Brian Wilson stars in new campaign video for SF mayor Ed Lee
But the wild and wooly Giants closer has popped up again on YouTube. His latest appearance is in a campaign video for San Francisco interim mayor Ed Lee, who is seeking re-election in November.
The theme of Lee’s campaign — and of the video — is “Too Legit To Quit” — a commentary on Lee’s desire to finish what he started when he took over the city’s top spot after Gavin Newsom resigned to become the Lt. Governor of California back in January.
Along with the cameo by Wilson, the video features the likes of Niners legend Ronnie Lott, will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, Marissa Mayer of Google, 49ers owner Jed York, Hunter Walk of YouTube, and of course, MC Hammer.
In the clip, which features vocals by Ashkon (“Don’t Stop Believin’”), Wilson dons a pair of parachute pants and a “Fear The ‘Stache” t-shirt, in honor of Lee’s lip bristles. He endorses the 1978 UC Berkeley Law School graduate by saying (at the 1:10 mark), “Let’s be honest, folks. If your last name is Lee, you’re kinda sweet…Bruce Lee, Tommy Lee, Sara Lee, MOTT-lee. Crew.”
If you can get beyond the obvious sellout look and feel of the clip, there are a few redeeming qualities to the video. Watching Wilson dance like MC Hammer is definitely one of them.
Here’s the “behind the scenes” portion with Wilson dancing: