Resident Evil 4: Leon Kennedy, Ashley Graham, and actor Leslie Nielsen posing with the church behind them.
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You haven’t lived until you’ve seen Leslie Nielsen in Resident Evil 4

Looks like I picked the wrong week to go to rural Spain.

For all of its general cheese and B-movie dialog, Resident Evil 4 is a pretty sincere survival horror game, with the remake toning some of that OG cheesiness down even more. But now that you’ve read the title of this story, I’m willing to bet a few of you won’t be able to take Capcom’s iconic series seriously after this.

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Over on YouTube, eli_handle_b․wav has answered the question no one asked (but probably should have): what happens if you put Leslie Nielsen into Resident Evil? In their latest video, we get snippets of Nielsen’s most beloved character – Detective Frank Drebin – expertly spliced into the RE4 remake.

Honestly, it’s damn impressive stuff. We see him bumbling through the castle, assuring Ashley he’ll stop at nothing to capture the criminals who took her, before declaring it’s time for lunch. There’s even a section that shows the iconic Naked Gun / Police Squad introduction, with the siren on the police car clumsily moving through areas of the game.

I am serious, etc.

The way Nielsen has been put into RE4 is clearly the work of a master editor. But it’s more than just a quick goof. It perfectly blends the aesthetic of the game, while retaining the classic humor the late actor was known for.

There are loads of other examples of this kind on the channel. There’s a video of Mr. Bean in Hitman 3, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Frank Reynolds in The Last of Us, Dr. Evil in Fallout 4, and many more where they came from.

When it comes to the likes of Resident Evil 4, we find that, as is usually the case with these things…actually, no. I’m not finishing that thought. I’m off to watch Airplane! instead.


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