Have you ever watched something and thought: “Now, this is just too good to be true!” The internet was abuzz recently over a bouquet catch video that fit that billing perfectly and, as expected, it was too good to be true.
In the brief video, a high-heel wearing bridesmaid makes an incredible catch of the bridal bouquet while another tumbles to the ground. If you think it looks familiar, you may be remembering that memorable catch made by New York Giants player, Odell Beckham, Jr. It’s no coincidence that Beckham’s and the bouquet catch look identical - the former was the inspiration for the 2016 Super Bowl Commercial that the latter was from.
Need to break this down. She did not make a football move going to the ground so she had to hold on to the bouquet. She did and it never hit the ground anyway. Catch! Hey @JohnLynch49ers, forget about Dez. Here is your new wide receiver. Sign her! https://t.co/337567xc6x— Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) May 29, 2018
That’s right. It was too good to be true. The thing is, not everybody knew that and, for some reason, the two-year-old commercial surface again to impress unsuspecting viewers. “Just an incredible athletic move. [H]ow did she know where that bouquet was when she had her head turned,” one Twitter user asks.
Just an incredible athletic move how did she know where that bouquet was when she had her head turned and to recognize where the bouquet was and catch it with one hand and have not touch the ground “Freak athlete “ her vertical is insane— Calvin Ward (@CalvinW92709090) May 29, 2018
Another simply points out the most impressive part of the catch by stating: “In heels.”
Then there are those like Sports Illustrated staff writer Michael Beller that clearly remember the origins of the video and are somehow incredulous over people not recalling the two-year-old commercial. It’s not that ridiculous that people don’t remember. A lot has happened over two years that could cloud one’s memory of a solitary Buick commercial.
How is it possible that we’re on day two of people not remembering that bouquet catch video was a Super Bowl commercial from like three Super Bowls ago?— Michael Beller (@MBeller) May 30, 2018
The Checkdown, an official Twitter account of the NFL, made it pretty obvious that the video was staged by posting a side-by-side comparison, asking “Who did it better?” Still, some couldn’t read between the lines and were convinced this bridesmaid was adamant about catching that bouquet.
Allan Bourdius (@UnrealAllan) sums up the entire situation quite nicely, capturing the disappointment that people must have felt once they realized it wasn’t real.