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Strong Bad Email #181
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Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, Strong Sad (voice only), The Cheat, Stinkoman

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Computer: Lappy 486

Date: October 8, 2007

Running Time: 3:34

Page Title: Lappy 486

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STRONG BAD: Strong Bad email goes down smooth and clean like gasoline.

{Strong Bad mutters "for not using punctuation" after "Thanks a lot" and pronounces "Gunkiller" as "Gunk-iller".}

STRONG BAD: {typing} Who are you? Gunhaver's evil twin brother? Well I won't be needing your services today; all my gunk is plenty ill already. {clears screen} Web comics are easy, Gunky. They're all about video games, gamernerds, webgeeks, dorknerds, gamewads, nerdgames, webwebs, and elves. So just pick one of those and start tableting! Like the one where the slickly drawn college roommates make nothing but video game inside jokes!

{during the preceding, the scene changes to a shot of a comic with two characters, one of whom loosely resembles Strong Bad with black hair and a yellow T-shirt; the other loosely resembles Strong Sad with short blond hair and holding a hand-held video game}

STRONG BAD-LIKE CHARACTER: {in Strong Bad's voice, the text appears in speech bubbles above him} Uh, did you try to case mod that meatloaf you're makin'?

STRONG SAD-LIKE CHARACTER: {in Strong Sad's voice, the text appears in speech bubbles above him} No, why?

{pans to the next panel of the comic; both characters are looking at a burnt brick in a baking pan that the Strong Bad-like character is holding}

STRONG BAD-LIKE CHARACTER: 'Cause I think it's BRICKED!

{pans to the next panel of the comic; both characters are staring wide-eyed}

STRONG SAD-LIKE CHARACTER: 3.2ghz cell processor with 3 dual-threaded cores, 1.8 TFLOPS, 256mb XDR...

STRONG BAD-LIKE CHARACTER: {beginning a short way through the previous line, and continuing simultaneously with it} Light bloom, floating point frame buffers, volumetric effects, high dynamic range rendering...

{the scene fades}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} Aughhh, I wish I knew what that means!

{Cut back to Strong Bad at the Lappy}

STRONG BAD: {typing} Another approach is to just ask for input from your viewers and rip that off for content. {zoom out a bit, Strong Bad turns around to face the camera} Pfff. What a cop-out.

{New Paper comes down. Cut to The Cheat at Monosodium Dreams.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} The Cheat has one of those. He gets people to send him the weird senders' names from spam emails, and then he makes interpretive drawings based on them! {The Cheat clicks the menu for "Email" and brings up a list of names with a list of subjects} Classics like—

Easter Eggs

He be 'illin!
  • Click on "Gunkiller" after Strong Bad says his name to see a Cheat Commandos action figure named after him.
  • Click on "web in front" after the e-mail is over to see an image of a blimp with "Loaf" printed on it.

Fun Facts

Explanations

  • "Bricked" is gamer slang for a console that fails and no longer functions.

Trivia

  • The email preview features a different GamerJox comic than featured in the email.

Transcript

STRONG BAD LIKE CHARACTER: EGM2 gave the new Peasant's Quest game 4 out of 10!!
STRONG SAD LIKE CHARACTER: That's funny. I gave it negative 2.
STRONG BAD LIKE CHARACTER: Don't you think that's a bit harsh?
STRONG SAD LIKE CHARACTER: I think EGM2 is a bit nonexistent for 10 years.

Real-World References

  • The college roommate webcomic is a reference to the webcomic Penny Arcade.

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