Dangeresque (film series)

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This article is about the film series. For other uses of the word "Dangeresque", see Dangeresque.
Dangeresque and Renaldo

Dangeresque is a pseudo-trilogy of amateur movies made by Strong Bad. It originates in the email stunt double, where Strong Bad was asked if he did all his own stunts. He says he does, and shows his new film Dangeresque II: This Time, It's Not Dangeresque 1 as proof.

The Dangeresque films are shot with The Cheat's video camera, then very sloppily edited together. Strong Bad plays Dangeresque, a wisecracking action hero who fights both "the law" and "the crime" with the help of Renaldo, played by Coach Z. The other main characters play small parts in the films, and Strong Sad is not-so-subtly edited in as a stunt double for any character that might get hit in the head or take a painful fall, despite Strong Bad's claims that he does all the stunts himself. Dangeresque's method of crime fighting is patent nonsense, but the timely delivery of catch phrases like "Looks like I'm gonna have to jump!" always makes the ladies smile.



In the prequel, Dr. Experimento gets Dangeresque kicked out of the space program. In the first movie, the plot revolves around Dangeresque meeting Dangeresque Too, who helps him get a serum of some sort to Cutesy Buttons to keep her from getting kidnapped, while battling the evil Perducci. In the second film, Dangeresque battles for an important tape and comes upon Baron Darin Diamonocle played by Bubs, who must be working with the character played by Strong Mad in Dangeresque II in keeping the tape from Dangeresque. In the third movie, Renaldo is about to retire when the case to get the formula to restore Cutesy Buttons's rainforest evolves into a large adventure climaxing into a confrontation with Uzi Bazooka and Craig. Of course, Strong Sad is called upon in all movies to do the painful stunts.

Known Films

"So I'm gonna have to—"
  • Dangeresque 0: The Prequel Begins
Mentioned by Renaldo in The Criminal Projective.
  • Dangeresque 1: Dangeresque, Too? — Not in 3D
Featured in dangeresque 3 as a "digitally remastered" director's cut.
  • Dangeresque II: This Time, It's Not Dangeresque 1
Featured in stunt double
  • Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective — in 3D!
Featured in the fourth episode of Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People.
  • Dangeresque: Put Em on Ice!
Featured in rock opera (Easter egg)
  • Dangeresque: Puppet Squad - The Curly Fried Caper
Featured in Dangeresque: Puppet Squad
Featured on the SBCG4AP Collector's DVD
  • Dangeresque 4 ÷ 2 = 6
Featured in sbemail 206 as an April Fools' joke
  • Dangeresque Puppet Squad: The Hot Jones Hijack
Featured in Dangeresque Puppet Squad: The Hot Jones Hijack


Main article: Characters

Cheat Commandos featured in crossover


Since nothing says vintage cop shows like a funky groove, Dangeresque employs a Shaft-style anthem in "The Theme from Dangeresque II." The end credits of Dangeresque 1 and "Dangeresque 3" have a softer, 1980s buddy movie feel with "Today is Alright 4 2Nite." The underlying score of the films themselves are short, sparse, rather campy interludes between scenes sung by Strong Bad.

Fun Facts

We'll see... Just you wait...
  • Dangeresque's cool glasses are illustrated in the liner notes of the Strong Bad Sings CD. Strong Bad himself is obviously the illustrator, since he does not fail to remember the hatching (see suntan).
  • The Brothers Chaps had originally planned to name the series "Danger Man". However, upon learning that the name had already been used by a 1960s TV series, the decision was made to change to "Dangeresque".
  • Elements of Dangeresque may be inspired by the audio show Sounds Dangerous! from Walt Disney World. The show featured undercover cop Charlie Foster (Drew Carey) taking down smuggler Lefty Moreno, who is disguised as circus performer The Great Rinaldi.
  • In the email the movies, it is said that Dangeresque 3 will come out "We'll See...". It also shows four crossed out dates, ranging from 2004 to 2006 (all having passed by the time of the email's release). Later in the same email, Strong Sad (who was listing every movie that onscreen actors had starred in), reacts to Strong Bad by stating "He was in Dangeresque 1 and 2!"
  • When Strong Bad is interviewed in DNA Evidence, he acts in character and costume as Dangeresque, and the Dangeresque theme often plays in the background. The "Looks like I'm gonna have to jump!" catchphrase also makes an appearance.
  • Homsar is the only main character not to have any role in the movies.
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