The Brave Little Toaster

Synopsis: A group of dated appliances that find themselves stranded in a summer home that their family had just sold, decide to, á la "The Incredible Journey", seek their young 8 year old "master". Children's film which on the surface is a frivolous fantasy, but with a dark subtext of abandonment, obsolescence, and loneliness.
Director(s): Jerry Rees
Production: Kushner-Locke Productions
  Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

Good morning,

good morning!

That was

"A-Billion-and-One Strings,"

playing one of

your favorite tunes.

At the top of the news

this morning...

there's monkey

business in Utah.

A band of renegade


have kidnapped Pulitzer prize-winning

poet Lester Charles.

What's the big idea?

I'm attempting to sleep!

I doing a broadcasting.

Do you mind?


not in the face!

Uh, the chimps

are protesting...

I've got a mind to reset

your alarm... permanently!

Sorry, folks.

We're experiencing

technical difficulty...

but it's nothing

we can't handle!

This just in.

Domestic violence erupts

in peaceful cottage!

We'll keep

you post...


Can't hear your own thoughts

with all the racket.

Holy mother of Edison!

What were you thinking?

You might have

broken my bulb!

I'm thinking you think too much.

We need wake-up music.

# So when it's raining #

# Have no regrets #

#Because it isn't raining

rain you know #

#It's raining violets ##



I'll track you to

the end of this carpet.

Come here.

I'm going to get you.

Wait till I fix

your speaker!

Rusetti picks it up

and throws.

Cepeda tags,

he heads for second.

Wait till I get

my plugs on you!

The crowd goes wild.

Can you believe those

Brooklyn Dodgers!

I've got you.

I've got you now.

Ha, ha, ha.

Come here.

You dare to cross foils...

with the greatest Saxon

swordsman in the land?

Have you any

inkling who you're dealing with?

Precisely. A total idiot.

If your saber

wags as loosely as your tongue...

you'll be run through

in an instant.

Defend yourself,

Sir Lampy of Locksley.

- A blow for Richard!

- Ouch!

- A blow for Marian!

- Ouch!

- A blow for Mario, the garbage man.

- Ouch!

And for the boys

at the delicatessen.

And here's one for

the guys on 5th Street.


Whoa! Ugh!

What's going on?

Who turned out the lights?

Good morning.

Good morning,


- Hey, slots.

- Salutations!


- Thanks.

- What's on our lineup today?

What are our


What are we

gonna do today?

The same thing we've done

for the last 2,000 days.


- Chores?

- It'll be fun.

I'm always

up for fun!

Listen, a broadcast

from Ebbets Field!

It's the top

of the ninth...

I don't understand

how chores could be fun.

Not supposed to be fun.

It's work!

I don't like to work

without the Master.

Well, okay.

If you don't want to work,

why don't we play a game?

- What sort of game?

- What are the rules?

There's only one rule.

You can't stop till

the house is clean.

- Boo!

- Boo! - Boo!

Gotcha, pal.

Leave it to me.

Hang on to your hats,

you devil dogs...

because the master

bebop blaster...

is gonna give you

a soul injection.

#Whop bop-a-loo-momp

a lomp-bomp-bomp #

#Tutti frutti

Oh Rudy #

#Womp bop-a-loo-momp

a lop bomp-bomp #

#I got a gal

named Sue #

#She knows just

what to do #

#I got a gal

named Sue #

#She knows just

what to do #

#She rocks to the east

She rocks to the west #

#But she's the gal

that I love best #

#Tutti frutti

Oh Rudy #

#Womp bop-a-loo-momp

a lomp-bomp-bomp #

#I got a gal

named Daisy #

#She almost

drives me crazy #

#I got a gal

named Daisy #

#She almost

drives me crazy #

#She knows how to love me

Yes, indeed #

#Boy, you don't know

what she do to me #

#Tutti frutti

Oh Rudy #

#Tutti frutti

Oh Rudy #

#Tutti frutti

Oh Rudy #

#Womp bop-a-loo-bomp #

#Tutti frutti

Oh Rudy #

#Womp bop-a-loo-momp

a lop bomp-bomp #

#Got a gal

named Daisy ##

Hey, shhh. Quiet!

It's the blanket!

A car.

- A car?

- A car!

All right,

fellows, steady.

A little to the left.


- I'm gonna fall.

- Keep climbing.

You, get that light

out of my eyes!

All right,

a little to the left.

To the right!

There you go.

A little to the middle.

I don't know which

direction the middle is in.

- Can you see?

- Is it him?

Any news?

I'm dying down here.

Is it the Master?

It's him.

He's back!

It's the Master!




Was it him?

I'm just curious.

I hate being left

in the dark.

I guess we can assume

that it wasn't him.

Let's get back

to work.

Sorry for that

interruption, folks.

We return to our regularly

scheduled program...

at this time.


Cry, weep, wail and sob.

It's disgusting.

Every time!

Every single...

Give me that stupid picture.

No, no!

- I'll put it away.

- In the garbage!

- You can't!

- Wimp!

- Let go!

- He's not coming back anyway.

He might.

Fact is, there's not enough facts.

Fight breaks out in

peaceful mountain cottage...

shocking world and bringing

Geneva talks to a halt!

- Let me have it.

- You can't.

Oh, no.

Ha, ha, ha.

Ha, ha, ha.

What are you

laughing at?

Absolutely nothing,

nothing at all.

I think he was

laughing at us.

You know something?

You're a bright little lamp.

Oh, thanks.


You guys have an attachment

for that kid, don't you?

Yes, he was

our master.

That's real nice.

Any day he might

come romping back...

just come whistling

back through that door...

and everything

will be the same...

real peachy keen.

- Uh-huh.

- It's a possibility.

Well, at least we

try to be optimistic.


Somebody untie the knot

in this guy's cord.

Why don't you

just shut off?

I'm real scared, Kirby.

Are you going

to suck me to death?

- Hmph!

- What is it with you?

You act like you just came

off the assembly line.

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Thomas M. Disch

Thomas Michael Disch (February 2, 1940 – July 4, 2008) was an American science fiction author and poet. He won the Hugo Award for Best Related Book – previously called "Best Non-Fiction Book" – in 1999, and he had two other Hugo nominations and nine Nebula Award nominations to his credit, plus one win of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, a Rhysling Award, and two Seiun Awards, among others. In the 1960s, his work began appearing in science-fiction magazines. His critically acclaimed science fiction novels, The Genocides, Camp Concentration, 334 and On Wings of Song are major contributions to the New Wave science fiction movement. In 1996, his book The Castle of Indolence: On Poetry, Poets, and Poetasters was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and in 1999, Disch won the Nonfiction Hugo for The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of, a meditation on the impact of science fiction on our culture, as well as the Michael Braude Award for Light Verse. Among his other nonfiction work, he wrote theatre and opera criticism for The New York Times, The Nation, and other periodicals. He also published several volumes of poetry as Tom Disch. Following an extended period of depression following the death in 2005 of his life-partner, Charles Naylor, Disch stopped writing almost entirely, except for poetry and blog entries – although he did produce two novellas. Disch killed himself by gunshot on July 4, 2008 in his apartment in Manhattan, New York City. Naylor and Disch are buried alongside each other at Saint Johns Episcopal Church Columbarium, Dubuque, Iowa. His last book, The Word of God, which was written shortly before Naylor died, had just been published a few days before Disch's death. more…

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