If you haven’t been following the animated online adventures of Homestar Runner and his pals Strong Bad, the Cheat, the King of Town, and others, you’re roughly five years behind the prime era of the series. But the site’s creators keep on truckin’, and once in a while they turn out a gem. The latest: an ode to pizza joints, including a SimCity-style “virtual pizza” ordering system/MMORPG called Virtual Pizz.

Skewering self-proclaimed online food critics, restaurant chain branding, and appalling innovations in fast food (e.g., the Thanksgiving Lover’s Pizza), the cartoon packs a ton of value into a few minutes of Flash animation.

And it’s only a matter of time before someone buys the cartoon’s slick branding and opens up a string of “The Pizz” pizza shops stretching from coast to coast.

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