This is one of the funniest and clever parodies we have seen in a long long time. Soap fans who were digging, along with us, the fantastic PBS series, Downton Abbey will get the biggest kick out of this.
Sketchy, which is the recently launched video series on Yahoo! Screen’s new comedy channel released this spoof called, ready for it, “Downton ARBY’s! Using the fast-food franchise as a backdrop for the pomp of the PBS soap, and with a terrific cast who makes us truly believe that all of the Dowager Countess’ problems could probably be solved with curly fries!
Starring Matt Walsh, Richard Kind, Erin Gibson and Jennie Pierson, the comedy troupe takes a look at the hierarchy of running a burger joint mirroring the house-vs.-staff dynamic at play on the PBS hit. Except instead of romantic whispers with chamber maids taking place in the annals of a mansion, they take place at a deep fryer!
On-Air On-Soaps favorite part of the video is how they replicated the camera moves and angles that are a staple of the real Downton Abbey! Now after the jump, watch “Downton ARBY’s” and let us know what you thought of it! We give it four stars!