With the Academy Awards over and every golden statue given, we were pretty sure we’d be done with parodies about the nominated and winning movies, especially ones that have already had about a billion homage and spoof videos to their name. Well, way to be wrong, Wrong-O. It turns out there was still one more riff on one of them, from our friends at Late Night with Seth Meyers. Naturally, this short is a sketch about the film that won the most Oscars this year: Mad Max: Fury Road, a movie that has been a touchstone for pop culture since it came out last May.
The title of the video is a bit of a misnomer, because Seth Meyers is NOT Reasonable Max. Actually the character of Max does not appear at all in the short. Instead, Meyers is portraying one of Immortan Joe’s War Boys, who’s maybe had a little too much time to think about all the wasted guzzoline in the enormous muscle cars—that do shoot fire, after all—while on their way to Gas Town to get more fuel. He’s not wrong; it’s not very practical. He also has a go at the Doof Warrior for shooting flames out of his guitar.
When Immortan Joe himself comes out, it looks like things might be looking up for the War Boy worried about conservation—he who again suggests a Wind Glider instead of a hot rod. We all knew Immortan Joe was a tyrant who ruled with fear and promises of a paradise in Valhalla, but apparently he’s also big on biting satire. Meyers concludes his defeat with the super passive-aggressive, “I hope you all get your feelings hurt today.”
How did Meyers’ Mad Max parody stand up against the other billion Mad Max parodies that exist? Bold not to have Max in it at all, huh? Let us know your shiny and chrome thoughts in the comments below!
Kyle Anderson is the Weekend Editor and a film and TV critic for Nerdist.com. Follow him on Twitter!