By Robert Workman
When you think of the 80’s show “Cheers,” you probably think of a number of things, like all the customers yelling, “Norm!” upon his arrival, or Cliff Claven’s wise-man thoughts as he sips a beer, or, hey, maybe even the theme song. But…”True Blood”? Probably the last thing anyone thinks of.
However, Wil Wheaton changed that this week with the latest episode of “The Wil Wheaton Project,” which airs weekly on SyFy. The Internet aficionado, who also works on the Geek & Sundry network on a variety of shows, aired a new segment, which re-envisions the hit HBO vampire show “True Blood,” currently in its final season, as an 80’s sitcom — yep, just like “Cheers.”
While not focusing on “where everybody knows your name,” this hilarious clip instead talks about wanting to “bang where all the sex is really strange,” and obviously replaces the bar setting with something a little more contemporary in the “True Blood” sense — — Bon Temps, Louisiana.
The clip is rather humorous, but obviously a little raunchier than your usual Internet fare (caution: NSFW), but you can see how cleverly it recreates the atmosphere of an 80’s sitcom, but with all of the “True Blood” themes in mind.
Wil Wheaton is building up his brand of geek cross-over humor with clever mashups like this, and his finely tuned knowledge of what geeks like makes this all work. He’s got plenty more where that came from, we’re sure. Perhaps we’ll get to see his take on some of the classic games as well as TV shows and movies.
Now, if we can just get that cross-over between “Family Tie” and “Game of Thrones” going. That actually wouldn’t be too shabby, mind the bloodshed…
Don’t forget to check out our interview with Wil Wheaton right here!
Source: Creativity Online
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