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In an attempt to inject some excitement into the airline safety portion of your flight, Delta has decided to make an ‘80s-themed video telling you how to buckle your seatbelt and where to stow your carry-on luggage. The clip features such ‘80s mainstays as ALF, a Rubik’s cube, and Kareem Abdul Jabbar (he’s flying the plane, of course).
I have gone to the trouble of imagining what the pitch meeting for this video was like. Remember, this is just a rough approximation, and shouldn’t be taken as fact. You can check out the video above, or on your next Delta flight.
Notes From Delta Safety Inspector Meeting, Wednesday January, 7, 2014
Delta CEO: Gentlemen, it’s time to switch the way we do business on board our planes. I am talking about how we teach safety to the millions of customers who fly with us each year.
Delta Safety Inspector: Agreed.
Delta Executive No. 1 Agreed.
Delta Executive No. 2 Yes!
Delta Executive No. 3 Of course we should.
Delta CEO: We need something hot, something sexy, something that can go viral on the Interweb! Pitch me ideas!
Delta Executive No. 1 Why don’t we do something with Twitter? Twitter is very hot these days.
Delta Executive No. 2 I say we go with another t-word: Tumblr! Tumblr is also very hot these days.
Delta CEO: Nonsense! You’re just throwing fancy-schmancy words at me! I said I need ideas. Mr. Delta Safety Inspector! What say you?
Delta Safety Inspector: How about we create a viral video?
Delta CEO: I like where your head’s at! Hit me with your video idea.
Delta Safety Inspector: People are going gaga for nostalgia right now, so why don’t we just make our safety instructions an ‘80s-themed video? It could show passengers playing Atari in the seats, doing the worm in the aisles, and wearing wacky ‘80s fashion!
Delta CEO: Gentlemen! I have an idea! Let’s do an ‘80s-themed safety video!
Delta Safety Inspector: But that was my ide…
Delta CEO: No. 1, let’s get ALF on the line and see if he wants to participate. This video has the potential to go VIRAL!
Delta Executive No. 3 Or fly-ral!
Delta CEO: SHUT UP, No. 3! I make the cracks around here.
Delta Executive No. 3 Sorry, sir.
Delta CEO: Meeting adjourned!