While “Downton Abbey” season 4 chugs along in production, mostly behind closed doors to such a great extent that even everyday people near the filming locations are left in the dark, at least we have a pretty continuous flow of video content to keep us entertained.
This time around, we have what has to be one of the smartest museum advertisements that we’ve seen … at least to the extent that we would never be talking about the Dallas Museum of Art on a TV-themed news site otherwise. The visuals on this parody are actually quite stunning (which you would certainly expect coming from an art museum), and while the acting and the British accents are at times rather corny, we have to applaud them for finding a new way to get the message out there rather than just some straightforward commercial. The video has yet to truly go viral, but even if it doesn’t this is probably a worthy sort of business risk worth taking.
So why does “Downton Abbey” stay popular so well even during the off months? The simple answer to this question is that unlike some network shows, it really does not overstay its welcome at all: you have eight episodes, and these are followed up with an extra “Christmas special” named after its British air date. You have just enough to dive into the series, but at the same time enough to keep you hungry for more.
Some of the other “Downton Abbey” parodies that we’ve seen include spoofs with “The Walking Dead,” and “The Colbert Report” even fashioned one into “Breaking Bad” using some of the same actors.
Is there any parody video out there that you still want to see? If you want to check out some production scoop revolving around Hugh Bonneville, be sure to check out the story over here.