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Seth Meyers’s ‘Mad Max’ parody raises some really important questions

Immortan Joe is a climate change denier.

Feb 29, 2020, 10:55 am*

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Michelle Jaworski 

Michelle Jaworski

Mad Max: Fury Road is a cinematic masterpiece (and now a six-time Oscar winner), but as Seth Meyers demonstrates, Immortan Joe and the War Boys could’ve easily prevented their dystopian reality from becoming worse.

The War Boys go to Gas Town for more gas, but in order to get there they drive giant, gas-guzzling cars—and Coma-Doof Warrior’s flame guitar doesn’t exactly help them preserve the energy they need to sustain themselves. Meyers, as one of the War Boys, has been thinking about it, and he has some really good ideas for how to get the gas they need without wasting it in the process.

But nobody is very interested in listening to him—or doing anything about the myth that is global warming, as they put it, in an argument that sounds all too familiar. Maybe Furiosa will be more willing to listen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p04QUDzBEaQ

Screengrab via Late Night with Seth Meyers/YouTube

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*First Published: Mar 1, 2016, 1:08 pm