Video: The greatest marriage proposal ever?

posted at 9:47 pm on May 30, 2012 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate, this one’s at 8.4 million YouTube views and counting — in five days. Behold the power of a fully armed and operational celebrity Twitter account:

About 60 people helped Lamb create the memorable marriage proposal, performing an elaborately choreographed street dance to the song “Marry Me” by Bruno Mars while Lamb’s soon-to-be fiancee, Amy Frankel, clutched at her heart and squealed…

The video is called “Isaac’s Lip-Dub Proposal” because he had Frankel wear headphones to listen to the song while the dancers pretended to sing the words.

The video got a viewer boost when Mars, who has no relationship to Lamb or Frankel, tweeted a link to the video to his 9.6 million followers, writing, “Congrats to Isaac Lamb and the future Mrs. I don’t think I could’ve made a better music video for this song. Thank you.”

It’s darned impressive, but there are two types of people in the world, my friends: Those who want “jazz hands” to be part of their memories of proposing marriage and those who don’t. I’ll leave you to guess which group I’m in. Exit question for the ladies: Scale of one to 10, what’s the swoon factor here? Perfect 10 or does a point get deducted for the jazz hands?


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STRAIGHT PEOPLE????? EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

GhoulAid on May 30, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Yes, best ever,

TheLoudTalker on May 30, 2012 at 9:51 PM

It’s a Honda ad.

tetriskid on May 30, 2012 at 9:51 PM

If youtube didn’t exist, this production wouldn’t have taken place, so the proposal exists solely for the purpose of youtube fame, which, I am not sorry to say, is what these things are all about. So not sure how much swoon factor you can get from that.

keep the change on May 30, 2012 at 9:52 PM

I saw that yesterday. Sorta cool…

OmahaConservative on May 30, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Dumb

The Notorious G.O.P on May 30, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Phenominal.

tom daschle concerned on May 30, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Aw, come on, people. This sh*t is awesome. Where’s your sense of throw-caution-to-the-wind romance?

Esoteric on May 30, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Uhhhh….surrender the man card, dude. Just lay it on the ground and walk away.

Bishop on May 30, 2012 at 9:57 PM

For the geeks among us

nobar on May 30, 2012 at 9:58 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyaE2Mw6YuU

Much cooler and more subtle.

The Notorious G.O.P on May 30, 2012 at 9:58 PM

That is really cute, y’all. I loved it.

It’s much, much cuter than those proposals at sporting events and the like….

As a woman, I loved it. Even with the jazz hands (although I’m tempted to take 1/10th of a point off for that crap)….

mjk on May 30, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Too many tears to write…..I’m a sucker for this kind of love.

Rovin on May 30, 2012 at 10:00 PM

60 people in the vid…definitely some choreograph I can appreciate…

**lays down man card, walks away**

hillsoftx on May 30, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Creative, but it seems like a combination of this and this

blammm on May 30, 2012 at 10:01 PM

I gotta admit, I thought it was funny, cute and thoughtul. The jazz hands were a bit much, but there are times when they’re appropriate. This was one of them.

++

ted c on May 30, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Video would have ruled if she said no.

thphilli on May 30, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Pretty awesome proposal..but why the gay guys kissing? totally unnecessary

sadsushi on May 30, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Pretty cool, but the Grand Rapids, Michigan video was better.

SouthernGent on May 30, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Pretty awesome proposal..but why the gay guys kissing? totally unnecessary

sadsushi on May 30, 2012 at 10:02 PM

O_O

hehehehehehehe

Bishop on May 30, 2012 at 10:05 PM

My better half would have killed me in my sleep. Sorry I stopped at the 2:00 mark. I couldn’t anymore of my better half yelling. ” What a bunch of hokey commercial horse crap.” I paraphrased to avoid the mill. You get the idea I hope. Sorry, down twinkles.

Bmore on May 30, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Totally O/T:

Seattle Mariners are leading the Texas Rangers 17-0 in the 5th inning. (no, this is not a football game)

Rovin on May 30, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Ooops couldn’t take anymore

Bmore on May 30, 2012 at 10:06 PM

omg, there are two guys kissing. i take my original comment back.
OMG THESE PEOPLE ARE WONDERFUL. THEY ARE SO OPEN MINDED. I LOVE THEM. THEY LOVE GAYS. I LOVE THIS COUNTRY. OMG, I’M GONNA CRY. THIS COUPLE’S LOVE IS SO BEAUTIFUL. AND ALL GAY PEOPLE’S LOVE IS BEAUTIFUL.

