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Sadly, despite having been downloading for two days, Strong Bad's animated rodent art is only at eleven percent, with "less than a fortnight to go". A furious Strong Bad decides to call up tech support and give them a piece of his mind, and ends up finding Homestar on the other line.

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Sadly, despite having been downloading for two days, Strong Bad's animated rodent art is only at eleven percent, with "less than a fortnight to go". A furious Strong Bad decides to call up tech support and give them a piece of his mind, and ends up finding Homestar on the other end of the line.


After clarifying the existence of internet in Strongbadia, Strong Bad fixes a bandwidth issue with his internet service provider: Bubs' Concession Stand.

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After clarifying the existence of internet in Strongbadia, Strong Bad fixes gets an email asking about what kind of Internet service he gets from his self-proclaimed "bestest buddy in the whole wide world" ("Not even close!") "Gary You 'Kay?"
->'''Strong Bad:''' Yeah, I'm fine, Gary. Calm down. Of course I've got the internet. How else could I download this awesome animated gif/jif of
a bandwidth issue cute breakdancing rodent?

Sadly, despite having been downloading for two days, Strong Bad's animated rodent art is only at eleven percent,
with "less than a fortnight to go". A furious Strong Bad decides to call up tech support and give them a piece of his mind, and ends up finding Homestar on the other line.
->'''Homestar:''' Thank you for calling the internet, may I have your account number or identity theft, please?\\
'''Strong Bad:''' No, but you can have a heapin' helpin' of my unbridled rage!\\
'''Homestar:''' (''slowly, reading from a script'') Ma'am, please calm down. Your CD tray is not a cup holder. I cannot help you clear your browser cache. No, I'm not in India.\\
'''Strong Bad:''' Shut up and listen. My internet's crawling along like... something funny... that crawls along.\\
'''Homestar:''' All right, I can help you with that. Please hold while I transfer you to someone who can help you with that.\\
'''Strong Bad:''' What?!

After Homestar subjects him to "the hold music" and an offer to "send you my weight in free sign-up [=CDs=]", Strong Bad hangs up and decides to march down to his ISP in person... and naturally, his service is provided by Bubs.
->'''Bubs:''' Well if it isn't my lone
internet service provider: customer. How's e-business?\\
'''Strong Bad:''' Now listen her, old man Bubs! What's the big idea of throttling me down?\\
'''Bubs:''' Throttling you down? That's not one of the ninety-nine ways I rip you off!

Bubs suggests they check on things over at the Datum Center ("Dat'um sounds good!"), and the two walk into
Bubs' Concession Stand.garage, which has a row of computer towers... including one with a garden hose sticking out of it. The two follow the hose to Strong Mad, who has apparently been literally sucking up Bubs' bandwidth.

->'''Strong Bad:''' Strong Mad!\\
'''Strong Mad:''' (''in a high-pitched voice'') [-I'M A WEBSITE!-]

Bubs and Strong Bad share a laugh at this (one that gets a little maniacal near the end), and we cut back to the Lappy, where the GIF of an (allegedly) break-dancing mouse finally finishes downloading.



* PlugNPlayTechnology: In the Homestar Runner universe, one is capable of siphoning bandwidth by cramming a garden hose into the CD port of a computer and then sucking it out. Bandwidth also evidently has the same properties of helium.

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* PlugNPlayTechnology: In the Homestar Runner universe, one is capable of siphoning bandwidth by cramming a garden hose into the CD port of a computer and then sucking it out. Bandwidth also evidently has the same properties of helium.helium.
* RevealShot: As Bubs wonders where the trouble in the Datum Center could be, it cuts to Strong Bad standing next to a computer with a hose sticking out as he sarcastically says "Yeah, I wonder..."


* ContinuityNod: Strong Mad previously tried to use helium in [[Recap/StrongBadEmailE38Helium the email of the same name.]] Only now does he succeed in getting a high voice.
* ConMan: Bubs openly admits that throttling bandwidth isn't "one of the ninety-nine ways I rip [people] off!"

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* ContinuityNod: Strong Mad previously tried to use helium to make his voice higher in [[Recap/StrongBadEmailE38Helium the email of the same name."helium".]] Only now does he succeed in getting a high voice.
* ConMan: Bubs openly admits that throttling bandwidth isn't "one of the to ripping off his ISP customers in ninety-nine ways I rip [people] off!"different ways.



* EveryoneHasStandards: "Throttling you down? That's not one of the ninety-nine ways I rip you off!"
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: Parodied when Strong Bad and Bubs laugh at Strong Mad's high voice, only for Strong Bad's laughter to increase in pitch and decrease in sanity.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: "Throttling you down? That's When Strong Bad accuses him of throttling his Internet service, Bubs protests "That's not one of the ninety-nine ways I rip you off!"
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: Parodied when Strong Bad and Bubs laugh at Strong Mad's high voice, only for Strong Bad's laughter to [[LaughingMad increase in pitch and decrease in sanity.sanity]].



