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{{toonnav|Powered by The Cheat|cheatvideo|Trogdor Was Dragon Man|Everybody to the Limit}}
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{{toonnav|Powered by The Cheat|cheatvideo|Trudgemank|Everybody to the Limit}}
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[[Image:cheattheme.PNG|thumb|220px|"Who's the dude that moves to the beat?"]]
[[Image:cheattheme.PNG|thumb|220px|"Who's the dude that moves to the beat?"]]
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The Cheat!
The Cheat!
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''{Music ends; cut to Strong Bad, Homestar Runner, and The Cheat in front of [[Tangerine Dreams]].}''
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''{Music ends, cut to Strong Bad, Homestar Runner, and The Cheat in front of [[Tangerine Dreams]].}''
'''THE CHEAT:''' ''{The Cheat noises}''
'''THE CHEAT:''' ''{The Cheat noises}''
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== Easter Eggs ==
== Easter Eggs ==
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*At the end, clicking on "The Skate Party" at the bottom left hand corner links to [http://www.geocities.com/theskateparty/ The Skate Party's website]. (The site is no longer available, but is archived [https://web.archive.org/web/20020115211457/http://www.geocities.com/theskateparty/ here].)
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*At the end, click on "The Skate Party" at the bottom left hand corner to access [http://www.geocities.com/theskateparty/ The Skate Party's website].
== Fun Facts ==
== Fun Facts ==
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===Trivia===
 
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*The [[YouTube]] description for this toon is "The Cheat learns Flash to make an animated video for his own theme song by The Skate Party."
 
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*This toon marks the debut of [[Powered by The Cheat]].
 
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===Inside References===
===Inside References===
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*"Making out with Marzipan" was once part of the secret key phrase from the game [[Homestar Talker]].
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*"Making Out With Marzipan" was once part of the secret key phrase from the game [[Homestar Talker]].
*Homestar mentions this is [[Best/Worst X Ever|the best video game he's ever played]].
*Homestar mentions this is [[Best/Worst X Ever|the best video game he's ever played]].
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*The Cheat's feet are mentioned, although he [[Lack of Visible Body Parts|lacks visible legs]].
 
