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The 'Daily Show' Revisits Eric The Eel's Olympic Legacy.
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The 'Daily Show' Revisits Eric The Eel's Olympic Legacy.


On Wednesday, "The Daily Show" tweeted a still-glistening work of comedy gold about the Olympic legend of "Eric the Eel." (Watch it below.)

Eric the Eel, aka Eric Moussambani, is a real person who competed in the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000 and set the Olympic record for slowest 100-meter freestyle time.

The story was first told on “The Daily Show” in 2016, with Roy Wood Jr. playing the unlikely hero; the sketch went viral and is now back just in time for the start of the Tokyo Olympics this week.

Some details in the spoof are accurate, but we doubt he told reporters after the race, "Bitch, I'm tired."

A comedian, after all, needs to be able to express himself freely.

Today, we remember one of the most inspiring Olympic stories of all time: Eric the Eel, an Equatorial Guinea swimmer. pic.twitter.com/compaSZrpq — The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) July 22, 2021

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