Game companies often goof up when it comes to marketing their products in ways that portray them as hip or cool, but Magic: The Gathering‘s Wuberg, the Magic-playing Muppet, is a high water mark when it comes to completely beefing it.
Editor’s note: A video that appeared in the original article has since been removed.
Evan Irwin, a host of the Magic Mics podcast, dug up these puppet videos and put them on Twitter this week, calling the Muppet “cursed”. It’s hard not to agree.
After all, Wuberg (named after WUBRG, the colours of Magic) is almost painful to watch. Both of the videos featuring the character are meant to be educational and they have the clear plotting and bolded dialogue words of a Sesame Street segment. They’re meant to teach you about what Friday Night Magic is, what to expect from it and how to behave at the event.
Wuberg is also …