Monday, October 9, 2017

San Antonio City Council Made a 'Despacito' Parody and Luis Fonsi Laughed 'Til He Cried

Posted By on Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 6:36 PM

click to enlarge Mayor Ron Nirenberg - SCREENSHOT VIA FACEBOOK, JUANY TORRES
Luis Fonsi's "Despacito" may be the most-watched video of all time on YouTube, but that doesn't mean it won't have some competition with parodies of the song.

No, we're not talking the parody from Sesame Street that involved ducks. We're talking about the parody that San Antonio City Council released last week.
click to enlarge Councilman Rey Saldana - SCREENSHOT VIA FACEBOOK, JUANY TORRES
  • Screenshot via Facebook, Juany Torres
  • Councilman Rey Saldana
That's right. City council members as well as city and county employees, including Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, let loose to dance for the parody. The video, made by former San Antonio Express-News reporter Michael Quintanilla and videographer Roseann Garcia for the 2017 Gridiron show held by the Society of Professional Journalists, already has more than 735,000 views and nearly 15,000 shares on Facebook.
click to enlarge Sheriff Javier Salazar & wife Sarah Gregory Salazar - SCREENSHOT VIA FACEBOOK, JUANY TORRES
  • Screenshot via Facebook, Juany Torres
  • Sheriff Javier Salazar & wife Sarah Gregory Salazar

These music videos have become an annual Gridiron tradition β€” past years have featured city leaders shuffling to "Footloose," "Blurred Lines," and"Uptown Funk."

Word is that one of those views came from Fonsi himself. A friend of Quintanilla sent the link to a friend, who when shared it with Fonsi, to which he replied:

"πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚"

I know, right? Check the video out for yourself to laugh until you cry.


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