The Dark Reality of ‘Paperboy In Real Life’

There is nothing funny about dead children. Unless they happen to be the stars of infuriatingly difficult classic games.

It’s no secret that this kind of fan-made video is as common on the ‘net as misleading Evony ads or promises of wealth from Nigerian princes.

On paper, there’s nothing that sets this clip apart from any of the other vignettes cobbled together by nostalgic twentysomething auteurs, but somewhere between writing the script and delivering the lines in their pleasant Canadian accents, the creators hit upon something hilarious.

Maybe my frustration at Paperboy has instilled in me a deeply-rooted desire to see the titular kid killed. Who knows? The only thing you need to know is that of all the hundreds of “classic games turned into sketch comedy” videos you’ll see today, this one is the best.

(Via Geekologie)

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