Just like Daryl Dixon in last week's episode of The Walking Dead, most viewers felt that they too were trapped in a cell of unimaginable torture, confined by a loop of unbearably jaunty lyrics that assaulted our brains harder than a thousand Lucilles.
Forget the dog food or the beatings. By the end of 'The Cell', Daryl probably wished that he had also joined Glenn and Abraham in that pile of people mush — but it seems as though not everyone shares Dixon's sentiments.
After Dwight subjected Daryl to the song 'Easy Street' on repeat, the unbearably catchy ditty from The Collapsable Hearts Band became an anthem of sorts for fans. As a result, many have since taken it upon themselves to replace the deluge of Negan memes with something of a more upbeat — yet still harrowing — nature.
A Youtuber who goes by the name of Anthony is at the forefront of the 'Easy Street' movement, after he created a video that re-imagines The Walking Dead in the (open) vein of a classic sitcom. Guess the theme tune.
While not everyone made the cut, fan favorites such as Carol, Shane and even Glenn all make an appearance in the jolly footage used, which reminds us that things aren't always as bad as they seem, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse.
Another Youtuber called teriyakillme took a similar approach, but replaced the familial bonding sessions of the first video with the most gruesome zombie deaths from each season, once again set to the repetitive tones of 'Easy Street'.
You've got to admit; the juxtaposition between the two is far funnier than it has any right to be. Quite frankly, you'll never look at Glenn's protruding eyeball quite the same way again.
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Just as fans of The Walking Dead had finally started to forget the brutal horror of the Season 7 premiere, it's now become impossible to remove the song 'Easy Street' from our heads. While this is good news for The Walking Dead itself, which continues to leave permanent scars on the pop culture zeitgeist, zombie apocalypses have literally never been this unbearable.
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