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[[Image:Trogdor was dragon man.png|thumb|"Trogdor was a dragon-man"]]
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[[Image:Trogdor was dragon man.png|thumb|"It was a terrible song of Trogdor."]]
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A Powered by The Cheat video for a song from a 70's commercial for a board game.
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A [[Powered by The Cheat]] video for a song from a '70s commercial for a [[Trogdor!! The Board Game|board game]].
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'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' {{Film|Strong Bad}}, {{Film|Trogdor}}, {{Film|Strong Sad}}, {{Film|The Cheat}}, [[The Dancing Brothers]],
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'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' {{Film|Strong Bad}}, {{Film|Trogdor}}, [[Peasants]], [[The Red and Blue Knights]], {{Film|Strong Sad}}, {{Film|The Cheat}}, {{Film|The Dancing Brothers}}
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'''Places:''' [[The Cheat's Computer Room]]
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'''Places:''' [[The Cheat's Computer Room]], [[Peasantry]]
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'''Date:''' Thursday, September 13th 2018
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'''Date:''' Thursday, September 13, 2018
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'''Running Time:''' 2.17
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'''Running Time:''' 2:17
'''Page Title:''' Trogdor Musk - For Dragon Men
'''Page Title:''' Trogdor Musk - For Dragon Men
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== Transcript ==
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''{Open to a close-up of a person's red shirt, against a background fading from red to yellow. The shirt reads "WHEN THE Seventies", with "Seventies" written in a Coca-Cola-resembling font.}''
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'''POWERED BY THE CHEAT STRONG BAD:''' When the seventies, there was—
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''{The shirt morphs into a Trogdor!! The Board Game box against a black background. It reads "TRAGDAR". Trogdor is smiling and making the "OK" sign with his hand, with armpit hair and a wristband. The side of the box reads "CONTAINS: CONTENTS".}''
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'''POWERED BY THE CHEAT STRONG BAD:''' —a commercial for a board game.
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''{The board game box shakes and bursts open, with Trogdor, the Red and Blue Knights, two peasants, five tiles, a cottage base, and a burninated cottage roof flying out. The cottage roof stays in place for a moment, then moves with the rest a few seconds later.}''
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'''POWERED BY THE CHEAT STRONG BAD:''' It was a terrible song—
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''{A vinyl record rotates as it comes into view. The top has a logo for "Terrible SONGS RECORDS". At the bottom, it reads "-TROGDOR WAS A MAN-", and below it, "THE POW-UH SURGE". The side reads "SIDE A".}''
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'''POWERED BY THE CHEAT STRONG BAD:''' —of Trogdor. They made seven inches—
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''{Zoom out into Powered by The Cheat Strong Sad holding the record, against a blurry photographic house background. He closes his eyes and shakes his head, throwing the record over his shoulder.}''
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'''POWERED BY THE CHEAT STRONG BAD:''' —but even Strong Sad thought it was not ver—
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''{Cut to Strong Bad's head bouncing exaggeratedly on The Cheat's computer against a rainbow background. The Cheat is silhouetted in front of the computer, and the desk is brown instead of blue. The record flies into a CD slot on the side of the computer.}''
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'''POWERED BY THE CHEAT STRONG BAD:''' So The Cheat made a video. ''{turns toward the camera and stops bouncing}'' Does this sound like Strong Bad at all?
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''{Cut to a silhouetted plug that reads "The Pow-uh Surge" against an electric green background. White text appears at the bottom:}''
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<blockquote>
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The Pow-uh Surge<br>
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"Trogdor was a man"<br>
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Terrible Songs Records<br>
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Dir:The Cheat
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</blockquote>
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''{Cut to a zooming shot of Peasantry}''
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'''SINGERS:''' Trogdor was a man.<br />
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Trogdor was a ''dragon'' man.
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Trogdor was a man.<br />
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Trogdor was a ''dragon'' man.
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And he was burninating, burninating, burninating the countryside!
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Trogdor was a man. (S, more different S) <br />
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Trogdor was a ''dragon'' man. (S, more different S)
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(S, more different S)<br />
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(Whispering things in the '70s)
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And he was burninating, burninating, burninating the countryside!
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Trogdor was a man. (Get consummate, get consummate)<br />
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Trogdor was a ''dragon'' man. (Get consummate, get consummate)
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Get consummate, get consummate<br />
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Consummate V's
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Maybe he was just a dragon.<br />
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Maybe he was just a dragon.<br />
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Maybe he was just a dragon.<br />
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Well, he was still Trogdor.<br />
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And the Trogdor comes in the NIGHT!
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''{Cut to The Cheat and Strong Bad at The Cheat's computer desk}''
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'''STRONG SAD:''' ''{turns toward The Cheat}'' I don't know, The Cheat. There are a lot of inaccuracies present.
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'''THE CHEAT:''' ''{turns toward Strong Sad; The Cheat noises}''
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'''STRONG SAD:''' Well for starters, Trogdor wasn't even around when the '70s. Strong Bad made him in the early 2000s. ''{emphasizes the "a" in "thousand"}''
