A Southwest Airlines flight attendant has gone Looney Tunes on the Internet. Passengers from a flight, which recently landed in Chicago, Illinois, were surprised by what they heard coming from the intercom. Flight attendant Zach Haumesser spread joy and laughter as he made his announcement by impersonating voices of various Looney Tunes characters.
This flight attendant, who probably spent some of his childhood watching and loving Warner Bros. animated series Looney Tunes, did the voices of Elmer Fudd, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Foghorn Leghorn, and of course, the incomparable Porky Pig.
He brilliantly impersonated Sylvester the Cat, Tweety Bird, Yosemite Sam, and received a roar of laughter when he did the voice of the crazy Tasmanian Devil. Haumesser concluded the announcement with the voice-over featuring the iconic Looney Tunes line, “That’s all folks!” He got a round of applause from the passengers and the crew.
Mr. Haumesser even offered a special Bugs Bunny shout-out to the Utah Valley University men’s soccer team, who were traveling on the plane. The video titled “Southwest Looney Tunes” was posted on Facebook by another flight attendant by the name of Jordy Elizabeth, who has apparently filmed the entire thing. Elizabeth explained in the caption:
“This is just one of the million reasons why I LOVE my job.”
The clip has gone viral, and social media loved it. The video has amassed over 3.1 million views since it was posted on Friday, September 2nd. While a majority of people saw Haumesser’s impressions as funny and innocent, others were annoyed and said it was not the time or place for a joke.
One person, who watched the video, said:
“i woulda jumped out of the fucking plane.”
Another promised to boycott the company:
“Thank you for posting this. Now I will never fly Southwest…”
A third stated:
“Thought I was on cringe.”
Moreover, another commenter predicts there will be a lawsuit:
“Man sues US airline. Claims, “I couldn’t understand a damned word of that safety announcement.”
Some people are wondering if this was not a big marketing scheme.