History NightmareFuel / TheBraveLittleToaster

24th Jun '17 2:16:40 AM NWolfman
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** Lampy, in an effort to recharge the battery when it goes dead at a crucial moment, uses himself as a lightning rod. It works, but he's violently electrocuted in the process and the scene ends on a FadeToBlack on his broken, burnt body. [[spoiler:Thankfully, we see him alive, but in critical condition, in the next scene.

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** Lampy, in an effort to recharge the battery when it goes dead at a crucial moment, uses himself as a lightning rod. It works, but he's violently electrocuted in the process and the scene ends on a FadeToBlack on his broken, burnt body. [[spoiler:Thankfully, we see him alive, but in critical condition, in the next scene.scene]].
24th Jun '17 2:16:16 AM NWolfman
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* The Air Conditioner [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkNyaOTMIec raging himself to death]]. Kirby [[BerserkButton triggering him]] by reminding him that his function in life was to be wedged in a wall, watching as The Master would play and interact with the other appliances, sends him into a fit of TranquilFury which slowly builds into screaming rage as he literally flies apart, spewing sparks and flames until he short-circuits. [[spoiler:Thankfully, The Master fixes him, giving him a little validation in the process]]. Toaster is even surprised that he took it so hard.
* A literal FridgeHorror moment: When the appliances decide to leave the house they try various methods of travelling, including Kirby pulling them along in a fridge. Later on in the film we see a fridge that's alive like the the appliances. But the one in the house wasn't animated at all...the appliances were literally riding on the corpse of a dead fridge!
* Borderlining on FridgeHorror as well; when one closely observes the movie after childhood, it will become frighteningly noticeable how many suicides/attempted suicides there are in it - [[spoiler:Kirby swallowing his cord; the Air Conditioner making himself blow out; Lampy almost killing himself via electrocution; the one green car willingly driving onto the rack heading for the crusher; the flower losing all will to live and shows strong implication to not survive long past its scene]]; and of course [[spoiler:Toaster [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing him/herself to save his/her Master]]]].

* The MonsterClown in Toaster's dream is particularly notable; just thinking about that clown and his SlasherSmile sends shivers down the spine.
** The Toaster's dream in general, which accentuates his/her fear of [[spoiler:shorting out and ''accidentally killing the kid'']].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEdZh8a4ZvE You're Welcome]].
** [[DontAskJustRun "Run..."]]
* The scene where Blanky is lost in the dark, stormy forest all night, and then the battery is going out, and even though the battery gets recharged, we are led to believe that Lampy [[spoiler:died in the process of said recharging! (Though granted, we are able to breathe sighs of relief, when it's revealed that he survived, apart from a broken bulb and a cough.)]]
** Lampy [[spoiler:being struck by lightning]]. It shouldn't happen to such a nice cartoon character!
** The way that this scene is led into by Toaster getting violently electrocuted in her nightmare.

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* For one, the movie has a surprising number of allusions to suicide.
**
The Air Conditioner [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkNyaOTMIec raging himself to death]]. death]] after Kirby [[BerserkButton triggering triggers him]] by reminding him that he's stuck in a wall. His resentment of his function in life was to be wedged sit in a wall, one place, watching as The Master would play and interact with the other appliances, sends him into a fit of TranquilFury which slowly builds into screaming rage as he literally flies apart, spewing sparks and flames until he short-circuits. Toaster is even surprised that he took it so hard. [[spoiler:Thankfully, The Master fixes him, giving him a little validation in the process]]. Toaster is even surprised that he took it so hard.
* A literal FridgeHorror moment: When
process]].
** Lampy, in an effort to recharge
the appliances decide to leave the house they try various methods of travelling, including Kirby pulling them along in a fridge. Later on in the film we see a fridge that's alive like the the appliances. But the one in the house wasn't animated at all...the appliances were literally riding on the corpse of a battery when it goes dead fridge!
* Borderlining on FridgeHorror as well; when one closely observes the movie after childhood, it will become frighteningly noticeable how many suicides/attempted suicides there are in it - [[spoiler:Kirby swallowing his cord; the Air Conditioner making
at a crucial moment, uses himself blow out; Lampy almost killing himself via electrocution; as a lightning rod. It works, but he's violently electrocuted in the one process and the scene ends on a FadeToBlack on his broken, burnt body. [[spoiler:Thankfully, we see him alive, but in critical condition, in the next scene.
** Upon seeing the huge waterfall that the group has to cross, Kirby has what can only be described as a seizure and tries to [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything swallow his own cord]].
** In the final verse of "Worthless," the
green car willingly driving pickup truck decides to FaceDeathWithDignity and drives itself onto the rack heading for ConveyorBeltODoom rather than be picked up by the crusher; the flower losing all will to live and shows strong implication to not survive long past its scene]]; and magnet.
** And
of course [[spoiler:Toaster [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing him/herself itself to save his/her Master]]]].

