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Amazon’s talking Echo cylinder brutally parodied in new video

Amazon Echo Parody Video

It hasn’t taken long for creative YouTubers to come up with ways to make fun of Echo, Amazon’s new talking cylinder personal assistant that it unveiled earlier this week. YouTube user Barry Mannifold posted a video on Friday that takes the original introduction video that Amazon made for Echo and overdubs his own… interesting responses to the family’s questions.

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For instance, when the mother in the video asks Echo what time it is, the device responds that “it’s time for you to calm the f— down.” Later, when the mother asks what day it is, Echo responds that “today’s the day Ron gets off his ass and makes something out of his life.” What makes it particularly funny is that the family throughout the video is completely oblivious to the fact that Echo is constantly trashing them and telling them how stupid they are.

Another highlight comes when the family’s children ask Echo to tell them a joke. In the original video, Echo replies by saying “I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger, and then it hit me.” In the new video, Echo offers a new joke that begins, “A black guy, a Jew and a prostitute walk into a bar…”

Given how easy it is to overdub computerized voices into Amazon’s original video, we have no doubt that this is just the first of many parodies to come in the following weeks. In fact, it wouldn’t shock us if the Amazon Echo video became this decade’s answer to the infamous Hitler bunker scene from the film Downfall.

Check out the whole video below.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.