Courtney Barnes witnessed a non-fatal accident in Jackson, Mississippi. The rest is history.
For many people, being interviewed on TV is the only chance for a moment of a fame they'll have in their lifetime. You can hardly blame them for hamming it up a little. On the other hand, some people are just born entertainers, like Courtney Barnes.
This isn't his first time on TV – he's made multiple appearances on So You Think You Can Dance. But he tackles the role of "witness" with just as much gusto as any dance routine, and knocks it out of the goddamn park. There are some real gems in this clip. Here are just a few highlights:
"I'm a witness here."
"…piece of burger from Burger King…"
"…like a torNADO girl!"
This clip is definitely reminiscent of Antoine Dodson, who earned a special place in the Internet's heart by warning us all to hide our kids and hide our wife. We'll just have to wait and see if Courtney Barnes gets the same autotune treatment.
Obviously there are some uncomfortable aspects to laughing at either of these clips, but I at least feel better about this new one. First of all, the officer involved in the accident is OK. Also, Barnes clearly enjoys talking to the reporters, and the fact that he's voluntarily appeared on TV multiple times indicates that he likes this kind of attention. See for yourself: