Talk:500 The Cheats

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What the crap? Why? Thunderbird 07:34, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

I dunno. Why not? Maybe they just had lots and lots of old The Cheat drawings sitting around. --Jay v.2021 (Good riddance 2020) 07:53, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

I'm with you, thunderbird. -- The Real Zajac 00:09, 13 Feb 2006 (PST)

I believe the answer to the question "Why?" can in this case be answered in two words: "Why not?" Heimstern Läufer 08:10, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
Wow, that was... odd. Feels like a Fanstuff. But I suppose it was because they have so dang many sketches lying around by now that they could edit them into a slideshow—kind of like leftovers casserole. The whole thing felt very Japanese, like the vibe of the original theme song video. —AbdiViklas 08:28, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

Weird little toon. Heh. Maybe this was an early... uh... *very* early The Cheatday present? -YK 10:35, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

Happy mornings. Email later. This will be a good day. Anybody want to count the drawings to make sure there are 500 of them? I'm kidding. —BazookaJoe 12:22, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
There are exactly 498 frames (not including the "loading" and the "done"). Each frame contains one The Cheat, so there should be about 500, if not exactly 498. Hmm. There are exactly 536 frames altogether. Doing it again shows me the first 13 frames are "loading", and the last 23 frames are "done". First 13 frames + last 23 frames = 36. 536 - 36 = 500. Exactly 500 frames, each including one The Cheat, which means there are exactly 500 The Cheats. Yay! —FireBird|Talk 13:37, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
I counted every single little The Cheat in the background (including ones that are usually obscured) and got to 407. - Joshua

Is this the Bros Chaps equivalent of "I got nothin'"?

This toon was accompanied by a "new email soon" button, which makes me think that they're just giving us a snack before the main course is introduced. Trey56 16:06, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
That snack was disgusting!!!! &mdash Young Roy

Is this supposed to be a semi-rip of the HamsterDance? - Kharnellius

That Was Fast...

Dayum, you guys are fast. XD

~ Jessica Ingmann

I've written plenty of pages before, happened to be around when the 'toon went up, and it's not like there was a whole lot to this one... --Jay v.2021 (Good riddance 2020) 08:30, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
I honestly don't think there's any way better to summarize this toon except "What the crap? Why?". You get cupcakes, thunderbird.


I don't think we should have the image for this toon be the one with the real ghost cheat easter egg enabled. Can we have a different picture? - Alcnolien Has Spoken! 14:21, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

I agree. I'll replace the current one with a new one. —FireBird|Talk 14:24, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

i can't hear it LOL

i'm in a library and I can't hear the toon till I get home - so, after reading the comments here ... I am convinced that it REALLY DOES suck ... I'm not just prejudging it from the silent version. --NERD42  email  talk   h²g²  pedia  uncyc  15:28, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

All you're missing is music. Oh, and it doesn't suck. —FireBird|Talk 15:29, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
um ... yeah it does. this crap would never survive on Newgrounds --NERD42  email  talk   h²g²  pedia  uncyc  20:46, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
No flash survives on Newgrounds unless it satifies one of the following: A.) It's really good. B.) It involves video game characters C.) It involves pooping D.) It involves pot-smoking E.)It involves violence G.) It involves sex. I have seen too many flashes there that satisfy B,C,D,E way too well without satisfying A. - cakeman
Yeah. Newgrounds seems to do that. Even though crappiness seems to have no effect. See: Sonic adventure 2 in four minutes; Super mario dumbshine; and super mario dy es. —Young Roy
It actually doesn't "suck" as much when it's accompanied by music. It's got a catchy tune. It's just a little bit of candy that they gave us before the Strong Bad Email. Appreciate that TBC gave you anything at all. —BazookaJoe 21:11, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
To respond to nerd42: I didn't think it was that bad, myself, and could see it as being something offered on Albinoblacksheep. Spell4yr 04:05, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
Well, I liked it. It made me smile. It's so random, it's funny! Anyway, this isn't the forum so we'd better quit complaining about it before we all get told off. – The Chort 18:41, 14 February 2006 (UTC)


Are each of the 500 The Cheats unique? Can somebody compare some and see if he can find any matches? (Because showcasing 500 unique Teh C. sketches is probably the point of this short.) - Joshua 16:12, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

possibly... i thought it repeated every 15 times or so, but im not sure after looking at it. to check,right click on the flash and uncheck play, then hit forward for each frame. do a screenshot of each one, and open them in a picture editor that allows multiple layers. then compare them in that. have fun. csours 17:53, 13 February 2006 (UTC)
There are 500 The Cheat objects in the file. That doesn't exactly prove anything, except that TBC probably knew we'd take it apart to find out whether there were 500 images. Comparing each The Cheat to the others would have to be automated somehow, as a manual comparison would involve 124,750 steps (to conclusively prove it true; if it were proved false, the comparisons would likely stop much sooner). If the images were exported I'm sure a program could be set up to compare them at the bit level. (Admittedly, this method wouldn't find a match where the same The Cheat drawing was simply scanned twice.) — It's dot com 19:03, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Music Track Layers

there are 3 music layers on this thing, the drums, the cheat, and some midi/synthesizer type thing... any of them familiar on their own? csours 17:56, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

  • Definitely the drum loop is from the homestar runner theme song. -User:Eman

I agree with Strong Bad now...

Too much of a good thing is an awesome thing, but too much of an awesome thing is, um, dumb. And bad. -Strong Bad &mdash Young Roy
I don't see why everyone is complaining. I liked it. SaltyTalk! 03:54, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
You guys are not obligated to like everything on the H*R site, but complaining about it here is not helping matters at all. Either talk about it on the forum or send feedback to TBC. :P — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 16:43, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
I liked it. I thought it was nice. The tune was catchy. Bluebry 18:47, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
It was just creepy... -Kinsey


Could this be a possible spoof on Hamsterdance, were they have hundreds of hamsters doing different things to a high-pitched, uptempo version of the opening theme to Disney's Robin Hood?

Yes, I would say it that is possible. But only possible, and therefore not something we should note in the article. Heimstern Läufer 18:35, 14 February 2006 (UTC)


What's more to say? -Marth 99 20:53, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

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