This week's Mortal Movie Monday is another great Mortal Kombat reference parody found in another medium. As we all know, Mortal Kombat is referenced and parodied all around the world. So it wasn't a total surprise to see a great parody of Mortal Kombat in the menu system of the DVD for The IT Crowd Series 2.
For those unfamiliar with the show, The IT Crowd is a british comedy focusing around a small group of IT workers and the people they interact with. It's a brilliant show created by the self proclaimed geek Graham Linehan and is created in such a way it appeals to the geeks and non-geeks alike. It wasn't available until recently in the US, as reruns now air on Tuesday nights on IFC Channel. Also earlier this year the DVD sets are becoming available on Amazon as well as instant streaming on Netflix.
The previous season's IT Crowd DVD had many pop culture and video game references, and the second season goes above and beyond that. It is riddled with video game references from the 90s. From their own All Your Base/Zero Wing spoof, to Lemmings and as I mentioned earlier, Mortal Kombat. During the episode select screen you'll be greeted with a Mortal Kombat 1 style character select screen along with parody music. If you wait you'll see battles between the various characters set in each episode. So if you have seen the show, and this season already, the parody is even more amusing. Also watch for the unintentional Mortal Kombat 9 "Attack of the Dogs" reference thrown in. Go ahead and watch the clip below, courtesy of Luke from TotalMortalKombat.com, who also put some great notes on the video as well which you'll see popup during the clip.
I highly encourage people to check out the show on Netflix Instant Watch, and if you like it you should purchase the DVD sets to support the show. To make it easier, we've added referral links to each season set below. That way you can support the show and TRMK at the same time!
I've never even heard of this show. Is it on any American channels? Because the only thing I get from Britain is BBC America. I really enjoyed all the MK references and the parody music, but I have a feeling I wouldn't like the show much.