Indiana state troopers lip sync ‘Summer Nights’ at state fair
The blue ribbon for best golf cart karaoke ever goes to these guys.
Four Indiana State Police troopers have become a viral sensation for their hysterical lip sync rendition of “Summer Nights” from “Grease.”
Troopers Brent Lemberg, Jonathan Amburgey, Jonathan Cole and Dustin Rutledge were patrolling the Indiana State Fair in a golf cart on Sunday night when they made the video, according to WANE in Indianapolis.
It was a nostalgic kind of night — the last night of the fair in Indianapolis.
Amburgey posted the video on Vimeo on Monday. By Tuesday morning it had more than 172,000 plays on that website alone.
“The state fair is a time that we have the opportunity to interact with the public in a way that we normally don’t get to,” Amburgey told Fox59 in Indianapolis.
“We wanted to show people that we aren’t robots. We have a personality, we like to laugh, and most of all, we like to make other people laugh.”
Amburgey had been making videos all week and selected “Summer Nights” at random. In the movie, the song is sung as a duet by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
And yes, the troopers sing the girl part, too.
“THIS IS SOOO PERRRRFECTTT!!,” gushed one woman on Facebook. “Made me think, for a kinder, more sensitive police force, this could be a screening tool for candidates: how well can you karaoke a tune from a musical in a moving golf cart while going through a busy public space?”
They don’t sing the whole song so the video is brief, too short in the opinion of one enthusiastic female fan on Vimeo who wrote: “I want the rest! You are adorable! (in a manly trooper kind of way, of course).”