NJ.com - It's the "Circle of Life." On a plane!
This is no flash mob. Thanks to the vocal chops of the Australian production of "The Lion King," a plane full of people recently got a free show.
"After an amazing day at THE LION KING Brisbane season launch announcement," the Disney on Broadway YouTube account explains, "members of our Australian cast felt so elated they decided to sing the 'Circle of Life' prior to take off on their flight back to Sydney!"
From Brisbane to Sydney, on Virgin, with a touch of Elton John and Tim Rice.
And just in case anyone was left utterly confused after the lively number, a flight attendant hopped on the PA system to explain the whole "Lion King" cast part.
Since Disney posted the clip on Tuesday, it's received 5,107,209 views.
So I've seen this video all day on Facebook and shit, and I'll just chalk it up to reason number 30,786,986,549.5 to never fly. Who do these assholes think they are? Why in the wide world of sports would you ever just assume that everyone on that plane wanted to hear you belt out "Circle of Life" like you're standing at the base of Pride Rock? Thanks but no thanks guys.
Yeah, I love the movie. Yeah, I've seen it on broadway. Yeah, that shit is surprisingly impressive and cool live. Big fuckin deal. Time and place people. An average day of travelling via plane means that you've had to leave your home or, even worse, vacation spot about 12 hours prior to your flight actually taking off in order to stand through a 2 hour line to check your bag, a 3 hour line to go through security, a 2 hour cavity search, a 45 minute search for the perfect pre-flight meal only to settle on Chili's Too, an extra hour wait at the gate because your girlfriend needs to be early,until finally settling in to your middle seat, shoved between two gross smelling people with your knees pressed against the person in front of you. And it's at that moment, when you're pretty much ready to punch everyone around you that this band of jerkoffs decide that you'd like to hear them sing. I'm too busy worrying about this thing not disappearing to listen, guys, sorry.
And pick a better fucking song! I mean, I love "Circle of Life" and all, but if you're choosing to sing to a bunch of annoyed travelers, maybe don't pick the one made up mostly of chanting sounds. "I Just Can't Wait to be King" May have actually even gotten me to nod my head.
P.S. This dude right here totally feels what I'm saying. Didn't look up the entire damn song. Shocked he was able to keep it all in, strong man indeed.