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'Pants on the Ground' Guy:

Show Me the Money!

1/21/2010 8:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0120_larry_platt_getty_ex-1"General" Larry Platt -- the musical mastermind behind "Pants on the Ground" -- hasn't seen a dime since everyone and their mother started singing his tune ... and now he's lawyering up in the hopes of finally raking in some cash.

Platt tells TMZ he loves the countless parodies and remixes of his tune -- but says since he's the one who wrote the greatest song ever created about pants being on the ground ... he's the one who should be getting paid.

Problem is Platt never copyrighted the song ... so he's looking to hire an attorney to help him snag a slice of the "Pants" craze while he can.

For the record, Platt has seen Brett Favre's renditionand liked it ... and if Brett's up for it, Platt would love to get Brett on board for a duet.

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46.

legitimate american    

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THE SINGER OF THE" PANTS ON THE GROUND" SONG WAS WEARING A" FREE TROY DAVIS" STICKER ON HIS SHIRT. TROY DAVIS IS A CONVICTED (COP KILLER) FROM SAVANNAH, GA AND IS ON DEATH ROW. PLEASE KEEP OFFICER MARK MACPHAIL, DAVIS' VICTIM AND HIS FAMILY IN YOUR THOUGHTS

1679 days ago
47.

Mom-to-be by IVF    

Shame on American Idol for not even giving this guy a clue as to what they planned and how to protect himself - you know, give the poor guy time before the broadcast to dot the i's and cross the t's. Typical greediness... they were focusing on their own profit instead of helping the talent whose rare shadow crosses their path.

1678 days ago
48.

Enquiring Mind    

My brother tried out for AI a few years back and made it to auditioning in front of the "mighty 3some"...he had an original song he planned to sing UNTIL they made him sign a waiver stating that anything he performed became the property of AI...soooo I'm not seeing how a case can be made here. Even if the song HAD been copyrighted, he gave it to Fox.

1678 days ago
49.

angeleyes    

Pay the man for his song - he was the best entertainment of the whole show and that song just captures what everyone is thinking when they see the "fools with their pants on the ground" walking around - Hat's off to you "General" you're an inspiration!

1677 days ago
50.

tricia    

i think the general has said what we ALL have wanted to say for a VERY-LONG-TIME,it was as simple as:LOOK LIKE A FOOL,GOD bless him,i do hope someone sign's himup and it becomes COMMERCIALIZE,and every station will pick it up,cause we are SICK of looking at the fools,they won't listen to us mom's..thank you SO much GENERAL! THANK'S!

1677 days ago
51.

susan    

This man should stop! He sucks! Why would you support a cop killer! Maybe he should support the cops family! Marks kids were very young! Imagine your daddy a cop working to support your family and some man shots him and then shots him one more time while you are on the ground your teeth shot out of your mouth? Wouldnt you want justice? So remember next time something happens and you support cop killers go ahead and dont waste the police officers time you go ahead and call your local drug dealer or someone else for help! RIP mark

1662 days ago
52.

peter     

i should get the bearded drag a 55 gal since i got the money for stuff. ... Also, you can find cheap tanks once in a while at Goodwill.
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