The Master]]]].
*** All of this is HarsherInHindsight considering that Thomas M. Disch, author of the original book, eventually shot himself in 2008.
* The MonsterClown in appliances going into the woods as the sun sets. We hear animals sounds as they travel through. And startled by an owl flying by. Later when they decided to rest, the bushes suddenly shook, startling the appliances who hear a growl (either from an animal or the approaching storm).
*
Toaster's dream is particularly notable; just thinking about that clown and his SlasherSmile sends shivers down the spine.
** The Toaster's dream in general, which accentuates his/her
dream, symbolizing it's deepest fear of [[spoiler:shorting out and ''accidentally accidentally killing the kid'']].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEdZh8a4ZvE You're Welcome]].
**
his beloved Master]]. And then there's '''[[MonsterClown THAT CLOWN]]'''.
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[[DontAskJustRun "Run..."]]
* The scene where Blanky is lost being sucked up into a stormy night's sky, disappearing into the pitch-black sky, as everyone stand out in the dark, stormy forest all night, middle of the rain and then the battery is going out, lightning and even though the battery gets recharged, we are led to believe that calls out for him, Toaster's calls growing more and more desperate. Lampy [[spoiler:died tries to use himself as a search light, but the batter goes dead, leading to the afore-mentioned moment where he uses himself to recharge it and nearly destroys himself in the process of said recharging! (Though granted, we are able to breathe sighs of relief, when it's revealed that he survived, apart from a broken bulb and a cough.)]]
** Lampy [[spoiler:being struck by lightning]]. It shouldn't happen to such a nice cartoon character!
process.
** The way that this scene is led into followed by Toaster Toaster's nightmare about getting violently electrocuted in her nightmare.electrocuted.



** First off, Blanky very eerily says 'I'm not scared...' while he sinks even though he has every purpose to be scared, then you have Radio slowly realizing: "Well... That wraps up our broadcast for today... And actually, for forever... We'll sign off with a suitable tune!"
** The only way they're all saved is thanks to the shopkeeper just so happening to see and lift Radio's very tiny antenna.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz-FFKw8J0g This scene]] is freaky enough to a kid (and a ParentalBonus for an adult who knows what happens when a vacuum cleaner runs over a cord), but then [[FridgeHorror you realize that this is essentially the equivalent of someone]] ''[[TongueTrauma swallowing their tongue]] during an epileptic fit''. Geez, this was a dark movie...

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** First off, Kirby making [[DeadpanSnarker snide remarks]] ("I knew I shouldn't have let you guys drive!") until he realizes that he's really sinking and yells for help.
** The eerie way
Blanky very eerily says 'I'm reassures Toaster by saying "I'm not scared...' while he sinks even though he has every purpose to be scared, then you have Radio slowly realizing: "Well... That wraps up our broadcast for today... And actually, for forever... We'll sign off with a suitable tune!"
"
** The only way they're all saved is thanks to the shopkeeper just so happening to see and lift Had Mr. St. Peters not seen Radio's very tiny antenna.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz-FFKw8J0g This scene]] is freaky enough to a kid (and a ParentalBonus for an adult who knows what happens when a vacuum cleaner runs over a cord), but
antenna sticking out of the mud, they'd have all drowned then [[FridgeHorror you realize that this is essentially the equivalent of someone]] ''[[TongueTrauma swallowing their tongue]] during an epileptic fit''. Geez, this was a dark movie... and there.



** When the shopkeeper takes the main group into his workshop, Blanky is very unnerved at the sight of his tools for dismemberment/etc. This is particularly disturbing for Blanky to see because he's literally voiced by an 8 year old and is thus the most childlike.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOeK0Ig-H9g It's a B-Movie]]". Menacing, deformed appliances, the little plaintive part in the middle ("There goes the sun"), and the spooky shadow puppets. Heck, there's even an EyeScream with the portable fan thing.
** The lyrics are downright creepy as well:

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** When the shopkeeper takes the main group into his workshop, Blanky is very looks especially unnerved at the sight of his tools for dismemberment/etc. This is particularly disturbing for Blanky to see because he's literally voiced by an 8 year old and is thus the most childlike.
dismemberment/etc.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOeK0Ig-H9g It's a B-Movie]]". Menacing, deformed appliances, the little plaintive part in the middle ("There goes the sun"), and the spooky shadow puppets. Heck, there's even an EyeScream with the The portable fan thing.
** The lyrics are downright creepy as well:
even gets an EyeScream.



