Saquon Barkley and Baker Mayfield star in hilarious deepfake Hulu ad

Saquon Barkley and Baker Mayfield star in deepfake Hulu ad

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley and Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield provide their faces and voices to a hilarious "deepfake" Hulu commercial that made its debut on Thursday as the NFL kicked off its 2020 season. 

The ad is the latest in their "Hulu Has Live Sports" promotional campaign. Since Mayfield and Barkley were unavailable to shoot the commercial, as they were presumably in a training camp "bubble" with their respective teams, Hulu put their faces on other people's bodies. 

 The gag is that the men whose bodies are used for the NFL stars do not fit the profile of a typical athlete. The deepfake Mayfield can barely throw a football, and the deepfake Barkley is tall and skinny. There is no way that anyone will mistake these bodies for the real ones.
Making a quick cameo at the end of the commercial is deepfake Joel Embiid, with the face of Embiid on the body of someone who is much, much shorter. 

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