Gordon Pinsent Reads Justin Bieber: Just the Tip of Creepy Old Man Syndrome

gordon pinsentIf we learned anything from Gordon Pinsent reading Justin Bieber, it's that there's nothing quite as viral as old men making fun of young pop stars.

The Canadian comedian rather hilariously recited a series of passages from The Biebs' bestselling memoir, First Step 2 Forever, including an emotional recount of "the ugliest haircut of [his] life."

The clip calls to mind a similar comical rendition -- none other than Christopher Walken reading Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" lyrics.

Well, if old guys creepily reading the work of young pop stars are going to be the new trend, the least we can do is suggest some choice old guy-young pop star pairings. Without further ado ...


Imagine, if you will, these old guys reciting our favorite young pop stars' lyrics:

Celebrity Pair: 60 Minutes' Andy Rooney, aka Grumpy McGrumpster, is a perfect match for Eminem's angry lyrics.

Ideal Line: His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy; There's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti; He's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready; To drop bombs.


Celebrity Pair: Sean Connery reads Rihanna who, let's be honest, is better known for her awesome style and catchy hooks than smart lyrics.

Ideal Line: Now that it's raining more than ever; Know that we'll still have each other; You can stand under my umbrella; You can stand under my umbrella; (Ella ella eh eh eh).


Celebrity Pair: Funny man Bill Cosby would no doubt get a kick out of reading Taylor Swift's equally funny lyrics.

Ideal Line: I miss your tan skin, your sweet smile, so good to me, so right; And how you held me in your arms that September night.


Celebrity Pair: Could Regis Philbin handle Katy Perry's sexy lyrics? I shudder to think.

Ideal Line: California girls; We're unforgettable; Daisy Dukes; Bikinis on top; Sun-kissed skin; So hot; Will melt your Popsicle; Oooooh oh oooooh.


And, now, for an added bonus: Let's turn this trend on its head and picture Justin Bieber reading from the memoir of an elder, experience, stately woman -- someone like Barbara Walters, Queen Elizabeth, or Elizabeth Taylor.

Or is that a visual we never, ever want to have?



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