If you’re a fan of the 1999 movie Office Space, you probably remember actor John C. McGinley—in the role of consultant Bob Slydell—delivering the line, “Well, just a second there professor, we, uh, we fixed the glitch.”
In Kenny Chesney’s new video for “Rich and Miserable,” it’s McGinley who is now the professor.
Kenny tapped McGinley for the video, which stars the actor giving a speech in a college lecture hall, challenging the notion of what has value, how you define happiness and what really makes you rich. The tune, which was written by Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, is featured on Kenny’s 2016 album, Cosmic Hallelujah, and it has not been released as a single.
“When I called John [C. McGinley] to see if he’d do this for me, we talked for a while about what the song was about,” said Kenny. “It was something we’d talked about before, and he told me he understood why I thought this song was important. Those lines he delivers are something he and I both feel very deeply—and it’s something I think we’d all do well to consider. The fact he’d come do this video for me, knowing it’s never going to be a single . . . This video is strictly for calling attention to the message . . . says a lot about who he is, and the things that he values. Like me, he hopes this is a discussion worth having. Maybe this video does that.”
Watch the new video for “Rich and Miserable” below.