Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective

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This article is about the SBCG4AP episode. For the Strong Bad Email, see dangeresque 3. For other uses, see Dangeresque.
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"If I go beyond this point, I could be shot on sight!"

Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective is the fourth episode of Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People game series. It was written by Mark Darin and The Brothers Chaps. It has been rated E10+ for Alcohol and Tobacco Reference, Crude Humor, and Mild Cartoon Violence by the ESRB.

The long-awaited third episode of the much-beloved and well-acted Dangeresque series is finally released to the world!

Dangeresque will have to solve a number of mysteries - Where is his father, why has Cutesy Buttons been kidnapped, and just who is the nefarious Uzi Bazooka?



Secret Lab
Old Club
Cutsey's House
The Sun

Brainblow City
Agent Blue
Stickanee Tree
Photo Booth
Brainblow City Prison
Helicopter set
Shark Pond

Date: November 17th, 2008


Preview Transcript

"Looks like we're gonna have to jump!"

{The "On the next episode of SBCG4AP..." screen is shown.}

{Homestar as Dangeresque Too? is in the Field.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {whispers} Okay, now? Okay—

{Strong Bad as Dangeresque peers from behind Bubs' Stand.}

STRONG BAD: {whispers} Shut up! We're rolling!

{The screen flares "STRONG BAD is 'Dangeresque'" in blue text, but then fades into orange text. A slight beat starts.}

{Strong Bad and Homestar are sitting in the Gremlin. The Cheat can just barely be seen running past the car with a tree to simulate movement.}

STRONG BAD: I'm wanted outside Brainblow City for "Undisclothed Violations". If I go beyond this point, I could be shot on sight!

HOMESTAR RUNNER: {sounding annoyed} Take the shot!

{The screen flares "HOMESTAR RUNNER is 'Dangeresque, Too?'" in blue text, but then fades to orange, just like the last caption.}

{Homestar is back in the Field.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: You got what you had coming to you, {he takes off his Dangeresque, Too? glasses} Toe-fu!

{The screen flares "DANGERESQUE 3: The Criminal Projective" in the same manner as "HOMESTAR RUNNER is 'Dangeresque, Too?'" and "STRONG BAD is 'Dangeresque'", then the text zooms into orange and displays "New episode every month!"}

{Homestar and Strong Bad are on top of Bubs' Stand.}

HOMESTAR RUNNER AND STRONG BAD: {simultaneously} Looks like we're gonna have to jump!

{Homestar and Strong Bad jump off of Bubs' Stand, the screen freezes and fades a little into orange and displays on the Wii version "Play it on Wiiware", and on the PC version, "www.telltalegames.com".}



  1. Dead Informant
  2. Arms and Legs Dealer
  3. Unfunny Sidekick
  4. Doomed Eye Candy
  5. B-List Action Star
  6. 12-Fingered Henchman
  7. Cop on the Edge
  8. Septuple Agent
  9. Vaguely European Villain
  10. Suave Super-Savior
  11. Codename: Awesome!

Fun Facts


  • Strong Sad's costume in the Catacombs is a passive optical marker motion capture suit, or at least an approximation of one. It is similar to the "motion capture suit" worn by Matt Chapman in Sample Of Style Too.
  • Dangeresque Too's answer when asked about the trinket ("The doctor is his MOTHER!") is the solution to a lateral-thinking conundrum. The conundrum goes "a boy and his father stalled their car on a set of train tracks. A train hit the car, killing the father and wounding the boy. When the boy was taken to the hospital, the doctor on duty exclaimed "I can't operate on this boy, he's my son!" How can this be?"
  • A "romcom" is a romantic comedy.
  • Billy Dee Williams is an American actor best known for playing Lando Calrissian in Star Wars.
  • "Post", mentioned when Dangeresque first meets the monster in the catacombs, refers to post-production.
  • Pick-ups are minor shots filmed during post-production in order to augment footage already filmed.
  • The Irish Informant's name, Cecil van Gough, combines Cecil, a common first name in Ireland, with Vincent van Gogh, an artist — which makes his job as an art critic unsurprising.
  • The Tokyo Informant's name, Stoolie Rat Weasel, is a hint. A stoolie (stool pigeon) is an informant, rat is also informally used to mean an informant, and weasel is informally used to mean a deceitful person. (The presence of Perducci's bullet in Tokyo is also a hint, among other things.)
  • An "Uzi" is a type of submachine gun, and a "bazooka" is a type of rocket launcher.


