The Lonely Island premiered a new digital short (which should stop being called “Digital Shorts” because, c’mon, let’s be honest, guys: these aren’t scrappy little shorts of yesteryear) on Saturday Night Live this weekend that featured Michael Bolton, best known for apparently defining what “sexy” looked like in the early nineties (read: bald head, long mullet and earring, or the “Newly-divorced Dad”).
Laugh as we may have at Michael Bolton, the guy obviously has an enviable sense of humor about himself, which is why his appearance in their new song, “Jack Sparrow,” is an excellent career move, considering his duet with Lady Gaga didn’t necessarily slaughter the competition (Peabo Bryson‘s duet with Ke$ha) (JK JK JK). Michael Bolton really likes Pirates Of The Caribbean, as it turns out. Oh, and drag. He also likes dressing up like a woman, and it’s terrifying.
You know what they say: if you want to go viral, dress up like a pirate. Or like Forrest Gump, if Forrest Gump were secretly a transvestite.
[via Viral Video Vault]
– Eliot Glazer