Pharrell is soaking up all his remaining live performances before he joins The Voice this fall and he did his new NBC home a solid by performing his Academy Award-nominated hit, “Happy” on Saturday Night Live last night.
Backed by a children’s flash mob, the star Neptune rocked forest green edition of his infamous hat, which has since gained the public’s approval. Although the chart-topping record has been the biggest splash from his latest studio album G I R L, he used his following set to give the second single a bit of leeway. “Marilyn Monroe” featured a cleverly placed all-girl orchestra as well as his Spider-Man 2 soundtrack partner Hans Zimmer.
Artists appearing in SNL skits has become a dying trend since for most of the decade but Pharrell was a good sport and appeared in a talent show spoof with the episode’s star Anna Kendrick. Skateboard P couldn’t keep his composure given the silliness of the sketch and made it more funny than it actually was.
Check out the happiest performance on earth in the video player below and continue on through the gallery to see the rest of the Pharrell SNL highlights.
Photo: NBC, Instagram/Pharrell, I Am Ledon, Ella Lesko