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This article is about the toon. For the concept it's based on, see Sbemailiarized Entertainment.
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"Never mind new sbemails! It's Sbemailiarized Entertainment!"

Strong Bad answers the question, "What separates a Strong Bad Email from a regular cartoon?" Apparently, not that much!

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, Homestar Runner, Coach Z, Mike Chapman, Matt Chapman, The Cheat, Drive-Thru Whale

Places: Smoky Office, Computer Room, The Athletic Field, The Field, The Moon

Date: Monday, March 30, 2009

Running Time: 2:46

Page Title: Terminal D6!!

Contents

[edit] Transcript

{the loading screen for Lappy emails appears}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} Never mind new sbemails! It's Sbemailiarized Entertainment! {the logo for "Sbemailiarized Entertainment™ © ® LLC,,. Esq." appears. A note plays as each intellectual property symbol is added}

{Cut to Strong Bad sitting in Le Restige, in the smoky office. He has his head turned, to face the camera from a side view of the chair}

STRONG BAD: Hi. Yeah, it's Strong Bad. {camera swings to a frontal shot of the chair} This-a one time people ask me, "What separates the men from the boys? {camera gets in closer} The wheat from the chaff? {zoom in even closer} The sbemails from the other cartoons?" {camera returns to original side view position} And I told them: "Not all that much!"

{A line graph appears, titled "the "difference"". The red line represents "other cartoons", and the blue "sbemails". It spans from 2003 to 2009.}

VOICES: Oooh!

STRONG BAD: Watch as I sbemailiarize myself with this classic cartoon!

{Static cut to Strong Bad in front of the Tandy 400. An email is on screen:}

STRONG BAD: {typing; talking in a forced, acting voice} Jimty??!! That's a weird name! And you misspelled funny. Let's cut to Coach Z!!

{cut to a scene from A Jorb Well Done, with Coach Z talking to Homestar}

COACH Z: I uh, I say you did a great jorb out there.

{Cut back to the Tandy}

STRONG BAD: {typing; speaking as before} I cam'b deven umberstand wum that guy's sane! Zee you nezz dime!

{The Paper comes down, in the old one-line style message}

{Static cut back to Strong Bad}

STRONG BAD: See? I turned that old cratoon into a Strong Bad Email! {turns to the side and puts his hand aside of his mouth} The secret is this: We take a classic cartoon, {a blue screen with the words "THE SECRET! Shhh!" at the bottom falls over the scene. An orange box with old-style Homestar jumping appears} and bookend it with my snarky wagglehead {orange boxes with pictures of Strong Bad and the text "snark snark!" slide in and squish the Homestar box, then settle in place. The pictures of Strong Bad's head bobs back and forth.} and an old computer! {pull out to show the screen on the Lappy} {the disk load sound plays}

{Cut back to Strong Bad}

STRONG BAD: It's not a rerun or a cop-out! It's Sbemailiarized Entertainment! {The Sbemailiarized Entertainment™ © ® LLC,,. GQ logo again appears. A note plays as each intellectual property symbol is added}

{Cut to Mike and Matt Chapman sitting in a room with wood paneling. A television and an Atari console sit between them. "THE CREATORS" is displayed in yellow above them. Matt is shaking his head angrily at Mike.}

MIKE CHAPMAN: I can safely say: This is the future of Strong Bad Emails! {gestures toward camera} I can't wait to stop working—start working. On them!

MATT CHAPMAN: {suddenly stands up, knocking the word "CREATORS" offscreen. Mike is trying to hold a straight face.} {angrily} This is the worst idea you've—!!

{Small blip, and cut back to Strong Bad}

STRONG BAD: Remember the one with that whale thing? {an inset showing a clip from Drive-Thru appears on the left} That crap made no sense, right? Well, that's because I wasn't there to tell you why things were funny!

{Cut to Strong Bad typing on a greenish computer, the Terminal D6}

STRONG BAD: {typing} Drive-thru? More like drivel-thru if you ask me. I mean, this is a fast food exchange we're having here. There's only like, ten things you could possibly be saying and I still can't understand you.

{Cut to a scene from Drive-Thru, with Strong Bad and The Cheat facing the Drive-Thru Whale}

DRIVE-THRU WHALE: Nine-seventeen, sever your leg please, sir.

