NC Troopers Take On Lip Sync Challenge With 'Epic' Movie Song
Kathleen Shipman 8/28/2018
People can't seem to get enough of watching cops participate in the internet's lip sync challenge. And who can blame them - police departments across the nation have been creatively proving that their talents run deeper than just capturing bad guys.
As it turns out, many of the men and woman in blue are pretty good at lip syncing to their favorite tunes. Some have even gone so far as to reenact scenes from classic movies, just like the troopers in the video below!
Get ready to be beamed back with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol's take on an "epic" movie song from the year 2000.
Troopers from both Stokes and Surry County participated in making their video, which begins with a Highway Patrol car pulling up into a grassy field. After four men hop out of the car, one turns to the others and says,
"Alright boys, follow my lead."
They then walk up to where an old-fashioned microphone is standing, with an acoustic guitar lying on the floor beside it. One of the officers picks up the guitar and begins strumming the first notes of the song.
If this scene isn't seeming familiar yet, than you're about to be rushed right into it when the other troopers begin singing, "Man of Constant Sorrow." That's right, it's the Soggy Bottom Boys from the all-time classic movie Oh Brother, Where Art Thou.
The trio takes turns on the mic, with one of the troopers in George Clooney's role as the main singer. While he's in action the other two dance around in the background with moves from the performance scene of the movie.
Although "Man of Constant Sorrow" has been covered by many great artists (including the legendary Bob Dylan), many people have a special love for the Soggy Bottom Boys' version from Oh Brother, Where Art Thou - a movie loosely based on the "Odyssey."
Get ready to sing along too when you hear,
"I am a man of constant sorrow,
I've seen trouble all my day
I bid farewell to old Kentucky,
The place where I was born and raised."
It's a fun and cleverly done video that also has heartfelt meaning behind it. It's dedicated to one of their fallen brothers, Trooper Samuel Bullard, who passed May 21, 2018.