Wondering what it feels like to be Mel Gibson, speeding drunkenly down the Pacific Coast Highway, getting busted by cops, babbling uncontrollably and making ethnic slurs? Well, you can experience it for yourself… kind of.
“So You Think You Can Drive, Mel?” is a Flash-based game created by gsn.com (right) that recreates Mel’s drive in animated form, replete with tequila bottles, state troopers, and Star of David-slinging rabbis. Really.
Players maneuver (or try to maneuver) a drunken Gibson’s Lexus into the path of tequila bottles, which get Mel more and more loaded, which in turn makes the car harder and harder to control. Standing in the way are stern-looking sheriffs, and running into five of the lawmen — which splatters the poor smokey all over the road — ends the game.
Further complicating the path from A to B is a rabbi standing on the side of the road chucking Stars of David at the Lexus, all to the tune of “Hava Nagila.” In fairness to Mel, he did not actually run over any sheriffs that, or any other night. He did, however, berate “Sugar Tits.”
At the game’s end, players get an official blood alcohol measurement, and some driving advice along the lines of “Let go of your Lethal Weapon and keep both hands on the wheel” or “You and Mel should carpool to rehab.”
As required by his probation, Mel can’t actually drive for a couple more months, but maybe the game will satisfy any hankering he has to get behind the wheel until then.