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LELLOWTAPE: Do not cross.

Sometimes, The Brothers Chaps acknowledge the fact that an update, especially a Strong Bad Email, has been late or has been (or will be) delayed. This can occur in a separate toon, in a Main Page message, or in an email itself.

[edit] Appearances

  • Email vacationStrong Bad goes on vacation in this email, explaining the delay of invisibility.
  • Email ghosts — Strong Bad remarks, "Boy, is it ever Monday," despite the fact that this email was released on a Thursday due to the release of Pumpkin Carve-nival.
  • Decemberween Email Menu — All the email links are replaced with a message reading, "No emails on the holidays," explaining why no new emails were going to be made for a week.
  • Email army — The Compy 386 appears to be dusty with a little cobweb on the top left corner, and Strong Bad says, "It's been a while."
  • Email geddup noise — The lights are off and Gavin is crawling on the screen of the Lappy 486 at the beginning of the email.
    • The alternate versions take this even further. In the first draft, the Lappy coughs when it is turned on. In the second draft, Strong Bad says he is out of practice with his email songs, and Homestar Runner has taken up residence under the desk.
  • Main Page message on October 31, 2005 — "workin' as fast as we can!" (That year's Halloween toon, Halloween Potion-ma-jig, would be released early the following day, with the main page message for its release reading "it's still halloween!" and changing to "in certain timezones!" when rolled over.)
  • Sick Day — The DVD commentary mentions that Teen Girl Squad Issue 10 was released a week later than planned because Matt was sick.
  • Sbemail 150?!? — explained the delay of alternate universe.
  • Email redesignLELLOWTAPE covers the Lappy at the beginning of the email.
  • Weclome Back — The toon explains that everyone was out.
  • Main Page message on January 15, 2007 — "sbemails return next week!" (The previous email, what i want, was released 5 weeks before the message, on December 11, 2006.)
  • Main Page message on July 2, 2007 — "takin' a baby break"
  • Main Page message on August 7, 2007 — "sbemails return next week!" (The previous email, the paper, was released 8 weeks before the message, on June 11, 2007.)
  • Email yes, wrestling — In Strong Bad's introduction, he mentions that he is checking his email on a Tuesday, which is the day the email was released.
  • Email hremail 3184 — Strong Bad claims that he will come out of "e-tirement", and mentions that he "hasn't checked his email in so long...". The last time he had checked his email was 280 days previous.
  • FeedBurner message on December 1, 2009 — New Baby vs. Updates!
  • Main Page message on December 14, 2010 — "new holiday toon!" when rolled over read "for real!". Also, the page title for the corresponding toon, A Decemberween Mackerel, was "We Come Down Off Our High Horse!". (The previous toon, Xeriouxly Forxe, was released 8 months prior, on March 31, 2010.)
  • Which Ween Costumes? — is essentially one big acknowledgment of the lack of any Halloween toons in 2010. The page title alone reads "I don't know what you're talking about!".
  • April Fools' 2014 — The entire cartoon is a joking reference to the lack of updates to the website in over four years, with a specific 'teaser' regarding the lack of Strong Bad Email updates.
  • Fish Eye Lens — Coach Z frets that it's been too long since the last Number One Jam in the opening.
  • Email sbemail 206 — Strong Bad has trouble remembering that he used to check emails on a computer and the CompĂ© got compressed under a pile of dust, turning it into the Lappier.
  • Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 17.2Marzipan's outgoing message includes "I'll be out and about for about seven years", which refers to the amount of time since her previous answering machine was released.
  • Email too cool — Strong Bad sings, "Let's not make a big deal out of this; it's just a little Strong Bad Email" in the email intro.
  • Stinkoman 20X6 Level 10 — The opening cutscene features Stinkoman falling asleep outside Z Sabre's castle. In the time that had passed between Levels 9 and 10, 1-Up had grown a prodigious beard and Pan Pan had a hundred babies. The level's marketing material (including the launch trailer) also pokes fun at the long wait.
  • Email parenting — The Kickstarter update announcement acknowledges "It has been many years! [...] But WE remembered and now, after 4 years, we finally finished the thang ding!"

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