Les appears in Discovery Channel’s new “Boom De Yada” Commercial

The toe-tapping Discovery Channel tune heard ‘round the world has been given a refresh.  Discovery Channel’s “The World is Just Awesome,” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0jZzBEKIMc set to the music of the old campfire song, “I Love the Mountains,” hits the #1 non-fiction network Sunday, November 8 at 10 PM (ET/PT) during an all new episode of STORM CHASERS.

Featured in the new spots are familiar stars of Discovery Channel’s hit series singing along in very familiar surroundings including Captains Sig Hansen, Phil Harris, Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand and Keith Colburn of DEADLIEST CATCH hauling off crab pots; DIRTY JOBS host Mike Rowe busting throw muck and dirt; MYTHBUSTERS’ Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman mischievously experimenting at M5; STORM CHASERS’ Reed Timmer racing toward the eye of a tornado; Ben Bailey host of the Emmy® award-winning CASH CAB cruising Times Square; SURIVORMAN’s Les Stroud wading waist deep in swamp waters; and extreme sports fisherman MAN VS FISH’s Matt Watson diving on top of a marlin.

In addition to Discovery Channel talent, the new spot includes personalities and places that illustrate the wonders of the world including sixteen year old Zac Sunderland, the youngest person to circumnavigate the world; Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway®; the Transformers and Europe’s massive Hadron Collider, the largest and highest energy particle accelerator.  In addition to newsmakers and noteworthy places, the fourth graders of Miami Elementary School in Clinton Township, Michigan make an appearance with their own homegrown version of “Boom de Yada.”