''American Idol'' auditioner General Larry Platt becomes a viral sensation

By EW Staff
January 22, 2010 at 05:00 AM EST
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Sixty-three-year-old American Idol auditioner General Larry Platt has become a viral sensation with ”Pants on the Ground.” We grade just a few of the homages making the rounds on the Web.

1. Jimmy Fallon knocked our socks-but not our pants-off with his rendition of Platt’s song, performed à la Neil Young. A
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2. Brett Favre led his Vikings teammates in an unexpected ”Pants on the Ground”-inspired cheer after their win over the Dallas Cowboys. B+
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3. Alvin, Simon, and Theodore don’t even wear pants, yet they still shriek Platt’s tune. Hmmm. D
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Ryan Seacrest hosts as Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan guide aspiring singers on their way to superstardom.
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  • 06/11/02
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