These days, nothing is immune from being ripped off - even films. All sorts of shoddy, just-about-safe-from-the-copyright-lawyers knock-offs exist, and they’re often hilarious. Case in point? Spid the Racing Car.
Spotted by a CT colleague searching for information about Pixar’s Cars - the franchise it’s, err, riffing off - Spid the Racing Car looks to be an adorably cheap attempt to emulate Lightning McQueen. Made by someone who knows squat about cars.
Watching this for the first time brings up so many questions. Like why does Sid struggle to keep up with a bulldozer? Why does he have a V-twin, and a V-twin which sounds like a V8 at that? What in the hell is a ‘turbo button’? And how can new wheels “grip the road better”?
Perhaps I’m over-thinking this, but kids TV shows are supposed to be educational. But it hit me earlier: this is educational. If you have a child, a neice/nephew, little brother or sister, sit them down to watch this, give them a note pad, and get them to write down everything that’s wrong. Their future depends on it…