In 2014, Adult Swim published an “infomercial” called Too Many Cooks that became an instant viral hit. The darkly funny, surreal comedy parodied the corny ensemble-oriented title themes of the 1970s and ‘80s sitcoms before spiraling into a bizarre slasher film that defied explanation. Now, creator Casper Kelly is back with another parody — but this time, it’s aimed at the culture of games and people who stream them.
Final Deployment 4: Queen Battle Walkthrough, created by Kelly and Nick Gibbons, starts as a (barely) over-the-top sketch starring Blair Trigger, a streamer playing what best resembles a bad Gears of War game. In between dropping his best puns (“ass-id juice, see what I did there”) and playthrough tips, Blair reads aloud questions and comments from fans like “Masterqueef453.”
But, as with Too Many Cooks, there’s a twist. The sketch tumbles from a brutal satire about streaming into a full-blown existential crisis. Enjoy!