This Girl Just Turned the Comcast Call From Hell Into an Emo Ballad

"Tell me whhyyyyyyyyy," Srikanth Nandyala begs of the telecom giant.

It was inevitable, probably.

Earlier this week, a recording of a customer-service call from hell—one man's attempt to break up with Comcast, made with an agent who was extremely unwilling to be broken up with—went viral. Yesterday, in response, a new video went up on YouTube. A girl named Srikanth Nandyala had turned the text of the call into, appropriately enough... a love song. A ballad, to be specific. An incredibly emo affair that captures, perfectly if totally ironically, the pathos of the Comcast call: the confusion, the conversion of love into loss, the bafflement that a relationship that was so strong for so many years could, indeed, come to an end. 

Just one more instance of remix culture making quick work of mockery—and one more instance, too, of conversations spreading across platforms. The Comcast thing started as a call; from there, it was converted into an audio file and, from there, into a phenomenon. Which led to it being converted into lyrics, and into video, and into what most things will become, eventually: satire. 


Via @jcstearns

Presented by

Megan Garber is a staff writer at The Atlantic.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register with Disqus.

Please note that The Atlantic's account system is separate from our commenting system. To log in or register with The Atlantic, use the Sign In button at the top of every page.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

A Miniature 1950s Utopia

A reclusive artist built this idealized suburb to grapple with his painful childhood memories.

Video

Why Principals Matter

Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her school. Then the Internet heard her story.

Video

A History of Contraception

In the 16th century, men used linen condoms laced shut with ribbons.

Video

'A Music That Has No End'

In Spain, a flamenco guitarist hustles to make a modest living.

More in Technology

Just In