Last night, America tuned in to see which bands would take home the gold plated paperweights that indicate success in the music industry. What they were probably not expecting to see was Cee Lo Green dressed in a sequined bird costume performing a cleaned up version of his hit song “F—- You” backed up by a band of muppet-esque creatures. Oh, and Gwyneth Paltrow was there reprising her appearance on Glee, or something.
Green, who rose to prominence with Danger Mouse as part of Gnarls Barkley was apparently invoking Elton John’s performance on the Muppet Show from years back, using the same costume and surrounding himself with muppets.You can take a look and judge for yourself.
Personally, the surreal imagery and bizarre radio-safe re-write of the song brought to mind the Riverbottom Nightmare Band, but that might just be me.
So sit back and enjoy the spectacle. Oh, and there is no word yet if Paltrow herself performed, or if Frank Oz really outdid himself.
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