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* Why is [[EverythingTryingToKillYou everything trying to kill out protagonists]]? Because they're ''household'' appliances. They literally were not designed for the outside world.



* The whole premise of the movie is household appliances trying to brave nature. It has [[EverythingTryingToKillYou everything trying to kill them]] because they're entering a world they were literally never designed for.

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** A motor is more like the "heart".



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* Considering that [[spoiler: Blender's motor was very much like his "brains" and that they were scooped out of his case which was (off camera and presumably) transferred to another blender, wouldn't that be like an appliance brain transplant? A horrifying thought indeed! Makes seem a little more horror movie-ish]].

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* Considering that [[spoiler: Blender's motor was very much like his "brains" and that they were scooped out of his case which was (off camera and presumably) transferred to another blender, wouldn't that be like an appliance brain transplant? A horrifying thought indeed! Makes seem a little more horror movie-ish]].movie-ish.


** "Worthless" becomes much more horrifying when you realize that the cars' stories and the overall despondent tone of the song can easily be applied to ''humans'' that are past their prime and no longer have a place in society. The blue car is a simple sedan--the exhausted, depressed employee, whether office or blue-collar. The pink convertible is an aging valley girl, the red Corvette is a drifter/musician with no place to call home, and the Indy car is an injured athlete who's been dumped by fans and supporters. The wedding 'limo' and hearse seem to be more symbolic than metaphorical, but could relate with bridesmaids and pallbearers--escorts whose importance ultimately pale in comparison to who they escorted. The wood-sided wagon represents beach bums who 'never amounted to anything,' and the green pickup is not hard to line up with a reservation elder who has been marginalized and ignored. This gets even worse when one thinks about the non-singing cars like humans as well. They're all old, worn down, and broken, brought to the junkyard to be thrown into a crusher and destroyed. It seems like they have been tossed into a mass grave...

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** "Worthless" becomes much more horrifying when you realize that the cars' stories and the overall despondent tone of the song can easily be applied to ''humans'' that are past their prime and no longer have a place in society. The blue car is a simple sedan--the exhausted, depressed employee, whether office or blue-collar. The pink convertible is an aging valley girl, {{valley girl}}, the red Corvette is a drifter/musician with no place to call home, and the Indy car is an injured athlete who's been dumped by fans and supporters. The wedding 'limo' and hearse seem to be more symbolic than metaphorical, but could relate with bridesmaids and pallbearers--escorts whose importance ultimately pale in comparison to who they escorted. The wood-sided wagon represents beach bums who 'never amounted to anything,' and the green pickup is not hard to line up with a reservation elder who has been marginalized and ignored. This gets even worse when one thinks about the non-singing cars like humans as well. They're all old, worn down, and broken, brought to the junkyard to be thrown into a crusher and destroyed. It seems like they have been tossed into a mass grave...

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*** Worse, it's possible that car was "senile" and thought it was driving down the highways it used to again.


* This goes with the Magnet...they are usually controlled by someone at the controls. Now...when it's going after the heroes, how is the man or woman operating the magnet's central control responding to it? I mean, it's likely not doing this BECAUSE they are getting away, the person in charge of the magnet can't know that. And when it unloads a whole bunch of stuff onto the conveyor-belt to smash, the people who work at the junkyard should be confused at what's going on. And then when Rob gets on there...I can only imagine that the people who operates it could at least SEE someone dangling by a vacuum, be horrified and try to stop it, and maybe even try to tell his/her manager. WE never see this person, but sometimes...[[NothingIsScarier we can only imagine]]...
* In "The Cutting Edge," they crush and destroy a car. How is this car going to feel when it winds up at Ernie's Disposal simply because a bunch of other electronic devices wanted to sing [[IAmGreatSong how great they are]]?

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* This goes with the Magnet...they are usually controlled by someone at the controls. Now...when it's going after the heroes, how is the man or woman operating the magnet's central control responding to it? I mean, it's likely not doing this BECAUSE they are getting away, the person in charge of the magnet can't know that. And when it unloads a whole bunch of stuff onto the conveyor-belt to smash, the people who work at the junkyard should be confused at what's going on. And then when Rob gets on there...I can only imagine that the people who operates it could at least SEE someone dangling by a vacuum, be horrified and try to stop it, and maybe even try to tell his/her manager. WE never see this person, but sometimes...[[NothingIsScarier we can only imagine]]...
* In "The Cutting Edge," they crush and destroy a car. How is this car going to feel when it winds up at Ernie's Disposal simply because a bunch of other electronic devices wanted to sing [[IAmGreatSong how great they are]]?
imagine]]...