  • This is the first episode of SBCG4AP where the House of Strong cannot be navigated, and the first episode not to have a Teen Girl Squad comic.
  • This is also the first SBCG4AP which doesn't feature Homsar.
  • It's also the first SBCG4AP where Strong Badia isn't linked to The Field.
  • It's also the first SBCG4AP in which Mike Chapman does a voice, namely the voice of Craig.
  • If he catches her during the stand-off on the roof of Bubs' Concession Stand, Uzi Bazooka calls Cutesy Buttons "Missy".
  • A blooper from this game of Bubs' line "Oh, you know him more than you know that you know that you know... him... or somethin'." was put on the website as Quote of the Week on 11th September 2008, just over two months before the game's release.
  • Strong Bad had said in stunt double that Dangeresque 3 would be in 3D. However, it was depicted as an anaglyph image rather than a computer generated image.
  • The end credits for the movie itself read:
Written and directed by Strong Bad

Dangeresque -- Strong Bad
Dangeresque Too -- Homestar Runner
DADgeresque - Senor Cardgage
Renaldo -- Coach Z
Perducci -- The King of Town
Diamonocle -- Bubs
Cutesy Buttons -- Marzipan
Sultry Buttons -- Marzipan
Killingyouguy -- Himself
Buncha Dopey Informants -- El Dumpo the Wide
Craig -- The Cheat

All Stunts by Strong Bad

'Today is Alright 4 2nite'
Written and performed by Strong Bad


  • If the preview is watched following the end credits of Baddest of the Bands, The Stick appears in the background behind Bubs' stand, still covered in toilet paper. Watching the preview from the main menu, however, does not show The Stick at all.
  • It took Strong Bad over 4 1/2 years to complete this "blockbuster", as dangeresque 3 marked the 114th day of production.
  • In the tutorial for this episode, Strong Bad wears the Dangeresque shades throughout most of it, taking them off at Bubs' Consession Stand.
  • The smoky office has the shark pond and picket fence just outside the window, suggesting it should be located in the center of the Field, probably behind the camera as Strong Bad walks around. However, shots across the Field, over characters' shoulders, show nothing there.
  • The King of Town, against his word in his last line in the film as Perducci, does not attend the premiere.
  • All of the "exotic locales" at the stone bridge are cities except for "Ireland", a country.


  • The Lappy 486 has a black outline in this episode, instead of it being colored as in every other appearance.
  • If you look out the window after Cutesy Buttons gets kidnapped, the video of Marzipan watching Credenza in the shark pond will play, except without the animation of Marzipan.
  • In extended play, several scenes involving Renaldo will replay without his being there.
  • The "Renaldo Fun Sheets" is actually a pillowcase.
  • In the opening to the car chase scene, as Strong Bad speaks the line "Make it snappy, Yellow 5!", The Cheat runs backwards twice without returning to the front in between.
  • Sometimes when Strong Bad (as Dangeresque) checks emails, his trademark glasses are not visible in his reflection on the Lappy's screen.
    • Occasionally, his reflection will not appear at all.
  • Experimento's list of ingredients on the black board calls for a "bubbly drink", but characters always read it as "bubbly liquid".
  • Though the characters always refer to Experimento as being a Professor, the mouse-over text for him calls him Doctor.
  • Look at the chair in the night time dream sequence office, and Dangeresque will comment on how you can "see [his] butt print worn on the chair." However, the subtitles misspell butt as but.

PC Version

  • According to a thread on the Telltale Games forums, the PC version misses one costume item (the "big hair"). This is due to an oversight, as the costume item was enabled on default in the Wii version, but not on the PC version.

Wii Version

  • The manual page in the catacombs area is unobtainable in extended play.
  • In extended play mode, the rollover for Cutesy Buttons reads "Cutsy Buttons".
    • Also, the rollover text for Marzipan's house reads "Cutest Button's House".


  • On occasion, the moving objects in Space Circus Catastrophe will disappear.
  • The metal detector reacts at every world location, but Perducci's bullet can only be found at Tokyo (in standard play) and Venice (in extended play). In addition, it continues to react even after Perducci's bullet has been found.
  • If the cereal box was acquired from the Stick during standard play, the extra can of Diet Brown on the table in the Office during extended play simply vanishes shortly after Strong Bad's introduction.
  • The disk box is missing from the Secret Lab during extended play.
  • Clicking the window right after retrieving Credenza causes Marzipan to continue speaking (i.e. "Hang in there Credenza!"), which continues even after she leaves.
  • At most times, the buttons located at the top of the screen will move up and stay there making the player unable to pull up the map or inventory or snappy or main menu even by pressing the hot key. This glitch can be fixed if there is a exit located at the map else, the player needs to reset the game.
  • When asleep in Extended Play, looking at the chair in the Smoky Office will afterwards cause Danqeresque's glasses to appear on him again, even if the player had changed Dangeresque's costume.
  • Sometimes for some unknown reason on the PC version of the game, at the very beginning when Dangeresque pulls out the diamond, the computer will restart.

