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*This email makes reference to [[Pants|pants]].
*This email makes reference to [[Pants|pants]].
*This email has reference to [[Goats|goats]].
*This email has reference to [[Goats|goats]].
*This email has a reference to [[Alcohol|alcohol]]
*This email has a reference to [[Alcohol|alcohol]].
*[[The Jolly Dumple]] can be seen on the football field.
*[[The Jolly Dumple]] can be seen on the football field.
*The Cheat previously opened his mouth wide in [[The House That Gave Sucky Treats]]
*The Cheat previously opened his mouth wide in [[The House That Gave Sucky Treats]]

Revision as of 12:53, 16 April 2007

Strong Bad Email #170
watch from work underlings
"Let's sue him!"

Strong Bad attemps to sue Malinko for using him and The Cheat in a comic.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, Homestar Runner, The Cheat, Strong Sad, Senor Cardgage (Easter egg)

Places: Computer Room, The Field, The Athletic Field, Marzipan's House (Easter Egg)

Computer: Lappy 486

Date: April 16, 2007

Running Time: 3:33

Page Title: Lappy 486



STRONG BAD: {in a singsong voice} Sweetheart, get dressed and brush your teeth! It's time for email!

STRONG BAD: {typing} Well Malinko, I hope you interested in getting sued into the middle ages by The Cheat and me. Cause that's what would happen if you drew a few comics about us. {clears screen} Just like that time Homestar started selling Strong Bad flavored water. {pronounces "flavored water" queasily, types in wavy blue-green font} We shut that mess down on the quickfast.

{Cut to Homestar Runner in The Field with a stack of bottles labeled "SB20"}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: I got your Strong Bad water right here! S-B-two-oh. Bottled at the source. Pure as a mountain goat.

{Strong Bad and The Cheat approach; The Cheat is wearing a suit and tie and dragging a briefcase.}

STRONG BAD: Alright The Cheat, let's sue him!

{The Cheat opens the briefcase, which is filled with colored water balloons. Strong Bad and The Cheat start pegging Homestar with the balloons.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hooray! The orders are violently flying in!

{Cut back to the Lappy}

STRONG BAD: {typing} Man, I've got the best lawyer soft tacos can buy. And his aim with those waterbombs is crazy good! He can hit Strong Sad from like three football fields away.

{Cut to Strong Sad taking notes on a notepad at the athletic field, which has the Jolly Dumple painted in an end zone and a sign next to the sideline reading "FIELD 3".}

STRONG SAD: {taking notes} Note to self: {flips page} get—big—ger— {flips page} note—boo— {flips page} —k.

{Water balloons come flying from behind the trees in the distance, hitting Strong Sad and knocking him on his face.}

STRONG SAD: Mercy me!

{Cut back to the Lappy}

STRONG BAD: {typing} I think we were suing him for custody of his not-so-thin mints that day.

{Zoom out to reveal The Cheat standing next to Strong Bad, holding up a manila envelope.}

THE CHEAT: {The Cheat noises}

STRONG BAD: Ahoy! An unmarked manila envelope. Must be that weaselly Malinko's comic.

{The Cheat snaps the envelope open. Strong Bad pulls a white piece of paper out of the envelope and looks at it}


{Close-up of the paper, which has two scribbles labeled "Strong Bad" and "the Cheat", a few stains, and the signature "-m"}

STRONG BAD: Rough copy is right! {turns the paper from side to side} Uh, you don't need my help finding promblems for these guys, Malinko.

{Close-up of The Cheat}

THE CHEAT: {angry The Cheat noises}

{Close-up of Strong Bad}

STRONG BAD: These don't look anything like us! Man, that kid was going to have so few pants on after we got done suing them off him. And now he's gonna strut around all on-panted waving his pant-covered legs in our faces.}

THE CHEAT: {The Cheat noises}

STRONG BAD: {throws paper up in the air} You're a genius, The Cheat! Now that's what I pay you for. Open up. {holds up a taco and The Cheat opens his mouth wide} Up. Ah! Ah! Ah! {throws the taco in The Cheat's mouth, who gulps it down} There you go.

{The Cheat opens his mouth again and claps his paws together, imitating a seal.}

THE CHEAT: {The Cheat noises}

STRONG BAD: Okay, okay. One more. {throws another taco in The Cheat's mouth, who gulps it down}

{Cut to silhouettes of Strong Bad and The Cheat wearing barbed wire, walking in front of a cloudy sky.}

STRONG BAD: Utz. Eetz. Ahtz. Atch.

