People Are Pitching Cooked ‘Black Mirror’ Episode Ideas & They’re Way Too Believable
If like many of us, you spent a fair chunk of your holidays binging on the new season of Black Mirror on Netflix, you’re most likely feeling psychologically scarred and in desperate need of some lols.
Enter Twitter. Users have started attempting to pitch their own hilarious but bonkers Black Mirror episodes. Sadly enough, they all sound pretty accurate. There’s a well-worn theme that pretty much runs through every damn episode and can be summed up simply with the equation: future + technology = bad.
Embracing that ideology, the funny people of Twitter have written their own Black Mirror episodes around what can happen when technology takes over our daily lives. It’s a fun time but scarily way too believable.
Here are some of our fave Black Mirror pitches:
New bad idea for Black Mirror episode:
Man gets blackmailed, then hunted down by a murderous GIF he created to digitally communicate with his dead sister, who in an ironic twist, turns out to be Siri.
— Erik Bransteen (@erikbransteen) December 30, 2017
Black mirror season 5 pitch:
uhhhhhhhhhhhhh so there’s like this duuuude and he likeeeeeee never looks up from his phoneeeeeee and it’s likeeeeeeee his life is just likeeeeeeee going by and he’s likeeeeee missing out then he dies and the phone is still alive
— where the fuck is a snakes dick (@jckgnn) December 30, 2017
Black Mirror pitch:
An epic love story that just turns out to be a Sims 3 game played by a 6 year old. Both sims die when the child removes the doors in the house.
— Andrea Romano (@theandrearomano) January 1, 2018
*black mirror episode pitch*
antagonist: my dicK dont work
doctor: i can upload ur brothers dead gfs consciousness to ur cock but only if u agree
*20 min later*
protagonist(brothers ex gf): *screaming* dont cut your cock off, please, i dont want to die again
— 2star yelp review (@juicexAntos) January 1, 2018
Black Mirror pitch:
Something something EVIL CODE IN THE HTML!!!!
— Umar Ditta (@UmarDitta) December 30, 2017
[me pitching a black mirror episode] OK SO NEAR DISTANT FUTURE, NOBODY HAS SKIN ANYMORE, WE ALL TRADED IT FOR EMOJICOINS AND BATTERY JUICE AND
[starbucks employee] SIR JUST TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT AND PULL AROUND, YOU'RE BACKING UP THE WHOLE PARKING LOT PLEASE WE HAVE FAMILIES
— BLONDE JOVI (@awsten) December 31, 2017
Terrifying #BlackMirror episode idea: a self-driving car that doesn’t let you change the satellite radio from the Country music channel.
— ..And Justin For All (@Staggfilms) December 30, 2017
Black mirror pitch #3: a woman is so obsessed with technology one day she wakes up and she's stuck in her own Instagram. she cant get out of a cute pic she posted of herself and when it stops getting likes she dies (this is metaphor for the toxicity of social media)
— caleb (@calmad9) December 11, 2017
black mirror pitch
All dogs wear a collar that enable them to speak. A year later, they start a union
— KELVIN (@jqkelvinli) December 31, 2017
INT. BLACK MIRROR PITCH ROOM – DAY
Charlie Brooker: “What if cellphone rings…… had EMOTIONS?”
— T (@grosshuman) December 31, 2017
Black Mirror Episode Pitch: Accepting the online Terms and Conditions contract without reading them and unknowningly sign your life away to some dark internet overlord
— 20~Nick~18 (@leftynick96) December 31, 2017
I'm going to write my own Black Mirror episode…set in a world where a group of students get trapped in a safe space.
— Bee "bah humbug" Garner ???? (@beegarns) January 1, 2018
Black Mirror idea: Future of Tinder for people who want kids. You give the app your DNA, then swipe left or right on realistic generated photos of the kids it knows you would make with the other users. Freaky!
— wyatt tall (@comfortfood) December 30, 2017
Black mirror episode pitch #2: a man spends all day at a sad and boring office job. his only consolation is his wife who he talks to on the phone all the time but you never see her. and at the end of the episode he gets home and you realize his wife WAS THE PHONE ITSELF
— caleb (@calmad9) December 7, 2017
This is too real.
Latest Black Mirror Pitch: An episode about watching a Black Mirror episode with a family member when your home for the holidays and having to explain it to them because they keep asking questions.
— Neo????Urbanism (@Protagonist45) December 29, 2017
2017 was an episode of black mirror
— picnicbasket (@Cutepiss) December 31, 2017
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