‘You Ever Read the Bible, Jerry?’: The Seinfeld ‘Pulp Fiction’ Deepfake Is Disturbingly Perfect
I, for one, welcome our deepfake overlords.
If there was ever any doubt that deepfake technology would fundamentally change the trust we have in our own eyeballs, DesiFakes and their video “Jerry Seinfeld in Pulp Fiction” recited a bible verse to that doubt and pumped it full of lead. The YouTube channel’s retelling of an iconic Tarantino scene in the style of Seinfeld is so frighteningly well done that there is no mistaking the fact that this technology is terrifyingly potent.
Fortunately, instead of influencing elections or swaying criminal trials, DesiFakes used their powers for good (kinda) when they made a 1990s mashup that masterfully puts a distraught Jerry Seinfeld behind a bathroom door with a cannon in his hand as Jules and Vincent exact their brutal justice. The original actor, Alexis Arquette, already bore a striking resemblance to the comedian when she appeared in the acclaimed film, but Seinfeld’s performance as “The Fourth Man” is a bit more comedic than its predecessor — even if the implications of the technology involved are tough to stomach.
We’re going to need a Sprite to wash this one down.