* LaughingMad: Strong Bad inexplicably becomes insane when he starts laughing at Strong Mad's helium voice, the camera suddenly zooming in with his psychotic laughter.
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: "My internet's crawling along like... [[BuffySpeak something... funny... that crawls along]]."

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* LaughingMad: Strong Bad inexplicably becomes insane when he starts laughing at Strong Mad's helium voice, the camera suddenly zooming in with his psychotic laughter.
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: Strong Bad calls tech support to complain "My internet's crawling along like... [[BuffySpeak something... funny... that crawls along]]."


* BuffySpeak / {{Metaphorgotten}}: "My internet's crawling along like...something...funny...that crawls along."



* EveryoneHasStandards [=/=] ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: "Throttling you down? That's not one of the ninety-nine ways I rip you off!"

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* EveryoneHasStandards [=/=] ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: EveryoneHasStandards: "Throttling you down? That's not one of the ninety-nine ways I rip you off!"


Added DiffLines:

* {{Metaphorgotten}}: "My internet's crawling along like... [[BuffySpeak something... funny... that crawls along]]."


* CallBack: Strong Mad previously tried to use helium in [[Recap/StrongBadEmailE38Helium the email of the same name.]] Only now does he succeed in getting a high voice.

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* CallBack: ContinuityNod: Strong Mad previously tried to use helium in [[Recap/StrongBadEmailE38Helium the email of the same name.]] Only now does he succeed in getting a high voice.


Added DiffLines:

* EveryoneHasStandards [=/=] ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: "Throttling you down? That's not one of the ninety-nine ways I rip you off!"


* BuffySpeak: Strong Bad tells Homestar, "My Internet is crawling along, like... something funny... that crawls along."

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* BuffySpeak: Strong Bad tells Homestar, BuffySpeak / {{Metaphorgotten}}: "My Internet is internet's crawling along, like... something funny... along like...something...funny...that crawls along."



* {{Metaphorgotten}}: "My internet's crawling along like...something...funny...that crawls along."

Added DiffLines:

* BuffySpeak: Strong Bad tells Homestar, "My Internet is crawling along, like... something funny... that crawls along."


* NewJobAsThePlotDemands: Bubs now serves as Strong Bad's internet service provider.



* PlugNPlayTechnology: In the Homestar Runner universe, one is capable of siphoning bandwidth by cramming a garden hose into the CD port of a computer and then sucking it out. Bandwidth also evidently has the same properties of helium.
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Bubs now serves as Strong Bad's internet service provider.

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* PlugNPlayTechnology: In the Homestar Runner universe, one is capable of siphoning bandwidth by cramming a garden hose into the CD port of a computer and then sucking it out. Bandwidth also evidently has the same properties of helium.
* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Bubs now serves as Strong Bad's internet service provider.
helium.

Added DiffLines:

[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/suckingbandwidth_6463.png]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[SarcasmMode I wonder where the trouble could be...]]]]

'''Airdate''': Tuesday, May 16, 2006

'''Sender''': Gary, UK

After clarifying the existence of internet in Strongbadia, Strong Bad fixes a bandwidth issue with his internet service provider: Bubs' Concession Stand.
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!!Tropes include:
*CallBack: Strong Mad previously tried to use helium in [[Recap/StrongBadEmailE38Helium the email of the same name.]] Only now does he succeed in getting a high voice.
*ConMan: Bubs openly admits that throttling bandwidth isn't "one of the ninety-nine ways I rip [people] off!"
*CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: In-universe. Strong Bad refers to the animated .gif as a mouse breakdancing, but when the gif finally arrives (and the mouse acts like a hip-hop star and doesn't do much dancing at all), the image openly admits that it's "Not Really Breakdancing".
*EverybodyLaughsEnding: Parodied when Strong Bad and Bubs laugh at Strong Mad's high voice, only for Strong Bad's laughter to increase in pitch and decrease in sanity.
*HelloInsertNameHere: Homestar refers to Strong Bad as "ma'am", and simply reads straight from the script for the entirety of the call.
*ItsPronouncedTroPay: Strong Bad pronounces .gif as both "gif" and "jif".
*LaughingMad: Strong Bad inexplicably becomes insane when he starts laughing at Strong Mad's helium voice, the camera suddenly zooming in with his psychotic laughter.
*{{Metaphorgotten}}: "My internet's crawling along like...something...funny...that crawls along."
*OperatorFromIndia: Homestar denies being one. Apparently, it's written into his script.
*TheOperatorsMustBeCrazy: Homestar is the customer service representative Strong Bad has to sit through in order to receive service.
-->'''Homestar:''' All right. I can help you with that. Please hold while I transfer you to someone who can help you with that.
-->'''Strong Bad:''' ''[[BigWhat What?!]]''
*PlugNPlayTechnology: In the Homestar Runner universe, one is capable of siphoning bandwidth by cramming a garden hose into the CD port of a computer and then sucking it out. Bandwidth also evidently has the same properties of helium.
*WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Bubs now serves as Strong Bad's internet service provider.

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