Video: Mary-Kate Olsen Impersonator Draws Hundreds of Thousands of Online Fans


Actress Elaine Carroll started a series of Internet videos called "Very Mary Kate" in which she impersonates Mary-Kate Olsen. She puts new webisodes up every Monday and Thursday, and each gets hundreds of thousands of views on Vimeo. Her online persona extends to Twitter, where she writes things like "my favorite color is clear, my favorite flavor is bland, my favorite food is invisible pie." In the webisodes she says things like, "I wanna finish my education. It’s part of being a grown-up. I want to major in ponies." She doesn't give the Olsen — a CFDA member! — a whole lot of credit. “You can kind of compare Mary-Kate to Eeyore in ‘Winnie the Pooh,’” she told The Wall Street Journal. “She doesn’t really know what’s going on, does not have it together, trying so desperately to become an independent woman but just does not understand the world in which she lives.” What do you think? Comedy gold or jokes that are old?

‘Very Mary Kate’ Becomes a Viral Hit [Speakeasy/WSJ]