The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is trending online and not because there’s a remaster or remake on the way. Bethesda’s classic open-world RPG is being ridiculed by users for being the source of ‘unintentional comedy’ due to the game’s plethora of unfixed bugs and glitches. In many cases, this creates situations that are unintentional comedy gold.
The trend was started by Twitter/X user DaveOshry who initially responded to a hilarious bugged clip from Oblivion, saying “no game will ever achieve the unintentional comedy of Oblivion.” This prompted users to dig up their collections of hilarious bugs and glitches from the game and share them online, highlighting just how insane things can get in The Elder Scrolls title. Oblivion was released in 2006 though Bethesda clearly hasn’t fixed every bug in the game.
The clip below (and my personal favourite) shows an NPC get squashed by a trap platform beneath him, right after giving a serious speech. The platform lowers and a guard walks into frame to investigate the body, only to meet the same fate:
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Another clip shows an NPC silently reading a book before looking up at the player character and suddenly saying “I hate books.”
— Cian Maher (@cianmaher0) January 20, 2024
In this clip, you can hear the voice actor in the recording booth actually ask to say their line again. Yes, this outtake was left in the final version of the game:
— JackkRepublicc (@JackkRepublicc) January 19, 2024
Last but certainly not least, friendly NPC conversations while standing in lava:
— john “spuuky” choi (@spuuky) January 19, 2024
There are a lot more examples of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion just being bugged to perfect comedic timing which you can check out in the quote reposts.