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{{about|[[Cheat Commandos]] short}} {{for|[[Powered by The Cheat]] toon|Rap Song}}
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[[Image:AnImportantRapSong.PNG|thumb|200px|"Kidz, don't play wit' 2 many knives!"]]
[[Image:AnImportantRapSong.PNG|thumb|200px|"Kidz, don't play wit' 2 many knives!"]]
Crack Stuntman has an important message.
Crack Stuntman has an important message.
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'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' {{Film|Gunhaver}}, {{Film|Fightgar}}, {{Film|Firebert}}, {{Film|Blue Laser Commander}}, {{Film|Blue Laser Minion}}, {{Film|Silent Rip}}, {{Film|Crackotage}}, [[Flashfight]], {{Film|Reynold}}, {{Film|Ripberger}}, {{film|Crack Stuntman}}, [[Reynold's Brother]], [[Foxface]]
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'''Cast (in order of appearance):''' {{Film|Gunhaver}}, {{Film|Fightgar}}, {{Film|Firebert}}, {{Film|Blue Laser Commander}}, {{Film|Blue Laser Minion}}, {{Film|Silent Rip}}, {{Film|Crackotage}}, [[Flashfight]], {{Film|Reynold}}, [[Ripberger]], [[Crack Stuntman]], [[Reynold's Brother]], [[Foxface]]
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'''Places:''' [[Cheat Commandos HQ]], [[Blue Laser Cottage]], [[The Beach]]
'''Places:''' [[Cheat Commandos HQ]], [[Blue Laser Cottage]], [[The Beach]]
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'''Page Title:''' We now return to the REAL Cheat Commandos!
'''Page Title:''' We now return to the REAL Cheat Commandos!
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{{dvd|Everything Else, Volume 3}}
 
