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* This email was sent in by wiki user [[User:NachoMan|NachoMan]].
* This email currently has the largest filesize, possibly due to the bitmaps used for the Deutsch Master painting and the Rich Guy newspaper portrait.
* This email currently has the largest filesize, possibly due to the bitmaps used for the Deutsch Master painting and the Rich Guy newspaper portrait.
* This email was released late Sunday night Atlanta time, but the website claimed that its release date was on Monday.
* This email was released late Sunday night Atlanta time, but the website claimed that its release date was on Monday.

Revision as of 05:17, 2 May 2006

Strong Bad Email #139
watch space program highschool
Done by a Deutsch Master.

Strong Bad tries to make a portrait of himself.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, Lord Quackingstick, Strong Badman (Easter egg), The Cheat, Homestar Runner, Strong Mad, Princess Shellbra

Places: Computer Room, A Museum, Trailer Home, Strong Mad's Room, Strong Bad's Basement, The Field (Easter egg)

Computer: Lappy 486

Date: December 4, 2005

Running Time: 3:37

Page Title: Lappy 486

Contents

Transcript

STRONG BAD: Hey everybody, it's a musical Strong Bad Email this week! {presses enter} {singing} Da-doo doo doo Dear, Dear Strong Bad, oh I was wondering—{stops singing} Ahhh, I can't keep this up.

STRONG BAD: {typing} Guess what? Nobody calls you Coolio da Fabio (aka quit making up nicknames for yourself.) [sic] I'm just gonna call you Dealin' Burgers, which I assume doubles as an accurate job description.

{Clears screen.}

STRONG BAD: Moving onwardly, I suppose my greatness is worthy of portraiture. Perhaps one done by a Deutsch Master.

{Cut to a portrait of Strong Bad, in a long-haired wig, a beret, and a toga, holding a toy stick with a duck's head on the end. The painting is in a gold frame, with a museum placard beside it (see below).}

STRONG BAD: The kind that are always getting stolen or vandalized by art bandits.

{The Cheat appears from the top, wearing a black mask, skullcap, and a t-shirt reading "4rt b4ndit". He places a stencil over the painting and paints a "robotank", along with the words "RAD, RAD ROBOTANK", in pink spray paint.}

STRONG BAD: {offscreen} Thanks, little buddy! Now it's worth something.

THE CHEAT: {obliging The Cheat noises; salutes}

{Cut back to the Lappy.}

STRONG BAD: {resumes typing} Or what about one of those black and white ink portraits you see in all the rich-guy newspapers.

{Cut to a black-and-white newspaper. An image of Strong Bad in a suit and tie and holding a large cell phone is in the center.}

STRONG BAD: Well, apparently they're not rich enough to afford any color. Or even solid lines! Just a bunch of dots and dashes. I look like Morse code. {imitating Morse code} Dah dah dah dee dee dee... I a-am ho-o-olding a real-ly ol-d cel-l-l pho-o-one.

{Cut back to the Lappy. The screen has cleared.}

STRONG BAD: {typing} Oops. No. Hey, I got it! A painting of such greatness demands only the finest materials. And what could be finer than black velvet in a cheap imitation wood frame? It would be showcased—

{Cut to the velvet painting. It shows Strong Bad holding a skunk. A lamp with a moose on it can be seen to the left.}

STRONG BAD: —in only the fanciest double-wide trailers. Oh, and look! I finally caught that skunk. I been chasing after that little scamp for—Whoa!—

{The shot suddenly shifts to the right to reveal a poster of a unicorn on a snowmobile with the caption "Born to be danged!!!". Another moose lamp is seen on the right.}

STRONG BAD: —Is that a blacklight poster of a unicorn riding a snowmobile?! Now that is some esteemed company.

{A Cold One Ice flies at the lamp and shatters it.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {offscreen and in a groggy voice} Thanks for breaking my moose lamp.

{Cut back to the Lappy.}

STRONG BAD: {typing} Unfortunately, I don't know anybody with a useless Master of Fine Arts degree, so I might have to settle for something a bit more, how you say, made by Strong Mad or The Cheat.

{Cut to The Cheat, who is noisily gnawing a relief-bust of Strong Bad's face into a log.}

STRONG BAD: Very... uh, slobbery, The Cheat. This isn't quite what I had in mind when you said "sculpture."

{Music starts playing.}

STRONG BAD: You're really just... goin' to town there, aren't ya?

