Katy Perry Clowns Around in Her ‘Birthday’ Music Video

April 29, 2014


Easily one of Katy Perry’s most creative projects to date; “Birthday” certainly doesn’t fail to entertain. Perry decided to attend five different birthday celebrations dressed in several made-up characters, such as: “Goldie the Dancer,” “Yosef Shulem the MC,” “Kriss the Clown,” “Ace the Animal Trainer,” and “Princess Mandee”. Each personality was on full display at each location when she attempted to create the most awkward, uncomfortable, and hilarious environments possible.

            She starts the video off by introducing each of her characters while in full makeup, and talking as each individual, and then transitions into the beginning of the song, synched with footage from each of her birthday party appearances. I’d have to say the funniest scene of the entire video comes around the 2:57 mark, when Katy’s alter ego “Ace the Animal Trainer” is showing a room full of little kids different pets, and ultimately lets some of the mice loose on the floor, and while doing so, picks one up and slowly puts one (clearly fake) into her own mouth, while also pretending to choke on it. As any other little kids in that situation would react, we see some running away from the horrific situation, while the camera catches one child in particular turning away and hysterically crying, which prompted me to begin hysterically laughing.

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Another highlight comes when Katy, I mean “Goldie the Dancer,” attempts to help the elderly birthday boy blow out his candles, and ends up “accidently” dropping the entire cake in his lap. Honestly EVERY scene involving Goldie is a highlight, as the reactions by each of the other elderly guests to her antics are truly priceless.

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The big reveal of Katy’s true identity happens at the “Princess” party, where she takes off her wig and all the little girls scream and run over to hug her. While that’s definitely the cutest part of the video, if you stick around until the very end, you’ll catch the absolute creepiest part of the video where Katy is dressed solely in Yosef’s facial makeup, and leaves the rest of her actual body covered only in underwear, while dancing around with a plastic guitar.

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Katy Perry definitely brings the funny with this video, and “Birthday” definitely gives off that “Last Friday Night” vibe, cheering up any and all listeners who may have just celebrated a less-than stellar birthday. Take pride in the fact that your birthday celebrations couldn’t have been any worse than these birthdays!

Be sure to tweet us @weknowthedj and let us know what you thought of Katy Perry’s latest visual offering. Also, be sure to pick up your copy of her latest album PRISM, which can be found on iTunes HERE. Check out the video for Katy Perry’s “Birthday” below, and have an awesome weekend while you’re at it!

-Norman P. (@Earlybird410)

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