Why Are Roger Moore, Kathleen Turner, and Ricki Lake Singing 'Let It Be' in a Norwegian TV Commercial?

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When a video clip of more than 40 random--to say the least--actors and pop culture personalities earnestly singing The Beatles' "Let It Be" went viral this weekend, the first question most people asked (after "What in the world...?") was "How did this happen?" 

The clip is a commercial for the Norwegian television show Gylne Tider (Golden Times). Set against an ocean backdrop worthy of an Enya music video, floating silhouettes of celebrities sing along to the Fab Four's classic song. It's the assortment of celebrities that's making the most news: beginning with Roger Moore and including the likes of Jason Alexander, Kathleen Turner, Lou Ferigno, Theo from The Cosby Show, "I'm Too Sexy"'s Right Said Fred, Steve Gutenberg, Tonya Harding, and Bud Bundy.



Many are wondering how this Who's Who--or perhaps more accurately Where Are They Now?--of personalities that took part in the strange video was assembled. David Faustino, the actor who played the youngest Bundy in Married With Children, says that he, at least, was tricked:

"It was just one of those things that happened on the red carpet at some event, where a camera crew nabbed random, extremely gullible celebrities -- apparently like myself -- and asked them for an interview," he tells THR. Faustino adds that the singing portion was presented at the end. "They were, like, 'We're putting this video together and it's for charity,' " he says. "At least I remember I THOUGHT I was doing something good for somebody."  
 
Faustino admits it was his own singing voice used in the video, which, according to TV2's website, took nearly three months to edit. As for whether his participation was obtained under false pretenses? Says Faustino: "Oh well. Live and learn. Fuck it. Let it Be."


Read the full story at The Hollywood Reporter.

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Kevin Fallon is a reporter for the Daily Beast. He's a former entertainment editor at TheWeek.com and former writer and producer for The Atlantic's entertainment channel.

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