Gizmodo Misses Point of MadTV's Apple Parody
Since when did Ebeneezer Scrooge start writing for Gizmodo? The popular gadget site recently posted a YouTube video of MadTV's latest Apple parody, and journalist Brian Lam ain't laughing. Gizmodo's writer calls the clip "terrible, cliché'd, and somehow inaccurate at the same time."
Inaccurate? It's fairly clear Gizmodo has completely missed the point of MadTV's sketch. Breaking down the show's intended victims, you might consider it an 80% rip on the
As MadTV actor Michael Macdonald (playing Jobs) starts stuffing various "i-items" into the "iRack", the gags clearly steer away from simple pokes at Apple's products (cough, SNL). It's when the fake Steve Jobs begins hearing his audience scream "don't put more in the iRack, it'll collapse on itself," that the laughs begin.
Granted, the bit about an iMicrowave or iVacuumCleaner is fairly tired. However, in this Gizmo writer's opinion, that 80% politics + 20% gadget goofery = 100% funny. Relax, Gizmodo. Have a fudgesicle, lay in a hammock, listen to ambient music.
And, take a break from your iPods.