(Imagine all the preceding sentences being read in host Sarah Koenig's voice.)
I present to you the "Serial" parody, which ponders topics familiar to fans such as Leakin Park, Best Buy and cell phone calls, in a spot-on imitation of Koenig's Terry-Gross-with-a-sinus-infection voice.
"At a certain point in an investigation, it's time to widen your net, to reach out to just about anybody, to search for any clue whatsoever. So, while dumpster diving last week, I happened upon a soggy Yellow Pages..." goes the voice-over in one episode.
The parody, which Buzzfeed reports is created by comedians Will Stephen, Zach Cherry and Paul Laudiero, even begins with a faux-MailChimp ad, complete with a "mail kimp" pronunciation.
For those of you who are not familiar with the podcast, Sarah Koenig, a former Baltimore Sun reporter turned "This American Life" producer, is delving into the 1999 killing of Hae Min Lee, a Woodlawn High School student, and the case against Lee's former boyfriend, Adnan Syed, who was convicted of first-degree murder in the case.
"Serial" has become the most popular podcast of all time, having been downloaded more than 5 million times.