Everybody to the Limit

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This article is about the toon. For the song, see Everybody to the Limit (Live). For the karaoke video, see Fhqwhgads (karaoke).
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"Everybody come on fhqwhgads!"

The Cheat's Powered by The Cheat music video for Strong Bad's song about Fhqwhgads.

Cast (in order of appearance): Visor Robot, Atari Dragon, Strong Bad, The Cheat

Places: The Cheat's Computer Room

Date: Monday, July 1, 2002

Running Time: 1:54

Page Title: Everybody to the Limit

DVD: Everything Else, Volume 1

Contents

[edit] Lyrics

VISOR ROBOT: Come on, Fhqwhgads.

STRONG BAD: I said come on Fhqwhgads
I said come on Fhqwhgads
Everybody to the limit
Everybody to the limit
Everybody come on Fhqwhgads

I said come on Fhqwhgads
I said come on Fhqwhgads
Everybody to the limit
Who's that? It's to the limit
Everybody come on Fhqwhgads

Come on Fhqwhgads
I see you jockin' me
Tryin' to play like
You know me

I'm like come on Fhqwhgads
I said come on Fhqwhgads
Everybody to the limit
The Cheat is to the limit
Everybody come on Fhqwhgads

I said ooh ah Fhqwhgads
I said ooh ah Fhqwhgads
Who's that fh-huh-hoo-huga-wha
I said who is that Fhqwhgads

I don't know who it is
But it probably is Fhqwhgads
I asked my friend Joe
I asked my friend Jake
They said it was Fhqwhgads

I said come on Fhqwhgads
I said come on Fhqwhgads
Who's-a to the limit?
Say me! I'm to the limit
Everybody come on Fhqwhgads

Man, Fhqwhgads
You're just making yourself look worse, y'know
I mean, everybody's just gonna feel sorry for ya
I mean, I do.

{Zooms out to reveal Strong Bad and The Cheat watching the video on Tangerine Dreams.}

STRONG BAD: {talking to The Cheat} Now that's what I'm talkin' about! That was amazing! I mean you—... I—... I can't b—... Chiggidaba... He—g... {rubs The Cheat's head} I'm buyin' you a pizza!

[edit] Fun Facts

"Come on Fhqwhgads. I see you jockin' me."

[edit] Explanations

  • Fhqwhgads originated in the Strong Bad Email i love you.

[edit] Trivia

[edit] Remarks

  • On the MP3 version, the Visor Robot's laser doesn't play.
  • The word "on" appears as two stars when Strong Bad raps "I said come on, Fhqwhgads!" for the fourth time. This is because the font used is WP IconicSymbolsA.
  • The tempo of the song is 110 beats per minute.
  • When the toon is loading, the Visor Robot's shoulder is missing, but after the loading is completed, it suddenly appears.
  • Even after the Visor Robot's lasers stop, the laser sound is still made.
  • When the Visor Robot zaps the word "fhqwhgads," the "q" in "fhqwhgads" turns into a "g", the first "h" becomes bolder for a frame (like h), and the second "h" disappears.

[edit] Inside References

Lemke strikes again!
  • For a split second, as the Visor Robot's head opens to reveal Strong Bad, the words "come on" are replaced on screen by the word "lemke".
  • When Strong Bad comes out of the Visor Robot, he is holding a Big Knife.
  • When the multiple CDs fly across the screen, a roll of duct tape is also visible.
  • This is another mention of pizza.
  • The Abraham Lincoln heads are from an Easter egg in Fluffy Puff Commercial.

[edit] Real-World References

  • The red and white "enjoy fhqwhgads" ad on the billboard is based on Coca-Cola, who used the slogan "Enjoy Coke".
  • The disembodied clapping hands at the beginning are similar to those in the intro of the video for John Cougar Mellencamp's "Jack And Diane".
  • There are two references to Presidents:
    • The lyric "I asked my friend Joe, I asked my friend Jake" is accompanied by portraits of brothers President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
    • During one of the times the screen is flashing, a profile view of Abraham Lincoln's head can be easily noticed.
  • The yellow and white duck-like creatures are Atari Dragons from the old Atari 2600 game Adventure.
  • The Visor Robot's voice is MacInTalk's Zarvox.
  • The drums The Cheat plays are modeled after Simmons electronic drums, whose distinctive hexagonal shape became mildly iconic in the 1980s.

