Family does scene by scene recreation of Journey video- the shutdown must end – IOTW Report

Family does scene by scene recreation of Journey video- the shutdown must end


A listener sent in a video of a family in Maple Valley who spent their quarantine time creating a shot by shot recreation of Journey’s “Separate Ways,” which has since gone a bit viral. Dad Steven Heller joined The Dori Monson Show to discuss what inspired them to do it.

“It was so much fun. I was sitting here in my office and I get a text from my wife who is in the bedroom just next door, and she’s like, ‘We need to make a music video.’ I thought that sounds like a lot of work … On Saturday, we just took all day. I didn’t think my kids were going to be into it. I thought they’d say, ‘Mom and dad, you’re dorks,’” he said.


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18 Comments on Family does scene by scene recreation of Journey video- the shutdown must end

  1. Fire Dr. Gramsci—I mean, Dr. Fasci—erm, Dr. Fauci.

  2. I watched half the video and thought what the hell is this crap. I was never a Journey guy so I wasn’t even sure of the original song. For some reason I listened to the radio interview, and I was then intrigued. So I rewatched the video, and I have to say I give them credit, they did a good job of breaking up the monotony of being quarantined. Two thumbs up!

  3. honesy gen – I too suffered from an embarrassing sexually transmitted disease. Saber Tooth Crotch Crickets!
    The itching and the burning, the squirming and the churning, KEPT ME UP ALL NIGHT!!!
    As soon as I contacted your good doctor he immediately had the cure. I didn’t even have to wait 14 days. It was astonishing.
    The itching and the scritching was previously unbearable, but now with the homemade remedy that he gave me I rest easy at night that I can thankfully give everyone else the STCC without having to worry that they will find out it was me who gave it to them because I can honestly say “I’m symptom free, I don’t know what you’re talking about, obviously I didn’t give it to you”.
    So then I make a bundle of money telling them about how I heard about this homemade remedy but the ingredients are way expensive (they’re not). Once they apply the ointment they “think” they’re cured (but they’ll keep spreading it because they still got it, just the symptoms are removed). So then that means more customers in my city for me!!! I’ve become rich and quit my job. Now I spend as much time as I can meeting up with naive women so I can “hook another sucker” (if ya know what I mean).
    You too can do this in your own city, just email me at or call 18009876534.

  4. I have Hanna-Barbera sound effects CD, I was thinking of doing some video editing put in blur and slow motion effects with the sounds.

    This video is much better. I wish the woman drummer had a fake moustache.

  5. Menotu. I’m gonna leave that spam comment in the thread because your parody is frickin hilarious.

  6. That was great!

    And the Journey video still sucks ass to this day.

  7. @jerry manderin – thanks now i’m watching all those no music videos!

  8. Wow, flashback…I actually did the first “unofficial” music video for Journey, “Don’t Stop Believin'” 1981.
    (They liked it but never used it.)

    part of my 15 minutes of fame

  9. I thought it was fun. honesy gen & menotu brightened my morning as well thank you.

  10. I loved Journey when I was a kid. I was quite good at the Journey Atari game. It was basically just walking and avoiding STDs and crust panties being thrown by groupies… or something, hey its been 40 yrs!

    My question is did the dad just happen to have that exact tank top before they were quarentined? I mean, I was impressed with how they put the video together with stuff they had on hand while confined to their home, but Dad’s tank top was an exact match for Steve Perry’s!!! hmmmm…

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