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Southwest flight attendant brings comic relief to safety announcement

April 14, 2014 at 4:45 PM ET

Video: Video of a Southwest Airlines flight attendant cracking jokes like, "Position your seat belt tight and low across your hips, like my grandmother wears her support bra,” while giving safety instructions has gone viral.

Airlines have been known to add a little comedy to liven up the otherwise boring but important messages about in-flight safety.

Think Delta Air Lines' totally tubular 1980s flashback or Betty White's starring role in Air New Zealand's safety video

Other airlines embrace live stand-up comedy, as a hilarious video of Southwest Airlines flight attendant Martha "Marty" Cobb published April 12 on YouTube shows.  

"Position your seat belt tight and low across your hips, like my grandmother wears her support bra," she says.

The YouTube video has been viewed more than 2.3 million times. 

Cobb, who has been a Southwest flight attendant for seven years and lives in Dallas, told TODAY that she made the video about three months ago during a flight to Salt Lake City. She just recently set up her YouTube account and says she was "very surprised" by the response to her video.

"I guess I've always had a wit or sarcasm to me," she said, adding that she's done this routine on many flights but often changes up the wording.

"I can act like a grown up if I have to, but it's a lot more fun to make people laugh," she said. “As long as safety is our first concern, we can have fun.” 

Southwest Airlines has long been known for its wise-cracking flight attendants. "We're a fun-loving airline," says Southwest spokesman Dan Landson. "We like to put fun in your travel.

"As you can tell in the video, she definitely likes her job."

Not to mention there's nothing like a little comic relief to ease the stress of air travel. 



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