A cheaply made video by a New York improv troupe has become a YouTube sensation and created a comedic take on the oil- spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. // The video is the only oil-spill spoof that has truly resonated online: a 3-minute clip that shows BP executives pathetically trying to clean up a coffee spill.In the past two weeks, the video has been watched by more than 7.9 million people on YouTube. It was dreamed up by the writers for the sketch show "Beneath Gristedes," a monthly stage show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York.
Spill, Baby, Spill!
The piece opens with a group of BP executives gathered around a conference table. One tips ...