Gym Class Heroes’ “Cupid’s Chokehold” Gets Staged

It’s “Cupid’s Chokehold” like you’ve never seen it: acted out as a James Bond inspired drama. In a turn only the most irreverent aspects of the Internet could dream up, this video stages the song smack dab in the middle of a high-stakes poker game in 1963. Using the song lyrics as the plot, the players act out Gym Class Heroes’ hit song.

Things become especially humorous as the actors literally repeat a chorus of “oh oh oh”s and “ba ba da da”s from the track. The mood is enhanced with an eerie soundtrack and convincing period costumes. If you’re a fan of The Office you might also spot a familiar face. Creed Bratton, in a special guest role, plays the Villian. A surprise twist ending will keep you is worth watching to the end.

Catch Gym Class Heroes on tour through April across the East Coast and Midwest.

March 22, 2012
Wilmington, NC @ UNCW

March 29, 2012
Fond du Lac, WI @ Marian University

April 12, 2012
Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadow Brook Music Festival / Oakland University

April 13, 2012
Rochester, NY @ St. John Fisher College

April 15, 2012
Salem, MA @ Salem State University

April 17, 2012
Newport, RI @ Salve Regina University

April 19, 2012
Lexington, KY @ University of Kentucky

April 20, 2012
Valparaiso, IN @ Valparaiso University

April 22, 2012
Baltimore, MD @ UMBC

April 23, 2012
Macomb, IL @ Western Illinois University

-Courtney E. Smith, CBS Local

  • heartsong62

    The Supertramp tune “Gym Class Heroes” has incorporated into their song “Cupids Chokehold” was created by Roger Hodgson. It amazes me when I watch videos of “Cupids” and am not surprised by the audiences reactions, the need to sing along with the verse……. The same reaction happens when Roger performs this song live himself. Quickly his performances turn into one big sing along, for a good song is a good song and “Breakfast in America” is a great song that has stood the test of time.

    Along with opportunities to continue to enjoy “Gym Class Heroes” this summer, Roger Hodgson will also be touring offering the original version of “Breakfast”. Check out his website for venues near you:

    Be warned, one you experience a Roger performance, you will feel a need to see him again and again……

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