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

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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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