Behind The Bad Chapter 1: The New Hire

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Behind The Bad
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Get on the bus, Strong Bad.

Telltale Games hires Strong Bad to help make a new game.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, Telltale Games employees

Places: Downtown San Rafael, San Rafael Transit Center, Telltale Games offices

Date: Monday, August 18, 2008

Running Time: 2:13

DVD: SBCG4AP Collector's DVD


[edit] Transcript

{The following title screen appears}

Telltale Games Presents

{Cut to a man eating on a short gray brick wall right next to an urban side walk.}

Behind the Bad
The making of Strong Bad's Cool Game For Attractive People

{Cut to a building with a giant vertical neon sign that says "Rafael". The scene then cuts to a couple walking down the sidewalk viewed from the opposite side of the road. After they pass off screen a vehicle passes by, which appears to be an AT&T service van, and transitions the scene to an outdoor restaurant. Then another vehicle passes by and and shortly after there's a cut to a man playing guitar while walking toward the camera, near the intersection of Fourth and A. As he passes by a bicycler and a car cross the road. There is then a cut to the San Rafael Transit Center, in which a sign on the ceiling labeled "Platform B" is shown with signs saying "23 MANOR via SAN ANSELMO HUB" and "26 Sleepy Hollow".}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} You know, so they just called me up and said, uh, "Hey, have you ever heard of us?"

{Cut to a shot of Strong Bad lying on a planter at the bus stop. He occasionally looks around.}

STRONG BAD: And I said, "Well, that's a weird way to start a phone conversation." You know, how about "Hello?" "Who am I speaking with?", that sort of thing. And they said, "Oh, excuse me, hey Strong Bad, we're Telltale Games, have you ever heard of us?"

{Cut to a shot of Strong Bad waiting in line to get on a bus.}

STRONG BAD: At which point, I, you know, hung up the phone.

Chapter One
The New Hire

STRONG BAD: Ah, but then they called back, {cut to shot of Strong Bad talking on the bus} and, ah, and-ah we got to talking, and they said they had some graphics... and, like, an explosion and a... a blade... a-they could do a blade in a game.

{Strong Bad is now walking away from the departing bus along the side walk.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} Heck, you know, that really floored me. {tracking shot of Strong Bad walking along the sidewalk with an artificial shadow. Strong Bad occasionally turns to talk to the camera.} So I signed on board and, uh, they're, so they're having me out. Gonna set me up in my own office.

{Cut to a shot of Strong Bad looking around at an intersection, with his shadow now gone. The camera briefly goes in and out of focus. Then Strong Bad walks away from the camera. Cut to a shot of Strong Bad walking in the parking lot of Telltale Games, with an shadow again.}

STRONG BAD: I told them that the corner office was not good enough for me. So it'll probably, it'll probably be like my own floor. Maybe, like, the roof... Maybe I'll just be on the roof of the building, so it's like there's no corners. It's like, it's like how a circle is made up of a bunch of... you know, lines, sort of. It's like, my office would be made up of all corners. My office is the absence of corners. {Strong Bad gets to the front entrance, with his shadow gone again, and a person comes out to hold the door for Strong Bad.} Oh, thank you lowly doorman. {Strong Bad enters the building}

{Cut to Strong Bad waiting on a couch. Banners for Sam & Max are visible in the background.}

EMPLOYEE: Strong Bad? Hi.

STRONG BAD: Here we go. {Zoom in Strong Bad. He closes his eyes and puts his gloves together in excitement.} This is gonna be the best job I ever had!

{Cut to a title card: Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People. Play it on WiiWare and PC.}

EMPLOYEE: {voiceover} And here is your office.

{A close up of a door handle. The door is then opened. Reverse shot of Strong Bad smiling and leaning in to look in the room.}

{Strong Bad jumps into the room. It is a dark windowless electrical closet with a desk and a computer in the back. The door closes.}

STRONG BAD: Um... this sucks.

{Cut to a title card for Telltale's website. Coach Z's song from the game is heard in the background.}

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Trivia

  • This video was added to the Nintendo Channel on October 20, 2008.

[edit] Remarks

  • Strong Bad's shadow is rarely cast: when he is zoomed in walking on the sidewalk, and when he is walking in the Telltale Games parking lot.
  • The bus Strong Bad takes is a Golden Gate Transit bus on Route 40/44 Del Norte BART.
  • The shot of the man eating and "the outdoor restaurant" are at City Plaza.
  • The "outdoor restaurant" is actually the outdoor seating of either Taste of Rome or Cold Stone Creamery.
  • The neon sign saying "RAFAEL" is the marquee of the Rafael Theater, which shows independent films.
  • The bus Strong Bad gets on is an Orion IV bus.

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