There’s a lot to love about this Epic Meal Time parody video from Valerie “Sexy Nerd Girl” Lapomme. First of all, adding nerdiness to the Epic Meal Time format is always a good time, and making the Millennium Falcon out of $100 of McDonalds food and the Death Star out of bacon, Rice Krispies and Skittles is especially grand. But here’s what else I love: ? The hosts’ drunken perseverance in the face of adversity. ? The Dessert Star actually looks delicious. I’d eat the shit out of it. Well, not the Skittles part. Definitely the bacon, though. ? “Making it rain” with both French fries and maple syrup. ? That I now know Vanilla Rice Krispies exist. THOSE SOUND FUCKING DELICIOUS. ? The fate of the Dessert Star. ? The soundtrack during the fate of the McLennium Falcon. ? The face Valerie makes every time she takes a swig of Jack. What I don’t like: ? Anything covered with that much mayonnaise and Thousand Island dressing. I’m a fat bastard who loves bad food, and the McLennium Falcon scares the shit out of me. I feel like I might get a heart attack just looking at it. That said, I still highly recommend this sublimely ridiculous video. Thanks to everyone who sent in the tip!
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