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'''THE CHEAT:''' ''{lowers his eyebrows and turns back to his computer; The Cheat noises}''
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'''STRONG SAD:''' And what was going on with your depiction of me?
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''{The Cheat clicks and brings up the picture of Powered by The Cheat Strong Sad}''
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'''STRONG SAD:''' I have that creepy bony spine...
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''{The Cheat clicks every time before Powered by The Cheat Strong Sad speaks}''
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'''POWERED BY THE CHEAT STRONG SAD:''' The Lusitania is my favorite boat.
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'''STRONG SAD:''' No way! Everybody knows I'm a Mauretania man.
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'''THE CHEAT:''' ''{The Cheat noises}''
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''{Zoom in to the screen}''
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'''POWERED BY THE CHEAT STRONG SAD:''' My boat is not your boat!
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'''STRONG SAD:''' Ugh, stop that!
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'''POWERED BY THE CHEAT STRONG SAD:''' This is gonna all be about boats now. ''{smiles with his tongue sticking out}''
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''{Cut back to The Cheat and Strong Sad}''
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'''STRONG SAD:''' Oh, that's a terrible idea!
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'''POWERED BY THE CHEAT STRONG SAD:''' My boat take&mdash;
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'''STRONG SAD:''' ''{interrupts}'' That's it! I'm going to the chiropractor! ''{walks away}'' Got me all self-conscious!
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'''POWERED BY THE CHEAT STRONG SAD:''' Don't you like boats?
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''{Zoom in to Powered by The Cheat Strong Sad's back. Three of the bone bumps wiggle and morph into the letters "end".}''
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==Fun Facts==
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===Trivia===
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[[Image:The Cheat's New Mac.png|thumb|"Well, this is a new computer."]]
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*The [[Monosodium Dreams]] has been replaced by a [[The Cheat's iMac (2018)|newer computer]] parodying the newer Intel-based [[Wikipedia:iMac|iMacs]].
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*This is the first Powered by The Cheat toon since [[Fish Eye Lens]] in October 2014, an almost-four-year gap.
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*There is a photograph of a record store hidden in the Flash file. It was the first Google image result for "record store" as of the release of the short.
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*This is the first time Trogdor has been seen flying.
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*"When the Seventies" is an example of [[deliberately poor English]].
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*The [[YouTube]] description for this video is "A Powered by The Cheat video for a song from a 70's commercial for a board game."
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===Remarks===
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*This toon is not shown in the [[TV Time Toons Menu]]. The [[Flash]] version is only linked to from the [[Main Page Messages]].
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*Strong Sad does not have a mouth in The Cheat's video, but he does in the animations at the end.
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*"Dragon man" Trogdor (and his full body when he jumps out of the knight pants at the end) lacks his usual wings.
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===Inside References===
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*This song is meant to be a '70s disco version of the [[TROGDOR (song)|Trogdor]] song, which originated in the [[Strong Bad Email]] [[dragon]].
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**"S, more different S" and "[[consummate V's]]" are referenced, both of which are drawing techniques used by Strong Bad in [[dragon]].
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**"Get consummate" was used in [[rock opera]].
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*This toon prominently features [[Sports#Basketball|basketball]] and [[Buttdance|butt-dancing]].
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*The [[board game]] mentioned is [[Trogdor!! The Board Game]].
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**The "Tragdar" on the box is a reference to [[Videlectrix One]]'s pronunciation in the [[Trogdor!! The Board Game (video)|Trogdor!! The Board Game promotional video]].
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**The song's background rhythm was heard in the promotional video, and later in a [[@StrongBadActual]] Tweet.
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*The game box has the [[Nondescript Nouns|nondescript label]] "Contains: Contents".
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*"[[The Pow-uh Surge]]" was previously discussed in the DVD commentary for [[road trip]] as being the musicians behind the Dancing Brothers' song, as well as "Jammin' Tunes".
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*The Dancing Brothers previously appeared in [[A Folky Tale]].
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*Powered by The Cheat Strong Sad says "My [[boat]] take" and is subsequently interrupted. The same occurs twice with Strong Bad in [[environment]].
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*Strong Sad says "2000" the same way he said it in [[suntan]].
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===Real-World References===
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*The scenes featuring two silhouetted Trogdor heads is a reference to a recurring segment of ''[[wikipedia:The Electric Company|The Electric Company]]'', a children's show that aired on [[PBS]] in the 1970s, in which two people would say part of a word to each other, with the letters coming out of their mouth in a similar fashion.
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*The [[Wikipedia:RMS Lusitania|Lusitania]] was a British ocean liner and briefly the world's largest passenger ship. The ship was sunk on May 7, 1915 by a German U-boat 11 miles off the southern coast of Ireland.
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*The [[Wikipedia:RMS Mauretania (1906)|Mauretania]] was an ocean liner designed by Leonard Peskett and built by Wigham Richardson & Swan Hunter for the British Cunard Line, and launched on the afternoon of September 20, 1906.
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==See Also==
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*The [[Trogdor Was Dragon Man Visuals|visuals]] that occur during the music video.
== External Links ==
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[[Category:Powered by The Cheat]][[Category:Songs]][[Category:Trogdor!! The Board Game]]

