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Pants on the Ground!!!

An original song performed by General Larry Platt on American Idol

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A Quick Tip by aznaphrodite

  • Jan 26, 2010
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This song is awesome and SO catchy!! Go General Larry Platt!!
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Quick Tip by . January 26, 2010
So ridiculous, but so awesome. Even more awesome is that The General is 62 years old!
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During the Atlanta auditions for season 9 of American Idol, 62-year-old activist Larry Platt appeared and performed his own original song, "Pants on the Ground." Platt was ineligible to continue, due to being well over the show's age limit of 28-years-old. His performance has since become a viral hit, and several celebrities performed the song in the days that followed the original airing of his audition. This included late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon, who performed the song while also impersonating Neil Young on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. NFL quarterback Brett Favre was also caught leading the Minnesota Vikings in a performance of the song in their locker room following their game against the Dallas Cowboys in the 2010 NFL playoffs.

Today Show hosts Meredith Viera, Matt Lauer, Al Roker and Ann Curry also organized a performance of the song. Platt himself also made an appearance on ABC's The View on January 18, 2010, performing the song in its entirety. Platt was not an actual Army General, but rather a civil rights activist in Atlanta. The nickname "General" was given to him by Hosea Williams because of his heroic efforts on behalf of the civil rights movement. In fact, the Georgia General Assembly designated September 4, 2001, as "Larry Platt Day", for his "priceless and immeasurable contributions to society", as well as "his great energy and commitment to equality and the protection of the innocent and for his ...
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