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Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY
Tesla’s Cybertruck continues to get parodied.
Ever since the $40,000 electric truck’s unveiling went awry, leaving its “bulletproof windows” shattered, people on the internet have poked fun at the polarizing angular vehicle.
The latest to take a jab was Greg Milano, 30, who sculpted a replica out of carbs on Thanksgiving. Milano’s brother Dan, a producer from NowThis News, shared a video late last week of Greg creating a Cybertruck lookalike out of leftover mashed potatoes.
The artisan used a knife to sculpt the spuds, adding details like a busted window and sharp edges. The project ended up looking a lot like the futuristic vehicle Elon Musk revealed in November.
Tesla Cybertruck made from mashed potatoes. (Photo: Dan Milano)
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The Cybertruck replica came complete with a corn kernel representative of the metal ball hurled at the actual Cybertruck during its rocky unveiling. It also had thin walls and the tailgate was let down.
The mashed potato version took over an hour to carve, Dan Milano said on Twitter.
Toward the end of the evening, the mashed potatoes were doused in gravy and tossed in the microwave.
“He makes a masterpiece every year,” the older brother tweeted. Previous mashed potato inventions include a Lego head and replica of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum.
People on Twitter got a kick out of the Cybertruck replica video, which has been viewed almost 4 million times.
“I see he got the consistency of the windows correct, or maybe the mashed potato version was a little more bulletproof?” tweeted @Leigh_Chatwin.
“This is a level of mashed potato dedication I have not seen before,” tweeted @KallistaMetrop2.
Just last week, Lego joined in on the online fun with its own version of the Cybertruck.
“The evolution of the truck is here,” said Lego in its tweet posted Wednesday. “Guaranteed shatterproof.” The tweet was accompanied by an image of its truck made of wheels and a few Lego bricks.
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