One Grand Theft Auto 5 fan creates a bizarre parody of the children’s program Teletubbies by using characters and environments from Rockstar Games’ open world title.
With the use of in-game mods and the Rockstar Editor, YouTuber Merfish has put together an unsettling rendition of the kids’ show Teletubbies by setting it in the world of Grand Theft Auto 5. In this version, however, instead of Tinky-Winky, Laa-Laa, Dipsy, and Po, there’s Trevor, Lamar, Franklin, and Michael donning painted-on Teletubbies‘ garb.
As seen below, since the sendup is set in Grand Theft Auto 5‘s city of Los Santos, it wouldn’t be tonally accurate unless there was some blatant violence peppered in for good measure. And while the aforementioned main characters and deuteragonist taking on the roles of each of the Teletubbies is decidedly strange, perhaps the most unnerving recasting goes to Lester as the BBC TV show’s Sun Baby.
After seeing the original mod and then watching the side-by-side comparison, Merfish definitely did a solid job with the GTA 5 mock-up, and with this creation, the YouTuber adds to the myriad mod parodies that persist well after the Rockstar Games release initially went on sale. As many gamers are aware, Grand Theft Auto 5 fans have done recreations of kids’ programs before, as somebody built a weird spoof of the Pokémon show’s theme song intro in the past.
The open world title’s assets have also been repurposed to pay homage to more adult ventures, for one person used the Rockstar Editor to create a video almost exactly like the first season of True Detective‘s intro in a fan-made trailer. In fact, Grand Theft Auto 5 has even been used to imagine what it would be like if previous entries in the long-running series were made using today’s cutting edge technology, with the revisitation of Vice City using a mod.
With so many fan-made mods still flooding the Internet, it’s obvious that Grand Theft Auto 5 remains to be an exceptionally popular title. As many gamers will attest, GTA 5 is incredibly fun and has tons of replay value. Plus, Rockstar Games is still providing stellar support to its online component with updates such as the rather sumptuous addition of Freemode Events.
Considering the sheer amount of in-game alteration tools that are now available to fans, there’s simply no telling what kind of outlandish mods we’ll see in the future. Bearing that in mind, it’s a wonder we haven’t yet encountered a Grand Theft Auto 5 parody of shows as strange as Slim Goodbody or H.R. Pufnstuf.
Grand Theft Auto 5 is currently available for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.