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"Here ya go, Strong Sad. That'll be $400!"

Strong Sad camps out for sloshy's most obscure release to date.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Sad, Strong Bad, Mary Palaroncini (voice only), Larry Palaroncini (voice only), Bubs, sloshy

Places: Bubs' Concession Stand

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015

Running Time: 3:20

Page Title: Limited Edition Colored 180gm Vinyl Picturedisque


[edit] Transcript

{Slow fade onto Bubs' Concession Stand, closed, during sunrise as we see Strong Sad wearing a sloshy shirt and sleeping against the right side of the concession stand.}

{Strong Bad walks up to Strong Sad}

STRONG BAD: Hey. {Strong Sad mumbles} Hey!

STRONG SAD: {waking up abruptly} Look out, Julian Ca-sa-blan-cas!

STRONG BAD: Hey Stankle. Did you sleep here last night?

STRONG SAD: Oh yeah. I wanted to be first in line for Record Store Day. {Pats his belly} sloshy's releasing an obscure 7-inch.

STRONG BAD: But aren't all of sloshy's releases obscure? As in, they make enough copies for themselves and their girlfriends, knowing full well that their girlfriends are going to throw them away?

STRONG SAD: And I creep them out of the trash! {holds up record titled "Girlfriend Haircut" covered in mud and with a banana peel on it}

STRONG BAD: Yeah, that sounds like you. All Limozeen's doin' for Record Store Day is releasing a Cassette Maxi Single of their 7th Final Reunion Tour Brunch.

{Cut to wooden table with a Cassette case named "Limozeen but they're at brunch!"}

STRONG BAD: It's just them at some restaurant talking about escrow and knee surgery.

{Cassette is placed into a player off-screen}

MARY PALARONCINI: {eating noises} Man, this frittata is heavenly!

LARRY PALARONCINI: I just defaulted on my l-l-l-l-l-loans-ah!

{Cut to the Concession Stand, now open, with Bubs handing Strong Sad a vinyl record as Strong Bad spectates}

BUBS: Here ya go, Strong Sad. That'll be $400.

STRONG SAD: Ooh, on sale even! {turns around to face Strong Bad} Check it out, it's a B-side only.

{Cut to close-up of Strong Sad viewing the record with both of his hands}

STRONG BAD: So, the A-side's just blank?

STRONG SAD: Not even!

{Strong Sad turns the record over to have the record be nearly-fully transparent}


STRONG SAD: It's pressed on 180-gram two-dimensional vinyl!

STRONG BAD: {rubbing his chin} Really? Swipey Town!

{Strong Bad jumps over to Strong Sad and punches down the Vinyl as we hear it shatter on the grass}

STRONG SAD: Oh! Where'd it go? {Looking down frantically} I can't see it!

STRONG BAD: Rwah-ha-ha-ha! {Strong Bad walks away} Music nerd! How's that for obscure?

[edit] The B-est of B-sides

See main article: Record Store Day Visuals

{Cut to Sloshy music video}

It's an early demo.
But we only make-a early demos.
Depends how big the Stereogum blows.
Gum blows, yeah!
This is the B-est of B-sides.
Hope you had to wait in a long line.
We never even played this song live.
This is the B-est of B-sides.
This track is so elusive. A UK-exclusive,
Japan-only import bootleg of the in-store.
Of the in-store. Yeah!
This is the B-est of B-sides.
I hope you had to wait in a long line.
We're never gonna play this song live.
This is the B-est of B-sides.
We even played piano. (we even play piano)
This part has piano. (we never play piano)
We even played piano. (I am actually playing this piano)
Piano. Yeah! (yeah)
This is the B-est of B-sides.
Hope you had to wait in a long line.
We're never gonna play this song live.
It's the B-est of B-sides.
Alright, I think we should break up again.

{Cut to vinyl record on wooden table with a top-black and bottom-red label. It reads: "Coolier Than Thou Records" "180gm vinyl" "45 rpm" "stere-ereo" "side B" "HAPPY RECORD STORE DAY!"

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Explanations

  • Record Store Day is a real holiday celebrated on the third Saturday of April to celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store. Some records are made specifically for Record Store Day and distributed to stores celebrating the holiday.
  • "180-gram vinyl" refers to modern gramophone record releases, which are often pressed on heavier vinyl (usually weighing 180 grams) as they provide higher quality sound and are less prone to deformation.
  • Many seven-inch vinyl singles are to be played back at 45 revolutions per minute.
  • The B-side of a record is its flip side, as opposed to the A-side. A-sides usually featured the recording intended to receive radio airplay and hopefully become a "hit" song, with B-sides usually being a throwaway song.
  • A Maxi single is a music single release with more than the usual two tracks of an A-side song and a B-side song.

[edit] Trivia

  • This is the first toon since Xeriouxly Forxe to lack any Easter eggs.
  • This toon was released on the same day as The Cheat's cheatday (at least according to his fake ID).
  • This is the first toon since Decomposing Pumpkins not to include Homestar Runner.
  • A Sloshy Record Store Day shirt became available on the Store with this toon's release. In addition, a Sloshy shirt that was sold in 2007 was reintroduced.
  • This toon uses the old design of the Field.
  • The YouTube description for this toon is "Strong Sad camps out for sloshy's most obscure release to date."

[edit] Remarks

  • This is the fifth toon in a row to not have a back button.
  • The poster that appears at "This part has piano" is in German, and means "Live at the Angry Kebab Shop. Wednesday, November 17 at 9:30."
  • The poster that appears at the "Of the in-store. Yeah!" is in Swedish and literally means "Performing live in Jukasjaarvi at the score's honorary ballroom - 10:00".
  • Both the German and Swedish posters use the 12-hour format, uncommon in Continental Europe, as it's more common for concerts to be in the evening. This means that the posters would say, respectively, 21:30 and 22:00.
  • The Japanese sticker on the cover for "All Tomorrow's Euro-Restrooms" literally means "DVD release on August 5th".
  • In the Flash version, the words "Than Thou Records" on Strong Sad's record and on one of the album covers can be highlighted using the cursor.
  • Bubsmoeba being a portmanteau of "Bubs" and "amoeba" is reminiscent of high school, in which his paramecium form resembles an amoeba.

[edit] Goofs

  • After Strong Bad asks about Sloshy's releases, his arm instantly returns to a resting position.

[edit] Inside References

[edit] Real-World References

[edit] Fast Forward

[edit] YouTube Version

  • The YouTube version is titled "Record Store Day b/w B-est of B-sides".
    • B/W (Backed With) is a major term for the other side of a record, mostly for singles with the B-side being the B/W.

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