Talk:Commandos in the Classroom

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Is it just me?

Is it just me, or is Homestar hitting some inappropreate stuff here?? - C.Olimar788

I think that's the point. They're teaching how to NOT behave inappropriately. Or trying, anyway. --DorianGray
I think the cap has a point. "Getting teen pregnant" stuck right out to me too. While the site has numerous innuendos (for instance: "cold ones", "dry t-shirt contests", the poopsmith and his mysterious trade) they've gone to pretty great lengths to avoid directly referencing anything offensive or controversial, even poop. Seems like referring to pregnancy directly is overstepping that line. Watch now as someone jumps out to say something extreme about censorship.
Uh, "get teen pregnant" doesn't make much sense on its own. Also, Reyanold is a boy.
Well, on the other hand, I don't see anything wrong with the word "pregnant" in and of itself. I mean, it's not like they described it elaborately or anything. There's really no big deal. --Bluelite

Eh, I was thinking the same thing. *sigh* I hope they don't go downhill like some other flash movies I used to like. It's not that bad, but I'd say still there's rough spots. --MrsCommanderson 23:06, 13 Sep 2005 (UTC)

When did anything happen that was offensive with the poopsmith?---Strongglad

Well maybe Homestar is hitting on some inappropreate stuff, but hey that's the way the world's going nowadays. I mean they're using the word 'sexy' in kid's shows now. The times are a-changing The Pardack

*Has half a mind to try e-Mailing the Brothers Chaps* - C.Olimar788

I personally think the reference in this toon is rather benign, but if you feel strongly about emailing your opinion to the Chaps, then, by all means, do it! They'll never know what their viewers think without any feedback from you. — It's dot com 00:23, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Just a few days ago I was doing my daily web surfing and I came upon Tvtome/Tv and looked up my favirote cartoon One Piece. There was a fourm and I looked at it, it was about what on a cartoon they said on One pice it was a very mild bad word, crap or freaking is worse then the word they used, but then this other guy said they had a very bad cuss word on another show/Shamain King if you've ever heard of it he could've lying then again you never know. I see the future times being bad for the children. Bassium!

I know, man. There's this little 7-or-so year old kid who lives nearby who's seen The Matrix, and has no problem with all the bad words and stuff. Heck, there was a certain children's Bible video that blantantly referenced the Matrix by name! {shakes head} C'mon guys, the Matrix is a good movie and all, but it is rated R for a reason. - Joshua
I think the Matrix is a bad/evil movie anyways, I'm sure its not meant to be evil in someways like most everything in this world something good will eventually have to become bad, I wished my opinion mattered but it doesen't in the real world, I might be stupid but I do have morals. The sad thing is, my cousin couldn't go see Meet the Parents and he was fifth teen but he could go see Chainsaw Masacer, I mean come on! If only the little man did matter. Bassium!
Wait, what? How is it "evil"? How can any movie be evil, is another question...
Passing over the topic of the nasty little things on the website, why hasn't anybody mentioned the bird? —Gafaddict Image:Gafaddict sigpic.gif (Talk | Contribs.) 01:34, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)
I always thought the machine was supposed to be god, am I right? I feel I am in uncharted waters here so this is gonna be my last post about Matrix. Bassium!

Or what about Pom Pom's girls? There in bikinis, that would be considered porn in my mind. Bassium!

APBABABABABABABAUM. I'm thinkin'... no. Consider this: bikinis are acceptable swimwear (you'll see them on the beach). It's just not right if we see somebody in a bikini in a cartoon and go "OMFG PORN!!" They're not, like, taboo or anything. —Gafaddict Image:Gafaddict sigpic.gif (Talk | Contribs.) 01:43, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)
I have always thought that Strongbad's "Oh Holy Crap" song was REALLY offensive. I've been wondering about e-mailing the chaps about that one, even though it's old... - anon
Yes, that was offensive. He flat out called Jesus stupid. And that's what I mean when I say that their old stuff is more "edgy" than their new. (Well, I said that on the forum) - Joshua
The eternal question remains:
Why hasn't anybody complained about this before the whole pregnancy deal? Are we suddenly going to start this crusade against the "nasty" (and I use the term loosely here — Holy Crap means Jesus is stupid? Come on... I believe that they're Catholic?) content on H*R now? —Gafaddict Image:Gafaddict sigpic.gif (Talk | Contribs.) 02:18, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)
It was the "some guy who was born" that was supposed to be really stupid, so yeah it's Jesus. However, as an atheist, this doesn't exactly bother me. You should be able to put the boot into religious figures just as much as anybody else, which incidentally was a key argument against "inciting religious hatred" legislation -- that people wouldn't be able to make Anti-Christian jokes. 10:33, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)
I don't know why everyone started now, I don't think it's a big deal at all. I mean, I watch Bonus Stage. I think this toon here is fine. - Joshua
Homestar Runner has never been intended for children, and this topic would probably be better off on the forum. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 02:26, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I never really thought that he was talking about Jesus, I always thought he was talking about Homestar. - C.Olimar788

