Here's another "Behind the scenes" trivia moment that had an influence on the game. In extended play, when looking at the "river boat", Strong bad talks about how the scene was going to take place in a rocky cave, but then he remembered the boat... well that dialog came directly from an email from Mike Chapman. I had originally written the scene to take place at the cave in the Homsar reservation, but Mike & Matt had come up with a better idea:
"(we kinda liked the Homsar cave being a one-off location just for episode 2. The setting is almost too authentic for a Dangeresque movie. What if, since this part isn't hugely interactive, this part took place in Strong Badia a la the Riverquest Safariventure from the Theme Park email (see http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail104.html)?
He could dress up his cardboard box boat a little more, have the running hose be the river, have some crappy palm trees painted on the fence, and possibly encounter some headhunters (the bear holding a shark). The serum could be under a loose plank of the fence, or in the tire, or wherever makes sense. Will something like that work?)"
I count this as one of my favorite moments because I love when stuff that happens in the real world makes it into the game. Strong Bad's dialog is almost word for word from that email.