===Real-World References===
===Real-World References===
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*[[Wikipedia:21 Jump Street|21 Jump Street]] was a TV series that ran from 1987 to 1992, and starred actors such as [[Wikipedia:Johnny Depp|Johnny Depp]].
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*[http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0092312/ 21 Jump Street] was a TV-Series that ran from 1987 to 1992, and starred, (among others) [[Wikipedia:Johnny Depp|Johnny Depp]].
*The Cheat, drawn as one single animated line, may be a reference to [http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0406432/combined La Linea], an old Italian TV show with a slightly choleric person that was drawn in the same style.
*The Cheat, drawn as one single animated line, may be a reference to [http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0406432/combined La Linea], an old Italian TV show with a slightly choleric person that was drawn in the same style.
*The line "Who's gonna start a rock and roll band?" is accompanied by a "The Cheat" symbol that looks like the logo for the band [[Van Halen]].
*The line "Who's gonna start a rock and roll band?" is accompanied by a "The Cheat" symbol that looks like the logo for the band [[Van Halen]].
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*The scene with the line "The Cheat is in the house" is reminiscent of the [[Wikipedia:Daft Punk|Daft Punk]] music video "One More Time". The way in which it is performed is most likely a reference to [[Wikipedia:Auto-Tune|Auto-Tune]], musical software often used by Daft Punk, [[Wikipedia:T-Pain|T-Pain]], [[Wikipedia:Faith Hill|Faith Hill]], [[Wikipedia:Kanye West|Kanye West]], [[Wikipedia:Cher|Cher]], [[Wikipedia:Li'l Wayne|Li'l Wayne]], etc.
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*The scene with the line "The Cheat is in the house" is reminiscent of the [[Wikipedia:Daft Punk|Daft Punk]] music video "One More Time." The way in which it is performed is most likely a reference to [[Wikipedia:Auto-Tune|Auto-Tune]], musical software often used by Daft Punk, [[Wikipedia:T-Pain|T-Pain]], [[Wikipedia:Faith Hill|Faith Hill]], [[Wikipedia:Kanye West|Kanye West]], [[Wikipedia:Cher|Cher]], [[Wikipedia:Li'l Wayne|Li'l Wayne]],   etc.
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*When the line "Who's the guy who looks like The Cheat?" is played, [[Pikachu]] appears on the screen.
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* When the line "Who's the guy who looks like The Cheat?" is played, [[Pikachu]] appears on the screen.
===Fast Forward===
===Fast Forward===
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*In the email "[[band names]]", Strong Bad sings his [[Strong Bad Email Intros|email song]] to the tune of this song.
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*This song is also heard in the email "[[band names]]."
*The Cheat once again showed affections for Marzipan in [[Date Nite]].
*The Cheat once again showed affections for Marzipan in [[Date Nite]].
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*This song was the basis of its [[old-timey]] counterpart, [[Ballad of the Sneak]].
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*This song was the basis of its old-timey counterpart, [[Ballad of the Sneak]].
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*In [[Cool Things]], The Cheat forms a band with Strong Mad and Marzipan called [[Cool Tapes]].
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*The Cheat is implied to have made out with Marzipan in "[[do over]]", albeit Marzipan believing he's Homestar at the time.
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== DVD Version ==
== DVD Version ==
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('''Commentary by:''' [[Mike Chapman]], [[Matt Chapman]])
('''Commentary by:''' [[Mike Chapman]], [[Matt Chapman]])
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'''MIKE:''' So, here is the debut of The Cheat's Flash animation style, right?
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'''MIKE:''' So, here is the debut of The Cheat's flash animation style, right?
'''MATT:''' That's right, Mike!
'''MATT:''' That's right, Mike!
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'''MIKE:''' T— Bad Flash video?
'''MIKE:''' T— Bad Flash video?
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'''MATT:''' Yeah. ''{pause}'' This is the debut of The Cheat's iMac, too, right— or no, was that— that email come first; I don't remember.
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'''MATT:''' Yeah. ''{pause}'' This is the Debut of The Cheat's iMac, too, right— or no, was that— that email come first; I don't remember.
'''MIKE:''' ''{simultaneously}'' Yeah, I'm not sure.
'''MIKE:''' ''{simultaneously}'' Yeah, I'm not sure.
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===Fun Facts===
===Fun Facts===
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*"That email" with Tangerine Dreams in it that Matt refers to is [[i she be]], which did come out shortly before this toon.
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====Remarks====
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*Ernie McCracken is a professional bowler played by [[Wikipedia:Bill Murray|Bill Murray]] in the 1996 comedy film [[Wikipedia:Kingpin (film)|''Kingpin'']]. In the film, McCracken loses a tournament to Roy Munson, played by [[Wikipedia:Woody Harrelson|Woody Harrelson]], but gets revenge when he tricks the rookie into hustling, which results in Munson losing a hand.
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*"That email" with [[Tangerine Dreams]] in it that Matt refers to is [[i she be]], which did come out shortly before this toon.
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**"Tanqueray and Tab" refers to McCracken's drink of choice in the film. [[Wikipedia:Tanqueray|Tanqueray]] is a brand of [[Wikipedia:London dry gin|London dry gin]] produced by [[Wikipedia:Diageo|Diageo]], while [[Wikipedia:Tab (soft drink)|Tab]], produced by Coca-Cola, is one of the first diet colas produced in the United States.
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====Real-World References====
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*Ernie McCracken was Bill Murray's role in the movie [[Wikipedia:Kingpin (film)|''Kingpin'']].
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*[http://www.tanqueray.com/ Tanqueray] is a popular brand of gin, and [http://www.virtualvender.coca-cola.com/ft/detail.jsp?brand_id=279 Tab] is a diet cola produced by Coca-Cola.
==See Also==
==See Also==
*The [[The Cheat Theme Song Visuals|visuals]] that occur during the film.
*The [[The Cheat Theme Song Visuals|visuals]] that occur during the film.
== External Links ==
== External Links ==
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{{extlinks|cheatvideo|youtube=22ZLiDF_pTE}}
 
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[[Category:Powered by The Cheat]][[Category:Songs]][[Category:DVD Commentary]]
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*[[HR:cheatvideo.html|watch The Cheat Theme Song]]
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*[[HR:cheatvideo.swf|view the Flash file for The Cheat Theme Song]]
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[[Category:Powered by The Cheat]]
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[[Category:Songs]]
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[[Category:DVD Commentary]]

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