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'Pants on the Ground'

The Nipply Origin

1/18/2010 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The guy who inspired "General" Larry Platt to write "Pants on the Ground" wasn't just a gold-toothed trouser sagger -- apparently, the guy was also a big, bottle-sucking baby.

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The limber, 62-year-old went on "The View" this morning where he rocked out another rendition of the "American Idol" instant classic -- and revealed that he observed a droopy-bottomed person sucking on a baby bottle when he was inspired to write the song.

Platt's revelation could only mean 2 things -- either the pants-wearer was a grown man in desperate need of a belt ... or Platt wrote a song about an infant.

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angeleyes    

General Platt - Congrats! You're right on! These guys do look like fools with their Pants on the Ground! And I love the catchy tune too - It's refreshing to hear someone tell it like it is! Kudos to you Sir!

1682 days ago
2.

Luis    

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1665 days ago
3.

THE CHILDREN ARE NOT BEING PROPERLY SUPERVISED...PERIOD!    

All I know is I'm tired of see boys/men's draws, pull ya damn pants up. childish and stupid.

LOOKING LIKE A FOOL!

1685 days ago
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Simone    

First!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1685 days ago
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Vanessa Kaye    

Um....O.K. Pants on the Ground is this how we've come in 2010??? O.K.

1685 days ago
6.

L    

"Walking downtown with your pants on the ground..." He's badass!

1685 days ago
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L    

Haters: I think what everyone loves about it is: it's true, we all think it, we wish we would have come up with it, he's 62 years old and not some punk kid looking for quick fame - I think he genuinely means it! So let him have his 15 minutes - he's not hurting anyone! You don't like it? Don't watch.

1685 days ago
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why?    

He gets my respect, not only did he fight for his country but he was in the civil rights movement making life easier for those fools "walking around with their pants to the ground". Let him have fun!

1685 days ago
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emmasn    

Your 15 minutes of fame are up.

1685 days ago
10.

tom    

Anyone who doesn't believe this is not a toady fabricated and produced American Idol production is naive. And ABC was booked before this guy was even aired on American Idol.

He will be on Oprah shortly. Two weeks. With Simon.

1685 days ago
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o rly    

The last thing anyone wants to see is SIMONE's pants on the ground.

1685 days ago
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o rly    

"2. First!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted at 12:37PM on Jan 18th 2010 by Simone"

^ YOU'VE FAILED AGAIN, YOU IDIOT.

1685 days ago
13.

ray ray    

I suck men. Can i be on The View?

1685 days ago
14.

kromen    

Now, if he could write a track about skinny jeans....

1685 days ago
15.

Confused    

I heart this guy. His song is an instant classic.

1685 days ago
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