{Cut to Strong Bad and The Cheat standing in The Field, still wearing barbed wire.}

STRONG BAD: Now we look just like Malinko's cat-scratchings. Our case is air-tight. Why stop at pants? We could probably sue that black zip-up hoodie off him now too!

THE CHEAT: {turns around and makes The Cheat noises}

STRONG BAD: Yeah, this stuff does make me feel pretty tough. Ooh, in fact... we should star in own action-packed credit sequence called, "Rough Copy!".

{A "ROUGH COPY!" title screen appears with Strong Bad and The Cheat wearing barbed wire and holding revolvers. Big band music plays. Cut to Strong Bad, who runs across a row of 2-D silhouetted buildings. The screen reads, "with STRONG BAD" in the corner. Cut to the Cheat, who fires his revolver. The screen reads, "and THE CHEAT" in the corner.}

{Two strips of video appear on the screen, one with Strong Bad walking down a sidewalk, and one with the Cheat tossing a taco in his mouth. Cut to a horizontally split screen with Strong Bad pointing his revolver in each one. Cut to Strong Bad and The Cheat riding down a highway in the Gremlin. Strong Bad has his revolver drawn, and The Cheat is standing on the roof of the car.}

{Cut to white silhouettes of Strong Bad and The Cheat holding their guns, with the text "ROUGH COPY!" above them and "Promblem-Packed Action!" above them. The music ends.}

{Cut to Strong Sad speaking to Strong Bad and The Cheat at The Field. Strong Bad and The Cheat are still wearing barbed wire, and Strong Sad is wearing reading glasses and carrying a very large "Bigger Noootebook"}

STRONG SAD: Oh, hello, gentlemen. I'm here representing my client, Malinko. {zoom in on Strong Sad} It would seem you are infringing on his highly intellectual property. {points upward on "highly"}

STRONG BAD: You gotta be joking! There's nothing intellectual abou—

{Strong Sad begins pegging Strong Bad with snowballs, and Strong Bad yells.}

STRONG BAD: Where did you get snowballs this time of year?! {Strong Sad continues hitting him with snowballs} How did you fit them in that notebook?

STRONG SAD: {holds a snowball aloft} I've been saving these in the freezer since I was eight! {throws snowball at Strong Bad, who yells}

{The screen dims, and Homestar Runner pops in front, holding a bottle of "Malinko Drinko".}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Drinko some Malinko! Crystal clear like domestic beer.

{Cut back to the Lappy. Strong Bad shakes snow off his head and grumbles.}

STRONG BAD: {typing} Can't you see Malinko? All this hot legal action is tearing our non-existent friendship apart! Looks like we'll just have to settle out of court.

{Strong Bad turns away from the Lappy and starts eating a candy bar.}

STRONG BAD: Mmm. That's some good settlement. {chews}

{The Paper comes down.}

Easter Eggs

  • When Strong Bad turns away from the computer to respond to The Cheat, click the text on the screen to see a box of Not So Thin Mints.
  • At the end of the email, click the candy bar to see Senor Cardgage talk to Strong Bad.
SENOR CARDGAGE: {leaning in from the right} Hey, Grendolyn! Don't bogart that settlement now!
  • At the end of the email, click the wall plug to see a clip Homestar Runner sitting on the couch.
{Homestar is sitting on Marzipan's couch looking sad. Windy noises.}
HOMESTAR RUNNER: {after quite some time, sighs} DNA evidence.

Fun Facts


  • SB20 is a play on H20, the formula for water. Conincidently Sb20 is theoretically a stable molecule (diantimony oxide).
  • Domestic Beer is beer made in one's own country. This is most likely referring to American beers.
  • The Cheat's clapping his hands together indicating he wants more food is the manner in which trained seals or otters clap their flippers together to indicate to their trainer that they want more food.


Inside References

  • This is the sixth Strong Bad Email in a row to mention DNA evidence.
    • This is the first and only appearance of the gag in an Easter egg rather than the main cartoon.
  • This email makes reference to pants.
  • This email has reference to goats.
  • This email has a reference to alcohol.
  • The Jolly Dumple can be seen on the football field.
  • The Cheat previously opened his mouth wide in The House That Gave Sucky Treats
  • When Strong Bad and The Cheat are sillhouetted against the sky, it is very similar to its design in isp.
  • Strong Bad's reaction to Homestar's "flavored water" is similar to his reaction to Homestar's bread sing alongs in origins. In each case, he types "flavored water" and "bread sing alongs" in moving green text.
  • Strong Bad is eating a Zagnut bar, seen previously in 3 Times Halloween Funjob and flashback.

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