Joel McHale Channels His Inner Björk For A ‘Community’-Centric ‘Lip Sync Battle’

News & Culture Writer
04.25.16

From former stripper Channing Tatum to Marvel’s unkillable super agent Clark Gregg, dudes sure do love to dress in drag whenever they stop by Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle. Community stars Joel McHale and Jim Rash are no different, because the preview video above shows both men bedazzled in an array of gorgeous women’s wear to help them drop their sick (and silent) rhymes for hosts LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen. However, the video’s main draw is McHale’s stellar recreation of Icelandic singer Björk’s 1995 cover of the 1951 Betty Hutton song, “It’s Oh So Quiet” — itself a cover of a 1948 German tune.

And after so many decades of covers, renditions and revamped performances, where did this big band classic end up? On the Lip Sync Battle stage as performed by McHale, adorned in a yellow dress similar to the one Björk wore in her music video for the number. Though on McHale, the number looks more like a giant T-shirt than a nice sun dress, but that’s neither here nor there. What is here and there is just how fantastic both of these gents look.

Even LL Cool J got a kick out of McHale’s performance, especially when the latter “shushed” him and Rash.

jim rash lip sync battle dressed up

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McHale and Rash’s Community-centric episode of Lip Sync Battle aired Thursday, April 28 at 10 p.m. ET on Spike TV.

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