GIF Gallery: ‘Pants On The Ground’ On Infinite Loop

Erika Brooks Adickman | January 14, 2010 5:36 pm

American Idol served up a huge helping of Southern-fried crazy last night as the judges hit Atlanta. While searching for actual talent, we met Skii Bo Ski and Guitar Girl (no really, the girl was dressed as a guitar). Plus, Mary J. Blige’s super-fan turned out to be her super-security-threat. Then the heavens parted as the universe blessed us with the General, Larry “Pants on the Ground” Platt. Below are our favorite moments from American Idol Season 9‘s Atlanta auditions — they are the GIF that keeps on giving.


Miss Congeniality, Keia Johnson, goes up the Idol elevator a hopeful…


… And comes down a golden ticket winner.


Kara and Mary J. Blige groove to Jermaine Sellers’ soulful rendition of “What if God Was One of Us”.


Simon grows a little tired of hearing the phrase “I’m here to sing for ya’ll.”


Christie Marie shows America how to do the signature hand gesture for Atlanta’s 411: The Show.


We couldn’t help ourselves.


Kara tries to feign tolerance. Mary doesn’t bother.


Try to attempt a Whitney Houston song, and this is what you get from Mary.

And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for: PANTS ON THE GROUND!


“Get it up! Hey! With your pants on the ground!”


Randy can’t escape the power of Larry Platt’s flow.


This man is 62 years old.


Randy and the General duet.


“General Larry Platt Out!” He might not be an American Idol, but he’s officially an American icon.