Have you ever seen BBC‘s Planet Earth series? It’s easily one of my most favourite documentaries of all time. Between the stunning visuals, the excellent voiceovers by the one and only David Attenborough, and the learning that comes along with sitting down for an episode of the series, it’s pretty hard not to love.
There are so many great segments to choose from, but the Birds of Paradise have always been a go-to of mine:
In fact, watching that clip kinda takes me back to my high school days, when I’d do all kinds of stupid things to attract the attention of females with minimal success. Ah, memories.
Anyway, way back in 2012 I bought myself the Planet Earth complete set on blu-ray, which I’d say is still one of the wisest purchases I’ve ever made. All that nature in HIGH DEFINITION?! Yes please. I’ve watched it tons since then, and have recommended it to just about anyone. In fact, I’ve been telling my parents they should watch it for well over a year, now, and I actually went so far as to get them a copy of the complete set on blu-ray AND a blu-ray player so they could watch it this Christmas.
So when I heard there was a Planet Earth II in the works, you know damn well I was pretty excited.
After watching that, I can’t help but think of a rather famous quote from Archer‘s Dr. Krieger:
I mean, when a chase scene between two animals (and not cars or people or anything that) is the most intense chase scene of the year, you know they’re doing something right:
— ✏️ (@MrLukeJohnston) November 7, 2016
But somehow, someone took what already looks like an incredible documentary series and made it even better, with a few precision audio edits.
Because, you know, every animal is funnier when it screams like a human. Don’t believe me? Watch this, and if you don’t crack a smile and laugh at least once… May God have mercy on your soul:
You know, especially on a day like today, I feel like that snow leopard at 0:47 really is all of us.
I’d argue this is even better than this awesome edit of a clip from David Attenborough’s Life of Birds:
As far as I can tell right now, Planet Earth II is still airing on BBC, so I don’t know if it’s available to buy just yet… But I can tell you, as soon as that blu-ray set goes on sale, I’ma be buyin’ myself one.