The Netflix docuseries has been a runaway hit

By Michele Corriston
January 05, 2016 09:35 AM

What could possibly be more compelling than the true story of a man who served 18 years in prison on a wrongful conviction only to be found guilty of slaying a young woman under extremely suspicious circumstances?

Late Night with Seth Meyers returning to TV – at least, according to a spoof by the eponymous comedian.

Seth Meyers released a teaser of his post-holiday comeback Monday night, parodying Making a Murderer, Netflix’s true-crime show about how a small town police force may have framed Steven Avery … twice.

The video cribs Murderer‘s haunting theme music, subtitled phone conversations and thick Wisconsin accents for a hilarious send-up titled Making a Talk Show Host.

“Yah, Seth, yah, you gotta come back,” an NBC staffer tells Meyers, 42, as the camera pans to shots of Rockefeller Center.

“Two weeks I’ve been gone,” the Saturday Night Live alum responds, nailing Avery’s voice.

It’s a silly spin on the docuseries’ dark subject matter – something you may need after being so infuriated with the flawed justice system depicted that you signed three online petitions calling for Avery’s release before throwing your laptop across the room in despair. (Sorry, was that just us?)

“They don’t got no more reruns,” the caller insists.

“Supposing I don’t want to come back?” Meyers shoots back.

“Don’t get strange!” the staffer cries, quoting Avery’s jailhouse phone conversations with his parents.

Late Night airs weeknights at 12:35 a.m. on NBC.

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