Scissor Sisters ‘to make comeback on Fraggle Rock’
The Scissor Sisters are set to make their big comeback… in a film version of Fraggle Rock. Here's a look at some other weird pop star appearances on TV...
Scissor Sisters, Fraggles and more wierd pop TV appearances
The Scissor Sisters set the music world alight with their brand of club-friendly glam-pop in 2004, but they’ve struggled to make a similar impact on the charts and celebrity gossip columns in recent years. However, if the papers are to be believed, Jake Shears, Ana Matronic and co are going to blast back in a rather unusual way – providing the music for a big screen version of Fraggle Rock.
Yep, the kids’ favourite, which starred a bunch of Muppet creatures known as Fraggles, is set to hit cinema screens with the aid of the Sisters’ tunes. “The Scissor Sisters have always been dedicated to the darkest, most debauched corners of clubland. But their last protect is much more child-friendly,” The Sun claimed.
Of course, it won’t be the first time that pop stars have given kids’ TV a PG rating (at least). Here are some that stick in our memory from down the years.
Katy Perry is censored on Sesame Street
The ‘I Kissed A Girl’ singer caused a storm in 2010 when she made an appearance on the long-running US TV favourite in a typically skimpy top. Just like the title of the song she sang with Elmo, producers ran ‘Hot n Cold’ about whether to use the footage after complaints from parents. The scene was eventually cut from the intended broadcast, although it can still be seen on YouTube.
Muse mime on Live & Kicking…
Muse might have a reputation as super-cool international rock stars these days, but at the start of their career they were a little less choosy about the ways they promoted their tunes. One incident involved an appearance on cheesy Saturday morning kids’ show Live & Kicking to play new single ‘Newborn’, where they swapped places and did everything possible to show their discontent about being forced to mime rather than play live.
…while Peter Andre argues with a ‘fan’
It wasn’t just rock stars who tore it up on Live & Kicking – supposedly kid-friendly stars also slipped up on the show. One particularly infamous incident occurred when regular celebrity news feature Peter Andre appeared on the show to answer questions from fans on spin-off show L&K Friday and was met with verbal abuse from a caller. Despite the obscenity being ignored by host Zoe Ball, Andre pressed on with the angry retort: “I don’t make music for you.”
…and Mel B swears live on TV
Yep, Live & Kicking again, and this time it’s Mel B weirdly predating her foul-mouthed parody on Bo Selecta by several years. When host Trey Farley tried to play a fun rhyming game while introducing guest DJ Pied Piper, the Spice Girl failed to grasp the art of subtle humour and, when presented with the phrase “thank her”, uttered a very rude word indeed for the middle of the morning.