The video, directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, takes the form of a fictional 3D video game from the third person point of view of each of the band members, all on some sort of adventure; this varies with each band member. John Frusciante, sporting a similar hairstyle to that he favored during the Blood Sugar Sex Magik era, runs through Hollywood, dodging celebrities and their bodyguards. Chad Smith snowboards in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, then he falls off a cliff and lands on a train. Anthony Kiedis swims in the San Francisco Bay, surrounded by sharks and women; he then surfs on a shark's back and suddenly jumps into the front seat of a convertible car and drives off. Flea runs through Sequoia National Park, saving a bear from a hunter, riding a mining cart, and escaping many lumberjacks as they are cutting down all the trees.
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The song is mainly about the dark side of Hollywood and the export of culture through the movie industry. See more