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Posted at 3:41 PM ET, 02/14/2011

♪♫ Cee-lo channels Elton John

By Melissa Bell
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Cee-lo and Gwyneth Paltrow(Lucy Nicholson/Retuers)

Were you mildly confused by Cee-lo and Gwyenth Paltrow's chicken-suited, Muppet backed-up duet on Monday night's Grammy's? That's because you're obviously too young to know the genius insanity of Elton John. In his memorable visit to the Muppet Show in 1977, Elton John dons a chicken suit, sings a little ditty and eventually gets eaten by crocodiles (the Muppet Show used to be really graphic). Cee-lo did a fine turn mimicking Elton's chicken dance and Gwyenth wasn't half bad as Janice the Muppet.

(H/t Geekosystem)

By Melissa Bell  | February 14, 2011; 3:41 PM ET
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The writer, Ms. Bell, worked hard to find this connection. At 50, I'm NOT too young to remember this, but still didn't. The two things I thought of when I saw Cee-Lo last night was that a) he was the black Elton John, and b) he looked as if Elmo mated w/the NBC peacock and had a son!

Posted by: imgeorg | February 14, 2011 11:32 PM | Report abuse

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