Skip to comments.'Amarillo' Spoof Gets Army's Top Brass Laughing (Must See Video)
Posted on 05/18/2005 8:19:21 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
It's the sort of Army joke that would be expected to earn a severe rebuke from commanding officers.
But what began as an amateurish spoof could earn a fortune for charity and become the smash hit of the summer.
A group of soliders who jokingly filmed a version of the hit song (Is This The Way to) Amarillo? were coping with sudden stardom.
And rather than being punished for acting like pop star instead of privates, the Ministry of Defense has said they will not be diciplined.
Deptartment of Defense offered it to Comic Relief, which could use it to donate thousands of pounds to charity. The shakily filmed video ended up bringing the Ministry of Defenses computer system to its knees, crashing the server.
The track shows soldiers marching through the base, waving guns, parading bandages, and even sitting on portable lavatories.
Far from being angry, the military has congratulated Sgt. Parr for his morale boosting initiative. 'It's a bit of morle boosting fun and shows that the Forces are able to keep their chin up,' said a spokseman.
The unit is now back in Germany, having returned from a six mount tour of duty in Iraq.
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What happens when you go 6 months without seeing a woman...
It's a total hoot -
lmao, here is the http link on the good server http://www.vidahost.com/armadillo.php
Thanks for posting a good link....have heard alot about this....will check it out tonight at home.
For later thanks Mike
It's a hoot, almost as good as 'Good Morning Vietnam.'
its great stuff. its amazing what you can come up with when you mix a camcorder, windows movie maker, and an attempt to alleviate boredom.
It's good to see that a sense of humor goes all the way up to the top. In such a high stress environment, it's great to see folks can still remain grounded. Funny vid!
You will definitely want to see this.
My favorites are they guys bouncing up and down on the motorcycles and the Shieks dancing to the music.
Any reason why they might have titled the website "Is this the way to Armadillo?".....or just an oopsy?
Ping for later
I think they were trying to funny...
I don't know this song. Are they recreating a music video?
It's a song from like 1971. Sounds like Tom Jones or Neil Diamond to me...
I can only imagine what he would have done had camcorders and the internet been around during his stint in WWII.
There is another link at http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn/Forums/viewtopic/t=16848.html
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Check it out.
Thought you'd get a kick out of this.
....I suppose I could watch the video and see the answer. Duh.
Filling IDLE time is an art form in the Military.. in war or peacetime... that is a fact....
This was a brilliant way to do that, they said it was kind of a 'going away video' before they left for Germany.
What a hoot... Good to see that the brass has a sense of humor (or is it humour?) after all.
It was a big hit in the UK...done by two chaps named Tony Christie & Peter Kay.
The guys walking around with their shaving cream still on were funny too.
Hate to break the news, but this is Royal Army, not US Army.
Personally I got no beef with it, grew up around the Military.... and I'm telling you, they find more creative ways to fill time than just about anyone I have ever met.
War is long stretches of boredom with moments of abject fear and inhumanity thrown in. Let em use their idle time however they want, as long as they aren't hurting anyone but the enemy.
The song is a perfect match for being overseas in the military!
That was hysterical! Thanks for posting!
Hysterical!! Well damn done, lads!
There's a backup server up now to help carry the load.
Thanks for posting it!
God bless our troops!
It's #22 on the worldwide singles charts as of May 1 '05! Nice song with good lyrics...
OMG!!!! Funniest thing I've seen in a long time!!!!
I'm downloading the 52.7MB file as I type.
It appears the gaunlet has been thrown to the Aussies and US boys...
Im having trouble getting through on the first link, so use the 2nd server.
I guess I should have added and our Allies!
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