Studio gets spoofed
Studio's second season has become incredibly popular but it has also had
its share of spoofs by now! Coke Studio - which kicked off on March 23 -
will come to an end with its last episode screening on Independence Day,
August 14. And while fans have been watching the episodes and
behind-the-scenes specials on repeat, there are also a couple of spoofs
doing the rounds.
First up is the version
by Maila Times (mailatimes.com), a satire news website modelled on The
Onion (theonion.com). The website published a 'news' item titled 'Coke
Studio mistaken for cocaine factory' and goes on to detail how the studio
was raided on suspicion of being a manufacturing point for drugs. Here's
an excerpt from the hilarious posting:
entering, we noticed that everyone in the studio was high on drugs,"
said Special Unit Commando Haider Naqvi. "They had this elaborate
production process where they mashed the cocaine in these barrels that
Gumby hit with these two sticks. Then, with a guitar, they filtered out
the cocaine through six strings using a guitar pick, and then tested the
product by smoking it out of a flute." After a few seconds, however,
the tactical team realized that they had inadvertently walked into a
recording session, resulting in mass confusion. "What was most
surprising," said Mr. Naqvi, "was that their instruments were
plugged in. They were actually playing live and not miming over a
The other is a version
done by the Geo TV political satire television show Hum Sab Umeed Se Hain.
This version has a parody of Atif Aslam's rendition of 'Wasta Pyar Da',
which also saw Atif breaking out into a bit of Michael Jackson's 'Billie
Jean'. The spoofed version has political lyrics and the entire slew of
performers of Coke Studio - from Atif to the house band - have been
rendered by actors who have been dressed and styled almost identically to
the original versions! This video has been doing the rounds on YouTube and
is definitely worth a watch, whether you're a fan of Coke Studio or not!
Instep recommends you take these spoofs lightly and in the spirit they
were intended in.
source : http://www.thenews.com.pk/instep_today.asp