievel outfit, obviously, which our mom made us for, uh—or made our oldest brother first for Halloween—

MIKE: Yep.

MATT: —and then I think it got passed down to all of us. I think in, like, 1987, I was wearing an Evel Knievel {Mike laughs} and like, I didn't know that he wasn't very popular anymore. And he says "Let's do this like Brutus" there, not "Buddhists". A lot of people think he says that, but that's just a, uh... comment. It's in a De La Soul song or it's on the De La Soul album "De La Soul is Dead." Doesn't Flavor Flav say it at some point?

MIKE: I think so, yeah.

MATT: KnF'nC. That's a reference to GnF'nR, Drivin' N' Cryin'.

MIKE: {chuckling} That's—

MATT: That's—all four of those are our br—big brother Donnie, very seriously in the year 1987 dressed as Vince Neil for Halloween. There you have it. And then a bunch of extra limbs.

{Mike laughs}

MATT: And of course, there you go. Limozeen given... wings... wings of steel, {Mike laughs} you know, with which to fly.

[edit] Fun Facts

  • The first email in which Strong Bad refers to the sender by an incorrect name is actually invisibility, in which he calls sinstudly17 "dumb name"—though he had given senders nicknames and has misspelled or mispronounced names prior to this.
  • Evel Knievel was a stunt performer known for attempting daredevil ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps. He retired from stunt jumps in 1977 (making his final stunt show appearance in 1980), hence Matt's comment about Knievel's relative lack of popularity by 1987.
  • Drivin' N' Cryin' is a Southern rock band famous in the Georgia region, but which never really achieved national fame.
  • Vince Neil is the lead singer for the band Mötley Crüe.
  • "Wings of steel" combined with the lyric "wings of a bat" refer to the 1960s cartoon Batfink, whose eponymous hero is a crime-fighting bat with steel wings.

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