As you know from listening to our podcast, just like everyone else in our demographic, Beth and I are obsessed with Serial, the true crime podcast sensation (I can’t believe that’s not intended sarcastically). If you’re reading this site, you probably already know that Serial’s on hiatus this week, because those assholes that make the podcast for some reason think that just because it’s a holiday, they don’t need to entertain us.
Whatever. Anyway, this sucks because we all are addicted or whatever to the damn thing. As a member of the media, I’ve instead been barraged by releases from PR people suggesting that if I listen to some true crime audiobook it’ll be just as good and interesting, which is a despicable lie. This is like when they try to tell you that vegan “cheese” is cheese. It isn’t. Don’t bullshit a bullshitter, PR people.
But what about a Serial parody? Might that tide us over until next week, when there will be no holiday and Sarah Koenig and her colleagues won’t have any excuse not to feed our ravenous need for more more more?
Consider, if you will, the Serial parody work of young Mr. Paul Laudiero, a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade, as well as an author and tweeter. Beth sent me one of Laudiero’s Serial parodies in an email on which her mom was also ccd, so I could not respond all with my typical brand of hateful spite.
Pretty good, right? Subtle, clever, insidery…I have no complaints. And there are a bunch more! I’m going to embed them all below, so you don’t have to screw around with YouTube’s weird random terrible interface. Some are better and funnier than others, but they all elicited at least a snicker from me.
Is it Serial? No. Is it better than vegan cheese? Absolutely.