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Tread Perilously - ‘Black Mirror - The Waldo Moment’

Tread Perilously is a podcast in which hosts Erik Amaya and author Justin Robinson watch the “worst” episodes of popular TV shows, attempting to determine if they would continue to watch the series based on the most off-key moments.

This Week: Black Mirror's "The Waldo Moment"

Tread Perilously concludes Sci-Fi month with the Black Mirror episode, "The Waldo Moment."

When a failed comedian makes good as a naughty parody of a children's show character, his producer positions him against a Conservative standing for MP somewhere in England. The comedian's character, Waldo, also ends up standing in the election. The stunt is working and constituents are turning to Waldo's "politics sucks" non-platform. The comedian, however, is becoming more concerned with his producer's real goal. Will technology destroy the comedian in the end? Will the cartoon bear bring about a worldwide fascist society?

Erik and Justin debate the merits of the Living Slot Machine episode of The Twilight Zone. Justin believes British people put brown sauce in their pints of bitter. He also believes the Queen loves Brokeback Mountain and Batman slashfic. Erik praises the work of professional film and television douchebag Tobias Menzies. He also enjoys the shade thrown at the Liberal Democrats throughout the episode. The pair also cannot deny certain parallels between cartoon bears in the episode and in real life. Various wavering British accents are employed while making fun of wavering American accents. Erik makes educated guesses about other Black Mirror episodes and apologizes for bullying Jeb Bush all those years ago.

 

 





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