{Strong Bad stares at The Cheat working for a moment.}

STRONG BAD: I'm gonna {motioning with his glove} leave you two alone.

{Strong Bad backs away. Cut to Strong Mad's room. Strong Mad is sprinkling glitter over a macaroni picture. A sticker on the left side reads "Great Thyme". Strong Bad walks up.}

STRONG BAD: Oh, nice work, Chef Boyardee!

{Cut to a close-up of the picture.}

STRONG BAD: Like I couldn't have gone down to the kindergarten and hired a five-year-old to make me one of those.

{Cut back to the wide shot.}

STRONG BAD: ...Except that sounds pretty creepy and I'd probably go to jail.

STRONG MAD: {slams the glitter down} I'LL WAIT FOR YOU!

{Cut back to the Lappy. Strong Bad sits down.}

STRONG BAD: {typing} Well, thanks to my no-talent minions, it looks like a self-portrait is the only way to go. And I will render it in nothing less than the classic style of the Trüe Mästers.

{Cut to a shot of Strong Bad, who has somehow fit his head into a wooden cutout of a muscular man holding a sword with a keyboard on it. The man has "SB" written on his stomach and is holding a falcon. His one visible leg wears a boot that looks vaguely similar to a 'Lectric Boot. There are also two cans of paint nearby, labeled "Some Paint" and "Some More Paint". There is also a cutout of a mermaid at his feet with an empty space for a head. He paints it with a small brush.}

STRONG BAD: Ah, at last: A self-portrait that accurately depicts who I am, where I'm from, and my passing interest in falconry.

{He tries to get out.}

STRONG BAD: Uh-oh. {keeps trying} How do I get outta this thing?

{Cut to the reverse angle. He can be seen hanging by his head.}

STRONG BAD: How did I get into this thing? {kicks his legs together a few times}

{Cut back to the front view. He holds up the duck-head toy from the first portrait.}

STRONG BAD: {making the bird talk} Quack, quack.

{Cut to a close-up.}

STRONG BAD: Why, Lord Quackingstick, how nice to see you. You don't happen to have a hacksaw in your pocket, do you? {making the bird talk} Quack, quack.

{Cut back to the wide shot.}

STRONG BAD: Oh, too bad. {looking down at the mermaid} Well, what about you, Princess Shellbra?

{He moves the bird-on-a-stick into the face hole for the mermaid.}

STRONG BAD: {making the bird talk in a high, sultry voice} Quack, quack. {speaking normally} But of course. I love to serenade you anytime with my {looks down to his right} mystical key-sword-tar. I mean it's not like I'm goin' anywhere... anytime soon.

{The Paper comes down.}

Easter Eggs

  • Click the white card beside the portrait by the Deutsch Master to see an "Adventures of Strong Badman" comic book.
  • Click the key-sword-tar at the end to see a printable version of the robotank stencil The Cheat used to vandalize the painting.
  • Click Lord Quackingstick at the end to see Strong Bad show off his key-sword-tar to Homestar.

Easter Egg Transcript

{Cut to The Field with Homestar and Strong Bad holding the key-sword-tar, his head still in the hole, although it has been broken off from the rest of the portrait.}

STRONG BAD: So that's when I realized I don't even need Lamaze classes.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Strong Bad, there's something different about you. Did you get a haircut?

STRONG BAD: No, but I did get this new key-sword-tar. {waves the key-sword-tar around} Maow, maow, maoooooooow. {falsetto} Keyboard, keyboooooard. {normal} Maow, maow, maooooooooow. {falsetto} Fight some brigands!! {Homestar holds up a SAAB lighter, Strong Bad's voice returns to normal} Maow Maow, Maoooow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-owwowwoww-whammy-barrrrruh.

Fun Facts

Explanations

  • Deutsch is the German word for "german", but Strong Bad uses it as a play on Dutch. (The similarity in sound has led to confusion about terms such as Pennsylvania Dutch, who are actually of German descent.) "Dutch masters" is a general term for the famous Dutch artists of the 17th century, such as Rembrandt and Vermeer. "Dutch Masters" is also a brand of cigars.
    • If pronounced with all the umlauts Strong Bad had inserted, "Deutsch Master" would be pronounced DUOY-ch MEH-ster.
  • Falconry is the art or sport of training raptors (birds of prey) to hunt or pursue game.
  • Lamaze is a relaxation technique designed to avoid the use of pain-killing drugs during childbirth.
  • A whammy bar is a lever mounted to the bridge of a guitar and is used to bend the notes up or down. Since it works by changing the tension of the guitar strings, its inclusion on Strong Bad's key-sword-tar (a pun on the Keytar) is hard to explain. Real keytars use a pitch bend controller to bend pitches; it's possible that this "whammy bar" is in fact a MIDI controller.

