This April Fools’ Day surprise was no prank. Soon after teasing that it would incorporate a World of Warcraft joke into its April 1 episode, Loved ones Guy fully embraced the MMORPG and the most famous meme it ever spawned.
After getting forced to join the Coast Guard, Peter, Cleveland, and Joe come across themselves within a gunfight using a bunch of terrorist frat boys – mainly because, not surprisingly. It really is then that Cleveland suggests they try “what’s referred to as a Leeroy Jenkins.” He’s speaking, of course, with the 2003 World of Warcraft staged viral video in which a player named Leeroy Jenkins ran into an incredibly complicated battle with small warning, causing the rest of his clan to follow behind and get slaughtered.
And, naturally, that is precisely what Cleveland does next. He rushes in, guns blazing and screaming “Leeroy Jenkins,” as Peter and Joe adhere to him. Loved ones Guy does not stop there, though. The show also temporarily drops its animation style and becomes a 3D-rendered World of Warcraft-style view, full with health bars and potions, of the three.
Inside the ensuing fire, our heroes are speedily outgunned and retreat, only to run into dragons. “Where did they get dragons? These guys have magic,” Peter says. Just like it played out in Warcraft, the plan leaves all three guys dead as Cleveland explains, “This episode features a great deal of web points.”
There’s no doubt that the Leeroy Jenkins joke has been done to death more than the last 15 years. Having said that, Family members Guy harnesses it in a quite funny way and it is the commitment to detail that makes it work so nicely. Getting Joe and Peter plan out their attack and crunch the numbers, just as Leeroy’s clanmates did inside the original video, is a great touch. Certainly, it is nonetheless not as impressive as the World of Warcraft episode South Park did in 2006, but that could be really a feat to leading.