Current revision as of 23:07, 20 September 2019

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"It was a terrible song of Trogdor."

A Powered by The Cheat video for a song from a '70s commercial for a board game.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, Trogdor, Peasants, The Red and Blue Knights, Strong Sad, The Cheat, The Dancing Brothers

Places: The Cheat's Computer Room, Peasantry

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018

Running Time: 2:17

Page Title: Trogdor Musk - For Dragon Men

Contents

[edit] Transcript

{Open to a close-up of a person's red shirt, against a background fading from red to yellow. The shirt reads "WHEN THE Seventies", with "Seventies" written in a Coca-Cola-resembling font.}

POWERED BY THE CHEAT STRONG BAD: When the seventies, there was—

{The shirt morphs into a Trogdor!! The Board Game box against a black background. It reads "TRAGDAR". Trogdor is smiling and making the "OK" sign with his hand, with armpit hair and a wristband. The side of the box reads "CONTAINS: CONTENTS".}

POWERED BY THE CHEAT STRONG BAD: —a commercial for a board game.

{The board game box shakes and bursts open, with Trogdor, the Red and Blue Knights, two peasants, five tiles, a cottage base, and a burninated cottage roof flying out. The cottage roof stays in place for a moment, then moves with the rest a few seconds later.}

POWERED BY THE CHEAT STRONG BAD: It was a terrible song—

{A vinyl record rotates as it comes into view. The top has a logo for "Terrible SONGS RECORDS". At the bottom, it reads "-TROGDOR WAS A MAN-", and below it, "THE POW-UH SURGE". The side reads "SIDE A".}

POWERED BY THE CHEAT STRONG BAD: —of Trogdor. They made seven inches—

{Zoom out into Powered by The Cheat Strong Sad holding the record, against a blurry photographic house background. He closes his eyes and shakes his head, throwing the record over his shoulder.}

POWERED BY THE CHEAT STRONG BAD: —but even Strong Sad thought it was not ver—

{Cut to Strong Bad's head bouncing exaggeratedly on The Cheat's computer against a rainbow background. The Cheat is silhouetted in front of the computer, and the desk is brown instead of blue. The record flies into a CD slot on the side of the computer.}

POWERED BY THE CHEAT STRONG BAD: So The Cheat made a video. {turns toward the camera and stops bouncing} Does this sound like Strong Bad at all?