GhoulAid on May 30, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Video would have ruled if she said no.

thphilli on May 30, 2012 at 10:02 PM

; )

Bmore on May 30, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Joe Biden said:

“I think ‘Glee’ probably did more to turn the American public into internet fame seeking, lip-syncing dorks than almost anything anybody’s ever done so far.”

warden on May 30, 2012 at 10:07 PM

The couple seemed genuinely happy, the families were involved, they weren’t being ruled by the ‘fear’ side of the lifeline…Good palette cleanser. Too much garbage, crassness, nihilism, and cynicism in the world today.

tom daschle concerned on May 30, 2012 at 10:09 PM

-Will you marry me?

“Uhhhh…that was pretty beta, so I don’t think so.”

Bishop on May 30, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Reminded me of the tv show “Smash”… awesome except for the two men kissing. Kinda ruined it for me.

parteagirl on May 30, 2012 at 10:09 PM

No. Not that romantic at all. Now this is the best proposal ever taped. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnVAE91E7kM
I say “taped” because I know of other really great proposals that weren’t taped.

Deanna on May 30, 2012 at 10:10 PM

I am not a big fan of P.D.A.’s so this doesn’t work for me but I wish them well. One question, the people with the lap tops, are they the folks who couldn’t dance on a bet?

Cindy Munford on May 30, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Well — that is definitely one way to overwhelmingly compel someone to say “Yes” to your marriage proposal when you’re afraid they might say “Maybe” — or “No”.

Also, as it turns out — the couple are professional actors — as is a majority of the participants in the video. What do you want to bet that the viral video proposal will turn out to be a fake?

FlatFoot on May 30, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Cute. But it ain’t Fosse.

SagebrushPuppet on May 30, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Pretty cool, but the Grand Rapids, Michigan video was better.

SouthernGent on May 30, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Yes it was. Nothing will ever top that one.

The Grand Rapids LipDub

JPeterman on May 30, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Dam, anytime something that good shows up . . . is it just me, or is anyone else looking over their shoulder wondering what sort of EPA regulation was violated?

WTG Isaac!

P Opus on May 30, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Aaah…So MUCH like my proposal! I asked him to marry me. He bolted for the door, spilling his Michelob which made me leap up in a cold, wet dance. Two guys at the end of the bar kissed. Everybody gave my humiliated tears approving up-twinkles.

:P

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on May 30, 2012 at 10:11 PM

9.95 (small JH deduction)

And AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. Lucky girl that some guy loves her enough to gather 60 people together to dance and sing his proposal. The wedding should be fun!

GeorgieGirl9 on May 30, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Uhhhh….surrender the man card, dude. Just lay it on the ground and walk away.

Bishop on May 30, 2012 at 9:57 PM

lol. Also, just go ahead and get a mini van for the honeymoon, you’ve already lost your soul.

arnold ziffel on May 30, 2012 at 10:12 PM

I would rather have Bmore propose to me on HA. :)

bazil9 on May 30, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Perfect 10 or does a point get deducted for the jazz hands?

I think we have to give a down twinkles to the jazz hands.

CJ on May 30, 2012 at 10:12 PM

It served its purpose. That’s all that matters.

Flora Duh on May 30, 2012 at 10:12 PM

No. Not that romantic at all. Now this is the best proposal ever taped. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnVAE91E7kM
I say “taped” because I know of other really great proposals that weren’t taped.

Deanna on May 30, 2012 at 10:10 PM

I had forgotten about that one..I believe that was linked by AP here at HA.

tom daschle concerned on May 30, 2012 at 10:13 PM

I caught my wife watching this and said “Oh, that’s gotta be the Pacific Northwest”.

Background, you know.

I grew up in Seattle, so….

JeffWeimer on May 30, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Meh. Just not feeling it. Corny.

IrishEi on May 30, 2012 at 10:15 PM

I’m a sucker for that stuff. That was totally well done.

beatcanvas on May 30, 2012 at 10:17 PM

I would rather have Bmore propose to me on HA. :)

bazil9 on May 30, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Bmore, you are such a smoothie!

beatcanvas on May 30, 2012 at 10:18 PM

P Opus on May 30, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Whether they get hit by the EPA probably depends on how they vote. Register Democrats, no problem.

