An Oscar-worthy Reenactment
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Over the years, YouTube has become an online forum powerhouse where people can connect, share, inform, inspire and of course, make complete idiots of themselves. In a few words, it has become a fame-maker, humiliator, tearjerker, how-to-er, and a how-the-$%*! -did-he-do-that…er. Unfortunately, as much as it is a platform for celebrating humanity, if you have ever read some of the hideously ignorant comment chains for any given video, it can seriously cause you to reconsider your faith in humanity. (That is, if it is even still intact.)
Enter UK comedy network Dead Parrot’s Grahame Edwards and Eryl Lloyd Parry who have turned some of YouTube’s most derogatory digital tête-à-tête’s into a series of sidesplitting vis-à-vis, starting with their first aptly named video, “YouTube Comment Reconstruction #1: One Direction: What Makes You Beautiful.” The single scene features the two brilliantly stodgy Downton Abby-esque actors reenacting a painfully pre-teen conversation between the two YouTuber’s ‘Sophie Danze’ and ‘JILIANLOVESTHEBIEBS’. The result is genius: high society men relaying the insidious side-ponytailed snark of unbridled teen angst in a black and white melodrama reminiscent of the great Citizen Kane.
The second two reconstructions I’ll let you find on your own, with the caveat that they are, as many YouTube comment strands tend to be, deplorably NC17. But really, what would you expect from someone with the user name Mikefuckingwins23?
Posted by Jenna