Billboard Music Awards Whatever Carpet: LMFAO

So, look… LMFAO is just messing with us, right?

Because they SEEM like a social experiment. Like they woke up one day and were like, “Yeah, okay, we have a Motown family heritage, but let’s see how much cash we can make if we dress like assclowns who run a souvenir shop in Hollywood located on some kind of a sonic Hellmouth and then shout about being drunk and partying,” and it worked, and so then they stepped it up by¬†gyrating with a bunch of inflatable zoo animals and then wearing a fearsome crotch maw while thrusting alongside a pink teddy, and people still went nuts for it, so they go home every night and wipe their tears of mirth with Benjamins and plot what will happen in Act III. Part of me is curious; the rest of me is afraid it will involve adult diapers and rigging their armpits to dispense beer.

[Photo: Getty]

Leave a reply

Comments (35):

  1. Lina

    Eh. Schtick.

  2. Heather

    Yes, but it’s just such boring schtick to me.

    • Maretha2

      That’s because apparently you are not a 10-year-old boy. I’m assured by those in the know that LMFAO are quite the hit with the Fourth Grade Set. Draw your own conclusions about the future from that.

      • gladly

        My 8-year-old nephew’s family is very grateful he doesn’t understand “passion in my pants” and sings “fashion in my pants” instead. These gentlemen, however, are lacking fashion in their pants.

  3. Jill

    I’m too old for this shit. Therefore, I do not even know who these people are or what songs they “sing”. And I’m pretty sure my life is just fine with that.

  4. JanetP

    To their credit (such as it is), they did seem pretty flabbergasted that they won the group/duo award last night. Not bad for a joke band.

  5. Mads

    No, I’m sure they are being completely serious.

  6. angel_wings

    Schtick. I’m pretty sure they’re not completely serious.

  7. Rowynn

    The first time my grandkids showed me these guys on YouTube, I said to them, “They’re not for real, are they? I mean, they know how ridiculous they are, and that’s kinda the point?” And they said “no, they are totally for real.” But… um.. whichever it is, I thought their music was kinda fun. If my knees would let me, I would so dance to that party anthem. I guess as you get older, you really do revert to childhood. That’s my only excuse.

  8. Willow

    As I am from The Land of Jedward, I feel we are partly to blame for this mess.

    We are sorry. Really, really sorry.

  9. Hannakin

    I remember hearing at one point that they are actually satirical, or at least started out that way, and the fact that everyone is taking them so seriously as a legitimate act is just a joke. I have no solid evidence to back this up as I can’t remember where I heard it, but I just have to believe, for my own sanity, that we don’t live in a world where people like this are real. I guess Gaga and Perry would put the lie to that anyway, but just let me /believe/, dammit!

  10. vandalfan

    They’re delightful to watch, that much I know, and I’m in the front-porch-rocking set. Very entertaining.

  11. toxxic

    Aww there’s nothing wrong with having a laugh! I’m pretty sure they don’t take themelves seriously. I much prefer their schtick to the likes of Minaj or Jessie J who spend just as much time looking ridiculous…

  12. Kayla

    Let me tell you, their schtick, as over the top as it is, is incredibly awesome when one is drinking away the sorrows of an impending divorce. Seriously.

  13. Erika

    I think it’s complete, intentionally over-the-top schtick, but I do find it entertaining and I secretly think they’re both kinda cute.

    • A.J.

      I’m glad I’m not the only one, Erika. I don’t like to admit my crush on RedFoo, but it exists.

      • Ms.A

        So do I.
        And shiiit everyone lighten up will ya! Their music is fun. Dumb maybe, but fun.

        • Eliza Bennett

          I like a lot of their stuff for “pregaming” where you’re doing your makeup and dressing up (and possibly doing shots, I’m in my 20s, don’t judge me) before going out to do more shots in public. I can’t even dredge up my pearl-clutcher because the shorter fool of the two’s HAIRCUT, sweet lord, is SO MUCH BETTER than what he had before. He had child molester hair before. This…though hard to believe…is so much better.

        • JM

          Ahhh,,,I’m so glad the younger set (I’m almost 40) still calls it “pregaming”.

  14. aa

    and yet they actually won something? Shame on you, America.

  15. Laucie

    Fun music, and I think it must be awesome to be rich and famous and then put on normal clothing and go out unrecognized and unmolested.

  16. Tessie Bee

    Their ‘sexy and I know it’ song is insanely catchy and popular with all the zumba classes I’ve been to, which adds to the whole thing – silly but bum wiggling fun that gets the blood pumping and everyone laughing.

    No complaints here, it’s my fave zumba routine.

    • Gwen Robinson

      I love that one at Zumba, too! Actually, I pretty much love it anywhere, and the same goes for Party Rock Anthem. But really, anyone who gets Ron Jeremy to be in their video kinda has to know it’s a joke, right?! Doesn’t make them any less enjoyable. I’m shocked the one cut his hair off, though. :)

  17. Mongerel

    Well, they are cute, but guys…XYZ.

  18. Veronica

    I can’t generate any real malice toward LMFAO. I kind of feel the way I do about them that I do about Kesha – at least they aren’t pretending to be anything but a schtick. Nothing makes me want to throw my radio across the room faster than one of those idiotic interviews with a pop bands about “what this song means,” as if I am supposed to swallow the idea that even the barest modicum of depth has somehow secreted past my notice into a song titled GURL U FYNE.

  19. Suzie

    Sometimes the world needs a laugh, and they do that for me. :)

  20. Cranky Old Batt

    Steve Erkle called, he just did a raspberry and said, “Did it first!”

  21. Jules

    ‘adult diapers and rigging their armpits to dispense beer.’

    Choking on a pita chip at my desk was not how I’d planned to leave this world.

  22. guerra

    come on, their songs are so catchy!! perfect club songs & sexy and I know it – perfect pop song which had everyone from a 4 year old to a 40 year old singing it, that takes talent!

  23. Carolyn

    I, also, find them delightful. There’s something so wonderful about experiencing so much joy in not giving a f***.

  24. Susieboo74

    I LOVE LMFAO!!! They so don’t give a shit and I find it refreshing!