Last month we posted a lengthy defense of William Shatner’s much-derided “Rocket Man” video. One argument was that Shatner knew perfectly well that it was ridiculous. He wanted you laughing at him. Further proof of his brilliant ability to mock himself came last night on George Lopez when he Rocket Man-ed up Cee-Lo Green’s oft-covered “Fuck You.” Turns out there is no one better at making fun of William Shatner than…William Shatner.
Any artists who have not yet hopped aboard the “Fuck You” locomotive: Sorry, but this train has left the station. Shatner’s deadpan drawl and glorious cursing deliver the definitive cover. It’s Shatner at his finest. This right here is must-see Internet. Check out the video below and, for take-away hilarity, snag the MP3 too.
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