[edit] Fast Forward

[edit] DVD Version

  • The DVD version features hidden creators' commentary. To access it, switch your DVD player's audio language selection while watching.

[edit] Commentary Transcript

(Commentary by: Strong Bad, Mike Chapman)

STRONG BAD: Oh, Mike.

MIKE: Oh, it's Strong Bad.

STRONG BAD: That's right.

MIKE: Oh, hey, holy crap, right?

STRONG BAD: Oh— I'm gonna kick you out of this room, this tiny room we're in...

MIKE: Oh, right, say it. Let me— let me hear you say it. Come on—

STRONG BAD: All right, let's talk about this sweet video that The Cheat made.

MIKE: {simultaneously with previous line} I like your shades, right there.

STRONG BAD: This was a milestone in The Cheat's Flash animating career, I think.

MIKE: This was the second, uh, thing he made, wasn't it?

STRONG BAD: Yeah.

MIKE: After the— his own theme song.

STRONG BAD: That, that travesty that was The Cheat Theme Song. But the song was okay, thanks to The Skate Partay.

MIKE: So how much, uh, how much did you have to say about this, in terms of, uh, what did you contribute to the video?

STRONG BAD: Oh, everything. That was my wiffle ball, that was my duct tape, that was my CD...

MIKE: Oh, so all of the— the JPEG pictures were yours?

STRONG BAD: {simultaneously with previous line} Look, I was riding the L train, back out to Brooklyn.

MIKE: Yeah?

STRONG BAD: At that time, yeah.

MIKE: Okay.

STRONG BAD: Reading— reading the new, the new James L. Took novel.

MIKE: {laughs} Yeah?

STRONG BAD: Yeah, it's one of my favorite... authors.

MIKE: Yeah, yeah. That's not true.

STRONG BAD: Uh, look out for that big wiffle ball!

MIKE: Why is your wiffle ball eating you?

STRONG BAD: Well, that was The Cheat, he was—

MIKE: Who- who was that, by the way? The guy with the bag over his head?

STRONG BAD: That was—

MIKE: Was that the Unknown Comic?

STRONG BAD: I think it was. From the Gong Show? {Mike laughs} Oh, the Bobbys and the Jakeys. {pause} Man, this— I'm surprised I haven't been sued from people going into convulsions from watching some of these Cheat videos. They're—

MIKE: They do have some flashing images.

STRONG BAD: They're flashy. For sure. Lookit, oh— {unintelligible}

MIKE: {unintelligible} Don't swallow your tongue!

STRONG BAD: Sorry, that was insensitive.

MIKE: I was always very afraid of swallowing my tongue when I was younger, that was one of my-

STRONG BAD: It was in, like, Airport 76 or something.

MIKE: Oh, was it?

STRONG BAD: Freaked us out.

MIKE: I think I saw it on Real People with John Davison.

STRONG BAD: Ohhh.

MIKE: Or maybe That's Incredible!.

STRONG BAD: That's in— that's real...

MIKE: {unintelligible}

STRONG BAD: I always said chiggidaba. Now... nowadays.

[edit] Fun Facts

  • The Gong Show was a comedic television show in the late '70s; one recurring feature was the Unknown Comic, who wore a paper bag over his head.
  • The mention of convulsions from flashing images is a reference to the phenomenon of photosensitive seizures, and in particular the 1997 incident in which hundreds of Japanese children reported such seizures after watching a Pokémon episode featuring rapidly flashing colored frames.
  • Although "Airport 76" was not a real movie, Strong Bad may have been referring to the disaster film Airport '77.
  • Real People and That's Incredible! were both reality television shows in the early '80s that interviewed "ordinary" people. That's Incredible! emphasized paranormal or remarkable phenomena.

[edit] See Also

  • The visuals that occur during the film.

[edit] External Links

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