Anna Kendrick sang “When I’m Gone” in Universal’s 2012 hit “Pitch Perfect” along to the beat of the cups game, and immediately spawned a legion of internet imitators.
But until now, none of them has even come close to breaking a world record doing so.
Canada’s Collége Saint-Bernard in Drummondville, Quebec, set out to do just that when it enlisted 1,500 teachers and students — from kindergarten through high school — to perform the “Cups” song.
The result is not just record breaking but pretty spectacular as well, as the students do “Cups” underwater, in a cheerleading stunt, and of course, in class — when they probably should have been studying Français.
Watch the incredible feat unfold.