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?
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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...
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