‘My chip pan’s on fire!’ South Yorkshire Fire Service’s hilarious take on the Kings of Leon classic
- Pete McKee sings in his Yorkshire accent, ‘Wooaahh, me chip pan’s on fire!’
- South Yorkshire Fire Service teamed up with band The Everly Pregnant Brothers
- They hope the video will encourage drunks to get a takeaway instead of cooking
A team of firefighters are gunning for Christmas Number One with their hilarious take on the Kings Of Leon hit ‘Sex On Fire’.
Only in this version, lead singer Pete McKee sings in his Yorkshire accent, ‘Wooaahh, me chip pan’s on fire!’
South Yorkshire Fire Service joined with The Everly Pregnant Brothers to make the video, which they hope will encourage drunks to get a takeaway instead of cooking.
Firefighters and 999 operators bop along to the reworked track with the band as they warn revellers to get takeaway ‘grub’ – instead of using the chip pan.
They sing: ‘I should have had a pizza or had a kebab, but I couldn’t be bothered, I thought I was clever and now my house is on fire.’
The Red Watch firefighters who played cameos in the video would like to see ‘Chip Pan’ claim the Christmas Number One spot.
But bookies William Hill think the re-worked attempt at the festive charts is more of a flash in the pan – with odds of 50-1.
The band’s frontman Pete McKee, said: ‘It was an absolute honour to get the involvement of the fire brigade and red watch.
Assistant Chief Fire Officer Martin Blunden, said: ‘This record is clearly a bit of festive fun, but with chip pans still responsible for large numbers of house fires every year, we think there’s a safety message in there somewhere.
‘We also want to remind people that tens of thousands of firefighters and 999 operators – not to mention many more of their colleagues in the emergency services – will be on duty this Christmas keeping people safe.
‘It’s all for a good cause, with every penny the band makes going to support older and homeless people, which is very much part of the fire service’s ethos of helping the most vulnerable people in our communities.’
The Everly Pregnant Brothers have a gig at Sheffield’s O2 Academy this weekend, where they will be joined on stage by the firefighters.
Fellow band member Shaun Doane, said: ‘Like most things with the Everly Pregnant Brothers, this started as something small, a tweet in fact, and it’s grown and mutated into something pretty cool.’
Good causes will also benefit from the assault on the yuletide top spot, with cash raised from sales of the single going to charities Shelter and Age UK.
The ‘Chip Pan’ track is available to pre-order now on iTunes, Google Play Music, Amazon, Spotify and Deezer.
But to give the song the best chance of reaching number one the public are asked to only download the song after 16 December.