Rooted in 90's nostalgia and drawing from a Saturday-morning breakfast-over-cartoons aesthetic, this four-minute, slapstick animation articulates how simple effort, willingness to try in the face of fear, and so much more can come through in day-to-day parenting efforts. In this case: frying bacon…extra crispy.

 

The aesthetic vision for this animation is that of a childhood memory. From crayon-sketch backgrounds to the elastic, eccentric movement of the dad, all the way to unforgettable 90s references: Hi-C Ecto Coolers, anyone?

Wall-height markings and loony expressions give the visuals camp while Cool Whip container Tupperware and Lisa Frank unicorn stickers ground the animation in true memory. This light-hearted animated short is a fond tribute to parents everywhere putting their best foot forward.