On Wednesday, "The Daily Show
" tweeted a still-glistening work
gold about the Olympic legend of "Eric the Eel." (Watch
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
Some details in the spoof are accurate, but we doubt he told reporters after the race, "Bitch, I'm tired."
, after all, needs to be able to express himself freely.
, 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