Cartoons, Comics

If ’80s Cartoon Characters Were Working-Class Has-Beens Living in England



An obese Jessica Rabbit, now with a thick working-class UK accent, narrates this thoroughly depressing tale in which Inspector Gadget is homeless, Mumm-Ra torments Lion-O as his manager at the grocery store, Optimus Prime works in fast food and Skeletor makes cold sales calls.

All it’s missing is a “Knowing is half the battle!” end tag in which unemployed Cobra Commander tells us that the lesson is capitalism doesn’t work.

Where Are They Now? from Steve Cutts on Vimeo.

h/t Andre Morelo

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist