Larry Platt

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'Pants On the Ground' a Rip-Off?

'Pockets on the Floor' preceded it, and sounds oddly familiar...

(Newser) - “Pants on the Ground” fever struck America as soon as “General” Larry Platt introduced his instant classic on American Idol. But is it truly an original song? The Frisky points to a video of The Green Brothers singing an eerily similar tune called “Back Pockets on the... More »

'Pants on the Ground' Auteur Lawyers Up

American Idol auditioner 'General' Larry Platt hasn't seen a dime

(Newser) - “General” Larry Platt’s American Idol audition song, “Pants on the Ground,” is everywhere—and he’s hired a lawyer to try and make some money off it. Despite all the “Pants”-inspired merchandise for sale on eBay and the many, many remixes , Platt hasn’t... More »

Brett Favre Sings 'Pants on the Ground'

Minnesota Vikings' quarterback conjures American Idol contestant

(Newser) - Told you it would go viral: “General” Larry Platt’s “Pants on the Ground,” prominently featured on American Idol last week, has a new fan: Brett Favre. The Vikings’ quarterback performed his rendition after beating the Cowboys in the NFL playoffs 34-3 yesterday—he even acted... More »

This Idol Audition Is an Instant Classic

Larry Platt's 'Pants on the Ground' goes viral

(Newser) - The best part of last night’s American Idol: 62-year-old “General” Larry Platt performing his original song, “Pants On the Ground," at the Atlanta auditions. In fact, Wendy Atterberry thinks it may have just been “some of the best three minutes of television” ever, she writes... More »

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