Everybody was kung flu fighting.
A French stunt school has provided an entertaining take on the viral #StayAtHomeChallenge sparked by the coronavirus: a high-flying fight sequence that adheres to social-distancing restrictions.
The hard-hitting YouTube clip, posted last week by the school — Campus Univers Cascades — boasts over 340,000 views.
During the exhilarating 2½-minute montage dubbed the “CUC challenge,” stunt performers deal each other an impressive array of punches, kicks and headbutts, all while responsibly isolated in their homes.
Each time a CUC cadet throws a blow, the camera seamlessly cuts to another stuntman pretending to get smacked with the previous shot. They then dust themselves off and dole out mock punishment to another acrobat through the camera lens.
In one hard-hitting sequence, an aerialist can be seen slapping his friend with a banana. Another shows a martial artist using his own kid to whack their fellow fighter as though the kid were a chair in a WWE bit. Even toilet paper is weaponized in an apparent jab at the hoarding hysteria sparked by the coronavirus.
Needless to say, the “Biggest Stunt School in the World’s” punch-packed PSA has become a hit with online stunt fans.
“I feel like I’ve just been punched about 20 times,” said one action fan on YouTube.
“Sense of humor, accompanied by a strong punch — it’s always a very convincing argument,” said another.
Safe to say, CUC’s anti-COVID mashup provided a far better morale boost than that cringeworthy compilation of celebrities singing John Lennon’s “Imagine.”