“Lamar scares Franklin” is one of the most memorable scenes in GTA 5. After a mission in history, Lamar has no mercy on what he calls “The old yee-yee ass haircut” by Fraklin.
Even though GTA 5 and the joke itself came out in 2013, there’s a good chance you’ve seen some version or another of it appearing in your recommended YouTube videos, on Twitter, or on other social media recently, as it’s apparently going through a small renaissance to start in 2021.
Why exactly this scene has exploded in popularity recently is anyone’s guess, but it didn’t take long for Shawn Fonteno (who plays Franklin) and Gerald ‘Slink’ Johnson (voice of Lamar) to act themselves in real life to get in. in trend.
Lamar and Franklin recreate GTA 5 meme in real life
Darth Vader berating Franklin can be entertaining, but we’d say that the real people who played the characters who actually live the scene are one of the best versions yet. Many people seem to agree, as the clip was viewed over a million times the first day it was posted.
The fact that the actors were able to get together with a crew and film the scene is a feat in itself, especially considering current events, but it’s also impressive that they were able to recreate the scene perfectly in just over five takes, up to the last move of the game.
We have Slink and Fonteno to thank here, they both do it perfectly. This isn’t a surprise since they probably went through a few takes making the game, but still, it’s been close to a decade since that happened.
To really appreciate how much real life recreation sticks to the game version, just watch this comparison video. Both are so precise that the audio tracks are synced at a couple of different points.
While GTA fans can still wait a bit for the next installment in the series, at least we have the dynamic duo of Franklin and Lamar working hard to bring us content until then.