Remember last year, while you were watching the 2010 MTV VMAs and enjoying the mind-breaking surreality of Lady Gaga asking Cher to hold her meat purse? Didn't you at one point -- between seizing up considering an music industry salmonella outbreak and at thought of fresh meat touching your skin -- think to yourself "this would all be just SO much better if, instead of real people, I were watching adorable dogs dressed up like Lady Gaga and Cher instead"? Well, we here at MTV did. Which is why we're bringing you... ANIMAL REENACTMENTS OF FAMOUS VMA MOMENTS! It's just like the real thing, but 184383838 katrillion times more adorable. And tinier. AND WITH REAL, LIVE DOGS!!!! And, please, a quick round of applause (or... aPAWS -- GET IT!?) for Moxie the dog, who wore the meat dress like a champ (and managed not to eat any of it!), and for Sugar, whose version of "If I Could Turn Back Time" really must be seen to be believed.
Also, as someone who was on the set of MTV's VMA animal reenactments (best day of my life next to the time I met Hanson!), I can confirm that that's a real dog-sized meat dress and meat purse (it's jerky, actually), yes they're real dogs. Professional, trained animal actors who were handled by trained professionals. Actually, their lives seemed more glamorous than my own. Plus, they got to nap on set. Any job where you get to nap is a job worth holding onto.
Watch an adorable dog version of Lady Gaga and a spot-on doggie Cher reenact Lady Gaga's 2010 Video Of The Year acceptance speech (and watch Lady Gaga and Cher's original version below if you don't believe me.) And stay tuned for more VMA animal reenactments, including CATS!!!!! (Obviously.)
CHECK OUT PHOTOS OF DOGS DRESSED LIKE LADY GAGA AND CHER AFTER THE JUMP!
Moxie, the l'ilest monster, in repose with a meat hat.
Sugar. Favorite Cher song: "Believe"
Credit, all photos,Michele Crowe/ MTV)
Watch the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards live from Nokia Theatre L.A. in Los Angeles on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV and MTV.com. Catch the live preshow at 8 p.m. ET/PT and cast your votes for Best New Artist up until the show airs!