|Release date:||May 15, 2020|
|Protagonist(s):||Hank J. Wimbleton|
PSA: Piracy is a non-canon animation made by Krinkels, released on May 15, 2020.
The film begins in a small room, where a cybercriminal is conducting digital piracy on the Internet. The offender invites a nearby bystander to partake in illegally downloading music, who foolishly accepts and makes themself an accomplice in their criminal activities.
A federal agent, played by guest star Hank J. Wimbleton, suddenly barges into the room the two pirates reside in and apprehends them for copyright infringement. The accomplice attempts to resist arrest, prompting Hank to neutralize the suspect in self-defense, before proceeding to take the remaining cybercriminal into custody.
The aesop of the film, "Pay for Music, Never Illegally Download", is conveyed while Hank is seen applying corporal punishment to the accused for their unlawful actions.
The audio is a direct rip from another YouTube video, "Never Illegally Download":
- Grunt1: Uhh, Hey! Come look at this site!
- Grunt2: Ah, cool! Can you download "The Foo Fighters"?
- Grunt1: Uhh, yeah. Hold on.
- [Hank busts in, holding a pair of staplers, knocking the table all the way to the end of the room. His entrance also sends Grunt2 to the ceiling.]
- Hank: [Screams, unintelligible through audio clipping]
- Grunt1: "What did I do?"
- Hank: You know it's illegal to download c-copyrighted music. I'm taking you in.
- Grunt2: Uh!...
- [Grunt2 seems to attempt to stop Hank from grabbing on to Grunt1]
- Hank: [Screams unintelligibly as he throws Grunt2 into the ceiling, likely killing this character, then grabs Grunt 1 and leaves the room with him]
- [Scene cuts to a black background, where Hank bashes Grunt1's body with a hammer, while Grunt2's female voice says "Pay for music, never illegally download".]
- This short marks the first time Hank J. Wimbleton has been officially depicted as audibly speaking.
- This is the first-ever animation to play over a video.
- In the original video, the bystander is a female. Technically, this makes the grunt the first female to appear in a Krinkels-made Madness animation.