What’s funnier than a good impression? Answer: a bad one. Sure comedians who can imitate actors like Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Affleck, or Owen Wilson are good and all, but there’s a simple charm to a bad impression. Toss in some video games and boom, there’s a show.
Bad Impressions will be a new show on this writer's accompanying YouTube channel, ReActionExaminer. The games will vary from retro titles like Mega Man to more recent titles like Call of Duty. Every episode will feature a celebrity guest, poorly illustrated by none other. For example, the first episode guest stars Bill Cosby playing Donkey Kong Country. What better way to combine a fading celebrity with a forgotten retro title that often gets ignored next to Mario?
Is it funny? Yes, but only to those with an odd sense of humor who like the idea of horrible bits and hammy acting. It’s a weird experiment, but hey, every great idea starts at the bottom. Hopefully this will be another in a long line of great ones.