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Friday, January 15, 2010

Def Leppard, Your Cartoon Pals

Posted By on Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 7:30 AM

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Last month Def Leppard, arguably the biggest band in the world (in the summer of 1988), made an announcement which set the mind reeling. They're developing a cartoon that will depict the pop metal band in "a fictional, adventurous setting."

Why now? Well, they're belatedly following the lead of their female counterparts in Jem, of course. We're so behind this venture that we've decided to pitch a few premises of our own to the band.

"Pyromaniacs"

Def Leppard live in the iPod-shuffle of a man who, in 1985, was sentenced to 25 years in prison on a charge of manslaughter. He has recently been granted parole and the band help him readjust to the world -- get a job and buy a shirt with sleeves.

"Wankers"

A stop-motion series about a family of mullet-headed rodents who live in the archives of Circus magazine. They subsist on check stubs carrying fad-chasing editor Gerald Rothberg's residuals and speak entirely in complaints about the rise of grunge.


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