This little forgotten routine comes from the “Violent Combat Robots” project, originally intended to be a series.
While strolling through the archives looking for other material, I stumbled upon it – a short that was made as a”proof of concept” for the VCR series that never went. The weird animation on her eyes is actually an artifact of the bad animation in the original. I would troll through that ExoSquad footage with a fine tooth comb looking for the dumbest and weirdest things too exploit, and this was one of them.
I imagined these two characters as the nominal “bad guys” who can’t really focus long enough on their world conquest plans.
Have you seen the original “VCR?” It’s also here on YouTube at this location: