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This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but with a bee movie.
A follow-up to meme-worthy classic Bee Movie is undoubtedly the reason the rapture missed its call time for Friday, July 29. Since May, YouTube channel End Time Prophecies had been absolutely adamant about our planet being destroyed, save for its initial video proclaiming that the United States and Israel were over.
Somehow, the final End Time Prophecies video hit over 6 million views.
And yet they failed us because Jerry Seinfeld decided to save us. Seinfeld had previously been wary of a Bee Movie sequel. In a June AMA on Reddit, the comedian worried such a follow-up would make the first film “less iconic.”
As of 8:56pm on Friday, he’s nearly changed his tune.
What about “Bee Movie 2”?
What’s going on with that?
— Jerry Seinfeld (@JerrySeinfeld) July 30, 2016
Tempting fate was apparently just enough to stave off the malevolent forces of our collective sins. Bravo, Jerry Seinfeld. We can’t wait for Bee Movie 2, in theaters just before the rapture gets us.
A former Weekend Editor at the Daily Dot, April Siese's reporting covers everything from technology and politics to web culture and humor. Her work has been published by Bustle, Uproxx, Death and Taxes, Rolling Stone, the Daily Beast, Thrillist, Atlas Obscura, and others. Siese joined Quartz in December 2016.