- The true-life documentary and Netflix hit My Octopus Teacher has inspired a parody.
- My Kreepy Teacher tells the story of a Cape Town man who befriends an automated pool cleaner.
- The parody has quickly gone viral raking in both views and tears of laughter.
The crystal-clear waters of the swimming pool somewhere in a Capetonian suburb hides no secrets or magical wonders. There’s nothing else in the icy blue water except for the rhythmic splutter of the plastic Kreepy Krauly dutifully doing its job.
When South African comedian, actor, and director Glen Biderman-Pam decided to spoof the critically acclaimed Netflix documentary My Octopus Teacher, he never could have imagined the overwhelming hit it would become almost overnight.
The tear-jerking original documentary, which tells the story of filmmaker Craig Foster’s unique bond with an octopus in the Atlantic Ocean, is garnering international acclaim whilst Glen’s parody is quickly reaching Twitter fame.
My Kreepy Teacher is South African parody at its best as the comedian creates a spot-on retelling of the octopus story, but giving the lead instead to a local aquatic icon - the Kreepy Krauly. The viral short film will have you in tears (of laughter).
SA viewers will recognise Glen from his hit role as real-estate agent Rael in the hit local mockumentary, Tali's Wedding Diary.
According to Mike Sharman, founder of Retroviral, the hilarious parody had by Sunday night received more than 200 000 views in only ten hours. "So proud of our collab with Glen Biderman-Pam," he tweeted.
Adding: "It began as a session of WhatsApp ideas being bounced between Glen Biderman-Pam on Thurs, client greenlit on Fri, shot Sat, released yesterday.[sic]"
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