“The Daily Show” tweeted a still sparkling work of comedy gold on Wednesday about the Olympic legend of “Eric the Eel.” (Watch it below.)
“The Daily Show” introduced his story in 2016 with Roy Wood Jr. portraying the unlikely hero. The sketch made a big splash on social media and is back just in time for the start of the Tokyo Olympics this week.
Note that some details in the spoof are true but we seriously doubt he told reporters, “Bitch, I’m tired” after the race.
Hey, a comedian has to have his creative license.
Today, we remember one of the most inspiring Olympics stories of all time: the Equatorial Guinea swimmer, Eric the Eel. pic.twitter.com/compaSZrpq
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) July 22, 2021
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.