Dangeresque (film series)

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This article is about the film series. For other uses of the word "Dangeresque", see Dangeresque.
So dangerous, so dangerous!

Dangeresque is a series of amateur action movies made by Strong Bad, who also stars as the title character: "a private eye, a crooked cop, a secret agent, and a celebrity pharmacist" who fights both "the law" and "the crime". He is assisted by Renaldo, played by Coach Z, and encounters several other characters played by the various denizens of Free Country, USA.

The homemade movies, shot with The Cheat's video camera, parody cliches of 70s and 80s action filmmaking and are generally cheaply made and poorly acted. Visual effects and titles are applied in-camera rather than through editing, with cardboard sets or stunt doubles very apparent. 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.


[edit] Series entries

"So I'm gonna have to—"

The Dangeresque series has not been released in production order (notably, Dangeresque II was the first one shown); oftentimes only a portion of the full "movie" is shown in a toon. Series "canon" is very loose, befitting the informal production of entries.

  1. Behind the Dangerdesque — Dangeresque fake-solves a cold case to prevent The Chief from sending him to jail!
  2. The Intersection of Doom & Boom — Dangeresque and Renaldo deal with car troubles at a seedy intersection!
  3. Keep My Enemies, Loser — Dangeresque is forced to take a side-gig doing security consulting for Perducci!

[edit] Cast

See also Characters#Dangeresque
Renaldo meets with Dangeresque in his office.

[edit] Protagonists

[edit] Antagonists

[edit] Supporting Cast

[edit] Other

[edit] Cheat Commandos featured in crossover

As seen in Dangeresque Puppet Squad: The Hot Jones Hijack.

[edit] Music

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 end credits sequence of Dangeresque: The Roomisode Triungulate uses a similar-sounding song, "You're Gonna Have 2 Jump". The underlying score of the films themselves are short, sparse, rather campy interludes between scenes sung by Strong Bad.

[edit] 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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