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{{aboutemail}}{{for|[[pseudocharacter]]|The Paper}}
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{{sbenav|173}}
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[[Image:Sbemail173thepaper.PNG|thumb|"Did you hear that? It said 'Preeeeow!'"]]
[[Image:Sbemail173thepaper.PNG|thumb|"Did you hear that? It said 'Preeeeow!'"]]
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{{aboutemail}}{{for|[[pseudocharacter]]|The Paper}}
 
Strong Bad reminisces about [[The Paper]] as it passes away.
Strong Bad reminisces about [[The Paper]] as it passes away.
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'''STRONG BAD:''' OW!!!
'''STRONG BAD:''' OW!!!
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''{Cut back to show the full computer room. The wrecked printer is on the ground, with Strong Bad reeling next to it. The printer prints a sheet with a sickly, distorted sound. A dramatic chord plays. Cut to a closeup of The Paper, which reads "I tHiNK i'MM rEAlllyy QUItTinG sTROng BBBaD".}''
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''{Cut back to show the full computer room. The wrecked printer is on the ground, with Strong Bad reeling next to it. The printer prints a sheet with a sickly, distorted sound. A dramatic chord plays. Cut to a closeup of The Paper, which reads}
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{| cellspacing="0" cellpadding="4" style="text-align:center;font-family: courier new, monospace;width:350px"
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|- style="background:#E0F5E1;"
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|  
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|- style="background:#F8F8F8;"
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| "I tHiNK i'MM rEAlllyy QUItTinG sTROng BBBaD"
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|- style="background:#E0F5E1;"
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|}
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''
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{offscreen}'' THE PAPER! NO!!!
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{offscreen}'' THE PAPER! NO!!!
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'''STRONG BAD:''' Why do all my thirty-year-old electronics keep breaking on me?!
'''STRONG BAD:''' Why do all my thirty-year-old electronics keep breaking on me?!
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''{Cut to a closeup of The Paper, which prints out some more text reading "wE haDd A goOd RUN, oLD buDddy."}''
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''{Cut to a closeup of The Paper, which prints out some more text reading
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{| cellspacing="0" cellpadding="4" style="text-align:center;font-family: courier new, monospace;width:350px"
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|- style="background:#E0F5E1;"
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|  
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|- style="background:#F8F8F8;"
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| wE HaDd A goOd RUN, oLD buDddy
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|- style="background:#E0F5E1;"
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|}
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''
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{offscreen}'' We sure did, pal.  
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{offscreen}'' We sure did, pal.  
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'''LIL' STRONG BAD:''' Did you hear that?
'''LIL' STRONG BAD:''' Did you hear that?
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''{Cut to a closeup of The Paper coming out of the printer, which reads "Preeeeow, world."}''
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''{Cut to a closeup of The Paper, which reads  
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{| cellspacing="0" cellpadding="4" style="text-align:center;font-family: courier new, monospace;width:350px"
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|- style="background:#E0F5E1;"
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|  
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|- style="background:#F8F8F8;"
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| [[Preeeeow]] World
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|- style="background:#E0F5E1;"
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|}
'''LIL' STRONG BAD:''' ''{offscreen}'' It said "Preeeeow!"
'''LIL' STRONG BAD:''' ''{offscreen}'' It said "Preeeeow!"
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'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Homestar had the ball at the top of the key. ''{bounces the football twice}'' Dribble, dribble, ''{throws it toward the hoop}'' shoot!
'''HOMESTAR RUNNER:''' Homestar had the ball at the top of the key. ''{bounces the football twice}'' Dribble, dribble, ''{throws it toward the hoop}'' shoot!
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''{The Paper comes down reading "Manute Bol" in front of the hoop, blocking the shot. Strong Bad looks up.}''
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''{The Paper comes down reading {| cellspacing="0" cellpadding="4" style="text-align:center;font-family: courier new, monospace;width:350px"
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|- style="background:#E0F5E1;"
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|  
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|- style="background:#F8F8F8;"
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| Maunte Bol
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|- style="background:#E0F5E1;"
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|} in front of the hoop, blocking the shot. Strong Bad looks up.}''
'''STRONG BAD:''' Ooooh! ''{closeup}'' Get that weak mess outta here!