Inside References

Real-World References

  • The format of the text in the opening credits is the same as the movie Lethal Weapon.
    • When you point the nunchuck gun at Dangeresque Too, he asks, "Do you want to get crazy? Oh, I'll get crazy!" Mel Gibson's character Martin Riggs says something very similar in Lethal Weapon.
  • In responding to the first email, Dangeresque says that in basic training at Crooked Cop Academy you learn how to make cool noises with your mouth. This is a reference Michael Winslow's Police Academy character Sgt. Larvell "Motor Mouth" Jones.
  • The videotape of the villain brushing The Cheat's hair while his face is hidden references James Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
  • Dangeresque misunderstands Perducci's game of rock, paper, Baccarat, as "Rocks, Papers and Burt Bacharach".
  • When Perducci plays the Ace of Spades, Dangeresque says it in a similar sounding way to the chorus of the Motorhead song "Ace of Spades".
  • The "time card" in Perducci's game is for Embarrassing Idol, one of the shows being filmed at the TV studio in Sam and Max Episode 102: Situation: Comedy. The card itself comes from Sam and Max Episode 204: Chariot of the Dogs.
    • If you use the phone in Dangeresque's office, one of the responses involves Dangeresque getting a call from the Commissioner, asking him to do something "to a rabbit", and Dangeresque telling him "You got the wrong number", another reference to the Sam and Max franchise: the Freelance Police received most of their assignments over the phone from "the Commissioner".
    • One of the backgrounds in the Snap Shak is for Sam & Max's office building and Bosco's Inconvenience Store.
    • The drawing of the Office also looks almost exactly like Sam & Max's building, including the two-tone siding and the rounded windows.
  • Dangeresque shouts "Another boot to the head, and one for Jenny and The Wimp!" as he fights the Bear Holding a Shark, a reference to "Last Will and Temperament", a skit by The Frantics where various heirs in a will get "boots to the head".
  • The term "a Jessica Tandy joint" refers to the British-American actress, Jessica Alice Tandy and director Spike Lee, who uses the credit "A Spike Lee Joint" rather than the typical "A Spike Lee Film."
  • When preparing to go to the sun, Strong Bad uses the phrase "It's dark and I'm wearing sunglasses", a quote from the 1980 movie The Blues Brothers.
  • The "ruby" on powering Dr. Experimento's rocket is a red Ring Pop candy.
  • Strong Bad's line "It's what plants crave!" references the film Idiocracy, in which a drink called Brawndo is promoted with the same slogan.
  • Strong Bad once refers to Homestar as "Mushmouth", the name of a character in Bill Cosby's Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.
  • Strong Bad mentions the XFL, a defunct football league run by pro wrestling promoter Vince McMahon.
  • The Purple Nose of Cairo that Sultry Buttons steals in Cairo references the movie The Purple Rose of Cairo.
  • Dangeresque attempts to disable the drill in the sun base by attacking it with the "Four Fingered Exploding Fist of the Lotus Knuckle" maneuver, similar to the "Five Point Exploding Heart Technique" used by The Bride to kill Bill in the movie Kill Bill.
  • When Dadgeresque dies, Dangeresque responds by stringing together the names of a bunch of sappy love songs - specifically Bette Midler's "Wind Beneath My Wings" and the Carpenters' "We've Only Just Begun" - but ends randomly with Cyndi Lauper's "She Bop".
  • When Dangeresque finds the third manual page (in Strongborneo), he remarks that the map of the solar system is "out of date". This is likely a reference to the fact that Pluto, which appears on the map, is no longer classified as a planet.
  • When Dangeresque aims his gun at Uzi Bazooka after Dadgeresque is killed, he rather embellishes on a quote from The Princess Bride.
  • Strong Bad calls Uzi Bazooka "Traitor Joe".
  • Strong Bad saying that the paintings in the office "belong in a museum!" is a reference to the Indiana Jones film series.
  • Strong Bad's GSPTK is a reference to the GPSTK, or Global Positioning Satellite ToolKit, a suite of open-source programs designed to assist researchers in using the GPS network.
  • Strong Bad's line "I'll always have Paris on my map" is a reference to the movie Casablanca.
  • Strong Bad mentions having a license to kill, which refers to James Bond.
  • Professor Experimento somewhat resembles Albert Einstein.
  • Agent Blue's name references Agent Orange, a powerful herbicide.
  • Strong Bad calling the Whale Deep Spout references Deep Throat, the codename used for an informant during the Watergate scandal.
  • Tri-Lambda Penitentiary, or nerd prison, is a reference to Lambda Lambda Lambda, a fraternity house featured in the movie Revenge of the Nerds.
  • The devices used during the car chase scene are a reference to James Bond's cars, which were typically equipped with similar devices. They may also be a reference to the oil slick around the car in Baddest of the Bands.
  • The name of the Western Lowland Grizzlysharkasaurusbot comes from the Western Lowland Gorilla.
  • Homestar sings "Billy Dee" to the tune of Michael Jackson's Billie Jean
  • Strong Bad's "to the Dangeresque cave!" is a reference to "to the Batcave!", a line regularly used in the Batman tv series.
  • Strong Bad mentions blowing a ball up a tube in order to become an astronaut — this refers to a spirometer, as lung capacity is vital to astronauts.
  • Strong Bad mentions "trekking the stars", a reference to Star Trek.
  • Strong Bad mentions Sergeant Pepper.
  • The "diamond-tipped diamond" is a souvenir paperweight from the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas.
  • One of the backgrounds in the Snap Shak is a vertically-compressed photo of Miami's Bank of America Tower at night.
  • The view outside the noir office window is a (slightly-edited) nighttime photo of Union Square in San Francisco, CA. Gabriel Robledo is credited for the original photo.
  • "Uzi Bazooka" is a cheat in the computer game Worms, which makes the uzi fire bazooka shells instead of normal bullets, for massive destruction.

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