Cindy Munford on May 30, 2012 at 10:20 PM

About the male on male kissing:

This is Oregon, where marriage is a public institution between one man and one woman for the benefit of children and society.

I expect the kissymen were from out of state (possibly Portland or Eugene), as they were wearing unusual clothing.

Scribbler on May 30, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Oh yeah, it’s in Oregon, west of the Cascades. Check the biota, and the license plates.

Scribbler on May 30, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Me thinks,its looks, oh so Progressive!
(sarc)

canopfor on May 30, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Exit question for the ladies

Ladies? Dude, I would swoon if this happened to me. And I don’t even wanna get married.

Cyhort on May 30, 2012 at 10:30 PM

I would rather have Bmore propose to me on HA. :)

bazil9 on May 30, 2012 at 10:12 PM

That would be so cool if you 2 got married as long as you keep posting on hot air.

SparkPlug on May 30, 2012 at 10:30 PM

I would rather have Bmore propose to me on HA. :)

bazil9 on May 30, 2012 at 10:12 PM

; ) xo

Bmore on May 30, 2012 at 10:30 PM

It is amazing they had so many people participate. It must be an amazing circle of friends and family.

Grunt on May 30, 2012 at 10:31 PM

The men kissing ruined it. Sick.

ricelchew on May 30, 2012 at 10:31 PM

SparkPlug on May 30, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Isn’t there already a Mrs. Bmore?

Cindy Munford on May 30, 2012 at 10:32 PM

…cute…a little too much for me…what if the lady had said no?
Bmore right is right….the video would have gone global

KOOLAID2 on May 30, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Bmore on May 30, 2012 at 10:05 PM

I stopped at 1:03.

Al in St. Lou on May 30, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Much cooler and more subtle.

The Notorious G.O.P on May 30, 2012 at 9:58 PM

.
Having the office lights on one side of a 40 story building flash “Lisa, will you marry me?” is subtle? I don’t think that word means what you think it means…

ExpressoBold on May 30, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Meh. I’d rather watch the dizzaaaay kid.

Dongemaharu on May 30, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Isn’t there already a Mrs. Bmore?

Cindy Munford on May 30, 2012 at 10:32 PM

I thought so too…

OmahaConservative on May 30, 2012 at 10:34 PM

SparkPlug on May 30, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Isn’t there already a Mrs. Bmore?

Cindy Munford on May 30, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Oh. Well then that could mess things up. I better not stick my beak into this one. (:

SparkPlug on May 30, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Waaaaay too corny for my taste. I want a man who will propose quietly and with romantic sincerity, not make a circus act out of it. But then again, the people in this lip-dub are actors by trade, so it was fitting for their lifestyle. To each.

EarthToZoey on May 30, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Isn’t there already a Mrs. Bmore?

Cindy Munford on May 30, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Yes ma’am there is. She is standing close by. She likes bazil9 but will not give her approval to us getting hitched. I’m sure someone will find a Mormon joke in there somewhere. ; ) P.S. No I am not Mormon, not that there is anything wrong with that mind you. : )

Bmore on May 30, 2012 at 10:42 PM

OmahaConservative on May 30, 2012 at 10:34 PM

I was sorry to learn of your loss.

SparkPlug on May 30, 2012 at 10:42 PM

I stopped at 1:03.

Al in St. Lou on May 30, 2012 at 10:33 PM

; )

Bmore on May 30, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Uhhhh….surrender the man card, dude. Just lay it on the ground and walk away.

Bishop on May 30, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Not to put too fine a point on it, but… what man card???

The Mega Independent on May 30, 2012 at 10:43 PM

You want a female vote? Minus 10. Nauseating. If my husband would’ve wasted his money this way, I never would have married him. The gay guys were even more creepy.

usedtobeinmich on May 30, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Would have been more proud of her if she did what Shatner did you Christopher Lloyd in Star Trek III:

“I *kick*

have had *kick*

enough of YOU!”

*KICK!*

DarthBrooks on May 30, 2012 at 10:45 PM

This video was agenda driven, the Gay kiss from the two males was the ONLY kiss among the couples.

It should have come with a warning since we don’t let the yuan guns watch that kind of stuff.

It was from the Left Coast and was a great video UNTIL the in-your-face agenda item.

The left cant even even their bleeeeeeeep out of something simple like a proposal.

UGH!

