The “Lamar Roasting Franklin” meme from Grand Theft Auto V has been around for a while now and has taken on all sorts of fan made changes but I have to say that the version of the meme that I’m talking about today is probably my favourite. This goes one step further than the rest of the memes by cleverly integrating it into a whole other game via modding.
Modder CashClay on GameBanana had the random yet incredible idea to mod the meme into a Super Smash Brothers Ultimate victory screen. The Ice Climbers are two characters that are played as one as so they have a joint victory screen should the player win. CashClay uses this mod to animate the Ice Climbers- Nana in pink and Popo in blue- in a way that recreates the Lamar and Franklin meme flawlessly. You’d think this wouldn’t work, seeing as Nana and Popo are pretty wholesome as characters. Of course, you would be wrong.
My favourite moments in this mod are as follows: the Ice Climbers name with the epic screen freeze popping up as Nana walks away from Popo after that particularly sick burn and Popo’s little annoyed exclamation as he walks away, cussing Nana as he does so. This mod is so well made as well as being entertaining too, with the animations matching the original GTA V scene perfectly. This is the kind of mod that we need more of to be honest. You can actually go and download the mod over on GameBanana now at the link here. Make sure to check out CashClay on GameBanana and YouTube too for more of their modding work.