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Have You Seen This? 'Full House of Ron Swansons'

By Martha Ostergar, KSL.com Contributor | Posted - Aug 10th, 2019 @ 2:04pm



TV LAND — Deepfake videos are incredibly concerning and frightening, but that’s only when it’s used by the wrong people.

The phony videos are created using artificial intelligence, and the technology can convincingly superimpose one face over another. This makes it looks like people are doing and saying things they haven’t actually done or said.

It’s easy to see problems this can (and has) caused in our very digital culture. In fact, as the tech progresses, it’s becoming more and more difficult to spot fakes.

It’s scary stuff.

But of course, the internet is a special place. Where one person has ill intentions, the next just wants to be clever and make people laugh. Which, of course, brings us to the featured video.

In the video, you’ll see familiar sites and sounds as the theme song of the popular 80s TV show “Full House” begins to play. However, YouTube user DrFakenstein gives it a weird, beautiful and unique twist.

You see, every face in the video — from Aunt Becky and DJ to Uncle Jesse and Danny Tanner — is replaced by the resident grump from “Parks and Recreation,” Ron Swanson, as played by Nick Offerman (pictured below).

And yes, each deepfake includes Offerman’s famous mustache.

Nick Offerman combs his moustache backstage as he prepares to host The Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards Powered by Clio at the Dolby Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo: Omar Vega, Invision for The Hollywood Reporter via AP Images)

It’s glorious and odd and hilarious. In other words, at least in one writer’s opinion, this is what all deepfake videos should be.

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Martha Ostergar

About the Author: Martha Ostergar

Martha Ostergar is a writer who delights in the ridiculous that internet serves up, which means she's more than grateful that she gets to cruise the web for amazing videos to write about. Follow her on Twitter @monstergar.

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