I am still reeling. The strange mix of awe and nausea has not yet subsided. Please, please, view the trailer for the troubled independent animation feature, Tugger, sometimes also referred to by its longer, more self-explanatory title, Tugger, the Jeep 4x4 Who Wanted to Fly.
After you click on the video, it takes a while to load. Be patient. Leave the window open and click back over when you hear it start to play. You will be rewarded with one of the most jaw-droppingly awful things ever to be animated.
In it, you will witness Tugger meeting up with his parents, who, logically enough, are a pair of vintage gas pumps at a quaint rural filling station. They fret heavy-handedly about Tugger's unrealistic dreams. Tugger's buddy, who is either a radio or some kind of lunchbox, agrees with them. Tugger breaks into a painful and deeply embarrassing song to argue that he will fly, and frankly, I believe him. Because in a world where a gas pump can give birth to a Jeep, who am I to say a Jeep can't fly?
My mouth was literally hanging open in amazement. Or maybe it was partially a gag reflex. I don't know.
*CORRECTION: The gas pumps are not Tugger's parents, but grandparently types named "Ma" and "Pa," so you can understand my confusion. I no longer believe a Jeep can fly.