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The Boys has been on a satirical roll this season having already mercilessly mocked Kendall Jenner’s infamous Pepsi commercial.
And now the next cultural moment in the firing line was none other than arguably 2020’s most cringe-worthy viral video, Gal Gadot’s painfully bad cover of John Lennon's Imagine. Check it out here:
The Wonder Woman star enlisted major names such as Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, Mark Ruffalo, Jamie Dornan and Natalie Portman in a bid to lift morale with a musical number as the pandemic hit.
While her intentions may have been good, the video was panned not just for some's dodgy singing, but for the patronising attitude that celebrities can somehow make everything better with a tune.
In The Boys’ version, which aired on last week’s episode, The Deep, who is played by Chace Crawford, takes on Gadot’s role, beginning the video with similarly out-of-touch monologue about 'in this together'.
Speaking to his phone camera, he begins: “We’re all in this together, and together, we can imagine a different world.”
It only gets better as A-Train, played by Jessie T. Usher, and Black Noir, played by Nathan Mitchell, get in on the action.
And the musical number doesn’t end there as Patton Oswalt, Josh Gad, Elizabeth Banks, Kumail Nanjiani, Aisha Tyler, Rose Byrne, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher belt out the 1971 tune.
Needless to say the sketch went down an absolute treat with fans, suggesting it was the best parody of the season to date on Twitter.
One viewer shared: "the boys making fun of gal gadot and other celebrities singing imagine during quarantine just proves that it’s one of the best and funniest shows ever" (sic).
"The Boys mocking the Imagine video was top comedy," another penned.
A third quipped: "The Boys making fun of all those celebrities who did that Imagine bulls**t made my night".
"The gal gadot imagine video parody f**king KILLS ME the moment he started singing i was flat laughing," a viewer commented.
Last week, we revealed how fans were left ‘traumatised’ by the Herogasm scene in The Boys’ latest episode.
Before its release, showrunner Eric Kripke warned people to prepare for 'one of the most graphic hours of mainstream television anyone will have seen'.
The episode centred on Supes' annual Herogasm (a massive superhero-filled orgy) and came with a series of content warnings, with one noting the episode ‘is not suitable for any audience’.
The Herogasm was originally a six-issue spin-off miniseries of The Boys graphic novel, where the Supes all team up under the guise of fighting a worldwide threat.
Instead, it turns into a massive superhero orgy across six comic books, which we got see play out on screen.
Tuning into the episode, one person wrote on Twitter: "Just started watch The Boys… five minutes in and I'm already traumatised.”
Referencing a particularly X-rated moment in which Marvin T (played by Laz Alonso) gets a whole load of bodily fluid blasted into his face, another social media user quipped: “That giant explosion of c*m in #TheBoys kinda traumatised me like, wow.”
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