PappyD61 on May 30, 2012 at 10:46 PM

No one has ever loved, or even liked me enough, to even consider doing this type of thing. :{

txag92 on May 30, 2012 at 10:47 PM

KOOLAID2 on May 30, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Kool, thphilli said that, I just agreed with them. Credit where credit is due. Hat Tip thphilli

Bmore on May 30, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Not to put too fine a point on it, but… what man card???

The Mega Independent on May 30, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Good point, it may have already been surrendered at the point he thought of this debacle.

Bishop on May 30, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Need to hit “preview” more in my old age.

Dang auto complete thinks “yunguns” is yaun guns.

Even even. :-)

PappyD61 on May 30, 2012 at 10:49 PM

I was liking it.
The “dancing juice/Jews” was funny (the last one was probably Isaac’s father or rabbi).
But then – - – it got to the Up Twinkles…
The Occupiers are such irritating, simpering [your choice of profane derogatory]
It was like a wonderful, growing balloon through which someone puts a .30-06 round.
So more than 1/10 point down.
I don’t get the eeyore nick for nothing!

eeyore on May 30, 2012 at 10:50 PM

It was much easier, simpler and cheaper for me when I proposed:

“We’re getting married. That’s all you need to know.”

Bishop on May 30, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Awesome and memorable. The look of pure joy on the woman’s face as the performance progresses is priceless. I look forward to Madison Ave copying this and having the man give the lady a bag of Doritos at the next Superbowl.

ZippyZ on May 30, 2012 at 10:54 PM

God Bless the lovers on this good Earth…

True.. eternal love has to inspire by it’s nature one moment of utterly fearless honesty. One place in time where you have the courage of kings and open yourself to the one you love completely and risk it all.

even the most alpha male when faced with his soul-mate.. will fear she will say no. Terrified his most vulnerable moment of openness will fail.

I believe that love will win over all. Real love, without fear or regret, totally open, all defenses down love.. no limits.. no conditions.. where you bind yourself to her to the end of time.

Before man… and God you bind yourselves…

we’ve been married 16 years in June..

and I cannot imagine life without her.

I loved the video.. because all men in love have gone that one minute where they risk everything just to say

“I love you.. will you marry me?”

I believe in eternal love.. and always will.

mark81150 on May 30, 2012 at 10:55 PM

It was much easier, simpler and cheaper for me when I proposed:

“We’re getting married. That’s all you need to know.”

Bishop on May 30, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Bishop’s girlfriend: “I was wondering why you duracoated your AR pink…”

CorporatePiggy on May 30, 2012 at 10:56 PM

you never see the brides puss. by the look of the dude, its probably a good thing.

renalin on May 30, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Jazz hands? So that’s what they were.

The first time I saw it I wondered, “Why are they doing ‘up twinkles’? They’re too neat, clean, well-behaved and organized to be OWS.”

Wethal on May 30, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Holy Cow!!!! They’ve got some great friends.

Cleombrotus on May 30, 2012 at 11:02 PM

A serious shortage of Alpha males in this vid.

Everyone knows the actual “Greatest Marriage Proposal Video Ever” would naturally include some low fly-bys of fighter jets, some Navy SEALs and a cameo by Chuck Norris. And no jazz hands.

VA_gent on May 30, 2012 at 11:03 PM

For the geeks among us

nobar on May 30, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Indeed.

jawkneemusic on May 30, 2012 at 11:05 PM

No one has ever loved, or even liked me enough, to even consider doing this type of thing. :{

txag92 on May 30, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Never say never..

I never married because I never loved.. I was 37 and convinced I would never marry… never have children. That the woman meant for me just wasn’t there..

Then we met… and at the first moment I was struck by how much she rattled me.. after a brief time of just casual aquiantence.. I summoned my courage and asked her out. The only time I ever asked a woman out and was truly frightened at the thought she would say no.. She said yes..

I saw her on a Sunday.. then Tuesday.. then Wednesday…. and we have not been apart except for her family outings with her sisters for more than 24 hours. We were engaged within two months.. and married five months after that. She was 16 years my junior and nature being what it is.. we have two blessed children.

Love like that can be delayed sometimes.. it was for me.. but then I was glad I waited.

Never give up on love.

mark81150 on May 30, 2012 at 11:05 PM

mark81150 on May 30, 2012 at 10:55 PM

I’m going to print out this comment and drizzle it over my pancakes tomorrow morning.

