Some people were simply born to sing and dance on stage. Thankfully, a seeming lack of real vocal talent isn’t about to keep reporter Bob Herzog from being one of those extroverts who never misses a chance to entertain others.
Bob is a reporter at WKRC Local 12 in Cincinnati, Ohio, who’s as well-known for his hilarious song parodies as he is for his reporting. Bob’s giant, fun-loving personality is a big hit in his home city, and his most recent offering is so funny it’s going viral well beyond the Cincinnati city limits.
Known as the “Traffic Man” around the local news station where he works, Bob is known to write song parodies for the sole purpose of making his viewers laugh. In the past, he’s spoofed songs like “Rocket Man” by Elton John, “Faith” by George Michael, and even “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus. Now, the married father of four is tackling another beloved classic, “Let It Go” from the Disney movie “Frozen.”
Broadway legend Idina Menzel sings the original song, but Bob definitely brings something entirely new to his version. Instead of urging his viewers to “let it go,” he’s asking them to please stop attempting to drive through snowstorms and “just don’t go.”
As Bob chews the scenery with over-the-top hand gestures and singing, video clips of terrible winter driving conditions play on the screens behind him. School buses stall in traffic, cars slip and slide on black ice, trucks lose control and slide down the road sideways — all normal, albeit scary scenes winter drivers have experienced.
While Bob’s lyrics are hilarious, his message is actually rather serious. Why is it that some people simply refuse to stay off the roads when winter storms hit? Let the road crews do their work and just stay home!
“The snow blows right on the roads overnight, not a lane strike to be seen. A town with no transportation — and the info comes from me. Highways are crawling like some slow ants in a line. They won’t all stay in, heaven knows I try,” Bob croons earnestly.
We feel your pain, Bob!
“They can’t stay in, so they must see. Be the Traffic Man you have to be. The wheels they squeal, spinning the snow. And now they know… Just don’t go!”
As if these lyrics and Bob’s epic delivery aren’t enough, the “Traffic Guy” goes so far as to film a few scenes out in the freezing cold to illustrate just how slippery things really are. But the best part of the parody has to be the epic crescendo, wherein our hero gets on the anchor desk to deliver those soaring final verses.
This guy is downright hysterical, and just like that, we want to move to Cincinnati just so we can see him on the news each night.
Watch Bob crush his recommendation to stay off the roads in the video below, and be sure to share to make someone laugh today!
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