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This article is about the Strong Bad Email. For the animal, see Birds. For the Teen Girl Squad characters, see Birds (Teen Girl Squad). For the gesture, see Double Deuce.

Strong Bad Email #24
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"Psssshhh! The Double Deuce!"

Phylo D asks how hard it is for Strong Bad to flip someone off with boxing gloves on.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, Pom Pom, Homestar Runner

Places: The Stick

Computer: Pom Pilot

Date: Monday, April 22, 2002

Running Time: 1:20

Page Title: Tandy 400!!!

DVD: strongbad_email.exe Disc One



{Pom Pom and Strong Bad are standing next to The Stick.}

STRONG BAD: So I was like, {begins to "shake it" mockingly} "Well, you think you're so hot, but me hot, me hot!"

POM POM: {laughs}

STRONG BAD: Yeah, that's a pretty good one, huh? Oh crap, I should probably check my email. Hey, let me see your Pom Pilot!

{Pom Pom tosses his Pom Pilot to Strong Bad.}

STRONG BAD: {singing as he uses the stylus to bring up the email} Checkin' my email... Here at the stick... That's pretty cool...

STRONG BAD: Uh, not really, man.

{He holds his hand straight to the front.}

STRONG BAD: I'm flippin' you off right now. Of course there's other ways to give somebody the finger.

{He puts his hand behind him.}

STRONG BAD: Oh, check it out: behind the back.

{He waves his hand in circles.}

STRONG BAD: Oh, around the world. And my personal favorite.

{He holds both of his arms up to the side.}

STRONG BAD: Psssshhh! The Double Deuce! What's your favorite, Pom Pom?

{Pom Pom holds one of his hands up.}

STRONG BAD: Ah, Pom Pom likes the Single Deuce.

{Pom Pom nods. Homestar walks on screen.}

STRONG BAD: Hey, Homestar!

{He flips his hand to Homestar.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hey, right back at you Strong Bad!

{Homestar walks away.}

STRONG BAD: He just gave me the bird!

POM POM: {laughs}

STRONG BAD: That wasn't funny, man! That'll hurt a guy's feelings. {Brooding} Okay, so until next week send me your email and I will more than likely flip you off.

{The Paper comes down. After a few seconds, Pom Pom briefly peeks his head out from under it and then straightens back up.}

Fun Facts


  • This is the first instance of a character interacting with The Paper.
  • This is the first Strong Bad Email in which Pom Pom appears.
  • This is the only email set completely outside.
  • This is the first email Strong Bad doesn't answer on his own computer.
  • In the email that Strong Bad received, the "i" inside the word "with" is lowercase.


  • Apparently, Pom Pom has Strong Bad's email username and password saved on to his Pom Pilot. Strong Bad didn't even have to log in.
  • The page title is Tandy 400!!!, even though Strong Bad is never at his computer.


  • Right before Strong Bad gives the Double Deuce, he sets down the Pom Pilot at his feet. Then, when Homestar Runner walks by, the Pom Pilot is nowhere to be seen.
  • Strong Bad's right eye (on the viewer's left) has the "gleam" in the wrong spot.
  • Pom Pom and The Stick have a shadow, but Strong Bad doesn't.

Inside References

  • Strong Bad receives another email signed with the word crapfully.
  • When Homestar flips Strong Bad the bird, it highlights his lack of visible arms.

Fast Forward

  • The Double Deuce would later become Stinkoman's main attack.
  • A reference to "flipping off" is heard in the intro to alternate universe.
  • In an Easter egg on the email 2 emails, activated by clicking on "double the fun" in the first email, you can see a packet of gum called "Strong Bad's Double Deuce-blemint Gum".
  • In big white face, Strong Bad gives Strong Sad the "single deuce".

DVD Version


  • At the very start of the email, a brief snippet of the music from the Easter egg in little animal (the previous email) plays.

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