# the basics

## Summary

T.J. asks Strong Bad what some of his tricks are, and he replies with a list of the basics.

## Transcript

```Dear strong bad,

how do you do it . teach me some of your trick's.

With crap,
T.J.```

{After Strong Bad read "how do you do it", he says "no question mark" because he see no question mark on it.}

STRONG BAD: Well, I mean I can't tell you all of them TJ. But, you know, there's the basics. I mean, like if somebody's like, "Hey! Are you listening to me?" You say, "Yes," but you're not really listening. Um, then there's the one where you say, "Hey! Look over there." And when they turn their head, you know there's nothing there and you pour some Coke down their shirt. And this one is a little amateur, but it has worked for me in the past. You bet somebody a hundred "bucks", and if they win, you give them like a hundred kicks in the butt and you call that a buck. I mean, I don't know, somebody invented that...and...it works pretty good. You get to kick somebody. But everyone has a different taste, you know? Develop your own style, TJ. Reach down inside yourself and pull out something...not like...organs. You know what I mean. Anyways, e-mail... there'll be another one next week...

{The Paper comes out and it says "Click here to e-mail strong bad", click on the text to email him.}

Transcribed by 193.150.221.247 in Stockholm, Sweden

## Fun Facts

• In labor day, Strong Bad reveals that this is his favorite email.
• We learn a few of Strong Bad's "tricks".
• If someone says "Hey! Are you listening to me?", say "Yes". (even if you aren't)
• Say "Hey! Look over there" and when they turn their head there's nothing there and you pour some coke down their shirt.
• Bet someone a hundred bucks. If they win you give them like a hundred kicks in the butt. And you call that a buck I mean, I don't know. Somebody invented that... and... it works pretty good. You get to kick somebody.
• Mostly you need to reach down inside yourself and pull out something (Not like... organs.) Develop your own style.
• The intro to the email is like the end of the Intro to the main website.