'''STRONG BAD:''' Ooooh! ''{closeup}'' Get that weak mess outta here!
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'''STRONG BAD:''' How is this island sinking?! I didn't even kill any end bosses!
'''STRONG BAD:''' How is this island sinking?! I didn't even kill any end bosses!
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''{The Paper comes down reading "Anybody need a lift?"}''
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''{The Paper comes down reading}
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{| cellspacing="0" cellpadding="4" style="text-align:center;font-family: courier new, monospace;width:350px"
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|- style="background:#E0F5E1;"
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|  
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|- style="background:#F8F8F8;"
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| Anybody need a lift?
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|- style="background:#E0F5E1;"
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|}
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{looking up}'' The Paper! I thought you were still in Pyongyang! Let's go! Jump!
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{looking up}'' The Paper! I thought you were still in Pyongyang! Let's go! Jump!
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'''STRONG BAD:''' I can't believe this is really it!  
'''STRONG BAD:''' I can't believe this is really it!  
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''{Cut to a closeup of The Paper. With a dying sound, it prints out "iT is Tiime. YOU kNOw WhHat to dO."}''
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''{Cut to a closeup of The Paper. With a dying sound, it prints out} {| cellspacing="0" cellpadding="4" style="text-align:center;font-family: courier new, monospace;width:350px"
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|- style="background:#E0F5E1;"
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|  
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|- style="background:#F8F8F8;"
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| iT is Tiime YOU kNOw WhHat to dO
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|- style="background:#E0F5E1;"
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|}
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{offscreen}'' Farewell—
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{offscreen}'' Farewell—
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:''{Both continue over Strong Bad's lines}''
:''{Both continue over Strong Bad's lines}''
:'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{Leaning into frame}'' Look! We're not doing this again. Look! We're not doing this again. ''{Record scratch, Homestar and Coach Z stop}'' WE'RE REALLY NOT DOING THIS AGAIN!
:'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{Leaning into frame}'' Look! We're not doing this again. Look! We're not doing this again. ''{Record scratch, Homestar and Coach Z stop}'' WE'RE REALLY NOT DOING THIS AGAIN!
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:''{Scoreboard changes from ? to G as the buzzer sounds.}''
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:''{Scoreboard changes from ? to G}''
==Fun Facts==
==Fun Facts==
===Explanations===
===Explanations===
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*"[[Preeeeow]], world", is a reference to [[Wikipedia:"Hello, World!" program|"hello world" programs]].
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* Strong Bad's comment about not having killed any end bosses is a reference to [http://project-apollo.net/text/rpg.html load bearing bosses], bosses in video games that, when defeated, result in the destruction of the surrounding environment.
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*Strong Bad's comment about not having killed any end bosses is a reference to [[TVTropes:Main/LoadBearingBoss|load bearing bosses]], bosses in video games that, when defeated, result in the destruction of the surrounding environment.
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===Trivia===
===Trivia===
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*The summary for the [[Podstar Runner]] RSS feed reads, "Strong Bad looks back at fond memories of The Paper as he bids farewell to his old pal."
*The summary for the [[Podstar Runner]] RSS feed reads, "Strong Bad looks back at fond memories of The Paper as he bids farewell to his old pal."
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*This email introduces [[Team Kneepads]].
 
===Remarks===
===Remarks===
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*While "Click Here to Email Strong Bad strongbad@homestarrunner.com" is usually plastered over in podcasts, the Podstar version of this email leaves the text of the Goth The Paper unaltered.
*While "Click Here to Email Strong Bad strongbad@homestarrunner.com" is usually plastered over in podcasts, the Podstar version of this email leaves the text of the Goth The Paper unaltered.
*At the end of [[guitar]], Strong Bad uses the same Lighter and only scorches The Paper.
*At the end of [[guitar]], Strong Bad uses the same Lighter and only scorches The Paper.
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*During the Homestar Easter egg, Homestar is slightly more to the left from where he was during the earlier flashback.
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*During the Homestar Easter Egg, Homestar is slightly more to the left from where he was during the earlier flashback.
===Goofs===
===Goofs===
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*Lil' Strong Bad's duck shirt is a variation of the [[Duckie Shirt]].