==Transcript==
==Transcript==
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''{Cut to Blue Laser Commander holding his pair of pants up while not wearing any.}''
''{Cut to Blue Laser Commander holding his pair of pants up while not wearing any.}''
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'''BLUE LASER COMMANDER:''' How could you ''possibly'' refer to these as ''PANTS''?
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'''BLUE LASER COMMANDER:''' How could you ''possibly'' refer to these as pants?
''{Cut back to the Commandos}''
''{Cut back to the Commandos}''
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'''GUNHAVER:''' Ahahaha! ''{turns to other Commandos; suppresses laughter}'' Cheat Commandos... riggidy-roll!
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'''GUNHAVER:''' Ahhahaha! ''{turns to other Commandos; suppresses laughter}'' Cheat Commandos... riggidy-roll!
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''{The other Commandos look confused and surprised. Cut to Silent Rip.}''
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''{The other Commandos look confused and surprised. Cut to Silent Rip.}''
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'''SILENT RIP:''' Uh... that's not what we usually say—
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'''SILENT RIP:''' Uh... that's not what we usually say!
''{Cut back to Gunhaver}''
''{Cut back to Gunhaver}''
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and there's not a whole lot to do.<br>
and there's not a whole lot to do.<br>
You stroll into the kitchen and what do you find?<br>
You stroll into the kitchen and what do you find?<br>
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A bunch of knives cold staring at you!
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A bunch of knives cold staring at you.
So,<br>
So,<br>
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Poo-poo-ha-ha-ha-ha-huh-ha-huh.
Poo-poo-ha-ha-ha-ha-huh-ha-huh.
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Holla for a dolla!<br>
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Holler for a dolla!<br>
Shout for some clout!<br>
Shout for some clout!<br>
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Somebody say holla for a dolla!<br>
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Somebody say holler for a dolla!<br>
Let's turn this party out!
Let's turn this party out!
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===Explanations===   
===Explanations===   
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*This toon is a parody of various [[Wikipedia:Public service announcement|public service announcements]] seen at the end of Saturday morning cartoon shows in the eighties and nineties such as ''[[Wikipedia:G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (TV series)|G.I. Joe]]'' and ''[[Wikipedia:Captain Planet|Captain Planet]]''. These announcements generally convey messages against things such as drug use and littering, and usually feature characters from the cartoon.
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*This toon is a parody of various [[Wikipedia:Public service announcement|public service announcements]] seen at the end of Saturday morning cartoon shows such as ''[[Wikipedia:G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (TV series)|G.I. Joe]]'' and ''[[Wikipedia:Captain Planet|Captain Planet]]''. These announcements generally convey messages against things such as drug use and littering, and usually feature characters from the cartoon, encouraging you to do right, but at the same time trying to appear cool by allowing the viewers to do it in a cool way.
*"Fresh" in this case means "first rate", while "fly" means "stylish".
*"Fresh" in this case means "first rate", while "fly" means "stylish".
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*Blue Laser Commander asks Gunhaver how he could refer to the clothing item as pants, since British English speakers as himself would call them trousers (and use the term ''pants'' for underpants).
===Trivia===
===Trivia===
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*This is the first toon in which Foxface has been animated.
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*This is the first toon in which Foxface has been animated.  As of this toon, all of the known Cheat Commandos have now been animated at least once, but not all of their voices have been heard yet.
*The [[Wikipedia:Serial number|serial number]] on the dollar bill that appears during the rap is 34678234678 on the left side and 67834jq8nds on the right. On a real American dollar bill the serial number would be the same on both sides, and the letters would be capitalized.
*The [[Wikipedia:Serial number|serial number]] on the dollar bill that appears during the rap is 34678234678 on the left side and 67834jq8nds on the right. On a real American dollar bill the serial number would be the same on both sides, and the letters would be capitalized.
*The background beat of the song was made with a [[Wikipedia:TR-909|TR-909]] drum machine.
*The background beat of the song was made with a [[Wikipedia:TR-909|TR-909]] drum machine.
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*The summary for the [[Podstar Runner]] RSS feed reads, "Crack Stuntman drops science and knife moderation."
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*The sunglasses that Crack Stuntman is wearing are [[Wikipedia:Aviator sunglasses|aviator sunglasses]], which were developed by [[Wikipedia:Ray-Ban|Ray-Ban]].
===Remarks===
===Remarks===
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*The Blue Laser Commander asks, "How could you possibly refer to these as pants?" but his minions implied that the clothes in question are indeed pants in [[Commandos in the Classroom]]. Fightgar was asked by a Blue Laser Minion to "put these wine coolers down [his] pants", presumably in the same way that the two minions have wine coolers down their pants. However, when the Blue Laser Minion realizes that Fightgar isn't wearing pants he says, "...er, down your headband."
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*The Blue Laser Commander asks, "How could you possibly refer to these as pants?" but his minions implied that the clothes in question are indeed pants in [[Commandos in the Classroom]]. Fightgar was asked by a Blue Laser Minion to "put these wine coolers down [his] pants", presumably in the same way that the two minions have wine coolers down their pants. However, when the Blue Laser Minion realizes that Fightgar isn't wearing pants he says, "...er, down your headband."
*The golf clubs displayed are not putters, which are commonly used for miniature golfing, as the song refers to.
*The golf clubs displayed are not putters, which are commonly used for miniature golfing, as the song refers to.
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*The sound in this toon is considerably higher quality than usual. This was also done in [[Homestar Presents: Presents]] and the [[character videos]] of [[The King of Town]] and [[Marzipan]].
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*The sound in this toon is considerably higher quality than usual. This was also done in [[Homestar Presents: Presents]] and the character videos of the [[King of Town]] and [[Marzipan]].
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*The rap song's overall rhythm and repetition of "come on, come on" is similar to Strong Bad's email song in the [[senior prom#Easter Eggs|Easter egg]] at the end of [[senior prom]].
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*The rap song's overall rhythm and repetition of "come on, come on" is similar to Strong Bad's email song in the Easter egg at the end of [[senior prom]].
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*When the Cheat Commandos are at the bonfire, they are [[Flipped Images|flipped over]] and the "BL" logos on the Blue Laser members are reversed.
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*When the Cheat Commandos are at the bonfire, they are flipped over and the "BL" logos on the Blue Laser minions are reversed.
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*Even after [[Eggs (toon)|Eggs]] and [[from work]] were released two weeks later, the [[Main Page message]] linking to this toon still read "new cartoon!".
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*Even after [[Eggs (toon)]] and [[from work]] were released two weeks later, the [[Main Page Message]] linking to this toon still read "new cartoon!"
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**On April 13, it was changed to "2 many knives".
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*The first displayed lyric in the syllabic section is "poo ha huh ha huh", but the second one is spelled "poo ha hoo ha hoo."
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===Goofs===
===Goofs===
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*This toon's entry in the [[TV Time Toons Menu]] incorrectly shows a running time of 2:19 in the "Shorts" section. The time is shown correctly in the "What's New" section.
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*This toon's entry in the [[Toons Menu]] incorrectly shows a running time of 2:19 in the "Shorts" section. The time is shown correctly in the "What's New" section.
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*Crack Stuntman's second "Pistols for Pandas" visor and Blue Laser's uniform are just mirror images of the first ones, so the logos are reversed.
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*Crack Stuntman's second "Pistols for Pandas" visor is just a mirror image of the first one, so the logo is reversed.
**This may be a reference to the trend within low budget, 1980s cartoons of simply mirroring animation.
**This may be a reference to the trend within low budget, 1980s cartoons of simply mirroring animation.
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*When Crack Stuntman's face appears on the dollar bill, the "Pistols for Pandas" logo on his visor disappears.
 