** The oven basically eats and vomits the main characters in the middle of the song.
** Also, [[NothingIsScarier the fan lifting the appliances into the shadows]] at the end.

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** The oven basically eats and vomits the main characters in the middle of the song.
** Also,
[[NothingIsScarier the The fan lifting the appliances into the shadows]] at the end.



* The magnet. Oh, '''God''', the magnet.
** An angry creature from above chasing you wherever you hide? And you CAN'T MOVE? 100% Paranoia Fuel.
** Making this scene even worse is when you really get into the idea of a "Junkyard". In this movie, it becomes a disturbingly grotesque mass grave...
** How about Rob's near-demise? Seeing the cars get crushed one by one is bad enough, but when a human is there, someone we can physically relate to, that's even worse!
** The worst part about that whole magnet scene was the fact that even when he's picking up cars, the magnet has eyes (if hostile, glaring ones) that humanizes it. However, when it crosses the line into actively homicidal in trying to kill Rob, its eyes disappear, erasing any humanity in it and rendering it more frighteningly alien.
** The part where the group ALMOST thinks Rob is coming to get them, thus leaving themselves inanimate and totally vulnerable to the magnet. They escape, but it's VERY narrowly.
** Notice how the rest of the scene is then tinted blood-red. Subtle, no, but damn if it doesn't make the whole thing more intense.



** The compactor is more-or-less ''eating'' the cars.



** at least two of the cars cars say "I must confess" as the magnet picks them up and drops them onto the conveyor belt to be crushed. Lines include: "I must confess one more dusty road would be just a road too long." "I must confess I'm impressed how I did and I wonder how close that I came."
* The toaster's [[spoiler:Heroic Sacrifice, and decidedly {{Family Unfriendly|Death}} DisneyDeath via ''graphic mutilation in the inner workings of the trash compactor'']]!
** In addition to this happening, at the exact same time Rob is almost getting crushed with all the other appliances with him and EVERYTHING IS TINTED RED.
** And at the height of this incredibly intense scene, Rob begins SCREAMING HIS LUNGS OUT knowing that he's about to be slowly crushed to death. All the Toaster can do before his HeroicSacrifice is watch in frozen terror. The look on the Toaster's face is exactly what you'd expect someone to look like when they're about to watch a loved one be killed in a horrible way.
** The whole time Rob is on the ConveyorBeltODoom, Chris is calling his name trying to find him, eventually calling up to him to quit fooling around when the trash compactor stops and he's safe. BlackComedy or not, Chris had no idea that her boyfriend was in serious danger. One wonders how she would have handled eventually finding his bloody remains coming out of the other side of a trash compactor.
* And Radio's in ''To The Rescue''. [[spoiler: He basically removed his own heart.]]
* The appliances going into the woods as the sun sets. We hear animals sounds as they travel through. And startled by an owl flying by. Later when they decided to rest, the bushes suddenly shook, startling the appliances who hear a growl (either from an animal or the approaching storm).

