The video begins with the group of men at a nerd club audition for unusually nerdish superheroes as each of them states their names and unusual powers. However, they all don't make the cut for the club. When the man dressed as Elvis is about to introduce himself, Harwell steps in and throws him out. The auditioners become very shocked and impressed and immediately accept him into the club. The music video (directed by McG) features cameos by William H. Macy, Ben Stiller, Hank Azaria, Diane Rehm, Paul Reubens, Kel Mitchell, Janeane Garofalo, Doug Jones, and Dane Cook from the film Mystery Men (1999), which prominently featured the song.
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As of August 2018, the video has received over 177 million views on Smash Mouth's YouTube channel. See more
Since the song was featured in the film Mystery Men
clips and actors from the film were used in the video, but the film's failure at the box office lead the clips to be edited out. See more