Cobra Starship at airport for Snakes on a Plane

Cobra Starship perform the music video during the final credits for the movie, “Snakes on a Plane”. In an airport, members of the band prepare to walk through security scanners, cases full of snakes, before boarding a flight to Los Angeles.

Members of Cobra Starship walk through airport


The music video begins with Samuel Jackson’s classic line, “That’s it! I’ve had it with these motherf**king snakes on this motherf**king plane!”. An expensive car pulls up at the airport terminal. The camera focuses on the shoes of the snaky characters who step out of the car. Four band members, three men and a woman, walk through the airport corridors to reach the baggage check in section. Click on the image below to play the video in YouTube (HD)

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Cobra Starship is largely the work of Gabe Saporta, lead singer with Midtown. Saporta gained a lot of online attention for “Hollaback Boy”, a spoof of Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl”. Saporta heard about the new movie, Snakes on a Plane, and decided that he was well placed to get a music video inserted into the movie. The resulting music video, “Snakes on a Plane (Bring It), provides an ironic comment on the snakes working in the music industry. Appearing in the video with Saporta are William Beckett, leader singer of “The Academy Is, Travis McCoy hip hop artist with Gym Class Heroes, and Maja Ivarsson singer with Swedish group, The Sounds.

Times are strange
We got a free upgrade for
snakes on a plane.
F**k em, I don’t care.
Bought the cheap champagne,
we’re going down in flames, hey.

Oh, I’m ready for it
Come on, bring it.
Oh, I’m ready for it
Come on, bring it.
Oh, I’m ready for it
Come on, bring it.
Oh, I’m ready for it
Come on, bring it.

So kiss me goodbye.
Honey, I’m gonna make it out alive.
So kiss me goodbye.
I can see the venom in your eyes.
Goodbye.

As the group approaches the security scan, the woman poses evocatively to attract the attention of the security offical, distracting him from the cases full of snakes.

Elisa in Cobra Starship Snakes on a Plane music video

Times are strange
We got a free upgrade for
snakes on a plane.
F**k em, I don’t care.
Bought the cheap champagne,
we’re going down in flames, hey.

Oh, I’m ready for it
Come on, bring it.
Oh, I’m ready for it
Come on, bring it.
Oh, I’m ready for it
Come on, bring it.
Oh, I’m ready for it
Come on, bring it.

So kiss me goodbye.
Honey, I’m gonna make it out alive.
So kiss me goodbye.
I can see the venom in your eyes.
Goodbye.

Snakes appear in scan of guitar case at airport security

A band member dressed as airport official launches into a rap:

Ladies and gentlemen
These snakes are slitherin’
with dollar signs in they eyes
with tongues so reptilian
This industry’s venemous
with cold-blooded sentiment
No need for nervousness
It’s just a little turbulence.

As the band boards the plane, Samuel Jackson, reading a book in the boarding lounge, looks up, assesses them briefly, and adjusts his glasses.

We seem to be losing altitude
at an alarming pace
Midtown downtown
Snakes on a blog
I suggest you grab your ankles
and kiss your ass goodbye!

Samuel Jackson in Cobra Starship music video

Credits

Filming was directed by Lex Halaby, producer Mark Staubach, executive producer Cathy Pellow, director of photography Johnny Ching, production manager Annette O’Neill, production designer David A. Novak, and editor Russ Lichter.

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15 Responses to Cobra Starship at airport for Snakes on a Plane

  1. yeayeayeyayea. I love this song!!

  2. pyrothane says:

    I love this song but I can’t find a useful download ANYWHERE! It’s really beginning to bug me

  3. Duncan says:

    Pyrothane are you looking for the video or just the music? What format do you need to find the song in?

  4. Pyrothane says:

    I am looking for just the music, and ideally mp3 but I am open to wma’s or other random formats (so long as I can play them)

  5. Swag says:

    this song is hot!

  6. Masucci says:

    i love this song. i watch the movie just for the song at the end but i also love the music video. the guy wif the short hair and the guy wif the realli log hair are HOTTTTTT!

  7. hahaha says:

    OMFG!!!!!!!!!!! This song has to be my most favorite song of the world… The video is really hot, and so are the band members… and hun, the guy with the long hair is william beckett… I LUV YOU GABE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Masucci says:

    wu’s Gabe. w/e i’m listening to it rite now i love it. i looked william up. he has some pretty sexual pictures there dun’t he. wow but he’s still hot. i always sing it in class n’ evry1 asks me wut i’m sing ing. wen i tell them thy say they’ve nevr heard of it. OMG!!!!!

  9. it’s so hot the cowbow boots i love it … the girl it’s ugly but the white guys!! ohh!!!
    i love them!!

    so kiss me good bye!

    bye!!
    kisses for the cobrastarship’s fans!

  10. DonchaLuvMeh says:

    one of my favoite songs
    makes the movie REALLY worth it
    Keep kicking butt, cobra starship!

  11. jaide says:

    i love this song it is so brill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    and the vid is just WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. boy aldilan says:

    this song is better than britney spears song, me and all off smanam surabaya’s dude love this cool song

  13. sususasa says:

    I love how when this video first came out everyone thought William,Travis and Maja where part of cobra starship. I used to have to explain that to everyone but i love this song and Gabe.

  14. a says:

    who is the girl?

  15. meee says:

    omfg im in luv with the lead singer for acadamy is… they r the best band in the world.

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