There’s Already a Parody of the John Lewis Penguin Ad, and It’s Painfully Hilarious

A darker take on an adorable spot

This year's John Lewis Christmas ad was released today, and it's super good—it'll be hard for anyone to top. And in one of the quickest turnarounds ever, Redshirt Films has made a pretty funny spoof of the adorable spot featuring a boy and his penguin.

We won't spoil it, but let's just say the creators shine a light on the terrible practice of enslaving these poor little creatures with tiny minds who are forced to perform tricks and act as "fluffy hot water bottles for spoiled rich children."

Take a look below at this scathing send-up of the instant classic.