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Sgt. 'Gaga' explains his spoof

By Ed O'Keefe

The military spoof of Lady Gaga's hit song, "Telephone" has boosted troop morale in Afghanistan and the soldiers behind it will not face disciplinary charges, according to the video's mastermind.

Sgt. Aaron Melcher told CBS's "The Early Show" on Wednesday that an R&R trip home and a chance to watch the original music video with his wife inspired him to shoot the video with his partner.

"Everyone over here pretty much think it's the most hilarious thing they've ever seen," Melcher said. "Superiors back it up, it's a morale booster over here."

But he's yet to hear from "Ms. Lady Gaga," (as he called her) -- and he hopes she'll reach out for the sake of his wife, a big fan.

The dance moves came courtesy of a high school friend: "I just played around with it just a tad. What you got was a very rough version of some choreography."

Good to know the military appreciates a good sense of humor ... and bad dancing.

By Ed O'Keefe  | May 5, 2010; 11:45 AM ET
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Having served in the military I know fun and creative things like this happen often. These guys did a super job, funny as heck, and absolutely NO animals were harmed during this dance! You go guys, I've watch your video 6 times.

Posted by: clintt5 | May 5, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

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