This kind of defies a short explanation, but here goes: Felicia Day does the webseries The Guild. She and her cats made a pretty groovy music video a while back called “Do U Want to Date My Avatar.” So now that The Guild has just started its fourth season, how would Ms. Day follow it up? Well, with a massive, MMORPG-themed Indian movie musical-type song, called “Game On.” It includes shockingly high production values, Day doing an uncanny Bollywood singer impression, plenty of Guild cameos and in-jokes (I assume), and either a pretty good fake elephant or possibly a real elephant that needs to seek medical attention. Oh, and that’s Legend of Neil creator/director/co-writer Sandeep Parikh sharing most of the screen time with Day and, uh, playing her ass. If I were him, I’d frame that paycheck, just on principle.
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