*In the line up of the Cheat Commandos at the start of the toon, Fightgar does not have his stubble.
*In the line up of the Cheat Commandos at the start of the toon, Fightgar does not have his stubble.
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*During the night scenes, the moon in the sky is full, but its reflection in the water is crescent.
 
===Inside References===
===Inside References===
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*The visors that Crack Stuntman is wearing have [[Pistols For Pandas (organization)|Pistols for Pandas]] logos on them.
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*The visors [[Crack Stuntman]] is wearing have [[Pistols For Pandas]] logos on them.
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*This is the second time that Crack Stuntman has mispronounced [[Gunhaver's name]].
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*This is the second time Crack Stuntman has [[Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 14.2|mispronounced Gunhaver's name]].
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*Beach volleyball was previously mentioned in [[Shopping for Danger]].
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*This is another reference to beach volleyball, which was first mentioned in [[Shopping for Danger]].
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*This toon makes reference to [[pants]].
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*This toon makes reference to [[Pants|pants]].
*The paint splatter background during the "Poo-ha-huh-ha-huh" segment of the song is identical to one seen in [[modeling]].
*The paint splatter background during the "Poo-ha-huh-ha-huh" segment of the song is identical to one seen in [[modeling]].
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*Reynold's brother finds several [[Big Knives]].
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*Although not explicitly stated as such, the knives that Reynold's brother finds are rather [[Big Knives|big]].
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*This song is described as a "[[Number One Jam]]".
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*This song is described as a "[[Number One Jams|Number One Jam]]".
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*There is an [[interrupted conversation]] at beginning of this cartoon.
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*There is an [[Interrupted_Conversations|interrupted conversation]] at beginning of this cartoon.
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*This is another example of [[dancing]].
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===Real-World References===
===Real-World References===
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*The page title is a reference to such cartoons as ''The Real [[Ghostbusters]]'' & ''[[Wikipedia:The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest|The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest]]''.
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*The page title is a reference to such cartoons as ''[[IMDb:tt0090506|The Real Ghostbusters]]'' & ''[[Wikipedia:The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest|The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest]]''.
==See Also==
==See Also==
*The [[An Important Rap Song Visuals|visuals]] that occur during the rap song.
*The [[An Important Rap Song Visuals|visuals]] that occur during the rap song.
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==DVD Version==
 
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*The message "Download All Our Number One Jams!!" is retained, but, for obvious reasons, you can no longer actually download the song.
 
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*The DVD version features hidden creators' commentary. To access it, switch your DVD player's audio language selection while watching.
 
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=== Commentary Transcript ===
 
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('''Commentary by:''' [[Mike Chapman]], [[Fightgar]], [[Matt Chapman]])
 
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'''FIGHTGAR:''' Here!  This is a first.
 
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'''MIKE:''' Oh!
 
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'''FIGHTGAR:''' I'm going to do the commentary with Mike!
 
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'''MIKE:''' All right, uh, hold on. 
 
