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Post-Halloween Clip du Jour: Christopher Walken reads Lady Gaga

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Halloween is over, but Christopher Walken’s powerful dramatic reading of Lady Gaga’s eminent piece of poetry, “Poker Face,” on BBC1’s Friday Night With Jonathan Ross will boast a YouTube time stamp of Oct. 31, 2009 forever. Witness a haunting lyrical miracle, below.

I already like Walken’s interpretation better than Lady Gaga’s, but the jury’s still out for me on whether Eric Cartman’s more “melodic” effort on last week’s South Park (featured at the end of last week’s Sound Bites video and embedded after the jump — that song takes on a whole different meaning with a guttural male voice, huh?) was more effective than Walken’s. Who wore it better? Oh, well. It’s not a contest. I mean: Ohhhhhhhhhh!