Normally I’d try to make some clever quip here, but really, I want to be as straightforward as possible so everyone understands what this is: It’s a ThunderCats parody from the Mad cartoon, which not only takes on the first two episodes of the new ThunderCats cartoon, but also a shit-ton of internet memes, memes I’m not sure kids watching these cartoons would — or should — know about. However, it is also fucking brilliant, and I’ve watched it about 40 times, each time with my mouth open in pure awe. The ThunderLolCats are fighting Dogfort and an army of Lobster Dogs, for fuck’s sake.
You know, between this and the Daffy Duck Heavy Metal Wizard cartoon yesterday, I feel like we’ve entered a new golden age of American cartoon comedy. That golden age might only be for this week, but goddamn, what an age it’s been.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.