Spongebob Spoof: "The Great Console Race"
Vimeo user lifelikeatexttube created this hilarious video that pokes fun at every single console that is on the market today, and it’s just plain hilarious to see. They use an episode from Spongebob Squarepants called "The Great Snail Race" and changes it up, giving it the name "The Great Console Race". Squidward is Sony, Spongebob is Microsoft, Patrick is Nintendo, and Sandy is PC.
The video plays the episode's original audio, but adds subtitles at the bottom that change their dialogue a bit to make it all about video games. It works surprisingly well. Not only does it makes fun of the companies themselves, but it makes fun of the fans as well. It’s one of those things you just need to watch to get the full majesty of the video.
Why So Serious?
Console wars have been around since the dawn of video games. They were originally around just to generate sales, but with the Internet, the war has extended and has grown far more bitter than it ever was before. Which is why it’s so funny when people make fun of it.
Let’s face it, the arguments over consoles are pointless, and it brings out the worst in people. New friends become bitter rivals within the first minute of saying what console they prefer. To see something like this poke fun at all of this is refreshing. This was a great way to make all the console fans, young and old, briefly stop spewing random hardware facts, obscenities, elitism and sale statistics at one another, and instead just sit back and laugh for once.