Written By David Chapman
Wednesday, Nov. 9, UPIKE U-Parodies screened student submissions in Christman Auditorium as a part of What’s Up Wednesday. Parodies varied from popular TV shows and films, such as “To Catch A Predator,” “The Walking Dead,” “Pokémon,” and Harry Potter. More than 100 students, faculty and family members attended the event.
Film and media arts student, Adrian Smith, submitted his last U-Parody as a UPIKE student.
“My parody was a take on ‘American Idol,’ but instead of presenting songs, you would present TV shows that parodied popular shows and movies like ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ and Harry Potter,’” Smith said.
Assistant professor of film and media, Andrew Reed, was satisfied with everyone who participated.
“Anytime you have lots of seats filled in the upper and lower portions of Chrisman, that is good. Ambria Ray and Student Success did an excellent job of hosting the event by providing pizza, candy, popcorn, and drinks. It was a great time and we can’t wait to have another U-Parodies event in the spring,” Reed said.
Reed believes U-Parodies is important to everyone at UPIKE.
“I think UPIKE U-Parodies is an important event because it provides students with an opportunity to engage with each other creatively,” Reed said.
Smith won first place with his “American Idol” parody. Basketball player, Desmond Medder, won second place with his “To Catch a Predator” parody. The third place winner was David Chapman with a political campaign ad parody, called “Make Memes Great Again.”