{Cut to a silhouetted plug that reads "The Pow-uh Surge" against an electric green background. White text appears at the bottom:}

The Pow-uh Surge
"Trogdor was a man"
Terrible Songs Records
Dir:The Cheat

{Cut to a zooming shot of Peasantry}

SINGERS: Trogdor was a man.
Trogdor was a dragon man.

Trogdor was a man.
Trogdor was a dragon man.

And he was burninating, burninating, burninating the countryside!

Trogdor was a man. (S, more different S)
Trogdor was a dragon man. (S, more different S)

(S, more different S)
(Whispering things in the '70s)

And he was burninating, burninating, burninating the countryside!

Trogdor was a man. (Get consummate, get consummate)
Trogdor was a dragon man. (Get consummate, get consummate)

Get consummate, get consummate
Consummate V's

Maybe he was just a dragon.
Maybe he was just a dragon.
Maybe he was just a dragon.
Well, he was still Trogdor.

And the Trogdor comes in the NIGHT!

{Cut to The Cheat and Strong Bad at The Cheat's computer desk}

STRONG SAD: {turns toward The Cheat} I don't know, The Cheat. There are a lot of inaccuracies present.

THE CHEAT: {turns toward Strong Sad; The Cheat noises}

STRONG SAD: Well for starters, Trogdor wasn't even around when the '70s. Strong Bad made him in the early 2000s. {emphasizes the "a" in "thousand"}

THE CHEAT: {lowers his eyebrows and turns back to his computer; The Cheat noises}

STRONG SAD: And what was going on with your depiction of me?

{The Cheat clicks and brings up the picture of Powered by The Cheat Strong Sad}

STRONG SAD: I have that creepy bony spine...

{The Cheat clicks every time before Powered by The Cheat Strong Sad speaks}

POWERED BY THE CHEAT STRONG SAD: The Lusitania is my favorite boat.

STRONG SAD: No way! Everybody knows I'm a Mauretania man.

THE CHEAT: {The Cheat noises}

{Zoom in to the screen}

POWERED BY THE CHEAT STRONG SAD: My boat is not your boat!

STRONG SAD: Ugh, stop that!

POWERED BY THE CHEAT STRONG SAD: This is gonna all be about boats now. {smiles with his tongue sticking out}

{Cut back to The Cheat and Strong Sad}

STRONG SAD: Oh, that's a terrible idea!

POWERED BY THE CHEAT STRONG SAD: My boat take—

STRONG SAD: {interrupts} That's it! I'm going to the chiropractor! {walks away} Got me all self-conscious!

POWERED BY THE CHEAT STRONG SAD: Don't you like boats?

{Zoom in to Powered by The Cheat Strong Sad's back. Three of the bone bumps wiggle and morph into the letters "end".}

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Trivia

"Well, this is a new computer."
  • The Monosodium Dreams has been replaced by a newer computer parodying the newer Intel-based iMacs.
  • This is the first Powered by The Cheat toon since Fish Eye Lens in October 2014, an almost-four-year gap.
  • There is a photograph of a record store hidden in the Flash file. It was the first Google image result for "record store" as of the release of the short.
  • This is the first time Trogdor has been seen flying.
  • "When the Seventies" is an example of deliberately poor English.
  • The YouTube description for this video is "A Powered by The Cheat video for a song from a 70's commercial for a board game."

[edit] Remarks

  • This toon is not shown in the TV Time Toons Menu. The Flash version is only linked to from the Main Page Messages.
  • Strong Sad does not have a mouth in The Cheat's video, but he does in the animations at the end.
  • "Dragon man" Trogdor (and his full body when he jumps out of the knight pants at the end) lacks his usual wings.

[edit] Inside References

[edit] Real-World References

  • The scenes featuring two silhouetted Trogdor heads is a reference to a recurring segment of The Electric Company, a children's show that aired on PBS in the 1970s, in which two people would say part of a word to each other, with the letters coming out of their mouth in a similar fashion.
  • The Lusitania was a British ocean liner and briefly the world's largest passenger ship. The ship was sunk on May 7, 1915 by a German U-boat 11 miles off the southern coast of Ireland.
  • The Mauretania was an ocean liner designed by Leonard Peskett and built by Wigham Richardson & Swan Hunter for the British Cunard Line, and launched on the afternoon of September 20, 1906.

[edit] See Also

  • The visuals that occur during the music video.

[edit] External Links

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