The Army-Navy Game presented by USAA results in ok football and fantastic spirit spot videos. Often playing off of cultural trends, it was inevitable that 2021 would produce a spirit spot inspired by Squid Game. The South Korean survival drama series took Netflix by storm a spawned a plethora of memes. Fittingly, it was squids in San Diego who made an Army-Navy Spirit Spot called "Navy Squid Game."
The Squid Game parody takes place on game day. The Command Duty Officer has arranged a game of Red Light, Green Light for the sailors to win their pass (I mean, liberty). As the sailors are picked off over the course of the game, they begin to notice that something is a bit off about the CDO. Could there be an imposter pulling the strings? And if so, where's the real CDO?
The video does advise that some imagery may not be suitable for younger audiences. Spoiler alert: there's some blood. But then, it's a Squid Game parody. What else do you expect? As spirit spots go, those might be one of the best in a while. The sailors put a lot of work into the details of the production and it shows.
"Navy Squid Game" was created by Rylan Tuohy who posted it on his YouTube channel. An Annapolis grad, Tuohy has other spirit spots and Navy parodies on his channel. The cast was a mix of officers and enlisted sailors, and even an elusive CWO4. Special thanks were given to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6 and Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 1 who provided the set and some of the props for the production. Army-Navy Game aside, this is a solid Squid Game military parody that any service member can appreciate.