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* "The Cutting Edge" appliances are obsolete by today's standards- replaced by the same cycle of progress that had them taunting the older appliances.


** Not to mention the fact that while the other appliances could still perform their intended duties (vacuuming, playing music, lighting the room), Blankie had absolutely no way to fulfill his purpose. Which is probably why Toaster became so affectionate towards him later. Blankie had nobody to cuddle with, and Toaster had no bread to toast.

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** Not to mention the fact that while the other appliances could still perform their intended duties (vacuuming, playing music, lighting the room), Blankie had absolutely no way to fulfill his purpose. Which is probably why Toaster became so affectionate towards him later. Blankie had nobody to cuddle with, and Toaster had no bread to toast. Meanwhile, Lampy panicked when his bulb burned out -- but Rob replaced it. Meanwhile, the Air Conditioner is jealous of the others because Rob was too short to reach his knobs.


*** "Once took a surfer to Sunset. There were bikinis and buns, there were weenies Fellini just couldn't forget. Pico, let's go up to Zuma. From Zuma to Yuma, the rumor was I had a hand in the lay of the land" - Mention of Sunset, Pico, and Fellini strongly suggests this car's owner lived or at least worked in Hollywood. Sunset Boulevard is a road that goes through Hollywood, Pico Boulevard is a road in the area (though it does not go through Hollywood but would be familiar to everyone who lives in Los Angeles), Federico Fellini was a big time movie director, and Zuma refers to Zuma Beach in southern California. The owner of this car was a very powerful, influential figure, someone who knew people like Fellini and apparently indulged in hedonism. The last line tells us that people spoke of this car having shaped the local landscape all the way to Yuma, Arizona. Not only was this car famous, but wherever her owner drove, it sounds like roads were built there. Highways getting built through open land will cause towns it passes through to grow and towns it ignores to shrink, as well as new businesses being built along the highways themselves. But the general idea to take from this is that, even though this car was recognized by many and associated with powerful people, in the end, she will wind up in the crusher like all of the others.

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*** "Once took a surfer to Sunset. There were bikinis and buns, there were weenies Fellini just couldn't forget. Pico, let's go up to Zuma. From Zuma to Yuma, the rumor was I had a hand in the lay of the land" - Mention of Sunset, Pico, and Fellini strongly suggests this car's owner lived or at least worked in Hollywood. Sunset Boulevard is a road that goes through Hollywood, Pico Boulevard is a road in the area (though it does not go through Hollywood but would be familiar to everyone who lives in Los Angeles), Federico Fellini was a big time movie director, and Zuma refers to Zuma Beach in southern California. The owner of this car was a very powerful, influential figure, someone who knew people like Fellini and apparently indulged in hedonism. The last line tells us that people spoke of this car having shaped the local landscape all the way to Yuma, Arizona. Not only was this car famous, but wherever her owner drove, it sounds like roads were built there. Highways getting built through open land will cause towns it passes through to grow and towns it ignores to shrink, as well as new businesses being built along the highways themselves.themselves (and sometimes, these businesses become well-known landmarks and towns are built around them, such as Knott's Berry Farm and how Buena Park expanded around it). But the general idea to take from this is that, even though this car was recognized by many and associated with powerful people, in the end, she will wind up in the crusher like all of the others.


*** "I took a man to a graveyard. I beg your pardon, it's quite hard enough just living with the stuff I had learned" - He is a herse, a funeral car. It was his job to transport the dead every day. Clearly, he had heard about how many of these people had died and, being a sentimental fellow, grieved for them. He also likely heard a number of stories of good people killed in unfair ways (accidents, disease, grudges, terrorism, etc.), and this made him quite depressed long before he wound up at Ernie's Disposal.

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*** "I took a man to a graveyard. I beg your pardon, it's quite hard enough just living with the stuff I had learned" - He is a herse, a funeral car. It was his job to transport the dead every day. Clearly, he had heard about how many of these people had died and, being a sentimental fellow, grieved for them. He also likely heard a number of stories of good people killed in unfair ways (accidents, disease, grudges, terrorism, etc.), and this made him quite depressed long before he wound up at Ernie's Disposal. Some say that the fact that he was crushed simultaneously with the wedding car indicates they're talking about the same person; I don't think so, as the hearse would say "I took this man to a graveyard" or something similar. Instead, I think they're contrasting marriage and death, or perhaps comparing them. "Til death do us part" is spoken at weddings, after all, and it is somewhat ironic that a car representing death is compacted together with a wedding car (and thus ensuring they will never separate).


