As they do with everything, South African Twitter users managed to find the funny side of Eskom’s ongoing load shedding drama.

Inspired by Donald Goliath’s tweet this week, hundreds of South Africans pitched in with hilarious ideas for movie titles inspired by Mzansi’s much-maligned electricity provider.

From comedies to horrors, the results of this challenge (replacing one word in a movie title with “Eskom”) had us rolling on the floor with laughter.

Here are just a few of our favourites…

The tweet that started it all

Things can get pretty boring when Eskom implements four-hour long load shedding spells.

With this in mind, Donovan Goliath brought some much-needed entertainment to our timelines with this hilarious prompt for creative Eskom tweets.

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A force to be reckoned with

Comedian, Trevor Gumbi was one of the first to reply with this Star-Wars-Inspired attempt.


The Dark Knight Series

Forget Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, Mzansi’s edition, featuring Eskom, takes the storyline to even darker (literally) depths than the popular DC Comics films.