Kristen Bell may get joyfully freaked out by Sloths, but Veronica Mars knows how to keep her sh*t together in the presence of bathing hippos, lounging lions, and chilled out cheetahs when visiting Africa. Another thing she knows how to do? Team up with her husband, Dax Shepard, to make a pretty great music video tribute to the song “Africa,” an ’80s banger from the band Toto.
This is, I want to re-state, a tribute to Toto’s own music video, not a shot-for-shot recreation. And isn’t that better? Leave the flawless recreations to Bell’s Party Down lover, Adam Scott. She and Shepard have their own take on the song, choosing to eschew the use of a massive stack of encyclopedias, a gong, a licensed David Paich wig, and a Bombay Trading retail showroom, instead choosing to sub in gorillas and the actual blessed rains down in Africa. And also choreography. There is a whole lot of running man in this video, and it is a whole lot of adorable because that’s the chief export of Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, as you will surely attest after watching this video of them just outright flaunting how well they do the couple thing and how well they vacation.