Police department steals the show with their epic lip-sync challenge in a donut shop
The lipsynching challenge is taking the nation by storm and the police department in Sherman, Texas, pulled out all the stops.
They wanted to put an original spin on the challenge and wanted to give it an authentic feel. The team filmed their challenge in a donut shop.
Read more on our Twitter account, @amomama_usa. A video clip of their performance can be seen below.
They also uploaded the video to Facebook, where it had been viewed more than 8 million times in the three months it has been online.
The post was also shared 146,000 times with 141,000 reactions and 10,000 shares. They explained in the caption:
"Well, the folks at the Sherman, Texas Police Department aren't about to let any other PD claim the throne of Top Gun when it comes to fake singing..."
To keep with the Top Gun spirit, they performed the Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Loving Feelin'" in their local Hot 'n Creamy Donuts.
Their performance was so convincing that many netizens thought the officers were really singing, and not just lipsyncing.
It was only the diehard "Top Gun" fans who noticed that the audio track was taken directly from the Tom Cruise film.
Assistant Chief Bruce Dawsey said in an interview with KTEN that filming the challenge was a lot of fun. They planned on shooting for more than an hour.
"We were able to do it in about 40 minutes... so if it doesn't look good, that's because we did it in about 40 minutes; but if it looks really great? Hey, we did that in 40 minutes!"
They did a short practice run the Friday afternoon before filming on location at the donut shop. All the officers partaking in the challenge were off-duty.
Police officers, firefighters and other servicemen from all over the country have been submitting their best shot for the lip sync challenge.
The Norfolk Police Department boogied to Brun Mars' "Uptown Funk," and their clip had been viewed nearly 80 million times in only three months.