Trivia

  • This email was sent in by wiki user NachoMan.
  • This email currently has the largest filesize, possibly due to the bitmaps used for the Deutsch Master painting and the Rich Guy newspaper portrait.
  • This email was released late Sunday night Atlanta time, but the website claimed that its release date was on Monday.
  • The card next to the first portrait reads:
Strongio da Baddio
DaVantres
c. 1658
  • The upper-left corner of the comic book reads:
CHEAP AS

FREE
comics

{The Cheat
in costume}
$1.25

$8.00 CAN

45
APPROVED

BY THE
COMICS
CODE

{symbol}
  • The captions for the newspaper picture read "Sell phones or Cell phones?" above and "Strong Bad" below. A lower headline reads "Banks have 'money'".
  • The visible portions of the newspaper articles read:
Mulligatawny

stew rose high in
the markets today
fter rumors spread
a really sweet deal
over at my place
usually get started
d nine and go until
who knows when!
Pork bellies will be
erved around 8-ish.
tures to follow at 9
ase bring your own
pkins if you're into
 that crap. Not me.
ipe hands on pants,
 yo. Anyways, I'm
ally rich and money
s still very valuable.

Gigantic cell phone

making a 4th quart
comeback as the the "it'
toy of the Decemberwe
season. "Who wants to
put a phone in their poc
when you can carry aro
a separate suitcase just
for a portable, wireless
mobile, take-anywhere
cellular telephone. Ma
analysts predict all the
cool kids will be luggi
these stylish jobbies fr
prom dance to soccer
practice in 2006.
 "I want a cell phone
that is quite large," say
the sleepy rabbit.
The technology sector is anticipating
other woodland creatures to be amon
early adopters of the new technology

Remarks

  • Strong Bad tells "Coolio de Fabio" to "quit making up nicknames for yourself." However, in english paper, he actually recommends it, saying "it couldn't hurt to soup up your name a little bit."
  • Homestar's lighter in the key-sword-tar Easter egg is a Saab lighter, in contrast to Strong Bad's BMW lighter.
  • The fours in The Cheat's 4rt b4ndit shirt are another example of Leetspeak in the toons.
  • Strong Bad's comment about "a useless Master of Fine Arts Degree" is a self-reference to Mike Chapman. Mike has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and, according to the Tastes Like Chicken Interview, dropped out of graduate school because he felt that his photographic style was not commercially viable.
  • The second small line on the right newspaper paragraph repeats the word "the".

Goofs

  • Strong Bad mistypes his line "Guess what? Nobody calls you Coolio da Fabio (aka quit making up nicknames for yourself.)" The period should be outside the parentheses; Strong Bad types it inside.
  • In the Easter egg, when Strong Bad is moving the wooden cutout of the key-sword-tar around, the picture reverses direction.
  • In the scene where Strong Bad says "How did I get into this thing?", Lord Quackingstick is not there.

Inside References

Real-World References

  • "TendaRONi" is also a reference to the song "Roni" by Bobby Brown. The lyrics of this song make reference to a "tender Roni".
  • The Rad Rad Robotank is likely a double-reference to Transformers and the Newgrounds.com logo. The fact that it appears as a stencil is possibly a jab at Newgrounds' tendency to encourage people to place their promotional stickers everywhere. It may also be in reference to a British artist, Banksy, who uses stencils and has also produced paintings which consist of modified forms of existing works of art.
  • The black-and-white portrait of Strong Bad is a "hedcut", a type of drawing developed by and used in The Wall Street Journal (which is probably the "rich-guy newspaper" he was referring to).
  • Chef Boyardee was an Italian chef who is famous for his canned food franchise.
  • Homestar holds up a Saab lighter during the Easter egg with Strong Bad.
  • In the Easter egg, Strong Bad makes a reference to Lamaze classes, which are classes for expectant mothers to learn various techniques to reduce the pain associated with childbirth.
  • The word "brigand" from Strong Bad's keyswordtar song in the Easter egg is another word for outlaw or bandit.

Fast Forward

  • The trailer with the black light poster of the unicorn is later revealed to be the one that Vance Mudgeman's family lives in in secret identity.

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