National Geographic Channel executives and staffers filmed their own music video for 1994 dance hit, “The Macarena” — all in honor of the cable channel’s upcoming miniseries, “The 90s: The Last Great Decade?”
Staffers threw caution to the wind, dug up their pagers, choker necklaces, big and colorful sunglasses, and all the floral print and overalls you could want to capture the era.
They may look like the men behind the song, “Los del Rio,” but the two men in suits are none other than Geoff Daniels, head of NatGeo WILD, and Brad Dancer, the senior vice president of programming, planning and research for NatGeo and NatGeo WILD. And, blink and you’ll miss her, but National Geographic CEO Courteney Monroe even dons a white hat and can be seen dancing in one of the crowds.
The dancers were made up primarily by the D.C. office’s employees, with the N.Y.C. office representin’ on their rooftop deck in SoHo.
All that to bring attention to Nat Geos’ “The 90s: The Last Great Decade?” Rob Lowe narrates the three-part miniseries which includes 120 original interviews, including a rare television interview with presidential intern-gone-bad, Monica Lewinsky.
Watch the video above.
“The 90s: The Last Great Decade?” begins Sunday at 9/8c on the National Geographic Channel.