Video: Bermuda “Happy” Video Makes Oprah!

April 14, 2014

[Updated] A glimpse of the Bermuda version of the Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” video was shown on OWN, the television network owned by superstar Oprah Winfrey.

During an interview with Pharrell William on Oprah Prime last night [Apr 13] they played a montage of fan-created YouTube videos adapted from his hit song “Happy,” and the montage started out with the Bermuda version.

Screenshot from Oprah’s interview with Pharrell Williams with a glimpse of the Bermuda video on screen:

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Directed and shot by “Into Bermuda,” the video provides cameos by a wide variety of the islands’s inhabitants, with shots taking place on boats, historic cannons, caves, pink sand beaches, and city parks, the video features the Gombeys, firefighters, workers, scuba divers, Johnny Barnes, well-known Fairmont Hamilton Princess doorman Carvel Van Putten, Town Crier Ed Christopher, and many others.

The Bermuda video being shown by Oprah:

The montage brought Williams to tears, with the 41 year old superstar becoming emotional watching all the video versions of his hit song, saying: “It’s overwhelming, because it’s like I love what I do, and I just appreciate the fact that people have believed in me for so long that I could make it to this point to feel that.”

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  1. Ottojr says:

    It is a shame we cannot watch Own in Bermuda. The same ole extremely boring-red tape reasons as to why we cannot have the station.

    • RJ says:

      Considering OWN’s ratings, you are certainly not the only one not watching her network.

      • Eugenia Roberts says:

        OWN is doing quite well; turning a profit actually. Many lives have been enriched by its existence.

        • BETTTY TRUMP says:

          I want to watch it as well, I love that channel. The Bermuda Happy video is just outstanding, it is great stuff. We need to use it as part of our Tourism product. Great Job !!

    • Thunder Man says:

      Where there is a will there is a way, nothing to stop you starting a TV station or new cablevision company and bringing in what you want to watch. stop waiting for other people to provide stuff for you

      • Thunder Man says:

        or get DishNetwork Channel 189, 2 mins of research and the answer is here, that wasn’t too hard was it????

    • X man says:

      Ya got to see it’ – some incredible shows come on that OWN network – one of these Cable broadcast has to try and get it. — according from what I’ve read it’s ratings is a lot higher than when it started. – it will get there!
      My Friends in the USA tell me about a lot of good shows on Own we don’t get.

  2. Eugenia Roberts says:

    Bermuda would truly be inspired by some of her shows, especially the Lifeclass. I love channel 182 OWN!!

  3. sage says:

    Should have let Oprah buy that house…

  4. Rick Olson says:

    WOW will get it for all u Oprah fans .

    • Iron Man says:

      Since you got sacked from the government board don’t you have other matter to deal with Ricky.

      • Rick Olson says:

        Ouch from the spineless peanut gallery

      • Katlyn says:

        Do we always have to stoop so low and get in a personal attack PLEASE….Lets be positive about a great video really…………..

      • Katlyn says:

        Must we always stoop so low and always throw in a personal attack.

  5. Derek A. G. Jones says:

    The story here isn’t about Bermuda, it’s about a guy who wrote a song that touched so many people it got them on their feet and made them proud to show off their own people and countries. It brought him to tears realizing he could have such a loving impact on so many people.

    That is what life is all about. Write your own story.

  6. Coffee says:

    Does Hanbury know about this , and does he appreciate the power of Oprah ?

  7. The Bermuda version was amazing !

    • Cleancut says:

      The London version was also good, they could have shown more sights though.

  8. The Bermuda version was amazing !
    Here are some more cool videos that will make you HAPPY !
    http://doublefantasybermuda.com/HAPPY_BERMUDA/happy.html

  9. concerned says:

    I’m so happy for him,wow so overwelming to see even for me,what and artist of song,bought the world to one though his song,well done.wow just amazing “HAPPY” well done williams,he has a heart of gold.

  10. swing voter says:

    Bermuda could have had frequent exposure if our beloved Labor government would have allowed her to purchase a home here ;-( another example of ‘what the hell were they thinking’….

  11. SMCK says:

    WELL DONE ‘INTO BERMUDA’ !!
    You hit the most powerful women in media and nailed it ! Pharrell was moved by the response and Bermuda is proud of your production.

    This type of publicity is huge for Bermuda and could not have been bought! Thank you Andrew Kirkpatrick and your team over at INTO BERMUDA for making us proud and for doing an outstanding job on the “Bermuda Happy’ video.

  12. Paul Clarke says:

    I have to agree with Derek Jones. Why is everyone so into Oprah? Pharrell Williams has been one of my favorite artist for years. Love all of his work. To learn more, look up Pharrell on Wikipedia. This guy is a genius. As for Miss Winfrey, too many years of her self promotion which on the surface has encouraged a lot of people, but how many has she inspired that have faired as well as she has. I’d rather have Mr. Williams as a role model. Oprah bores me!

  13. Independent says:

    They both have done well in their own way. Oprah might not be my show, but she has had a great impact on many people, mostly women. Pharrell has been around for years, he is one of the best producers of my time. No need to hate on either of them.

  14. sage says:

    That hat looks ridiculous.

    • Katlyn says:

      Stop being negative..Are you not happy that everyone dresses different what a wonderful world.

      • sage says:

        I am being honest, are you not happy I have my own opinion? Stop being negative, be truthful.

  15. Lone Wolf says:

    The Bermuda version of the Happy Song is very cool indeed. It makes me smile whenever I see it and my kids get up and dance & sing along EVERY time! A job well done.

    I agree with Bettty. We should use it as part of our tourism product. Or at least have it playing on that flat screen tv at the airport reception area. (Not sure if they already do or not).

    It is just fun and a pleasure to watch.

  16. godson says:

    A wonderful Bermuda Version…. Can we get it (the video) on any Bermuda channel as a commercial? Just asking?

  17. WTF says:

    Having watched videos of “Happy” from at least 20 different countries, I must say that the Bermuda aversion is the one that I find most outstanding. It’s brilliantly done and showcases Bermuda and its people in such a lovely way. I can’t even guess how many time’s I’ve watched it and have e-mailed the You Tube link to pretty much everybody I know. Well done to the “Into Bermuda” crew.

    I love Lone Wolf’s suggestion of having it shown at the airport reception hall and in the departures area, if it isn’t already being shown there.