This is the toon in question: A Holiday Greeting

Oh come on, they're sending up terrible sex education films. The "teen pregnant" comment is just another poke at the highly idealised world the makers of said videos deal in. You've got to assume that if they're sending up sex-ed videos they're not aiming at the under-eights market. 10:28, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I completely agree. Anyone with doubts should go here: If sonic can talk about "touching", "teen pregnant" seems pretty damn tame to me. These public service announcments are all over cartoons anyway. TBC take a good stance by being a bit risque for kids entertainment, but if a kid were to view their site, they could almost certainly deal with it.--Bobo the King 11:45, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Oooh! Oooh! Now it's time for "my two cents about Reynold!" (sound of muffled trombone). I think TBC were simply trying to come up with an inappropriate behavior for Reynold to be chastised about - the phrase "get teen pregnant" makes as much sense as "peer-2-teen choice behavior." Let us pity poor Reynold, who, in addition to not being allowed on any missions, isn't allowed to watch a PG-13 movie about ponies. This constant sheltering feeds his naive persona - the little dude can't even cuss properly. So, when he attempts to express his frustration about being sent to bed, "get teen pregnant" is the best he can come up with. He's not going to get pregnant, or get someone pregnant - he's using risque language inappropriately. This is similar to how little children, flush with excitement over learning a new curse word, use the word relentlessly without even understanding what it means. In conclusion: this was one of the funniest toons on the site in recent memory. —THE SMOKING MONKEY13:13, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Longest Short

Is it just me or are the shorts getting longer than the toons? --Danny 22:17, 13 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Recent talk has been that the difference between shorts and toons is not length, but the content and story. See talk here small_logo.pngUsername-talk 22:24, 13 Sep 2005 (UTC)
So... are we gonna list a fact to this effect on every new Short (like the one on the page as of this writing), or are we gonna change our interpretation of Short to something like on that other talk page there? — It's dot com 06:17, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Pizza In The Background

Did anyone catch what the message board in the background of the Blue Laser hideout Easter egg said? It said something about pizza, but I can't read it. Anyone have a suggestion? --Bluelite

I think it was something like 'Operation: Dress as Pizza'. I looked, but it was a bit obscured by the characters. Maybe someone with one of those fancy decompilers can tell us. --DorianGray

Decomplier'd! "OPERATION DRESS UP AS PIZZA!!" - Joshua

Thanks. That would've bothered me a lot. --Bluelite


The antioxidants explanation is just dumb. We're not advised to eat foods with antioxidants in them for the prevention of acne. Anti-oxidants prevent oxidation; having these chemicals in the body and are thought to prevent cancer and stave of the visible signs of aging. They may be used in over the counter acne medicine, but they aren't doing anthying in them. Anti-acne medicine works through cleansing/astringent properties. Prescription anti-acne medicine is antibiotics. There is absilutely no evidence that topical application of antioxidants has any effect at all. Eplaining antioxidants as acne preventers is really bizzare, and I don't understand why it got changed back. At least the link to antioxidants still goes to wikipedia, not some skin care product propaganda page like it used to. --Sarducci

  • Ah, I was just going to note that. I don't see what acne has to do with it at all, and it's not even mentioned on the Wikipedia article. The cosmetics industry like putting random 'healthy-sounding' chemicals in products without any active effect, such as amino acids in shampoo. Antioxidants are not going to kill bacteria. I don't quite know what to do with the fact though - not sure how to summarise antioxidants without needlessly going into detail. -- Mithent 00:47, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)

I removed the content in question and changed it to something more straightforward. — It's dot com 01:20, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Guys, c'mon ... The educational film was aimed at adolescents. Adolescents get acne. Antioxidants help clear up acne. Commercials for acne medications in the 80's were all about "anitoxidants." You're right about the wikipedia link: it doesn't mention acne. But the wikipedia article is incomplete. That's why the original post contained a link that was actually correct. Y'know ... wikipedia is *NOT* always the best source for information! Ima repost it with the original link that decribed the connection between antioxidants and acne.-- tomstiff 13:27, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Sound Effect

The sound effect used for inappropriate behaviors emanating from the evil side of the brain is the same one used for Secret Eating in a Marshie commercial. -J. Random Passerby

I think at some point we've gotta draw the line and admit that they reuse sound effects all the time. How tedious it would be if they had to come up with a new sound for every little thing. I personally don't even consider the noise Homsar makes when he walks to be his sound anymore. On the other hand, however, this wiki loves to make lists. If we could gather all the reused effects and give them each a generic name and make a big nice table with sound clips and list what toons they're used in... Well, that would be great. Anybody up for that? I'll even give you a link to get started: Sound Effects. There should be some kind of minimum occurances before a sound is eligible, or something... It's late. — It's dot com 06:14, 14 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Knowing is Half the Battle

I personally think this episode is a stabb at the 'And Now You Know' segments at the end of the old G.I. Joe show. Which makes sense since Cheat Commandos itself is a paraody of G.I. Joe. Anyone agree with this? The Pardack

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