Cheat Commandos

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"Cheat Commandos, maybe fighting for freedom, and each is sold separately."
This article is about the franchise. For the short, see Cheat Commandos (toon).

Cheat Commandos is a media franchise within the Homestar Runner universe. Inspired by The Cheat's Firebert persona in the Strong Bad Email army, every known character in the Cheat Commandos universe (except for Ser-g-geant Marshie and Mrs. Commanderson) is a The Cheat. Originally introduced as a toy line manufactured by Cheap as Free Toys (all figures costing $11.01 and for ages 3-5), it was quickly spun off into its own TV series, Cheat Commandos Adventures.

Mostly written by A. Chimendez, the series features the titular elite fighting force and their civilian contractor Reynold, sworn to protect the world from (or in rare instances like celebrating Thanksgiving, call a truce with) the evil forces of Blue Laser. The Cheat Commandos' slogan is "Rock Rock On!" (although at one point Gunhaver declared that it would be "Riggidy Roll" from now on).

As a parody of commercialized 1980s animated shows (particularly G.I. Joe), each episode exists to promote the action figures and breakfast cereals, and ends with the jingle "Buy all our playsets and toys!!". Even the show's theme song seems more committed to selling the figures than conveying the plot, describing the commandos' actions in vague and noncommittal terms. The characters break the fourth wall by describing settings as "playsets" and advertising their own merchandise. The parody also extends to the inclusion of teaching aids and public service announcements, an exaggerated patriotic attitude, and occasionally lazy animation.


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