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by Alison Willmore
March 28, 2012 10:23 AM
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Watch: 'Downton Arby's' Skewers PBS' Period Drama

Yahoo Richard Kind in 'Downton Arby's'

PBS's period hit "Downton Abbey" is almost too easy to mock. Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame's high end upstairs-downstairs soap opera is immensely enjoyable , but it's so very serious and consistent in its tropes -- noble Bates, the eternal victim of injustice, Lady Sybil and her indifference to class divisions, Thomas and O'Brien, the ever-scheming villains.

It's the fond familiarity with those themes that makes "Downton Arby's," the spoof video below from Yahoo! Screen's comedy channel Sketchy, work, though its concept may be a little easy. Noted: Even dropped into a fast-food franchise, Lady Edith remains the equivalent of "Family Guy" punching bag Meg Griffin.