Cyndi Lauper is one of the greatest songwriters of all time, and her songs sound amazing no matter who is singing them– even the characters on ‘Family Guy!’
This is amazing– and, as Peter Griffin would say, freakin’ hilarious. While promoting Ted 2 on June 12, star Seth MacFarlane (who voices the foul-mouthed teddy bear in the upcoming film), once again demonstrated his prolific voice talents. On The Graham Norton Show, Seth was the guest opposite his costar Mark Wahlberg and, somewhat randomly, songstress Cyndi Lauper. Naturally, host Graham Norton requested that Seth sing some of Cyndi’s biggest hits…as Family Guy‘s Peter and Stewie Griffin. Of course, Seth totally nails it. Watch the clip now!
How ’bout a game of Cyndi-oke (Cyndi Lauper-themed karaoke. Duh). “Who would sing ‘Time After Time?'” Graham asked Seth, suggesting that he choose a Family Guy character. Yup, you can see where this is going.
“Stevie would sing ‘Time After Time,'” Seth admitted. Well, cue the music! Graham hands Seth a special singing microphone, and we get this show on the road!
Seth starts to sing the first lines of the iconic song, and the voice is unmistakably Stewie’s. Honestly, if Seth weren’t sitting right there for the human eye to see, it would be pretty much impossible to imagine anyone but Stewie singing.
The performance gets even better, though, when Graham politely suggests/demands that Seth sing “True Colors” as Peter Griffin. “You with the sad eyes,” he begins to sing, in Peter’s signature voice. Oh, and about halfway through, Seth decides to add a Peter-influenced lyric change– and we’re gonna let you watch it for yourself to hear!
The whole thing is beyond words hilarious but, we have to admit, the song still sounds gorgeous! That’s just another testament to Cyndi’s gorgeous songwriting and, perhaps, Peter’s soothing vocals!
What do you think of Peter and Stewie’s Cyndi Lauper interpretations?
— Casey Mink