Pennywise Sings In This Song That Got Cut From The Oscars

6 March 2018, 11:42

The Lonely Island, Pennywise
The Lonely Island, Pennywise. Picture: Press

By James Wilson-Taylor

Chris Pratt, Michael Fassbender and Gal Gadot were all set to feature in the tragically abandoned The Lonely Island number commissioned by the Academy.

The Lonely Island, the SNL-graduated musical comedy geniuses famous for the likes of 'I'm On A Boat' and 'I Just Had Sex', have unveiled a new song they wrote to be performed at the 2018 Oscars that was cut at the last minute.

The group, made up of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, explained that they were approached by the Academy about putting together a musical number for the ceremony but their final idea, while undeniably hilarious, was deemed too expensive to pull off.

Luckily for us, the boys have now uploaded the demo of their song complete with a storyboard-style video showing just how the staging would have worked. Featuring a chorus of actors named Chris, Wonder Woman, Tiffany Haddish hanging from the ceiling and a singing Pennywise, it would have undoubtedly been a showstopper.

Check out the full video of The Lonely Island's abandoned 2018 Oscars song below: