Pop star/ known Left Shark associate Katy Perry refers to her new music video for “Swish Swish” as “the most absurd game of the century,” and she’s probably right. The super fun video depicts a basketball game between a team of misfits (the Tigers) and an opposing squad that is about a thousand times better at the sport than they are (the Sheep). The one thing for which neither of the teams nor the video as a whole is lacking in is sheer star power. From Game of Thrones to Stranger Things to people famous for getting a metric ton of retweets, this video has an unexpected cavalcade of celebrity cameos.A commentating crew of Rich Eisen and NBA legend Bill Walton run through the Tigers’ pitiable roster, prompting Walton to ask, “Where do they find these people?” Walton’s on to something: The Tigers are highlighted by Stranger Things‘ Gaten Matarazzo, that arm-swinging Backpack Kid, a.k.a. Russell Horning, and Kate “Kobe” Perry herself, and they’re also coached by Molly Shannon.
Meanwhile, the Sheep are coached by a blonde wig-wearing Terry Crews, and their roster is far more formidable: They have Hafþór Júlíus “Thor” Björnsson, a.k.a. The Mountain from Game Of Thrones, 10x Ms. Olympia champion Iris Kyle, and others who probably spent more time in the gym last weekend than any of the Tigers have in their entire lives.
? TUNE IN TO THE MOST ABSURD GAME OF THE CENTURY: ? vs. ? STARTS NOW❗ #SWISHSWISH ? https://t.co/ZgneesNyQd pic.twitter.com/t7VN2GD7n2
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) August 24, 2017
The familiar faces don’t end there! Also seen in the video are some of the cast of Netflix’s GLOW, competitive eater Joey Chestnut, Carter Wilkerson (the kid who wanted Wendy’s chicken nuggets and got all those retweets), the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns, and the New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski.
If this is what the sequel to Space Jam is going to look like, we don’t know how we feel about it. It’s a lot of fun, though, so check out the video above and let us know in the comments which celebrities you think could have helped the Tigers out.
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