I’m not ashamed of my love of Epic Meal Time, an over-the-top dudes cooking show that became on overnight success on YouTube. I embrace it and will continue to watch every episode twice as long as the show baffles and disgusts me, but sort of makes me hungry at the same time.
However, I was a little surprised to see a parody of the popular Epic Meal Time series also launch to astronomical success. Regular Ordinary Swedish Meal Time has the same humor as Epic, but instead of making insane head-sized Massive Meat Logs, they cook dinner.
So what has Regular Ordinary Swedish Meal Time taught me? Parodies can and often do become as popular as their iconic inspirations. Homes in Sweden actually look like showrooms at Ikea! And I could never live in Sweden because they use far too much mayo in their cooking. I hate mayo.