The infamous Tom Cruise video which has been shared, sent and seen across the world has given rise to a number of copy-cat spoofs. The parodies are incredibly easy to do. Wear black turtle neck, have camera, start acting loony.
Radaronline has compiled a short list of Tom Cruise parodies on Youtube. Although the Craig Ferguson (of the Late Late Show) one pretty much nails it, there are others that Radar doesn’t show; like the one where it inter-splices Will Smith’s “freaked out” reactions to Tom Cruise’s rantings.
My personal favourite (the one I can’t find any more) where it plays the interview clip as normal, but then interrupts to show a guy who adds an extra line (pretty much like MST3K did). For example, when Cruise says “When you’re a Scientologist, and you drive by an accident, you know you have to do something about it, because you know you’re the only one who can really help…” only for the video to cut to a guy, adding “And I have my friend here, Mr Glock who will testify to that”.
And, remember in the Simpsons where Homer is on some TV show to answer claims of his “sexual harrassment” of a girl who was sitting on a Jelly Baby, and the TV show cut audio and spliced video clips together with the clock randomly moving between cuts, giving a totally different account of what Homer actually said? Turns out, someone used this idea on the Cruise video too!
Anyway, here is a link to Radar’s collection of Youtube Tom Cruise spoofs.