*No, it’s not a scene from the final season of “Glee.”
These are the students of A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School in Dallas and their theater teacher, Scot Pankey, in a one-take video for the Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars hit “Uptown Funk.”
Pankey tells the Dallas Morning News that it was done as one of the school’s two annual assigned projects.
“We are a project-based school — there are only two in the Metroplex — and that means you give the students a project, put them in teams and they have to come up with solutions. They had three weeks to work on it, then present as a group what they learned.”
Pankey promised to join in the fun if his six theater classes would let him. (Of course, they said yes.) The YouTube video has been seen more than 3 million times since its January 24 release.
Student council Vice President Bryan Urraca and senior class President Johan Cruz shot the video in a single take.
The teens impressed one key player: Mars himself, who said he cried when he saw the video.