Dallas Indie-Pop Duo Still Electric Crammed 201 Nods To Office in his new music video. How many of them can you spot?
After 730 days of pre-production, 180 hours in the studio and an estimated 4,380 cups of coffee, Dallas indie-pop duo Still Electric say they’re still putting the finishing touches on their first album, which is called Friend and is expected to earn its May 10 release.
Title aside, however, it’s not Rachel, Phoebe, Monica, Ross, Joey or Chandler who obsess singer/pianist Rachel Africh and her guitarist hubs Maurice Africh. No, that designation goes to another NBC sitcom from the early 2000s – Officewhich the couple estimates they have seen more than 70 times.
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So, as they say, they chose to stick with what they know well with the new music video for their single, “Move On Cue.” During a late night brainstorming session with director Jeremy Biggers, the band decided to turn their video into a fake house party scene with so many Easter eggs referencing their favorite TV show. as possible. In the end, they say they were able to fit 201 of them into the 4:35 clip.
They also run the gamut. In our own viewings of the clip below, we spotted sad brown balloons, Prison Mike’s bandana, Kevin’s chilli-filled slow cooker, Jim’s three-hole punch, the famous George Foreman Grill, Dwight’s beets, to name a few.
Writes Maurice in a Facebook post that also explains the origins of the song, which he says addresses a personal struggle with anxiety“We bought a ton of props, had a call for all cast members, and after weeks of work, a ton of revisions, working on sleeping arrangements and travel accommodations, we got the cast of our dreams (all wonderful, beautiful people who spent an entire day and night with us, a few even more), 201 references, and an inspired script of a party we could throw. [It was] filled with shenanigans and ridiculousness that felt real and fun. A party we would really like to attend.
It’ll probably take you a few repeat viewings to grasp the clip’s 201 references, which we’ll admit is as much fun to watch as the duo’s fictional film. Office-themed party looks like it would be to recreate.
Most of the time, we’re impressed with the strategy involved: asking people to watch the clip over and over again in order to catch all the Office references is a pretty nifty way to inflate a video’s streaming numbers.