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Virgin-American ailines safty video rap
October 30, 2013 9:20 PM   Subscribe

Prepare for Take-Off Virgin-American airlines has a informational show that's better than an in-flight movie
posted by naight (36 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Note: The FAA prohibits Jazz Hands until the aircraft reaches an altitude of 10,000 feet.
posted by dr_dank at 9:35 PM on October 30, 2013 [4 favorites]


I must be having a "get off my lawn" moment, because I've been getting increasingly cranky as this has been appearing all over the last couple of days.

It's the same info as before, but it takes even longer to get through. Oh, let's pretend everyone gets 50 sq ft. of personal space on an airplane. And funny nuns, wasn't that a cliché in the 70s?
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 9:36 PM on October 30, 2013 [7 favorites]


Ha! Reminds me of when I bought my Virgin Mobile phone, and it came with "For a good time, call Sir Richard" scrawled in fake handwriting on the inside packaging in what looked like lipstick. If you dialed the number it played a silly recording.
posted by miyabo at 9:36 PM on October 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


Cute. I prefer the Air NZ ones.

(and yeah: five minutes? Come on, I've got a book to read...)
posted by pompomtom at 9:37 PM on October 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


How is it that rap breaks in songs are still a thing? I thought KRS-One did a pretty bang-up job of killing that particular trend back in 1991, but it just. won't. die.
posted by The World Famous at 9:38 PM on October 30, 2013


Bring back drum breaks, I say. Virgin's decent at this but I'd rather only hear about it actually on the plane.
posted by solarion at 9:43 PM on October 30, 2013


Humorous safety videos seem to be a trend. Delta's safety video is actually pretty great: if you zone out it looks like a normal boring safety video, but the two people who pay attention get to see all these weird touches and unsettling facial expressions. (Note Abe Lincoln in the background at 3:10.)
posted by vogon_poet at 9:45 PM on October 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


working Delta link.
Note: I'm watching it with the sound off at work, and it's definitely strange.
posted by mecran01 at 9:55 PM on October 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


I love that the Delta video contains an in-joke for their PREVIOUS safety video.
posted by chrominance at 10:07 PM on October 30, 2013 [7 favorites]


The "smoking is not allowed" Delta flight attendant is the BEST.
posted by sigmagalator at 10:18 PM on October 30, 2013


I prefer the Air Canada safety video.
posted by mazola at 10:18 PM on October 30, 2013


I don't give a shit about how the safety info is delivered. What irks me is the commercials they play afterwards with no option to turn the video or sound off. Fuck that.
posted by moxiequz at 10:28 PM on October 30, 2013


That was actually pretty catchy.
posted by eq21 at 10:45 PM on October 30, 2013


safty?
posted by efalk at 10:47 PM on October 30, 2013


Hella safty.
posted by ZipRibbons at 11:03 PM on October 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


I read it as salty rap video.
I had images of a foul-mouthed Popeye rapping.
I just cant watch the video now I know it won't match my expectations.
posted by Mezentian at 11:15 PM on October 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


Having grown up in the 1980s, I'd understand this better if there was a Wendy's Grill Skills version. It must be done on an Amiga Video Toaster, of course.

By the way, has anyone ever found out the identity of that Grill Skills rapper?
posted by crapmatic at 11:17 PM on October 30, 2013 [2 favorites]


Idea: play these kinds of videos during the 30-40 minutes we spend waiting in the terminal, instead of on the plane.

Also: the "for the .001 percent of you who've never used a seatbelt...really?" line could apply to pretty much ALL of the information in this video, no?
posted by ShutterBun at 2:40 AM on October 31, 2013


How is safty made? Errr, formed?
posted by spitbull at 2:45 AM on October 31, 2013


God, I hate these sort of things. These are funny once. If you're a frequent flyer, they're annoying as hell when you hear them every week.

Yes, I'm grumpy. Grumpy day, grumpy week, grumpy month, and yes, I'm off to the airport, right now, fights 95 and 96 for the year today.

GRUMPY.
posted by eriko at 2:59 AM on October 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Did I mention GRUMPY?
posted by eriko at 2:59 AM on October 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Air New Zealand do a nice line in themed flight safety videos:

- Betty White
- Bear Grylls
- The Hobbit
- Aerobics
- All Blacks
- Bare essentials
posted by MuffinMan at 3:18 AM on October 31, 2013 [2 favorites]


safty?

ailines safty.

Does this video actually fulfill legal requirements or do they also have to stand in the aisles and explain everything without the song and dance?
posted by pracowity at 3:31 AM on October 31, 2013


As White Guy From 1986, I don't recognize this as A Rap at all. Nobody told me what their names are or what they're here to say.

FAIL.
posted by uncleozzy at 4:49 AM on October 31, 2013 [4 favorites]


Toderick Hall!!!
posted by pearlybob at 4:51 AM on October 31, 2013


Whoever wrote the music for this deserves a Grammy way more than Bruno Mars.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:22 AM on October 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Confession time: I fly Delta a lot, and when that woman wags her finger at you to tell you that smoking is not allowed, I get a funny feeling downstairs. This is why my disappointment that someone else featured in that bit in the newer video turned to joy when I saw the back reference. And then I realised... they know. Delta management knows what that bit does to me. Probably. Either way, I am a sick man.
posted by Decani at 5:38 AM on October 31, 2013 [3 favorites]


If that's sick, you must be contagious. When I see her wag that finger, I suddenly remember to schedule a prostate exam.
posted by dr_dank at 6:03 AM on October 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


Nobody else has any right to be grumpy, because I wouldn't care if they had the video or not, but do they have to keep letting other people on the plane? Every time I board the plane, damn it, other people. All over the damn plane, thinking they can share the flight. It really ticks me off!

Delta could play all the videos they like, as long add they got rid of all the people. Everywhere. Is that too much to ask?

REALLY TRULY TOTALLY GRUMPY GRUMP GRUMP GRUMPY.
posted by happyroach at 6:55 AM on October 31, 2013


I'm still crushed out on Deltalina.
posted by whuppy at 7:22 AM on October 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


FAA officially allowing electronics during all phases of flight. That was the most boring part of the video anyway.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 7:23 AM on October 31, 2013


That is the best news I've heard all day, 1970s Antihero.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 7:54 AM on October 31, 2013


FAA officially allowing electronics during all phases of flight.

I can totally see Virgin sticking to the old rules JUST SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO RESHOOT THIS VIDEO.
posted by JoeZydeco at 8:00 AM on October 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


I liked it. Nice change of musical styles to keep grabbing attention. I wonder if they'll consider reediting the video every so often just to keep things fresh.
posted by ZeusHumms at 8:05 AM on October 31, 2013


> Does this video actually fulfill legal requirements or do they also have to stand in the aisles and explain everything without the song and dance?

First class, for whatever reason, still has the live demonstrations in the front, and I'd assume they'll continue to do it even with the new long video. Maybe they'll dance or something.

> And funny nuns, wasn't that a cliché in the 70s?

That, I believe, was a direct reference to their existing animated video, with the nun who had to put away a laptop, a router, a gaming console, among several other things. And I think *that* video's nun was a reference to "Airplane!"

I'm still oscillating between kind of liking this video in all of its cheesiness and thinking Virgin America is trying way too hard to be cool.
posted by jpolorolu at 2:55 PM on October 31, 2013


AI-lines?

This is the next best thing in robot rights.
posted by JJ86 at 4:33 AM on November 1, 2013


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