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'''FIGHTGAR:''' You don't even know which one I am!
 
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'''MIKE:''' Crackotage!  You're Crackotage!
 
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'''FIGHTGAR:''' No.
 
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'''MIKE:''' Really?
 
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'''FIGHTGAR:''' I don't think so, Mike.
 
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'''MIKE:''' Uh, which one are you?
 
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'''FIGHTGAR:''' Fightgar!
 
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'''MIKE:''' Really?  All right.  You're the one with the bullets around your chest, right?
 
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'''FIGHTGAR:''' 'S right.  And I say, "Right, right, right, right, right."
 
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'''MIKE:''' Look who it is!
 
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'''FIGHTGAR:''' Who's that?
 
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'''MIKE:''' That's, uh, Crack Stuntman.  Who does your voice, by the way?  Crack Stuntman does Gunhaver's voice.  Who does your voice, Fightgar?
 
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'''FIGHTGAR:''' Uh, Reno&mdash; Reynaldo Crake.
 
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'''MIKE:''' Reynaldo Crake.  I think you made that up.
 
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'''FIGHTGAR:''' I may ha&mdash; It's true.
 
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'''MIKE:''' ''{laughs}''
 
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'''FIGHTGAR:''' Uh...
 
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'''MATT:''' All right, I'll stop.
 
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'''MIKE:''' ''{laughs}'' Fightgar wasn't going to have a whole lot to say.
 
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'''MATT:''' I didn't have a lot of mileage.
 
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'''MIKE:''' ''{laughs}''
 
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'''MATT:''' So, uh, originally, Crack Stuntman was going to show up at the end of the, um, Commandos in the Classroom&mdash;
 
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'''MIKE:''' Uh huh.
 
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'''MATT:''' &mdash;and deliver an important message to the kids.
 
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'''MIKE:''' Right.
 
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'''MATT:''' In the&mdash; In the G.I. Joe PSA vein.  Uh, but we didn't&mdash; we cut that scene.  And then, uh&mdash; now, he&mdash; we decided to slip him into an answering machine and now here he is.  He's since gone on to cameo in a Strong Bad Email, Mike!
 
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'''MIKE:''' That's right.
 
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'''MATT:''' Which is kind of what any secondary Homestar Runner character could wish for.
 
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'''MIKE:''' Could hope for.
 
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'''MATT:''' Yeah.  ''{pause}''  There's Foxface.  I think that's the first time we've seen animated Foxface, out of her&mdash;
 
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'''MIKE:''' Yeah, we've seen her figurine.
 
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'''MATT:''' Yeah.  He's got a Pi&mdash; Pistols For Pandas visor on!  Two of them!
 
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'''MIKE:''' ''{laughs}''
 
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'''MATT:''' Oh!  Oh!  Oh!  Oh!  Oh!  Oh!  Oh!
 
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'''MIKE:''' I like the idea of a rap song that's warning kids to, you know, like, "Be safe, but not too safe!"
 
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'''MATT:''' Yeah, don't forget to party!
 
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'''MIKE:''' Yeah.
 
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{{dvdproofread}}
 
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=== Fun Facts ===
 
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*Crack Stuntman's cameo in a Strong Bad Email occurred in [[original]].
 
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==YouTube Version==
 
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*The YouTube version is entitled "Important Rap Song" (without the "An").
 
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*The [[YouTube]] description for this toon is "Crack Stuntman delivers a two-pronged message about knife safety and spring break."
 
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*Like the DVD version, the message "Download All Our Number One Jams!!" is no longer present; the video ends after Crack Stuntman fades out.
 
==External Links==
==External Links==
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{{extlinks|2manyknives|11038|youtube=bzJYW-xubRk}}
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*[[hr:2manyknives.html|watch "An Important Rap Song"]]
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*[[hr:2manyknives.swf|view the Flash file for "An Important Rap Song"]]
*[http://www.homestarrunner.com/songs/Too%20Many%20Knives.mp3 download the song "An Important Rap Song"]
*[http://www.homestarrunner.com/songs/Too%20Many%20Knives.mp3 download the song "An Important Rap Song"]
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*[[Forum:11038|forum thread re: "An Important Rap Song"]]
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