*Lil' Strong Bad's duck shirt is a variation of the [[Duckie Shirt]].
*"And The Paper goeth into the niiIIiiIIiiIIght!" is a reference to the song in [[guitar]], which Strong Bad ended by screaming that the dragon comes [[in the night]]. The Paper was burned with the [[BMW Lighter]] in both instances, but in guitar only the edge was scorched.
*"And The Paper goeth into the niiIIiiIIiiIIght!" is a reference to the song in [[guitar]], which Strong Bad ended by screaming that the dragon comes [[in the night]]. The Paper was burned with the [[BMW Lighter]] in both instances, but in guitar only the edge was scorched.
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**Strong Bad also mirrored this line in [[dragon]], in which he replaced the word "dragon" with "Trogdor".
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**Strong Bad also mirrored this line in [[dragon]], in which he replaced the word "dragon" with "Trogdor."
*The pear and leaves wallpaper was first seen in the email [[no loafing]].
*The pear and leaves wallpaper was first seen in the email [[no loafing]].
*The computer seen in the flashback is the same computer used in the [[Email Processing Room]].
*The computer seen in the flashback is the same computer used in the [[Email Processing Room]].
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*As Strong Bad attempts to block Homestar's shot, he makes Homsar's walking noise, just as he did in [[retirement]].
*As Strong Bad attempts to block Homestar's shot, he makes Homsar's walking noise, just as he did in [[retirement]].
*The phrase on the New Paper, "but, a butt" is similar to Strong Bad's line in [[TrogdorCon '97]], "...but, you're... a butt."
*The phrase on the New Paper, "but, a butt" is similar to Strong Bad's line in [[TrogdorCon '97]], "...but, you're... a butt."
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*Strong Bad calls The Paper his "[[-èd|stripèd]] friend".
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*Strong Bad calls The Paper his "[[-&egrave;d|strip&egrave;d]] friend".
*Homestar poured [[Mountain Dew]] on Strong Bad's other computers in [[anything]] and [[retirement]].
*Homestar poured [[Mountain Dew]] on Strong Bad's other computers in [[anything]] and [[retirement]].
*Strong Bad's remark about "brothers and sisters" is a reference to [[animal]], where he asks The Paper to "come on down and meet your new brother", the brother being the Lappy.
*Strong Bad's remark about "brothers and sisters" is a reference to [[animal]], where he asks The Paper to "come on down and meet your new brother", the brother being the Lappy.
**Strong Bad also pronounces "sisters" as he did in [[sisters]].
**Strong Bad also pronounces "sisters" as he did in [[sisters]].
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*Strong Bad's rhetorical question, "Why do all my 30-year-old electronics keep breaking on me?!?" refers to [[Strong Bad's Computer Malfunctioning|the many malfunctions]] he has had in the past.
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*Strong Bad's rhetorical question, "Why do all my 30-year-old electronics keep breaking on me?!?" refers to [[Strong Bad's Computer Malfunctioning|the many malfunctions]] he's had in the past.
*The song Homestar sings is a reference to the Easter egg in the email [[anything]], in which he sang a parody of the [http://users.pandora.be/soundtrack-fm/Reviews/Klaus_Doldinger/neverending_story/neverending_story.htm theme song] of the 1984 fantasy movie [[The NeverEnding Story]].
*The song Homestar sings is a reference to the Easter egg in the email [[anything]], in which he sang a parody of the [http://users.pandora.be/soundtrack-fm/Reviews/Klaus_Doldinger/neverending_story/neverending_story.htm theme song] of the 1984 fantasy movie [[The NeverEnding Story]].
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*The sport that Team Kneepads plays is similar to the sport played in [[In Search of the Yello Dello]] and [[A Jorb Well Done]].
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*This email includes [[Team Kneepads]].
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*This is another toon with [[Homestar Runner left behind]] in an Easter egg; in this case, with The Paper being wrapped around Homestar.
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*This is another toon with [[Homestar Runner Left Behind]] in the Easter egg with The Paper being wrapped around Homestar.
===Real-World References===
===Real-World References===
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*"Preeeeow, world", is a reference to [[Wikipedia:Hello world program|"hello world" programs]].