Bishop on May 30, 2012 at 11:06 PM

So cute. I live in South Texas with a bunch of machismo Hispanic males….this would never happen to me! LOL!

terryannonline on May 30, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Also, as it turns out — the couple are professional actors — as is a majority of the participants in the video. What do you want to bet that the viral video proposal will turn out to be a fake?

FlatFoot on May 30, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Bummer. Ruins it. (wasn’t gonna mention the two dudes kissing)

Cleombrotus on May 30, 2012 at 11:07 PM

It was kinda cool. I could have done without the two guys kissing. Can’t stand the in-your-face agenda being inserted into what seemed to have been a sweet, fun way to propose.

I kept wondering what would have happened if another car wanted to use the road while they were all dancing. Would they have moved out of the way, like kids do when they play baseball in the street? Or would the driver have leaned on his horn while screaming “Get the hell out of the way!” ;)

PatriotGal2257 on May 30, 2012 at 11:10 PM

ah yes memories. left the ring in the cat litter box. meticulous penny pinching gal. so it was a cinch she would find it. first girl that ever gave me the stinky finger.

31 years this July.

renalin on May 30, 2012 at 11:11 PM

mark81150 on May 30, 2012 at 10:55 PM

I’m going to print out this comment and drizzle it over my pancakes tomorrow morning.

Bishop on May 30, 2012 at 11:06 PM

I believe it.

Is this were I’m supposed to challenge you to arm wrestle or something? I’m as alpha as they come.. and I ain’t got jack to prove anymore.

You sound like my dad..

He actually bought my mother an ironing board for their 25th anniversary and had no clue why she cried all day about it.

Cyrano wasn’t pretty.. was the best swordsman and had the right attitude.

to each his own.

mark81150 on May 30, 2012 at 11:12 PM

If I had arranged something where everyone was up-twinkling at the end, my wife to be would have laughed in my face and then probably shot me.

Bishop on May 30, 2012 at 11:13 PM

mark81150 on May 30, 2012 at 11:12 PM

I wasn’t saying it was wrong, just syrupy; no big deal.

Now let’s arm wrestle!

Bishop on May 30, 2012 at 11:15 PM

I LOVE music and dancing so I think this is very cute. I can understand how this doesn’t appeal to everyone though.

terryannonline on May 30, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Ehhhh….I give it six months.

NeoKong on May 30, 2012 at 11:19 PM

It’s totally fine with me that two dudes aspire to societal acceptance of their romantic, committed love. It’s fine if they kiss in public too. I just personally object if they say homosexual marriage is as good as heterosexual.

It isn’t and that’s what I will teach my beloved children. (I will even do so if they go for same sex marriage..)

Further, I object to them pretending songs that glorified heterosexual unions also were intended to similarly glorified homosexual unions. (I think of that song “Going to the chapel and we’re going to get ma-a-aried..”..) My guess is that the artist was thrilled about hetero marriage, not same sex..

I don’t know about this song. I actually love it, but we’re bombarded with these subtle, critical, tragic misrepresentation of history; all to cure irreconcilable gay insecurity.

Come on, why else would they friggin’ insist on the designation “marriage”, even if they were guaranteed every single right that hetero married couples get?

Quetzal on May 30, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Alternate exit question:

Do those pseudo-Hasidic dancers know more about Judaism than Obama?

Shy Guy on May 30, 2012 at 11:20 PM

No one has ever loved, or even liked me enough, to even consider doing this type of thing. :{

txag92 on May 30, 2012 at 10:47 PM

You will find someone. I am single too but I keep hope alive. It will happen if it is God will :-)

terryannonline on May 30, 2012 at 11:21 PM

See? All the same sex marriage advocates scoff when I point out that gay men can marry women if they want, and yet here’s this video.

Kensington on May 30, 2012 at 11:24 PM

I wasn’t saying it was wrong, just syrupy; no big deal.

Now let’s arm wrestle!

Bishop on May 30, 2012 at 11:15 PM

ok…

Then you’re a good match for each other. I wouldn’t have gone as far as he did. The truth is I actually considered renting a white horse to ride up and do the white knight thing.. for about a full minute.. till the completely ridiculousness of it appalled even me.. plus.. my wife would have slapped me stupid for doing it.

I do think in terms like I posted..

That it’s not real common a way to think.. well.. I’ve been called worse..

I’d buy ya a beer if I could.. and call it even.. Your way works for you.. mine for me..

good all around..

right or left handed?.. I have a bad left arm.

mark81150 on May 30, 2012 at 11:27 PM

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