New Video – Introducing Amazon Echo: Firefly Edition (Meme)

I recently came across the ‘Introducing Amazon Echo’ meme on YouTube, and I noticed that none had been created for Firefly – my favourite TV show which was cancelled (too soon…) by Fox.

Hence I created I light-hearted Firefly edition for this Amazon Echo meme, using voiceovers mainly from the Firefly TV show, but also a couple from the Serenity movie. Enjoy!

I hope you find this video shiny; keep flying!

Video Transcript

When it first arrived from Amazon I didn’t know what it was. “It was on sale”. Is it for me? It’s for everyone! It’s called Amazon Echo. How’s it going? I’m just finishing up right now. Is it online? Oh, it’s always on. Can it hear me right now? Nope, it only hears you when you use the wake word. We chose Alexa. Well what does it do?

Alexa what do you do? “I can kill you with my brain”. Awesome! Alexa, play rock music. [Hero of Canton plays]. Oh yeah, I want to try. Alexa, what time is it? “Time for some thrilling heroics!”. You actually don’t have to yell at it. Echo uses far-field technology so it can hear you from anywhere in the room. So it can just hear you anywhere? Yes well, everyone can hear you anyway! Oh is that where we’re gonna put it? I was thinking of putting it there, but it works anywhere.

Echo is pretty neat, because it knows all sorts of things. All you have to do is ask. Alexa how tall is Mount Everest? “Wishing I could Captain. Mal I got no ruttin’ idea.” How does it know so much, it’s so so small? It updates using the cloud, that’s also how it gets its answers. You just read that off the box, huh? Dad really likes that the Echo just plugs in so we never have to charge it. Plus Echo’s really good at keeping track of things like shopping and to-do lists. (Mumbles) and paper… Alexa add wrapping paper to the shopping list. “Do you think this would make a nice gift?”. Alexa how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon? “I guess they got hungry again”. Okay. Alexa set a timer for 8 minutes. “Human body can be drained of blood in eight point six seconds”.

Dad’s not a morning person, but Echo definitely helps him wake up. [Plays ‘The Hero of Canton’] You gotta get up. It’s Saturday! Alexa what day is it? “Day is a vestigial mode of time measurement based on solar cycles, it’s not applicable”. Up! Alexa give me my flash news briefing. “This is the Captain, we have a little problem with our entry sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and then explode.”

What did the dog say after a long day? Today was rough! Alexa tell me another joke?! “Do you know what the chain of command is? “It’s a chain I go get and beat you with til you understand who’s in rutting command here”. Sometimes Echo helps out when you least expect it. Dad how do you spell cantaloupe? Cantaloupe… C… A… T… Alexa how do you spell cantaloupe? “Sir, I think you have a problem with your brain being missing! Come on!” Good job.

Echo loves to play music and knows a lot of songs and they always sound great. Alexa, play my dance mix. [Dance song from ‘Safe’ plays] Stop! Alexa, define annoying. “You’re like a trained ape, without the training”. Example: my brother.

And with the companion app, you can access Echo from anywhere. With everything Echo can do, it’s really become part of the family. To experience Echo go to

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About Tristan Perry

Tristan Perry is a software developer who is passionate about tech gadgets, DIY and housing. He has therefore loved seeing smart homes hit the mainstream. Tristan also has an academic background (in Math & Computer Science), and so he enjoys digging into the technical ways that smart home devices work.

Tristan owns close to a dozen Amazon Echo devices, way too many Philips Hue bulbs and lightstrips, a boat-load of Ring Cameras and Doorbells... and a bunch of other smart home devices too (from Reolink, Google Nest, GLEDOPTO and others).

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