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'Neil Young' croons 'Pants on the Ground'

The “Pants on the Ground” phenomenon continues to resonate. One night after 62-year-old “General” Larry Platt introduced the contagious public-service advisory for urban youth on American Idol, Neil Young appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon with his own neilyoung-y rendition. Well, sort of.

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Of course, that was actually Fallon, who had previously impersonated Young while singing the theme song from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Fallon’s late-night future might be out of his hands, but his unique talents are another reminder that the boldest and most original chatfests air after midnight.

What did you think of his performance? Did it need more cowbell?

Originally posted January 15 2010 — 9:07 AM EST

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