meryphos He barely exceeds 4,000 followers on TikTok, but his talent for humor and the whims of the algorithm have made Arturo Pérez-Reverte himself share a fragment of his latest humor video, which has become a viral phenomenon. The young woman in her thirties is a resident of the Pontevedra town of Vilagarcía de Arousa, but right now half of Spain is talking about the accurate parody she has made of the evolution (or involution, depending on how you look at it) of the Spanish education system.
Less than two minutes that make us travel through time, starting in 1950, continuing in the eighties, in 2000 and in a dystopian 2027. Specifically, Meryfos puts on the teacher’s outfit and begins by taking the lesson to his fictional student body. Firstly, asking about that list of the Gothic kings that traumatized several generations, penalizing mistakes with the usual blows to the fingers. Then he fast-forwards 30 years and changes outfits by a more badass, with long hair and a beard, accompanied by a raucous voice.
“You are not going to get anywhere,” he tells the students for not knowing how to do equations, asking those in the second row to put out their cigarettes and telling “Chus, Chema, Quique and Moncho” that he expels them for a week unceremoniously. The time machine advances a little further and is planted in the year 2000, when Jennifer fails and it says that the French Revolution took place in 1790 and not in 1789: “It’s wrong, wrong! I don’t read it anymore,” replies the teacher, desperate.
a devastating future
However, the most commented criticism is the one made in the last scene, in a hypothetical 2027 with a teacher flower power very mystical, “you know that emotions are the most important thing,” he says. Thus begins the “review of non-binding scoring exercises”because calling them exams could traumatize students: “There are no good or bad answers, there are simply different answers,” he announces at the end of a video that is on its way to 430,000 views on TikTok alone.
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A user named Mikel (@kekemeno) has made the parody also reach Twitter, where he continues to garner applause:
It is normal, if university students today make more spelling mistakes than they put words in a text, tomorrow’s teachers do not have the authority to correct an exam, they lack capacity.
— Hermi (@HermiValenc4) September 18, 2022
reality in a video
– Ricardo TMarket🇺🇦🇺🇦 (@RicardoTMarket) September 18, 2022
In 2000, 5 misspellings in any exam and it was not corrected
— monsheeta MD (@monsheeta) September 18, 2022
This non-binding scoring exercise of yours with Boldness
It is that I would laugh, but also the shiver runs through me.
— Silvia C. Millán (@SilviaCMG) September 18, 2022
Brutal and sad.
— anarizosa (@anarizosa) September 18, 2022
We should never have left the ’80s 😂
– Lc86 (@lorcanario) September 18, 2022
Fuck is the fucking reality and I think it falls short. Cool
— SparklierChutoy 🐺 (@SparklierChutoy) September 19, 2022
Don’t laugh pofavó, it’s much more real than it seems 😒
— pikhara451🔻💜 (@pikhara451) September 18, 2022
I’m a teacher and I’ve laughed out loud together with my classmates for a long time. Actually, it is to cry.
— Loolie (@loolie81) September 19, 2022
This is second to none. And she says a lot about where we’re going.
— NCL (@ncanolozano) September 18, 2022
No need to go as far as 2027….🤣🤣
— MrJuanikilador (@Juankills3) September 18, 2022
This is SUBLIME
— Thomas (@gossipthis) September 18, 2022
In fact, they have also been taken from the writer Arturo Pérez-Reverte, who has praised the last part of the parody as a close omen:
– Arturo Pérez-Reverte (@perezreverte) September 18, 2022
Meryfos has counted to the Arousa’s Diary that he has always wanted to make a parody “related to things that shocked me about the educational system” and that his publication arose from “his own experiences, those of friends or family” that he has “seasoned with exaggerations and crazy things of mine that sometimes occur to me about the March, like flowers in her hair or calling the student Daeneryswhich has been very funny”.