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** * '''THE MAGNET.''' An angry creature chasing you from above, who can see you wherever you hide, and if you're made of metal (or at least two in close proximity of it) you ''can't move''! 100% ParanoiaFuel.
** Even worse, this is something that can not only carry you to your death, but it can ''get angry and spiteful''! When the gang hide from it, it becomes so enraged that it just sucks up all
of the cars cars say "I must confess" as the magnet picks them up and drops them garbage in it's immediate vicinity until it's just a big, floating ball of scrap, then dumps it all onto the conveyor belt belt.
** The fact that the cars are all humanized by having faces makes the magnet seem downright homicidal. When it tries
to be crushed. Lines include: "I must confess one kill Rob, its eyes disappear, erasing any humanity in it and rendering it more dusty road would be just a road too long." "I must confess I'm impressed how I did and I wonder how close that I came."
*
frighteningly alien.
**
The toaster's [[spoiler:Heroic Sacrifice, and decidedly {{Family Unfriendly|Death}} DisneyDeath via ''graphic mutilation in junk yard itself is basically the inner workings appliance's equivalent of the trash compactor'']]!
a disturbingly grotesque mass grave...
** In addition to this happening, at the exact same time Rob is almost getting crushed with all the other The appliances with him freezing when they think that Rob is coming around a corner to find them, thus leaving themselves inanimate and EVERYTHING IS TINTED RED.
totally vulnerable to when it turns out to be the magnet, looming over them slowly and menacingly. Kirby's holler of "RUN!" sounds perfectly terrified.
** How about Rob's near-demise? Seeing the cars get crushed one by one is bad enough, but when a human is there, it's ''viscerally terrifying!''
** Notice how the rest of the scene is tinted blood-red. Subtle, no. Scary? You better believe it.
** And at the height of this incredibly intense scene, Rob begins SCREAMING HIS LUNGS OUT knowing that he's about to be slowly crushed to death. All the Toaster can do before his HeroicSacrifice is watch in frozen terror. The look on terror as the Toaster's face scene is exactly what you'd expect someone to look like when they're about to watch a loved one be killed in a horrible way.
reflected on it's face.
** The whole time Rob is on the ConveyorBeltODoom, Chris is calling his name trying to find him, eventually calling up to him to quit fooling around when him. When the trash compactor stops and he's safe. stops, we get a bit of BlackComedy or not, Chris when she seems only mildly frustrated that he's up there. She had no idea ''no idea'' that her boyfriend was in serious danger. One wonders how she would have handled eventually finding his bloody remains coming out of the other side of a trash compactor.
** The toaster's [[spoiler:Heroic Sacrifice, and decidedly {{Family Unfriendly|Death}} DisneyDeath via ''graphic mutilation in the inner workings of the trash compactor'']]!
* And Radio's HeroicSacrifice in ''To The Rescue''. [[spoiler: He basically removed his own heart.]]
* The appliances going into the woods as the sun sets. We hear animals sounds as they travel through. And startled by an owl flying by. Later when they decided to rest, the bushes suddenly shook, startling the appliances who hear a growl (either from an animal or the approaching storm).
24th Jun '17 1:37:26 AM NWolfman
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* Some of the best examples include the air conditioner's blow out (and his dead corpse sitting in the dark in the back of the room for the majority of the film afterward), Toaster's nightmare, the deeply unnerving and upsetting flower scene, the tinkerer's shop, the junkyard, the various Family Unfriendly Deaths, etc.

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* Some of The Air Conditioner [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkNyaOTMIec raging himself to death]]. Kirby [[BerserkButton triggering him]] by reminding him that his function in life was to be wedged in a wall, watching as The Master would play and interact with the best examples include the air conditioner's blow out (and his dead corpse sitting other appliances, sends him into a fit of TranquilFury which slowly builds into screaming rage as he literally flies apart, spewing sparks and flames until he short-circuits. [[spoiler:Thankfully, The Master fixes him, giving him a little validation in the dark in the back of the room for the majority of the film afterward), Toaster's nightmare, the deeply unnerving and upsetting flower scene, the tinkerer's shop, the junkyard, the various Family Unfriendly Deaths, etc.process]]. Toaster is even surprised that he took it so hard.



* The Air Conditioner [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkNyaOTMIec scene]].
** Think about the Air Conditioner for a moment. [[spoiler:This is a character that is wedged in a wall, and has spent his entire ''life'' watching as the kid (or rather, The Master) would play and interact with the other appliances. His 'function' was just to sit there and watch something he couldn't have. He flat-out STATES this as he short-circuits in a scene that can easily be seen as a bitter man committing suicide in a fit of rage]].
** He doesn't just [[spoiler:die]]. [[spoiler:He ''[[DeathByIrony rages himself to death, spewing sparks and flames while he slowly flies apart]]'']].
** Compounding the scene is that [[spoiler:Kirby doesn't care about his death, simply stating he was a jerk, anyway. That's cold.]]
** If it makes you feel any better, the Air Conditioner does get better near the end when [[spoiler:The Master fixes him]].

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* The Air Conditioner [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkNyaOTMIec scene]].
** Think about the Air Conditioner for a moment. [[spoiler:This is a character that is wedged in a wall, and has spent his entire ''life'' watching as the kid (or rather, The Master) would play and interact with the other appliances. His 'function' was just to sit there and watch something he couldn't have. He flat-out STATES this as he short-circuits in a scene that can easily be seen as a bitter man committing suicide in a fit of rage]].
** He doesn't just [[spoiler:die]]. [[spoiler:He ''[[DeathByIrony rages himself to death, spewing sparks and flames while he slowly flies apart]]'']].
** Compounding the scene is that [[spoiler:Kirby doesn't care about his death, simply stating he was a jerk, anyway. That's cold.]]
** If it makes you feel any better, the Air Conditioner does get better near the end when [[spoiler:The Master fixes him]].
24th Jun '17 1:25:44 AM NWolfman
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** The whole time Rob is on the ConveyerBeltODoom, Chris is calling his name trying to find him, eventually calling up to him to quit fooling around when the trash compactor stops and he's safe. BlackComedy or not, Chris had no idea that her boyfriend was in serious danger. One wonders how she would have handled eventually finding his bloody remains coming out of the other side of a trash compactor.

