Jun 23, 2011

French Champions Parody Video

The Medium is Not Enough points the way to a pretty hilarious French parody of the classic Sixties ITC spy show The Champions. It doesn't matter if you don't speak French; this short sketch (which does a great job of mimicking the Sixties ITC look) will still resonate with anyone who's familiar with the show. The best gags are visual anyway. I love their send-up of William Gaunt's odd, mouth agape pose in the opening credits, the map in Tremayne's office and the way the trio moves into rooms as a posed unit. It's not all fair to a very entertaining series, but it is pretty hilarious and clearly crafted with love by people who know the show well. (Not sure about the fly-eating bit though; that doesn't work for me.)

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