STRONG BAD: Could you repeat that? {Shakes head} I thought you just asked me to sever my leg. {Strong Bad shakes his leg as he says this}

DRIVE-THRU WHALE: Sever your leg, please. It's the greatest day.

{Cut back to Strong Bad at the greenish computer}

STRONG BAD: {typing} See Shandy? Now it's social satire and not just some weird crap that you watch. See you next time!

{Static cut back to Strong Bad in the chair}

STRONG BAD: And it doesn't just apply to cartoons in which I can't understand what people are saying! {lowers eyelids, speaks dryly} Which there seems to be an abundance of. {normal again} Why, you could sbemailiarize just about anything!

{Cut to Main Page 1, with the old style What's New buttons and only 10 main pages. A lonely wind whistle sound effect plays throughout.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Toons! {the spaceship opens}

{Cut to the Tandy}

STRONG BAD: {typing} And that's why Homestar is able to breathe {typed as "breath"} in the vacuum of space, Devon. Thanks for a— {record scratch, scene darkens and tilts}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} And just watch me—

{Cut to a live action video of a hamburger}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} —go to work on this hambloiger!

{After a couple seconds, a Strong Bad figurine falls onto the burger with a splat}

{The Paper comes down}

{Cut back to Strong Bad once again}

STRONG BAD: Wow! That totally didn't work! {turns to face front again} Sbemailiarized Entertainment.

{The logo appears, sans copyright marks, and the scene behind it fades to black}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} Yeah Yeah, No, Yeah! {these words appear beneath the logo as Strong Bad says them}

ANNOUNCER: {voiceover} Sbemailiarized Entertainment: Coming soon to the rest of 2009! {"*Coming soon to the rest of 2009" appears in the corner. The back button appears}

{After a few moments, the "coming soon" message fades, and cuts to Strong Bad typing at the Lappy}

STRONG BAD: {typing} So that's how you could do some kinda sbemail parody, 4th wall type thing, Greggy. I think it'd be a big hit! People would be all confused like, "Wait, did he really mean it? Or did he really, really mean it?" {the second "really" is typed in waving, green letters} You know like, "Am I watching him? Or is he watching me?" Up is down! Taft is white! And hremails are sbemails! Uhhh, can you say {high pitched} mindblow?

{Cut back to the logo}

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Explanations

  • This toon was released during a period in which no new Strong Bad Email had come out for six months. Also, in the email thunder commentary included on strongbad_email.exe Disc Six, Matt Chapman informed Mike that he planned to discontinue Strong Bad Email. At the time, it was not confirmed whether or not he was joking.

[edit] Trivia

  • When this toon was released, the main page button read "new strong bad email", but changed to "new strong bad email?" when scrolled over.
  • This is the first time The Brothers Chaps have appeared as themselves on the website.
  • The mockup of Main Page 1 has only ten Main Page buttons in the corner, and the "What's New" cycles between "new toons menu", "new cartoon!", "another homepage", and "more messages". The buttons on the left are all drawn in the newer style, but the "What's New" button is done in an older, plainer style. Additionally, the "What's New" button is the only one on the page that responds to the mouse cursor.
  • Matt Chapman is wearing Chuck Taylor All-Stars.
  • The Updates links in the Main Page 1 Mock-up are clickable, but go nowhere.

[edit] Remarks

  • Each time The Paper comes down during the toon, the "Email Strong Bad" link works.
  • This toon is not linked from anywhere in the Toons menu except in the "New Stuff" page.
  • In this cartoon, the Lappy 486 has stylized text.

[edit] Goofs

  • Strong Bad misspells "breathe" as "breath".
  • The left and the lower brims of the Tandy's screen glow as if not fitted in perfectly.

[edit] Inside References

[edit] Real-World References

  • The first time the logo appears, the run of trademarks and abbreviations ends with "Esq."; the second time, this is replaced with "GQ". Esquire and GQ are both men's magazines.
  • "Taft" likely refers to president William Howard Taft.

[edit] Fast Forward

  • Two days later, the Homestar Runner intro would be "Sbemailiarized" for April Fools' Day. The men's magazine gag would be continued with FHM.
  • True to Strong Bad's "mind blowing" claim, the next sbemail would also be a hremail.

[edit] External Links

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