Dexter fans may appreciate this parody video by Landline.TV, “Dexter In Sixty Seconds.” The video was created as a part of Babelgum Comedy’s “In 60 Seconds” series and gives some loving ribbing to the familiar standards in the series. Landline.TV encourages fans to, “Get caught-up in time for Sunday’s Season 5 premiere by watching Dexter take questionably ethical revenge on ridiculously named serial killers!”
The video only really works if you are familiar with Dexter, but provides a surprisingly accurate (and comical) depiction of the show’s most consistently visited and revisited character traits and storylines.
Take a look at the video and see how closely you think it nails the series tropes.
Some moments in the parody stand out as particularly apropos; including the reference to Dexter’s sailor-mouthed sister Debra, and her prolific use of the f-bomb: “Took you long enough! Swear Word.”
One also has to appreciate the play on the “hip” names each of the killers is given. So far on the series we have met: “The Ice Truck Killer”, who was, of course, Dexter’s long lost big brother; as well as “The Bay Harbor Butcher” AKA Dexter himself, or as he prefers to be called, “The Dark Defender.” We have also had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of “The Skinner”, and getting to know the terrifyingly insane “Trinity.” You never can trust a do-gooder.
The video’s depiction of Debra’s inability to recognize her beau (subtly disguised in a “Jason” hockey mask) as the very same “Head-Foot Switcher” she seeks, is only rivaled by her obstinate failure to recognize the full nature and scope of Dexter’s nighttime pastimes.
As a card carrying Dexter fan, I am looking forward to seeing just what nickname the “homocidally inclined” antagonist will receive this season.
What did you think of the parody? Do you think it captures the flavor of the show?
Dexter Season 5 premieres on Showtime this Sunday, September 26th at 9PM ET/PT. If you haven’t already, make sure to check out the Dexter season 5 clips.