*** "I once ran the Indy 500. I must confess, I'm impressed how I did it; I wonder how close that I came...Now, I get a sinking sensation. I was top of the line--out of sight, out of mind--so much for fortune and fame" - This is a very old race car, from the 1930s or 40s, but even then, there were many preliminary races leading up to the Indianapolis 500. His first line tells us he made it all the way there, and his second indicates he was performing quite well. "I wonder how close that I came" implies he didn't finish the race; otherwise, he would have known how close he was to winning. Most likely, he was ahead or in one of the top positions when he was totaled in a crash. He says he was also "top of the line," meaning he was designed with the then-latest technology with no expenses spared, meant to be a winner everyone would talk about, but after this crash, he was soon forgotten and replaced with even more advanced race cars, or perhaps race cars designed so that crashes like his would not happen again.

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*** "I once ran the Indy 500. I must confess, I'm impressed how I did it; I wonder how close that I came...Now, I get a sinking sensation. I was top of the line--out of sight, out of mind--so much for fortune and fame" - This is a very old race car, from the 1930s or 40s, but even then, there were many preliminary races leading up to the Indianapolis 500. His first line tells us he made it all the way there, and his second indicates he was performing quite well. "I wonder how close that I came" implies he didn't finish the race; otherwise, he would have known how close he was to winning. Most likely, he was ahead or in one of the top positions when he was totaled in a crash. He says he was also "top of the line," meaning he was designed with the then-latest technology with no expenses spared, meant to be a winner everyone would talk about, but after this crash, he was soon forgotten (especially because he only experienced one racing season, and an incomplete one at that) and replaced with even more advanced race cars, or perhaps race cars designed so that crashes like his would not happen again.



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* The electronics in Rob's apartment, including the TV, are all more advanced counterparts of the main characters. Except for Blanky, who has no counterpart (as electric blankets haven't changed much for many years), they are as follows: The electric mixer, the food processor, and the toaster oven are all more recently invented kitchen appliances than Toaster; the canister vacuum and the sewing machine are both newer maintenance appliances than Kirby; the TV, the computer, and the boom box are all more advanced entertainment devices than Radio; and the desk lamp, colored lights, and ceiling spotlight lamps are all more modern light sources than Lampy. The entertainment center can be one for both Lampy (as it has a projector it sometimes uses just for lighting) and for Radio (as it's also meant for, well, entertainment). Notice that these devices, in "The Cutting Edge," tend to bully around these specific characters.



