I know I speak for many of you reading this when I say that of the hundreds of Planet Earth episodes I’ve seen, I can’t recall watching one while not being stoned to the moon. Getting high before Planet Earth is like stretching before running. Or brushing your teeth before bed. Or masturbating before crying. Not essential, but better paired together.
That’s why pairing Snoop Dogg with scenes from the newest season of Planet Earth was like pairing peanut butter with jelly. Tom and Gisele. Lamb and tuna fish. Is this getting old? Now don’t get me wrong, the show’s original narrator–Sir David Attenborough–could not be a better fit. If that dude whispered in my ear, “You have herpes,” I’d probably just give him a hug and thank him for talking to me (I’d avoid the kiss, for obvious reasons). But Attenborough largely appeals to the high-brow folk. The people who read the articles instead of deriving an opinion from the headline. The overachievers.
I think most of you agree that hearing Snoop dee oh double gee narrate one of the most popular scenes from Planet Earth sounds like music to the ears. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.