Richard Simmons doing the safety video

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  1. Marty McFry
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    I guess this is one way to grab everyone's attention.. though I'm not sure if people will be able to listen to this more than once. I actually couldn't watch the entire thing.
     
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    This safety video makes me want all my Airpoints back.
     
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    My few minutes in an elevator with him about 20 years ago was plenty. I will not click on that. Period.
     
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    I weep for the frequent flyers subjected to this for months on end. Surely this is reasonable grounds to take a sledgehammer to the IFE.
     
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    Not really a fan of this one at all, I thought Rico was annoying but this one is just worse.

    I guess Air NZ are trying for their 5 minutes of fame but the flights last longer than that.
     
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    I do not feel too safe with this clown! :)
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    Because hurtling through the air at three-quarters the speed of sound and six miles above the ground in an aluminum tube isn't frightening enough.
     
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    Another great safely video. So amusing and guaranteed to get my attention.
     
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    I assume you had to take several showers afterwards just to get rid of his aura.
     
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    And I was all set to enjoy my next two B777 flights on NZ next month!
     
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    I thought it was great. I'm not sure I'd want to see if every week for the next year or so though.
     
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    Fortunately lately I've been asleep by the time the safety video starts for most of my 4-6 flights weekly. With luck it will be pulled as fast as the rico one.
     
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    What are they thinking???
    He was on Ellen a while back and spent most of the interview on the floor crying, I wont click that either:)
     
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    The edited song in the background is The only way is up by Yazz ... so maybe this is more to your liking than the safely video.

     
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    Video schmideo, give me the real thing....

     
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    Richard Simmons! I didn't even know he was still around .... I thought it was kinda hilarious at first, being that it is just sooooo stupid, but it is too long a video of such stuff and I wouldn't want to see it again. So, yes, poor saps that get stuck watching this frequently on flights :eek:

    Of course, the funniest part is the last few seconds with the FA's in only 1/2 uniform. Very dorky... but whatever.
     
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    I think the video is he-larious! It accomplishes what the airline wants - Feel good positive publicity! The "behind the scenes" video is just as funny!
     
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    I'm all in favour of Air NZ doing a viral video or two to get noticed in markets where advertising is expensive. But for the love of God, spare us needing to see the damn thing on a plane.

    (Bring back the naked people, that's what I say...)
     
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    Thank goodness there was no evidence of this video on either of my two 777 flights this week. However, we were subjected to those obnoxious puppets (wolves, foxes?). What gives with NZ to embrace such childishness?
     
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    And here all of us UA fliers thought the Smisek intro was painful to sit through over and over and over...
     
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    Richard Simmons video on my last 2 777 flights on Air NZ :(
     
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    Ugh, and on my last two domestic 737 flights as well. I got an extra pack of lollies from the cabin crew for sticking my fingers in my ears and mouthing "sorry".
     
  23. First Safety briefing i've watched in years.. and I fly several times a month.. You gotta love Air NZ
     
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    It's got us talking about NZ and people are watching it (maybe only once but better than nothing). It's surely got to get more people's attention than the normal boring safety videos.
     
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    This is by far the funniest thing I've ever seen! I can't believe Richard is doing this and Air New Zealand is publishing it! I love air new zealand for being fun and corky!
     
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