*[[Mountain Dew]], [[Wikipedia:Mello Yello|Mello Yello]], [[Wikipedia:Sierra Mist|Sierra Mist]], [[Wikipedia:Fresca|Fresca]], and [[Wikipedia:Surge|Surge]] are all citrus-flavored sodas.
*[[Mountain Dew]], [[Wikipedia:Mello Yello|Mello Yello]], [[Wikipedia:Sierra Mist|Sierra Mist]], [[Wikipedia:Fresca|Fresca]], and [[Wikipedia:Surge|Surge]] are all citrus-flavored sodas.
*[[Wikipedia:Tastykake|Tastykakes]] are snack cakes made by the Tasty Baking Company in Philadelphia since 1914. Available for the most part only in the Eastern section of the US, the cakes are often shipped to people now in other parts of the world who grew up with the treats while living in the East.
*[[Wikipedia:Tastykake|Tastykakes]] are snack cakes made by the Tasty Baking Company in Philadelphia since 1914. Available for the most part only in the Eastern section of the US, the cakes are often shipped to people now in other parts of the world who grew up with the treats while living in the East.
*The football Homestar dribbles in the gym is an old ball from the defunct [[Wikipedia:XFL|XFL]] football league, founded by [[Wikipedia:World Wrestling Entertainment|WWE]] owner [[Wikipedia:Vince McMahon|Vince McMahon]].
*The football Homestar dribbles in the gym is an old ball from the defunct [[Wikipedia:XFL|XFL]] football league, founded by [[Wikipedia:World Wrestling Entertainment|WWE]] owner [[Wikipedia:Vince McMahon|Vince McMahon]].
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*[[Wikipedia:Manute Bol|Manute Bol]] was a Sudanese-born basketball player and activist. He was known for his height (7'7"/2.31 m), which allowed him to become a top shot blocker in the NBA.
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*[[Wikipedia:Manute Bol|Manute Bol]] is a Sudanese-born basketball player and activist. He is known for his height (7'7"/2.31 m), which allowed him to become a top shot blocker in the NBA.
*[[Wikipedia:Goth subculture|Goth]] is a subculture of many young people of North America, Europe, and Japan. It is commonly characterized by black or very dark colors, an interest in the macabre and gruesome, and a medieval aesthetic, hence the Paper displaying [[Wikipedia:Blackletter|Gothic script]], a script commonly used between the 12th and 16th centuries in Europe.
*[[Wikipedia:Goth subculture|Goth]] is a subculture of many young people of North America, Europe, and Japan. It is commonly characterized by black or very dark colors, an interest in the macabre and gruesome, and a medieval aesthetic, hence the Paper displaying [[Wikipedia:Blackletter|Gothic script]], a script commonly used between the 12th and 16th centuries in Europe.
*[[Wikipedia:Pyongyang|Pyongyang]] is the capital city of [[Wikipedia:North Korea|North Korea]].
*[[Wikipedia:Pyongyang|Pyongyang]] is the capital city of [[Wikipedia:North Korea|North Korea]].
*The shirt Lil' Strong Sad is wearing is the same shirt [[Peanuts|Charlie Brown]] wears.
*The shirt Lil' Strong Sad is wearing is the same shirt [[Peanuts|Charlie Brown]] wears.
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*The Paper's printer strongly resembles the Panasonic KX-Pxxxx series of dot-matrix printer, most notably the KX-P1080i.
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*The Paper's printer is an Apple imagewriter from around 1984, so it is not quite 30 years old.
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===Fast-Forward===
===Fast-Forward===
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*Despite its apparent death, The Paper makes a brief reappearance in [[email thunder]], as well as in all the episodes of [[Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People]].
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*Despite its apparent death, The Paper makes a brief reappearance in [[email thunder]].
==DVD Version==
==DVD Version==
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'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{simultaneously}''  Yeah, it was the cutest printer. Ooh, a butt! A little saucy.
'''STRONG BAD:''' ''{simultaneously}''  Yeah, it was the cutest printer. Ooh, a butt! A little saucy.
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{{dvdproofread}}
 
=== Fun Facts ===
=== Fun Facts ===

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