Sir David Attenborough, everyone's favorite British naturalist and nature documentary voice over-er, has narrated Adele's "Hello" music-video as though it is a nature documentary.
This, a very, very good idea, was presented to Attenborough, 89, by host Greg James during a BBC Radio One interview. Attenborough was at first hesitant, "Really?" he asked. "Won't Adele be cross with me?" Radio host answered, I think Adele would probably love this more than anything in the whole world. Like most of people in the UK, and around the world, they're pretty big fans of yours." This is true! This is all so true! And the narration is as delightful as expected:
In Attenborough's fan-fic version of the nearly word-less opening sequence to the video, Adele is, in James' words, a "pop star predator" ready to break out of her years-long reclusive shell. She overcomes problems like faulty cell signal and a dusty house in the process.
Here's the full transcript:
The year is 2015. The world appears to have a green tint to it. But there are also some dead insects in the foreground. But don't worry about that for now.
Look as the world's most famous pop star zooms down a dirt track in an old mini! Money certainly hasn't changed her.
Battling against strong winds and the weight of expectation, she's convinced that now is her time to strike. She, like all pop stars, needs to hunt to survive. But there's a problem. The signal is poor, and she hasn't upgraded her handset since 1999! #FlipPhone.
She goes inside to seek shelter from the elements, and to find a landline. Her surroundings are unfamiliar and unwelcoming, but this is no match for such a cool customer, so she decides to tidy up a bit. Oh, dusty?! Isn't it.
We are about to witness one of the great phenomena of the natural world. It's important for such a delicate and finely-tuned animal that the lighting and the setting is just right. And now, it is. The lesser spotted Adele, is about to be everywhere again. Hello!
We will never look at Adele the same.
Danielle Wiener-Bronner is a news reporter.