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** The whole time Rob is on the ConveyerBeltODoom, ConveyorBeltODoom, Chris is calling his name trying to find him, eventually calling up to him to quit fooling around when the trash compactor stops and he's safe. BlackComedy or not, Chris had no idea that her boyfriend was in serious danger. One wonders how she would have handled eventually finding his bloody remains coming out of the other side of a trash compactor.
24th Jun '17 1:25:26 AM NWolfman
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** at least two of the cars cars say "I must confess" as the magnet picks them up and drops them onto the conveyor belt to be crushed. Lines include:"I must confess one more dusty road would be just a road too long." "I must confess I'm impressed how I did and I wonder how close that I came."

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** at least two of the cars cars say "I must confess" as the magnet picks them up and drops them onto the conveyor belt to be crushed. Lines include:"I include: "I must confess one more dusty road would be just a road too long." "I must confess I'm impressed how I did and I wonder how close that I came."



** And at the height of this incredibly intense scene, Rob begins SCREAMING HIS LUNGS OUT knowing that he's about to be slowly crushed to death. All the Toaster can do before his Heroic Sacrifice is watch in frozen terror. The look on the Toaster's face is exactly what you'd expect someone to look like when they're about to watch a loved one be killed in a horrible way. Jeez, this movie is warped...

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** And at the height of this incredibly intense scene, Rob begins SCREAMING HIS LUNGS OUT knowing that he's about to be slowly crushed to death. All the Toaster can do before his Heroic Sacrifice HeroicSacrifice is watch in frozen terror. The look on the Toaster's face is exactly what you'd expect someone to look like when they're about to watch a loved one be killed in a horrible way. Jeez, this movie way.
** The whole time Rob
is warped...on the ConveyerBeltODoom, Chris is calling his name trying to find him, eventually calling up to him to quit fooling around when the trash compactor stops and he's safe. BlackComedy or not, Chris had no idea that her boyfriend was in serious danger. One wonders how she would have handled eventually finding his bloody remains coming out of the other side of a trash compactor.
1st Mar '17 1:19:26 PM ANewMan
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* Some of the best examples include the air conditioner's blow out (and his dead corpse sitting in the dark in the back of the room for the majority of the film afterward), Toaster's nightmare, the deeply unnerving and upsetting flower scene, the various Family Unfriendly Deaths, etc.

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* Some of the best examples include the air conditioner's blow out (and his dead corpse sitting in the dark in the back of the room for the majority of the film afterward), Toaster's nightmare, the deeply unnerving and upsetting flower scene, the tinkerer's shop, the junkyard, the various Family Unfriendly Deaths, etc.
19th Feb '17 10:43:49 PM BNSF1995
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** Compounding the scene is that [[spoiler:Kirby doesn't care about his death, simply stating he was a jerk, anyway. That's cold.]]
10th Jan '17 6:13:37 PM StevieC
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* The magnet. Oh, God, the magnet.

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* The magnet. Oh, God, '''God''', the magnet.



** Among the cars at the junk yard is a shcoolbus with nothing more than a broken window and a damaged eye or headlight. Might he have been damaged while transporting children?

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*** Even the above-mentioned '''magnet''' looks taken-aback at the sight of a car intentionally driving onto the conveyor-belt to go to the crusher.
** Among the cars at the junk yard is a shcoolbus schoolbus with nothing more than a broken window and a damaged eye or headlight. Might he have been damaged while transporting children?
18th Oct '16 10:37:23 PM Benthelame
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**Among the cars at the junk yard is a shcoolbus with nothing more than a broken window and a damaged eye or headlight. Might he have been damaged while transporting children?
** One of the cars is trying desperately to escape the conveyor belt by turning his wheel.
** at least two of the cars cars say "I must confess" as the magnet picks them up and drops them onto the conveyor belt to be crushed. Lines include:"I must confess one more dusty road would be just a road too long." "I must confess I'm impressed how I did and I wonder how close that I came."
11th Aug '16 7:58:48 PM SammyBoy123
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** And at the height of this incredibly intense scene, Rob begins SCREAMING HIS LUNGS OUT knowing that he's about to be slowly crushed to death. All the Toaster can do before his Heroic Sacrifice is watch in frozen terror. The look on the Toaster's face is exactly what you'd expect someone to look like when they're about to watch a loved one be killed in a horrible way. Jeez, this movie is warped...
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