** More interpretations of the original English lyrics:
*** "I can't take this kind of pressure! I must confess one more dusty road would be just a road too long" - We begin the song with this car--it's pretty basic and straightforward to introduce us to the duties of the magnet and the crusher. He's an old car whose parts are so worn down that he's already on his last legs (wheels?) by the time he was brought to Ernie's. (Also a VisualPun when he says he can't take the pressure as the magnet lands on him with a lot of downward force.)
*** "I just can't - I just can't - I just can't seem to get started. Don't have the heart to live in the fast lane; all that is passed and gone" - This is a car whose ignition has stopped working, or has at least become unreliable, with her first line mimicking a car that won't start, as well as her rumbling and then her tires falling flat, as if she was trying to get started at that moment. This is a common reason people dispose of their cars. Her second line suggests, though does not imply, that she has gone at high speeds in the past but became incapable of this some time before her ignition went out.
*** I come from K.C., Missouri, And I got my kicks out on Route 66, every truck stop from Butte to M.O. Motown, Newark, Alabama, from Texarkana to east of Savannah, from Tampa to old Kokomo" - These are all locations within the continental United States. Some are cities, some are states, and some are just general areas. This car's owner enjoyed traveling around the country and seeing things, visiting places. This is where the sequence starts getting more hidden meanings. This car is a Corvette from the mid-60s and is very valuable. It may be that something catastrophic happened to it or its owner, as these cars would normally be kept even if they stopped working as intended. There may also be some significance to the fact that Butte, Montana is the westernmost destination he lists[[note]]There are also Buttes in North Dakota, Nebraska, Alaska, and formerly California, but the one in Montana has the highest population and is the one a traveler is most likely to deliberately visit. There is also a Kokomo in Hawaii, but this is very unlikely[[/note]]: It is possible that this traveler never actually finished touring the continental United States, with something cutting the journey short, most likely a very bad car accident, considering the mangled condition this car is in.
*** "I once ran the Indy 500. I must confess, I'm impressed how I did it; I wonder how close that I came...Now, I get a sinking sensation. I was top of the line--out of sight, out of mind--so much for fortune and fame" - This is a very old race car, from the 1930s or 40s, but even then, there were many preliminary races leading up to the Indianapolis 500. His first line tells us he made it all the way there, and his second indicates he was performing quite well. "I wonder how close that I came" implies he didn't finish the race; otherwise, he would have known how close he was to winning. Most likely, he was ahead or in one of the top positions when he was totaled in a crash. He says he was also "top of the line," meaning he was designed with the then-latest technology with no expenses spared, meant to be a winner everyone would talk about, but after this crash, he was soon forgotten and replaced with even more advanced race cars, or perhaps race cars designed so that crashes like his would not happen again.
*** "Once took a Texan to a wedding. He kept forgetting, his loneliness letting his thoughts turn to home every turn" - This is the most open-ended of the stories the cars speak of in this song (and whose lyrics can be heard many different ways too). Here's what I think: The Texan remained lonely even after he was married, which to me makes me think that his wife passed away before he did. "He kept forgetting" might refer to memory problems, such as Alzheimer's Disease or short term memory loss, causing him to be either very homesick or making him think he's wherever he grew up. It may also be that the Texan liked this car so much that he kept her; if this was the case, it would be unlikely the Texan would willingly let her get sent to the junkyard, and instead she was brought here after he had forgotten about her.
*** "I took a man to a graveyard. I beg your pardon, it's quite hard enough just living with the stuff I had learned" - He is a herse, a funeral car. It was his job to transport the dead every day. Clearly, he had heard about how many of these people had died and, being a sentimental fellow, grieved for them. He also likely heard a number of stories of good people killed in unfair ways (accidents, disease, grudges, terrorism, etc.), and this made him quite depressed long before he wound up at Ernie's Disposal.
*** "Once took a surfer to Sunset. There were bikinis and buns, there were weenies Fellini just couldn't forget. Pico, let's go up to Zuma. From Zuma to Yuma, the rumor was I had a hand in the lay of the land" - Mention of Sunset, Pico, and Fellini strongly suggests this car's owner lived or at least worked in Hollywood. Sunset Boulevard is a road that goes through Hollywood, Pico Boulevard is a road in the area (though it does not go through Hollywood but would be familiar to everyone who lives in Los Angeles), Federico Fellini was a big time movie director, and Zuma refers to Zuma Beach in southern California. The owner of this car was a very powerful, influential figure, someone who knew people like Fellini and apparently indulged in hedonism. The last line tells us that people spoke of this car having shaped the local landscape all the way to Yuma, Arizona. Not only was this car famous, but wherever her owner drove, it sounds like roads were built there. Highways getting built through open land will cause towns it passes through to grow and towns it ignores to shrink, as well as new businesses being built along the highways themselves. But the general idea to take from this is that, even though this car was recognized by many and associated with powerful people, in the end, she will wind up in the crusher like all of the others.
*** "I worked on a reservation. Who would believe they would love me and leave on a bus back to old Santa Fe? Once in the Indian nation, I took the kids on the skids where the Hopi was happy 'til I heard them say, 'You're worthless!'" - The Hopi mostly live in New Mexico, suggesting the purpose of this car was for a charity organization to take Native American children off of skid row in this reservation and into proper homes nearby. It sounds like the organization grew more successful and needed a vehicle that could hold more passengers than this pickup truck, upgrading to a bus and sending this pickup truck straight to the junkyard, even though he's still in good working order, considering he's able to drive around and escape the magnet. He was also the only one to be flat-out told that he's worthless by the humans, and definitely not coincidentially, he's also the only one to willingly drive onto the conveyor belt to be crushed. He was not only not valued for the humanitarian work he was doing, but was the victim of YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness, and this devastated him enough for him to drive straight to his end.



* The Danish dub also has a few darker moments. The Indy 500 car isn't "impressed how he did" and never mentions his place in the race, meaning he has no idea whether he was even in the running for victory or not. The car that lists a lot of american cities it visited instead sings about how awesome his life was and how loved going fast and is crushed right after such an optimistic statement, almost like he's in denial. And finally, the hearse gets these lines: "I've driven so many people to their graves /Death, to me, is a soothing song for my soul / For my time as a hearse was tough on me".

