Ballad of a WiFi Hero

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Yesterday, Vulture premiered “In Which I Fix My Girlfriend’s Grandparents’ WiFi and Am Hailed As a Conquering Hero,” an animated short based on Mike Lacher’s popular McSweeney’s humor piece of the same name and which “follows the harrowing tale of a bold warrior who confronts unbelievable obstacles (a faulty router, clutter behind some furniture, a power outlet) to save his lady’s grandparents from an apocalyptic crisis (they can’t access USAToday.com).”

Done in the style of an early-90s Nintendo-esque video game, the video is narrated by H. Jon Benjamin, star of Bob’s Burgers and Archer. The original text piece is featured in The Best of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, available for purchase here.