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Contemplate mortality with this slowed-down version of “Worthless” from The Brave Little Toaster

1987’s The Brave Little Toaster is an all-around strange film. It essentially follows the plot of Toy Story 3, but instead of centering on a boy and his beloved toys, it centers on a boy and his beloved household goods, including a toaster, a radio, a lamp, a blanket, and a vacuum cleaner. Having survived various near-death experiences after being separated from their owner, these five appliances wind up in a junkyard. This supposedly lighthearted children’s movie then features a song called “Worthless” in which the junkyard cars reminisce about their pasts and curse the futility of life before being crushed to death.

Fans have taken it upon themselves to re-edit the infamously macabre sequence to see just how creepy it can become. And YouTube user Peter Stuart might have topped them all. His black and white version is slowed way, way down so that each moment of cartoon anguish is captured in gruesome detail. And while the original at least had a peppy ’80s beat, Stuart’s version is akin to a discordant nightmare.

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