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Strong Bad Email #46

ANDREW writes in to tell Strong Bad that he likes it best when he harms his friends. So, naturally, Strong Bad goes out and harms his friends in numerous funny ways.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, Strong Mad, Bubs, Strong Sad, Marzipan, Homestar Runner, Pom Pom, The Cheat, Homsar, Coach Z, The King of Town, The Poopsmith (easter egg)



STRONG BAD: {Clears throat and sings} E-MAAAAAAAAAAAAILLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




{Strong Bad reads in a loud monotone to reflect the caps lock being on.}

STRONG BAD: {types} Andrew, This is the best E-mail I've ever received. Let's get to work! {gets up}

{cuts to Strong Bad's basement. Strong Mad is standing and watching TV. Strong Bad walks up to him.}

PERSON ON TV: Some type of TV show...

STRONG BAD: Hows about this!

{Quickly kicks Strong Mad in the shin and walks off. Strong Mad looks back at him in anger.}

{Cuts to garage. Bubs is there.}

BUBS: What the?

{Strong Bad hits him over the head with a Golden Record.}

{Cut to Strong Sad's room. Strong Sad is lying in bed. Strong Bad whacks him continuously with a whiffle bat.}

STRONG SAD: OW! {whack} OW! {whack} OW! {whack} OW! {whack}

{Cut to field-Marzipan is there. Strong Bad has a whole pile of circular saw blades in a pile behind him and a bottle of sauce.}

STRONG BAD: Close your eyes and hold out your hands.

MARZIPAN: I don't want to!

{Cut to another part of the field. Homestar Runner is there with Strong Bad, with a huge tub of lava. It says "HOT LAVA" on the side.}

STRONG BAD: Put your head in here.


{Cut to another part of the field, Strong Bad has taped The Cheat to Pom Pom. They both complain as Pom Pom tries to shake him off.}

{Cut to Strongbadia. Homsar is buried in the ground and Strong Bad has put down a box that say "We Are the Scorpions!" The scorpions crawl around on Homsar. One goes into his mouth.

HOMSAR: AaAaAaAaAaAaA!!! I'm saving the best for last!

{Cut to Locker. Strong Bad has given a bag of hot fries to Coach Z}

COACH Z: Hey, Thanks for the Chippies Strong Bad!

{Cut to Field again. The King of Town is there. Strong Bad whacks him with the Golden Record.}

{Cut to Compy}

STRONG BAD: Ahhh, just givin' the fans what they want! {types} You may have noticed I didn't do anything to the Poopsmith. I figure the guy shovels crap for a living so his tolerance for pain's gotta be through the roof. I was thinking about giving him a bath or something but, just the thought of that gave me the jibblies. {stops typing} Here they come again. The jibblie jibbles....

{The Paper comes down.}

Easter Eggs

  • At the end, click on Poopsmith for a The Poopsmith trading card.

Fun Facts


  • The file name for the .swf for this Strong Bad Email has an "x" after the number. The .swf without the "x" is still viewable, but with a few minor differences. The music stops early, and some things are missing from some scenes that are in the version with the "x".
  • This is the first e-mail to feature all twelve main characters (if you count the Poopsmith's playing card). The only other e-mail to date to do that is different town.
  • This is one of the few episodes we get to see Strong Bad's eyes narrow (They do so in the glare of his screen.)


  • The record that Strong Bad breaks on people's heads reads "Everybody to the Limit". It is gold, which means it sold over 500,000 copies.
  • In the Marzipan scene the hot sauce bottle on top of the circular saw blades reads "Sauce".
  • In the Homsar scene Strong Bad is holding the same hot sauce bottle that was behind him with Marzipan.
  • Strong Bad gives Coach Z Andy Capp's Hot Fries. Coach Z clearly says, "Thanks for the chippies!" He thinks they are potato chips, but they are actually somewhat spicy.
  • Strong Bad claims this is the greatest e-mail he ever received but he never mentioned it in personal favorites. Also, in labor day he says his favorite is the basics.
  • When Strong Bad hits Bubs and the KoT with the "Everybody to the Limit" record, the glass cover on it breaks both times! Almost as if he had the glass replaced after hitting Bubs to hit the King of Town with. Or, maybe, Strong Bad liked that record so much that he bought two of them.

Inside References

  • Strong Mad's only weakness appears to be his knees, first seen in little animal.

Real-World References

  • "We are the Scorpions!" is a reference to the concert-opening cry of lead singer Klaus Meine of the German hair metal band Scorpions, most well known for the song "Rock You Like a Hurricane."
    • It may also be a reference to the song, "We are the Champions."

DVD Version

  • The trading card Easter Egg can still be viewed using the angle button on your DVD remote.
  • The DVD version adds a hidden creator's commentary. To access it, change your DVD player's audio language selection while watching this email.

Commentary Transcript

(Commentary by: Mike Chapman, Matt Chapman)

MIKE: {attempting to sing like Strong Bad} Emaail- {stops} sing it, Matt. {tries again} eeee-

MATT: No, Mike, I'm not going to do that again.

MIKE: Hey Matt, do Strong Bad's voice.


MIKE: Do it. {Powered by The Cheat Strong Bad} Hey.

MATT: That was a good one.

MIKE: Thanks.

MATT: This was one, I think, Mike did almost entirely on his own. I had to go out of town again.

MIKE: Yeah.

MATT: Um... we didn't do some commentary on the ones where YOU went out of town, so it doesn't sound- I like that. "Some type of TV show."

MIKE: That's a wiffle ball bat. Some people think it's like a broomstick.

MATT: Was that The Promise Ring in the background, too?

MIKE: I think so, yeah.

MATT: A Promise Ring poster. Uh-oh.

MIKE: Pom-Pom has a Cheat taped to him.

{unintelligible by both}

MATT: We are the Scorpions! Everybody, uh, wonders a lot why the Hot Fries are bad, like, and they think that sizzle- that's a sizzling noise when it's really just the shower.

MIKE: You know they've got Andy frie- uh, Andy Capp Steak Fries

MATT: Yeah, I've seen those.

MIKE: I saw those. I wanted to get them, but I was five cents short.

MATT: But, uh, I actually kind of like Andy Capp's Hot Fries-

MIKE: I do too

MATT: -so I don't know why we used them as a punishment

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