Jon Lapidese Presents
“Because we’re all traveling somewhere…”
#16 Riding, Flying & Pumping Gas with The First Lady
Is this really happening? Have I lost my grip on reality? I can’t find my cameraman. And there’s a helicopter waiting… hovering 100 feet above us. And Maria Shriver sits nearby, in a low-rider, putting on her makeup. But the craziest part is, this isn’t a dream. Unfortunately.
#15 Engine Trouble Plus Vomit
Scotch coolers, PF Flyers, plastic fishing rods and Brownie cameras. This can only mean one thing: Mid-century family vacation! Were you there? Or would you like a peek? Come on, let’s take a drive back in time. That is, until the car breaks down.
#14 Up To 50% Off At The Third Tunnel of Aggression
Korea is one crazy place. Where else can you find insane clown dictators and Gangnam Style only about an hour way from each other? Our mission was to explore one of the famous invasion tunnels there. Join us in Neverland, for a trip down a real commie rabbit hole.
#13 Paris On $1 a Day
Mes Amis – My friends. We’re off to Paris where I get into a bit of difficulté. I’m young. I’m stupid. And I manage to get myself stuck inside a cemetery. With literally a million others. But they’re dead. What’s my excuse?
#12 Edinburgh: "You Must Think We Are Barbarians."
Edinburgh for the holidays is kinda special. Beautiful, cold, dark and twinkly. With a just touch of the looney. It was all castles, caverns and peaty drams in festive pubs. Join us down these merry lanes. Season’s greetings and a Happy New Year! Now here’s a wee tale for ya.
#11 Planes, Trains & Automobiles... Also, Choppers & Butterflies
Today we’re flying with the President of Mexico to one of the wonders of our world. It took the imagination of a universe to divine a place this… startling. Hop on board as we adventure to Wonderland…
#10 Hey Redhead Boy!
We’re traveling to Jamaica! Shooting video in Kingston. Jammin’ with the First Lady. Things are cool. When suddenly the First Lady has some Second thoughts about this party. But it’s my job to keep it going. Will she stay or will she go?
#9 Giving Thanks in Aguas Calientes
This is a story about disaster in Peru. But also recovery, adventure and thanks. We were just happy to make it out of that place alive. So of course we celebrated by eating. A big, festive meal, straight from the earth. Happy Thanksgiving!
#8 Elaine! Bring Back My Plane!
You ever get so frustrated you surprise yourself with an outburst of anger? You ever get so angry you surprise yourself with an outburst of frustration? I did… at Miami International Airport. It was cathartic for me. Though it did piss off a few hundred people. Guess if wasn’t as cathartic for them…
#7 Lost Bags & Found Briefs in Rajasthan
We’re on the road to Rajasthan! It’s India – land of mystics, mobs and tikka masala. Just one problem: our bags didn’t make it. They’re somewhere in London… along with our camera batteries. And of course, my underwear. Yep, you guessed it – this is a travel/underwear story!
#6 I Hate This F**n Town!
The guys and I are on a video shoot in Florence, Italy. We’re covering a chef’s table so we’re eating our way through course after succulent course. They’re in heaven but I caught some travel bug and am about to lose my antipasto… all over the Ponte Vecchio.
#5 A Presidential Sales Job
Amidst the giant sand dunes in Huacachina Peru, I find myself cajoling the Peruvian president to take a dune buggy ride. But he has a bum leg and wants to sit this one out. No president. No show.
#4 Aruba: Doing the Heimlich at the Hilton
Aruba is “One Happy Island”, and we had explored it all on 4 wheelers, Harleys, Heli’s and speedboats. It was fun… until suiddenly it was’t.
#3 Tell the King We Don't Want His Chopper!
On our shoot throughout Jordan we ask the age-old question, “What’s a souk?”
#2 Buzzing the Eagle's Nest
The chopper’s wash blew down on the hundred happy tourists as we sailed over their heads. People were hanging on to their sausages. This was the shot.
#1 Giraffe Attack!
“Did you know a giraffe can kill a lion?” We didn’t. But we also didn’t know a giraffe can chase a film crew around in circles.