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* ** The Danish dub also has a few darker moments. The Indy 500 car isn't "impressed how he did" and never mentions his place in the race, meaning he has no idea whether he was even in the running for victory or not. The car that lists a lot of american cities it visited instead sings about how awesome his life was and how loved going fast and is crushed right after such an optimistic statement, almost like he's in denial. And finally, the hearse gets these lines: "I've driven so many people to their graves /Death, to me, is a soothing song for my soul / For my time as a hearse was tough on me".



* This goes with the Magnet...they are usually controlled by someone at the controls. Now...when it's going after the heroes, how is the man or woman operating the magnet's central control responding to it? I mean, it's likely not doing this BECAUSE they are getting away, the person in charge of the magnet can't know that. And when it unloads a whole bunch of stuff onto the conveyor-belt to smash, the people who work at the junkyard should be confused at what's going on. And then when Rob gets on there...I can only imagine that the people who operates it could at least SEE someone dangling by a vacuum, be horrified and try to stop it, and maybe even try to tell his/her manager. WE never see this person, but sometimes...[[NothingIsScarier we can only imagine]]...

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* This goes with the Magnet...they are usually controlled by someone at the controls. Now...when it's going after the heroes, how is the man or woman operating the magnet's central control responding to it? I mean, it's likely not doing this BECAUSE they are getting away, the person in charge of the magnet can't know that. And when it unloads a whole bunch of stuff onto the conveyor-belt to smash, the people who work at the junkyard should be confused at what's going on. And then when Rob gets on there...I can only imagine that the people who operates it could at least SEE someone dangling by a vacuum, be horrified and try to stop it, and maybe even try to tell his/her manager. WE never see this person, but sometimes...[[NothingIsScarier we can only imagine]]...imagine]]...
* In "The Cutting Edge," they crush and destroy a car. How is this car going to feel when it winds up at Ernie's Disposal simply because a bunch of other electronic devices wanted to sing [[IAmGreatSong how great they are]]?

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** Unless he actually is an air-head. What fills most of the space in a lamp-shade?


*** Considering how the blue car and green truck both met their ends - the former with no resistance whatsoever, the latter actively going into the literal jaws of death - it's a unnerving thing to think a Disney song began and ended with what was essentially two suicides.

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*** Considering how the blue car and green truck both met their ends - the former with no resistance whatsoever, the latter actively going into the literal jaws of death - it's a an unnerving thing to think a Disney song began and ended with what was essentially two suicides.



* The Danish dub also has a few darker moments. The Indy 500 car isn't "impressed how he did" and never mentions his place in the race, meaning he has no idea wether he was even in the running for victory or not. The car that lists a lot of american cities it visited instead sings about how awesome his life was and how loved going fast and is crushed right after such an optimistic statement, almost like he's in denial. And finally, the hearse gets these lines: "I've driven so many people to their graves /Death, to me, is a soothing song for my soul / For my time as a hearse was tough on me".

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* The Danish dub also has a few darker moments. The Indy 500 car isn't "impressed how he did" and never mentions his place in the race, meaning he has no idea wether whether he was even in the running for victory or not. The car that lists a lot of american cities it visited instead sings about how awesome his life was and how loved going fast and is crushed right after such an optimistic statement, almost like he's in denial. And finally, the hearse gets these lines: "I've driven so many people to their graves /Death, to me, is a soothing song for my soul / For my time as a hearse was tough on me".


* The Danish dub also has a few darker moments. The Indy 500 car isn't "impressed how he did" and never mentions his place in the race, meaning he has no idea wether he was even in the running for victory or not. The car that lists a lot of american cities it visited instead sings about how awesome his life was and how loved going fast and is crushed right after such an optimistic statement, almost like he's in denial. And finally, the hearse gets these lines: "Iv'e driven so many people to their graves /Death, to me, is a soothing song for my soul / For my time as a hearse was tough on me".

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* The Danish dub also has a few darker moments. The Indy 500 car isn't "impressed how he did" and never mentions his place in the race, meaning he has no idea wether he was even in the running for victory or not. The car that lists a lot of american cities it visited instead sings about how awesome his life was and how loved going fast and is crushed right after such an optimistic statement, almost like he's in denial. And finally, the hearse gets these lines: "Iv'e "I've driven so many people to their graves /Death, to me, is a soothing song for my soul / For my time as a hearse was tough on me".

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