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Thrills, Chills, Syrup! Kids and old peoples NOT ALLOWED!

Strong Bad Email #61

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, Strongbadia

Computer: Compy 386

Date: February 3, 2003

Running Time: 1:41

Contents

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 CROSS 98!

{Awexome Cross logo appears. 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. What Strong Bad describes shows up on screen as he describes it.}

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

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!

{Cut to the Poopsmith tossing out multicolored smoke bombs}

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

{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 sunday someday.

{The Paper comes down.}

Easter Eggs

Because it's something!
  • 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.
SUNDAY
AWEXOME
CROSS
98
LIVE IN STRONGBADIA
Thrills! Chills! Syrup!
Also, too:
A live performance by
LIMOZEEN
  • Click on the second "Sunday" to play Awexome Cross.
  • Click on the "Someday" to see an autographed Limozeen picture. "Because It's Midnite" is sung in the background.

Fun Facts

Explanations

  • A loud voice booming "Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!" is the classic style of advertising used for monster truck rallies.

Trivia

Remarks

  • For some reason, in the picture of Limozeen, there are at least two, maybe three extra hands floating around the guys.

Inside References

  • "Toons! Games! I'm gonna check my eeeemail...." is a reference to all the Main Pages.

Real-World References

  • The jumpsuit The Cheat is wearing is the same as the jumpsuit worn by the famous daredevil Evel Knievel during his famous motorcycle jumps.
  • 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".
  • The chicken bucket that says "KnF'nC" is a reference to Guns N' Roses, who used the acronym "GnF'nR" during the Use Your Illusion era. The latest incarnation of the band contains guitarist Buckethead, who wears a KFC bucket on his head like a hat.

Fast Forward

DVD Version

  • The Awexome Cross '98 Easter egg is disabled for obvious reasons.
  • The DVD version features hidden creators' commentary. To access it, switch your DVD player's audio language selection while watching.

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 with the name of them—

MIKE: 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.

MIKE: Yeah.

MATT: 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 it's 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: Like, 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—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 I, like, 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: That's—

MATT: That's—all four of those are our 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.

Fun Facts

  • Drivin' N' Cryin' was a Southern rock band famous in the Georgia region that never really achieved national fame.
  • Vince Neil was 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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