Normally, fake viral videos are sucky and hamfisted, and give me that same groany feeling I get when my mom talks about Farmville. But this fake viral video for Activision’s Tony Hawk: Ride is an exception (first video below). It starts out believable: a bulldog playing with the skateboard peripheral, as they have been known to do (second video). Then it gets wicked absurd.
Here’s a cool litmus test to try out. Show this video to someone, and if they say, “That’s fake!” like they’ve solved a grand mystery, Ric Flair chop them in the chest and say, “Now figure out why I did that, Sherlock.”